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The Marriage Stone at No.7 Braehead
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The Marriage Stone at No.7 Braehead

We have had a number of requests to look at the stone from visitors during August as it gets a mention in the Guide Book. KK - Kenneth Kemp a tailor appears in the title deeds of the house in 1832 but this does not reference with the 1727 date on the stone. Historians any ideas why this might be so? Also who might IT, TM and KW be?
Picture added on 02 September 2010 at 22:42
The individuals are: Kenneth Kemp and Isobel Thomson; their son Thomas Kemp (baptised 21 Aug 1712); and his wife Mary Williamson. I think 1727 must be the date of the building of the house rather than the date of a marriage.
Added by David Alston on 04 September 2010
Thank you David. The Kenneth Kemp in our deeds of 1832 is a cabinet maker and the son and heir of KK the tailor. Given the 105 years in passing perhaps tailoring ran in the family for a while. I think you are right about 1727 being the date of the building, we know the present house does not go back to 1727 and that it was built on top of an earlier dwelling which would have been a part of Pickletoon.
Added by Arthur Bird on 05 September 2010
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