'The Coble' Cottage
This is the earliest information I have about the ferry at Cramond.
It came in an email from Lorry Venetta, now living in North Carolina, USA.
been working on my Grandmother’s side of the family, with her help. She
is a Henderson and turns 90 in November this year. She tells me stories
that she remembers from her Grandfather, Archibald Henderson.
She gave me a small card with a sketch of ‘The Coble’, boat-house cottage
at Cramond and a typed note that read:
'Archibald Henderson (1786-1854) lived in the Coble, Boat-house Cottage
for several years after retirement. During this time, he operated
the ferry to and fro across the Almond River.
is at the mouth of the Almond River on the south shore of the Firth of
Forth, about eight miles west of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Archibald Henderson married Janet Ritchie, 28 September 1813, and their
children were ...'
We can trace our family directly to Archibald Henderson and Janet Ritchie,
who lived in the The Coble and ran the ferry. I've searched on line
for history about the Cramond boat-house and ferry, but found no mention
of the Hendersons."
Lorry Venetta, Concord,
North Carolina, USA: October 10, 2008