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Bill & Jean Kernan

and Family

 

Rose Kernan and Family

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Kerry Alexander, Gracemount, Edinburgh

 

Bill Kernan and Family

Thank you to Kerry Alexander, Gracemount, Edinburgh for allowing me to reproduce this photo.

Kerry has left a message in the 'Dumbiedykes - Searching for People' section of the web site.  She's hoping to trace people who knew members of her Kernan family who lived in Dumbiedykes then moved to the Inch, Edinburgh.

Kerry writes:

The Kernan Family

"My granddad was Bobby Kernan and my granny was Agnes Kernan (Dickson).

My gran always talked about Arthur Street.  My dad lived in Richmond Street.  The family ended up in the Inch."

Kerry Alexander, Gracemount, EdinburghJanuary 14, 2008

The Photo

"The photo above is of  Bill Kernan and his wife, Jean  from Granton.  The oldest child in the photo is Margo.  My mum remembers the family.  She was Margo's bridesmaid.

Please also see the names in 'Reply 1' below.  -  Peter Stubbs

There were three brothers in the family.  The oldest was Bill (in the photo).  The others were Bobby (my grandad) and Bernard (known as Ben).

'Bill and Ben the Kernan men' (ha ha).  Sorry, I  find that funny."

Please click on the thumbnail image  in 'Reply 2' below to see a photograph of Bill & Ben, taken around 1912.  -  Peter Stubbs

Kerry Alexander, Gracemount, EdinburghJanuary 20, 2008

 

Reply 1

Ian Thomson, New South Wales, Australia wrote:

"You could have blown me over when I looked at 'What's New?' and saw the Kernan photo.  That's my wife's family.

 Just to get the facts right here goes:

 The photo that we have was taken in 1940

 Betty, aged five, my wife, is on right.

 Margo, aged one, is on the left

 Bill and Jean Kernan are Mum and Dad

-  There were, in fact 4 brothers and two sisters in the family.  In order of age, eldest first, they were:

BOYS:  Ben,  Bill,  Bobby,  Johnny

GIRLS:  Rose,  Winney

We would like to hear from Kerry Alexander.  She would be betty's cousin's daughter.  Maybe I could forward some pics of the family."

Ian Thomson, New South Wales, Australia:  February 13, 2008.

I've passed on Kerry Alexander's contact details to Ian Thomson.

Ian has also sent me this photo that includes his wife, Betty Kernan.  It is a class photograph from Royston Primary School, taken in 1946:

A class at Royston Primary School  -  1946

-  Peter Stubbs:  February 16, 2007

 

Reply 2

Ian Thomson, New South Wales, Australia sent a further Message

Granny Kernan with Bill & Ben

"Here is a photograph of Granny Kernan,  maiden name Rose Mulligan, with Bill Kernan (on the left) and Ben, the oldest (on the right).  They lived in the South Side.  Granny Rose lived into her 90s.

It's a postcard from Alex Roberts' studio at Piershill, Edinburgh.  I don't know the year, but Bill looks to be aged about three.  He was born in 1909, so maybe the photo was taken in 1912."

Postcard Portrait by Alex Roberts  -  Granny Rose Kernan with Bill and Ben Kernan

Ian Thomson, New South Wales, Australia:  February 18, 2008.

 

Reply 3

Thank you to Bernard (Benny) Kernan, aged 77, for sending more details of the Kernan family.

Benny wrote:

Kernan Family Photos

"One photo is of Bobby, Ben and Rosie.

The other photo is of Willy and Jean."

Benny Kernan:  July 1, 2008.

Unfortunately, I've not been able to discover which these two photos are that Benny refers to.  However Benny gave more family details.

Benny wrote

Kernan Family

The family was:

-    Granny Kernan.

-  Bobby  ( - my dad.  He kept  pigeons and worked in a sweetie factory a the end of Grove Street)

-  Rosie ( - my Aunt.  She was a firm person who had a hard life bringing up the family.   I remember when she was very old my dad used to get treated like a wee boy and get told off!!!!!! )

-   Johnny  (He moved to Glasgow, I don't know when.)

-   Ben

-   Willy (Bill)

-   Winnie

The family stayed in West Richmond Street, then in a top flat at East(?) Adam Street with a shared toilet and sink, Bobby and Agnes in one flat, Rosie next door..

My Grandad

I don't know when Bobby's dad died.  It must have been early.  I think he had a handsome cab stance at the old infirmary.

Benny Kernan:  July 1, 2008.

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks