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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

 

William Kyles

and his family

William Kyles  -  Photographer

William Kyles was a photographer in Portobello, working alone and in partnership with from 1863 until at least 1882.

Albert Kyles and Family

Thank you to Nancy Jean (Kyles) Moisan, great-granddaughter of William Kyles and granddaughter of Albert Kyles, for providing the details below:

Albert Kyles  -  Photographer and Artist

"William's son, Albert Kyles,  emigrated to Canada with his family at the age of five, around 1924.  Full details cannot be checked as the immigration records for 1924 were destroyed in a fire in Montreal.

Albert was an artist.  Quite a few of of us in the family have some of my Grandfather's [Albert's] paintings that he did over the years.  A lot were purchased by the T Eaton company an d also the 'Molson' family in Montreal."

[Nancy Jean (Kyles) Moisan]

William Doig Kyles

"William Doig Kyles was the eldest son of Albert Kyles and the father of Nancy who provided the family details above."

[Nancy Jean (Kyles) Moisan]

Ian Kyles  -   Artist

"Ian Kyles is the youngest son of Albert Kyles, born 11 July 1928 in Montreal after Albert moved to Canada from Scotland."

[James Anderson, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada:  September 23, 2006]

More Family Details?

Nancy Jean Kyles has provided further details of her family tree and has asked if it would be possible to exchange information on the Kyles family with others by email. 

 If you would like to follow up this request, please email me and I will pass on your message to Nancy.

 

William Kyles

1881 Census

William Kyles was a professional photographer in Edinburgh, either alone of in partnership with others from 1863 until 1882.  However, when the 1881 census was taken he appeared to have resided in the west of Scotland.  See below:

William Kyles:  Aged 46

Born:  Edinburgh

Resident:  3 Waggon Road, Newton on Ayr

Wife:  Elizabeth K

Children

1.  Ann Jane:         aged 15    (born:  Edinburgh)

2.  Christina E:       aged 12    (born:  Edinburgh)

3.  Isabella A:        aged 9      (born:  Edinburgh)

4.  Elizabeth K:      aged 8      (born:  Edinburgh)

5.  Albert:               aged 5     (born:  Edinburgh)

6.  Adeline S:         aged 4     (born:  Edinburgh)

7.  William Oliver:  aged 2     (born:  Edinburgh)

8.  Eveline M:         aged 1     (born:  St. Quivox, Ayr, Scotland)

9.  [infant]:              aged 1 month    (born:  Newton, Ayr, Scotland))

[DRTorramce]

 

William Kyles

Death Certificate

William Kyles' death certificate gives his parents' names.  His mother is named as being Isabella Matilda McDonald

[Nancy Jean Kyles]

William Kyles

Family History

Descendant

Thank you to Nancy Jean Moisan (née Kyles), Kingston, Ontario, Canada, descendant of William Kyles for sending me an e-mail giving some details of the Kyles family history

Nancy wrote:

William Kyles

William Kyles of 'Kyles & Law' and  'Kyles & Moir' was my Great Grandfather.

We have traced the family back as far as Andrew, born 12 Jan 1784 in Wemyss, Fife, married Ann Dewar 19 Feb 1808.  Andrew died before 1855 around the age of 71.

My Dad's name is William Doig Kyles.  He was born 5 Sep 1919, son of Albert, born 27 Sep 1875.  The family came to Montreal, Quebec, Canada around 1924 (records destroyed in fire).

My Dad and Mom live in Kingston, Ontario, in good health at the age of 86 and 82.

Nancy Jean Moisan:  7 November 2005

 

Partnerships

I found it an interesting exercise to follow the progress of the various Portobello photographers and the partnerships that they formed.

These are the partnerships that I found.

If you have any futher  information about William Kyles or his family or partnerships, please e-mail me.  Thank you.  -  Peter Stubbs

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

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