My grandmother Jean Cleland Jamieson grew up at the Braes, Darvel.
Her parents were Alexander Jamieson and Margaret (nee Paterson) and they owned a lace mill in Darvel. The Paterson family farmed in the area.
There were 7 children in the family:
Bessie - the oldest, didn't marry. She was reputed to be her father's favourite!
Nicol - died in 1915 in WW1
Jean - married George Hugh Wilson, Carpet Wool Manufacturer of Kilmarnock.
Will - I believe also died in WW1
Alexander - married Evelyn
Kirkwood - married Pitty
Margaret - married James Morton of Newmilns
As a child in the 50s I loved to hear how my grandmother travelled around in a pony & trap - it sounded so romantic! I was too young to realize that other than walking it was probably the only form of transport available in the village.