The Parish of Kelton

People and Places

Peter Black of Castle Douglas and Michigan By Dr Henry F Thomas:
This extract appeared in the History of Allegan County, Michigan. Can anyone help to identify more accurately the birthplace of Peter Black? - View Page

Dr. William Carson of Billies, Kelton and Newfoundland By unknown:
Dr Carson was born at the Billies Farm, Kelton Parish who emigrated to Newfoundland. - View Page

John Gordon Nairne of Castle Douglas. By James Bell:
Nairne rose to be Chief Cashier of the Bank of England, a founding director of the BBC and 1st Baronet Kirkcudbright. - View Page

The McKeand/McKean Families of Kelton and Charleroi, Washington County, Pennsylvania. By Various:
The 1851 census return for Hillhead, a small farm of 6 acres, near Rhonehouse in the parish of Kelton records a McKeand family living there. Several of this family went to America. - View Page

Sir William Henry Varney or Vino, born Castle Douglas By Various:
Born in Castle Douglas, brought up in Wigtownsire, this man founded the Veno Cough Cure Company. - View Page

Bazil Gordon of Lochdougan. America's First Millionaire By James Bell:
Bazil Gordon was born in 1768 at Lochdougan, parish of Kelton. He went to Virginia and became a tobacco merchant, making a fortune there. He was America's first millionaire. - View Page