General Articles relating to Gatehouse
This section will contain a collection of articles about anything which is not covered by any of the main sections.
Here is a list of books and booklets about Gatehouse and District :
Here is a brief chronology of Gatehouse development :
Transcription of an article in 'The Galloway News' in 1921 about Gatehouse 100 yrs earlier :
Gatehouse in early 19th Century.
This is an interesting extract from a census record.
1871 Girthon Census Enumeration District 7 Page 1
Surname Forename(s) Rel. Mar. Sex Age Occupation Birthplace
Enrick Farm "Twist" "Oliver" orphan m 12 scholar unknown
The above entry is an extract from the 1871 Girthon Census.
Living at Enrick farm, is a 12 year old orphan whose birthplace is unknown and whose name, provided in quotation marks, is given as “Oliver Twist”.
He was living with farmer William Welsh, his wife Agnes, 5 children + 5 house and farm servants
Nothing is known about the fate of this young lad.