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GUEST,Jim I New website 150 stories of Scots songs (44) RE: New website 150 stories of Scots songs 15 May 12

This is not particularly important butů

George Scroggie who wrote the poem Farewell to Tarwathie was never a miller.

He was a farm labourer when he was young but later became a book deliverer and then a Wesleyan Missionary. He moved to Manchester in the late 1860s and then to Plymouth in the early 1870s where he remained until at least 1901 in which census he was a preacher and town missionary.

I believe the story about the miller came about through George's son, George, who did become a miller and was miller at Federate in the 1870s.

George Scroggie (senior) was a son of Alexander Scroggie and Mary Mutch. Mary's brother Robert was my great, great, great, great grandfather and I have included the Scroggies in my family tree researches because of the connection with the song.

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