Philip Kaighin and the Kimmeraugh Farm
Ron and Sheila Kaighin, while tracing his great grandfather Philip Kaighin, stumbled upon a couple of gems while in the Isle of Man. This is his story:
We did not see the sun very often during our stay, but the
stars were obviously in the right place for us. After finding the
marriage certificate, which says that Philip was living in
The two attached photos are another gift from the universe. When we sat down to tea Mr. Nichols asks if we are the people who sent the photos of their house last week. We of course don't know anything about the photos. So Mrs. finds them and a note in the envelope explains that a lady was cleaning out a house and knew that these were before and after photos of a major addition being put on this house. Her father did much of the work. If it mentioned the time period I have forgotten it. Anyway she just couldn't bring herself to throw out a piece of history, so delivered them to the house. And a week later, we show up tracing our ancestor.
Look at the before photo and note the portion of the house where the ladder is. That is the original part where the old kitchen with the low ceiling is located. The roof line shows the large addition that had already been added to the front of the house before work started on the newest addition which you see in the second photo.
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