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Coupers Naval Contractors Shop

Coupers Naval Contractors Shop

Date Added: 01 January 2003 Contributor: Unknown Year: 1912 Picture No: 109

This shows the Naval Contractors shop which is now a private residence owned by Wilfred Taylor.

Albums: Shops


James Methuen Couper the owner of the shop with three of his daughters - Rhona, Chrissie and Annie.
He was my Grandfather and James Hall's Great grandfather.
Comment left on 25 March 2003 by Fiona Hall
You can see a picture of James Couper's wife, Isabella Mackenzie, in the photo of school teachers from 1910 - picture #21. She's 2nd from the left at the back.
James and Isabella were my great-grandparents, my Granny Helen was the youngest sister of the girls in this photo.
Comment left on 16 May 2003 by Kirsten Garratt
Should be Isabella Johnstone re the chemist. Comment left on 23 May 2003 by R D Hogg
Would James M Couper may have been a step-brother of Captain Joseph Couper, son of William Couper, fishcurer. William Couper was married twice, both wives were named Ann Mackenzie and both came from Stornoway. Joseph's mother died in 1860 and his father remarried a year or so later. Jospeh became a master mariner, spending a lot of time in India. For a brief time in the late 1890s he was Collector of Dues at Stornoway Harbour which is how I discovered his roots while researching the history of the Harbour Commission there. Comment left on 25 October 2008 at 18:12 by Catherine Mackay
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