Jenny Gunn Glass

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Uploaded by Past Lives on behalf of Nan Mees:
This nineteenth century glass has been in my family as long as I can remember. We think that it once belonged to Jenny Gunn as it's inscribed with her name. As I child I was always fascinated to know who she was and how this glass came into our family. There's also a street in Boquhan called Jenny Gunn Loan. Through the censuses we've discovered that Jenny was the daughter of Magnus, a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, who came back home to Scotland at a great age to start his family. Jenny never married and may well have been her father's carer. She also adopted a daughter later in life. The glass has such an interesting back story which shows how war moved around ordinary people and how the censuses catch their stories.

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