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Archibald PURDIE
(Abt 1816-)
Elizabeth
(Abt 1820-)
John JACKSON
(Abt 1807-1885)
Margaret Mcgill McHARG
(Abt 1804-1895)
James PURDIE
(1844-1929)
Catherine Mcharg JACKSON
(Abt 1852-1928)
John Jackson PURDIE
(1884-1944)

 

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Laura Mortimer DUNCAN

John Jackson PURDIE

  • Born: 1884, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  • Marriage: Laura Mortimer DUNCAN in 1910
  • Died: 1944, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand at age 60
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Occupation: Coal merchant/Landlord
1927 - Mr & Mrs Purdie purchased the Larnach Castle and spent a large sum of money restoring buildings and grounds. The Castle became a showplace filled with antiques. Electricity connected.
1939 - Mr Purdie, with failing health decides to sell - no interest - so contemplates demolishing the building and selling the material.
1940 - Castle goes to auction,bought on impulse by Mr Armstrong for 1250 pounds.


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John married Laura Mortimer DUNCAN, daughter of David DUNCAN and Mary Jane FREEMAN, in 1910. (Laura Mortimer DUNCAN was born on 16 Dec 1886 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand and died in 1980 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.)


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