Duncan Williamson's aunt Rachel was brought back after runni...
Date 13 October 1978
Track ID 34511
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1978.110.A1

Original Tape ID

SA1978.110

Summary

Duncan Williamson's aunt Rachel was brought back after running away with a man and committed suicide aged forty-six.

Duncan Williamson's father's youngest sister, Rachel, ran away with Johnny Burke. Duncan's father was married with two children at the time, but he chased the runaways and caught up with them at the top of the Rest and Be Thankful. He gave Johnny Burke a beating and took his sister back to her parents. He did not want her to leave Argyll, though Johnny Burke was not a bad man. Rachel never looked at another man, and committed suicide aged forty-six, after her parents had died.

Item Subject/Person

Williamson, Rachel

Recording Location

County - Fife

Parish - Cupar

Village/Place - Cupar

Item Location

County - Argyllshire

Language

Scots

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS