This firm was intimately concerned with our family affairs, carried on after the death of the senior partner by Iames Craig, and was still in existence twenty years ago.The sons of Robert Scott and Margaret Tudhope engaged in fruit growing in the Clyde valley in conjunction with a jam and jelly factory in Carluke, Lanarkshire, and their products today can be found on supermarket shelves in Colorado, albeit at outrageous prices, no fault of theirs.
In addition to those descendants who attended to this family enterprise, there was a medical missionary to foreign parts, and a relative who was a Member of Parliament. Grace Tudhope, our paternal grandmother, married John Gray I. Just how Johnnie Gray (this is how he was known in Stonehouse), the industrious, unassuming weaver, contrived, not only to cast his roving eye in an unhoped-for direction, well above his humble station, but to overcome every obstacle, we can only imagine; for the Tudhope family did not approve.
It was all-important in those days of class-consciousness, that the children should not marry beneath their assumed station in life. But Grace, apparently, did not subscribe to this; she wanted her Johnnie, and . . . to the family. (view the family tree)