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Hawkhill Hotel, Rosemarkie
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Hawkhill Hotel, Rosemarkie

Now the Marine.
Picture added on 22 January 2005
My grandmother's great grandparents lived here at Hawkhill in the 1860s [before it became a hotel]. Their names were (Captain? / Lt?) Charles Arthur Nicolson and his wife Agnes (nee Fagan). They had many children. I understand Charles Nicolson's grandfather, Malcolm, and Malcolm's father, Patrick, were also from Rosemarkie. More info appreciated!
Added by Anna Littler on 05 May 2006
Hi Anna,
My name is Malcolm Charles Nicolson and I am a desendant of Major Charles Arthur Nicolson who owned Hawkhill between 1864 and 1876.

I have emailed you regarding Hawkhill, would be glad to hear from you or anyone having further information.
Added by Malcolm Nicolson on 23 June 2007
I have just received a comprehensive report prepared by Scots Family wherein it shows that I am related via Charles A Nicholson and Agnes Fagan's eighth son, James Octavius. If I can share this with anyone, contact me please! I am going to enter my data into onegreatfamily.com if you are interested.
Added by Cary Lewis on 14 May 2009
Hi, my grandmother, Diana Barbara Costa nee Nicolson, from South Africa, recently passed away. I am not living in Inverness and remember her telling me about her family having some ties to Hawkhill (I believe) and would really like to find out some more information. I know that there was a strong link to the Isle of Skye. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Nicholas van der Meer on 24 February 2010

According to the 1911 census, my great grandparents were living at Hawkhill Cottage in Rosemarkie. Their names were Charles and Ruth Bailey and they are buried in the Rosemarkie churchyard. Had a look around for the cottage on a recent visit though I apreciiate the name could have changed or it could have been demolished. Any information about its location would be appreciated.
Added by David Sutherland on 23 April 2011
In response to the above question, Hawkhill Cottage might be the building that is now a small restaurant, which was called Crofters when I visited in 2009. Apparently this building originally belonged to Hawkhill and was either the stables or gardener's cottage. The stables may be behind it. It's on the sea front and Hawkhill is up the hill and steps behind it. Hope this helps!
Added by Anna Littler on 02 May 2011

Thank you. That is most helpful. Charles Bailey is listed on the census as a gardener so that ties in nicely with what you say.

Added by David Sutherland on 16 May 2011
I'm compiling a book of old Rosemarkie photographs and I have a section on Hawkhill House. Owned by Hugh MacLean who married Margaret Nicolson. My information is very basic. No dates. Perhaps we can share information.
Added by Freda Bassindale on 13 March 2013
HAWKHILL HOTEL now THE MARINE NURSHING HOME. Note the RAILINGS ON THE WALL. They were all cut off to melt down into making guns for war. What a shame!
Added by JOHN REDDIGAN on 09 April 2013
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