I read your email message with astonishment! I am a great grandson of the John Borland who was a partner in Rankin & Borland, in Kilmarnock! Indeed, his son, also called John Borland continued the business, as did my father, also a John Borland.
As you email is dated 2003 I am unsure if you will receive this reply, therefore, I will draw to a close. But please, please email me so that we can be in communication. I and my sister are the Borland family historians, and can give you a great deal of information, happily. However, I must tell you that we never knew that the first John Borland (or any Borland) had a brother called Robert. As far as we know, the first John Borland was an only child. Are you sure your Robert was his brother?
This is very exciting, and I look forward to hearing from you with much anticipation!
James Lees Borland
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