Your "faux paus" must be catching...I wrote to thank you, and then asked about the same family you had originally written about. Sorry for the mistake. What I can use, however, if to know if there is anywhere I can check to see who was in a certain house. In 1841, I have a NICOL family in "Windy Walls" cottage, and in 1871, my RINTOUL family lives there. I have not been able to connect the 1841 family to my line of NICOLs yet, but I imagine they will connect somehow.