A Darlington man is seeking information on a distant relative and is hoping Buchanie readers can help.
Derek Mathieson says his grandmother was called Bathia Lawrie and was a servant at Kinmundy in 1919.
His mother was born on November 8, 1919 and was later adopted by Mr and Mrs G. Wiseman who resided there until their deaths in Mintlaw.
He believes Bathia went on to marry and had four children.
He would like to hear from any living relatives. Contact him at 22 Pierremont Crescent, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 9PB if you can help.