E. Walter Joynson

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Edward Walter Joynson (1841–1904) was a Cheshire silk merchant whose extended family lived and holidayed at Loch Ard from the 1830s. According to family legend, the original inspiration to travel to this part of highland Perthshire had been Sir Walter Scott's Rob Roy. In 1865 Joynson's maternal uncles Richard (1811–66) and Robert Hampson (1818–88), and Richard's wife Mary (1811–86), bought The Glassert. In 1869, Robert and Mary commissioned J. T. Rochhead to design Aberfoyle church and school to commemorate Richard. John Honeyman completed both projects. By 1896 Joynson also owned Loch Ard Lodge and held shooting rights to two separate areas on the Duke of Montrose's Aberfoyle Estate.

Edward Walter Joynson's elder brother Richard (1838–1908) lived at Altskeith from around 1896, when he commissioned John Honeyman & Keppie to carry out major additions and alterations.

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1: Information supplied during a visit on 19 May 2011 by E. Walter Joynson's grandson, Peter Joynson, who lived at The Glassert periodically from childhood in the 1930s until 1982; Peter Joynson, compiler, Local Past, Privately printed, 1996, pp. 198–205; Hampson, Joynson and relatives' family tree: P. W. Gaddum, Henry Theodore Gaddum: His Forebears and His Family, Manchester: Privately printed, 1973, p. 78; Stirling Council Archive: Valuation Roll, County of Perth, Western District, Aberfoyle Parish, Aberfoyle Estate, 1891–2, PC2/1/37, p. 450; Stirling Council Archive: Valuation Roll, County of Perth, Western District, Aberfoyle Parish, Aberfoyle Estate, 1892–3, PC2/1/38, p. 450; Stirling Council Archive: Valuation Roll, County of Perth, Western District, Aberfoyle Parish, Aberfoyle Estate, 1896–7, PC2/1/42, pp. 453–4; 'John Honeyman', Dictionary of Scottish Architects, 1840–1980, www.scottisharchitects.org.uk [accessed 27 May 2011].