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James Fleming Cannon, photographer, poet, banker (1844-1914)

I am looking for information on James Fleming Cannon, photographer, poet and banker, born in Whithorn, Wigtownshire (1844-1914). Very few photographs are known and the ones here are with the Whithorn Trust. They show the Priory Church (built 1822) and the ruins of the old Priory. 

John Fleming Cannon appears to have lived at 56 George St. Whithorn between 1897 and 1914 and then at 104 George St. with a store in Kings Rd. His father was Robert Cannon, tailor who owned one of the shops under the Old Town Hall from at least 1855 until 1876. They may have had a son, James F Kellar Cannon who was also at 104 George St. in 1915 and at 56 and 104 in 1916. [Valuation Rolls, Scotland's People]

Any information very welcome

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Hi, here is the only cdv I have by him.

Ron Cosens 


Hello Ron (if I may),

Thank you very much for this - I really didn't expect to hear anything. 

Would you mind if I put this on a Whithorn History Fb page, of which I am one of the admins? We have some very active elderly members and this might just make a connection.

Thanks again,

Cheers, Joe

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