William Todd, the eldest son of John and Jessey Todd was born about 1842. As an adult he took over the tenancy of Auchness farm just 5 miles from Auchleach where he’d been raised. He married Mary Agnew on 21st April 1864 in Kirkcolm. Mary was born in 1840 in Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire and died at Kirkholm before 1944. The cause of her death was Bronchitis Myocarditis as informed by Robert Grierson, her son in law.