welshgirl, on 07 September 2010 - 03:57 PM, said:
I am trying to trace a lady by the name of Alice W Gordon. ... she signs herself Alice W Gordon of Halmyre.
Not Alice W Gordon but Alice Magdalene Gordon, 2nd daughter of Archibald Gordon of Halmyre, C.B., M.D. by his 2nd wife Mary Preston Crealock. See the DNB for an entry on Archibald, who was Inspector General of Hospitals. The family was at 76 Cornwall Gardens, Kensington in the 1881 census. Alice was born in 1866 or 1867 in Blackheath, Kent and died at Treverbyn (house name?), Tavistock, Devon on 7 May 1938.
Halmyre is a house and estate in the parish of Newlands, Peeblesshire, bought by Alice's grandfather William Gordon (an illegitimate son of Gordon of Gordonstoun) in 1808. It passed to Alice's half-brother Charles Ferrier Gordon after their father's death in 1886.