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, "Alex Ritchie" <alex@r...> wrote:
> Hello Shona.
> Thanks for the e-mail.
The farm servant connection is through my father John Cooper not
my Ritchie (mothers) side .My grandfather John Ritchie was a cooper
I was in Glasgow this weekend and the saying"I'm fair dirt deen"is
how I am feeling after a weekend shopping!
Kind regards, Shona.
I never thought that any of the Ritchies had
> anything to do with farming....I always thought they were
> associated with the sea.
> I live in Renfrewshire now, about 12 miles
> Glasgow, but still go up to Peterhead fairly frequently to visit
> Both my wife and I are from Peterhead so there's plently of
> visit.....as well as do some family history research of course.
> Best Regards................Alex Ritchie
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Shona <luxorsun71@y...>
> To: <Peterhead@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 8:51 PM
> Subject: [Peterhead] Ritchie's
> > Hello Alex,
> > At long last I have made a connection to someone!It
> > made my day.
> > Robert Ritchie's son John born 1879 was my grandfather.He
> > Maggie Bella Duthie of 3 Green Street Cruden Bay in 1908.They
> > of a family,Jessie,Margaret,Elizabeth,Jessie,Andrew,Robert.The
> > Jessie died in 1909 aged 9mnths.Maggie Bella died in 1923 and
> > died in 1956.
> > The second Jessie was my mother.All my sisters and my brother
> > born in the north.I was the only one born in Angus.My folks moved
> > down because there were better working conditios.My father was a
> > farm servant.
> > My mother used to say there were connections with the Caithness
> > area.I did not know it was the Reids I always thought it was
> > Ritchies she meant.Another piece of the puzzle fits!
> > I have strong connections with Peterhead and area.I visit about
> > times a year.My parents are buried in Ellon so every time we are
> > the area we visit family.
> > I live in Forfar so it is only a 2 hour journey.
> > I would gladly share information with you also.
> > Very happy that you have made contact.
> > Kind Regards,
> > Shona.
> > Apologies if I have sent this message twice as I hit the wrong
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