To follow up on the correspondence on the non-seafaring Ritchies.
My ancestors were Ritchies and farmers who originally hailed from Old Deer.
John Ritchie married Barbara Hardy on 2nd May 1776 at Auchterless, their only
child that I have found was David Ritchie my GGGrandfather,
David Ritchie was born on 10th October 1784 at Old Deer and died of cancer on
8 th January 1864 at Auchtygall, Peterhead .
He married Elizabeth R Mundie on 30 December 1813, she was born in 1788 at
Old Deer and died on 21 May 1878 at Buckie Farm, Peterhead.
Their children were, Mary 1825 - 1906, William 1820 - 1867, James and
Margaret 1824- 1913.
Mary married Alexander Morrison at Peterhead on 6 June 1840 and they had 10
children. One of their children, Alexander had 9 children so there must be
quite a few of their progeny around but I have yet to find a living example!
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