Hello: After monitoring the Group for several years from the U.S.A., I am finally asking for help. My first visit to Peterhead, April, 1946--my last visit, October, 2003.
LOOKING FOR DESCENDANTS OF:
CHIVAS a/k/a CHEVES from Peterhead-Boddam who intermarried in years between 1865 and 1893 to: Thom; Tennant; Milne; May; Ironside; Cheyne; Wallace; Spence and Reid. I am Jim Thomson, a descendant of Elspet (13 sons & 2 dau) and sister of ELIZABETH MILNE CHIVAS, mother of the ten children named below.
Parents are: Alexander Chivas (Longside-Boddam-Peterhead 1817-1881) Farmer & Baker, and wf ELIZABETH MILNE CHIVAS (Longside-Boddam-Peterhead 1823-1888) (d/o Margaret McWilliam Milne (b. 1785 Longside) as follows:
C-1 Christina Cheves, Mains of Boddam (b. 1845)
m. 1865 to John Tennant (b. 1843) St. Andrew St.
C-2 Alexander Chivas (b. 1847 Boddam) m. 1879 to
Isabella Spence (b. 1853) at Mains of Swailend, New Machar--Alex was Vet Surg. at Corbridge
on Tyne, Northumberland.
C-3 John Chivas (b. 1849 Boddam) No record after 1861
Boddam Census at age 12.
C-4 George Chivas (b. 1851 Boddam) m. 1878 Agnes
Cheyne (b. 1848) at Farmers Saw, Peterhead
C-5 Margaret Chivas Thom Reid (b. 1853 Boddam) m.(?)
Robert (?) Thom abt 1894--ch. Elizabeth Thom b.
1875; Helen Ann Thom b. 1876; Robert Alexander
Thom (b. 1879) Widowed & re-m. to John Reid
(M. 1893) Free Church, Peterhead.
C-6 Elizabeth Chivas (b. 1855 Boddam) m. 1874
Walter Milne (b. 1851) at Boddam Chapel
C-7 James Chevis (1st) (b. 1857-1858) (See Wade's
Peterhead Genealogy Death Index)
C-8 James Chivas (b. 1859 Boddam) m. 1884 to Annie
Ironside (b. 1861) Aberdeen-Old Machar P., James
a Journeyman Machinist.
C-9 William Chivas (b. 1861,Boddam) m. 1882 Ann
Wallace (b. 1863) at Stirling Hall,Boddam, Min of E.
Parish Church Peterhead--Wm. was a Baker.
C-10 Nathaniel Chivas (b. 1866 Boddam) m. Catherine
May (b. 1867) father Alex May, Fisherman), 47
Merchant St. Peterhead by Min. Congregational
Ch. Nathaniel, a Baker for years--both Boddam
and Peterhead (In 1891-1901 census.)
NOTE; There are eight "Chivas" families in the present
Aberdeen phonebook--four in the city--and four in greater
Aberdeen--possibly one or more may be descendants of ELIZABETH MILNE CHIVAS.
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