Dr. Elizabeth B. Holmes wrote:
> So far I have the Diverall family starting with William and his 3 sons
> Williamb1807,James b 1808, and David b 1811. The Bruces come in through
> James. He married Barbara Gordon 1833 in Peterhead They had 7
> children, William Gordon, James, Margaret,Elizabeth, Isabella, Jemima,
> and Ann Smith. Jemima m Charles Bruce in May 1871 in Peterhead,who
> started the Ironmongers shop in Peterhead.
1851 Peterhead Census, District 11, page 39, No.172, Queen Street.
William Diveral, head, age 76, born Old Meldrum
Isabella Diveral, wife, 82, Longside
District 11, page 40, No.176, Quuen Street
Barbara Diveral, head, 34, St.Fergus
William Diveral, son, 16, Peterhead
Margaret Diveral, daughter, 12, Peterhead
Elizabeth Diveral, daughter, 10, Peterhead
Jamima Diveral, daughter, 4, Peterhead
When I transcribed the census for indexing I didn't record condition ie
married or widow etc or Occupation.
No.110, Isobel Diveral, female, 87 years, born Lonmay, 53 years in
Peterhead, parents: Thomas Mitchell labourer and Elizabeth Mitchell ms
Davidson (both deceased), married to: William Diveral Labourer,
children: 1. Agnes age 54, 2. Margaret 52, 3. May died about 1806 at 1
year, 4. Jean about 1808 at 15 months, 5. Isabella 46, 6. William about
1850 at 38, 7. James 42, 8. David 40, Alexander in infancy, died: 1st
November 1855, 1h PM, at Queen street, cause: jaundice, upwards of 12
months; burial place: churchyard of Peterhead, Allan S. Thomson
undertaker, informant: William Diveral, husband.
No.115 William Diverall, sawyer, widower of Isabella Mitchell, 19/8/1863
at 9h PM Keith Inch, male 88 years, parents: Unknown Diverall (dead) and
Mary Diverall ms Sim (dead), cause: Old age, no medical attendant, James
Diverall, son, not present, 3 Queen Street.
> How strict or limited is it to Peterhead only--does it include the surrounding
> communities such as Foveran,Cruden, Longside etc. These days they are almost part of
Sorry just Peterhead, as Rootsweb already has an Aberdeenshire list.
Aren't you glad that Isabella Diveral picked the best year for recording
of information to die ? I had a very inconsiderate ancestor that died
in November 1854, he couldn't hang on for a few months for civil
registration to start :)