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3727RE: [Peterhead] Introducing myself & my Peterhead forebears.

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  • David Davisdon
    Feb 6, 2006
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      Hester

      If you are intersted in finding out more about Peterhead try the following
      link
      http://www.bluetoon.com there are many links giving a wide range of information
      on the Buchan area

      Best Regards
      David Davidson


      >-- Original Message --
      >To: Peterhead@yahoogroups.com
      >From: "Hester NicEilidh" <hesternic@...>
      >Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2006 17:03:54 -0000
      >Subject: [Peterhead] Introducing myself & my Peterhead forebears.
      >Reply-To: Peterhead@yahoogroups.com
      >
      >
      >Hello, all:
      >
      >I live in Toronto, Canada, and my maternal grandmother's parents
      >emigrated from Peterhead to Owen Sound, Ontario around 1890. Their
      >names were Alexander Forbes and Elizabeth Ann Imlah. When they
      >emigrated, they were already married, with 3 children. Alexander
      >left for Canada first, to find work, then sent for Elizabeth and the
      >children to follow. They later had 11 more children here in Canada.
      >
      >Using the General Register Office of Scotland's on-line database, I
      >found their marriage certificate. At the time of their marriage in
      >1884, he was a cooper living at 18E St. Peter St and she was a mill
      >worker living at 1 Constitution St.
      >
      >However, when I visited Peterhead last year, I was disappointed to
      >find that both residences had been knocked down, in the former case
      >replaced by now apparently derelict apartments, and in the latter
      >case replaced by a modern shop.
      >
      >Tracing further back using GROS, I discovered that Alexander Forbes'
      >parents had lived slightly inland, in the Kirkton of Logie Buchan.
      >
      >Elizabeth Imlah's family were Peterhead residents, though. Her
      >parents, Mary-Anne Milne and John Imlah, lived on Kirk Street. They
      >were born in 1848 & 1847 respectively. He was a carter in 1865, but
      >had changed his occupation to seaman by 1869.
      >
      >From their marriage certificate, I learned that Mary-Anne Milne's
      >parents were named Elizabeth Walker and James Milne (a sawyer), and
      >that John Imlah's parents were Mary-Ann Burd and James Imlay (note
      >spelling difference). I have no birth dates or birth places yet for
      >this generation, but I did find that James Imlay was a slater by
      >trade and had died by 1869.
      >
      >When I visited Peterhead, I looked for the graves for these
      >forebears, but without success. Unfortunately, I was on a very
      >tight schedule and only had time to search one churchyard, that of
      >the now derelict church beside the woolen mills. In future, I will
      >check the ANESFSH lists first.
      >
      >Looking forward to learning more about genealogical research methods
      >from all of you, and to hearing from any group members who may share
      >some of my ancestors. I'm also interested in information about
      >daily life and culture in Peterhead in the 19th century and earlier.
      >
      >Cheers, Hester
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      >
      >Peterhead Genealogy at http://users.bigpond.net.au/phdgen/
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      Best Regards

      David Davidson

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