3727RE: [Peterhead] Introducing myself & my Peterhead forebears.
- Feb 6, 2006Hester
If you are intersted in finding out more about Peterhead try the following
http://www.bluetoon.com there are many links giving a wide range of information
on the Buchan area
>-- Original Message --Best Regards
>From: "Hester NicEilidh" <hesternic@...>
>Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2006 17:03:54 -0000
>Subject: [Peterhead] Introducing myself & my Peterhead forebears.
>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.
>Peterhead Genealogy at http://users.bigpond.net.au/phdgen/
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