3758Re: [Peterhead] 1861 Census - Helen Mitchell- Domestic Servant;Replies
- Feb 13, 2006Hi List
Just a little addition to Jim's latest.
We believe that New Pitsligo [a.k.a. Tyrie] was a great centre
for Stocking Knitters. Sheena's GGrandmother had seven
step-sisters and most of them went and lived near one another
in Tyrie [High Street and School Street] in the 1870s.
I imagine the factor for this industry was the local Laird [can't
remember the family name, it's on the main memorial there].
The town is built like a model village, with rows of similar small
granite houses along three of four main streets which suggests
that the main owner had a good reason for building the 100+ houses..
Our very extended families - there are four mothers we know
about - seemed to do well there. They were obviously very
companionable in their step-sisterhood and even looked after
a disabled step sister until she died aged 69. That's devotion!
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