- To all my fellow Peterhead Researchers
As a introduction, my name is Jim Allan and I reside in New York
State USA. For the passed three years I have been researching the
Allans of Peterhead. The first of my ancestors came from Longside to
Peterhead abt. 1798. Almost all the males were seaman, mates and
shipmasters working at the whaling trade. Another inportant part of
my family is the Wallaces. They first came to Peterhead from Dublin
Ireland in the early 1880s
I hope to have a web site on line by mid-September. At present I have
936 names and 216 families. As always there are many blanks. This is
where I hope you can help. If you have any Allans or Wallaces in your
family by marriage or other please let me know.
Between 1760 and 1899 there were about 180 Allans Born in Peterhead
and Longside. Many of the names I'm sure are part of my family but as
yet have not found the connection. I'm sure there is a shirt tail
cousin out there and it may be you.