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Re: [Peterhead] OPR Extracts

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  • Linda Adam
    Dear Alex and Nick, A huge thanks to both of you for the lesson on what to expect from the OPR s and suggestions you have provided. I do have complete details
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 18, 2000
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      Dear Alex and Nick,

      A huge thanks to both of you for the lesson on what to expect from the
      OPR's and suggestions you have provided.

      I do have complete details for the death of Elizabeth
      McKisseck/McKessock 21.02.1862, Peterhead and names of her parents
      {James McKessock (Shipmaster) b. ? d. ? and Janet Willox b. Rathen
      abt. 1798 d. after death of daughter Elizabeth (McKisseck)
      Birnie,1862}.

      My next step is to locate the date of Alexander Birnie's death and
      request his death certificate. He was on the 1881 Peterhead Census so I
      do have a bit of a time frame to go on. Hopefully the death certificate
      will provide his parents names and place of birth.

      Regards,
      Linda Adam



      "Nicholas J. Moir" wrote:

      > Hi Linda,
      >
      > I agree totally with Alex Ritchie, regarding records prior to 1855.
      >
      > Your best hope, would be to try and trace the death of Elizabeth
      > McKisseck,
      > bearing in mind that she died prior to her sons marriage in 1878, but
      > probably after 1855. This should give the details of her parents. Her
      > husband Alexander was still alive at the time of their sons marriage
      > in 1878 so his death certificate should be available. These
      > certificates will give some useful information.
      >
      >
      > Take care
      >
      >
      >
      > Nick Moir
      >
      > Aberdeenshire & Angus Ancestors
      >
      > nimo@...
      >
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Linda Adam" <taadam@...>
      > To: <Peterhead@egroups.com>
      > Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 2:00 PM
      > Subject: [Peterhead] OPR Extracts
      >
      >
      > > Would there be a list member familiar with information received from
      >
      > > OPR Births and Baptisms and Marriage Extracts?
      > > I had ordered and received extracts and was a bit disapointed that
      > > both parents were not named on either the Baptism or Marriage
      > record.
      > >
      > > The marriage extract showed the date of marriage (April 06 1843),
      > > grooms name (Alexander Birnie)and occupation (Cooper) and name of
      > > spouse (Elizabeth McKisseck).
      > >
      > > The Baptism for the above Alexander gave me the following:
      > > Birnie , Alexander , 1815 - April 22nd - Alexander Birnie, Wright,
      > in
      > > Peterhead had a son born - baptised and named Alexander, before
      > > William Abernethy and William Birnie.
      > >
      > > Is their a possibility that more information can be located from an
      > > actual certificate or is this the best I can hope for?
      > >
      > > Can someone tell me what the occupation "wright" would be and also
      > > what relationships witnesses at a baptism would be to the child?
      > > Uncles/Grandparents or just friends?
      > >
      > > I am still at the brick wall for ancestors of Alexander Birnie and
      > > Elizabeth McKisseck! Too many Alexander Birnie's!
      > >
      > > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      > > Linda Adam (Ontario)
      >
      >
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    • Linda Adam
      for Alex Ritchie Hello Alex, I have been meaning to ask you for the Birnie information that you have. Any help at all is greatly appreciated. My mom has given
      Message 2 of 5 , Oct 19, 2000
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        for Alex Ritchie

        Hello Alex,

        I have been meaning to ask you for the Birnie information that you
        have. Any help at all is greatly appreciated.

        My mom has given me a poor photo of the "Birnie Memorial Bridge". It
        was presented to the town of Peterhead in 1824 by Alexander Birnie
        Esq. in memory of his father George Birnie who was Harbour Master of
        Peterhead for many years. Both George and Alexander are apparently
        ancestors but I'm not just too sure where they fit in to the family.
        Another puzzle!

        With thanks,
        Linda Adam

        --- In Peterhead@egroups.com, "Alex Ritchie" <alex@r...> wrote:
        > For Linda Adam
        >
        > Hi Linda,
        > I'm afraid that that is probably the only
        information on the OPRs. OPRs are notorious for varying widely from
        Parish to Parish and it depended upon the local Minister as to what
        information he recorded. I know it can be extremely disappointing at
        times. I have seen extracts from South Leith Parish which gave quite
        a
        lot of marriage detail (e.g. the addresses of the bride & groom and
        the groom's occupation) but, in my experience, this is the exception
        rather than the rule.
        > You won't really get any more information by
        looking
        at the original OPR.
        >
        > A "wright" would be a tradesman (like a joiner).
        Wrights usually specialised to some extend. For example a Cart wright,
        > a Wheel wright, a Ship wright, an Ark wright (chest maker).
        >
        > Witnesses at Baptism could be any of the folks you
        mention. Sometimes Grandparents, Parents, Relatives or friends. I
        would say usually a relative though.
        >
        > I have some Birnie information (Sea-farers).
        Probably not the line you are researching, but it might help you to
        eliminate some from your enquiries. Let me know.
        >
        > Best Regards
        >
        >
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