Jim, many thanks for this information. It is now all entered up and allowed
me to 'marry' William to his parents who were already in my database, but
not as his parents. He has a brother now, Alexander. The dates are
interesting. From William's marriage certificate he was born c 1828. His
parents Alexander ELRICK and Harriet INNES were married in Peterhead
14/8/1830. The second son (Alexander) was christened 24/12/1830.
Copied to Peterhead list for information.
Shirley Elrick in Melbourne, Australia.
Email = shirley_elrick@...
From: Jim Alexander [mailto:jalexand@...
Sent: Friday, 13 November 1998 9:19
Subject: Re: RE: Kirk Session Records for Huntly
>Wow, what a grand offer.
>I have 4 I would like you to look up for me. Any info, no matter how
>will be thankfully received.
>George Anderson, born 11849 - 1851 in Huntly.
>Isabella Taylor ELRICK (father James Taylor ELRICK) born 1870 in Huntly
>William ELRICK married Christine GUTHRIE 20/12/1856 in Huntly.
>Christina GUTHRIE born 1826 - 1828 in Huntly.
The following is the information I have found on some of the
above. Unfortunately there were gaps in the records so I couldn't
find them all.
From the Proclamation Register for Huntly
November 29 1856
William Elrick, Railway Guard and Christina Guthrie both residing
in the Parish of Huntly gave in their names in order to
proclamation of banns. They were three times proclaimed and
John Macdonald, Session Clerk.
From the Kirk Session Records
At Huntly on the 8th March 1857. The Session being met and
constituted Sederunt the Rev Mr Walker, Moderator and Messrs
Ogilvie & Milne Elders. John Macdonald, Session Clerk.
Compeared William Elrick, Railway Guard and Christina Guthrie his
wife, confessing themselves guilty of the sin of antenuptial
fornication and, craaving that their case be transferred to the
Kirk Session of the Parish of Keith where they are now residing.
The Session resolved to grant their request and directed the Clerk
to send a copy of this minute to the Session Clerk of the Parish
Closed with Prayer
I am afraid I don't have access to the Kirk Session Records for
Keith, but they may be held at the Scottish Record Office in
When I was at New Register House Edinburgh this week, I looked up
the marriage details for you.
District No. 202
Entry No. 27
William Elrick and Christina Guthrie
20th December 1856
Huntly, Presbyterian Church
His age 28
Occupation: Railway Guard
Her age 29
His Parents: Alex Elrick, Coach Proprietor (dec) and Harriet Innes
Her parents John Guthrie, Tobacconist (dec) and Jane Smith (dec)
Witnesses J. Whyte Mailler, Minister
John Taylor and James Booth
Registered 22nd December 1856 Huntly
Hope this helps.