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Re: Kirk Session Records for Huntly

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  • Shirley Elrick
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 14, 1998
      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@...

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jim Alexander [mailto:jalexand@...-uk.net]
      Sent: Friday, 13 November 1998 9:19
      To: shirley_elrick@...
      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
      afterwards married.

      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
      of Keith.
      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.

      Marriage 1856
      District No. 202
      Entry No. 27
      William Elrick and Christina Guthrie
      20th December 1856
      Huntly, Presbyterian Church
      His age 28
      Occupation: Railway Guard
      Address: Keith
      Her age 29
      Occupation ---
      Address: Huntly
      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.


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