Birnie / Lundius
I am hoping that a group member may be able to offer help or
My G grandfather, William Spence Birnie, was born in Peterhead,
25.02.1850. One of his siblings, Mary Birnie, was Bap. 07.05.1851 in
Recently I have located and corresponded with a second cousin living in
England. Our common ancestor being our G grandfather, William Spence
Birnie (seaman and painter).
However, I have just been made aware that my 2nd cousin's maternal G
grandparents were Oscar Henry Lundius (born in Scandinavia) and Mary
Birnie. We are unaware of Oscar's date of birth but he was a Shipmaster
in Peterhead. His wife, Mary Birnie was born in Peterhead in 1853 per
the 1891 Peterhead Census, age 38, Ref. 232 / 1 / 15 / 007. They married
in 1877, Peterhead.
Oscar Lundius and Mary Lundius (nee Birnie) had 6 children. One son was
named William Spence Lundius, born in Peterhead 1889 (1891 Peterhead
Census, age 1, Ref. 232 / 1 / 15 / 007).
We have attempted to make a family connection to William Spence Birnie
and Mary Lundius (nee Birnie). Were they siblings or perhaps cousins??
Any aid would be gratefully appreciated to connect these two families.
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