- I am trying to find some info on George Reid. He was a Quarrier(I
guess that means that he worked in the Quarry) and lived in Boddam
in 1925. This is all of the information I have. I don't know when
he was born but I do know that he had an illegitimate son in 1917.
If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.
You might find the following MI (taken from St Peter's Churchyard) helpful:
M.S. John Ogston, late Farmer in Invernettie, who died 26th July 1816, aged 62 years. Also of two of his children who died in infancy. Also of his son John who died 23rd March 1805 aged 14 years. Also of his daughter Margaret, spouse of William Henderson who died 1809 aged 22 years. Also of his daugher in law, Christian Logan, died 10th March 1820 aged 30 years. Also his grand-child Alexr. Reid, died July 1836 aged 4 years, and Robert Reid, his son in law, died 28th Novr. 1848 aged 43 years. Also Margaret Sangster, wife of the said John Ogston, died 2nd May 1854 aged 93. And his son James, died 11th April 1867 aged 82. Also Jane Ogston, wife of Robert Reid, who died 1st January 1894 aged 92 years.
As far as I am aware, I have no connection to any of the above.
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Sent: Friday, November 24, 2006 6:15 PM
Subject: [Peterhead] Re: Reid,
> I am researching several families from the area. The first is the Reid family. I have been
only able to get as far back as Robert Reid (possibly born in St. Fergus/Rora?) who died
before the 1851 census. His wife was Jane Ogston 1803?-1893 (her mother was Margaret
Ogston) lived at 15 Dow's close according to the 1851 census. Her son James (possibly
born in Seafield?) became a carting contractor/horse hirer.
> Any info would be much appreciated.
Did you ever find more about your Reid family of Peterhead? They seem to connect with
the Ogston/Thomson families who farmed at Mossside Techmuiry [Fraserburgh & Strichen]
but who are apparently buried in Peterhead.
There are a number of burials in St Peters Cemetery, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Your Robert Reid was buried 2 Dec 1848 in Lair A64.
Also Alexander Reid was buried July 1830 aged 4 in Lair A63. John Reid aged 1, was buried
13 May 1863 in Lair A64, the son of James Reid.
John Reid aged under 1, was buried 10 Jan 1877 in Lair A63, son of Joseph Reid. Last,
also buried in lair A63, is Jane O. Thomson, aged 78, and buried on 23 June 1896. [I
beleive that Jane married William Thomson 1847 in Peterhead and farmed at Techmuiry]
Interesting, the owners of these Lairs [and also lair A65 for William Thomson, age 85 of
Fraserburgh, & buried 28 Jan 1902 ] were jointly, Mrs Robert Reid, Peterhead and James
Ogston, farmer, Mossside [Techmuiry]
Census data so far on these Reids of Peterhead for 1841 and 1851 :
Piece: SCT1841/232 Place: Peterhead -Aberdeenshire Enumeration District: 1Civil Parish:
Peterhead-Parish Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: - Folio: 1 Page: 11Address:
Meethill Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
REID Robert M 30 Publican Aberdeenshire
REID Jean F 35 Aberdeenshire
REID James M 10 Aberdeenshire
REID Margaret F 5 Aberdeenshire
REID John M 2 Aberdeenshire
OGSTON Margaret F 75 Independent Aberdeenshire
Piece: SCT1851/232 Place: Peterhead -Aberdeenshire Enumeration District: 5Civil Parish:
Peterhead Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: - Folio: 174 Page: 9 Schedule:
44Address: 15 Dow's Close Surname First name(s) Rel Status Sex Age Occupation Where
REID Jane Head W F 47 Inn Keeper Aberdeenshire - Peterhead
OGSTON Margaret Mother W F 87 Aberdeenshire - Peterhead Disability: Blind
REID James Son U M 20 Carter Aberdeenshire - Peterhead
REID Margaret Dau U F 15 Scholar Aberdeenshire - Peterhead
REID Mary Jane Dau U F 6 Scholar Aberdeenshire - Peterhead
JAMIESON Ann Servnt U F 21 House Servt Aberdeenshire - Peterhead
NOBLE Andrew Servnt U M 13 Servant Aberdeenshire - Peterhead
William Thomson, who died 1902 is mentioned on a monument in Strichen Kirkyard,
erected by Jimmy Ogston Thomson - see message #3947 "Ogston/Thomson/Anderson
in Peterhead" posted Wed Jun 7, 2006
Anyway, I would like to learn more of your connection to the Reids/Ogstons. Also can
anyone provide insights on these Reid, Ogston and Thomson families?
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- Thanks for these! The Dublin connection sounds interesting and the monument listing is
really helpful. I wonder if anyone know exactly where in the Kirkyard these folks are
buried or perhaps has a photo/s of the stones ?
Whilethese entries need confirmation, the data so far gathered
suggests that the family now looks as follows:
John Ogston b abt 1754 - d 26 Jul 1816 m Margaret Sangster b abt 1761 d 2 May 1854 M
1. James bap 16 Oct 1785, Invernettie d 11 Apr 1867, m Christian Logan b abt 1798, d 10
Mar 1820, M26 Nov 1814 Peterhead.
A. Jane bap 2 Jul 1817 Peterhead, d bef 23 Jun 1896 Strichen, M William Thomson, b abt
1814 Peterhead, d bef 23 Feb 1902, Fraserburgh, M 20 Jun 1847 Peterhead.
parents of James, Margaret, Alexander and Mackie Sangster Thomson.
B. James b abt 1821 Peterhead and d abt 21 Dec 1889 Strichen.
C. Margaret b abt 1820 and married Alexander Simpson.
2. Margaret bap 27 Jan 1787 Peterhead d 1809, marries William Henderson 9 Sept 1804
3. Janet bap 20 Jul 1789
4 John bap 4 Feb 1792 d 23 Mar 1805
5. Robert bap 11 Feb 1794
6. Jane abt 1804 [married Robert Reid 8 Jun 1830] D 1 Jan 1894
A Alexander (~1826-Jul 1830)
B Alexander Mackie ( 6 May 1833 - Jul 1836)
C James (10 Oct 1830-20 Nov 1894) M 1. Eliza Hay Reid and 2. Isobella Mitchell
D Margaret (16 Jan 1836-) M Alexander Gibson
E John (28 Sep 1838-)
F Mary Jane (~1845-) M Alexander Christian
G Unnamed (3 Nov 1841-3 Nov 1841)
H Joseph (5 Apr 1842-) M Eliza Reid Sherriffs