- Hi Jeannie,
> I am researching my mother's family in Peterhead.Unfortunately I do not have access to more recent records. You would
> My mother's name was Ruth Birnie. She was born Oct. 1, 1925? in Peterhead.
> She had numerous brother's and sisters - William, Mary, Jean, Thomas,
> Margaret, Elizabeth. They immigrated to Canada in the late 20's. My
> grandfather was Andrew Birnie and my grandmother was Mary Anderson.
need to get back to about 1881. I suggest that you should get a copy of
your Mother's birth certificate. This will give your grandparents
marriage date and then you should be able to that certificate.
- Hi Jeannie,
> Have you had an opportunity to check out anything regarding Andrew Birnie.I didn't find any Andrew Birnie age 2 or about, born Peterhead, in
Peterhead or Aberdeenshire from the 1881 Census Index for Aberdeenshire.
- For Linda Adam
I saw the name Birnie mentioned in your last posting and thought I should
tell you about where the name appears in my research.
I have a Barbara Birnie FRASER age 23 born in Rathen living with her
parents, siblings and their children, in Peterhead 1851. Thanks to Wade!
There was granddaughter aged 7 named Charlotte Birnie living there too, and
I believe she was Barbara's daughter. I don't know where the name Birnie
came from, or who Charlotte's father was, but thought you may be interested.
Hope you are well.
- Hi Joanne,
Thanks for the Birnie information and for taking an interest.
I'm not sure if or where it may fit in just yet but I will save the
details. My saved file is going to explode one of these days I am sure!
Could you provide me with full details from the 1851 Census that Wade
gave you? Parents, siblings etc. of Barbara & house #. It may help to
piece the puzzle together.
All the best,
Joanne Pye wrote:
> For Linda Adam[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Hi Linda
> I saw the name Birnie mentioned in your last posting and thought I
> tell you about where the name appears in my research.
> I have a Barbara Birnie FRASER age 23 born in Rathen living with her
> parents, siblings and their children, in Peterhead 1851. Thanks to
> There was granddaughter aged 7 named Charlotte Birnie living there
> too, and
> I believe she was Barbara's daughter. I don't know where the name
> came from, or who Charlotte's father was, but thought you may be
> Hope you are well.
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>I have a Christian Birnie, born in Rathen about 1846 who married an
>Andrew Esslemont in 1871 in Rathen
- Hi! Alex,
Really glad to have been of help it's not often I can, LOL
Here are a couple of things on Birnie as appear in Whaling Records
BIRNIE R. SIR CHARLES CAMPBELL PETERHEAD 1861
BIRNIE J. HANNIBAL PETERHEAD 1836
BIRNIE TAY DUNDEE 1865
I would guess Birnie R. And Birnie are the same person it may help
you further in pinning down dates.
- I'm forwarding this message to list after checking with Laurie that it
was okay. I know a few people on the list are researching the Alexander
Birnie and Elizabeth McKessock. You will need to reply directing to
Laurie as he is not on the list.
Subject: 1851 Census Craighead
Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 09:15:49 -0600
From: "L.D.Malette" <malette@...>
To: "Wade Buchan" <wsb@...>
Thanks for your help. This is not an easy one to figure out. Sarah
Craighead's maiden name was Milne and she
was born St. Fergus, Banff, about 1824. I suspect that in 1851 they must
have lived in Boddam because some
of their children record their place of birth as Boddam. The daughter
that I am interested in was born at
Stirlinghill which I believe are quarries. She was Ann Craighead born 3
July 1856 and would have been my
gggrandmother. The twist to this story - my great- grandmother was
illegitimate but her father was David
Forbes. My great-grandmother was raised by the Forbes family in
Caithness. She was born the 20 December
1874 and David Forbes married Janet Willox Birnie (thus the Birnie
interest) on 12 May 1875. I have lost David
and Janet after the 1881 census which makes me believe they might have
emigrated to Canada or Australia.
One of Janet's brothers went to Fremantle, eventually returning to
Peterhead. I have also tried looking for a
death registration for David/Janet but come up with nothing. So I am
trying to chase down the Birnie family and
hope I might find a clue! I have a number of registrations - would you
like me to contribute them to your
collection of records? Thanks again...