Hi,I am new to the list,my interest is in the Chalmers family
formerly of Peterhead, my grandfather was Andrew Gay Chalmers born
1907 at 1 Keith St & my grandmother was Blanche May Shepherd born
1910 at 60 Longate. Before my father (also Andrew) was born my
grandparents lost 3 children & both my grandmothers parents in the
bombing at 11 James street on 29th September 1941. I have limited
information on this event & would like to learn more.
On the family history side I have managed to trace the Chalmers side
back a few generations, my Grandfathers parents were William Chalmers
born Strichen 1869 & Jemima Gay born 1870 Pittenweem,William's
parents were Alexander Chalmers born Strichen 1835 & Margaret Stewart
born 1833 Aberdour, Alexanders parents were Alexander Chalmers born
1810 King Edward & Isabel Greig born 1811 Rathen.
Andrew & his father William were coopers in Peterhead, William's
Father Alexander was a shoemaker first in Strichen then in Peterhead,
the furthest back Alexander was a farm labourer.
I also have some info on the Shepherd side but this goes down South
to England & is probably not of interest to this List.
Anyway, apologies for the long winded message, I would be happy to
receive any Chalmers related info that anyone may have, I live in
Ellon near Peterhead so maybe I can be of use to someone who is more