- I have a newspaper cutting from the Buchan Observer (18/4/1995) which
contains information about an ancestor of mine, George Baird. In it is
the following passage: On marriage (in 1852), George and Jessie
(Henderson) acquired a croft in The Hillock.
Can anyone help me with the location of The Hillock? I haven't been
able to find it on a map of the area. Before his marriage George lived
in Buchanhaven and Jessie at Inverugie.
- The Hillock was and is the area on North Street at the top of old Roanheads-
the street going down from the Hillock runs parallel to the Burnie Streetie -
Great Stuart Street. The houses there were built around 1864 so the area you
are looking for could very possibly have had a croft there at one time.
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- Thanks to those people who were kind enough to help me with my enquiry
regarding "The Hillock". The North Street solution is very interesting
to me. George Baird and other members of the family lived in North
Street - at various addresses - 14, 31A, 9 and 8 from at least 1871. My
grandmother, George Baird's grandaughter, sold number 8 after the
Second World War.
Margie, thanks for your wonderful information. Not being a local, I
have to rely on maps a great deal - a 1901 Ordnance Survey map and one
from the 1970s. I found Great Stuart Street on the latter, but can't
find Burnie Street. Is it "below" Great Stuart Street - ie between it
and Brook Lane? Would you happen to know if the houses are numbered
from the Longate end of North Street?
Once again, thanks for the help.
----- Original Message -----
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2003 4:16 am
Subject: Re: [Peterhead] The Hillock
> The Hillock was and is the area on North Street at the top of old
> the street going down from the Hillock runs parallel to the Burnie
> Streetie -
> Great Stuart Street. The houses there were built around 1864 so
> the area you
> are looking for could very possibly have had a croft there at one
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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