- Hi Alf,
Welcome to the group.
1851 Peterhead Census.
District 6, Page 5, No.24, 9 Long-gate Street
Isabella Lawrance, wife of head, mar, 54, Seaman's wife, Peterhead
Elspet Lawrance, daughter, 9, Peterhead
Margaret Lawrance, grand-daughter, 6, scholar, Peterhead
1863 Peterhead Marriage
No.19, 6/6/1863 14 Jamaica Street, Church of Scotland, John Hardie, age 20, Peterhead, parents: John Hardie, farm servant and Margaret Davidson, married Elspet Lawrence, age 20, Peterhead, parents: James Lawrence, seaman and Isabella Watt, witnesses: William Hardy and James Lawrence.
Ticket No.131191, James Lawrance, born 16 December 1797 Old Deer, Capacity: Seaman, Height: 5ft 6 1/2in, Hair: Brown, Complexion: Sallow, Eyes: Grey, Marks: None, First went to sea as Apprentice in the year 1815, has served in the Royal Navy: No, Has been in Foreign Service: No, When unemployed, resides at Peterhead, age when ticketed: 47, Can Write: Yes, Issued Peterhead, 16 December 1844.
Have the death certificate details of James Lawrence if you need it.
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From: alf anzac
To: Peterhead Moderator
Sent: Thursday, 27 November 2003 8:27
Subject: Re: Welcome to Peterhead
I am researching James Lawrence (b. Peterhead 1797; d. Peterhead 1870) who was a seaman. He was the third child of John Lawrence and Christian Mackie who were married in Old Deer in 1790.
James Lawrence married Isabella Watt (b. abt 1795 Peterhead; d. Peterhead 1875) in Peterhead in 1820. She was the daughter of Alexander Watt and Jane Webster.
James and Isabella's children were: James (1821), Andrew (1822), William (1826), Margaret (1829), Isabella (1830, Elspet (1843).
Margaret Lawrence married John Carr in Aberdeen. Of their six children, their third child (daughter Sophia) was born in Peterhead in 1859, and she was the only one to stay in Scotland, their only son having died as a child. After both parents died, four sisters emigrated to Australia.
Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.
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