Re: [Peterhead] stonemasons
- At 02:09 PM 12/09/04, Becchi wrote:
> My great grandfather Alexander Wilson Cordiner came to Vermont at theThis is very interesting. My great grandmother's brother, Alexander (Sandy)
> request of a large Marble quarry to recruited stone masons from Peterhead
> (Boddam) and
>stone carvers from Italy. The small town of Barre, Vermont has a rich
>history of Scots & Italians working in the marble industry.
YOUNG went to Barre, Vermont - and his father Thomas Young was a stonemason
before he took up farming at Hill of Coldwells near Longhaven. Alexander's
older brother Thomas is listed as a stonecutter in the 1881 census and his
(A's) occupation with the LDS records a relative gave me is listed as
granite cutter! Brother Thomas died in Glasgow but his family went to
Canada so the plot thickens...
Thanks for this - if anyone having relatives in this area knows any more
I'd be interested to hear, although I'm in contact with Alexander's great
great grand daughter also.
South Hobart, Tasmania
researching GORDON (Peterhead) GIBB (Peterhead) YOUNG (Slains/Cruden)
SPENCE(Peterhead) PAUL (Peterhead?) MURRISON (Peterhead) CRAIG (Strichen)