- Hello, Group.
I'm hoping to make contact with relatives of my grandmother, Helen
Matthew (b. 12 May 1876 at Bodam, d. 23 Oct 1924 at Peterhead). She
was the second wife of Frederick Mackie Taylor (m. 11 Sep 1908 at
Helen was the only child that I have found of Gilbert Heron and Helen
Helen's mother and my g-grandmother, also Helen Matthew, was the
fourth of 9 children (that I know of) of James Matthew and Isabella
Young. James was a farm labourer and the family lived on various
farms in Aberdeenshire. From the births of their children they lived
at Tarves, Ellon, Logie Buchan and Longside.
Helen's father and my g-grandfather, Gilbert Heron, was the oldest of
7 children (that I know of) of Gilbert Heron and Ann Craighead. This
Gilbert Heron was also a farm labourer although their children were
all born in Logie Buchan.