Re your Mary Ann WILLOX.
We have an odd link to a WILLOX family.
James WILLOX was born around 1845/46.
In 1881 he's at School Hill, Lonmay, farming 32 acres.
He has his mother and several children living with him.
One child is Ann WILLOX aged 7, so born in 1873/4.
We don't know what happened to James's children as our
line is from Annie SMITH whom James married in Nov
1881. They were close neighbours and Annie had been
looking after her elderly father who died in mid 1881. At
this time Annie SMITH had three children but hadn't married.
One of those children was Sheena's grandfather.
We have seen the Kirk Session records. Annie asked the
local Church of Scotland for absolution of her earlier "sins"
in 1876[ish] but was told to go back to her church - the
Free Church - and, if they wouldn't deal with it, to return
and the CoS would try to do something for her.
Nothing further was heard from her for five years.
In 1881/2, after her father's death and her marriage to James
WILLOX, she again asked the CoS for absolution. They
considered that as she had led a blameless life for 7 years
and had recently contracted a marriage to a man of good
standing, she should be so absolved.
In later years "Grannie Willox" as she became known to
the family, although she had no children of that name,
became the pillar of rectitude for the family and
fiercely guarded everyone else's morals!!
Don't know if this is associated with your Mary Ann WILLOX.
She had a child in 1895 when our Ann WILLOX was about 21.
Could there be a link? Stranger things have ... :-))
Ray & Sheena Hennessy
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat & Peter Campbell" <thepatch@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 11:18 PM
Subject: [Peterhead] Gibson Willox Anderson Mason
>I am researching the above names for a friend. Hope to find someone
> researching these lines.
> Alexander Gray GIBSON born 1895 Peterhead wife Bella Jane ANDERSON
> born 1892
> Peterhead. They married in New Zealand in 1925. Bella came out to
> Zealand with parents, and Alexander came out to New Zealand without
> who remained in Peterhead area.
> Alexander's parents Mary Ann WILLOX and Forbes Macdonald GIBSON.
> Forbes was a sailor in Peterhead. These parents died in Peterhead
> Bella's parents Isabella MASON and James Robertson ANDERSON. James
> was an
> Ironmonger, Peterhead. These parents died in New Zealand.
> Any help would be much appreciated.
> Pat Campbell
> New Zealand
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