Re: Birnie, Moir, Anderson
- Hi Wade
I have found some strong connections to the above names. Re the information
you sent to Judy Hand re Alexander Birnie, I am positive that he would be my
ggg grandfather. My grandfather was Andrew Walker Birnie born in Peterhead
date approx 1881. My mother and aunt remember my grandmother talking about
Longate St. His oldest son was named William Spence Birnie (it seems that most
of the family had middle names after maiden names in family). Also, the next
son my grandfather had was named Alexander Wedderburn Birnie.
My grandmother was Mary Reid Anderson (born in Peterhead approx. 1886). I am
showing her as having two sisters Lilly Stuart Anderson (1888?), Andrew
Anderson 1884, and Elizabeth R. Anderson 1890. I don't know how accurate this
dates are. Following along with naming after maiden names I notice in death
index John Anderson (1832-1857), son of George Anderson and mother's maiden
name was Wedderburn. Could this be related? The one thing I am confused
about is that they are showing my grandmother's father as being John Moir
(1860?) and mother as an Anderson, but why would they have taken the Anderson
name, yet my aunt refers to Johnny Moir? One of my uncle's middle names is
also Sutherland. Following along with the theory of middle names if I look at
my grandmother's middle name of Reid, in the marriage index there was a
Margaret Reid married a Sutherland in 1863, could this be her maternal
grandmother. Also an Eliza Reid married a Reid in 1865 and the maiden name of
her mother was Smith. Again, a middle name of my grandmother's third son.
The Moir family lived on a farm called Poderick.....I hope that this makes
some sense. I am positive that with these middle names they are definitely
connected. Could you look up both Andrew Walker Birnie and Mary Reid Anderson
to see if you can get any information following this information.
Also, can you check out Alexander Birnie's (1816) parents. Also the George
Anderson - Wedderburn connection. Thanks....hope you can understand all of
- Hi Jeannie,
> I have found some strong connections to the above names. Re the informationYou probably do have a connection with Judy Hand and also have a
> you sent to Judy Hand re Alexander Birnie, I am positive that he would be my
> ggg grandfather. My grandfather was Andrew Walker Birnie born in Peterhead
> date approx 1881.
connection with the other names you have suggested, but I really think
that you need to get Andrew Birnie's birth certificate to prove it all.
If he was born in 1881 then this has been filmed by the LDS, otherwise
you can get a copy from Edinburgh or Aberdeen Registrar.
> Could you look up both Andrew Walker Birnie and Mary Reid AndersonSorry I don't have access to these records around 1881 and 1886, as I
> to see if you can get any information following this information.
said earlier you should get their birth certificates or at least the
marriage certificate which will also give parents names..
> Also, can you check out Alexander Birnie's (1816) parents. Also the GeorgeAlexander's death could be:
> Anderson - Wedderburn connection.
No.196, Alexander Birnie, merchant (60 Longate) widower of Maria Ann
Moir Scott, 3/12/1867, body found in sea North of Inequary?, male 53
years, parants: James Birnie, mason (dead) and Margaret Birnie ms Bain,
informant: Peter Birnie, not present, 7 Bath Street.
No.88, John Anderson, seaman (single) 12/8/1857, 6h pm pm 79 Longate
Street, male, 25 years, parents: George Anderson seaman (deceased) and
Rachel Anderson ms Wedderburn, cause: Phthisis Pulmon, about a year,
informant: Ann Anderson, sister, (present).
- Hi Wade
In response to your message I was able to obtain a copy of Andrew Birnie's
death certificate and yes, he was born in 1881. Do you have any records
available? He also had nine brothers, I know that some of the names were
Oscar, Alexander, William, James, Joseph, Thomas. Please advise thanks again
for your help.
- Hi Jeannie,
> In response to your message I was able to obtain a copy of Andrew Birnie'sI don't have access to anything that recent. Since I didn't see Andrew
> death certificate and yes, he was born in 1881. Do you have any records
in the 1881 census, I would assume he was born after 8th April.
When and where did Andrew marry? As I've suggested before, I think you
should get his marriage and birth certificates.
- Thanks Wade, can you tell me where to obtain copies of birth and marriage
certificates and cost involved. He was married in Peterhead approx 1903.