Re: Auchreddie (for Ray and Margie)
- Margie wrote:
>>>Hester it may help to know thatOld Deer and Old Pitsligo are very close to one another. Not sure which
Auchreddie but by the sound of it- Mains of Auchreddie -I imagine it
would have been the larger one near New Deer. There may be others<<<
And Ray wrote:
> It seems that smallholders [i.e. Crofters and small farmers] in the NEHi Ray & Margie:
> would often take the name of their plot with them when they flitted.
> And "Agricultural Servants" who were set up in a croft elsewhere
> would equally often name their new home after their previous
> location, especially if they had been well treated there.
I've just found this page on the parishes of Deer and the nearby hamlet
of Auchreddie (with a lovely picture of the countryside):
It makes sense that the Auchreddie farm further south on the banks of
the Ythan may have been named by people who had "flitted" from the
hamlet of Auchreddie near Deer.
Indeed, my Helen Mitchell, who was born in either Old Deer or Old
Pitsligo parish, seems to have moved south to Auchreddie farm on the
Ythan to stay with relatives.
P.S. I've sent e-mail directly to both of you on a couple tangent
topics but received no reply. If you didn't receive these e-mails
(sent via the Yahoo group), please check your "spam" or "trash"
folders, as Microsoft e-mail programs sometimes screen out "gmail"
addresses (since this beta programme is a potential competitive threat
to Bill Gates' empire).