Re: Alexander Florence
- Hi Marie,
Marie Anne Cooper wrote:
>I repeated the message in the list, as hopefully others might have some
> Hi Wade,
> My problem and I wonder if you can throw any light on to it..is
> 1841 census of Peterhead:-
> James Florence 41 Blacksmith y for born this area.
> Mary Florence 34 y
> Alexander 24 y
> James 14 y
> John 12 y
> Mary 10 y
> George 6 y
> No sign of Alexander 1851. Now I find him getting married Sth Australia
> 1852 at the age of 36. Looks good but I would like to prove this is
> him. If James is his father he could have only been 17 when Alexander
> was born and so Mary must be a second wife and it really doesn't
> add up. Can you suggest anyway I can find out if Alexander was perhaps
> a younger brother of James and staying with him to help in the work of
James Florence married Mary Falconer 14/10/1826 Peterhead and had the
following children, all in Peterhead:
James 4/3/1827, John 4/3/1829, Mary 9/1/1831, Alexander 25/11/1832,
George 7/12/1834, Alexander Stevenson 21/5/1837 and William 8/8/1839.
I don't think James and Mary would have had two more Alexanders if the
first was still alive. Therefore, the Alexander could be a brother,
newphew or cousin.
According to the 1851 census James was born 1800 in Auchterless,
Aberdeenshire, he died 28/11/1856 parents James Florence and Isabella
Florence ms Moir.
Therefore I suggest that you look in Auchterless for an Alexander, with
a possible connection to the above.