Re: Matthew Nicol & Charlotte Leask
- Your calculations are a lot better than mine Mary!
Jane Salmon McIntosh (born in 1862) died in infancy in 1863 - listed
on the Peterhead Genealogy site - father William McIntosh, mother
Coul - I haven't checked the original record but it's obviously the
The 1890s must have been tough for Peterhead fish curers - my g
grandfather David Davidson, a cooper, moved to Torry in 1896,
presumably to find work, after being laid off by another Peterhead
fish curer Andrew McKenzie with a letter of recommendation to
--- In Peterhead@yahoogroups.com, Mary Barnes <marysb@...> wrote:
> Hi Ian,
> I knew that Helen McIntosh had two sisters, Janet Phillips McIntosh
> Jane Salmon McIntosh. The age given on her death certificate is 28.
> my calculations, she was three weeks short of 29 when she died
> (20/10/1864 - 6/10/1893).
> Matthew Nicol (b 1861) also married twice. Helen was his first
> and died 4 years after they married. His second wife was Janet
> Chalmers, my grandmother. Among other things, I'm interested in
> they lived. At the time of her marriage, Helen lived at Clifton
> Cottage, 70 King Street, Peterhead, the home of her aunt Jane
> who was married to William Salmon. The Salmon name was continued -
> Matthew and Helen's son was named William Salmon Nicol. As you
> out (March 2006), Helen lived most of her life with her aunt after
> mother remarried.
> Matthew (formerly a Fish Curer) had been discharged from bankruptcy
> only a month earlier, so can't have had much money and it seems
> the newly-weds moved in with Jane and William Salmon. Clifton
> is a substantial detached house, on what would at that time have
> the outskirts of Peterhead. The 1991 census shows two separate
> households there: William and Jane Salmon - William is listed
> Master (unemployed)"; and Matthew and Helen Nicol - Matthew is
> Fish Curer. In 1901, William and Jane Salmon are still at Clifton
> Cottage (he is now described as "retired Ship Master"). But listed
> separate household is Matthew's growing family: his second wife
> his son William Salmon, and three younger children: Matthew, Andrew
> Chalmers and Margaret Stelter plus a servant Isabella Stephen. My
> father didn't appear on the scene until after the family had moved
> Londonderry around 1905.
> Mary Barnes
> > Hi Mary,
> > Janet McIntosh was born on 4 September 1859 Peterhead, the
> > of William McIntosh and Helen Coull.
> > Given what you said about Helen McIntosh's year of death as 1893
> > stated as 28), then this is likely to be Janet's sister who was
> > on 28th October 1864 (actual age would have been almost 27?)
> > Helen Coull married twice - her second husband was Russell Watt -
> > gg grandparents.
> > There's more information in my message posted in March 2006
> > subject "William Salmon".
> > Ian