Re: [Peterhead] Re: McLeod/Angus of Peterhead
I have attached a pic of my great great grandfather John Angus' headstone. It also includes my great grandfather Kenneth McLeod and great grandmother Mary Jane (Angus) McLeod. John Angus was born in Ellon. I have pretty extensive documentation on this branch of the Angu family in Peterhead and they are not related as far as I can see, going back to your WIlliam Angus. Is this headstone in the same cemetery? My uncle took the picture when he visited several years ago.
roy_henderson_1955 <roy.henderson@...> wrote:
I believe that we may be related on the Angus side.
I think that your Margaret Angus may be the sister of James Murrison
Angus who was my great grandfather. James had a son called Murdoch
McLeod Angus and I initially could see no reason for that. However,
I eventually found that James' sister Margaret married a Murdoch
McLeod and that would have explained it. Margaret also appears to
have had an illegitimate child she called Edward McLeod Angus -
perhaps before her marriage to Murdoch.
There is an ANGUS gravestone in the Kirkyard which mentions what
would have been Margaret's parents - William and Ann Angus. In that
lair, but not on the stone, is a Margaret McLeod aged 5 years.
Again, I could see no reason for that until I found the McLeod
I don't immediately think that Mary Jane Angus was directly related
to Margaret Angus. I noticed a headstone for another Angus family
which may be a possible connection.
--- In Peterhead@yahoogroups.com, "highlander0108"
> Looking for any information on my great grandfather, my namesake,
> Kenneth McLeod and associated family. From information I have,
> Kenneth married Mary Jane Angus and died about 1955. Mary Jane
> in 1964, just before I was born. Last address for them was at 2a
> Port Henry Road. They had 2 children, William Angus (my
> grandfather) and Jane, both of whom have passed away. Kenneth had
> sister Margaret, and brothers Edward Angus, Murdoch, and WilliamAustraila.
> Angus. Kenneth's parents were Murdoch McLeod and Margaret Angus.
> Family stories say that the McLeod's came from Ullapool, but I
> cannot find that connection. I also am wondering if my great
> grandmother Mary Jane Angus was related to my great great
> grandmother Margaret Angus. I have read a transcript from Agnes
> (Angus) Buchan who says that there was only one Angus family in
> Peterhead. She also mentioned that many Angus' left for
> I do know that several came to the USA and worked in Barre, VT into
> the granite quarries.
> I am planning to visit Peterhead soon and am wondering if
> any "cousins" are still around from my family. I am also related
> the Bairds. Barbara Baird was my great great grandmother, whoCarolyn
> married John Angus, father of Mary Jane Angus. By the way,
> has been very helpful in researching this side of my family. I am---------------------------------
> thinking of starting a website on the Angus' of Peterhead in a
> similar fashion as Carolyn has done with her Baird relatives and
> would like to contact any Angus relatives of Peterhead.
> Thanks in advance.
> Ken MacLeod (grandfather changed from Mc to Mac when he immigrated
> to the USA in 1927)
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