Re: [Peterhead] JOHN BIRNIE/JANE GEARY
- Thank you Alex. I have to agree with your educated guess. There was another
Birnie researcher attempting to put John Birnie as the son of Alexander
Birnie & Margaret Findlater. My investigations were to prove that this was
incorrect & that John was the son of Robert Birnie & Jane Geary.
I suppose Alexander Birnie & Robert Birnie could have been related
(brothers/ cousins) but of course cannot prove this as there are no source
documents available for that time span.
Date: 03/15/07 07:52:56
Subject: [Peterhead] JOHN BIRNIE/JANE GEARY
For : Linda Adams
You were wondering if John Birnie (married to Jane Geary) was the son
of Alexander Birnie & Margaret Findlater. I suspect not.
This John Birnie died May 16th.1842 aged 53 (according to the
Peterhead Episcopal Records).
There was a John Birnie born in Peterhead 1788, the son of Robert
Birnie (no mother's name recorded - a particular frustration with
Peterhead Parish OPRs !!). To me that looks about right from a date
point of view.
Also John Birnie & Jane Geary had a son Robert (as you probably know)
born 1820 in Montrose (for some reason - wife may have gone with
husband on a voyage, not an uncommon occurence). So the name ROBERT
continues in that line.
This is my, hopefully, "educated" guess.
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