Re: [Peterhead] Re: Eliza Lyon
- Thanks Linda,
I think that you are right and this is Elspet Walker in 1841
before her marriage to James Lyon in 1843 at Fraserburgh.
But the Walker family she is with is not that of her parents.
On the Birth record for her first child William Walker Lyon (
in the OPR record misspelt Layon) one witness is William
Walker at Rora. This turns out to be her father, her mother is
Jean Wallace, I now have Elspet Walker's birth 16th January
1820 at Wester Rora, Longside, Aberdeenshire, and several (
13)siblings one of whom ( Ann Kilgour Walker) has much data on
IGI. Ann Kilgour Walker married Alexander Wood and both
settled in Canada.
At 1841 census William Walker and his wife Jean are at
Millbank, Longside Parish with five children. I have yet to
establish the relationship to the Walker families at Meryhillock.
And so another puzzle is nearly solved, although I have no
detail or record of what happened to Elspet after she bore
Elizabeth Ann Gordon Lyon in 1846.As James Lyon was with Ann
Thom by 1848 that so far remains a mystery.
Many thanks for your interest. You will recall we exchanged
data some couple of years ago regarding Ann Thom.