Re: [Peterhead] Peterhead Cemetery
- Hi Elizabeth,
I was interested to note that you are researching Murrisons of
Peterhead. I wonder if your Murrisons are connected to mine.
My g-g-grandfather George Murrison, a weaver, was born in Fraserburgh
about 1787. He married Margaret McCombie, born in Fraserburgh about
1786. They were married in Peterhead on 12/11/1820 and seem to have
lived in Peterhead from then on. Their children Susan (b abt 1824)
and George (b abt 1829) were both born in Peterhead. At the 1841 and
1851 censuses they were at Ellis Street in Peterhead. Margaret died
at 10 Ellis Street in 1859 and George died at 75 Kirk Street in 1863.
Susan worked as a domestic servant until she married Andrew Clarke
Chalmers, a shoemaker, in 1860. On her marriage certificate, Susan's
surname is given as Murison, but in the same document her parents'
names are recorded as Murrison. Even if your Murrisons are not
related to mine, it may be worth your while researching alternative
spellings of the name.
- Hello Maureen,
There are actually four cemeteries in Peterhead:
1) The "Old Kirkyard" or St Peters Kirkyard. This is the oldest
and certainly has graves back in the 1700s, possibly even the 1600s. It
is located on the South Road and can be an absolutely beautiful and
peaceful setting when the sun is shining over the bay. There are still a
few burials there but only into existing lairs. It was very active in
the 1800s and early 1900s.
2) Constitution St is the next in chronological order. It is
located in the town and is bordered by Station Road and Landale Road. It
is still quite active but again only into existing lairs.
3) Balmoor is next and is located where was then the outskirts of
the town but has long since been absorbed by urban spread. I believe it
was opened either in the 1950s or early 1960s. It is active but I think
all available lairs are taken.
4) Grange is the newest and I think dates from the 1990s. All new
lairs are in this cemetery. It is located close to Balmoor and next to
Robert Mackie's funeral hall. It only has its first area in use at the
moment but there is further land reserved there for, I have heard, 50
From: Peterhead@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Peterhead@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of moresmall
Sent: 22 August 2007 21:08
Subject: [Peterhead] Peterhead Cemetery
Can any tell me the name of the Peterhead cemetery, am working again
on my ancestors from this area.
I am interested in James Robertson,(my 2nd great grandfather) bc
1816, died bef, 1861, he was a ships carpenter and married Ann Smith
b Sept 1817 in Portessie.
Am trying to track down where James and others from Peterhead may
have been buried.
James and Ann had 7 children, their daughter Jane b 1849 died 8 march
1908, was my great grandmother, she married John Lawrence May from
Also, if anyone has connections to the above would love to hear from
Maureen. Born in The Broch, now living down under in New Zealand.
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Thanks to all who replied to my posting about the name / names of the
Peterhead cemetery, I waa very surprised to hear that there was 4
cemeteries in Peterhead, now all I have to do is find my relatives /