Re: [Peterhead] Helen Jane Cordiner & Andrew Masson
Ray & Christie - the "Bdm" would have been short for Boddam - village couple of miles south of Peterhead on coast. Phd has been local short cut for writing Peterhead since time began - even headstones often have Phd on them rather than Peterhead.
Marriage certificate which Steve referred to is available for you to check out, for a small fee, at the Scotland's People website www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk If the couple were divorced then stamp to show this will be on left side of marriage certificate. Other records which you queried may also be available there. Scotland's people also have original copies of census returns which you can have a look at for the family.
Hope this helps.
From: Ray Hennessy
Sent: Friday, 2 October, 2009 12:34:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Peterhead] Hello
2009/9/29 Christie Creamore wrote
>____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _
> I descend from the Cordiner family
> My great grandfather met a Helen Stephen Robertson while stationed there
> during the war. They married and had a child (grandfathers sister) Helen
> died about a year after the birth. It was arranged that my great
> grandfather marry Helen's cousin, Andrewina Masson who's mother was Helen
> Jane Cordiner.
> Helen Jane has a quite a reputation in the family. It is believed that she
> left her husband to come over to Canada but we have never been able to find
> anything to support this. She did re-marry once here in Canada.
> If I could get some information on the marriage of Helen Jane Cordiner to
> Andrew Masson (is listed as Dyker Masson on another document) I would be
In case you don't have it, I thought you might like the 1881 Census entry
for Helen Jean CORDINER [Jane & Jean are synonymous]
Jas Stephens Buildings H, Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland
Peter CORDINER M 29 M Bdm, Aberdeen, Scotland
Rel: Head Occ: Fisherman
Mary CORDINER M 29 F Bdm, Aberdeen, Scotland
Helen Jean CORDINER 6 F Bdm, Aberdeen, Scotland
Rel: Dau Occ: Scholar
Peter CORDINER 2 M Bdm, Aberdeen, Scotland
Janet McIntosh CORDINER 9m F Bdm, Aberdeen, Scotland
Janet STEPHEN U 18 F Bdm, Aberdeen, Scotland
Rel: Serv Occ: Gen Serv
The place of birth for each is given as "Bdm, Aberdeen" which means nothing
to me. The IGI locates these births in Peterhead which is sometimes shown
as "Phd", so I suspect "Bdm" is a transcription error [which occurs all over
these records on the 1881 CDs].
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