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Re: Alexander Wilson Herd

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  • Margaret
    Thanks for that Iain. I will have to keep looking. Marg.
    Message 1 of 8 , Jul 31, 2011
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      Thanks for that Iain. I will have to keep looking.

      Marg.

      --- In Peterhead@yahoogroups.com, "Iain Birnie" <i.birnie@...> wrote:
      >
      > Sorry Margaret - it's not a branch I've looked at
      >
      > iain.
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Margaret
      > To: Peterhead@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2011 12:26 AM
      > Subject: [Peterhead] Re: Alexander Wilson Herd
      >
      >
      >
      > Hello
      > Do you have names and birth dates for children born to James Finnie and Margaret Hird / Herd ?
      >
      > Marg
      >
      > --- In Peterhead@yahoogroups.com, Alison Kennedy <alison2kennedy@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Iain
      > >
      > > James Hird (or Herd) & Amelia Wilson feature loosely on our family tree through their daughter Margaret (Maggie) who married James Finnie (2 May 1870, Seagate, Peterhead) who was a brother of a direct ancestor. Not sure if I can give you any information that you probably don't already have, but James was described as a Merchant Seaman on his death on 26 November 1900, his parents being John Hird (Seaman) & Margaret Hird ms Fraser.
      > >
      > > Amelia (bc 1822, Peterhead) died shortly before James, on 2 October 1900 and is interred in Lair C301 of St Peter's Churchyard, Peterhead (James is not buried with her). The informants of both Amelia's & James' deaths was their daughter Margaret - don't know if the blow of losing both parents, so close together, was too much, but Margaret herself died shortly after on 30 December 1900.
      > >
      > > James & Amelia had 9 children that I am aware of - I don't have much on the others except for Alexander's marriage; their daughter Mary b. 21 June 1855, Peterhead married John Johnstone Wallace (son of Alexander Wallace, Shipmaster & Margaret Johnstone) 30 September 1878, Peterhead; and also their son John died 1860, Peterhead.
      > >
      > > Hope the above is of some assistance.
      > >
      > > Alison
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > ________________________________
      > > From: Iain Birnie
      > > To: Peterhead@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Saturday, 13 February, 2010 12:52:30
      > > Subject: [Peterhead] Alexander Wilson Herd
      > >
      > >
      > > I'm researching my Peterhead family - my gg grandfather Alexander Wilson Herd and his father James. AW Herd's wife was Margaret Simpson (possibly also from Peterhead). James' wife was Amelia Wilson (parents John Wilson and Isabella Forest). Margaret Simpson's parents were George Simpson and Elizabeth Walker.
      > >
      > > Both father and son Herd were seamen (sometimes described as Whalers) and sailed from Peterhead and Dundee.
      > > I've found one ship that AW was on - the "Dart" Registered on the Isle of Man on a trip around the UK and across to the Baltic in 1881. His previous ship was the Victor but nothing more from there. The Dart's record also list his Royal Naval Reserve number so he was perhaps in the Royal Navy also.
      > > Any help about any family members would be gratefully received.
      > > Many thanks,
      > >
      > > Iain Birnie
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      >
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