Re: Stephen,Cordiner & Sellar Families
- Alex Ritchie wrote:
>Alex, who are the Stephens in your wife's family?
> For Anna Wilkie....
> Hi Anna, at first glance...if it's any help to you (and others)....I
> reckon with names like Stephen, Cordiner & Sellar you ancestors are
> almost certainly from the Village of Boddam (3 miles south of
> Peterhead and still in Peterhead Parish).
> Maybe this might provide a clue for further investigation ?
> There are Stephens in my wife's family but I don't believe they are of
> the ones you are looking for.
> Best Regards.....................Alex Ritchie
I got onto the Bruces etc. in Boddam because of a William Gordon
Diverall Bruce. My husbands family are all from Peterhead through his
mother a Bruce. They were inter married with Diveralls and so far I
thought I had them more or less sorted out until I came upon the above
name on one of the transcripts Wade published on the list. There are 2
William Gordon Diveralls in the family but NOT a W.G.Diverall Bruce.
He was a child who died in 1862, parents Nicholson Bruce and Margaret
Stephen in Boddam. Well as you know there are a lot of them there and I
have not yet got my puzzle sorted out. When I get mixed up like this I
leave ir for a while, so progagly will come back to it again soon. There
is more than one Nicholson Bruce and Stephen/Bruce brothers and sisters
married each other. Does any of this connect with you? Betty.