Re: [Peterhead] Collie/ Buchan Family Tree
- My grandfather was a James Buchan and, unfortunately a Brethern, who had (
as far as I know) nine children including my mother, Jessie,and including
her brothers James and David ( known as Dakie). There are, to the best of
my understanding, a number of progeny still living in Peterhead. Ring a
- At 08:25 23/03/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>From: Bruce Milne <brucemil@...>Dear Bruce,
>My grandfather was a James Buchan and, unfortunately a Brethern, ...
I am interested to know why you say "unfortunately" a Brethren (not
Brethern) - unless you mean Exclusive Brethren, who would not give you any
info. I have a contact in the current "Open" Brethren meeting there,
though they are not on email. If you would like me to ask them any
specific questions, or see if any descendants of interest are still in that
fellowship, let me know.
Researching GORDON, YOUNG, GIBB, DAVIDSON, PAUL
- Hi Colin,
colin collie wrote:
I didn't find your Alexander Collie in the 1851 census, but I did find Martha Robb.
side,I have got back to my great grandfather who was Alexander Collie who was married to a Martha Robb I have dates of Birth & Marriage but no
1851 Peterhead Census
District 16, page 11, No.32, Grange
William Robb, head, 42, Peterhead
Isabella Robb, wife, 47, Crimond
William Robb, son, 13, Peterhead
Martha Robb, daughter, 12, Peterhead
John Robb, son, 10, Peterhead
James M. Robb, son, 7, Peterhead
George Robb, son, 4, Peterhead
Mary Robb, daughter, 2, Peterhead
page 15, omission
George Smith, brother-in-law, Cruden
Part 2, No.24, William Robb, farmer, married, 26/12/1857 0h 5m am at St.Catherine's, male, 55 years, parents: John Robb, gardener (deceased) and Elizabeth Robb ms Fraser (deceased), cause: Ossification of the valves of the heart, had for the years, informant: William Robb, son, present.
I have another 4 deaths with parents John Robb and Elizabeth Fraser, are you interested?
No.47, John Robb, farm servant, single, 10/5/1862 at 7h pm Collielaw, male, 22 years, parents: William Robb, farmer (dead) and Isabella Robb ms Smith, cause: Inflammation of the windpipe, had for 2 days, William Robb, not present, Monyray?, Longside.
I didn't transcribe the occupation when indexing.
James Buchan and he was married to Mary Forman or foreman, my grandmotherI didn't find anything in my records on your James Buchan and Mary Forman. Can I ask how you got the maiden name of Mary Forman? Was it from Jane's birth or marriage certificate?
was Jane and she was born in 1876 and she married Robert Collie son of
Alexander & Martha Collie.
The reason I ask is that I looked at the 1881 Census Index and found only one Jane born 1876 Peterhead with parents James and Mary. But having look at the IGI, I found that children Christian, Betst, James parents were James Buchan and Mary Buchan.
Dwelling: 7 Harbour St
Census Place: Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203464 GRO Ref Volume 232-1 EnumDist 10 Page 20
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
James BUCHAN M 40 M Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland
Mary BUCHAN M 39 F Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland
Christian BUCHAN 15 F Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland
Occ: (Fishwife) (Gen Serv)
Betsy BUCHAN 13 F Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland
James BUCHAN 7 M Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland
Jane BUCHAN 5 F Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland
Andrew BUCHAN 3 M Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland
Barbara BUCHAN 9 m F Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland
- Dear Elisabeth,
I made a mistake with Brethern as I am fully aware it's Brethren,
my apologies. I say unfortunately because my grandfather was a member of
what was then known, and perhaps still is, as the Closed Brethren and as
far as I can detrermine they weren't the nicest folks to do business. I
cxan recall my aunt Barbara, his daughter, tellin how as a young girl she
was forced to stand out in the streets selling fish until her hands froze.
There were other stories about the devout dogmatism and elitist
exclusivity that makes me want to put distance between us.
As far as I know the offspring of my uncle David called Dakie) and
Jim, his younger brother , still live in Peterhead. Two of the daughters,
my mother Jessie and her much younger sister, Barbara immigrated to the
If you have any info it would be truly appreciated.