- For : Lynley TilburyHello Lynley,Ref. your question about the Church of Scotland in Peterhead.The "Parish" Church is the one called (surprisingly !) the OLD PARISH CHURCH or the "Muckle Kirk" to those of us from Peterhead. This is a Church of Scotland Presbyterian Church.There are other Church of Scotland Churches in the town :1) St.Andrews Church (On the corner of Queen Street & King Street)2) West Associate Church (not sure if it has still retained that title) on St.Peter's Street.But, as I said above, the OLD PARISH CHURCH would be the one you are interested in.Best Regards......................Alex Ritchie
- William Diverall b.1831 in Peterhead was inlater life a Methodist Lay
Preacher in Peterhead. Which/where is or was the Methodist church in
Peterhead? I have written to Methodist headquaters in England but they
don't have records of lay preachers. Betty.
- For Lynley Tilbury
Ref. your question about two Peterhead Churches.
The one in the Backgate would be the South Church. It's on the corner of Backgate and Chapel Street. It was originally the United Free South Church. It now no longer functions as a Church of Scotland. THe building is used by an
Can't think of any Church at Crooked Lane, at least not in my (or my mother's) time - that stretches back nearly 80 years !! Maybe there was one a VERY long time ago.
Kindest Regards..............................................Alex Ritchie
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- Alex, I don't know if I ever thanked you for the information you gave me
some months age re the Peterhead Methodist Church. I contacted the
Minister who was most helpful and took to the Aberdeen County Archives
in Aberdeen, some 'bags of old books lying in the manse'. These were old
minute books of the church from the 1830s to 1950s. The County Archivist
did find a mention or William Diverall in 1881.[Confirming his position
as a Methodist lay preacher on the 1881 census] However they pointed out
that minute books don't usually contain personal information. Betty.
- .>FOR ALEX RITCHIE
> Hi AlexThanks so much for your reply , this was one of the things i have been
trying to find out about for sometime
No 53, 13/10/1863 at Backgate , Church of Scotland , Joseph Kean ship
carpenter, bach, age 23
Errol Street, parents Robert Kean carter [dead] and Helen Kean ms Scott
married Ann J. Leslie
spin, aged 27 Backgate, parents, Alexander Leslie, cooper [dead] and Mary
Leslie ms Leask
Witnesses William Leslie and John H Leslie
So yes well before you time this was 1863 this looks like it was the Leslie
church with them in the area living
I wonder when it open and when it closed as a church of scotland if you can
find out that whould be great
Now Robert Kean married Christian Yule on the 22 of August 1859 at Crooked
That gives you some idea of when there was one in Crooked Lane you may me
able to find about it now
Hope you are all well
----- Original Message -----
From: Alex Ritchie <alex@...>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 2:15 AM
Subject: [Peterhead] Peterhead Churches
> For Lynley Tilbury
> Hi Lynley,
> Ref. your question about two Peterhead Churches.
> The one in the Backgate would be the South Church.
It's on the corner of Backgate and Chapel Street. It was originally the
United Free South Church. It now no longer functions as a Church of
Scotland. THe building is used by an
> Evangelical Church.
> Can't think of any Church at Crooked Lane, at least
not in my (or my mother's) time - that stretches back nearly 80 years !!
Maybe there was one a VERY long time ago.
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> Peterhead Genealogy at http://axs.com.au/~wsb/