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WEEKLY UPDATE – NOVEMBER 09, 2003

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  • JIM ALLAN
    ... THE NAVVY RIOT OF 1848 In 1846 many Irish labourers had been contracted to build the railway to Aberdeen. There had already been a number of breaches of
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      ---------- STONEHAVEN GENEALOGY ----------

      --- WEEKLY UPDATE – NOVEMBER 09, 2003 ----

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      THE NAVVY RIOT OF 1848

      In 1846 many Irish labourers had been contracted to build
      the railway to Aberdeen. There had already been a number of
      breaches of the peace in the past as locals and Navvies
      Squared up to each other. The most recent the previous
      weekend on 25th December 1847. The following Saturday it is
      reported that over 200 navvies gathered in the town square
      in early afternoon. Summond it seems by the Town Bellman
      who had been contracted by one of the labourers to gather
      the rest about him. They then marches around the main street
      of old Stonehaven mob handed and in a generaly disorderly
      manner. After some mistreatment of the locals they proceeded
      to break windows of the local residents homes and in
      particular those whom they had encountered the weekend before.

      They reportedly attacked a bystander near the Bridge of
      Stonehaven, the same only being saved from serious injury by
      escaping into a local shop. By this time the local Constabulary
      (numbering 5 in all) had gathered at what is now the Queens
      Hotel, but could do litle against this size of mob and were
      forced to make an undignified withdrawall. Unperturbed the
      rioters broke into the home of one local resident into which
      some of the police had fled.

      By 5 O'clock the local residents had confrunted the rioters at
      the Bridge of Stonehaven. After almost a pitched battle 20 or
      more local citizens were assaulted and left lying in the street.
      A Mr. William Murray from Inverbervie, who had been spending
      Christmas in Stonehaven with friends, and had been bludgeon to
      the ground, died a few hours later. The mob eventualy dispersed
      at about 9 p.m. as word of Mr. Murray's death spread.

      Soldiers of the 93rd Highlanders were stationed in Stonehaven
      for the next nineteen days, seven additional railway constables
      were appointed and, with special constables, the police force
      total was raised to 130. Five men were charged before Lord
      Cockburn with mobbing, rioting, malicious mischief, assault and
      culpable homicide. One was jailed for a year, two for eighteen
      months, one who did not appear to answer the charges was outlawed.
      Donald Davidson, who was convicted of striking the blow that
      killed Mr. Murray was given seven years' transportation.

      SOURCE: HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS AROUND STONEHAVEN

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      1881 CENSUS – ROYAL NAVY

      Over the past few months, I've received a number of requests for
      information concerning people who were serving on board a Royal
      Naval Ship at the time the 1881 British Census was taken. With
      this in mind as well as that on November 11th many of us around
      the world will be remembering those brave men and women who paid
      the ultimate price so that we may live in freedom, I thought I
      would list the records of five ships that had at least one member
      of the crew on it that were listed as being born in Stonehaven.
      Take a look and see if you can recognize anyone from your family.


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      Vessel: "Banchory"

      Marr Age Sex Birthplace

      B.S. BISSET M 36 M Aberdeen, Scotland
      Rel: Head
      Occ: Master

      W. DUNCAN M 36 M Aberdeen, Scotland
      Occ: Mate

      J. SCROGIE M 32 M Aberdeen, Scotland
      Occ: 2nd Mate

      J. PROCTOR M 27 M Aberdeen, Scotland
      Occ: Cook

      L. ST BOCHO M 27 M Germany
      Occ: A B Seaman

      John JACK M 30 M Aberdeen, Scotland
      Occ: A B Seaman

      W. NORVAL M 23 M Aberdeen, Scotland
      Occ: A B Seaman

      D. MC LENNAN U 28 M Inverness, Scotland
      Occ: Engineer

      J. LIDDLE U 24 M Burntisland, Fife, Scotland
      Occ: Engineer

      A. MC GILLIVRAY U 24 M Burntisland, Fife, Scotland
      Occ: A B Seaman

      J. BERRIE U 21 M Stonehaven, Kincardine,
      Scotland
      Occ: Fireman

      J. THOMSON M 23 M Burntisland, Fife, Scotland
      Occ: Stokerman

      J. MC KINNON M 29 M Glasgow
      Occ: Fireman

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      Vessel: "Evelyn"

      Marr Age Sex Birthplace

      Jno STEPHEN M 30 M Fraserburgh, Aberdeen,
      Scotland
      Rel: Head
      Occ: Master

      Alex BROWN M 33 M Stonehaven, Kincardine,
      Scotland
      Occ: Boatswain

      Joseph MORICE M 32 M Fraserburgh, Aberdeen,
      Scotland
      Occ: Cook AB

      Wm STRATLEDEE 23 M Stonehaven, Kincardine,
      Scotland
      Occ: A B

      Alexr NOBLE 21 M Fraserburgh, Aberdeen,
      Scotland
      Occ: A B

      Jno DROYK 13 M Fraserburgh, Aberdeen,
      Scotland
      Occ: Boy

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      Vessel: "Lily"

      Marr Age Sex Birthplace

      Wm BRANNAN M 41 M Montrose
      Rel: Head
      Occ: Chief Mate

      Jas CRAIG M 52 M Benholm, Kincardine, Scotland
      Occ: Cook

      Chas HENDERSON M 31 M Montrose
      Occ: AB Seaman

      Willm LEIG 30 M Montrose
      Occ: AB Seaman

      Jno BEITTEY 19 M Montrose
      Occ: O Seaman

      Robt CAIRD 17 M Stonehaven, Kincardine,
      Scotland
      Occ: Apprentice

      Ebenezer MOLEMAN 18 M Montrose
      Occ: Apprentice

      Geo. L. PEARMINE M 58 M Maldon, Essex, England
      Occ: Pilot

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      Vessel: "Nereid"

      Marr Age Sex Birthplace

      Jas Wilson EDEN M 49 M Terriff, Aberdeen, Scotland
      Rel: Head
      Occ: Master

      Jno JOHNSTONE M 32 M Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland
      Occ: Mate

      David DON M 56 M Stonehaven, Kincardine,
      Scotland
      Occ: Cook

      Chas CLARK M 28 M Montrose
      Occ: AB

      George SHERRET M 25 M Aberdeen, Scotland
      Occ: AB

      Jno DEFFASO M 27 M Aberdeen, Scotland
      Occ: AB

      Jas MICHIE M 17 M Aberdeen, Scotland
      Occ: O S

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      Vessel: "Amethyst"

      Marr Age Sex Birthplace

      Jno DOUGLAS M 31 M Stonehaven, Kincardine,
      Scotland
      Rel: Head
      Occ: Master

      Wm. PORTER M 34 M Forfar, Scotland
      Occ: Mate

      Peter SMITH M 43 M New Brunswick St. Johns
      Occ: 2nd Mate

      Jno FARQUHAR M 40 M Dundee
      Occ: Steward

      Gottfried DAMBECK M 37 M Wismar, Prussia
      Occ: Cook

      Jno FALLS M 30 M Dundee
      Occ: AB

      Jno DOUGLAS M 40 M Tayport
      Occ: AB

      Jno BEYER 31 M Rostock, Prussia
      Occ: AB

      Adolph LAW M 41 M Rostock, Prussia
      Occ: AB

      Michl. DROGMOND M 32 M Stettin, Prussia
      Occ: AB

      Arthur BEGG 23 M Dundee
      Occ: Engineer

      Adam OGILVIE 25 M Dundee
      Occ: Asst Engineer

      David BOGGIE 25 M Leith
      Occ: Donkeyman

      Philip Jas. SCOTT M 27 M London, Middlesex, England
      Occ: Fireman

      Thomas GARNER 32 M Sutton Bridge
      Occ: Fireman

      Edwen SMITH 15 M London, Middlesex, England
      Occ: Fireman


      CHEERS,
      Jim Allan, Moderator
      Victoria, B.C. CANADA
      thistleinn@s...

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