Now, we have a mystery! I have a copy of the MC for Peter
Stewart and Mary Smith dated 24 May 1856 at Well House, Birse,
Aberdeenshire. However, the certificate shows his parents to be
James Stewart, retired school master, and Catherine Duncan and
Mary's parents to be William Smith, merchant, and Isabella Bain.
These parents are confirmed in Mary's DC in 1918.
I would be interested in your sources for the Jolly connection.
Many thanks for your email - it was a pleasant surprise! Very
happy to make contact with a distant relation. Mary Smith's
parents were a James Smith and a Helen Jolly. I can provide
their information and also their parents. Please give me your
direct address and I will send narrative copy of the three
generations of data I have traced. I am interested in your
Stewart data and any additional information on my Smith or
Jolly families you may have located.