We have a case in our Menzies family where there
was a son born to Wiliam and Mary Menzies and
they named him Samuel and he died when he was
just ten days old and soon after they had
another son and named him Samuel. It puzzled me
for quite sometime until a kind relative was
able to find the birth and death of the first
Samuel. All sorts of things happened back then
but there will be others who can explain
things better than me.
In the early 1700s (1721-1740), if a person listed
Mill of Stonehaven as his address, did this mean
that he worked there as a miller or was a tenant?
There were other families who listed the Mill of
Stonehaven as their address about this same period.
Would a person who had several wives be inclined to
name a child from a later marriage the name of a
living child from an earlier marriage?
Would it be likely for a male to become a fisherman
after living at the Mill of Stonehaven? I believe
that this particular individual may have been a
sailor prior to his living at the Mill of Stonehaven.
Any assistance or suggestions would be greatly
These questions all pertain to the period 1721-1740,
and in the general area of Stonehaven.