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Offline NickMeredith

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Re: whitehills, boyndie, banff
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 23 July 11 07:27 BST (UK) »
Possibly of more direct use, two days ago I found in the Aberdeen & North East Scotland FHS archive a typed copy of a transcription made of all the stones in Boyndie graveyard in 1885. 41 pages, 333 stones.  It'll keep me busy for weeks.

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Re: whitehills, boyndie, banff
« Reply #28 on: Monday 30 April 12 15:09 BST (UK) »
Hello Princess
It seems as though you have at least a 6 years head start on me as I am only just getting to William Watson and Jean Lovie.  I am a direct descendant via John Watson and Helen Watson and with Helen's parents being George Watson and Helen Watson it is driving me insane, & I have only been at it for a couple of months!  Anyway I am hoping that after 6 years you are a fountain of knowledge and that you can help me progress the Watson research.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Re: whitehills, boyndie, banff
« Reply #29 on: Monday 30 April 12 15:38 BST (UK) »
Spikeynige

Could you give a few dates for the names you've posted - we may well have overlaps.

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Re: whitehills, boyndie, banff
« Reply #30 on: Monday 30 April 12 20:33 BST (UK) »
Hi Nick

Here goes!
Princess1 had William Watson (1773) married to Jane Lovie (26/8/1783).

Jane Lovies parents were John Lovie and Jean (Jane) Watson.

William Watson's parents?

William & Jane's children:
Alexander 17/5/1822
James 30/1/1820
William 15/2/1815
These three emigrated to Canada in 1848 I am told.
Jean 5/1/1810
George 30/10/1812
Henry 19/2/1825
John b17/7/1817 d23/4/1906

John  married (28/12/1851) Helen Watson b17/1/1828 d12/8/1919

Helen parents were George Watson and Helen Watson

John and Helen had children:
William 1855
John 1/5/1858
Henry (Harry) 17/5/1867
Helen 1871
George b12/11/1852 d4/7/1906

George married (6/7/1880) Margaret Innes Paton b 31/8/1858 d5/2/1937

What do you think have we got a match?

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Re: whitehills, boyndie, banff
« Reply #31 on: Monday 07 May 12 20:46 BST (UK) »
To the best of my knowledge there are two graveyards at Whitehills.  There's the new graveyard on the road between Whitehills and the main Banff to Elgin road and the old graveyard on the road that leads from Whitehills to Inverboyndie.
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Re: whitehills, boyndie, banff
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 14 October 15 06:02 BST (UK) »
Possibly of more direct use, two days ago I found in the Aberdeen & North East Scotland FHS archive a typed copy of a transcription made of all the stones in Boyndie graveyard in 1885. 41 pages, 333 stones.  It'll keep me busy for weeks.

Posted fro a B&B in Boyndie!

A few years later:  I'm not seeing a reference to the Boyndie graveyard on the ANESFHS website....  Any chance you can check to see if there's a Helen (or Hellen) Christie (or Gordon - that was her maiden name) please?  She died in 1875.  Thank you!

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« Reply #33 on: Sunday 22 November 15 07:48 GMT (UK) »
hello,
I am uncertain as to how old this post is.  The old church in White Hills is gone however the graveyard remains. I was there in 1999.  I have pictures of the remains of the church and many, many of the headstone with some of family names(Watson, Findlay) you are looking for.  There is another cemetery they call the new cemetery. Please contact me via email at kimolyn@cfl.rr.com

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Re: whitehills, boyndie, banff
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 29 October 16 02:48 BST (UK) »
Having read the responses I have interest in common with many, and collectively we could find out, and add to, our respective families. I am researching family from Whitehills with the surnames names of 'Ritchie' and 'Findlay' (common village names) as I understand. Dateline, of late 19th century through to the 1980s? I am a "Findlay" and was associated with the village, but have lost touch with extant family members over the years. My mother was born 1911, and raised in the village, but moved away and finally resided in north east London.
Happy to correspond with, and exchange information in strict confidence.     

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« Reply #35 on: Saturday 29 October 16 05:13 BST (UK) »
I have both Findlay's and Ritchie's in my family tree.  I would be interested to share information.

Best regards,
Kim