Author Topic: Alexander Allan - Nigg  (Read 8870 times)

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Re: Alexander Allan - Nigg
« Reply #9 on: Friday 08 January 10 05:56 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Mariac, I appreciate the help you have given.

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Re: Alexander Allan - Nigg
« Reply #10 on: Friday 08 January 10 10:58 GMT (UK) »
I also have no connection to the family, just an interest in old Gravestones.

A possible for Robert Sen. also in Nigg Churchyard

1893. Erected by James Allan in memory of his Grandfather and Grandmother Robert Allan and Ann Mann.

Allan 1 http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp8/Ghostwhisperer_01/Nigg47.jpg

Allan 2
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp8/Ghostwhisperer_01/Nigg95.jpg

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Re: Alexander Allan - Nigg
« Reply #11 on: Friday 08 January 10 12:29 GMT (UK) »
Great Ghostwhisperer :)
So it is possible that Robert Snr. married Ann Mann

This is also an extracted christening for Johanna
Johanna McGregor 2 Jun 1816  Lairg Prents Gregor & Janet McGregor

and the marriage
Gregor McGregor m Janet McGregor 30 Sep 1813 Lairg


 


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Re: Alexander Allan - Nigg
« Reply #12 on: Friday 08 January 10 20:44 GMT (UK) »
JaneQ  has joined Rootschat  ;D
(see reply#6 above)

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=429193.msg2939246

I've directed her back to this topic, since there's a lot of info here.

Cheers
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Re: Alexander Allan - Nigg
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 10 January 12 19:37 GMT (UK) »
Hello Bruce.

Have just come across your enquiry about Alexander Allan.  He was the brother of my Grandfather William.  This makes us second cousins!  William migrated to Wellington - there was very little to keep young people in the Scottish Highlands at this time.  I believe I can trace back the Allan line to a John Allan who married Elizabeth Murdoch at Barony on 24 October 1686 - his father was also John.  There are some interesting descendants from this couple.  I can go into more detail if you are interested.  Not sure how much further you have got with your own family researches.

Regards,
Jonathan


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Re: Alexander Allan - Nigg
« Reply #14 on: Monday 12 March 18 06:14 GMT (UK) »
While I am not related to this Allan Family, or don't think I am (looking for Allan family, Stirling, Bridge of Allan area).
I have the following information that might interest members of this family
Extract from the New Zealand Cyclopedia.
"Mr. ALEXANDER ALLAN. Driver in charge at Cross Creek, was born in Nigg, Rosshire, Scotland, in 1848.
Leaving school at 14 years of age, Mr. Allan went to learn engineering with Messrs. Faulkner Bros. of Inverness, and after serving two years he returned to his native town, where for five years he was engaged in the engineering business on his own account. After a short time in North  America, Mr, Allan went to London, where he worked for a year with Messrs. Currie Bros., the well known steamship owners, and for two years was millwright in Woolwich Arsenal.
Landing in Wellington on 1st of January 1880, he got employment in the Phoenix Foundry, and a year later received an appointment in the New Zealand Government railway Department as a fitter in charge, and was subsequently promoted to the position he now holds. Mr. allan is well qualified for the responsible office he fill.
Sober, cautious, and capable he exercises a vigilant supervision over all entrusted to his care.
He is married, and has 5 children."

The reason I have this information is that I also lived in Cross Creek.
For  information on Cross Creek or  Rimutaka incline just google.
England: Essex,- Jamison/Jemson
Middlesex,-  Tilley, Mitchell
Cheshire,-Caulton
Kent,- Ralfs or Ralphs
Scotland: Clinkscales, Allan, Walker, Henderson, Paterson, Bun.

new zealand. tilley, henderson, paterson/mason
australia. tilley, sullivan