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Tracing the Henry and Gregory families of Aberdeenshire
« on: Tuesday 18 November 14 21:43 GMT (UK) »
My first time on Rootschat....!
I am tracing my family line which seems to go back to Aberdeenshire on both my Mother and Father's side. I know of Freeman Henry 1822 to 1881 (married Ann Robertson) and his father also Freeman Henry dates n/k. Anyone got any info that might help? Also, I am trying to resolve a potential link with the famous Gregorys of Aberdeenshire as my ancestors on my Mother's side were John Gregory (b1761) and Elizabeth Mackie (b1771) and had a son called Robert (b1813 in Peterhead) John, who 'may' have been the son of the Hon Elizabeth Forbes and the famous John Gregory (b1724). I can't however prove for certain this link with my current sources. Any help greatly appreciated.


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Re: Tracing the Henry and Gregory families of Aberdeenshire
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 19 November 14 04:52 GMT (UK) »
Freeman Henry b 6 October 1822, Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland, father Freeman Henry (from IGI)

*One of the Freeman Henrys seems to have been a Whaler that got shipwrecked in 1857, he must have survived (probably Ann's husband, do you think?)
http://www.nefa.net/archive/peopleandlife/sea/arctic.htm

Children of Freeman Henry and Ann Robertson  married 19 November 1851    Peterhead,Aberdeen,Scotland from the IGI:

1/Ann Henry born 22 July 1854, Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland
2/Freeman Alexander Henry born 26 August 1852, Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland    
3/Thomas John Bremner Henry born 14 May 1856, Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland
4/James Johnston Robertson Henry born 4 August 1858,  Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland
5/Robert Martin Henry born 6 September 1861, Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland       

Marriage
May 18th 1817
Freeman Alexander Henry, sailor and Isabella Cordiner both in Peterhead.
(Would be interesting to know this couples children)

Freeman A Henry born 1852 appears in the 1861 census but you would need the paid version at scotlandspeople.gov.uk to view it as the freecensus does not cover Peterhead yet ....
Wemyss/Crombie/Laing (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: Tracing the Henry and Gregory families of Aberdeenshire
« Reply #2 on: Friday 19 May 17 19:40 BST (UK) »
Hi - I know it's been sometime since you first posted this query. I was just wondering if you'd had any success with the Gregory family. I have an ancestor Helen or Ellen Gregory born Aberdeen between 1809 -1811. Father Alexander Gregory. Occupation Parish Clerk. I too am struggling to find her parents/Ancestry and wondered if we may be looking for the same family?

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Re: Tracing the Henry and Gregory families of Aberdeenshire
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 20 May 17 10:34 BST (UK) »
Hi
I'm not sure we have a connection but you never know. My relatives around that time are John Gregory (B1763) from Old Deer near Aberdeen. His wife was Elizabeth Mackie (B1775) and I have only tracked one Son Robert Gregory 1813 and 3 Daughters Grizel 1806, Elizabeth 1808, Margaret 1808. The only Alexander Gregory I have was born 1771 in Banff and married to Janet Smith.
Not sure I have been of any help but if I can help further just shout.
cheers and good luck
Aidan

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Re: Tracing the Henry and Gregory families of Aberdeenshire
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 20 May 17 18:51 BST (UK) »
Thank you Aidan...I'm not sure. I shall keep looking. If it turns out there is a link, I shall certainly get back in touch! Thanks again  :)