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Banffshire / Re: Burnmouth of Gollachy
« on: Tuesday 07 January 14 11:35 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Andrew Walker

Good to contact you. Elsie Ann Munro was my great aunt who married Donald McRae a fireman on the railways in Scotland until he married Elsie in June 1895 and emigrated to S Africa to be a locomotive engine driver out there. I have a pic of Elsie and her 4 other sisters, one being my gran.  You will find that you have another relative Penny from S Africa on here doing research and she is even closer to your line than me. Are you related to Campbell McRae the son of Donald and Elsie? If so I have a pic of Campbell too for you.


Banffshire / Re: Burnmouth of Gollachy
« on: Wednesday 19 June 13 18:48 BST (UK)  »
Hi all
I have visited the area last week on an ancestor hunt holiday in Scotland. I have a pic of the stone and the wording is as follows.
In memory of George Munro who introduced water in 1884. All who thirst may drink while it runs.
WM children of George and Ann Munro. It was erected by George's son Willie who lived in the cottage with his family after his fathers death i.e.. from 1908 to 1950 when he himself died at Elgin hospital.
The stone is less cared for now and rather covered in grass. It is opposite the cottage on the other side of the road.

Banffshire / Re: Davidsons in Rathven
« on: Monday 04 February 13 19:00 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Carol
I only have data that they were alive on 1851 Census. I've done the Scotland's People OPR and Stat dcert searches for both Banffshire and Aberdeenshire but no joy. Also LDS and FreeBMD searches also give no data hence the request. Thanks for trying.

Banffshire / Davidsons in Rathven
« on: Sunday 03 February 13 13:00 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to see if there is any relationship between Robert Davidson b1779 Rathven a crofter married to Jane Burnett 24Nov1809 at Rathven and Alexander Davidson also b1779 Rathven an Agric labourer/ex soldier married to Jane Smith 6Dec1817. Interested to see if they were brothers/close relations whose children lived at each others houses or were there on Census days 1841/51. Anyone got them in their links?


Banffshire / Re: Mary Henry b1796approx
« on: Monday 14 January 13 21:43 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Carol
Her married name was Davidson and pre marriage was Henry. Have checked parish and stat 1855 onwards but no joy in either hence asking if anyone has her in their links.

Banffshire / Mary Henry b1796approx
« on: Monday 14 January 13 17:43 GMT (UK)  »
Has anyone got any links to a Mary Henry born around 1796 in Banffshire? There is one in Aberdeenshire born 1793 but unless she moved to Banffshire she is not likely to be the one.

Banffshire / Re: Kynoch and Bryson Surnames in Banffshire
« on: Monday 14 January 13 17:38 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Forfarian
I am still left to wonder a bit as to why a crofter at Portessie would name his last 2 kids (of 10, none of the others with middle names) with middle names like Bryson and Kynoch when there are no traces in the past of those middle names. Maybe he was sucking up to the Seafield factor William Bryson. (that's an unusual surname) by naming 2 kids using the factor and his wife's last names. The kids were born in 1868 and 1871 which does tie in OK that they would be known in the area.

Banffshire / Kynoch and Bryson Surnames in Banffshire
« on: Monday 14 January 13 14:28 GMT (UK)  »
Anyone researching Kynoch or Bryson as a surname in the 1800's in Banffshire? Wondering why I have them as middle names on a couple of ancestors at that time.

Banffshire / Re: Burnmouth of Gollachy
« on: Sunday 06 January 13 13:54 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Alan
Thanks for the info on William Clarke and his studio......very interesting. I have a number of old pics taken in his studios as yet unidentified. Maybe some related to your tree.
I seem to be related to Robert Davidson b1781 and Jane b1786 so we are indeed on the same research trail.Daughter Jane is a bit of a problem. There are 3 Jane Davidson's that I have found in the area and I am not sure which one married James Wood on 18 Dec 1852 in Rathven though I have marr cert.
We need to delve further there.
I have pic of James Wood and Jane taken probably late 1890s both looking in their 70's. Have sent you my e-mail in PM. If you send me yours I'll send pic and my details of the problem of the 3 Janes.
By the way do you know the location of the Denhead farm/smallholding in relation to the croft at Braeheads? Are they nearly next to each other?

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