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Kincardineshire / Re: Margaret Gove born around 1815
« on: Saturday 09 September 17 13:58 BST (UK)  »
I have a lot of Goves in my tree.
My Mother was Martha Begg Gove, and I have traced this line back to Thomas Gove, born in 1721 in St Cyrus. His father was also Thomas Gove.
The younger Thomas married Elizabeth Fife in St Cyrus in 1742. She was born in Benholm in 1723.
They had the following children
Christian b 1744
Thomas b 1746
John b 1750
Alexander b 1752
James b 1755
William b 1757
Elspet b 1763

My line comes through Alexander.

Any connection to your line?

Jim

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Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Female student in 1851? Gibson/Stronner St Vigeans.
« on: Saturday 20 May 17 21:41 BST (UK)  »
David Stronner was born in Dun according to what is on the 1881 census.  Dun is not far from both Montrose and inverkelior, so they could well be related.  Unfortunately, I don't know who his father was.

He married Susan Robert on 8th July 1837 in Arbuthnott, Kincardineshire.
As far as I've been able to make out from census records, they had the following children -
John, Helen, Robert, Wilemina, David, James & Lavinia.

John was born in Arbuthnott, and was a Shipwright in Montrose. He married Jane Dunn on 31st December 1873 in Montrose.
Their children were Susan Jane, David, Alexina & Robert.

That's really the total of my information for them, but as you say, Stronner is not exactly a common name, so I'm sure ther must be a link there somewhere.

Jim

Was just going to reply again having checked the censuses. I think your David is a different branch, there probably is a link as you say but I think that link happens a little too far back for us to check sadly.

Could be a generation back than what I have. It seems like the David born in Dun family potentially didn't register the baptisms/didn't have them baptised which makes things more difficult unfortunately.

I'll let you know if I find anything else though. The Stronners are a relatively new discovery for me so I may uncover more.

Jill

Jill
You are probably right in that proving a link will be difficult.  Good luck with your searches, and I'll keep a lookout for any messages.

Jim

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Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Female student in 1851? Gibson/Stronner St Vigeans.
« on: Saturday 20 May 17 21:21 BST (UK)  »
David Stronner was born in Dun according to what is on the 1881 census.  Dun is not far from both Montrose and inverkelior, so they could well be related.  Unfortunately, I don't know who his father was.

He married Susan Robert on 8th July 1837 in Arbuthnott, Kincardineshire.
As far as I've been able to make out from census records, they had the following children -
John, Helen, Robert, Wilemina, David, James & Lavinia.

John was born in Arbuthnott, and was a Shipwright in Montrose. He married Jane Dunn on 31st December 1873 in Montrose.
Their children were Susan Jane, David, Alexina & Robert.

That's really the total of my information for them, but as you say, Stronner is not exactly a common name, so I'm sure ther must be a link there somewhere.

Jim

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Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Female student in 1851? Gibson/Stronner St Vigeans.
« on: Saturday 20 May 17 15:38 BST (UK)  »
Liviani,
I see you have Stronner in your tree.  My Grandmother was Susan Jane Stronner, born 1881 in Montrose.  She was the daughter of John Stronner (1854-1923) and Jane Dunn (1851-1890).
John Stronner was the son of David Stronner (1810-1886) and Susan Robert (1816-1883).

Does this fit in with your Stronners anywhere?

Jim

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Aberdeenshire / Re: Uniform Query
« on: Saturday 20 May 17 14:26 BST (UK)  »
Can I suggest you show this picture on http://www.shipsnostalgia.com

There is a forum on there for maritime family history research, and there are a lot of former sailors there, me included, who have detailed knowledge of various company uniforms. I have to say though, that it's not one I recognise.

Jim

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Aberdeenshire / Re: Bruce, Crighton, Fyvie, Mutch
« on: Saturday 20 May 17 14:14 BST (UK)  »
My Wife's G-G Grandparents were John Mutch & Eliza Buchan.
Their Daughter Elspet Chrighton Mutch (1870 - 1952) Married Alexander Leith (1864 - 1921) at Udny in 1891.
Their Daughter Williamina Munro Leith (1908 - 1983) Married John McKenzie (1902 -1957) at Belhelvie in 1930

Any information you could share round this line would be much appreciated, as I've just got the bare bones outlined above

My Wife's middle names are Williamina Leith by the way.

Jim

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Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Jute Mills & Iron Works Dundee
« on: Monday 02 February 15 09:17 GMT (UK)  »
Update-

Had a look on Google maps streetview, and it seems lawside works has been partially demolished and housing built in it's place. The remaining part is also now converted to flats.

I hardly recognised the place!

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Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Jute Mills & Iron Works Dundee
« on: Sunday 01 February 15 19:16 GMT (UK)  »
Just to add my wee bit to the Lawside works story. 

If you look at the 1941 map, you will see to the left of Lawside works that there is a Rockwell works. This was owned by the Boase Spinning Company, and I served my apprenticeship as an electrician there from 1964 to 1968.
Lawside works was part of the South Mills group, which also included Boase Spinning Company, and as part of my apprenticeship, I spent some time in Lawside works as well!

The Last time I was in Dundee was a few years ago, and Rockwell works was completely demolished and housing built in it's place. Lawside works seemed to still be in use at that time, but I can't say what's there now.

The other 2 mills which were in the South Mills group were Garden works in Benvie road, which is also now housing, and South Mills itself, which is still standing, but has been converted to flats.

I left Dundee in 1969 to join the Merchant Navy, and I haven't worked in that city since.


Hope this is of some interest to you guys.

Jim

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Kincardineshire / Re: Benholm Kirkyard & OPR
« on: Thursday 25 September 14 14:23 BST (UK)  »
Leon,
We must be related somewhere along the line.
My Mother was Martha Begg Gove (1911-2000)
Her parents were Munro Gove (1872- 1950) & Bridget Watt
Munro's parents were
Andrew Gove (1841-1931) & Martha Begg
Andrew's parents were
Andrew Gove (1810-1902) & Mary Ann Strachan
Andrew's parents were
James Gove ( b 1776) & Isabella Watson
James's parents were
Alexander Gove (b 1752) & Ann Edward
Alexander's Parents were
Thomas Gove (b 1721) & Elizabeth Fife
Thomes's father was another Thomas gove

All from St Cyrus, Johnshaven, Benholm area.


Any of this fit with your tree?

Jim

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