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Aberdeenshire Lookup Requests / Re: Stills Buildings, Kintore - Mary Robertson
« on: Friday 27 September 13 10:23 BST (UK)  »
Sorry, Mum couldn't remember. She was 3 when they moved there in 1921. She vaguely remembered the name Mary Robertson, but I'm afraid that name could have come from anywhere during her long life.

I showed her the picture but she did not recognise the girls, but she had cataracts in both eyes and was finding it difficult to see any detail.

She died peacefully in her sleep 10 days ago, so I won't be able to extract any more stories from her, which is a pity. We never start soon enough!

Aberdeenshire Lookup Requests / Re: Stills Buildings, Kintore
« on: Thursday 22 August 13 22:17 BST (UK)  »
High KBG

I spoke to her about it today, having the picture. She remembers the ground floor tenants, Bob and Jessie Milne, as they had a Pomeranian, and Jessie walked it round the communal drying green. Mrs Morrison lived in the middle on the same side as my mother, who was a little girl at the time. The Strachans lived in the middle tenement on the other side.  The owners, the Stills, visited occasionally, but did not live there permanently. They show in the valuation roll for 1915.  I'll try to see if she remembers a wedding taking place.  She was more interested in the hen wifies who plucked the chickens and the "tarry engine" that came to fill the holes in the road, however!


Aberdeenshire Lookup Requests / Re: Stills Buildings, Kintore
« on: Thursday 22 August 13 18:26 BST (UK)  »
Fantastic, thanks - when my mother saw the picture she told me who lived there in the early 1920's and this started a good reminiscence.


Aberdeenshire Lookup Requests / Re: Stills Buildings, Kintore
« on: Wednesday 21 August 13 12:37 BST (UK)  »
Wonder if anyone could tell me where 'Stills Buildings, Kintore' were or maybe still are. Also is there any website or publication that may have a picture of them?

Many thanks


I can't find anything either. My mother lived in the top floor of the tenement in 1921 and describes the following:
"At the head of the perforated iron stair was a small platform, in which stood a large iron sink with a single cold water tap. This was the communal water supply for the tenement houses above the stair and it was from this platform, using the sink as a stand for our chipped crockery mugs, that we launched our beautiful bubbles... [We] vied with each other to see whose would go furthest, whose was the biggest and who would even be fortunate enough to see one of our beautiful missiles land with a plot on the unsuspecting head of the hotel maid as she crossed the "close" en route for the byre to do the milking"
I'm guessing it was near the Kintore Arms - she also mentions commercial travellers in that connection. I suspect it no longer exists. You can do a search by place on the 1915 Valuation Rolls using Scotlandspeople (ppv). Select Aberdeen, then Kintore. Ignore names - enter Stills Buildings under Place. The 1911 Census will give an idea of where it was as well.

Aberdeenshire / Re: Finnies, Inverkeithney, Belhelvie
« on: Monday 31 December 12 16:46 GMT (UK)  »
Marriage record gives the names of the parents of both parties. The ages are given as 20 for John Finnie and 25 for Barbara Shearer. Note, however, that Barbara was illiterate - her "mark" was witnessed rather than her signature, and it likely that she did not have a clear idea of her date of birth (or she preferred as many of us do, not to admit our ages). Unless 2 Barbaras were born to William Shearer and Jane Adam, however, the date is correct. See Scotlandspeople (ppv) for both marriage and baptism records.


Aberdeenshire / Re: Finnies, Inverkeithney, Belhelvie
« on: Monday 31 December 12 15:59 GMT (UK)  »
Hi colincam

I have 13 too - Margaret and Mary were twins, and Mary Finnie "died suddenly No medical attendant" on 30 June 1856. I have two Peters, the first, for whom I can find no baptism, is on the 1851 census (2nd page) at ?months of age, and he may have died as Mary did? Another Peter appears on the 1861 census, aged  2 years. I can't find a baptism for Francis but his birth year is confirmed by his death in Sept 1924, aged 82, and first marriage at 1862, aged 20. Fun, isn't it!

PS - just noted your request - the birth in Drumblade is of Brenda Shearer who married John Finnie in 1864. The layout comes from a genealogy report in my tree.


Aberdeenshire / Re: Finnies, Inverkeithney, Belhelvie
« on: Monday 31 December 12 13:04 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Tiv
I only have 7 or 8 children for Francis Finnie & Jane Hay namely William b 1837, James b 1840, John b 1844, Anne b 1846, Mary &/or Margaret b 1856, Peter b 1858 & Robert b 1861. You say they had 10 children. Can you tell who the others were and when they were born etc?
For your information my great grandfather's brother (Peter Rae) married Anne in 1875.

My information comes from censuses so dates are approximate - lakeview has 12 children and I notice that William doesn't appear in the 1851 census; he'd be working by then so I didn't pick him up. I don't have Robert either, so I'll have to tidy up my tree!

Children of FRANCIS FINNIE and JANE HAY are:
i.   JAMES FINNIE, b. 24 Mar 1840, Inverkeithnie; d. 10 Jan 1927, Gullymill Street, Macduff.
ii.   FRANCIS FINNIE, b. Abt. 1842, Inverkeithnie.
iii.   JOHN FINNIE, b. 3 Mar 1844, Inverkeithnie; m. BARBARA SHEARER, 6 Aug 1864, Church of Forgue; b. 2 Oct 1836, Drumblade.
iv.   ANN FINNIE, b. Abt. 1847, Inverkeithnie.
v.   ALEXANDER FINNIE, b. Abt. 1849, Inverkeithnie.
vi.   PETER FINNIE, b. Abt. 1851, Inverkeithnie.
vii.   JANE FINNIE, b. Abt. 1853, Inverkeithney.
viii.   GEORGE FINNIE, b. Abt. 1854, Inverkeithney.
ix.   MARGARET FINNIE, b. Abt. 1857, Inverkeithney; d. 10 Jan 1935, 11 Paterson Street, Macduff; m. PETER RIDDELL.
x.   PETER FINNIE, b. Abt. 1859, Inverkeithney.

Aberdeenshire / Re: Finnies, Inverkeithney, Belhelvie
« on: Sunday 30 December 12 13:06 GMT (UK)  »
John Finnie was one of the ten children of Francis Finnie and Jane Hay, so you should find a large number of kin in the North East of Scotland. My direct ancester in that family is James Finnie. The Deys are also prolific and my greatmother Finnie also married a Dey. John Finnie was born 1844, Barbara Shearer in 1836. They married 1864

I can now post a reply to your note!


One Name Studies: H to M / Re: McCHLERY (& variants), UK & Ireland, All dates
« on: Thursday 18 August 11 17:12 BST (UK)  »
Hi Trish

I see you are still working at the Wigtownshire McChlerys. Hi too to anyone else out there.

I'm not sure how up to date the Walton tree is on Ancestry, but I can add detail to the wife of Alexander McChlery, Isabella Taylor if you don't have it.  Still unable to trace a birth or baptism for him, but his mother (Jean Caughie) died in 1855, so there is a full roll of spouse, children, etc. Name of parents is confirmed by his death certificate of 1894. The Milroy comes from James Milroy, who was married to Margaret McChlery, possibly Robert McChlery's sister.

Wigtownshire's Old Kirkyards MIs show James Milroy, Margaret Mcchlery, Robert Mcchlery, varoius other McChlerys and Isabella Taylor, his mother. Lots more information on the stone, but too tired to try to disentangle the different generations. ::)


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