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Moray (Elginshire) / Re: Gordon/McAndie
« on: Tuesday 03 November 20 23:15 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Mrs Aird, I have been researching the McKandie family and Annie McKandie is my great aunt. Helen McKandie is my grandmother and she was married to John Reid my grandfather. They moved from Knockando to Dufftown about 1925. I have a photo of Annie. Hilary
Would love to see pic

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Moray (Elginshire) / Re: Gordon/McAndie
« on: Tuesday 03 November 20 23:13 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you so much, trying to update family tree info, been very neglectful of late.

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Moray (Elginshire) / Re: Gordon/McAndie
« on: Tuesday 03 November 20 22:19 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone tell me where Home Farm Aberlour was in 1914. Annie and James Gordonís first child Hamish was born there. Had a dreadful time finding his birth certificate his name was spelled wrong had it down as Hemish. Hamish died whilst serving with Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders as a POW of the Japanese on the infamous railway. His body was buried near to Railway but was later laid to rest in Kanchanburi War Cemetery in Thailand.

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Ross & Cromarty / Re: Place name - Kincardine parish - completed thanks
« on: Saturday 23 January 16 23:59 GMT (UK)  »
To be honest I have no idea, I know that one of the MacPhersons is listed on the census as a school teacher but have never looked in to the school side of things. If you are descended from the MacPhersons of Lubconich you must be related to my husband.

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I honestly have no idea. If I could find out about Jessie McKay Donalds mother it would be a start to trace him. She may of course have married again when she returned home to South Africa. Is there any other details re who that Donald's McPherson parents were? Thanks
just a thought I wonder if Jessie's given name was Janet

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South Africa / John McPherson DCM Lovat Scouts, his wife Jessie McKay, son Donald
« on: Sunday 05 April 15 01:01 BST (UK)  »
John McPherson went to south Africa with the Lovat Scouts during the Boer War. He was awarded the DCM in March 1901. He also was in the Imperial Yeomanry. His brother Alexander was in the South African Constabulary and is buried in the Municipal Cemetery at Heidleberg, having died in the Hospital there. John appears to have stayed in South Africa married a nurse called Jessie McKay and they had a son Donald who was about 18 months old when his father died in Dingwall Scotland having returned to enlist in the Seaforth Highlanders in WW1. He gave his occupation then as a miner. He died on the 30th March, 1915 of TB. Place of death on his death certificate is given as Ormadale Place, Dingwall (Ormidale I think). He was buried with his parents and some of his brothers and sisters at Croick Churchyard near Ardgay. I note that there is a commemoration for him on the South African War Graves website. Nothing is known of what happened to Jessie and Donald apart from the mention on the War Graves for this country that she was a Nurse Jessie MacKay from Johannesburg. Her name and Donald's is on the War Pension papers for John. It is believed she returned to South Africa with Donald. But I can find no one of their names on any passenger list. I can find no marriage certificate for John and Jessie nor a birth certificate or death certificate for Donald in Scotland. There is a Jessie MacKay sailed from London in 1926 on the SS Borda for the Cape and her occupation is a maternity nurse. Is she Jessie. In 2001 I was at Croick churchyard and the portion on the McPherson headstone relating to John had been freshly painted in black. Who did this was some of his descendents through Donald visiting his resting place. Can anyone help with at least a bit of my jigsaw puzzle. Thanking you in anticipation. A remembrance service was held on the 30th March this year At Croick to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death. It was very moving. Gone but not forgotten.

Also posted here -
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=717424.msg5611846#msg5611846

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Scotland / John McPherson and his Wife Jessie and son Donald
« on: Sunday 05 April 15 00:48 BST (UK)  »
John McPherson went to south Africa with the Lovat Scouts during the Boer War. He was awarded the DCM in March 1901. He also was in the Imperial Yeomanry. His brother Alexander was in the South African Constabulary and is buried in the Municipal Cemetery at Heidleberg, having died in the Hospital there. John appears to have stayed in South Africa married a nurse called Jessie McKay and they had a son Donald who was about 18 months old when his father died in Dingwall Scotland having returned to enlist in the Seaforth Highlanders in WW1. He gave his occupation then as a miner. He died on the 30th March, 1915 of TB. Place of death on his death certificate is given as Ormadale Place, Dingwall (Ormidale I think). He was buried with his parents and some of his brothers and sisters at Croick Churchyard near Ardgay. I note that there is a commemoration for him on the South African War Graves website. Nothing is known of what happened to Jessie and Donald apart from the mention on the War Graves for this country that she was a Nurse Jessie MacKay from Johannesburg. Her name and Donald's is on the War Pension papers for John. It is believed she returned to South Africa with Donald. But I can find no one of their names on any passenger list. I can find no marriage certificate for John and Jessie nor a birth certificate or death certificate for Donald in Scotland. There is a Jessie MacKay sailed from London in 1926 on the SS Borda for the Cape and her occupation is a maternity nurse. Is she Jessie. In 2001 I was at Croick churchyard and the portion on the McPherson headstone relating to John had been freshly painted in black. Who did this was some of his descendents through Donald visiting his resting place. Can anyone help with at least a bit of my jigsaw puzzle. Thanking you in anticipation. A remembrance service was held on the 30th March this year At Croick to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death. It was very moving. Gone but not forgotten.

Also posted here -
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=717426.msg5611853#msg5611853

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Meant to post only picture I have of Eliza and John

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Hi Ambly
your name on Rootschat made me think of Eliza and James Gibson's name of house - Amberley - just a thought
regards

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