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Europe / Re: What has happened to Genlias?
« on: Thursday 03 April 14 11:26 BST (UK)  »
Genlias was brilliant.  I am so sad it has gone, the new replacement site does not work at all well for me.    anyone think the same or is it just me?

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Aberdeenshire / Re: James Strachan shoemaker Aberdeen
« on: Friday 25 October 13 16:54 BST (UK)  »
i have no death year for Bell Adams,  I searched for an Isobel Adams but came up with none that fitted the bill.   Bell Adams was the name given as the other on Margaret's death registration in 1865, November.

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Aberdeenshire / Re: James Strachan shoemaker Aberdeen
« on: Friday 25 October 13 16:52 BST (UK)  »
one registration of the marriage calls it Banchory Ternan (that is what SP call it, there is no mention in the actual handwritten bit) and the marriage registered in Old Machar, says that Margaret is from Banchory Devinick.   are they very different places?

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Aberdeenshire / Re: James Strachan shoemaker Aberdeen
« on: Friday 25 October 13 16:38 BST (UK)  »
i agree with all you said about Margaret Adams and her siblings.  Several descendants have published trees and have information about this family who farmed at Easter Beltie.   it was on Margaret Strachan or Adams' death record on 17th November 1865, this is her and I have her will, that the record states that the informant is John Strachan (her son) and her parents were William Adams(farmer) and Bell Leighton.   but I can't find anything for a marriage between two people of this name, but the surname Leighton, corresponds with everything else I find about this family.   Jane Leighton herself had had a sibling, a Isobel born in 1771 but there is nothing more about an Isobel so I presume she died and I wondered if Jane had been given this name as a pet name or middle name, and used it.  However, I have looked up the deaths of Margaret siblings and on their records, father is William Adams farmer and mother jane Leighton or Lighton . . .   

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Aberdeenshire / Re: James Strachan shoemaker Aberdeen
« on: Friday 25 October 13 07:54 BST (UK)  »
thank you. I believe that the Gordon's Hospital School provided for the education of sons and grandsons of Bugesses of the Aberdeen Trades Guild, of which James Strachan was Dean. there will have been bursaries I suppose.  this Guild  also provided a widow's pension for Margaret when he died, at the early age of 46, leaving her with 4 young boys, in 1842, so he was not in the 1851 census.  I believe she was born in Kincardine O'Neil which was, according to SP in the Aberdeen county.  but if james was born outside that county, he could have still been born somewhere near her.   I need to look at an old county map!

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Aberdeenshire / Re: James Strachan shoemaker Aberdeen
« on: Thursday 24 October 13 20:58 BST (UK)  »
thank you.   yes they had these 6.  Jane died as a baby.  I think Margaret's mother was Jane Leighton, though on hr death record, disappointingly she is called "bell" but I am still going with Jane as I have found this family's history and can find no trace of a Isobel leighton marrying a William Adam.   anyway, that's another thing . . . back to husband James.  Their 2 sons, William and james were at the Gordon's school in Aberdeen.   David had died so only John and Robert were at home.  he also died. John James and William survived and grew to adulthood.  John also became a shoe maker in Aberdeen.

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Aberdeenshire / Re: James Strachan shoemaker Aberdeen
« on: Thursday 24 October 13 20:35 BST (UK)  »
It is registered in Old Machar presumably because that is where he was living at the time  of his marriage, Windmillbrae. sadly this record gives no clue as to his origins either.   He moved into 27 Virginia St in 1827 and next door lived a George Strachan,  maybe this is his brother. . .   

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Aberdeenshire / Re: James Strachan shoemaker Aberdeen
« on: Thursday 24 October 13 20:22 BST (UK)  »
ah, I just have the one from Banchory, where Margaret Adm was the school mistress.  I didn't think of looking at the other one.  I didn't realise a marriage could be registered in 2 places and didn't think to look at the other!  here goes . .

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Aberdeenshire / Re: James Strachan shoemaker Aberdeen
« on: Thursday 24 October 13 20:16 BST (UK)  »
how big an area does the "county " cover? 

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