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Kincardineshire / Isabel Watson?
« on: Sunday 23 February 14 15:09 GMT (UK)  »
My G-G-G-Grandfather James Gove married Isabel/Isobel/Isabella (Various spellings I've found), Watson on 29th June 1799 in Benholm. I've found that James & his twin Brother John were babtised on 5th May 1776 also in Benholm.

I'm now trying to find out about Isabel. From Scotlands People I've found a possible Isabel Watson, b 27/8/1766 to Andrew Watson &  Elspit Falconer in Bervie.

I'm wondering if I've got the right Isabel, and how could I check?

Any Ideas??

(By concidence, I was also married on 29th June, and my name is James! How spooky is that?)

Kincardineshire / Re: History of Kincardineshire-book recommendation?
« on: Saturday 18 January 14 17:51 GMT (UK)  »
Have a look for "Portrait of a parish" which is all about St Cyrus, my birthplace.

Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Montrose newspapers 1836?
« on: Tuesday 19 November 13 20:18 GMT (UK)  »
I have an Andrew Gove & Mary Ann Strachan married on 14 December 1836 in Inverbervie, in my tree.
Not sure if there is any connection to your John Gove.

World War Two / Looking for Margaret Gove - WAAF - WW2
« on: Sunday 29 September 13 20:56 BST (UK)  »
My Mother's youngest Sister, Margaret Gove was in the WAAF during WW2. She died in the 1970's, and although I remember her well, I know nothing of her wartime service, where she was stationed, what she did Etc. Her parents were Munro Gove & Bridget Gove (MS Watt), and she was born in Kincardineshire, Scotland. She never married, and lived in Epsom, Surrey after the war.

Any ideas as to where I might get more information??


Kincardineshire / Re: Munro Gove
« on: Sunday 29 September 13 20:36 BST (UK)  »
Hi Dave,
I remember the cuckoo clock as well, and like you, I was fascinated with it as a young lad.
Who were your grandparents? I probably won't know them, but I possibly heard the names mentioned at some time.

Small world indeed!

Kincardineshire / Re: Johnshaven Cemetery - grave location.
« on: Sunday 29 September 13 20:28 BST (UK)  »
This is probably a bit of a long shot, but probably worth an email.

As you probably know, and apologies if I'm "Teaching Granny", Kincardinshire disappeared into Grampian Region sometime in the 1970's, and then when the next lot of reorganisation took place, it ended up in Aberdeenshire.  Much of the records of the former Kincardineshire now reside with the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire archives in Old Aberdeen.

It might be worth an email to to see if they have anything that would help in your search. They are a friendly lot, and it's amazing what they Do have!

Best of luck.

Kincardineshire / Re: Andrew Gove
« on: Tuesday 10 April 12 09:18 BST (UK)  »
Hi Alisan,

Yes, I'm related through Andrew, B 9 Dec 1841.

He married Martha Begg on 29 Dec 1866 in Inverbervie.

I haven't as yet sorted out all their family, but they had a son, Munro Gove, B 1  Aug 1872 in Kinneff.

Munro married Bridget Watt on 10 Dec 1897 in Stonehaven.

Munro & Bridget had 10 children.  My mother Martha Begg Gove being number 8, B 14 June 1911 in Marykirk.

Martha married David Wallace Irvine in 1943, and had a daughter, Margaret Gove Irvine soon after.  She was born extremely prematurely, and only lived 3 days.  She would probably have survived with today's technology, but in those days with a war going on, she died.

I was born on 27th July 1947 in St Cyrus, and caused my mother so much bother at my birth, she couldn't have any more children.  I'm James Munro Irvine

I can give you more information on my Mother's siblings if you are interested.  Mother passed away in 2000, and was the last surviving member of that generation.


Kincardineshire / Re: Andrew Gove
« on: Tuesday 10 April 12 08:36 BST (UK)  »
Thanks ev,

That's 11 now!

Kincardineshire / Re: Andrew Gove
« on: Monday 09 April 12 20:55 BST (UK)  »
Hi Grannie and Kukusprite,

I see that you have 12 and 11 children for Andrew & Mary.

I've only got 10, so who am I missing?

Here's the ones I've got -

Jessie B 29 Oct 1837
Alexander B 27 Oct 1839
Andrew B 9 Dec 1841 (My G-Grandfather)
Ann Fullerton B 6 Oct 1843
Mary Newman B 24 May 1845
Munro B 4 Aug 1847
John B 13 Sep 1849
Robina B 12 Aug 1851
Christina B 7 Feb 1853
Isabella B 12 Oct 1855

Any more information most welcome


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