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Old Mill Refory 1871 Census Tarland, Aberdeen
« on: Sunday 15 November 20 01:09 GMT (UK) »
I am guessing that "Refory" relates to Reformatory.  Does anyone have access to records pertaining to this institution?
Have a Harry Farquharson aged 16 yrs on census (along with many many others).  Said he was a 'Farm Serv".  Would like to see any more details about him.

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Re: Old Mill Refory 1871 Census Tarland, Aberdeen
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Re: Old Mill Refory 1871 Census Tarland, Aberdeen
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 15 November 20 03:04 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if this was Harry?

Aberdeen Press and Journal 20 November 1867

Juvenile Offence - On Thursday  Harry Farquharson, a boy of 12 or 13 from Meanecht, was brought before Sherriff Thomson for theft of some clothing from Cairnhill.  He admitted the offence and was sentanced ten days in jail and five years in the reformatory


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Re: Old Mill Refory 1871 Census Tarland, Aberdeen
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 15 November 20 03:21 GMT (UK) »
Quite possibly.  I was hoping to find some mention of an offence but wasn't too sure how to access any records.  I went onto British Newspapers Archives but found nothing. I haven't a sub but I took a look anyway.  Hey; quite excited about this.  Could indeed be him.

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Re: Old Mill Refory 1871 Census Tarland, Aberdeen
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 15 November 20 03:22 GMT (UK) »
Could this be Harry in 1861  Living at Commercial Inn  Tarland

Jane Pirie    52   Wife of labourer b Tarland
Mary Gray    24  Daughter
John Mitchell    10  Son
Hary C Farquharson    5  Grandson b Tarland

Added - The newspaper report was from FindMyPast

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Re: Old Mill Refory 1871 Census Tarland, Aberdeen
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 15 November 20 03:34 GMT (UK) »
Trying to work those relationships out but it probably is him.  The C perhaps stands for Calder as he called himself Harry Calder Farquharson in New Zealand when he married in 1894.  Up til now it hasn't been easy to find anything on him.  But slowly getting there.  I'll have to find what Jane's maiden name was and check marriages.  Once again, the surnames don't match as daughter is known as a 'Gray' and son is a 'Mitchell'. 


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Re: Old Mill Refory 1871 Census Tarland, Aberdeen
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 15 November 20 03:51 GMT (UK) »
I've picked up John Mitchel born 2/5/1852 Aberdeen to Jane Scott and John Mitchell. 
I don't know where the name Pirie comes in.  Still looking.

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Re: Old Mill Refory 1871 Census Tarland, Aberdeen
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 15 November 20 03:59 GMT (UK) »
Came across this family in 1851 with Jane as a Gray and widow  but no daugter Mary  :-\

Jane   Gray   Widow 40   1811   Pauper   Tarland, Aberdeenshire
Ellen   Gray   Daughter   12   Tarland, Aberdeenshire
Johanna   Gray   Daughter   9   Tarland, Aberdeenshire
Lewis Gray   Son   5   Tarland, Aberdeenshire
N K   Gray   Son   0 Tarland, Aberdeenshire

Can't see a baptism/birth for Harry

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Re: Old Mill Refory 1871 Census Tarland, Aberdeen
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 15 November 20 04:14 GMT (UK) »
I think this is the death of Jane Pirie in 1862 in Tarland which lists her as the widow of Alex Gray and married to James Pirie