On 29 April

Five births today, but I know very little about all of them. There is always more research to do!

29 April 1781
Mary Alexander, my ggggg aunt, was born at Bourtie, Aberdeenshire, daughter of James Alexander and Helen Burgess. She was the sister of Helen Alexander who married Peter Watt, and who were the great grandparents of Helen Hay, the first wife of William Fraser and the mother of my grandfather James Fraser.

29 April 1810
Baptism of Sarah Green at Worsbrough, daughter of John Green, a bleacher, and his wife Mary. Sarah weas the granddaughter of my ggggg grandparents Joseph Gren and Alice Rock, but I haven’t yet researched her any fuirther.

29 April 1837
Birth of James Findlay at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire son of David Findlay and Susannah Strachan and grandson of my gggg uncle Peter Strachan. Unfortunately there’s very little to say as he died in infancy.

29 April 1847
Birth of James Findlay at Dundonald, Ayrshire also son of David Findlay and Susannah Strachan. He died at the age of 15 at Riccarton. Quite weird that the two James’s should be born exactly 10 years apart.

29 April 1933
My half grand uncle Thomas Fraser married Margaret Scott Tocher Gibb at the Manse of Cruden, Aberdeenshire. He was a marine labourer at the time his marriage. Thomas died in 1978 at Ellon, and his widow lived until she was 90.

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