An early Ayrshire Logan ancestor I’ve been unable to trace further than her birth, and an Aberdeenshire Fraser ancestor who died when trampled on by a horse.
23 July 1780
Birth of my gggg aunt Jean Logan at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, daughter of James Logan and Sarah Weir. Unfortunately, Jean Logan is a common name so it’s impossible to work out which, if any, of the marriages in that area at the time could be her.
23 July 1833
Baptism of Alexander Fraser at Cruden, son of John Fraser and Anne Reid. He was the younger brother of the Robert Fraser who was next door neighbour to my ggg grandfather William Fraser and is, I suspect, descended from the Donald Fraser who was the father of the William Fraser who illegitimately begat my ggg grandfather. Alexander worked as a farm servant in Ellon, Logie Buchan, Foveran, Peterhead and Udny, married Margaret Mutch and had 7 children, and died sometime in 1872. As he died at only 37 I spent some credits downloading his death certificate, and discovered he’d died from injuries sustained when trampled on by a horse. Not a good way to go. He left his widow with a lot of young children, so it is no surprise that in 1881 she was taking in boarders.