On 28 and 29 July

The birthday of my grandmother, who deserves a post of her own. Plus some Scottish ancestors I haven’t fully researched due to there being a limit on how much I spend on the ScotlandsPeople web site – it’s a brilliant resource but if you don’t watch out you can spend an awful lot more than intended.

28 July 1806
Birth of Margaret Fraser at Cruden, Aberdenshire, daughter of Andrew Fraser and Jean Walker. Her father Andrew was the brother of the William Fraser I suspect was the father of my gggg grandfather William Fraser. Nothing else known at the moment.

28 July 1865
Birth of William Morgan at Longside, Aberdeenshire, son of William Souter Morgan and Jane (also Jean) Aitken and brother of my step great grandmother Helen Ann Morgan. He was born before his parents were married in August 1865, and is with them in 1871 at Lochside, Cruden, his father a farm servant. In 1881 William is working as a farm servant at Path Head, Cruden, and in 1888 married Elspet Forbes Noble at Cruden. Like many in the Morgan family he then became a quarry worker, and in 1891 is with his wife and 2 children with his wife’s parents at Green Street, Cruden – his father-in-law is a fisherman. By 1901 William, his wife and 6 children are in Nigg, by the docks in Aberdeen, and William is working as a marine engineer.

28 July 1866
Birth of Margaret Brown Findlay at Riccarton, Ayrshire, daughter of James Findlay and Mary Findlay. I;ve not researched her any further yet.

29 July 1894
Birth of my grandmother Clara Green at Spark Lane, Mapplewell, Yorkshire – and important person in my life so she’s getting a post of her own.

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2 responses to “On 28 and 29 July

  1. Judy – if you are ever in Kilmarnock, you can visit the Robert burns Centre and for £15 you can get a day of unlimited access to Scotland’s People – jut think how many searches you could do!

    • I know, and I keep thinking I need a trip to Kilmarnock. However, the money I’d save using ScotlandsPeople would get spent on hotels, petrol, meals, etc! Worth it though, and it is something I plan to do soon, as there are other records I can research up there that are not yet online. Plus see Crookedholm and Hurlford hopefully in decent weather, as last time I was there it snowed and was bitterly cold.

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