A double day due to my being “otherwise engaged” yesterday. Today includes the birth of my grandmother Helen McCrae, who gets a post with pictures of her own. And today there’s a birthday in Canada for Shannon who is 1 day and 111 years younger than her great grandmother.
10 August 1748
Birth of Elizabeth Matthew at Cruden, Aberdeenshire daughter of George Matthew, who is possibly the Elizabeth Matthew who married John Sangster at Cruden in 1774. If she was, then she’s my ggggg grandmother and the grandmother of William Fraser born illegitimate in 1805.
11 August 1833
Baptism of my ggg aunt Sarah Ann Green at Worsbrough, Yorkshire, daughter of William Green and Sarah Firth. Assumed she died in infancy as she’s in not with her parents in the 1841 census nor in the post-1837 death register. Her parents had another daughter they named Sarah born in 1850.
10 August 1867
Birth of Mary McGill Strachan at Kilmarnock, daughter of John Strachan and Christina Houston McGill and granddaughter of my ggg uncle Peter Strachan and Margaret Boyle. John and Christina had a daughter named Mary born in 1871 and there is no daughter Mary with them in the April 1971 census, so Mary born 1867 must have died in infancy.
10 August 1875
Birth of my grandmother Helen McCrae at 4 Dean Lane, Kilmarnock, daughter of John McCrae and Mary Ann McInairney – or McInerney, McNairnie or however you want to spell it. Helen is also called Ellen in the census, and in later life was known as Nelly. She died in 1944 in Cambuslang, Kilmarnock. See separate post for more details and pictures.
11 August 1986
Follower cousin Colin in Canada is celebrating the birthday of a granddaughter today. Happy birthday Shannon.