On 12 August

Just one today – a Hutcheon ancestor who married a blacksmith and lived in Aberdeen.

12 August 1830
Baptism of Isabel Willox at Lonmay, Aberdeenshire, daughter of my gggg aunt Ann Hutcheon and William Willox. She is with her parents and siblings in 1841 at Lonmay, but is not with them in 1851: I think she’s the Isabella Willots age 20 born Lonmay who’s a servant in Old Machar for John Munro, a superintendent of taxes. On 20 March 1856 she married George Park at Crimond, and gave birth to a daughter named Ann Hutcheon Park in Fraserburgh later that year. The 1861 census see Isabella Parke age 29, a blacksmith’s wife, with daughter Ann at 44 Fish Cross Street, Fraserburgh – no sign of husband George so it looks as if he was working away somewhere, but I haven’t found him and wonder if he could have been at sea. Isabel and George had another child born in Fraserburgh, then from 1865 their children were born in Aberdeen, though I haven’t been able to find the family in the 1871 census. In 1881 they are at 50 Jasmine Terrace, Aberdeen, which is close to the docks – George Park is a fireman blacksmith and they have 3 children with them, so it looks as if not all their children survived childhood. Isabella Park ms Willox died in 1882 age 52, her death registered in Aberdeen. Her husband remarried to a widow with children.

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