On 30 August

Today: an early Sangster, a Strachan descendant who migrated to Australia, and a Strachan descendant who I haven’t researched beyond 1901.

30 August 1788
Birth of my ggggg aunt Barbara Sangster at Cruden, Aberdeenshire, daughter of John Sangster and Elizabeth Matthew and sister of Janet Sangster, mother of the illegitimate William Fraser.

30 August 1874
Birth of Alexander Inglis at Dreghorn, Ayrshire son of Alexander Inglis and Janet Strachan and great grandson of my gggg uncle Peter Strachan and Mary Monroe. In 1881 he is at Kames Row, Muirkirk with his parents and siblings, his father and older brother stone miners. In 1887 the family migrated to Australia, arriving in Brisbane on 6 April 1887. A researcher on Ancestry has Alexander marrying Isabella Alexander at Brisbane in 1902 and having 5 children, with a 1952 death in Brisbane.

30 August 1889
Birth of John Strachan Tait at Parker’s Land, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, illegitimate son of Andrew Tait and Mary Strachan and great grandson of my ggg uncle Peter Strachan and Margaret Boyle. In 1891 John S Tait is with his grandparents, John and Christina Strachan, at Gatehead Road, Kilmaurs and his mother Mary is working as a servant to Andrew Hamilton, a diaryman of Kilmarnock. Mary Strachan married John McVie in 1894 at Kilmaurs, and in 1901 they are at Low Road, St Quivox with 5 children, the eldest John Strachan Tait.

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