23 September

Just two today: a Morgan named after the local doctor, and a Strachan descendent who died at age 2.

23 September 1817
Birth of Nathaniel Laurence Morgan at Longside, Aberdeenshire, son of my ggggg aunt Isabel Sangster and Peter Morgan. Nathaniel was named after the son of the local doctor! He’s proved rather tricky to research, but he appears to have married three times. I can’t find him in the 1841 census, but in December 1841 he married Anne Irvine at Cruden, and they had a son Thomas Morgan born at Old Deer. Anne died and Nathaniel may have then married Isabella Knox at Cruden in 1846, who also died. In 1850 he then married Helen Milne at Cruden. He is in the 1851 census at Kinloch, St Fergus, Banffshire, a farm servant, with wife Helen, a stepson, and son Thomas. In 1861 his wife Helen, a ploughman’s wife, is at Main Street, Old Deer with 87 year old Isabella McGilloway but Nathaniel can’t be found. There is no sign of any children. In 1871 Nathaniel and Helen are at Main Street, Old Deer along with Helen Morgan, their 10 year old granddaughter, daughter of Thomas: Nathaniel is an agricultural labourer. They are still in Old Deer in 1881 and still have their granddaughter Helen with them. Nathaniel Morgan, day labourer and widower of Helen Milne, died in February 1888 at Broad Street, Peterhead, at the home of his stepson Alexander Insch.

23 September 1867
Birth of Janet Thompson King at Irvine, Ayrshire, daughter of my gg aunt Jean (Jane) Strachan and James King. Janet King died age 2 in 1869 at Irvine.

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2 responses to “23 September

  1. Judy; Another entry for Sept.23rd. Born on this day in 1938, my brother
    William Allister Aitken Harper, died July 5th,2008 from a heart attack. I will forward more directly via email. keep up the good work. Colin.

    • Thanks for that Colin. I didn’t have Bill’s birth date, only the year, so have now added it to me tree. I didn’t know his full name either, and see he was named after Aunt Nell’s son. Do give my regards to Bill’s children next time you’re in touch.

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