29 September

Still trying to catch up and hopefully, given a miserable, rainy day outside, I should be able to get a fair bit of catching up done today. For the 29th there is a possible Haddow ancestor going back to 1734, my gggg grandfather Alexander Hutcheon, a Strachan who migrated to Niagara Falls, a Strachan descendent who migrated to Australia, and a Fraser descendent who moved to England.

29 September 1734

Birth or baptism of Margaret Harvie at Stevenston, daughter of Robert Harvie and Isabel Howie. This may well be the Margaret Hervey who married James Haddow and was the grandmother of my gg grandfather John Haddow, who married Amelia Murphie.

29 September 1777
Possible baptism of my gggg grandfather Alexander Hutcheon at Longside, son of James Hutcheon. There are two baptisms that could be the right Alexander, one in Longside and one at Old Deer, but given the locations the Longside one is the more likely. If it right then Alexander was born at Faichfield, which is to the east of Longside village, and was the son of Jsames Hutcheon, with no mother named on the baptism record. He next appears in the Longside records in 1800 when he and Agnes Bruce were compeared by the Kirk Session so being “with child in uncleanness”. The kirk session minutes says Alexander was a tailor of Mains of Kinmundie and Agnes was of Parkhill, which is close to Faichfield. They were fined ten shillings each, which was a lot of money in those days, and were married on 26 July 1800 at Longside. They had 10 children, all baptised at Longside, and then in 1820 Alexander died: there is a burial entry for 22 April 1820 at Longside for Alex. Hutcheon age 45 husband of Agnes Bruce of Innervedie.

29 September 1865
Birth of Andrew Strachan at Saltcoats, Ayrshire, son of Robert Strachan and Ann Bain and great grandson of my gggg uncle Robert Strachan and Jean Kelly. Andrew is with his family at Auchenharvie Row, Saltcoats in 1871 and 1881, and became a coal miner. His father died in 1882 and by 1891 Andrew had married Maggie and was living in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, although they returned to Ayrshire not long afterwards. By 1901 they had had at least 7 children, 6 of who were still living. According to a posting on the internet, Maggie died not long after the 1901 census was taken, and Andrew remarried in 1902 to widow Jeanie Steel and they had a four more children. In 1910 Andrew’s daughter Elinor, age 14, is on a passenger list going to Canada and gives her nearest relative as her father Andrew Strachan of Rocky Knowe, Saltcoats. He lost two sons in WW1. In 1923 Andrew, Jeanie and most of their surviving children migrated to Canada and settled at Niagara Falls. Andrew Strachan died there in 1929 of colon cancer at the age of 63, and had been working as a janitor.

29 September 1871
Thomas Inglis was born at Hurlford, Ayrshire, son of Alexander Inglis and Janet Strachan and great grandson of my gggg unbcle Peter Strachan and Mary Monroe. The Inglis family migrated to Australia in 1887, when Thomas was 15, and lived in Brisbane. Thomas married Sarah McLachlan and died in Brisbane in 1948. Thanks to Ed in Australia for the information.

29 September 1979 (born about 1895)
Mary Margaret Johnston was born at Ardallie, Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, daughter of my half gg aunt Catherine Fraser and Andrew Gibb Johnston. Mary age 5 is with her family at Easter Pettymarcus, Ardallie, Old Deer in 1901, her father a horseman. By 1911 the family have moved to Aberdeen and are living at Ann Street, Rosemount: Mary age 15 is a domestic servant and her father Andrew is a carter for the railway. According to a tree on Ancestry Mary married Ernest Whiteman, had children and died in 1979 at Coventry, England.

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