2 November

A Sangster ancestor from Cruden, Aberdeenshire today. The Sangsters are a complicated lot as there were so many of them in the Cruden area, and sorting them all out is by no means an easy task. And every time I research a side branch of the Frasers,Logans, Watts, etc., someone marries a Sangster!

2 November 1775

George Sangster was born at Cruden, Aberdeenshire, son of John Sangster but mother not named. I suspect he is my ggggg uncle, sister of Janet Sangster and uncle of illegitimate William Fraser. It’s difficult piecing things together before the census, but I suspect this could be the George Sangster who married Barbara Robertson at Cruden in 1809, which may not have been his first marriage. George and Barbara had George, James and William baptised in Cruden but may have had more, as in the 1841 census there is a Barbara Sangster at Brunthill, Cruden with Alexander Sangster age 20, an ag lab, and Barbara Sangster age 8. Brunhill is where Janet Sangster was living with her father John Sangster when her son William Fraser was born in 1805. Barbara Sangster age 8 is the illegitimate daughter of Mary Ann Morgan, who was the daughter of Janet’s sister Isabel who married Peter Morgan. So it all seems to fit. George Sangster must have died before 1841.

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