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29 February and 1 March

There are two leap year babies on my tree – my gggg uncle Peter Strachan, and William Lamb born in Aberdeenshire. On 1 March there’s my ggg aunt Jessie Fraser who managed to bring 5 illegitimate children into the world.

29 February 1784
Birth of my gggg uncle Peter Strachan who was baptised on 7 March at Irvine, son of collier Thomas Strachan and Susannah Alexander. Peter would have been about 8 years old when the family moved to Gorbals, Lanakshire. There is a marriage of Peter Strachan and Elizabeth Strachan in 1804 at Gorbals, and there is also the baptism of Jean Strachan in 1805 at Gorbals to Peter Strachan and Catherine Calderwood. However, a Peter Strachan and Mary Monroe had children baptised in Riccarton parish from 1809, including a daughter called Susan, and in the 1841 census Peter Strachan age 55 and a coal miner, born Ayrshire, is with his wife Mary, four of their children and two lodgers, living in Croftfoot, Kilmarnock. Unfortunately it looks as if this Peter died before statutory registration in 1855, but he seems to be the most likely candidate for Thomas’s son Peter though it cannot be proven. No marriage record exists for Peter Strachan and Mary Monro but they had 10 childen, 8 of whom can be traced to adulthood. They were all coal miners or the wives of coal miners, and they all lived in Ayrshire except for one son who moved to Paisley, in Renfrewshire.

1 March 1834
Baptism of my ggg aunt Janet Fraser (known as Jessie) at Cruden, daughter of William Fraser and Christian Hutcheon. In 1841 she is with her her parents and siblings at Yonderton, which is where Mosside croft was located, and again in 1851 when she was 16. In 1854 she gave birth to an illegitimate daughter Mary Ann Matthew and in 1855 to an illegitimate son James Matthew – the father of them both was Thomas Matthew of Burnhead who was a wright and carpenter. I’ve no idea why he and Jessie did not marry, but continued to live nearby and married someone else. In 1856 Jessie had another illegitimate child named Margaret Pirie in the census, and an illegitimate son named Alexander Milne in 1859. In 1861 Jessie, still only aged 24, is working as an ag lab and living at Mosside croft with her parents, two siblings, her own 4 children, a child of one of her sisters, and the long term boarder. In 1870 her daughter Margaret Pirie, aged 16, married 38 year old Alexander Smith, a blacksmith of Cruden, and in 1871 Jessie is lliving with Alexander and Margaret at Burnthill Smithy Croft, along with Alexander’s aged father and his
daughter, and Jessie’s youngest son who is an apprentice blacksmith. On 1872 Jessie then gave birth to a fifth illegitimate child and took out a “an action relating to the paternity of a child … born June 20th 1872 against William Simpson shoemaker Peterhead, the Sherriff Court of Aberdeen & Kincardine (Peterhead District) on the 17th day of September 1872 found that the said child was the illegitimate child of the said Jessie Fraser and William Simpson”. In 1881 Jessie was working as a house maid to a farmer at Longside and had her youngest daughter with her. In 1891 she is at Damhead, Peterhead, living with her son James Milne and his wife and working as a domestic servant, and 1901 sees her at West Gask, Cruden, housekeeper to a farmer. By 1911 she is back living with her son James and his family and is listed as a storekeeper. Jessie Fraser died in 1915 at Peterhead.

29 February 1840
Birth of William Lamb, son of my gggg aunt Mary Hutcheon and Robert Lamb, who was baptised at Peterhead in April 1840 though he may have been born in Longside. In 1851 he is at Newseat, Peterhead with his parents and sister, his father working as an ag lab. The family are in Cuminstown, Monquhitter in 1851. In 1861 there is a William Lamb born in Peterhead working as a ship’s carpenter and lodging in Kingston near Urguhart, Moray which could well be him, but he then disappears from the records as I’ve not found anything further for him.

28 February

One of my Yorkshire gggg grandmothers’ today, a pair of Yorkshire twins, an Aberdeenshure Hutcheon/Hutchison who disappear from the records, and my nephew who lives in Australia.

28 February 1775
Baptism of my gggg grandmother Sarah Hattersley at Royston, Yorkshire, the daughter of John Hattersley of Carlton and Elizabeth Milner. She married carpenter William Senyer or Senior at Royston in September 1801, and they had 5 children baptised in Royston. Her husband William died in 1817 at age 45. The 1822 Bains Directory lists a Sarah Senior wheelwright living in Carlton, which may well be her. Sarah Senyer died in Carlton at age 59 and was buried in Royston in April 1834.

28 February 1802
Baptism of twins Joseph and John Green at Worsbrough, Yorkshire, sons of my ggggg uncle John Green and Mary Addey. It looks as though they did not survive infancy as nothing further can be found for them.

28 February 1867
Baptism of John Hutcheon at Cruden, son of my gggg uncle Keith Hutcheon and Ann McPherson and grandson of Alexander Hutcheon and Agnes Bruce. His father was a tailor and letter carrier who lived in Hatton, and John is with his parents and siblings in 1871 and 1881: in the latter, at age 14, he is an apprentice baker. In 1891 he’s a boarder at Old Meldrum, age 24 and a baker and after that he seems to disappear as I haven’t been able to find him in the available records.

28 February 1972
Happy birthday to my nephew in Australia!

27 February

In the 27th: Strachan twins who don’t seem to have survived childhood, a Booth from Aberdeenshire who worked for the railways, and a Fraser great uncle who was a marine labourer.

27 February 1821
Birth of my gggg uncle and aunt twins James and Elizabeth Strachan, children of John Strachan and Agnes Neilson, who were baptised at Riccarton on 4 March 1821. Nothing further can be found for either of them so the assumption is they died young.

27 February 1864 (born about 1842)
James Booth was the son of my gggg uncle James Booth and Jean Keith, and grandson of William Booth and Margaret Allan. (His aunt Isabella Booth married John Logan.) No baptism can be found, but according to his census entries he as born in about 1842 in Longside parish. James is with his parents and siblings at Nether Kinmundy, Longside in 1851, his father a labourer. In 1861 there are two census entries for a James Booth of the right age born Longside, both working as farm servants in Old Deer parish. On 27 February 1864 James married Margaret Kidd at Logie Buchan, and in 1871 they are in the village of New Maud with 2 children, James a railway wayman. By 1881 they have moved to Dyce and had 2 more children, and James is still a railway labourer. They are still in Dyce in 1891, James a stationary engine fireman, with 2 children still at home and a young relation of wife Margaret’s boarding with them. James Booth died in 1898, his occupation given as overseer of railway creosote works – he was 54 years old and died on an abdominal access and acute bronchitis.

27 February 1910
Birth of my great uncle Thomas Fraser at Hatton village, Aberdeenshire, son of William Fraser and his second wife Helen Ann Morgan. In 1911 Thomas is with his parents and siblings in Hatton, his father working as a cattleman on a farm. Shortly after his father took over Mosside Croft. where Thomas spent his childhood. My mother didn’t remember much about her uncle Thomas, but his marriage certificate from 1933 says he was a marine labourer and gives his address as Mosside. He married Margaret Scott Tocher Gibb and died in 1978 at Ellon.

26 February

A Neilson who I don’t know much about, a Haddow who married a Hunter, and a Strachan who was adopted.

26 February 1768
Baptism of my gggg uncle John Neilson at Govan, Lanarkshire, son of Walter Neilson and Agnes Hadden. The most likely marriage for him is to Jean Sheils in 1786 at Gorbals, as this couple named their eldest son Walter and their second daughter Agnes. Nothing else known, however.

26 February 1775
Birth of my gggg aunt Margaret Haddow at Irvine, daughter of James Haddow and Margaret Harvie. She married Robert Hunter on 1803 at Douglas, Lanarkshire and their first child was baptised at Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. They then moved to Stevenston, Ayrshire where they have 3 children baptised and 4 more for whom no baptism can be found. The 1819 census of Stevenston has Robert Hunter collier with wife Margaret Haddow and 7 children at Cow Roading, and they are there in 1822 with 6 children. Margaret Haddow seems to have died between 1833 and 1830 when Robert Hunter remarried.

26 February 1910
Birth of Elizabeth Black Strachan at Crookedholm, Ayrshire, daughter of my great uncle Colin Haddow Strachan and Agnes Porter, and granddaughter of Joseph Strachan and Jeannie Haddow. Her mother died just days after Elizabeth was born, and she was adopted by John and Mary Gibson, a childless couple living in Crookedholm. Adoption was informal in those days and not regulated by government agencies, so families were free to make their own arrangements. In the 1911 census Elizabeth is with the Gibsons at Main Road, Crookedholm with the surname Strachan, described as adopted daughter: John Gibson is a coal miner. Elizabeth’s father and older siblings are nearby at Mill Lane, Crookedholm. Elizabeth Black Strachan married William John Clark in 1926 at Kilmarnock.

21 and 22 February

Nothing on the 21st. On the 22nd there’s an Adam from Ayrshire who died at age 10, a Strachan from Ayrshire who also died young, and a Green who was born in Berkshire but lived in London.

22 February 1827
Birth of Francis Thomson Adam at Stevenston, Ayrshire, son of my ggg aunt Margaret Haddow and Francis Adam. He died in Stevenston in 1837, age 10.

22 February 1829
Birth of Samuel Strachan at Riccarton, Ayrshire, son of my gggg uncle Peter Strachan and Mary Monroe. As nothing else can be found for this Samuel, I assume he died young.

22 February 1835
Baptism of Louisa Green at Reading, Berkshire, daughter of m gggg uncle Samuel Green and Mary. In 1841 she is with her family at Baldwin Street, City Road, London where her father is a licensed victualler. In 1851, 16 year old Louisa is a house servant in John Street, Westminster, working for publican William Stables, his wife and children: her parents are not far away as they have moved to Westminster. Louisa and her sister Amelia are both working as barmaids in 1861 for Thomas Neal, licensed victualler, at Kings Road, Chelsea. She seems to have married house agent James Brett, as she is with him and a 4 year daughter in 1871 in Islington, but then can’t be found until 1901 when she is a visitor with her younger sister Amelia in Hammersmith. She died in 1907, her death registered at Islington.

19 and 20 February

All in Ayrshire: an early Marshall I can’t trace any further than his birth, a Haddoiw who died in infancy, a Haddow descendent who lived in Ardrossan, and a Strachan descendent who lost his mother on hour after he was born and migrated to Canada as a young adult.

20 February 1759
My gggg uncle Frances Marshall was baptised at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, son of Alexander Marshall and Agnes Gibson. They are several marriages of a Frances Marshall in Ayrshire at about the right time, but there’s nothing to link any of them with Frances born in 1759.

20 February 1830
Robert Haddow was baptised at Stevenston, Ayrshire, son of John Haddow and Amelia Haddow. He died in infancy and the Stevenston OPR has his burial in December 1830.

20 February 1864
Birth of Annabella Hill Lewis at Ardrossan, Ayrshire, daughter of my gg aunt Wilson Haddow and Morgan Lewis. Her father was a merchant seaman and was at sea when the 1871 census was taken, but Annabella (listed as Isabella) is with her mother and siblings a Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats. Her father died in 1872 at Hong Kong, of dysentery. In 1881 Bella is a servant at Kilbride, Bute, and then she married William Leckie at Ardrossan in 1883. In 1891 she is with her husband, a baker, 4 children and a servant at Princess Street, Ardrosson and the family is at Princess Lane, Ardrossan in 1901, by which time husband William is a shipyard labourer and they had 7 children. Annabella Leckie nee Lewis died at Ardrossan in 1946 at the age of 82.

19 February 1899
Birth of Robert Anderson at Academy Street, Hurlford, Ayrshire, son of my great aunt Amelia Strachan and Robert Anderson, and grandson of Joseph Strachan and Jeannie Haddow. Robert’s mother died one hour after the birth of Robert, and a year later his father remarried. In 1901 Robert, age 2, is at Academy Street with his father, stepmother and siblings. Robert migrated to Canada in August 1921, his arrival form giving his occupation as clerk and stating he was going to his uncle Adam Barbour of Toronto.

18 February

Today there’s a Strachan descendent who was a colliery overman, which is the man who is in charge of managing a pit and keeping the necessary records, and his sister who died of typhus in her 20s. In Aberdeenshire there are twins born to my gg grandfather, one who died in infancy and the other who had 2 daughters who sadly died before their mother.

18 February 1836
Birth or baptism of James Orr at Kilmarnock, son of James Orr and Mary Strachan, and grandson of my gggg uncle Peter Strachan and Mary Monroe. He is with his parents and siblings in Thirdpart, Kilmarnock in 1841 and his father is a coal miner. His mother died in the early 1840s and his father married Jean Hill in 1844. In 1851 the family are at Portland Row, Hurlford and 15 year old James is a coal miner. In 1861 he’s still at Portland Row but is boarding with his aunt Agnes Strachan, widow of Robert Holland: his father is just a few doors away. In 1861 he married Mary McEvoy and moved to Kilbirnie Station, Dalry in about 1865, and are there in 1871 with 4 children. According to the birthplaces of their children they then moved to Galston and Loudon but were in Springhill Row, Dreghorn in 1881 with 3 children still at home plus a boarder. They are still at Springhill Row in 1891 with 2 adult children, wife Mary’s mother and a boarder. James Orr was a colliery overman in 1901 and had moved to Overton Row, Dreghorn, and had his wife and a granddaughter with him.

18 February 1866 (born about 1840)
Mary Orr, brother of James (above) was born at Kilmarnock in about 1840 though no baptism record can be found, daughter of James Orr and Mary Strachan, and grandson of my gggg uncle Peter Strachan and Mary Monroe. She is with his parents and siblings in Thirdpart, Kilmarnock in 1841 and her father is a coal miner. Her mother died in the early 1840s and his father married Jean Hill in 1844. In 1851 the family are at Portland Row, Hurlford and 10 year old Mary is at school. In 1861 she’s still at Portland Row with her family, and is a sewer, most probably of muslin embroidery. In 1860 she gave birth to illegitimate daughter but married the father Thomas Rea in 1862 and had 2 more children, though one died in infancy. Mary Rea nee Orr died on 18 February 1866 at Hurlford age 26, of typhus fever.

18 February 1869
Birth of my twin half gg aunts Jessie and Margaret Fraser at Dudwick, Ellon, daughter of farm servant Alexander Fraser and his second wife Margaret Booth. Margaret died at 5 days old but Jessie survived and is at Fortrie, Ellon with her parents and siblings in 1871. In 1881 she is at Mosside croft, Hatton, which her father had taken on after the death of Jessie’s grandfather William Fraser. She is at Mosside in 1891, unmarried and a domestic servant. In 1897 she had an illegitimate daughter named Catherine Milton, so the assumption is the father’s surname was Milton: the birth certificate says the baby was born in Ellon but gives Mosside as Jessie’s domicile. Jessie and her daughter are at Mosside in 1901, and in 1906 Jessie gave birth to an illegitimate daughter named Alexandrina Forsyth at Mosside, and the birth certificate gives the father as William Forsyth farm servant of Craighead, Old Deer. Jessie’s father died in February 1911 and in the 1911 census Jessie and her 2 children ate at Mosside with Jessie’s widowed mother and 2 children of Jessie’s sisters. At some point after that she moved to Aberdeen, lived at 43 Hutcheon Street and worked as a charwoman and became very religious. Her eldest daughter married in 1919, but tragedy struck as daughter Alexandrina died in 1924 and daughter Catherine died in 1927. Jessie Fraser died in December 1929 at Woodend Hospital of carcinoma, and the informant was her nephew John Michael.

17 February

A popular day today: a Haigh from Yorkshire who became a banksman at the coal mine at Temple Newsam; a Strachan from Ayrshire who died of typhoid fever; a Simpson from Yorkshire who became a coal miner at Monk Bretton; and a Watt descendent from Aberdeenshire who migrated to USA and lived in Vinalhaven.

17 February 1799
Baptism of my ggggg uncle Benjamin Haigh at Royston, Yorkshire, son of Joseph Haigh and Ann Savile. In 1817 he married Sarah Ward at Whitkirk, which is now considered a suburb of Leeds. In 1841 Benjamin is an ag lab at Newsam Green and he and Sarah have 6 children. They were to remain at Newsam Green for the rest of their lives. By 1851 Benjamin is a colliery labourer and he and Sarah have 8 children, a son in law, a granddaughter and a visitor with them. In 1861 Benjamin’s occupation is banksman, which was the person who made sure people and coal were removed safely from the cages at the head of the shaft and that the cages were lowered and raised safely. By 1861 Benjamin and Sarah had 2 children, a grandchild and a lodger with them, and in 1871 just had a granddaughter living with them. By 1881 Benjamin had retired and he and Sarah has a daughter, son in law and their 8 children living with them. Benjamin died in 1885 at Newsam Green and was buried at Whitkirk: his age is given as 90 but he was actually 85.

17 February 1856
Birth of Joseph Howat Strachan at Dreghorn, Ayrshire, son of coal miner Andrew Strachan and Jean Walker and grandson of my gggg uncle Robert Strachan and Jean Kelly. In 1861 he’s with his parents and siblings at Annick Bank, Dreghorn, and then his father died in 1864. In 1871 Joseph, age 14 and a coal miner, is in Dreghorn with his mother and two brothers. There is a Poor Relief application in January 1877 at Dreghorn for coal miner Joseph Strachan, unmarried, who was wholly disabled with typhus fever. Nor surprisingly, he died shortly afterwards.

17 February 1861
Baptism of Charles Simpson at Royston, Yorkshire, illegitimate son of my ggg aunt Jane Simpson and grandson of linen weaver George Simpson and Charlotte Haigh. He is with his grandparents, mother and aunts and uncles in Royston in 1861. In 1862 his mother married coal miner John Murgatroyd White of Carlton, and in 1871 Charles is with his mother, stepfather and half siblings at New Laith Lane, Carlton. The family is still in Carlton in 1881 and Charles has become a coal miner. He married Elizabeth Howarth in 1885 and they settled in Smithies, Monk Bretton where Charles worked as a coal miner and where they raised a large family.

17 February 1873
Birth of Mary Ann Duguid at Tarves, daughter of my ggg aunt Mary Ann Watt and George Duguid. Her father was a farm servant but shortly after Mary Ann’s birth the family moved to Edinburgh where George Duguid worked as a railway shunter. He died in Edinburgh in 1877. In 1881 Mary Ann is with her aunt and uncle William and Elizabeth Duguid at Fyvie, her siblings are with various aunts, uncles and grandparents, and her other is working as a domestic nurse at Meldrum House. In 1891 Mary Ann is a domestic servant at Blackford Farm, Auchterless, and she then gave birth to an illegitimate daughter later in 1891. Meanwhile, her mother had migrated to USA and had married in New York to William Rae. In 1894 Mary Ann and her 2 year old daughter sailed to Boston, USA and the passenger lists says they were going to her mother Mrs Rae of Parks Island. in 1891 Mary Ann Duguid married James Ross, a granite cutter, at Vinalhaven, Maine. They are in the 1900 census at Vinalhaven and have had a son. In 1910 they are still in Vinalhaven with 3 children plus Lizzie Duguid, now called Lizzie Ross, who is working at the net factory. The family are at Summer Street, Vinalhaven in 1920, with all 4 of Mary Ann’s children still at home, and are there in 1930 with 3 children still at home. Vinalhaven was home to several granite quarries and was also famous for the horse nets made there.

13 February

An early Strachan about whom nothing is known, a few who died very young, and a McInanirney shoemaker (or whatever that name was) who seems to have died as a result of alcoholism.

13 February 1793
Birth and baptism of my gggg uncle Thomas Strachan at Gorbals, Lanarkshire, son of Thomas Strachan and Susannah Alexander. Nothing else found, unfortunately. There is a marriage of Thomas Strachan and Elizabeth Nisbet in Riccarton in 1816 but I’ve attributed that to Thomas son of John Strachan and Agnes Neilson (and therefore nephew of the Thomas born in 1793).

13 February 1803
Baptism of my gggg uncle John Simpson at Royston, Yorkshire, son of John Simpson and Mary Stainton. He died at age 1 and was buried in June 1804 at Royston, his burial record saying he died of a sore throat.

13 February 1809
Birth of William Strachan at Riccarton, Ayrshire, son of my gggg uncle Peter Strachan and Mary Monroe. I can’t find anything else for him – trees on Ancestry have him married to Marion Donald but they are wrong as that was a different William Strachan.

13 February 1899 (born about 1845)
My gg uncle William McInairney was born in about 1845 at Muirkirk, son of John Mcinairney and Sarah Marshall. His father died not long after William was born, and the 1851 census has the family at Low Church Lane, Kilmarnock. In 1861 they are at 19 Fore Street, Kilmarnock and 16 year old William is a boot closer. He then disappears as I can’t find him in the 1871, 1881 or 1891 census – bit he turns up in 1899 when he died at Kyle Union Poorhouse age 50. His death certificate says he was a shoemaker, single, lived in Muirkirk and died of multiple neuritis. This could have been due to alcoholism.

13 February 1874
Baptism of my gg aunt Mary Green at St Mary’s Barnsley, Yorkshire, daughter of Joseph Green and Mary Oxley. She died later the same year.

7, 8 and 9 February

Three days worth today, including an illegitimate Fraser descendent from Aberdeenshire who, unusually, was brought up by her paternal grandparents. Plus a Strachan descendent from Ayrshire who became a tea merchant in Glasgow, two Strachans who lived in Kilmaurs, and
an Aberdeen cousin of my mother’s.

9 February 1845
Baptism of Wilhelmina Bain at Cruden, illegitimate daughter of Isabella Fraser and Alexander Bain. Her baptism record says Alexander Bain was of Yonderton and Isabella was of Hardslacks: this will have been Mosside croft near Hatton, the home of her parents, and most likely Alexander was a farm servant. The witnesses to the baptism of Wilhelmina were Hector Bain and Catherine Burnett, who were Alexander Bain’s parents. In 1851 Wilhelmina is with Hector and Catherine McBain at Moss of Boghead, Fraserburgh, a farm of 12 acres. It’s unusual for an illegitimate child to be brought up by her paternal grandparents but that’s what seems to have happened, as Wilhelmina is with them still in 1861, a 14 year old dairymaid, and there’s no evidence she had any contact with her mother Isabella Fraser or her maternal grandparents William Fraser and Christian Hutcheon. In 1871 Wilhelmina is a servant on a very large farm at Newmill, Rathen, then she gave birth to an illegimate son in 1873 and an illegitimate daughter in 1879. In 1881 she is in Fraserburgh with her 2 children, earning a living as a domestic servant, and in 1891 is on her own in Fraserburgh, a washerwoman. In 1901 she is listed as a charwoman and has a 6 year old girl with her as a boarder.

8 February 1860
Birth of Hugh Findlay at Hurlford, Ayrshire son of coal miner James Findlay and Mary Monroe Findlay, grandson of David Findlay and Susanna Strachan, and great grandson of my gggg uncle Peter Strachan and Mary Monroe. He is with his parents at Hurlford at Cadger’s Row in 1861 and Findlay’s Land in 1871. By 1881, however, he is a lodger in Govan, Glasgow working as a grocer’s assistant. He married Helen in about 1888 and is at Crown Street, Govan in 1891 with his wife, a young child and a visitor, and his occupation is given as tea merchant. The family are at Albert Road, Cathcart in 1901, Hugh still a tea merchant with 2 daughters and a domestic servant. Hugh Findlay died in 1921 at Springburn, Glasgow at age 62.

7 February 1869
Birth of Susan McGill Strachan at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, daughter of coal miner John Strachan and Christina Houston McGill and granddaughter of my ggg uncle Peter Strachan and Margaret Boyle. She is with her parents in Kilmarnock in 1871 and Kilmaurs in 1881, then she married coal miner Andrew Wilson in 1890 at Parker’s Land, Crosshouse near Kilmaurs, which was probably her parents home. In 1891 Susan and Andrew are at McChristie’s Land, Kilmaurs with a baby son and are at Carmel Cottage, Kilmaurs in 1901 with 7 children.

8 February 1900 (born about 1870)
Agnes Strachan was born in about 1870 at Dreghorn, daughter of James Strachan and Mary Lindsay, granddaughter of Andrew Strachan and Elizabeth Howat and great granddaughter of gggg uncle Robert Strachan and Jean Kelly. She is with her parents and siblings at Kyleshill, Stevenston in 1871 and Plann Row, Kilmaurs in 1881. In January 1887 she gave birth to an illegitimate son at Hemphill Row, Kilmaurs (her parents’ home) and gave her occupation as farm servant, and in 1888 she married carter George McFarlane at Kilmaurs. In 1891 she and George are at Hemphill Row with a son and two boarders: her parents are also at Hemphill Row and Agnes’ illegitimate son is with them in both 1891 and 1901 and used the surname Strachan, so he was not the son of George McFarlane. Agnes McFarlane nee Strachan died on 8 February 1900 of syncope.

7 February 1922
My mother’s cousin William (Bill) Dow was born in Aberdeen, son of my great aunt Barbara Fraser and William Dow. Bill married and had twins, lived in Aberdeen all his life, and died in 1970 at only 47.