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20th of January 2016 10:10 PM by Heidi
Hello, Thank you for this website. I am looking for information on my relatives-Mary Hemmingway Webster born in New Pitsligo in 1862 to her parents William and Jane Wallace Webster. They relocated to Canada and had several more children including my great grandfather James. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you, Heidi
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1st of January 2016 04:42 PM by Mary-Stewart Ross
Hello... My great grandfather, William Alexander Beange... was born in New Pitsligo in 1853 to William Beange and Rachel McKay. He moved to Canada and settled on Manitoulin Island. I don't know how or why he made that move, nor what happened to any of his siblings. Does anyone have information on the Beange Family in New Pitsligo during the 1800s or before?
This website is really great... thanks for doing it.
Mary-Stewart Ross, Kingston Ontario Canada
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12th of December 2015 04:16 PM by Catherine
The website is fantastic. Alot of my family from the past where born and lived in New Pitsligo. My grandfather William Alexander Grant, his sister my great Aunt - Mary Anderson Grant, their half sister Georgina Ross Cooper, my great grandfather Francis Irvine Grant (Granite polisher) his father James Grant, my great grandmother Margaret Clark Cooper, her mother and father Ann Corbet and George Cooper and many more. If anyone has any information on these people or other relatives I would love to hear from you.
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28th of October 2015 10:55 PM by Elizabeth White
Message to Helen Finlayson. My father Robert Park all i know he came from New Pitslago born 19th July 1932. He had a Sister Jessie who married a John Taylor. We stayed with them on my only visit in 1972. He also had another another couple of sisters Jean and also Bessie McKenzie nee Noble Who had a daughter Mary. Both my dad and Bessie moved to Ardrossan,Ayrshire. Was wondering if i had any relations still living in the area.
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16th of October 2015 05:55 PM by John Gerrard website: http://newpitsligo.org
Hello Janet, as you didn't leave an address to get back to you on this is the only way to reply. I would be delighted for you to have a photo from the website.
Regards
John Gerrard
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16th of October 2015 03:40 PM by John Grant
Hi, just want to say what a great website! Brought back many happy memories for me and my twin sister Julie. My father is John Grant of 7 School Place and my mother Ella Grant (Mundie) of Low Street (Mundie Clan).
I have lived in Glasgow most of my life but always remember most fondly of my holidays in New Pitsligo, whether it be summer or winter, visiting my extended family. Especially playing football at the back of the school with my cousin, re 1976 to 1984. Memory a bit vague so apologies, I don't remember names. Just like to say thank you to everyone that may remember me and for the wonderful memories that I still have of New Pitsligo.
Many thanks,
Grantj1903@yahoo.co.uk
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16th of October 2015 07:24 AM by Janet Tomlinson
I tried to contact you a few days ago via your 'contact'button, but have not yet heard from you so I wondered if this is a better way. I am writing a short article relating to lace making villages ,for my lace groups' newsletters and I would like your permission to add the picture of Mrs Begg as I'm sure it would interest new younger members of the Inspired Lacemakers group. My deadline for the November newsletter is approaching so I would appreciate hearing from you as soon as possible.
Thank you
Janet Tomlinson
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9th of October 2015 05:16 PM by helen finlayson
hello.i enjoy reading all the stories while i am researching ancestors for our friends, i am now wondering for myself,if anyone came across ancestors who were on the HECUBA troop ship. i have a photo of the ship,which has on the reverse side a woman who must be a great grannie? we think, most of the men folk in the family were in the army, the gordon-highlanders, also cameron-highlanders,also seaforths. we are trying to find out which regiment was on this ship ,perhaps then it would solve our query. it is a beautiful photo,so clear too. i would not know where to go to get information on the ship. i would appreciate any info one can give kind regards helen
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28th of September 2015 03:31 AM by Julia Shearer
Where I was born at 1 High St. 1927
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21st of August 2015 08:43 PM by Kris taylor website: http://Kris.whyte.taylor@gmail.com
My grandparents were Lizzie n Stanley robertson ,my mum is Jean robertson n my aunts Margaret ,Tina ,ann(gone but forever loved)and Stanley robertson,I miss my family so much,I loved goin out to play in low St and when they stayed on high street,I'd love to hear from anyone who remember my mother or aunts.thiers an email address to get hold of me,would also like to here from kevin michie,don't know if still in the area
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15th of August 2015 09:38 PM by helen finlayson
message for elizabeth whyte, regarding info on robert park. you didnt say age or area he was from. i had a quick look ,on the webs i use a lot ,and get lots info that helps me with my tree. there are several robert park,from pitsligo,or tyrie,or new-deer,and longside...i suggest you try, familysearch.org also worldconnect which you will see on ancestry .com home-page good luck
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14th of August 2015 05:14 PM by Elizabeth White
Does anyone have any information regarding Elizabeth{Bessie}McKenzie nee Noble. Who was related to Robert Park. Also my Aunt Jessie married name Taylor. Robert(Bobby)was my dad.
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8th of August 2015 06:00 PM by moira cameron
My mam was Moira Gammack nee brown (douie broons daughter) my aunties are Lilly Kirsty and Muggie my uncles are Andrew and Alan is there anybody remember them I moved to England 33 years ago and still call mintlaw home as that where my mam lived fir most of her married years know that there is family on both sides lived in pitsligo the gerrards and the Argos (hope I've spelled that right ) if so would love to hear from u

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22nd of July 2015 12:24 AM by Annette corder website: http://Netty80.ac@gmail.com
I lived in New Pitsligo in 1986/7 lived in church street I think.

I'm looking to find Alice Walker who I went to school with, she will be around 34/35 now. If anyone knows her please get in touch.

Many thanks
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13th of July 2015 09:30 PM by helen finlayson
can anyone please confirm the following , as family-search, has charles scott born 4/9/1804 tyrie,married elis robb born 1797 old deer, and his parents were william scott/margaret cowie,,,,yet the information i received from the archives is his parents as , john scott occupation -seaman....wife eliz rettie. we have no other info on john scott/eliz rettie,,,,,no dates whatsoever,,,or children,other than this charles..........kind regards helen
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5th of July 2015 05:43 PM by helen finlayson
hello. just wondered if anyone is researching alexander-stewart/ann birnie. they married 15/1/1859 pitsligo.they lived i think at 7low-street,and alexander was a blacksmith....they come in on a branch of the tree i am trying to complete for friends...
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28th of June 2015 12:30 PM by Colin Jaffray website: http://jaffray5350@rogers.com
Colin asks if anyone know of Anne at Overhill croft?
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12th of June 2015 04:26 PM by carole jones
Hi

Great Site. Came across it while tracing my partners mother's family - Crighton, from New Pitsligo.

Thanks
Carole Jones
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8th of June 2015 02:24 AM by Linda Johns Pike website: http://Linda_vivian22@sbcglobal.net
I'm looking for information about June Fraser Flett. We were pen pals during middle school in mid 60's. I lived in Parma, Ohio USA. I'm now living in San Antonio, Texas. Please contact me at my email address with any information! Oh, another bit of info, she married David Flett sometime in the 60's and she had a sister, Avril (?) Or April.

Thank you so much!! Linda Pike
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21st of May 2015 02:45 PM by Corin Nolan
I have a great great grandma named Isabella Wright who was born here in 1863. She married William Eddie. Anyone know of the family?
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25th of April 2015 09:18 PM by helen finlayson
HELLO....DOES ANYONE HAVE JOHN SCOTT/ELIZABETH RETTIE ON THEIR FAMILY TREE....I HAVE BEEN TO THE GENEALOGIST, WHO HAS THIS COUPLE AS THE PARENTS OF CHARLES SCOTT BORN 1804 TYRIE.......HOWEVER,,,,, FAMILY SEARCH HAS HIS PARENTS AS WILLIAM SCOTT/MARGARET COWIE....... I AM DOING THIS FOR OUR FRIEND,,AND WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS RIGHT,,,,AS IT WILL THEN COMPLETE THE TREE.... KIND REGARDS HELEN
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18th of April 2015 07:45 PM by Paul Stratford
Hello I was wondering if anyone could help, It may be a long shot but here goes. I am looking to find out about a relative from New Pitsligo called Peggy Johnstone we last visited her when she was living at 12 Alexander Bell Place. My Mum sent and received Christmas cards and continued to send up till a few years ago.We visited her address but she was no longer there. I realise she will have passed away some time ago but it would be nice to know what happened to her or at least visit and pay our respects at her resting place . Many thanks Paul Stratford my e-mail is paulstratford1@msn.com
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15th of April 2015 05:24 PM by helen finlayson
HELLO RHONDA,YOU HAD A MESSAGE REGARDING FRANK-CRUICKSHANK/GEORGINA-NORRIE..I FOUND THEM ON FAMILYSEARCH........ON THE 1916 CENSUS MANITOBA....IT SEEMS THEY WENT TO CANADA 1906...IT SHOWS,,, IT SHOWS THEIR NAME TWICE.....HILDA RHODES AS A DAUGHTER,BORN SCOTLAND,,,,,,ALSO CHARLIE BORN BORN 1915 MANITOBA......HOPE THIS IS THE COUPLE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.......REGARDS HELEN....
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13th of April 2015 06:57 PM by Margaret Corkeran
My mum Isabella Ogston was born in 1918 in New Pitsligo - sisters Jessie and Betty, brothers Bill and Fraser. Visited their farm on the outskirts of the village before she sadly passed away. I have happy memories of all the stories she used to tell us. This is a delightful web site - thank you
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8th of April 2015 10:55 PM by Rhonda Grist ( nee Cruickshank) website: http://email--gordgrist@hotmail.com
Sandra Jean Hawkins ( nee Norrie) and I share the same great grandfather, "Dancie " Norrie. HIs daughter, Georgina Cruickshank ( Norrie) is my Granny. She married Frank Cruickshank in New Pitsligo and subsequently immigrated to Canada.
I am most anxious to contact my second cousin, Sandra Jean Hawkins. How can I do that? Please help me .
Sincerely,
Rhonda Grist
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4th of April 2015 08:57 PM by helen finlayson
hello. just wondered if anyone has the following people on their tree,who could update me john irvine scott born udny,,,,,harry scott ,,udny,,,,frank scott udny albert scott tarves,,,,james rattray scott dyce,,,elizabeth scott udny williamina scott udny,,,,,jeannie davidson scott,,,,,,,any info would help my research, for a friend..... thanks helen
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2nd of April 2015 09:40 PM by helen finlayson
hello. i am working on charles scott/elizabeth robb ancestors. charles born about 1804/od tyrie,died 1883 peterhead......married 1825 old-deer eliz robb born about 1798 old deer.died1856 mintlaw. info further back shows he was the son of john scott a seaman,,,,wife or partner eliz rettie...... this maybe wrong,,,,,it maybe he was son of william scott/ abt 1773/margaret cowie/////// also needing info on alexander birnie born abt 1807 rosehearty,,,,,married elizabeth scott...... possible chidren ,,,ann birnie abt 1839,,,alexander abt 1841....margaret abt 1843....jane abt 1845...........ann was married 1859 pitsligo to alexander stewart born abt 1837,,,he was a blacksmith......i would be delighted if anyone has these people on their family tree and update me with any help whatsoever.......kind -regards helen
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30th of March 2015 10:40 PM by Rhonda Grist
I would very much like to contact Sandra Hawkins who wrote about "Dancie" Norrie. "Dancie " was my great grandfather. His daughter, Georgina married Frank Cruickshank of the Grassy Hill Farm ( Aka Greashie ( spell?) Hill farm. The farm was in close proximity to New Pitsligo.
In approx. 1910, Frank Cruickshank immigrated to Canada. Georgina , his wife, was left in New Pitsligo with 2 small children while Frank built a house for the family to come to. I have visited Scotland. One of Dancie's great grandsons still lives in Scotland in Glasgow. I have seen the gravestones shown in these pictures. I was thrilled to see the pictures of Dancie. My Granny, Georgina, spoke about her father, Dancie a great deal. Please contact me through this web site in the Guest Book section. Thank you. Rhonda
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7th of March 2015 07:03 PM by Hilda
Hi,

You are different Parks from Dorothy Park. I noticed you commented to Adele Marie a few years ago.
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4th of March 2015 07:14 PM by Barrie Edward
Hi,

I am trying to find out what happened to a relative of mine. His name was William Edward born 24-Aug-1868 in New Pit Sligo. He appears on the 1871 census but is missing on the 1881 census. By 1881 his family had moved to England but there is no trace of him but his siblings are listed on subsequent census's. I cannot find any death certificate for him anywhere. As I grew up his name was mentioned and he was said to have died at sea. Any ideas as to what happened to him would be very welcome.
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25th of February 2015 11:28 PM by Elizabeth White( nee Park}
Still Trying to trace anyone related to my father Robert Scott Park born 19th July 1932 in new pitslago. He had a sister Jean and another sister Elizabeth (Bessie) Noble and also Jessie. Both my father and Bessie moved to Ardrossan Ayrshire. I remember last having a holiday their in 1974 staying with Jessie and her husband John.
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15th of February 2015 07:07 PM by helen finlayson
hello. there is a message submitted on 6th february,regarding the john scott/lizzie low family from tyrie. somebody is querying my own recent message......I am only researching for a friend,and the info i have,came from genealogist.........the WILLIAM-SCOTT,they refer to was born abt 1807 tyrie died 4/7/1883 tyrie farmer/cooper. he married janet-watt born 26/6/1810tyrie.died 1882. i beleive they had 5 children,also a grandaughter mary campbell,of which i can/not confirm about her. which i can confirm is the couples children,were robina,may,james,alexander,william watt scott . to get real confirmation of any ancestors ,its always best to pay for certificates, if one is unsure ...
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6th of February 2015 02:52 AM by Linda Gloss
I, too, can trace my Scott ancestry back to John Scott and Lizzie Low. I can not, however, identify the William Scott in Helen Finlayson's tree. My line: John's son George (born Greenburn, Tyrie, who married Ann Tarvas,) through their son John Watt Scott who married Rebekah Duthie, and then my grandfather born in Sandhaven, Pitsligo who emigrated to Canada in 1887. My grandfather's brother lived 4 School Lane, New Pitsligo.
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23rd of January 2015 03:49 PM by helen finlayson
hello. I AM RESEARCHING THE SCOTT ANCESTORS FROM TYRIE. I HAVE GONE BACK TO JOHN SCOTT/ LIZZIE LOW. I AM MAINLY INTERESTED IN INFO ON WILLIAM-SCOTT BORN ABOUT 1864 A CATTLEMAN,WHO MARRIED IN FRASERBURGH 1887 ELIZABETH STEWART BORN PITSLIGO.THEY HAD 8 CHILDREN,SOME BORN UDNY I THINK. ELIZABETH BORN 1900 .PARTNER JAMES REID, I BELEIVE ?? WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFO I CAN GET ON THIS FAMILY TREE
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23rd of January 2015 02:20 PM by BEVERLY POST-SCHMELER website: http://www.bpostschmeler.com
Hello, My Great-Great-Great grandparents Alexander Fraser and Mary Smith lived in New Pitsligo as did my Great-Great Grandparents William Cameron Fraser and Isabella Buchan. They lived at 19 Low St. I am not sure where Alexander was. How do I find the cemetery where Alexander and Mary are buried? I live in Canada. Thank you so much.
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16th of December 2014 09:05 PM by Ann Blake
Updating Post 150 re Mary Rennie Findlay. I can now be reached at eann.blake@gmail.com.
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20th of November 2014 02:30 PM by neil greenland
My grandmother Christina Leslie Anderson was born in New Pitsligo on 21/10/1882 and her family at the time lived at 10 School St.. Her parents were Alexander Anderson (b 1848 in Turriff) and Christina
Anderson, nee Wishart, born in 1847. Her siblings were, to the best of my knowledge Margaret (who married John Gordon), Janet (who married John Wishart), George, Alexander, James, and John. My grandmother married Henderson Taylor from Durness and later moved to London where Henderson was a senior police officer. It would be great to hear if anyone has knowledge of the family and especially if
there are other living direct relatives!
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9th of November 2014 11:31 AM by J
What a wonderful website. Every village should have one. Very informative.
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16th of September 2014 03:43 AM by karyn law
Winton/ sangster/ law.
Hi i left a message on 24/8/2014 about my ancestor elspet winton and one of her sons david winton law but incorrectly stated his birth date as around 1937 when it was 1837! love to hear from anyone that new the wintons or has any info :-)
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30th of August 2014 04:35 PM by Elizabeth White
Trying to trace any relatives connected to my father. Robert Park. From New Pitslago. We last all holidayed their in the summer of 1974. Stayed with my dad's sister Jessie and her husband John. He also had couple of brothers. He also had a sister Jean whose married name was Cameron. And another sister Elizabeth {Bessie} Noble married name McKenzie who had a daughter Mary. Both my dad and Bessie moved to Ardrossan,Ayrshire.
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29th of August 2014 11:39 PM by Elizabeth White
I am trying to trace any one connected to my father Robert Scott Park born 19th July 1932
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29th of August 2014 10:56 PM by Elizabeth (Thomas) Parmeter website: http://bethparm@gmail.com
Hello...I sent a comment...then realised that I could have connected with you here! You have an AMAZING website ..I am so impressed! My Grandma was born ad raised in New Pitsligo...Helen Taylor...b June. 15, 1874 She was the daughter of Christina Helen Robertson of New Pitsligo (1836 - 1903) and John Alexander Taylor of Aberdeen, then New Pitsligo...1834 - 1913. I shall be travelling to New Pitsligo in Sept next year and would be delighted to meet with any of the long term residents of the town. I have a picture of my grandmother, especially in her younger years, that I would be delighted to share with anyone there who might be interested. I would be most pleased should you find the time to reply to me.
Best regards,
Elizabeth (Betty) Thomas -Parmeter
London, Canada
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29th of August 2014 10:39 PM by Bob Roberts website: http://r.roberts760@gmail.com
Just a little note to say that on the 9th July 2014 my youngest brother Gary and I, both born in South Africa but thereafter long-term residents of Zimbabwe and now Australia and England respectively, accompanied by two of my grandsons, Ben and George Kerwood, visited New Pitsligo. This was to see the house at No. 30 High Street in which it is said my grandfather James Brown was born in about 1876. We were also intent on seeing the gravestones of George Brown my Great-grandfather and other members of his family in the Episcopal Church further down the street.During this visit we made the acquaintance of Charlie Scott living in 31 High Street and members of the McIntosh-Forbes family, Colin and Alana, all of whom were able to point us in the right direction for more information about our ancestors, Charlie also making us aware of the Days Gone By website.My grandfather, James Brown had left Scotland for South Africa in about 1900 and apart from a couple of brief visits home, had remained in South Africa until his death in about 1935. My mother Margaret, James second daughter, born in South Africa in 1915 , had lived in Africa until 1983, when she had followed us from Zimbabwe to England. She had died in 1989, oblivious of existing records of her grand-parents and other members of her family in that little town in the north of Aberdeenshire.During our visit to New Pitsligo and thanks to information gained from Colin McIntosh-Forbes, we met Lendy Chapman and from him we received as a gift a little branding-iron bearing the name G. Brown. This branding-iron had obviously been used to mark packing crates used in Great-grandfather Georges shop at no.30. We were also able to see in the Pitsligo Arms a photograph of the shop itself.I have only a couple of things to add, the first being our appreciation of the friendliness we received from all the people we met on the visit.The other thing is regret - that we had little time to enquire about living relatives in the area.
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24th of August 2014 03:00 AM by Karyn Law
Hi all
I'm researching my 3x Great Grandmother Elspet Winton who had a baby around 1937 David Winton Law, I don't think she was ever living with the father Alexander or Andrew Law, a gamekeeper or not that I can find records for. Elepet Winton was a farm servant in 1841 at Pitgair,Tillamont with Charles Sangster, she had 2 (or possibbly 3) children with him, John 1842 and Willian 1845 Sangster and possibly Jessie 1845 (maybe a niece). She was living in 45 High Street, New Pitsligo by 1851 sensus and Charles Sangster was later married to Ann Tosh (still at Pitgair). Later Elspet died in 1868 at 57 Low Street. I'm not sure what happened to her Sangster children, I suspect she never married the father but I've noticed the name is still in NP today! I wonder if there are still Wintons in the area? I am coming over from Melbourne for a visit next April/May to see if I can find out more. I am very excited to find this website, it's wonderful, thank you! If anyone has any information which may help please contact me on karyn.law24@gmail.com. I would be very grateful :-)
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23rd of August 2014 01:21 PM by Liz Dow
Trying to find information about Archibald Duncan who was a tailor and lived at 50 Low Street New Pitsligo he married Jane Cadger who lived at 12 Low Street. Any information greatly appreciated.

Email: lizdow50@aol.com
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2nd of August 2014 10:47 PM by Vicki
We are still trying to trace the two youngest brothers of Elspet MacKay , daughter of Alexander MacKay born in 1834 and Margaret Davidson 1844. They were Alexander MacKay born 1880 and John Forbes MacKay born 1883. They were all born in the Tyrie, New Pitsligo area.
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9th of July 2014 12:54 AM by Elizabeth (Thomas) Parmeter website: http://bethparm@gmail.com
I have just found your website and find it most interesting. I shall be visiting New Pitsligo next year in September. My Grandmother ...Helen Taylor was born in New Pitsligo on June 15/1874 where she lived until she married my Grandad in 1897 and moved to Edinburgh. My great Grandmother,Christina Helen Taylor (nee Robertson 1836 - 1903) was from New Pitsligo and married John Alexander Taylor (1834 - 1913) of Aberdeen. After their marriage they continued on in New Pitsligo. It would be most delightful to hear back from you....and if you are at all interested I would happily provide a photo of my grandmother in her younger years to add to your quite impressive collection. Thank you for the great website!
E.P. London, ON, Canada.
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22nd of June 2014 01:22 PM by Amanda Denton website: http://dentonamanda@aol.com
I am looking for the descendants of William Cameron (1821-1907) of 8 School St, and Jane Scott (1824-1897), William was a Mason, son of Agnes Watt and Alexander Cameron, who was a Chelsea Pensioner. Jane was the youngest child of Margaret Brodie and George Scott of 2 School St. My third great grandmother, Mary, was the second of William and Jane's nine children. She emigrated to Barre, VT with her husband in the 1880's. My email address is dentonamanda@aol.com.
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6th of May 2014 01:34 PM by Alan Stewart website: http://www.coleshillhouse.com/
Hi, Looking for information on W" in the area, specifically The role and base of Auxiliary units. I have the names of Private J McKnight, J Pratt, H Smith, A Thomson and R Wisely. The Patrol Sgt was G sim from Keepers house, New Pitsligo. Does anybody recognise the names?

These would typically be Farmers, Gamekeepers and Estate workers

If you have any info, please email me cartaberdeenshire@gmail.com Thanks