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hi, wondering if jeannie davidson scott born 1904 58 low -street,is the same jane davidson brownie scott born 19/10/1904 udny-died 1963 aberdeen,married george-cruickshank /papermill-worker born stoneywood 1900 died 1976???
hi,there was a message on 6/2/15,from linda-gloss,who seemed to be linked to the family i am researching. It is george-scott died 1884/ married 1832 pitsligo/ ann tarvas?died 1897 -tyrie I have their kids as, janet 1831,married george-rettie,,,,elizabeth -low-scott1833-tyrie/ alexander-george 1836 tyrie,married 1854 elizabeth bruce,,,john-watt-scott1841 tyrie/married 1862 pitsligo-rebekah-duthie 1837 rathen? margaret1843 tyrie/married james-trail?,,,, george -scott1845 tyrie/married 1862 udny isobel-mutch,,,,mary-jean-watt-scott 1847 tyrie,,,, william -watt-scott,,1849 ...ann scott 1851? i also have the kids for john-watt-scott/rebekah/ as?george-scott 1862-1923 queensland,,,, john-1864-died -ontario,,,,jane 1866? christina ?? also james 1875 abt ??? Linda . you mentioned your grandad,from sandhaven, was he one of the above i have mentioned,and perhaps you can verify my info, just noticed i have also the wife of george who died in queensland, as elizabeth-grey-stewart,they married 15/6/1895, i would appreciate any info one can add to this family -tree, kind -regards- Helen.
I am looking for information about my g.g aunt Isabella milne / cartney I belive that the family lived in new pitsligo in the mid to late 1800 and might have been farmers there son /grandson alexander worked at hillhead farm as a farm servant..
its a while since i have looked at the messages on guest-book, i am still wondering if anyone is working on the family tree of william scott born 1865 tyrie married 1887 fraserburgh elizabeth williamson stewart born 1866 pitsligo died 1957 pitsligo. Perhaps we can share info.
Michael Fraser post no 271
We have the same ancestors namely Thurlow Fraser and Jane Cowie.
They are my great great grandparents.
Please contact me on jwfb888@hotmail.com as I have lots to tell you.
This is so exciting as I have been looking for relatives for a long time.
I live just outside Dunbar in East Lothian
I've just had great fun looking at your website. My paternal grandparents - Francis (Frank) McDonald and Annie (Nan) Robertson nee Stephen - ran the school from 1910 until my grandfather's death in 1943. My father Francis Stephen (Steve) and his sister Margaret Anne (Betty)were brought up there. I have a photo of their wedding taken, I'm assuming, in New Pitsligo..

During the 1914-18 war, Granddad signed up in 1916 and my Granny ran the school until he returned. Meg Beattie, whom I never met but was much spoken about during my childhood, was a great family friend to the extent that during the 2nd world war she and her husband (both farmers) sent a bird to Dundee (where my other grandparents lived) every Christmas.

Your website has brought many stories about New Pit back into my mind. Thank you.

Shelagh Robertson
T HANKYOU FOR LETTING ME LOOK AT YOUR PAGE.I WAS MARRIED TO JAMES WILLIAM RATTRAY IN 1968.HE WAS BORN IN NEW PITSLIGO AT 41 LOW STREET.HIS DAD WAS GEORGE RATTRAY AND HIS MOTHER WAS ROSE RATTRAY.JAMES WAS BORN ON THE 19 APRIL 1941.WE HAVE TWO CHILDREN JILL AND TONY AND THREE GRANDCHILDREN DANIEL KATIE AND BEN.JIM PAST AWAY 11YEARS AGO BUT I HAVE BEEN TO NEW PITSLIGO.I LIVE IN BASINGSTOKE IN HAMPSHIRE AND MY SON TONY LIVES IN FIFE.THANKYOU .
Perhaps it would help if I give my email addy: hottleco@neo.rr.com! Looking forward to a reply from New Pitsligo Lace Club. Sincerely, Susan (nee Baird)
Thank you for this website! I am a lacemaker in the US & researching New Pitsligo lace for my lace group, a charter chapter of IOLI. Can you refer me to a member of the New Pitsligo Lace Club so that I may ask questions? Love the photo of Maggie Milne, informative text & photos of lace!
What a fantastic gallery of photos, I came across this by accident when doing my family tree and recognise a few names from the photos while looking at places my ancestors lived, they came from New Pitsligo and Old Machar, surnames are Wallace, Rollo, Grant, Birnie. My great uncle Donald McCrimmon married Isabella Rollo Wallace.in 1923. so just started searching Isabella's side and so far I've got back to the 1700s so many thanks for the trip back in history. xx
Hi polly Ann sim
I am from New Pitsligo and generation before me have been born and had businesses in the village. My family name is Milne, wonder if there's a connection?!
Titchmilne@btinternet.com
Seeking information on World War 2 activities around New Pitsligo

I believe G Sim stayed at the keepers Cottage At Brucklay,and their operational base is in the estate there somewhere. Information on the other names on the patrol would be great

Also, on the "days gone by" photos

anybody know what pictures 75,76,350 and 351 are and of who?

cartaberdeenshire@gmail.com
I am trying to trace my grandfather, George Noble ( Dod) who lived in 2 Turlundie Terrace, New Pitsligo until the 1970s.
message for polly sim mutch, regarding john sim/jean milne i have had a look for you and found this fathismily and the generations before, which also takes you to ancestors in ontario,and many other places.this may help. james sim 6/1/1777 pitsligo-died-7/5/1866/ a farmer-married eliz simpson-son john 18/6/1817 aberdour died 31/7/1904 tyrie-married jean-jane/milne, you will be amazed what you see, when you google-worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com then enter john sim scotland 1817.all i can say is you would be delighted. enjoy your trip .
I am coming up in May and staying in Scotland till June, touring around.
I will be visiting New Pitsligo as family lived and some were born here.
Milne, Sim, Sim-Mutch, Mutch, Ross and Metcalf
Look forward to looking round and taking photos
Hia

well i am finally coming up to Scotland in May & june.
I will be visiting New Pitsligo maybe last week in May first week in June
i am using this visit to sightseeing the east coast side upto Scrabster then over to the Orkneys than back down possibly visiting places i have missed or re visiting.
My late husbands ancesters came from these areas

His grandad nd gradma lived on High St
He was a carter
there farm/home burnt down
and then somehow landed in Stockport Cheshire!!!!

his name was James Sim Mutch he lived with his grandfather John Sim (D 1904) at 48 High Street
her name was Annabella Ross lived at 24 High St (1912)

the earliest I have the family in Stockport is 1928 so not sure when they moved down

thanks look forward to my visit
I will be in my motorhome
MESSAGE FOR MARY STEWART ROSS KINGSTON ONTARIO. WILLIAM ALEXANDER BEANGE BORN 22/9/1880 MANITOULIN ISLAND DIED 13/11/1949 SUDBURY ONTARIO MARRIED 1906, GORDON TOWNSHIP MANITOULIN ISLAND. ISABELLA HALL BORN 1884 GORE-BAY MANITOULIN ISLAND THEY HAVE 8 KNOWN CHILDREN, LISTED ON WORLDCONNECT, HOPE THIS HELPS
message for heidi william webster /jane wallace, daughter mary 1862 married 11/9/1886 oshawa -ontario? to george baird ,parents alexr/catherine baird,,,,,,, mary and george had son alexr born 1888 whitby-brant-co-ontario? married1917detroit eliz wright born 1896 died 1954 michigan, they had daughter jean 1918, marys brother henry-webster, married alice sparling. hope this is what you were looking for..i got it on worldconnect
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Where I was born at 1 High St. 1927
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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...
Colin asks if anyone know of Anne at Overhill croft?
Hi

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

Thanks
Carole Jones
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
I have a great great grandma named Isabella Wright who was born here in 1863. She married William Eddie. Anyone know of the family?
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
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
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....
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
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
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
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
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
Hi,

You are different Parks from Dorothy Park. I noticed you commented to Adele Marie a few years ago.
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.
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.