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Looking for information please of my gran Mary Noble also her daughter Also called Elizabeth better known as Bessie who married a Thomas McKenzie. Also some information about my dad Robert [Bobby] park.

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.
hello ann, i tried to send info on the email you have given,but it failed, however i tried again and waiting to see if you got it this time, you can get me on helen.finlayson44@gmail.com
I have a PDF copy of a birth certificate - wrong one, sadly - for Mary Rennie b 15 Jan 1866 New Pitsligo to John Rennie, shoemaker and his wife Mary Stephen. Happy to share. eann.blake@gmail.com
Hello:

Just updating my email address from a 2010 post re Rennie/Rannie family of New Pitsligo c1868: Alexander Rennie and Eliza Malcolmson and family. Our line went to Canada c1906. I can be reached at eann.blake@gmail.com.
I like to come back to this site now and again, brings back great memories of my youth. Moved to new pitsligo in 1989 and lived at 112 low street until I moved in 1998. I was even able to spot myself in a few of the pictures. Great to see old pictures of my old teachers, Mrs Ogg, Mr Hicks and also the late Bob Mcgee. I was a pupil in his class the year he passed on. I only have the one memory of him so to see him smiling in the pics was great.
Im now 40 and live in California, I have wife and 5 month old boy, one day I will be back to New Pitsligo to show my family where I grew up.
to answer the question to Sue Robertson DeLuca I'm connected to the Rollo/ Gray/ Smith family.
Hi, Does anyone know if there is a list of the people buried in the graveyard? I am trying to find whether John Henderson (died 1902) and his wife, Helen Watt (1898) are buried in the cemetary along with a James Henderson and Helen Henderson (Riddle), his parents. I know that John Henderson / Helen Watt died in New Pitsligo - lived at 102 High Street. Thanks Lesley (lascaswell@yahoo.com)
message for sue robertson deluca signed 25/1/21...... perhaps the following info are your links, Firstly,,james-gray/margaret -hutcheon-rollo i think born 11/3/1860 pitsligo?? lived 1 low-street??.in household,was jeannie -rollo,,,,john-rollo,,,jeannie-gray,,,, I also found, a James -rollo,,born abt 1815 aberdour,,,died 1888,,,,married margaret-robertson, from fraserburgh abt 1815-8/3/1900,,,son john-robertson-rollo,,,22/8/1842,,aberdeebshire---died 12/3/1918 ---illinois,,,,also son alexander-14/10/1844 scotland?? blacksmith,,,died 1927 ,,,illinois,,,he was widowed by 1920 census,,his wife was mary/or maria-harper,,,their kids were william,,and edith,,maybe more??,,,its listed as edith -g-rollo born 1879 illinois,and william -h-rollo born 1875,,,,,,,,,check also margaret-robertson-rollo 25/7/1869pitsligo,,,living 1880 illinois,,,sister anne-craigen-rollo 4/4/1866 pitsligo,,,their parents were john-rollo born 22/8/1843 aberdour,,,,died 10/3/1918,,,illinois. married 9/12/1865 pitsligoanne-allan,,,born october 1845,,,died 1912 illinois,,,, good luck sue..
What a wonderful, insightful web site of your town and surroundings. Thanks.
I'm looking for information on my great grandfather, born Alexander Robertson Rollo, 1879 in New Pitsligo, the illegitimate son of Margaret Hutcheson Rollo, dau. of John Rollo and Margaret Robertson. all of New Pitsligo.
Research on census shows he was not raised by his mother, however, it does look like there was always a connection with her. I am trying to determine that connection and who did raise him. There is a story that when his mother Margaret, married James Gray in 1888, he went to live with the Smith family who ran a butcher Shop, James Smith & Sons. As this is a very common name, I have not been able to pin point this Smith family down.
Any information would be highly appreciated.

just wondering what happened to mhairi, i am disappointed i didn/t get reply,after doing a research for her, it does help to reply as perhaps if its the correct info then one maybe able to help little more.
message for gina samson, signed 6th june 2020, if the following is your links to ancestors, please email at helen.finlayson44@gmail.com as i have too much for the one go. here goes. george-gray, abt 1749 pittully=pitsligo,,, married jane-mackie abt 1753 pitully, children,,christian ,,23/9/1775,,pitsligo,,,,alexander ..7/8/1777,pitsligo,,,alexander,,22/8/1778..pitsligo,,,also son francis baptised 11/7/1788 pitsligo. perhaps theres more you may come across,also all this needs confirmed. regards helen.
message for .gina samson, signed 6th june, I had a wee search,and thought this may be your link, Alexander -gray about 1777,pitsligo,, died abt 1851,,,married 13/7/1805 ,,old-machar ,,,helen- brown about 1788 aberdeenshire..... children,,,george,,8/7/1805,,st-nicholas,,,,helen,,baptised,,20/12/1806,,,christian,,,4/2/1809,,,,, jane..??/ baptised 7/2/1814,,all st-nicholas,,,, mary ,,10/1/1816...sarah,,16/4/1818,,,, beatrice,,,1/8/1820,,, there was Ann,,24/3/1826?? also james,, 22/5/1828.... all st-nicholas,,, maybe grn/children..??? it all needs confirmed, but i do hope its of some help to you Gina,,,,,, R egards helen.
message for mhairi signed 24/9/2020. I think these folkies are your ancestors, john-barclay 25/12/1785 aberdeenshire,,,,died 1845 aberdeenshire,,,,married 20/11/1811 old=meldrum,,,,,lydia-sellar born artamford???? scotland,,,died 16/4/1858 tyrie......children,,,william 1/12/1814 tyrie,,,,james 18/11/1820 tyrie,,,,,peter,,22/6/1826...tyrie, isabella??? 18/1/1842 tyrie, this maybe grn/child,,,,,and maybe you will come across other children.... Peter 1826-march 1905 pitsligo,,,married 18/1/1845 pitsligo,,,,mary=mcdonald,,born 21/1/1823 gamrie,,, children,,, alexr mcdonald barclay baptised 8/4/1845,,,mary fowlie barclay,,29/10/1846,,,james 20/11/1848,,,william,,,2/12/1850 pitsligo died 22/11/1907 vermont.... lydia-sellar barclay,,2/8/1852pitsligo= 1936 unknown/? Hope this helps but needs confirmed, most dates baptisms.... good luck, helen
My ancestors Lydia Sellar and John Barclay, Peter Barclay and Mary McDonald
Thank you Helen Finlayson I must have missed your comment I have some of those names and I will now check Wednesday
My James (well my late hubby’s) died in Stockport Cheshire England and was buried in a Cheadle graveyard
Thank you will post and let you know
just wondering if this is no more,as there has not been any queries since my own in may, i really miss going through the requests for help. cheers everyone. helen
Looking for help please!

I was at New Pitsligo (Turlundie) cemetery with my Dad on Sunday trying, unsuccessfully, to find my great grandparents grave, I now have the death records & plot number so can anyone advise where I can locate a map of the cemetery please?
I’m looking for grave B/64 specifically.

Thank you.
hello,i am wondering if anyone is researching,,,,william -chapman/rebecca scott, family.i am trying to get info on netta -scott,also sister jean....i need dates of birth,and if married, any info would be appreciated,i do have a lot on this family,and other branches of the scott family. regards helen.
i am keen to get info on williamina scott born i think12/2/1909 udny? and married john page robertson who was a railway clerk, i have not details on john either,or if they had children. I have searched for hours on the internet,but no joy, hope someone can help me out, regards helen.
It has been a few years since I sent in the photo - image 481 in Days Gone By of a souvenir plate. I have one of two brought from Scotland to Canada by my grandmother either in 1920 when she moved to Canada or in the mid 1930's when she went back for a visit. No one seemed to know about these plates when I asked before but I thought that I would ask again. Surely there were more than two of them made. Hoping to find out some more information abut my plate. Thanks. Joy Cehovin
Hello all from NZ. Like so many I have got into geneology over the Covid 19 break. I am trying to track down any info of my 5x GGrandfather Alexander Gray born in Pitsligo circa 1777. He married a Helen Brown (I think). His parents were George Gray and poss Helen Mackie. Alexander died abt 1851 and had at least one daughter Jessie (Janet) Gray. If anyone has any info him would be greatly appreciated. Kind Regards
hello message for alison grimwood murry regarding william forbes, just google sir william forbes 6th baronet.....all his info is there,especially on www.electricscotland.com/history very interesting to read regards helen.
hello.i am one of many who has to isolate for 12weeks,glad i have a garden,although its rather big . i am also interested in tracing my ancestors,but at a standstill,as i need the genealogist to update the trees i am working on. Is there anyone,needing to look into their family tree,or perhaps at standstill too. put your info on this terrific website,maybe i would be able to help you,it will pass the time until archives open.
Do you know if, within the archives of Sir William Forbes (6th Baronet), there is mention of the families who bought plots of land in New Pitsligo during the first wave of sales in 1788 and the second wave in 1803. Has anyone in your group investigated the archives. I've read some articles describing the original set up of New Pitsligo and wonder if the information has come from these archives; if they still exist? Your website is a mine of information so I'm hoping you'll be able to help. Many thanks.
Just a follow up to my post on March 3rd.
I found a similar face book site called Cuminestown now and then and was able to find a link to an ancestral tree for my family on ancestry.com with the help of a lovely lady named Fiona Stephen. I would also like to thank Helen Finlayson, who is a regular visitor to your site and offers assistance to people looking to trace their heritage.
Love your site and will visit again.
My name is Robert Alexander Thomson I was born in Turriff hospital 1947 and I am trying to find information of my mother, Margaret Jane Thomson. I was raised as a foster child by the Gibb family in Rothienorman. I have done some research and found a Margaret Thomson born 1923 in Pitsligo. I also see from the 1931 register of electors that there is an Alexander Thomson and Mrs Andrina Thomson listed at 75 Low street. Was wondering if anyone has any information of them having a daughter named Margaret and any other children.
My birth certificate shows an address of Transport cottages, Cuminestown for my mother.
If any one has any information can contact me at my e-mail...Robert.thomson25@yahoo.com
Thank you, Robert
hello neil Greenland, no,i am not a relative,its just that , occasionally I go on this site, when I have given up on researching my own tree ,for a while. I do spend a lot of money in our local archives,which I don/t grudge,that way you know the names and dates are correct,in between I do some of it myself. I came across this site a few years ago,researching a friends ancestors in pitsligo,and I just have a browse and help others if I can,on websites I use myself that are also free. WORLDCONNECT is good,and so is freecen,and familysearch. good luck neil
Thanks Helen for your reply on 2nd January ( sorry I have only just seen it). Yes this is the right family and Jessie was my grandmother's sister - she had another sister Maggie and brothers Alexander, George, James and John. Can I ask how you are connected and whether we share a common ancestor perhaps?
Hia
I'm here again
I have my father in law Born 1921 At Hillside Cook New Byth

Anywhere I could look for information
Thank you
Polly
Can you send me some information on joining the bowling club membership please
Thank you
Hia

I have been going through some old work I had and found that
1920 Bella (Annabella) and James Sim-Mutch lived at
Moss Cook Crudie
could this have been a farm or a Blacksmiths
sorry I know its not New Pitsligo but maybe someone could shred some light on it.
I am going through some old papers I have so might be more questions
Thank You Polly
for neil Greenland. I just wondered if this maybe yours?.....Alexander -Anderson/married/29/10/1870.strichen,,,Christina-wishart,,,daughter,jessie-ann,born 5/4/1881,pitsligo..
hello polly.i had a little search for you and wondered if any of the following is what you are looking for. on the 1881 census there is james s mutch born abt 1869 Orkney,and lived in pitsligo 1881,at 48 high street.grn/son of john sim and jane. others in the house were Maggie -sim,age 23 born Orkney.peter sim.age21 born Orkney. john sim/jane were both born Aberdeen-shire. the 1871 census,has them living in pitullie-village,,,,,john age 60,a fisherman,wife jean age 69,,,others in house, Margaret age 15.john 11.jannet/aka /jessy age 9. ann age 7,christian age 5,george age 2,,there is also a William.and 1861 census.there is adam/forbes/sim age 5,with George age 2,also ann age 7,,and parents john/jean. I also came across a james s mutch .died 24/10/1965,aberdeen.buried allanvale-cemetery, this info may not be yours polly.but I do hope so. happy new year.
I have received no response to my query re. the Anderson family who lived at 10 School St. in the mid 1800's. However I left no email address. If anyone has any information I'd love to hear from them
ngreenland@blueyonder.co.uk
hia
back again with a query still doing the family tree
James Sim Mutch was a Carter/ Blacksmith/Smithy is wife was Annabella/Bella
they had a blacksmiths I think on the outskirts of town Where a fire broke out maybe a thatched roof??
daughter Catherine once told me they had chickens and would collect eggs and exchange for a sweets on there way to school and that Jimmy Davidson lived with them as a child.
anyone any idea
1911 51 Lowe St lived Annabella ne Ross
1911 48 High Street lived James Sim Mutch and his grandad John Sim They had lived in Orkney from 1881 and came back in 1854
1926 still in residence
1928 Residence Stockport Cheshire
b1913 James William Sim Mutch
B:1918 Isa Annabella Sim Mutch
B: 1921 George Sim-Mutch
B: 1923 Roderick Alexander Sim Mutch
B 1918 Harold Athren Sim Mutch
B 1909 Catherine Metcalf Ross
also a Jimmy Davidson stayed with them I think as a young lad
thank you abit long winded sorry
also New Byth 1913-1916
My maternal grandmother Leslie Christina Anderson was born at 10 School St. on 21/101882 to parents Alexander and Christina (nee Wishart) and later married Henderson Taylor from Durness/Thurso. Alexander was a quarry labourer and the 1901 Census showed the family living at 14 School St.. I also have a record of John Wishart (my grandmother's brother in law) living at 65 High St.. Both he and my grandfather were policemen in due course and John Wishart had a son John who was killed on D day 1944. If anyone local has connections to or knowledge of either family I would love to hear from them! Great website!
My father was Stewart Rose, Gore, NZ and my Grandfather was Charles Rose. He lived with his Mum and siblings at "Law Cairn" croft. His Mum Isabella Rose later married a Duncan. I came to New Pitsligo in 2016 and looked up Isabella's Gravestone and my Grandad Rose's natural dad was John Cardno, Mill owner, who is also buried in the Churchyard. My husband and I drove to where we thought Law Cairn was. It used to be a Courthouse and we understand any criminals were drowned in the peat bogs. We found the sign with Law Cairn on it, but not sure if we found the right cottage. It used to have a fence of stone around it, but the cottage we found has one side removed by the farmer to store hay or stock and the stones from the fence are piled up at one end. We are presuming we found it but I would love it if a local could definitely identify it as the right cottage.
Jan Murphy - nee Rose from Gore, New Zealand. Grandad Charles Rose was born 1884, went to Boynley School, Higher School at New Pitsligo, studied to be a carpenter in Aberdeen, emigrated to NZ in 1908, settled in Mataura (near Gore) Southland NZ as a funeral director and carpenter/builder.
My name is Maryann Jorgenson, retired and live in California. I have been researching my family tree which has brought me to New Pitsligo, Methlic and Rosehearty. My great grandparents were born in New Pitsligo in the mid 1800’s. My great grandfather was William Smart Matthew, son of Peter Imley Matthew and Christina Smart. The whole family, along with another son Mansfield Bruce Matthew, came to America in 1866, ultimately settling in California and becoming farmers. The family prospered here in California with my aunts, uncles and cousins achieving success in many different endeavors. This wonderful website has given me insight into the town of my family. But my research continues. The family story is that something happened way back in 1866 that prompted them all to leave Scotland, something either of a scandalous or political nature. Long time ago… but I would love to know what it was that happened. Also, the 1861 Census reports that they live at 54 Main Street. I can find no Main Street on the current maps available of New Pitsligo. Was High Street perhaps once called Main Street or is this a mistake made by the census taker?
I am looking forward to visiting New Pitsligo as I continue finding my own history.
Maryann

My name is Maryann Jorgenson, retired and live in California. I have been researching my family tree which has brought me to New Pitsligo, Methlic and Rosehearty. My great grandparents were born in New Pitsligo in the mid 1800’s. My great grandfather was William Smart Matthew, son of Peter Imley Matthew and Christina Smart. The family, along with another son Mansfield Bruce Matthew, came to America in 1866, ultimately settling in California and becoming farmers. The family prospered here in California with my aunts, uncles and cousins achieving success in many different endeavors. This wonderful website has given me insight into the town of my family. But my research continues. The family story is that something happened way back in 1866 that prompted them all to leave Scotland, something either of a scandalous or political nature. Long time ago… but I would love to know what it was that happened. Also, the 1861 Census reports that they live at 54 Main Street. I can find no Main Street on the current maps available of New Pitsligo. Was High Street perhaps once called Main Street or is this a mistake made by the census taker?
I am looking forward to visiting New Pitsligo as I continue finding my own history.
Thank You,
Maryann
My name is Maryann Jorgenson, retired and live in California. I have been researching my family tree which has brought me to New Pitsligo, Methlic and Rosehearty. My great grandparents were born in New Pitsligo in the mid 1800’s. My great grandfather was William Smart Matthew, son of Peter Imley Matthew and Christina Smart. The family, along with another son Mansfield Bruce Matthew, came to America in 1866, ultimately settling in California and becoming farmers. The family prospered here in California with my aunts, uncles and cousins achieving success in many different endeavors. This wonderful website has given me insight into the town of my family. But my research continues. The family story is that something happened way back in 1866 that prompted them all to leave Scotland, something either of a scandalous or political nature. Long time ago… but I would love to know what it was that happened. Also, the 1861 Census reports that they live at 54 Main Street. I can find no Main Street on the current maps available of New Pitsligo. Was High Street perhaps once called Main Street or is this a mistake made by the census taker?
I am looking forward to visiting New Pitsligo as I continue finding my own history.
My name is Maryann Jorgenson, retired and live in California. I have been researching my family tree which has brought me to New Pitsligo, Methlic and Rosehearty. My great grandparents were born in New Pitsligo in the mid 1800’s. My great grandfather was William Smart Matthew, son of Peter Imley Matthew and Christina Smart. The family, along with another son Mansfield Bruce Matthew, came to America in 1866, ultimately settling in California and becoming farmers. The family prospered here in California with my aunts, uncles and cousins achieving success in many different endeavors. This wonderful website has given me insight into the town of my family. But my research continues. The family story is that something happened way back in 1866 that prompted them all to leave Scotland, something either of a scandalous or political nature. Long time ago… but I would love to know what it was that happened. Also, the 1861 Census reports that they live at 54 Main Street. I can find no Main Street on the current maps available of New Pitsligo. Was High Street perhaps once called Main Street or is this a mistake made by the census taker?
I am looking forward to visiting New Pitsligo as I continue finding my own history.
Hello
Onybody ony pics of Colin Walker??
He's passed on but his granddaughter would like see pics of him
Thought may be some on here as he was a pitsliga gujee👍🏻
Get me on fbook Chris Digger
Thanks
info for peter james duncan signed 30/4/2019. hello-again,,,,i also found this,,alexander-duncan,about 1824/new-deer....married 2/8/1846,,,new-deer,,,,,margaret -geddes,,,born about 1822 new-deer,,,,kids,,,ann24/1/1847 new-deer,,,,john 21/10/1848 ,,,,francis...6/10/1850,,,,,alexander 29/12/1852,,,,helen,,,3/8/1854....all new-deer.......................john 1848,,above,married 2/2/1878...new-deer,,jane-dickie,,,8/12/1855,,new-deer,,son john about 1878 new-deer.... regards helen.
reply to peter james duncan,signed 30/april/2019. hello again peter, i wondered if this link was yours. john duncan,born about 1794,,,married janet-park, born 1794 strichen.......... son ,robert, born 30/8/1826 new-deer, baptised, 10/9/1826 new-deer,,,,,married,,,anne-smith,25/10/1859,,,,born 24/12/1834-bellhevie,,, their kids,,,,,james 11/4/1860 pitsligo,,,,robert 12/4/1862,,,,margaret 30/3/1864,,,,jean-10/4/1866,,,,john,,,,20/8/1868,,,,,,william,,,7/11/1870,,,,alexander,,,14/2/1873...... I came across the following,,,, 1851 census,,,,,john-duncan age 55,born fraserburgh, wife,,jane,,born rathen,,,,they were living brucklay-district,,,,,kids,,,,john d duncan age 20.born new-deer,,,late-shopkeeper??.. james ,,,age 13,born new-deer,,,, 1861 census,,,they had 3 rooms,,,,living in auchoach??also there was grn/daughter,,,elspet,age 7,,born st-fergus there was a robert-duncan/married/ann-smith,26/8/1848in lumphanan, they had son robert 4/5/1856,also joseph-24/4/1861,,,, however,you know your family,and the info you gave is probably the correct one,,,,,, hope this helps with your search.....regards helen.
Hi everyone, I home school my son and we are doing a topic old/new. He chose New Pitsligo as a place to research, is there anyone willing to share information to him for his research. Any help would be great thanks. I know we could use google ect but i would like to do a face to face interview if anyone is keen. Thanks again.
Great website. Was brought up there. Great place. Anyone know anything about Turclossie just down the hill?
Looking for any info, ideally photos from up to 1951 of

"Major" James Lawson Low - Retired Schoolmaster who stayed at 125 High St, New Pitsligo

alan@cabroaviation.co.uk
Thanks Helen, I have now been able to trace back even further. Alexander Duncan of 36 High Street was a son of Robert Duncan , born 30 August 1826 Parish of New Deer. His occupation was a crofter. He was married to Ann Smith born 24 December 1834 Morrie Belhelvie. They were married 25 October 1859 Overhill, New Pitsligo.
Robert Duncan was the son of John Duncan who was born about 1794 (have not determined exact date or where). He was a servant at Brucklay. I am not sure whether this is what was called Brucklay House or what it was. John married a Janet Park Born about 1794 Parish of Strichen and her occupation was a crofter.
When I visit, the 3 addresses I will follow up on are 36 High Street, 117 High Street and 116 High Street, on the off chance that a relative still resides there.
Thanks for your help.