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Your website is the next best thing to actually visting New Pitsligo! My great-great-grandfather David Cooper, son of George and Lizzy (Kidd) Cooper, was born at 1 Low street in 1792. He and 3 brothers and 1 sister emigrated to Oregon Territory, USA at various times between 1850 and 1872.
Great site! My Great Grandmother, Mary Ann Ferguson, was born in NP in 1859 and she married James Innes, a journeyman shoemaker from Longside in 1883. Her father, James Ferguson, was a Hand Loom Weaver and lived at 41 Low Street. He, according to the 1841 census, was also born in NP. It was good to be able to look at photographs and see where they lived and worked. All I can say is that it looks a lovely place and thank you for the site.
Really, really impressed. I have thoroughly enjoyed going through the site which I came across whilst searching for my great grandafther's roots. have looked with great interest at the old photos, particularly of High Street as it was at number 90 and then at number 129 John Edward, my great great grandfather, according to the census returns was a linen hand loom weaver
Hi,
Just happened upon your excellent site. As someone who has roots in Pitsligo, New & Old Deer etc. I thought it was wonderfull to find such a site.
Hi I have really enjoyed looking at photos.I now live in Australia but was born in New Pitsligo,My Parents Robert and Elma Patterson and brother George.Lived at 115 High Street.Worked at Smiths Bakers before marrying and moving to Aberdeen in 1967.Been in Australia for 5 years.Have two children and grandchildren all living in Australia.Really enjoyed your site and saw photo of my dad and granda.Thank You.
Hi,
have very much enjoyed looking at your site. My Great Great Grandad, William Rattray was living at 58 Low Street in 1851 and my Great Grandad, also William, was born there in 1858. My Great Great Great Grandma Ann, nee Murdoch, was living there too, with another son James and his family. William's daughter Helen (b. 1850) died at 19, Low Street in 1928. Any further information would be welcome.
Thanks
Sue
Hia
I have just found your site and really enjoyed flicking through. I have booked marked it.
My late husbands family came from New Pitsligo and I have been researching for years.
There name is Sim-Mutch but came from Sim and a reputed father of George Mutch also Milne.
I will hopefully visit in August
But i will visit the site again
Thanks for a brill site
Polly
hello from canada. i really enjoyed looking through your pictures. perhaps one day in the near future i'll be there to visit. :)
Hi. I have really enjoyed browsing through your web site. You have done a great job. Sticky Horne was my great great grandfather and I would love to contact any Horne or Youngson relatives. My grand mother, Joeina Horne Youngson, left New Pitsligo after WW1 to go to Australia and then New Zealand. She was the eldest of 17 children of Joseph Youngson and Rachel Horne. I have visited NP once in 1993 and am planning another trip this year. Please email me or leave a message here. Tricia Gall
Hi i am trying to find details of the robertson family,my nan and grandad were john robertson and my nan was helen robertson[nee sangster]they lived at 34 low street til my nan died in 1961.also Barb curran left a message about her family tracing, we had a john currie and christina currie who was my great great grandparents on my nans side of the family. i have more information on that sie if you would like to email me .also i saw a picture in days gone by of stanley robertson my cousin with nora sangster who im related to on my mums side of the family.if anyone has information please could they e mail me or leave a message on this web site.
Just having a brouse again your photos in the snow are just fantastic again. Keep up the good work John
I recognise the photo of Jake Norrie (John Norrie) and Williamina Rattray. Jake was my father's uncle. You do not seem to have any photos of "Dancie" Norrie (22/8/1857 - 16/9/1925), a well known dancing teacher in New Pitsligo. I wonder who it was who called Williamina granny. We must be related.
I just wanted to say thank you for your site. My great great grandparents, John Shepherd Rattray and Jane Scott lived in New Pitsligo in the mid to late 1800. I know very little about them bar a few facts gleened over the years but your site has taken my thoughts back to Aberdeenshire, the Broch and my grandparents. Thank you.
I find it fascinating to read the various comments from 'pitsligga' as they bring back many 'almost forgotten' memories. Following the death of my mother in 1940 whilst I was attending New Pitsligo School, I then went to live with my Grandfather at a farm called North Nittanshead, Bonnykelly and continued attending school until I was eventually moved to a Childrens Home in Aberdeen when I was eleven ( I can assure all that I have NO happy memories of my time in that place) However I have always looked back at my time in Pitsligo as being a place of happy memories and often wondered what became of the friends I used to know and went to school with. Since then I have travelled the World, been married twice, had three children and am now 73 - Yet I still think back to my days in New Pitsligo
Have just found out the father of my great-grandad Nathaniel Mutch, (see earlier posting re: my great-great gran Isabella Mutch,) was proved to be William Hepburn, a labourer from New Pitsligo- which appears to make me a Hepburn, not a Mutch, in terms of the male line...does anyone know if William was related to Isabella Hepburn?
IM AFRAID ON SOME OF YOUR PICTURES YOU HAVE ME DOWN AS A CASSIE AND THEN PUDSEY.IT IS INFACT PUDSEY. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.. NO SNOW WHERE I AM.
Hi just wondering if you have any more information about the 'Mundie boys' photo in the 'Days gone by' section.
My husbands grandfather was John Mundie son of John Mundie and Isabella Hepburn of Pitsligo/Rosehearty/Fraserburgh.
John Mundie married Elsie Bruce who was the daughter of Alexander Bruce and Margaret Laing. Margaret's parents were James and Margaret Laing of Fisherbriggs, Pitsligo
hi im lola storrie and ive lived in new pitsligo since i was a baby and i still do! :) im fourteen and think new pitsligo is an okayish village kinda boring though! oh and put more up to date school pics on like from 1995-2009 cuz its soooo anoying. toodles. =] lol
Hi all, my Grandmother Agnes Sinclair Mowat was from New Pitsligo and I was wondering whether there are any related Mowats still in or around the village?
Regards, Mike
I really enjoyed your website. I was born in New Pitsligo in 1925 and lived there until 1931 when left for England. I used to communicate with Agnes Urquhart and Sadie Smith - is anyone still in touch with them? I would love to reminisce!
If you would like to get in touch, I would love to hear from you at simonmessenger @ gmail.com (my grandson's email address)
Thank you,
Ruby
I am looking for information on my GGfather and GGmother.
William Urquhart Hay married Mary Ann Walker on 6/11/1882 in New Pitsligo. I think William had three sisters, Catherine, Jean and Jessie.
Thank you,
Bill Hay
Boise, Idaho
in reply to the comment from ray black,my fathers parents were angus and isabella cassie and my grandmothers maiden name was mcrobbie. ps great website keep up the good work.
I am interested in the photo of Angus Cassie. Can M. Pudsey or anyone tell me Angus's parents name, could it have been an Angus & Margaret Cassie? Margaret's maiden name was Knox.
Thank you
Really enjoyed your website. My grandfather, George Currie, lived at 78 Low Street. His father and mother were William and Mary Currie. On this marriage certificate, dated March 21, 1910 he is listed as a joiner journeyman and he married Catherine Ferguson Stewart, domestic servant, 29 Dorsencilly Coittage, Glenmmuick. My grandparents immigrated to Fernie British Columbia Canada after their marriage.
Love looking at this site, stumbled across it by mistake but have great fun finding all the members of the Mundie family! Including my dad Robbie and my grandparents. Welldone:)
My Aunt Lily told me about this site. As a child I spent many holidays staying with my Granny & Grandad at 124 High Street (Andrew (Dooie & Eliza Brown). I loved the picture of my Grandad making pegs in his workshop at 78 High St - I can still picture him sitting there!! Also the football team photos of my Dad, Andrew Brown from the 50's. So many happy memories have come flooding back.
My mother-in-law Jean Isabelle Tansley has recently died and I have been searching my partner Simon Neil Tansley's family tree. I have traced back to his 4th generation George Milne b abt 1825 Tyrie who married Jane Walker b 1837 Aberdeen city. They as far as I know had two children John b abt 1863 Monquhitter who married Jane Anne Harrison and Jane b abt 1868 King Edward who married Alec Horne. In the 1871 census George was a crofter at Woodhead Gomar New Pitsligo.

I myself was born in Fraserburgh in 1955 the 5th daughter of Charles Downie Ritchie and Margaret Wiseman Gatt so you can see my interest in George Milne.

John Milne and Jane Harrison stayed in New Pitsligo area and had 5 children, Jenny , Phyllis b 1888, Ethel b1891, Georgina b 1893 and John b 1898.

Can anyone help
Sarah you have a very good memory!!!! I helped Dad with the names and couldn't remember some of them!!
I loved New Pitsligo and everything about it. I lived there for 4 yrs at 10 School Place. It had beautiful views
Just been looking through snowy pictures and found my old house,135 High Street (Hillcrest) where I stayed as a kid. I loved that house. Mind you i stayed in a few houses in New Pitsligo as a kid and the best was Lambhill, now known as the Willows Animal Sanctuary.
Oh my goodness, just seen pictures of me years ago,
ha what a laugh great pics, great site, well done.x
Just had a thought ... I think between Colin Neal and Duncan Leel his name is Charles Brown :)
Don't know how I remember all this
Hi great site but I just wanted to fill in a few blanks for you on the school photo with Mr Black .... next to Kevin Alexander it is James Cook ..Next to Mark Gilmour is Paul Donetti ...it's not Martin Hand next to Connel it's Colin Neal ... First row .. left is Emma Davidson and then it's Chi Meldrum next to Lynne . Hope this helps
Keep up the good work, may have moved to Strichen but still call New Pitsligo my home :)
great site, does anyone have info, photos etc on my great grandparents fraser anderson and elizabeth (lizzie) mitchell who lived at 135 high street until at least 1907 when fraser died? one of fraser's brothers (john) died in 1915 at 111 high street. john's wife was mary herd. anything info would be greatly appreciated
what a wonderful site, loads of photos and information.
Iwas born I N.P..My father was Arthur Pirie(Haulage contractor)Mycousins wife Norma Malcolm sent me your web site and I have been thoroughly enjoying it. Even found my school photo(not sure the year. I have been in Canad a for 52 years. My husband who came from Cluny died 7 years ago. I wasin N.P 2 years ago when my brother George died.Have many memories of the Village
What a wonderful site and gives me a wonderful picture of the area my grandmother came from when she moved to Canada. I plan to come to the area next year to see the wonderful countryside.
Fantastic site,
been browsing again for some stuff to help my old man remember his time in the village.
great reminders for me as well, I left the village with the family when oor Duncan went to the Academy in the 'Broch'
but some of his earlier school photies are there so he's in for some stick believe you me
cheers
The guy next to Davy Milne, Wullie Whyte, John Gerrard is Ian Jones from Melbourne. He is Davy's cousin.Who posted all the photos of Phylis and Doddie Fraser.It makes me homesick when i look at the site. cheers Kader
My late grandfather lived in New Pitsligo -re the Clark family.George Clark lived in Aberdeen where I was born circa 1943 I wondered if any one remembers him?
Sorry forgot to put my e-mail address : carolbarr7@hotmail.com
My father William Barr (Bill) was evacuated to a peat farm during the war and I would love to trace the family who were kind enough to take him in. I used to spend some holidays on the farm in the early 60's. I thought the family name was Sturrock, but I do remember Mary the daughter married a German prisoner of war who had worked on the farm. Can anyone give me any information? By the way very well established web-site - well done.
I was looking through the old photos of New Pitsligo and came across one that had a Mr and Mrs Robertson in it, I have been trying to find out if they are my grandparents who used to live in Low Street, They would have been John Bruce Robertson and Helen Robertson (nee Sangster). I dont have any photos of them and my grandad died before i was born and my nan died when i was 6. It would be lovley to find out if anybody knew them or has any information.
Really good site! Loved seeing photos of my mam Eileen ,uncles Jake and Scottie Smith and granny and granda . Keep up the great work!
I was so happy to find your web site which is full of interesting facts.
My late husband JohnTaylor Malcolm is in one of the school photos.
Johnny (as he was known )lived at 11 School Street with his widowed mother Edith and brother David.His father died in India during the second world war and his name is on the War Memorial.I have many happy memories of New Pitsligo
What a great website!

My grandmother, Elspet Alexandra Bruce Stewart was brought up in New Pitsligo. I see from the Electoral Roll 1931 that her parents William and Mary Stewart (nee Bruce) and brother William James Stewart were at 25 High Street.

William and first wife Rachel (nee Kilgour) were married in NP in 1890. They lived at 24 High Street where their three children, Winnie, Mary Jane and Annabella were born.

Later, William (snr), lived with his brother, Johnny, at 21 High Street (both shepherds). They died in the late 1950s.

Their parents James (sheep dealer/shepherd) and Annie Stewart (nee Clark) lived at 33 High Street from 1863. He died at 31 High St. in 1900.

If anyone knows anything about the family I would love to hear from them at Lindastevens@btinternet.com
Shirley Lingham has left a message below about my grandparents Stanley and Lizzie Robertson. I'll leave my email address below and hopefully answer any questions she has. The website is fantastic. I stumbled across it a wee while ago and have found it really interesting. Well done.Email cadamson352@aol.com
I've just spent hours looking at your website, it is so interesting. Loved seeing my Great Granny and Granda and my Nana in the pictures. (Peggy and Andrew Smith and Valerie Coutts). I really like the guest book as well...interesting to read that buchan loon from Victoria was a pal of my great uncle Scottie Smith.
I have been in Edmonton, Canada since 1995 and miss the village and all the people. I will visit this site regularly and let all my friends and family about it.
Great Job!
Hello Michael, i would be delighted to add your Grandfather's photo to the web site,as long as it is okay with your family. You can get hold of me via the contact button.