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red mail Robertson/ Cooper families, from Rayne.
I am researching part of my family tree concerning Alexander Robertson, who was born in Rayne, Aberdeenshire in 1826. He married Margaret Cooper,( b about 1830 in Rayne) . They had ? 4 children, one of them my gt gt Grandmother Elizabeth. I know quite a lot about the family, but have "lost" them in the years between them living at Old Meldrum in 1871, and turning up in Aberdeen years later. Anyone know anything about my folks? Would love more info, if possible. Regards, Heather.
red mail The Blackhalls..Fraserburgh and Midlothian.
Blackhall Family. I am researching the Blackhall side of my Family tree, with particular interest in the towns of Fraserburgh and inveresk, near Edinburgh, as I know that James and his wife Christian Gibson moved between the two places during their lives, 1750's to 1870's. He was my GGGG Grandfather, and I would welcome any messages from anybody connected with my Family.
red mail Forrest, Murker, Duguid
According to parish records, George Duguid had a son, Patrick, who was christened on 16 Dec 1736, at Tarves. Although not proven to be the same person, a Patrick Duguid had a daughter, Margaret Duguid, who was christened on 24 Mar 1771, at Old Meldrum. I believe she may have been the same Margaret Duguid who married Peter Murker on 27 Jun 1792, at Tarves. Their daughter, Margaret Murker (b.6 Jun 1793) m. Thomas Forrest (b.5 Jan 1790) at Belhelvie on 29 Nov 1817. Both were born at Tarves, as were their six children: Thomas (b.19 Sep 1818), Elspet (b.20 Jul 1821), Barbara (b.3 May 1823), Margaret (b.2 Sep 1825), Patrick (b.9 Jan 1829), and Hellen (b.28 Jun 1833). Thomas Forrest's daughter Margaret was my paternal g-grandmother. Her full name was Margaret Duguid Forrest. In 1835, when penning the names of his children in the family Bible, Thomas Sr. noted the family residence as "Lochtowne of Kithfield" (sic) which, I presume, was a neighborhood within Keithfield, Tarves. The 1841 Census enumerates him as an agricultural laborer. I would welcome contact from my cousins who share this ancestry.

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