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The Young family
In 1769, my ancestor David Rodger, b. Forfar 1743, married Katherine Young, daughter of Mr William Young, Messenger at Arms and Burgess of Forfar. There is no birth registration for Katherine, but she was probably born abt 1749; the Old Parish Records show 4 other children for Mr William Young: William b. 1753, Elizabeth b. 1754, Charlotte b. 1755 (who married William Potter, Junior) and James b. 1757. There seems to have been another son named Charles who emigrated to America around 1800, and persuaded a shoemaker named William Rodger to join him. I would be willing to share what information I have with anyone descended from and/or researching the Young family of Forfar.
Rodger family
I am descended from David Rodger b. 1705, who was a candle maker (or tallow-chandler) and a burgess of Forfar. I have a lot of info about the descendants of his son David b. Forfar 1843 who married Katherine Young in 1769, and would be happy to share this with anyone who is descended from and/or researching my family or other Forfar Rodgers.
red mail James Brown - Forfar Scotland
I am the great grand daughter of James Brown. James married Mary Dardie Constable in 1890. They had eleven children named Neil, Isabella, Ethel Davina, Constance, Jeanie, George, Maggie, James, Frank and Earnest. They lived in Forfar. James was a Gas stoker retired when he died June 9th, 1947. Mary was a midwife and died 9/14/1957. I have more information if you are interested. Would you help me. I can't find any information about James's father and mother (Isobel Finlay and William Brown ) also William's mother and father William Brown and Clementina Mitchell When and where they were born and when they passed. Who were their other children?
John Forbes
John Forbes b. 20 Aug 1980 Blair Atholl son of Neil Forbes and Ann McDonald d. 10 Apr 1877 near Forfar due to a railway accident Does anyone have any information about railway accidents in this area near this date?
red mail GEORGINA & JAMES BROWN (SISTER & BROTHER) FORFAR, ANGUS, SCOTLAND
Looking for descendants of Georgina & James Brown who may be able to tell me more about the life of my Great Aunt Georgina (Brown) Findlay. Georgina Brown (b) 26 May, 1862, and her brother James Brown (b) 9 May, 1867. Father - William Brown, and Mother, Isabella Brown (nee M.I. Findlay), Forfar. Georgina Brown married Frederick A. McP. Findlay, District of Montrose, County of Forfar on 29 Nov. 1893, and died Forfar, 21 Jan. 1943. Georgina & Fred Findlay left Montrose for Melbourne, Australia, with their children young Frederick (Freddy) and Ruth, hoping the climate would help young Freddy. My Great Uncle Fred Findlay took up the position of The Professional for Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne. Young Freddy died at age 16 in Melbourne, and eventually Ruth and her Mother Georgina took young Freddy's body back to Montrose where he is buried with his Mother Georgina. Georgina (Brown) Findlay stayed in Scotland. My Great Uncle Fred Findlay then went to America to join his older brothers Alexander & David Findlay, well known in Golf Circles in U.S.A. where he, Fred, designed Golf Courses and he died in Virginia in 1966 aged 94. I would be very grateful for any more information about the life of my Great Aunt Georgina (Brown) Findlay and her Brown relations. Thank You.
red mail decendants of Francis Fallon and Anne Duffy
ANYONE OUT THERE CONNECTED TO FAMILY FALLON Anne Duffy, daughter of Michael Duffy and Mary Maguire married Francis Fallon 1863 in Alloa. Had 6 or 7 children,including Annie, Mary, Beatrix (Bea), James, not sure of others. Annie married Adalbert Winkler (bottlemaker)Prussian decent, had a son Adalbert, then widowed. Married Joseph Mroszok (glassblower) in bottle works in Alloa, from Kup in Poland 1884.They settled in Portobello., children Selma, Olga, Paulina, Franz, Alfred stepson Alla. Any decendants from here looking for other family members of same tree. Anne Duffy is my g.g.grandmother.Selma married Tom Blyth who were my grandparents,& settled in Glasgow. Any other family memebers out there?
red mail caird/langlands
John caird married Elizabeth Langlands. They had Elizabeth 1829 Margaret 1835 and John 1837. No trace of them after 1841. Any connections with anybody!
red mail Wm & JNO Don & Co. Manufacturer, Forfar
My neighbour has a silver-coloured medal presented to her grandfather, JAMES LAMONT, in 1899. It was presented by Wm & JNO Don & Co. Manufacturer in 1899, according to an inscription around the edge of it. It says in the centre "Science Art and Industry. Inscribed in tiny letters around the edge at the bottom is "A. Kirkwood & Sons, Sc" It is in a box which indicates it was made by Alex Kirkwood & Son Medallist 9 St. James Square, Edinburgh Est. 1826. Des. (presumably "designed") by J. Young. Thus the box explains the tiny writing around its base. My neighbour believes her grandfather was an engineer- he later had connections with the Titanic, sailing with it for part of its maiden voyage but leaving when it left, I think she said, Ireland??? Can anyone provide any information about Wm & JNO Don & Co? eg- as to WHO they were? What was their business? Any idea WHY JAMES LAMONT would have been presented with this medal? Do you know anyone presented with a similar medal? If so, any details would be appreciated. I wonder whether Alex Kirkwood, who I believe are still in existence today, would have any relevant details of the creation of the medal. Elizabeth
red mail DAVID MCLEAN - FOOTBALLER
Trying to find anyone who knows about David McLean, born 1890 in Forfar, who went on to play football for Sheffield Wednesay around 1910+. Thanks Linda
red mail SAMSON
Looking for George Samson - born around 1920 ????? Mothers surname unknown - bought up by Samson grandparents
red mail HAY, RIACH,WATSON,OGILVY
James Hay 1736 m Ann Riach on 8 Dec 1761 Kirkmichae, Children all born Kirkmichael Female 17 Oct 1762 Isobel 31 May 1764 John 3 Aug 1766 Nathaniel Jan 1769 William 12 Apr 1771 James 5 Feb 1780 Barbara 15 Feb 1785 Robert 31 Mar 1774 m Katharine Ogilvy born 1778 Married 1798 Forfar Angus Barbara 1798 Baptised Alves Morayshire. Anne 1801 Born Baptised with Barbara again in Alves We also found a Lewis Hay m Margaret Watson 5/9/1736 Kirkmichael Maybe James Father? Robert was transported to Australia and has a long dynasty here, but what happened to his wife,children & Sibling? Would be happy to share Australian info if I could only find the Scotland info. Thanks Bev
red mail mackintosh - Kenneth
am trying to trace my family tree and am having great troubles in doing so. kenneth mackintosh was born around 1890 give or take a few years and had seven children to isabel-who sadly died (no info) kenneth left these children in an orphanage in friockheim and moved on to forfar (we think) and remarried this marriage produced seven more children....sadly this is all the information we have can anyone add to this?
red mail The Lyon/Thornton family Forfar/Kirriemuir
Any details of this family would be gratefully accepted.
Hanton Family
My grandfather William Forbes Hanton left Forfar in 1908 for New Zealand. Any family members still in the area? I know his nephew Norman Hanton also came to NZ in the 1950s
red mail Catherine O'Connor c.1848
Trying to trace links to my ancestor Catherine O'connor who was born in Forfar about 1848. She migrated to Australia and married Augustus Knight. She may have lived in Dundee at some stage. Any information would be very welcome.
red mail MILNE
Hi all, looking for any info pls re William Milne b 1845 Forfar, married 1870 All Saints, Odd Rode, Cheshire to Elizabeth Skerratt b 1845 Odd Rode, Cheshire. Cheers, Julie
red mail Hamilton family
Archibald Hamilton was in the Forfar Militia in 1813, but cannot find any record of Hamilton births in the county. Did they move in or were they non Church of Scotland?
red mail James Duncan
I am looking into my family tree, any information on James Duncan who was born in Forfar Angus circa 1797/1799 and later married Agnes Ross on 12 Dec 1826. They immigrated to Australia with 4 children William, Jean or Jane, Charles and David Blackether Duncan aboard the "Annie Milne" which departed from Dundee in 1841 and arrived in Sydney in 1842. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
James & John Forbes
I am looking for any info on James Forbes born in Forfar about 1700's. John, his son also born in Forfar but moved to London. John's wife was Phoebe Eleanor Sidman born in Forfar. Also how many children they had?
Clark & Marr Famillies
George Clark 1843-1914 married Jane Kew 1841-1930. Son John Clark 9.7.1869-14.9.1952 married Charlotte Simpson 19.6.1868-27.3.1922. Daughter Jane Clark 17.8.1899-1989 married Sidney Marr 6.7.1896-03.10.1968. Son Donald Gordon Marr 7.4.1930 married Joan Wales 23.2.1933. Daughter Kerry Marr 9.5.1957.
Maurice Finlay
My great grandfather Maurice Finlay(could be Robert Maurice Finlay) was born in Forfar approximately 1856. He married Janet Fotheringham Webster on 26th May 1882 in Edensay, Fife and they left for Australia between 1882 and 1889. I would love to hearfrom anybody with any information on the Finlays.
red mail Differs, Where Did They Go?
Anyone come across the name Differs(as spelt)?
red mail Re Workmens Reading Room
From Cassell's Gazetteer c1896 Forfar NB : 1891 Population : 12,057 - Has in the Town Hall a free library,and also a workmens reading room.


 
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