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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 since girls usually married at 20, 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, Brewer in Forfar) and James b. 1757. The Charles Young who married Bettie Rodger (b.1771), daughter of David Rodger and Katherine Young, may well have been a member of the same family. Charles emigrated to America with Bettie in the 1790s, and persuaded her brother William Rodger, shoemaker (b.1779), to join him there just before 1800. I would be interested to share what information I have with anyone descended from and/or researching the Young family of Forfar ~ and would much appreciate some help, especially regarding the elusive Charles!
Posted: 2019, Member logged in: 2021
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.
Posted: 2014, Member logged in: 2021
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?
Posted: 2011, Member logged in: 2021
Trying to find Relatives & information about my 3x Great Grandfather James Findlay born Abt. 1801 Arbroath?/Kerriemuir? Died 25 February, 1853 Forfar Angus, Scotland. Buried in Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar. Parents unknown could be Charles Findlay & Janet Mortie OR John Findlay & Angus Bruce. James Findlay married Agnes Milne in 1830? Agnes Milne born Abt 1797 Inverkeillor, Died 9 May 1873 Forfar, Angus, Scotland. Children: Isobel Findlay (b) 26 Dec. 1829 Lunan Bank, Forfar. Isobel married William Brown. Alexander Findlay (b) 14 Nov. 1833 Forfar, (d) 12 Jan. 1901 Montrose. Alexander married Mary Ann Milne (b) 26 Aug. 1831 & (d) 30 Oct. 1885 Montrose. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.
Posted: 2017, Contact email reconfirmed: 2019
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.
Posted: 2011, Contact email reconfirmed: 2019
Hi, I am a direct descendant of James TAYLOR 1828 (Town Clerk 1871 to 1895) and Ann COUPAR (CoUPER) 1835/36). His father was John TAYLOR 1791 and Margaret (nee ROSS) (1801). As far as i know they had 10 children, my ggf Thomas Patrick 1875, Mary (1871) Leslie, Catharine (1858), Margaret 1862, Annie Coupar 1859, William Coupar 1861, David 1869, unknown child 1877. I would love to get in contact with any surviving descendants or any information relating to the descendants of the TAYLOR family connection from the Forfar area of Scotland. Danielle
Posted: 2016, Member logged in: 2017
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
Posted: 2009, Member logged in: 2017
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.
Posted: 2003, Member logged in: 2016
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 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.

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