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Reid family Kennethmont Aberdeen

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Reggie Report 30 Jan 2013 16:59



Susanne Report 6 Jan 2013 23:13

Thank very much for help and so quick to everybody, Its been hard tracing this Shand family so many children Margaret Shand had 4 out of wedlock, Annie Glennie, John Cruickshank, Margaret Wilson managed to trace Dads on Them but Mary Shand known as Mary Mackie cant find dad on her she had two out of wedlock Margaret Shand dont know dad on herm annie Weir Shand dadhe was William weir she went on to have two boys Douglas and Cecil dont know if they went under Weir, Shand or Home as later Mary Mackie married William Home. Margaret Shands sister jane she had more than mentioned children than above. out of wed lock alsoGeorge Smart, james stirling,william Wilson have the dads to them. The three Mcrobbie girls i know Annie glennie Mcrobbie marriued William Strachen know they had Annie, could anyone tell me of the Families of Mary Ann who looks like she married james Mckinnion and Helen Innis who married Clement Ramsey 1933 in St Clement s dundee . i know two daughters of mary mackie shand daughter of Margaret Shand her two children out of wed lock Margaret married James Forbes he died 1st world War and she went New York in 1924 got a copy of the ship and died somewhere in the States maybe California, other daughter Annie Shand died tragically in 1911 yep its a mixture of a family and i know one of those Shand boys had so many children thast could be james shand you mentioned rootgather. thanks for all your help also that puts william to as a chemist there was always mention of a Mrs bunkle ? a lawyer living in Banff belonging to Jane shand Mcrobbies family. Margaret shand buried with parents in Clatt and Jane Mcrobbie nee Shand i know in Insch cemetery . thanks again Susanne


Aileen Report 6 Jan 2013 17:34

Jane Ewan....parents James Ewan and JANE SHAND



Aileen Report 6 Jan 2013 15:47

and marriage


according to this William was a motor engineer...... might suggest family story re England and becoming a chemist is not correct.


Aileen Report 6 Jan 2013 15:33

I also found this death



Aileen Report 6 Jan 2013 14:41

1911 census gives the household

Jane Mcrobbie Head 60
Mary Ann McRobbie Dau 27
Helen Innes Mc Robbie Dau 20
Annie Glennie McRobbie Dau 15
William Coutts Grandson 18
William C Reid Grandson 13


rootgatherer Report 6 Jan 2013 14:41

1851 Census for Mary Shand to get an idea of possible parent for some of the grandchildren.

Name: Mary Shand
Age: 47
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1804
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's Name: Alexander Shand
Gender: Female
Where born: Kinethmont, Aberdeen
Parish Number: 212
Civil parish: Kinnethmont
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Muir Of Seggyden
ED: 4
Page: 2 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 5
Line: 5
Roll: CSSCT1851_47
Household Members: Name Age
Alexander Shand 43 Ag. Labourer
Mary Shand 47
James Shand 11 Son
Margaret Shand 9 Daughter
William Shand 6 Daughter
George Shand 3 Son
Jane Shand 9 Mo Daughter
Margaret Wilson 26 sister-in-law, Pauper


Name: Mary Shand
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1811
Gender: Female
Where born: Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Civil parish: Kennethmont
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Muir Of Seggyden
Parish Number: 212
Household Members: Name Age
Alexander Shand 30
Mary Shand 30
Alexander Shand 6
John Shand 4
James Shand 1
Ann Gilmore 20
John Anderson 35
Isabella Allardyce 20
George Milne 30
Mary Milne 35
Eliza Milne 9
Mary Shand 78
Mary Shand 10
Ann Shand 7

It may be worth considering that some of the Grandchildren could be illegitmate children of one of the Shand boys but known by the mother's surname.

I have, in my tree OHs Great grandmother who had 7 children 3 of whom were known by the father's surname but the other four used her surname. Of those she had paternity proved for the first two through the courts but the other two she registered them with their father's name as a middle name. By strange co-incidence these births took place in Aberdeenshire in the 1880s and the father was one James Shand. Three of the four children that she had with James Shand were male and named William, James and John. She does not appear on any census living with James Shand.


Aileen Report 6 Jan 2013 14:14

Marriages for a couple of the girls





Aileen Report 6 Jan 2013 14:02

Louisa Catherine Reid was the daughter of Charles and Catherine Louisa Reid ms Cumming....according to her marriage certificate....she married 1903 to James McLean.

My guess would be that James Shand was William Reid's is only a guess I have nothing to support it


Aileen Report 6 Jan 2013 13:32

Paternity of William was found in court June 1898 but I don't know who father was as there is no link to follow


Aileen Report 6 Jan 2013 13:30

Mother of William Cumming Reid born Kinnethmont March 10th 1898 is given on birth cert as Louisa Catherine Reid (Domestic Servant)

? Ann Reid on 1901 census I can only see Ann McRobbie


Astra Report 6 Jan 2013 11:53

I see your problem

National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG10
Piece: 212
Folio: 2
Page: 7
Reg. District: Kinnethmont
Sub District:
Parish: Kennethmont
Enum. District: 2
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Seggyden, Kennethmont
County: Aberdeenshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
WILSON OR SHAND, Mary Head Widow F 62 1809 Stocking Knitter Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire
SHAND, Margaret Daughter Unmarried F 28 1843 General Serv (Domestic) Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire
SHAND, Jane Daughter Unmarried F 20 1851 General Serv (Domestic) Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire
MACKIE, Mary Grand Daughter F 6 1865 Scholar Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire
MITCHELL, Margaret Grand Daughter F 3 1868 Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire
ERVING, Jane Grand Daughter F 3 1868 Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire
SMART, George Grand Son M 1 1870 Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire
GLENNIE, Ann Grand Daughter F 0 1871 Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire
WILSON, Margaret Sister Unmarried F 42 1829 Pauper Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire


Reggie Report 6 Jan 2013 11:44

1891 Scotland Census
Name: William McRobbie
Age: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Jane S McRobbie
Gender: Male
Where born: Fyvie, Aberdeenshire
Registration number: 203
Registration district: Insch
Civil parish: Insch
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Belts of Dunnydeer
Occupation: Farm Serv
ED: 5
Household schedule number: 3
Line: 8
Roll: CSSCT1891_64
Household Members:
Name Age
William McRobbie 34
Jane S McRobbie 39
James Shand 13 Stepson
Mary Ann McRobbie 7
Maggie McRobbie 3
Hellen I McRobbie 7 Mo
Wilhelmina Ewen 2 Step granddaughter


Astra Report 6 Jan 2013 11:43

National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG13
Piece: 234
Folio: 4
Page: 11
Reg. District: Premnay
Sub District:
Parish: Premnay
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Gordon Terrace Gordon's Property, Premnay
County: Aberdeenshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
COUTTS, William Head Married M 32 1869 Ploughman And Carter On Farm
Huntly, Aberdeenshire
COUTTS, Jane Wife Married F 33 1868
Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire
EWEN, Williamina Step Daughter F 12 1889 Scholar
Insch, Aberdeenshire
COUTTS, William Son M 8 1893 Scholar
Premnay, Aberdeenshire
COUTTS, George Son M 6 1895 Scholar
Premnay, Aberdeenshire
COUTTS, James Son M 4 1897
Premnay, Aberdeenshire
COUTTS, John Son M 2 1899
Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
COUTTS, Alexander Son M 1 1900
Premnay, Aberdeenshire


Reggie Report 6 Jan 2013 11:42

1901 Scotland Census
Name: Jane Mcrobbie
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : William Mcrobbie
Gender: Female
Where born: Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire
Registration number: 234
Registration district: Premnay
Civil parish: Premnay
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Gordon Terrace Gordin's Property
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 51
Line: 6
Roll: CSSCT1901_77
Household Members:
Name Age
William Mcrobbie 44
Jane Mcrobbie 50
James Shand 23
Maggie A Mcrobbie 13 Daughter, born INSCH
Nellie Mcrobbie 10 Daughter, born INSCH
Annie Mcrobbie 5 Daughter, born PREMNAY
William Reid 3 Grandson, born KINNETHMONT


Reggie Report 6 Jan 2013 11:40

Does this fit anywhere with your rather convoluted family

1901 Scotland Census
Name: Jeannie McRobbie
Age: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Relationship: Serv (Servant)
Gender: Female
Where born: Kinnethmont, aberdeens
Registration number: 212
Registration district: Kinnethmont
Civil parish: Kinnethmont
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Ardmore Villa
Occupation: General Serv (domestic)
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 36
Line: 17
Roll: CSSCT1901_70
Household Members:
Name Age
James Innes 45
Jane Innes 40
James Innes 13
Alexander Innes 9
Isabella I R Innes 11
Catherine M Innes 4
Annie Thom 16
Jeannie McRobbie 18


Susanne Report 6 Jan 2013 10:06

Could anyone help. In 1901 census for Aberdeen Kennethmont a william and Ann reid living with their grandmother Jane Shand or Mcrobbie. they were very young in this cencus. Jane had about 4 children out of wedlock then she married a William Mcrobbie and had mary ann1883 Insch aberdeen, Margaret born 1887, Helen Innes born1890 and ann born 1896 in Premnay, she married a William Strachen dont know who other girls married and we wonder if one of the elder daughters had these children out of wedlock. only possble one of janes shands daughter Jane ewing out of wedlock but she was born 1867 in Kennethmont, she had a daughter Williamina Ewing born 1888 in Insch. So many solo mums in this family. Family story is William Reid moved to England somewhere and was a chemist. he was informant when his grandma jane. died in Insch in 1931 William Cumming Reid. It has taken me years to put my dads family together and the marriages of the three Mcrobbie girls and who was the mother of William and Ann Reid.still a mystery.
can anyone help. thank you . Susanne