RITCHIE FAMILY from Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire.
Has anyone got any of the following names in their family tree.
My gt grandfather was Joseph Ritchie 1860 - 1930, he married 1st a Mary Ann Mitchell 1860-1904, then Annie Watt 1873-1957. Annie was from Gamrie.
Jospeh & Mary Ann had 7 children: Alexander, Jane (my grandmother), Christian, Jessie, William, Elizabeth & Lewis. Joseph & Annie had 1 daughter, Annie Taylor Ritchie.
Joseph was the owner of the local fishing boat "Marconi", but after a fire on board, he lost his nerve for fishing, and did not return to the sea. His 2nd wife ran a fish smoking business, and Joseph sold the fish for her.
Joseph's parents were John Ritchie 1821-1902 & Ann Taylor 1824-1896.
Any of these names sound familiar, please get in touch with me.