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Sons of George Whyte and Margaret Beaton , New Aberdour, Aberdeenshire , Scotland

Journal by Carolbea

George Whyte and wife Margaret Beaton came to Canterbury, New Zealand in 1863 on the " Lancashire Witch". They brought their son James born 1856 with them but not their son Alexander born 1854. The Whyte/White family have a long association with the New Aberdour area in Aberdeenshire.

George and Margaret farmed in the Cust area on Poynters Road.

When Margaret Whyte nee BEATON died in 1879, her death certificate shows both sons as being alive at this time. George married Hannah Cherry and they had a large family- one being Arthur Whyte who married EMMA ROGERS my grandparents.
While there is considerable knowledge in the family on the lives of the WHYTE children from the second marriage , there is almost no knowledge on either of the two sons from the first marriage.
It is believed that George's brother James Whyte later came to Canterbury, New Zealand and I would be interested to verify this fact.
After George's death on the 4th July, 1902 Hannah married a widower William Brown and they moved to the Straford area in Taranaki with some of the WHYTE children. The older WHYTE family members remained in the South Island.
I have considerable information on the family of George and Hannah WHYTE.

Surnames: BEATON CHERRY ROGERS WHYTE
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on 2009-08-15 21:18:29

Carolbea , from Auckland New Zealand , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2009. is researching the following names: ROGERS, WHYTE, SCANDLYN and 9 other(s).

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by Carolbea on 2011-04-13 17:18:01

Update on the two sons of George Whyte and Margaret Beaton.

With further research I have been able to establish that the son ALEXANDER WHYTE bap 17 August,1856 died as a child 02 September,1856 in Scotland.

Information on the WHYTE family , also have been known as Quhyt and White have been farmers in the New Aberdour area,Aberdeenshire of Scotland since the early 1600's. There is a reference in the papers of the BAIRD family to Abbott Whyte, John Whyte and to the Whites of Awdlawhill.
Am interested in what happened to the Whytes of Ardlawhill. There are references to the Whytes/Whites of Awdlawhill in early records from the 1600 up to John Whyte of Ardlawhill,gentleman farmer in the 1750's. After that period parish records indicate that the WHYTES were asssociated with living in the New Aberdour township or on other farms in the area. At that time the estates of LORD PITSLIGO and the BAIRDS were being forfeitted to the crown due to their participation in the 1745 upraising. The LAIRD family appear to be the main family at Awdlawhill after that time. There is an Alex. WHITE of ardlawhill recorded as a lieutenant in the Jacobite Army and there is a family WHYTE/LAIRD connection through marriage.
Interested in finding information on the tenancy agreements for the Abedour Estate after the forfeit to the Crown. Did the Whyte's also loose their tenancy because of the upraising?
Help required with possible internet connections to trace such information or actual information that someone else may have found.

Have also through Familycircles been contacted by a family member of James Whyte, it would appear that George's brother JAMES WHYTE did come to New Zealand in 1866 and settled in the Oxford Area Canterbury.
Delighted to close another gap in our knowledge of this family and to make contact with kindred family members
Carolbea

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