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Doran x Dundee

I have a Gilbert Ross Doran b 1887 in St Andrews, Dundee and died about 1968. His occupations were Shifter in a Jute Mill, and Boil maker.

He married Elizabeth (Betsy) Ritchie, (x Rosehearty) and they had 3 children, Gilbert, May & "Living" daughter.

My mother recalls Gilbert as being a very friendly man, always smiling, and he played games and races at the family picnics in Rosehearty.

Son, Gilbert, emigrated to the USA in about 1950, and died in Detroit, 1997.

May, married and went to New Zealand, died in 1965.

Any one got connections to the above ?


1 comment(s), latest 10 years, 11 months ago

WATT X Gamrie, Banffshire.

Anyone looking for Watt's from Gamrie in Banffshire.

My gt grandmother was Annie Watt, b 1873-1957, her parents: Gilbert Watt of Gardenstown 1840-1929, and Ann Forbes of New Aberdour, 1851-1940.

Annie's 1st husband was George Watt a fisherman who drowned at sea, in 1899 aged 30. They had 1 daughter Barbara Ann Watt born 1898, she married Francis Watt West, also from Gardenstown.

Annie remarried in 1906, a Joseph Ritchie from Rosehearty. She ran a small fish smoking business, employing 3 woman, Joseph sold the fish for her.


RITCHIE FAMILY from Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire.

Hi all

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.


1 comment(s), latest 9 years, 11 months ago

NOBLE'S from Broadsea, Fraserburgh

Has anyone connections to Noble's from Broadsea, Fraserburgh.

I am descended from Gilbert Noble b 1767, who married Ann Crawford.

His son was Walter Noble b 1794, who married Margaret Noble 1802-1850
Then is Alexander Noble 1833-1915 & Betsy Crawford 1837-1885
Then another Alexander Noble 1858-1924 & Elizabeth Noble 1860-1918
My grandfather Wilson Noble 1881-1956 & Rachael Grant Cardno 1879-1858

And lastly my parents Wilson Noble & Jessie Ritchie May.

If any of these names are in your tree, would love to hear from you.


2 comment(s), latest 8 years, 2 months ago

MAY from Inverallochy

My great grandfather was John Lawrence May, from Inverallochy, his by name was Jockey Borra (he was fascinated by the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights). He was born in Inverallochy 28 August 1846, and died 1 November 1924 in 12 Main Street, Inverallochy. He was a fisherman, and during ast least 2 censuses he was in Orkney Islands.

John married Jane Robertson, from Peterhead, she was born 1846, and died 6 March 1908.

They had 14 children born between 1868 - 1895

My grandfather was their 3rd son John b 3 June 1882 in Inverallochy, and died 11 February 1952 in the Aberdeen Infirmary. He was known as "Young Jockey Borra". He married Jane Ritchie from Rosehearty in 1905.

They had 7 chcildren, my mother, Jessie, was the youngest of these children.

Love to hear from anyone with a connection to the Mays from Inverallochy.


Ancestors from NE of Scotland.

Hi all

I found this site from another genealogy contact.

I am hunting for my ancestors from in and around Fraserburgh, Rosehearty, Pitsligo in NE Scotland.

The main family names I am researching are Noble, Cardno, May, Ritchie, the secondary names include: Crawford, Robertson, Mitchell, Buchan, Sutherland, Duthie, Watt, West, Grant.

I was born in Fraserburgh, but now living in New Zealand.



1 comment(s), latest 12 years, 6 months ago