The Will of James Findlay

  James Findlay and his wife, Helen Buchan were living at 29 Port Henry Road in April of 1881 with 6 of their 8 children (Jane Ann & Agnes appear to be in service at this time). James was a boat builder and ship carpenter and they had been married for 20 years. Sadly, only … Read more The Will of James Findlay

Inquests and Articles

This morning I received some death certificates for members of my BUCHAN family.  On Alexander Ritchie BUCHAN’s certificate it states his cause of death as ‘Verdict of Jury – Sudden Failure of the Heart’. Part of Alexander Ritchie BUCHAN’s death certificate – 1896 My grandmother mentioned in a letter years ago that “Grandad B [a … Read more Inquests and Articles

Tombstone Tuesday

Alexander Ritchie Buchan Born August 9th 1862 Died December 2nd 1896 Aged 34 years   Agnes Buchan [nee Findlay] Born August 18th 1866 Died November 25th 1939 Aged 73 years   TO MEMORY – EVER DEAR (Port Chalmers Cemetery, Dunedin, New Zealand) I received this photo (via email) only a few days ago from a … Read more Tombstone Tuesday