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

Cairnglass

While trawling through the parish registers of St Combs, I came across a record for a Charles Gordon BUCHAN.  It was quite rare to come across a middle name in this family (as opposed to a tee name) and wondered if it was reference to the mother’s maiden name. Alexander Buchan (Skipper) in Cairnglass had … Read more Cairnglass

Lunatic in the Family – Case Notes

I received my case notes from the archives yesterday which made for very interesting reading: This is a case of senile insanity and patient is stated to have been more or less doted for twelve years. Her brother however is insane. Medical certificates testify that for some time she has been very excitable, that she … Read more Lunatic in the Family – Case Notes