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Re: Janet Shirress of Udny and ?Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland
Posted by: Mary Jo C. Martin (ID *****0034) Date: June 26, 2002 at 05:15:50
In Reply to: Jessie Sheriffs / John Abel Kintore, Aberdeen, Scotland by Barbara of 3

I have evidence of a Janet SHIRRESS whose son ended up living at 3 Wells Street in Old Machar from 1861-1881. This address is literally right around the corner from Skene Street. Is this a coincidence, or is there some connection?

Janet's name is spelled SHIRREFS in early records, but I'm assuming that a double S was handwritten FS then.

The following information comes from the Udny Parish Register (and was confirmed by a cousin):

1. JANET1 SHIRRESS. Her parents and date/place of birth are unknown. She married GORDON REID, son of ALEXANDER REID and ISSOBEL BROWN. He was born 1787 in Udny, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Children of JANET SHIRRESS and GORDON REID are:

i. WILLIAM2 REID, b. 16 December 1810, Kendal, Keithhall, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

ii. JOHN* REID, b. 25 February 1815, Udny, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; d. Aft. 1891; m. JANE/JEAN CUMMING, 8 June 1849, Old Machar (Woodside), Aberdeenshire, Scotland; b. Bef. 31 March 1819, Lagnadaser, Corgarff, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; d. 1891, Woodside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

iii. ISABEL REID, b. 28 May 1817, Udny, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

iv. JAMES BISSET REID, b. 19 December 1820, Udny, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

v. THOMAS BISSET REID, b. 29 February 1824, Udny, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

vi. JOHN ROBERT UDNY BISSET REID, b. 22 July 1826, Udny, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

vii. ALEXANDER REID, b. 19 December 1828, Udny, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Let's keep in touch.

Best wishes,
Mary Jo


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