Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Colin Ross & Georgina Grieve

Hi everyone

Here's my Sutherland-Ross and Cromarty connection.

My Great Grandmother, Georgina Grieve - was born abt 1821 in Kincardine, parents George Grieve and Phoebe Ross.

Georgina married Colin Ross, a shepherd, born 1810 in Eddrachillis, Sutherland, on 2nd December 1839 in Lairg.

They had 6 children while staying in Lairg, Elspet 1840; Phoebe 1841; Thomas 1843; Hugh 1846 and George 1850. They moved to Kincardine, Ross and Cromarty, and had 3 children Williamina 1853; Dolina 1855 and Donald 1857 born there.

They later moved back to Lairg where they had a son Robert in 1860 then moved yet again to Rogart where their youngest son Malcolm was born in 1864.

Georgina died in 1907 in Lairg and is buried in the parish cemetary.

I imagine they moved around because Colin was a shepherd had to follow the work.

I would love to learn more about the Grieve side of the family and if anyone has anything at all they could add it would be just great.

Margaret Smith, Renfrewshire, Scotland