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From: Judy <>
Subject: Re: Baron's Savoch
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 10:10:38 +1000
To Jim Mann Taylor, re Savoch:
Baron's Savoch possible refers to Baron's Hotel, which is in Auchnagatt. My great
grandmother was working there prior to 1892, when she married. She was orginally
from Tarves. What names are you researching? We may have a connection. My
grandmother was Helen Hay or Watt. She used both surnames as she was illegitimate.
She married into the Fraser family of Cruden parish.
I too have a number of certificates post-1855 containing the location Savoch. The
ancestors who lived in Savoch were all farm servants, so lived on farms and not in
towns and villages. You write: 'According to "The Parishes, Registers & Registrars
of Scotland" ... the parish of Savoch (S.Q.) recorded baptisms from 1852-1854,
marriages from 1852-1854 and no deaths.'
I think the reason the dates stop at 1854 in this report is that Civil Registration
began in 1855. Savoch seems to have been a separate registration district from 1855
onwards, with Old Deer, Tarves, Cruden, Ellon and Longside also being separate
registration disctricts. So Savoch is Savoch and not the same as these other places.
It may be, however, that after 1855 someone born and registered in Savoch could have
been baptised in Tarves, Old Deer, or wherever.