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From: "Dawn Cruickshank" <>
Subject: RE: [ABERDEEN] Re: Farms in Ellon
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 10:39:19 -0300
In-Reply-To: <3D6896E3.10424.4CB970@localhost>

Hi Don, I am also related to the Mitchells and Mill of Fortree (Fortrie)
sounds familiar, but I can't place it.

This is not my whole tree, but here are the branches that contain

THOMAS MITCHELL CRUICKSHANKBorn 1890, Old Deer, Scotland; married
20 May, 1911, Quarry, Keig; died 22 March, 1962, Salisbury Rd., New
Brunswick, Canada (buried in Havelock, Kings Co., N.B.).

First Wife: MAGGIE JANE EWEN. Born 1886; died 14th, Oct., 1918, age 32,
Cottages, Farmton, Alford. Cause of death: Influenza, 8 days;
bronchitis, 5 days; informant: Charles Anderson - address: Bandley,
Alford - relationship to deceased: grandfather.

Maggie's parents are: CHARLES EWEN, farm servant; born 3rd Feb., 1867,
Overtoun of Fetternear, Chapel of Garioch, Alford, Aberdeenshire;
married 8th, May, 1886, Bandley, Alford, CATHERINE ANDERSON
MITCHELL, domestic servant; born 28th, Feb., 1868, Strone, Alford,

ANDERSON, born 14th, July, 1846, Towie; died 21st, April, 1921,
Lillybank, Alford; mother of Catherine is ELIZABETH MITCHELL.

Thanks for the information! I do not have the names of Elizabeth's
parents. Does she sound familiar to any one?

Maybe Elizabeth's father was Alexander, who lived at Meikle Mill (?).

Dawn Cruickshank

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 5:36 PM
Subject: [ABERDEEN] Re: Farms in Ellon

Dave Rannie has asked me:

> Do you know if the "Godsmans's History of Ellon" is for sale
> someplace.

It has been out of print for decades, and I have never come across a
second-hand copy.

I am trying to arrange for it to be re-printed. If I manage to do
this, I'll announce it on the Aberdeen-L list.

> Also, I had Mitchell relatives who lived at Mill of Fortree (6 or 7
> miles north of the town of Ellon). Is there any mention of that farm
> in your book?

Fortree or Fortrie is on the southern outskirts of Ellon. I can't
find any reference to a Mill of Fortrie. Fortrie was part of the
estate of Esslemont, and there is a farm called Meikle Mill to the
west of Ellon, between the town and Esslemont House. It may be that
this is where your Mitchell relatives lived. Godsman says that in
1778 the tenant at Meikle Mill was an Alexander Mitchell.

My scanner is out of action, and I'm daunted by the thought of
transcribing all the information Godsman gives about these two farms.
I'll post something when I get my scanner back.



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