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From: "Cameron" <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] Re: William Stopani McDonald
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 20:39:01 +0100
Just had a quick trawl of the net and found this which is a bit of a
coincidence re the date and William Stopani.....
In 1842 he was instrumental in building the church at Woodside. By this time
he had an assistant, Rev. John Reid, one of his own boys; in 1848, when his
health began visibly to decline he applied for and obtained another, Rev.
John Ritchie. He still carried on his share of the parish work to the best
of his ability, and to the end of his life he kept the instruction of the
children in his own hands. In 1850 he was induced to leave St. Peter's and
live in a house adjoining the schools in Constitution Street. But he had no
intention of retiring from active responsibility; he was still in charge and
it is characteristic of the man that it was not until 1854 that Bishop Kyle
was able to prevail upon him to resign the management of the temporalities
of the mission into the hands of the Rev. John Sutherland, appointed that
year to St. Peter's along with Rev. William Stopani, recently come from the
Scots College, Rome, Next year he was dead.
I have'nt read the whole web page but rest of it's here.....
Shot in the dark.........perhaps he was catholic?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie" <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 8:14 PM
Subject: [ABERDEEN] Re: William Stopani McDonald
> Hello everyone,
> I'm new to the list & I've come up against a brick wall with my great
grandfather, William Stopani McDonald. He was born in the Aberdeen area
about 1855, I have not been able to find his birth or baptism records, his
father was Alexander McDonald but I have no idea who his mother was.
> He married my great grandmother Alice Amy Thurley in London, they then
moved to Leeds.
> I have searched the Scotland's People & Family Search web sites, without
any luck, I can find loads of William McDonald's but no William Stopani
McDonald. I have copies of both his marriage & death certificates & they
both state that his middle name was Stopani, which is of Italian origin.
> I would be very grateful if anyone could help in anyway.
> Thank you in advance.
> Jackie Wiesinger
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