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From: Gavin Bell <>
Subject: Re:[ABERDEEN] 51st Regiment of Foot
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 09:10:14 +0000
> The death record of my GGGrandfather, David Christie who died in
> Aberdeen in 1862 aged 53 gives his father as William Christie a
> Sergeant in the 51st Regiment of Foot.
> In the 1841 census the same David Christie, Shoemaker is at Merchant
> Street (Eastside), Peterhead with his wife and two sons. The
> intriguing thing is that David Christie's place of birth is given as
> Ireland. The date of birth would be about 1809/10. This came as a
> surprise as it had always been assumed that this branch of the family
> came from Peterhead and Foveran.
And it could well have done. Christie is a common-enough name in the
Northeast. From what you say of William's postings, could it not be he
that he served in Ireland, taking his family with him - but that when he
was sent to the rather more dangerous Peninsular theatre of action he
left them behind?
If you can find him in the 1851 Census, you might get a name for his
parish of birth. The 1851 Census for Peterhead and most of the town of
Aberdeen has been indexed by Aberdeen and Northeast Scotland FHS.