ARCHIBALD FAMILY #1 (I also descend from another possibly related family of the same name).
JOHN ARCHIBALD, born say 1730, weaver; married 3 November 1759 at Lethnot & Novar, Forfarshire, Scotland, JANET FINDLY, born say 1735, servant. This marriage was also recorded at Tannadice on 23 November, probably denoting the two parishes of the bride and groom. John was noted as a widower in the marriage record. This marriage precedes the birth of two children, although there may have been more. Nothing further is known of this couple:
Children, surnamed ARCHIBALD:
i. Anne, baptized 14 September 1760, Lethnot & Novar
ii. John, baptized 4 April 1762, of whom further:
JOHN ARCHIBALD [JR.], baptized 4 April 1762 at Lethnot & Novar, Forfarshire, died at Chapleton on 5 October 1840, aged 76 (sic) and was buried on 7 October 1840 at Fettercairn, Kincardineshire. He married before 1804 [birth of first child], AGNES CHRISTISON, born September, 1780 at Menmuir, Forfarshire, daughter of James and Agnes/Anne (DUNCAN) CHRISTISON. Her birth is extrapolated from her death record on 15 March 1870 at Fettercairn, as Agnes Archibald, widow of John Archibald, shepherd, aged 90 1/2 years. She appears as a widow in the 1841 and 1851 censuses. This family appears in the 1851 census at Fettercairn on 31 March of that year, Reg. Dist. 257 (Book #3, Page #6). Agnes and her three unmarried children were at the same place in 1841 as well. In 1841 and 1851, a grandchild named Catherine Mollison (age 4, then 14) was living and in 1851, another grandson, Stewart Archibald appears aged 5. John’s occupation as a shepherd is instrumental in identifying him. It is used in his wife’s death certificate as well as many of his children’s death certificate as his occupation.
Children, surnamed ARCHIBALD, born at Lethnot & Novar:
i. Elizabeth, born 21 October 1804, alive in 1851, unmarried, a handloom weaver. She is the mother of Catherine Mollison, born 2 March 1837 at Fettercairn by James Mollison. No evidence this couple married.
ii. John, born 3 July 1806, alive in 1851, unmarried, a weaver.
iii. Anne, born 16 April 1807, of whom, below
iv. James, born 28 February 1810, alive in 1851, shoemaker. He was the father of Stewart, born 8 May 1845 at Marykirk, by Ann Middleton. No evidence this couple married.
v. William, born 8 March 1812, no further record.
vi. Lilly, born about 1815, died at Brechin 4 January 1883, married there on 18 January 1839, David BAXTER, born at Menmuir on 7 November 1811, died at Brechin on 17 January 1874, a drayman.
ANNE ARCHIBALD, born 16 April 1807 at Lethnot & Novar, died 3 December 1893 at Brechin. She married there on 24 June 1836, JAMES YOUNG, born there about 1813, the son of Andrew and Jean (LANGLANDS) YOUNG. He died at Brechin on 4 October 1888, occupation carrier or carter. Anne’s death certificate identifies her father as William, a shepherd, and Agnes Christison. The William is assumed to be an error for John and her mother’s name with the true occupation of her father; her age at death; and her children’s names, tie her to the same Anne born in 1807.
Children, surnamed YOUNG, first born at Kincardine, the others at Brechin:
i. John, born 2 March 1833
ii. James, born 31 January 1837
iii. Mary Tindal, born 7 April 1839
iv. William, born 19 July 1841, buried there on 19 October 1909, grocer. He married there 15 November 1867, Jane Christison, born about 1846, buried Breching on 4 February 1916, ostensibly a cousin.
v. Catherine Baxter, born 9 July 1844, died Westbrook, Maine, 23 February 1931, great-great-grandmother of the author. Married at Brechin on 29 May 1868, Ernest Fiddler KINMOND, son of John and Margery (Milne) Kinmond.
vi. Anne, born 3 April 1848
All dates are from original sources. Pre-1855 dates are from parish registers. Post-1855 are from the civil registrations of vital records at Edinburgh. All of this work was done pre-Internet on one trip to Edinburgh in 1983; microfilm from the LDS Family History Collections (most of which is part of the IGI); and consultation with my late cousin Dorothy Kinmond Lachance, and her research trips to Scotland.