Findlay Pirie’s Research


Findlay Pirie – RESEARCH BOOKS LIST


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There are ten books altogether. Once an article has been published on this web site its title in the following list will become a hyperlink so you can jump to it. If any of the titles tickle your fancy then get in touch and we can upload it sooner rather than later.

 

Book 1 – General

1.    Ancient History (Findlater Castle)
2.    General History 1550 to 1879
3.    1803  Manuscript by Dr. Greig
4.    Ogilvies of the Boyne
5.    Lintmill of Boyne
6.    Findlater Castle
7.    The Jacobites
8.    The Dunbars of Durn
9.    Mrs. Moffat’s Poem
10   Sandend & Glassaugh
11  General History 1880 to 2000

Book 2 – General

Buildings  & Commerce 1550-1879
Buildings  & Commerce 1880-2000
McDonald Bros, Foundry
Banffshire Reporter
The Bone and Meal Mill Portsoy
Corfe House
Malvern History
23-27 North High St
Roseacre Villa
Portsoy’s Toon Clock

Book 3 – General

1.     Churches & Religions
2.    Portsoy’s Schools and Masters
3.    Railway 1846-1968
4.    Minerals
5.    Bowling Club
6.    Golf Club
7.    Museum Salmon House
8.    Murray – Artists
9.    Watson – Artist
10    Hook – Artist.

Book 4 – at War

1.    World War 1
2.    William Pirie WW1 gallantry
3.    World War 1 memorial
4.    WW1 Drifters at Otranto Italy
5.    W.W.2 Incidents in the Portsoy area
6.    WW2 War memorial lists
7.    Jim Pirie’s Story – a POW
8.    R.A.F. Banff
9.    WW2 statistics
10. Handwritten report on the landing of spies-at-crovie – by James Mackie, Police Constable



Book 5 – the Citizens

1.  Prominent Citizens – 35 of them
2.    Thomas Anderson
3.    Patrick  Young & Jean Wilson
4    Wilson Family – Brazil connection and the town clock
5.    Emigrants to Canada
6    Alex Donaldson
7    Harry Scot1
8    James McBeath
9.    Misc References -  Citizens

Book 6 – Sailing Ships

1    List of Sailing Ships
2    Locally Built  Ships
3.    Launches, Disposals., etc
4.    Wrecks & Other Losses
5.    Misc Press & Other Refs
6.    “A Lost Industry” by William Barclay
7.    “Tall Ships” by James Findlay
8.    The “Duchess of Gordon”

Book 7 – Shipmasters

1.    List of Shipmasters
2    Shipmaster Families
3.    Obituaries & Death Notices
4.     Births, Deaths, Marriages
5.    Memorial Inscriptions
6.    Smith Shipbuilders & Shipmasters
7.    Sailor’s Conversazione of 1875
8.    Capt Henry Findlay of the “Equity”
9.    Capt. Adamson- search for heirs
10    Naval Officers

Book 8 – Harbours & Fishing Industry

1.    Old and New Harbours
2.     The Fishing industry (2)
3.    Salmon  Fishing at Portsoy
4.    List of Fishing Vessels
5.    List of Drifters only
6.    Loss of the “Annie”

Book 9 – Smugglers & Privateers

1.    Smugglers – General
2.    The Privateers
3.    Alexander Brebner
4.    Alex Robertson (Mr. Sandy)
5.    Patrick Brown
6.    James Imlach
7.     Charles Dawson
8.     Ships & Shipmasters
9.     References

Book 10 – Misc. Portsoy References

1.      Volunteers of Portsoy
2.    Feuers & Map 1802
3.1    Pigot’s Directories 1825/1827
3.2    Worrall’s Directory 1877
3.3    Slater’s Directory 1911

The National Library of Scotland now has many old documents scanned, on-line and searchable. Most of the Slater’s (later Pigot’s & co) post office directories are now freely available. Visitors can either view the books online or download them as pdf files. Findlay Piries research notes include Pigot’s 1825-26 pp267-268, Pigot’s 1837 pp291-292, Worral’s 1877 pp540-541, and Slater’s 1911 residents. For details click HERE

4.     Year Books 1893/1909
5.     Ratepayers – 1877/78
6.     Ratepayers – 1906/07
7.     Ratepayers – 1939/40
8.     Names no Longer in Use
9.     Bygone Days
10    Inhabitants – Mrs. Williams
11     Early advertisements

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5 Responses to Findlay Pirie’s Research

  1. Iris Stuart

    I enjoyed reading the details on religion and churches. I was interested about the Congregational Church in what is now the antique shop and house on South High Street. I had never heard of this before. Such a shame about the orphan though. Many thanks

  2. Arthur Wood

    I’d be interested to read Chapter 5 – Emigrants to Canada, from Book 5 – The Citizens. My paternal grandmother emigrated there in late 1926 and settled in Windsor, Ontario.

  3. Chap 5.5 is now uploaded – the link above will take you there.

  4. Shona Runcie

    I would very much like to read the information relating to Alex Donaldson – I believe that that this may be a maternal relative. My Mother was Christina Donaldson from Boggierow Farm.

  5. My mother Agnes Findlay is trying to trace her father Bartlett Findlay who resided in old high street Portsoy Scotland. We see a number of Findlays lived in the area and are probably relations. Bartlett lived in Portsoy around 1928.Any information would be of help. As it so happens we are here in Portsoy at the moment. Regards Bill

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