I am researching the family history of my Great Grandmother's family, the ALSOP's of Bristol and have discovered a Scottish connection.
Mary Josephine ALSOP b.1866 and her sister Teresa Agnes ALSOP b. 1868, were born in Clifton, Bristol to William Francis ALSOP, a seaman, merchant service and Mary nee TOWELLS of Somerset.
Like a lot of girls at that time, they went into service. Both worked in Kensington, London, for an old lady who was a strict Roman Catholic- in the 1881 census she had her own resident priest, Father George ANGUS of Fife living there. When she died, the girls were taken up to The Presbetery, St Andrews to work for Father Angus.
Mary married Walter ALEXANDER, a plumber, on 8th August 1894 at St James RC church, St Andrews.
Walter's parents were Walter- also a merchant seaman (deceased and Margaret nee MELVILLE.
The marriage was conducted by Father Angus.
They had at least one son, Angus George Alexander b 8th October 1897,Teresa Agnes, his aunt, was godmother by proxy.Father George ANGUS baptised him.
I haven't been able to find Teresa on any UK census until 1901 when she returned to Kensington to work as a cook for a solicitor, John CHAPMAN. On her own marriage certificate in 1903, in Hertfordshire, she gives her surname as ALSOP. It also states she is a widow and a few years younger than her true age! I suspect she remained in Scotland in the St Andrew's area until her move back down south but haven't been able to find any trace of marriage or illegitimate child.
Father Angus appears to have had a huge influence on both girls as they both named their first born sons Angus George Forbes (Forbes was Father Angus's mother's maiden name)