Hi Laura, Happy New Year to you. I have at last found my great grandmotherElizabeth Dalgarno, the daughter of Alexr. DALGARNO & Lydia JOYNER. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Corbet Dalgarno’s birth cert. Lizzie was born. Illeg. ,as I suspected, as Elizabeth Corbet Joyner, on 29 Jan 1882. Mothers name Lydia Abbot Joyner(dom.serv.). No father is mentioned here, and Lizzie is born at “Park, Lonmay”.(although the birth is not registered until 4 Apr of that year.) I had a slight suspicion that Alex Dalgarno might not be the father, worked out that mumLydiamust have fallen pregnant around April 1881. I looked up Lydia on the census and she turned up in Lonmay-in the same dwelling as Alex. Dalgarno! I read somewhere that the 1881 census was as of April 4th 1881-so I think it is likely that Alex. Dalgarno is Lizzies father after all....but I’m still wondering why the “Corbet” name was chosen. I can also almost confirm now that ALEXANDER DALGARNO, Lizzie’s father, was born around 1840 as I have found him on theOld Deer 1841 Census dwelling at ‘Dunshillock’ as a 1 year old. (Dunshillock is where John Dalgarno later died in 1845). > JOHN DALGARNOd.22 Dec 1845@ Dunshillock, Old Deer, Aberdeenshire does anyone have his death certificate? I still have no birth entry for Alex but sure will probably find one soon.
1881 census Source:FHL Film 0203460 GRO Ref Volume 219 EnumDist 2 Page 3
Ref 132660Highlands/Lowlands:H Census Place:Lonmay, Aberdeen, Scotland
Dwelling: Mill Of Crimonmogate Alexr.DALGARNO/Servant/U/39/M/Miller/Old Deer, James DALGARNO/Servant/U/43/M/Farm Labourer/Old Deer Mary JAFFRAY or PARK/Aunt/W/90/F/Annuitant/Peterhead Isabella JAFFRAY/Head/U/38/F/Occupier Of Mill & Croft Of 5 Acres/Tyrie Lydia Abbot JOYNER/Servant/U/22/F/General Servant(Domestic)Tyrie John STEPHEN/Visitor/Unmarried/15/M/Fisherman/Rathen, Abdn
Piece: SCT1841/228 Place: Old Deer-Aberdeenshire Enumeration District: 4 Civil Parish: Old Deer Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -Folio: 4 Page: 4
Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks DALGARNOJohnM45CrofterAberdeenshire DALGARNOAnnF35Aberdeenshire DALGARNOMargtF16Aberdeenshire DALGARNOJaneF14Aberdeenshire DALGARNOJamesM6Aberdeenshire DALGARNO ElizabethF4Aberdeenshire Page: 4/5 DALGARNO Alexander M1Aberdeenshire KEITHAlexrM10Male Servant Aberdeenshire OGSTONJosephM30Ag LabAberdeenshire