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Findlay fa`s fa fae " Toper " into the Millennium

Updated February 4, 2007

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Researching the Findlays of the N.E. of Scotland, The Mair family , the Kemp family, the MacLeods of Lewis , the Scotts of County Tyrone Ireland, Coatbridge Scotland , and to Cape Breton Nova Scotia, the MacInnons, maternal tree of Hectorina Louvine, into the millennium, with children of the old and new world.
Edward and Hectorina Louvine Kemp are co-authors of this webpage, they acknowledge and express thanks to all who contributed to this presentation, especially, Mr George Findlay of Dumfries,whose tireless research in the Findlay section is ongoing.This webpage was devised to enable family and friends to share and compare genealogy data, any errors or omissions detected will be corrected on reciept and verification, Every effort has been made to post accurate data, we apologise for any incorrectly entered data , document or photograph. The webpage will change from time to time as construction expertise is obtained, viewers are invited to participate or contribute to that experience via the e-mail address provided. All communication will be treated with the utmost confidentiality, any person not wishing their photograph to appear on this page will have a request to have it removed cordially respected.Family stories will appear in this section from time to time, we trust that you will enjoy them as much as we do.

Family Photos
  • Edward Kemp weds Hectorina Louvine MacLeod (10) (28 KB)
    Edward Kemp and Hectorina Louvine MacLeod were married on the February 28th, 1959 at Nigg Parish Church, Aberdeen Scotland They had five children, Donna Marie, Patricia, Edward MacLeod, William Scott , and Donald Hector Kemp
  • George " Toper " and Helen Gardiner Findlay (1) (53 KB)
    George " Toper " and Helen Gardiner Findlay, great grandparents of Edward Kemp, They raised a family of two sons and five daughters, they were , James, William 'Weelim', Helen'Nellie', Jane 'Jeannie' Jessie Anne Mair, 'Nanny', Margaret 'Maggie', and grandmother of Edward, Catherine Mowat 'Kittie Toper' Findlay.All without exception raised as fisher fowk fae Cullen Banffshire , Scotland.
  • Donna Marie Kemp (11) (160 KB)
    Donna Marie Kemp , first born of Edward and Hectorina Kemp on 28th of November 1959, in Aberdeen, Scotland Donna graduated from Dalhousie and St FX University, currently teaches at the Duchess High School in Prince George B.C. Canada
  • Catherine Mowat Findlay 'Kittie Toper' (2) (21 KB)
    Catherine Mowat Findlay 'Kittie Toper' at eighteen years of age, Kittie Toper, the grandmother of Edward had four children, Margaret Findlay, James, John 'Ian ', and George 'Dodo ' Mair. Kittie Toper is recorded as being a Cullen guttin` quine , a hard worker in a harsh environment, raised in the austereness of the Close Brethren religious sect, and Victorian diciplines.
  • Patricia Kemp ( 12 ) (72 KB)
    Patricia Kemp , second born daughter of Edward and Hectorina Louvine Kemp, in Aberdeen , Scotland
  • Catherine Mowat Findlay, husband and daughter. (3) (32 KB)
    Catherine Mowat Findlay 'Kittie Toper' with husband , Skipper James Mair, and first born, daughter Margaret Findlay, mother of Edward. James Mair was lost overboard and presumed drowned on September 21st,1929 off the steam drifter River Spey, about 35 miles north east of Buchan Ness.They had four surviving children, Margaret Findlay, James, John 'Ian ' and George 'Dodo ' Mair. Margaret Findlay Mair was employed as a trawl net braider until marriage, James served in the Royal Navy WW11, later he served in the Aberdeen trawler fleet.John and George, both physically handicapped from birth eventually found employment with the Royal Institute for the Blind workshop for clients with other disabilities.
  • Kittie Toper `s family circa 1960 (4) (132 KB)
    Catherine Mowat Mair with family circa 1960 . on left , Margaret Findlay and John ' Ian' , James and George 'Dodo' on right, Kittie Toper centre.
  • Margaret Findlay , Daughter of Kittie Toper (5) (33 KB)
    Margaret Findlay ( Mair )daughter of Catherine Mowat Findlay, 'Kittie Toper' and Skipper James Mair Margaret Findlay ( Mair) met William Gill Kemp in the " Torrier' a Torry Picture House queue.Margaret was employed as a net braider until marriage.
  • William Gill Kemp (6) (119 KB)
    William Gill Kemp, father of Edward, was the son of Adam Smith and Johan Kemp,He seved time as a butcher by trade,then WW11 called him to service as a gunner in the Royal Artillary.1939-1945, he served in Scapa Flo, Iceland, and the Euro Theatre of War.
  • Margaret Findlay Mair weds William Gill Kemp (7) (28 KB)
    Margaret Findlay ( Mair) wed William Gill Kemp at the Ferryhill Church Manse in Aberdeen Scotland. They had five children, William Gill ,the first born died in infancy , he is buried in Nigg Parish Churchyard. other children are Edward, William, Douglas, and Catherine Margaret Findlay Kemp.Attendants were, best man , George Findlay Ross, cousin of the bride, maid of honour was Helen 'Nellie' Black, co-worker of Margaret and close friend of both.
  • Edward Kemp (8) (127 KB)
    Edward Kemp eldest son of Margaret Findlay ( Mair), and William Gill Kemp. born June 27th, 1936 at 13 Ferry Road, Torry Aberdeen, Scotland He served in the Great Line vessels of Aberdeen, and in the Merchant Navy, emigrating to Canada in 1961, where he became the senior Coastal and Harbour Pilot for Cape Breton Island, retired in 2002
  • Hectorina Louvine MacLeod (9) (126 KB)
    Edward Kemp met Hectorina Louvine MacLeod, she hailed from Florence, Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, she was an employee of Bell Canada in Montreal, and Edward was serving in the Merchant Navy
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