Let me tell you who I am. My name is William (Bill) Wright Stobie Jr. and I am one of the GGGGrandchildren of Peter Stobie and Mary Christie. Now I know that there are a lot of you that are kin to Peter and Mary and I hope that I hear from some of you.
Peter and Mary, were married in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland on December 2, 1804. They were crofters (tenant farmers) on a croft near Crieff on the Earn River. They had 8 children, 3 sons and 5 daughters; Peter, James, John, Janet, Margaret, Mary, Martha and Elizabeth. Peter and thier son John died in Scotland and Mary Christie and her family came to the new world in 1845. They sailed from Greenock, Scotland on June 1st aboard the vessel Brig Jean captained by Alexander Allen. It was a new ship of 169 tons, 78 feet 8 inches beam to a square stern. It took 7 weeks to cross to Quebec City. The Stobie family settled in Goulbourne township, Quebec, Canada.
I believe that Peter was born December 4, 1775 to John Stobie, Excise officer and Mary Rolland in Dunfermline Parrish, Fife, Scotland. He was Baptised on December 11, 1775. If I am correct about this, Peter was the 4th child of 11 children born to John and Mary.