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Hird of Banff: Kynoch of Aberdeen: Urquhart of Angus

Updated February 18, 2010

About Our Family Research

I'm looking at the period from 1750 to around 1900.

On my maternal grandfather's side I am researching Urquhart and Tarbat lines from Angus, Scotland especially round Forfar; on my maternal grandmother's side Kynochs from Aberdeenshire and Jolly (and Jelly) from Aberdeen.

On my paternal grandfather's side, I'm researching Hirds from Banff; and Coulls from Peterhead.

The descendant trees are not complete, as I have concentrated on my direct line, but the information may be useful to others looking for links. So, verify the information, but I hope this helps.

I'd be interested in any other information - so please get in touch if you can add to any of the trees.

Note: the trees on this page are incomplete and have not been updated for some time.

Family Trees (viewing trees requires 4.0 or later browser)
  • Descendants of George Urquhart (16 KB)
    This tree contains 5 generations of descendants of George Urquhart and Elizabeth Chalmers of Lochee, Angus, Scotland from late 18th century. Note that to see all descendants of an individual in this and the other trees you need to select that person as primarily individual - the default view doesn't show them.
  • Descendants of Adam Kynoch, Aberdeenshire (12 KB)
    The tree contains 4 generations of descendants of Adam Kynoch and Isobel Beattie, New Deer, Aberdeenshire from 1750 through to the twentieth century
  • Descendants of William Hird (16 KB)
    The tree contains 5 generations of descendants of William Hird and Helen Panton of Banff, Scotland
Family Photos
  • Gertrude Lamont Kynoch 1896-1963 (41 KB)
    This is my grandmother, Gertrude Kynoch (Gertie), playing a role in an opera.
  • Wedding of Alexander Hird and Margaret Clark (38 KB)
    Alexander and Margaret were married in Aberdeen in 1917. Do you know any of the people in the photo? If so, please let me know.
  • Jane (Jeannie) Jolly (36 KB)
    Jeannie married William Kynoch in Aberdeen in 1884. They lived comfortably in Aberdeen, William having moved up in the world from very poor beginnings. Jeannie fortified herself by occasional trips to the spa at Strathpeffer, which was very popular in Victorian times.
  • Susan Coull Hird and her sons (23 KB)
    Susan Coull Hird, with six of her seven sons William, John Coull, Alexander, Peter, George Coull and James.
  • Peter Hird 1858-1912 (14 KB)
    Peter Hird, son of William Hird, Banff. Peter was a housepainter who specialised in graining.
  • Car built by Alexander Hird (16 KB)
    The bodywork for this car was made of wood by my grandfather, Alexander Hird, who started out as a cabinetmaker. It was custom made and shipped south for his customer.
  • William Kynoch 1856 -1920 (15 KB)
    Queen Victoria's fondness for the Highlands popularised a romantic and idealised view of the Scots as exemplified in this style of photograph. William Kynoch, as a lowlander, would not normally have dressed in this way (and nor would many other Scots of the time!)
Related Files
  • Table: John Coull's travels (35 KB)
    This table summarises the information I have on John's voyages mainly from Peterhead from 1859 to 1894. They ranged from Calcutta to the Davis Straits. The table details ships, destinations, masters and length of voyage.
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