Re: Elspet Rerie
wehave "Ririe" in our family tree, also known as "Rerie" and "Rery" . I will give you all our names and dates and see what you make of them.
The earliest we can find aberdeenshire Riries is GEORGE RIRIE, born 1702 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire. He married "MISSES GEORGE RIRIE" born 1704 in Aberdeen, in the city of Aberdeen in 1727.
Their son DAVID RIRIE was born in 1730 in Aberdeen. In 1749 he married "MISSES DAVIDE RIRIE", born 1732, in Aberdeen.
Their son ALEXANDER RIRIEwas born in 1750 in Kinnernie, Cluny, Aberdeenshire, and died in 1821. According to the records he was buried in the Kinnernie parish churchyard. in 1775 he married Isobel Steele, (Born 1745 in frazorborgh).Isobel died in 1801 in kinnernie.
Its their son DAVID RIRIEwhothink might possibly be related to your ancestor. David was born on the 29th of january 1778, and died 19 august 1830. He was buried in Kinnernie Cemetry on the 22 August. He married isobel SHERRIFFS( born 2 june 1791 in Midmar, and christened in St Nicolas church, Aberdeen.) onthe 17 June 1812. i know of two children from this marriage, Isobel, born 8th december 1810 in Cluny, and David, christened on the 11th of June 1816, however i expcect there were more children form this marriage, who i havnt found yet. Isobel married JAMES BLACK, who is my great-great-great- grandfather. She died in 1867 in Cluny. David, who i think its more likely you are related to i have no more info on but i plan to find some.
I dont know if you know this already, but scottish babies were often registered at birth under two names, their scottish , true, name, and an anglicised name, eg " Elspet" and "elspit" become Isobel, Isobella or Elizabeth in some records, also sometimes they are recorded under both names, making you think they are two different people. I ve got more dates but they are unlikely to relate to your family tree.