While tracing the local history of the Blair family of Cowie and
Fisherfolk to Torryfolk gives an insight into the lives of the the fishing
communities along the Kincardineshire coast. Referring to contemporary
accounts from local newspapers, family and private papers plus a range of other
documented sources it attempts to give a flavour of the thoughts and opinions of
those who lived through those times.
Centered around the nineteenth century Fisherfolk to Torryfolk
illustrates the hardships, endurance and tenacity of these fishing
families. It describes their way of life, the fishing tragedies, the
religious history, the relationships with the local lairds and many other
aspects affecting 'ordinary' working people. The history of Torry is also
described with the reasons for its success, and why this very success meant the
end of a way of life forever.
Fisherfolk to Torryfolk includes numerous family history
descendancy charts together with listed facts and tables about individuals,
families and fishing boats. A stimulating source of information for family
historians who are investigating the coast and county of Kincardineshire.
Further Details of Fisherfolk to Torryfolk
The book is available via the Aberdeen
& NE Scotland Family History Society. The ANEFHS always have the book
in stock and as a further incentive allow overseas
customers to purchase in their own currency. Full details at their
ISBN 0-9538921-0-7, 194pp, 210 x 148mm, 338g,
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