Robt Lees Diary 3



Robert Lees, a local Stonehaven fisherman....


Robert Lees, a local fisher kept a diary between 1809 and 1829. It is an invaluable source of information for family historians. Here are some extracts exactly as written...

May 14, 1821 The sloop called the Ann & Isabela John Low ouner was wraked Long sid Cowie but all hands saf
June 24, 1821 Robert Will had a daughter Born called Agustes harroet
Aug 28, 1821 James Ritchie & Isabela Symbrs Maried
Oct 4, 1821 The James & Mary, John Mcferson, sailed for wick to Lod herns for Ireland
Nov 4, 1821 The Isabela scuonar was put ashor at Shilds but all hands saved, A Mason Mr, But a great Del of Los to the south Both of Ships and men
Nov 29, 1821 Young Sandy Alexander got three of his fingers haket of with a machine in George Main's Smidy
Jan 15, 1822 Robert Mitchal, sailor & wiver, had a daughter born called Christan
Jan 24, 1822 Thomas Eflek suposed to be in Drink going out of the toun had gone off the Road and gon down and faln over the bree at thornhive and was Kiled Ded
Apr 5, 1822 The Lad called Rovert fiddes died in Jas Blair's hous
Apr 11, 1822 Wm. Bridgford had a son born Called Robert
Apr 14, 1822 David Adams & Jean Masson was maried
Apr 28, 1822 Alexr Taylor, whit fisher Cowie, had a daughter Baptised in the Chapel called Margret
May 12, 1822 Alexr. Christy, Cowie, had a daughter Baptised in the Chapel Called Ann
May 17, 1822 Robert Lees, Carpenter, Cowie, had a son born Called George
Jun 7, 1822 Mr Knear had a son born Called John
July 5, 1822 The sloop launshed at Montrose Called the James & Christan of Stonehaven, Jas Alexander Mr & ouner
Aug 1, 1822 The New Sloop Called the James & Christian arrived in Stonehaven her first voyage With Cols and sinders from Sunderland, Jas. Alexander Mr & ouner
Aug 31, 1822 Wm. Smart, mason, Maried
Sep 1, 1822 James Murrya, sailor, & Mary Milne was Maried
Oct 7, 1822 The Marthas of Limekilns Cam ashor in the salmond hol Lim Lod and was all Brunt But the Crew all saved by thir bot, James Sharp Mr
Oct 22, 1822 James Lighton Died in tayor burnet's Drinking at Whisky
Dec 3, 1822 Alexr. Mitchal, whit fisher, Stonehaven, had a son born but Died without name
Dec 15, 1822 Alexander Masson, whit fisher, Cowie, and Mary Williamson was Maried
Jan 4, 1823 Mr Barclay's, Ury, his Gam Keeper was Lost going hom from Stonehaven
Jan 6, 1823 There was a brig put ashor at the byr Craigs Called the Apolo Belonging to finlon in Rusho 14 of a crew but all alive but one that made atemp to Come ashor with a rop Roung him to save the Rest by hauling them ashor but the Rop got foul of the Rocks & he lost the life. She was lod with planks & Tar
Feb 6, 1823 Mr John Naiper Died in tow or three ours illnes & was buried on the 11 in Dunoter for he should agon to Arbuthnot but could not for the sno was exces that no hors nor man could pas
Feb 23, 1823 Alexr. Lees, Sailor, & Jannet Milne Was Maried
Feb 25, 1823 John Cormack, sailor, had a son buried Called William, a plasterer
Mar 14, 1823 David Craig Wnt away Mr of the Isabela, scouner, of Stonehaven Robert Ritchie, mate, George Lees, John Wood, & James Donaldson, hands
Apr 18, 1823 John Officer, shoo-maker, Buried
July 19, 1823 Old Thomas pirrie Died
July 20, 1823 Andrew Adams, Cowie, & Jean Barclay, Cratoun, was Maried
July 28, 1823 Robert Will, sailor, had a daughter Born by Isabela Lees, called Isabella
Sept 12, 1823 George Craig, wiver, & sailor, had a daughter born by Jean Cra called Matty
Sept 22, 1823 John Milne, son of Andrew Milne shipmr. in Gurdon was lost off the blyth Coming from Sunderland
Oct 6, 1823 John Clark, labror or piper, had a daughter born called Mary
Oct 23, 1823 Wm. Duncan, sailor, had a daughter born by Christan Duncan after three months maried Called Christan
Nov 5, 1823 The brig Alexander of Aberdeen, hog Mr, was wraket on the Banks of Tay & four of the crew drouned and the pilot from Arbroth which Andrew Cormock in Stonehaven was one of them

More extracts can be found in the book Fisherfolk to Torryfolk


Further Details of Fisherfolk to Torryfolk  

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ISBN 0-9538921-0-7, 194pp, 210 x 148mm, 338g, paperback

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