1803 - before 1875
|Relationship to me:||Great Great Grandfather||Gen -4||
|Born:||5th Mar 1803|
|Died:||before 1875 (see his widow's death notice)|
|Father:||Alexander Smith||???? - ????|
|Mother:||Jane Ledingham||???? - ????|
|Married:||Mary Nicol (married at Machar 17 Mar 1831)||1809 - 1875|
|Alexander||1839 - 1878|
James Smith's birth record shows that he was born at Stratford in the County of Wicklow, Ireland, when his father was serving in the Duke of York's regiment. The Duke of York at that time was Prince Frederick, second son of George III.
James's father is described as "Dier at Steps of Gilconiston (or Gilscomston)". The Steps of Gilcomston are located in AB25 1UW, Aberdeen - see Streetcheck. Gilconiston South Church is located on the north side of Union Street.
In his widow's death record, James is stated to have been a salmon fisher. However earlier in his life (in his son Alexander's baptismal record he was recorded as a farmer from South Murcar.
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