A Genealogical Account of the Descendants of James Young, Merchant Burgess of Aberdeen and Rachel Cruickshank His Wife, 1697-1893, with Notes on Many of the Families with Which They Are Connected
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...the freedom of the city given me by the Lord Provost. The honour conferred had all the decorations that politeness could add, and, what I am afraid I should not have had to say of any city south of the Tweed, I found no petty officer bowing for a fee. The parchment containing the record of admission is, with the seal appending, fastened to a riband and worn for one day by the new citizen in his hat" (Page 21 of Edinburgh edition of 1795.) Provost Jopp was, it is understood, a native of the Qarioch district of Aberdeen-shire; he married, in 1751, Jean, lawful daughter of the then deceased Mr. George Moir, minister at Kintore. The Kirk Session Register of St. Nicholas states that the couple had, on the Saturday preceding 12th August, 1751, been privately contracted in order to marriage. Of the union were born several children; of whom their daughter, Jean, afterwards Mrs. Qavin Young (page 31), born in April, 1755, was, as appears from the Burgh baptismal register of Aberdeen, christened by the Rev. Mr. Ogilvie, one of the Town's ministers, in presence of James Allardyce and John Copland, merchants. Another daughter, Janet, became the wife of Mr. John Barnes, some time of East Finchley, near London, and had issue. In the notice contained in the Aberdeen Journal of Mrs. Barnes" death, 15th November, 1848, at St. Catherine's, Hampshire, it was mentioned that she was the youngest, and last surviving, child of the late James Jopp, Esq. That gentleman is stated, in the inscription on his tombstone in the Town's Churchyard of Aberdeen, to have died, July, 1794, aged 72 years j his wife, Mrs. Jean Moir, having predeceased him, at the age of 52, March, 1782. The Rev. George Moir, the father-in-law of Provost Jopp, had, previous to his induction at Kintore, ...
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