Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Road to Fettercairn

In my first post, I wrote about Henry Webster, the progenitor of the World Wide Websters, my email buddies who are descended by blood or marriage from Henry Webster and Agnes Low. Members live in Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, and the USA.

The 1841 Scotland Census has the earliest record we have found for Henry. He was a young man, age 23, working as an agricultural laborer at Inch in the parish of Fettercairn. His wife-to-be, Agnes Low, was working in the town of Fettercairn as a dressmaker, along with her twin sister, Margaret, age 22, and younger sister, Betsey, age 20. Their family lived at Meikle Tullo, the farm in the parish of Edzell where the sisters were born.

Stephanie and Martyn Robey of New Zealand, members of their World Wide Websters, went to Scotland in September 2006 to find a vestige of Henry and Agnes.

 You may join their journey by clicking on the slide show, THE ROAD TO FETTERCAIRN.


© 2010, Catherine H Paris

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