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STRACHAN, Gilbert younger of Claypotts
(About 1540-Before 1594)
MAXWELL, Elizabeth
(About 1555-)
MAYKE, Gilbert
(About 1550-)
(About 1560-)
STRACHAN, John of Claypotts
(About 1585-)
MAKKY, Mariorie


Family Links

1. MIDDLETON, John Minister of Rayne, Reverend Mr

2. GORDON, John of Rothney


  • Baptised: 18 February 1610, Saint Nicholas parish, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): MIDDLETON, John Minister of Rayne, Reverend Mr
  • Marriage (2): GORDON, John of Rothney after 4 August 1653

  General Notes:

Old Parish Register
Saint Nicholas Parish Aberdeen

"18 February 1610
Johnne Strachen and mariorie makky ane daughter named Helen williame chalmer robert crwkshank(?) andro mellin witnesses"

NB The IGI index lists the mother's name here as Margaret Makky. A look at the written OPR itself makes clear this is an error. Her name is written in the the old Latinate form of 'mariorie' for Marjory. An elongated 'y' from February above the name makes it at first glance appear to have a 't' at the end, but there is no 'g' and no 't' in fact. 1

Helen married Reverend Mr John MIDDLETON Minister of Rayne. (Reverend Mr John MIDDLETON Minister of Rayne was born in 1610 2 and died on 4 August 1653 2.)

Helen next married John GORDON of Rothney, son of Alexander GORDON of Rothney and Unknown, after 4 August 1653. (John GORDON of Rothney was born about 1605.)


1 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Saint Nicholas Parish Aberdeen Baptisms February 1610.

2 e-books, Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae by Hew Scott.

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