Picture comparison

I have images from Scotland from various sources that connect to the Silvers of Kincardineshire. My line connects through Alexander Silver who married Isobel Falconer. See below for some comparisons between images with my narrative below. Isobel Falconer at left with her sister…

Harvieston fire

Three articles about Harvieston Farm fire Dundee Courier 31 January 1902, PAGE 4. Destructive farm fire in the Mearns FOURTH WITHIN A FORTNIGHT DAMAGE, 2000 POUNDS A disastrous farm fire broke out on the farm at Harvieston, near Catterline, about six miles south of Stonehaven,…

Tough, loyal Scotsman ignored poor health to serve

Silver cousin's undeniable courage By Warren Nunn THE call to arms in war-time tends to bring out the very best in people. Note he gave his birth year as 1879 when, in fact, it was 1876. Also, as far as can be established, he was not a widower. William Walker Silver was one of…

Telling stories from photographs

Old images give up their secrets By Warren Nunn Grace Helen Silver: born 20 Mar 1895, at Kooroongarra, via Millmerran, died 12 Feb 1897, at…

Census with a Silver lining

A Silver lining Census records are a treasure trove of information for genealogists and can produce a number of ‘yes!’ moments of…

Pocket watch mystery

Piecing together this timepiece's journey The pocket watch in which is inscribed the name "Geo. Donald". The watch is being held by James…

Silver newspaper research

What follows is drawn from Aberdeenshire newspapers and relates to the Silver surname. Aberdeen Evening Express 24 September 1960, p7:…

Isobel Menzies Silver

Isobel Menzies Silver (1860-1934) lived with her brothers at Harvieston Farm before getting married later in life (aged 46) to a widower…

Alexander Silver (1858-1907)

Alexander (Sandy) Silver (1858-1907) with his wife Helen Jane Watt and the three children who survived to adulthood. Top right is Alexander…

James Silver

James Silver came to Australia in 1892 where he was later joined by his fiancee Janet Todd. They married in Brisbane, Queensland, before…

John Silver

John Silver (6 Apr 1856-unknown) did not marry and farmed at Harvieston, near Stonehaven, with his brother Alex. Alex died in 1907. Even…

John Silver of Harvieston farm

By Aberdeenshire Silver descendant Warren Nunn John Silver is a bit of mystery man. An older, unmarried brother of my great grandfather…

Helen Silver

Helen Silver who married Alexander Duncan. Helen Silver (1852 - 1915) married Alexander Duncan and moved to England where they are found on…

Alexander Silver (1809-1882)

Alexander Silver and Isobel Falconer Silver family members: At left is Isobel Falconer who married Alexander Silver with her three sons…

Alex Silver and Ellen Watt

When Alexander Silver and Helen (Ellen) Jane Watt married in March 1894, life changed drastically at Harvieston farm near Stonehaven,…

Violet Silver of Eastside died 1884

26th Mary 1884 Inventory of the Personal Estate of the late VIOLET SILVERpage 249At Stonehaven the twenty sixth day of May in the year One…

Joseph Silver of Redstone died 1883

20th April 1883 Inventory of the Personal Estate of the late JOSEPH SILVERpage 507At Stonehaven the twentieth day of April in the year One…

John Silver of Burnside died 1865

19th October 1865 inventory of the personal estate of John Silver and testament executed by him.At Stonehaven the nineteenth day of October…

James Silver Kintewlin died 1865

19th September 1865Inventory of the Personal Estate of JAMES SILVER and testamentary writing executed by him.At Stonehaven the nineteenth…

David Bisset of Eastside died 1892

Page 507: EXTRACT INVENTORY OF THE PERSONAL ESTATE OF DAVID BISSET DECEASED (husband of Jane Silver)At Aberdeen, the Thirtieth day of June…

Rev Alexander Silver Dunnottar

22 December 1884. Inventory of the personal estate of the late Revd Alexander Silver. At Stonehaven the twenty second day of December in…

Overview

With the help and generosity of other Silver researchers, this area is a repository for wills. Some have been transcribed from hard-to-read…

Silvers in Australia

Building a life in Australia James Silver and Janet Todd. When a young Scottish carpenter named James Silver arrived in Queensland in 1892,…

Silvers of Kincardine

Silver family members: Top left is Isobel Falconer who married Alexander Silver with her three sons Alex (standing), James (left, who went…

James Silver letters

From James Silver (1863-1949) to his daughter Bella Dobbs (1893-1968) Burnside Whitmore St Taringa SW1 27/9/39 My Dear Bell and all, How…