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Alexander Fiddes Jr. Alberdeen,Scotland

Alexander Fiddes Jr. Alberdeen,Scotland

Sandra (View posts)
Posted: 19 Nov 2000 9:30AM GMT
This is my great-grand father, I'm looking for lost relatives, I know he had brothers sisters that moved to America with him. Any info deeply appreciated, Thank-you
Posted: 23 Nov 2000 1:45PM GMT
Edited: 29 Jun 2001 5:20PM GMT
Robert fiddes m. Isabella Ritchie 2/20/1857 Nigg, kincardine, Scotland, Children: Williamb. 7/19/1857,David b. 10/12,1858, Jean Ritchie b. 11/5/1860, isabella Reid b. 10,30,1862, Ann b. 2/18/1864, James b. 3/30/1867, Alexander b. 7/18/1870, Robert b. 7/18/1870 john Mutch b. 3/6/1873. Alex is Alex Jr's father.

FIDDIS/FIDDES

Posted: 10 Jun 2001 2:33PM GMT
Edited: 29 Oct 2001 4:01PM GMT
Hi Sandra: I am looking for history on Alexander FIDDIS. His daughter Anne m Henry NICOL Aug 1845 in Kintore Parrish Aberdeenshire, Scotland.They had 4 children and about 1855-1856 they moved to Ontario Canada.I have a family tree on Henry&Anne but nothing before that. Are they connected to your FIDDES?

Re: James Fiddes

Posted: 11 Jul 2001 2:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fiddes
James b. 3/30/1867

Would this be the same James Fiddes who married Fanny Devine and ended up in Australia?

Re: James Fiddes

Posted: 11 Jul 2001 11:24PM GMT
Sorry, my James Fiddes married Mary Porteous Bell and moved to Westerly, RI in the early 1900s

Re: Alexander Fiddes Jr. Alberdeen,Scotland

Heidi Collins (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jan 2002 3:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fiddes
I saw your post at and am also trying to find out more about the Fiddes family. Here's about half of what I have, I cut it off at my great-grandfather's birth since a lot of people past him are still around (he's Melvin Fiddes). I hope this helps, because I think one of the Alexanders is yours. Let me know. My grandmother is a Fiddes and her cousin made a trip to Scotland in 1978, gathering a lot of wonderful information. How are you related to the Fiddes family?


Descendants of George Fiddes


Generation No. 1

1. GEORGE1 FIDDES was born 1795 in Scotland, and died 1861 in Scotland. He married MARY THOMPSON January 1821 in Parrish of Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She was born 1800 in Scotland, and died Bef. 1861.

Notes for GEORGE FIDDES:
The Fiddeses are an ancient Aberdeen family of Pictish origin (bef. the year 1100). We have 4 Fiddes tartan designs, 2 clan (source: MacKinlay Book of 18thC Setts), 1 family (source: Wilson's of Bannockburn 1800), 1 artifact (source: Kelvingrove Museum). Examples of all can be found at www.tartans.scotland.net. They can also make the fabric, but it is expensive. The colors of the tartans are a red, blue, and green plaid.

There is a Fiddes Castle in Aberdeen, Scotland, a 16th century L-shaped with tower houses, featuring a main block and one wing. Unknown how much is still standing.


(From the Aberdeenshire, Scotland govt. website 2001)

Cullykhan Bay is a popular sandy bay to the west of Pennan. On a promontory above the bay lie the remains of the Bronze Age Fort Fiddes which has been described as the earliest industrial site in Europe. Archaeologists have found beads which suggest that the fort traded with continental Europe as far back as 700 B.C. From Fort Fiddes one has spectacular views over the sheer cliff face of Lion Head and the deep cliff side gash of Hell's Lum which leads to a sea tunnel drilled through solid rock. Cullykhan Bay is signposted off the B9031 and there is a car park with footpaths to the beach and the fort. There is also a rougher path, requiring care, to Hell's Lum.



More About GEORGE FIDDES:
Burial: Near Gillycairn in sight of the River ___ Dee
Misc.: His mother lived to be 94 years old.
Residence: George and Mary Fiddes lived on a small farm called Gillycairn

More About MARY THOMPSON:
Burial: Near Gillycairn in sight of the River ___ Dee

Children of GEORGE FIDDES and MARY THOMPSON are:
2. i. WILLIAM2 FIDDES, b. September 21, 1828, Gillycairn, Parish of Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; d. October 07, 1911, Chesley, Bruce Co., Ontario.
ii. MARGARET FIDDES, b. December 1821; d. 1850; m. COUTTS.

More About MARGARET FIDDES:
Burial: Near Gillycairn in sight of the River ___ Dee

3. iii. ALEXANDER FIDDES, b. 1823; d. 1860s.
4. iv. JANE FIDDES, b. 1825; d. 1910s.
v. ISABEL FIDDES, b. 1839; d. 1856, Scotland.


Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 FIDDES (GEORGE1) was born September 21, 1828 in Gillycairn, Parish of Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and died October 07, 1911 in Chesley, Bruce Co., Ontario. He married HELEN MINTY October 09, 1857 in Guelph, Ontario, daughter of THEODORE MINTY and MARGARET JOPP. She was born September 01, 1833 in Scotland, and died January 02, 1920 in Chesley, Bruce Co., Ontario.

More About WILLIAM FIDDES:
Burial: Chesley Cemetery, Ontario
Emigration: William was the only one in his family to ever leave Scotland
Misc.: He said that he remembered his Grandmother Fiddes quite well (she lived to be 94). He could not remember his grandfather at all.
Nationality: Born and raised in Scotland
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: October 09, 1857, As soon as they were married, they went (Oct. 12th) to a 100 acre bush farm in Bruce Co., Ontario about 60 miles north of Guelph where their family of 7 daughters and 4 sons were all born (Brant Township)

More About HELEN MINTY:
Nationality: Born and raised in Scotland

Children of WILLIAM FIDDES and HELEN MINTY are:
5. i. MARGARET3 FIDDES, b. July 05, 1858, Bruce Co., Ontario; d. September 17, 1917, Toronto.
6. ii. MARY ANN FIDDES, b. November 19, 1859, Bruce Co., Ontario; d. June 17, 1935, California.
7. iii. JANE FIDDES, b. May 22, 1861, Bruce Co., Ontario; d. December 07, 1907, Hepworth, Ontario.
8. iv. GEORGE FIDDES, b. October 21, 1862, Bruce Co., Ontario; d. June 08, 1920, Brant, Bruce Co., Ontario.
v. ALEXANDER FIDDES, b. April 25, 1864, Bruce Co., Ontario; d. August 1864, Brant, Bruce Co., Ontario.
9. vi. JAMES WILLIAM FIDDES, b. October 27, 1865, Bruce Co., Ontario; d. December 07, 1947, Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.
10. vii. LOUISE ISABEL FIDDES, b. January 25, 1868, Bruce Co., Ontario; d. Chicago, IL.
11. viii. JOHN MINTY FIDDES, b. December 15, 1869, Bruce Co., Ontario; d. January 29, 1939, Zion City, IL.
12. ix. HELEN JEMIMA FIDDES, b. January 20, 1872, Bruce Co., Ontario; d. October 11, 1910.
x. ELIZABETH AGNES FIDDES, b. March 07, 1874, Bruce Co., Ontario; m. FRANK LEON SOPER, June 12, 1926; d. February 14, 1940, Chicago, IL.

More About FRANK LEON SOPER:
Burial: Fairmont Cemetery, Chicago, IL

xi. IDA MAY FIDDES, b. December 04, 1880, Bruce Co., Ontario; d. January 19, 1905, Zion City, IL.

More About IDA MAY FIDDES:
Burial: Zion Cemetery, Zion City, IL.

3. ALEXANDER2 FIDDES (GEORGE1) was born 1823, and died in 1860s. He married EVIS.

More About ALEXANDER FIDDES:
Burial: Near Gillycairn in sight of the River ___ Dee

Children of ALEXANDER FIDDES and EVIS are:
i. LOUISE3 FIDDES.
ii. JANE FIDDES.
iii. MARY FIDDES.
13. iv. GEORGE FIDDES.

4. JANE2 FIDDES (GEORGE1) was born 1825, and died in 1910s. She married JAMES WATT.

More About JANE FIDDES:
Burial: Near Gillycairn in sight of the River ___ Dee

Children of JANE FIDDES and JAMES WATT are:
i. WATT3.
ii. WATT.
iii. WATT.
iv. WATT.
v. WATT.
vi. WATT.


Generation No. 3

5. MARGARET3 FIDDES (WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born July 05, 1858 in Bruce Co., Ontario, and died September 17, 1917 in Toronto. She married THOMAS JOHNSON December 22, 1887. He was born in Ontario.

Children of MARGARET FIDDES and THOMAS JOHNSON are:
14. i. THOMAS GROVER4 JOHNSON, b. 1888.
15. ii. VIVIAN ROENA JOHNSON, b. 1888.
16. iii. ELNA IRENE JOHNSON, b. 1890.
iv. BLANCHE JOHNSON, b. 1892.

More About BLANCHE JOHNSON:
Misc.: She did marry, husband's name unknown

17. v. JOHN HILTON JOHNSON.
18. vi. MILDRED HELEN JOHNSON.

6. MARY ANN3 FIDDES (WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born November 19, 1859 in Bruce Co., Ontario, and died June 17, 1935 in California. She married PAUL MULLER July 15, 1896 in California.

Children of MARY FIDDES and PAUL MULLER are:
19. i. PEARL4 MULLER, b. 1898.
20. ii. BLANCHE MILDRED MULLER, b. August 05, 1900.
21. iii. HAROLD MULLER.

7. JANE3 FIDDES (WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born May 22, 1861 in Bruce Co., Ontario, and died December 07, 1907 in Hepworth, Ontario. She married HUGH MCKILLOP November 04, 1880.

More About JANE FIDDES:
Burial: Chesley Cemetery, Ontario

More About HUGH MCKILLOP:
Burial: Chesley Cemetery, Ontario

Children of JANE FIDDES and HUGH MCKILLOP are:
22. i. CLARA4 MCKILLOP, b. September 11, 1881.
23. ii. WILLIAM MCKILLOP, b. March 28, 1884, Brant, Bruce Co., Ontario.
24. iii. LAMBERT LLWELLYN MCKILLOP.
iv. MARJORIE HELEN MCKILLOP, b. 1898, Hepworth; d. 1901.

8. GEORGE3 FIDDES (WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born October 21, 1862 in Bruce Co., Ontario, and died June 08, 1920 in Brant, Bruce Co., Ontario. He married MARY THOMPSON December 23, 1885. She died May 19, 1919.

Children of GEORGE FIDDES and MARY THOMPSON are:
25. i. ALFRED GEORGE HARLEN4 FIDDES, b. December 05, 1886; d. February 11, 1947.
26. ii. HERBERT EDGAR FIDDES.
iii. LILLIAN MARY PEARL FIDDES, b. October 1890; d. October 02, 1906.
iv. RUSSEL ALEXANDER FIDDES, b. 1892; m. (1) MCKECHNIE, McKechnie had been married before; she is referred to as Mrs. McKechnie; m. (2) JESSIE ROBINSON, September 04, 1923; d. January 21, 1924.

More About RUSSEL ALEXANDER FIDDES:
Misc.: No known children

27. v. GORDON HAROLD FIDDES, b. 1894; d. October 25, 1944, Detroit, MI.
28. vi. DAISY ELEANOR FIDDES, b. September 17, 1895.
vii. EDNA FIDDES, b. 1897; d. 1900.
viii. FIDDES, b. 1899; d. 1899, Died in infancy.
ix. BERTHA MINERVA FIDDES, m. JAMES GOSSE, July 03, 1943.

More About JAMES GOSSE:
Misc.: James and Bertha Gosse did not have children

x. JESSIE MADELINE FIDDES, b. June 10, 1906; d. April 04, 1932.
29. xi. EVA VICTORIA FIDDES.

9. JAMES WILLIAM3 FIDDES (WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born October 27, 1865 in Bruce Co., Ontario, and died December 07, 1947 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. He married LAURA HANNAH JOHNSON July 04, 1893 in Ontario. She was born April 26, 1868 in Ontario, and died May 20, 1944.

More About JAMES WILLIAM FIDDES:
Church: First Presbyterian Church
Education: Public Schools
Misc.: Republican
Occupation: 1893, Was in grocery business for almost 35 years; for 32 years had store at 1524 S. Eighth St., Tacoma, WA (that store was opened in Jan. 1895; he bought the property in 1908)
Residence: February 21, 1888, Came to Tacoma

More About JAMES FIDDES and LAURA JOHNSON:
Marriage license: Whoever wrote genealogy notes said "my brother John & myself signed the register" (at William & Laura's wedding)

Children of JAMES FIDDES and LAURA JOHNSON are:
30. i. MELVIN JAMES4 FIDDES, b. October 20, 1894, Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA; d. June 25, 1957.
31. ii. HELEN ELIZABETH FIDDES, b. March 05, 1913; d. December 13, 1999.

10. LOUISE ISABEL3 FIDDES (WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born January 25, 1868 in Bruce Co., Ontario, and died in Chicago, IL. She married (1) WILLIAM MCKILLOP June 16, 1885. She married (2) JOHN MITCHELL 1909. He died October 1930.

Children of LOUISE FIDDES and WILLIAM MCKILLOP are:
32. i. CHARLES ELMER4 MCKILLOP, b. February 1886; d. April 03, 1949, Kansas.
ii. PERCY MELVILLE MCKILLOP, b. December 05, 1888; d. 1924, Toronto, Ontario.

Child of LOUISE FIDDES and JOHN MITCHELL is:
33. iii. HAROLD JOHN4 MITCHELL, b. September 25, 1910.

11. JOHN MINTY3 FIDDES (WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born December 15, 1869 in Bruce Co., Ontario, and died January 29, 1939 in Zion City, IL. He married MINNIE RODELL 1906.

Child of JOHN FIDDES and MINNIE RODELL is:
i. ELEANOR4 FIDDES, b. May 1907.

More About ELEANOR FIDDES:
Misc.: Married and had 2 sons.

12. HELEN JEMIMA3 FIDDES (WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born January 20, 1872 in Bruce Co., Ontario, and died October 11, 1910. She married THOMAS YOUNG January 01, 1896.

Children of HELEN FIDDES and THOMAS YOUNG are:
i. MABEL HELEN4 YOUNG, b. October 17, 1896; d. October 11, 1910.
34. ii. CLARENCE THOMAS YOUNG, b. January 07, 1899.
35. iii. ETHEL BROWN YOUNG, b. June 23, 1901; d. March 21, 1988.
36. iv. HAZEL MINTY YOUNG, b. October 27, 1902.
v. WILLIAM ROY BRUCE YOUNG, b. January 29, 1906; d. March 09, 1906.
vi. JOHN CLIFFORD YOUNG, b. February 27, 1908.
37. vii. DR. DONALD FIDDES YOUNG, b. February 01, 1910.
38. viii. HELEN IDA MAY YOUNG, b. November 06, 1913.

13. GEORGE3 FIDDES (ALEXANDER2, GEORGE1)

Children of GEORGE FIDDES are:
i. FIDDES4.
ii. FIDDES.
iii. FIDDES.
iv. FIDDES.
v. FIDDES.


Re: William Fiddis & Helen Minty, Aberdeen,Scotland

Mrs Heather Schieren (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2002 6:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Mar 2011 2:53PM GMT
Surnames: Fiddis, Minty
We are related through William Fiddis marrying Helen Minty (my paternal 2nd cousin 4 times removed). Her parents were Theodore Minty & Margaret Jopp, when her mother died, her father emigrated to Canada with his 3 sons and 2 daughters.
We seem to differ on some of the dates and children's names, however, I would be only to willing to send you what I have been able to find out, either via e-mail or by snail mail. My address is Mrs Heather Schieren, "Carawatha", 26-28 Curry Road, Park Orchards, 3114, Victoria, Australia. We have a Fax machine, +61+3+9876.3038. Hope to hear from you soon. Regards Heather.

Re: Alexander Fiddes Jr. Alberdeen,Scotland

Posted: 27 Jan 2002 11:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
If your relative came from the parish of Aboyne, I know quite a bit about his family. Contact me at Clynnjohnson@worldnet.att.net

Re: Alexander Fiddes Jr. Alberdeen,Scotland

Lynn Johnson (View posts)
Posted: 28 Jan 2002 4:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Heidi, I am very interested in talking via email with you. I am researching the same families. Your information is wonderful; I may have a couple of holes to fill for you. My grandmother was Clara McKillop, one daughter of Hugh McKillop and Jane Fiddes. Contact me at Clynnjohnson@worldnet.att.net

Helen Minty, Aberdeen,Scotland

Posted: 19 Jul 2002 12:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Mar 2011 2:54PM GMT
Surnames: Minty
Hi Heather,

I've been researching various Minty branches in order to overcome a hurdle or two in my own one and had wondered where Theodore Minty got to after his wife Margaret died in 1853. Could you please fill me in on what happened to Helen's siblings (James, Ann, William and Alexander) and of course, Theodore himself.

I look forward to hearing from you

Kind regards
Duncan
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