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Abercraig, Dundee

Abercraig, Dundee

Posted: 6 Nov 2009 10:16AM GMT
Classification: Query

I have obtained a copy of the birth certificate of my grandfather, a James Dryden, born 1869. Father James Dryden and mother Betsy Roy. On the birth certificate it mentions the the place of birth as being"Abercraig" Broughty Ferry.
Is there anyone that could shed light on Abercraig....Farm, Parish ??
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

Regards Ron

Re: Abercraig, Dundee

Posted: 6 Nov 2009 10:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
It is definitely not a parish, and I was willing to bet that it is a house in Broughty Ferry.

I googled for the name and This seems to confirm my hypothesis:

Abercraig is an artificial name, coined from two Gaelic place names, 'aber' meaning a confluence or the mouth of a river, and 'craig' meaning a rock. 'rock confluence' is meaningless. It's just the sort of name the Victorians used to invent and bestow upon their homes.

(Department of irrelevant information: One of the vehicle ferries which plied between Dundee and Newport-on-Tay until the Tay Road Bridge was opened in 1966 was called Abercraig. The other was Scotscraig.)

Hope this helps.

Re: Abercraig, Dundee

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 2:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
A little late in my response.....some 4 years....just revisited . Just to say thanks for your input.

Kind Regards Ron Dryden
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