F is for FRASER
George Fraser the second to the youngest of ten children born to my Great Great Aunt Elizabeth Smith and her husband Alexander Fraser was born on the 26th of July 1869 in Rathen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Somewhere between 1871 and 1881 the Fraser family moved to Fraserburgh, the 1881 census shows the family living at Sandhill in Fraserburgh. Alexander age 50 and occupation of Agriculture Labor, Elizabeth age 48 and three of their children, Annie Jane age 16, George age 12 and Alexander age 6. In 1901 George Fraser along with his wife Willamina Milne Fraser and their four children are living at the Sinclair Hills croft, Georges occupation is listed as Crofter and labor. George died on the 21st day of February 1939 at Woodside Memsie in Fraserburgh at the age of 69 from Cardiovascular degeneration.
F is for FRASERBURGH
Known locally as the Broch, is one of the main population centres on the north east knuckle of Scotland , standing on the shoulder of the coastline called Kinnaird Head, where the Moray Firth meets the North Sea. Fraserburgh is 50 miles north of Aberdeen , the town of Fraserburgh can trace its origins to a 14th century village called Faithlie.The name of the town means, literally, 'burgh of Fraser', after the Fraser family ( no relation to my family) that bought the lands of Philorth in 1504 and thereafter brought about major improvement due to investment over the next century. The oldest part of Fraserburgh is the suburb Broadsea. Formerly known as 'seatown', Broadsea was once a totally separate entity from Fraserburgh. Traditionally, a fishermen's village, Broadsea housed a community of hardworking if insular people. The oldest structures here were erected around the point of the headland and the settlement which grew inland has now been preserved with a conservation area.