Genealogy of James Bonnyman Reid and Mary Ann Annand.
Annand family tree.

Hutchison family tree.

  James Bonnyman Reid: Miller/farmer.


Mary Ann Annand.
Born * 22 October 1842.   # 29 April 1841.
Place Bellie.*Fochabers.   Cruden.
Died Before 1922.   *5 November 1922.
Place     Fraserburgh.
Married 12 June 1868   12 June 1868.
Place Cruden, Aberdeenshire.   Cruden.
Ancestors James Reid and Mary Hutchison.   Alexander Annand and Barbara Hutchison.
Siblings 3 sisters.   8 sisters, 5 brothers.


[+ OPR Bellie, Elginshire 126/3 Baptisms 1820-1854

REID James Bonnyman - lawful son to James Reid, Day Labourer, Fochabers, and Mary Hutcheson was born 22 baptised 23 October 1842. Wit: George Christie; Janet Christie, both there.

1881 census - Inverugie, St Fergus, Banffshire
James Reid, Head, married, 38, Miller & Farmer - 65 acres arable, emp. 1 man, 2 women, b. Fochabers
Mary Ann Reid, wife, married, 38, b. Cruden
Children: Mary Ellon, 11, scholar; Eliza Hastie, 8, scholar; James, 7, scholar; Alexander, 4; William Peter, 18 months - all born St Fergus, Banffshire.

Eliza Baigrie, 18, General Servant, Domestic, b. Lonmay, Aberdeenshire
Thomas Buchan, 15, Farm Servant, B. Crimond, Aberdeenshire
Eliza Thomson, 15, General Servant, Domestic, b. Old Deer, Aberdeenshire.

In 1881 Georgina, aged 2, was with her grandfather, James Reid, at 37 Hallmoss Corner Ho., St Fergus.

1891 census - English Mills, Inverugie, St Fergus (166/2/31)
James Reid, head, married, 48, Miller & Farmer, b. Fochabers, Moray
Mary Ann, wife, 48, b. Cruden
Children: Mary Helen, unm., 21; Elizabeth Hastie, unm., 18; James, unm., 17, Miller; Alexander, 14, Grocer's Assistant; Georgina, 12, scholar; William Peter, 11, scholar, all b. St Fergus.

(6 rooms with one or more windows).

1901 census -Ravenscraig, Peterhead (232/1, Sch.41, p.10)
James Reid, Head, M., 58, Meal Miller, b. Fochabers, Morayshire
Mary A Reid, Wife, 58, b. Cruden
Mary H. Reid, Dau, single, 31, b. St Fergus
Lizzie H. Reid, Dau, single, 28, b. St Fergus

John Forbes, Boarder, Single, 31, Living on own means, b. Edinburgh, Midlothian
Alice Cran, Single, 15, General Servant, Domestic, b. Cruden
Alexander Robertson, Single, 18, Agricultural Labourer, b. Peterhead
William Smith, Single, 18, Miller, b. Cruden

9 rooms with one or more windows.


James Bonnyman Reid, although raised in the Dufftown area, moved to Ravenscraig, at St Fergus, Aberdeenshire, where he prospered as the miller. This accounts for the close connections between his family and the Hardslacks lot.

Mary Ann Annand is James' cousin (their mothers were sisters).

  # Christened 7 June 1841. Cruden.

[+ Marriage Notes for MARY ANNAND and JAMES REID:

Married at Gask, Cruden, by Thomas Moir, Minister of Free Church of Scotland, witnesses: James Shepherd, James Milne.]

[* UR 31 Belmont Street, Aberdeen married at Gask, Cruden, her cousin, James Bonnyman Reid, UR Bridge of Don, Old Machar, Aberdeen. Witnesses - James Shepherd and James Milne.
Death - Arteriosclerosis, pnuemonia. At 47 Grattan Place, Fraserburgh. [+ cert. by R A Slessor MB], informant - George Walker, son-in-law, 9 Saltoun Place, Fraserburgh.]


ref Name Born Died Biography.
  Mary Helen [+ Ellen?] + 24 Jan 1870   b. St Fergus.
  George [+ Watson] + 23 Jul 1871   b. St Fergus.
  Elizabeth *Hastie + 1 Feb 1873   b. St Fergus
  James + 28 Feb 1874   b. St Fergus. *Miller
  Alexander c1877    
  Georgina c1869   b. St Fergus.
  William *Peter c1879   b. St Fergus.


By a series of accidents I got to know some of the children of James and Mary.

George Reid was a very successful fat cattle rearer, who won many prizes at the famous Smithfield annual fatstock show in London. His farm was Lagmore, at Ballindalloch; and he prospered so greatly that when I met him he was living in a lovely small mansion attached to Cragganmore distillery. His house is now an old folks home.

James Reid was a clerk in Aberdeen County Council motor registration office. He issued all driving licences and car registration books up to about 1935.
He was also an able organist, and played at Gilcomston West Church (now flats). But in his youth he was organist at Cruden Parish Church. He cycled out from Aberdeen (25 miles) every Sunday morning; had his dinner at either Hardslacks or Berrymoss, did the evening service and cycled back to Aberdeen.
I think his retainer was 3-00 a year!

Alexander kept a licensed grocer shop at 119, Bonaccord Street, Aberdeen: which gave him a privileged entry to the Scotch whisky supply market - when distilling stopped during the war.
Father never went short.

TMH to GH 30 November 2004.

* Data from Valerie Campbell.
# Data from Chris Duncan.
+ Data from E.L.