Thursday, 8 March 2012

Wedding Wednesday - The Old Manse

The former manse in Low Street New Aberdour, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

It was in this manse on the 6th of March, 1847 that my 3rd great grandparents, Robert Forsyth and Helen Thomson married.
This photo of Robert Forsyth and his wife Helen, nee Thomson, taken possibly early 1870s.

Then on the 8th of February 1873 
their son (my great great grandparents) 
Robert Forsyth jnr and Jannet 
(Jessie) Farquhar were also married at the manse.

side view of the old manse from Low Street.
I have only just found out that the current sign "The Old Manse" near the door was made by Patrick Forsyth of Fraserburgh who is the grandson of Robert Forsyth Senior and nephew of Robert Forsyth Junior.


  1. Wow. Great story. My uncle and his wife were married in the Manse at the Kirk O Shotts. When I started digging into our family tree, we learned that his father and his first wife had also been married at Manse at the Kirk O Shotts.

    1. This family history is spooky sometimes isn't it.