'Footdee Ancestors'. . .
... a resource for anyone who may be researching a family history which
has a link to the old fishing community of Footdee.
I discovered my own connections several years ago and have found it's
history and people fascinating. In such a close knit community with many
people sharing not only the same surname but also the same first name,
and where cousins often married, trying to unravel family lineage can
be a confusing business.
I hope this website may be of some help with your
own research, however, although every effort has been made to 'get it
right', I can not gaurantee the accuracy of all the material so I would
recommend verifying what ever you find here with further research from
'Stories & Related Articles' are presented here
for information and to give an historical perspective upon different times
and social attitudes and are not necessarily a representation my own opinions
or beliefs about the past generations of the people of Footdee.
'They live together patriarchally, sometimes three
or four generations in a single room. The oars are
laid above them on the couples (or rafters) of their
cottages; the children may be seen sleeping on
nets in corners; and on the walls are creels, baskets,
and other fishing tackle'
"Penny Magazine" for 26th September 1840