Peter Heddle

My Maternal 3rd Great-Grandfather

St. Andrew's Parish Church (2009)

According to parish records, Peter Heddle (ancestor of my maternal grandfather) was born on November 8, 1800 and baptized on November 10th at Shapinsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland.  His parents were John Heddle and Kathryn Crawford. 

On November 15, 1828, Peter Heddle married Margaret Smith in the parish of St. Andrew's Orkney, Scotland.  They had seven children, their eldest son, John Heddle, becoming my 2nd great-grandfather. 

Peter and Margaret farmed all their lives in the community of St. Andrew's Parish, where her family had lived for generations.  Their homestead was known as "Neuks" and this is where they lived until their deaths; the farm was later managed by their son James and daughter Margaret,  neither of whom ever married.

Peter, age 69, died February 14, 1870 at home of "paralalysis of 5 days".

Foreground is the site of Neuks, Heddle homestead, St. Andrew's Parish, Orkney, Scotland

"If we know where we came from, we may better know where to go.  If we know who we came from, we may better understand who we are." - unknown

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Jaclyn | Reply 10.04.2014 23.01

I love reading your blog and learning family history.without all of your hard work I wouldn't know anything about my ancestors.Thank you Karen

Muggs | Reply 06.04.2014 21.07

Keep up the good work.

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09.10 | 13:33

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Hi Karen, If you are still maintaining this page, please drop me a line. William and Mary were my great, great, grandparents. Best Regards,

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