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Rose Cottage, Dufftown, Banffshire

My name is John Lindsay Thompson. My father was Donald Mackenzie Thompson, brother of Lindsay Thompson. I was told when young that our family historical home was Rose Cottage, Dufftown, Banffshire. I have letters dating to the early 1900s from relatives postmarked from that location. Can anyone fill me in on my family history there? Thank you very much.


  • Andrzej1990Andrzej1990 Member
    edited October 2020


    Unfortunately I wan not able to find anything substantial based on name alone.

    However, I can strongly suggest ScotlandsPeople website for genealogy based research.

    Hope that helps.

  • Bonnielass66Bonnielass66 Member
    We will be related through a connection of Peter Thomson (Thompson) born 1830 to Peter Thomson and Elspet Mckenzie.

    Peter Thomson (2) sister Janet married my Great Great Great Granda Robert Niven who they had a son also called Robert my GG Grandfather who had four children and his daughter Janet married George Milne and they had six children and the eldest daughter married my Grandfather Alexander also a Thomson.
    Strange how it has come back down the line with a Thomson.

    Also I have attached a couple of info for you which I found on Libindx a Moray site. I hope this is helpful
  • Bonnielass66Bonnielass66 Member
    If you need any more info on finding anything I will help especially the family
  • jthomp14azjthomp14az Member
    So sorry to take so long to get back to you. I have here a newspaper clipping dated March 23, 1963, of Margaret Thomson of Rose Cottage's 100th birthday in The Dufftown News. It was sent by A.M. Stewart of 46 High Street. I have letters dating back to the 1920s to my father and his brothers (John, Lindsay, and George). I understand it was my grandfather who came over initially. I was told he grew homesick for Scotland and went back over, but I never had my father's family history communicated to me. It is interesting that we spell our mane now Thompson with the 'P'.
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