Alexander Harper
(Bef 1760-After 1787)
Mary Fraser
(Bef 1760-After 1787)
James Milne
(Bef 1765-)
Helen Fraser
(Bef 1765-)
James Harper
Helen Milne

Margaret Harper


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William Halket

Margaret Harper 3

  • Born: 1815, Lenshie near Auchterless, Aberdeen 4 5
  • Christened: 8 Sep 1815, Auchterless, Aberdeen
  • Marriage: William Halket on 5 Feb 1837 in Gamrie, Banff, Scotland 1 2
  • Died: 7 Aug 1903, 35 High Street, MacDuff 6 7

  General Notes:

(Kirktown of ) Auchterless is about 25km south of Banff/MacDuff, beyond the larger town of Turriff. On Margaret's baptism entry her father is "of Lenshie" which is 1 or 2 Km NW of Auchterless and about 10km from Longhaugh Farm where William was born.



She resided as with her younger children in 1861 in Jellyfields?, Gamrie. 8

She worked as a Labourer's Wife (with children John, Grace, Janet and James) in 1871 and resided at ?, Gamrie. 9

She worked as an Annuitant in 1881 and resided at 76 Duff St, Gamrie. 10

She resided as the house of Ann D Scott as a Lodger in 1891 in 18 Market St, MacDuff. 11

She resided as the house of Ann Christie as a Boarder in 1901 in 35 High St, MacDuff. 12

PHOTO: with twin daughters, 1880s ?.


Margaret married William Halket, son of John Hacket and Jannet Steel, on 5 Feb 1837 in Gamrie, Banff, Scotland.1 2 (William Halket was born on 8 May 1805, christened on 12 May 1805 in Marnoch, Banff 13 and died on 27 Apr 1876 in Gellyhill, Gamrie, Banff 14.)

  Marriage Notes:

Entry in the Marnoch register dated 19 February 1837:
"Willm Hacket, Servt. Whitestones & Margaret Harper were married 5th Feby"


1 Scotland's People - Index,, Marriage (2 entries). 145 Feb 1837HACKETWILLMMARGARET HARPER/M155/00 0003
155 Feb 1837HACKETWMMARGT. HARPER/M155/00 0003.

2 Scotland's People - Document Image,, OPR Marriages 155/0030 0594 Gamrie and MacDuff. Entry dated 19 February 1837:
"Willm Hacket, Servt. Whitestones & Margaret Harper were married 5th Feby".

3 Wes Halket Tree 2001+ (sent by Beaumonts 2003), Initial A added.

4 Wes Halket Sent to Pat Beresford - extensive Halkett family tree info attached, Letter - Wes Halket 1996.

5 Scotland's People - Index,, Birth. 18 Sep 1815 HARPER MARGARET JAMES HARPER/HELEN MILNE F AUCHTERLESS 173/00 0002 No Image.

6 Wes Halket Tree 2001+ (sent by Beaumonts 2003), Abt 1881 Aberdeen.

7 Scotland's People - Document Image,, Death.

8 Scotland's People - Document Image,, 1861C.

9 Scotland's People - Document Image,, 1871C.

10 Scotland's People - Document Image,, Source: FHL Film 0203437 GRO Ref Volume 147 EnumDist 9 Page 17 79733Gamrie, Banff, ScotlandH
Dwelling: 76 Duff St Margt. HALKET Head Widowed 65 F Annuitant Auchterless, Aberdeen, Scotland

11 Scotland's People - Document Image,, 1891C.

12 Scotland's People - Document Image,, 1901C.

13 Scotland's People - Document Image,, Birth/Baptism. 12/05/1805 HACKET WILLIAM JOHN HACKET/JANET STEEL M Marnoch /BANFF 161/ 0010 0325
"William son of John Hacket and Janet Steel in Longhaugh was born the 8th of April & baptized 12th day of May before the Congregation"

14 Online Census and BMD,, AncestryComHalket.doc. URL: Subject: HACKET, HALKET in Marnoch, Gamrie and MacDuff Author: Tom Gillett Date: 04 Dec 1998 12:00 PM GMT Email: I'm looking for other persons researching any HACKET or HALKET families who lived in Marnoch, Gamrie, Inverkeithny, MacDuff and elsewhere in Banffshire and in neighboring Aberdeenshire towns, e.g. Turriff. John HACKET and Janet STEEL m 31 Dec 1795 in Marnoch, Banffshire. They had children Elizabeth (b 26 May 1796), Mary Duff (b 2 Jul 1798), Alexander (b Sep 1800), WILLIAM (b 8 May 1805), Janet (b 12 Jul 1807), Mary Duff (c 20 Feb 1813), Isobel Stronach (b 9 May 1815). John Hacket was a crofter in Longhaugh, Marnoch. There are no Hackets listed in the monument inscriptions for the Kirkyard of Marnoch. Does anyone know John HACKET'S parents or place of death? William HACKET and Margaret HARPER m 5 Feb 1837 in Gamrie, Banff. Margaret HARPER, c 18 Sep 1815 in Auchterless, Aberdeen, is the d of James HARPER and Helen MILNE. William and Margaret's children include George (b abt 1838, MacDuff), John (b abt 1840, MacDuff), Margaret (b abt 1842, MacDuff), Helen (b abt 1844, MacDuff), ALEXANDER CARNEY (b abt 1846, MacDuff), Isabella (b abt 1849), Mary (b abt 1852 MacDuff), William (b abt 1854, Gamrie), Janet and Grace (twins b abt 1857, Gamrie) and James (b abt 1860, King Edward, Aberdeen). WILLIAM d 27 Apr 1876 at Gellyhill, Gamrie, Banff. He was a farm overseer. His surname is listed as HALKET in his death certificate, and Margaret is listed in the 1881 census as a HALKET. Is anyone looking into this line? Is anyone familiar with the HACKET/HALKET monument inscriptions in Gamrie? Will be happy to hear from anyone researching HACKET/HALKET in this area. Kim Halkett Gillett.