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Alexander HacketAge: 7317001773

Name
Alexander Hacket
Given names
Alexander
Surname
Hacket
Birth calculated 1700

Birth of a son
#1
Alexander Hacket

Birth of a son
#2
George Hacket

Birth of a brotherWilliam Hacket
about 1700

MarriageMary ForrestView family
27 December 1722 (Age 22)
Shared note: "Tillinamount 27th December 1722 This said day also, Alexander Hacket in Pitulie & Mary Forrest in Tillinamount who had been orderly contracted and proclaimed were married by the Minister before various witnesses and particularly before Mr Alexander Forrest Schoolmaster at Lornay & Patrick Gill at Miln of Pitulie"
Residence 1722 (Age 22)
MarriageChristian WilsonView family
about 1728 (Age 28)

Christening of a sonAlexander Hacket
26 January 1729 (Age 29)
Christening of a daughterAnna Hacket
1 June 1730 (Age 30)
Residence 1733 (Age 33)
MarriageElspet LovieView family
16 February 1734 (Age 34)
Shared note: "Anno 1734 Febry 16th Alexander Hackat in the parish of Fraserburgh and Elspet Lovie in Alvah were contracted in order of marriage and for implement consigned pledges and married"
Residence 1737 (Age 37)
Christening of a sonGeorge Hacket
8 March 1737 (Age 37)
Residence 1739 (Age 39)
Christening of a daughterIsobel Hacket
29 March 1739 (Age 39)
Birth of a son
#3
John Hacket
28 February 1740 (Age 40)
Marriage of a childAlexander HacketJean ParkView family
3 September 1749 (Age 49)
Shared note: "September 3rd Alexander Hacket in Tyrie and Jean Park in this parish were orderly married"
Birth of a daughter
#4
Mary Hacket
22 February 1750 (Age 50)
Birth of a son
#5
Patric Hacket
10 July 1753 (Age 53)
Occupation
"sometime" farmer
before 1773 (Age 73)
Death 30 April 1773 (Age 73)

Residence 1829 (55 years after death)
Note: «u»http://www.archive.org/stream/scothistorysoc51scotuoft/scothistorysoc51scotuoft_djvu.txt«/u»:)…
Burial
Family with parents - View family
father
 
Marriage:
1 year
twin brother
Family with Mary Forrest - View family
wife
 
Marriage: 27 December 1722Tyrie (Aberdeen)
Family with Christian Wilson - View family
wife
 
Marriage: about 1728
2 years
daughter
-16 months
son
Family with Elspet Lovie - View family
wife
 
Marriage: 16 February 1734Alvah, Banff
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
11 months
son
10 years
daughter
3 years
son

Marriage

"Tillinamount 27th December 1722 This said day also, Alexander Hacket in Pitulie & Mary Forrest in Tillinamount who had been orderly contracted and proclaimed were married by the Minister before various witnesses and particularly before Mr Alexander Forrest Schoolmaster at Lornay & Patrick Gill at Miln of Pitulie"

Marriage

"Anno 1734 Febry 16th Alexander Hackat in the parish of Fraserburgh and Elspet Lovie in Alvah were contracted in order of marriage and for implement consigned pledges and married"

Residence

«u»http://www.archive.org/stream/scothistorysoc51scotuoft/scothistorysoc51scotuoft_djvu.txt«/u»:)

In this Parish are great Tracts of Mosses and Moors above Boynlie, where is a Loch to the south well called Loch of Carnie-whing belonging to the Lord Pitsligo wherein wild goose and ducks much frequent in the Autumn and Winter. The forsaid Brook passing throw Boynlies Gardens or orchards is weel stored with trouts throughout. \f3

Shared note

For the time being I've considered the Alexander Hacket of 3 marriages to be one and the same person. My reasons for doing this are: 1) The dates of the three marriages would fit with a scenario where he married at Mary Forrest at 22. There were no children and she died sometime before 1729 when he married Christian Wilson. There were only two known children from this marriage the second in 1730 after which she died. He then married Elspeth Lovie in 1833/34. 2) There are no children's names common to the second and third marriages. 3) The locations indicated by the marriages, baptisms and burial are consistent with this theory. At the time of his first marriage in 1722 Alexander Hacket is "in Pittulie" and Mary was from Tillinamount in Tyrie. Tillinamount was next door to Cairniewhing, Alexander's residence at the time of baptism of his first child to Cristian. The Pittulie connection appears again in this second marriage with the primary witnesses to both baptisms from there. Pittulie is in Pitsligo parish and is adjacent and to the west of Sandhaven which is the boundary between Fraserburgh and Pitsligo parishes. The Alexander who married Elspet Lovie was from Fraserburgh and was "of" Pettindrum in Sandhaven when their first children were baptized. This Alexander was buried at Peathill, Fraserburgh just north of Ardlaw where he "sometimes" farmed which is about 10k north-east of Carniwhing.

As I say this merging of the three Alexanders will do until it can be disproved.

Elspet Lovie was "in Alvah" when they married but their children were all baptised in Pitsligo. I'm not sure what the Alvah connection was but it is likely that Elspet was from the same area as Alexander and that her parents were John and Isobel Lovie also buried at PeatHill. Based on the naming convention their children strongly suggest that her parents were John and Isobel. Her bithdate is a bit contentious with the PeatHill MI transcription in the Aberdeen showing her as 76 in 1780 but the many ancestry.com family trees equally split between 1704 and 1713. 1713 would fit much better with the birth dates of her siblings but at this stage I have no other source for that date or those of the siblings.

So, if the naming convention is in place it would suggest that Alexander and Elspet's first child George was named for Alexander's father. If this Alexander is the same Alexander who married Cristian Wilson then how does George fit with the son named Alexander from his earlier marriage. Was he named for his father not his paternal grandfather or is Alex. who married Cristian not Alexander who married Elspet? And all this is assuming we have found all the children.

The witnesses at Alexander and Cristian's children's baptisms included "particularly" William Hacket and George Rofe, both of Pittulie. It is just possible that William may be Alexander's father but if not it seems very likely that he was a close family member maybe his brother. In Pitsligo Parish and I found two candidates for William the witness. A Wm Hacket was buried there in 1831 and a William Hacket was married there in 1833. It is at least possible that the former was Alexander's father and the other his brother.

For now I'll treat the married William as Alexander's brother in case I lose track of the connection. If I treat the Alexanders of the three marriages as one person the naming convention suggests his father was George or Alexander so for now I'll create a composite "father" with alternate names and include the William who died in 1831.

The second witness at both baptisms was an Alexander Wilson, schoolmaster, of Monquhitter who seems likely to have been Christian's brother.

"Here lyes the body of ALEXANDER HACKET sometime famer in Ardlaw d. 30 Apr 1773 aged 73; his spouse ELSPAT (sic) LOVIE d. 28 June 1780 aged 76; son JOHN HACKET sometime farmer in Ardlaw & about 10 yrs tacksman of Mill of Boyndie d. 20 July 1829 in 90th year"

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