I am also looking for more information about Alexander Kellas, born Scotland 1762 who married in 1787 to Janet Ferrier, born 1765.
My motherâ€™s father, James Souter, born 24 April 1869 in Kildrummy, Aberdeen, moved to England with his family and married about March of 1902 in Hartlepool, Durham, England to Margaret Jane Hurworth, born June 1872 in Boldron, Teesdale, England.
James Souterâ€™s parents, married 13 June 1868 in Glenbuchat, Scotland, were David Souter, a shepherd or farm employee, born in Cabrach, Aberdeen, Scotland, (Cabrach parish register - March 16th 1847 - John Souter in Buck had a natural son by Isobel Watt in Drumbuly born of this date, baptized 4th July 1847 at Cabrach and named - David, witnesses Margaret Duncan in Buck and William Gilbert in Poneed) and Jane or Jean Dawson, born 25 July 1845 in Strathdon, Scotland, christened 28 Jul 1845 as Jean Gauld Dawson - IGI film C112406.
Their marriage record shows as follows:
1868 Marriages in the Parish of Glenbucket in the County of Aberdeen
No. 2 - When, Where, and How Married. - 1868 On the Thirteenth day of June, at the Church of Glenbucket, After Banns, according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland
Signatures of Parties. Rank or Profession, whether Single or Widowed, and Relationship (if any). - (Signed) David Souter, Farm Servant (Single), (Signed) Jane Dawson, Domestic Servant (Single)
following is information for David - Age. - 21 Usual Residence. - Leochel Cushnie
Name, Surname, and Rank or Profession of Father. Name, and Maiden Surname of Mother. - John Souter, Farmer, Isabel Wattan, Domestic Servant
following is information for Jane - Age. - 22 Usual Residence. - Craigengower, Strathdon
Name, Surname, and Rank or Profession of Father. Name, and Maiden Surname of Mother. - James Dawson, Farmer (Deceased), Ann Dawson M.S. Mitchell
If a regular Marriage, Signatures of officiating Minister and Witnesses. If irregular, Date of Conviction, Decree of Declarator, or Sheriffs Warrant. - (Signed.) John Bremner, Minr. of Glenbucket, (Signed) John Souter, Witness, William Johnston, Witness, When & Where Registered, and Signature of Registrar. - 1868 June 15th at Glenbucket, John Callam, Registrar
David Souterâ€™s parents, marriage date and place unknown, were John Souter, born in Buck, Cabrach, Scotland 12 Jan 1827 (christened 28 Feb 1827 - Cabrach - witnesses John Souter Senior & Junior in Nether Howbog) and Isobel Watt, christened 11 Sept 1827 in Cabrach (twin of Jean, witnesses James Gordon & Isobel Kellas in Ardwell).
Isobel Wattâ€™s parents married 13 Sep 1814 in Cabrach (Cabrach - banns 27 Aug 1814 - James Watt & Margaret Kellas both of this parish were contracted in order to marriage and after an order proclamation was married September 13th).
James Watt, who died 10 May 1837, was baptized 15 Mar 1808 (George Watt in Coldstripe had a son by his wife Isobel Clerk baptized named James, witnesses Chas Dawson in Coldstripe (?) & George Taylor in Tomballie (?)). Margaret Kellas, who died 3 Sep 1842, was baptized 12 Jan 1795 (Cabrach - Alexander Kellas in Torniechelt a daughter by his wife Janet Ferrier (?) baptized named Margaret, Paul Gordon in Aldivalloch & Hugh Kellas in Torniechelt witnesses).
Margaret Kellas, who died 3 Sep 1842, was christened 12 Jan 1795 (Cabrach - Alexander Kellas in Torniechelt a daughter by his wife Janet Ferrier (?) baptized named Margaret, Paul Gordon in Aldivalloch & Hugh Kellas in Torniechelt witnesses).
Are her parents, Alexander Kellas and Janet Ferrier, the same ones referred to in your above mentioned e-mail? Is there any connection between your Kellas family and my ancestors? Is there information we can share? Please get in touch with me and let me know.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada