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From: Donna Kirk <>
Subject: [PETRIE-SCOTLAND] Sir Robert Patrie/Petrie of Portlethen
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 07:12:03 -0800 (PST)

Thanks to George Brander's e-mail in March of this year, I have been able to find a bit more information on Sir Robert Patrie/Petrie...who is, according to other family researchers, my ancestor.
I have sources that say Sir Robert Patrie/Petrie married Anna Forbes in either 1660 or 1665 (my two sources conflict on dates), and that Anna Forbes was the second daughter of the 1st baronet of Craigievar, Sir William Forbes.  I think they had a son Robert (which I have drawn from the link in George Brander's message:  burial records from St. Nicholas in Aberdeen), but this is the first I've heard of the younger Robert.  Robert Patrie/Petrie and Anna Forbes also had a daughter Elizabeth, I believe. 

8 May 1701

Robert Patrie son to Patrie of Portlethin



Elisabeth Morison relict of Petrie of Portlethen

 Does anyone have the line of descendants from Sir Robert Patrie/Petrie of Portlethen?
I would very much appreciate hearing back!!

--- On Wed, 3/9/11, George Brander <> wrote:

From: George Brander <>
Subject: [PETRIE-SCOTLAND] Older PETRIE records in Aberdeen
Received: Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 10:54 AM

For anyone searching for PETRIE's in Aberdeen in the 17th and 18th century
it is worth looking in the Aberdeen & North East Family History databank
which is online at

Robert PETRIE served three terms as Provost of Aberdeen between 1664 and
1675. In the Aberdeen Stent Roll for 1669 he is assessed for £30 of tax. In
the burial records of St Nicholas there is a record of the burial on 17
November 1675 of Anna Forbes spouse to Provost Petrie, the cost being £40
and she is buried "in the Kirk with ane oaken coffin" there is also an entry
for the burial of Mr Robert Petrie, late Provost buried in the church cost

These are expensive burials compared to the likes of the following, even
taking into consideration that pre 1707 would be probably be in scots pounds
and not pound sterling. I wonder what the difference was between a ten
shilling burial and a one and eight pence one!

21/10/1763   James Petrie advocate 10/-
25/04/1764   Margt. Petrie spouse to John Sligo junr. 10/-
26/03/1770   Elisabeth Jamyson relict of James Petrie advocate 10/-
11/05/1777   Isobel Petrie relict of Alexander Ross brewer Aberdeen  5/-
03/09/1779   John Petrie son of Alex. Petrie weaver 1/8

There are also Petrie's listed in the poor relief records of St Nicholas
Kirk Session Accounts 1602 -1705 and in the baptismal register of St Paul's
Episcopal Church Aberdeen.If you are searching it is worth using the soundex
option because Petrie can become Patrie in old records


George Brander
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