Alex.Your search for James Walker Glennie b 05.02.1879 N.Z.
Now there's a traditional Glennie name.In my family it goes back about 8 generations..
You're in luck.I have quite a chunk
of a thesis on our Glennie family- from a distant cousin in Invercargill=Neil McCallum, 1062 Wilson's Crossing Road, No 1RD Winton 9662.
He contacted me in 1999 re his research of the Glennie family and sent me heaps of information, including a video of his trip to Strathdon, Scotland, the Bellabeg House where our gt grandfather was born. My husband Malcolm and I visited Bellabeg three years ago as well.
From the information Neil McCallum kindly sent me the following should make you really delighted.
Your great uncle James Walker Glennie, born 5.2.1879, was the third son of James Glennie and Harriet Green.
James Glennie b 20.12.1849,c.27.12.1840 emigrated to NZ when aged 25, died Balfour 4.10.1903.He was the 7th child born to John Glennie married to Jane Bremner, daughter of Gordon Glennie, farmer and Janet Wattie.
John Glennie was the 5th child of William Glennie married 23.8.1787 to Margaret Walker, of Towie.
William Glennie was the 2nd child of William Glennie married 27.10.1759 and Isobel Crookshank at Towie
.This first documented William Glennie may have spelt his name Willielmus ! which as this thesis suggests, the Glennie's,although located in the hinterlands of Aberdeenshire for centuries, were never anything like recognised Highland Clan. Probably not originally Gaelic, but European or southern immigrants absorbed into the Scottish people. .
These notes also mention that your gt Uncle, James Walker, commemorated on James Glennie's tombstone at Balfour, died in Canada in 1905 aged 26. He went to Canada looking for land and was waiting for a ship at Quebec to return to NZ when he died of fever, typhoid fever, according to Milly , daughter of William Glennie. He was said to have been working on some drainage job when he contracted this infection. Doubtless he was named after his grandfather and great grandmother whose family name was Walker.John Walker Glennie was fair-haired like his broth
ers Charles and Ernest,probably taking after his mother.Christabel. ( hey, wer'e related !)
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