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Courtesy OfRoddie Macpherson
GraveyardRosemarkie Churchyard
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John & Margaret (Hood) Peddieson.

**JOHN PEDDIESON, tennent, Davidstown, who died the 1 of January 175-, aged 65 years; and here lys the body of M[AR]GARET HOOD, his spouse, died 7th March 1758, aged --years.**
Picture Added on 29 June 2008.


I was very excited to see a Peddison gravestone in Rosemarkie as I believe this may be my direct ancestor. I had no clue who they could be until I saw this. My ancestor Catherine Peddison was born about 1740. Parish records list John and Margaret Hood Peddison as the parents of Alexander, b. 1741, David, b. 1742, Thomas, b. 1745, Andrew, b. 1753, Isaac, b. 1755 and Margaret, b. 1757. So Catherine could very likely be their daughter, as they appear to be the only Peddisons having children during this time slot. There were about 30 Peddison births registered in Cromarty or Rosemarkie in the 18th Century but by the time of the 1841 Census the Peddisons of Ross and Cromarty were virtually all gone. Looking at the parish records, it looks like John Peddison was born in 1714, son of Alexander Peddison and Isabel Keran. Margaret Hood was born in 1716, daughter of Thomas Hood and Catherine Hosack. I also speculate, because I cannot see any writing on this stone, that John Peddison did not die until 1779 (age 65). I think he remarried to Ann Grant and had 6 children with her between 1760 and 1771. This record of additional John Peddison children accords with Margaret dying in 1858 at age 41-42. I am so glad I found this website and applaud you for the service you are providing to far away family researchers. I'm also amazed that anyone could read anything on this stone!
Added by Lisa Henderson on 20 July 2009.
I'm very pleased you found this stone. Unfortunately I cannot claim any special skill at reading the illegible! This stone is now heavily covered in lichen. However, the Highland Family History Society has published a survey of Rosemarkie churchyard (dated 2004, see their website for published material), and the inscription above is taken from that (hence the enclosing ** which I use to denoted such situations).
Added by Roddie on 20 July 2009.
This is the most amazing Website!! I have been researching my Mustard ancestors and had almost decided That Catherine Peddiston must be an error. The discussion under many of the Mustard headstones has been enormously helpful. I am a descendant of James Strange Meiklejohn & Catherine Mustard(1805-1880) who emigrated to NZ from Prince Edward Island in 1858.
Added by Carol Ramage on 08 September 2016.
Do you know where James Mustard & Catherine Peddison are buried. Also where & when James was born as many of the trees in 'Ancestry' have him coming from Glamis and it doesn't all fit?
Added by Carol Ramage on 08 September 2016.
Hi there,
I am also a direct descendant of the PEDDIESON/PEDDISON line. Ive been searching for my family for approx 8 months now and I have progressed slowly in my research. I'm glad I've stumbled across this website and found this article of my direct relatives too.
After reading the above comments I can say BOTH of you (Lisa Henderson & Carol Ramage) are 100% related to my family and I have your descendants (PEDDIESON/MIEKLEJOHN/MUSTARD) here on my personal tree. Such an amazing discovery. I am currently residing in Australia and would love to make contact with you both via email if your willing too as well.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon
Jessica Peddieson

Added by Jessica Peddieson on 03 April 2018.
Hello Lisa, Carol and Jessica. I'm another one of the descendants of James Mustard and Catherine Peddison through their daughter Catherine(1787-) who married Alexander More. They are my 3xgtgp. Thanks Carol for reminding me of this site - it's a long time since I last looked at it and thanks for the sterling job you have done over many years Roddie. I'm in Australia too Jessica
Added by Jocelyn Gould on 08 April 2018.
Great to see all these connections. The Comments facility is a great resource for which the website designers, not me, take the credit.

Added by Roddie Macpherson on 08 April 2018.

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