The Shearer family comes from east coast Scotland (many from Ayrshire) as do Arbuthnots...

22 July 2008


 Thomas Arbuthnot, Junior of Meethill and Nether Kinmundy. Baptized Peterhead 2 July 1792 (witnesses: James Forbes and James Arbuthnot). Died unmarried Peterhead 27 October 1872.  Merchant, shipowner and Provost of Peterhead. Had an illegitimate child by Ann Thomson (died before 19 September 1864), daughter of Charles Thomson (tanner's labourer) and his wife Margaret
I. Margaret Allan Arbuthnot. Born 1844. Married September 1864 William Shearer (born Keith 11 April 1842), stonecutter, son of John Shearer and Jessie Grant
A. [Presumed] Adam Arbuthnot Shearer. Builder. lists Adam Shearer born 22.10.1864 (and earlier) and 23.4.1873 but no Adam Arbuthnot Shearer and no Adam Shearer with mother Margaret Arbuthnot. Died before 7 May 1927.
1. Rouallyen ("Roy") Arbuthnot Shearer. He had a Scottish accent. Involved in tea plantations or forestry. Probably a brother of Colin. Born 29 April 1896. Died Bury St Edmunds q4 1970. Had children by Florence ("Sissie") Hayles (died Bromley q4 1965 aged 67). Hayles marriages don't include Arbuthnot-Shearer q2 1929 - q2 1933. She had Parkinson's.
a. Ronald Allen Arbuthnot-Shearer. Mechanical plant hire manager. Born 18 March 1928. Died Taunton September 2000 (District No 7241B, Reg No B79B, Ent No 176, Dor 900). Had children by Margaret Hilda Oliver. bgo 01322 227041. 225470 no.
(a) Elizabeth A Arbuthnot-Shearer. Born Dartford q1 1953 (5b 687). Married Iain Martin.
i. Joanne Elizabeth Martin. Born Basingstoke, Hampshire September 1986 (vol 20, page 185).
ii. James Iain Martin. Born Basingstoke, Hampshire July 1988 (vol 20, page 33).
(b) Amanda Arbuthnot-Shearer. Born 1958. Married Keith Ellis.
i. Thomas James Ellis. Born Gravesend, Kent September 1985 (vol 16, page 1520).
ii Nicholas Michael Ellis. Born Gravesend, Kent December 1987 (vol 16, page 1492).
iii. Lucy Jayne Ellis. Born Gravesend, Kent November 1993 (no T18c, district 5621c, entry 052).
(c) **************************. Born Dartford 26 February 1964 (5a 870). ******************** was in the electoral roll in Tonbridge, Kent 2002 & 2003&4 [shown as *******].  Married first in East Retford, Notts May 1994 (District No 686, Page No 0308, Ent No 145, Source Code C30) Kathye-ann Straitham. Divorced.  He married second 27 November 2004 Samantha ("Sam") Karen Goodey (born 11 February 1981). They live in London.
i. ****************************. Born 12 February 2008.
b. Jean M Arbuthnot-Shearer. Born Bromley q2 1933 (ref 2a 955), living June 2008. She married in Bromley q2 1954 George L May (born November 1925, living June 2008). He worked for Boeing. They moved to 3504 NE 10th Ct, Renton, WA 98056-3509. tel:+1 425 277-8902.
(a) Chris P May. Born February 1967.
c. Ian Douglas Arbuthnot-Shearer. Born Bromley q2 1937 (ref 2a 1088). He lives with Margaret M (or S.K.) Buckle at 13 Carson Walk, Newmarket CB8 0DR (01638 602620). She was a cleaner for Scaltback Middle School (01638 569010). I D Shearer of 26 Knockhall Chase, Greenhithe, Kent DA9 9EN (tel: 01322 385693) could be the same fellow. I Shearer of Hertford (tel: 01992 416621). Married in Bromley September 1963 Carol Anne George. Divorced. She married second in Hartismere, Suffolk q4 1978 (ref 10 1926) Bernard E Bland.Tel 01603 759500.
2. Colin Thompson Arbuthnot Shearer. Born c.1899. He should show up on deaths. Senior wireless officer of 58 Howard Rd, Bromley in 1927. Married in Hayes, Kent 7 May 1927 Kathleen Agnes Rust (aged 25, she should show up on deaths - or divorces; Arbuthnot deaths don't include Arbuthnot-Shearer q1 1928-q3 1933), dau of Edward Rust, park keeper of Hayes. They were married in the presence of Edward Rust and Ronallyen Arbuthnot Shearer (sic).
B. Thoms Arbuthnot-Shearer. Born 1867. died 4 July 1921,113 mid Street, keith, banffshire, Scotland. Census:04 April 1881, Dwelling: West Street, census Place: Bellie, Elgin: Thomas A. Shearer: son:14:M:Keith,Banffshire, Scotland. Occupation 04 April 1881, Scholar.

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