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Birnie Family from Peter Head, Aberdeen, Scotland

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  • William Birnie (1839 - 1919)
    William Birnie born about 1835 a civil Engineer / clerk of Works from Peter Head, Aberdeen, Scotland was sent to South Africa by the British Goverment to build bridges and transport infructure in South...

About 1884 William Birnie a civil Engineer from Peter Head, Aberdeen and his wife Margaret Birnie nee low landed in the Eastern Cape, probably in East London We are told that his father was a captain of a Whaling ship that opperated out of Peter Head. We need to discover more about this Birnie line before he came to South Africa from Peter Head.

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