Alexander (Sandy) Reid

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Alexander (Sandy) Reid

Birthplace: Auchmithie, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: October 11, 1891 (73)
Yass Valley, Yass Valley, NSW, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Reid and Isabella Ellizabeth Reid
Husband of Mary Catherine Rooney and Smith Kydd
Father of Joseph Reid; Robert Kydd Reid; David Reid and Elizabeth Reid Jones

Occupation: blacksmith, businessman (coach building)
Managed by: Private User
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About Alexander (Sandy) Reid

He was the forth and youngest child in his family.

For more details, see "About" under his wife's profile, Smith Kydd.

From the card index of his arrival in Australia he arrived on October 6, 1841 in the ship James Moran, aged 21. His occupation is listed at Blacksmith, from Arbroath, Forfarshire. His father was Robert Reid, Quarryman; his mother Elizabeth Nichol. He came with his wife, Smith Reid, listed as house servant, also 21, from the same place; daughter of William Kidd, shoemaker, and Elizabeth Leitch (p.231 of "Cowden Family Notes," private history by John Thelwall) (elsewhere, "Leech" ).

For the circumstances of their emigration, see the notes provided at:

He established a very successful blacksmithing business, catering to horses and carriages, and extended into coach building and making of farm machinery. This business was passed down in the generations, and later converted to a car business.

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Alexander (Sandy) Reid's Timeline

July 25, 1818
Auchmithie, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
February 21, 1842
Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
April 21, 1846
April 30, 1848
Yass Valley, Yass Valley, NSW, Australia
October 11, 1891
Age 73
Yass Valley, Yass Valley, NSW, Australia