1853 – 1911
Relationship to Ron & Ian
John Skinner – 1825 – 1888
Christian (Christina) Ingram – 1823 – 1896
Alexander McNaughton – 1855 – 1916
Charles Dickie Skinner – 1877-
Maggie Ann Skinner – 1880-
Jane Archibald McNaughton – 1882-
Charlotte McNaughton – 1883-
Alexander McNaughton – 1885-
John Grant (Jock) McNaughton – 1888–1957
Ivo McNaughton – 1891–1947
|1861||7||Living in||Chapel Brae Hollybank, Banchory Ternan, Kincardineshire|
|1871||17||Domestic servant in McCann family.||40 Lodge Walk, Aberdeen St Nicholas|
|31 Oct 1877||Birth of child, Charles Dickie Skinner||Aberdeen St Nicholas|
|20 Apr 1880||Birth of child, Maggie Ann Skinner||Ballater|
|1881||28||Living in||Glenmuich (Ballater)|
|5 January 1882||29||Marriage to Alexander McNaughton||Free Church of Scotland, Ballater|
|1891||38||Living in||Aberdeen Old Machar|
|1901||48||Living in||Aberdeen Old Machar|
|11 February 1911||58||Death||Aberdeen|
This was her life
Lizzie was the second of 10 children born in Skene, a small community just outside Aberdeen, to John Skinner and Christian (later named Christina) Ingram. We can presume the family was poor, as John was a labourer, and moved around, living in Skene in 1851, Banchory Ternan in 1861 and Ballater in 1871.
While still in her teens, Lizzie moved to Aberdeen to work as a domestic servant. Her younger sister Jane did the same, although they worked in different households.
We can guess that young girls on their own were particularly vulnerable, and while in their early twenties and not yet married, both girls had two children.
In the 1881 census, Lizzie, aged 27, is back with her parents in Ballater (Glenmuick) with both her children. Jane’s two children were there too, although Jane is working as a cook in Aberdeen.
A year later, in 1882, Lizzie married Alexander McNaughton and their first child was born 6 months later. She went on to have five children with Alexander, the second youngest being John (Jock), Ron and Ian’s father.
By 1891, the family had moved to Aberdeen, presumably for Alexander to get work, part of a general trend for farm labourers to move to the city to get better paid work.