Traced back to Rynelrick

Having managed to trace my Grassick line to the parish of Abernethy and Kincardine in Inverness-shire, my wife and I decided to make a trip up there in 2006 to try to get more details. What we found from the parish records was that my ancestors lived in a small croft called Rynelrick, just to the west of the Inverness-shire-Aberdeen-shire border. Here Duncan Grassick lived with his wife Isabella Grant, until his death in November 1875. His son James, born on the last day of 1843, would later head south to Edinburgh, probably around 1860.


6 comments for “Traced back to Rynelrick

  1. gordon iain grassick
    February 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

    My brother {Dorian]and I are currently tracing our family tree.My father John George Thow Grassick was actually born in Banchory-Devenick Kingcardshire and my grandfather George Dawson was born in Towie,Aberdeenshire.If I find any more info ,I shall let you know.

  2. February 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Thanks for letting me know, Gordon.

    Best Wishes


  3. Melvyn
    May 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Hi. The James Grassick I have born on 31 Dec 1843 and baptised 26 May 1844 was born to Duncan Grassick but his mother was Charlotte Stewart and not Isabella Grant. James was baptised at Abernethy and Kincardine. I am not sure how much information you have, but from my database, Duncan Grassick and Isabella Grant had only one child, Ann, born in 1857. I do not yet have record of marriage of Duncan Grassick to either woman. Hope this helps.

    • May 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Hi Melvyn,
      Many thanks for that. You’re right about Charlotte Stewart, and their not being married. I need to check back regarding Isabella Grant. The census of 1851 has an Isabella listed as Duncan’s wife, and Charlotte Stuart (different spelling) living at nearby Bridge of Brown.

      Best Wishes,


  4. Arlene Grassick
    July 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Hi, I have looked at your website and some of your information matches what I have found in my family tree research so far. I am surprised that during your visit to Rynelrick which is the proper spelling as it was mis-spelt in the records as Rynetrick, that you did not look up the local Grassick background which has been in place in the area since back to the roots of Rynelrick. There are certainly connections with Duncan, Charlotte Stewart, James. Isabella Grassick was born at Rynelrick in 1870,illigitimate. Regards, Arlene.

    • July 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Hi Arlene,

      Yes, we found both spellings of Rynelrick when we visited. I suspect you’re quite right about the correct spelling. I’ll make the changes needed!

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