Family of George REACH and Helen

Husband: George REACH ( - )
Wife: Helen ( - )
Children: Hellen REACH (c. 1803-1873)

Husband: George REACH

Name: George REACH1
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Occupation Farmer

Wife: Helen

Name: Helen1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Note: Could this be Helen Bain of Wick?

Child 1: Hellen REACH

Name: Hellen REACH
Sex: Female
Spouse: Alexander CORMACK (c. 1791-1863)
Cause of Death: Old age
Children: David CORMACK (1826-1892)
George CORMACK (1829-1898)
Margaret CORMACK (1832- )
Alexander CORMACK (1836-1909)
Note: Surname on David Cormack's death certificate is very hard to read. I think this is Nelly Reach as recorded in another document I found on the web - with David's birth in 1826 - which would seem to be a year too early.

She is variously recorded as Hellen, Helen, Ellen, Nell and Nellie. Her marriage entry is recorded as Reoch! On her son Alexander's death certificate she is recorded as Ellen Raich.

Date of birth is uncertain. Age on death certificate is 69 - making dob about 1803 or 1804.

In the 1841 census she is recorded as age 39, born in Caithness - but the ages are notoriously unreliable in this census. If age is correct, dob would be about 1802 or 1803.

In 1851 she is recorded as age 50.

Her parents names were George Reach and Helen - surname uncertain but not recorded on death certificate.

There is a Helen Reach, born in Wick, to George Reach and Helen Bain on 23 Jun 1796. This would just about be possible in terms of age. They had a number of children.
Alexander - 1798
Christian - 1791
Donald 1802
John 1793
Note - Helen Bain is sometimes recorded as Hellen and Ellen - tenuous perhaps, but interesting commonality which perhaps strengthens the possibility.
I wonder if the first Helen perhaps died and they had a later child that isn't recorded in the parish register? Or perhaps she was christened Ellen?
Birth c. 1803 Wick, Caithness
Death 12 Sep 1873 (age 69-70) Brabster, Bower, Caithness1
Cause: Old age

Note on Wife: Helen

Could this be Helen Bain of Wick?

Note on Child 1: Hellen REACH

Surname on David Cormack's death certificate is very hard to read. I think this is Nelly Reach as recorded in another document I found on the web - with David's birth in 1826 - which would seem to be a year too early.

 

She is variously recorded as Hellen, Helen, Ellen, Nell and Nellie. Her marriage entry is recorded as Reoch! On her son Alexander's death certificate she is recorded as Ellen Raich.

 

Date of birth is uncertain. Age on death certificate is 69 - making dob about 1803 or 1804.

 

In the 1841 census she is recorded as age 39, born in Caithness - but the ages are notoriously unreliable in this census. If age is correct, dob would be about 1802 or 1803.

 

In 1851 she is recorded as age 50.

 

Her parents names were George Reach and Helen - surname uncertain but not recorded on death certificate.

 

There is a Helen Reach, born in Wick, to George Reach and Helen Bain on 23 Jun 1796. This would just about be possible in terms of age. They had a number of children.

Alexander - 1798

Christian - 1791

Donald 1802

John 1793

Note - Helen Bain is sometimes recorded as Hellen and Ellen - tenuous perhaps, but interesting commonality which perhaps strengthens the possibility.

I wonder if the first Helen perhaps died and they had a later child that isn't recorded in the parish register? Or perhaps she was christened Ellen?

Sources

1"(H)ellen Cormack nee Reach Death certificate".