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Significant Scots
Peter Galloway Fraser


Our genealogical account of the prominent Scotsman, Peter Galloway Fraser (1862-1925), starts with the births and marriage of his parents, John Fraser of Ballingry, Fife, and Ann Kinmont of Kinfauns, Perth ...... and then his own birth.

From the 1871 Census it appears that in 1871 Peter Galloway Fraser had at least one brother and three sisters.

After completing his school education in Dundee, and then his university studies in Glasgow, we find that by 1890 he is working as a Journalist in London, but indeed comes back to Scotland to marry in Dundee.

Meantime by the 1891 Census, his parents are living in Lyon Street, Dundee, and father John has become a Sawyer.

Meanwhile the married couple appear in the 1891 Census for Upper Tooting in London.

In 1896, John Fraser, son of Crofter George Fraser of Fife, dies in Muirhead, Liff and Benvie, Forfarshire.

By the 1901 Censuses, Widow Ann (Kinmont) Fraser is living on 'independent means' with her daughter Joan in Liff, and Peter Galloway Fraser (Journalistic Editor), his wife 'Bessie' (Elizabeth) and their son and two daughters are resident in Strawberry Hill Road, Twickenham, London.

Then, Peter's mother, Ann (Kinmont) Fraser dies aged 79 in Muirhead, Liff and Benvie, Forfarshire.

The final chapter in Galloway's life is gleaned from the following 1911 Census, and the notices of his death and probate in 1925, in which last, he left a substantial sum of money to 'Bessie' his widow.

As a tribute to the man, in recognition of his leisure time love of poetry, there follows here, an ongoing mini-biography, that appeared with two of his poems in the 1890s.


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