George Goodbrand

M, #6883, b. 18 March 1865, d. 20 January 1887
     George Goodbrand was born on 18 March 1865 at Parish of Fordyce, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of George Goodbrand and Jessie Sutherland. George Goodbrand was a fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1881 census at Fanagmore, Eddrachillis, Sutherland, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Goodbrand, head; George Goodbrand, son; William Sutherland, brother-in-law; George Wood, cousin; Henry Findlay, boarder; John Slater, boarder; James Slater, boarder; Margaret Slater, servant.2
George died on 20 January 1887 at sea about thirty miles off Kinnaird Head, Fraserburgh, Scotland, at age 21. He perished with the Portsoy fishing boat 'Annie' that was in a collision with a steam trawler and sank. The entire crew were lost.3,4


  1. [S5748] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "George Goodbrand, male. Birth: 18 MAR 1865 Fordyce, Banff, Scotland. Father: George Goodbrand. Mother: Jessie Sutherland."
  2. [S6670] 1881, Scottish Census, "George Goodbrand, son, unmarried, male, age 17, born in Portsoy, Banff, fisherman, resident in Fanagmore."
  3. [S6669] Page 42, Leopard Magazine, Celebrating the people, places and culture of North-east Scotland, 'The life of Jeannie Gardiner, cadger', Jim Slater reports on the unsung heroine from Portsoy, Leopard Magazine.
  4. [S6658] Norah Wood née Breslin, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Norah Wood of Aberdeen, Scotland.