Alexander Elrick

#22865, b. circa 1737, d. 24 July 1808

Our name! Just outside Aberdeen, UK. Pinched from Facebook, taken by Michael ELRICK

Individual's Timeline

Birthcirca 1737Alexander Elrick1
Marriage1 July 1760Alexander Elrick2,3
Marriage of Son24 January 1789James Elrick4
Death18 April 1792Elspet Elrick5
Death24 July 1808Alexander Elrick5

Primary events

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Parent details were amended Feb 2012. The parish registers for Belhelvie only quoted the father's name in this period. I believe it will be very difficult to confidently decide who begat who. We do know, though, that this 'start of the line' of the ELRICK family was living in and around Belhelvie in the first part of the 18th century. I will now concentrate upon understanding society in the area in this era. First option is to find out how to get access to the full parish records, which usually dealt with the life in and of the villages.

    1 hour later --- boy did I strike it lucky. I refer you to the web site entitled Belhelvie: A Millennium of History. Published 2001 by Belhelvie Community Council as a gift to the parish.

    Check into the Aberdeen MI booklets available through GSV.
  • Research note 02: The grave next door has Isabella ELRICK 2/1/1847, Peter CLARK 9/2/1858, Peter CLARK 31/1/1860, Helen GREY 26/1/1900, Peter CLARK 29/1/1900 and William CLARK 1928.
  • Research note 03: His age when he died in 1808, according to his tombstone, was 72. Alexander may have been the son of Alexander and Margaret FERGUSON who married in 1737, or the son of Alexander and Isobel CROCKET who married much earlier. Isobel died in 1747. There is also a James ELRICK who was a cautioner to his marriage. Where does he fit in?.

Children of Alexander Elrick and Elspet Sangster


  1. International Genealogical Index (IGI), C111742      1624 - 1762.
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI), C111742      1763 - 1820.
  3. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Name:     Alexander Elrick
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    Spouse's Name:     Elspet Sangster
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    Event Date:     01 Jul 1760
    Event Place:     Belhelvie,Aberdeen,Scotland
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    Indexing Project (Batch) Number:     M11174-2
    System Origin:     Scotland-ODM
    GS Film number:     991256
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    Citing this Record:
    "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 09 Aug 2014), Alexander Elrick and Elspet Sangster, 01 Jul 1760; citing Belhelvie,Aberdeen,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 991256.
  4. International Genealogical Index (IGI), M111924.
  5. Sheila M. Spiers MI for Belhelvie.