I wrote a couple of months ago about Kenneth's wife Margaret Gunn. They married in 1840 and had five children:
- Donald, also known as Daniel, (1841 - 1895)
- Kenneth George (1842 - 1878)
- Alexandrina (1844 - ? : died young)
- Margaret (1845 - 1912), my great great grandmother who married James Francis Cudmore
- Alexandrina (1851 - 1911)
Laurena has located a key newspaper article telling of the fate of my great great great grandfather, filling in some of my family history and also adding another generation.
From the John O'Groat Journal Friday 10 September 1852
THE MARY RODGERS. - This vessel which belongs to Bo'ness, is reported in the Shipping Gazette of the 4th instant as having left Elsinore on the 30th ult.; and in the same paper she is again reported as having put into the same port, with master and one man dead of cholera. This vessel left Wick on the 30th July, herring laden, for Dantzic, and was commanded by Mr Kenneth Budge, of this place, son of the late Mr Donald Budge, shipmaster, Wick. The owner of the Mary Rodgers was on board when the vessel left Wick.Another article on the same subject from the Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury Saturday 11 September 1852:
Elsinore, Aug.30 - The brig Corinthian, from Newcastle, was towed up from Hornbeck to these roads to-day. The schooner, Mary, Rodgers, of Boiness, from Danzig, has put in here; master and one man dead of cholera.