Feeling inspired, I wanted to find out more about Charles BUCHAN (junior) - 'the one that stayed behind'. He had appeared on all the census records between 1871 and 1891 - odd that he didn't go with them. I wondered why he had stayed and considered whether his descendants were still living in the Peterhead area?
I downloaded Charles' birth certificate:
|Birth Certificate of Charles BUCHAN|
born 27 November 1865
Unfortunately, he hadn't.
Poor Charles died at 26 years of age in 1892 - about a year and a half before the family moved to New Zealand. He died from consumption of the lungs (phthisis pulmonaris). His father, Charles (b.1830), was present at his death and registered the event three days later.
|Death Certificate of Charles BUCHAN|
Died 30 July 1892