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Peter Fife
17-08-2008, 9:10 AM
I am searching for any information on the morayshire poet - James McQueen- born circa 1862 in parish of Edinkillie.
Any information please
Peter Fife

Chasing Caseys
17-08-2008, 3:40 PM
Hello Peter

Is this your James ? DOB for this one is c1852. I am assuming you have found all of this (if he is yours) and checked scotlandspeople and have bmd info ect. What information do you already know and what are you looking to find ?.

BIOGRAPHY DETAILS
NM119300
JAMES "MINSTREL OF MORAY" MCQUEEN

Surname: MCQUEEN
Maiden Name:
Forename(s): JAMES "MINSTREL OF MORAY"
Occupation: VIOLINIST & COMPOSER & SONGWRITER & POET
Date of Birth: c. 1852
Place of Birth: TOMDHU EDINKILLIE
Father's Name: WILLIAM MCQUEEN CARTWRIGHT TOMDHU
Mother's Name:
Biography: BROTHER OF WILLIAM MCQUEEN LIVED IN FORRES

DEATH DETAILS
NM119300
JAMES "MINSTREL OF MORAY" MCQUEEN
Date of Death: 30 OCT 1928
Age: 76
Headstone Reference: Fc162
Place of Death: 28 HIGH STREET FORRES
Parish Register:
PUBLICATION DETAILS
NM119300
JAMES "MINSTREL OF MORAY" MCQUEEN

NEWSPAPER DETAILS DATE PAGE/COLUMN VIEW
MNE publication of book of poems 30/05/1885 5/2
FG publication of "The Braes o' Dunphail" 18/04/1917 3/4
FG completion of two new musical scores 04/07/1917 3/5
FG completion of "Sons of the empire" 03/10/1917 3/6
FG completion of "I'm going home to Scotland" 21/11/1917 3/5
FG publication of "The woods o' Lochloy" 13/02/1918 3/4
FG death 31/10/1928 3/3
FG obituary 31/10/1928 2/5
COURANT obituary 02/11/1928 4/6
FN death 03/11/1928 1/1
NS photograph 17/11/1928 6/6
COURANT biography 04/04/1956 7/1-
MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS
NM119300
JAMES "MINSTREL OF MORAY" MCQUEEN SORT

DATE DETAILS VIEW
Miscellaneous
1881 application for poor relief to parish of Elgin - MF D EL5 [GRC archives - ZPEL A5/7 p4 no21]

1889 poem about McQueen in "Poems" p38 by Agnes R Mortimer - LMisc1000

Photographs & Illustrations
1921 "Elgin Cathedral a link with the past" - LMisc598

1928 "Northern Scot Christmas number" p38 - L 079

Works By
1895 "Beauties of Morayland: poems and songs" - 821 (L MCQ)

1896 "Beauties of Morayland: poems and songs" - LMisc1009

c. 1900 words and music for "Lossieside" and "Logie's lanely birken shaw" - LMisc99

c. 1900 "The minstrel of Moray" part 1 - 821 (L MCQ)

1905 "Minstrel of Moray poems and songs" - LMisc1008

1905 "Minstrel of Moray poems and songs" - 821 (L MCQ)

1911 "Lays of Findhornside" - 821 (L MCQ)

1914 "A fiddler's philosophy: poems and songs" - 821 (L MCQ)

1930 "The muse of Morayland" p25-26 by Rev Graham N Warner contained in "The London Morayshire Club annual report & magazine" 1934 - L 367

Tracey

Peter Fife
19-08-2008, 8:42 PM
Thank you Tracey, Yes this is the one I am searching for. I used the birthdate shown in "Modern Scottish Poets" vol 13 dated1890. Whenn I have digested all the information you have given me I will reply at length.
Thanks again
Peter

Chasing Caseys
19-08-2008, 10:14 PM
Hello Peter

All this came from www.moray.gov.uk
In the column on the right hand side that says "Quick Service Links" look down and you will see Local Heritage Services, click on that an you will see down the page a link to Local Heritage Web Site, click on that then on the left hand side menu click on Libindex - easy really !

They are a very nice helpful lot of people up at Moray and so it may well be worth contacting them about anything specific.

Good luck

Tracey

ghostwhisperer
31-08-2009, 1:12 PM
Gravestone in Cluny Hill Forres

In memory of James McQueen (Moray Minstral) who died 30th Oct 1928. Also of William McQueen died 2nd April 1929.