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My wife's ancestors - Noltie - Contents

Noltie of Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

The original German spelling was meant to be "Nolte". According to Henry Noltie.
Nolte is still a common name in that area of Germany today.


Our line starts with:

--- Nolte.
He was an iron maker or founder.
Think he was of the Germanic state of Hesse-Cassel in the Holy Roman Empire (see below).
He had issue:

  1. (son) Nolte.
    He went to America.

  2. Henry Noltie,
    born c.1740, Germany.
    [Noltie family memoir] says he was born in "Hesse Cassel" or "Hessie Cassell", on the border of Germany and Switzerland.
    This must be the state of Hesse-Cassel (capital Kassel), but this was in C Germany, nowhere near Switzerland.
    Henry settled in Scotland.
    Name changed to Noltie.
    Henry is "Nolty" at marriage 1780.
    But Edinburgh street directory 1786 onward says "Noltie".
    And "Noltie" in basically all records from then on.



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