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This site was created on 13/6/20 and is a work in progress. Our main family names are WEST and HODGSON and we come mostly from Scotland and the North East of England

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Why is this site Victory4 ?

If you wondering why the site is Victory4 it is because Tom's Grandfather was a Salmon and Lobster Fisherman. His first working boat, a carvel built punt, was Victory1, named after the training ship he started in the RNR in WW1. The punt was old when he first had it and was eventually replaced with a clinker built rowing boat Victory2. A while after his death in 1963 my father sold Victory2 because of the maintenance as she was only used when we were on holiday, and replaced her with a fiberglass bulit rowing boat Victory3. Alas I have no boat but this website is my vessel of choice for telling our story, hence Victory4.

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Mary Lawson & Husband
Mary Lawson & Husband
Mary Lawson & Husband Jim Keen 
Mary & Ma
Mary & Ma
Mary & Isabella Morgan 
John Ruddiman Barbara Mennie
John Ruddiman Barbara Mennie
John Ruddiman Barbara Mennie 1870's 
John Ruddiman
John Ruddiman
John Ruddiman 1889 - Engraving by William Alexander Grant his Great Grandson a portrait engraver for the American Bank Note Company 
John Ruddiman
John Ruddiman
John (Jack) Ruddiman 


   b. 27 Nov 1804, Old Deer
   b. 5 Jan 1783, Tullynessle, Forbes, Muir of Alford, Aberdeenshire
RUDDIMAN, Alexander
   b. 25 Apr 1821, Aberdeen
RUDDIMAN, William Freeman
   b. 28 Feb 1801, Aberdeen
MENNIE, George Fowler
   b. 17 Nov 1806, Old Machar, Aberdeenshire
MENNIE, Barbara
   b. 14 Jul 1801, Aberdeen, Old Machar
   b. 11 Apr 1798, Aberdeen, St Nicholas
   b. 3 Jun 1830, Aberdeen

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Our West and Hodgson ancestors from Scotland and the North of England

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