Peter Fisher 1838 - 1922

Peter's father Alexander had moved from Murthly to Lawers by the time Peter was born in 1838.

By age 3 he was with his grandparents back in Borlick where he would subsequently spent much of his life. His parents wills suggest the relationship between them and their eldest son might have been somewhat strained. He certainly sought considerable financial help from them - 'We during our lifetime having made various payments and allowances to our son Peter Fisher farmer Borlick do not consider him entitled to participate in the residue of our estate'.

In 1862 he married Elizabeth MacDougall a domestic servant living in Camserney. Elizabeth's grandfather was Thomas MacLagan a tenant in Borlick named in a report on Breadalbane tenants written in 1822.

Peter and Elizabeth had 3 children baptised in Aberfeldy (by this time parish boundaries had changed so Murthly and Borlick were in the parish of Aberfeldy).

Peter's history

The postmaster's house (left) also served as post office and general store.

Peter died in 1922 aged 83, his wife having died 7 years before. Their headstone lies in the Kenmore graveyard beside the other Fisher headstones. Their daughter Mary Coupar continued as postmistress. Mary's son in law, David Robertson Dow, subsequently became postmaster and continued after the death of his first wife, Elizabeth Coupar, with his second wife Mary Campbell.

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