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CodeNA6893
Datesfl 1849-1870
Person NameTrotter; John (fl 1849-1870); of Ceres, Schoolmaster
SurnameTrotter
ForenamesJohn
Epithetof Ceres, Schoolmaster
ActivityJohn Trotter was schoolmaster at Ceres from 1849 to his death in 1870. He was also clerk to Ceres Kirk Session. His diaries include details of everyday life at the school and regular trips to Cupar and St Andrews on business and family visits. School inspectors' reports mention his 'great energy' as a teacher. Trotter's father had been schoolmaster at Eyemouth, Berwickshire. Before Ceres, John Trotter taught at Alloa Academy, Clackmannanshire, and at Hobkirk Parish School in Roxburghshire. His papers also include correspondence and accounts connected with a cargo ship, called the 'Wave', that he owned, that sailed mainly from Montrose, Angus. The ship was wrecked off Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, in 1872. Trotter died in 1870.
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