George Arbuthnot
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George Clerk Arbuthnot (1803 - 1876)

George Clerk Arbuthnot
Born in Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 7 Nov 1837 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Husband of — married 15 Jan 1845 in Linden College, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Mavisbank, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Mar 2013
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Biography

George Clerk Arbuthnot was born on 7 October 1803. He was the son of William Arbuthnot and Anne Alves.[1]

He was commander of the Hythe, an East India ship of season from 1828 to 1829. Acting as an agent for Mauritius, he signed a contract with 75 Dhangar tribals of India, whereby they became indentured labourers in 1834.

He married Agnes Rait (daughter of John Rait and Elizabeth Guthrie) on 7 November 1837 at Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.[2]

They had one daughter.

UK Census Event Date 1841: Living with his wife and infant daughter Emily in Walton on the Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Aged 36. Also in the household was Lady Clementina Rait and 10 other individuals.

His wife Agnes died in 1842.

George married, secondly, Caroline Ramsay Hay (daughter of James Hay and Lady Mary Ramsay) on 10 January 1845 at Linden College, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland. [3]

They had four children.

Scotland Census Event Date 1871: Living with his wife Caroline and eight other individuals in Hawthornden &C, Midlothian, Scotland. Aged 67.

Occupation: COMMANDER IN LATE SERVICE OF THE ? IN PROFESSION

He died on 21 February 1876 at age 72.

Burial

Saint John Episcopal Graveyard, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland [4]

Inscription:

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE CLERK ARBUTHNOT
OF MAVISBANK,
WHO FELL ASLEEP
ON THE EVENING OF FEB 21st 1876
AGED 72 YEARS
HIS LORD SAID UNTO HIM
ENTER THOU INTO THE JOY
OF THY LORD
ST. MATT. XXV. 21.
FAULTLESS BEFORE THE THRONE
WITH EXCEEDING JOY
ST. JUDE 24.

Sources

  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 15 May 2018. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT5X-HLK
  2. "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYMC-37S
  3. "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY94-SLZ
  4. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/139884396

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Acknowledgments

Thanks to William Arbuthnot for starting this profile.

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