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Isabella Ann (Esson) Rettie (1889 - 1940)

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Isabella Ann (Isa) Rettie formerly Esson
Born in Cairncoullie, Leochel Cushnie, Aberdeenshiremap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1 Jul 1914 [location unknown]
Mother of , , and [private daughter (1920s - unknown)]
Died in Woodbine Cottage, Blairs, Kintoremap
Profile last modified 28 Jun 2017 | Created 10 Nov 2014
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Isa was born on 20 May 1889. She was the daughter of Alexander Esson and Helen (ms Grant).

She appears on the 1891 Census at Milton, Leochel Cushnie along with her parents and older siblings - Mary, Eliza and William.

On the 1901 Census, Isa's older siblings have left home and there are 3 younger sisters and 1 brother - Helen, Alexander, Barbara and Jane.

On the 1911 Census, Isabella Ann Esson (age 21) is working as a Domestic Servant at the home of John Dunn (farmer).

She married James Rettie on 01 July 1914. Her address was given as south Croft, Cairncoullie, Leochel Cushnie. The witnesses were Helen Esson and Alexander Rettie.

Isabella and James had 4 children: James, Amy, Elsie and Alexina.

She passed away in 1940.

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<Birth 1889 Ref: 214 003 011 Census 1891 Ref: 214 003 008 Census 1901 Ref: 214 003 007 Census 1911 Ref: 214 002 001 Marriage Ref: 214 003 008

  • 1901 Census and family research by my cousin in 1994

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On 1 Sep 2015 Lynlee (Povey) OKeeffe wrote:

Married and lived in Smithy Cottage, Cairncoullie

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On 2 Sep 2015 at 02:27 GMT Lynlee (Povey) OKeeffe wrote:

Esson-56 and Esson-26 appear to represent the same person because: I believe these are the same person as I know Isabella or Isa Ann is the person in my family and there seems to be only one in Aberdeenshire at the time

Isa is 25 degrees from T S Eliot, 25 degrees from Walter Howe and 21 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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