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Ruth (Littlejohn) Gill (1879 - 1964)

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  • Source: S68 Type: Web Site Author: Hector Davie Title: David Pages URL: Date: 16.11.2010 Text: JAMES DAVIE (1797-1867) was the son of Peter Davie and Elizabeth Crombie. He was born on 23 January 1797 at Fetternear, and baptized three days later. The witnesses at his baptism were William Nichol and Thomas Crombie of Middleton of Balquhain. (However, on his death certificate, his father and mother are given as Peter Davie and Anne Davie (m.s. Nicol), and his age a year younger, so the possibility exists that there were two James Davies alive at the same time. Census data do not support this, however. Nor is there any trace of a corresponding marriage. (The informant of James' death was his son, John, who may well not have known.)) CONT At the age of 23, he married Margaret Smith of Old Meldrum. The banns were proclaimed at Chapel of Garioch on 14 May 1820. CONT Margaret was the daughter of Alexander Smith, a shoemaker of Old Meldrum, who later became a factor on the Meldrum Estate. She was a few months younger than James. It is not known how or where the couple met. CONT James and Margaret lived in Fetternear, and had nine children between 1821 and 1839. The witnesses at the children's baptisms were all neighbours - Archibald Booth, Peter/Patrick Downie, John and Patrick Walker, George Caithness, Robert Laing and Archibald Clarke. CONT In the 1841 Census returns, James described himself as a tailor, and his daughter Margaret's death certificate describes him as a master tailor. He is said to have been the originator of the Crombie overcoat. CONT However, in 1851 and 1861 he described himself as a farmer of 14 acres. There were fifteen crofts at Hill of Fetternear in 1855, on the lands of Colonel Charles Leslie of Balquhain. James' croft was assessed at an annual value of £4/4/-. His brother, Peter Davie, farmed nearby. CONT James' wife Margaret died on 14 May 1844, and it seems that his eldest daughter, now 22, kept house for the next eight years. However, on 11 March 1852, James remarried, to Jane or Jean Davidson, a native of Oyne, who was some nine years younger than himself. The next three years saw the birth of an illegitimate child to his eldest daughter, and the death of three grandchildren. CONT Jane was a midwife. She had been baptized on 7 December 1807 at Clatt. (Her birthplace is given as Oyne in the 1861 census, but as Clatt in 1851 and 1871. Presumably Oyne is a mistake made by James.) She was the third child of John Davidson and his wife Janet Charles. She had married John Thom (of Chapel of Garioch) in Tullynessle, Forbes & Kearn on 15 October 1829. They had had five children between 1830 and 1839. She was widowed by 1851, when she was living at Boatleys with her in-laws. (She was already living alone in 1841, when she was at Inchfauld Croft.) CONT James died shortly after his seventieth birthday, on 21 July 1867. (His gravestone says he was 68, in 1861 he gave his age as 61, and in 1851 as 53, none of which are correct!) He is buried, as are his first wife and his son Robert, in the Catholic graveyard of St Ninian's on the banks of the Don at Fetternear. His testament is dated nine days before his death, and his goods and livestock were appraised by his (Catholic) friend and neighbour, Robert Craigen, and valued at £107/16/6. His executors were William McLeod in Netherton of Fetternear, and Alexander Reid in Overtown, for whom his son Robert had worked as a farm servant. His goods were left to his widow and the eight of his children who survived him. CONT Jane lived on at Hill of Fetternear, sometimes using the surname Thom, which her children bore. She died in Monymusk village on 7 December 1875. CONT James Davie and his first wife, Margaret Smith, had nine children, all baptized at Chapel of Garioch. CONT 1 MARGARET DAVIE (1821-1911), born on 1 September 1821 and baptized a week later. The witnesses at her baptism were Peter Davie (possibly her grandfather) and Archibald Booth. Her mother died when she was twenty-two, and she stayed on at home, presumably to look after her father and the younger children, until he remarried in 1852. CONT In 1845, she had an illegitimate son, Peter Black. The father was a shoemaker, William Black, probably born in Aboyne in March 1817. Then, in 1851, she had an illegitimate daughter, Elizabeth Livingstone. A little after that, and shortly after her father's marriage, she had an affair with John Thom in Burnside, and a daughter was born on 26 July 1853. CONT John Thom was the son of Margaret's new stepmother. He had been born on 14 March 1832 in Watertown of Fetternear and baptized on 25 March in Chapel of Garioch. He had moved to Leith by 1856. He subsequently married Catherine Anderson from Logie Coldstone, at South Leith on 6 June 1864. (By this time they had had five illegitimate children, and they went on to have six more children!) John died in Leith in 1903. CONT On 14 February 1857, now 35, Margaret married George Roger, the son of James Roger, a carter from Cluny. They were married at Chapel of Garioch, but set up home at Laggan in Cluny. George was a crofter and butcher and is said to have lived at some time in Kintore. They were at Millbank, Cluny in 1881. CONT When Margaret was widowed, her daughter Helen stayed with her, and was there in 1901. (She is said to have been living in the 1900's in a house in Fetternear with a very beautiful garden.) She died at Millbank on 15 January 1911. CONT Margaret's first child was: CONT 1.1 PETER BLACK (1845-1921), aged 5 in 1851. He was a blacksmith at Braemar when he met Christina Falconer from Banchory. They married at Banchory-Ternan on 30 December 1871. The family lived for a while in Braemar, and in 1881 were at 2, The Square there. They finally settled in Banchory, where Peter was a master blacksmith. Christina died in 1920, and Peter died in 1921. They are buried at Banchory. They had at least ten children, including: CONT 1.1.1 ISABELLA BLACK (1872-??), born on 30 September 1872 at Braemar and aged 8 in 1881. CONT 1.1.2 CHRISTINA BLACK (1876?-19??), born in Banchory and aged 4 in 1881. She was living at home in 1901. CONT 1.1.3 GEORGE ROGER BLACK (1878?-??), named after Peter's stepfather. He was born in Braemar and aged 2 in 1881. CONT 1.1.4 LEAH BLACK (1880-??), born in Braemar and aged 7 months in 1881. CONT 1.1.5 PATRICK BLACK (1883?-??), also known as Peter, born in Tullynessle, who became a blacksmith and migrated to Linlithgow. He was grandfather to Elizabeth Snedden, one of the contributors to these notes. CONT 1.1.6 FRANK BLACK (1886-??), born in Invernaver (?) and aged 14 in 1901. CONT 1.1.7 JAMES BLACK (1890-??), born in Banchory and aged 10 in 1901. CONT 1.1.8 MARGARET BLACK (1893-??), born in Banchory and aged 7 in 1901. CONT Margaret's second child was: CONT 1.2 ELIZABETH LIVINGSTONE (1851?-??), aged 10 in 1861. She possibly married William Leith at Cluny on 6 February 1875. She seems also to have had illegitimate children, as CONT 1.2.1 MARGARET LIVINGSTONE (1871-??), known as MAGGIE, born on 9 September 1871 in Inverurie, is recorded as George Roger's step-grandchild at Millbank in 1881. CONT 1.2.2 ARTHUR COOPER LIVINGSTONE (1883?-1911), aged 8, born in Tullynessle, is recorded as Margaret Roger's grandchild at Millbank in 1891. He was also there in 1901, working at the local quarry as a stone driller. He died on 15 March 1911, aged 28. CONT Margaret's daughter by John Thom was: CONT 1.3 CATHERINE THOM (1853-1930), or KATHLEEN, born on 26 July 1853 and baptized at Chapel of Garioch on 8 July 1854. The sponsors were Robert Lamb and Ellen Guthrie. John Thom, her father, was probably the son of John Thom and his wife Jean Davidson, born in Fetternear on 14 March 1832. It is likely that Catherine lived with her mother, and later with her grandparents. She married a probable relation, David Smart Thom at Chapel of Garioch on 17 November 1874. David Thom joined Durham County Constabulary on 21 December 1874, and rose to the rank of sergeant. After retiring from the police force, he became a publican. CONT David Thom died on 7 December 1918 at West Auckland. Catherine died on 14 December 1930 at Horden, where she had moved to in 1926. She is said to have been "a strict Presbyterian and a regular churchgoer." CONT Catherine and David Thom had nine children. CONT 1.3.1 CHARLES DAVIDSON THOM (1875-19??), born at Hill of Fetternear on 11 April 1875. He married Mary Jane Robson on 21 February 1903. CONT 1.3.2 GEORGE RICARDO WILLIAM THOM (1876-1947), born at Bishop Auckland on 22 December 1876. He married a coalminer's daughter, Esther Hannah Trathan, or Straughan, at St Cuthbert's, Etherley, Durham, on 17 May 1905. She was 23, he was 28. At the time of his marriage he was a fitter. His grandson, David Thom, is one of the contributors to these notes. CONT 1.3.3 LILY THOM (1879-??), born at Bishop Auckland on 22 February 1879. She married Joseph Tate, a fitter from Newcastle-on-Tyne, on 22 February 1899. CONT 1.3.4 ROBERT McCOMBIE THOM (1880-??), born at Bishop Auckland around 1880. He served in the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War. CONT 1.3.5 DAISY THOM (1883-??), born at Bishop Auckland on 25 October 1883. She married Walter King, a police constable, at St Helen's Auckland on 23 March 1904. CONT 1.3.6 WILLIAM McCLYMONT THOM (1886-??), born at Bishop Auckland on 18 March 1886. CONT 1.3.7 CRESSY BANKS THOM (1888-??), born at Bishop Auckland in the first quarter of 1888. CONT 1.3.8 DAVID SMART THOM (1891-??), born at St Helen's Auckland on 1 May 1891. He served in the Durham Light Infantry in the First World War. CONT 1.3.9 CATHERINE THOM (1893-??), born at St Helen's Auckland in the last quarter of 1893. She married a police constable, Percival Joseph Spoors at St Helen's Auckland on 7 April 1921. CONT Margaret and George Roger had three children: CONT 1.4 GEORGE ROGER (1858-1877), born in Monymusk on 24 February 1858. He went to Gordon's College in Aberdeen. He died at Cluny (Braemar), aged nineteen, in 1877. CONT 1.5 MARGARET ROGER (1860-19??), born at Laggan, Cluny on 7 May 1860. She married James Main, a police inspector, in Chelsea in the third quarter of 1890. In 1891 they were living at 39 Myddleton Road, Islington. Margaret died before 1926. Margaret and James had a daughter: CONT 1.5.1 ANNIE ELIZABETH MAIN (1900-1991), who was born in Bermondsey in the second quarter of 1900. She married a master baker and confectioner, William Balfour Corbett on 9 July 1926 in Edinburgh. The Corbetts settled in Edinburgh They had three children: a son, a daughter now in New Zealand, and: CONT RONALD BALFOUR CORBETT (b.1930), born in Edinburgh on 4 December 1930. Ronnie Corbett became an actor and TV comedian, and was awarded the OBE for his services in entertainment. He married Anne Hart in 1965. CONT 1.6 HELEN ROGER (1864-1928), born at Cluny on 26 August 1864. She married Francis Duncan, a local mason at Millbank Cottages, Cluny on 18 November 1881. She was seventeen, he was 24. Between 1891 and 1901 they moved to Helen's mother's house, Millbank Cottage in Cluny. Francis died at Duglas Bridge, Cluny, on 6 May 1921, aged 64. Helen died at 40 Forbeshield Road, Aberdeen, on 11 January 1928, aged 63. They are buried in Cluny Kirkyard. They had five children: CONT 1.6.1 GEORGE ROGER DUNCAN (1883-1908), born at Cluny in 1883. In 1901 he too was working as a quarry stone cutter. He died at Millbank Cottages, Cluny, on 26 March 1908. CONT 1.6.2 FRANK DUNCAN (1886-1921?), born in 1886. In 1901 he was apprenticed at the quarry. He probably died on 8 May 1921 and is buried at Cluny. CONT 1.6.3 ALEXANDER DUNCAN (1889-19??), born in 1889. CONT 1.6.4 PETER BLACK DUNCAN (1892-1941), born in 1892. He died at 13 Seafield Avenue, Aberdeen, on 28 July 1941 aged 48. CONT 1.6.5 MARGARET HELEN DUNCAN (1896-19??), born at Cluny in 1896. She married a Mr Bremner, and was living in Aberdeen between 1979 and 1984. CONT 2 PETER DAVIE (1823-1885) was born on 12 June 1823 and baptized on the 22nd. The sponsors were Peter Downie and George Caithness. Peter lived in Hill of Fetternear, and in 1851 described himself as an agricultural contractor. He married Ann Minto at Chapel of Garioch on 12 June 1847. She was from Nigg. Two of their children, James and Peter, died in the winter of 1853/54, and Ann herself also died on 27 November 1853. CONT On 16 June 1855 he married Mary Peat at Upper Kirk Mill, Nigg. He gave his address as Inverurie. He was 28, she was twenty, and seven months pregnant. The couple moved to Aberdeen, where Peter worked as an ostler. In 1881 he was living at 8 Gordon Street, with Mary and five of their children, and in 1885 at 1 Park Place. CONT He died on 24 December 1885 at 4 Huntly Street, Aberdeen of pneumonia. (His inventory is dated 8 October 1886.) According to his marriage certificate, he and Ann had three children, two of whom were still alive at the time of his second marriage. CONT 2.1 JAMES DAVIE (?1847-?), aged 3 in 1851. He may have died in infancy. CONT 2.2 ANN DAVIE (?1849-?), born in 1849 or 1850. CONT 2.3 PETER DAVIE (1852-1854), who died on 25 March 1854 at the age of one, and is buried at St Ninian's. CONT 2.4 Possibly JAMES DAVIE (1853-1853), who died at the age of eleven weeks on 27 December 1853 and is buried at St Ninians. (His tombstone merely says that he was James and Margaret's grandchild.) CONT By Mary, he had at least eight children: CONT 2.5 JOHN DAVIE (1855-?), born in Inverurie on 16 August 1855. CONT 2.6 ROBERT DAVIE (1857-?), born in Aberdeen on 15 July 1857. He was not at home in 1881. In 1885 he was the informant of his father's death. CONT 2.7 WILLIAM DAVIE (1860-?), born in Aberdeen on 29 January 1860. He was a joiner and carpenter. CONT 2.8 PATRICK DAVIE (1862-?), born in Aberdeen on 28 May 1862, but named PETER in the 1881 census, when he was a cartwright's apprentice. CONT 2.9 GEORGE DAVIE (1864-?), born in Aberdeen on 21 November 1864. CONT 2.10 ALEXANDER DAVIE (1867-?), born at 24 St Andrew St, Aberdeen on 24 November 1867, and working as a clothier's message boy in 1881. He later became a railway boilerman, and married Mary Niven, a stocking weaver, on 7 August 1886. At this time he lived at 76 East North St, Aberdeen, but at some time he moved to Dundee, and was at 15 Glamis St, Dundee on 11 January 1917, when Mary died of tuberculosis. Four years later, he married again, to Christina Bradley, who was some fifteen years younger than him. The marriage was on 11 March 1921, but on 18 September of the same year, fifteen days after the birth of a daughter, Christina died of septic poisoning of the womb. CONT Alexander and Mary had seven children: CONT 2.10.1 PETER ALEXANDER DAVIE (1887-?), born on 1 February 1887 at 76 East North St, Aberdeen. CONT 2.10.2 ELIZABETH JANE DAVIE (1889-?), born on 12 May 1889 at 19 South Constitution St, Aberdeen. CONT 2.10.3 CHRISTINA NIVEN DAVIE (1891-1892), born on 14 June 1891 at 15 Wales St, Aberdeen. She died on 19 May 1892. CONT 2.10.4 ALEXANDER DAVIE (1893-?), born on 24 March 1893 at 15 Wales St, Aberdeen. CONT 2.10.5 WILLIAM RUSSELL DAVIE (1894-?), born on 30 December 1894 at 26 West North St, Aberdeen. CONT 2.10.6 WILLIAMINA HELEN DAVIE (1897-?), born on 15 November 1897 at 26 West North St, Aberdeen. CONT 2.10.7 CHRISTINA NIVEN DAVIE (1899-?), born on 30 April 1899 at 1 Hanover Lane, Aberdeen. CONT Alexander and Christina's daughter was: CONT 2.10.8 MARY BRADLEY DAVIE (1921-2001), born at 15 Glamis St, Dundee on 3 September 1921. On 1 April 1939, she married William Sheridan at St Francis Church, Lochee. CONT 2.11 ELIZABETH DAVIE (1870?-?), aged 11 in 1881. CONT 2.12 HENRY DAVIE (1873?-?), aged 8 in 1881. CONT 3 ELIZABETH DAVIE (1825-?) was born on 1 September 1825, and baptized on the 4th. Peter Downie and Robert Laing were the witnesses. Like Peter, Amelia and James, she was not living at home in 1841. She was alive in 1867. CONT 4 AMELIA DAVIE (1828-?), also called ANN, was born on 2 January 1828, and baptized three days later in the presence of Patrick Downie and Archibald Booth. In 1841 she had her own rooms in Alexander and Jean Emslie's house at Overtown of Fetternear. She married John Sinclair at Oyne on 11 October 1849 some three months after the birth of their son, James. They moved from Oyne to Keig some time between 1856 and 1858. In 1881, they were living at Crofts of Tulloch, Fyvie, where John was a sawmiller, with their son, Alexander, and six-year-old grandson, John Adams. Amelia died at Crofts of Tulloch on 30 July 1882. John survived her, dying on 9 April 1884 at his daughter's farm, Roadside, Tullynessle. CONT John and Amelia Sinclair had issue: CONT 4.1 JAMES SINCLAIR (1850-??), born on 10 June 1849 and baptized at Oyne on 17 August. He was a blacksmith, and his wife, Barbara, was from Chapel of Garioch. In 1881 the family were at Whitehouse Smithy, Tough. Their children included: CONT 4.1.1 JAMES W D SINCLAIR (1878?-?), born at Tough and aged 2 in 1881. CONT 4.1.2 ISABELLA SINCLAIR (1880?-?), born at Tough and aged 4 months in 1881. CONT 4.2 JOHN SINCLAIR (1850-??), born on 27 December 1850 and baptized at Chapel of Garioch on 12 January 1851. In 1881, he was a general labourer at 90 Hutcheon Street West in Aberdeen with his wife, Ann, from Bernie in Elgin, and sons John (aged 1) and George (aged three months). CONT 4.3 CATHERINE SINCLAIR (1853-1886), born in Oyne on 6 May 1853 and baptized at Chapel of Garioch on 22 June. In 1881, she was a domestic servant at Waterside Farm, Tullynessle. She married William Scott at Keig on 29 July 1882, shortly after the birth of a daughter, Mary. William was 20, and had been her brother James' apprentice at Tough. He had been in service nearby, at Redhouse, Tullynessle. The Scotts farmed at Roadside, Tullynessle. Catherine died on 30 March 1886. CONT 4.3.1 MARY AMELIA SCOTT (1882-1938), born in Keig on 10 May 1882. She married Alexander Scott Bruce. She died on 5 August 1938 at Manse Cottage, Tullynessle. CONT 4.4 AMELIA SINCLAIR (1856-??), born at Maxhill, Oyne on 19 April 1856. In 1871 she was working as a domestic servant in Alford. CONT 4.5 GEORGE SINCLAIR (1858-??), born in Keig on 25 June 1858. In 1881 he was a farm servant living at Auchnagathle Bothy, Keig. CONT 4.6 DAVID SINCLAIR (1860-??), born in Keig on 9 August 1860. In 1881 he was a farm servant at Bents in Alford. CONT 4.7 MARY SINCLAIR (1864-??), born in Keig on 22 June 1864. CONT 4.8 WILLIAM SINCLAIR (1867-??), born in Keig on 25 February 1867. In 1881 he was a farm servant at New Farm in Keig. CONT 4.9 ALEXANDER SINCLAIR (1870-??), born in Keig on 24 May 1870. CONT 5 JAMES DAVIE (1829-1913) was born on 3 June 1829. On 2 July 1854 he married Mary Smith at Monymusk. Their first children, a girl born before their marriage and a girl born on 5 January 1855 both died at birth. In 1855, James described himself as an agricultural labourer, in 1861 as a ploughman, and in 1881 as a quarry worker. He is also said to have worked as a tailor, like his father. He lived at Hill of Fetternear. In 1881, he and his wife were at Little Nethertown. He died on 16 October 1913 at Woodside, Blairdaff, Chapel of Garioch. (His nephew, George Bisset of Bograxie, was the informant.) CONT In addition to the two infants mentioned above, James and Mary had three children: CONT 5.1 JANE DAVIE (?1854-?), born in 1854 or 1855 (sic) according to the 1861 Census. CONT 5.2 MARY ANN DAVIE (1857-?), born in 1857. CONT 5.3 ALEXANDER DAVIE (1859-1932), born on 27 June 1859 at Chapel of Garioch. He married Mary Bain on 25 Dec 1884 at Breadalbane Hall, 11 Kirk Street, Gorbals, Glasgow. He died on 23 Dec 1932 at Milton, Glasgow from bladder cancer. The death was registered by his son James. CONT His and Mary's children, all born in Dennistoun, Glasgow were: CONT 5.3.0 JAMES DAVIE (18??-?), the informant of his father's death. CONT 5.3.1 MARY DAVIE (1886-?), born on 4 November 1886. CONT 5.3.2 JANET DAVIE (1888-?), born on 15 June 1888. CONT 5.3.3 ALEXANDRINA DAVIE (1892-?), born on 17 October 1892. CONT 5.3.4 CHRISTINA DAWSON DAVIE (1897-?), born on 27 May 1897. CONT 6 ROBERT DAVIE (1831-1864) was born on 19 March 1831 and baptized on the 22nd, with John Walker and Archibald Clarke as witnesses. In 1851 he was working for a family friend, Alexander Reid in Overtown. However, he died on 7 February 1864, and is buried in St Ninian's Cemetery at Fetternear. CONT 7 GEORGE DAVIE (1833-1916?), born on 13 August 1833 and baptized on the 28th, in the presence of Patrick Downie in Netherton and Patrick Walker in Mains of Fetternear. In 1851 he was labouring under George Tough at Blairdaff in Chapel of Garioch. (A George Davie married Jean Mackintosh at Chapel on 7 January 1858. However, it was not this George, as he described himself as a bachelor when he married.) George married on 9 July 1859 at Burnside, Inverurie. His wife was Isabella Black from Skene. He gave his age as 26, she was 21. CONT It is said that two members of his generation left the Catholic church and became Presbyterians (though this might refer to the previous generation). Certainly the schoolmaster at Chapel of Garioch was paid particularly well by comparison with other teachers in Aberdeenshire, and in return he was expected to combat the `evils' of Catholicism on the Balquhain estates. (The master got paid £27 p.a. in 1827, although part of this was paid in meal, which he had difficulty in collecting, and which he complained was of poor quality!) CONT George was a stone dyker, who is said to have built the entire perimeter wall around the Dunecht Estate in Aberdeen. He often had to walk up to ten miles to work. CONT Between 1881 and 1891, George was living at Cairndaie in Midmar with his wife, Isabella. In 1891, he gave his age as 56. She was 50. They later moved to 5 Mackie Place, Skene St., Aberdeen, where Isabella died on 4 May 1911, aged 73. George died at the home of his youngest daughter, Isabella Ogg, on 28 March 1916, aged 88. CONT George and Isabella Davie had twelve children: CONT 7.1 MARGARET DAVIE (1859-1861), born in Inverurie on 14 December 1859. She died before her second birthday. CONT 7.2 ISABELLA DAVIE (1862-1862), born in Inverurie on 6 January 1862. She died in infancy. CONT 7.3 ANNE DAVIE (1863-1903?), known as Annie. She was born on 14 April 1863. She married David Davies on 14 April 1896 at the Free Church, Cluny. They had two children: CONT 7.3.1 DUNCAN DAVIES CONT 7.3.2 ADA MURIEL DAVIES (1898-1981), born on 14 June 1898. Her mother, Annie, died when she was very young, and Muriel lived with her aunt Lizzie for quite a few years. Muriel married Charles Frederick Holehouse in 1928 and came to New Zealand the next year. They had no children. Muriel died in Auckland, New Zealand, on 23 November 1981. CONT 7.4 GEORGE DAVIE (1865-19??), born at Woodside of Fetternear in Chapel of Garioch on 10 March 1865. He married Mitchell Duncan McRae. In 1901 he was a cycle mechanic at 34 Bridge St., Ellon. The family moved to Africa on the Norman Castle in 1920, but George returned to Scotland, and died at 405 George St, Aberdeen on 20 December 1922 from chronic splenic anaemia and heart failure. Mitchell remarried on 23 August 1930 at 15 Baker St., Aberdeen to 63-year-old James Forbes Bisset. They were both listed as living at 22 Holland St., Aberdeen. (James died in 1936.) CONT George and Mitchell had eight children: CONT 7.4.1 JOHN DAVIE (1896-1896), who died in infancy. CONT 7.4.2 ELLA MITCHELL DAVIE (1898-?), who married James Campbell from Udny. CONT 7.4.3 ELIZABETH DAVIE (1899-?), known as Bet. CONT 7.4.4 EMILY DAVIE (1900-?) CONT 7.4.5 ANNABELLA DAVIE (1901-?), known as Nan. CONT 7.4.6 WILLIAM DAVIE (1904-?) CONT 7.4.7 EDITH DAVIE (1905-?) CONT 7.4.8 MURIEL DAVIE (1912-?), who moved to Australia. CONT 7.5 ALEXANDER DAVIE (1867-?), born in Chapel of Garioch on 14 April 1867. He was a boot and shoemaker. He married a dressmaker from Chigwell, Essex, Amy Smith at Epping in the second quarter of 1898. The family lived in Woolwich. Alexander died in Epping in 1925. His age was given as 56. He and Amy had four children: CONT 7.5.1 ALEXANDER DAVIE, who died in infancy CONT 7.5.2 ADA ELIZABETH DAVIE (1900-1902), born in Woolwich in the first quarter of 1900 and dying there at the age of two. CONT 7.5.3 CHARLES DAVIE (190?-198?), who died in the mid-1980s, aged over eighty. CONT 7.5.4 DORIS DAVIE (190?-2000), who died in July 2000, aged 92. She married Mr Joyce. CONT 7.6 JOHN DAVIE (1869-19??), born in Cluny on 10 November 1869 and alive in 1881. He married Maggie Middleton. In 1901 he was a bus conductor (?) at Gate Lodge, Midmar. They had six children: Tibbie (Isabella, aged 5 in 1901), Maggie Jane (aged 3 in 1901), Emily Helen (aged 2 in 1901 and who moved to Vancouver), Sally (aged 4 months in 1901), Jack and Arthur. He owned the Station Temperance Hotel in Aberdeen between 1910 and 1919. Soon after this Jack emigrated to Winnipeg in Canada. CONT 7.7 MARY JANE DAVIE (1872-?), born in Cluny on 12 June 1872. She married James Stovell. They had six children: Violet, Charlie, Arthur, Kitty, Jimmy and Doris. CONT 7.8 ELIZABETH DAVIE (1874-1949), born in Cluny on 16 April 1874. She married George Sim Robertson of Monymusk on 15 October 1903 at the West United Free Church in Cluny. George became head gardener of several English estates before buying a fruit farm in Blakeney, Gloucestershire. George died on 7 February 1945, and Lizzie on 6 August 1949. CONT Elizabeth and George had five children: CONT 7.8.1 LILIAN MAY ROBERTSON, who died aged 2. CONT 7.8.2 GORDON ROBERTSON CONT 7.8.3 ISABELLA ROBERTSON CONT 7.8.4 GEORGE COGHLAN ROBERTSON, father of Mary Bowers of New Zealand, one of the contributors to these notes. CONT 7.8.5 JIMMY ROBERTSON who was a cretin and died in 1938. CONT 7.9 EMILY SINCLAIR DAVIE (1876-?), born in Cluny on 15 March 1876. She married Arthur Horrox. They had two children, Lucy and Tom. Lucy married a Mr Boden and lived in Manchester, dying about 1996. CONT 7.10 CATHERINE SINCLAIR DAVIE (1879-?), known as Kate. She was born in Cluny on 20 December 1878. She was cook to the Lunan family at 183 Great Western Road, Aberdeen, in 1901. She married Willie Black and they had three children: Bella, George and Bill. CONT 7.11 ISABELLA DAVIE (1881-1962), born in Cluny in 1881. She married Thomas Patterson Ogg on 4 April 1913. They lived at 40 Union Grove, Aberdeen, and had three children, one stillborn. Thomas was killed in action in Belgium in 1917. Isabella and the children went for a while to South Africa. There is a record of their return to Southampton from Cape Town on 4 July 1921 aboard the Balmoral Castle. Isabella later remarried to John Winchester, a widowed police constable. They were married at 88 Blenheim Place, Aberdeen on 24 April 1923. Isabella Winchester died in Aberdeen in 1962. CONT Isabella and Tom Ogg's children were: CONT 7.11.1 THOMAS OGG CONT 7.11.2 LUCY OGG (1916-1986), born on Jul 1916 in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire. She apparently died single in 1986. According to the telephone directories she lived in Fonthill Road, Aberdeen for many years. CONT 7.12 CHARLES DAVIE (1885-?), born in Cluny on 19 May 1885. He married Mary Murchison. They had three children: Emily and Alice (who were twins, but Alice died), and Charlie. One son had the Bon Accord Hotel in Aberdeen. Charles was lessee of the Alexandra Café in 1909 when his parents George and Isabella celebrated their golden wedding and the event was held there, but he later moved to Pretoria in South Africa. CONT N.B. One account also mentions a THOMAS DAVIE (18??-1918), who died in Winnipeg on 24 December 1918, leaving a widow, Elizabeth Jane Davie. CONT 8 WILLIAM DAVIE (1835-1916), born in Hill of Fetternear on 9 October 1835, of whom more anon. CONT 9 JOHN DAVIE (1839-1883), born on 28 September 1839 and baptized on 23 October. The witnesses were Peter and Elizabeth Davie in Hill of Fetternear - were these his grandparents? He married Elizabeth Anderson in Inverurie on 5 September 1863. He was a master blacksmith. After his father James' death, he took over the farm at Hill of Fetternear. He was at Woodside, Chapel of Garioch, in 1881. He died on 17 January 1883 of an abdominal abscess - John Bowie, his cousin, was the informant. CONT John and Elizabeth Davie had two children. (The 1871 census gives their place of birth as Chapel of Garioch, the 1881 census says Monymusk!) CONT 9.1 AGNES EWAN DAVIE (1863-1864), born in Chapel of Garioch in 1863, who died before her first birthday. CONT 9.2 ELIZABETH ADDIE DAVIE (1865-19??), born in Monymusk on 26 June 1865. She became the second wife of George Coutts Bisset, marrying him at Chapel of Garioch on 15 July 1899. They had two or three children. CONT 9.3 JOHN DAVIE (1866-?), born at Rothens, Monymusk on 12 October 1866 and alive in 1871. He may have taken over the farm at Hill of Fetternear, and be the John Davie recorded there in 1884. CONT CONT This page was last modified on 29 September 2010 by Hector Davie. CONT Please mail me about any errors, or if you have any comments!


Ruth was born in 1879. She is the daughter of David Littlejohn and Jane Crombie. She passed away in 1964. [1]

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On 2 Feb 2016 at 13:31 GMT Kirk Hess wrote:

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On 19 Nov 2015 at 20:39 GMT Lynden (Raber) Rodriguez OCDS wrote:

Littlejohn-43 and Littlejohn-73 appear to represent the same person because: Hello! I believe these two profiles represent the same person. Please merge.

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