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Egidia Charlotte Menzies (1850 - 1918)

Egidia Charlotte Menzies aka of Menzies
Born in Weem, Perthshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in 23 Royal Avenue, Chelsea, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Feb 2019
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Biography

This profile is part of the Menzies Name Study.
Egidia Menzies is a member of Clan Menzies.

Miss Egidia Charlotte Menzies was born on 14 Feb 1850[1] at Castle Menzies, Weem, Perthshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of Menzies-1076 and Stewart-Alston-1. The 1851[2] Scotland Census records that Miss Egidia, aged 1, was visiting at 'Farlayer House', Weem, Perthshire.[3] Farlayer House was the Dowager House.

Family

The 1871[4] and 1881[5] Scotland Census' has the whole family living at Farlayer House. By 1901[6] the Scotland Census has Miss Egidia living with her father and household staff at Camserney Cottages. Miss Egidia did not marry. In 1906[7] after the death of her father and sister Caroline, she moved to live at 23 Royal Avenue, Chelsea, London England,[8] where she resided until her death in 1918.

Death & Legacy

Miss Egidia Charlotte Menzies passed away at 23 Royal Avenue, Chelsea, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England on 21 May 1918. Miss Egidia Charlotte Menzies was buried in the Menzies Mausoleum at the Auld Kirk O' Weem, Weem, Perthshire, Scotland and probate was granted in Aberfeldy, Perthshire on 12 Aug 1918.[9][10][11]

Research Notes

"Despite various political events and being surrounded by powerful neighbours such as the Campbells of Breadalbane, the Stewarts of Grantully, the Grahams of Menteith and the Murrays of Atholl, the Menzies' managed to maintain their standing and possessions until the estates, the Castle and its contents were auctioned off to pay outstanding debts in 1914. With the extinction of the main line the Clan was left without a Chief on the death of Sir Neil Menzies in 1910. His sister, Miss Egidia Menzies of Menzies was elected Chieftainess by the Menzies Clan Society but did not apply to Lord Lyon Court to become Chief of the Clan. She died in 1918. In 1957 the descendants of the cousin of the first Baronet were successful in petitioning Lord Lyon King of Arms to be recognised as being allowed to use the arms of Menzies of Menzies. The current Hereditary Chief is David Ronald Steuart Menzies of Menzies: Assisted by his son, Robert Ronald Menzies Younger, of Australia. "

Listen to recorded information here - [12]

Sources

  1. Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. FHL Film Number: 1040142.
  2. 1851 Scotland Census.
  3. Parish: Dull; ED: 2; Page: 11; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1851_74; Year: 1851. The 1851 Scotland Census.
  4. 1871 Scotland Census.
  5. 1881 Scotland Census.
  6. 1901 Scotland Census.
  7. London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965.
  8. 1911 England Census.
  9. UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current.
  10. Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories), 1876-1936.
  11. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  12. [1]


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