Sarah (Smith) Turriff

Sarah (Smith) Turriff (abt. 1786 - 1867)

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Sarah Turriff formerly Smith
Born about in Aberdeenshire, Scotlandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1820 in Haddo, Crimond, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdommap
Descendants descendants
Died in Burnside, Crimond, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United
Profile last modified 18 Sep 2019 | Created 24 Jan 2013 | Last significant change: 11 Sep 2019
03:32: David Urquhart edited the Biography, Birth Date, Birth Place and Status Indicators for Sarah (Smith) Turriff (abt.1786-1867). [Thank David for this]
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Sarah Smith was born about 1786. She was the daughter of James Smith and Elspet Bruce.

Sarah Smith married John Turriff.

In 1841, John and Sarah are living at Burnside, Crimond, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.[1]

John Turriff Male 55 Aberdeenshire
Sarah Turriff Female 55 Aberdeenshire
Margaret Turriff Female 15 Aberdeenshire
John Turriff Male 13 Aberdeenshire
Jean Turriff Female 11 Aberdeenshire

In 1851, Sarah was widowed and living at Burn Side Haddo, Crimond, Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.[2]

Sarah Turriff Head Widow Female 65 1786 One Ag Lab & 2 Woman Out And In Occationally Crimond, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Mary Turriff Daughter Unmarried Female 34 1817 Daughter Employed Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Jean Turriff Daughter Unmarried Female 21 1830 Daughter Employed Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Isabella Turriff Daughter Married Female 27 1824 Servant Wife Lodger Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Alexander Stewart Lodger - Male 3 1848 Seamans Son Grand Son Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Jonna Stewart Daughter - Female 1 1850 Seamans Daughter Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
George Alexander Son-In-Law Widower Male 36 1815 Farm Labourer Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
George Alexander Lodger - Male 9 1842 Scholar Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Catherine Alexander Lodger - Female 4 1847 Farm Labourers Daughter Scholar Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Sarah Alexander - - Female 2 1849 Farm Labourers Daughter Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
John Ogston - - Male 2 1849 Farm Labourers Son Crimond, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

In 1861, Sarah is retired and living in W Turriff's House Hough, Crimond, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.[3]

Sarah Turiff Head Widow Female 76 1785 Farmer (Retired) Crimond, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Sarah Turriff passed away in 1867.[4]


from: 'Kirkyard of Crimond with Rattray' ISBN: 978-0-947659-58-5
Erected by Sarah Smith in memory of her husband John Turriff sometime tenant in Burnside of Haddo d. 27 Aug. 1850 aged 64. Their sons William d. 17 Aug. 1825 aged 7, John d. 7 Jan. 1849 aged 21, dau. Sarah d. 9 Feb. 1849 aged 29. Above Sarah Smith d. 12 Aug. 1867 aged 81.

Research Notes


  1. "Scotland Census, 1841," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2017), Sarah Turriff, Crimond, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; from "1841 England, Scotland & Wales census," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing p. 8, PRO HO 107, New Register House, Edinburgh; FHL microfilm 1,042,654.
  2. "Scotland Census, 1851," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2017), Sarah Turriff, Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; from "1851 England, Scotland & Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : 2012); citing p. 4, PRO HO 107, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 1,042,114.
  3. "Scotland Census, 1861," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2017), Sarah Turiff, Crimond, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; from "1861 England, Scotland & Wales census," database, findmypast ( : 2012.); citing p. 12, PRO RG 9, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 103,779.
  4. Death document able to be viewed under Images Tab on this profile.


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Births of children of John Turriff and Sarah Smith
Births of children of John Turriff and Sarah Smith

Sarah Turriff death
Sarah Turriff death

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Sarah Turriff 1851 census
Sarah Turriff 1851 census


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