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deaths 1891
revised 25 July 2005 

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240: Strathdoncomplete
LDS film #119460, parishes 228 - 249

[note: doctor’s name in these entries is difficult to read. Settled on “P. Howie” based on a picture in “Land of Lonach” of “Strathdon Doctor P. Howie with the first motor car in the north”]

1  James Dow (single)
1891 January first 1h 15m AM Forbeston Strathdon
M: 30 hours
parents: Charles Dow, forrester & Annie Dow ms Kennedy
cause: Debility 2 days. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: Charles Dow, father (present)
1891 January 2nd at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

2  Jane Riddel (married to Alexander Riddel Blacksmith)
1891 January fourth 10h 30m PM Burnend Glenkindie Strathdon
F: 53 years
parents: Thomas Bremner meal-miller (deceased) & Elspet Bremner ms Dow (deceased)
cause: Heart Disease 18 months, syncope ½ hour. As certified by P Rough MB, CM
informant: Alexr Riddel, widower (present)
1891 January 6th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

3  Elspet Stewart (single) Retired Housekeeper
1891 January twenty-fourth 4h 55m AM Tornahaish Corgarff Strathdon
F: 79 years
parents: Arthur Stewart, farmer (deceased) & Isabella Stewart ms McPherson (deceased)
cause: Old age. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: Alexander Stephen neighbour West Tornahaish (present)
1891 January 26th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

4  John Cran farmer (married to Eliza McGillivray, formerly widower of Margaret Tocher)
1891 February fifteenth 10h 0m AM Farmton Glenkindie Strathdon
M: 41 years
parents: James Cran, farmer (deceased) & Christina Cran ms Cran
cause: Peritonitis 7 days, Pleurisy Kimphyema(?) 1 month. As certified by Peter Rough MB, CM
informant: Alexander Cran, brother (present)
1891 February 16th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

5  James McHardy agricultural labourer (married to Flora Fife) (Illegitimate)
1891 February twenty-sixth 1h 0m AM Deochry Strathdon
M: 73 years
parents: Andrew McHardy, gamekeeper (reputed father) (deceased) & Ann Grant domestic servant (deceased)
cause: Chronic bronchitis 4 years and 6 months. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: Jessie Coutts, daughter (present)
1891 March 2nd at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

6  Mary Moir retired cook (single) Illegitimate
1891 March eighteenth 3h 30m AM Forbestown Strathdon
F: 89 years
parents: [blank] & Isabella Moir (subsequently married to Andrew Birse) (deceased)
cause: Old age, debility. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: John Moir, cousin Gladstone Bank Woodside
1891 March 20th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

7  Gordon Grassick (single)
1891 April eleventh about 7 PM Drumanettie Strathdon
M: 1 year
parents: Duncan Grassick, farmer & Isabella Grassick ms Farquharson
cause: (Supposed) suffocation
informant: Duncan Grassick, father (present)
1891 April 14th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar
* in margin: see Reg of Cor Entr. Vol I p 70 21st April 1891

8  John David McHardy shepherd (single)
1891 April tenth 1h 30m AM Heughhead Strathdon
M: 28 years
parents: James McHardy blacksmith & Jane McHardy ms Lammont
cause: Fracture of ribs with harmothorax(?) right side 15 hours. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: James McHardy, father (present)
1891 April 17th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

9  Catherine Clark retired housekeeper (single) Illegitimate
1891 April twenty-first 3h 10m AM Schoolhouse Strathdon
F: 76 years
parents: Kenneth Clark, farmer (deceased) & Isabella Tough domestic servant (subsequently married to John Bremner) (deceased)
cause: Progressive muscular atrophy 4 months. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: J.B. Innes, son (present)
1891 April 23rd at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

10  Alexander McRobbie railway stoker (single) Illegitimate
1891 May fifth 11h 40m AM Heughhead Strathdon
M: 28 years
parents: Alexander McRobbie, crofter & Maggie Spence retired domestic servant
cause: Tubercle of the lungs 3 years 6 months. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: Maggie Spence, mother (present)
1891 May 12th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

11  Robert Pirrie Master Gardener (domestic) (married to Isabella Drummond)
1891 May twentieth 4h 0m AM Gardener’s Cottage Castle Newe Strathdon
M: 56 years
parents: John Pirrie, mason (deceased) & Isabella Pirrie ms Chapman (deceased)
cause: Carcinoma 3 years 6 months. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: Robert Pirrie, son (present)
1891 May 25th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

12  Mary-Jane Coutts (single)
1891 May twenty-fourth 11h 45m PM Bridge-End Corgarff Strathdon
F: 9 months
parents: Edward Coutts, farmer & innkeeper & Annie Coutts ms Stewart
cause: Dropsy 8 months, teething 9 days. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: Edward Coutts, father (present)
1891 May 27th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

13  James-Donald Kellas (single)
1891 May thirtieth 10h 0m PM Glencarvie Mains Strathdon - usual residence Leybank Kincardine O’Neil
M: 12 years
parents: James Kellas, farmer & Jessie Kellas ms Grassick
cause: Meningitis 15 days. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: Alexander Kellas, uncle (present)
1891 June 5th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

14  Isabella McDonald (married to Donald McDonald, farmer)
1891 June twenty-second 3h 0m AM Dunandhu Corgarff Strathdon
F: 21 years
parents: John McGregor, farmer & Mary McGregor ms Anderson
cause: Chorea 4 months, nervous exhaustion from parturition. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: Donald McDonald, widower (present)
1891 June 29th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

15  Donald McDonald farmer (widower of Isabella McGregor)
1891 July fourth 8h 30m PM Dunandhu Corgarff Strathdon
M: 31 years
parents: David McDonald, farmer (deceased) & Isabella McDonald ms McGregor
cause: (Supposed) heart disease. No medical attendant.
informant: John McDonald, brother, the Manse North Maven Shetland
1891 July 9th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar
in margin: Se Reg of Cor. Entr. Vol I p 72 20th July 1891

16   Jessie Spence (single)
1891 July twenty-first 0h 50m PM Poldhuillie Cottage Strathdon
F: 12 years
parents: Alexander Spence, farmer and carrier & Ann Spence ms Morrison
cause: Diabetes Mallitus 5 months. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: Alexr Spence, father (present)
1891 July 28th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

17  James Gordon, farmer (married to Ann Grassick)
1891 July twenty-fifth 7h 15m PM Invernettie Strathdon
M: 65 years
parents: Donald Gordon, farmer (deceased) & Elspet Gordon ms Gordon (deceased)
cause: Pleurisy 3 months. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: Donald Gordon, son (present)
1891 August 1st at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

18  Janet Stuart (married to James Stuart shepherd)
1891 August twenty-fifth 12h 0m noon Gamrie Conryside Strathdon
F: 55 years
parents: Peter McNaughton, Journeyman Mason (deceased) & Margaret McNaughton previously Reid ms Reid (deceased)
cause: Cancer of the uterus 1 year 9 mths. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: James Stuart, son, Maryhill Glasgow
1891 August 29th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

19  Elspet McHardy retired housekeeper (single)
1891 September thirteenth 2h 20m PM Millton of Allargue Corgarff Strathdon
F: 70 years
parents: John McHardy, farmer (deceased) & Helen McHardy ms Farquharson (deceased)
cause: Old age. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: Alexr Stuart, nephew (present) Parks of Coldstone
1891 September 19th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

20  John Durward farmer (widower of Ann McHardy) Illegitimate
1891 October twenty-third 3h 0m AM Luib Corgarff Strathdon
M: 62 years
parents: Alexander Durward, farmer (deceased) & Margaret Meldrum domestic servant (deceased)
cause: Pneumonia 15 days. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: Margaret Durward, daughter (present)
1891 October 30th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

21  John Shearer ’Bus Hirer (single)
1891 November tenth 2h 40m AM Heughhead Strathdon (usual residence - Bridge of Bucket)
M: 49 years
parents: James Shearer, Post Runner (deceased) & Margaret Shearer ms Smith
cause: Pneumonia 9 days, asthma 20 years. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: William Shearer, brother, Bridge of Bucket Glenbucket
1891 November 12th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

22  Robert Forbes fruiterer’s clerk (single)
1891 December eleventh 9h 30m AM Tulloch Strathdon
M: 21 years
parents: William Forbes, farmer (deceased) & Margaret Forbes ms Stewart
cause: Phthisis of the lungs, 1 year 3 months. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: Annie Morgan, neighbour Tulloch Strathdon
1891 December 17th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

23  Isabella Downie (widow of John Downie agricultural labourer)
1891 December twenty-sixth 0h 55m AM Delnine Corgarff Strathdon
F: 72 years
parents: Peter Grant, Ferryboat-man (deceased) & Grace Grant ms Brown (deceased)
cause: Old age. No medical attendant
informant: John Ritchie neighbour (present) Colnabaichen Corgarff
1891 December 30th at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

24  Elizabeth Stuart crofter (single)
1891 December twenty-ninth 11h 45m AM Delhandy Cottage Strathdon
F: 77 years
parents: John Stuart, farmer (deceased) & Jane Stuart ms McHardy (deceased)
cause: Influenza 8 days, old age. As certified by P Howie MB, CM
informant: Isabella Crawford, daughter (present)
1891 December 31st at Strathdon. J.B. Innes Registrar

168b: Old Macharpartial

25   Jane Robertson (widow of James Robertson, Joiner)
1891 January seventh 10h 3m AM, 102 Leadside Road, Aberdeen
F: 55 years
parents:  John Kellas, Domestic coachman (deceased) & Margaret Kellas ms Linton
cause:  Cancer of uterus, 11 months.  As cert by Robt Dowell Presslie MB
informant:  Mary [Milne?] sister (present) 13 Jopp's Lane, Aberdeen
1891 January 9th at Aberdeen.  James Meston, Jun., Registrar

245: Towiepartial

5  Alexander Riddel Blacksmith (Master) (widower of Jane Bremner)
1891 October tenth 8h PM Burnend Towie
M: 74 years
parents: Charles Riddel, Blacksmith (deceased) & Elizabeth Riddel ms Grassick (deceased)
cause: Anaemia and cardiac dropsy 3 months. As certified by Peter Rough MBCM
informant: William Riddel, son (present)
1891 October 12th at Towie. James Bisset, Registrar

246: Tullynessle & Forbespartial

6  Annie Walker (married to William Walker [Junr?] farmer)
1891 July fourth 5h 25m PM Bithnie Forbes
F: 25 years
parents: James Barry, farmer & Elizabeth Barry ms Grassick
cause: Pulmonary phthisis 8 months. As certified by Peter Galloway MB & CM
informant: William Walker [Js?], husband (present)
1891 July 6th at Tullynessle. Jas McC Pithie, Registrar

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