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Smith of Aberdeenshire

Smith grave, Banchory, Aberdeenshire.
Photo 2008. See larger and full size.
See other shot and close-up.

--- Smith,
mar Jannet Burnet [born 1722],
Jannet died 20 Nov 1797, age 75 yrs [grave],
she was bur Banchory, Aberdeenshire,
had issue:

  1. William Smith, born 1768,
    from 1793 he was gardener at Haughton House near Alford, Aberdeenshire (seat of Farquharson, built 1791),
    mar Isabel Cooper [born 1765 or 1767],
    she is "Isabel" on grave,
    her son-in-law Henry Noltie spells her Isobel, but elsewhere he is casual with spelling,
    she was also in service to Farquharson of Haughton,
    when Henry Noltie married his dau in 1823 he said William had been gardener at Haughton for 30 years,
    William died at Haughton, 24 Nov 1827, age 59 yrs,
    bur Banchory, Aberdeenshire,
    Isabel died in "Dr. Harrick's Cottage"(?), Woodside, Aberdeen, 29 Dec 1841, age 74 yrs [grave] or 76 yrs [Henry Noltie],
    bur 6 Jan 1842, Banchory,
    had issue:

    1. William Smith, bapt 17 Aug 1799.

    2. Janet Smith,
      would be after grandmother,
      bapt 22nd Feb 1802, Alford,
      she knew her future husband Henry Noltie all her life,
      both herself and her husband and (3 out of 4 of) their parents were servants of Farquharson of Haughton,
      her husband was John Farquharson's servant since childhood,
      she became nurse to the Farquharson children,
      mar 17th May 1823, "in the house of John Farquharson" at Haughton (they were mar by the minister from Alford)
      to Henry Noltie and had issue.

    3. Farquharson Smith [son],
      bapt 9 Sept 1804,
      would be named after his father's master,
      died 8 Apr 1823, age 18 yrs [grave, Banchory].

    4. Ann Smith, bapt 21 Mar 1807.
    5. John Smith, bapt 13 Dec 1810.
    6. Mary Smith, bapt 8 Feb 1816 [mother age 49 if this is correct].

Wider shot showing location of Smith grave, straight ahead (S of main gate), in middle of old section of graveyard, Banchory, Aberdeenshire.
See main gate in background.
Photo 2008. See larger and full size.
See street view at main gate.

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