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1855 Death Records*

Recorded by Meg Greenwood and Compiled by Randy Chapple
March 2003




*Note: This is a work in progress. All Wigtownshire deaths that appear in the 1855 register are listed in this index, but not all have been transcribed. Return to the intro page to read more about the register. [Back to Intro]

Caine, Jane 10y

Cairney, Thomas11m - Kirkcolm - #8 - Thomas CAIRNEY, a child, 11 months. Born in Balisherris, Kirkcolm. Parents: Hugh CAIRNEY, Agricultural Labourer & Fanny McCARTNEY. Died on Feb 26, 9:30pm at Kirkcolm Village, of Smallpox, 10days, no medical attendant. Buried Kirkcolm Churchyard, certified by Thomas Watson, Sexton. Signed: Hugh CAIRNEY, father and H. Wallace, witness. Registered on Feb 23 at Kirkcolm, James Wallace, Registrar.

Cairnie, John 43y - Kirkmaiden - #24 - John CAIRNIE, Merchant, 43 years. Born in Cardrain, Kirkmaiden. Parents: John CAIRNIE, Woollen weaver deceased & Jane McGAW. Married: Jane McCULLOCH. Children: John, 8. Margaret, 7. Jane, 5. Alexander, 3. Robert, 2. Died on June 14, 2:10pm at Drumore Village, of Apoplexy. Certified by George McBride, Surgeon-last saw deceased June 14. Buried in Kirkmaiden Churchyard, certified George McCrackan, Undertaker. Signed: Wm McGAW, brother-in-law. Registered on June 16 at Kirkmaiden, Anthony Parker, Registrar.

Caldwell, Agnes 68y [McCrackan]

Caldwell, Edward 66y
Leswalt #13 - Edward CALDWELL, Labourer, 66y born Garvaughy, Co. Down, Ireland.  Lived Leswalt 8 years.  Parents were William CALDWELL, Labourer deceased and Esther CALDWELL maiden surname YOUNG deceased.  Wed to Sarah MUER [not Muir].  Children were William 43. John 40. James died at 36 in 1853. Anne 32.  Elizabeth 30.  Sarah 27.  Edward 25.  Robert 22.  Died May 3, 0:30pm at 'Auchneol' Leswalt of Unknown causes, no medical attendant.  Buried Ivy Place churchyard, Stranraer.  Certified by Andw NEILSON, Undertaker.  Signed Sarah CALDWELL, Her Mark X, Spouse.  Witnesses were Andrew McCREA and R. RANKIN.  Registered May 9 at Leswalt.  William Main, Registrar.

Callochar, Rosey 9y

Campbell, Alexander 20y

Campbell, Andrew 69y

Campbell, James 3 ˝y

Campbell, Jane 5w

Campbell, Margaret 2y

Campbell, Susan Campbell, Susan 32y - Sorbie - #18 - Susan CAMPBELL, 32 years. Born in Garliestown and lived in Sorbie for 26 years. Parents: Robert CAMPBELL, Miller deceased & Sarah MILLIGAN. Died on Dec 23, 10:30pm at Garliestown of Pthisis pulmonalis, 2 years as certified by Dunbar White, MD who last saw the deceased on Dec 3. Buried in Sorbie Kirkyard as certified by John Shillan, Sexton. Registered on Dec 26 at Garliestown, James Dunsmore, Registrar.

Campbell, William 98y - Stoneykirk - #16 - William CAMPBELL, Farmer, 98 years. Born in Tostertons, lived Stoneykirk all his life. Parents: George CAMPBELL, Farmer deceased & Agnes TAYLOR deceased. Married: first, Agnes McHARRIE [blurry]. Children: Mary, Died at age 19 in 1808. Agnes, Died at age 20 in 1814. Jane, Died at age 24 in 1816. William, Died at age 51 in 1846. Margaret, Died at age 35 in 1833. George, Died at age 1 in 1801. John Alexander, 54. Married: second, Jane DORRAN Children: David, 51. Elizabeth, 49. Died on Mar 4, 5:30pm at Laigh Float, of Old Age and Frailty, certified by Son, no medical attendant. Buried in Kirkmadrine Churchyard, certified by James McCreadie, Church Officer. Signed: John Alexander CAMPBELL, son, Laigh Float. Registered on Mar 12 at Stoneykirk, Thomas Kennedy, Registrar.

Carlin or Kerlin, Philip 28y - Glasserton - #10 - Philip KERLIN [spelling given by the Widow's report] or CARLIN [spelling given by the Fiscal report], 28 years [age not exactly known]. Born in the County of Cavan, Ireland. Parents: Barney KERLIN, Agricultural Labourer deceased & Rose CONNELIN deceased. Married: Mary BURNS. Children: Catherine, 3. Mary, 1. Died on June 13, 1:25pm at Clerksburn. He died at his own Residence at Clarksburn in the immediate vicinity of Monrath Village, Glasserton, of Disease of the Heart & Lungs. Certified by James M Cormick, Surgeon & Samuel Snowdon, MD who made the Post Mortem examination on 14th June. The former of whom attended the deceased some days previous to his death for a different disease. Buried in Kirkmaiden Churchyard, Glasserton. Signed: Mary KERLIN, her Mark [X]. Witnessed by William BROWN, Labourer 'Whithoar' & Alexander McQUESTIN, Scholar, Glasserton School, per Procurator Fiscal. Registered on June 30th at Glasserton, James Gifford, Registrar. Communicated to the Registrar June 29.

Carnochan, Alexander 76y

Carnochan, John 72y - Burgh of Wigtown - #2 - John CARNOCHAN, 72 years. Born in the Burgh of Wigtown and lived there all of his life. Parents: Andrew CARNOCHAN, Blacksmith deceased & Nicholas McDOWALL deceased. Married: Mary McWHIRTER Children: Euphemia, 45. Andrew, 43. Agnes, 41. [N?]orbert, 39. Mary, 37. Elizabeth, 35. John, 34. Nicholas, 32, Hugh, 30. Thomas, 27. Died on Jan 17, 4:30am at Wigtown, of General Decline and dyspepsia, 6 months. Certified by David Broadfoot, Surgeon - last saw the deceased on Jan 6. Buried in Wigtown Churchyard, certified by Thomas Kelly, Undertaker. Signed: Thomas CARNOCHAN, son. Registered on Jan 22 at Wigtown, Wm Carson, Registrar.

Caroll, Rose 60y

Carruthers, Mary 83y

Carson, Mary 10m - Penninghame - #9 - Mary CARSON, 10 months. Born in Grange of Cree [??], Penninghame. Parents: James CARSON, Farmer & Annabella GLOVER [best guess] Died on Jan 28, 8am at Grange of Cre or Cue, of Measles. Buried in Wigtown C---, certified by John Fasier or Farier, Undertaker. Signed: James CARSON, father. Registered on Feb 9 at Newton Stewart, Wm Dill, Registrar

Cassidy, Mary 55y

Cauchie, Jean 82y
Old Luce #1, Jean CAUCHIE, aged 82 years born Wigtown [parish].  Parents were Alex'r CAUCHIE, Farmer deceased and Jean CAUCHIE maiden name GORDON.  Wed to Robert McCHLERY, Farmer deceased.  Children were Jean 55.  John 53.  Susan 51.  Robert 49.  Peter 47.  Elizabeth 45.  Alexander 43.  Dawdon 41.  George dead age 39 in 1853.   Died Jan 4, 8am at Glenluce of Old Age and Infirmity, no medical attendant.  Buried Burial Ground of Inch.  Certified by John BROWN,Undertaker.  Informant was Alex'r McCHLERY, Son.  registered Jan 5 at Glenluce.  John ROSS, Registrar.

Caw, Janet 93y [Haffie] - Landward Parish of Wigtown - #2 - Janet CAW, maiden name HAFFIE, 93 years. Born in Penninghame, lived in Torhousemuir, Wigtown for 2 years. Parents: John HAFFIE, Farmer deceased & Jean McCLELLAND deceased. Married: Robert CAW deceased. Children: Marion, 68. John, 66. Jean, 64. Elizabeth, 62. David, 58. Died on Mar 23, 11pm at Torhousemuir, of Old Age and Debility, no medical attendant. Buried in 'Penningham' Churchyard certified by Peter McQueen, Undertaker. Signed: Peter H. McQUEEN, no relation given. Registered on Mar 27 at Wigtown, Wm Carson, Registrar.

Chambers, Agnes 84y - Kirkmaiden - #32 - Agnes CHAMBERS, 84 years. Born in Glasserton, lived Kirkmaiden 61years. Parents: Adam McCLELLAND, Farmer deceased & Euphemia McCAULL deceased. Married: William CHAMBERS, Foot Post deceased. Children: James, 57. William, Died at age 42 in 1842. John, 54. Robert, 48. Jane, 46. Andrew, 44. Elizabeth, 38. Euphemia, Died at age 15 in 1832. Adam, 37. Alexander, 36. David, 23. Margaret, 23. Died on Oct 21, 10:20am at Drumore, of "Chronic Bronchitis", several years. Certified by George McBride, Surgeon-last saw deceased Oct 1. Buried in Kirkmaiden Churchyard, certified by George McCrackan, Undertaker. Signed Elizabeth CHAMBERS, daughter. Registered on Oct 24 at Kirkmaiden, Anthony Parker, Registrar.

Christie, John 8d

Clanachan, Thomas 3w

Clark, Agnes 2y

Clark, James 81y - Burgh of Whithorn - #40 - James CLARK, Agricultural Labourer, 81 years. Born in Ireland, lived in the Burgh & Parish of Whithorn for about 43 years. Parents: Charley CLARK, Labourer deceased & Agnes WILSON deceased. Married: none. Died on Oct 22, 9:20pm at Back Row, Burgh of Whithorn, of Age and Frailty, certified by Dunbar White, MD - last saw the deceased on Oct 21. Buried in Whithorn Churchyard, certified by Archd Muir. Signed John CLARK, no relation given. Registered on Oct 26 at Whithorn, Wm Kelly, Registrar.

Clearie, James 80y

Clelland, Andrew 3m - Sorbie - #19 - Andrew CLELLAND, 3 months. Born in Kevans and lived there for 3 months. Parents : Samuel CLELLAND, Agricultural Labourer & Grace GALLOWAY. Died on Dec 22, 2am at Kevans of Teething, 4 weeks. No medical attendant. Buried in Sorbie Kirkyard as certified by John Shillan, Sexton. Signed: Samuel CLELLAND, father. Registered on Dec 26 at Garliestown, James Dunsmore, Registrar.

Clelland, Helen 26y - Burgh of Wigtown - #10 - Helen CLELLAND, Seamstress, 26 years. Born in Whithorn and lived in Wigtown for 14 years. Parents: John CLELLAND, Superintendent of Police for Wigtown county & Helen MAXWELL. Married: none. Died on Feb 5, 7:30pm at Wigtown, of Consumption, 7 years. Certified by David Broadfoot, Surgeon - last saw the deceased on Feb 3. Buried in Wigtown Churchyard, Peter K McQueen, Undertaker. Signed: John McCLELLAND, father. Registered on Feb 7 at Wigtown, Wm Carson, Registrar.

Clockie, Margaret 43y - Stoneykirk - #11 - Margaret CLOCKIE, 43 years. Born in PortofSpittal, Stoneykirk, lived there all her life. Parents: Andrew CLOCKIE, Farmer & Margaret STAIR [?]. Died on Feb 12 at PortofSpittal, Stoneykirk of Asthma, 3 days. No medical attendant. Buried in Stoneykirk Churchyard, certified by James McCreadie, Church Officer. Signed: Andrew CLOCKIE, father, PortofSpittal. Registered on Feb 12 at Stoneykirk, Thomas Kennedy, Registrar.

Clokie, William McGuffie 3y 4m

Coates, Mary 73y

Cochran, Samuel 85y - Stoneykirk - #20 - Samuel COCHRAN, Farmer, 85. Born in Carnweel, Stoneykirk, lived there all his life. Parents: William Corkran, Farmer deceased & Janet McCOLM, deceased. Married: Janet McTAGGART deceased. Children: Peter, Died at age 22 in 1824. William, Died at age 2 in 1833. David, 47. Margaret, 44. Jane, 42. James, Died at age 33 in 1851. Samuel, 32. Robert, 30. John, Died at age 11 months in 1808. Died on Mar 28, 1:20pm at Sandmill, Stoneykirk, of Icterus [?], 4-5 days. Certified by John C. Sloan, Surgeon, Sandhead - last saw the deceased on Mar 28. Buried in Stoneykirk Churchyard, certified by James McCreadie, Church Officer. Signed: Samuel COCHRAN, son. Registered on April 3 at Stoneykirk, Thomas Kennedy, Registrar.

Cochrane, Janet 14y Kirkmaiden #35 - Janet COCHRANE, Domestic Servant, 14y. Born Cairn, Kirkmaiden. Parents were Samuel COCHRANE, Agricl Labourer & Susan COCHRANE ms STEVENSON decd. Died Dec 22, 3:30am at Drumore of ’Anasarca’ duration 6m. Certd by Geo. McBride, Surgeon who saw Decd 13th Dec. Buried Church Yard of Kirkmaiden. Certd by Geo. McCrackan, Undertaker. Signed Samul COCHRAN, Father [spelling as seen]. Regd Dec 29th at Kirkmaiden. Anthony Parker, Regr.

Cockburn, John 22y - Old Luce - #15 - John COCKBURN, Agricultural Labourer, 22 years. Born in Glenluce. Parents: William COCKBURN, Agricultural Labourer deceased & Mary JOHNSTON deceased Married: none. Died on Mar 3, 6pm at Blairderry, Old Luce, of Pox, 22 days, no medical attendant. Buried in Glenluce Churchyard, certified by John McKie, Undertaker. Signed: [totally unintelligible]' Master' of the deceased. [this word is not Mother]. Registered on Mar 4 at Glenluce, John Ross, Registrar.

Coid, Sarah 70y

Coid or Coyd, William 38y

Coleman, Isabella 62y
Old Luce #40, Isabella COLEMAN, aged 62y born Donaghadee, Ireland, lived 7 years in Glenluce.  Parents were Charles ROBINSON, Heckler deceased and Isabella ROBINSON maiden surname McKIE deceased.  Wed to Philip COLEMAN, Ag Labourer deceased.  Children were David 30.  Robert 27.  Died Aug 27, 1opm at Glenluce of Diarrhea duration 1 month.  Buried Glenluce churchyard, certified by John McKIE, Undertaker.  Informant was Robert COLEMAN, Son, his mark X.  Witnesses were Thomas DOUGLAS and Robert KELLY.  Registered Aug 28 at Glenluce.  John ROSS, Registrar.

Coleman, William, 17y
Old Luce #27, William COLEMAN, aged 17y, Hostler born Glenluce.  Parents were William COLEMAN, Molecatcher deceased and Ann COLEMAN maiden name BREDDAN.  Died May 22, 1:30pm at Glenluce of Inflamation of the Brain duration 3w. Certified by William McCORNACK, Surgeon who saw Deceased 21 May.  Buried Glenluce churchyard, certified by John McKIE, Undertaker.  Informant was Ann COLEMAN or BREDDON, Mother.  Registered May24 at Glenluce.  John ROSS, Registrar.

Colman, male 7d

Colvin, Daniel 78y
Mochrum #14, Daniel COLVIN, 78y, Ag Labourer, Pauper born Co. Down, Ireland lived 16y in Mochrum.  Parents were Daniel COLVIN, Ag Labourer deceased and Margaret COLVIN maiden surname HIGGINS deceased.  Wed to Margaret JELLY.  Children were Thomas 44y.  William died at 2y in 1817.  James 38y.  Margaret 36y.  Mary 34y.  Agnes 32y.  John died at 2 years in 1827.  Elisabeth 26y.  Died July 8, 3:30am at Bottlehole, Portwilliam of Influenza compounded wth General Debility duration Several months.  Certified by James McCORMICK, MD who saw Deceased on July 7th.  Buried Churchyard of Mochrum, certified by Thomas DALRYMPLE, Undertaker.  Signed James COLVIN, Son.  Registered July 9 at Mochrum.  D. M. Macfarlane, Registrar.

Conville, Susanna see Walls

Copeland, Matthew 6d.  NOTE, surname is COPLAND, not COPELAND
Old Luce # 28, Matthew COPLAND, aged 6d born Glenluce. Parents were William COPLAND, Ag Labourer and Elizabeth COPLAND maiden surname CROSBY.  Died MAy 28, 7am at Glenluce of Bowelhive, no medical attendant.  Buried Glenluce churchyard, certified by John McKIE, Undertaker.  Informant was William COPLAND, Father.  Registered May 28 at Glenluce.  John ROSS, Registrar.

Corkran, Agnes 81y - Stoneykirk - #22 - Agnes CORKRAN, 81 years. Born in Cairnweel, Stoneykirk and lived for 12 years in Ringuinea. Parents: William CORKRAN, Farmer deceased & Janet McCOLM deceased. Married: Alexander McCULLOCH, Sailor deceased. Children: William, Died at age 40 in 1843. Elizabeth, 48. Janet, 39. Died on May 2 at Ringuinea, of Frailty and Old Age, 8-9 years. No medical attendant. Buried in Kirkmadrine Churchyard, Stoneykirk, certified by James McCreadie, Church Officer. Signed: Daniel MILWAIN, Son-in-law. Registered on May 8 at Stoneykirk, Thomas Kennedy, Registrar.

Corkran, James 81y - Stoneykirk - #4 - James CORKRAN, Farmer, 81. Born in Carnweel, lived in Stoneykirk all his life. Parents: William CORKRAN, Farmer deceased & Janet McCOLM deceased. Married: Euphemia DONALDSON. Children: Elizabeth, Died at age 26 in 1831. John, 47. Jane, 44. William, 42. James, 40. Peter, 38. Euphemia, 36. Samuel, 32. Janet, 30. Alexander, 27. Mary, Died at age 20 in 1839. Died on Jan 18, 4:30pm at Altain, Stoneykirk, of Old Age and Frailty, 3 weeks. Buried in Stoneykirk Churchyard, certified by James McCreadie, Church Officer. Signed: Alexander CORKRAN, son. Registered on Jan 24 at Stoneykirk, Thomas Kennedy, Registrar.

Couper, Janet 66y - Inch - #10 - Janet COUPER, 66 years. Born in Cardockine Parish, Dumfries and lived in Inch for 2 years. Parents: Alexander GORDON, Farmer deceased & Agnes McFADYEN deceased. Married: John COUPER, Shepherd [living]. Children: Agnes, 26. Janet, Died at age 6 in 1841. Died on Feb 8, 4pm at Auchie of Soft Cancer of Breast, some years as certified by Wm McCornack, Surgeon, Glenluce who last saw the deceased on Jan 24. Buried in Barr Churchyard as certified by Wm Shaw, Churchwarden. Signed: John ‘COUPER’, Husband. Registered on Feb 13 at Inch, James Lawire, Registrar.

Couperthwaite, Thomas 76y

Coyd or Coid, William 38y

Craig, Elliot 66y

Craig, Sarah 26y

Cranney, male newborn, d. at birth - Burgh of Wigtown - #12 - Cranney, newborn, died at birth. Born in Laigh Vennal, Wigtown. Parents: Frances CRANNEY, Shoemaker & Sarah CRANNEY [maiden name same as married name]. Died on Feb 9, 10pm at Laigh Vennal, Wigtown, of Natural Causes, died at the birth. No medical attendant. Buried in Wigtown Churchyard, Thomas Kelly, Undertaker. Signed: Frances CRANNEY, father. Registered on Feb 16 at Wigtown, Wm Carson, Registrar.

Crawford, Hugh 66y

Crawford, James 17y

Crawford, Thomas 20y

Crawley, Thomas 13y
Mochrum #27, Thomas CRAWLY, 13y born Mochrum.  Parents were Matthew CRAWLY, Pauper and Mary CRAWLY maiden surname CRONIE?  Died Oct 20, 12:30pm at Glentupplock, Mochrum of [illegible] and Edema duration 3w.  Certified James McCORMICK, MD who saw deceased Oct 16.  Buried Churchyard of Mochrum, certified by Thomas DALRYMPLE, Undertaker.  Signed Mathew CRAWLY, Father.  Registered Oct 20 at Mochrum.  D. M. Macfarlane, Registrar.

Croney, Catharine 25y

Crookshanks, Elizabeth 3m

Cruickshank, Elizabeth 74y

Cunningham, Fanny 38y

Currans, Henry 72y