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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]

Galloway, James 35y

Galloway, James 37y - New Luce - #10 - James GALLOWAY, Joiner, 37 years. Born in Barrhill, lived New Luce about 18days. Parents: Ann GALLOWAY, Domestic Servant. No father shown. Married: none Died: Aug 31 at 30 min past midnight at Miltonise, of Compound Dislocation of the 'Ancle' joint followed by Phlegmanous Erysipelas, 16 days. Certified by Wm McCornack, Surgeon-last saw deceased Aug 29. Buried in Colmonell Churchyd, certified by John Campbell. Signed Hugh GALLOWAY, [next word unreadable]. Registered on Sept 4 in New Luce, Robert Lupton, Registrar.

Geddes, William 76y

Gelston, Isabella 28y
Leswalt #10 - Isabella GELSTON, 28y born Stoneykirk, lived 1 year in Leswalt.  Parents were John GELSTON, Farm Servant deceased and Margaret GELSTON maiden surname McEWEN deceased.  No spouse noted, no children.  Died Apr 21, 0:20am at Glenhead, Leswalt of Unknown causes, no medical attendant.  Buried Churchyard of Leswalt, certified by Robert RODIE, Undertaker.  Signed Neil GELSTON, Brother.  Registered April 23 at Leswalt.  William Main, Registrar.

Gelston, John 11m
Leswalt #3 - John GELSTON, 11m born Glenhead, Leswalt.  Parents were Neil GELSTON, Farm Servant and Agnes GELSTON maiden surname KEAND.  Died Feb 8, 3:30pm at Glenhead of Unknown Causes.  No medical attendant.  Buried Churchyard of Leswalt as certified by Robert RODIE, Undertaker.  Signed Neil GELSTON, Father.  Registered Feb 9 at Leswalt, William Main, Registrar.

Gibb, John 57y

Gibson, female 3 3/4h - Stoneykirk - #28 - [female] GIBSON, 3 ¾ hours. Born in Stoneykirk Village. Parents: James GIBSON, Smith & Mary KELLY. Died on Aug 3, 10am at Stoneykirk Village, of Premature Birth. No medical attendant. Buried in Stoneykirk Churchyard, certified by James McCreadie, Church Officer. Signed: James GIBSON, father. Registered on Aug 11 at Stoneykirk, Thomas Kennedy, Registrar.

Gibson, female 22d - Stoneykirk - #34 - [female] GIBSON, 22 days. Born in Ardwell Cottage. Parents: father [blank], mother Mary Ann GIBSON, dressmaker. Died on Nov 17, 4am at Ardwell Cottage, of being Delicate & Weak, 14 days. No medical attendant. Buried in Kirkmadrine Churchyard, not certified. Signed: Mary Ann GIBSON, her mark [X], mother. Witnessed by Charles GIBSON & James GIBSON. Registered on Nov 24 at Stoneykirk, Thomas Kennedy, Registrar.

Gibson, Margaret 39y

Gibson, Margaret 67y

Gibson, Mary 59y - Stranraer - #75 - Mary GIBSON, 59 years. Born in Inch and lived in Stranraer for 6 months. Parents: Richard GIBSON, Farmer deceased & Mary AULD deceased. Married: William MILTON, Hattendanter deceased. Children: Richard, 35. Died on Aug 10, 11am at Hanover Street, Stranraer, of Cancer of the Stomach, 6 months, certified by John Orgill, Surgeon. Buried in Leswalt Churchyard, certified by Robert Rodie, Undertaker. Signed: William GIBSON, brother. Registered on Aug 16 at Stranraer, Wm Galbraith, Registrar.

Gibson, Thomas 26y - Inch - #27 - Thomas GIBSON, 26 years. Born in Freugh, Stoneykirk and lived in Inch for 25 years. Parents: Samuel GIBSON, Labourer & Catherine McCORMICK. Married: none. Died on Apr 29, 9:40am at Inch of Disease of Liver, 1 year as certified by Robert Wilson, Surgeon, Stranraer who last saw the deceased on Mar 5. Buried in Inch Churchyard as certified by John Brown, Sexton. Signed: David GIBSON, Brother. Registered on Apr 30 at Inch, James Lawrie, Registrar.

Gillespie, John 80y
Mochrum #8, John GILLESPIE, 80y, Pauper, Ag Labourer born Donegal, Ireland lived 47y in Mochrum.  Parents were [Unknown].  Wed to Jane GILLESPIE maiden surname DAVIDSON deceased.  Children were Maryann 45. Unknown deceased.  Unknown deceased [these 2 Unknowns are  children whose names and if male or female were unknown to Informant].  Died April 14 , 12pm Midnight at Elrig Village of Paralysis duration 6m. Certified by James McCORMICK, MD who last saw Deceased April 14.  Buried Churchyard of Mochrum, certified by Thomas DALRYMPLE, Undertaker.  Signed William GORDON? Eldreg [as seen] Village.  Registered April 16 at Mochrum.  D. M. Macfarlane,Registrar.

Gillespie, Margaret 10m

Gilmour, Euphemia 52y - Inch - #41 - Euphemia GILMOUR, 52 years. Born in Cairnryan, Inch and had lived there all her life. Parents: Thomas McDOWALL, Tide Waiter deceased & Luticia CULBERTSON deceased. Married: John GILMOUR. Children/Elizabeth, 28. Thomas, 24. James, 22. John, Died at age of 19 in 1855. Jane, Died at age 7 in 1841. William, 15. Robert, 13. Died on Oct 6, 9am at Cairnryan of Dysentery, 6 days, as certified by Robert Wilson, Surgeon, Stranraer who last saw the deceased on Oct 5. Buried in Inch Churchyard, as certified by John Brown, Sexton. Signed: William GILMOUR, son. Registered on Oct 12 at Inch, James Lawrie, Registrar.

Gilmour, John Jun'r 19y - Inch #42 - John GILMOUR, Journeyman Blacksmith, 19 years. Born in Cairnryan, Inch and has lived there ‘3 weeks’. Parents: John GILMOUR & Euphemia McDOWALL deceased. Married: none. Died on Oct 11, 5am at Cairnryan of Dysentery, 3 weeks, as certified by Robert Wilson, Surgeon, Stranraer who last saw the deceased on Oct 7. Buried in Inch Churchyard, as certified by John Brown, Sexton. Signed: William GILMOUR, Brother. Registered on Oct 12 at Inch, James Lawrie, Registrar.

Gilmour, John 75y - Inch - #43 - John GILMOUR, Pensioner, formerly Soldier of the 88th, 75 years. Born Ballymoot, Sligo, Ireland and has lived Inch 25 years. Parents: Thomas GILMOUR, deceased & Catherine RODGERS deceased. Married: Euphemia McDOWALL deceased. Children: Elizabeth, 28. Thomas, 24. James, 22. John, Died at age of 19 in 1855. Jane, Died at age 7 in 1841. William, 15. Robert, 13. Died on Oct 17, 3:30pm at Cairnryan of Dysentery, 17 days, as certified by Robert Wilson, Surgeon, Stranraer who last saw the deceased Oct 20. Buried in Inch Churchyard, as certified by John Brown, Sexton. Signed: William GILMOUR, son. Registered on Oct 22 at Inch, James Lawrie, Registrar.

Gilmour, Margaret 1y Kirkmaiden #16 - Margaret GILMOUR, 1y. Born Kirkbride, Kirkmaiden. Parents were Samuel GILMOUR, Agricl Labourer & Elizabeth GILMOUR ms McMULLEN. Died April 29, 9am at Portlogan of Inflamation duration 2d. No medical attendant. Buried Church Yard of Kirkmaiden. Certd by Geo. McCrackan, Undertaker. Signed Samuel GILMOUR [His Mark X] Father. Witnesses were A. Parker & Thomas Herron. Regd Apr 31 at Kirkmaiden. Anthony Parker, Regr.

Gilmours, Janet see Brown

Gordon, Grizel 84y [Wilson]

Gordon, Helen see Milroy

Gordon, Jane 23y - Kirkcowan - #3 - Jane GORDON, 23 years. Born in Penninghame, lived Kirkcowan 17 years. Parents: Peter GORDON, Farmer in Ardachie & Helen GORDON. Died on Jan 7, 7am at Farm House of Ardachie of Diabetes, 3months. Certified by Wm McCornack, Surgeon, Glenluce-last saw deceased Jan 1. Buried: none noted, space is blank. Signed: Peter GORDON of Ardachie, Brother, registered at Kirkcowan on Jan 7, John McNaughton, Registrar.

Gordon, Jane 82y - Parish of Whithorn - #6 - Jane GORDON, 82 years. Born at Isle of Whithorn. Parents: Peter BLACK, Shoemaker deceased & Margaret CAMPBELL deceased. Married: George GORDON, Mariner deceased. Children: Archibald, Died at age of 2. Betsy, 53. John, Died at age of 31. George, Died at age of 28. Margaret, 47. Peter, Died at age of 20. Jessie, 40. William, 38. Died on Apr 11, 4pm at Isle of Whithorn, of Old Age and Infirmity, no medical attendant. Buried in Whithorn Churchyard, certified by William McWilliam Undertaker. Signed Jessie RODIE, daughter. Registered on Apr 12 at Whithorn, Wm Kelly, Registrar.

Gordon, John 25y - Inch - #34 - John GORDON, Seaman - Merchant Service, 25 years. Born in Isle of Man Light House and lived in Inch for 4 months. Parents: George GORDON, Light-house Keeper [Principal] & Mary SHANNON. Married: none. Died on July 31, 1am at Cairnryan of Phthisis, several months, as certified by John Orgill, Surgeon, Stranraer who last saw the deceased on Apr 30. Buried in Inch Churchyard as certified by John Brown, Sexton. Signed: George GORDON, Father. Registered on Aug 1 at Inch, James Lawrie, Registrar.

Gordon, Sarah 86y

Goudie, Isabella Kirkmaiden #27 - 81y. Born Donaghadee, Ireland. Lived Kirkmaiden 54y. Parents were William McMINN decd & Mary McMINN ms McDOWALL decd. Married Peter GOUDIE, Cooper decd. Children were Janet 57. James 53. Mary 54. Helen 52. Alexr decd. Alexr decd at 22 in 1838. Eliz decd at 34 in 1848. George 39. Margt 37. [note 2 separate entries for ‘Alexr’]. Died July 14 at Portlogan of Icterus, 3m duration. Certd by Geo. McBride, Surgeon who saw Decd 9 July. Buried Church Yard of Kirkmaiden. Certd by Geo. McCrackan, Undertaker.] Signed George GOUDIE, Son. Regd July 14th at Kirkmaiden. Anthony Parker, Regr.

Goudy, Helen 30y

Gray, James 5y

Gullin, John 93y

Gulline, John 93y (see Stranraer) - Inch - #5 - John GULLINE, Labourer, 93 years. Born in Co Tyrone, Ireland and lived in Inch for 40 years. Parents: [blank]. Married: Biddy VIVIHAM deceased. Children: Isabella, 51. Susan, 49. Thomas, 47. Charles, Died at age of 43 in 1851. Jane, 44. Died on Jan 23, 7pm at Balgreen of [blank] causes. Buried in Inch Churchyard as certified by John Brown, Sexton. Signed: James Henry, Inspector of Poor. Registered on Jan 25 at Inch, James Lawrie, Registrar.

Gunnion, Agnes 72y Kirkmaiden #13 - Agnes GUNNION, 72y. Born Drumore Village. Parents were George JAMIESON, Miller decd & Margaret JAMIESON ms HAINING decd. Children - Robt 55. John 53. Wm 51. Margt 49. Janet 47. Isabella 45. James decd at 23y in 1835. Agnes 40. George 35. Died Apr 17, 12pm at Drumore Village of Typhus Fever duration 18d. Certd George McBride, Surgeon who saw deceased 17th April. Buried Church Yard of Kirkmaiden. Certd by Geo. McCrackan, Undertaker. Signed Robert GUNNION, Son. Regd April 18, Kirkmaiden. Anthony Parker, Regr.

Gurrels, Elizabeth 3y