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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]

Laird, Helen 54y

Lamb, John 59y

Landers, Margaret 21y - Penninghame - #56 - Margaret LANDERS, 21 years. Born in Newton Stewart, lived there all her life. Parents: Thomas LANDERS, Shepherd & Anne KELLY. Married: none. Died on 9 July, 4pm at Barwhirran, of Consumption certified by Charles Smith - last saw deceased on 9 July. Buried in Minnigaff Churchyard, certified by Peter Stroyan, Beadle. Signed: Thomas LANDERS, Registered on 11 July at Newton Stewart, Wm Dill, Registrar.

Laurie, James 23y - Glasserton - #15 - James LAURIE, 23 years, Born: Killyleoch Dunscore parish Dumfriesshire. Parents: James LAURIE, farmer & Mary MOFFAT. Died on Nov 6, 11:30pm, Craigdow, Glasserton, of Pthisis Pulmonalis, 10 months, certified by Dunbar White, MD-last saw deceased Nov 6. Buried in Glasserton Churchyard, certified by James Laurie, Chief Mourner. Signed: James LAURIE, father. Registered on Nov 8 at Glasserton, James Gifford, Registrar.

Lavery, female no age given

Lavery, Daniel, 58y - Old Luce (see Inch, below) - #14 - Daniel LAVERY, Pauper, formerly Agricultural Labourer, 58 years. Born Drumore, lived Old Luce area 55 years. Parents: Joseph LAVERY, Agricultural Labourer deceased & Mary McCAULL deceased. Married Isabella MAXWELL. Children: Isabella, Helen, William, James, Daniel, Joseph, Minnie, Peter, Elizabeth, John. No ages given. Died March 1, 5pm at Barnuttoch, Inch. No cause of Death or Burial data given. Signed William LAVERY, son. Registered March 3, Glenluce, John Ross, Registrar.

Lavery, Daniel 58y - Inch (see Old Luce)- #16 - Daniel LAVERY, Labourer, 58 years. Born in Drumore, Ireland and lived in Inch for 55 years. Parents: Joseph LAVERY, Labourer deceased & Mary KELLY deceased. Married: Isabella MAXWELL. Children: Isabella, 40. Helen, 38. William, 36y. James, 33, David, 30y. Maria, 28. Joseph, 26. John, 21. Peter, 19. Elizabeth, 15. Died on March 1, 4:35pm at Barnuttoch of General Paralysis, 7 weeks as certified by John Wallace, Surgeon, Stranraer who last saw the deceased on Feb 24. Buried in Stoneykirk Churchyard as certified by James McCreadie. Signed: Daniel LOWERY, Son. Registered on March 2 at Inch, James Lawrie, Registrar.

Lawrie, Jane 21y - Inch - #18 - Jane LAWRIE, Domestic Servant, 21 years. Born in Innermessan and lived in Inch all her life. Parents: Samuel LAWRIE, Agricultural Labourer deceased & Jane TURNBULL. Married: none. Died on Mar 7, 00:15am at Bridge of Aird of Smallpox, 8 days as certified by Robert Wilson, Surgeon, Stranraer who last saw the deceased on March 8. Buried in Inch Churchyard as certified by John Brown, Sexton. Signed: John Janet LESLIE, her Mark [X], Aunt. Witnessed by James McCRONE of Craigcaffie & William GRAHAM of Balkerr. Registered on March 8 at Inch, James Lawrie, Registrar

Lay, Thomas 57y - Mochrum - #18 - Thomas LAY, Coast Guard, 57 years. Born in Harwish or Harwick, England. Parents: Thomas LAY, North Sea Pilot deceased & Sarah [maiden name unknown] deceased. Married: Elisabeth CARTER. Children: George Cook, Died at a ge 19 in 1846. John Carter, 26. Elisabeth Lavinia, Died at age 3 in 1833. Sarah Mary, 24. James Henry, 22. Fedrick Robertson [sic] 21. Joseph Carter, 18. Lavinia, 17. William, Died at 5 days in 1840. Caroline, 14. Edwin, Died at 5 months in 1846. Died on Aug 3, 6am at Portwilliam, of Diabetes, 8 months, certified by James McCormick, MD-last saw deceased July 25. Buried in Mochrum Churchyard, certified by Wm McCredie, Undertaker. Signed John Carter LAY, son. Registered on Aug 4 at Mochrum, D. M. Macfarlane, Registrar.

Lee, Ann 3y

Lees, John 9m - Inch - #24 - John LEES, 9 months. Born in Aird, Inch and lived there 9 months. Parents: Edward LEES, Agricultural Labourer & Jane HAND. Died on March 25, 2:15pm at Aird of Smallpox, 12 days. No medical attendant. Buried in Ivy Place Burial Ground, Stranraer as certified by Andrew Neilson. Signed: Edward LEES, father, his mark [X] witnessed by James CRONE, Craig Caffie & James Lawrie. Registered on March 30 at Inch, James Lawrie, Registrar.

Lemond, Robert Alexander 5m
Mochrum #34, Robert Alexander LEMOND, 5 months born Portwilliam, Mochrum.  Parents were George LEMOND, Ag Labourer and Agnes LEMOND maiden surname MILLIGAN.  Died Dec 5, 4am at  Portwilliam, Mochrum of Asthma duration about 4m.  Certified by James McCORMICK MD who saw deceased 'at the beginning of November.' Buried Churchyard of Mochrum, certified by James WALLACE, Undertaker.  Signed William [illegible, maybe HOLLEGAN], Uncle.  Registered Dec 5 at Mochrum.  D. M. Macfarlane, Registrar.

Lemont, Samuel 16 [drowned]

Lister, William 14y

Litterick, Jane 77y - Mochrum - #9 - Jane LITTERICK, 77 years. Born in Whithorn. Parents: James TAGGART, Farmer deceased & Margaret GUFFOG deceased. Married: John LITTERICK, Farmer deceased. Children: James, 52. Alexander, Died at age 2 in 1807. Andrew, 49. William, 46, Robert, 44. John, Died at age 40 in 1852. Jane, 38. Hugh, 36. Died on April 16, 1:30pm at Sanderrick, of Disease of the Heart, Dropsy, 3months, certified by James McCormick, Surgeon-last saw deceased April 16. Buried in Mochrum Churchyard, certified by Thomas Howie, Undertaker. Signed James LITTERICK, son. Registered on April 18 at Mochrum, C. M. Macfarlane, Registrar.

Little, male 10min - Sorbie - #17 - male LITTLE, aged 10 minutes. Born: Sorbie Village. Parents: [Father is blank] and Agness LITTLE, Domestic Servant. Died on Nov 22, 10:10am at Sorbie Village of Convulsions, 10 months as certified by Jas Dunsmore, student of Medicine who last saw the deceased on 22 Nov. Buried in Sorbie Kirkyard as certified by John Shillan, Sexton. Signed: Agness LITTLE. Registered on Dec 6 at Garliestown, James Dunsmore Registrar. 10m

Loggie, David 60y

Loggie, Elizabeth 69y

Love, Alexander 72y

Love, John 1y

Love, John 75y - Mochrum - #28 - John LOVE, Pauper, formerly Agricultural Labourer, 75 years. Born in Antrim, Ireland, lived in Mochrum over 50 years. Parents: William LOVE deceased & Catherine CAMPBELL deceased. Married: Rosanna McBRATNEY. Children: Ann, 42. David, 41. Jane, Died at age of 22 in 1838. John, Died at age of 31 in 1850. Rosannah, 35. William, 33.Catharine, 31. Margaret, 29. Agnes, 27. Alexander, 25. James, 25. Died on Oct 21, 9:30am at West Barr, Mochrum, of Catarrh and Chronic Rheumatism, 3weeks. Certified by James McCormick, MD-last saw deceased Oct 17. Buried in Mochrum Churchyard, certified by Alexander Clave, Undertaker. Signed: David LOVE, son. Registered on Oct 23 at Mochrum, D. M. Macfarlane, Registrar.

Lupton, Esther 64y
New Luce #13, Esther LUPTON, aged 64y born Marten Grange, Parish of 'Topliff', Yorkshire. Lived 40y in Scotland and 4y 10m in New Luce.  Parents were Robert CALVERT, Farmer deceased and Martha CALVERT maiden surname ELLIOT deceased.  Wed to Thomas LUPTON, Gamekeeper deceased.  Children were Edward 39.  Thomas dead age 5 in 1823.  Hellen dead age 1 in 1821.  Mary 33.  William dead age 23 in 1848. Thomas dead age 21 in 1848.  Martha 27.  Robert Calvert 23.  Died Sept 30, 10:10pm at New Luce of Dropsy duration 6m.  Certified by W. McCORNACK, Surgeon who saw deceased Sept 11.  Buried Inch churchyard, certified by John BROWN, Beadle.  Informant was Robert Lupton, Son. Registered Oct 3 at New Luce by Robert Lupton, Registrar.  [note, in Yorkshire, there is a Topcliffe in North Riding though the spelling is definitely Topliff on the Registration]

Lynd, William 3y