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Death Notices from the Wigtownshire Free Press

Transcribed by Diana Henry and Compiled by Randy Chapple
Web Update: February 2006

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EAGLESOM, Janet - D27/1/1843 - At Killemo(-)e, Kirkcowan, on the 27th ult., Janet Eaglesom, aged 89 years. She was housekeeper formerly, to Mr M'Bryde, Barlucre, for the space of 33 years.

EAGLESOME, H(ugh) - D11/5/1870 - At Kildonnan, Stoneykirk, on the 11th instant, Mr H(ugh) Eaglesome, farmer there, deeply regretted.

EAGLESOME, Jane - D30/8/1855 - At Mahaar, Kirkcolm, on the 30th instant, Miss Jane Eaglesome, niece of Mr Niven, farmer there.

EAGLESOME, Capt. Thomas - D29/4/1846 - At Dublin, on the 29th ult., Capt. Thomas Eaglesome, of the brig "Caledonia", of Stranraer.

EARL, James - D21/2/1847 - At Barrhill, parish of Colmonell, on the 21st ult., James Earl, aged 79 years.

EARL/LUSK, Margaret - D14/2/1850 - At Girvan, on the 14th ult., Margaret Earl, relict of the late Mr John Lusk, farmer, Pinmore Mains, parish of Colmonell.

EARSMAN/PATERSON, Margaret - D31/8/1843 - At Kinnelside, parish of Lochmaben, on the 31st ult., Margaret Paterson, wife of Mr John Earsman, farmer there - aged 80 years.

EASTON/MOFFATT, Ann - D2/5/1847 - At Midknock, parish of Westerkirk, on the 29th ult., the infant daughter of Mr James Moffat, farmer, there - On the 2d instant, Ann Easton, spouse of the said Mr James Moffat, aged 38 years. - On the 6th instant, Mr John Moffat, father of the above James Moffat, aged 76 years.

EASTON, Elizabeth Annie - D12/2/1866 - At Castle Street, on the 12th instant, Elizabeth Annie, aged 7 months, daughter of David Easton, Esq., M.D..

EASTON, George - D16/8/1843- At his residence, Gourock, on the 16th inst., Mr George Easton, farmer and spirit-dealer, in his 50th year. The deceased was among the tallest men in Scotland, his height being 6 feet 7 1/2 inches.

EASTON, George Winl?? - D25/1/1871 - At Castle Street, on the 25th inst., George Winl-- Aged 6 months, son of David Easton, M.D..

EASTON, Thomas - D14/6/1844 - At Liverpool, on the 14th inst., aged two years, Thomas, son of Mr Walter Easton, printer.

EDIE, Thomas - D30/4/1843 - At the Porter Lodge of Closeburn, on the 30th ult., Thomas Edie, aged nearly 90.

EDGAR, Infant - D18/12/1844 - At Gatehouse, on the 18th instant, Janet, infant daughter of Captain John Edgar, of the schooner Woodman, of Kirkcudbright.

EDGAR, Mrs. - D4/4/1863 - At Sunny Brae Cottage, Creebridge, on the 4th inst., Mrs Edgar, aged 91.

EDGAR, Alex - in the WFP 27/11/1879 - "On Tuesday morning last a fishing boat with three men left the harbour for the purpose of lifting their lines. When a short distance north of Cairnryan Point, a sudden squall from the hills struck the boat which immediately filled and went down. Two of the men named Alex Edgar and Andrew Heron, after swimming a short distance sank and were drowned. They were both natives of Stranraer and married. The other man, named James Polland, got hold of an oar and some pieces of wood by the aid of which he succeeded in keeping himself afloat until recovered by the crew of a Kirkcolm fishing boat." (From the WFP Arcives 27th November, 1879 "THE WAY WE WERE" Compiled by Andrew Hamilton)

EDGAR, Agnes - D22/10/1867 - At Market Street, on the 22nd inst. Agnes, aged 14 weeks , daughter of Mr James Edgar, fisherman.

EDGAR, Andrew - D25/6/1843 - At Ochiltree, on the 25th ult., Mr Andrew Edgar, Innkeeper, aged 8(-).

EDGAR, Charles - D1/2/1843 - At Dumfries, on Wednesday, the 1st inst., aged 69, Charles Edgar, late farmer in Glenbowan, parish of Caerlaverock.

EDGAR, Edward - D6/5/1870 - At Wigtown, on the 6th instant, Edward Edgar, fisherman.

EDGAR, Elizabeth - in WFP D4/5/1843 - At Derry, Mochrum, Elizabeth, daughter of Mr Edgar, aged 15 years.

EDGAR, Helen - D30/5/1844 - At Dumfries, on the 30th ult., Helen, daughter of Mr Edgar, Assembly Rooms, aged 14 years.

EDGAR, Isabella - D3/5/1870 - At 1 Princes Street, on the 3d inst., Isabella, aged 3 years, daughter of Mr Robert Edgar, seaman.

EDGAR, Mrs J.D. - D16/7/1843 - At the Commercial Hotel, Lochmaben, on the 16th inst., Mrs J.D. Edgar, formerly of Castle-Douglas.

EDGAR, James - D29/3/1845 - At Whithorn, suddenly, on the 29th ultimo, aged 60, Mr James Edgar, stone mason.

EDGAR/M’CREDIE, Jane - D23/12/1882 - Here at 1 Princes Street, on the 23rd inst., Jane M'Creadie, relict of Robert Edgar, seaman, aged 49 years.

EDGAR, Janet - D22/9/1844 - At Laudheads, on the 22d ult., Janet Edgar, aged 19 years, after a lingering illness.

EDGAR/WITHER, Janet - D23/8/1860 - At High Tibbert, Portpatrick, on the 23d inst., Janet Wither, aged 82 years, relict of Mr James Edgar, late in Craigmoodie.

EDGAR, John - D21/8/1843 - At Kirk of Borgue, on the 21st inst., after a lingering illness, John, youngest son of the late Mr John Edgar.

EDGAR, John - D(9)/2/1875 - Suddenly, at (Scotia?), on the (9)th inst., Mr John Edgar, aged (71) years.

EDGAR, Mrs. Joseph - D29/4/1845 - At Dumfries, on the 29th ult., in the house of Mr Gregan, Mrs Edgar, relict of the late Mr Joseph Edgar, Liverpool.

EDGAR/HAINING, Margaret - D6/5/1846 - At Risk of Borgue, on the 6th inst., after a brief illness, aged 63, Mrs Margaret Haining, widow of Mr John Edgar, much respected.

EDGAR, Margaret - D18/12/1847 - Here, at Clayhole, on the 18th inst., Mrs Margaret Edgar, aged 77 years.

EDGAR/WALKER, Mary - D20/6/1845 - At Maxwelltown, on the 20th ult., Mary Walker, widow of the late Mr Thomas Edgar, builder, Maxelltown.

EDGAR, Mary Hannay - D8/8/1878 - At Wigtown, on the 8th inst., Mary H., fourth daughter of John Edgar, aged 6 years. (Mary Hannay Edgar daughter of John Edgar and Mary Hughan was born June 26, 1872 as per IGI)

EDGAR, Robt. - D28/1/1861 - At Sheuchan Street, on the 28th inst., Mr Robt. Edgar, fisherman.

EDGAR, Robert - D20/2/1874 - Here, at 8 Millhill Street, on the 20th inst., Mr Robert Edgar, aged 31 years.

EDGAR, William - D7/5/1844 - At Creebridge, Minnigaff, on the 7th inst., after a long a tedious illness, Mr William Edgar, toll-keeper.

EDMONSTON/M’KIE, Catherine - D2/9/1860 - At Rose Street, here, on the 2d instant, Catherine Edmonston, relict of Alex. M'Kie, saddler,           Stranraer, aged 85 years.

EGELSOM, Alex. - D24/10/1844 - On the 24th ult., in the 90 (99) th year of his age, Mr Alex. Egelsom, Walton Street, Oxford Road, Manchester. He was a native of Ayr, and served his apprenticeship in New-Galloway; he removed from there to Chowbent, in Lancashire, and became a mechanic. It may be said that he was the oldest cotton-machine maker of any that are now living.

EGLIN, Samuel - D16/8/1845 - At Wigtown, on the 16th inst., Mr Samuel Eglin, aged 91 years, the oldest member of the Wigtown Friendly Society.

ELDER/SMITH, Martha - D30/3/1878 - At Dashwood Square, Newton-Stewart, on the 30th ult., Martha Elder, wife of Mr James Smith, aged 80 years.

ELIBANK, Ada Oliphant - D26/2/1852 - At Darnhall, on the26th ultimo, Ada Oliphant, second daughter of Lord and Lady Elibank, in her 9th year.

ELLICE/KEPPEL/COKE, Anne Amelia - D22/7/1844 - At Longfored Hall, on the 22d ult., Anne Amelia, Countess of Leicester. (Born Ann Amelia Keppel in 1803, married Thomas William Coke on February 26, 1822 (First Earl of Leicester) and secondly Edward Ellice on October 25, 1843 as per thepeerage.com) (inserted August 1, 1844)

ELLICE/COKE/KEPPEL, Ann Amelia - D5/8/1844 - The Dowager Countess of Leicester, daughter of the Earl of Albemarle, relict of Mr Coke of Holkham (who was subsequently Earl of Leicester), and wife of the Hon. E. Ellice, M.P. for Coventry, died on Monday last, after giving birth to a son, who survived but a few hours. (Born Ann Amelia Keppel in 1803, married Thomas William Coke on February 26, 1822 (First Earl of Leicester) and secondly Edward Ellice on October 25, 1843 as per thepeerage.com) (Inserted August 8, 1844)

ELIOT, Lady Harriet - D9/2/1855 - On the 9th instant, at the Hotel Men---, Paris, Lady Harriet Eliot, youngest daughter of the Earl of Minto, and sister of Lady John Russell.

ELLIOT/CATHCART, Countess Dowager Elizabeth - D14/12/1847 - At Cathcart House, Renfrewshire, on the 14th instant, the Countess Dowager Cathcart. (Eliazabeth Elliot married William Schaw Cathcart, 1st Earl of Cathcart on April 10, 1879 and died on December 14, 1847 as per thepeerage.com)

ELLIOT, Isobel Mason - D24/9/1855 - At Kirkcudbright, on the 24th ult., after a long illness Isobella Mason, daughter of Mr Wm E(lli)ot of the ....works, aged 10 years and 10 months. (Isabella Mason Elliott as per IGI birth Dec 15, 1844 to William Elliott and Agnes Kirkpatrick)

ELLIOT/DOUGLAS, Janet - D22/10/1847 - At Mangerton Mill, parish of Castleton, on the 22d ult., very suddenly, Janet Douglas, aged 32 years, wife of Mr Thomas Elliot, farmer there, who is left with six children, all very young, to mourn the bereavement.

ELLIOT, Margaret - D8/6/1887 - At Silver Street, Creetown, on the 8th inst., Margaret, eldest daughter of James Elliot, aged 52 years.

ELLIOT/BRYDONE, Mary - D21/7/1853 - On the 21st ultimo, at Nervi, near Genoa, the Countess of Minto, aged 67. (Mary Brydone wife of Gilbert Elliot the 2nd Earl Of Minto as per thepeerage.com)

ELLIOTT, William - D21/2/1843 - At Annan, on the 21st ult., William Duncan, gardener, aged 77 and, on the 23d, William Elliot, late tide-waiter, advanced in years.

ERSKEN, Grace - D12/2/1846 - At Creebridge, Minnigaff, on the 12th instant, Grace, daughter of Mr Samuel Ersken, black-smith there.

ERSKINE, Agnes - D30/5/1870 - At Creebridge. Newton-Stewart, on the 30th ultimo, Agnes, youngest daughter of Mr John Erskine, blacksmith.

ERSKINE, Mr. C. - D13/2/1843 - At Creebridge, on the 13th inst., Mr C. Erskine, blacksmith.

ERSKINE, Charles - D12/1/1843 - ---------Bridge End, Minnigaff, on the 12th ult., aged 38 -----Charles Erskine, blacksmith. Deceased was a (kind hear)ted, honest man, and his loss will be severely felt by (his) widow and young family. and mourned by many (friends) and acquaintances.

ERSKINE, Charles - D15/12/1870 - At Dalrymple Street, on the 15th ult., Mr Charles Erskine, aged 68 years.

ERSKINE, Lady Charlotte - D20/2/1852 - At Tunbridge Wells on the 20th ultimo, Lady Charlotte Erskine, third daughter of John Francis, 12th Earl of Mar.

ERSKINE, Elizabeth - D8/1/1881 - Here, at 38 Hanover Street, on the 8th inst., Elizabeth Erskine, Sandhead, relict of James Erskine, aged 63 years.

ERSKINE/BROWN, Hannah - D19/1/1878 - At Burnside Cottage, Glasserton, on the 19th inst., Hannah Erskine, wife of Thomas Brown, in the 70th year of her age.

ERSKINE, Robert - D12/8/1878 - Here, at Fisher Lane, Fisher Street, on the 12th inst., Robert, aged (6) years, son of Mr Wm. Erskine, blacksmith.

ERSKINE, William - D28/5/1843 - At Torhousekie, on the 28th ult., Mr William Erskine, blacksmith.

ESBIE, Catherine - D29/4/1845 - At Abbey Bank, Newabbey, on the 29th ult. Catherine, relict of the late Thomas Esbie, at a very advanced age.

ESKDALE, Benjamin - D5/12/1844 - At Parkgate, on the 5th curt., Mr Benjamin Eskdale, youngest son of Mr Robert Eskdale, farmer there, aged 22 years.

ESPIE/M’MASTER, Helen - D19/12/1891 - Here, at 42, Charlotte street, on the 19th inst. Helen M'Master, wife of Robert Espie.

ESPIE/TAYLOR, Mary - D12/11/1858 - At Russell Place, Kelvin Haugh Street, Glasgow on the 12th instant, Mary Taylor, aged 81 years, relict of (Mr) James Espie, sen., Stranraer.

ESSERY/M'CHLERY, Mary Ann - D6/12/1877 - At Killimore, on the 6th inst., Mry Ann Es---y, wife of (James) M'Chlery, aged 74 years. (Essery as per Ann Milroy)

EVANS/GALLOWAY, Elizabeth - D11/2/1875 - Here, at 23 Bridge Street, on the 11th inst., Elizabeth Galloway aged (30?) years, wife of Mr William Evans, grocer, deeply regretted.

EVANS/GORDON, Frances Emma Valentina Gordon - D22/3/1847 - At Ansford House, Somersetshire, on the 22d ult,. Frances Emma Valentina Gordon, formerly of Holm and Shirmers, Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, and widow of the late Col. George Evans, of Brickley, Suffolk.

EWAN/TEMPLETON, Jane - D18/6/1887 - At Pitcairngreen, Almondbank, Perthshire, on the 18th ult., Jane, wife of David Ewan, youngest daughter of the late Alex. Templeton, saddler, Portwilliam, aged 36 years.

EWART, Mrs - D29/1/1844 - At Harrogate, on Monday week, Mrs Ewart, mother of William Ewart, Esq., M.P. for Dumfries Burghs.

EWART, Mrs - D8/6/1844 - At Dunjop of Tongland, on the 8th inst., Mrs Ewart.

EWART, Eliza - D8/6/1844 - At Dunjab House, on the 8th inst., Eliza, the beloved wife of Robert Ewart, Esq., of Allershaw.

EWART, James - D6/12/1844 - At Milton Mill, Old Luce, on the 6th inst., James, son of Mr William Ewart, miller.

EWART, John - D31/7/1845 - At Newton-Stewart, on the 31st ult., Mr John Ewart, at the patriarchial age of 93. The deceased enjoyed the most excellent health and the use of all his faculties till within a short period of his death.

EWART/JOHNSTON, Mary - D4/6/1845 - At Franklinville, State of New York, on the 4th ult. of consumption, Mary Ewart, relict of the late John Johnston, formerly of Crocketford.

EWING/BEATTIE, Helen - D15/9/1867 - At Lochans Mill, on the 15th instant, Helen Beatta aged 21 years, wife of Mr Alexander Ewing. (Helen Beattie as per IGI marriages to Alexander Ewing Feb 2, 1866)

EWING, Mary - D19/1/1843 - At Galdenoch, parish of Stoneykirk, on the 19th inst., Mary, daughter of Mr John Ewing, farmer, aged 19 years - much and justly lamented.

EWING/M'CLYMONT, Rebecca - D10/2/1887 - At 143, M'Lean Street, Glasgow, on the 10th inst., Rebecca Ewing, widow of John M'Clymont, aged 47 years.