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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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FAGGAN, Male - in the WFP B2/4/1874 - Here, at 9 St. Andrew Street, on the 31st ult., the wife of Mr Michael Faggan, seaman, of a son (since dead).

FAIRBAIRN, Jane Margaret - D3/6/1887 - At Georgetown, Demerara, on the 3rd ult., Jane Margaret wife of P.P. Fairbairn, Esq., in her 47th year.

FAIRGRIEVE, M-- S-- - D20/4/1868 - At Castlewigg, Whithorn, on the 20th inst., M-- S-- Fairgrieve.

FAIREY, Patrick - D1/1/1878 - Here, at 57 Fisher Street, on the 1st inst., Mr Patrick Fairey, aged 19 years.

FAIRLIE, Mrs. - D2/3/1845 - At Holmes House, on the 2d instant, Mrs Fairlie, of Williamsfield, relict of William Fairlie, Esq., of Calcutta.

FAIR???,Miss - D7/6/1845 - At Kirkgate, Irvine, on the 7th inst., Miss Fair???, in the 88th year of her age.

FAIRLIE, Sir J.C. - D28/2/1852 - At Fairlie House Dundonald, on the 28th ultimo, Sir J.C. Fairlie, Bart, of Robertland and Fairlie, in his 73rd year.

FAIRLIE/KENNEDY, Lizzie - D2/4/1891 - At 18- Comely Park Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow, on the 2nd inst. Lizzie Kennedy, wife of the Rev. John Fairlie.

FAIRLEY/LINDSAY, Margaret - D2/12/1891 - At Ringuinea Moss, Stoneykirk, on the 2nd inst. Margaret Lindsay, relict of John Fairley, aged 92 years.

FAIRLIE, Peter - D31/1/1869 - At 144 Eglington Street, Glasgow, on the 31st ultimo, Peter Fairlie, late of Ayr - deeply regretted.

FARISH/STEVENSON, Jane - D12/9/1843 - At Seneca, Niagara District, on the 12th ult., Jane Stevenson, wife of Jas. Farish, Esq., and daughter of the Rev. D. Stevenson, Wilton, Roxburghshire. (Quite possibly the Niagara Falls area of Canada/USA as per Randy)

FARISH/M’NEIL, Jessy - D9/4/1843 - At Rochdale, Lancashire, on the 9th ult., Jessy Farish, wife of Mr William M'Neil, draper and tea-dealer there, The deceased was a native of Dunscore, Dumfries-shire.

FARISH, William - D4/8/1844 - At Dumfries, on the 4th instant, Mr William Farish, shoemaker, late of Dunscore village, aged 77 years.

FARQUHARSON, Eliza Gordon - D29/12/1852 - At Boulogne-sur-Mer, on the 29th ultimo, Eliza Gordon Farquharson, aged nineteen, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Hubert Farquharson, and Elizabeth Ann Farquharson.

FARRES/MILVEAN, Elizabeth - D30/6/1854 - At Newton-Stewart, suddenly, on the 30th ult., Elizabeth Milvean, wife of Alex Farres, aged 60 years.

FAULDS/HISLOP, Elizabeth - D30/9/1843 - At Beigh, Ayrshire, on the 30th ultimo, Elizabeth Faulds, wife of John Hislop, Esq., there. Her death is much lamented by a wide circle of friends. She was a steady and consistent Christian, and daily sought the promotion of the Redeemer's kingdom on earth; her life was blessed and happy, and her end was peace. Being the founder and patron of several benevolent and charitable institutions the poor have, by her death, lost a kind and charitable friend.

FAULDS, Jean - D1/6/1844 - At Dalbeattie, on the 1st inst., Jean Faulds: on the 2d inst., William Porter, formerly tenant, Meikle Culloch, aged 75; and on the 4th inst., Margaret Anderson, wife of Alexander Garmary, there.

FAULDS, Matthew - D9/9/1845 - At High Street, Ayr, on the 9th inst., Mr Matthew Faulds, seedsman.

FAWCETT, Robert M'Nabb - D14/2/1866 - At 18 Lochryan Place, on the 14th instant, Mr Robert M'Nabb Fawcett, aged 20 years. Deceased was a young man of much promise, and his early death is deeply regretted by a wide circle of attached friends.

FEAD, Janet - D24/5/1844 - At Lochmaben, on the 24th curt, after a long and painful illness, Miss Janet Fead, aged 47 years - deeply regretted.

FEAD, Thomas J. - D30/4/1844 -At Prince's Island, on the 30th April, Thomas J. Fead, Esq., Commander of the ship "Gloucester", youngest son of Lieutenant-Colonel Fead, C.B., late of the Grenadier Guards, in his 25th year. (A good guess is that this refers to Prince’s Island in Istanbul as per Google searches)

FEAT/MELBOURNE, Violet - D20/9/1845 - At Under Craigs, on the 20th ultimo, Mrs Violet Feat, relict of George Melbourne - much regretted.

FECTOR/MONTAGUE/LAURIE, Anne Wortley - D27/3/1848 - On the 27th ult., Anne Wortley Montague, widow of the late J. M. Fector, Esq., and only daughter of the late Sir Robert Laurie, Bart, M.D. for Dumfrieshire.

FEGANS, William - D4/4/1863 - At Old Land, on the 4th inst., Mr William Fegans, ploughman, greatly regretted by all who knew him.

FERGUSON Mr. - D29/3/1874 - At Crossday, Ballantrae, on the 29th ult. Mr Ferguson, farmer there.

FERGUSON, Widow - D30/3/1863 - At Kirkcowan, on the 30th ult., widow Ferguson, aged 92 years.

FERGUSON, Alexander - D4/4/1844 - At Thornhill, on the 4th inst., after a short but severe illness, aged 12 years, Alexander, only child of Mr J.D. Ferguson.

FERGUSON, Andrew - D19/6/1887 - At Arthur Street, Newton-Stewart, on the 19th inst., Andrew Ferguson, grocer and provision merchant, aged 53 years.

FERGUSON, David - D13/10/1845 - At Caley, near Gatehouse, on the 13th instant, aged 23 years, David, eldest son of Mr James Ferguson there.

FERGUSON, David - D7/5/1869 - At Portpatrick, on the 7th instant, aged 88 years, Mr David Ferguson, late farmer, Meoul, Stoneykirk.

FERGUSON/FRAZER, Helen - D11/11/1843 - At Dunriggan, on the 11th inst., at an advanced age, Helen Frazer, relict of James Ferguson.

FERGUSON/LAWSON, Helen - D5/2/1845 - At Dumfries, on the 5th current, Helen Lawson, spouse of Mr Joseph Ferguson, grocer, aged 80 years - deeply regretted.

FERGUSON/M'MILLAN, Isabella - D4/9/1887 - At Blackcraig, on the 4th inst., Isabella Ferguson, relict of Andrew M'Millan, aged 79 years.

FERGUSON/YOUNG, Jane - D15/3/1846 - At Queensberry Street, Dumfries, on th 15th instant, aged 66 years, Jane Young, spouse of the late Mr Thomas Ferguson, grain dealer, there.

FERGUSON/BARBER, Jane - D10/8/1847 - At Neilson Hall, Harwich, near Chatham, Upper Canada, the residence of her son in law, William Neilson, Esq., on the 10th August, Jane Barber, wife of Alex Fergusson, formerly in Corsock Mill, Parton - Friend in Scotland will please to accept of this notification.

FERGUSON/YOUNG, Jane - D26/12/1863 - At Shallochwreck, Ballantrae on the 26th inst., Jane Young, aged 80 years, relict of Mr Ferguson.

FERGUSON/LAMB, Jean - In the WFP D27/11/1845 - At Rute, Parish of Colmonell, after a lingering illness, Jean Lamb, wife of Mr James Ferguson, farmer there.

FERGUSON/WATT/FERGUSON, Joanna - D25/8/1887 - At 39 Tower Street, Glasgow, on th 25th ult., Joanna Ferguson, wife of James Watt, plasterer, aged 75 years.

FERGUSON, Margaret - D29/1/1871 - At Dalrymple Street, on the 29th ult., Margaret Ferguson, aged 74 years.

FERGUSON/M’EWEN, Mary - D17/11/1845 - On the 17th instant, at High Mark, Leswalt, Mary Ferguson, relict of Mr John M'Ewen.

FERGUSON, Samuel Johnston - D14/6/1929 - Samuel Johnston Ferguson died on 14th June, 1929. He was the Governor of the Reformatory School in Stranraer. Here is the the Notice of his death in the Free Press. We regret to annouce the death of Mr S.J. Ferguson, late governor of Stranraer Reformatory, which took place on Friday last. He had been in failing health for some time prior to his last illness. Coming to Stranraer a quarter of a century ago. Mr Ferguson had already a reputation as a governor of an industrial school, and those who knew the kindly interest he took in the boys under his care can testify to the value of his work in this sphere during his governorship at Stranraer. Prior to this he had been in the Cameron Highlanders and was present with his regiment at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir . He was a keen sportsman , and bowling, shooting and angling were among his interests.

This is the Pulpit Reference for Samuel Johnstone Ferguson who died on 14th June, 1929. With Thanks to Wigtown Free Press. At the close of the morning service in Sheuchan C.F. Church on Sunday, Rev. Thos. Russell said:- "Before we separate I would like to say a word about one of our members who
passed to his rest on Friday - Mr Ferguson, the late governor of the reformatory, than whom, as long as he was able, no one was more regular in his attendance at this place of worship. I am constrained to do so because no one could have served his day and generation, in many spheres more wholeheartedly, and more faithfully than he did. He had been richly endowed with strength of body and alertness of mind, and throughout the long years he shouldered his responsibilities readily and always without slackness. Born at Muirkirk nearly 70 years ago he found his way in his early manhood to the industrial area of Lanarkshire, and there he became employed in the ironworks about Mossend and Motherwell. His vigour of personality took him ultimately into the army, where he attained the rank of sergeant. He was sent out to Egypt with the force commanded by Sir Garnet Wolseley on the expedition made necessary by the rebellion of Arabi Pasha. He was with his regiment, the Cameron Highlanders, at the battle of Tel-el-Kabir, and after the settlement of affairs in Egypt was one of the non coms retained for the reconstruction of the Egyptian army in which he held commissioned rank. Marriage, however brought him back to civil life, and on his return to this country he took up reformatory school work on securing an appointment in Mossbank industrial school. After some years service there he and his wife were appointed governor and matron of the reformatory school in Stranraer. The appointment was made at a time of great difficulty, financial and otherwise for the school, but his faithful service, kindly control, and capable management through more than 25 years service gave abundant justification in the election which the directors made. He knew how to manage and control boys without oppressing them, and to maintain discipline without (fuss). He was always interested in the boys and nothing delighted him more than to hear they were making good. He was kind to them, caring for their bodies as well as for their souls, and nothing irritated him more than to hear of any of the boys when they were away from school, being neglected or slighted in any way. His was that practical kind of Christianity which lays emphasis on the (kindlier) aspects of human life, and which at the great assizes, will not go without its reward. Probably the work he did as recruiting agent in Stranraer during the war has not been sufficiently recognised but knowing the soldiers' life as he did, and the whole army routine, his service given loyally during that time of stress and
national anxiety was invaluable. He had boys of his own in the fighting line and no finer testimony could be paid to him than that, he thought of others' boys when they went away, and when they came back as if they were his own, sparing neither time nor trouble in order to secure their well-being. There are many who will remember him as a lighthearted, open handed, sympathetic, generous (soul?). We knew him here in the church as one who, while he was able, was always in his place, giving an example to the boys of a faithful and reverent worshiper in the House of God. No one could have responded more readily or more generously according to his means than he did to the maintainances of the church's cause in all departments of it's work. Some years ago he was elected a deacon, and while failing health prevented him from doing all he would have liked to do in his office, yet, to the very end he was keenly interested, and liked to know all that was going on. The claims of the young people appealed very specially to him, and year by year, as the time for their summer outing came round he made it him business to see that so far as he could make it the day would be right for them. In Mr Ferguson's death the church has lost a good friend, a loyal supporter, and a useful and very helpful member, and I am glad, associated closely as I was with him, both outside and inside the church, to pay this tribute to his memory. He had great force of character with the instinct of command which fitted him absolutely for the position he held. He had kindness of heart and a real (solicitude) for the welfare of others which kept him from all uncharitableness of speech or conduct, and which won for him the respect and esteem of the community. Now he is gone, and no words are more appropriate as we stand by the bier of our dead friend:- "Now the labourer's task is o'er * Now the battleday is past. * Now upon the further shore. * Lands the voyager at last. * Father in thy gracious keeping * Leave we now thy servant sleeping."

FERGUSON/MILLER, Susan - D1/3/1873 - At 23 Arthur Street, on the 1st inst., Susan Miller, the beloved wife of Mr John Ferguson, late crofter, Balterson, aged 76 years.

FERGUSON, Violet - D3/10/1843 - At the same place (Moniaive), on the 3d inst., very suddenly, Violet Ferguson, advanced in life.

FERGUSON, William - D18/1/1843 - At Stepends, on the 18th inst., Mr William Ferguson, for many years toll-keeper there - much regretted.

FERGUSON, William - D8/9/1845 - At Mauchline, on the 8th inst., Mr William Ferguson, student of theology, eldest son of Mr Montgomery Ferguson. He was a young man of excellent attainments and much Christian worth, and was on the point of being admitted as a preacher of the gospel.

FERGUSON, William - D9/1/1871 - At 21 Dalrymple Street, on the 9th inst., Mr William Ferguson, labourer, aged (-)0 years.

FERGUSSON, Infant Female - D26/10/1845 - At Charlotte Street, on the 26th inst., the infant daughter of Mr Robert Fergusson, gardener.

FERGUSSON, Alex. - D26/8/1843 - At Birmingham, on Saturday, the 26th ult., Mr Alex. Fergusson, aged 40 years, a native of Dumfries-shire. His death is much lamented by a numerous circle of friends.

FERGUSSON, Alex - D27/1/1846 - At Maybole, on the 27th ult., Mr Alex. Fergusson, teacher - greatly lamented.

FERGUSSON, Catherine Dalrymple - D21/9/1867 - At Edinburgh, on the 21st instant, suddenly, but after a long decline of health, Catherine Dalrymple, (fifth?) daughter of the late Sir Charles Dalrymple Ferguss(on) Bart. (Fergusson confirmed on numerous website hits as per Randy)

FERGUSSON, David - D25/6/1863 -At Lochenbreck, Kirkcudbrightshire, whether (he had) been for the benefitof his health, on the 25th ult., Mr David Fergusson, farmer, Wood of Auckland, (parish) of Wigtown, aged 67 years - deeply regretted.

FERGUSSON, Elizabeth - D20/8/1846 - At 32, Rose Hill, Liverpool, on the 20th inst., aged 43 years, Elizabeth, the wife of William Fergusson, draper - a native of Skyreburn, parish of Anwoth, Galloway.

FERGUSSON, Esther - D27/10/1843 - At St, John's Antigua, on the 27th October last, Esther, second daughter of Dr Fergusson.

FERGUSSON, Lady Henrietta - D14/5/1850 - At Oxenford Castle, on the 14th inst. the Right Hon. Lady Henrietta Fergusson, widow of Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, Bart.

FERGUSSON, Henry - D29/1/1847 - At his residence, Irving Street, Dumfries, on the 29th ult., Henry Fergusson, Esq., after a short illness borne piously, brother to the late Right Hon. Robert Cutlar Fergusson, Judge Advocate, and M.P. for the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright.

FERGUSSON/M’MEEKAN, Isabella - D25/12/1891 - At Bloomfield Cottage, Girvan, on the 25th inst., Isabella M'Meekan, wife of Peter Fergusson, ironmonger, aged 33 (38) years - (friends) omitted please accept this intimation. (Isabella McMEIKAN, 38. The cert was definitely spelled McMEIKAN but I'd think you'd have to spell it as the WFP wrote it as per Meg)

FERGUSSON, James - D19/4/1850 - At Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, on the 19th ultimo (instant), James Fergusson, Esq., W.S.

FERGUSSON/GRIERSON, Jean - D10/1/1843 - At Dunriggan, on the 10th inst., Mrs Jean Fergusson, relict of Alex. Grierson, merchant there.

FERGUSSON/M’LEAN, Jean - D7/2/1845 - At Newhouse of Locharthur, on the 7th inst., Jean M'Lean, aged 76, relict of James Fergusson.

FERGUSSON, John H. - D2/2/1845 - At Bayswater, near London, on the 2d curt, John H. Fergusson, Esq of Trochraigne, in the 75th year of his age.

FERGUSSON, Joseph - D30/9/1846 - At Assembly Street, Dumfries, on the 30th ult., Joseph, son of Mr James Fergusson, grocer.

FERGUSSON, Margaret - D4/4/1843 - At Glasgow Street, Maxwelltown, on the 4th inst., aged 49 years, Margaret Fergusson, relict of Mr John Gibson, sawyer.

FERGUSSON/MURRAY, Marion - D26/12/1847 - At Charlotte Street, Stranraer, on the 26th instant, Marion Murray, relict of the late Rev. Peter Fergusson, minister of Inch.

FERGUSSON/M'CULLOCH, Mary - in WFP 21/9/1843 - At 18, Port Street, Hyde, Manchester, after a long and painful illness, Mary Fergusson, wife of Matthew M'Culloch, painter, formerly of Dumfries, aged 28 years, much regretted.

FERGUSSON/SMITH, Mary - D1/6/1846 - At Dumfries, on the 1st inst., Mrs Mary Fergusson, wife of Mr William Smith, perfumer, Town Treasurer.

FERGUSSON, Peter - D7/4/1843 - At Laggan, Ballantrae, on the 7th inst., suddenly and unseen, Mr Peter Fergusson, innkeeper.

FERGUS(S)ON, Peter - D19/2/1864 - At Ballantrae, on the 19th inst., Mr Peter Fergus(s)on.

FERGUSSON, Robert - D2/2/1844 - At Kirkdale, suddenly, on the 2d inst., Mr Robert Fergusson, innkeeper, aged 33 years, youngest son of Mr R. Fergusson, Crocketford Tool-bar.

FERGUSSON, Captain Robert - D14/51847 - At Leamington, on th 14th instant, Captain Robert Fergusson, 79th Highlanders.

FERGUSSON, Robert Hannah - D8/12/1873 - At Glasnick, Newton-Stewart on the 8th inst. Robert Hannah Fergusson, aged (8) years.

FERGUSSON, Thomas - D16/3/1843 - At Clarencefield Academy, on the 16th inst., Thomas Fergusson, Esq., of Corrielaw.

FERGUSSON, Dr Thomas - D21/5/1845 - At St. John's, Antigua, on the 21st May, afer an illness of a few hours, Dr Thomas Fergusson.

FERGUSSON, William - D2/1/1846 - At St. John's Wood, London, on the 2d inst., William Fergusson, Esq., M.D. Inspector General of Army Hospitals, in the 73d year of his age.

FERGUSSON, William - D19/1/1846 - William Fergusson, Esq., Governor of Sierra Leone, died at sea on the 19th ult.

FERNIE, Elizabeth - D11/12/1843 - At Liverpool, on the 11th inst., aged 4 years, Elizabeth, third daughter of Mr Henry Fernie, landing-waiter, H.M. Customs there.

FERNIE, William - D1/10/1865 - At Bootle Liverpool, on the 1st instant, William Fernie, Esq., aged 84 (81) years.

FERRIER/MUIR, Agnes - D14/3/1845 - At High Street, Ayr, on the 14th instant, Agnes Muir, aged 57, spouse of Mr Robert Ferrier, late farmer in Pinminoch, parish of Girvan.

FERRIER/M'WHIRTER, Agnes - D19/7/1847 - At Cairntop, parish of Girvan, on the 19th instant, Agnes Ferrier, wife of Mr Hugh M'Whirter, farmer, there, aged 40.

FERRIER, Margaret - D11/8/1852 - At Newton, Ayr, on the 11th instant, Margaret, second daughter of Mr Robert Ferrier, late farmer in Pinmonnoch, parish of Girvan.

FERRIER, Robert - D3/1/1853 - At Newton, Ayr, on the 3d instant, Mr Robert Ferrier, late farmer in Pinminnoch, parish of Girvan, in the 80th year of his age.

FERRIER, Mr. W. - D15/12/1845 - At High Street, Ayr, on the 15th inst., Mr W. Ferrier, writer, aged 28.

FINDLAND, John - D12/4/1878 - Here, at Dalrymple Street, on the 12th inst. John Findland, aged 65 years.

FINDLAY, Still-born Female - D20/5/1847 - Here, at Queen Street, on the 20th ultimo, Mrs Hugh Findlay, of a daughter, still-born.

FINDLAY/M'CREDIE, Isabella - D16/2/1844 - At Isle of Whithorn, on the 16th inst., Isabella Findlay, relict of Mr Wm. M'Credie, mariner, aged 82 years.

FINGLAND, John - D8/6/1844 - At Thornhill, on the 8th curt, Mr John Fingland, farmer, Laught.

FINLAY, Mrs William - D11/7/1846 - At Eldrig Village, Mochrum, on the 11th inst., Mrs William Finlay, aged 52 years.

FINLAY/BELL, Ann - D21/1/1844 - At Kildarroch, Borgue, on the 21st ult., aged 82, Mrs Ann Bell, widow of Mr Andrew Finlay, and mother of Mr Andrew Finlay, watchmaker, &c, Gatehouse.

FINLAY, Helen Hannay - D2/12/1843 - At Kirkowen Village, on the 2d inst., Helen Hannay, aged two years, youngest daughter of Mr John Finlay, Kirkowen.

FINLAY/TENNANT, Isabella - D16/4/1847 - At Castle Douglas, on the 16th inst., at the house of her brother James Finlay, Eq., M.D., Isabella Finlay, wife of Mr Mungo Tennant, merchant, Strathaven.

FINDLAY, Jessie - D15/6/1846 - At the King's Arms Inn, here, on the 15th inst., Jessie, aged 16 months, daughter of Mr Findlay, vintner.

FINDLAY/M'GOWAN, Jessie - D30/8/1887 - At Blackcraig, on the 30th ult., Jessie M'Gowan, widow of Douglas Findlay, aged 67 years.

FINLAY, John - D9/10/1847 - At Grosse Island Hospital, East Indies, on the 9th October, aged 19 years, John Finlay, mariner, second son of Mr John Finlay, shoemaker, Stranraer. (See below as th location seems to have been corrected)

FINLAY, John - D?/10/1847 - At Grosse Island Hospital, Canada, on t(he) ? October, aged 19 years, John Finlay, m??? , second son of Mr John Finlay, shoemaker. (For interesting reading as an epidemic hit all incoming ships to Grosse Isle as per Randy)

FINDLAY/MILROY, Margaret - D6/12/1883 - At the house of her son-in-law, Dumfries, on the 6th inst. Margaret Milroy, widow of Thomas Findlay, Newton-Stewart.

FINDLAY, Thomas William - D6/5/1869 - At London, on the 6th instant, Thomas William Findlay, Esq., of Durban, Natal, third son of the Rev. Thomas Findlay, West Kilbride.

FINLAY, Thomas Kirkman - D18/10/1846 - Suddenly, at London, on the 18th instant, Thomas Kirkman Finlay, Esq., merchant, Liverpool, third son of the late Kirkman Finlay Esq., of Castle Toward.

FINNAN/CUNNINGHAME, Mrs Maxwell - D22/8/1846 - At Portobello, on the 22d ult., Mrs Maxwell Finnan, relict of the Rev. Charles Cunninghame of Dailly, Ayrshire.

FISHER, Alexander - D12/10/1897 At 62, St. John's Street, Whithorn, on the 12th ult, Alexander Fisher, eldest son of the late John Fisher, clothier, Gatehouse, aged 28 years.

FISHER, James - D27/10/1843 - At Edinburgh, on the 27th ult., James Fisher, for nearly forty years compositor in the employment of Messrs Oliver and Boyd. He dropped down suddenly while at work, and expired shortly after.

FISHER, Martha - D4/5/1843 - At Gatehouse, on the 4th inst., Martha Fisher, aged 69, after a severe illness, which she bore with becoming fortitude.

FISHER, Thomas - D11/2/1864 - Here, at Hanover Square, on the 11th inst., suddenly, Mr Thomas Fisher, Superintendent of Burgh Police.

FITZGERALD, Henry - D19/12/1843 - at Challoch, parish of Leswalt, on the 19th instant, Mr Henry Fitzgerald, aged 68 years.

FITZGERALD, Vice Admiral Sir Robert Lewis - D17/1/1844 - At Bath, on the 17th ult., in the 69th year of his age, Sir Robert Lewis Fitzgerald, Kat. K.C.H., Vice Admiral of the Red.

FITZGIBBON/WHALEY, Anne - D13/1/1844 - On the 13th inst., at her house, in Belgrave Square, London, the Countess Dowager of Clare. (Anne Whaley married John FitzGibbon in 1786 who was made 1st Earl of Clare in 1795. No mention of her birth or death could be found. Her two sons John (2nd Earl) and Robert Hobart (3rd Earl) had wives that lived to 1879 and 1865 respectively)

FITZROY, George Henry - D28/9/1844 - At his seat, Euston Hall, Suffolk, on the 28th ult., the Duke of Grafton, aged 84. (George Henry FitzRoy 4th Duke of Grafton as per

FLEMING, Mrs - D25/5/1843 - Suddenly at Langholm, on the 25th ult, Mrs Fleming, relict of John Fleming, joiner there, aged 88.

FLEMING, Rev. Dr Alexander - D10/6/1844 - THE REV. DR FLEMING OF NEILSTON. - This venerable and talented clergyman died at Neilston Manse, on the 10th inst., in the 75th year of his age, and 40th of his ministry. (Book by MacDonald, Alexander. Man of Principle: Alexander Fleming, Minister of Neilston Parish Church 1804-1844. Alexander Fleming Appreciation Society. Plates, 58pp. From

FLEMING, Rev. George - D10/2/1844 - At Dumfries, on the 10th inst., in his 34th year, the Rev. George Fleming, sixth son of the late Rev. John Fleming, of Hayrigg, Westmoreland.

FLEMING/M'WILLIAM, Margaret - D13/3/1844 - At Kirkcowan, on the 13th instant, in child-bed, aged 46 years, Margaret Fleming, spouse of Mr Alexander M'William - deservedly regretted.

FLEMING, Margaret - D4/8/1887 - here, at Dalrymple Street, on the 4th inst., Margaret Fleming.

FLEMING/LINDSAY, Mary - D3/5/1845 - At Dalbeattie, on the 3d inst., Mary Lindsay, relict of the late Nathaniel Fleming, mariner.

FLEMING, Mary - D17/4/1878 - At Castle-Kennedy, Inch, on the 17th inst., Mary, daughter of Mr James Fleming, shoemaker, aged 2 1/2 years.

FLEMING/HOUSTON, Mary Ann - D8/5/1870 - At 54 Glebe Street, on the 8th inst., Mary Ann Fleming, aged 52 years, relict of Mr Andrew Houston, shoemaker.

FLEMING, Rev. William - D18/12/1845 - At West Calder, on the 18th inst., the Rev. William Fleming, A.M., in the 69th year of his age and 48th of his ministry. (Probably West Cadder rather than Calder as per Randy)

FLETCHER, Edward - D23/9/1846 - At his house, Pierremont, near Broadstairs, on the 23d ult., Edward Fletcher, Esq., of Corsock, in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, and of Park Street, Grosvenor Square, London, aged 84 years.

FLETCHER, Helen - D20/3/1847 - At Langholm, on the 20th ult,. Helen Fletcher; on the 22d ult., Mr James Irving, aged 79; on the 23d ult., Catherine Young, relict of Mr Philip Corrie, clockmaker, there, aged 79 ; on the 25th ult., Mr Thos. Lawson, aged 56; on the 27th ult., Mr James Dalgliesh, hosier, aged 63.

FLETCHER/GEDDES, Isabella - D3/5/1844 - At Langholm, on the 3d inst., Isabella Geddes, spouse of Mr Wm Fletcher, cooper, aged 99 years.

At New Langholm, on the 11th Helen Grieve, advanced in life.

FLETCHER, Jane Harkness - in the WFP D2/2/1843 - At Castle-Douglas, lately, Jane Harkness Fletcher, daughter of Mr John Fletcher, sailmaker, She was aged 19, was an affectionate and dutiful child, and her early decease is greatly lamented by her friends.

FLETCHER, William - D19/12/1846 - At Langholm, on the 19th instant, William Fletcher, Cooper, aged 81.

FLINCH, Nancy - D30/5/1845 - At Wigtown, on the 30th ultimo, Nancy Flinch, aged 89 years.

FLOWER, James - D17/4/1850 - On the 17th instant, Sir James Flower, of Millhill, Hendon, Baronet, aged 55.

FLOWERDEW, Rev. James - D22/8/1845 - At Graybank, Nethergate, Dundee, on the 22d ult., the Rev. James Flowerdew, minister of Fordown, in the 20th year of his ministry.

FLYNN, Robert - D8/12/1883 - At Low Vennel, Wigtown, on the 8th inst, Robert Flynn, advanced in years.

FORBES/BURNETT, Catherine - D14/1/1853 - At Banchory Lodge, on the 14th instant, Mrs Catherine Forbes, in the 94th year of her age, widow of Alexander Forbes, Esq., of Schivas, and only daughter of Sir Thomas Burnett, sixth Baronet of Leys.

FORBES, Sir Charles - D23/5/1852 - At Funchal, Maderia, on the 23d ult, Sir Charles Forbes, Baronet, of Newe and Edinglassie, Aberdeenshire, in the 20th year of his age.

FORBES/KER, Harriet Louisa Ann - D11/7/1845 - At 17 Ainslie Place, Edinburgh, on the 11th inst., Mrs Forbes, wife of the Hon Lord Medwyn.

FORBES, Capt. John - D29/5/1850 - At Boulougne-sur-Mer, on the 29th ultimo, Capt. John Forbes, late of the 92nd Highlanders, aged 48 years.

FORBES, Margaret - D17/4/1844 - At Edinburgh, on the 17th instant, Miss Margaret Forbes, daughter of the late Rev. David Forbes, minister of Borgue.

FOREST, Bridget - D29/8/1846 - At Causey, parish of Urr, on the 29th, ult., Bridget, wife of Mr Robert Forest, justly regretted.

FORGIE, Thomas - D7/10/1846 - At Montgomerie Street, Girvan, on the 7th instant, Mr Thomas Forgie, innkeeper, aged 83.

FORMAN, Rev. Adam - D27/5/1843 - At Kirkintilloch, on the 27th ult., the Rev. Adam Forman, minister of that parish, aged 83.

FORREST, Mrs - D23/7/1844 - At same place, (Kircudbright) on the 23d ult., in her 90th year, Mrs Forrest, relict of Mr Forrest, surgeon, whom she survived 40 years.

FORREST/GARDINER, Sarah - D7/3/1850 - At Bothwell Manse, on the 7th instant, Sarah Forrest, wife of the Rev. Dr Gardiner.

FORRESTER, William - D9/12/1845 - At Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire, on the 9th inst., aged 23 years, William Forrester, late merchant, Merthy Tydvil, Wales - deeply regretted.

FORSTER, John - D12/9/1844 - At Longtown, on the 12th inst., Mr John Foster, blacksmith, at an advanced age; same place on the 16th Francis O'Brien, cattle drover, of Dumfries, on his way from London to Dumfries, aged 60 years.

FORSYTH/ANDERSON , Agnes - D7/10/1846 - At Kilumpha, Kirkmaiden, on the 7th inst., Mrs Agnes Forsyth, wife of Mr W. Anderson - much and greatly regretted by her family and friends.

FORSYTH, Agnes - D22/2/1855 - At Glenapp, on the 22d ult., Agnes Forsyth, aged 85 years.

FORSYTH, Rev. Dr. Alexander - D18/6/1843 - Suddenly, at the Manse of Belhelvie, on the morning of Sunday, the 18th inst., the Rev. Dr Forsyth, for fifty-two years minister of the parish. (Reverend Dr. Alexander James Forsyth as per

FORSYTH, David - D14/9/1843 - At Old Bridge Street, Maxwelltown, on the14th inst., David, son of Mr William Forsyth, baker.

FORSYTH, Rev. J. LL.D. - in the WFP D13/7/1843 - At Belhelvie, Aberdeen, the Rev. J. Forsyth, LL.D., minister of that parish, the inventor of the percussion gun, and a near relative of Lord Brougham. (The Rev James Forsyth served Belhelvie from 1766-1790 when his son, the above Alexander, succeeded him. Alexander was the one who received renown for inventing the percussion lock not his father James. I was unable to find a date of death for his father, but his father James would have had to be approximately 100 if he lived to 1843. The other option is that this is in fact an error and it should have been Rev A. J. Forsyth. This seems odd since this was inserted July 13, 1843 and the Death Notice for Alexander was inserted two weeks previous on June 29, 1843, so the staff at the WFP should have picked up on it - addenda as per Randy)

FORSYTH, Mrs James - D29/8/1843 - At Birmingham, on Sabbath, the 29th ult., Mrs James Forsyth, aged 27 years - deeply regretted. (Inserted Sept 21, 1843)

FORSYTH, Mrs James - D20/8/1843- At Birmingham, on the 20th August, (not the 29th, as stated last week.) Mrs James Forsyth, aged 27 years, - much and deeply regretted. (Inserted Sept 28, 1843)

FORSYTH, Mrs James - D24/6/1887 - At Upper Bar, Penninghame, on the 24th ult., Mrs Forsyth, widow of James Forsyth, late of Barhoise, Kirkcowan, aged 79 years.

FORSYTH, Margaret - D29/3/1846 - At Newton-Stewart, on the 29th ult., Miss Margaret Forsyth, schoolmistress, aged 35 years; and, on the 30th Mr Wm. Oliver, merchant, aged 68.

FORSYTH, Mary - D13/1/1846 - At Ladyfield, Dumfries, on the 13th inst., Mary, second daughter of W. Forsyth, Esq..

FORSYTH/HUNTER, Mary - D31/1/1889 - At Ou(gh--) New Zealand,on January 31st, Mary, youngest daughter of the late William Hunter, Montford, Ardrossan, and wife of John Forsyth, False Inlet (Islet), New Zealand, in her 57 year.

FORSYTH, William - in WFP D14/9/1865 - At Reifferpark, near Garliestown, after a short illness Mr William Forsyth, farmer there.

FORTESCUE/BLAIR, Mrs (probably Catharine) - D17/12/1847 - At Harcourt Terrace, Dublin, of influenza, on the 17th instant, Mrs Fortescue of Stephenston, eldest daughter of the late Col. Blair of Blair. (Probably Catherine (Eglantine); Stephenson; Lou>Dublin DUB IRL; Cork Examiner (COR IRL); 1847 12 22 dja as per

FOSTER, James - D17/4/1844 - At Langholm, on the 17th ult., James, son of Mr Wm. Foster, joiner, aged 6 years.

FOSTER/MORLAND, Mary - D23/2/1852 - At George Street, here, on the 23d instant, aged 26 years, Mary Foster, wife of Mr John Morland, sailor.

FOSTER/M’CLOY, Mary - D3/6/1860 - At same place (Stewarton, Kirkolm), on the 3d inst., Mary M'Cloy, wife of Mr John Foster, tailor.

FOSTER, Mary - D27/12/1860 - At Sheuchan Street, on the 27th ult., Mary Foster, advanced in years.

FOSTER, Richard - D9/2/1844 - at New-Langholm, on the 9th curt., Richard Foster, weaver there, aged 55 years.

FOSTER, Thomas Skeffington - D18/1/1843 - On the 18th ult., T.S. Foster, Viscount Ferrard, son (of) the celebrated John Foster, first Lord Oriel; and (?) speaker of the Irish House of Commons. (Thomas Skeffington Foster 2nd Viscount Ferrard and 2nd Baron Oriel as per

FOULDS/CROSBIE, Marion - D1/8/1845 - At New Galloway, on the 1st instant, Marion Foulds, aged 52 years, wife of Mr John Crosbie, shoemaker there.

FOULIS, Major General Sir David - D12/4/1843 - At Bruntsfield Lodge, on the 12th instant, Major General Sir David Foulis, K.C.B., in the 74th year of his age.

FOWLER, Jessie - D10/3/924 - At Dargoals cottage, on the 10th inst., Jessie Fowler, in her 90th year, - Funeral to Glenluce Cemetery, on Thursday, at 2 p.m.

(?FOWLES?), Major General Sir David - D12/4/1843 - At Bruntsfield Lodge, on the 12th instant, Major General Sir David (Fowles) K.C.B. in the 74th year of his age.

FRANCE, John - D30/3/1844 - At Helensburgh, on the 30th ult. of typus fever, caught in the discharge of his professional duties, John France, Esq., surgeon, in his 36th year, eldest son of the late Rev. James France, minister of the gospel, Minnyhive.

FRASER, Agnes - D23/5/1844 - At Dumfries, on the 23d curt, Agnes Fraser, aged 86 years, widow of the late John Fraser, after a confinement of 14 years.

FRASER, Alexander - D27/4/1855 - At Isle Farm, on the 27th ult. at the advanced (age of) 85, Alexander Fraser, farmer there. Deceased was -------son of considerable mental attainments, wh--- ---though unostentatious piety secured the -------and respect of all. He died as quietly as he had lived (and was) almost the last of a generation which, in the (neighbour)hood, is passing away.

FRASER, Mrs Charles - D6/11/1847 - At 8, Mary's Place, Edinburgh, on the 6th inst., Mrs Charles Fraser, formerly of Stranraer, advanced in years.

FRASER, Hugh - D8/3/1846 - At Ervie, Kirkcolm, on the 8th inst., Hugh Fraser, aged 91 years.

FRASER/M'CREDIE, Margaret - D29/3/1845 - At Fell, Glasserton, on the 29th ultimo, after a protracted and painful illness, borne with Christian fortitude and patience, Mrs M'Credie, aged 74 years. (MI from Whithorn Old Churchyard, No 2 in the JE Birchman book - Also his mother Margaret Fraser, who died the 29th March 1845 aged 74 years (one line from a long transcription) as per Diana)

FRASER/SLOANE, Mary - D25/5/1870 - At 40 Dalrymple Street, on the 25th ult., Mary Fraser, aged 49 years, relict of Mr William Sloane, forester.

FRASER, Rebecca - D6/9/1843 - At Hawick, on the 6th inst, Rebecca, youngest daughter of Robert Fraser, Esq., merchant; same day and place, Mr Gideon Ker, grocer and spirit-dealer.

FRASER, Stewart - D27/8/1845 - At Portyerrock, Parish of Whithorn, on the 27th ult., Mr. Stewart Fraser - aged 75 years.

FRASER/M'KIE, Susan - D5/2/1847 - At Wigtown, on the 5th inst., Susan Fraser, relict of Mr Peter M'Kie, formerly in Officer's Croft, Glenluce.

FRASER, William - D23/2/1843 At his father's house, Dumfries, on the 23d ult., deeply regretted, William, fifth son of Provost Fraser, a youth of the highest promise and amiability, cut off in the prime of his days, amidst the fairest prospects of future usefulness. But he was prepared for the great change; and his death-bed presented a scene of lively hope, faith, and resignation, from which the oldest Christian might have derived edification.

FRASER, Wm.- D29/12/1846 - At Bootle, near Liverpool, on the 29th ultimo, Mr Wm. Fraser. He was a native of the parish of Whithorn.

FRATER/M'EWEN, Jean - D4/8/1852 - At Kirkcudbright, on the 4th instant, Mrs Jean M'Ewen, aged 33 years, wife of Mr George Frater, flesher.

FRAZER/AULD, Agnes - D11/8/1843 - At Edinburgh, on the 11th inst., Agnes, youngest daughter of the late Mr David Auld, Inverkeithing, Fifeshire, and wife of Mr John Forster Frazer, late Editor of the "Ayr Observer."

FRAZER, Agnes - D13/11/1843 - At Moniaive, on the 11th inst., Mr John M'Cheyne, gardener, aged 71. - Same place, on the 13th inst., Mrs Agnes Frazer, advanced in life.

FRAZER/FERGUSON, Helen - D11/11/1843 - At Dunriggan, on the 11th inst., at an advanced age, Helen Frazer, relict of James Ferguson.

FREDRICK, Mary - D18/5/1847 - At Dumbreddan, parish of Stoneykirk, on the 18th inst., Mary, third daughter of Mr Fredrick, farmer, Dumbreddan.

FREEL, Francis - D23/3/1874 - Here, at Dalrymple Street, on the 23rd inst. Mr Francis Freel, aged 76 years.

FREELAND, Rev. Wm. - D5/11/1847 - At Buchanan Manse, on the 5th inst., the Rev. Wm. Freeland, in the 42d year of his ministry.

FREELING, Sir Francis - D14/9/1845 - At Sussex Square, London, on the 14th inst., Sir Francis Freeling, Bart., in the 29th year of his age.

FREW, John - D6/8/1845 - At Main street, Newton, Ayr, on the 6th instant, Mr John Frew, merchant, aged 83 years.

FROOD/M’KIE, Agnes - D9/5/1844 - At Dumfries, on the 9th instant, Mrs Agnes Frood, relict of the late Mr Nathaniel M'Kie, tailor - advanced in years.

FROST, Benjamin - D12/1/1884 - At Isle of Whithorn, on the 12th inst., after a long illness, Benjamin Frost, aged 46 years.

FULLARTON, Mrs - D5/7/1846 - At Chapelheron, parish of Whithorn, on the 5th inst., William, youngest son of Mr M'Connel, farmer, aged 3 years, and, on the same day, Mrs Fullarton, late of Barsalloch, aged 79 years.

FULLERTON, Duncan - D14/5/1845 - At St. John's, New Brunswick, on the 14th May, by a fall from the topmast of the ship "Eglinton", of Greenock, Duncan, second son of Mr D. Fullerton, Ayr.

FULLARTON, Elizabeth Reay - D6/10/1845 - At Edinburgh, on the 6th instant, Elizabeth Reay Fullarton, eldest daughter of the late Lewis Fullarton, Esq., of Kilmichael, Island of Arran, aged 77.

FULLARTON/MacGEOCH, Ellen - D12/8/1878 - At Whithorn, on the 12th inst., Ellen Fullarton, relict of Mr MacGeoch.

FULLERTON, Henry - D10/8/1845 - At Castle-Douglas, on the 10th ult., Mr Henry Fullarton, at the advanced aged of 80 years.

FULLARTON, Captain John - D21/3/1845 - At Kirkmichael House, Isle of Arran, on the 21st inst., Captain John Fullarton.

FULLARTON, Mary - D7/3/1845 - At Woodside, Lamlash, Arran, on the 7th instant, after a lingering illness, Miss Mary Fullarton, daughter of Mr Alexander Fullarton, Paisley.

FULLERTON/ANDERSON, Mary - D6/12/1846 - At Castle Douglas, on the 6th inst., Mary Anderson, relict of Henry Fullerton, aged 76 years.

FULLERTON, Philip K. - 26/1/1848 - At Port Robinson, Niagara District, Canada West, on the 26th January last, Philip K. Fullarton, Esq., fourth son of the late W. Fullarton, Esq. of Skelton, Ayrshire.

FULLERTON, Colonel Stuart Murray - D20/5/1844 - At Righouse, near Irvine, on the 20th ult. Colonel Fullarton of Fullarton. Colonel Fullarton commanded the Galloway Militia during the last war, and, as many may still recollect, trained it up to a high degree of efficiency. Latterly he acted as Collector of Customs at Irvine, in a way which gave satisfaction to all. (Stuart Murray as per “Fullerton History in Scotland” as posted on the Internet)