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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, John 11m

Gelston, Isabella 28y

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

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 - #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

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 81y

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

Gurrels, Elizabeth 3y