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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]



Sally, Mary 25y [Innis]

Sanderson, 1d [gender unknown]

Saul, William 17m

Savage, Janet 67y

Scott, William 94y - Kirkcowan - #1 - William SCOTT, 94 years, born in County Down. Lived over 70 years in this district. Parents: William SCOTT, Labourer & Elizabeth DOUGLAS. Married: Ellen SCOTT. Children: Sons William, John, Samuel, Henry and Robert whose ages were not known. Daughters Elizabeth, 49. Mary, 47 and Margaret, 45. Died on Jan 3, 3:30am "in his own house in the village of Kirkcowan"of Age and Frailty. Last seen Jan 1, by James Gillespie. Buried in Kirkcowan Churchyard, certified by James McKie, Gravedigger. Signed: Margaret SCOTT, her mark [X], Augusta McNaughton - witness to the mark. Registered at Kirkcowan on Jan 3, John McNaughton, Registrar.

Service, female 2 hours

Shaw, Susan 17y

Shearer, Elisabeth see McHaffie

Shillan, Jane Hannay 76y - Burgh of Wigtown - #19 - Jane Hannay SHILLAN, Servant, 76 years. Born in Wigtown and lived there all of her life. Parents: John SHILLAN, Overseer deceased & Agnes STEWART deceased. Married: none. Died on Mar 15, 11am at Wigtown of Asthma and Debility, 3 weeks, certified by David Broadfoot, Surgeon - last saw the deceased on Mar 14. Buried in Wigtown Churchyard, Peter H McQUEEN, Undertaker. Signed: Peter H. McQUEEN. Registered on Mar 27 at Wigtown, Wm Carson, Registrar.

Skimming, Charles 76y

Skimming, David74y

Slaven, Margaret 65y [Gibson]

Sloan, Agnes 76y

Sloan, Barbara 95y - Old Luce - #6 - Barbara SLOAN, Pauper, formerly Domestic Servant, 95 years. Born in Ayrshire, lived in Old Luce 60 years. Parents: William MURDOCH, Farmer deceased & Mary MURDOCH deceased. Married: Robert SLOAN, molecatcher. Children: none. Died on Feb, 5:30am at Glenluce, of Age and Frailty, with Heart Disease, 6 months. Certified by Wm McCornack, Surgeon -last saw decd on Jan 24. Buried in Glenluce Churchyard , certified by John McKie, Undertaker. Signed: Robert SLOAN, husband, registered on Feb 2 at Glenluce, John Ross, Registrar.

Sloan, John 74y - Mochrum - #21 - John SLOAN, 74 years. Born in Mochrum. Parents: William SLOAN, Weaver & Mary AITKEN. Married: Mary MILHURCH [?]. Children: Peter 45. Mary, 43. John, 41. William, 40, Susan, 38. John Husan or Hasan, deceased. Died on Sept 12 at Port William, Mochrum of Natural death, gradual decay, no medical attendant. Buried Mochrum Churchyard, certified by Wm McCredie, Undertaker. Signed: Wm McCREDIE, joiner, Port William. Registered on Sept 14 at Mochrum, A. Young, Asstistant Registrar.

Smith, Alexander 6y - Stoneykirk - #25 - Alexander SMITH, 6 years. Born in Kirklauchlin and has lived in Stoneykirk all his life. Parents: Janet SMITH, Domestic Servant and [blank] Died on June 3, 9:30pm at Kirklauchlin, of Unknown causes, 5 weeks. No medical attendant last days. Buried in Stoneykirk Churchyard, certified by James McCreadie, Church Officer & Alexander SMITH, Grandfather. Signed: Alexander SMITH, Grandfather. Registered on June 6th at Stoneykirk, Thomas Kennedy, Registrar.

Smith, Elisabeth 45y [Wilson]

Smith, Helen 58y

Smith, Jane 8m - Kirkmaiden - #9 - Jane SMITH, 8 months. Born in Drumore Village. Parents: Henry SMITH, Ship's carpenter & Jessie THORBURN. Died on Mar 29, 3:30am at Drumore Village, of Consumption, 10days, not certified. Buried in Kirkmaiden Churchyard, certified by George McCrackan, Undertaker. Signed Henry SMITH, father. Registered on April 3 at Kirkmaiden, Anthony Parker, Registrar.

Smith, John 2y

Smith, Margaret 67y [McBurnie] - Burgh of Wigtown - #15 - Margaret SMITH, maiden name McBURNIE, 67 years. Born in County Armagh, Ireland and lived in Wigtown for 50 years. Parents: John McBURNIE, Weaver, County Armagh, Ireland & No mother listed. Married: Samuel SMITH, Labourer deceased. Children: Mary, Died at age 22 in 1811. John, 40. Thomas, 37. Mary, Died at age 35 in 1854. Margaret, 33. Agnes, 31. Samuel, 25. Letitia, 23. Died on Feb 27, 6pm at High Vennal, Wigtown, of Asthma, 1 month, certified by David Broadfoot, Surgeon - last saw the deceased on Feb 25. Buried in Wigtown Churchyard, certified by Wm McKie, Undertaker. Signed: Thomas SMITH, son. Registered on Mar 2 at Wigtown, Wm Carson, Registrar.

Smith, Mary 10d

Smith, Rosanna 55y - Inch - #31 - Rosanna SMITH, Pauper, formerly Domestic Servant, 55years. Born in County Down, Ireland. Lived in Inch 30years. Parents: Mathew GRAHAM, Agricultural Labourer deceased & Elizabeth McCAIG deceased. Married: William SMITH, Agricultural Labourer deceased. Children: Elizabeth Died at age 4 in 1842. Mary, 22. Died on July 12, 10:00pm at Cairnryan, of Cancer of the Stomach, 1year. Certified by John Orgill, Surgeon, Stranraer-last saw deceased April 30. Buried in Inch Churchyard, certified by John Brown, Sexton. Signed: Mary SMITH, daughter. Registered on July 17 at Inch, James Lawrie, Registrar

Smith, Thomas 3y - Stranraer - #51 - Thomas SMITH, 3 years. Born in Stewarton, Ayrsh, Ireland and he lived in Stranraer for 2 years. Parents : Hugh SMITH, Bookseller & Mary CURRIE. Died on April 21, 10am at Fisher Street, Stranraer, of Hydrocephalus, 14 days, certified by John Orgill, Surgeon. Buried in Stranraer Churchyard, certified by John Hood. Signed: Hugh SMITH, father. Registered on April 30 at Stranraer, Wm Galbraith, Registrar.

Smith, William 49y - Burgh of Wigtown - #13 - William SMITH, Labourer, 49 years. Born in County Armagh, Ireland and lived for 11 years in Wigtown. Parents: William SMITH, Labourer & Jean McKENNA. Married: Isabella RENNIE. Children: Mary Ann and Jane, twins, 22y. John, born 1834, died aged 16 months. Elizabeth, 17. John, 14. James, born in Mar 1853, died aged 2 years. Isabella, 8. Died on Feb 20, 5pm at Wigtown, of Asthma, 7 years. Certified by David Broadfoot, Surgeon - last saw the deceased on Feb 20. Buried in Wigtown Churchyard, certified by Wm McKie, Undertaker. Signed: Isabella, her Mark [X], wife. Witnessed by Wm McCLURE, Clerk & John PATERSON, Clerk. Registered on Feb 23 at Wigtown, Wm Carson, Registrar.

Snoddon, Janet 45y

Spence, male 11d - Inch - #28 - male SPENCE, 11 days. Born in Doss, Inch. Parents: John SPENCE, Agricultural Labourer & Mary RITCHIE. Died on June 11, 10:05pm at Doss of Unknown causes. No medical attendant. Buried in Inch Churchyard as certified by John Brown, Sexton. Signed: John SPENCE, Father. Registered on June 12 at Inch, James Lawrie, Registrar.

Stafford, Jessie 23y

Stanhope, Cathrine 60y - Sorbie - #14 - Catherine STANHOPE, 60 years. Born in County Down, Ireland, lived in Sorbie for 30 years. Parents: Pears STANHOPE, Agricultural Labourer deceased & Catherine MACKLINMAIN[?] deceased. Married: none listed. Children: Agnes McCRACKAN, 41. [yes, no marriage listed] Died on Sept 22, 4am at Sorbie Village, of Chronic Disease of Stomach, 6 months. Certified by Dunbar White, MD - last saw deceased on Sept 21. Buried in Sorbie Kirkyard, certified by John Shillan, Sexton. Signed: Agnes THURSTON, maiden name McCRACKAN, daughter, her mark[X] witnessed by John RANKINE and Robert WILD. Registered on Sept 25 at Garliestown, Jas Dunsmore, Registrar.

Steven, Annabella 86y

Stevenson, Andrew 33y - Sorbie - #9 - Andrew STEVENSON, 33 years. Born in Whithorn, l ived in Sorbie for 5 months. Parents: James STEVENSON, Mariner & Jean McKIE. Married: none. Died on May 23, 11:50pm at Garliestown, of Jaundice, 10 days, certified by Jas Dunsmore, student of Medicine - last saw deceased on May 23. Signed: David STEVENSON, brother. Registered: May 25 at Garliestown, Jas Dunsmore, Registrar.

Stevenson, Ann 87y - Portpatrick - #3 - Ann STEVENSON, Pauper, 87 years. Born in Armagh, Ireland. Lived in Portpatrick 9 years. Parents: William HALADY, Farmer & Helen McNAIRY. Married: Samuel STEVENSON deceased. Children: Agnes. James. Margaret. Samuel. Hance. Mary, John. George. 'Did not know ages'. Died on 18 Jan, 8:15am at Portpatrick Village, of Consumption, 3 months. No medical attendant. Buried in Portpatrick Churchyard, certified by James Jess, Undertaker. Signed: Mary STEVENSON, her mark[X], daughter. Witnessed by Helen [surname unreadable, but not any seen in this document], and Catharine Niven. Registered on Jan19 at Portpatrick, Andrew Niven, Registrar.

Stevenson, John 87y - Kirkinner - #8 - John STEVENSON, Labourer, 87 years. Born in Mucarallie [?] Ireland. Lived in Kirkinner 50 years. Parents: John STEVENSON, Labourer & Margaret SMART. Married: Letitia SOMERVILLE. Children: Margaret, 60. Jane Died at age 56 in 1833. Eliza, 50. Isabella, 48. Letitia, 40. James, 38. Sarah, 36. Died on Feb 11, 4:00am at Low Barness, Kirkinner, of General Decay of Nature. No medical attendant. Buried in Kirkinner Churchyard, certified by William McCrackan, Undertaker. Signed by William McCLELLAND, his mark [X], son-in-law. Witnesses Isabella LEWIS and Mary LEWIS. Registered on Feb 12 at Kirkinner, Willam Lewis, Registrar.

Stevenson, Sarah 62y - Kirkmaiden - #12 - Sarah STEVENSON, 62 years. Born in Drumore Village. Parents: George JAMIESON, Miller deceased & Margaret HAINING deceased. Married: William STEVENSON, shoemaker. Children: Janet, Died at age 31 in 1849. Jane, 38. George, 35. Margaret and Helen, twins, age 28. James, Died at age 2 in /1832. James, 20. Died on April 16 5am in Drumore Village, of Typhus Fever, 18 days, certified by George McBride, Surgeon-last saw deceased April 15. Buried in Kirkmaiden Churchyard, certified George McCrackan, Undertaker. Signed William STEVENSON, 'Husband'. Registered on April 16 at Kirkmaiden, Anthony Parker, Registrar.

Stewart, male 3d - Mochrum - #29 - male STEWART, 3 days. Born in Portwilliam, Mochrum. Parents: Jessie STEWART, Agricultural Labourer. Died on Oct 22, 10pm at Portwilliam, Mochrum, of Congestion of the lungs and brain. Certified James McCormick, Surgeon-last saw deceased an hour before death. Also seen by Samuel Snowdon, MD, and John McMaster, Surgeon both of Wigtown who examined the body after death. Signed: George Black, Procurator Fiscal, Informant. Buried in Mochrum Churchyard, certified by James Cumming, Undertaker. Signed: Grace McMILLAN, Her mark [X], Grandmother. James KELLY, witness. Alexander MARTIN, witness. Registered on Oct 23 at Mochrum, D. M. Macfarlane, Registrar.

Stewart, Agnes 67y - Burgh of Whithorn - #37 - Agnes STEWART, 67 years. Born in Whithorn Parish. Parents: Gordon STEWART, Farmer deceased & Margaret McGUFFOG deceased. Married: none. Died on Sept 23, 10:30am at Main Street, Whithorn of Acute Bronchitis, 8 days, certified by Dunbar White, MD - last saw the decd on 23 Sept. Buried in Glasserton Churchyard, not certified. Signed: John, STEWART, Brother. Registered on Sept 29 at Whithorn, Wm Kelly, Registrar.

Stewart, Andrew 89y - Stoneykirk - #3 - Andrew STEWART, Agricultural Labourer, 89 years. Born in Portpatrick, lived in Stoneykirk 42 years. Parents: Alexander STEWART, Labourer deceased & Agnes KENNEDY deceased. Married: first, Agnes KENNEDY deceased. Married: second, Janet McBRYDE Children - no notation as to which was the mother; William, Died at age 34 in 1832. Jane, Died at age 1 in 1801. Andrew, 52. Robert, Died at age 33 in 1837. Jane, Died at age 30 in 1836. John, Died at age 21 in 1830. Mary, 13. Jane, 11. Died on Jan 22 at Sandhead of Catarrh, 2 months 2 weeks, certified by Dr. Sloan, Sandhead - last saw deceased Jan 2. Buried in Stoneykirk, certified by James McCreadie, Church Officer. Signed: Andrew STEWART, son. Registered on Jan 25 at Stoneykirk, Thomas Kennedy, Registrar.

Stewart, George 2m - Stranraer - #55 - George STEWART, 2 months. Born in Sheuchan Street, Leswalt. Parents: Robert McCLUSKY, Tailor & Esther GROVES. Died on May 30, 7:50am at Sheuchan Street, Leswalt, within the boundary of Stranraer, of Inflamation, 2 days. No regular medical attendant. Buried in Leswalt Churchyard, certified by Robert Rodie, Undertaker. Signed: Robert McCLUSKY, father. Registered on May 31 at Stranraer, Wm Galbraith, Registrar.

Stewart, Jane 35y - Stranraer - #28 - Jane STEWART, House Servant, 35 years. Born in Inch, then lived Portpatrick and he lived in Stranraer for 3 months. Parents: Agnes McCORMICK, father [blank]. Married: none. Died on Feb 14, 11pm at Trade St, Inch, within the boundary of Stranraer, of Typhus Fever, 21 days, certified by Robert Wilson, Surgeon. Buried in Inch Churchyard, certified by John Brown. Signed: William CONCHIE, step-father. Registered on Feb 17 at Stranraer, Wm Galbraith, Registrar.

Stewart, Jane 66y - Glasserton - #1 - Jane STEWART - 66 years, Born: Airyolland, Mochrum, 57 years in Glasserton. Parents: Samuel THOMPSON, Labourer, deceased Sarah ALEXANDER, deceased. Married: John STEWART, Farmer. Children: Jane, Died at age 29 in 1847. Elizabeth, Died at age 30 in 1851. Sarah, 31. William, 28. John, 25. Agnes, 22. Died on Jan 14, 1pm, Craiglemine, Glasserton, of Continued Fever 17 days, certified by Dunbar White, MD-last saw deceased Jan 12. Signed: John STEWART, husband. Registered on Jan 16 at Glasserton, James Gifford, Registrar

Stewart, John 5m - Burgh of Whithorn - #32 - John STEWART, 5 months. Born in the Burgh of Whithorn. Parents: Alexander STEWART, Baker & Elizabeth PORTER. Died on July 14, 3:30pm at Main Street, Whithorn of Unknown causes. No medical attendant. Buried in Whithorn Churchyard, certified by Archd Muir, Sexton. Signed: Alexander S. STEWART, Brother. Registered on July 20 at Whithorn, Wm Kelly, Registrar.

Stewart, John 54y - Portpatrick - #1 - John STEWART, Land Steward, 54 years. Born in Kirkcolm, lived in Portpatrick 4 years 6 months. Parents: Hay STEWART, Farmer & Jannet DOWALL. Married: Minna Ann McCUBBIN. Children: Jane, 31. David, 29, Jannet, 26. Hay, 24. William, 21. Minna Ann, 19. Agnes, 11. Mary, 5. Died on Jan 6, 1:30am at Dusnkey Home Farm, of Consumption, 4 months. No medical attendant. Buried in Portpatrick Churchyard, James Jess, Undertaker. Signed: Hay Stewart, son. Registered on Jan 8 at Portpatrick, Andrew Niven, Registrar.

Stewart, Minna 1y - Portpatrick - #10 - Minna STEWART, 1 year. Born in Dunskey home farm of Portpatrick, lived in there since birth. Parents: Hay STEWART, Labourer & Elizabeth DOWNS, Servant Girl. Died on Feb 27, 9pm at Dunskey home farm, of Consumption, 2 months, certified H. Robertson, Surgeon - last saw the deceased on 22 Feb. Buried in Portpatrick Churchyard, certified James Jess, Undertaker. Signed: Hay STEWART, son. Registered on March 1 at Portpatrick, Andrew Niven, Registrar.

Stewart, William 78y - Sorbie - #10 - William STEWART, 78 years. Born in Glasserton, lived in Sorbie for 32 years. Parents: Robert STEWART, Agricultural Labourer deceased & Agnes HAWTHORN deceased. Married: Elizabeth KELLY deceased. Children: Robert, 42. James[?blurred], 40. Hawthorn, 38. Mary, 36. William, 31 Died on May 29, 5:45pm at Sorbie Village, of [4-5 unclear letters]- phtheria pulmonalis, 7 months, certified by Dunbar White, MD - last saw deceased May 26. Buried in Sorbie Kirkyard, certified by John S hillan, Sexton. Signed: Mary[?] STUART, daughter. Registered on June 6 at Garliestown, Jas Dunsmore, Registrar.

Stroyan, Samuel 15y



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