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Portpatrick Death Register, 1783-1818

The following is a transcription of the death entries in Portpatrick's old parish records for the period of 1783-1818. Every effort was made to remain true to the information, but it is possible that a few misinterpretations have crept into the work. We encourage researchers to use this only as a finding tool, and to verify the information for themselves by viewing the source material themselves.

Please note, the years are not in sequential order. The transcription appears in order of entry. There are entries for 1783, 1784 and 1785 (including an odd 1841 note). Then there is a lapse. A new register page begins with the title D. 1813-1815. Blank from 1785. The next page has a few baptismal records, followed by another ornate heading: "A Registry of Deaths and Funerals in the parish of Portpatrick form the 1st August 1817". It begins with 1817 records, continues to 1818, and then finishes with records from 1813, indicating that the information was entered long after the event.


1783
Surname Forename When Died Late Residence From Comments
Smith Alexander 9 October 1783 11 October 1783 Portospittal Stoneykirk, Miller
Wallace Francis 18 October 1783 20 October 1783    
Morishon Alexander 12 November 1783 14 November 1783    
Innis Agnas 13 November 1783 14 November 1783    
1784
Fox Alexander 17 January 1784 18 January 1784    
Adair Alexander 23 March 1784 24 March 1784   son of Robert
Morishon Cathrin 26 March 1784 27 March 1784    
Orr Mary 8 April 1784 10 April 1784    
Lennox Barbra 24 April 1784 25 April 1784    
Carson Hugh 31 May 1784 1 June 1784   son of James
Kerr Alexander 5 June 1784 7 June 1784 Dinvin  
Henderson Robert 31 July 1784 1 August 1784 Auchenree son of Andrew
Sherrar Ann 8 August 1784 10 August 1784 Knockglass wife of Robert Rowan
Baylie William 11 October 1784 13 October 1784 Enoch son to James
Adair Elizabeth 27 October 1784 29 October 1784 Portpatrick relict of John Sloan
Rowan Sarah 5 November 1784 7 November 1784 Knockglass  
McCarlie John 9 November 1784 11 November 1784   Mason
Lennox David 19 November 1784 20 November 1784    
McCulloch John 11 December 1784 14 November 1784 Dinvin Buried in Stonykirk
McBryde Margaret 15 December 1784 16 December 1784 Auchenree dau. to William
Aitkin Jannet 21 December 1784 22 December 1784 Corrachpark wife of John Adair
Rowan Margaret 21 December 1784 23 December 1784 Knockglass  
1785
Cochran Elizabeth 5 February 1785 6 February 1785 Portpatrick dau. to John
Lennox Charles 13 March 1785 14 March 1785 Portpatrick  
Eaton Mary 26 March 1785 30 March 1785 Portpatrick wife of John Campbell
Kennady Jean 10 April 1785 12 April 1785 Colvin wife of Robert Curruthers
McNielly John 24 April 1785 26 April 1785 Portpatrick sailor
Adair Andrew 21 May 1785 22 May 1785 Portpatrick son to John Adair
Carrothers Robert 7 June 1785 8 June 1785 Colvin  
Martin William 17 June 1785 18 June 1785 Portpatrick  
Drynan Jean 3 August 1785 4 August 1785 Auchenree  
Milvain Elizabeth 29 August 1785 31 August 1785 Colvin buried in Inch
Ross Jean 30 August 1785 31 August 1785 Ochtry Mackain  
1841 entry found on the 1785 page
Little John 28 January 1841 3 February 1841 Portpatrick Commander, late of HMS Packets
1817
Parker Samuel 6 August 1817 7 August 1817 Spittal son of Samuel Parker/Mary Pike
Smith Cathrine 17 August 1817 18 August 1817 Lagganmore dau. of Peter Smith/Ann Casgrin
McDowall Thomas 23 August 1817 25 August 1817 Craignequarrach Mason
McNellie Mary 5 October 1817 7 October 1817   alias Blain
Armstrong William 5 October 1817 7 October 1817   son to Thomas
Glindinnan   25 December 1817 27 December 1817   Native of Ireland
1818
Beattie William 1 May 1818 2 May 1818    
Torrance (Widow) 6 June 1818 9 May 1818   otherwise Mackenzie
Cosh Jannet   13 July 1818    
Parker Margaret   10 August 1818   wife to John Carruthers
McWilliam Andrew August 1818 August 1818 Cragoch  
1813
Bryan Joseph 27 October 1813 10 October 1813 Dunskey groom to Col. Blair


Registration of Burial Ground
Anthony Cummings's burial ground is bounded on south by the church yard wall, on the north by William Johnston's ground being three in breadth and one in length.
Martha McCaig's burial ground is bounded on the north west by the Minister's garden wall in the south west by Mrs. McLawrence's ground on the south east by McQueen's box stone and in the north by Jean Rowan's ground.
John Marshalls burial ground being one in length and three breadth is bounded on the south by Robt Shearer's ground and in the southwest by John McWilliam's ground in Castle Croft.
John Miller's or Walter's burial ground being one in length and three in breadth upon the north side of the church yard gate bounded by the church yard wall upon the east, in west by Mr. Clark's ground in the south by the pad landing to the back door of the church.
James and Widow McWilliam's burial ground being one in length and three in breadth is bounded.