- Born: About 1665
- Marriage (1): STRACHAN, John Shoemaker in Spittel on 4 June 1686 in Old Machar parish, Aberdeen, Scotland
Other names for Elsspet were CUSHNEY, Elspet, CUSHNY, Elspet and STRACHAN, Elsspet.
Elsspet married John STRACHAN Shoemaker in Spittel, son of William STRAQUHAN in Robslaw and Agnes ROBERTSONE, on 4 June 1686 in Old Machar parish, Aberdeen, Scotland. (John STRACHAN Shoemaker in Spittel was born about 1655.)
The (possible) marriage record for this marriage notes the bride's name as Strachan, as well as the groom's.
Old Parish Register
Old Machar Parish Aberdeen
"4 June 1686
John Strachan in this parish produced an testificate from aberdeen of his ( junbeniling yr ) with Elspet Strachan they were thrice proclaimed here and married"
NOTE: the letters in brackets seems to constitute a set phrase, since it appears in another entry further down the page. The 'testificate' concerns the sworn testimony given in writing by the minister of the parish where the bridegroom resided confirming he was eligible to marry and of good conduct, that is that there no impediments to the marriage. In this case 'yr' means 'there', and the first part of the phrase would concern his youth: 'juvenile-ing'.