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SCOTT, William
(About 1755-After 1805)
JACK, Janet
(About 1755-)
SCOTT, Isabel


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1. SANDILANDS, Alexander Blacksmith

SCOTT, Isabel 1 2

  • Baptised: 8 April 1787, Kirktown parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland 1 2
  • Marriage (1): SANDILANDS, Alexander Blacksmith on 27 July 1805 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland

   Other names for Isabel were SANDILANDS, Isabella, SCOT, Isabel 1 and SCOTT, Isabella.4

  General Notes:

Old Parish Registers
Kirkton parish Roxburghshire

April 8 Wm Scott Nether Tofts a Child baptized Isabel"

The 1841 census for 6 Newport Street in Edinburgh recorded a woman in the 55-59 years age range, Isabella Sandilands, living with a small child of 2 years, Alexander Nisbet, and five other young people, from 13 years of age to 25 years, called Sandilands, probably her sons and daughter. She had been born outside the 1841 census county, Midlothian, in which she lived.

Isabel's death certificate has not been found in the statutory certificates from 1855 on. It is distictly possible then that she died between 1841 and 1855. 2

  Research Notes:


"Built in 1855, and named after the second basin of the Union Canal called Port Hamilton, built in 1823 after Port Hopetoun. No houses remain on this street and it is was redeveloped in the late 1980s. It is now part of the Millennium Walkway running down the side of the EICC."


Note: This quotation does not explain its presence in the 1841 census. It may have existed in an older form before 1855 and was redeveloped in 1855.

Castlebarns, D.1827. From the new basin shown Lothian Map 1825. Littlejohn, App. 42. On Union Canal.


"Castlebarns, in St Cuthbert's or West Church parish, would have been considered at the end of the 18th century to be a district in the suburbs of Edinburgh. It was situated about a quarter of a a mile from the West-port, by which you could leave the city of Edinburgh to travel west. On a modern town plan of Edinburgh, Morrison Street near Haymarket, roughly delineates the area.

Isabel married Alexander SANDILANDS Blacksmith, son of John SANDILANDS Upholsterer in Edinburgh and Katharine MINTO, on 27 July 1805 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Alexander SANDILANDS Blacksmith was born about 1785 4 and died on 29 March 1841 in Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland 4.). The cause of his death was typhus fever.

  Marriage Notes:

Old Parish Registers
Canongate Edinburgh Parish
Marriages 1805

"27 July
Alexr Sandilans smith and Isabel Scot daughter of Willm Scot mason Kelso gave up their names for marriage (witnesses or cautioners) John Sandilans and William Scot"


1 LDS Family Search, IGI.

2 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Kirkton parish Roxburghshire Baptisms.

3 GRO Scotland, Deaths Edinburgh St George 685/1 no 1002 1882.

4 Personal Communication, email Irene Hall 4 February 2007.

5 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Old Parish Registers Marriages Canongate Edinburgh Parish 685/3 27 July 1805.

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