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SELLAR, John Vintner and Innkeeper
(About 1770-)
(About 1775-)
GRANT, George of Thornhill
(About 1765-)
ROSS, Sophia
(About 1770-)
SELLAR, John Watchmaker and Jeweller, Bailie of Elgin
(1801-After 1862)
SELLAR, Sophia Grant


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1. GRANT, Charles M.A. Schoolmaster

SELLAR, Sophia Grant 2

  • Born: 18 April 1825, Wick, Caithness, Scotland 2 3
  • Marriage (1): GRANT, Charles M.A. Schoolmaster on 18 December 1862 in 81 High Street, Elgin, Moray, Scotland 1
  • Died: 28 May 1912, Strondhu, Knockando, Moray, Scotland 1 4

   Other names for Sophia were GRANT, Sophia,3 GRANT MS SELLAR, Sophia,1 GRANT MS SELLAR, Sophia-Grant,1 GRANT-SELLAR, Sophia,4 SELLAR, Sophia 1 and SELLAR, Sophia G.

  General Notes:

Old Parish Register
Wick Parish Caithness

John Watchmaker in Wick had by his wife Jean Grant the following children: viz

a daughter born April 18th 1825 & bap'd Sophia Grant witt James Sutherland wood merchant & Mary McBeath - also

a daughter born March 15th 1827 & bapd Helen witt Charles Bruce Merchant in Wick & Jean Ross there

a daughter born April 12th 1829 & bap'd Flora witt Mr Bruce merchant in Wick & Elizabeth Ross there Also

a daughter born February 6th & baptd Jamima Annand March 29th 1831 witt Mr Bruce Merchant in Wick & Margaret Bruce there"

Sophia gave birth to two daughters in the same year, Jane on 31 January 1865, and Sophia on 16th December 1865.

The 1871 census for Aberlour recorded Charles Grant a the head of a household, living at 64 High Street, that comprised himself, his wife Sophia, his daughters Jane and Sophia, and Margaret Graham, a general domestic servant aged 29 years, born in Aberlour. Sophia Grant, mother of two, was recorded as 45 years of age and the parish schoolmaster's wife. She had been born in Wick in Caithnesshire. 1 2 3

Sophia married Charles GRANT M.A. Schoolmaster, son of Alexander GRANT Farmer and Grazil GRANT, on 18 December 1862 in 81 High Street, Elgin, Moray, Scotland.1 (Charles GRANT M.A. Schoolmaster was baptised on 22 June 1807 in Knockando, Moray, Scotland 5 and died 16 November 1892 at 10.00 am in Charlestown of Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland 4.). The cause of his death was debility of old age and diarrhoea over 10 days.

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage was celebrated after banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland. The minister was James Sellar, Minister of Aberlour, Banffshire. The witnesses were Wm. Grigor and A. G. Sellar.

Charles was a single man aged 50 years who worked as a schoolmaster. He lived at Charlestown of Aberlour, Banffshire. Both of his parents were deceased.

Sophia G. Sellar was 37 years of age and single. She lived at 81 High Street Elgin.

The marriage was registered on 20 December 1862 at Elgin, the registrar being James Allan.


1 GRO Scotland, Aberlour Banffshire Births.

2 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Wick Parish Caithness Baptisms.

3 1871 UK census, Aberlour Moray.

4 GRO Scotland, Aberlour Parish Banffshire Deaths.

5 Internet Site,

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