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SHAND, George
(About 1790-Before 1868)
REID, Jane
(About 1795-After 1868)
ROBSON, George
(About 1785-)
(About 1785-)
SHAND, William
(About 1810-004/1868)
ROBSON, Christian
(1813-After 1881)
SHAND, Christian


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1. DAWSON, William

SHAND, Christian 2

  • Born: 16 April 1840 2
  • Baptised: 4 May 1840, Inverurie parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 2
  • Marriage (1): DAWSON, William on 8 March 1862 in Dingle Parish, Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland 1
  • Died: 9 August 1914 at 9.00 pm, 66 Braid Road, Edinburgh, Scotland 2

   Cause of her death was chronic bronchitis and cardiac failure.

   Another name for Christian was DAWSON, Christina.

  General Notes:

Old Parish Register
Inverurie Parish Aberdeenshire

"5 May 1840
William Shand Labororer [sic] in Black-hall had a daughter by his wife Christian Robson born 16th April baptized 4th May and named Christian in presence of these witnesses George Leslie and his wife Mary Martin both in Blackhall"

Christian Shands was recorded by 1841 census for Aberdeenshire living at Blackhall Inverurie with William and Christian Shands. She was recorded as being 1 year old and had been born in Aberdeenshire.

Christian Shand was recorded by the 1851 census living with her family in Hillhead in the parish of Keig Aberdeenshire. She had been born in Inverury Aberdeenshire and was aged 10 years.

The 1861 census for Keig parish Aberdeen recorded Christian Shand living with her family at Hillhead, a croft in the parish. She was noted as being a domestic servant. Christian was recorded as 21 years of age and born in Inverury parish Aberdeenshire. A little baby called Annabella Dawson also lived in the household. Annabella was Christian's daughter born in 1860.

When she died in August 1914, Christina Dawson's death certificte recorded her as married to William Dawson, Shipping Agent. Her age was noted as 75 years, and both of her parents were deceased.

When William Dawson died in October 1914, he was recorded in his death certificate as a retired shipping clerk, widower of Christian Shand. 3 4 5

  Medical Notes:

The causes of death were certified by A. B. Darling MB.

The informant was the widower, William Dawson.

Christian married William DAWSON, son of William DAWSON and GEORGE, on 8 March 1862 in Dingle Parish, Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland.1 (William DAWSON was born about 1835 and died 28 October 1914 at 11.00 pm in 66 Braid Road, Edinburgh, Scotland.). The cause of his death was general debility and cardiac failure.

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage was solemnised, according to the rites of the Church of England and Ireland, at the Parish Church in the Parish of Dingle, in County Kerry, Ireland, by Thomas Goodman. The witnesses were George Leslie and James Lawson.

William Dawson was of full age, a bachelor, and worked as a land steward. He resided at Ballymorereagh. His father was a farmer named John Dawson.

Christian Shand, also of full age, was a spinster, and resided at Hallhead, in the Parish of Keig, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. her father, William Shand was also a farmer.


1 Oifig an Ard-Chlaraitheora (Office of the Registrar General), Dingle Parish County Kerry marriage 1862.

2 LDS Family Search, IGI.

3 1851 UK census, Keig Aberdeenshire 205 en d 3 page 6 Hillhead.

4 1861 UK census, Keig Aberdeenshire 205 en d 1 Hillhead.

5 1841 UK Census, Inverurie Aberdeenshire en d 2A page 1.

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