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GRANT, John in Uppertown of Easter Elchies
(About 1702-1788)
PROCTOR, Alexander in New Land, Rothes
DOW?, Daughter
(About 1720-)
GRANT, George in Overtown of Easter Elchies
GRANT, Martha


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1. SHEARER, John

GRANT, Martha 1 2

  • Baptised: 22 December 1789, Knockando parish, Moray, Scotland 2
  • Marriage (1): SHEARER, John on 17 March 1817 in Knockando parish, Moray, Scotland 1
  • Died: 6 December 1871 at 5,45 pm, Bridge Street, Strichen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

   Cause of her death was femoral hernia over 6 days.

   Another name for Martha was SHEARER, Martha.3 4

   User ID: G661.

  General Notes:

139 10 / 124

from Births and Baptisms

Old Parish Registers
Knockando parish Moray

"AD 1789
Decr 22d
Martha Daur of George Grant and Isabel Proctor in Overtown James Morison and James Herd there Witnesses"

In 1861 John Shearer and his wife Martha were living in Duff Street in Keith parish, Banffshire. A boarder Margaret Grant, aged 15 years, was living with them, and a visitor named John Ronnie.

The 1871 census recorded John Shearer, 86 years, and Martha Shearer, aged 82 years, living at the home of their son in law, James Chalmers and his family, in Bridge Street, Strichen, Aberdeenshire.

When Martha died in 1871 her death certificate recorded her as married to John Shearer, a retired farmer. Her age age at death was 81 years. Both of her parents were deceased. 2 3 4

  Medical Notes:

Martha's death was certified by W.A.Gavin MRCS Eng.

The deceased woman's son in law, James Chalmers, who had been present where she died, gave notice of her death on 9 December 1871 at Strichen.

Martha married John SHEARER on 17 March 1817 in Knockando parish, Moray, Scotland.1 (John SHEARER was baptised on 7 May 1786 in Elgin parish, Moray, Scotland 2 and died in 1879 in Strichen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.)

  Marriage Notes:

139 10 / 268

from Index of Marriages 1


1 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Marriages.

2 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Births and Baptisms.

3 1861 UK census, Keith parish Banffshire; ED: 4; Page: 22.

4 1871 UK census, Strichen parish Aberdeenshire; ED: 4; Page: 23;.

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