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SIME, Elizabeth
(About 1728-1812)


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1. GRANT, John younger, of Gellovie

SIME, Elizabeth

  • Born: About 1728
  • Marriage (1): GRANT, John younger, of Gellovie
  • Died: 18 April 1812, Keith parish, Banffshire, Scotland 1 2

  Research Notes:


Elizabeth Grant's maiden surname is transcribed from her husband's testament and printed usually as Lime. This is clear in typescript, but the handwritten form is arguably Sime. It is the handwritten form in the testament which has been mistranscribed, the transcribers believing it to be an 'L'. A consultation of the handwriting in question shows marked differences between the first letter of her surname and other words beginning with 'L'', like 'Law' and 'Leslie'. There are similarities with, on the other hand, 'Summa' and 'Sterling'. It is not difficult to see why this has been mistranscribed; it is very easy when reading handwriting of this period to fall into the trap of reading it as if it were modern writing whereas we should consult the way the writer forms other letters of the same type in the same document.

Elizabeth married John GRANT younger, of Gellovie, son of John GRANT of Gellovie and Unknown. (John GRANT younger, of Gellovie was born about 1728 and died on 28 June 1780 in Easter Elchies, Moray, Scotland.)

  Marriage Notes:

"He married Elizabeth Lime (?), said to be a niece of Lord Elchies, who survived him, dying at Keith on 18th April 1812, in the 87th year of her age." 2


1 GRO Scotland, Legal records - Wills and testaments.

2 e-books, The Chiefs of Grant by William Fraser (1883).

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