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Elisabeth Myres1

F, #200, b. before 21 November 1817, d. 25 April 1894
  • (Child) Birth*: Elisabeth Myres was born before 21 November 1817 at Marykirk, Kincardinshire, Scotland.1,2
  • Baptism: She was baptised on 21 November 1817 at Balmano, Marykirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland; November 21st 1817 was baptized Elisabeth Myers, lawful daughter to John Myers and Sarah Napier at Balmano.3,1
  • She was the daughter of John Myres and Sarah Napier.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Elisabeth Myres married William Key, son of George Key and Isabel Law, on 9 December 1838 at Balmossie, Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; Key & Myres; William Key farm servant Balmossie and Elisabeth Myres servant same place were proclaimed Dec 2nd & 9th 1838.4
  • Married Name: As of 9 December 1838, her married name was Key.
  • Newspaper Article*: Elisabeth Myres and William Key were mentioned in a newspaper article on 17 December 1888; GOLDEN WEDDING - Mr William Key and Mrs Key, who have resided in Monifieth for about 20 years, celebrated their golden wedding on Saturday evening. The aged couple had with them on the occasion three daughters with their husbands, and one son and his wife, together with thirteen grandchildren. The company spent a very enjoyable evening in a manner appropriate to the interesting event. It may be mentioned that Mr Key is in his 82nd year, while Mrs Key is 72 years of age, and both are hale and hearty. Besides the above mentioned members of their family, they have a daughter in America, and a son engaged as a missionary in China who together have eight children. Mr and Mrs Key have twenty-three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.5
  • (Deceased) Death*: Elisabeth Myres died on 25 April 1894 at Gibson's Cottages, Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland, 1894 deaths in the parish of Monifieth in the County of Forfar, ref 61, Elizabeth Key married to William Key general labourer, 1894 April twenty-fifth 6h 0m pm Gibson's Cottages Monifieth, f, 76 years, parents John Myres seaman RN (dec) Sarah Myres ms Napier (dec), cause abdominal ulcerated tumour 6 months, haemorrhage exhaustion 1 day as cert by Robert Sinclair Smith LRCPCN, signed George Key son 17 Park Avenue Dundee present, registered 1894 April 26th at Broughty Ferry Robt Morrison registrar.6
  • (Interred) Burial*: She was buried on 28 April 1894 at Lair no 123, section E, Barnhill Cemetery, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, Proprietor of Lair is George Key, harbour porter, 17 Park Avenue; Elizabeth Myers or Key, buried on 28 Feb 1894, age 76 years, wife of William Key, daughter of John Myers and Sarah Napier.7
  • (Spouse) Death: Her spouse William Key died on 12 April 1899 at Bayfield Lodge, West Ferry, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1899 deaths in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, William Key farm grieve widower of Elizabeth Myres, 1899 April twelfth 9h 10m am Bayfield Lodge West Ferry parish of Dundee, m, 91 years, parents George Key estate joiner (dec) and Isobel Key ms Law (dec), cystitis chronic exhaustion as cert by James Gowans MBCM, William Key son 17 Park Avenue Dundee; registered 1899 April 13th at Dundee Jas Murray registrar.8
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Elisabeth Myres and David McDonald and William Key was mentioned in a newspaper article about William Key on 13 April 1899. Broughty Ferry - Death of a Nonagerian. - Yesterday morning there passed away at the residence of his son-in-law, Bayfield Lodge, West Ferry, one who was perhaps the oldest resident in the burgh - namely, Mr William Key, who was 91 years of age last October. Deceased in his younger days was a ploughman, and was engaged on several farms in the northern part of the parish for many years, the later period of his life previous to coming here to reside being spent in Monifieth. Mr Key, whose wife predeceased him some years ago, brought up a family of sons and daughters. One of his sons, William, has laboured for many years in China as a missionary, and he only arrived here from that country on Monday last, just in time to see his aged father before he expired.9

Census Events

Member of Household6 June 1841Elisabeth Myres was listed along with William Key in the 1841 census at Ashludie, Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland. Ashludie, Key William, m, 33, Farm Servant, Angus; Key Elisabeth, f, 23, Outside Census County (1841).10
Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed as a member of the household of William Key in the 1851 census at Greenlawhill Cottar Houses, Barry, Forfarshire, Scotland; William Key, head, mar, 42, farm serv foreman, Forfar Monifieth; Elisabeth Key, wife, mar, 33, Mearns Marykirk.11,12
Spouse7 April 1861She was listed in the household of William Key in the 1861 census at North Powrie Farm Cottage, Murroes, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Keay, head, mar, 57, ag lab, Forfarshire Monifieth; Elisabeth M Keay, wife, mar, 43, Kincardinshire Marykirk; 2 children in school; 2 rooms with windows. Sarah Key, Ann Key, Helen Key and William Key were also listed in the household.13
Spouse2 April 1871She was listed in the household of William Key in the 1871 census at Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland. At an unknown address (next door to Clifton Cottage), William Kay, head, mar, 59, labourer, Forfarshire Monifieth; Elisabeth Kay, wife, 52, labourer's wife, Kincardineshire Marykirk; 1 child in school; 1 room with window. Without an address, the best we can do is look to the header information for this census record which reads 'County of Forfar, registration district of Monifieth, enumeration district no 9, name of enumerator John M Walton. Description of enumeration district : N By Seaview and road leading to Nursery and Ashlude, S River Tay, E Parish of Monikie, W By road from South Grange to River Tay. This district comprises the Village of Monifieth.'. William Key and Elisabeth Key were also listed in the household.14
Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of William Key in the 1881 census at Barries Land, Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; Willm. Key, head, mar, 72, gen labourer, Monifieth; Elizabeth Key, wife, 64, Maryburgh Kinross; Elizabeth Key, gdaug, unm, 16, millworker, Memus; Wm Stewart, lodger, unm, 28, labourer unemployed, Monifieth; Wm Petrie, lodger, wid, 42, mason, Monikie; Thos Gow, lodger, unm, 41, mason, Caputh Perthshire.15
Spouse5 April 1891She was listed in the household of William Key in the 1891 census at Gibson Cott, Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Key, head, 83, retired, Monifieth; Elizabeth Key, wife, 73, Marykirk Kincardine. Elisabeth Key were also listed in the household.16
Last Edited: 1 Apr 2018

Parents:

Father*: John Myres b. s 1790
Mother*: Sarah Napier b. 14 Sep 1788, d. b 27 Apr 1827

Family:

William Key b. 28 Oct 1807, d. 12 Apr 1899
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Elisabeth Myres married William Key, son of George Key and Isabel Law, on 9 December 1838 at Balmossie, Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; Key & Myres; William Key farm servant Balmossie and Elisabeth Myres servant same place were proclaimed Dec 2nd & 9th 1838.4

Children:

James Key b. 10 Nov 1839, d. 15 Feb 1873
John Key b. 27 Feb 1841, d. a 27 Feb 1841
George Key+ b. 16 Mar 1842, d. 29 Nov 1908
Margaret Key+ b. 5 Aug 1845, d. 14 May 1895
Sarah Key+ b. 10 Jul 1847, d. 21 Oct 1919
Ann Key+ b. 12 Aug 1849, d. 16 Aug 1926
Isabell Key b. 12 Feb 1853, d. b 24 Jun 1855
Helen Key+ b. 24 Jun 1855, d. 8 Dec 1924
William Key+ b. 7 Jul 1858, d. 20 Jan 1924

Citations

  1. [S35] Old Parochial Register of pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) GROS OPR 1817 Marykirk 265/00 0020 image held [Mar 2015].
  2. [S40] Ancestry trees DJ https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/8174210.. [April 2017]
  3. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), [Jun 2006].
  4. [S36] Old Parochial Register of marriage,pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) image held: OPR ref 310/ 0060 0283 Monifieth [Sep 2007].
  5. [S32] Newspaper Article, British Newspaper Archive, The Dundee Courier and Argus, Monday, December 17, 1888 [Jan 2012].
  6. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Death 1894 Broughty Ferry Forfarshire, ref 61 [June 2006].
  7. [S48] DCC Burial Administration: from Irene Brady, Snr Admin Assistant, Burial Administration, Liesure & Communities Dept, Dundee Cirt Council, Central Library, Wellgate Centre, Dundee, DD1 1DB; tel 01382 431536; email e-mail address [Feb 2010], . Hereinafter cited as DCC Burial Administration.
  8. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory death 1899 St Andrew Dundee ref 341 [Jun 2006].
  9. [S32] British Newspaper Archive, The Dundee Courier, page 3, Thursday, April 13, 1899 [Jan 2012].
  10. [S13] Website FreeCEN UK Census Online Project (http://www.freecen.org.uk/) FreeCEN 1841; SCT1841-310, Monifieth-Angus, Enum District 1, Civil Parish Monifieth, Folio 1 page 1 [Aug 2007].
  11. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1851 [Aug 2007].
  12. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Barry; ED: 4; Page: 7; Line: 16; Roll: 680; Year: 1851.Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Nov 2011]
  13. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1861 313/00 002/00 002 [Aug 2007].
  14. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1871 310/00 009/00 037 [Aug 2007].
  15. [S30] LDS 1881 Census [Aug 2007].
  16. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Monifieth; ED: 10; Page: 42; Line: 11; Roll: CSSCT1891_103; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Nov 2011]