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William Lindsay Wishart

M, #1190, b. 16 April 1801, d. 6 June 1880
Last Edited: 7 Aug 2022
William Wishart Lindsay 1801-1880 headstone


Father*: James Wishart b. 18 Jan 1763
Mother*: Elspeth Brown b. c 1775
  • Birth*: William Lindsay Wishart was born on 16 April 1801 at Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; LDS C112832 Feb 2006.
  • He was the son of James Wishart and Elspeth Brown.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: William Lindsay Wishart married Elizabeth Barclay, daughter of James Barclay and Isabella Crombie, on 12 March 1822 at Aberdeen, Scotland, .
  • (Deceased) Death*: William Lindsay Wishart died on 6 June 1880 at Hyman Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 79 cert held (Feb 2006); William Lindsay Wishart miller widower of Elizabeth Barclay, 79, James Wishart feuar (dec), Elspeth Brown (dec), Bronchitis & fever 6 days, inf John M Wishart son present.
  • (Interred) Burial*: He was buried with William Lindsay Wishart on 7 June 1880 from Dick Taylor “In Memory Of William Lindsay Wishart Who Died 6 (June?) 1880 Aged 79 Years And of His Wife Elizabeth Barclay Who Died 16 March 1872 Aged 75 Years Also Of His Sisters Margaret Wishart” ….. Unfortunately, the photographs of the full headstone have been lost? Only one copy left of this close-up or cropped photograph. I don’t know who took this picture or when or how it came into Dick Taylor’s possession, as he had no memory of any of these facts.1
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Elizabeth Barclay died on 16 March 1872 at St Vigeans Road, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; cert held (Feb 2006); Elizabeth Wishart wife of William Lindsay Wishart corn miller, 76, James Barclay farmer in Dunnottar (dec), Isabella Crombie (dec), disease of heart years, inf Joseph Wishart son flax mill foreman 47 Green Street.

Census & Directory Entries

Head of Household30 March 1851He was listed as head of household along with spouse Elizabeth Barclay in the 1851 census at Miller's House, Letham Mill, Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland, . William L Wishart, head, mar, 49, meal miller master empl 2 men, Dunnichen; Elizabeth Wishart, wife, mar, 54, miller's wife, Farnell; also in the household were Elizabeth Wishart, William Wishart, John Murkar Wishart and Helen Slater Wishart.


Elizabeth Barclay b. 30 Jan 1795, d. 16 Mar 1872


James Barclay Wishart b. 24 Dec 1822, d. 19 Oct 1904
Elizabeth Wishart b. 22 Nov 1824
William Wishart b. 3 May 1826
Thomas Wishart+ b. 9 Dec 1827
Joseph Gib Wishart+ b. 28 Jun 1829
Mary Wishart b. 24 Jan 1831
John Murkar Wishart+ b. 25 Mar 1833, d. 14 Jul 1887
David Wishart b. 6 Sep 1834, d. 19 Feb 1904
Margaret Shephard Wishart b. 7 Nov 1836, d. 1921
Helen Slater Wishart b. c 1839, d. 13 Apr 1916


  1. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry contributor lisastalnaker2 Wishart Tree [Jan 2012].