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Edith Alexandrine Shiell1

F, #16003, b. 23 August 1861
Last Edited: 15 May 2020


Father*: John Shiell1 b. 3 Dec 1806, d. 5 Jul 1875
Mother*: Alexandrine Wilhelmina Ursula Korn1 b. 1822, d. b 5 Jul 1875
  • Birth*: Edith Alexandrine Shiell was born on 23 August 1861 at Craigie House, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1,2
  • She was the daughter of John Shiell and Alexandrine Wilhelmina Ursula Korn.1
  • Marriage: Edith Alexandrine Shiell married Alexander Macduff on Wednesday, 16 May 1883 at St Mary's Church, Nethergate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; stated age for Edith Alexandrine = 21, residing 19 Windsor terrace.3
    Newspaper report 17 May 1883
  • Married Name: As of 16 May 1883, her married name was Macduff.3
  • Newspaper Article*: Edith Alexandrine Shiell and Alexander Macduff were mentioned in a newspaper article MARRIAGE IN THE PARISH CHURCH, DUNDEE. - Yesterday the marriage of Mr Alexander Macduff of Bonhard, Perthshire, to Miss Alexandrine Shiell, daughter of the late Mr John Shiell, writer, Dundee, was solemnised in the Parish Church, The Rev. Colin Campbell, B.D)., the parish minister, officiated, and was assisted by the Rev. Dr Macduff, uncle of the bridegroom. The church was crowded. A number of the front pews were reserved for the marriage party. The bride, who was attended by five bridesmaids (Miss Chambers, Miss Branstone, Miss Macduff Duncan, Miss Nellie Macduff, and Miss Maude Whyte), wore a cream satin Princess dress, with train, the front draped with orange blossom ; veil, and wreath. The bridesmaids wore dresses of cream satin profusely trimmed with white lace, toques to match, and each carried a beautiful bouquet. The bridegroom was attired in full Highland costume. As the marriage party left the church Mr Hirst, the organist, played Mendelssohn's "Wedding March." on 17 May 1883.5


  1. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    Scotland Births & Bap_sms 1564-1950
    URL of this page: h:ps://www.findmypast.co.uk/ id= R_693813576 [June2019].
  2. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory Birth 1861 Dundee, 1st district ref 282/1 1322 image held [Jun 2019].
  3. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory Marriage 1883 Dundee, St Mary ref 282/2 114 image held [Jun 2019].
  4. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), Newspaper Collection Dundee Advertiser [Dec 2018].
  5. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Dundee Advertiser [Dec 2018].