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William Fairweather linen weaver1,2

M, #18105, b. 9 December 1787, d. 29 December 1870
Last Edited: 29 Oct 2023
  • Marriage*: William Fairweather linen weaver married Isabella Wilkie.1
  • Birth*: William Fairweather linen weaver was born on 9 December 1787 at Glamis, Forfarshire, Forfarshire, .1,3
  • (Deceased) Death*: He died on 29 December 1870 at Prior Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Forfarshire, , at age 83 William Fairweather linen weaver widower of Isabel Wilkie died 1870 December Twenty--Nineth at 6h 45m am at Prior Road Forfar; male aged 84 years; parents David Fairweather pendicler (dec) and Isabel Fairweather ms Williamson (dec); cause senile decay no immediate medical attendant; signed James Fairweather son present; registered 1870 December 29th at Forfar signed James Burns registrar.2
  • (Informant) Death: He registered the death of Isabella Wilkie on 3 May 1863 at Prior Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Forfarshire, ; Isabella Fairweather married to William Fairweather linen weaver; died 1863 May Third 8h 30m pm at Prior Road Forfar; female aged 68 years; parents John Wilkie flaxdresser (dec) & Catharine Wilkie ms Williamson (dec); cause congestionof the lungs one week, chronic bronchitis several years as certified by Geo P Alexander surgeon; signed James Fairweather son present; registered 1863 May 4th at Forfar signe John Webster registrar.4
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: William Fairweather linen weaver is commemorated on the headstone erected by James Fairweather linen handloom weaver say 1875 at Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar, Forfarshire, Forfarshire, . Inscription reads Erected by James Fairweather in memory of his mother Isabella Wilkie who died 3rd May 1863 aged 68 years,
    And of his father William Fairweather who died 29th Decr 1869 aged 84 years,
    Also his niece Jane Adamson who died 6th Decr 1869 aged 21 years
    The said James Fairweather died 19th Novr 1881 aged 60 years
    Robert died 17th Decr 1901 aged 69 years
    Jane died 27 March 1902 aged 68 years
    Agnes died 14th January 1903 aged 79 years
    Also David and William who died infants also children of the above William Fairweather and Isabella Wilkie his spouse.5

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household7 April 1861They was listed as a member of the household of James Fairweather linen handloom weaver in the 1861 census at Prior Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Forfarshire, ; First name(s)     Last name     Relationship     Marital status     Sex     Age     Birth year     Occupation     Birth place
James     Fairweather     Head     Unmarried     Male     38     1823     Linen hand loom weaver     Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
William     Fairweather     Father     Married     Male     74     1787     Linen hand loom weaver     Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Isobel     Fairweather     Mother     Married     Female     66     1795     -     Forfar, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Agnes     Fairweather     Sister     Unmarried     Female     36     1825     Linen hand loom weaver     Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Robert     Fairweather     Brother     Unmarried     Male     28     1833     Linen hand loom weaver     Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Jean     Fairweather     Sister     Unmarried     Female     25     1836     Linen hand loom weaver     Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Jean     Adamson     Niece     -     Female     11     1850     Sewing scholar     Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland

First name(s)     James
Last name     Fairweather
Relationship     Head
Marital status     Unmarried
Sex     Male
Age     38
Age as transcribed     38
Birth year     1823
Birth town     -
Birth town as transcribed     PARISH OF GLAMIS
Birth county     Forfarshire (Angus)
Birth county as transcribed     FORFARSHIRE (ANGUS)
Birth place other     Scotland
Occupation     Linen hand loom weaver
Full address     Prior Road, Forfar, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Street     Prior Road
Parish     Forfar
County     Forfarshire (Angus)
Country     Scotland
Registration district     Forfar
Sub district     -
Enumeration district     22
Family member last name     Fairweather, Adamson
Family member first name(s)     William, Isobel, Agnes, Robert, Jean
Archive reference     -
Piece number     -
Folio     -
Page     -
Schedule     60
Record set     1861 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Category     Census, land & surveys
Subcategory     Census
Collections from     Great Britain, Scotland.1


Isabella Wilkie b. 1795, d. 3 May 1863



  1. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) James Fairweather in 1861
    1861 England, Wales & Scotland Census
    Prior Road, Forfar, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland [Feb 2022].
  2. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory death 1870 Forfar, ref 288/X 55 image held [Feb 2022].
  3. [S35] Old Parochial Register of pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) OPR birth 1787 Glamis, ref 289/20 187 no image held [Feb 2022].
  4. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, Statutory death 1863 Forfar, ref 288/ 88 image held [Feb 2022].
  5. [S43] PCC Photograh Collection [Sep 2010].
  6. [S35] OPR, pre-1855 OPR birth 1828 Glamis, ref 289/30 25 no image held [Feb 2022].