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William Cross

M, #3143, b. 6 March 1827, d. 22 April 1877
  • Birth*: William Cross was born on 6 March 1827 at Contin, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland; LDS C110602 Aug 2006.
  • He was the son of William Cross and Isabella MacDairmid.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: William Cross married Ann Kinnear, daughter of William Kinnear and Catherine Wilkie, on 27 January 1860 at Letham, Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1860 marriages in the parish of Dunnichen in the county of Forfar; on the twenty seventh day of January 1860 at Letham ... Dunnichen marriage (after banns) was solemised between us according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland; William Cross, 29 years, Little Lower parish of Inverarity, shepherd bachelor, parents William Cross ...man (postman?) Isabella Cross ms McDairmid; Ann Kinnear, 28 years, Letham parish of Dunnichen, linen weaver spinster, parents William Kinnear carrier (dec), Catherine Purvis ms Wilkie; John Wood minister of Free Church at Dunnichen, wit David Webb, James Kinnear, registered at Letham on 28th day of January 1860 Thomas Macbeth registrar.1
  • (Deceased) Death*: William Cross died on 22 April 1877 at Stair, Iverarity, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 50 1877 deaths in the parish of Inverarity in the county of Forfar; ref 3 William Cross shepherd married to Ann Kinnear, 1877 April twenty-second 10h 0m pm Stair Inverarity, m, 47 years, William Cross post-runner (dec) Isabella Cross ms McDiarmid; acute pnuemonia 6 days chronic phthisis as cert by William T Grant MBCM; signed William Cross son Pitlivie Farm Panbride; registered 1877 April 25th at Inverarity signed Alex M Trotter registrar.2
  • (Spouse) Death: Their spouse Ann Kinnear died on 22 July 1906 at Barns of Craig, Craig, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1906 deaths in the parish of Craig in the county of Forfar; Annie Cross widow of William Cross shepherd; 1906 July twenty-second 10h 30m pm Barns of Craig, f, 75 years, William Kinnear weaver (dec) Catherine Kinnear ms Wilkie (dec), cancer of liver 2 years as cert by Jas Grant MA MBChB, signed Wm Aitken son-in-law present; registered 1906 July 23rd at Craig signed Walter W Graham registrar.3

Census Events

Head of Household7 April 1861He was listed as head of household, along with spouse Ann Kinnear in the 1861 census at Blairs Road, Letham, Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Cross, head, married, 32, shepherd, Contin, Ross & Cromarty; Ann Cross, wife, married, 31, linen weaver, Dunnichen Forfarshire; also in the household were William Cross and George Bruce.4
Last Edited: 28 Jun 2016


Father*: William Cross b. s 1795
Mother*: Isabella MacDairmid b. c 1795


Ann Kinnear b. 21 Feb 1830, d. 22 Jul 1906


William Cross+ b. 27 May 1860, d. 1919
Mary Dick Cross b. 3 Apr 1862, d. 7 Mar 1949
Hector Cross+ b. 31 Dec 1863, d. 15 Sep 1936
John Purves Cross+ b. 22 Oct 1866, d. 28 Apr 1939
Andrew Philip Cross b. 10 Jul 1868, d. 31 Jul 1916
Jessy Ann Philip Cross+ b. 24 Dec 1870


  1. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory marriages; Letham; image held [Aug 2006].
  2. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Death 1877 Inverarity ref 292/00 0003 image held [Jun 2008].
  3. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Death 1906 Montrose ref 17 image held [Aug 2004].
  4. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record set 1861 England, Wales & Scotland Census, Category Census, land & surveys, Subcategory Census, Collections from Great Britain [Mar 2015].