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John Findlay spirit dealer

M, #5848, b. 12 September 1807, d. 17 April 1872
Last Edited: 10 Jul 2020

Parents:

Father*: John Findlay b. 24 Jul 1779, d. 16 Sep 1862
Mother*: Janet Menmuir b. c 4 Jan 1779, d. 21 Jul 1864
  • Birth*: John Findlay spirit dealer was born on 12 September 1807 at Ferryden, Craig by Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1,2
  • He was the son of John Findlay and Janet Menmuir.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: John Findlay spirit dealer married Catherine Laing, daughter of John Laing and Mary Nicoll, on 20 May 1827 at Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, .3
  • (Groom) Marriage*: John Findlay spirit dealer married Elizabeth McDougall, daughter of Dougal McDougall and Elizabeth Hanton, on 23 November 1868 at Heathfield House, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1868 on the Twenty Third day of November at Heathfield House Dundee after banns according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland; John Findlay spirit dealer master widower of Catherine Laing who died nine years ago, aged 61, 54 Murraygate Dundee, parents John Findaly seaman MS (dec) Janet Findlay ms Hendry (dec); Elizabeth Lowson, confectioner's journeywoman, widow of George Lowson seamans mate MS who died in May 1867, aged 45, 14 Dudhope Crescent Dundee; Dougal McDougall farmer journeyman (dec) Elizabeth McDougall ms Hanlon (dec), signed William Wilson minister, wit John Tipoll, Agnes Martin, reg 1868 November 24th at Dundee Dav Scott registrar.4
  • (Deceased) Death*: John Findlay spirit dealer died on 17 April 1872 at 52 Murraygate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 64 John Findlay spirit dealer married to Elizabeth McDougall prev to Catherine Laing 1872 April 17th 7h 30m am 52 Murraygate Dundee, m, 64 years, fath John Findlay fisherman (dec), moth Janet Findlay ms Menmuir (dec), apoplexy about 30 hours as cert by J H Miller MD, inf Henry Findlay son present 22 Laing Street, reg 1872 April 17th at Dundee David Scott registrar.5
  • (Erector) Memorial Inscription*: A Headstone was erected by John Findlay spirit dealer after 13 May 1859 at Rosehill Cemetery, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Inscription reads by John Findlay d Dundee 17.4.1872 65, w Cath Laing 13.5.1859 52, s David 5.4.1843 4, s Jas 3.11.1848 1y, s Alex 3.12.1848 3, s Geo drowned at sea 25.3.1858. Henry Findlay d Dundee 12.6.1875 45.6
  • (Informant) Death: He registered the death of Catherine Laing on 13 May 1859 at 9 Reform Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Catherine Findlay wife of John Findlay flaxdresser 1859 May 13th 3.10pm 9 Reform Street Montrose, f, 52 years, fath John Laing weaver (dec), moth Mary Laing ms Nicol (dec), dropsy four months as cert by John Burness MD who saw dec May 13th, bur Rosehill cemetery Montrose as cert by Geo Whitley undertaker, inf John Findlay husband, reg 1859 May 20th at Montrose James Hay registrar.5,7
  • (Informant) Death: John Findlay spirit dealer registered the death of Jane Findlay on 23 March 1867 at 198 Overgate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1867 deaths in the 2nd district of the burgh of Dundee in the county of Forfar; ref 371; Jane Wheatley married to George Wheatley spirit dealer; 1867 March twenty Third 7h 30 m am 198 Overgate Dundee; f, 32 years; John Findlay spirit dealer, Catherine Findlay ms Laing (dec); childbed 2 weeks not certified; John Findlay brother present; 1867 March 25th at Dundee James David assist Registrar.8,9,10

Census & Directory Entries

Head of Household6 June 1841He and Catherine Laing, Mary Findlay, Henry Findlay, Helen Findlay, Jane Findlay, Margaret Findlay, David Findlay and George Findlay were listed in the 1841 census at Reform Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Findlay, 33, flax dresser, Angus; Catharine Findlay, 33, Angus.11
Head of Household30 March 1851He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census at ?? Reform Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Finlay, 44, flaxdresser, Craig, Forfarshire; Catharine Finlay, 44; lodger Susan Tyran, 17, flaxspinner, Montrose; also in the household were Catherine Laing, Henry Findlay, Helen Findlay, Jane Findlay, Margaret Findlay, George Findlay and Robert Findlay.12
Member of Household7 April 1861They was listed as a member of the household of David Law in the 1861 census at 36 Reform Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Finley, father-in-law, 54, flaxdresser; David Law, 24, stonemason, Montrose; Margaret Law, wife, 24 Montrose.13
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at Creckton Close no 3, 50 Murraygate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Findlay, head, 65, spirit dealer, Craig, Forfarshire; Elizabeth Findlay, 45; also in the household were Elizabeth McDougall and George Lowson.14

Family:

Catherine Laing b. c 1807, d. 13 May 1859

Children:

Mary Findlay+ b. c 1828, d. 7 Aug 1895
Henry Findlay+ b. 1830, d. 12 Jun 1875
Helen Findlay+ b. 1832, d. 4 Aug 1880
Jane Findlay+ b. 19 Jul 1834, d. 23 Mar 1867
Margaret Findlay+ b. 1836, d. 30 Jul 1885
David Findlay b. 1839, d. 5 Apr 1843
George Findlay b. 1840, d. 25 Mar 1858
Robert Findlay+ b. 1843, d. 13 Sep 1904
James Findlay b. 1847, d. 3 Nov 1848
Alexander Findlay b. Sep 1848, d. 3 Dec 1848

Citations

  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), C112805.
  2. [S40] Detail fom GJ [May 2006].
  3. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), LDS member submission 7006217.
  4. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), [Aug 2005].
  5. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), [Aug 2005].
  6. [S23] Alison Mitchell ed. Monumental Inscriptions pre-1855 Angus Seacoast vol 2, Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh, first ed (1981) 0 901061 22 0 Angus Monumental Inscriptions pre 1855, vol 2 Angus Seacoast, ed Alison Mitchell 1981 [Oct 2009].
  7. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), LDS member submission after 1991.
  8. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS ref statutory deaths 282/02 0371 [Jul 2010].
  9. [S12] Website Genes Reunited (www.genesreunited.com) Linda Joll [Oct 2009].
  10. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), member 537051.
  11. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) confirmed Ancestry CSSCT1841_47-0320 Montrose [Aug 2009].
  12. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) CSSCT1851_68 Montrose [Aug 2009].
  13. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) CSSCT1861_45 Montrose [Aug 2009].
  14. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry CSSCT1871_51 Montrose [Aug 2009].