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Henry Findlay

M, #6327, b. 1830, d. 12 June 1875
Last Edited: 21 Nov 2014


Father*: John Findlay spirit dealer b. 12 Sep 1807, d. 17 Apr 1872
Mother*: Catherine Laing b. c 1807, d. 13 May 1859
  • Birth*: Henry Findlay was born in 1830 at Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1
  • He was the son of John Findlay spirit dealer and Catherine Laing.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Henry Findlay married Ann Wylie, daughter of Thomas Wylie and Janet McKenzie, on 16 November 1860 at Logie Pert, Forfarshire, Scotland, .2
  • (Deceased) Death*: Henry Findlay died on 12 June 1875 at 22 Laing Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , 1875 deaths in the district of St Andrews in the burgh of Dundee; ref 553; Henry Findlay railway servant married to Ann Wylie; 1875 June twelfth 1hr 30m am 32 Laing Street Dundee; m 44 years; John Findlay spirit dealer (dec) Catherine Findlay ms Laing (dec); lacerated wound of forearm and internal injuries from being jammed between the buffers of railway waggons as cert by Dr ... Mann CMLS; John Paterson brother-in-law 159 High Street Lochee; 1875 June 12th at Dundee F Macdairmid registrar; RCE page 152 Register of Corrected Entries for the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee; The following result of a precognition has been received concerning the death of Henry Findlay, registered under no 553 of the Register of Death for the year 1875; Henry Findlay about 44 years male; 12 June 1875 Laing Street Dundee; Injuries received by being jammed between the buffers of two waggons. Involved accident about 3 days; Procurator Fiscal's Office Dundee 2 July 1875; Certified W B Dundas FS; F Macdairmid registrar; 4th April 1876 ...3
  • (Informant) Death: He registered the death of John Findlay spirit dealer on 17 April 1872 at 52 Murraygate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 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.4
  • Announcement*: Henry Findlay Deaths: at 22 Laing Street, Dundee, suddenly, on the 12th inst., Mr Henry Findlay, late of Montrose, in the 46th year of his age. on 15 June 1875.5,6
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: He is commemorated on the headstone 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 45.7

Census Events

Member of Household6 June 1841Henry Findlay was listed along with John Findlay spirit dealer in the 1841 census at Reform Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Findlay, 33, flax dresser, Angus; Catharine Findlay, 33, Angus; Henry Findlay, 11, Angus.8
Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed as a member of the household of John Findlay spirit dealer in the 1851 census at ?? Reform Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Henry Finlay, 21, flaxdresser; John Finlay, 44, flaxdresser, Craig, Forfarshire; Catharine Finlay, 44; lodger Susan Tyran, 17, flaxspinner, Montrose.9
Head of Household7 April 1861He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at 42 Murray Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Henry Findlay, head, 30, booker, Montrose; Ann Findlay, wife, 25, Logie Pert; also in the household were Ann Wylie, Catherine Findlay and Margaret Wylie.10
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 22 Laing Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Henry Findlay, head, 41, flaxdresser, Montrose; Ann Findlay, wife, 35, Logie Pert; also in the household were Ann Wylie, Catherine Findlay, Margaret Wylie and Henry Wyllie.11


Ann Wylie b. 22 Feb 1836


Catherine Findlay b. 12 Jan 1861
Thomas Scrymsour Findlay b. 19 Jan 1863
Jessie Ann Findlay b. 13 Sep 1872, d. 1874
Margaret Helen Findlay b. 29 Nov 1874


  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), LDS member submission after 1991.
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), M113041 [Sept 2009].
  3. [S50] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), GROS statutory deaths 282/04 0553 + RCE [Sept 2009].
  4. [S50] International Genealogical Index (IGI), [Aug 2005].
  5. [S20] Unknown author, 'article', Dundee Courier & Advertiser, unknown date (DC Thomson, unknown repository reference) intimations.
  6. [S32] Newspaper Article, British Newspaper Archive, The Northern Warder and Bi-Weekly Courier and Argus, June 15, 1875 [Jan 2012].
  7. [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].
  8. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) confirmed Ancestry CSSCT1841_47-0320 Montrose [Aug 2009].
  9. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) CSSCT1851_68 Montrose [Aug 2009].
  10. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry, CSSCT1861-45 Montrose 12 9 16 [Sept 2009].
  11. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry CSSCT1871_52 St Andrew Dundee 20 44 1 [Sept 2009].