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James Law

M, #6575, b. circa 1831, d. 10 July 1878
Last Edited: 16 Jun 2020
  • Birth*: James Law was born circa 1831 at Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; from 1861 census [Aug 2009].
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Helen Findlay, daughter of John Findlay spirit dealer and Catherine Laing, on 12 September 1852 at Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1
  • (Deceased) Death*: James Law died on 10 July 1878 at Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, , from MI [Jul 2010].
  • (Erector) Memorial Inscription*: A Headstone was erected by James Law in 1854 at Montrose Rosehill Cemetery, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Inscription reads 1854. by Jas G Law mason 10.7.1878 46, w Helen Findlay 4.8.1880 48, das Cath 22.6.1854 7m, Mary Ann 13.12.1858 3, ss Jas 5.4.1868 4m, John 15.7.1873 4y4m, Richd Sangster 17.7.1873 10m.2
  • (Witness) Marriage: He witnessed the marriage of George Wheatley and Josephine Lowson on Monday, 26 April 1869 at 196 Overgate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1869 on the 26th day of April at 196 Overgate Dundee after banns according to the forms of the Free Church George Wheatley confectioner widower of Jane Findlay, 35, 196 Overgate Dundee, fath William Wheatley weaver (dec), moth Charlotte Wheatley ms Barlow (dec), Josephine Lowson confectioner spinster, 17, 196 Overgate Dundee, fath George Lowson seaman MS (dec), moth Elizabeth Lowson ms McDougall, signed William Wilson minister, wit James Law, Wm Law, reg 1869 April 28th at Dundee Alec Leask registrar.3,4

Census & Directory Entries

Head of Household7 April 1861He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at 37 Reform Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, . James Law, head, 29, stonemason, Montrose; Helen Law, wife, 28, Montrose; also in the household were Helen Findlay, Jemima Law and Lucy Maria Marshall Law.5
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 198 Overgate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . James Law, head, 39, spirit dealer, Montrose; Helen Law, wife, 38, Montrose; also in the household were Helen Findlay, Jemima Law, Luisa M M Law and John Law.6


Helen Findlay b. 1832, d. 4 Aug 1880


Catherine Rae Law b. 3 Dec 1853, d. 22 Jun 1854
Mary Ann Law b. 9 Jun 1855, d. 13 Dec 1858
Richard Sangster Law b. 21 Oct 1857
Jemima Law+ b. 21 Oct 1857
Lucy Maria Marshall Law b. 5 Dec 1859
Luisa M M Law b. 1 Aug 1862
James Law b. 17 Dec 1867, d. 5 Apr 1868
John Law b. 8 Mar 1869, d. 15 Jul 1873
Richard Sangster Law b. Sep 1872, d. 17 Jul 1873


  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), M113124 [Aug 2009].
  2. [S23] Alison Mitchell ed. Monumental Inscriptions pre-1855 Angus Seacoast vol 2, Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh, first ed (1981) 0 901061 22 0 Angus Pre-1855 Monumental Inscriptions ed Mitchell vol 2 pg 218 ref 291.
  3. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), LDS 537051 [Aug 2005].
  4. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland).
  5. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry CSSCT1861_45 Montrose 19 2 9 [Aug 2009].
  6. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry CSSCT1871_80 Dundee 4 16 17; [Aug 2009].