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David Harris Whitton

M, #7714, b. 16 February 1859, d. 16 December 1943
David Harris Whitton
  • Occupation*: David was Quarry Worker, Stone Dresser.1
  • Birth*: He was born on 16 February 1859 at New Alyth, Perthshire, Scotland; 1859 births in the parish of Alyth in the county of Perth, ref 22; Whitton David, b 1859 February Sixteenth 8h 0m pm at New Alyth; male; parents Richard Whitton farm servant and Janet Whitton maiden name Blyth; informant Richard Whitton father present; registered 1859 March 3rd at Alyth James McGibon registrar.2,3,4
  • He was the son of Richard Whitton and Janet Blyth.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: David Harris Whitton married Catherine Johnston, daughter of Alexander Johnston and Elizabeth McNicol, on 9 December 1881 at 3 Keir's Lane, Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1881 on the Ninth day of December at 3 Keir's Lane, Lochee after proclamation according to the forms of the Church of Scotland; signed David Whitton, quarry worker, bachelor, aged 22, 21 Mid Street Lochee, parents Richard Whitton general labourer (deceased) and Janet Whitton ms Blyth; signed Catherine Johnston, powerloom weaver, spinster, aged 22, 3 Keir's Lane Lochee, parents Alexander Johnstone flaxdresser and Elizabeth Johnston ms McNicoll; signed Wm May St Lukes Lochee, signed Thomas Seivwright witness, Mary Ann Johnston witness; registered 1881 December 13th at Lochee, J Robertson registrar.5,2
  • (Informant) Birth: David Harris Whitton registered the birth of Richard Alexander Whitton on 12 October 1885 at 12 South Mid Street, Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland; Extract of Entry of Birth ref 385; Richard Alexander Whitton; b 1885 October Twelfth 11h 30m pm at 12 South Mid Street Lochee; male; parents David Whitton quarry worker and Catherine Whitton ms Johnston, m 1881 Dec 9 Lochee; informant David Whitton father present; registered 1885 October 30th at Lochee J Robertson; extracted from the register book of births for the district of Lochee in the burgh of Dundee this 30th day of October 1885 J Robertson registrar.6,7,8
  • (Deceased) Death: Janet Blyth died on 26 January 1893 at West Poorhouse, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 67 1893 deaths in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 83; Janet Whitton pauper formerly millworker widow of Richard Whitton labourer; 1893 January Twenty-Sixth 9h 30m pm West Poorhouse Dundee; female aged 67 years; parents George Blyth linen weaver (deceased) and Magdalene Blyth ms Fyffe (deceased); cause bronchitis 14 dyas as certified by J Mackie Whyte MB; informant David Whitton son 12 South Mid Street, Lochee; registered 1893 January 30th at Dundee John Maylor assistant registrar initialled JA.3,9
  • (Informant) Death: David Harris Whitton registered the death of Catherine Johnston on 21 January 1935 at 18 Muirton Road, Lochee, Angus, Scotland; 1935 deaths in the district of Lochee in the burgh of Dundee, ref 18; Catherine Whitton married to David Whitton stone quarryman; 1835 January twenty-first 1h 15m pm, 18 Muirton Road Lochee; female aged 75 years; parents Alexander Johnston flax dresser (deceased) and Elizabeth Johnston ms McNicoll (deceased); cause cerebral haemorrhage as cert by Dorothy Doig MBChB; informant David Whitton widower present; registered 1935 January 21st at Lochee John R Nicoll registrar.2,1,10
  • (Deceased) Death*: David Harris Whitton died on 16 December 1943 at Maryfield Hospital, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, at age 84 1943 deaths in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 865; David Whitton stone dresser retired widower of Catherine Johnston; 1943 December sixteenth 0h 45m pm Maryfield Hospital Dundee (us res 82 Victoria Road); male aged 84 years; parents Richard Whitton farm servant (deceased) and Janet Whitton ms Blyth (deceased); cause chronic bronchitis, myocardial degeneration, hypostatic pneumonia as cert by Ronald Summer MBChB; informant signed Elizabeth Paterson daughter 82 Victoria Road Dundee; registered 1943 December 17th at Dundee Norman Streele regsistrar.2,3,11
  • (Erector) Memorial Inscription*: A Headstone was erected by David Harris Whitton in 1913 at Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Inscription reads Frontface: Erected by David Whitton and his wife Catherine Johnston in loving memory of their son David who died 5th November 1913 in his 29th year, also Willie who died in infancy, the above Catherine Johnston who died 21st Janaury 1935 aged 75 years, David Whitton the above named who died 19th December 1943 aged 84 years, also their daughters Elizabeth Moonie Paterson who died 28th September 1963 aged 71 years, and Mary Johnston Maiden who died 27th March 1976 aged 96 years.
    On the plinth: David W H Paterson who died 29th May 1989 in his 75th year, elder son of the above Elizabeth M Paterson, dear husband of Joan Vernon who died 4th August 2001.
    Brass plaque below: In memory of the above Joan Frances Vernon 12/2/26-4/8/01 Much loved mother of David and Carol.
    Sideface: Also in memory of their daughter Robina M Whitton McBride who died 2nd November 1926 aged 38 years, and their grand-daughter Catherine Johnston Maiden who died 8th July 1927 aged 22 years, also her brother James Maiden who died 5th May 1956 aged 48 years, also their grandson Robert Paterson died 18th July 1991.12
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - David Whitton & Catherine Johnston
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - David Whitton & Catherine Johnston
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - David Whitton & Catherine Johnston
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - David Whitton & Catherine Johnston

Census Events

Member of Household7 April 1861They was listed as a member of the household of Richard Whitton and Janet Blyth in the 1861 census at Village of New Alyth, Alyth, Perthshire, Scotland. David, son, 2, b Alyth, Perthshire; Richard Whitton, head, 42, labourer, b Lochee, Forfarshire; Jannet, wife, 36, b Orwell, Kinrossshire, Scotland.13
Member of Household2 April 1871They was listed as a member of the household of Janet Blyth in the 1871 census at 20 Donalds Lane, Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland. David, son, 13, factory worker, b Leslie, Fifeshire; Jessie Whitton, head, 44, factory worker, b 'Binrop', Fifeshire.13
Member of Household3 April 1881He was listed as a member of the household of David Craik McNicoll and Ann Somebody in the 1881 census at Parkside (View Cottages), Auchterhouse, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Whitton, lodger, unmarried, 22, pavt quarry lab, b Alyth, Perthshire; David Craik McNicoll, head, married, 51, pavt quarry lab, b Bendochy, Perthshire, his wife Ann, 41, b Auchterhouse; a boarder Ann Cousins, 60, imbecile, b Dundee and 5 other lodgers, all pavt quarry lab.13
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household along with spouse Catherine Johnston in the 1891 census at 12 South Mid Street, Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Whitton, head, 33, stone cutter, b Perth, Perthshire; Cath, wife, 33, b Dundee; also in the household were Mary Ann Johnston Whitton, David Whitton, Richard Alexander Whitton, Robina Johnston Whitton and William Whitton.3,13
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household along with spouse Catherine Johnston in the 1901 census at 155 South Road, Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Whitton, head, 42, quarry stone dresser, b Alyth, Perthshire; Kate, wife, 41, b Dundee; also in the household were Mary Ann Johnston Whitton, Richard Alexander Whitton, Robina Johnston Whitton and Elizabeth Moonie Whitton.13
Head of Household31 March 1911He was listed as head of household along with spouse Catherine Johnston in the 1911 census. Not found.14
Last Edited: 1 May 2018

Parents:

Father*: Richard Whitton b. b 5 Mar 1819, d. 24 Feb 1868
Mother*: Janet Blyth b. 25 Mar 1825, d. 26 Jan 1893

Family:

Catherine Johnston b. 18 Apr 1859, d. 21 Jan 1935
  • (Groom) Marriage*: David Harris Whitton married Catherine Johnston, daughter of Alexander Johnston and Elizabeth McNicol, on 9 December 1881 at 3 Keir's Lane, Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1881 on the Ninth day of December at 3 Keir's Lane, Lochee after proclamation according to the forms of the Church of Scotland; signed David Whitton, quarry worker, bachelor, aged 22, 21 Mid Street Lochee, parents Richard Whitton general labourer (deceased) and Janet Whitton ms Blyth; signed Catherine Johnston, powerloom weaver, spinster, aged 22, 3 Keir's Lane Lochee, parents Alexander Johnstone flaxdresser and Elizabeth Johnston ms McNicoll; signed Wm May St Lukes Lochee, signed Thomas Seivwright witness, Mary Ann Johnston witness; registered 1881 December 13th at Lochee, J Robertson registrar.5,2

Children:

Mary Ann Johnston Whitton+ b. 7 Mar 1882, d. 27 Mar 1978
David Whitton b. 9 Jan 1884, d. 5 Nov 1913
Richard Alexander Whitton b. 12 Oct 1885, d. 6 Mar 1940
Robina Johnston Whitton+ b. 19 Mar 1888, d. 2 Nov 1926
William Whitton b. 17 Apr 1890, d. 16 Dec 1891
Elizabeth Moonie Whitton+ b. 9 Feb 1892, d. 28 Sep 1963

Citations

  1. [S40] From CPT [Aug 2010].
  2. [S26] Unknown author Robert Whitton, n.pub., n.p., unknown edition (unknown publish date) unknown isbn www.robertwhitton.eu.
  3. [S25] Unknown author C Turnham, n.pub., n.p., unknown edition (unknown publish date) unknown isbn CPT [Aug 2010].
  4. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS stautory births 328/00 0022 [Sep 2010].
  5. [S25] Unknown author C Turnham Extract of an entry in a Register of Marriages for the district of Lochee in the burgh of Dundee; ref 92; extracted Aug 1985; [from CPT Aug 2010].
  6. [S40] CPT [Aug 2010].
  7. [S27] Unknown author GROS, n.pub., n.p., unknown edition (unknown publish date) unknown isbn GROS Statutory Births 1885 Lochee 282/05 0385 [Aug 2010].
  8. [S40] Www.robertwhitton.eu.
  9. [S27] Unknown author GROS General Record Office for Scotland www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk GROS statutory deaths 282/01 0083 [Aug 2010].
  10. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS stautory deaths 282/04 0018 [June 2011].
  11. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory deaths ref 282/03 0865 [June 2011].
  12. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , CPT Sept 2009.
  13. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) www.ancestry.co.uk [Aug 2010].
  14. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS search [Jun 2011].