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David Guthrie Shiell

M, #1730, b. 25 November 1868, d. 22 March 1914
  • Birth*: David Guthrie Shiell was born on 25 November 1868 at Brechin, Forfarshire, Scotland.
  • He was the son of John Shiell and Susan Lyall Guthrie.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: David Guthrie Shiell married Catherine Mabel Glassford circa 1890.
  • (Informant) Death: David Guthrie Shiell registered the death of John Shiell on 21 June 1912 at Latch Road, Brechin, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1912 deaths in the district of Brechin in the county of Forfar, ref 74; John Shiell, Solicitor before Supreme Court, married to Susan Lyall Guthrie, died 1912 June Twenty-first 11h 0m pm Latch Road Brechin, male aged 70, parents William Shiell Clerk of Session (dec) and Mary Russell (dec), cause senile decay, syncope, as certified by LB Adams MD; signed David G Shiell, son, Dalhousie Lodge, Edzell, regsitered 1912 June 22nd at Brechin Chas V Mills registrar.1
  • (Deceased) Death*: David Guthrie Shiell died on 22 March 1914 at Balhousie Lodge, Edzell, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 45 Solicitor, 45, married to Catherine Mabel Glassford, septic pneumonia, inf Charles M R Shiell son Trinity College Glenalmond.

Census Events

Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of John Shiell and Susan Lyall Guthrie in the 1881 census at 12 Latch Road, Brechin, Forfarshire, Scotland. David G Shiell, son, 12, scholar, Brechin; John Shiell, head, mar, 47, solicitor before Supreme Courts, Edinburgh; Susan L Shiell, wife, mar, 40, Brechin; Elizabeth Swankie, sev, unm, 30, cook, Dundee; Annie Greene, serv, unm, 23, housemaid, Carmylie; Jane Nelson, unm, 28, nurse, Brechin; Eliabeth P Thomson, unm, 20, under nurse, Brechin.2
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at Banks of Brechin Oakea [?], Brechin, Forfarshire, Scotland. David G Shiel, head, 32, solicitor, Brechin; also in the household was John G G Shiell, Charles M R Shiell, Visa M G Shiell, Georgina Mackay, Ada Hawah and Mary Ann Irvine.3
Member of Household31 March 1911He was listed in the 1911 census at 43 Valley Drive, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England; David Guthrie Shiell, boarder, 42, married, solicitor, Brechin Forfarshire; Mary Stainsby, head, 55, widow, company house keeper, own account at home, Knottingly Yorks.4
Last Edited: 9 Jan 2011


Father*: John Shiell b. 4 Apr 1833, d. 21 Jun 1912
Mother*: Susan Lyall Guthrie b. c 1840, d. a 28 Aug 1914


Catherine Mabel Glassford b. c 1868



  1. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Death 1912 Brechin, ref 74.
  2. [S30] LDS 1881 Census.
  3. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
    Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Jan 2011]
  4. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) Findmypast [Jun 2010].