Robert McPHERSON
(Abt 1838-After 1887)
Jean BEATTIE
(Bef 1867-After 1887)
John McPHERSON
(1863-1900)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Isabella REID

John McPHERSON

  • Born: 21 Jan 1863, Glenbucket, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Marriage: Isabella REID
  • Died: 31 May 1900, Newton, Glenbuchat, Aberdeen aged 37
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bullet  Research Notes:

John Beattie Deochry
B - 1792/3 Strathdon [per 1851 census].
M - Sophia Michie 28 AUG 1831 Glenbucket. Beattie & Michie - John Beattie and Sophia Michie in Badenyon were married in the presence of the session, on the 28th day of August [1831] [OPR]
D - Duchrie 15 Feb 1853 a 58y [MI] note 1

+ Sophia Michie. Sophia was born between 1803-1809, the daughter of John Michie and Henrietta Moir. She died at Deochry December 9, 1895. informant: John McPherson, Grand Son, Present
~ For more information about Sophia Michie's family, see the article "The Michies of Badenyon" by George Watt.


Badenyon? Deochry?
Jean Beattie
CHR - 01 FEB 1833 Glenbucket. 1833 - Beattie - John Beattie had a child by his wife Sophia Michie baptized & named JEAN. She was born the first day of February.
M - Robert McPherson 15 Jun 1861 Glenbucket.
D - 24 May 1910, Deochry, of old age. Informant is Robert McPherson, husband.
Family is at Deochry in 1881 census. Husband Robert is not in the household. Jean is listed as married, head, farm servant's wife.


+ with William Palmer. William Palmer, Day Labourer is listed as reputed father on 1890 death registration of daughter Helen (below).

> Hellen Beattie
B - 05 JUL 1858 Deochry, Glenbucket, Aberdeen, Scotland. Father not listed. Mother "Jean Beattie, outfield worker"
D - Deochrie 29 Apr 1890 a 31y of Influenza. Death registration lists her as Helen Palmer, Domestic Servant (single), illegitimate. Informant is John Beattie, uncle.
No father is listed on Hellen's birth record, however starting on the 1871 census, this Helen appears with the last name Palmer. She lived in the household of her grandmother Sophia at least through the 1881 census.


+ with Robert McPherson
B - 1838/9 in Inveravon, Banff [per 1871 census]
D - 22 Dec 1918 Deochry, Glenbucket

> Ann McPherson
B - 15 Aug 1861 Glenbucket
D - 19 Oct 1877 Deochry
> John McPherson
B - 21 Jan 1863 in Glenbucket
M - Isabella Reid
D - 31 May 1900 Newtown, Glenbucket. Cause of death was syncope pleurisy.
Isabella McPherson nee Reid was the daughter of John Reid & Ann McRobbie, born Glenbucket 08 Sept 1872. She appears in her parents' household at Newtown for the 1901 census with children James R (4) and Jane Ann (2) McPherson.
> Sophia McPherson
B - 23 Oct 1864 in Glenbucket
D - 17 Jul 1920 in Deochry, buried in Strathdon Churchyard
Residing with uncle, John Beattie, starting with 1871 census note 1
> Catherine McPherson
B - 21 Apr 1867 in Glenbucket
M - Charles McRobbie 1 June 1888, Deochry
D - after 1891
> Penelope McPherson
B - 29 Jan 1869 in Glenbucket
D - after 1891
> Robert McPherson
B - 7 Dec 1870 in Glenbucket
D - after 1881
> William McPherson
B - 15 Apr 1874 in Glenbucket
D - after 1901
> Paul McPherson
B - 1875/1876 in Glenbucket
D - after 1891
> Jane McPherson
B - 1877/1878 in Glenbucket
D - after 1901
Residing with uncle, John Beattie, in 1891-1901 censuses
Belnaboth James Beattie
CHR - "23rd May 1835 - John Beattie in Belnaboth and Sophia Michie, his wife had a son born; baptized, and named JAMES (witnesses, Rester, & Elspet Davidsons, in Belnaboth) on the 26th day of same month"
D - infancy [MI] note 1
Dochry John Beattie
CHR - "1836 - Beattie - John Beattie Dochry had a child born 7th August, baptized, & named JOHN before witnesses"
D - Dochry 3 Oct 1913 a 77y unmarried. Informant Sophia McPherson, niece (present)
John took over the family farming at Deochrie. He never married, but nieces Sophia and Jane McPherson resided in the household from a very early age. Also in the household when his mother was alive were niece Helen Palmer and nephew John Beattie
Dochry Hellen Beattie
CHR - 03 DEC 1838 Glenbucket. "1838 - Beattie - December 3rd John Beattie in Deochry had a daughter by his wife Sophia Michie baptized & named HELLEN before witnesses"
D - infancy [MI] note 1
Dochry William Beattie
B - 10 JUL 1841 Glenbucket. "Beattie - 10th July 1841 - John Beattie in Dochry & his wife Sophia Michie had a son born, baptized the 13th of same month & named WILLIAM"
M - Isabella Murray 5 Dec 1868 Kirkmichael, Banffshire
D - Upper Drumin, Glenlivet, 17 Dec 1894 [MI] note 1


+ with Isabella Murray
B - 1848/9 Abernethy, Elgin, Scotland
D - after 1901
Isabella is residing at Upper Castleton, Inveravon, Banff in 1901. She is listed as Blacksmith's widow, and with her are grandchildren William (8) and John (3) Beattie, both born Glenlivet.

> John Beattie
B - 13 FEB 1869 in Strathdon
D - 19 APR 1908 Smithy Cottage, Tomachar, Mortlach, Banff. Informant Isabella Beattie, sister (present). Cause: heart disease. John was unmarried, and listed as a Mason (Journeyman).
> Isobella Beattie
B - 08 DEC 1871 in Glenbucket
D - 5 May 1944 Chalmers Hospital, Banff
> Sophia Beattie
B - 2 DEC 1873 in Inveravon, Banff
D - after 1891
> Jessie Beattie
B - 1877/1878 in Kirkmichael, Banff
D - after 1881
> Elizabeth M Beattie
B - 1882/1883 in Glenlivet, Banff
M - Charles Donald probably around 1899/1900
D - after 1901
For the 1901 census Elizabeth and Charles appear at House Kirkton, Maryculter, Kincardineshire, with Elizabeth's sister Isobella and a son Charles, aged 1 and born Peterculter. Charles (Sr) is listed as a Farm Labourer.
> Helen Beattie
B - 1886/1887 in Glenlivet, Banff
D - after 1891
Ann - Died infancy [MI] note 1
Elizabeth - Died infancy [MI] note 1
family notes:
1 Ed. Alastair G. Beattie and Margaret H. Beattie, Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions in Upper Donside, p. 10. "27. John Beattie d Duchrie 15.2.1853 a 58y, chn James, Ellen, Ann & Elizabeth B d inf, gda Hellen Palmer d Dochry 29.4.1890 a 31y, wid Sophia Michie d Dochrie, Glenbucket, 9.12.1895 a 86y s William B d Upper Drumin, Glenlivet, 17.12.1894 a 50y, s John B d Dochry 3.10.1913 a 77y, gda Sophia McPherson d Dochry 17.7.1920 a 54y."


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John married Isabella REID, daughter of John REID and Ann McROBBIE. (Isabella REID was born about 1873 in Glenbucket.)




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