Jane Center Gravestone

Saturday, November 07, 2015



Erected By
WILLIAM SMITH feuar New Deer in memory of his
Wife JANE CENTER d. 12 Feb 1870 aged 59. Above 
William Smith d. 5 June 1884 in 81st year.  Their youngest son 
WILLIAM merchant New Deer d. 4 May 1898 aged 53.

** Jane Center my 4x Great Aunt daughter of James Center and Isabella Hunter, sister of
Helen and Isabella Center. New Deer Church yard, New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


Isabella Center Gravestone




Erected in memory of
 JOSEPH CORBET late farmer in Stephensburn d. 22 Sept 1847 aged 71, his wife MARY PATERSON d. 15 Dec 1855 aged 72. Their son JOHN d. Stevensburn (sic)17 Feb 1858 aged 43,their daughter Mary d. New Pitsligo 23 Dec. 1862 aged 36. Their grandson ALEXANDER CORBET d. Oldtown of Whitehill 20 Feb. 1862 aged 17. His father ALEXANDER CORBET farmer Aulton of Whitehill New Deer d. 20 Jan 1884 aged 77, his spouse ISABELLA CENTER d. 4 Oct. 1888 aged 71. (Back) In Memory of MARY ANN CORBET eldest daughter of JOSEPH CORBET feuar, New Deer d. 4 Sept. 1853 aged 4.

**Isabella Center my 4x Great Aunt daughter of James Center and Isabella Hunter, sister of Helen Center. New Deer Church yard, New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

James Watson Gravestone



Erected by
 HELEN CENTER in memory of her husband WILLIAM WATSON late farmer Middle Ironside d. 10 Dec. 1875 aged 73, their sons JAMES d. 4 July 1866 aged 21, WILLIAM d. 22 Dec 1867 aged 18, CHARLES d. 5 Apr 1884 aged 21. Above HELEN CENTER d. New Deer 18 Sept. 1901 aged 77. Their Daughter ELIZABETH WATSON b. 29 Aug 1859- d. 25 Oct 1929



**Helen and William Watson my 3x Great Grandparent and James Watson my GG Grandfather, New Deer Church yard, New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Hunter And Beaton Gravestone


Gravestone of my 5x Great Grandparents, Sebastian Hunter and Jean Beaton  and their daughter buried in the Methlick  Church yard in Aberdeen Scotland.

To the Memory of
 SEBASTIAN HUNTER
 late fewar  in New deer d. 26 June 1825 aged 73,
His Daughter BARBARA d. 10 Oct 1815 in 28th year.
This Humble tribute of respect is erected by his widow
 JANE BEATON d. 26 Nov 1843 aged. 86.

Mystery Monday~ Another Mystery Solved

Sunday, June 01, 2014

On January 03 2014 I  posted a Mystery photo from Great Grandma's photo Album in hopes someone would be able to identify the man in the photo, I thought it may be a relation to my Great Grandfather due to some of the Smith facial features but wasn't sure, if so which Smith was he? On March 27 I was on Ancestry looking through  photos of different tree's with the last name Smith and  I came across this photo ~

Mary Ann Murray and George Smith

 I knew this had to be my mystery Man, his hair was now gray and he was sporting a mustache but he still looked the same to me,  I sent a message to the owner of photo to confirm my suspicions, Well not only did I solve another mystery but I gained a Cousin!!! Thank you Cousin Morag and Ian for allowing me to share this photo of your Great Grandfather and my Great Grand Uncle George Smith and his wife Mary Ann Murray, Morag  also shared  more photos with me which I will post at a later time (thank you again). I'm so excited to have found another family member and one who enjoys family history too!!


Sunday’s Obituary~ George Shearer Imlah

Sunday, February 23, 2014

 The Aberdeen Daily Journal
May 20, 1912
Fatal Accident at Turriff.
Farmers son Killed by young horse,

Page 5 of the Aberdeen Daily Journal dated Monday May 20, 1912

 George Imlah, son of John Imlah, Marywell, Turriff, who worked with his father on the farm, was engaged on Thursday afternoon trimming the hoof of a young horse, while thus employed the animal kicked out, striking him on the lower part of the abdomen. Dr. Crerar, Turriff, was sent for, and did all that was possible for the unfortunate man, who lingered till Saturday evening, where he succumbed to his injuries. Deceased who was 29 years of age, leaves a widow and young family.


George Shearer Imlah was the son of John Imlah and Margaret Davidson, he married Elsie Runcie the daughter of Alexander Runcie and Isabella Stephen, at the Union Hotel in Turriff on February 25, 1905. The newspaper article gave Georges age incorrectly he was 39 years of age at the time of his death, see Corrected Register of Death below.

**George Shearer Imlah my 2nd Cousin 3x removed.**

Statutory Deaths 247/00 0014 RCE 


Tombstone Tuesday~Imlah and Imlach

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Methlick Kirkyard

 Stone 206


IN MEMORY OF JOHN IMLACH.
SOMETIME IN WOODHEAD OF DELGATY,
PARISH OF MONQUHITTER,
WHO DIED 29TH AUGUST 1821, AGED 32 YEARS.
ALSO JAMES IMLACH, SON OF
JAMES IMLACH, NORTHBURN, WHO
DIED IN MAY 1849 AGED 27 YEARS.
AND THE ABOVE JAMES IMLACH, DIED
AT NORTHBURN, 15TH MARCH 1878
AGED 81 YEARS. 
AND HIS WIFE MARGARET SMITH,
WHO DIED AT CUMINESTOWN, 7TH APRIL
1889 AGED 85 YEARS.
ALSO JOHN IMLAH SON OF JAMES IMLAH,
NORTHBURN, WHO DIED AT TEUCHAR MONQUHITTER,
23RD APRIL 1899, AGED 54 YEARS.

James Imlah worked for his father at the Mains of Idoch, Turriff,  after his father’s death, he continued to work there for his brother, Alexander. When John, died in 1821 James took over from him the tenancy of Woodhead of Delgaty in the parish of Monquhitter, he stayed at Woodhead for over forty years until somewhere between 1866-1871 when he left and took on the tenancy of the farm of Northburn, Monquhitter. The 1871 census shows James described as a farmer of ninety acres, of which eighty are arable. The farmhouse has six rooms with a window. The rest of the household consists of his wife, Margaret, and their sons, Alexander and John, who both work on the farm, Alexander’s daughter, Margaret, his wife, “Lousie”(Louisa), and their children, “Bella”, Agnes, “Luisie (Louisa)” and James. There are two servants – Isabella Gall, a general domestic servant, and William Scott, who is a farm servant. James Imlah died at Northburn on Friday 15th March 1878, The cause of death was bronchitis for one month. The death was registered by his granddaughter, Margaret Johnston. 

John and James Imlah are my 1st Cousins 5 X removed, two of the three son's born to Alexander Imlah and Jean Panton, their son Alexander is buried in plot 205 (I will post about him at a later). 

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