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Robert DONALD / Elizabeth RITCHIE

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 5:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
You may already have these burials but just in case... In my notes for Robert DONALD (I kept looking for my line and until I was certain who was who added DONALDs to my database).

The children of Robert and Elizabeth born in Monymusk included: Janet chr 24 Feb 1779; John chr: 18 Dec 1780; Elizabeth chr: 10 Jul 1784; Isobel chr 29 Apr 1787; and James chr: 03 Feb 1790 (IGI Batch C112244).

In the Monymusk death records, Robert DONALD and Elizabeth [Ritchie] are recorded as the parents of Elizabeth [ms DONALD] Shewan and the informant her brother Alexander DONALD. (In the same IGI Batch for Monymusk as Robert and Elizabeth's other children there is a christening for just one Alexander DONALD. He was the son of Robert ---mother unnamed---on 20 Feb 1793.

Buried in the Monymusk graveyard in adjoining graves are:
* Stone No: B53 --- SNOWIE, Margaret; DONALD, John 12 Jun 1849 (married 14 Mar 1847 Monymusk & 18 Mar 1847 Peterculter)
* Stone No: B54 --- Robert DONALD, Elizabeth RITCHIE; James DONALD 25 Mar 1819 (their son chr 3 Feb 1790 Monymusk)
* Stone No: B55 -- DONALD, John; DONALD, John 28 Nov 1851; DONALD, Elizabeth 14 May 1861; LESLIE, Dorothea 3 Sep 1871; DONALD, Robert 8 Dec 1887; DONALD, Ann 9 Apr 1890
* John DONALD, Dorothea LESLIE 3Sep 1871 wife of John DONALD and their children John 28 Nov 1851 (chr 9 Mar 1813); Elizabeth 14 May 1861 (chr 31 May 1815); Robert 8 Dec 1887 (chr 27 Jul 1811); Ann 9 Apr 1890 (chr 20 Aug 1822)
* Stone No: B56 --- DONALD, Margaret 27 Aug 1845; HENDERSON, Agnes 5 Jun 1866 (married Alexander DONALD 15 Dec 1822 Monymusk); DONALD, Alexander 18 Apr 1869; DONALD, Charles 24 Sep 1888
* Stone No: B57 DONALD, Alexander 13 Jan 1908
* Stone No B68: Helen DONALD 18 Feb 1862; Charles DONALD 26 Jun 1885; Charles DONALD 7 Jul 1894; Helen SMITH 3 May 1904 (Helen married Charles on 28 OCT 1849 Monymusk)

Alexander, the son of Robert DONALD and Elizabeth RITCHIE was the informant for his sister's death.

In 1851, Elizabeth SHEWAN, widow, household head, 66 b: Monymusk was living at 43 Pitmunie with her unwed daughter, Elizabeth, 32, formerly a housekeeper.

Elizabeth Shewan, the widow of Alexander and daughter of Robert DONALD, farmer and Elizabeth Donald maiden surname RITCHIE died 27 April 1855 at the age of 68 in Monymusk. The informant is recorded as Alexander DONALD, her brother.

The monumental inscriptions (MI) from the Monymusk Churchyard, Aberdeen published by Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family History Society 1986 --- Stone 90 states: In memory of Alexander SHEWAN, residenter in Pitmunie d: 31 May 1819 aged 36; [his spouse] Elizabeth DONALD d: 27 Apr 1855 aged 71; [their daughter] Elizabeth SHEWAN d: 20 Jan 1881 age 64; [sons] Peter d: 16 Mar 1901 aged 82; Alexander d 21 Jul 1903 aged 85. Erected by their son Alexander. There are 20 SHEWANs buried in the churchyard and 11 stones (86 to 96) bearing the surname SHEWAN

Good luck in your quest.
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