Category Archives: Anniversaries

Detailing the anniversary of the birth, marriage or death of a member of the Dalrymple Crescent Families family tree

on 29th August …

John Simpson married Christina Petrie in 1866 at Kirk Rushen on the Isle of Man.  John was the nephew of Sir James Young Simpson, the famous physician, and lived at 21 Dalrymple Crescent from 1868 to 1873 (he was the … Continue reading

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On 28th August …

Mary Amelia Downie, born Mary Emilia Lockhart, was christened in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire in 1805. Her father, Robert Lockhart, was a minister, and her mother was born Elizabeth Ann Newman. In April 1834 she married Alexander Downie, a merchant who was … Continue reading

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On 26th August …

David Keith Bullow Whyte was born in Edinburgh in 1840. His parents, William Whyte and Janet Bullow, were married in 1835. They had least three other children: William who was born in 1844, Jessie who was born in 1836 and … Continue reading

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Alicia Sutherland

Alicia Tompkins McDonald was born on 24th August 1815.  Her father, John S McDonald of Ness Castle, was a tacksman, which meant that he had a lease for Ness Castle, and so was more secure than a tenant farmer. Her … Continue reading

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Anniversary of 2 deaths, of ladies over 70.

Today saw the anniversaries of the death of two people in my Dalrymple Crescent family trees. (1) Isabella Crouch, the unmarried sister of the Crouch brothers who lived in the Crescent died in 1929, aged 78 – her headstone is … Continue reading

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