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100 Alexander Fletcher Gamekeeper
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100 Alexander Fletcher Gamekeeper

Alexander Fletcher, Gamekeeper Glenbuchat
(Apologies for the split photograph)

Alexander Fletcher Family tree

John Fletcher
Birth 9 Oct 1809 in Glenorchy,
Parents
Unknown
Spouse
Mary Meston (1808-1900)
Marriage 1835
Children
Archibald Meston Fletcher (1835-1881)
John Archibald Fletcher (1837-1924)
Alexander Sandy Fletcher (1840-1912)

Mary Meston
Birth 10 July 1808 in Towie, Aberdeenshire,
Death 8 Feb 1900 Rhynie
Parents
Archibald Meston (1767-1847)
Jean Jane Craigie (1768-1839)
Spouse
John Fletcher (1809-1893)

Alexander Sandy Fletcher
Birth 1840 in Dundee, Forfarshire,
Death 27 Nov 1912 in Drumnahoy,
Parents
John Fletcher (1809-1893)
Mary Meston (1808-1900)
Spouse
Christina Symon (1838-)
Children
John Fletcher (1857-)
Mary Meston Fletcher (1859-)
James Symon Fletcher (1861-)
1851 Age: 11 Residence Rhynie, Aberdeenshire,
1859 20 Aug Age: 19 Marriage to Christina Symon Rhynie,
1871 Age: 31 Residence Mortlach, Banffshire,
1881 Age: 41 Residence Glass, Aberdeenshire,
1891 Age: 51 Residence Glenbucket,
1891 Age: 51 Residence Glenbucket,
1901 Age: 61 Residence Glenbucket,
1912 27 Nov Age: 72 Death Drumnahoy, Scotland,

John Fletcher
Birth 12 Oct 1857 in Rhynie,
Parents
Alexander Sandy Fletcher (1840-1912)
Christina Symon (1838-)
Spouse
Children

1861 Age: 4 Residence Rhynie,
1871 Age: 14 Residence Mortlach, Banffshire
1891 Age: 34 Residence Glenbucket,



Census Information on Alexander Fletcher

1901 Scotland Census about Alexander Fletcher
Name:Alexander Fletcher
Age:61 Estimated Birth Year:abt 1840
Relationship:Head
Spouse's name :Christina Fletcher
Gender:Male
Where born:Dundee, Forfarshire
Registration Number:200
Registration district:Glenbucket Civil parish:Glenbucket County:Aberdeenshire
Address:Mains
Occupation:Farmer & Gamekeeper ED:1
Household schedule number:26 Line:14 Roll:CSSCT1901_68
Household Members:NameAge
Alexander Fletcher61
Christina Fletcher64
James Fletcher18
Barbara Austin29
Helen Johnston38
Robert Cran Cowe25
Charles Lawson42
William Brodie14

1891 Scotland Census about Alexander Fletcher
Name:Alexander Fletcher
Age:51 Estimated Birth Year:abt 1840
Relationship:Head
Spouse's name :Christina Fletcher
Gender:Male
Where born:Dundee, Forfarshire
Registration Number:200
Registration district:Glenbucket Civil parish:Glenbucket County:Aberdeenshire
Address:Shooting Lodge
Occupation:Gamekeeper & Farmer ED:2
Household schedule number:17 Line:14 Roll:CSSCT1891_63
Household Members:NameAge
Alexander Fletcher51
Christina Fletcher54
John Fletcher32
James Fletcher9
Isabella Gordon27
Ann Young19

1881 Scotland Census about Alexr Fletcher
Name:Alexr Fletcher
Age:41 Estimated Birth Year:abt 1840
Relationship:Head
Spouse's name :Christina Fletcher
Gender:Male
Where born:Dundee, Forfarshire Registration Number:199
Registration district:Glass
Civil parish:Glass County:Aberdeenshire
Address:Shooting Lodge
Occupation:Gamekeeper ED:1
Household schedule number:49 Line:24 Roll:cssct1881_60
Household Members:NameAge
Alexr Fletcher41
Christina Fletcher44
Mary M Fletcher21
James S Fletcher19
Helen Symon24

1871 Scotland Census about Alexander Fletcher
Name:Alexander Flethcher
Age:31 Estimated Birth Year:abt 1840
Relationship:Head
Spouse's name :Christina Flethcher
Gender:Male
Where born:Dundee, Forfarshire Registration Number:162
Registration district:Mortlach Civil parish:Mortlach County:Banffshire
Address:Metherelung
Occupation:Gamekeeper ED:4
Household schedule number:37 Line:13 Roll:CSSCT1871_30
Household Members:NameAge
Alexander Flethcher31
Christina Flethcher33
John Flethcher13
Mary Meston Flethcher11
James Symon Flethcher9

1851 Scotland Census about Alexander Fletcher
Name:Alexander Fletcher
Age:11 Estimated Birth Year:abt 1840
Relationship:Grandson
Mother's Name:Mary Fletcher
Gender:Male
Where born:Dundee, Forfarshire
Parish Number:237A
Civil parish:Rhynie Town:Muir of Rhynie County:Aberdeenshire
Address:Muir Of Rhynie
Occupation:Scholar ED:4
Household schedule number:43 Line:15 Roll:CSSCT1851_51
Household Members:NameAge
Jane Meston83
Mary Fletcher42
John Fletcher13
Alexander Fletcher11

From Strathdon Vital Records
1835
Fletcher – John Fletcher, Gamekeeper, Glenbucket Cottage had a son by his wife, Mary Meston born 3rd day of March 1835. Baptized and named Archibald Meston 2nd April same year in presence of Colin C Fletcher Glenbucket Cottage & Mr George Farquharson Noughtyside

From the Hall committee meetings
“Alex Fletcher, land steward of the estate and tenant at Mains of Glenbuchat – the farm attached to Glenbuchat Castle. Mr Fletcher proposed that the Hall be gone on with at once. Mr Spark seconded”
The foundation stone was laid by Mrs Fletcher on 20 March and the opening day and bazaar were planned for late September 1899.
Mr Fletcher stated that he had a letter from the factor suggesting that the Trustees be the Proprietors and Factor with two to be appointed by the committee.
The first Trustees were the proprietors (James, Henry & Richard Burra), Percy Hargreaves the shooting tenant, with Alexander Fletcher of Mains of Glenbuchat, James Forbes of Tombreck, William Fraser of Belnaboth, James Farquharson of Upperton, William Gauld of Auchavaich , the Rev. William Spark of the Established Church Manse, and John Stewart from Mill of Glenbuchat.





Picture added on 11 September 2011 at 00:40
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Comments:
The photo of 'Alexander Fletcher' couldn't possibly be of him. Photography, i.e. that which lasted and didn't disintegrate almost immediately, wasn't around until mid 1800s. It is more likely that of James Fletcher, who died 1856, or one of James's sons.
John Fletcher b 1809, who married Mary Meston did not live until 1893 in Braidwood. That is a totally different Fletcher. Our John died as a gamekeeper in Scotland from an accident before 1851. Mary is then regarded as a widow, not a deserted wife.
John Fletcher b 1837 to that John Fletcher and Mary (Meston) bears an uncanny resemblance to the man in the photo. Incidentally, eldest son of John Fletcher and Mary Meston, Archibald Meston Fletcher b 1835, died in Sydney, Australia in 1923. He is my direct family line. The aforesaid John Fletcher b 1837, died in Glen Innes, NSW Australia 1924.


Update email from Rosemary:
I realise now, looking at that photo of Alexander, and notice the site information has changed since I originally went on some time ago, that this is a photo of Alexander, son of John Fletcher and Mary Meston. Apologies to the family

Editor
Added by Rosemary Eden on 18 January 2015
Going physical appearance alone, don't think this is Alex Fletcher 1840 - 1912 J W B s estate manager and farmer at Mains of Glenbuchat. This photo was taken early 1900 s by John Stewart at Mill of Glenbuchat

Ken Cruickshank
Added by Ken Cruickshank on 06 June 2017
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