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32 Grave Stone No 31 Colin McGregor
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32 Grave Stone No 31 Colin McGregor

Grave 31

Glenbuchat Old Kirk Graveyard

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COLIN McGREGOR

Died 9th May 1915 aged 15

And

CHARLES HERBERT

Died 24th Nov 1900 aged 8wks

Also

BLANCHE

Died 25th Oct 1916 aged 21 years



Lce Corporal

ALEX GLENNIE

2nd Seaforth HDR

Fell at Presau France

2nd Nov 1918 aged 20

And

JAMES Died in

America

8th Feb 1910

Aged 31 years



JAMES McGREGOR

Died 28th April 1934

Aged 77 years

Also

His Wife

MARGARET GLENNIE

Died 14th August 1927

Aged 62 Years




The McGregors of Upperton
From the page about Upperton

John McGregor born in 1776 was the Upperton blacksmith and also farmed one of the lots.
He married Margaret Stuart in 1811 and their son Colin (who later took over the lease) was born in 1812

…The major reorganisation of leases by the Glenbucket estate about 1810 was mentioned earlier. At Upperton, the old 'rigs' were transformed into a series of 'lots'. The Fife estate's advertisement in the local paper in 1813, inviting offers for leases in the Glen, named Walter Ross, William Gauld and Samuel Walker as tenants of Upperton, but the other families (Hay, Beattie, Michie, Allanach, Reid, McGregor and Anderson) continued to occupy their allotted parts of the fermtoun. An 1865 map recovered from the estate papers shows the division:. Lots 1 and 8 were the largest, with rectangular stone-walled enclosed fields. (Most of these dry-stone dykes still stand today or their line can be seen on the hillside or are marked by an unusually positioned gate.) A portion of the lands were retained for the remaining occupants of the clachan and divided into strips. Each farm cottage was allocated an enclosed strip of ground (with access to common hill grazings), enough to keep a cow or a few sheep, or grow some crops, but not sufficient for the tenant to make a living. As they became vacant these cottages were let to tradesmen – carpenters, shoemakers, tailors and other occupations such as gamekeepers and farm labourers, or those too old to work or widows with little means of support.

… The other families in the fermtoun, Michie, Reid, McGregor, Anderson and Walker, leased small strips of land running down from the rough grazing to the river.

…John McGregor was the blacksmith of Upperton at the time of the 1841 census. He died in that year and his gravestone is in the Old Kirk. His son Colin was another of the emigrants: an 1838 letter mentions 'Colin came home from America'. On his father's death Colin took over the lease, working as the fermtoun carpenter. In the 1861 Estate records, his lease (Lot 5, which includes the present Upperton Cottage) is valued at £3. Colin died at Upperton in 1893. The story of the McGregor sons after 1900 is told in the next section

…Alexander McGregor 41, the youngest of three sons, had taken over the role of carpenter, with his wife Penelope and seven children. Their four sons all fought in the 1914-18 war: Colin in the Machine Gun Corps and John in the Gordons survived; William who was in the Gordons died in England in 1915 aged 19, and Alexander, a Lance-Corporal in the Seaforths, died on 2nd October 1918, just before the armistice – he was 20. Mary McGregor 84 was also resident in Upperton but lived in a separate house: she died at Upperton in 1902.

…Who then were left at Upperton after 1918? The last families were Hay and McGregor: the Allanachs had already left in 1917. The last of the Hays, the family who had lived there for over 225 years, were William and Jessie who left in 1922. Alexander McGregor also left in 1922. That year marked the death of the old fermtoun.


McGregor Family Tree

John McGregor
Birth Abt. 1776 Death Abt. 1841 in Strathdon
Spouse
Margaret Stuart -
Children
Colin McGregor 1811 - 1893

1841 Scotland Census about John McGregor
Name: John McGregor
Age: 65 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1776
Gender: Male
Where born: Aberdeenshire, Scotland Civil Parish: Glenbuchat
Address: Upperton
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
John McGregor65
Margt McGregor20

1841 Scotland Census about Margt McGregor
Name: Margt McGregor
Age: 20 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Gender: Female
Where born: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Civil Parish: Glenbuchat
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Upperton
Household Members: Name Age
John Mcgregor65
Margt Mcgregor20

1871 Scotland Census about John McGregor
Name: John McGregor
Age: 59 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1812
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name: Mary McGregor
Gender: Male
Where born: Strathdon,
Registration district: Glenbucket Civil Parish:
Aberdeenshire Address: Upperton
Occupation: Carpenter
Household Members: Name Age
John Mcgregor59
Mary Mcgregor53
William Mcgregor17
James Mcgregor14
Alexander Mcgregor11
Mary Don1

Colin McGregor
Birth 1811 in Strathdon,
Death 08 Oct 1893 in Upperton, Glenbucket,
Parents
John McGregor 1773 - 1857
Margaret Stuart 1781 – 1841
Spouse
Mary Duncan 1817 – 1902 married 3 Aug 1844 Strathdon
Children
Jessie McGregor 1851 –
William McGregor 1854
James Duff McGregor 1856 - 1934
Alexander McGregor 1859 – 1926

1851 Scotland Census about Collin McGrigor
Name: Collin Mc Grigor
Age: 38 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1813
Relationship: Head
Spouse: Mary Mc Grigor
Gender: Male
Where born: Strathdon, Aberdeenshire
Address: Uppertown
Occupation: House Carpenter

1851 Scotland Census about Mary Mc Grigor
Name: Mary McGrigor
Age: 33 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1818
Relationship: Wife
Spouse: Collin McGrigor
Gender: Female
Where born: Carnie, Banffshire
Address: Uppertown
Household Members: Name Age
Collin McGrigor38
Mary McGrigor33
John McGrigor5
Mary McGrigor4
Collin McGrigor2
Jannet McGrigor2 Mo
Elisabth Grassie16

1861 Scotland Census about Mary McGrigor
Name: Mary McGrigor
Age: 43 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1818
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : Calin McGrigor
Gender: Female
Where born: Carnie, Banffshire
Address: Uppertown
Occupation: Carpenters Wife
Household Members: Name Age
Calin McGrigor49
Mary McGrigor43
Mary McGrigor14
Colin McGrigor12
Janet McGrigor10
William McGrigor7
James McGrigor4
Alexander McGrigor1

1881 Scotland Census about Colin McGregor
Name: Colin McGregor
Age: 69 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1812
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name: Mary McGregor
Gender: Male
Where born: Strathdon, Aberdeenshire
Address: Uppertown
Occupation: Carpenter
Household Members: Name Age
Colin McGregor69
Mary McGregor63
Jessie McGregor30
William McGregor27
Alexander McGregor21
Mary McGregor11

1881 Scotland Census about Mary McGregor
Name: Mary McGregor
Age: 11 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Relationship: Grandaughter (Granddaughter)
Gender: Female
Where born: Glenbucket,
Address: Uppertown
Occupation: Scholar

Jessie McGregor 1851 –
1881 Scotland Census about Jessie McGregor
Name: Jessie McGregor
Age: 30 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851
Relationship: Daughter
Father's Name: Colin McGregor
Mother's name: Mary McGregor
Gender: Female
Where born: Glenbucket, A
Address: Uppertown
Occupation: Carpenter's Daur

William McGregor
Birth abt. 1854 in Glenbucket,
Parents
Colin Mcgregor1811 - 1893
Margaret Mcgregor1815 –

1881 Scotland Census about William McGregor
Name: William McGregor
Age: 27 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: Colin McGregor
Mother's name: Mary McGregor
Gender: Male
Where born: Glenbucket,
Address: Uppertown
Occupation: Tailor

James Duff McGregor
Birth August 24 1856 in Glenbucket,
Death April 28 1934
Parents
Colin McGregor1812 –
Mary Duncan1817 – 1902
Spouse
Margaret Gordon Glennie1865 - 1927
Children
Mabel McGregor1887 –
James Glennie McGregor1888 - 1920
Mary Ann I McGregor1888 –
Margaret C McGregor1891 –
Colin McGregor1893 - 1915
Blanche McGregor1895 – 1916
Alexander McGregor1898 - 1918
Charles McGregor1900 - 1900
Fredrick McGregor1903 - 1987

Margaret Gordon Glennie (wife of James)
Birth May 12 1865 Strathdon,
Death August 14 1927 in Glenbucket,
Parents
James Glennie1823 –
Isabella Howie -
Spouse
James Duff MacGregor1856 – 1934

1871 Scotland Census about James McGregor
Name: James Mcgregor
Age: 14 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: John Mcgregor
Mother's name: Mary Mcgregor
Gender: Male
Where born: Glenbucket,
Address: Upperton
Occupation: Scholar
Household Members: Name Age
John Mcgregor59
Mary Mcgregor53
William Mcgregor17
James Mcgregor14
Alexander Mcgregor11
Mary Don1

1891 Scotland Census about James D McGregor
Name: James D McGregor
Age: 34 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Margaret G McGregor
Gender: Male
Where born: Glenbucket,
Address: Dockingtown
Occupation: Mason & Violin Maker
Household Members: Name Age
James D McGregor34
Margaret G McGregor25
Mary A J McGregor3
James G McGregor2
Margaret C McGregor 6mo

1901 Scotland Census about James Duff McGregor
Name: James Duff Mcgregor
Age: 44 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Margaret Gordon Mcgregor
Gender: Male
Where born: Glenbucket,
Address: Dockingtown
Occupation: Mason
Household Members: Name Age
James Duff Mcgregor44
Margaret Gordon Mcgregor35
Mary Ann Isabella Mcgregor13
James Glennie Mcgregor12
Margaret Caroline Mcgregor10
Colin Mcgregor7
Blanche Mcgregor5
Alexander Mcgregor2

James Glennie McGregor
Birth December 6 1888 in Glenbucket,
Death February 8 1920 in Massachusetts, USA
Parents
James Duff McGregor1856 - 1934
Margaret Gordon Glennie1865 - 1927
Spouse
Eliza Harper
Children –
Private –
Elizabeth McGregor1918 - 1920

Colin McGregor
Birth October 27 1893 in Glenbucket,
Death May 6 1915
Parents & Siblings James Duff McGregor1856 - 1934 Margaret Gordon Glennie1865 - 1927 Spouse & Children No Spouse or Children

Blanche McGregor
Birth July 20 1895 in Glenbucket,
Death October 25 1916
Parents
James Duff McGregor1856 - 1934
Margaret Gordon Glennie1865 - 1927
Spouse & Children No Spouse or Children

Alexander McGregor
Birth June 15 1898 in Glenbucket,
Death November 2 1918 in France
Parents & Siblings
James Duff McGregor1856 - 1934
Margaret Gordon Glennie1865 - 1927
Spouse
Mary Maclean1864 - 1941

McGregor Alexander G
Lance Corporal S/23013, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
Killed in action in France 2nd November 1918 [memorial states 20th October 1918]. Aged 20.
Born Glenbuckets (sic - Glenbuchat), enlisted Aberdeen.
Buried in Preseau Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 3.


Charles McGregor
Birth 8 1900 in Glenbucket,
Death November 2 1900 in Glenbucket,
Parents
James Duff McGregor1856 – 1934
Margaret Gordon Glennie1865 – 1927

Deaths at Dockington
Charles Herbert McGregor (single)
1900 November Twenty-fourth 9h 30m AM Dockington, Glenbucket
M: 7 weeks
Parents: James McGregor, Mason & Margaret G McGregor ms Glennie
Cause: Debility. As certified by P. Howie MB CM
Informant: James McGregor, Father
1900 November 26th at Glenbucket. Alexr Callam, Registrar

Fredrick McGregor
Birth February 18 1903 in Glenbucket,
Death 1987 in Aberdeenshire,
Parents
James Duff McGregor1856 – 1934
Margaret Gordon Glennie1865 - 1927

Alexander McGregor McGregor
Birth 15 Oct 1859 in Glenbucket,
Parents
Colin McGregor1811 - 1893
Mary Duncan1817 – 1902
Spouse
Penelope Chree1859 - 1938
Children
Alexander McGregor1899 - 1981
John McGregor1899 - 1985

Penelope Chree (Wife of Alexander)
Birth 08 Jun 1859 in Balnacraig, Glenbuchat,
Death Nov 1938 in Shalgsyde, Lumphanan,
Parents
Alexander Findlater Chree1834 - 1916
Elizabeth Forbes1836 - 1922
Spouse
Alexander M McGregor1859 -
Children
Alexander McGregor1899 - 1981
John McGregor1899 - 1985

1881 Scotland Census about Alexander McGregor
Name: Alexander McGregor
Age: 21 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: Colin McGregor
Mother's name: Mary McGregor
Gender: Male
Where born: Glenbucket,
Address: Uppertown
Occupation: Carpenter











Picture added on 01 December 2014 at 14:36
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Comments:
Does anyone have a photo of James Duff McGrigor (and also family members)? Stonemason in the Glen - b.1856 Upperton - d. 1934 - married Margaret Glennie - 9 children (including Fred G. MacGrigor - prominent Strathdon resident and secretary of the Lonach Society for many years). Lived at Dockington and Maryfield - buried in Glenbuchat Church yard.
Has anyone researched the McGrigor family history? I am compiling an article on his working life in the Glen for this site.
Thanks - Ken Cruickshank

Added by Ken Cruickshank on 29 July 2015
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