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33 Grave Stone No 32 Isabella Grant
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33 Grave Stone No 32 Isabella Grant

Grave 32

Glenbuchat Old Kirk Graveyard

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Erected by

ALEXANDER SPENCE in memory

Of his Spouse ISABELLA GRANT

Who died at Bellabeg Strathdon

18th May 1860 aged 27 years

Also of his Daughter ELIZA who died

At Poldhulie Cottage Strathdon 13th Dec

1878 aged 9 years and 5 months

JESSIE SPENCE

Died 21st July 1891

Aged 12 years

 



Family Information from Census reports

1841 Scotland Census about Alexander Spence
Name: Alexander Spence
Age: 11 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Gender: Male
Where born: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Civil Parish: Strathdon
Address: Howmuires
Household Members: Name Age
George Spence40
Mary Spence40
Alexander Spence11
George Spence10
Mary Spence8
Ann Spence6
Elisabeth Spence

1871 Scotland Census about Alexander Spence
Name: Alexander Spence
Age: 41 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name: Ann F Spence
Gender: Male
Where born: Strathdon,
Address: Pooldhullie Toll Car
Occupation: Carrier
Household Members: Name Age
Alexander Spence41
Ann F Spence31
Ann Spence13
George R Spence11
Jane Spence5
Alexander Spence3
Elizabeth Spence

1881 Scotland Census about Alexander Spence
Name: Alexander Spence
Age: 52 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name: Ann T Spence
Gender: Male
Where born: Leochel-Cushnie,
Address: Pooldhullie Cottage
Occupation: Farmer (Of 30 Ac. Arable Employing 1 Man & 1 Woman)
Household Members: Name Age
Alexander Spence52
Ann T Spence41
Ann Spence23
George R Spence21
Jane Spence15
Alexander Spence13
Charles F Spence9
Emily Spence6
Margaret A Spence3
Jessie Spence

1901 Scotland Census about Alexander Spence
Name: Alexander Spence
Age: 72 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name: Ann T Spence
Gender: Male
Where born: Aberdeenshire, Strathdon
Address: Forbes Arms Hotel
Occupation: Farmer 1 Hotel Keeper
Members: Name Age
Alexander Spence72
Ann T Spence61
Ann Spence43
Jeannie Spence32
Alexander Spence32
Charles F Spence29
Maggie A Spence23
John W Spence19
Charels F Morrison37
Employees -
Annie Horne 30 - Domestic Servant
Peter Durward 27 - Ploughman
George Farquhar 52 - Cattleman
Mary Cook 26 - Sister - Housekeeper - b. Aberdeen abt 1875
Jessie Cook 17 - Sister - Scholar - - b. Aberdeen abt 1884
Mary Ann Philips 69 - Friend - Waterside Farm House - Companion
Jessie Horne 78 - Domestic Housemaid - - b. abt 1823 Inverurie
Eliza Bruce - Cook Domestic - b. abt 1877 Waterside Farm House

Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910 about Alexr. Spence
Name: Alexr. Spence
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 19 Nov 1864
Marriage Place: Strathdon, Aberdeen, Scotland
Spouse: Ann F. Morrison

1877 Conveyance by The Great North of Scotland Railway.
The Alford Valley Railway Terminus, Alford — Wm. M'Connachie, station master
Station, Whitehouse — Wm. Cheyne, station master
Station at Gartly (near Huntly) — Walter Beattie, station master
Coach.
A passenger conveyance runs between Gartly Station and Strathdon, leaving Strathdon daily at 4.35 a.m., returning from Gartly Station at 10 a.m. ; on Saturday at 3 p.m., returning at 7.45 p.m.
Carriers.
To Aberdeen — Alexander Spence, from Poldulie, Strathdon, Kildrummy and district, every Tuesday morning early, returning from Harriet-street, Aberdeen, on Wednesday at 12 noon
To Aberdeen, Forbes — From Towie every Tuesday, returning from Harriet-street, Aberdeen, on Wednesday at 12 noon

From Roots Web
Family History for Spence Family

William Spence
Birth: Bef 1767 in Aberdeenshire,
Death: Bef 1841 in Aberdeenshire,
Marriage
Sophia Don b: About 1787 in Tarland and Migvie,
Married: 30 Sep 1787 in Tarland and Migvie,
Children
John Spence b: About 1785 in Strathdon,
Isobel Spence b: About 1791 in Strathdon,
Mary Spence b: About 1800 in Strathdon,
George Spence b: About 1801 in Strathdon,
Thomas Spence b: 1806 in Strathdon,
James Spence b: About 1807 in Strathdon,

George Spence
Birth: About 1801 in Strathdon,
Father: William Spence b: Bef 1767 in Aberdeenshire
Mother: Sophia Don b: About 1787 in Tarland and Migvie,
Marriage
Mary Forbes b: About 1801 in Abernethy, Inverness-shire,
Married: About 1828 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Children
Alexander Spence b: 11 Mar 1829 in Towie, Aberdeenshire,
George Spence b: About 1831 in Strathdon,
Mary Spence b: 16 Apr 1833 in Strathdon,
Ann Spence b: 13 Feb 1835 in Strathdon,
Elizabeth Spence b: 30 Nov 1837 in Strathdon,
Farmer of 12 Acres
Census: 1841 Strathdon, Address: Howmuir
Census: 1851 Strathdon, Address: Sliach Altandourin
Census: 1861 Strathdon, Address: Howmuir
Census: 1871 Strathdon, Address: Howmuir

Alexander Spence
Birth: 11 Mar 1829 in Towie,
Death: 24 Jun 1913 in Tullynessle, Forbes, and Kearn, Aberdeenshire, Address: Forbes Arms Inn
Father: George Spence b: About 1801 in Strathdon,
Mother: Mary Forbes b: About 1801 in Abernethy, Inverness-shire,
Marriage 1
Ann Tawse Morrison b: 18 Dec 1839 in Strathdon,
Married: 19 Nov 1864 in Strathdon,
Children
Jane Spence b: 6 Apr 1865 in Strathdon,
Alexander Spence b: 16 Jul 1867 in Strathdon,
Elizabeth Spence b: 7 Jul 1869 in Strathdon,
Charles F. Spence b: About 1872 in Strathdon,
Emily Spence b: About 1875 in Strathdon,
Margaret A. Spence b: About 1878 in Strathdon,
Jessie Spence b: About 1880 in Strathdon,
John William Spence b: 1882 in Strathdon,
Marriage 2
Isobel Grant b: 6 Sep 1832 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire,
Married: 22 May 1854 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire,
Note: 22nd May – ‘Alexr Spence Howmoor Strathdon and Isobel Grant Tomantoul were regularly proclaimed for the first second & third time on the 21st May and married the same day in presence of the Kirk Session by the Revd Robt Meicklejohn’
Children
Mary Spence b: About 1855 in Strathdon,
Ann Spence b: 17 Oct 1857 in Strathdon,
George Robert Spence b: 28 Sep 1859 in Strathdon,
Census: 1841 Howmuirs, Strathdon,
Census: 1851 Towie, Aberdeenshire, Address: Gorghill
Note: Farm Labourer - at residence of Peter Blackhall
Census: 1861 Invernoughty, Strathdon,
Note: Ploughman at residence of John Warrack.
Census: 1871 Strathdon, Address: Pooldhullie Toll Car
Occupation: Carrier 1871 Strathdon,
Census: 1881 Poldhullie, Strathdon, Address: Poldhullie Cottage
Census: 1891 Poldhullie, Strathdon,
Census: 1901 Tullynessle, Forbes, and Kearn, Aberdeenshire, Address: Forbes Arms Hotel. Farmer/Hotel Keeper
Occupation: Hotel Keeper 1909 Forbes Arms Inn, Tullynessle, Forbes, and Kearn,

Isobel Grant
Birth: 6 Sep 1832 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire,
Death: 18 May 1860 in Strathdon,
Marriage
Alexander Spence b: 11 Mar 1829 in Towie,
Married: 22 May 1854 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire,

Charles F. Spence
Birth: About 1872 in Strathdon,
Census: 1901 Tullynessle, Forbes, and Kearn, Aberdeenshire,
Father: Alexander Spence b: 11 Mar 1829 in Towie, Aberdeenshire,
Mother: Ann Tawse Morrison b: 18 Dec 1839 in Strathdon,
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
Children
Charles Spence

Charles Spence
Father: Charles F. Spence b: About 1872 in Strathdon,
Marriage 1
Elsie Lawson
Married: 1949 in Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

John William Spence
Birth: 1882 in Strathdon,
Death: 1937 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Father: Alexander Spence b: 11 Mar 1829 in Towie,
Mother: Ann Tawse Morrison b: 18 Dec 1839 in Strathdon,
Marriage 1
Charlotte Simpson Stewart b: About 1884 in Alford,
Married: 21 Apr 1909 in Alford,
Note: Minister Grant Forbes, Tullynessle and Forbes, Witnesses Charles Spence, and Catherine H.S. Stewart
Children
Alexander Spence b: About 1910 in Aberdeenshire,
Isobel Spence b: About 1921 in Aberdeenshire,
Occupation: Asst. Hotel Keeper 1909 Forbes Arms Inn, Tullynessle, Forbes, and Kearn, Aberdeenshire,
Note: An interesting object brought into Alford Heritage Centre and Museum recently was this bottle stopper with a very local connection, namely the locally well-known Mrs Spence of the Haughton Arms.

Alexander Spence
Birth: About 1910 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: 1944
Father: John William Spence b: 1882 in Strathdon,
Mother: Charlotte Simpson Stewart b: About 1884 in Alford,

Isobel Spence
Birth: About 1921 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Father: John William Spence b: 1882 in Strathdon,
Mother: Charlotte Simpson Stewart b: About 1884 in Alford,





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