Thomas GORDON [P413] = Isabel SCOTLAND [P414]
Christened 20 May 1781, Arngask Parish, Fife1
Died 16 Dec 1870, Kinross2
Occupation: Servant at Rushfield, Annafrech, Kinross and Carrier
Cause of death: Bronchitis
Arngask par. was formerly split between Fife, Kinross & Perth but was made wholly within Perthshire in 1891.
Annafrech has had a multitude of spellings (see "Kinross-shire and it's owners"). At the time of Thomas GORDON the owner (but not necessarily the occupier) was one of the Flockhart family.
Ext. 1841 Census of Kinross, Kinrossshire:
(a) Description of Enumeration District 6: "So much of the Parish of Kinross as lies on the South and South West thereof including all the Houses on the Great North Road from Thomas Gordon's to Gairney Bank inclusive then Hatch Bank, Annafrech, Rushfield ...".
(b) The entry for Hawthorn Vale: "Thomas Gordon, age 59, carrier, born [in Scotland but not in Kinrossshire]".
Hawthorn Vale is shown on the main North-South road on the OS 1st Ed map and is still a residence today.
(c) The census has no other mention of Rushfield (maybe it was empty) and Annafrech is occupied by a William Normand.
1851 census at Hawthornvale, Kinross:
Thomas Gordon, hd, wid, age 69, carrier, b. Arngask
Janet Gordon, sister, wid, age 72, ag lab's widow, b. Auchtertool, Fife
1861 Census at "off main road", Kinross: (adjacent addresses are Hopefield and "Town Kinross off Piper Row")
Thomas Gordon, hd, wid, age 81, retired carrier, b. Arngask, Fife
Janet Gordon, sister, wid, age 84, ag lab's widow, b. Ballingry, Fife
Alias Isabel GORDON
Died BEF 1842
Possible births (spec), Ext. Idx. OPR c. for Tulliallan par., Perthshire:
Isabel Scotland to George Scotland and Helen Toach, 11 Jan 1778
Isabel Scotland to Thomas Scotland and Elizabeth Miller, 18 Mar 1787
Isabel Scotland to James Scotland and Janet Lawson, 16 Mar 1788
Born 10 Jul 1805, Auchtertool par., Fife
Died Feb 1888, Kinross3
Born 25 Oct 1807, Kinross
Ext. OPR c. for Kinross par., Kinross: "John Gordon, son of Thomas and Isabel Scotland, servant to Mr. Beveridge, parish of East Balliol, born 25 October and baptised November 1, 1807 by Mr. Buchanan".
I need to call the above record again. There is no "East Balliol", however there is a testament lodged at the SRO (SC22/44/4 pp121) of a Thomas Beveridge of Easter Balado, a farm east of Kinross. It seems, however, that there were a large number of Beveridges who were mostly related and most seem to have been local land-owners.
Married 4 Nov 1832, Kinross4
Born 15 Sep 1810, Kinross5
Christened 23 Sep 1810, Kinross6
Died 6 Aug 1893, Kennet, Clackmannan7
Occupation: Roadman, ploughman, labourer, dairyman
Cause of death: Chronic diarrhoea
Ext. OPR c. Kinross par., Kinross: "Thomas Gordon son of Thomas Gordon in Rushfield, Annafreuch, by Isabel Scotland, his wife was born 15 and baptised sab. 23 Sept 1810, by Mr. Graham [from Fossaway]".
Alias Margaret GORDON (4 Nov 1832)
Born 1813, Tillicoultry8
Died 28 Apr 1888, Green, Clackmannan9
Cause of death: Old age
No record of birth found but marriage and Censuses of 1851,1861,1871 & 1881 point to 1813, Tillicoultry.
Ext. 1881 Census of Clackmannan par., Clackmannan: At 113 Green Cottages Thomas Gordon (head), age 70, no occupation, b. Kinross, Kinrossshire and Margaret Drummond (wife), age 68, b. Tillicoultry.
Born 14 Nov 1812, Kinross
Ext. OPR c. for Kinross par., Kinross: "Catherine Gordon to Thomas and Isabel Scotland, servant at Rushfield, born 14th and baptised Sabbath 22 November, 1812".
Ext. Idx. OPR m. for Portmoak par., Kinross: Catherine Gordon and Andrew Rutherford 11 Nov 1837 (spec) however this may not be correct since there is at least one other Catherine Gordon b. 22 Nov 1812 (see OPR c. for Kinross par., Kinross).
Born 24 Jan 1815, Kinross
Ext. OPR c. for Kinross par., Kinross: "Mary Gordon, daughter to Thomas and Isabel Scotland, servant at Rushfield, born 24 January and baptised 5 February 1815".
Born 15 Oct 1817, Kinross
Ext. OPR c. for Kinross par., Kinross: "Isobel Gordon born to Thomas and Isabel Scotland, servant at Rushfield, 15 October and baptised 26 October 1817 by Sir Henry Moncrieff of Wellwood, parish of Tullibole, Min. of St. Cuthberts".
Ext. Idx. OPR m. for Kinross par., Kinross: Isabella Gordon and James Scott 12 Jul 1840 (spec).
Born Jun 1822, Kinross
Died AFT 1870
Ext. Idx. OPR c. for Kinross par., Kinross: James Gordon to Thomas Gordon and Isabel Scotland, 30 Jun 1822.
Ext. Idx. OPR m. for Kinross par., Kinross: James Gordon and Jessie Morris 12 Sep 1852 (spec).
1 : "Old Parochial Register"; Primary evidence
2 : "Death certificate"; Primary evidence
2a: "Death certificate"; Primary evidence
3 : "Statutory births/deaths/marriages"; Primary evidence
4 : "Old Parochial Register"; Primary evidence
5 : "Old Parochial Register"; Primary evidence
6 : "Old Parochial Register"; Primary evidence
7 : "Death certificate"; Primary evidence
8 : "National Census 1861"; Secondary evidence
Census of 1861 & 1881
9 : "Death certificate"; Primary evidence
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