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My wife's ancestors - Ædie - Contents


Jamesone



George Jamesone.
Self-portrait, 1637.
From Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums collections. Used with permission.



George Jamesone,
born Aberdeen, 1588,
the first Scottish portrait painter,
lived Schoolhill, Aberdeen town centre (see map),
from 1633 he was working in Edinburgh,
died 1644, age 56 yrs,
bur Greyfriars church, C Edinburgh,
his house at Schoolhill, Aberdeen, was demolished 1886,
there is a self-portrait of him in Duff House,
had issue:

  1. Marjory Jamesone,
    mar John Alexander.

  2. Mary Jamesone, born 1644,
    sewed four large needlework panels of Biblical scenes c.1665, that later went to St. Nicholas' church, Aberdeen,
    [Kelly, 1940] and [St.Nicholas' guide book] attribute them to Mary,
    but [Atherton] says it was her sister Marjory who sewed them,
    mar 1stly to John Burnett of Elrick [bur St.Nicholas', Aberdeen],
    mar 2ndly to James Gregory [Fellow of Royal Society, first Prof of Mathematics at St.Andrews],
    mar 3rdly, 1677, to George Ædie and had issue.





George Jamesone's house, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, c.1880 (demolished 1886).
From Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums collections. Used with permission.



George Jamesone's house, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, c.1880.
From Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums collections. Used with permission.



George Jamesone's house, Schoolhill, Aberdeen.
Painting 1898 (after demolition).
From Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums collections. Used with permission.



Plaque to George Jamesone at 22 Schoolhill, Aberdeen (former site of his house).
Photo 2008. See full size and other shot.



Plaque to George Jamesone at 22 Schoolhill, Aberdeen.
Photo 2008. See full size and other shot.



Marjory Jamesone and John Alexander. By her father George Jamesone.
From Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums collections. Used with permission.



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