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Stephen of Aberdeenshire



Tirrygowan, NE of Ordhead, Aberdeenshire.
From old map. Survey date: 1865. Publication date: 1866.
See modern map.
Cluny Castle is to the NE. See wider map.




John Stephen,
NOT Stephens,
mar Margaret Smith,
had issue:


  1. John Stephen,
    born 14 Apr 1833, Cluny,
    he was a crofter,
    of Tirrygowan (or Terrygowan), Cluny parish, NE of Ordhead, some distance SE of Alford, Aberdeenshire,
    mar 1855 to Jane Imray [born 18 Nov 1825],
    both living as at dau's marriage 1897, living Tirrygowan,
    not found in Cluny grave inscriptions,
    had issue:


    1. Isabella Stephen,
      or Isabel (seems to have used both), "Bella", NOT Isobel,
      Isabel on wedding invite, Isabel and (mainly) Isabella at children's births, Isabella on death cert, Isabel on grave,
      called her daughter Isabel,
      meant to have been Highland Scots,
      born 16th May 1870, "Cluny" (could be Tirrygowan, Cluny parish),
      census of 1881 has her at "Burnhead, Cluny, Aberdeen",
      this would be Burnhead, near Cluny Crichton Castle, just N of Banchory (a different place to Cluny Castle, see map),
      Isabella was a strong Scottish nationalist, talked about the Battle of Culloden etc.,
      see her tartan,
      listed as "domestic servant" at mar, living Tirrygowan, Cluny parish,
      mar 1897, Aberdeen, to Henry Noltie and had issue.





Isabella Stephen.
Detail from here. See full size.



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