William Smith and Isabel Cooper
on their grave, Banchory
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Both he and his wife were in service to the family of
Farquharson of Haughton
From 1793 he was
gardener at Haughton House
(seat of Farquharson, built 1791).
mar 14 Apr 1799, Alford,
to Isabel Cooper
[born 1765 or 1767, she was pregnant at mar].
She is "Isabel" at children's baptisms.
She is "Isobel" at marriage and on grave.
Her son-in-law Henry Noltie spells her Isobel,
but elsewhere he is casual with spelling.
Isabel was also in service to Farquharson of Haughton.
Henry Noltie said that when he married their dau in 1823, her father
William had been gardener
at Haughton for 30 years.
William died at Haughton, 24 Nov 1827, age 59 yrs.
He was bur Banchory
29 Dec 1841, age 74 yrs [grave]
or 76 yrs [Henry Noltie].
says she died
in Dr. Warrick's (?) Cottage,
She was bur 6 Jan 1842, Banchory.
William and Isabel had issue:
- William Smith,
bapt 17 Aug 1799.
- Janet Smith,
would be after grandmother,
bapt 22 Feb 1802, Alford.
Looks like "Jane A. Smith" on son John's mar cert.
She knew her future husband Henry Noltie all her life.
Janet and Henry and her parents
and his father
were all servants of Farquharson of Haughton.
Henry was John Farquharson's servant since childhood.
Janet became nurse to the Farquharson children.
mar 17 May 1823
and had issue.
says they were married
"in the house of John Farquharson"
They were married by the minister from Alford.
Cannot find mar in
- Farquharson Smith [son],
bapt 9 Sept 1804, Alford.
He would be named after his father's master.
He died 8 Apr 1823, age 18 yrs.
He was bur Banchory, Aberdeenshire.
- Ann Smith,
bapt 21 Mar 1807, Alford.
- John Smith,
bapt 13 Dec 1810, Alford.
- Mary Smith,
bapt 8 Feb 1816 [mother age 49 if this is correct].
by Henry Noltie
describing his wife and her parents.