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Beatties of Glenbucket
revised 23 October 2009 with revisions to Tarntoul data and Robert Beattie (potential) family in Netherton (2) table.  Newest information is highlighted

This page contains as its base all of the Beattie entries which appear in the Glenbucket OPR volumes.  Where possible, It traces the various families forward in time until about the turn into the 20th century.  Where possible it follows them backwards in time as well.  This is a constant work in progress and hopefully a chance for various Beattie researchers to connect with each other.  If you have additional information on people who appear here, or you would like to be noted as a researcher for a particular line, please let me know!
 

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Badenyon  

A Beattie family is listed at Badenyon in the 1696 List of Pollable Persons within the Shire of Aberdeen (see below). The only reference in the Glenbucket OPR (which begins in 1719) to Beatties at Badenyon is the marriage of John Beattie & Sophia Michie in 1831 (see Deochry table, below). Since that particular Beattie family had their roots in Strathdon, and Sophia Michie's family was from Badenyon, one can probably discount any connection with the Wm Beitty and wife from the 1696 list.
 

 
1696: The "List of Pollable Persons within the Shire of Aberdeen" references the following Beatties at Badenyon.  Note, that except for the children of gentlemen, the Poll Tax applied to those 16 and over who were not a beggar.
Wm beitty, tennent thr, & his wife






 

Dulax

There a reference to a John Beattie in Dulax in the Strathdon Old Parish Records:
 

 
[1715] Sept [xxx] - Archibald Reid in Badinyoin in Glenbuckett a son bapt John wit: John Betty in Dulox & John Reid [Strathdon OPR]
 

Deochry


Members of the Beattie family are at Deochry from the 1830s to at least the 1920s.  John Beattie, the first Beattie at Deochry, was actually born in Strathdon in the early 1790s.  It is not yet clear when he moved to Glenbucket or who his parents are.  My theory is that he is a son of William Beattie/Jean Stuart of Dykehead of Belnaboddach.

There is a rhyme about the Deochry folk from around the mid to late 19th century which is still recited today:

Elder Begg and Bellman Beattie
Scott Stewart and skirlin Eppie
Beardie fierce and Robbin strong
And that completes the Deochry throng.

"Elder Begg: ???"
"Bellman Beattie" - A bellman was the man who rang the church bell calling the people to worship.  Presumably this would have referred to John Beattie, Jr.
Scott Stewart was born about 1837, the son of Robert Stuart and Helen Fraser.
"skirlin Eppie" - "skirlin" means shouting or screaming (usually aplied to women)
"Beardie fierce and Robbin strong" was Rob McPherson
 


John Beattie Deochry
B - 1792/3 Strathdon [per 1851 census]. 
M - Sophia Michie 28 AUG 1831 Glenbucket.  Beattie & Michie - John Beattie and Sophia Michie in Badenyon were married in the presence of the session, on the 28th day of August [1831] [OPR]
D - Duchrie 15 Feb 1853 a 58y [MI]
note 1

+ Sophia Michie.  Sophia was born between 1803-1809, the daughter of John Michie and Henrietta Moir.  She died at Deochry December 9, 1895.  informant: John McPherson, Grand Son, Present
  ~ For more information about Sophia Michie's family, see the article "The Michies of Badenyon" by George Watt.

 

Badenyon? Deochry?

Jean Beattie
CHR - 01 FEB 1833 Glenbucket.  1833 - Beattie - John Beattie had a child by his wife Sophia Michie baptized & named JEAN.  She was born the first day of February.
M - Robert McPherson 15 Jun 1861 Glenbucket.
D - 24 May 1910, Deochry, of old age.  Informant is Robert McPherson, husband.
Family is at Deochry in 1881 census.  Husband Robert is not in the household.  Jean is listed as married, head, farm servant's wife.
 

+ with William Palmer.  William Palmer, Day Labourer is listed as reputed father on 1890 death registration of daughter Helen (below).

 

  » Hellen Beattie
B - 05 JUL 1858 Deochry, Glenbucket, Aberdeen, Scotland.  Father not listed.  Mother "Jean Beattie, outfield worker"
D - Deochrie 29 Apr 1890 a 31y of Influenza.  Death registration lists her as Helen Palmer, Domestic Servant (single), illegitimate.  Informant is John Beattie, uncle.
    No father is listed on Hellen's birth record, however starting on the 1871 census, this Helen appears with the last name Palmer.  She lived in the household of her grandmother Sophia at least through the 1881 census.
 

+ with Robert McPherson
B - 1838/9 in Inveravon, Banff [per 1871 census]
D
- 22 Dec 1918 Deochry, Glenbucket



  » Ann McPherson
B - 15 Aug 1861 Glenbucket
D - 19 Oct 1877 Deochry
 

  » John McPherson
B - 21 Jan 1863 in Glenbucket
M - Isabella Reid
D - 31 May 1900 Newtown, Glenbucket.  Cause of death was syncope pleurisy.
  Isabella McPherson nee Reid was the daughter of John Reid & Ann McRobbie, born Glenbucket 08 Sept 1872.  She appears in her parents' household at Newtown for the 1901 census with children James R (4) and Jane Ann (2) McPherson.
 

  » Sophia McPherson
B - 23 Oct 1864 in Glenbucket
D - 17 Jul 1920 in Deochry, buried in Strathdon Churchyard
Residing with uncle, John Beattie, starting with 1871 census
note 1

  » Catherine McPherson
B - 21 Apr 1867 in Glenbucket
M - Charles McRobbie 1 June 1888, Deochry
D - after 1901
  Charles McRobbie was born 8 April 1856 in Skene, the son of William McRobbie (born Glenbucket) and Mary Farquharson (born Strathdon).  He was a shepherd and died 6 Jan 1907 in Methlick, Aberdeen.
 

  » Penelope McPherson
B - 29 Jan 1869 in Glenbucket
D - after 1891
 

  » Robert McPherson
B - 7 Dec 1870 in Glenbucket
D - after 1881
 

  » William McPherson
B - 15 Apr 1874 in Glenbucket
D - after 1901
 

  » Paul McPherson
B - 1875/1876 in Glenbucket
D - after 1891
 

  » Jane McPherson
B
- 1877/1878 in Glenbucket
D - after 1901
Residing with uncle, John Beattie, in 1891-1901 censuses
 
Belnaboth James Beattie
CHR - "23rd May 1835 - John Beattie in Belnaboth and Sophia Michie, his wife had a son born; baptized, and named JAMES   (witnesses, Rester, & Elspet Davidsons, in Belnaboth) on the 26th day of same month"
D - infancy [MI]
note 1
Dochry John Beattie
CHR - "1836 - Beattie - John Beattie Dochry had a child born 7th August, baptized, & named JOHN before witnesses"
D - Dochry 3 Oct 1913 a 77y unmarried. Informant Sophia McPherson, niece (present)
  John took over the family farming at Deochrie.  He never married, but nieces Sophia and Jane McPherson resided in the household from a very early age.  Also in the household when his mother was alive were niece Helen Palmer and nephew John Beattie
 
Dochry Hellen Beattie
CHR - 03 DEC 1838 Glenbucket. "1838 - Beattie - December 3rd John Beattie in Deochry had a daughter by his wife Sophia Michie baptized & named HELLEN before witnesses"
D - infancy [MI]
note 1
Dochry William Beattie
B - 10 JUL 1841 Glenbucket. "Beattie - 10th July 1841 - John Beattie in Dochry & his wife Sophia Michie had a son born, baptized the 13th of same month & named WILLIAM"
M - Isabella Murray 5 Dec 1868 Kirkmichael, Banffshire
D - Upper Drumin, Glenlivet, 17 Dec 1894 [MI]
note 1

+ with Isabella Murray 
B - 1848/9 Abernethy, Elgin, Scotland
D - after 1901
Isabella is residing at Upper Castleton, Inveravon, Banff in 1901.  She is listed as Blacksmith's widow, and with her are grandchildren William (8) and John (3) Beattie, both born Glenlivet.

 

  » John Beattie
B - 13 FEB 1869 in Strathdon
D - 19 APR 1908 Smithy Cottage, Tomachar, Mortlach, Banff.  Informant Isabella Beattie, sister (present).  Cause: heart disease.  John was unmarried, and listed as a Mason (Journeyman).
 

  » Isobella Beattie
B - 08 DEC 1871 in Glenbucket
D - 5 May 1944 Chalmers Hospital, Banff
 

  » Sophia Beattie
B - 2 DEC 1873 in Inveravon, Banff
D - after 1891
 

  » Jessie Beattie
B - 1877/1878 in Kirkmichael, Banff
D - after 1881
 

  » Elizabeth M Beattie
B - 1882/1883 in Glenlivet, Banff
M - Charles Donald probably around 1899/1900
D - after 1901
  For the 1901 census Elizabeth and Charles appear at House Kirkton, Maryculter, Kincardineshire, with Elizabeth's sister Isobella and a son Charles, aged 1 and born Peterculter.  Charles (Sr) is listed as a Farm Labourer.
 

  » Helen Beattie
B - 1886/1887 in Glenlivet, Banff
D - after 1891
 
  Ann - Died infancy [MI] note 1
  Elizabeth - Died infancy [MI] note 1

family notes:  
1 Ed. Alastair G. Beattie and Margaret H. Beattie, Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions in Upper Donside, p. 10. "27.   John Beattie d Duchrie 15.2.1853 a 58y, chn James, Ellen,  Ann & Elizabeth B d inf, gda Hellen Palmer d Dochry 29.4.1890 a 31y, wid Sophia Michie d Dochrie, Glenbucket, 9.12.1895 a 86y s William B d Upper Drumin, Glenlivet, 17.12.1894 a 50y, s John B d Dochry 3.10.1913 a 77y, gda Sophia McPherson d Dochry 17.7.1920 a 54y."  
 

Netherton (1)

There's some ambiguity about how the people in the earliest Netherton entries relate to each other, so those entries are shown first, with some commentary on possible identifications but without trying to fit them into a tree structure yet.

1696: The "List of Pollable Persons within the Shire of Aberdeen" references the following Beatties at Nethertoune.  Note, that except for the children of gentlemen, the Poll Tax applied to those 16 and over who were not a beggar.
Wm Beitty, elder, tennent & his wife
  William Beitty, younger, widower, and tennent - £0.12.0
  John Beitty, son to William Beitty, elder - £0.6.0
Adam Beitty, servant ther, and his wife - £0.12.0

1699:  "List of Heritors Giving Bond for Behaviour,".  These names are as follows: John Gordon of Knockaspack, his men in Glenbuchat.

Adam Bettie in Nethertoun; William Bettie there; John Bettie there; James Bettie there.

note:  James is new since 1696.  Also, second William gone in this list.




Adam Beattie in Netherton b bef 1685
-- Same as the Adam from 1696/1699 lists?  1696 list shows him as already married, so he would have to have been widowed between then and 1702.  Also possible that this Adam was another son of William who was not yet 16 at the time of the 1696 list, which would make this a fairly young marriage.
 
+ Elspet Forbes
Strathdon OPR:  Adam Beattie in Nethertown of Glenbucket and Elspet Forbes domestic servant to the Laird of Glenkindy were booked and after proclamation were married 28 Apr 1702
 
Netherton Elizabeth Beattie - February [XX] 1703 - Adam Reed in Beltamore had a son baptized John. Also Adam Bettie in the neithertown had a daughter baptized Elizabeth.  Also Alexr Robertsone miller at the milne of glenbucket had a daughter baptized Isobell.  Those children I baptized in the [mikle barn?] of glenbucket, the day being stormie. Witneses John Gordone Laird off Glenbuckett elder and his son John Gordon younger, and Adam Gordone Late Larid of Glenbuckett and Arthur [Morice] in belnacraig & John Michie officer.  [Strathdon OPR]  

assuming this is the same Adam Beattie:  
  [1713] May 7 - Adam Betty in Glenbuchett a child bapt [blank] wit: John Gordon Laird off Glenbuchett & his brothers [Strathdon OPR]  





William Beattie in Netherton b bef 1685
--Possible this is the William Beattie from the 1696 and 1695 lists, though the 1696 list has him as a widower.
 
Netherton Isobel Beattie - [January] 1703 - Wm Bettie in Nethertown of Glenbuchett had a daughter bapt ISOBELL. Witnesses John Forbes of [Invernettie] and [xxx ...] in the uppertoun & John [Bettie??] in the nethertoun [Strathdon OPR]  




William Beattie in Netherton b bef 1705
--Somewhat of a stretch to have this be the same as William father of Isobel in 1703 (though not impossible)
 
Netherton John Beattie - 17 March 1723 Baptized JOHN son to William Bettie in Netherton

   

Is this the John Beattie b 1723, above?  
  John Beattie Elder
M - ?
D - aft 1782 (cf 29 Jun 1782 John Bettie in Netherton [see Netherton (2)] had a daughter baptized named JEAN before witnesses John Bettie Elder & John Bettie younger both in Netherton)
 
  Netherton? John Beattie, Jr. in Netherton then Upperton
B - bef 1770
M - Ann McHardie 1789 in Glenbucket.  "1789 xxx proclaimed & same day xxx Bettie in Nethertown xxx ardie servant in Ballachduie"
D - aft 1800
Is this the John Betty b 05 DEC 1746 Tarntoul?


+ Ann McHardie


Netherton Jean Beattie - 2 (March) 1790 John Bettie in Netherton & Ann McHardie his spouse had a daughter baptized called JEAN before witnesses John Bettie & John Gauld both in Nethertown



   Think this Jean is probably also the one of the following record:  1811 July 16th - Hary Reid in Ballachdue had a son baptised called Adam the mother Jean Bettie young woman in Netherton [Though there are two possible Jean Beatties this could be, think it must be this one, as she would be age 21 vs age 29]


Netherton Ann Beattie - 14 Dec 1791 John Bettie in Netherton & Ann McHardie his spouse had a daughter Baptized called ANN before witnesses John Bettie in Netherton & John [cut off]
    Upperton Alexander Beattie - 11 (Sept) 1794  John Bettie in Uppertown & Ann McHardie his spouse had a son baptized called ALEXANDER before witnesses [old book Septr 11 - John Bettie in Uppertown & Ann Mcharkdi his spouse had a son baptised called [blank] before witnesses Willm McKrobie.]  
    Upperton James Beattie - 10 Jun 1800 John Bettie in Uppertown & Anna McHardie his spouse had a son baptized called JAMES before witnesses John Gauld & William [McRobie?] both in Uppertown.  [another entry: 19 Jun 1800 John Bettie in Upperton & Anna McHardie his spouse had a son bap. James]  





      Notes on witnesses: John Beattie/Ann McHardy
John Bettie, Netherton (1790-1) - presumably this is John Bettie, Sr.
John Gauld, Netherton (1790) Upperton (1800) - no known family connection. Simply a neighbor?  Note that like John & Ann Beattie, he has also moved from Netherton to Upperton in this timeframe.
William McRobie, Upperton (1800) - no known family connection. Simply a neighbor?
 



 Netherton Adam Beattie
CHR - 5 Feb 1727 Baptized ADAM son to William Bettie in Netherton.
D
- aft 1781?  Adam Beattie at Netherton is witness to first two children of William Beattie/Jean Innes
 
 Netherton Isobel Beattie - 12 OCT 1729 baptised Isobel daur to William Bettie in Netherton
same? Jean Beattie  - 17 Oct 1731 Baptized JEAN daughter to William Bettie in Netherton. poss mar to John Beig, below?
  Jean Beattie - Jean Betty chr 1732   Glenbucket, Aberdeen, Scotland [date cut off] Jean daur to William Betty in Netherton






Another child?  
  WILLIAM BEATTIE in Netherton 
B - bef 1733 
D - aft 1758
Sibling to Jean/John/Adam, b Netherton above?
 
  Netherton John Beattie of Netherton
CHR - 15 Jun 1751 Baptized JOHN son to William Bettie in Netherton  [note: this John is NOT the son of another John]
M - Elspet Findley [date?]
D - 9.3.1836 a 80 [MI]
  >> Continued in Netherton (2) table, below
 

Netherton Janet Beattie
CHR - 29 Dec 1752 Baptized JANET dau to William Bettie in Netherton.


Netherton Jean Beattie
CHR - 6 Sept 1754 Baptized JEAN Daughter to William Bettie in Netherton. 
D - presumably by 1758 when another child was christened Jean

  Netherton William Beattie of Ballochduie
CHR - 1 Jan 1756 Baptized WILLIAM son to William Bettie in Netherton. 
M - Jean Innes 31 July 1779 Mortlach, Banff
D - 27 Dec 1803, probably Invernochty, Strathdon
  >> Continued in Netherton (3) table, below
 

Netherton Jean Beattie
CHR - 27 Oct 1758 JEAN daur to Will Bettie Netherton
D - aft 1841?
  There is a Jean Beattie age 83, Ind, born Aberdeenshire at Netherton in 1841.  Can't be positive it is this Jean, but the birthdate works out.
poss mar to John Beig, below?



 

Netherton (2) - John Beattie of Netherton




John Beattie - continued from Netherton (1) table, above
CHR - 15 Jun 1751 Baptized JOHN son to William Bettie in Netherton.  [note: this John is NOT the son of another John]
M - Elspet Findlay [date?]
D - 9 March 1836 aged 80 [MI].
 
+ Elspet Findlay his spouse.  Elspet d 1.11.1846 a 86y [MI]
note:  Rental of the Earl of Fife's Estates in Glenbucket and Strathdon 1818; 1819; 1821; 1822 shows that John (with others) had 11-year lease of Upperton from 1813-1824
  Netherton Jean Beattie
CHR - "9 Jun 1782 John Bettie in Netherton had a daughter baptized named JEAN before witnesses John Bettie Elder & John Bettie younger both in Netherton"
M - Alexr Reid June 7th 1826 Glenbucket "Alexr Reid in Parish Migvie & Jean Beattie Netherton were proclaimed and married"
D - aft 1841
note: Alexander & Jean are at Culquoich in 1841 census with her mother, Elspet Findlay.  Alexander is listed as a Hand Loom Weaver.  No children in IGI for Alexander/Jean.
 
    Its possible this Jean could also be the one of the following record:  Adam - 1811 July 16th  Hary Reid in Ballachdue had a son baptised called Adam the mother Jean Bettie young woman in Netherton. However as this Jean would be 29 in 1811 - not "a young woman" - it is more likely that this record refers to the Jean Beattie b 1790 to John Beattie/Ann McHardy.  
  Netherton James Beattie - 11 Jul 1785 John Bettie in Netherton had a son baptized called JAMES before witnesses John & William Gaulds in Nethertown 
M - Elspet Findlay [date?]
D - 19 Mar 1873 Nethertown, Glenbucket.  Informant: William Beattie, son (present)
 


+ Elspet Findlay 
CHR - 17 Feb 1805 Mortlach, dau of William Findlay & Margaret Anderson.
D - 1858 September 15th at Netherton, Glenbucket.  Informant James Beattie, husband (present)

    Netherton Margaret Beattie
B - 08 JUN 1831 Glenbucket. "Beattie - 1831 - James Beattie, in Netherton, and Elspet Findlay his wife had a daughter born on the 8th day of June, baptized & named MARGARET 9th day of same month, in presence of James Michie, in Sluggie & Charles Beattie, in Netherton"
M - Alexander Dow  June 4th 1848 Glenbucket "Alexander Dow Peatfold & Margaret Beattie Netherton having had their banns of marriage regularly proclaimed were married in the presence of the kirk session"
D - 8 Feb 1870 Peatfold, buried Glenbucket Churchyard.  Informant Alexr Dow, widower (present).
  -- researching this family:  Bob Dow (gg-grandson of Alexander Dow/Margaret Beattie)

note 7




+ Alexander Dow  
CHR - 17 AUG 1826 in Glenbucket, the son of Robert Dow & Ann Dawson
D - 18 Feb 1908, Beverly, Essex Co, Massachusetts.  Buried Beverly Farms Cemetery.  Informant at death was John B. Dow, son
   This Alexander Dow is the cousin of the Alexander Dow who married Elspet Beattie (below).
   Alexander m2 Mary Middleton 23 Nov 1871 in Edinburgh.  They had one daughter, Elizabeth, born 1873 in Glenbucket.
   Alexander emigrated to the US in 1886 per the 1900 census, where he is shown as a widower, residing with his son James in Beverly City, MA.  However he shows up visiting back in Glenbucket in 1901, with the family of his niece Mary Ross (nee Beattie, below).

      » Ann Dow
B - 22 May 1848 Glenbucket
M - Hugh Robert McHardy 
D - aft 1901.  Ann, husband Hugh, and children are living in Viewhill, Clyne, Sutherland, Scotland on the 1881-1901 census.  In 1901, Hugh is listed as Land Steward & Crofter age 57 born Strathdon.  Click ~here~ for more information on Hugh McHardy's family
 



» James Dow (twin)
B - 5 Apr 1850 Glenbucket
D - after 1920, possibly Beverly City, Essex Co, MA
  
The 1901 Beverly city shows James and spouse Mary, married 11 years, no children born to this couple.  James is a Florist.  His emigration date is listed as 1871.  With them is James's father, Alexander Dow, emigrated 1886
note 8



» Robert Dow (twin)
B - 5 Apr 1850 Glenbucket
D - aft 1910, possibly Mont Clair, NJ
  by the 1880 census, Robert is listed in the Mont Clair census as a gardener with wife Annie (age 27, also born Scotland) and four children ages 5 years to 3 months.
note 8



 » Alexander Dow
B - 29 Aug 1852, Glenbucket
D - after 1871
note 8



 » William Dow
B - 29 Oct 1854, Glenbucket, Scotland
D - 29 May 1855 at Netherton, buried Glenbucket Churchyard

note 7




 » John Dow
B - 23 Aug 1856, Glenbucket
D - aft 1861




 » Hellen Dow
B - 27 Nov 1859, Glenbucket
D - aft 1881.  In 1881, Helen is living in the household of her sister Ann in Clyne, Sutherland, Scotland.  She is listed as a domestic servant, unmarried.

       » Charles Dow
B - 21 Dec 1861, Glenbucket
M - Annie J. Bowe (Anne b: Abt 1863, Creenkill, Ireland from age on Marriage Cert, d: Abt 1939)
D - 13 Mar 1890, Manhattan, New York
 


Netherton James Beattie
B - 09 FEB 1833 Netherton "1833 - Beattie - James Beattie in Nethertown & Elspet Findlay his wife had a son born on the 9th Feby baptized & named JAMES on the 17th of same month before witnesses"
D - aft 1841

    Netherton   William Beattie
B - 12 JAN 1835 Netherton  "1835 - Beattie - James Beattie in Netherton, and Elspet Findlay his wife had a son born on the 12th January, baptized and named WILLIAM on the 18th of same month before William Beattie, in Upperton & James Michie in Sluggie"
M - Elspet Middleton 31 Mar 1855 Dulax Glenbucket.
D - 10 July 1884 Netherton, informant James Beattie, son (present)
  William & Elspet appear in the 1881 census at Netherton with six of their ten children.
  -- researching this branch:  Buzzy Garden

 note 2




+ Elspet Middleton.  
B - 1832/1833/1834 in Glenrinnes, Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland, the daughter of Francis Middleton and Ann Grant
D - Dec 1914 in Glenbucket [MI]




» James Beattie
B - 24 May 1855 Glenbucket
M - Helen Henderson 11 Feb 1884, 179 Crown Street, Aberdeen Old Machar
D - 31 Mar 1922, usual residence 72 Loch St, Aberdeen
  James was in Glenbucket in 1884 (when he was informant at death of his father), and residing in St. Nicholas, Aberdeen in 189
0 (when he was informant at death of his brother, John).  He and Helen were living in Toronto in 1892-94, and back in Aberdeen by 1900.  James is listed variously as a spirits dealer, shopkeeper, and butcher.
  Helen Henderson was born 1861/62 in Keith, Banffshire.  She died 7 Jan 1931 in Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen.
  James and Helen had seven children between 1884-1902.




» William Beattie, Bellabeg (mail coach driver)
B - 28 Mar 1857 in Glenbucket
M - Mary Williams 5 June 1880, Milton of Cushnie, Leochel-Cushnie
D - after 1881 in prob Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
   1880 Marriage record shows this pair married according to forms of the Free Church.  William is listed as a mail-gig driver, usual residence Lumsden Village Auchindoir.  Mary is listed as a housekeeper, usual residence Milton of Cushnie, parents William Williams & Martha Elmslie.
  By the 1881 census, this family is living at Bellabeg, Strathdon with William's uncle Charles and one son William Williams Beattie (born March 1881, died April 1881)




» Alexander Beattie - Quartermaster and Honorary Major, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
B - 2 Oct 1858 Glenbucket
M - Amelia Elder 1885 Southampton, Hampshire, England
D - after 1911
  Alexander and Amelia had a son Alexander Elder Beattie in 1888, and a daughter Amelia Helen Jessie Beattie in 1890, both in Stirling. 
   Alexander is listed as Quartermaster Sergeant on the 1891 census, and as Major Alexander Beattie in a Who Was Who 1951-1960 article about his son.
   Alexander Jr. went on to have a distinguished military career, retiring as a Lieutenant-Colonel in 1922.  He moved on to work in the Colonial Administrative Service through 1949.  He died 14 April 1951.




» Ann Beattie
B - 18 Jun 1860 Glenbucket
D - 28 June 1861 at Netherton, Glenbucket.  Cause: Eczema 7 months




» Elspet Beattie
B - 11 Apr 1862 Glenbucket
M - John Ross, Burnend House (shoemaker) on 5 Jul 1884 in Netherton
D - 15 May 1898, Newbigging, Towie
John & Elspet appear at Bridge of Bucket in 1891 census with four children ages 2-5. John is listed as shoemaker and subpostman. John and Elsie are buried in Towie Cemetery with a number of their children.
    John was born 11 Feb 1859 in Glenbucket, son of William Ross, Shoemaker & Jane Ross ms Rannie; he died Birchfield, Alford 12 Dec 1930.   John appears to have remarried; tombstone also lists a wife Helen Reid d Meadowbank, Clatt 11 Sept 1951.




» John Beattie
B - 3 Mar 1864 Glenbucket
D - 9 Jan 1890 at 118 St Nicholas St, Aberdeen.  Death certificate lists him as barman, single.  Informant was "James Beattie, Brother and occupier, present"




» Francis Beattie (gamekeeper)
B - 28 Oct 1865 in Glenbucket
M - Ann McKenzie 29 Apr 1910 West Lodge, Edinkillie, Elgin
D - 5 May 1920 Delnabo, Tomintoul, Banffshire.  Cause was a gunshot wound (accidental per RCE).  Informant was brother Robert (not present)
  Robert resided with his grandmother Ann Middleton for the 1891 & 1901 census.
  Ann McKenzie was born 27 Oct 1870 in Dyke, Moray.  She died 4 Feb 1957 at Troves Cottage, Elgin.




» Robert Beattie (gamekeeper)
B - 14 May 1867 in Glenbucket
M - Catherine Smith 20 Jul 1892 Caledonian Hotel, High St, Nairn
D - 20 Apr 1922 Wester New Farm, Forres
  Robert and Catherine had six children between abt 1894 and 1910 in Lhanbryde and Dallas, Elginshire.  The family moved to Wester New Farm, Forres by 1922.
  Catherine Smith was born 2 Mar 1869 in Auldearn, Nairn,
to Donald Smith and Mary Ann Davidson.  She died 18 Mar 1961 in Forres.




» Mary Ann Beattie
B - 8 Jul 1868
M - John Ross 7 Mar 1890 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
D - 11 Oct 1936 Coldhome, Dallas, Moray, Scotland
  Mary and John are at Nethertown in 1901 census with 9 children ages 1-14. Also in the household is Mary's mother, Elspet (nee Middleton), and visiting is Alexander Dow, Mary's uncle.
   John Ross was son of William ROSS Ballochduie and Elspet MICHIE; chr 28 Aug 1864 in Glenbucket, d 12 Feb 1949 in Coldhome, Dallas, Moray, Scotland.




» Helen Margaret Beattie
B - 1 May 1872 in Glenbucket
D - after 1891
  In 1891, Helen in living in Aberdeen with her brother James and family.  She is listed as a machinist.

    Netherton John Beattie
B - 05 JUL 1837 Glenbucket. "1837 - Beattie - James Beattie in Netherton & Elspet Findlay his wife had a son born the 5th July 1837.  Baptized & named JOHN the 10th day of same month, in presence of James Michie, Sluggie & William Beattie in Upperton."
D - aft 1841
 


Netherton Charles Beattie
B - 29 APR 1840.  "Beattie - 5 May 1840 - James Beattie in Netherton & Elspet Findlay his wife had a son born 29th April and baptized and named CHARLES"
D - aft 1841/bef 1843?

    Netherton Alexander Reid Beattie
B - 13 MAR 1842 Glenbucket. "Beattie & Findlay - 13th March 1842 - James Beattie Netherton & Elspet Findlay his wife had a son born the 13th March baptized the 27th of same month named ALEXANDER before witnesses William Beattie Upperton & Alexander Reid Culquoich"
M - Margaret Shearer 15 Feb 1882, Heughhead, Strathdon.
D - 21 Jan 1906 at Pitcandlich, Towie of heart disease.  Listed as a crofter on death record.  Informant was John S. Beattie, son (present)
  On marriage record, Alexander is listed as farm servant Castle[*illeg*]--Castle Newe?  Margaret Shearer is listed as the daughter of James Shearer, Mail Contractor (retired) & Margaret Shearer ms Smith.  Margaret was still living at Alexander's death in 1906.
 
    Netherton Charles Beattie
B - 26 DEC 1843 Glenbucket. "1843 - Beattie - James Beattie Netherton and Elspet Findlay his spouse had a son born 26th Decr 1843 and baptized 7th Jany 1844, and named CHARLES in presence of James Michie Sluggie & William Beattie Uppertown"
D - 22 Sept 1882 at Netherton.  Informant William Beattie, brother, (present).  Charles was listed as farm servant, single on his death registration
 




    Notes on witnesses: James Beattie/Elspet Findlay
James Michie, Sluggie (1831, 1835, 1837, 1843) - brother-in-law (married to James's sister Helen)
Charles Beattie, Netherton (1831) - brother of James
William Beattie, Upperton (1835, 1837, 1842, 1843) - connection unconfirmed; possibly brother of James (see Upperton table, below)
Alexander Reid, Culquoich (1842) - brother-in-law (married to James's sister Jean)
 





Netherton William Beattie
CHR - 10 Aug 1788 John Bettie in Netherton & Elspet Findlay his spouse had a son Baptized called WILLIAM before witnesses William Bettie in Ballachduie & John Bettie Junior in Netherton
 

Netherton John Beattie
CHR - 26 Dec 1790 John Bettie in Netherton & Elspet Findlay his spouse had a son baptized called JOHN before witnesses John Gauld & William Gauld both in Netherton. 
D - 17 Aug 1820; buried in Glenbucket Churchyard [MI]


Netherton Robert Beattie
CHR - 19 Aug 1795 John Bettie in Netherton & Elspet Findlay his spouse had a son baptized called ROBERT before witnesses William & John Gauld in Nethertown
note 5

  Note: the following information about spouse, death, and offspring is theoretical, and not yet confirmed.
   Identification pros: Elspet Beattie (first daughter, below) was at Netherton at the time of her 1849 marriage to Alexander Dow.  Also suggestive is that Mary Tomlinson Dow (married to Norman Dow, son of William, below) spoke of visits to Stirling Castle during World War I to visit Col. Alex Beattie, who at various times commanded the Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders and South African troops—and who was a son of William Beattie/Elspet Middleton (above).  Finally, there is also a Beattie family sampler with an "RBEB" inscribed in the list of family initials—possibly a reference to Robert Beattie having married Elsie Murray?  Initials are worked in black, suggesting that the couple was deceased by the sampler's 1843 working.
   Identification cons: the Robert Beattie who married Elsie Murray was identified as a Blacksmith on his sons' death registration, and that would be a departure for the family.
   Other notes: Robert was "of Ordiquhill" at the time of his marriage.  The three children listed below have been identified from census and death records; none of their births were recorded in the Fordyce OPR, so it is possible that they had other children, not listed below.

If the identification is correct, then:
M - Elspet Murray 14 Aug 1823.  Marriage was registered in Ordiquhill (his parish) and Deskford (her parish)
D - by 1841 census.  In 1841 Elspet is listed as 'Widow Beattie', Independent, at Craigyford, parish of Fordyce Banffshire.

+ Elspet Murray
B - abt 1805, Banffshire, Scotland
D - between 1841-1865.



 

 

Elspet Beattie
B - 1829/30 Banffshire, Fordyce. (30 Mar 1830 per death registration, April 1829 per 1900 census)
M - Alexander Dow - 09 JUN 1849   Glenbucket, Aberdeen, Scotland - "Alexander Dow Shoemaker Peatfold and Elspet Beattie in Netherton having had their banns of marriage regularly proclaimed were married in presence of witnesses"

D - 23 Dec 1912 Salem, Columbiana Co, Ohio.  Buried Grandview Cemetery, Salem
 
Note: This family emigrated to the U.S. in 1853.  They were in New York for a time, and then moved to Warren, Trumbull Co, Ohio, Franklin (Columbiana Co), and then ultimately to Salem, Columbiana, Ohio.
  -- researching this family:  Bob Dow




+ Alexander Dow  (shoemaker)
CHR - 19 May 1822 in Glenbucket, the son of Alexander Dow (Tailor at Peatfold) & Elizabeth McRobie
This Alexander Dow is the cousin of the Alexander Dow who married Margaret Beattie (above).
D - 1902, in probably Salem, Columbiana Co, Ohio.  Buried Grandview Cemetery, Salem


 

»

Hellen "Ellen" Dow
B - 6 Aug 1850, Glenbucket, Scotland
M1 - Gabriel Gordon
M2 - Charles J Bassett
D - 25 Mar 1940 Salem.  Buried Grandview Cemetery, Salem with her children
 
With Gabriel Gordon, had children Elsie (1870-1936) and Gabriella (1872-1936).
  With Charles Bassett, had children Charles C (1877-1937) and Raymond George (1880-1952)


 

»

Mary Elizabeth "Libbie" Dow
B - 8 Sept 1856 Lansingburgh, Rensselaer Co, New York
M - William Kirtlan Hise abt 1877/1878
D - 3 Jun 1935 Salem
Spouse Donald died 3 Jan 1925 in Salem.  Mary and William had children Walter B, Jesse K, Carrie, and Donald


 

»

William Dow
B - 10 Feb 1858 Cohoes, Albany Co, New York
M - Marietta "Etta" James circa 1883/1884
D - 18 Oct 1942 Center, Columbiana Co
Listed as a shoemaker in 1880 census.  At death in 1942, occupation was well driller.  Wife Etta died 8 July 1940.  Had children Harold K, Bessie H, Norman E, Nellie M, and one who died before 1900.


 

»

Alexander Dow
B - 1859/1860 New York
D - aft 1870


 

»

Herbert G Dow
B - 23 Feb 1864 (born New York per death registration, however 1870 & 1880 census put his birthplace in Canada)
M1 - Etta Bumbaugh (02 Nov 1868 - 06 Jul 1917) abt 1883
M2 - Lizzie (last name unknown) abt 1920
D - 17 Sep 1946 Salem, Columbiana Co, Ohio.  Occupation: Roofing Salesman (Retired).  Buried Grandview Cemetery, Salem
  With Etta Bumbaugh, had children Homer A (Nov 1844), Susie(?) (Nov 1886), and Paul Herbert (3 Feb 1904 - 22 Mar 1950)


 

»

Lottie Dow
B - 1866/1867 Ohio
D - aft 1870


 

»

Rosa Dow
B - 1872 Ohio
D - 1889.  Buried Grandview Cemetery, Salem


 

»

Margaret Dow
B - 6 Mar 1875 Salem, Columbiana Co, Ohio
M - Jared Paul Huxley October 29, 1898 Salem
D - aft 1942.  Margaret is indicated as still living when husband Jared died in 1942
 
See Genealogical descent of the Huxley family in the United States, available on Google Books, for more information about the Huxley family.
   Margaret and Jared had children Esther M, Robert D, and Ruth E.  All were still living as of 1930.


 

 

Walter Adam Beattie
B - Abt 1832 Banffshire, Fordyce
M - ISABELLA GORDON - 30 Sept 1865, Crannoch, Grange, Banffshire

D - 1913 Nov 1st at Gartly Station, Gartly.  Witness Alex Gordon Beattie, son.
note:  listed at marriage as: Railway Station Agent, bachelor, usual residence railway station, Gartly.  Both parents deceased. Witnesses were William Forsyth and William Beattie--possibly another brother?




+ Isabella Gordon  
B - 27 Dec 1839 Grange, Banffshire, daughter of James Gordon & Isabella Bonnieman
D - 9 Apr 1887 Gartly Station, Gartly.  Cause of death: Phthisis Pulmonaris, 3 years.  Informant W Beattie, husband
Note: listed at marriage as spinster, usual residence Crannoch, Parish of Grange. Parents James Gordon, Farmer & Isabella Gordon ms Bonnieman.


 

»

Isabella Jane "Bella" Beattie
B - 30 Jul 1866 Gartly
D - aft 1901.  At Gartly Station Cottage with father and sister Williamina for 1901 census.


 

»

James Gordon Beattie
B - 21 Oct 1869 Gartly
D - 24 Jul 1887 Gartly


 

»

Alexander Gordon Beattie
B - 5 Apr 1874 Gartly Station, Gartly
M - Ada Margaret Hetherington McClure 1915 at Queens Park East United Free Church, Glasgow
D - aft 1915
  Notes: At their marriage, Alexander is listed as Chemist & Druggist, bachelor, usu address 75 Bon Accord St, Aberdeen.  Ada is listed as Dispenser of medicine, spinster, 90 Forth St, Glasgow.


 

»

Williamina Beattie
B - 1866/1867 Gartly
M - John Michie 21 July 1860 at Sluggie, Glenbucket
D - aft 1901.  At Gartly Station Cottage with father and sister Bella for 1901 census.


 

 

Alexander Beattie
B - 1834/35 Banffshire, Fordyce
D - 29 Dec 1869 14 Harriet Street, St Nicholas Aberdeen.  Alexander was described as a farm labourer, unmarried.  Cause of death was Scirrhus of Stomach 4 years.  Informant was Walter Beattie, brother, Railway Station, Gartly

  Netherton Hellen Beattie
CHR - 11 Dec 1797 John Bettie in Netherton & Elspet (Find....) had a daughter baptized called HELLEN before witnesses John & William Gaulds in Netherton
M - James Michie "Dec 22 1822 James Michie in Sluggie and Helen Beattie in Netherton were proclaimed married"
D - 22 February 1855 at Sluggie, Glenbucket.  Informant was James Michie, husband.  Buried Glenbucket Churchyard.
note 6


+ James Michie 
CHR - 15 Mar 1795 at Glenbucket, the son of William Michie & Margaret Michie ms Stuart. 
D - Sluggie 19 Sept 1875 age 80y of kidney disease, informant his son John Michie.



sluggie

Margaret Michie 
CHR - "1825 Nov 2 - James Michie Sluggie had a daughter by his wife Hellen Beattie, baptized & named MARGARET before witnesses"
M - John Michie 21 July 1860 at Sluggie, Glenbucket
D - aft 1881
  John Michie, the illegitimate son of John Michie and Jean Stewart, was a widower, previously married to Hellen Ross of Inverbucket.  He died 25 October 1878 at Badenyon.



sluggie John Michie
CHR - 12 SEP 1827 Glenbucket.
M - Mary Davidson before 1881
D - 2 Aug 1906 age 78 at Netherton.  Informant was Wm Michie, son.  John is listed as Retired Farmer, married to Mary Davidson.
  John is at Sluggie at least through the 1901 census, where he is listed with wife Mary and four of their six children.

    sluggie James Michie
B - 15 NOV 1835 "1835 - Michie - James Michie Sluggie and Hellen Beattie had a son born on the 15th Novr - baptized & named JAMES on the 22nd of same month.  Witnesses John, & James Beattie in Nethertown"
D - 24 Dec 1853 a 18y [MI]
 
    sluggie William Michie
B - 03 JAN 1838 Glenbucket "James Michie in Sluggie & Hellen Beattie his wife had a son born on the 3rd day of January 1838 baptized & named WILLIAM on the 12th of same month in presence of James Beattie in Netherton & James Davidson in Ballachduie"
D - 21 Mar 1871 at Sluggie of Phthisis Pulmonalis. Informant: Helen Michie, Sister, present
 


sluggie Charles Michie (twin)
B - 28 JUN 1840 Glenbucket  "James Michie Sluggie & Helen Beattie his wife had twins, a son and daughter, born 28th June and baptized 11th July and named CHARLES and HELEN"
D - aft 1861

    sluggie Hellen Michie (twin)
B - 28 JUN 1840 Glenbucket  "James Michie Sluggie & Helen Beattie his wife had twins, a son and daughter, born 28th June and baptized 11th July and named CHARLES and HELEN"
M - William Michie 14 Apr 1866 Glenbucket
D - 9 July 1885 at Ballachduie, Glenbucket of acute peritonitis.  Informant William Michie, widower
  at Ballachduie with husband and seven children for 1881 census.  Husband William Michie was christened 10 Dec 1832 in Glenbucket, the son of Robert Michie and Helen Michie ms Smith.  William and Helen were first cousins—their fathers were siblings.  William died 22 March 1897 at Ballachduie age 65 of Phthisis.  The informant was Jane Michie, his daughter.
  -- researching this branch:  Malcom Cunning
 
  Netherton Lewis Beattie
CHR - 1800 John Bettie in Nether town [...]lay his spouse had a [...] called LEWIS before Charles [...] William Gauld in Nether[...]
M - Mary Davidson 16 NOV 1828 Glenbucket
D - before 1851
 -- researching this branch:  Buzzy Garden
note 3


+ Jean Bettie (Smithy-ford)  Note: this entry also appears below in the Upperton table.


  James Bettie
CHR - 18 SEP 1827 Glenbucket. Bettie - 18 September 1827 - James, Illegitimate son of Lewis Bettie in Netherton and Jane Bettie, Smithy-ford was baptized before witnesses



+ Mary Davidson
CHR - 14 Sep 1801 in Glenbucket, the daughter of Alexander Davidson & Mary Davidson ms Glennie
D - 1885 March 22nd at Woodburn Cottage, Kinellar.  Informant was James Garden, son-in-law

      Jean Beattie
CHR - 24 AUG 1829 Glenbucket "Lewis Beattie and Mary Davidson his wife had a Daughter baptized and named Jean 24th day of August before witnesses."
M - James Garden, shoemaker, 26 Dec 1857 Glenbucket.  At the time of her marriage, Jean is listed as Jean Beattie age 28 HouseKeeper, Spinster, residence Forbiston Strathdon.
D - 1910 Oct 8th at 640 King Street, Aberdeen, age 81.  Informant Lewis G Garden, son, 342 King St.
 


Netherton John Beattie
B - 13 JUN 1832 Glenbucket "June 13th 1832 - Lewis Beattie in Netherton and Mary Davidson his wife had a son born & named John before witnesses.  Baptized on 24th of same month"
D - March 20th 1861 at Loch Head House, Aberdeen of Cancer of the Liver.  Informant Jean Garden (sister).  John is listed as "shoemaker in Strathdon" on death registration.

  Netherton Charles Beattie
CHR - "24 Sep 1802 John Beattie in Netherton & Elspet Findlay his spouse had a son baptised called CHARLES witnesses Charles Lindsay in Crofts & Charles [Hunber?] Dulax"
M - Elizabeth Brodie 24 JUL 1838 Glenbucket "Beattie & Brodie - Charles Beattie parish of Insh & Elizabeth Brodie in this parish were regularly married on the 24th July 1838 before witnesses"
D - intestate, 3 December 1866, Wardhead, Insch.  Informant: Charles Beattie, son (present)
note 4


+Isobel McKenzie (unmarried)  At 1873 marriage of son Charles Beattie, listed as Isabella MacDonald ms McKenzie.  She is listed as deceased at his death in 1891.


Netherton

Charles Beattie
CHR - 05 MAY 1834 Glenbucket "Beattie - Charles Beattie in Netherton had a son baptized & named Charles 5th day of May.  The mother Isobel MacKenzie a young woman"
M - Agnes Ross 07 AUG 1873 Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland
D - 11 Sept 1891 at Wardhead, Insch of Cancer of stomach.  Informant was William Beattie, half-brother.
   Charles was informant at death of father in 1866.  In 1881 census, Charles appears with wife Agnes and four children (ages 8 mo - 6 yrs) at 49 St Nicholas St. in Aberdeen.  He is listed as artist and photographer.
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~bp2000/summaries1.htm contains some additional information on this family.



+Elizabeth Brodie
CHR - 5 Nov 1810 at Belnaglack, Glenbucket, daughter of John Brodie and Jane Gibbon
D - 26th Sept 1856 at Wardhead, Insch age 45 [MI]



Netherton

William Beattie
CHR - 28 FEB 1837 Glenbucket "1837 - Beattie & Brodie - Charles Beattie Netherton and Elizabeth Brodie had a son born 28th February 1837 baptized & named WILLIAM before witnesses"
D - 5 Nov 1891 at Wardhead, Insch.  Informant was George Beattie, son. 
  Served as executor of father's estate.  At Wardhead with wife Margaret and children George (3) and William (1) in 1881 census.






    Notes on witnesses: John Beattie/Elspet Findlay
John Beattie, Elder, Netherton (1782) - family connection has not been established.  It is possible that he is the uncle to this John.
John Beattie, Younger, Netherton  (1782, 1788) - son of John Beattie, Elder, above.
John & William Gaulds, Netherton (1785, 1790, 1795, 1797, 1800-Wm only) - no known family connection. Simply a neighbor?  Note that like John & Ann Beattie, he has also moved from Netherton to Upperton in this timeframe.
William Beattie, Ballachduie (1788) - brother of John
Charles Lindsay (1802) - no known family connection
Charles [Hunber?] Dulax (1802) - no known family connection
 






family notes:

 

1

GLENBUCHAT CHURCHYARD. OS Grid reference NJ375151
8. FS John Beattie, millwright, d 17.8.1820 a 29y, fa John B, late fm Nethertown, d 9.3.1836 a 80y (w Elspet Findlay d [1.11.1846 a 86y]...)
 
  2 MI:  "The fam in mem or their fa William Beattie b 11 Jan 1835 d 10 July 1884 also their unc Charles Beattie d Sept 22 1882 ae 38y Elspet Middleton w of ab 2 21 Dec 1914 & their son John d 9 Jan 1890."  
  3 1841 census. "Glenbucket ED3: Netherton 1
  Mary Davidson - 35 Ind. y
  Jean Beattie - 11 - y
  John do 8 - - y."
Husband Lewis Beattie is absent or dead.  No Lewis Beattie found in post-1855 death indices, so probably deceased by this time.
 
  4 MI:  "Erected by Charles Beattie farmer Wardhead INSCH in memory of his wife Elizabeth Brodie who died 26th Sept 1856 ae 45, also ab Charles B who died 3rd Dec 1866 ae 64"  
  5 Rental of the Earl of Fife's Estates in Glenbucket and Strathdon 1819 shows Robert Beattie & James Forbes with a 5-year lease of Achavaik.  In 1821 & 1822 lists, James appears with a Robt Ross listed as "no lease".  
  6 Glenbuchat churchyard (p 25, #13)
13 - by James Michie, fm Sluggie, w Helen Beattie d 22.2.1855 a 57y, s James M d 24.12.1853 a 18y, s William M d 21.3.1871 a 33y; ab James M d 19.9 1875 w 80y, s John M d 2.8.1906 a 78y (1s James M d 17.12.1884 a 6 1/2 y)
 
  7 Glenbucket Churchyard - "Erected by Alexander Dow in memory of his beloved wife Margaret Beattie who died at Peatfold 8 February 1870 aged 38. Also his son William who died in infancy."  
  8 Robert, James, and Alexander emigrated to America in 1871.  They arrived New York on the ship "India" 29 Apr 1871.  They are listed as:
   Robt: Dow  20 Pattern Maker
   Jas: Dow    20 "
   Alexr: Dow 18 Shopman
 
 

Netherton (3) - William Beattie of Ballochduie




William Beattie - continued from Netherton (1) table, above
CHR - 1 Jan 1756 Baptized WILLIAM son to William Bettie in Netherton 
M - Jean Innes, on 31 Jul 1779 in Mortlach, Banff, Scotland
D -
27 Dec 1803, probably Invernochty, Strathdon
From 1780 - 1794 children born Glenbucket.  The family moved to Invernochty, Strathdon by 1799.
 
+Jean Innes.  Jean was christened 10 Nov 1765 in Mortlach, Banff, the daughter of JOHN INNES and JEAN STRATH.  She died between 1799 & 1865.
Ballochduie Jean Beattie  
CHR - 1780 (July) 29 William Bettie in Ballachdue & Jean Innie his spouse had a dau baptised called JEAN before witnesses John Beig in Ballachdue & Adam Bettie in Netherton

Ballochduie John Beattie
CHR - 1781 December 8 William Bettie in Ballachduce & Jean Innie has spouse had a son baptised called JOHN before witnesses Adam Bettie in Nethertown & James Bettie in Belnaglach [old: William Bettie in Ballachduie had a son baptised called John before witnesses Adam Bettie in Nethertown & James Bettie in Belnaglach]
D - Aft 1838, probably in Canada [referenced in letter to George Beattie (below) in Canada]
M - yes, bef 1838, but have not determined her name yet.
   Note: Based on the fact that John does not appear on Strathdon censuses, and various greetings to "John and his mistress" written from family in Scotland to family in Ontario, it has been presumed that John joined his siblings in emigrating to Canada.  However, records for John in Canada have not yet been found.
 
 

Inver- noughty

+ Had illegitimate child with Jean Robertson. [Jean born before 1788, died after 1806]
Helen Beattie - "1806 Augt 10 John Beattie in Invernoughty & Jean Robertson in fornication HELEN." [Strathdon OPR]
 

Ballochduie

William Beattie
CHR - 1784 January 4 William Bettie in Ballachdue & Jean Innie his spouse had a son baptised called WILLIAM before witnesses John Beig in Ballachduick & John Bettie Elder.  [old: January 14th 1784 - William Bettie in Ballachduie had a son baptised called William before witnesses John Beig in Ballachduie & John Bettie Elder]
M1 - Elizabeth McDonald 22 Feb 1817 in Strathdon
M2 - Ann Glennie in Strathdon "1835 21 June - William Beattie Broomhill, parish of Migvie & Ann Glennie Ballachoilach were proclaimed this day for the first second & third time"
emigrated  to Canada in 1839
D - 23 Jun 1861 Nichol, Wellington Co, Ontario
note 1

+ Elizabeth McDonald.  Elizabeth d between 1826-1831
  Broomhill John Beattie
CHR - 22 Apr 1821 Broomhill, Tarland, Aberdeenshire.
M - Janet Wilson 29 Jun 1850 Melville Church, Fergus, Wellington Co, Ontario
D - 21 Mar 1897 Fergus, buried Belsyde Cemetery, Nichol Twp
  This couple had twelve children, the youngest of which, Thompson Beattie, was one of the casualties on the Titanic
 
 ~ click here for excerpt from Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906.
   ~ click here for Thompson Beattie profile on Encyclopedia Titanica
 
  Broomhill William Beattie
CHR - 14 Feb 1823 "1823 Feb 14 William Beattie in Broomhill Migvie & Elizabeth McDonald his spouse - WILLIAM"
M - Janet Rea [date?]
D - 21 Apr 1913 Nichol Twp, buried Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Nichol
  William and wife Jean are with children William (28) and Elizabeth (21), and grandchild Bella (b 1900) at family farm at Lot 7 of Concession 8 for 1901 census.  Also appearing on the lot is Public School: 2 rooms, 1 teacher, 45 students.
  Spouse Janet Rea was born 30 Sep 1843 in Scotland and died 12 Oct 1916 West Garafraxa, Wellington Co.
 
  Broomhill Jean Beattie
CHR - "1826 May 20 William Beattie in Broom-hill Migvie & Elizabeth McDonald his spouse JEAN."
M - William Mutrie 18 Feb 1845, Nichol Twp.  William was the son of John Mutrie and Janett Wilson, born in Lanarkshire 1817, and the brother of John Mutrie, two of whose children married two of the children of George Beattie, below.  He died 4 May 1881 in Eramosa Twp, Wellington Co.
D - 27 Feb 1900 Eramosa Twp, Wellington Co.
 

+ Ann Glennie.  Anne was born 1798/9, and was from Ballachoillach at the time of this her second marriage. (First marriage to John Thompson 1823.)  She d 17 Dec 1857 Nichol Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. John Thompson, Jr (her one child from her first marriage) came with the family from Strathdon to Nichol.
    George Beattie
B - 1836, Scotland
M - Jessie McBain 4 Jun 1868 in Grey Co, Ontario
D - 5 May 1913 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
   According to her marriage registration, Jessie was born about 1847 in Toronto, the daughter of Alexander & Elizabeth McBain.  Her residence is listed as Sullivan Township.
 
Ballochduie Hellen Beattie
CHR - 1786 (Dec) 27 Glenbucket "William Bettie in Ballachdue & Jean Innise his spouse had a daughter baptised called Hellen before witnesses John Beig & Allan Michie"
     Note: the following information about spouse, death, and offspring is probable, but not yet confirmed.  Identification has been based on the dates from the James McRobert/Helen Beattie monumental inscription being generally consistent with this Helen (see note 2), and an 1836 letter from William to George Beattie where he writes “Peter and femaly ar all well and all the femaly of eten brek.”  See entry for Barbara McRobert below for more on the Ettenbreck connection.
M - James McRobert [date?]
D - 18 May 1830 age 46 [MI]
Note 2

James McRobert.  d 22 Feb 1821 age 46 [MI]
Note that neither the marriage record for James McRobert and Hellen Beattie nor the birth records for any of their children appear in the Strathdon OPR

    John McRobert
b -
m - Jessie McBain 
d - aft 1830, America [MI]
   This family may have settled near London, Ontario.  In the journal of William Beattie (b 1784, above) there is an entry "John McRobert here from London" about 1890.  [With thanks to David Beattie for the citation]
 
    Barbara McRobert
b - 1813/14, probably Strathdon
m - James Downie "1839 6th December - James Downie, Backdyke, Barbara McRobert Ettenbreck, were this day regularly proclaimed for the first second and third time and married"
d - 19 July 1886, Ettenbreck, Strathdon.  Parents listed as James McRobert Farmer (deceased) &  Ellen McRobert MS Beattie (deceased).  Cause of death Senectus.  Informant Charles Downie Son (present).
 
    William McRobert
b - 1817/1818, probably Strathdon  
d - 22 Sept 1821 age 3, buried Strathdon Churchyard [MI]
 
    James F McRobert
b - 9 Feb 1820, Strathdon
m - Sarah Allen, 12 Nov 1844 Gore District, Ontario
d - aft 1882
 ~ click here and scroll down for a profile from the History of Floyd County, Iowa, listed as part of the Iowa Biographies project.
 
Ballochduie Peter Beattie
CHR - 1789 Nov 19 William Bettie in Ballachue & Jean Innie his spouse had a son baptised called PETER before witnesses William Reid & Allan Michie both in Ballachduie.
M - ANN STEWART [date?]
D - 29 Jan 1865 Ledmacoy, Strathdon of Gastric fever.  Informant was Alexander Beattie, son.
 
 

+ Ann Stewart
CHR - Strathdon "1796 March 27: Alexr Stuart Senr. in Lynmoir of Conrieside & Hen: McHardy his spouse ANNE"
D - Ledmacoy, Strathdon 3 June 1877.  Informant: Alexr Beattie, son (present).

 
  » Jean Beattie
B - 1824/25 Strathdon
M - John Niven 29 July 1849 Strathdon
D - 27 Oct 1911 Coul of Ledmacoy, Strathdon.  Informant: Chas J Niven Grand-son, Ledmacoy Strathdon
  In 1881 Jean and John are at Isaac Side, Auchindoir with two of their children and Jean's niece Annie (illegitimate daughter of John Beattie).  In 1891, Jean is at Auchernach, Strathdon listed as a widow, living on private means.
 

» Helen Beattie
B - September 1826, probably Strathdon
M - Arthur Cordiner  Strathdon "1847 28th May - Arthur Condiner, Alford & Helen Beattie Ledmacaie were regularly proclaimed for the first time on the 30th May and for the second and third time on the 6th June and married on the 8th June by the Revd Robert Meiklejohn, Strathdon"
D - 13 March 1894 Nichol.  Buried Elora Municipal Cemetery with husband Arthur (died February 15, 1906 aged 90 yrs 3 ms) and son James (died May 15, 1873 aged 5 yrs 8 ms). 
   Helen and Arthur emigrated to Wellington County, Ontario about 1851.

  » John Beattie
B - abt 1828 Strathdon
D - 27 Feb 1904, Cummerton, Strathdon.  Unmarried.  Informant: Alexander Niven, nephew, Coull of Ledmacoy, Strathdon.
   John had an illegitimate daughter, Annie, born about 1878 in Banffshire.
 
  4 William Beattie
B - "Bettie - July 2 1830 - Peter Bettie LandMckay & Ann Stewart his spouse had their fourth child a boy born 28 June & bapt 4th July named WILLIAM."
Ploughman per 1861 census, Farmer 1891
D - after 1901
   William had an illegitimate daughter, Margaret, chr 6 Mar 1857 in Kirkmichael Banff.  She grew up at Ledmacoy with her grandparents and later her uncle Alexander.  In 1883 she married her cousin Charles Niven (son of John Niven farmer & Jane Niven ms Beattie).  William is residing in their household at Invernoughty, Strathdon in 1901.
 
  5 George Beattie (stonemason)
B - "Beattie - July 1 1832 - Peter Beattie Ledmacai & Ann Stewart his spouse had their fifth child a son born 22nd June bapt 21 July named GEORGE."
M - Margaret Cumming 9 Jun 1870 in Glenmuick.
D - 8 Jun 1913 Craig Lea, Castleton, Braemar of Mitral incompetence.  Listed as George Beattie, Mason (journeyman) (Married to Margaret Cumming).  Informant John [illeg], Neighbor.
  George was a stonemason per 1861 (Strathdon) & 1881 (Crathie & Braemar) census.
 
  6 Alexander Beattie
B - "1835 Beattie - 26 April - Peter Beattie Ledmacai & Ann Stewart his wife had their sixth child a son born 15 April bapt 26 April named ALEXANDER"
D - 27 Nov 1894 at Ledmacoy, unmarried.  Informant Charles Niven, nephew.
  Alexander was a Ploughman per 1861 census, farmer in 1881/1894.
 

7 Ann Beattie
B - "1838 Beattie - 16 March - Peter Beattie Ledmacaie & Ann Stewart his wife had their seventh child a daughter born 10 February bapt 17 March named ANN"
M - George Kerr 18 Oct 1864 Strathdon
D - Howe, Strathdon, 25 March, 1915 of Mitral Stenosis.  Informant John Kerr, son.
  Among others, Ann and George had a son George born 1869 who married another Ann Beattie, below.
  Ann and George appear at Howe, Strathdon for the 1881 census with seven children ranging in age from 17 to 2.  George is listed as "Farmer (100 Ac 59 Arb Emp 1 Boy 1 Girl)"
  Ann also had an illegitimate child, James in March 1864 (father not listed).  The child died seven weeks later.
  Ann's spouse George was born 14 June 1832 in Strathdon, the illegitimate child of Peter Keir Little Glencarvy & Isobell McHardy Lochans.  He died 29 Aug 1919 at Howe, Strathdon.


» Janet (Jessy) Beattie
CHR - 13 Mar 1842 Strathdon
M - James Bremner of Mains of Glenbucket
D - 9 July 1901 at Buchaam Strathdon of Pneumonia.  Informant: William J Bremner, Son
  James Bremner was christened 15 July 1828, son of John Bremner, Aldahuie & Jean McHardy his wife.  He died 24 November 1898 at Buchaam, Strathdon

Ballochduie Ann Beattie
CHR - "1794 March 26 William Bettie in Ballachduie & Jean Innise his spouse had a dau baptised called ANN before witnesses William Reid in Ballachduie & John Bettie in Netherton"
M - Thomas Watt, mason, before 1836
D - betw 1861-1871, probably Wellington Co, Ontario
    Ann and Thomas Watt emigrated, probably around April 1836 to Wellington Co, Ontario, where they joined Ann's sibling George (below). No known children.
   Thomas died some time after 1881, when he is listed in the Nichol census as a Stonemason, widower, residing next door to his nephew John Beattie.
 
Ballochduie George Beattie
CHR - 1799 Feb 11 William Beattie in Invernochtie & Jean Innis his spouse GEORGE.
M - Margaret Grassick 13 Jul 1835 Strathdon Church
D - 3 Apr 1888 Greenbank Farm, Nichol Twp.  Buried Belsyde Cemtery
    Couple emigrated immediately after wedding to Wellington Co, Ontario, where they were later joined by George's brothers John and William, and sister Ann (and families).
   ~ See also the Grassicks page for more information.
 
 

+ Margaret Grassick  See Grassicks page for detail on Margaret's relatives
CHR - 1818 Feby 4 "James Grassick in Coull of Ledmacaie & Jean Forbes
his spouse - MARGARET"
D - 14 Mar 1907 Greenbank Farm, Nichol Twp. Buried Belsyde Cemtery
  Children George and Elizabeth are with mother Margaret at family farm at Lot 6 of Concession 8 for 1901 census.

 
  1 Jean Beattie
B - 5 Jan 1838 Ontario
M - William Hastings 21 Jun 1855 Nichol Twp
D - 12 Oct 1926 Lower Nichol Twp, buried Belsyde  Informant: Geo Hastings, R.R. Elora, Son
   William Hastings was born 1 Oct 1828 in Scotland, the son of David and Jane Hastings.  He died 17 Aug 1910 in Nichol.  William Hastings owned parts of Lot 6, on both the fifth and sixth concessions of Nichol
 
  2 Margaret Beattie (twin)
B - 2 Nov 1839, Nichol Twp
M - Robert Pritchard 8 Feb 1866 Guelph, Wellington Co
D - 19 Nov 1925 Nichol
   Robert Pritchard was born 22 Jan 1830 in Caernarvon, Wales, the son of Robert Pritchard and Mary Williams his spouse.  He died 15 Jun 1903 in Nichol.  Robert was the brother of Thomas Pritchard, below
   ~ click here for excerpt from
Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906.
 
  3 Ann T. Beattie (twin)
B - 2 Nov 1839 Nichol
M - John Simpson 18 Feb 1859 Guelph, Wellington Co
D - 6 Dec 1928 Spokane, WA
   John Simpson was born 9 Sep 1825 in Strathdon, the son of John Simpson and his wife Mary McHardy.  He died March 31, 1903 of a stroke  and was buried in Prairie View Cemetery near Wimbledon, ND
   -- researching this branch: Tom Simpson, Debra Boyd 
 
  4 James Beattie
B - 29 Aug 1841 Nichol
M1 - Janet Mutrie 18 Oct 1871 Nichol
M2 - Martha Robb 31 Jan 1900 Elora, Wellington Co
D - 12 Jun 1914 Elora
   Janet Mutrie was born about 1850, the daughter of John Mutrie and his wife Elizabeth Fiddes.  She died 13 May 1895 in Pilkington, Wellington Co.  The Mutrie farm was located directly across the concession road from that of the George Beattie family, and two siblings from each family married into the other.  (See also Isabella Beattie m John Mutrie, below.)
   Martha Robb was born 25 Jul 1855 in Pilkington, the daughter of Samuel Robb & Rebecca Wildon.  She died after 1914.  She is listed as Martha Short, widow, on her marriage to James.
 

5 Elizabeth Beattie
B - Apr 19 1844 probably Nichol
D - 13 Jun 1908 Nichol (unmarried)
  Siblings George and Elizabeth are with mother Margaret at family farm at Lot 6 of Concession 8 for 1901 census.

  6 Helen Beattie
B - 25 March 1845 Nichol Twp
M - Andrew Hudson 12 May 1868 Wellington Co
D - 13 January 1941
  Andrew Hudson was born 22 Oct 1838 in Nichol, son of Henry Hudson and his wife Helen Gardiner.  He died 29 Mar 1878 in Kinloss, Bruce Co.  He lived on the seventh concession of Nichol before moving to Kinloss Township in Bruce County sometime between 1871-78.
  -- researching this branch: Ginny Thomson 
 

7 Georgina Beattie
B - 11 Jul 1847 probably Nichol
D - 25 Aug 1848 probably Nichol

  8 Isabella Beattie
B - 29 Dec 1849 Nichol
M - John Mutrie 15 Oct 1879 Nichol (brother of Janet Mutrie, above)
D - 16 Apr 1918 Elora Village
  
   John Mutrie was born 4 Sept 1850 in Nichol, the son of John Mutrie and his wife Elizabeth Fiddes.  He died 6 Sep 1906 in Pilkington.  The Mutrie farm was located directly across the concession road from that of the George Beattie family, and two siblings from each family married into the other.  (See also James Beattie m Janet Mutrie, above.)
 
  9 Mary Ann Beattie
B - 4 March 1851 Nichol
M - Thomas Pritchard (brother of Robert Pritchard, above) after 1871
D - 1945
   Thomas Pritchard was born 1842 in Caernavon, Wales, the son of Robert Pritchard and Mary Williams his spouse.  He died 17 Nov 1882 in Nichol.  Thomas was the brother of Robert Pritchard, above
   ~ click here for excerpt from
Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906.
 
  10 William Thomas Beattie
B - 13 Jan 1853 Nichol
M - Anna (Annie) Kilpatrick 15 Oct 1884 Elora
D - Jan 1926 Theodore, Saskatchewan
   Annie Kilpatrick was born 3 Jun 1861 in Elora, daughter of Hugh Kilpatrick and Jane Milne.  She died Aug 1941 in Cambridge, Ontario.
   -- researching this branch: Glen Anderson 
 

11

George Beattie
B - July 10 1855 probably Nichol
D - 28 Aug 1943 (unmarried)
   Siblings George and Elizabeth are with mother Margaret at family farm at Lot 6 of Concession 8 for 1901 census.
   According to his nephew, David Beattie, "Uncle Geordie, as he was known, thoroughly enjoyed a game of euchre. He played the game with his cronies in the Elora Weigh scales. He was good at counting and the morning after the Scales Building burnt down the story was circulated that he was seen fishing among the ashes for the counters."

  12 Jemima Beattie ("Mima")
B - 10 Aug 1857 Greenbank Farm, Nichol Twp, Wellington Co
M - William John Patterson 30 Jan 1882
D - 15 May 1920 in London, Middlesex Co, Ontario.  Buried Woodland Cemetery, London
   William John Patterson was born 22 Dec 1855 in Egremont, Grey Co, Ontario.  He was the son of John Patterson and his wife Mary Acheson.  He died 19 Feb 1939 in Egremont.
  William John Patterson was the School Teacher at SS No 4 in Nichol (which was on the farm of William Beattie, Jemima's uncle, and adjacent to that of the George Beattie family) from January 1880-December 1881.  He went on to graduate from Queen's University in 1888, with post-graduate work at Clark University, Worcester, Mass.  He finished his teaching career as head of the Department of Mathematics at Western University, London, Ontario

   --  researching this branch: Suzanne Walker       
 
  13 Rev John Alexander Beattie
B - June 21 1860 probably Nichol
M1 - Geneva Ann Martin (married bef 1914)
M2 - Sarah Ann Elliott
D - Feb 12, 1933, buried Belsyde Cemetery
   John settled in Manitoba.  He enlisted in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force in 1914.  He had previously served as Chaplin for 18th Mounted Rifles for 7 yrs.
   Geneva Ann Martin died in 1915 on the Lusitania.  Also on the voyage, but surviving, was the couple's son Allan Martin Beattie.
   Sarah Ann Elliott was born Oct 25, 1868 and died Nov 18, 1937.  She is buried at Belsyde Cemetery
 





Notes on witnesses: William Beattie/Jean Innes
John Beig, Ballachdue (1780, 1784, 1786) - possible either brother-in-law or uncle-in-law to William (married to Jean Beattie)
Adam Bettie, Netherton (1780, 1781) - possible uncle to William
James Bettie in Belnaglach (1781) - relation undetermined.  See Tarntoul table, below.
John Beattie Elder, Netherton  (1784) - possible uncle to William
Allan Michie, Ballachduie (1786, 1789) - family connection has not established. Simply a neighbor?
William Reid, Ballachduie (1789, 1794) - family connection has not established. Simply a neighbor?
John Beattie, Netherton (1794)
- as "elder" or "younger" is not specified, presumably this means
this is the third John Beattie at Netherton - who is William's brother?



family notes:


  1 Except George, chr records under William Bettie/Jean Innie (or Innise) in Glenbucket. George = William Beattie/Jean Innis, Strathdon.  1789/1794 - Ballachduie; 1799 - Invernochty  
  2 Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions in Upper Donside. "p. 14. - 73 TS. James McRobert, sometime fm Etinbraick, d 22.2.1821 a 46y, w Helen Beattie d 18.5.1830 a 46y, s William M d 22.9.1821 a 3y, by ss John & James M, now in America"  




 

Tarntoul

 
There are Beatties at Tarntoul from at least the 1720s.  Recorded Beattie births there end about 1796.  At least two of the Beattie brothers moved to Cabrach, where there are recorded births starting around 1816.  By the 1841 census, the Farquharson family has replaced Beatties at Tarntoul. 
   
James Beattie in Tarntoul.  B bef 1706  

 Tarntoul

Jerom Beattie - 8 Dec 1724 JEROM son to James Bettie in Tarntoul  

 Tarntoul

James Beattie - 29 Apr 1728 Baptized JAMES son to James Bettie in Tarntoul  



  Another son?  
  Adam Bettie.  B bef 1734
Probably the Adam Bettie m
Marjory McComish - 21 NOV 1751 Glenbucket
 

 Tarntoul Elspet Betty - 1752 Decr 12 - bapt Elspet daur to Adam Betty in Tarntoul  

 Tarntoul Jean Bettie - 1755 Febry 16th bapt Jean daughter to Adam Bettie in Tarntoul  
     
  Another son, or perhaps a brother?  Eldest son, given that he is the one who continues to reside at Tarntoul?  
  John Beattie in Tarntoul.  B bef 1721.  Listed as "John Betty in Torntowle" in 1747 inventory of Peter Gordon in Crofts  

MS 3175/829 Glenbucket extracts - Tack of Tarintoul to John Beattie 1758-1777 as presently possessed by himself

 Tarntoul Jerom Beattie
CHR - 30 Sept 1739 Baptized JEROM son to John Bettie in Tarntoul
 

 Tarntoul Jean Beattie
CHR - 14 Sep 1742 Baptized JEAN dau to John Bettie in Tarntoul
mar to John Beig, above?

 Tarntoul William Beattie
CHR - 2 Sep 1744 Bap WILLIAM son to John Bettie in Tarntoul.
D - aft 1783 (witness at child of brother James)
 

 Tarntoul John Beattie
CHR - John Betty chr 05 DEC 1746 Glenbucket [Decr 5 bapt John son to John Beity in Tarntowle]
John B. Elder from Netherton?

 Tarntoul Adam Beattie
CHR - 20 Dec 1748 - ADAM son to John Bettie in Tarntoul. 
D - aft 1783 (witness at child of brother James)
 
   Tarntoul James Beattie
CHR - 1751 Aug 6 - Bap JAMES son to John Bettie in Tarntoul. 
M - Ann Murrain before April 1782
D - 12 Dec 1812 [draft MI]
1781 - witness at birth of John Beattie, Ballachduie, with Adam Beattie, Netherton
 


+ with Janet Gauld (Netherton)
   

 Belnaglack

Jean Beattie 
CHR - 1781 [month illeg] 17.  "James Beattie a servant lad in Belnaglack had a daughter baptized before the session it being that day called at Netherton named JEAN.  The child being begat in fornication with Jannet Gauld."
 


+ with Ann Murrain
B - 1730/1740
D - April 1792 [draft MI]

      Belnaglack William Beattie
CHR - 28 APR 1782 James Bettie in Belnaglack & Anna Murrain his spouse has a son baptised called WILLIAM before witnesses. [old: … witnesses William & Adam Bettie his brothers.

>> See William Beattie of Upperton table for additional information on this William

Identifying this William as William Beattie of Upperton based on Glenbuchat draft MI which lists that William's parents as Anne Murison and James Beattie.
  Cabrach OPR shows James Beattie [b 7 May 1786, below] in Brachlach had a daughter baptised 2nd May 1827, witnesses: John Gordon and William Beattie in Brachlach.  While it seems his brother should be the witness, we know this William was in Upperton at that time.  So who is this the William Beattie in Brachlach?

 
     Tarntoul John Beattie
CHR - 27 Jun 1784 James Bettie in Tarntoul & Anna Murrain his spouse had a son baptised called JOHN before witnesses [old: June 27 James Bettie in Tarntoul had a son baptized before the congn named JOHN]
 
     Tarntoul James Beattie
CHR - 7 May 1786 James Bettie in Tarntoul & Ann Murryain his spouse had a son Baptized named JAMES before witnesses John Beig & John Bettie
M - Isobel Bain 8 JUL 1813   Cabrach, Aberdeen, Scotland
D - Powneed Cabrach 29 March 1862 aged 75, buried Cabrach Churchyard
 



+ Isobel Bain
CHR - 30 September 1790 Powneed, Cabrach, daughter of William Bain and Beatrix Gordon
D - 5 Feb 1883 [MI]
  Isobel in household of son James at Powneed, Cabrach in 1881.

      smithy
ford
William Beattie
B - "1813 James Bettie in Smithy ford & Isobel Bain his spouse had a son born November 19 & baptised December the 19th called WILLIAM before witnesses"
D - Cabrach 1847 aged 36 [MI]
 



cabrach Ann Beattie
CHR - Cabrach 06 MAR 1816 - "James Beattie in Haddock had a daughter by his wife Isobel Bain, baptised, named Ann.  Witnesses: Will[ia]m Bain in Powneed and Will[ia]m Sheed in Haddoch"
D - 1846 aged 31[MI]
 



cabrach Alexander Beattie
B - Cabrach - "1819 August 24 - James Beattie in Haddock had a child by his wife Isobel Bain, born [of] this date, baptized 4th September and named Alexander.  Witnesses: Peter Gordon [Reekimlane] and Alex[ande]r Gordon Guach"
D - 1845 aged 26 [MI]
 



cabrach Helen Beattie
B - Cabrach "1823 September 30 - James Beattie in Haddock had a daughter by his wife Isobel Bain, born of this date, baptised 30th September 1823 and named Helen.  Witnesses: Alexander Gordon in Auchmair and Alexander Innes in Haddoch"
M - James Horn 27 October 1849 in Cabrach "James Horn residing at Largue in the Parish of Forgue and Helen Beattie lawfull daughter of James Beattie in Poneed were this day proclaimed for the first time for the 2d - 22nd July and for the 3rd 29th July and were regularly married at Poneed 27 of October by the Revd Wm Reid of Auchindoir."
D - 15 May 1902 at Chapelhill, Forgue.  Informant Helen Yeats, Grand-daughter.  Helen is listed as "Retired Post Messenger, Widow of James Horn, Post Messenger"
  Before her marriage to James Horn, Helen had illegitimate child with John Watt, Jr in Miltown of Lesmurdie--Isobel Watt, b 7 Jan 1842, Cabrach.  (Isobel appears with her grandparents on 1851 census)
  Grand-daughter Helen Yeats (the daughter of Isobel Watt, above) is also living with Helen for the 1881 census.  Helen (nee Beattie) is listed as a widow, 54 years old, Post Messenger.  Her grand-daughter Helen is 10 years old, born Cabrach
   James Horn was born 1825/26 in Forgue and died in 1868.




cabrach Isobel Beattie
B - Cabrach "1825 March 22nd - James Beattie in Haddock had a daughter born this date, baptized 27th March named Isobel.  Witnesses: Alexander Kellas and Peter Bain, both in Poneed"
D - 1844 aged 19 [MI]
 
      cabrach Elspet Beattie
B - Cabrach 27 April 1827 "James Beattie in Brachlach had a daughter by his wife Isobel Bain, born of this date, baptised 2nd May 1827 and named Elspet.  Witnesses: John Gordon and William Beattie in Brachlach"
D - 26 Oct 1884, Royal Lunatic Asylum, Aberdeen.  She is listed as domestic servant, single.
  Elspet was listed as an inmate at the Royal Lunatic Asylum in the 1861 through 1881 censuses.
 



cabrach Janet Beattie
B - Cabrach: "1831 March 2nd - James Beattie in Brachlach had a daughter by his wife Isobel Bain, born on this date, baptised 4th March and named Janet.  Witnesses: Alexander Kellas and Alexander Bain both in Poneed"
M - William McDonald 10 Dec 1861 Kildrummy
D - 2 March 1878 at Bridgend, Kildrummy of bronchitis and Phthisis.  Informant William McDonald, husband.
  William was christened 12 Oct 1821 in Kildrummy, the son of Alexander McDonald & Jean Mitchell.  He is at Bridgend in 1881 census with five children, ages 8-19.

      cabrach James Beattie
B - Cabrach "1833 March 22nd - James Beattie in Poneed had a son by his wife Isobel Bain, born of this date, baptized 30 March and named James.  Witnesses: John Gordon and Robert Smith, both in Bracklach"
M - Rachel McCombie 14 DEC 1861 Cabrach, Aberdeen, Scotland
D - 23 Sept 1900 at Powneed
   In sources, James is variously listed as farmer, gamekeeper, and inspector of poor
   Rachel
died 26 Nov 1912 St Machar, Aberdeen
 
   

 Tarntoul

Alexander Beattie
CHR - 22 Mar 1790 Glenbucket "James Bettie in Tarntoul & Ann Murrain his spouse had a son Baptized called ALEXANDER before witnesses John Bettie senior"
M - Margaret Reid 20 JAN 1820 Saint Nicholas Aberdeen
D - Todholes, Cabrach 13 Nov 1864  Informant: William Beattie, son (not present)
 



+ Margaret Reid  
Margaret Reid was born about 1795 in Inveravon, Banffshire.  She died 24 APR 1865 at Todholes Cabrach.




cabrach Anne Beattie
B - Cabrach: "October 22nd 1820 - Alexander Beattie in Buck had a child by his wife Margaret Reid born of this date bapt Novr 7th & named Anne. Witnesses William Sutor & James Gordon both in Buck"
M - George Stronach 20 June 1846 Cabrach "George Stronach residing at Gouls in the Parish of Glass and Ann Beattie daughter of Alexander Beattie in Todholes in this parish were this day proclaimed for the first time for the second time June 7th for the third June 14th and were married June 20th 1846"
D - by 1851 census?  A George Stronach appears at Gouls (as per marriage record), but no spouse.




cabrach Margaret Beattie
B - Cabrach: "14th February 1823 - Alexander Beattie in Buck had a daughter by his wife Margaret Reid born of this date baptized 21 Feb named Margaret - witnesses Wm Souter and James Gordon both in Buck"
M - James Duncan 27 Dec 1856 Auchendoir & Kearn
D - aft 1901, poss MacDuff Banffshire
  Margaret's niece and nephew, Helen and William Watt, are with her at Dryden, Auchendoir on the 1881 census.  In 1891 Margaret appears at Rhinturk, Cabrach, and in 1901 she is living in MacDuff, Banffshire.  James Duncan, d 11 Jun 1872 is buried at the old Auchendoir Churchyard.




cabrach Elspet Beattie
B - Cabrach: "2nd July 1825 - Alexander Beattie in Ordieton had a daughter born of this date baptized 12 July named Elspet - witnesses John Stewart in Bracklash and [Jas] Beattie in Haddock"
M - John Bremner 20 Nov 1853 Glass
D - 26 Oct 1904 Glass, Aberdeenshire
   Before her marriage to John Bremner, Elspet had an illegimate child with John Hay, Auchinlieth—Margaret Hay b 9 Apr 1848 Cabrach
   John, Elsie & family are residing at Parkhead, Glass for 1881 census
   John Bremner was born about 1834 in Glass, the son of Robert Bremner and Ann Robertson.  He died 23 Mar 1920 at Parkhead, Glass and is buried in Glass Churchyard.




cabrach William Beattie
B - Cabrach "27th May 1827 - Alexander Beattie in Ordieton had a son by his wife Margaret Reid born of this date baptized June 9th named William - witnesses James Beattie in Bracklach and James Reid in [Ordieton?]"
M - Jean Grant
D - 21 Apr 1906 Todholes Cabrach.  Informant James Beattie, son, present, 156 Wheatland Lane, Seacombe, Cheshire
  at Todholes with four children for 1881 census
   Jean Grant was born about 1840 in Cabrach and died there in 1887




cabrach Mary Ann Beattie
B - Cabrach: "12 September 1829 - Alexander Beattie in Ordietone had a child by his wife Margaret Reid born of this date baptized and named Mary Ann witnesses John Lobban and Hary McHardy both in Ordieton" 
M - William Watt
D - aft 1871, probably in Cairnie
  Mary Ann Beattie & William Watt had children in Cabrach between 1854-1865.
 



cabrach Helen Beattie
B - Cabrach: "29th September 1832 - Alexander Beattie in [Ordieaton] had a daughter by his wife Margaret Reid born of this date, baptized 1 October and named Helen - witnesses James Beattie in Poneed and William Robertson in B[orrie?]bae"
M - William McDonald 16 Sep 1865 Cabrach
D - 25 Sep 1903 Tomnareave, Inveravon, Banffshire
   Helen and William McDonald had children Helen, Mary Ann, William, and John.  In addition, Helen had a child Jessie Dempster born in 1861.
  William McDonald was born in Inveravon about 1825.  He died at Tomnareave in 1891.  Jessie Dempster died there in 1884.




cabrach Christian Beattie
B - Cabrach: " 6th September 1834 - Alexander Beattie in Ordieton had a daughter by his wife Margaret Reid born of this date baptized 2nd October and named - Christian - witnesses John Gordon in Bracklach and James Beattie in Poneed"
M - David Morrice 20 Oct 1857 Cabrach
D - 20 Dec 1900 47 Balvenie Street, Dufftown
   David Morrice, a Veterinary Surgeon was born 04 Nov 1820 in Dun, Angus, son of Charles Morrice & Catherine Patterson.  He died 11 Feb 1899 at 47 Castle Street Dufftown.




cabrach Janet Beattie
B - Cabrach: "8th July 1839 - Alexander Beattie in Ordieton had a daughter by his wife Margaret Reid born of this date baptized 16th July and named Janet. Witnesses William Souter in Buck and James Beattie in Poneed"
D - aft 1841







    possible second marriage for this James?  
    James Bettie & Jean Watson.
Nov 25 1792 were proclaimed James Bettie in this parish of Glenbucket and Jean Watson in the parish of Strathdon. December 2 pro 2 do 9 pro 3lie 11 Married.
 
   

Tarntoul

Jean Bettie - August 1st 1796 James Bettie in Tarntoul & Jean Watson his spouse had a daughter baptised named JEAN before witnesses. [old book: August 3rd(?) James Bettie in Tarntoul had a son baptised before witnesses John Bettie & Adam Bettie]  










    again, probably the same  
    James Bettie & Elspet Smith  
   

Tarntoul

Adam Bettie
CHR - 1796 [aft Dec 11]. James Bettie in Tarntoul had a son baptized Adam before witnesses. Mother's name Elspet Smith. (Glenbucket) [also appears as "James Bettie of Tarntoul had a son Adam bap. (unreadable) 1796"].  kirk session (excerpts): 1799 July [...][...] Minr & Elders compeared Elspet Smith a young [...] from the parish of Inveraun who had been servant te [...] Bettie some time ago a married man in this parish [....] 1800 January 12th. James Bettie appeared before the Congregation for the sin of Adultry with Elspet Smith had been before the session three sabbaths before & this day was absolved as a Commutation for his crime.
D - [probably] 25 Mar 1869 District of St Nicholas, Aberdeen.
 
  On death registration parents are listed as John Beattie, farmer (reputed father) & Isabel Smith Domestic Servant (both deceased), which, while not correct, does match the general names and circumstances of Adam's birth quite well.  Corroborating the identification is the 1851 census, which shows Adam as born in Glenbucket.
M - Janet Petrie (assuming that the Adam of the death cert is in fact this Adam). 8 Nov 1831, Old Machar, Aberdeen
 



+Janet Petrie
B - circa 1811
D - 1869 St Nicholas, Aberdeenshire




St Nicholas Isabel Beattie
CHR
- 25 Dec 1832 St Nicholas, Aberdeen




St Nicholas Janet Beattie
CHR
- 01 Jan 1839 St Nicholas, Aberdeen
D - aft 1869 (informant at death of father)




St Nicholas Elizabeth Beattie
B - abt 1840
D - 1869 St Nicholas, Aberdeenshire
   Unmarried at death in 1869.  She had one illegitimate child--John Macdonald Beattie b 12 Nov 1860, Aberdeen.
 
-- researching this branch:  Ella Mitchell

      St Nicholas Ann Ross Beattie
CHR
- 05 Feb 1841 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen
 
      St Nicholas George Beattie
B - abt 1844 St Nicholas, Aberdeen
M1 - Margaret Robertson 17 July 1874 St Nicholas, Aberdeenshire
M2 - Jessie Robertson by 1910
D - 7 Feb 1927
   At their 1874 marriage, George is listed as Journeyman Combmaker, and Margaret as Worker at a Combwork.  Margaret was born
03 Feb 1856 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, daughter of Francis Robertson & Betsy Robertson ms Middleton; she died 1891 in St Nicholas, Aberdeen. 
 



 

Upperton

 


Peter Beattie in Upperton.  B bef 1718; d aft 1740
     JEROM - 5 Sep 1736 Baptized JEROM son to Peter Bettie in Upperton.
      ELSPET - 4 Sept 1740 Baptized ELSPET dau to Peter Bettie in Upperton.






    William Beattie of Upperton
B - 28 APR 1782 James Bettie in Belnaglack & Anna Murrain his spouse has a son baptised called WILLIAM before witnesses. [old: … witnesses William & Adam Bettie his brothers.
M - Isobel Gordon 16 Aug 1814  Cabrach, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
D - 12th April 1847 a. 60 [draft Glenbuchat MI]
note 3


   note:  Rental of the Earl of Fife's Estates in Glenbucket and Strathdon 1818; 1819; 1821; 1822 shows that William (with several others) had 11-year lease of Upperton from 1813-1824
   While previously of the opinion that this William was most likely that William Beattie born Netherton in 1788, based on an entry in the ANESFHS draft MIs for Glenbuchat Churchyard it appears that he is in fact the William born at Belnaglack in 1782.  See
note 3 for more detail on the various arguments for identifying this William.



+ Isobel Gordon
D - Dec. 17th 1849 a. 58 [draft Glenbuchat MI]



same? Ann Bettie
CHR - "22 JUL 1814 baptised Ann daughter to William Beattie Upperton"

      Annie Bettie
CHR - "William Bettie in Upperton & Isobel Gordon his wife had a daughter baptised about the 29th of July 1815 named ANNIE, a son baptised about the 1st of January 1817 named WILLIAM"
M - Harry Michie  - 11 JAN 1835 Glenbucket
D - 23 July 1862, Upperton, widow of Hary Michie.  Brother William is informant.
  In 1849, Ann was added to the Glenbucket Poor rolls.  She is listed as partially disabled, blind in one eye and otherwise debilitated.
 



+ Harry Michie  Harry was at Badenyon at the time of his marriage to Annie Beattie.  He died by 1849 when spouse Ann was added to the Glenbucket Poor rolls.  There were several Michie families of Badenyon; it is not clear to which Harry belonged.
  ~ For more information about the Michie family see the article "The Michies of Badenyon" by George Watt.




  » Maria Michie
B - 1834/5 Glenbucket
M - John Grant 10 June 1864 at 180 Gallowgate, Aberdeen.  John is listed as a Journeyman slater.
D - 15 Jun 1867 at 24 Gerrard Street in Aberdeen
  Maria and John had a son John, born 15 Oct 1864 at 24 Gerrard Street in Aberdeen.  In addition, Maria had several illegitimate children before her marriage:
 - Charles Reid (father Alexander Reid), b 26 Sep 1854 Glenbucket
 - Jean Michie, b 9 May 1859, d 11 August 1859, both Glenbucket
 - Isabella McIntosh (rep father Alexander McIntosh) 8 Dec 1860 Glenbucket.  Isabella married William Macfarlane in 1882 in Edinburgh. She died in Aberdeen in 22 April 1886.




  » Helen Michie 
B - 1836/7 Glenbucket
D - d aft 1861
  Helen had children:
 - William Michie, b 22 Mar 1857 Glenbucket
 - and probably also: Forbes McGregor or Michie 17 Jul 1862 Glenbucket (father Joseph McGregor)




note: Maria and Helen are at Upperton with their mother (listed as Ann Michie, pauper) in 1861.
    Upperton William Beattie
CHR
- (09 MAR 1817 William Beattie Upperton & Isobel Gordon his wife had a son baptised called WILLIAM). (William Bettie in Uppertown & Isobel Gordon his wife had a daughter baptised about the 29th of July 1815 named ANNIE, a son baptised about the 1st of January 1817 named WILLIAM)
M - Jean Forbes of Belnacraig 27 Nov 1856 Belnacraig, Glenbucket
D - 16 Jan 1900 Upperton. Informant James Beattie, son

note 1




+ Jean Forbes
CHR - 12 Jan 1837 Glenbucket, the daughter of Gordon Forbes & Ann Forbes ms Reid
D - 22 Oct 1921 at Altracraig, Glenbucket of chronic bronchitis and alteria sclerosis.  Informant was George Kerr, son-in-law, Crofts, Glenbuchat.  She was buried in Glenbucket Churchyard





  » Ann Beattie
B - 16 Apr 1858 in Glenbucket
M - George Kerr 4 May 1904 at Upperton, Glenbucket
D - Aug 1931 at Crofts, Glenbucket of Malignancy of Gall Bladder.  Informant, George Kerr, husband
  George Kerr, her husband, is the George born 1869 to George Kerr and Ann Beattie, above.




  » Isabella Gordon Beattie
B - 12 Dec 1859 Glenbucket
D - 23 Mar 1935 Balgrennie, Glenbucket.  Buried  Glenbucket Churchyard.  Informant Mary M Joy, sister.
  Isabella is listed on death certificate as
Housekeeper (Retired), Single.  Cause of death is carcinoma of rectum and liver.  In the 1881 census, Isabella is listed at 4 Rubislaw Terr, Aberdeen Old Machar as a cook and domestic servant.




  » William Beattie
B - 6 Oct 1861 Upperton, Glenbucket
D - 14 Jul 1891 at Uppertown, Glenbucket of Uraemia and suppression of urine.  William was unmarried; he was buried in Glenbucket Churchyard.  Informant was William Beattie, father.




  » Helen Beattie
B - 30 Nov 1863 Upperton, Glenbucket
D - after 1881 in poss Glenbucket




  » Mary Martha Beattie
B - 28 Feb 1867 Upperton, Glenbucket
M - [first name unknown] Joy. (see entry for sister Isabella, above)
D - 5 Dec 1948 in poss Glenbucket, buried in Glenbucket Churchyard




  » James Beattie
B - 5 Feb 1872 in Glenbucket
D - 25 Aug 1925 buried in Glenbucket Churchyard
James was on, off, and then back on the Glenbuchat poor rolls starting in 1907.  He was at the Royal Asylum in Aberdeen until 1908.  He was home in the care of his mother and brother-in-law for several years, but then had another "attack" and was back in the Asylum until his death in 1925.

    Upperton Hellen Beattie
CHR - 16 APR 1820 Glenbucket  "Beattie - 16th April 1820 -  William Beattie in Upperton and Isobel Gordon his spouse had a daughter baptized and named HELLEN"
M1 - William Smith, 27 MAR 1847 Glenbucket.  "27th March 1847 - William Smith in the parish of Leochel and Helen Beattie Upperton in this parish having had their banns of marriage regularly proclaimed were married this day before witnesses"
M2 - Robert Brown on 5 Sept 1856, 27 College Street, Aberdeen Old Machar.
D - 8 Jan 1883, Spring Garden, St Nicholas, Aberdeen.  Cause of death listed as asthma, 2 years.  The informant was Helen Cay, Niece, 81 West North Street, Aberdeen.
   No children are found in IGI for either of Helen's marriages. 
   William Smith and Annie are living at Mains Of Cairncoullie in Leochel Cushnie for the 1851 census.  William is listed as a master tailor born Peterhead about 1822.
   Robert Brown was born 31 Jul 1815 in Longside, Aberdeen, son of John Brown and Isabel Brown ms Warrander.  He died before 1881; on the census Helen is residing with her sister Jean Anderson at 13 Springbank Ter, Aberdeen Old Machar.
 

    Alexander Beattie 
B - 1824/5 Glenbucket
M - Georgina Grant 4 Dec 1858 Upperton, Glenbucket.  Alexander is listed as "farmer's brother, bachelor"
D - 31 Oct 1865, Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen
  In 1864, Alexander was added to the Glenbucket Poor rolls.  He is listed as a Labourer, partially disabled with asthma.
 

    + Georgina Grant  
B - Georgina was christened 26 Jul 1832 in Inveravon, Banff, born July 21 the daughter of Thomas Grant and Jean Grant.  Rothes, Morayshire is listed as her regular residence at her 1858 marriage to Alexander Beattie.
D - 4 Apr 1874 at the Royal Infirmary Aberdeen (us res: Holburn Place Aberdeen). Cause: Disease of heart and kidneys, 3 months. Informant was Robt Rattray(?) Superintendent.  She is listed as Georgina Beattie, Widow of Alexander Beattie, Labourer
     Georgina had an illegitimate son before her marriage to Alexander Beattie.  The son, Robert Grant was born 21 Oct 1857 in Rothes, Morayshire.  (The father was Robert McLean).  This son is referenced as "Robert Grant" with the Beattie household in 1861.  He appears as "Robert Beattie" on his father's 1864 Poor Registration.
 

      » John Beattie
B - 13 DEC 1859 Belnacraig, Glenbucket
1881 boarder/gen labourer at 36 East North St, Aberdeen St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland, John Milne household
 

      » Alexander Beattie
B - 01 JUL 1862 Jacobstone, Towie, Aberdeen
1881 boarder/gen labourer at 36 East North St, Aberdeen St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland, John Milne household
 



  » Jane Grant Beattie
B - 23 JUL 1865 Old Machar, Aberdeen
not found in 1881 census.  Possibly died young?  Not listed on father's poor registration entry (though, George, below does appear).  Nor does she end with her own entry as does George.
 



  » George Beattie
B - 1869/70 Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
D - aft 1886 when struck off Glenbucket Poor Registration books.
Note that birthdate as given on poor rolls is not consistent with death date of the father.
 
    Upperton Isobel Beattie
B - 07 JAN 1825 Glenbucket  "1825 Jan 7th - William Beattie in Upperton had a daughter by his wife Isobel Gordon born of the above date & baptized the 19th and named ISOBEL before witnesses"
M - Peter McRobie  01 MAR 1851 Glenbucket  "March 1st 1851 - Peter McRobie Pitcandlich Parish of Towie and Isobel Beattie Upperton having had their banns of marriage regularly proclaimed were married in presence of witnesses" 
D - 5 Aug 1858 Pitandlich, Towie.  Cause of death: Pulmonary Consumption.  Informant Peter McRobie, woolen weaver, husband.
  No children listed in IGI for this couple.  Peter McRobie was christened 26 Sept 1814 in Towie, the child of Patrick McRobie & Elizabeth McRobie (ms Alexander).  He m2 Isabella Dickson in 1862, and died 29 Dec 1866 at Pitcandlich Towie.
 


Upperton James Beattie - of Upperton, Kildrummy, and Nichol (Wellington Co, Ontario)
CHR - Glenbucket, Feb 6th 1827 - "William Beattie in Upperton & Isobel Gordon his wife had a son baptized & named JAMES before witnesses"
M - Catherine Griach 1850, Wester Mains, Kildrummy [per birth registration of son Charles; marriage not found in IGI]
D - prob 12 Oct 1903.  Buried in Manitoba, per family stone in Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus
     James Beattie and wife Catherine appear in the 1861 Kildrummy census at Westermains.  James is listed as a farmer, age 36, born Glenbucket.  Catherine is listed as farmer's wife, age 38.  In 1881, this family appears in Nichol, Wellington Co, Ontario.  The parents' ages are slightly off--James is listed as farmer, age 53, and Catherine as age 56.  However the children who appear with them do match the names and ages.
     The family emigrated some time after 1869, when the last child Isabella was born in Kildrummy. According to Nichol County Historian David Beattie, James Beattie (known as "Scotch" Beattie) resided on Concession 7, of Nichol east of Ennotville Village. He and James Elmslie Jr. rented the Scott family farm starting in 1871. The Scott family returned to the Nichol farm about 1885, after which it was managed by the two eldest sons.
     Other Glenbucket Beatties had emigrated to Nichol in the 1830s (see Netherton (3) Table).  There is no obvious close relation between those Beatties and this James, but perhaps vague cousinship or the appeal someone else from the old neighborhood accounts for this James joining those families a generation or so later.




Catherine Griach
B - 1823 Castle Cottage, Kildrummy, the daughter of Charles Griach and Ann Griach ms Brown
D - 7 Jun 1885 Nichol, Wellington Co.  Cause of death was Consumption, of many years duration.  Informant: James Beattie, Labourer, Township of Nichol.  Buried Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus

        » William Beattie
B - 10 Jul 1851 in Kildrummy
M - Eliza Walker 10 Sept 1878 in Old Machar
D - aft 1891.  William appears in the 1891 census as a warehouse porter with wife and children at Prospect Terrace, Old Machar
   William was listed as colour Sergeant, 93rd Highlanders, at the time of his marriage to Eliza Walker (born 25 Apr 1861 in Towie to parents James Walker & Ann Walker ms Walker).  The couple had five children between 1880-1890, with their first born in Gibraltar and the later born in Huntly, Aboyne, and St. Nicholas.
  -- researching this branch:  Carole Mallett
 
        » James Beattie
B - 2 Jan 1853 and was christened 26 Feb 1853 in Kildrummy, Aberdeen, Scotland.
D - after 1861
 
        » Charles Griach Beattie
B - 1 May 1855 at Wester Mains, Kildrummy
M - Ellen Scott 16 Feb 1883 in Nichol
D - after 1885 in poss Nichol, Wellington Co, Ontario
  Ellen Scott Beattie was born about 1860 in Nichol to Robert Scott and Eliza Scott ms Kilpatrick.  Her brother (Robert, below) has married Charles's sister Helen in 1882.  Ellen died 27 March 1885 in Nichol.  Cause: Dropsy, a considerable time.  Informant: Charles Beattie, 7 Cons. Nichol, Farmer.
 
        » Alexander Beattie
B - 5 Sep 1857 in Kildrummy
D - 1 Dec 1865 Westermains, Kildrummy.  Cause: Diptheria. Informant: James Beattie, father
 
        » Robert Beattie
B - 23 Jul 1859 Kildrummy
D - 24 Nov 1859 Wester Mains, Kildrummy.  Cause: (Supposed) disease of the heart.  Informant: James Beattie, father (present)
 
        » Catherine Beattie
B - 6 Sep 1860 Kildrummy
D - 1861 in Kildrummy
 
        » Helen Beattie
B - 4 Nov 1861 Wester Mains, Kildrummy
M - Robert Scott 27 Dec 1882 at Eramosa
D - 1937.  Buried Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus
emigrated 1877 per 1901 census
  Robert Scott was born 18 Jan 1845 in Nichol to Robert Scott and Eliza Scott ms Kilpatrick.  His sister (Ellen, above) married Helen's brother Charles in 1883.  Robert died 25 Oct 1922 of pneumonia n Fergus, and is buried in Belsyde Cemetery.
   from "Pillars and Patches Along the Pathway: A History of Nichol Township" by David Beattie:
   Robert Scott the third referred to as "Montana Bob", took over his father's farm, and married Ellen Beattie, a daughter of James "Scotch" Beattie. Their family was composed of Robert (Young Montana), Helen, Amelia, Beattie, Frank, Stanley and John McKay Scott.
   The four eldest sons of this family settled in Western Canada and the daughters trained as nurses at Albany, New York State, where their youngest brother, J.M. Scott also resided.
 
        » Ann Brown Beattie
B - 3 Oct 1863 Kildrummy
M - James MacKenzie Chapman 4 Jan 1888, Wellington Co.
D - between 1901-1911, probably in Manitoba
  James Chapman was born 26 Jan 1860 in Fyvie, Aberdeenshire to William Chapman & Betsy Jolly.
  James and Ann moved to Manitoba shortly after their marriage in 1888.  Ann died between the 1901 and 1911 censuses; In 1911 James has remarried and appears in the census with a new wife Margaret.
 
        » Robert Brown Beattie
B - 7 Mar 1865 Kildrummy
D - after 1881 in poss Nichol, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada.
 
        » John Sinclair Beattie
B - 6 Mar 1867 Kildrummy
D - 1960.  Buried Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus
 
        » Isabella Beattie
B -  1 Aug 1869 Kildrummy
M - John S. McKay
D - 4 Jan 1923 Ontario Hospital, Hamilton, Wentworth Co.  Cause: Carcinoma of Breast.  Buried Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus
 
    Upperton Margaret Beattie
CHR
- 08 MAR 1829 Glenbucket. "Beattie - 1829 - William Beattie in Upperton & Isobel Gordon his wife had a daughter born and named MARGARET before witnesses 8th March"
M - John Smith 15 Jul 1859 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen
D - 12 Jan 1889 Spring Garden House, Spring Garden, Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen.  Cause: Heart disease, congestion of lungs.  Informant: William Anderson, nephew, 2 Langstane Place, Aberdeen (William was the son of Jean Beattie and Peter Anderson, below.)
   John and Margaret Smith were residing at 58 Hutcheon St in St Nicholas Aberdeen for the 1881 census.  John is listed as a Combmaker, born Belhelvie Aberdeenshire about 1819.  He died some time between 1881 and 1889, when Margaret's death registration lists her as a widow.
 
        » John Adam Smith
B - 4 Aug 1863 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen
D - aft 1881
 
        » Margaret H Beattie
B - 1872/1873 Aberdeen
D - aft 1881
 
    Upperton Jean Beattie (twin)
CHR - 21 OCT 1832 Glenbucket "Octr 21st 1832 - William Beattie in Upperton had twins by his wife Isobel Gordon baptized and named JEAN and MARIA before witnesses"
M - Peter Anderson 07 JAN 1853 Glenbucket. 
D - 18 Ferryhill Terrace, Aberdeen, 25 Nov 1904.  Buried Nellfield Cemetery, Aberdeen
 



+ Peter Anderson.  Peter was christened 13 Oct 1793, the son of William Anderson & Hellen Anderson ms Robertson.  Peter d Uppertown 21 June 1859 of Bronchitis.  Informant was William Beattie, Brother in Law.



  » William Anderson
B - 21 AUG 1854 Glenbucket
D - aft 1881




  » Hellen Anderson (twin)
B - 17 APR 1857 Glenbucket
D - 16 August 1857, Upperton, informant Peter Anderson, father.  Buried Glenbucket Churchyard.




  » Peter Anderson (twin)
B - 17 APR 1857 Upperton, Glenbucket
D - aft 1901
In 1901 Peter is a Coachman (nat) Domestic in Aberdeen Rubislaw with wife Annie (43), and children Richard (16), Jeanie (14), and Edith (9)




  » Ann Anderson
B - 11 JUL 1859 Upperton, Glenbucket.  Informant William Beattie, Uncle, Upperton
D - aft 1881




+ John Gauld, Upperton
Jean had one illegitimate child with John Gauld of Upperton, who was at that time a widower with two sons. 
CHR - 17 Mar 1801, the son of William Gauld in Netherton and Hellen Michie his Spouse
D - unknown.  Spouse was not with family in 1841 census, and in 1851 census John is listed as a widower.
D - 21 Dec 1871 in Upperton.  Cause: Cancer of Stomach, years. Informant: Alex Gauld, Son, Aberdeen




  » Robert Gauld Beattie or Anderson
B - 29 Jul 1862 Upperton, Glenbucket.
D - aft 1904 (informant and resident at death of mother 18 Ferryhill Terrace, St Machar, Aberdeen)
  Robert's birth was registered as "Robert Gauld Beattie" born to Jean Beattie or Anderson.  In 1871 census, he is listed in the household of his father John Gauld.  John Gauld died in December 1871; in the 1881-1901 census Robert is living with his mother and using the name Robert G Anderson.  In 1891-1901 he is listed as a Billiard Saloon Keeper.




+ unknown



  » Mary Beattie or Anderson
B - 28 Feb 1867, 170 West North Street, Aberdeen
D - aft 1871





notes:
        4. Ed. Alastair G. Beattie and Margaret H. Beattie, Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions in Upper Donside. "p. 25 - 14.  1846; William Anderson d Uppertown 5.1.1846 a 84y, w Hellen Robertson d Ballachduie 13.7.1802, chn Peter A d Uppertown 21.6.1859 a 66y, Henrietta A d 23.9.1879 a 84y, Jane Beattie (wid of ab peter A) d Aberdeen 25.11.1904 a 72 int Nellfield cemy, Aberdeen."  
    Upperton Maria Beattie (twin)
CHR - 21 OCT 1832 Glenbucket. "Beattie - Octr 21st 1832 - William Beattie in Upperton had twins by his wife Isobel Gordon baptized and named JEAN and MARIA before witnesses"
M - John Sinclair 18 June 1858, St Nicholas Aberdeen
D - 3 June 1900 of acute bronchitis, Ironside New Pitsligo, New Deer, Aberdeenshire.  Informant John Sinclair, husband
  John and Maria are at Farmhouse Ironside in New Deer, Aberdeenshire for the 1881 census.  John is listed as Farmer Of 20 Ac & Mason, born New Deer.
 



+John Sinclair  (stone mason, journeyman)
B - 27 OCT 1833 New Deer, son of John Sinclair, Mason & Mary Sinclair ms Auckland
D - 19 Mar 1917 11 School Street, New Pitsligo (Tyrie). Informant: James Sinclair, son




  » Robert Sinclair
B - 22 Nov 1858 St Nicholas Aberdeen
D -




  » Helen Sinclair
B - 8 Sep 1860 St Nicholas Aberdeen
D - aft 1871




  » John Sinclair
B - 2 Sep 1862 St Nicholas Aberdeen
D - aft 1871




  » Mary Ann Sinclair
B - 15 Aug 1864 10 Gerrard Street, St Nicholas Aberdeen
D - aft 1871




  » Jane Sinclair
B - 22 Aug 1866 Ironside, New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire
D - aft 1881




  » Maria Sinclair
B - 10 Apr 1868 New Pitsligo
D - aft 1881




  » James Sinclair (mason)
B - 28 Nov 1869 New Pitsligo
D - aft 1917 poss New Pitsligo (informant at death of father)




  » Jessie Sinclair
B - 5 Jul 1871 New Pitsligo
D - aft 1881

    Upperton John Beattie
B - 11 NOV 1834 Glenbucket. "1834 - Beattie - William Beattie, Uppertown and Isobel Gordon his wife had a son born 11th Novr baptized, and named JOHN 2nd Decr before witnesses"
D - 1844 or 1845 (aged 10 per MI)
 



family notes
   

1

Erected by his brothers & sisters in loving memory of their brother William Beattie Uppertown Glenbucket d 14 July 1891 ae 29y also their father William Beattie farmer Uppertown Glenbucket d 16 Jan 18(00?/80?) Ae 82 years & Jean Forbes beloved & mother of the above d 22 Oct 1921 ae 84 years James Beattie d 25 Aug 1925 ae 53y also Isabella Gordon Beattie d 23rd Mar 1935 ae 74y also Mary Martha Beattie or Joy d 5th Dec 1948 ae 81y.  Robed in everlasting beauty.  I shall see thee once again  
   

2

1841 Glenbucket ED3 - Upperton 1 William Beattie 55 - Farmer y  Isobel do - 45 - y  William do 20 - - y  Alexander do 15 - - y  Isobel do - 13 - y  James do 12 - - y  Jean do - 8 - y  Maria do - 8 - y  John do 6 - - y  
   

3

 

So who is this William Beattie of Upperton?

The following entry would appear to settle the question:
"Glenbuchat U/P MI - Draft Nov 2000
53. In mem. Anne Murison who d. April 1792 a. 52 yrs. And her husband James Beattie who d. 12th Dec. 1812 a. 56 and also their son W. Beattie farmer in Upperton who d. 12th April 1847 a. 60 and of his family Cha who d. in infancy and John a. 10 and Isabella Gordon widow of above William Beattie who d. Dec. 17th 1849 a. 58."

Previous arguments on pros/cons of identification included the following:
     1. William Beattie - 10 Aug 1788 John Bettie in Netherton & Elspet Findlay his spouse had a son Baptized called WILLIAM before witnesses William Bettie in Ballachduie & John Bettie Junior in Netherton
Pros:  William of Upperton named his first son William.  William of Upperton appears as a witness at the christenings of several of the children of James Beattie (son of John Beattie in Netherton & Elspet Findlay).
Cons: Birth date outside the 1781-1786 range taken from the 1841 census.

     2. William Beattie - 28 APR 1782 James Bettie in Belnaglack & Anna Murrain his spouse has a son baptised called WILLIAM before witnesses. [old: … witnesses William & Adam Bettie his brothers.
Pros: Birth date fits within the 1781-1786 range taken from the 1841 census.
Cons: This William's brother John lists a "William Beattie in Brachlach" as a witness at the 1827 birth of one of his daughters.  Upperton William Beattie is having children at Upperton from 1814-1834 - including entries in 1825, 1827, and 1829, which would make it seem extremely unlikely that he had pulled up stakes and moved to Brachlach for a while in 1827.

 








Possible brother to William Beattie of Upperton, above?


Adam Beattie Uppertown.  B bef 1785



Mary Beattie - 15 Dec 1803 Adam Bettie in Uppertown & [blank] his spouse had a daughter baptized called MARY witnesses John Gauld in Uppertown & Christian Thom in Belnacraig








Could this be the same as Adam Beattie in Upperton, above? 
Note that Jannet Beattie, below, is in Upperton at the time of her marriage.



Adam Beattie m Agnes Coutts 09 NOV 1788 Alyth, Perth, Scotland.  Both d before 1884 [death of daughter Janet]



Jean Beattie - b 19 MAR 1796 Alyth, Perth, Scotland
      Jannet Beattie
CHR - 11 JUL 1790 Alyth, Perth, Scotland
M - Harry Ross Nov 19 1820 Glenbucket "Harry Ross blacksmith Smithyford to Jannet Bettie in Upperton having had their banns of marriage regularly proclaimed were married" 
D - 4 April 1884 Smithyford, Glenbucket  [Note, the Ross family is associated with Upperton, at least in the 1750s]
 



+ Harry Ross.  (blacksmith)
Harry was christened 4 Dec 1791, the son of William Ross and Christian Grant.  He died 19 Oct 1869 at Smithyford.  informant: James Ross, son.

   

 

smithy
ford
Jean Ross
CHR - 19 NOV 1820 Glenbucket. Ross - November 19th [1820] - Harry Ross Blacksmith in Smithyford & Jannet Bettie his wife had a daughter baptized & named JEAN
 
   

 

smithy
ford
Mary Ross (general servant)
CHR - 20 AUG 1822 Glenbucket. Ross - August 20 1822 - Harry Ross in Smithy-ford had a daughter by his Jannet Beattie baptized and named MARY before witnesses
D - aft 1881
 
      smithy
ford
James Ross (blacksmith)
CHR - 03 AUG 1824 Glenbucket "August 3rd 1824 - Harry Ross in Smithy ford had a son by his wife Jannet Beattie baptized and named JAMES.  Witnesses James Roy in Smithyford & James Ross Beltamore"
D - aft 1891
 
      smithy
ford
Elisabeth Ross (domestic servant)
CHR - 22 DEC 1826 Glenbucket. "Decr 22 1826 - Harry Ross Blacksmith Smidyford and Janet Beattie his wife had a daughter baptized & named ELIZABETH before witnesses"
M - Duncan Shaw 23 JUN 1854 Strathdon "1854 25th June - Duncan Shaw Gamekeeper Rhochorach and Elizabeth Ross parish of Glenbucket were regularly proclaimed within the parish Church of Strathdon for the first second and third time on sabbath the 18th June & married on the 23rd June by the Revd Robt Meicklejohn."
D - 25 March 1868 at Smithyford, Glenbucket.  Janet is listed as widow of Duncan Shaw, gamekeeper.  Informant was her brother, James Ross
   Elizabeth had one daughter by her marriage to Duncan Shaw—Elizabeth Jean Shaw, born 14 Jan 1855 in Glenbucket.  She also had three illegimate children. 1) Mary McRobert, born 4 Nov 1850 in Glenbucket.  Mary's 1888 death registration lists reputed father as James McRobert, farm servant.  Mary McRobert is in the household of grandparents at Smithyford for 1861 & 1871 census. 2) James McHardy or Ross was born 6 Oct 1858 in Glenbucket to "Betsy or Elizabeth Shaw."  3) Harry Ross was born 17 Nov 1864 in Knowhead Strathdon to "Elizabeth Ross or Shaw."  In 1891 he appears in household of his uncle James Ross listed as "Formerly Police Constable."
   Duncan Shaw was born about 1826 in Tomintoul, Banffshire.  He died in 1854.
 
      smithy
ford
Jannet Ross
B - 14 JUL 1829 Glenbucket "Harry Ross, Blacksmith, Smithy-ford had a daughter by his wife Jannet Beattie born on the 14th July baptized & named Jannet on the 26th July [1829] before witnesses"
D - 11 Sept 1876 Smiddyford, Glenbucket.  Unmarried.  Cause: Cancer of Mouth, 3 months.  Informant was James Ross, brother
 
      smithy
ford
Isobel Ross (Cook)
B - 02 MAR 1832 Glenbucket "Harry Ross, Blacksmith, Smidyford, and Jannet Beattie his wife had a daughter born on the second day of March baptized & named ISOBEL on the 18th day of same month in presence of James Ross, wright Sunnybraes, and William Beattie, farmer in Upperton"
D - aft 1881
 
           


Could this be the same as Jean Beattie born Perth 1796, above?  
Note that sister Jannet was living at Smithy Ford in 1827.



Jean Bettie (Smithy-ford)
b - bef 1819 [this entry also appears above with Lewis]
M - (possibly)  William Ross.  It seems reasonable that the Jean Beattie at Smithyford in 1827 is the same one as referenced in this 1835 marriage record:   Febry 2nd 1835 - William Ross & Jean Beattie, Smidyford, were married in presence of the Kirk Session.
D - aft 1835



+ Lewis Beattie, Netherton

 

smithy
ford

James Bettie chr 18 SEP 1827 Glenbucket. Bettie - 18 September 1827 - James, Illegitimate son of Lewis Bettie in Netherton and Jane Bettie, Smithy-ford was baptized before witnesses  
 

 

 Beattie women - yet unconnected   

 

       
  John Beig & Jean Bettie (both b bef 1752)  
  poss Jean Bettie chr 1731 to William Bettie, Netherton?, or Jean b 1742 Tarntoul? Or 6 Sept 1754 Baptized JEAN Daughter to William Bettie in Netherton?

Belnaboth James Beig - 05 JUL 1770 "John Beig of Newton at Belnabath & Jean Bettie his spouse had a son baptized named JAMES Witnesses John Black in Newtown & John Black there [here?]"    

Newton Jean Beig - chr 20 DEC 1772 "John Beig in Newton & Jean Bettie his spouse had a daughter baptised called JEAN before witnesses"    

Ballachduie William Beig -  chr 28 NOV 1779 "John Beig in Ballachdue & Jean Bettie his spouse had a son baptised called WILLIAM before witnesses"    
       
same ? Hary Reid (Ballochduie) & Jean Bettie (Netherton)    

Netherton

Adam - 1811 July 16th  Hary Reid in Ballachdue had a son baptised called Adam the mother Jean Bettie young woman in Netherton    
same ? Hary Reid (Ballochduie) & Bettie Brodie    

Ballachduie Ann Scott Reid
CHR - 8 Jan 1811 -  Hary Reid in Ballachdue had a daughter baptised called ANN. Bettie Brody the mother.
M - Gordon Forbes 1829, Glenbucket
D - 30 SEP 1890 in Belnacraig, Glenbucket
   Death registration lists parents: Robert Scott, Reputed Father (deceased) & Elizabeth Brodie, formerly a midwife (deceased).  However on her marriage to Gordon forbes she is listed as "Ann L Reid."   Mother Elizabeth Brodie is with Ann and spouse Gordon in 1841 & 1851 census.
   

       

Janet Beattie & William Strathdee
Possibly 29 Dec 1752 Baptized JANET dau to William Bettie in Netherton.??
M - May 1790 Mortlach, Banff   Glenbucket OPR: May 9 1790 William --- in the parish of Mort--- --- Bettie in this parish --- perfore--- for marriage --- pro 1 mo --- 4th June married
   

Mortlach William Strathdee
CHR - chr 27 Aug 1793 Mortlach, Banff
M - Jean Shearer 4 Nov 1817 Mortlach, Banff
D - 21 May 1876 Aberlour, Banff.  William is listed as William Strathdee (crofter) (Married to Jane Shearer).  Informant was John Strathdee, son.
   

Mortlach Jean Strathdee
CHR - 28 Sep 1795 Mortlach, Banff
M - Alexander Strath 10 Apr 1821 Mortlach, Banff
D - 18 Feb 1871 Betchach, Mortlach, Banff.  Jean is listed as Jane Strath (married to Alexander Strath, crofter).  Informant was William Strath, son.
   

       

James Downie & Helen Beattie
M - 8 Aug 1847 Strathdon "James Downie Auchernach & Helen Beattie servant Rhinnavoan were this day regularly proclaimed for the first, second, and third time and married in presence of the kirk session by the Revd Robert Meiklejohn, Strathdon."
   Note - this family appears to have been only coincidentally connected to Glenbucket.  According to the 1851 census, James Downie was born in Strathdon abt 1826, and Helen Beattie was born in Banffshire abt 1825.  The couple moved around, having a total of seven children.  These were born, variously, in Glenbucket (James 1847), Inverurie (Helen 1850), Kintore (Francis 1853, Robert 1855, James 1857) and Alyth, Perth (Elizabeth 1860, Isabella 1861).
 

Netherton James Downie b 03 DEC 1847 Glenbucket. Downie & Beattie - Decr 3rd 1847 - James Downie, Netherton Glenbucket and Helen Beattie his wife had a son born, baptized the 26th of same month & named JAMES before witnesses    
         
  Other marriages in OPR:    
    Jannet Bettie m NATH. DEASON - 1734 Glenbucket, Aberdeen, Scotland    
    Isobel Bettie m ___ Roger - 1736 Glenbucket, Aberdeen, Scotland. [cut off] Roger in the parish of Crathie and Isobel Bettie [xxx] paroch declared their purpose of marriage and consigned. [separate entry:] Nov 25 Roger and Bettie married.    
    Elspet Beatie m John McKenzie - 25 MAY 1741 Glenbucket, Aberdeen, Scotland    
    Isobel Bettie m JOHN MCKENZIE - 25 MAY 1768 Glenbucket, Aberdeen, Scotland    
 

MYSTERY BEATTIES - Where do they belong?    
 

 
James Beattie of Glenbucket, Kildrummy, and Nichol (Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada)  
Mystery solved!  See James Beattie, born Upperton 1827, above.
 
SOURCES

OPR:
200/1 contains christenings 1719-1819 and marriages [xxx]-1825
200/2 contains christenings 1734-1776 and marriages 1738-1752
200/3 contains christenings 1820-1854 and marriages 1819-1854
Selected entries from Strathdon and Cabrach OPR

Census:
1841, 1851, 1861, 1881 Glenbucket & Strathdon census (complete).  1871 Glenbucket census, and selected additional records.

Monumental Inscriptions:
Glenbucket listings in Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions in Upper Donside, Edited by Alastair G. Beattie and Margaret H. Beattie. Scottish Genealogy Society, 1992 reprint.
Assorted other monumental inscriptions

Other:
Glenbucket Poor Registers

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