Grassicks

revised 9 Mar 2012 .  New information is highlighted
updates to table 2

 

Table 1 James Grassick Coull of Ledmacoy and Parkvilla
m Jane Forbes
James Grassick

CHR - 4 Jun 1796 Strathdon (illegitimate) son of William Grassick in Tamachleun and Jane Downie in Lost 
M - Jane Forbes abt 1815
D - 22 Nov 1868 Parkvilla, Strathdon

James Grassick was a farmer, and appears in various records at Tamachleun, Coul of Ledmacoy, and  Parkvilla.

According to a letter written in 1922 by one of his great-grandchildren [a Mrs. Blackburn, not yet identified], "James Grassick of the Rough Park or the “Coul” ... was called “Old Coul” and he was I believe a brilliant wit and quite a character in his day"


Unlike his daughter Margaret, who married George Beattie and emigrated to Canada, James Grassick was not a great traveler.  Born in Strathdon at the farm of Lost (visible in this picture through the gap in the wall), he brought up his family at the Coul of Ledmacay (in the immediate foreground) and spent his later years at Tamachleun and Park Villa (beyond the trees behind Lost, about as far again).


Coul of Ledmacay - photo courtesy of David Walker
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+ Jean Forbes
CHR - 1794 January 27 "Hary Forbes & Jean McHardy his spouse in Aldahie: JEAN"
D - 3 May 1865 Park Villa, Strathdon.  James Grassick, husband, informant.
 
  Margaret Grassick
CHR - 4 Feb 1818 Strathdon 
M - George Beattie (Invernochty) 13 Jul 1835 Strathdon
D - 14 Mar 1907 Greenbank Farm, Nichol Twp, Guelph, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada
   Couple emigrated immediately after wedding to Wellington Co, Ontario, where they were later joined by George's brothers John and William (and families).  Peter Grassick from Strathdon also joined them.  Peter's relationship to this family not yet determined.
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    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
 
   
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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.

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
 
  William Grassick
CHR - 29 Nov 1819 Strathdon
M - Elizabeth Kellas (Howe) 17 May 1849 Strathdon. William Coull of Ledmacaie at marriage
D - 7 Jun 1853
-- for more information about Kellas families of Strathdon, click here
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    + Elizabeth Kellas
CHR - 26 Feb 1819 in Strathdon, the child of James Kellas and Helen Findlay
D - after 1901
 
    » James Grassick
CHR - 4 Jul 1850 Strathdon
M - Margaret Duguid (Parkvilla), 10 Sept 1880 Strathdon
D - 30 May 1929, 822 Princess Ave, London, Middlesex Co, Ontario, Canada.  Buried Woodland Cemetery.
James Grassick family farming at Coul of Ledmacay in 1881 and 1891 census.  In 1901, they are residing at Spyhill, Durris, Kincardine.  Margaret died there 15 April 1904.  James and his children emigrated to Ontario circa 1912.  (Death registration lists him as a retired farmer, 17 years resident in Ontario.)
 
  Jean Grassick
CHR - 6 Feb 1822 Strathdon
M - Charles Edward (Invernettie; 1804-1894) 20 Dec 1841 Strathdon.  
Jean Coul of Ledmacaie at marriage
D - 1 Mar 1852, buried Strathdon Churchyard
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    + Charles Edward
CHR - 20 Mar 1804 at Botriphnie, Banff, the child of William Edward and Ann Simpson.  (See note 4, below.)
D - 5 Nov 1894 Craigieford, Fordyce
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    » Anne EDWARD
CHR - 2 Dec 1842 Strathdon
M - Alexander Moir (Newton), 17 Nov 1865 Strathdon
D - 29 Jan 1907, 4 Hilton Road, Woodside, Aberdeen.  Informant: A Moir, widower.
   1881 census has this family at 7 Summer St, Aberdeen Old Machar.  Alexander is listed as a cattle dealer, and there are four children, ranging from age 13 to age 4. 1891/1901 census has them in Woodside, Aberdeenshire.
 
    » Jean EDWARD
CHR - 4 Sep 1844 Strathdon
M - James Henderson, 5 Dec 1867 Strathdon
D - 17 Mar 1931 at 33 Main Street, Rhynie, Aberdeenshire.  Jane is listed as widow of James Henderson; the informant is her son Charles.  Note: her mother is listed as Jane Edwards ms Gracie.
   1881 census has this couple at Street No 26, Rhynie, Aberdeenshire.  James is listed as an agricultural labourer, and there are eight children, ranging from age 12 to 10 mo.
 
    » Helen EDWARD
CHR - 22 Feb 1846 Strathdon
D - Feb 1866, buried Strathdon Churchyard
 

 

 

Charles m2: Jannet Simpson 22 Apr 1855 Strathdon
They res. Fordyce, Banffshire in 1881 & 1891.
Jannet Simpson d 6 Mar 1896 at Moss Street, Keith.

 

 

 

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[unnamed female] EDWARD
B - 30 Apr 1855
D - 30 April 1855 Strathdon


 

 

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Charles EDWARD
B - 17 Jan 1857 Strathdon
D - aft 1861


 

 

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William EDWARD
B - 8 May 1860 Strathdon
D - aft 1896 (informant at deaths of both parents)


 

 

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Jessie Ann EDWARD
B -  8 Apr 1862 Strathdon

 

  James Grassick
CHR - 2 Oct 1823 Strathdon
B - 14 May 1853 [unmarried]
With Jean Grassick Howmar Towie had illegitimate child:
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    » George GRASSICK
B - 26 Dec 1844 / CHR 12 Jan 1845 Strathdon
M - Ann Jane Bell 20 Dec 1867 Guelph, Wellington Co, Ontario
D - 8 Apr 1915 Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan
 ~ click here for a profile of George's son James, from The Story of Saskatchewan and its People, by John Hawkes Legislative Librarian. The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company 1924
 
  Alexander Grassick
CHR - 13 Jun 1825 Strathdon
M - Margaret Glennie (Cottown) 16 Apr 1858 Strathdon.  Alexander res. Parkvilla at marriage.  Margaret was born 16 Apr 1830 at Heughhead, Strathdon [OPR], the child of John Glennie and Jean Bremner.  She died aft 1901.
M - 9 or 10 December 1876 Parkvilla.  Farmer.
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    » Jean GRASSICK
B - 7 Jan 1859 in Strathdon
M - James McIntosh 1886 in Strathdon
D - 6 Oct 1941, Westridge Deas, Kincardine O'Neil.  Informant: James McIntosh, son
1891 census shows James McIntosh, nephew, age 4 with James Grassick family in Roughpark [her brother].
   Jean also had a child, Annie Grassick Shearer born Strathdon 1877/78.  Annie is living in the household of her uncle James (below) in the 1901 census.
 
    » James GRASSICK
B - 9 Oct 1860 in Strathdon
M - Annie McRobert 1895 Strathdon
D - 6 June 1943 Sleepytown, Kinnethmont.  Informant: James Alex Grassick, son, also of Sleepytown.
At Roughpark in 1881/1891/1901 census.  in 1901 he appears at Roughpark with wife Annie (age 32 b Strathdon) & child James (age 5 b Strathdon), along with his mother and several siblings.
 
    » Margaret GRASSICK
B - 4 Nov 1862 Strathdon
M - Charles John Chree (son of John Chree & Catherine Innes) after 1901
D - 1 April 1945, Craig Cottage, Glenbucket of Carcinoma of breast, 2 years, & Pulmonary Ordema. Informant: Charles J Chree, Widower
At Roughpark 1881 and 1901, elsewhere in 1891
 
    » John GRASSICK
B - 25 Oct 1864 in Strathdon
D - 10 May 1889 On the road, in front of Parkvilla offices, Strathdon.  John was unmarried; the informant was his brother James
at Roughpark 1881
 
    » Mary Jane GRASSICK
B - 19 Aug 1866 in Strathdon
M - Henry Robertson 5 December 1890 Parkvilla, Strathdon
D - aft 1891
at Roughpark 1881. In 1891 is next door at Parkvilla with husband, who is listed as Journeyman Shoemaker, born Fordyce, Banffshire.  Henry lived at least until 1945 when he was informant at sister-in-law Isabella Ann's death in Premnay (see below).
 
    » Alexander GRASSICK
B - 2 Aug 1868 in Strathdon
M - aft 1891
at Roughpark 1881; gone in 1891.  An Alexr Grassick, presumably this one, is witness at the marriage of Mary Jane Grassick & Henry Robertson (above)
 
    » Isabella Ann GRASSICK
B - 1870 in Strathdon
D - 23 May 1945 Waulkmill, Premnay, Aberdeenshire.  Informant: Henry Robertson Brother-in-law.  She is listed as "home duties, single"
At Roughpark 1881/1891/1901
 
    » William Glennie GRASSICK
B - 1872 in Strathdon
D - aft 1901.  There is a William Glennie Grassick d Premnay 1940 age 67 who probably corresponds with this William.
At Roughpark 1881/1891/1901
 
    » Charles Wattie GRASSICK
B - 1875 in Strathdon
D - aft 1901  There is a Charles Wattie Grassick d Rayne 1942 age 67 who probably corresponds with this Charles.
At Roughpark 1881/1891/1901
 
  Elizabeth Grassick - b ?; d infancy 3
  Hellen Grassick - b ?; d infancy 3
  Mary Grassick b ?; d infancy (presumably before 1837 when Mary Ann born) 3
  John Farquharson Grassick - b 7 May 1831 Strathdon "their 9th child, a son" 3
  John Grassick b ?; d infancy 3
  Ann Grassick
CHR - 11 Jan 1834 Strathdon - 11th child per OPR
M - James Gordon 29 Jun 1855 Parkvilla, Strathdon. 
D - 3 Oct 1918, 76 Great Western Road, St Machar, Aberdeen.
Family at Invernettie in 1881 and 1891 census.  James d 25 Jul 1891 Invernettie, Strathdon.  He was the child of Donald Gordon, farmer & Elspet Gordon ms Gordon
      researching this branch:  Sharon E Jameson
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    » James Grassick GORDON
B - 31 Oct 1856 Strathdon
M - Margaret Davidson Tytler 20 Mar 1883 at Waverly Hotel, St Nicholas, Aberdeen.  James is listed as Engineer on a Steam Vessel.  (Margaret, aged 20 at marriage, is the daughter of James Tytler, mechanical engineer, and Elspet Tytler ms Wilson)
D - in London 4th Nov 1884 aged 28 years per MI
 
    » John GORDON
B - 4 Aug 1858 Strathdon
D - after 1891.  John is residing in Canada in 1891 as referenced in his father's will
   A John Charles Gordon is the witness at James Grassick Gordon's marriage at St. Nicholas in 1883 (above).  It seems likely that it's this John.
 
    » Jane Forbes GORDON
B - 21 Sep 1860 Strathdon
M - John Grassick Forbes 31 July 1888 at Invernettie, Strathdon.  John is listed as a Police Constable, usual residence County Buildings, Stirling.  He was a Strathdon native, born 7 April 1857 to William Forbes (overseer at Auchernach) and his second wife Margaret Grassick Stewart.
D - 9 Apr 1948 at Stirling, Scotland.  Death certificate lists her as widow of John Grassick Forbes, commercial traveller.  (John died 24 Nov 1909, also in Stirling.  Informant was his brother Charles Forbes of Rhinstock, Johnstone.)
  Jane is listed as living at Stirling in her father's 1891 will. 
 
    » Mary Ann GORDON
B - 5 Jan 1862 Strathdon.
M - Francis Coutts 11 Jun 1890 Palace Hotel, Aberdeen.  Francis is listed as farmer & hotel keeper (bachelor) aged 38 residing Newe Arms Hotel, Strathdon.  His parents were John Coutts, farmer (deceased) and Isabella Coutts ms Wood
D - aft 1918.  Listed as Mary Ann Coutts at death of mother in 1918, residing 47 Evan(?) Street, Stonehaven.
  Mary Ann Gordon Coutts is listed as living at Colquhonnie in her father's 1891 will.  She and Francis appear there on the 1901 census with daughters Isobel (9), Marion (7), and Frances (1).  Francis is listed as Farmer & Hotel Keeper.
 
    » Donald GORDON
B - 30 Jun 1864 Strathdon
D - after 1901 census (Estate Overseer at Auchernach, with wife Jessie and four children)
 
    » William GORDON
B - 10 Dec 1867 Finnylost, Strathdon
D - aft 1891

    » Anne Grassick GORDON
B - 16 Apr 1869 Strathdon;
M - James Begg 1893 Strathdon.  James died Blackhillock, Strathdon 16 Sept 1900
D - after 1893
 
    » Alexander GORDON
B - 1872/3 Strathdon
D - 18 Feb 1880 and is buried in Strathdon Churchyard
 
  Mary Ann Grassick
CHR - 24 Apr 1837 Strathdon - 12th child per OPR;
M - John Begg (merchant, Parkvilla) 11 Jul 1861 Strathdon.  Mary Ann also residing Parkvilla at marriage. 
D - 5 December 1924 Lumsden Auchindoir
Family at Den Farm, Towie in 1881 and 1891. 
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    + John Begg 
B - 8 Nov 1828 in Glenbucket, the child of John Begg and Janet (ms Dawson)
D - 24 November 1901 at The Den, Towie.
 
    » Jane Forbes BEGG
B - 8 Jun 1862 Strathdon
D - aft 1901
 
    » Mary Ann BEGG
B - 14 Aug 1864 Strathdon
D - 15 June 1880 Den, Towie
 
    » James Grassick BEGG
B - 4 Jan 1868 Strathdon
M - Jane Ann Thomson 1909 Auchindoir
D - 25 November 1928 Den of Kildrummy, Towie
 
    » Anne Grassick BEGG
B - 16 Jun 1869 Strathdon
M - Alexander Gordon 1903 Towie
D - 15 April 1925 Mains of Craick, Auchindoir
 
    » John BEGG
B - 31 May 1872 Glenbucket
D - 16 Mar 1942 Milton Bank, Corse, Coull.  John is listed as single, a retired farm worker.  Informant was George Begg, nephew.
 

 

 

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Janet Dawson BEGG
B - 12 Jan 1874 Glenbucket
D - 10 Dec 1968

 

    » Williamina BEGG
B - 11 Jun 1876 Glenbucket
M - Harry Ross 1897 in Towie
D - 28 August 1909, 32 Prospect Terrace, Aberdeen
Couple is at West Corbauchory in Leochel-Cushnie for 1901 census with daughter: Janet B. Ross, age 2, born L. Cushnie
 
Notes
1 William Grassick in Tamachleun and Jane Downie in Lost had a second illegitimate son, Alexander, chr 14 Dec 1800.  Alexander's gravestone is next to James' in the Strathdon churchyard: To the memory of Alexander Grassick who died 27 January 1830 aged 28 years done by the care of his brother James Grassick in Coul of Ledmacaie.  William had another illegitimate child with a woman in Glenconry:  "1806 To William Grassick Tamachleun & [blank] Dow Glenconry in fornication   WILLIAM"
2 Gravestone, Strathdon Cemetery: Erected by James Grassick farmer in Tomachleun in memory of his beloved wife Jane Forbes who died there 3 May 1865 aged 72 years and of their family James who died 14 May 1853 aged 29 years William on the 7 June [presumably 1853] aged 33 years and of Elizabeth Mary John & Helen who died in infancy. The above James Grassick who erected this stone died at Park Villa 22 Nov 1868.  Subnote:  Death record for Jane Forbes Grassick says she died Parkvilla, not Tomachleun (perhaps because Parkvilla was built on the land of the farm of Tomachleun - or Tamachleun).
3 Regarding the children of James Grassick - names are taken from gravestone of parents and from old parish records; there may be some duplication (e.g., John Grassick & John Farquharson Grassick).  This has been retained as it makes the number of children work (that Mary Ann is the 12th child per OPR).
4 Continuing the Tamachleun connection, William Edward, the father of Charles Edward was at one time a tenant there.  William came to Strathdon between 1808-1810.  He moved from Tamachleun to Belnagauld after 1822.  Charles's sister Helen married Donald Grassick of Easter Chapelton For more details click here
Table 2: Samuel Grassick of Tamachleun & Barbara Michie 1
Samuel Grassick
B
- circa 1761, probably Strathdon
M - Barbara Michie Sept 1790, Strathdon
BUR - 27 Jul 1847 St Peter's Cemetery, Aberdeen.
  ANESFHS Scottish Burials Search Program: GRASSIE Samuel, age: 85, buried: 27 Jul 1847, abode: Gilcomston, occupation: overseer.
  Samuel is listed as "Samuel Grassich" at his children's christenings.  The change to Grassie appears to have taken place some time after the 1806 birth of his son Samuel in Old Machar.

 

+ Barbara Michie
B - circa 1770, probably Strathdon
BUR - 16 Jan 1812 St Peter's Cemetery, Aberdeen.
  ANESFHS Scottish Burials Search Program: GRASSIE Barbara {MICH:}, age: 42, buried: 16 Jan 1812, abode: Gilcomston, wife of Samual Grassie (labourer)
 
  Alexander Grassick (or Grassie)
CHR - "1790 December 22 Samuel Grassich & Barbara Michie in Tamachlieun: ALEXANDER." [Strathdon OPR]
D - aft 1841
  Note that Alexander was born a bit soon after his parents' September 1790 marriage.  A Strathdon Kirk Session Cash Book entry reads: "1790 Dec 12 - To Sam: Grassich & Barb Michie's penalty for antinup: forn: 0-2-6."
 
  WILLIAM GRACIE or GRASSIE
CHR - "1793 March 10 Sam: Grassich & Barbara Michie his spouse in Tamachlieun: WILLIAM." [Strathdon OPR]
M - Mary Shearer 24 Nov 1818 Dunoon, Argyllshire.  Father is listed as Samuel Gracie, Aberdeen.
D - between 1851-1855
   William appears as William Gracie for his marriage record and the christening records of his children.  He appears as William Grassie on the 1841 census and subsequently.
   researching this line:
Michelle Parks
 
  + Jane Stevenson  
  .  William Grassich
B - 10th Dec 1813 Dunoon, Argyll "William illegitimate son to William Grassick labourer in Auchinwelline and Jane Stevenson also residing there."
M -
D -
 
  + Mary Shearer.    Mary Shearer was the daughter of John Shearer and Christian Leitch.  She was born 12 September 1789 in Dunoon, and died 10 January 1858 in 49 Shaw Street, Greenock.  
  .  John Grassie
B - 26 Jun 1821 Dunoon, Argyll
D - aft 1851.  John is listed as an Ag Lab, single, in his father's household at Toward Point, Cowal, Dunoon in the 1851 census.
 
    Alexander Grassie
B - 14 July 1823 Dunoon
D - aft 1851.  John is listed as a Mason, single, in his father's household at Toward Point, Cowal, Dunoon in the 1851 census.
 
    George Grassie
B - 2 Aug 1826 Burnsnakinson, Dunoon
M - Anne Hart 31 Dec 1855 Clyde, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
D - 15 Aug 1877 3 Albany Place, Glasgow
  George and Ann are in Glasgow for the 1861 & 1871 census.  George is listed as a house joiner.
 
    . + Ann Hart
B - 1 Feb 1834 at Grangemouth, Falkirk, the daughter of James Hart and Jane Pender
D - 15 August 1880 at 47 West End Park Street, Glasgow
 
      » William Shaw Grassie
B - 6 Apr 1856
D - 12 Jun 1856 at 16 Rosehall Street, Glasgow
  
      » James Hart Grassie
B - 15 May 1857
D - 19 Jun 1857 in Grangemouth, Falkirk, Stirling
  
      » Jane Grassie
B - 6 Apr 1859 63 Bothwell Street, Anderston, Glasgow
M - John McCallum 14 Nov 1881 in Falkirk, Stirling
D - 1934 Beith, Ayrshire
  Jane had an illegitimate child, George Charles Grassie born 11 October 1880 in Glasgow
  Jane and husband John appear in the 1891 Beith census with children George (9), Annie (4), William (2).  John is listed as "Head Woodcarver".  Also in the household are Jane's brothers James and Adam (below).
  
      » John Shearer Grassie
B - 6 Sep 1861 63 Bothwell Street, Anderston, Glasgow
M - Jane Borthwick 14 Dec 1883 in Falkirk, Stirling
D -
  
      » James Campbell Grassie
B - 31 Aug 1863 Anderston, Glasgow 
D - 1939 in Beith, Ayrshire
  James is listed as a Cabinet Maker App in the 1881 census, and as a chair maker in 1891.
  
      » Mary Shearer Pender Grassie
B - 17 Jan 1866
D - 3 Feb 1866, both at 12 Dove Street, Anderston, Glasgow.
  
      » Ann Hart Grassie
B - 22 Jan 1867 at Govan, Glasgow
D - 26 Jan 1871 at 15 Claremont Street, Glasgow
  
      » Alexander Grassie
B - 19 Jul 1869 Anderston, Glasgow
M - Janet Gray 28 Oct 1890 in Beith, Ayrshire
D - 8 Jan 1931 in Beith
  Alexander and Janet appear in the 1901 census at Crummock Street, Beith. Alexander is listed as a cabinet-maker.  Also in the household are children Robert (6), James (4), and Ann (1), as well as brother-in-law George Gray (carter, age 28, born Beith).
  
      » Adam Hart Grassie
B - 12 Aug 1872 Blythswood, Glasgow
M - Hannah Tinling 8 Apr 1902, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne
D - 28 Jul 1913 South Shields, buried Heaton Cemetery, Newcastle
   Adam was at various times a Lawyer's Assistant/Restaurant Proprietor/Manager of Mineral Water Factory.  He studied Latin and logic at Glasgow University during 1890-1892. He visited Canada twice in the 1890s—on 7th August 1896 Adam left Glasgow on board S.S. "Siberian" bound for Montreal.  The reason for the visits is not currently known.  Perhaps another branch of the family settled there?  Adam and Hannah had eight children.  Among their descendants is Michelle Parks.
  
      » Mary Niven Rankin Grassie
B - Oct 1875 3 Albany Place, Kelvin, Glasgow
D - 12 May 1876 3 Albany Place, Kelvin, Glasgow
  Note that Mary has been named for her aunt Mary Grassie (below) - along with two of that Mary's husbands.
  
      » Elizabeth Hart Grassie
B - 1877 in Kelvin Glasgow
D - 2 Nov 1879 at 47 West End Park Street, Kelvin, Glasgow.
  
    James Campbell Grassie
B - 8 Nov 1828 Dunoon
D - after 1841
 
    Mary Grassie
B - 26 Feb 1831 Dunoon
M1 - Hugh Freeman 21 JAN 1848 Dunoon
M2 - John Rankin 11 Nov 1853 Middle Or New Parish, Greenock, Renfrewshire
M3 - John Niven 24 Jun 1870 Anderson, Glasgow
D - 1897 Glasgow
 
      + with John Rankin   
      » James Campbell Grassie Rankin
B - 12 January 1865, Greenock
  
    Anne Grassie
B - 16 Aug 1833 Dunoon
M - Charles McPherson 1 Sep 1857 Dunoon
D - 24 Sep 1869 Innellan, Dunoon
 
      » Charles McPherson
B - 9 Jun 1869 Dunoon
  
      » Archibald McPherson
B - 6 Feb 1858 Middle Or New Parish, Greenock, Renfrew
  
      » William Grassie McPherson
B - 27 Aug 1860 Rothesay, Bute
  
      » Anne Jenkins McPherson
B - 20 Feb 1863 Rothesay, Bute
  
      » Mary Shearer McPherson
B - 28 Jun 1865 Middle Or New Parish, Greenock, Renfrew
  
  George Grassick
CHR - "1796 Janry 23 Samuel Grassich in Tamachlieun & Barbara Michie his spouse: GEORGE" [Strathdon OPR]
 
  MARY GRASSIE
CHR - "1799 June 9 Samuel Grassich in Tamachlieun & Barbara Michie his spouse: MARY." [Strathdon OPR]
M - Thomas Burnett, 1 July 1816, Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland
D - 74 West North Street, 23 Mar 1874, St Nicholas, Aberdeen.  Informant is listed as Samuel Burnett (present) son, of 5 Albion Street, Aberdeen
     researching this line: Sarah Horne (and thanks to Sarah for much of the information that follows).  More information appears on her web site
Mary was christened "Grassich" and is listed as "Grassick" at her marriage.  She is listed as "Gracie" on her death certificate.  Note also the child "Mary Grassie Burnett" born to her son Samuel.
 
  + Thomas Burnett
B - about 1791 Ireland per 1841 census
D - 17 Oct 1870 Harper's Court, 72 West North Street, St Nicholas, Aberdeen Informant is listed as Wilhelmina Burnett, daughter in law,  16 Albion Street, Aberdeen
Thomas is listed as a blacksmith on the 1841 census.  The family is living in Jacks Brae, Gilcomston, Aberdeen (the same neighborhood in which Mary's family resided).
 
    Barbara Burnett
B - 1820/21 in Aberdeen, Scotland
 
    James Burnett
B - 1825/6 in Aberdeen, Scotland.  He was a blacksmith's apprentice in 1841
 
    Jane Burnett
B - 1830/31 in Aberdeen, Scotland
M1 - James Carden on 13 Dec 1851 in North Church, Aberdeen
M2 - Charles Robertson Brown on 20 Dec 1856 in Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen
D - 26 Sep 1862, St. Nicholas, Aberdeen
      researching this branch:  Gordon Junner
 
      + with James Carden
James was a drummer in the Black Watch, and by 1854 he was down in Weymouth, Dorset where his son, John, was born. James went off to the Crimean War and never returned
  
      » John Carden 
B - circa 1856 in Leeds, England
M - Margaret Millar (daughter of James Millar and Jane Mann) 15 Oct 1884 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland
D - 2 Nov 1941 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland.
 John was a combmaker in 1871; he was an iron driller in 1890; he was a foundry machinist in 1904; he was a territorial range warden (retired) in 1934.
  
      + with Charles Robertson Brown
Charles Robertson Brown chr 14 May 1837 Peterhead (son of William Brown and Ann Parley) was also a kiltmaker and Drummer Aberdeenshire Highlanders and lived at Millitary Barracks King Street Aberdeen. Remarried Mary Ann Ewen 7 August 1865 Aberdeen.  Charles died 1 August 1886 Aberdeen.  Mary Ann Ewen was Born 8 August 1843 Aberdeen, died 19 January 1924 Aberdeen (parents James Ewen Shoemaker and Mary Webster).  Charles had two children by his second marriage:  1) Charles Brown born 1 July 1866 Aberdeen and died on the 22 March 1867 aged 10 Months at the Military Barracks King Street Aberdeen, and 2) Mary Ann Brown born 17 January 1868 Aberdeen died 31 May 1941 Aberdeen (Great Grandmother of Gordon Junner, who provided much of the information regarding Charles Robertson Brown).
  
      » Ann Brown
B - 2 Apr 1857 St Nicholas, Aberdeen
D - aft 1871 (in household of grandparents)
  
      » Catherine Jean Brown
B - 5 Apr 1859 St Nicholas, Aberdeen
  
      » Louisa McDonald Brown
B - 8 March 1861 St Nicholas Aberdeen
D - 14 December 1862 St Nicholas Aberdeen
  
    Thomas Burnett
B - 1833/4 in Aberdeen, Scotland
M - Wilhelmina Houston 13 Feb 1860 in St. Nicholas, Aberdeen
D -
 
      » Isobel Burnett or Houston 
B
- 28 May 1858 St Nicholas, Aberdeen
  
    Samuel Burnett
B - 1835/6.  Born Aberdeen, Scotland per 1841 census; born Corfu, Greece per 1881 census
M - Margaret Machray 21 Feb 1857 in St. Nicholas, Aberdeen.
D - 6 Jan 1895 in St. Nicholas, Aberdeen.
Samuel was a horse shoe/nail maker in 1867; he is listed as a nail maker on the 1881 census; he was a stone polisher in 1891
 
      + Margaret Machray (daughter of Peter Machray and Margaret Clark)   
      » Samuel Burnett
B - 6 Nov 1857 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen
Letter Sorter (P.O.) on 1881 census
  
      » Elizabeth Clark Burnett
B - 23 Sept 1859 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen
  
      » Thomas Burnett
B - 27 Apr 1861 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen
  
      » Margaret Clark Burnett
B
- 1 Mar 1863 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen
Unemployed (Milliner) on 1881 census
  
      » Williamina Lodingham Burnett
B - 28 May 1865 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen
"Menie Burnett" Mill Worker (Flax) on 1881 census
  
      » Mary Grassie Burnett
B - 26 Nov 1867 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen
Mill Worker (Flax) on 1881 census
  
      » Alexander Burnett
B
- 1868/9 Macduff, Banff
Rope Spinner on 1881 census
  
      » Albert Burnett
B - 1870/1 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen
D - aft 1881
  
      » James Burnett
B - 1875/6 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen
D - aft 1881
  
    John Burnett
B - 1836/7 Aberdeen, Scotland
 
    William Burnett
B - 1840/41 Aberdeen, Scotland
M - Isabella Donaldson (daughter of Robert Donaldson and Ann Maclean) 28 Dec 1861 in St. Nicholas, Aberdeen
D - aft 1881
 
      + Isabella Donaldson   
      » Ann Burnett 
B - 28 May 1863 St Nicholas, Aberdeen
  
      » Thomas Burnett 
B - 4 July 1865 St Nicholas, Aberdeen
  
      » William Burnett 
B - 21 Dec 1867 St Nicholas, Aberdeen
  
      » Robert Burnett 
B
- 14 Feb 1870 St Nicholas, Aberdeen
  
      » Samuel Burnett 
B - 15 Feb 1872 St Nicholas, Aberdeen
  
      » Isabella Burnett 
B
- 10 Mar 1874 St Nicholas, Aberdeen
  
    other children born in this gap?  
    Ann Burnett
B - about 1848
M - William Green (son of John Green and Lillias McLeod) 29 Dec 1871 in Aberdeen.
Ann was a flax mill worker in 1871.
 
      » Mary Green 
B
- 18 Oct 1872, St Nicholas, Aberdeen
  
      » John Green 
B
- 18 Jan 1874, St Nicholas, Aberdeen
  
  JOHN GRASSIE
CHR - "1803 Nov 23 - Samuel Grassick at Tomachleun and his spouse Barbara Michie: JOHN" [Strathdon OPR]
BUR: 30 May 1820, St Peters Cemetery, Aberdeen.  abode: Gilcomston. son of Samual Grassie (labourer)
 
  SAMUEL GRASSIE
CHR - 16 Nov 1806 Old Machar
M - Isabel Duncan McDonald 29 August 1840 in Old Machar
D - 17 August 1874 in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (gardener)
     researching this line: Bob Shand

 

    + Isabel Duncan McDonald
B - 26 August 1812 in Banchory Ternan, Kincardine, Scotland, the daughter of John McDONALD and Elspet McHARDIE
D - 20 February 1885 in 11 Holburn Street, Aberdeen
 
    Elspet Grassie
B - 8 February 1842 Old Machar, Aberdeen
 
    George Grassie
B - 1844 in Aberdeen, Scotland
M - Catherine Gordon 27 Dec 1873 at 7 Upper Leadside, Gilcomstone, Aberdeen
D - 2 Aug 1934 in 71 Riverside Drive, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  George Grassie is listed as blind in records between 1851 and his death.
 
      » George Grassie  
B - 1875 in Aberdeen, Scotland
D - aft 1891
  
      » Margaret Ann Grassie 
B - 1876 in Aberdeen, Scotland
M - William Sandison
D -
  
      » Jeanie Farquhar GRASSIE  (costumier)
B - 18 July 1880 at 87 Skene St, Aberdeen, Scotland
M - Robert Shand 7 July 1913 in Imperial Hotel, Aberdeen.  Jeanie is listed as a consumier, living at Alford House, Aberdeen.
D - 8 January 1936 City Hospital, Aberdeen.  Buried Springbank Cemetery, Aberdeen
     Robert Shand was a Pharmacist.  He was born 1 Dec 1884 at New Leeds, Strichen, Aberdeenshire.  He died 2 Sept 1954 in Aberdeen and was buried Springbank cemetery.  He served between 1916-1918 in the Royal Artillery.
  
      » John Farquharson Grassie (Health food shop proprietor)
B - 1883 Old Machar
M1 - Elsie Carle
M2 - Alice Knight
D - 1975
  
      » Charles Grassie  
B - 1887/1888 Aberdeen
D - aft 1891
  
      » Helen (Nellie) Grassie (dressmaker)
B - 1887/1888 Aberdeen
M - Andrew Shirreffs
D -
  
    William Grassie
B - 3 May 1845 in Old Machar, Aberdeen
M - Christina Durward Emslie 26 September 1872 in Tough, Aberdeenshire. She was born Abt. 1851 in Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Occupation in 1881: gardener; Lower Rosewell, Old Machar, Aberdeen
D -
 
      » Dorothea Grassie
B - 1874 in Old Machar, Aberdeen
D - aft 1891
  
      » Isabella Duncan Grassie
B - 28 February 1875 in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
  
      » Margaret Elizabeth Grassie
B - 28 February 1875 in Aboyne
D - aft 1901
  
      » Christiana E Grassie
B
- 1877 in Ardchattan, Argyll
D - aft 1881
  
      » Williamina Grassie
B - 1878 in Newhills, Aberdeen
M - John Beal 6 Dec 1911 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
D - 13 Jun 1965, Niagra Falls Canada
  Williamina emigrated to Canada about 1908.  Her spouse John was born 1876 in Sussex, England and died in Welland, Ontario in 1959. 
  
      » William Samuel Grassie
B - 6 February 1881 in Rosewell, South Stocket, Aberdeen
M - Alice E [last name unknown] abt 1918
D - 29 December 1969 in Dunbar, West Virginia, USA
  William emigrated to the US about 1905.  His spouse Alice was born about 1890 in Wisconsin.  The 1930 census shows this couple in Charleston, West Virginia, with five children ages 1-12, and born variously in New York, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. William is listed as a Florist.
  
      » John Leslie Grassie
B - 1882/3 Aberdeen Old Machar
D - aft 1901
  
    James Grassie
B - 1848 Aberdeen, Scotland
M - Mary Ann Milne. She was born 1849 Kincardine O'Neil
D - bet  1891-1901
   James is listed as a Jobbing Gardener in the 1881 & 1891 censuses.
 
      » James F E Grassie
B - March 1881 in Old Machar, Aberdeen
D - aft 1901
  
    Margaret Grassie
B - Abt. 1850 in Aberdeen, Scotland
M - John Farquharson, butcher's assistant. He was born Abt. 1845 in Knockando, Elgin, Scotland
D - aft 1901
 
      » Isabella M Farquharson
B - Abt. 1879 in Aberdeen, Scotland
D - aft 1891
  
      » William G Farquharson
B - 1880 in Aberdeen, Scotland
D - aft 1891
  
      » Jessie Farquharson
B - 1882/3 in Aberdeen, Scotland
D - aft 1901
  
      » Elsie Farquharson
B - 1884/85 in Aberdeen, Scotland
D - aft 1891
  
      » Jeanie Farquharson
B - 1886/7 in Aberdeen, Scotland
D - aft 1901
  
      » Kate Farquharson
B - 1888/9 in Aberdeen, Scotland
D - aft 1901
  
  JAMES GRASSIE
B - about February 1811
BUR - 16 Apr 1812, St Peters Cemetery, Aberdeen.  age: 14m, abode: Gilcomstone son of Samual Grassie (labourer)
 
Notes
1 Samuel Grassick family was at Tamachleun at least from 1796-1803, the same time as William Grassick (see note 1, above).  They are having children during roughly the same duration, suggesting that the two men are not too far apart in age - possibly siblings? 
         

Note: William Grassick, who in 1768 wrote the inventory of the goods of Alexander McHardy of Tolduguhill, appears in the records of the Scottish Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge (NAS GD 95/8 and 'SSPCK Schoolmasters 1709-1872' ed A S Cooper, Scottish Records Society 1997). He was SSPCK schoolmaster in Strathdon at a salary of £12 a year at Torranbuie 1766-67, Lynorn 1767-70, Torrancroy 1770-79, then variously attributed to Lynorn, Auchernach, Craiglea and Blairnamuick, and to Ardler, Kindyside from 1793 until superannuated in 1814 yet 'taught until a few days of his death in 1816'.

If you have questions or additional information about anyone in these tables, please contact Suzanne Walker
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