The Blyth Family
An historical and photographic perspective

John Blyth & Ann Millar | William Blyth & Isabel Wilkie | James Blyth & Ann Rintoul | Ciliscia Blyth & Hugh McCowan

Index of Official Parish Registries and Statutory Registries for Births, Marriages and Deaths

The Waugh Family Library

Present Condition of Lindores Abbey by Alexander Laing, 1871 (317 Kb pdf)
Lindores Abbey and its burgh of Newburgh: their history and annals by Alexander Laing, 1876 (39 MB pdf)

Map of Newburgh Parish, John Ainslie, 1775
Map of Newburgh Parish, John Ainslie, 1777

RCAHMS Site Record for Lindores Abbey

Lindores Abbey was a Tironensian abbey on the outskirts of Newburgh in Fife, Scotland. Now a much reduced and overgrown ruin, it lies on the southern banks of the River Tay, about 1-mile (1.6 km) north of the village of Lindores. The abbey was founded as a daughter house of Kelso Abbey about 1191 (some sources say 1178), by David, Earl of Huntingdon, brother of William the Lion. The first abbot was Guido, Prior of Kelso, under whom the buildings were mostly completed. The church, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and St. Andrew, was 195 feet (59 m) long, with transepts 110 feet (34 m) long. Edward I of England, John Balliol, David II, and James III were among the monarchs who visited Lindores at different times. The earliest record of scotch whisky is a 1494 commission from King James IV to Friar John Cor of Lindores Abbey to make about 580 kg of aquavitae. The abbey was sacked by a mob from Dundee in 1543, and again by John Knox and his supporters in 1559. In the following years the Abbey buildings were quarried as a source of building stone for Newburgh, and a number of architectural fragments are visible built into later structures in the town. The main upstanding remains of the Abbey are: one of the gateways leading into the monastic enclosure; the groin-vaulted slype, leading from the cloister garth to the exterior of the Abbey; and parts of the chancel walls and western tower of the church, although the ground plan of the whole structure can still be traced. Sections of the imposing precinct wall which once enclosed the abbey can also be seen in fields to the south. Wooden panels of the early 16th century survive from the Abbey in the Laing Museum, Newburgh and, reset in a 19th century cabinet, in St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Dundee. - Wikipedia


John Blyth, Dec 2, 1526
From Lindores Abbey and its burgh of Newburgh: their history and annals by Alexander Laing, 1876

William Blyth and Elspeth Ballingall, Aug 3, 1653

William Blyth and Elspeth Ballingall, Aug 3, 1653
William Blyth and Elspeth Ballingall, Aug 3, 1653
From Lindores Abbey and its burgh of Newburgh: their history and annals by Alexander Laing, 1876

John Blyth &

Ann Miller
Born: Born:
Place: Place:
Married: Nov 13, 1775
Place: Newburgh, Fife
Died: Died:
Place: Place:
Buried: Buried:

Janet Blyth & John Reid | William Blyth & Isabella Wilkie

DNA: Candis Waugh has FTDNA Family Finder matches with Steven Estep, Constance Lee Estep and James Alan Liverett (through Janet Blyth and John Reid) with the common ancestors of John Blyth and Ann Miller.

John Blyth's parents may have been John Blyth and Margaret Weems. Their son John was born Oct 4, 1741. - Scotland's People

John Blyth (Shoemaker) and Ann Millar were married on Nov 13, 1775 and had at least four children: John (born July 20, 1777); Janet (born July 25, 1779); Robert (born Dec 22, 1782); and WILLIAM (born April 24, 1789), all in Newburgh. - Scotland's People

Children Born Place Died Place
John July 20, 1777 Newburgh, Fife    
Janet * July 25, 1779 Newburgh, Fife Feb 9, 1853 Saline, Fife
Robert Dec 22, 1782 Newburgh, Fife    
WILLIAM April 24, 1789 Newburgh, Fife July 9, 1863 Newburgh, Fife

* from Steven Estep, gggg grandson of Janet Blyth.

 

1795 ..........

BLYTH, JOHN: eldest son of John Blyth, shoemaker at West Port of Newburgh; Indenture, app under Alexander Bisset, weaver in Newburgh, for 2 yrs from 22 Nov 1792 (rec 24 April 1795) [SC20/36/16] -  from the Sheriff Court of Fife Deeds, 1715-1809miller [From the Deed Registers, SC20/33 series. There are gaps in the Registers from 1729-1746 and 1751-1797, and the Deed Warrants (SC20/36 series) have been used to fill these gaps. There is an index from 1720-1809 [SC20/35/2], but there are a number of warrant deeds which do not appear in this index; these Deeds appear to be Falkland Burgh Deeds as they were registered at Falkland, and appear both in this indexing and that for Falkland]

 

1802 ..........

Janet Blyth & John Reid

Janet Blyth married John Reid on July 4, 1802, in Kinross, Fife. They had at least seven children: Jean (born March 13, 1803, in Kinross); William (born April 28, 1805, in Saline); Isobel (born Nov 27, 1806, in Saline); Janet (born about 1811 from death certificate); John (born Sept 28, 1812, in Saline); Margaret (born Dec 24, 1815, in Saline); and Adam (born Nov 11, 1817). - from Scotland's People, Liverett Family Tree and Drysdale Family Tree on ancestry.com

Janet Reid & George Drysdale | John Reid & Isabella RamsayAdam Reid & Marion Denholm | Adam Reid & Margaret Montieth

 

1832 ..........

Janet Reid & George Drysdale

Janet Reid (daughter of John Reid and Janet Blyth) married George Drysdale on Feb 6, 1832, in Muckhart, Clackmannanshire. They had at least four children: Adam (born Aug 12, 1832, in Saline); George (born April 16, 1837, in Muckhart); John (born Nov 23, 1834, in Saline); and Janet (born about 1840, died March 23, 1861). - from Scotland's People and 1851 Census
George Drysdale, Sr. probably died before 1851.

George Drysdale & Janet Crawford

1841 ..........

1841 Scotland Census - Saline, Fifeshire
Janet Blyth & John Reid

Name: Janet Reid
Age: 60
Estimated birth year: abt 1781
Gender: Female
Where born: Fife, Scotland
Civil Parish: Saline
County: Fife
Address: Piper Pool
Parish Number: 455
Household Members:
Name Age
John Reid 60
Janet Reid 60
John Reid 28
William Dalglis 15
George Drysdale 4
William Dickie 10
Isabella Dickie 15

Source Citation: Parish: Saline; ED: 2; Page: 3; Line: 850; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace

John's occupation is Farmer

Map showing Piper Pool in Saline Parish, Fifeshire
Map showing Piper Pool in Saline Parish, Fifeshire
Greenwood & Fowler, 1828

 

Adam Reid (son of John Reid and Janet Blyth) married Marion Denholm on Dec 13, 1842, in Alloa, Clackmannan. They had at least three children: John (1843-1888); James Denholm (June 1, 1845 - Sept 21, 1897); and Adam Patton (1848-1849). Marion died in 1849. Adam married Margaret Monteith in 1851. Adam, Margaret, John and James emirated to the USA about 1854.

John Reid & Susan Emma McDowell | James Reid & Martha Coosa Brittain

 

1849 ..........

John Reid & Isabella Ramsay

John Reid
John Reid
Photo courtesy of Steven Estep

John Reid married Isabella Ramsay on May 12, 1849, in Saline, Fife. The marriage was also registered in Clackmannan on May 25. They had at least seven children: John (born about 1850); James (born about 1853); William (born Feb 2, 1856, in Piper Pool, Saline, Fife); Rachel (born about 1859); Adam (born about 1862); Janet (born about 1865); and Isabella (born about 1867). - 1871 Census and Reid Family Tree on ancestry.com

John Reid & Barbara Charleson

 

1851 ..........

1851 Scotland Census - Saline, Fifeshire
Janet Blyth & John Reid

Name: Janet Reid
Age: 70
Estimated birth year: abt 1781
Relationship: Wife
Spouse: John Reid
Gender: Female
Where born: Leslie, fifeshire
Parish Number: 455
Civil Parish: Saline
Map ImageID:  
County: Fife
Address: Peper Pool
Occupation: Farmer Wife
ED: 2
Page: 4
Household schedule number: 10
LINE: 6
Roll: CSSCT1851_94
Household Members:
Name Age
John Reid 70
Janet Reid 70
Janet Reid 35
Geo Drysdale 14
Janet Drysdale 11
John Reich 13

Source Citation: Parish: Saline; ED: 2; Page: 4; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1851_94; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

George and Janet are grand children

 

Adam Reid & Margaret Montieth

Adam Reid (son of John Reid and Janet Blythe) married Margaret Montieth (daughter of William Monteath and Elizabeth Blellock) on Aug 25, 1851, in Clackmannan. They had at least seven children: William (1852-1854 in Clackmannan); H.A. (1855-1856 in North Carolina, USA); Jane Eliza (March 24, 1857 - Nov 2, 1930); Alice Monteath (April 3, 1860 - Oct 7, 1905); Mary E. (1863-1864); Margaret Jaunita "Maggie" (April 27, 1865 - Jan 13, 1886); and Sarah Ann (Feb 22, 1870 - March 27, 1896). - from Liverett Family Tree on ancestry.com

Jane Eliza Reid & Whitfield Albert Liverett | Alice Monteath Reid & James Hamilton Shroat | Sarah Ann Reid & Augustus L. Garren

 

 
1853 ..........

Janet Blyth

Janet Blyth (daughter of John Blyth and Ann Miller) died on Feb 9, 1853, in Saline, Fife, at the age of 74.

 

1859 ..........

John Reid

John Reid (son of William Reid and Jean Paston or Patton) died on May 27, 1859, in Saline, Fife, at the age of 82. John Reid, son, was the informant.

 
1860 ..........

1860 United States Federal Census - Edneyville, Henderson County, North Carolina
Adam Reid & Margaret Montieth and family

Name: J P Reid
Age in 1860: 42
Birth Year: abt 1818
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1860: Henderson, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Post Office: Edneyville
Household Members:
Name Age
J P Reid 42
Margaret Reid 35
John Reid 17
James Reid 15
Jane Reid 3
Alice Reid 3/12

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: , Henderson, North Carolina; Roll: M653_901; Page: 757; Image: 203; Family History Library Film: 803901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1860 Federal Census.

 

1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Piperpool, Saline, Fifeshire
John Reid & Isabella Ramsay

Name: John Reid
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: abt 1816
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Isabella Reid
Gender: Male
Where born: Saline, fifeshire
Registration Number: 455
Registration district: Saline
Civil Parish: Saline
County: Fife
Address: Piperpool
Occupation: Farmer Of 90 Ac Employing In 1 Woman And 1 Boy
ED: 5
Household schedule number: 9
LINE: 18
Roll: CSSCT1861_60
Household Members:
Name Age
John Reid 45
Isabella Reid 33
John Reid 11
James Reid 8
William Reid 5
Rachel Reid 1
Janet Ramsay 16
George Hall 14

Source Citation: Parish: Saline; ED: 5; Page: 2; Line: 18; Roll: CSSCT1861_60. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Parochial Directory for Fife and Kinross - 1861 Excerpt - Parish of Saline

 

1861 Scotland Census - Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire
Janet Reid Drysdale and son George
 

Name: Jamet Drisdale
Age: 42
Estimated birth year: abt 1819
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Saline, fifeshire
Registration Number: 468
Registration district: Tillicoultry
Civil Parish: Tillicoultry
Town: Tillicoultry
County: Clackmannanshire
Address: No 14 Ochil St
Occupation: Drepmaker
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 42
LINE: 1
Roll: CSSCT1861_62
Household Members:
Name Age
Jamet Drisdale 42
George Drisdale 22
William Murray 75

Source Citation: Parish: Tillicoultry; ED: 3; Page: 9; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1861_62. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

William Murray is a boarder

 

Janet Drysdale

Janet Drysdale (daughter of George Drysdale and Janet Reid) died on March 23, 1861, at the age of 21.

 

 
1865 ..........

George Drysdale & Janet Crawford

George Drysdale, Engine Driver, (son of Janet Reid and George Drysdale) married Janet Crawford (daughter of David Crawford and Helen Patterson) on Dec 1, 1865, in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire. They had at least three children: Helen P. (born about  1867); George (born about 1869); and Janet (born about 1872). - from 1881 Census

George Drysdale & Mary Ann Skidmore

 

1870 ..........

Janet Reid

Janet Reid Drysdale (daughter of John Reid and Janet Blyth and widow of George Drysdale, farm servant) died on Aug 24, 1870, in Saline, Fife, at the age of 59. Her brother John was the informant.

 

1871 ..........

1871 Scotland Census - Piperpool, Saline, Fifeshire
John Reid & Isabella Ramsay

Name: John Reid
Age: 55
Estimated birth year: abt 1816
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Isabella Reid
Gender: Male
Where born: Saline, fifeshire
Registration Number: 455
Registration district: Saline
Civil Parish: Saline
County: Fife
Address: Piperpool
Occupation: Farmer Of 70 Acres (arable)
ED: 5
Household schedule number: 12
LINE: 23
Roll: CSSCT1871_78
Household Members:
Name Age
John Reid 55
Isabella Reid 45
John Reid 21
James Reid 18
William Reid 15
Rachal Reid 12
Adam Reid 9
Janet Reid 6
Isabella Reid 4

Source Citation: Parish: Saline; ED: 5; Page: 2; Line: 23; Roll: CSSCT1871_78. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1880 ..........

John Reid

John Reid (son of John Reid and Janet Blyth) died of cancer on Jan 23, 1880, in Piperpool, Saline, Fife, at the age of 69.

 

1881 ..........

1881 Scotland Census - Piperpool, Saline, Fifeshire
Isabella Ramsay Reid and children
 

Name: Isabella Reid
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1831
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Clackmanan, Clackmannanshire
Registration Number: 455
Registration district: Saline
Civil Parish: Saline
County: Fife
Address: Piperpool
Occupation: Farm (Of 80 Acres)
ED: 5
Household schedule number: 7
LINE: 16
Roll: cssct1881_126
Household Members:
Name Age
Isabella Reid 50
John Reid 29
Adam Reid 18
Jannet Reid 16

Source Citation: Parish: Saline; ED: 5; Page: 2; Line: 16; Roll: cssct1881_126. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1881 Scotland Census - Dunfermline, Fifeshire
George Drysdale and Janet Crawford and family
 

Name: George Drysdale
Age: 42
Estimated birth year: abt 1839
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Janet Drysdale
Gender: Male
Where born: Blairhill, Clackmannanshire
Registration Number: 424
Registration district: Dunfermline
Civil Parish: Dunfermline
Town: Dunfermline
County: Fife
Address: 54 James Street
Occupation: Railway Engine Driver
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 77
LINE: 2
Roll: cssct1881_117
Household Members:
Name Age
George Drysdale 42
Janet Drysdale 40
George Drysdale 12
Helen P Drysdale 14
Janet Drysdale 9
William C Campbell 3

Source Citation: Parish: Dunfermline; ED: 4; Page: 16; Line: 2; Roll: cssct1881_117. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

William Crawford Campbell is a nephew. He was born Aug 25, 1877, to Elizabeth Campbell. - Scotland's People

 

 

1884 ..........

John Reid & Barbara Charleson

John Reid (son of John Reid and Isabella Ramsay) married Barbara Charleson (daughter of James Charleson and Elizabeth Sutherland) on Jan 21, 1887, in Newington, Edinburgh. They had at least five children: John McEwan (born about 1888); James C. (born about 1889); William Blyth (born Feb 24, 1892); Arthur (born about 1896); and Sutherland (born about 1899). - 1901 Scotland Census

 

1891 ..........
1891 Scotland Census - Piperpool, Saline, Fifeshire
John Reid & Barbara Charleson
 
Name: John Reid
Age: 38
Estimated birth year: abt 1853
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Barbara Reid
Gender: Male
Where born: Saline, Fife Shire
Registration Number: 455
Registration district: Saline
Civil Parish: Saline
County: Fife
Address: Piperpool
Occupation: Farmer
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 22
LINE: 6
Roll: CSSCT1891_140
Household Members:
Name Age
John Reid 38
Barbara Reid 30
John McEwan Reid 3
James C Reid 2
Annie McLaren 17

Source Citation: Parish: Saline; ED: 2; Page: 5; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1891_140. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Annie McLaren is a servant

 

1895 ..........

George Drysdale and Mary Ann Skidmore

George Drysdale (son of George Drysdale and Janet Crawford) married Mary Ann Skidmore (daughter of Edward Skidmore and Henzy? Barrett) on Nov 25, 1895. They had at least one child: George (born Sept 20, 1896). - Scotland's People

George Drysdale & Isabella Mackie Oliphant | George Drysdale & Marion Archibald McGowan Fyfe

 

1897 ..........

George Drysdale

George Drysdale, Ironwork Clerk (son of George Drysdale and Janet Crawford) died on March 21, 1897, in Gartcosh, Cadder, Lanarkshire. - Scotland's People

 

Margaret Monteath

Margaret Monteath (wife of Adam Reid) died on May 4, 1897, and is buried  in the Calvary Episcopal Church Cemetery, Fletcher, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA.

Adam Reid Nov 11, 1817 - May 1900
Adam Reid Nov 11, 1817 - May 1900
Margaret M. Reid Feb 26, 1825 - May 14, 1897
From Findagrave

 

1900 ..........

Adam Reid

Adam Reid (son of John Reid and Janet Blythe) died in May, 1900, and is buried in the Calvary Episcopal Church Cemetery, Fletcher, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA.

 

1901 ..........

1901 Scotland Census - Piperpool, Saline, Fifeshire
John Reid & Barbara Charleson

Name: John Reid
Age: 46
Estimated birth year: abt 1855
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Barbara Reid
Gender: Male
Where born: Latine, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 455
Registration district: Saline
Civil Parish: Saline
County: Fife
Address: Piperpool
Occupation: Farmer
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 22
LINE: 17
Roll: CSSCT1901_146
Household Members:
Name Age
John Reid 46
Barbara Reid 39
John Reid 13
James Reid 11
William Reid 9
Arthur Reid 5
Susterland Reid 2
Arabella Macleod 52
James Mcnaughton 16

Source Citation: Parish: Saline; ED: 2; Page: 5; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1901_146. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

See Saline School Records Book 2 1900-1905

1901 Scotland Census - Dunfermline, Fifeshire
George Drysdale and Janet Crawford

Name: George Drysdale
Age: 62
Estimated birth year: abt 1839
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Janet Drysdale
Gender: Male
Where born: dollar, Clackmannanshire
Registration Number: 424
Registration district: Dunfermline
Civil Parish: Dunfermline
Town: Dunfermline
County: Fife
Address: 54 James St
Occupation: Retired Railway Engine Driver
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 70
LINE: 14
Roll: CSSCT1901_134
Household Members:
Name Age
George Drysdale 62
Janet Drysdale 59
Janet Drysdale 23
Wm C Campbell 23

Source Citation: Parish: Dunfermline; ED: 4; Page: 12; Line: 14; Roll: CSSCT1901_134. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1901 Scotland Census - Dunfermline, Fifeshire
Mary Ann Skidmore Drysdale and her children

Name: Henry C Ridmore
[Edward Henry Skidmore] 
[Henzey Skidmore] 
Age: 48
Estimated birth year: abt 1853
Relationship: Head
Where born: England
Registration Number: 626A/2
Registration district: Cadder Eastern District
Civil Parish: Cadder Eastern District
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Gartcosh 8 Mckean Place
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 148
LINE: 1
Roll: CSSCT1901_251
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry C Ridmore 48
Mary Ann Drysdale 28
Alfred Skidmore 24
Kenney Skidmore 20
Geo Drysdale 4
Mary Drysdale 1

Source Citation: Parish: Cadder Eastern District; ED: 3; Page: 40; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1901_251. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1911 ..........

1911 Scotland Census - Dunfermline, Fifeshire
George Drysdale and his daughter Janet

George Drysdale (73), Janet (38), William (38) and Agnes (35).
George Drysdale (73), Janet (38), William (38) and Agnes (35).
William Drysdale may be William Campbell
See original document

1911 England Census - Glathing Farm Sutton Pulborough
John Reid & Barbara Charleson

John Reid (60), Barbara (50), John (21), James C. (20), William B. (18), Arthur (15) and Sutherland (12)
John Reid (60), Barbara (50), John (21), James C. (20), William B. (18), Arthur (15) and Sutherland (12)
See original document

1911 Scotland Census - Gartcosh, Cadder, Lanarkshire
Mary Ann Skidmore Drysdale Blencow with George and Mary

J. Blencow (42), Mary Ann (38), Louise (17), Gertrude (15), Allan Hodge (14), Frances (12), Arthur (9), Jogn (10 months)
J. Blencow (42), Mary Ann (38), Louise (17), Gertrude (15), Allan Hodge (14), Frances (12), Arthur (9), John (10 months)
George Drysdale (14), Mary (12) and May Blencow (15)
See original document

 

1917 ..........

George Drysdale

George Drysdale (son of George Drysdale and Janet Reid and widower of Janet Crawford) died on March 5, 1917, in Dunfermline, Fifeshire at the age of 79. Janet Drysdale, daughter, was the informant.

1920 ..........

George Drysdale & Isabella Mackie Oliphant

George Drysdale (son of George Drysdale and Mary Ann Skidmore) married Isabella Macjkie Oliphant (daughter of James Oliphant and Mary Mackie Taylor) on April 3, 1920, in Blythswood, Glasgow. They had at least one child: George (born about 1920).

George Drysdale & Mary Young

 

 

William Blyth &

Isobel Wilkie
Born: April 24, 1789 Born: July 3, 1796
Place: Newburgh, Fife Place: Lindores, Newburgh, Fife
Married: Jan 15, 1821
Place: Newburgh, Fife
Died: July 9, 1863 Died: Feb 20, 1881
Place: Newburgh, Fife Place: Blairgowrie, Perthshire
Buried: Buried:

James Blyth & Ann Rintoul | Andrew Blyth & Catherine Wilson | Andrew Blyth & Mary Ann Cairncross
David Wilkie Blyth & Ann Robertson Brown

Isabella Wilkie's parents were John Wilkie & Euphemia Hind. They may have had at least ten children: Helen (born Feb 6, 1780); Catharine? (born Feb 4, 1781); James (born July 18, 1784); Jean (born Feb 11, 1787); William (born Jan 7, 1789); Mary (born Jan 30, 1791); Thomas (born April 15, 1793); Isobel (born July 3, 1796); Andrew (born May 26, 1799); and David (born April 4, 1802).

William Blyth (Weaver, Farrier and Farmer) married Isobel Wilkie on Jan 15, 1821 in Newburgh, Fife. They had at least eight children: John (born Nov 5, 1821); Ann (born about 1826); Arthur (born Dec 9, 1827);  JAMES (born Nov 22, 1829); William (born July 8, 1832); Isabel (born June 26, 1834); Andrew (born Sept 28, 1836); and David (born May 25, 1839). - from Scotland's People

Children Born Place Died Place
John Nov 5, 1821 Newburgh, Fife    
Ann about 1826 Newburgh, Fife    
Arthur Dec 9, 1827 Newburgh, Fife    
JAMES Nov 22, 1829 Newburgh, Fife June 6, 1896 Cupar, Fife
William July 8, 1832 Newburgh, Fife March 13, 1861 Newburgh, Fife
Isabel June 26, 1834 Newburgh, Fife    
Andrew Sept 28, 1836 Newburgh, Fife May 29, 1897 Perth, Perthshire
David May 25, 1839 Newburgh, Fife Feb 18, 1921 New York
 
NEWBURGH PARISH, CHARACTER ETC. OF THE PEOPLE.- The people are in general active and industrious, and, with the usual exceptions which occur almost invariably in manufacturing and sea-port districts, merit the praise of sobriety. The great bulk of them are attentive to the ordinances of religion and the education of their children. The rising generation are supplied from parish libraries with excellent and instructive books. These are read with much interest; and the time is not far distant, when Newburgh, which has hitherto been noted for commercial enterprise, will also be distinguished for a moral, religious, and a well-informed people. "No person belonging to the parish of Newburgh," says Dr Stuart, " has suffered the punishment of death for any crime within the period to which its records extend." To this notice in the former Statistical Account, the writer of the present one has only to add, that, in 1661, two women belonging to the town were hanged at Cupar, accused of the crime of witchcraft, and for causing, under the influence of that " black art, the minister's house, Mr Lawrence Oliphant, to be burnt." As in former times, " Newburgh supplied the navy of Great Britain with steady, well-behaved, and gallant men," the character of its seamen still continues to be held in estimation. The number of individuals or families engaged in trade are, Manufacturers, 13; corn-merchants, 4; grocers and other retailers, 21 ; bakers, 9; butchers, 4; medical practitioners, 3; stationer, 1. The number of families, 530; Average number of children in each, 5; Number of inhabited houses, 285 Number of Blind, 0; Number of Deaf and Dumb, 2; During the last three years there have been 9 illegitimate Births in the parish. - April 1836 ( The Rev. John Anderson, Minister)

 

1832 ..........

Map showing Newburgh, Fife, to the South of the River Tay, John Thompson's Atlas of Scotland, 1832
Map showing Newburgh, Fife, to the South of the River Tay, John Thompson's Atlas of Scotland, 1832

 

1841 ..........

1841 Scotland Census - Newburgh, Fifeshire
William Blyth & Isabella Wilkie and family

Name: William Blyth
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1791
Gender: Male
Where born: Fife, Scotland
   
Civil parish: Newburgh
County: Fife
Address: High Street
Occupation: Farrier
Parish Number: 450
Household Members:
Name Age
William Blyth 50
Isabel Blyth 46
John Blyth 20
Ann Blyth 15
Arthur Blyth 13
James Blyth 12
William Blyth 9
Andrew Blyth 5
David Blyth 2

Source Citation: Parish: Newburgh; ED: 4; Page:  19; Line: 910; Roll:  ; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

 

1851 ..........

1851 Scotland Census - Newburgh, Fifeshire
William Blyth & Isabella Wilkie and family

Name: William Blyth
Age: 62
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1789
Relationship: Head
Spouse's Name: Isabella Blyth
Gender: Male
Where born: Newburgh, Fife
Parish Number: 450
Civil parish: Newburgh
County: Fife
Address: High Street
Occupation: Farmer (of 25 Acres -emplass 1 Man & 2 Boys) Is also Cotton Weaver
ED: 5
Household schedule number: 163
Line: 7
Roll: CSSCT1851_92
Household Members:
Name Age
William Blyth 62
Isabella Blyth 55
Arthur Blyth 23
Andrew Blyth 15
David Blyth 11

Source Citation: Parish: Newburgh; ED: 5; Page:  7; Line: 46; Roll: 904; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1851 Scotland Census - Moncrieffe Garden, Dunbarney, Parthshire
James Blyth

Name: James Blyth
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Relationship: Lodger
Gender: Male
Where born: Newburgh, Fifeshire
Parish Number: 347
Civil parish: Dunbarney
County: Perthshire
Address: Moncreiffe Garden
Occupation: Journeyman Gardener
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 2
Line: 15
Roll: CSSCT1851_74
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Saddler 47
Janet Saddler 43
Georgina Saddler 18
John Saddler 14
James S Saddler 11
Hellen M Saddler 9
Robert Saddler 5
Samuel Corder 20
Andrew Leonmoutte 23
Yeuman Strachan 20
John Buchanan 19
James Blyth 21

Source Citation: Parish: Dunbarney; ED: 1; Page:  15; Line: 1; Roll: 1234; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

The House of Moncrieffe, the residence of the ancient family of that name, descended from Ramerus de Moncrieffe, who was keeper of the wardrobe to Alexander I., was built in the seventeenth century; the grounds are thickly planted with the usual trees, interspersed with horse-chesnut, silver and spruce firs, lime, plane, and walnut, and the garden contains, with many other rare plants, several from the Cape of Good Hope and New South Wales. - from Perthshire.blogspot.com

 

1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Newburgh, Fifeshire
William Blyth & Isabella Wilkie and family

Name: William Blyth
Age: 70
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1791
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Isabella Blyth
Gender: Male
Where born: Newburgh, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 450
Registration district: Newburgh
Civil parish: Newburgh
County: Fife
Address: High Str
Occupation: Farmer (small)
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 105
Line: 17
Roll: CSSCT1861_60
Household Members:
Name Age
William Blyth 70
Isabella Blyth 65
Andrew Blyth 25
David Blyth 23
Thomas Low 16
John Folley 13

Source Citation: Parish: Newburgh; ED: 3; Page:  15; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1861_60; Year: 1861. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

William Blyth

William Blyth, Jr. died on March 13, 1861 in Westport, Newburgh

Old High Street, Newburgh, Fife
Old High Street, Newburgh, Fife

In the 1861 Parochial Directory for Fife and Kinross, Parish of Newburgh, there are an Andrew and William Blyth, Farmers, in West Port, a John D. & James D. Blyth, Fleshers on High Street, and a William Blyth, Joiner & Wright, High Street.

 

1862 ..........

Andrew Blyth & Catherine Wilson

Andrew Blyth (son of William Blyth and Isabella Wilkie) married Catherine Burn Wilson (daughter of James Wilson and Elizabeth Whyte) on Dec 25, 1862, in Newburgh, Fife. They had at least two child: William (born about 1863); and James (born about 1877).

William Blyth & Rachel Miln Allan

 

1863 ..........

William Blyth

William Blyth, Sr. died on July 9, 1863 in Newburgh, Fife at the age of 74.

 

"Lindors Ahdie" is Lindores Abbey, Newburgh

Lindores Abbey, Newburgh Parish, 1870
Lindores Abbey, Newburgh Parish, 1870

 

1871 ..........

1871 Scotland Census - Crognorth, Kinfauns, Perthshire
Isabella Wilkie with her son David and his family

Name: Isabella Blyth
Age: 76
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1795
Relationship: Mother
Gender: Female
Where born: Lindors Ahdie, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 366
Registration district: Kinfauns
Civil parish: Kinfauns
County: Perthshire
Address: Crognorth
Occupation: Residenter
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 51
Line: 5
Roll: CSSCT1871_64
Household Members:
Name Age
David Blyth 32
Ann Blyth 23
Kinnaird Blyth 2
William Blyth 1
Isabella Blyth 76

Source Citation: Parish: Kinfauns; ED: 2; Page:  12; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1871_64; Year: 1871.Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Kinnear Gardiner Blyth was born in 1868 and William John Blyth was born in 1870.

RCAHMS Site Record for Lindores Abbey

Present Condition of Lindores Abbey by Alexander Laing, 1871 (317 Kb pdf)
Lindores Abbey and its burgh of Newburgh: their history and annals by Alexander Laing, 1876 (39 MB pdf)

1871 Scotland Census - Whinney Bank Farm, Newburgh, Fife
Andrew Blyth & Catherine Wilson and her mother

Name: Andrew Blyth
Age: 34
Estimated birth year: abt 1837
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Catherine Blyth
Gender: Male
Where born: Newburgh, fifeshire
Registration Number: 450
Registration district: Newburgh
Civil Parish: Newburgh
County: Fife
Address: Whinney Bank Farm
Occupation: Farmer 1126 Acres Arable Employing 2 Labourers
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 171
LINE: 1
Roll: CSSCT1871_77
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Blyth 34
Catherine Blyth 31
William Blyth 8
Elizabeth Wilson 76
James Miller 20
George Duncan 16

Source Citation: Parish: Newburgh; ED: 2; Page: 33; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1871_77. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

James Miller and George Duncan are Farm Servants

 

1873 ..........

David Wilkie Blyth & Ann Robertson Brown

David Wilkie Blyth, joiner, married Ann Robertson Brown (daughter of John Brown and Kinaird Gardiner) on Aug 17, 1873, in Dundee. They had at least seven children: Kinnear Gardiner (born Aug 10, 1868, in Kinfauns, Perthshire); William John (born March 20, 1870, in Kinfauns, Perthshire); Isabella (born Jan 2, 1872, in Dundee); Elizabeth Brown (born Aug 15, 1873, in Dundee); Ann Arthur (born June 26, 1875), in Dundee; Thomas Brown (born Aug 31, 1876, in Dundee); David W. (born about 1888); Margaret M. (born about 1880); and Agnes (born about 1882). - Information below from Dwyer, Blyth, Sharp, Dealing Family Tree and Rivel 2012 on ancestry.com

Kinnear Gardiner Blyth & Alexander P. Wotherspoon | Isabella Wilkie Blyth & Francis J. Pender
Elizabeth Brown Blyth & John McDonald Drummond | Ann Arthur Blyth & Edward J. Dwyer | Thomas Brown Blyth & Rose Snyder
David Wilkie Blyth & Mary Georgina Taxter | David Wilkie Blyth & Dorothy A. Dohrmann | Agnes D. Blyth & Samuel Brackett Falion

 

1881 ..........

Isabella Wilkie

Isabella Wilkie Blyth died on Feb 20, 1881, in Blairgowrie, Perthshire at the age of 86.

 

1881 Scotland Census - Newburgh, Fife
Andrew Blyth & Catherine Wilson

Name: Andrew Blyth
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: abt 1837
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Catherine Blyth
Gender: Male
Where born: Newburgh, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 450
Registration district: Newburgh
Civil Parish: Newburgh
County: Fife
Address: High Street
Occupation: Butcher
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 50
LINE: 3
Roll: cssct1881_124
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Blyth 44
Catherine Blyth 41
James Blyth 4

Source Citation: Parish: Newburgh; ED: 4; Page: 8; Line: 3; Roll: cssct1881_124. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1881 Scotland Census - Tibbermore, Perthshire
William Blyth (son of Andrew Blyth and Catherine Wilson)

Name: William Blyth
Age: 18
Estimated birth year: abt 1863
Relationship: Boarder
Gender: Male
Where born: Fifeshire, Newburgh
Registration Number: 387
Registration district: Perth
Civil Parish: Tibbermore
County: Perthshire
Address: 5 County Place
Occupation: Butcher
ED: 11
Household schedule number: 38
LINE: 20
Roll: cssct1881_109
Household Members:
Name Age
Margaret Stewart 45
Jane Downie 23
William Blyth 18

Source Citation: Parish: Tibbermore; ED: 11; Page: 7; Line: 20; Roll: cssct1881_109. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1881 Scotland Census - Blairgowrie, Perthshire
David Blyth and Ann Robertson and family

Name: David Blyth
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Ann Blyth
Gender: Male
Where born: Newburgh, Fifeshire
Registration number: 335
Registration District: Blairgowrie
Civil Parish: Blairgowrie
Town: Blairgowrie
County: Perthshire
Address: Reform St: Douglas Ct
Occupation: Master Joiner
ED: 3
Household Schedule Number: 125
Line: 15
Roll: cssct1881_100
Household Members:
Name Age
David Blyth 41
Ann Blyth 33
William John Blyth 11
Elizabeth B Blyth 7
Ann A Blyth 5
Thomas B Blyth 4
David W Blyth 3
Margaret M Blyth 7 Mo

Source Citation: Parish: Blairgowrie; ED: 3; Page: 21; Line: 15; Roll: cssct1881_100. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

David and Ann and family emigrated from Scotland to New York City in 1882

 

1886 ..........

Catherine Burns Wilson

Catherine Burns Wilson Blyth died on Sept 26, 1886, in Jeanfield, Perthshire, at the age of 47. William Blyth, son, was the informant. She was buried in the Newburgh Cemetery.

 

1887 ..........

Andrew Blyth & Mary Ann Cairncross

Andrew Blyth, widower, (son of William Blyth and Isabella Wilkie) married Mary Ann Cairncross, Spinster, (daughter of George Cairncross and Isabella Duff) on Dec 5, 1887, at the Royal George Hotel, Perth.

 

1890 ..........

William Blyth & Rachel Miln Allan

William Blyth (son of Andrew Blyth and Catherine Wilson) married Rachel Miln Allan (daughter of John Allan and Rachel Miln) on Sept 2, 1890, at the Royal George Hotel in Perth.

 

1891 ..........

1891 Scotland Census - Perth, Perthshire
Andrew Blyth & Mary Ann Cairncross

Name: Andrew Blyth
Age: 54
Estimated birth year: abt 1837
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Blyth
Gender: Male
Where born: Newburgh, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 387
Registration district: Perth
Civil Parish: Perth East Church
Town: Perth
County: Perthshire
Address: 37 York Pl
Occupation: Butcher
ED: 9
Household schedule number: 57
LINE: 23
Roll: CSSCT1891_117
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Blyth 54
Mary Blyth 52
James W Blyth 14
William Lamb 17
William Amos 16

Source Citation: Parish: Perth East Church; ED: 9; Page: 10; Line: 23; Roll: CSSCT1891_117. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

William Lamb and William Amos are Butcher's Assistant

1891 Scotland Census - Perth, Perthshire
William Blyth & Rachel Miln Allan

Name: William Blyth
Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1863
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Rachael M Blyth
Gender: Male
Where born: Newburgh, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 387
Registration district: Perth
Civil Parish: Perth East Church
Town: Perth
County: Perthshire
Address: Craigie Crest
Occupation: Butcher
ED: 11
Household schedule number: 70
LINE: 4
Roll: CSSCT1891_117
Household Members:
Name Age
William Blyth 28
Rachael M Blyth 28
Rachael Allan 66

Source Citation: Parish: Perth East Church; ED: 11; Page: 14; Line: 4; Roll: CSSCT1891_117. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1892 ..........

Mary Ann Cairncross

Mary Ann Cairncross Blyth died on Jan 11, 1892, at 57 York Place, Perth. William Blyth, stepson, was the informant.

 

1897 ..........

Andrew Blyth

Andrew Blyth, widower, (son of William Blyth and Isabella Wilkie) died on May 29, 1897, in Perth, at the age of 60.

 

1900 ..........

1900 United States Federal Census - Brooklyn, New York
David Blyth & Ann Robertson

Name: Jared Blyth
[David Blyth
Age: 61
Birth Date: May 1839
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1900: Brooklyn Ward 22, Kings, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1882
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Ann R Blyth
Marriage Year: 1866
Years Married: 34
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Household Members:
Name Age
Jared Blyth 61
Ann R Blyth 52
Thomas B Blyth 23
Lizzie B Blyth 26
David W Blyth 22
Agnus D Blyth 17

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 22, Kings, New York; Roll: 1059; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0362; FHL microfilm: 1241059. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.

 

1901 ..........

1901 Scotland Census - Perth, Perthshire
William Blyth & Rachel Miln Allan and William's brother James

Name: William Blyth
Age: 37
Estimated birth year: abt 1864
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Rachel M Blyth
Gender: Male
Where born: Fife, Newburgh
Registration Number: 685/2
Registration district: St Andrew
Civil Parish: Edinburgh South Leith
County: Midlothian
Address: 36 Montgomery St
Occupation: Butcher
ED: 22
Household schedule number: 18
LINE: 19
Roll: CSSCT1901_372
Household Members:
Name Age
William Blyth 37
Rachel M Blyth 38
James W Blyth 24
Maggie Mcleod 18

Source Citation: Parish: Edinburgh South Leith; ED: 22; Page: 3; Line: 19; Roll: CSSCT1901_372. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

James is a butcher and Maggie is a servant

 

1903 ..........

David Wilkie Blyth, Jr. & Mary Georgina Taxter

David Wilkie Blyth, Jr. & Mary Georgina Taxter
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, New York, 24 Jan 1903
Newspapers.com

 

1910 ..........

1910 United States Federal Census - Brooklyn, New York
David Blyth & Ann Robertson

Name: David Blythe
Age in 1910: 72
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1910: Brooklyn Ward 29, Kings, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1884
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Annie Blythe
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Household Members:
Name Age
David Blythe 72
Annie Blythe 62

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 29, Kings, New York; Roll: T624_983; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 1021; FHL microfilm: 1374996. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA Description: This database is an index to the head of households enumerated in the 1910 United States Federal Census, the Thirteenth Census of the United States. In addition, each indexed name is linked to actual images of the 1910 Federal Census. The information recorded in the census includes: name, relationship to head of family, age at last birthday, sex, color or race, whether single, married, widowed, or divorced, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, and more.

 

1921 ..........

David Blyth

David Blyth (son of William Blyth and Isabella Wilkie) died in New York, USA, on Feb 18, 1921, at the age of 82. - New York Death Index, ancestry.com

 

1929 ..........

Ann Robertson Blyth

Ann Robertson Blyth died on April 11, 1929, in Kings, New York, USA, at the age of 83. - New York Death Index, ancestry.com

 

James Blyth &

Anne Rintoul
Born: Nov 22, 1829   Born: Dec 20, 1826
Place: Newburgh, Fife Place: Carnbee, Fife
Married: Dec 8, 1855
Place: Newburgh, Fife
Died: June 6, 1896 Died: April 9, 1909
Place: Cupar, Fife Place: Renfrew
Buried: Buried:

Selina Blyth & Hugh McCowan
Isabella Blyth & Richard Townsend | Isabella Blyth & Alexander McLeod | Isabella Blyth & Thomas Whitehead Foster
Stephen Rintoul Blyth & Rose Zetland Wilkins

James Blythe (born Nov 22, 1829 in Newburg, Fife) and Anne Rintoul (born Dec 20, 1826, in Carnbee, Fife) were married on Dec 8, 1855, in Newburgh. - Familysearch.org and ancestry.ca

Anne Rintoul's parents were Stephen Rintoul and Jean Henderson. They were married Nov 24, 1817, in Creich, Fife. They had at least five children: James (born Nov 29, 1818); Jean (born Sept 10, 1820); Margaret (born Aug 1, 1823); ANNE (born Dec 20, 1826); and Stephen (born May 8, 1829), all in Carnbee, Fife. - Scotland's People

Map showing Carnbee Parish in East Fife, John Thompson's Atlas of Scotland, 1832
Map showing Carnbee Parish in East Fife, John Thompson's Atlas of Scotland, 1832

James Blyth and Anne Rintoul were married on Dec 10, 1855, in Edinburgh. The had at least four children: Ciliscia (born Aug 8, 1856, in Monzievaird); Isabella (born July 7, 1859, in Burntisland); William (born June 17, 1863, in Burntisland); and Stephen Rintoul (born Dec 29, 1865, in Monzieviard, Dunbarton). - Scotland's People

Children Born Place Died Place
Ciliscia "Selina" Aug 8, 1856 Monzievaird, Dunbarton Aug 1, 1903 Paisley, Renfrew
Isabella July 7, 1859 Burntisland, Fife June 10, 1901 Blythswood, Glasgow
William June 17, 1863 Burntisland, Fife Oct 7, 1893 Partick, Glasgow
Stephen Rintoul Dec 29, 1865 Monzieviard, Dunbarton    

Selina's sister Isabella was married three times. She fainted and drowned in the bath at age 41. She had one or two kids with each husband. Husbands were: Richard Townsend (3 kids, last born in England - can't find his death - probably England), Alexander McLeod, and Thomas Whitehead Foster. It was interesting that she didn't seem to know much about her father.  In most records she named him as James. Once it was recorded as William. She said he was deceased when he was still living. Maybe that's what the mother told the children... - Glenda Waugh

 

1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Newbiggan Lodge, Burntisland, Fife
James Blyth & Anne Rintoul and family

Name: James Blyth
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Ann Blyth
Gender: Male
Where born: Newburgh, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 411
Registration district: Burntisland
Civil parish: Burntisland
County: Fife
Address: Newbiggan Lodge
Occupation: Gardner
ED: 6
Household schedule number: 33
Line: 12
Roll: CSSCT1861_53
Household Members:
Name Age
James Blyth 32
Ann Blyth 30
Elizabeth Blyth 4
Isabella Blyth 1

Source Citation: Parish: Burntisland; ED: 6; Page:  8; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1861_53; Year: 1861. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

"Elizabeth" is Selina.

Map showing Newbiggin just to the East of Burntisland 1828
Map showing Newbiggin just to the West of Burntisland 1828

 

1871 ..........

1871 Scotland Census - Blythswood, Glasgow
Ann Rintoul Blyth and children and Hugh McCowan (Lodger)

Name: Ann Blyth
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Carnbee, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 644/6
Registration district: Blythswood
Civil parish: Glasgow Barony
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 19
Occupation: Keeping Lodgers
ED: 63
Household schedule number: 70
Line: 5
Roll: CSSCT1871_134
Household Members:
Name Age
Ann Blyth 44
Seliner H Blyth 44
Isabella Blyth 11
William Blyth 8
Stephen Blyth 6
Hugh Mccowan 20
William Mcivor 22
Archibell Lightbody 24
Andrew Yuill 21
John Yuill 23
John Letton 20
John Jomes 29

Source Citation: Parish: Glasgow Barony; ED: 63; Page:  10; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1871_134; Year: 1871. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Selina's age should be 14. Her occupation was "Dressmaker".

1871 Scotland Census - Stirling Prison, Stirling, Stirlingshire
James Blyth, Prisoner
 
Name: James Blyth
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Relationship: Prisoner
Gender: Male
Where born: Newburgh, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 490
Registration district: Stirling
Civil parish: Stirling
County: Stirlingshire
Address: Stirling Prason
Occupation: Gardener
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 13/1
Line: 8
Roll: CSSCT1871_85

Source Citation: Parish: Stirling; ED: 3; Page:  5; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1871_85; Year: 1871. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

See Trial papers relating to James Blyth for the crime of wilful fire-raising and culpably and recklessly setting fire to and burning any stock. Tried at High Court, Stirling, Accused James Blyth, Age: 40, gardener or farm labourer, Address: The farm of Taylorton, St Ninian's, Stirlingshire, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Penal servitude - 5 years. - From National Archives of Scotland, Reference JC26/1871/106, Related record AD/14/71/227

The Glasgow Daily Herald, Saturday, April 29, 1871
Stirling Circuit Court


James Blyth, prisoner in the prison of Stirling
See original document

 

1881 ..........

1881 Scotland Census - Fife and Kinross Asylum, Cupar, Fife

Name: James Blyth
Age: 55
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826
Relationship: Pauper
Gender: Male
Where born: Newburgh, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 420
Registration district: Cupar
Civil parish: Cupar
County: Fife
Address: Retreat
Occupation: Pauper Patient
ED: Fife and Kinross Asylum
Household schedule number: 82
Line: 11
Roll: cssct1881_116

Source Citation: Parish: Cupar; ED: Fife and Kinross Asylum; Page:  11; Line: 11; Roll: cssct1881_116; Year: 1881. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1881 Scotland Census - Blythswood, Glasgow
Ann Rintoul Blyth and son William

Name: Ann Blyth
Age: 55
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Carnbey, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 644/7
Registration district: Blythswood
Civil parish: Glasgow Barony
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 15 Renfrew St
Occupation: Keep Boarders
ED: 64
Household schedule number: 103
Line: 22
Roll: cssct1881_231
Household Members:
Name Age
Ann Blyth 55
Wm Blyth 18
Sarah Platt 25
Robert McKechnie 39
John W Flemm 49
Wm D Reid 35
John Lindsay 33
Wm Torbat 32

Source Citation: Parish: Glasgow Barony; ED: 64; Page:  14; Line: 22; Roll: cssct1881_231; Year: 1881. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1891 ..........

1891 Scotland Census - Fife and Kinross Asylum, Cupar, Fife
James Blyth

Name: James Blyth
Age: 65
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826
Relationship: Patient
Gender: Male
Where born: Newburgh, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 420
Registration district: Cupar
Civil parish: Cupar
County: Fife
Address: Retreat, Springfield, Cupar-Fife
Occupation: Gardener
ED: Fife and Kinross District Lunatic Asylum
Household schedule number: 1
Line: 23
Roll: CSSCT1891_127

Source Citation: Parish: Cupar; ED: Fife and Kinross District Lunatic Asylum; Page:  7; Line: 23; Roll: CSSCT1891_127; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Read about the Fife and District Lunatic Asylum

1891 Scotland Census - 97 Victoria St., Govan, Lanarkshire
Ann Rintoul Blyth and son William

Name: Ann Ninland Blyth
[Ann Rintoul Blyth] 
Age: 64
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Cambie, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 646/3
Registration district: Partick
Civil parish: Govan
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 97 Victoria Street
ED: 35
Household schedule number: 168
Line: 7
Roll: CSSCT1891_307
Household Members:
Name Age
Ann Ninland Blyth 64
William Blyth 28

Source Citation: Parish: Govan; ED: 35; Page:  29; Line: 7; Roll: CSSCT1891_307; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1893 ..........

William Blyth

William Blyth (son of James Blyth and Ann Rintoul) died on Oct 7, 1893, in Partick, Glasgow at the age of 31. Selina McCowan, sister, was the informant.

 

1893 ..........

Stephen Rintoul Blyth & Rose Zetland Wilkins

Stephen Rintoul Blyth (son of James Blyth and Ann Rintoul) married Rose Zetland Wilkins on Nov 17, 1895, in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

 

1896 ..........

James Blyth

James Blyth died on June 6, 1896, in Cupar Fife, at the age of 70.

 

1901 ..........

1901 Scotland Census - Paisley, Renfrewshire
Ann Rintoul Blyth and her daughter Selina

Name: Annie B Blyth
Age: 74
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
Relationship: Mother
Gender: Female
Where born: Carnbeer, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 573/1
Registration district: Paisley
Civil parish: Paisley
County: Renfrewshire
Address: 5 County Pl
ED: 46
Household schedule number: 168
Line: 17
Roll: CSSCT1901_207
Household Members:
Name Age
Selina M Mccowan 44
Annie B Blyth 74
Annie Matheson 21

Source Citation: Parish: Paisley; ED: 46; Page:  41; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1901_207; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1909 ..........

Anne Rintoul

Anne Rintoul died on April 9, 1909, in Renfrew, at the age of 82.

 

Selina Blyth & Hugh McCowan

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