The Scobie Family
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The Scobie Family of Dunblane and Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland

James Scobie & Catherine Meiklejohn | James Scobie & Janet Scobie
William Scobie & Ann Fitton | Janet Scobie & John McCowan

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

The Counties of Perth and Clackmannan, Surveyed and Published by James Stobie and Corrected to 1805
The Counties of Perth and Clackmannan, Surveyed and Published by James Stobie and Corrected to 1805

Until recently, very little was known of the history of Blackford beyond the early Roman period. However, recent excavations just outside the village of Blackford have revealed a considerable Bronze / Iron Age settlement and work will continue over the next few years on the analysis and interpretation of the finds. Traditionally, the area between Kinbuck Bridge near Dunblane and the foot of Gleneagles through which the Allan River flows was thought to be one large expanse of water varying from 1 to 3 miles in breadth. This loch was supposedly a favourite resort of the ancient Caledonian monarchs. A fording place was established at the east end and, according to local legend, "The Fair Queen Helen", wife of King Magnus was accidentally drowned here. This "black ford", as it was dubbed then perpetuated in the name of the village. Blackford is situated less than five miles from the major Roman camp at Ardoch, part of the Gask Ridge Frontier system that established a network of camps and watchtowers in the 70s AD. There were three outposts for the Ardoch camp in the vicinity of the village of Blackford. Between the Roman and Medieval periods there is limited information about Blackford although it is said that William Wallace defeated a small English force as they crossed the ford on the Allan Water around 1296 and  it is known that Sir David Murray founded a Collegiate Church at nearby Tullibardine in 1445.
 
The abundance of water in and around Blackford has had a strong influence on the development of the area. One of the earliest breweries in Scotland was established in Blackford in the 15th century. The official chronicles of the period state that James IV, on his return from his coronation in Scone in 1488, paid 12 Scots shillings for a barrel of ale from Blackford.
 
Maps of the late 18th century only show farms and mills in the area and little evidence for a village at Blackford. However, it is clear that a sizeable community had been established at the turn of the 18th century but had been destroyed by Jacobite forces in 1716. Three months after the Battle of Sherrifmuir, the communities of Blackford, Auchterarder, Dunning, Muthill and Crieff were all burnt to the ground under the orders of the Earl of Mar to deny food and shelter to the troops of the Duke of Argyll.

- from Village History, Blackford Historical Society
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Blackford Legend

"Andrew Scobie, who was a bailie of Perth in 1369, is the earliest recorded Scobie I have yet found, and suggests that the name has a long history in the area." - from TribalPages - Family Tree: Scobie in Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland

Of local origin from old lands of the name in Perthshire. Andrew Scobie was bailie of Perth, 1369 (Milne p. 29). Moreis Scobie in Balhaldie confessed in 1610 to practicing charming to cure 'seik folks' (Fergusson, Alexander flume). Letters of horning were issued against Andrew Scobie, 1611 (Pitfirrane, 459). - from forebears.io Balhaldie is located just to the north of Dunblane.

 

James Scobie & Catherine Meiklejohn
Born: about 1770 Born: July 16, 1769
Place: ? Place: Dunblane, Perthshire
Married: Jan 16, 1791
Place: Dunblane, Perthshire
Died: before 1828 Died: about 1828
Place: Blackford, Perthshire? Place: Auchtertarder, Perthshire
Buried: Buried:

John Scobie & Janet Low | John Scobie & Janet Rogie | James Scobie & Janet Scobie

James Scobie (shepherd) and Catherine Meiklejohn (daughter of Patrick Meiklejohn) were married on Jan 16, 1791, in Dunblane, Stirlingshire. They had at least two children: John (born about 1812) and James (born Aug 26, 1813). There was also a James Scobie in Dunblane that had at least two children: Mary (born Jan 16, 1792, in Carrumbe or Carrim); and Peter (born Feb 4, 1804, to James Scobie, shepherd in Carrumb). - Scotland's People

Children Born Place Died Place
John about 1812 Blackford, Perthshire Feb 8, 1898 Blackford, Perthsire
JAMES Aug 26, 1813 Blackford, Perthshire Oct 12, 1860 Blackford, Perthsire


To James Scobbie and Catherine MickJohn his spouse a child Baptised Aug 26, 1813 called James
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Carrim

Map showing location of Carrim (lower left). James Stobie, 1805.
Map showing location of Carrim (lower left). James Stobie, 1805.

Patrick "Peter" Meicklejohn & Margaret? Mitchell

Catherine Meiklejohn was born in Dunblane on  July 16, 1769 and her parents was Patrick "Peter" Meicklejohn and Margaret Mitchell. There was a Patrick Meiklejohn born in Camshinie (Cumbusheenie), Dunblane on Sept 27, 1735 that could be Catherine's father and a Margaret Mitchell born July 30, 1742 that could be Catherine's mother. It looks as though there were probably two Patrick Micklejohn's and their wives having children in Dunblane  between 1718-1775. Patrick Meicklejohn and his wife may have had at least  nine children born in Duthiestown, Dunblane, Perthshire: Elizabeth (born Aug 5, 1767, in Duthiestown); Katherine (born July 16, 1769, in Duthiestown); Mary Janet (born March 24, 1771, in Duthiestown); Peter (born May 23, 1773, in Duthiestown); John (born June 26, 1775, in Duthiestown); James (born June 22, 1777, in Duthiestown); Robert (May 11, 1778, in Duthiestown, died in 1855, in Dunblane and mother identified as Margaret Mitchell); Margaret (born March 11, 1780, in Duthiestown); and Andrew (born March 22, 1790, in Duthiestown). - Scotland's People and Ancestry.com

Katherine to Patrick Meicklejohn in Duthiestown born the & baptized 16 July 1769
Katherine to Patrick Meicklejohn in Duthiestown born the & baptized 16 July 1769
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Children of Peter Meiklejohn of Duthiestown

Children of Peter Meiklejohn of Duthiestown
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Duthiestown

Map showing Dunblane and Duthiestown, James Stobie, 1783
Map showing Dunblane and Duthiestown, James Stobie, 1783

 

1828 ..........

Pursuant to a Decree of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer

Pursuant to a Decree of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer
Perthshire Courier, Thursday 20 November 1828

 

1835 ..........

John Scobie & Janet Low

John Scobie (son of James Scobie and Catherine Meiklejohn) married Janet Low on Nov 30, 1834 and they had at least three children: James (born Nov 8, 1835, in Rhynd, Perthshire, died Feb 23, 1902, in San Francisco, California); Isabella (born Jan7, 1838, in Blackford); and Catherine (probably born Sept 12, 1841, in Blackford, died Sept 6, 1904, in Santa Rosa, California).

Isabella Scobie & Alexander Arnott | Catherine Scobie & James Hurry | Catherine Scobie & George Griffin
James Scobie & Jean Ross | James Scobie & Agnes Anne McBean

 

Janet Low probably died between 1841-1844

 

1841 ..........

1841 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
James and Isabella Scobie (children of John Scobie & Janet Lowe) in the Ferguson household
Not sure who James Scobie (29) is...

Name: James Scobie
Age: 29
Estimated birth year: abt 1812
Gender: Male
Where born: Perthshire, Scotland
Civil Parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Blackford Old Street
Occupation: Caster
Parish Number: 333
Household Members:
Name Age
James Ferguson 30
Elesebeth Ferguson 45
Ann Ferguson 15
James Scobie 29
Ann Scobie 30
James Scobie 5
Isabella Scobie 4
James Smith 2

Source Citation Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page: 13; Line: 375; 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.

 

1844 ..........

John Scobie & Janet Rogie

John Scobie (son of James Scobie and Catherine Meiklejohn) married Janet Rogie Nov 24, 1844 and they had at least one child: John (born Aug 26, 1849, in Blackford).

 

1851 ..........

1851 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
John Scobie & Janet Rogie

Name: John Scobie
Age: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1812
Relationship: Head
Spouse: Janet Scobie
Gender: Male
Where born: Blackford, Perthshire
Parish Number: 333
Civil Parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Old Street
Occupation: Rail Lab
ED: 1
Page: 4
Household schedule number: 17
LINE: 6
Roll: CSSCT1851_72
Household Members:
Name Age
John Scobie 39
Janet Scobie 41
James Scobie 15
Isabel Scobie 13
Catherine Scobie 10
John Scobie 1
Andrew Rodge 45
Robert Fullon 24

Source Citation Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page: 4; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1851_72; 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.

 

1855 ..........

Isabella Scobie & Alexander Arnott

Isabella Scobie (daughter of John Scobie and Janet Low) married Alexander Arnott, joiner (son of Peter Arnott and Ann McGregor) on June 15, 1855, in Blackford, Perthshire.

 

1860 ..........

James Scobie & Jeanne Ross

James Scobie (son of John Scobie and Janet Low) married Jeanne Ross about 1860. They had at least one child: Marguerite (born about 1863).

Marguerite Scobie & John D. Davis

 

1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Kenpaugh, Blackford, Perthshire
Catharine Scobie (daughter of John Scobie and Janet Low)

Name: Cathrine Scobie
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Relationship: Servant
Gender: Female
Where born: Blackford, Perthshire
Registration number: 333
Registration District: Blackford
Civil Parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Kenpaugh
Occupation: Dairy Maid
ED: 3
Household Schedule Number: 10
Line: 5
Roll: CSSCT1861_47
Household Members:
Name Age
James Miller 33
William Bruce 24
William Bruce 16
Elizabeth Mclaughlan 20
Cathrine Scobie 19
Duncan Cameron 10

Source Citation: Parish: Blackford; ED: 3; Page: 4; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1861_47. 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.

 

1863 ..........

Catherine Scobie & James Hurry

Catherine Scobie (21 year old daughter of John Scobie, plate layer, and Janet Low, deceased), married James Hurry (19 year old son of John Hurry, saddler, and Mary Robertson) on May 22, 1863, in Blackford, Perthshire. They had at least four children: Janet "Jessie" (born Aug 14, 1863, in Blackford); Mary (born Sept 8, 1865); John (born May 28, 1867, in Dunning, Perthshire); and James (born April 22, 1869). John died in Truckee, California, at the age of 4.

Mary Hurry & Henry Ungewitter | James Hurry & Carrie ?

James Hurry died "on his way to California, aged 29 years". After his death, Catherine Scobie married George Griffin. George Griffin and Catherine Scobie had at least two children: George and Katie. George Griffin died in 1885 at the age of 65.

 

1871 ..........

1871 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
John Scobie & Janet Rogie

Name: John Scobie
Age: 59
Estimated birth year: abt 1812
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Janet Scobie
Gender: Male
Where born: Blackford, Perthshire
Registration Number: 333
Registration district: Blackford
Civil Parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Old Street
Occupation: Farmer, (6 Acres) & House Roft
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 54
LINE: 14
Roll: CSSCT1871_61
Household Members:
Name Age
John Scobie 59
Janet Scobie 61
Margaret Henderson 13

Source Citation Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page: 10; Line: 14; Roll: CSSCT1871_61 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.

 

1872 ..........

James Scobie

James Scobie (son of John Scobie and Janet Low) was naturalized in San Francisco, California on April 1, 1872. - from California Voter Register, 16th Precinct, 37th Assembly District, San Francisco County, 1896

Catherine Scobie's son James Hurry indicated his immigration year as 1872 on the 1900 United States Federal Census. James Scobie and his sister Catherine and her husband and their family may have traveled together from Scotland to California.

 

1880 ..........

1880 United States Federal Census - San Francisco, California
James Scobie & Jenni Ross

Name: James Scobie
Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1837
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1880: San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Jenni Scobie
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Occupation: R. R. Contractor
Household Members:
Name Age
James Scobie 43
Jenni Scobie 38
Margareth Scobie 17
Penni Ross 4
Elizabeth Ross 63
Ty Lip 13

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 77; Family History Film: 1254077; Page: 111A; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 0224. Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Description: This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parents’ place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.


James Scobie (43), Jenni (38), Margareth (17), Penni Ross (4), Elizabeth Ross (63) and Ty Lip (13)
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Catherine Scobie & George Griffin

Catherine Scobie married George Griffin. George Griffin and Catherine Scobie had at least two children: George and Katie. George Griffin died in 1885 at the age of 65.

1880 United States Federal Census - Redwood, Sonoma County, California
Catherine Scobie & George Griffin

Name: George Griffin
Age: 64
Birth Year: abt 1816
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1880: Redwood, Sonoma, California
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Catharine Griffin
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Occupation: Wagon Maker
Household Members:
Name Age
George Griffin 64
Catharine Griffin 36
Mary Griffin 15
James Griffin 11

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Redwood, Sonoma, California; Roll: 84; Family History Film: 1254084; Page: 221C; Enumeration District: 130; Image: 0444. Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Description: This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parents’ place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.

Mary and James are the children of Catherine Scobie and James Hurry

 

1881 ..........

1881 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
John Scobie & Janet Rogie

Name: John Scobie
Age: 69
Estimated birth year: abt 1812
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Janet Scobie
Gender: Male
Where born: Perthshire, Blackford
Registration Number: 333
Registration district: Blackford
Civil Parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Old Street
Occupation: Crofter
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 47
LINE: 1
Roll: cssct1881_100
Household Members:
Name Age
John Scobie 69
Janet Scobie 71

Source Citation Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page: 9; Line: 1; 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.

 

1882 ..........

Mary Griffin & Henry Ungewitter

Mary Griffin (daughter of Catherine Scobie & James Hurry) married Henry W. Ungewitter in 1882. They had at least two children: Gretchen and John. - from 1900 United States Federal Census

 

1884 ..........

Marguerite Scobie graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1884
Marguerite Scobie graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1884
From Directory of graduates of the University of California, 1864-1916

 

1886 ..........

The California and Oregon

The California and Oregon
Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 55, Number 92, 8 June 1886

 

1889 ..........

Marguerite Scobie & John D. Davis

"DAVIS/SCOBIE--In this city, June 13, by the Rev. M. M. Gibson, D.D., assisted by the Rev. James Matthews, D.D., and the Rev. T. B. Stewart, Professor John D. DAVIS of Princeton, N.J., and Marguerite, daughter of James SCOBIE." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 30 June 1889, p.7. John D. Davis was a Princeton Theological Seminary Professor and the author of at least 16 theological works. They had at least six children: Jean S. (born about 1893); Nathaniel P. (born about 1895); Anne W. (born about 1897); Marguerite (born 1899);  Philip H. (born about 1901); and Louise E. (born about 1910), all born in New Jersey.

Anne Wallis Davis & Emerson Howland Swift | Marguerite Davis & Frederick Mowbray Velte

Professor John D. Davis and his wife...
Professor John D. Davis and his wife...
Tuesday, July 9, 1889 Paper: San Francisco Bulletin (San Francisco, CA) Volume: LXVIII Issue: 80 Page: 3

 

1890 ..........

New Roadbed

New Roadbed
Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 79, Number 119, 12 July 1890

 

1891 ..........

Improvement Notes

Several of the lots have been sold...
Several of the lots have been sold...
Friday, April 10, 1891 Paper: San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA) Page: 5

The Thistle Club

Presented by James Scobie to the Scottish Thistle Club, July 4, 1891
Presented by James Scobie to the Scottish Thistle Club, July 4, 1891
San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday, July 11, 1891
See original document

 

1891 ..........

1891 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
John Scobie & Janet Rogie

Name: John Scobie
Age: 79
Estimated birth year: abt 1812
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Janet Scobie
Gender: Male
Where born: Blackford, Perthshire
Registration Number: 333
Registration district: Blackford
Civil Parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: South Side Old Street
Occupation: Living on Private Means
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 16
LINE: 8
Roll: CSSCT1891_107
Household Members:
Name Age
John Scobie 79
Janet Scobie 81

Source Citation Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page: 3; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1891_107 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 ..........

About the Railroads

About the Railroads

There came with him Col. James Scobie...

 

1893 ..........

Jeanie Ross

Jeanie Ross (wife of James Scobie) died on Feb 24, 1893, and is buried in the Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma, California. She was 52.

Jeanie Ross Scobie died 24 Feb, 1893
Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma, California
Photo courtesy of Edward Hasbrouck

Erected By James Scobie a Native of Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland
In Loving Memory of His Dear Wife
Jeanie Ross Scobie
A Native of Aberdeen, Scotland
Who Died 24 February, 1893, Aged 52 Years

 

1894 ..........

James Hurry & Carrie ?

James Hurry (son of Catherine Scobie and James Hurry) married Carrie A. (surname unknown) in 1894. They had at least two children: James (born about 1895) and Mina (born about 1905). James and Carrie were living in Berkeley, California in the 1920, 1930 & 1940 US Census.  James was a "shipsmith" in a shipyard. - from 1900, 1920, 1930 & 1940 US Federal Census

 

1895 ..........

James Scobie & Agnes McBean

James Scobie (59 year old son of John Scobie and Janet "Jess" Lowe) married Agnes Anne McBean on Jan 24, 1895 in St. George, Edinburgh. James' address is given as Fell Street, San Francisco.

 

1897 ..........

Scot's Celebration

Scot's Celebration - James Scobie
San Francisco Call, Volume 82, Number 141, 19 October 1897

 

DUNSMUIR NEWS
Siskiyou Co; California
October 30, 1897

SCOBIES BACK FROM SCOTLAND

Col. and Mrs. James Scobie have returned from a stay in Scotland, accompanied by Mrs. Scobie's sister. Mr. and Mrs. Scobie who were married in Scotland, spent the summer in the old country having a delightful trip and passing most of the time on their native heath around the Banks and Braes off Blackford. Since returning they are occupying their palatial mansion on Fell Street in San Francisco, and Mr. Scobie, former masonry contractor during building of the railroad North from Redding to Ashland, Oregon, now retired, is putting in most of his time looking after his vast interests in that city and elsewhere. San Francisco real estate is looking up owing to abundance of gold coming in for wheat and other supplies from Alaska and the Klondike, and Mr. Scobie has his hands full trying to concentrate on his interests. Later this Fall when he gets time, he and his wife expect to visit Dunsmuir and all this section, as he has property in Dunsmuir, Montague, Ashland and several other places. The Scobie mansion will always be notable, as it occupies the highest point in the Bay City.

 

1898 ..........

John Scobie

John Scobie (son of James Scobie and Catherine Meiklejohn) died in Blackford on Feb 8, 1898 at the age of 86. He was married to Janet Rogie. William Scobie, nephew, was the informant.

 

1900 ..........

1900 United States Federal Census - Redwood, Sonoma County, California
Catherine Scobie with her daughter Mary and  her family

Name: Katherine Griffin
[Katherine Griffing
Age: 56
Birth Date: Aug 1843
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1900: Redwood, Sonoma, California
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1870
[1810] 
Relation to Head of House: Mother in Law
[Mother-in-law] 
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother: number of living children: 2
Mother: How many children: 7
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry W Ungewilth 37
Mary Ungewilth 34
Henry T Ungewilth 16
M Gretchen Ungewilth 15
John H F Ungewilth 67
Katherine Griffin 56
Sarah Wilson 13

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Redwood, Sonoma, California; Roll: 114; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0168; FHL microfilm: 1240114. 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.

Catherine Scobie was also enumerated at the home of her son James Hurry

1900 United States Federal Census - San Francisco, California
Catherine Scobie and her son James and his family

Name: Catherine Griffin
Age: 60
Birth Date: May 1840
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1900: San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother: number of living children: 2
Mother: How many children: 9
Household Members:
Name Age
James S Hurry 30
Carrie A Hurry 29
James S Hurry 5
Henry T Ung*Itch 16
Catherine Griffin 60

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 101; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0053; FHL microfilm: 1240101. 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.

Henry T. Ungewitter is Catherine's grandson

1900 United States Federal Census - Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Marguerite Scobie & John D. Davis and family
 

Name: John D Davis
Age: 46
Birth Date: Mar 1854
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Marguerite S Davis
Marriage Year: 1889
Years Married: 11
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Household Members:
Name Age
John D Davis 46
Marguerite S Davis 37
Jean S Davis 7
Nathaniel P Davis 5
Anne W Davis 3
Marguerite Davis 9/12
Nora C Sullivan 22
Miriam Coy 18

Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey; Roll: 982; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0053; FHL microfilm: 1240982 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.

See Jean Scobie Davis papers

 

1902 ..........

James Scobie

James Scobie (son of John Scobie and Janet Low) died on Feb 23, 1902, in San Francisco, California.

Scobie in this city February 23, 1902
San Francisco Call, Volume 87, Number 88, 26 February 1902

James Scobie Remembers the Poor of his Native Place

James Scobie Remembers the Poor of his Native Place
San Francisco Call, Volume 87, Number 96, 6 March 1902

Note that Margaret Scobie Davis is indicated to be James Scobie's "stepdaughter".

Scobie Leaves Much Realty

Scobie Leaves Much Realty
San Francisco Call, Volume 87, Number 12, 12 June 1902

According to the funeral oration of February 26, 1902, "Mr. James Scobie was born in Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland. He came to the Pacific Coast when quite a young man. He began his business career as a miner at the Cariboo mines, British Columbia. Later, he worked at his trade--that of stonemason. Soon he became a large contractor in stone-masonry. His first building in this city [San Francisco] was the old building of the Young Man's Christian Association. He was closely identified with the construction of the Southern Pacific Railway, doing much of the stonework on its bridges, especially on the Oregon line. He also did the masonry on the Stanford and other Knob Hill residences. By industry and thoughtful application to business, he accumulated quite a fortune, which for several years has been invested in San Francisco real estate."

See also Historic Resource Evaluation Response for 874 Fell St, San Francisco Planning Department, May 20, 2014

 

1904 ..........

Memorial to Scobie

Memorial to Scobie
San Francisco Call, Volume 95, Number 120, 29 March 1904


From the California State Journal of Medicine, November, 1904
See 2013 photo of The Scobie Memorial Sanitarium
See also Homes hold hope for disabled

Park Sanitarium, Corner Masonic Avenue and Page Street, San Francisco
Park Sanitarium, Corner Masonic Avenue and Page Street, San Francisco
From SFGate, A peek at lost San Francisco - hospitals, sanitariums and institutions, Feb 19, 2016

Mrs. Jeannie Desoza Files Repudiation of Assignmment of Legacy to Attorney F. J. Russell

Mrs. Jeannie Desoza Files Repudiation of Assignmment of Legacy to Attorney F. J. Russell
San Francisco Call, Volume 95, Number 181, 29 May 1904

Remembers St. Andrew's Society

Remembers St. Andrew's Society
San Francisco Call, Volume 96, Number 127, 5 October 1904

 

Catherine Scobie

Catherine Scobie Griffin (sister of the James Scobie b. about 1843) died in California on Sept 6, 1904 and is buried in the Redwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Guerneville, California.

Catherine Scobie died Sept 6, 1904

Catherine Hurry Griffin who died in 1904 aged 61
Catherine Hurry Griffin who died in 1904 aged 61
From findagrave

In Loving Memory of Emily Mitchell Taylor, Jessie Taylor, Malcolm Taylor, Margaret Hally Stewart, Alexander Stewart and Jessie Taylor
In Loving Memory of Emily Mitchell Taylor, Jessie Taylor, Malcolm Taylor,
Margaret Hally Stewart, Alexander Stewart and Jessie Taylor

 
1913 ..........

Former Santa Rosan Dead

Henry W. Ungewitter
Henry W. Ungewitter
Saturday, February 8, 1913 Paper: San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA) Page: 17

 
1976 ..........

The Victorian Alliance Pocket Guide to San Francisco's Landmarks describes the house at 601 Steiner Street: This striking mixture of Queen Anne and Colonial Revival built in 1891 for railroad contractor James Scobie. The house has two Queen Anne Towers and many loft gables. In 1958, the Protestant Episcopal Church purchased the building for use as a rehabilitation center.

601 Steiner Street, San Francisco in 1958
601 Steiner Street, San Francisco, California, in 1958

601 Steiner Street, San Francisco, California
601 Steiner Street, San Francisco, California
The house is currently (2017) the Henry Olhoff House

 

2013 ..........

In the 1880s, my great-great-grandfather, James Scobie, an engineer originally from Scotland, was the prime contractor to the Southern Pacific Railroad for the masonry work on the original line between Redding, CA, and Ashland, OR. On this trip, for the first time, I got to see some of the stone tunnel facings, abutments, and retaining walls whose construction he had overseen. Great-great-grandfather Scobie was one of those smart enough to seek their Gold Rush fortunes building infrastructure rather than digging for gold. At one time he owned houses at 874 Fell St. in San Francisco and in Dunsmuir, and other real estate in Dunsmuir including the California Hotel. My great-grandmother, who had been one of the first women to graduate from U.C. Berkeley, had moved east and settled in Princeton, NJ, after the death of her mother, however. Most of Scobie's estate went to his second wife, not to my branch of the family in Princeton. - from The Practical Nomad, A train trip to Portland, Edward Hasbrouck's blog

 

James Scobie &

Janet Scobie
Born: Aug 26, 1813 Born: Dec 1, 1813 (see below)
Place: Blackford, Perthshire Place: Blackford, Perthshire
Married: Jan 13, 1836
Place: Blackford, Perthshire
Died: Oct 12, 1860 Died: Aug 26, 1877
Place: Blackford, Perthshire    Place: Blackford, Perthshire 
Buried: Buried:

Margaret Scobie & Peter McLaren | Catharine Scobie & Duncan McLaren | James Scobie & Agnes Gellatly | Janet Scobie & Robert Taylor
William Scobie & Ann Fitton

James Scobie and Janet Scobie were married on Jan 13, 1836, in Blackford, Perthshire. They had at least five children: Margary (born Sept 22, 1839); Catherine (born Nov 22, 1841); James (born June 29, 1845); Janet (born March 26, 1848); and William (born July 23, 1851), all in Blackford. - Scotland's People

Children Born Place Died Place
Margary Sept 22, 1839 Blackford, Perthshire    
Catherine Nov 22, 1841 Blackford, Perthshire March 1, 1903 Blackford, Perthshire
James June 29, 1845 Blackford, Perthshire Jan 14, 1872 Scone, Perthshire
Janet March 26, 1848 Blackford, Perthshire    
WILLIAM July 23, 1851 Blackford, Perthshire  June 18, 1923 Blackford, Perthshire

 

The Janet Scobie side of the Family

William Scobie & Janet Bain | William Scobie & May Bryce

Map showing Blackshaugh, Blackford, Perthshire, James Stobie, 1783
Map showing Blackshaugh, Blackford, Perthshire, James Stobie, 1783
Greenloning is only a few miles West of Blackshaugh on the Allan River
Muthill, Crieff is a few miles to the North of Blackford

Janet Scobie's parents were William Scobie (Cooper, born Jan 18, 1788, in Greenloaning, Dunblane, Perthshire) and May Bryce (born Aug 10, 1788, in Blacksaugh, Blackford).  William Scobie's parents were William Scobie (Cooper, Dunblane) and Jannet Bain. William Scobie may have been born on Jan 1, 1762, in Dunblane, and his father may have been William Scobie.

William Scobie and Jannet Bain

William Scobie and Jannet Bain were married on Nov 1, 1785, in Muthill, Crieff, Perthshire. They may have had at least six children: William (born Jan 18, 1788); James (born Aug 27, 1790); Janet (born June 9, 1794): John (born Dec 13, 1796); Katharine (born Dec 8, 1805); and Helen (born March 29, 1807) all born in Dunblane, Perthshire - from Scotland's People. William and James settled in Blackford - from ancestry.com message board

William Scobie & May Bryce | James Scobie & Elizabeth Whyte

Lodvick Bryce & Jannet Menzies

May (Marjory) Bryce's parents were Lodvick Bryce (Farmer) and Jannet Menzies. They were married about 1787 and had at least ten children: MARJORY "May" (born Aug 10, 1788); William (born Feb 28, 1790); Jannet (born June 3, 1791); James (born April 14, 1793); Lodvick (born Aug 31, 1794); Helen (born June 12, 1796); Jannet (born June 3, 1798); Margaret (born Aug 31, 1800); John (born Oct 16, 1804); and Jean (born June 15, 1806), all born in Blackford. - Scotland's People

Marjory "May" Bryce & William Scobie | William Bryce & Margaret Fulton | Margaret Bryce & Archibald Ritchie
John Bryce & Helen Ritchie | Jane Bryce & William Boag

William Scobie & May Bryce

William Scobie (son of William Scobie and Janet Bain) and May Bryce (daughter of Lodvick Bryce and Jannet Menzies) were married on Feb 21, 1813, and had at least four children: JANET (born Dec 1, 1813?); William (born Dec 3, 1820); Margaret (born June 9, 1822); Jean (born May 8, 1824); and May (born Sept 24, 1826). William Scobie and Marjorie Bryce also had two children: Helen (born Aug 9, 1815); and Kathrine (born April 4, 1819). Helen Scobie Gardener died on July 30, 1863, in Blackford. Her death certificate identifies her parents as William Scobie, Cooper, and May Bryce. - Scotland's People

William Scobie & Ann Bryce | Jane Scobie & George Kerr

 

Editor's Note: Janet Scobie may have been born on Dec 1, 1813, in Blackford Perthshire, but the OPR indicates her parents as James Scobie and May Bryce. The person who recorded the birth probably made a mistake with the name of the father. The above are the only Scobie / Bryce births recorded in Perthshire between 1800-1835. Since this Janet was born about nine months after the marriage of William and May I believe this is "our" Janet.

 

1841 ..........

1841 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
William Scobie & May (Margary?) Bryce and children

Name: William Scobie
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1791
Gender: Male
Where born: Perthshire, Scotland
   
Civil parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Blackford Old Street
Occupation: Cooper
Parish Number: 333
Household Members:
Name Age
William Scobie 50
Margary Scobie 48
William Scobie 18
Margary Scobie 12

Source Citation: Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page:  14; Line: 1315; 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.

 

1849 ..........

William Scobie & Ann Bryce

William Scobie (son of William Scobie and Marjory Bryce) married Ann Bryce (daughter of William Bryce and Margaret Fulton) on April 22, 1849, in Kilmadock, Perthshire. They had at least seven children: Margaret (born about 1850); William (1852-1855); May (born about 1856); William Bryce (born Feb 8, 1857); Robert (born about 1860); Ludovich (born May 16, 1862); and James (born about 1865). - sheenagghirl123 Family Tree on Ancestry.com and 1861 & 1871 Scotland Census

May Scobie & John McBeth | Ludovich Scobie & Jessie Ann Robertson | Ludovich Scobie & Annie Simpson | Ludovich Scobie & Helen Speirs

Ludovic Scobie's marriage to Helen Speirs was his third (children Edmund, Andrew and James). His second wife, Annie Simpson died in childbirth (children John, Louis, Madge, Flo). His first wife was Jessie Ann Robertson (children William, David and Robert, who all went to Canada). - Louis Scobie, Ancestry.ca Message Board, April 26, 2009

 

1851 ..........

1851 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
William Scobie & May Bryce and daughter Mary (May?)

Name: William Scobie
Age: 60
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1791
Relationship: Head
Spouse's Name: May Scobie
Gender: Male
Where born: Dunblane, Perthshire
Parish Number: 333
Civil parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Old Street Village Of Blackford
Occupation: Cooper
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 4
Line: 18
Roll: CSSCT1851_72
Household Members:
Name Age
William Scobie 60
May Scobie 62
Mary Scobie 23
Charles Edward 35

Source Citation: Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page:  18; Line: 1; Roll: 1214; 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.

Charles Edward is a "Visitor".

1851 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
William Scobie & Ann Bryce

Name: William Scobie
Age: 30
Estimated birth year: abt 1821
Relationship: Head
Spouse: Ann Scobie
Gender: Male
Where born: Blackford, Perthshire
Parish Number: 333
Civil Parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Old Street Village Of Blackford
Occupation: Cooper
ED: 1
Page: 1
Household schedule number: 1
LINE: 1
Roll: CSSCT1851_72
Household Members:
Name Age
William Scobie 30
Ann Scobie 25
Margaret Scobie 1
William Bryce 52

Source Citation Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page: 1; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1851_72; 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.

 

1859 ..........

May Bryce

May Bryce died at Old Street, Blackford on Dec 29, 1859 at the age of 71.

 

Blackford, Perthshire

Map showing location of Blackford, c. 1860
Map showing Blackford, Perthshire c. 1860

 

1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
William Scobie and his Grandsons

Name: William Scobie
Age: 73
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1788
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Dunblane, Perthshire
Registration Number: 333
Registration district: Blackford
Civil parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Old Street
Occupation: Cooper
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 126
Line: 24
Roll: CSSCT1861_47
Household Members:
Name Age
William Scobie 73
William Kerr 11
Robert Kerr 6

Source Citation: Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page:  21; Line: 24; Roll: CSSCT1861_47; 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 Scobie

William Scobie died on June 27, 1861, at the age of 72.

 

1861 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
William Scobie & Ann Bryce

Name: William Scobie
Age: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1822
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Ann Scobie
Gender: Male
Where born: Blackford, Perthshire
Registration Number: 333
Registration district: Blackford
Civil Parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Old Street
Occupation: Cooper
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 131
LINE: 21
Roll: CSSCT1861_47
Household Members:
Name Age
William Scobie 39
Ann Scobie 34
Margaret Scobie 10
May Scobie 6
William Scobie 4
Robert Scobie 1

Source Citation Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page: 22; Line: 21; Roll: CSSCT1861_47 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.

 

1871 ..........

1871 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
William Scobie & Ann Bryce

Name: William Scobie
Age: 49
Estimated birth year: abt 1822
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Ann Scobie
Gender: Male
Where born: Blackford, Perthshire
Registration Number: 333
Registration district: Blackford
Civil Parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Old Street
Occupation: Cooper
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 66
LINE: 6
Roll: CSSCT1871_61
Household Members:
Name Age
William Scobie 49
Ann Scobie 44
William Scobie 14
Robert Scobie 11
Ludovich Scobie 8
James Scobie 6

Source Citation Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page: 12; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1871_61 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 Scobie

James Scobie, tanner and shoemaker (son of William Scobie and Janet Bain) died in Blackford on July 8, 1871, at the age of 80. William Scobie, son, was the informant.

 

 

1881 ..........

1881 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
William Scobie & Ann Bryce

Name: William Scobie
Age: 59
Estimated birth year: abt 1822
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Anne Scobie
Gender: Male
Where born: Perthshire, Blackford
Registration Number: 333
Registration district: Blackford
Civil Parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Old Street
Occupation: Cooper
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 56
LINE: 3
Roll: cssct1881_100
Household Members:
Name Age
William Scobie 59
Anne Scobie 54
Marjory McBeth 26
James Scobie 16
William McBeth 1

Source Citation Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page: 10; Line: 5; 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.

Marjorie is "May" Scobie. William McBeth was born July 12, 1879 to John McBeth and Margery Scobie

 

William Scobie

William Scobie, master cooper (son of William Scobie and May Bryce) died in Blackford on April 4, 1881, at the age of 60. Robert Scobie, son, was the informant.

 

1889 ..........

Jean Scobie

Jean (Jane) Scobie (daughter of William Scobie and May Bryce) died on May 11, 1889, in Blackford at the age of 63. Robert Kerr, son, was the informant.

 

 

James Scobie & Janet Scobie

 


James Scobbie & Janet Scobbie Proclaimed in order to Marriage...
See
original document

 

1841 ..........

1841 Scotland Census - Old Streey, Blackford, Perthshire
James Scobie & Janet Scobie and daughter Margaret

Name: James Scobie
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814
Gender: Male
Where born: Perthshire, Scotland
   
Civil parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Blackford Old Street
Occupation: Wool H L W
Parish Number: 333
Household Members:
Name Age
James Scobie 27
Janet Scobie 27
Margaret Scobie 2

Source Citation: Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page:  12; Line: 1225; 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 - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
James Scobie & Janet Scobie and family

Name: James Scobie
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814
Relationship: Head
Spouse's Name: Janet Scobie
Gender: Male
Where born: Blackford, Perthshire
Parish Number: 333
Civil parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Old Street
Occupation: Hand Loom Weaver Woollen
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 18
Line: 14
Roll: CSSCT1851_72
Household Members:
Name Age
James Scobie 37
Janet Scobie 37
Marjory Scobie 11
Catherine Scobie 9
James Scobie 5
Janet Scobie 3
William Scobie 2 MO
Daniel Mensier 24

Source Citation: Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page:  14; Line: 4; Roll: 1024; 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.

James Scobie was a "Gas Maker" at the time of his death on Oct 12, 1860.

 

1858 ..........

Margaret Scobie & Peter McLaren

Margaret "May" Scobie (daughter of James Scobie and Janet Scobie) married Peter McLaren (son of John McLaren, mason, and Margaret Sheaver) on July 13, 1858, in Blackford, Perthshire.

 

1860 ..........

James Scobie

James Scobie died on Oct 12, 1860, in Blackford, at the age of 47. William Scobie, cousin, was the informant. He was buried in the Churchyard at Blackford.

Sacred to the memory of James Scobie who died 12th Oct 1860 aged 46
Sacred to the memory of James Scobie who died 12th Oct 1860 aged 46
Janet Scobie his wife died 26th Aug 1877 aged 63
Also of four of their children who died in infancy
And of their son James who died 14th Jan 1872 aged 26 and is interred at New Scone
And their son William who died 18th June 1923 aged 79
And his wife Ann Fitton who died 11th Aug 1927 aged 74 and is interred at Wingham, Ontario, Canada
 

 

1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
Janet Scobie and family

Name: Janet Scobie
Age: 47
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Blackford, Perthshire
Registration Number: 333
Registration district: Blackford
Civil parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Old Street
Occupation: House Proprietor
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 133
Line: 5
Roll: CSSCT1861_47
Household Members:
Name Age
Janet Scobie 47
James Scobie 16
William Scobie 10

Source Citation: Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page:  23; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1861_47; 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.

Map showing Blackford, Perthshire, 1866
Map showing Blackford, Perthshire, 1866

 

1862 ..........

Catharine Scobie & Duncan McLaren

Catherine Scobie (daughter of James Scobie, deceased weaver, and Janet Scobie) married Duncan McLaren (son of John McLaren and Margaret Sheaver) on Dec 12, 1862, in Blackford, Perthshire. They had at least three children: Duncan (born about 1871); William (born about 1873); and Catherine (born about 1878). - from 1881 & 1891 Scotland Census

Duncan McLaren & Janet Taylor | William McLaren & Ann Gloag McGregor | Catherine McLaren & William Fell Small

 

1866 ..........

James Scobie & Agnes Gellatly

James Scobie (son of James Scobie and Janet Scobie) married Agnes Gellatly (daughter of George Gellatly, weaver, and Isabella Robb) on June 1, 1866, in Scone, Perthshire. They had at least one child: Isabella (born March 3, 1867, in Scone, Perthshire). James died on Jan 14, 1872 at the age of 26 (MI) and Isabella died on May 27, 1872, at the age of 5 (Scotland's People).

 

1871 ..........

1871 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
Janet Scobie and daughter Janet

Name: Janet Scobie
Age: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Blackford, Perthshire
Registration Number: 333
Registration district: Blackford
Civil parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Old Street
Occupation: Crofter
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 53
Line: 12
Roll: CSSCT1871_61
Household Members:
Name Age
Janet Scobie 57
Janet Scobie 23

Source Citation: Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page:  10; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1871_61; 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.

 

1872 ..........

James Scobie

James Scobie (son of James Scobie and Janet Scobie) died of "pneumonia" on Jan 14, 1872, in Scone, Perthshire at the age of 26.

 

1873 ..........

Janet Scobie & Robert Taylor

Janet Scobie (daughter of James Scobie and Janet Scobie) married Robert Taylor (son of Malcolm Taylor, deceased, and Amelia Mitchell) on Jan 7, 1873, in Blackford, Perthshire. They had at least five children: Malcolm (July 30, 1874); James (born about 1880); Robert (born Nov 4, 1881); William (born about 1885); and Janet (born about 1889). - from 1881, 1891 and 1901 Scotland Census and ancestry.com.

Malcolm Taylor & Jessie Hally

 

1877 ..........

Janet Scobie

Janet Scobie died on Aug 26, 1877, in Blackford, at the age of 63.

1891 Scotland Census - Blackford, Perthshire
Catharine Scobie & Duncan McLaren and family

Name: Catherine McLaren
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : Duncan McLaren
Gender: Female
Where born: Blackford, Perthshire
Registration Number: 333
Registration district: Blackford
Civil Parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: South Side Old Street
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 14
LINE: 3
Roll: CSSCT1891_107
Household Members:
Name Age
Duncan McLaren 49
Catherine McLaren 48
Duncan McLaren 20
William McLaren 18
Catherine McLaren 13

Source Citation: Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page: 3; Line: 3; Roll: CSSCT1891_107. 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.

 

1895 ..........

Duncan McLaren & Janet Taylor

Duncan McLaren, joiner (son of Duncan McLaren and Catharine Scobie) married Janet Taylor (daughter of Peter Taylor and Margaret McGregor) on Oct 25, 1895, in Blackford, Perthshire. They had at least three children: Margaret (born about 1896); Catherine (born about 1898); and Helen (born 1901). - 1901 Scotland Census

 

1896 ..........

William McLaren & Ann Gloag McGregor

William McLaren, contractor (son of Catharine Scobie and Duncan McLaren) married Ann Gloag McGregor (daughter of Peter McGregor and Ann Gloag) on July 24, 1896, in Blackford, Perthshire. They had at least two children: Helen (born about 1900) and Duncan (1903-1976). - from 1901 Scotland Census and McLaren Family Tree on ancestry.com

 

1898 ..........

Blackford from the Churchyard c 1906
Blackford from the Churchyard c 1906

 

John Scobie

John Scobie (son of James Scobie and Catherine Meiklejohn and James brother) died on Feb 8, 1898, at Stirling St., Blackford, Perthshire at the age of 86. William Scobie, nephew, was the witness.

 

1900 ..........

Malcolm Taylor & Jessie Hally

Malcolm Taylor (son of Robert Taylor and Janet Scobie) married Jessie Hally (daughter of John Hally and Jessie Fisher) on Dec 28, 1900, in Blackford, Perthshire. They had at least three children: Jessie; Emily Mitchell Taylor (1906-1907); and Margaret Hally (1910-1971).

Margaret Hally Taylor & Alexander Stewart

 

1901 ..........

1901 Scotland Census - Blackford, Perthshire
Duncan McLaren, Jr. & Janet Taylor and family
 

Name: Duncan Mclaren Jr.
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Janet Mclaren
Gender: Male
Where born: Fowlis Wester, Perthshire
Registration Number: 333
Registration district: Blackford
Civil Parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: 25 Old St
Occupation: Joiner (wood)
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 25
LINE: 15
Roll: CSSCT1901_116
Household Members:
Name Age
Duncan Mclaren Jr. 30
Janet Mclaren 27
Margaret Mc Y Mclaren 5
Catherine S Mclaren 3
Helen T Mclaren 2months

Source Citation: Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page: 5; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1901_116. 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.

 

1903 ..........

Catherine McLaren & William Fell Small

Catherine McLaren (daughter of Duncan McLaren and Catherine Scobie) married William Fell Small, baker (son of Andrew Small and Maggie Fell) on Feb 20, 1903, in Blackford, Perthshire. They had at least one child: Catherine Scobie (born about 1904). - from 1911 Scotland Census

 

Catherine Scobie

Catherine Scobie (wife of Duncan McLaren and daughter of James Scobie and Janet Scobie) died on March 1, 1903, in Blackford at the age of 61. Duncan McLaren, son, was the informant.

 

1911 ..........

1911 Scotland Census - Dunblane, Perthshire
Catherine McLaren and William Small

William Fell Small (31), Catherine (33) and Catherine Scobie (7)
William Fell Small (31), Catherine (33) and Catherine Scobie (7)
See original document

1921 ..........

Duncan McLaren

Duncan McLaren (widower of Catherine Scobie and son of John McLaren and Margaret Shearer) died on Feb 3, 1921, on Stirling Street in Blackford at the age of 80. Duncan McLaren, son, was the informant.

1938 ..........

Duncan McLaren

Duncan McLaren (son of Catherine Scobie and Duncan McLaren) died on Sept 8, 1938, at Ashwood, Blackford at the age of 68. William McLaren, brother, was the informant.

1947 ..........

William McLaren

William McLaren (husband of Ann Gloag McGregor and son of Catherine Scobie and Duncan McLaren) died on Sept 9, 1947, in Blackford at the age of 75. Duncan McLaren, son, was the informant.

 

 

William Scobie &

Ann Fitton
Born: July 23, 1851 Born: June 25, 1853 - from Death Certificate
Place: Blackford, Perthshire Place: Cairndow, Inveraray, Argyllshire - Glenda Waugh
Married: Nov 24, 1874
Place: Glasgow
Died: June 18, 1923 Died: Aug 11, 1927
Place: Blackford, Perth   Place: Wingham, Huron, Ontario, Canada
Buried: Blackford, Perthshire Buried: Wingham Cemetery, Section G, Range 1, Lot 2

Janet Scobie & John McCowan  | James Scobie & Ruby Mitchell | Mary Jessie Scobie & Robert McLaren

DNA: Candis Waugh has an ancestry.com DNA match with "nadonnahoe" who has James Scobie & Ruby Mitchell in their tree.

William Scobie (Joiner) and Ann Fitton were married on Nov 24, 1874, in Glasgow. They had at least seven children: Annie (born about 1876 in Glasgow); Janet (born Feb 11, 1878); James (born about 1880); Mary (born about 1882); Annie (born Aug 19, 1884); Robert (born Sept 29, 1886); and William (born Dec 26, 1892) - Scotland Census information

Children Born Place Died Place
Annie about 1876 Glasgow before 1884 Blackford, Perthshire
JANET Feb 11, 1878 Blackford, Perthshire April, 1952 Ontario, Canada
James Oct 28, 1879 Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire Feb 27, 1951 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mary Jessie about 1882 Blackford, Perthshire    
Annie Fitton Aug 19, 1884 Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire before 1891 Blackford, Perthshire
Robert Fitton Sept 29, 1886 Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire 1968?  
William David
Stevenson McLachlan
Dec 26, 1892 Stirling Street, Blackford, Perthshire    

Ann Fitton's parents were Robert Fitton (born in Lancashire, England) and Anne McKellar. They had at least four children: Ann (born June 25, 1853); Mary (born about 1856); Janet (born about 1858); and John (born about 1860).

Anne McKellar's parents were Duncan McKellar, Tailor, Glaschom, and Ann MacIntyre and they had at least four children: Janet (born Aug 15, 1819, in Lochgoilhead); John (born July 1, 1825); ANN (born March 8, 1831); and Malcolm (born March 26, 1827). The last three children were born in Kilmorich. See The McKellar Family

Map showing Cairndow, Glaschom and Lochgoylehead
Map showing Cairndow, Glaschom and Lochgoylehead, Argyllshire
From John Thompson's Atlas of Scotland, 1832

 

1851 ..........

1851 Scotland Census - Lochgoilhead and Kilmorich
Duncan McKellar

Name: Duncan Mckellar
Age: 60
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1791
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Kilmorich, argyleshire
Parish Number: 527
Civil Parish: Lochgoilhead and Kilmorich
County: Argyll
Address: Glashchaon
Occupation: Taylor
ED: 6
Household Schedule Number: 15
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1851_112
Household Members:
Name Age
Duncan Mckellar 60
John Mckellar 25
Ann Mckellar 19
Andrew Mckellar 10
Robert Fitton 24

Source Citation: Parish: Lochgoilhead and Kilmorich; ED: 6; Page: 5; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1851_112; 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.

 

1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Govan, Lanarkshire
Robert Fitton & Ann McKellar

Name: Robert Fitton
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Ann Fitton
Gender: Male
Where born: Thornun, Lanark
Registration number: 644/9
Registration District: Tradeston
Civil Parish: Glasgow Govan
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 68 Dale Street
Occupation: Harbour Porter
ED: 50
Household Schedule Number: 44
Line: 18
Roll: CSSCT1861_110
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Fitton 32
Ann Fitton 30
Mary Fitton 5
Janet Fitton 3
John Fitton 1
Catherine Shaw 41

Source Citation: Parish: Glasgow Govan; ED: 50; Page: 10; Line: 18; Roll: CSSCT1861_110. 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.

1861 Scotland Census - Govan, Lanarkshire
Annie Fitton
in the home of her grandfather and uncle

Name: Ann Fitten
Age: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Relationship: Boarder
Gender: Female
Where born: Kilmorich, argyleshire
Registration number: 527/2
Registration District: Kilmorich
Civil Parish: Kilmorich
County: Argyll
Address: Ardno
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 1
Household Schedule Number: 24
Line: 4
Roll: CSSCT1861_71
Household Members:
Name Age
Duncan Mckellar 68
John Mckellar 35
Andrew Mckellar 19
Ann Fitten 7
Jean Bell 60

Source Citation: Parish: Kilmorich; ED: 1; Page: 12; Line: 4; Roll: CSSCT1861_71. 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.

 

1863 ..........

Ann McKellar

Ann McKellar Fitton died of "typhus fever" on July 7, 1863, in High Church Burgh, Glasgow, at the age of 31.

 

1871 ..........

1871 Scotland Census - Govan, Lanarkshire
Annie Fitton
 

Name: Annie Fitton
Age: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Relationship: Servant
Gender: Female
Where born: Carondon, Argyleshire
Registration number: 646/1
Registration District: Govan Church
Civil Parish: Govan
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 5 Walmer Cresst
Occupation: Genl Serv
ED: 16
Household Schedule Number: 72
Line: 19
Roll: CSSCT1871_143
Household Members:
Name Age
George W Muir 54
Jane Mair 13
Jane Dick 73
Annie Fitton 17

Source Citation: Parish: Govan; ED: 16; Page: 18; Line: 19; Roll: CSSCT1871_143. 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.

 

1881 ..........

1881 Scotland Census - Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
William Scobie & Ann Fitton and family

Name: William Scobie
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Annie Scobie
Gender: Male
Where born: Perthshire, Blackford
Registration Number: 333
Registration district: Blackford
Civil parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Old Street
Occupation: Joiner
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 46
Line: 19
Roll: cssct1881_100
Household Members:
Name Age
William Scobie 30
Annie Scobie 27
James Scobie 1
Annie Scobie 5
Janet Scobie 3
Susan Leggat 13

Source Citation: Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page:  8; Line: 19; Roll: cssct1881_100; 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.

Susan Leggat is a "Visitor".

 

1891 ..........

1891 Scotland Census - South Side Old Street, Blackford, Perthshire
William Scobie & Ann Fitton and family
 

Name: William Scobie
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Annie Scobie
Gender: Male
Where born: Blackford, Perthshire
Registration Number: 333
Registration district: Blackford
Civil parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: South Side Old Street
Occupation: Joiner
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 17
Line: 10
Roll: CSSCT1891_107
Household Members:
Name Age
William Scobie 40
Annie Scobie 37
Janet Scobie 12
James Scobie 11
Mary Scobie 9
Robert Scobie 4

Source Citation: Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page:  3; Line: 10; Roll: CSSCT1891_107; 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.

 

1896 ..........

Register of Admission, Progress and Withdrawal

Robert F. Scobie, parent William Scobie, Eastern Blackford, born Sept 29, 1886
Robert F. Scobie, parent William Scobie, Eastern Blackford, born Sept 29, 1886
See
original document

 

Thomson's Brewery, Blackford


Thomson's Brewery, Blackford, Perthshire, 1897
Read more about the Thomson Brewery

 

1901 ..........

Blackford, Perthshire

Map of Blackford c 1901
Map of Blackford c 1901

1901 Scotland Census - Pairney House, Blackford, Perthshire
William Scobie & Ann Fitton and family

Name: William Scobie
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Annie Scobie
Gender: Male
Where born: Blackford, Perthshire
Registration Number: 333
Registration district: Blackford
Civil parish: Blackford
County: Perthshire
Address: Pairney House
Occupation: Joiner (wood)
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 59
Line: 3
Roll: CSSCT1901_116
Household Members:
Name Age
William Scobie 50
Annie Scobie 47
James Scobie 21
Mary J Scobie 19
Robert F Scobie 14
William D Scobie 9

Source Citation: Parish: Blackford; ED: 1; Page:  11; Line: 3; Roll: CSSCT1901_116; 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.

In the 1901 Scotland Census for 240/250 Renfrew St., Glasgow, Janet Scobie was a "Housemaid" in the Hutchinson family home.

Janet Scobie & John McCowan

Moray St., Blackford, looking W. c 1904
Moray St., Blackford, looking W. c 1904
Courtesy Blackford Historical Society

Blackford from the Churchyard, c 1906
Blackford from the Churchyard, c 1906
Courtesy Blackford Historical Society

 

1905 ..........

Mary Jessie Scobie & Robert McLaren

Mary Jessie Scobie (daughter of William Scobie, joiner, and Ann Fitton) married Robert McLaren (son of Ann McLaren) in Blackford on March 7, 1905. William McLaren and Janet Scobie were witnesses. Janet Scobie moved to South Africa shortly afterwards.

 
1907 ..........

Miss J. Scobie (28) departed from London, England aboard the Dover Castle (Union Castle Line) on Jan 31, 1907, with destination Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth), South Africa.

Union-Castle Intermediate Steamer Dover Castle (II), 1904
Union-Castle Intermediate Steamer Dover Castle (II), 1904

Union Castle Line

"My Great Grandmother McCowan lost her husband very early, so Great Grandmother became a seamstress with her own business and did very well... Grandfather was raised by  Nanny and Grandfather fell in love with the housekeeper and were married. My Grandfather fought in the Boer War in South Africa and after the war was over then did Grandfather send for Grandmother and they were married. My father (Hugh), brothers Dougall and Bill were all born in Port Elizabeth near the Cape of Good Hope." - Catherine McCowan

Janet Scobie & John McCowan

 

1910 ..........

Robert Scobie

Robert Scobie (Carpenter) emigrated from Glasgow aboard the Caledonia arriving into New York on April 3, 1910. It appears that he was traveling with John Taylor (Joiner) from Blackford. Robert's home address was given as Pairney House, Blackford.

 

1911 ..........

Reverend James Scobie & Ruby Mitchell

Reverend James Scobie (son of William Scobie and Ann Fitton) married Ruby Lyla Mavourneen Mitchell (of Brandon, Manitoba and daughter of William Mitchell and Mary Lavona Matilda Jane (Minnie" Wilson) in 1911. They had at least four children: Vivienne Jean (born about 1912 in Brandon, Manitoba); Mildred Lavona Ann (born May 1, 1913); Janet Elizabeth Mary (born Nov 23, 1919); and William James Mitchell (born about 1924). - from 1920 Canada Census and Anderson Family Tree on ancestry.com

Vivienne Jean Scobie & Thomas Donald Anderson | Mildred Scobie & S.L. Fraser | Janet Elizabeth Scobie & Hubert Smedley
William James Mitchell Scobie & Agnes Mary Marvel MacDonald

 

1911 Scotland Census - 40 Old Street, Pairney House, Blackford, Perthshire
William Scobie & Ann Fitton and family

William Scobie (60) and Annie Scobie (57)
William Scobie (60) and Annie Scobie (57)
See
original document

1911 Scotland Census - Dunkeld, Perthshire
William D. Scobie


William D. Scobie, bank clerk, in the McLaren Household
See original document

1911 Scotland Census - 28 New Street, Blackford, Perthshire
Robert McLaren and Mary Scobie


Robert McLaren (33) and Mary (29)
See original document

Blackford Old Churchyard c 1914
Blackford Old Churchyard c 1914
Courtesy Blackford Historical Society

 

1921 ..........

1921 Census of Canada - Kinloss, Ontario
Reverend James Scobie & Ruby Mitchell

Name: Reverend James Scobie
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 41
Birth Year: abt 1880
Birth Place: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Ruby Lyle Scobie
Father Birth Place: Scotland
Mother Birth Place: Scotland
Year of Immigration: 1906
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Province or Territory: Ontario
District: Bruce South
District Number: 7
Sub-District: Kinloss (Township)
Sub-District Number: 47
City, Town or Village: Kinloss
Street or Township: Whitechurch
Municipality: Kinloss
Occupation: Minister
Income: 1500
Household Members:
Name Age
James Scobie 41
Ruby Lyle Scobie 29
Sebastiane Jean Scobie 9
Mildred L A Scobie 6
Janet E M Scobie 1

Source Citation: Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 53; Census Place: Kinloss (Township), Bruce South, Ontario; Page Number: 5. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description: Find your Ancestors in the 1921 Canadian Census. Canada added 1,581,840 new residents between 1911 and 1921. The Prairie Provinces were the big gainers, with Alberta and Saskatchewan each growing by more than 50 percent.

 

1923 ..........

William Scobie

William Scobie died on June 18, 1923, in Blackford, Perth at the age of 72. The informant was R. McLaren, son-in-law.

Last Will & Testament of William Scobie
William Scobie Inventory

 

1927 ..........

Ann Fitton

Ann Fitton Funeral Card

Ann Fitton Scobie died on Aug 11, 1927, in Wingham, Huron, Ontario at the age of 74. The informant on her death certificate was Rev. James Scobie, Belgrave, Ontario, and indicates that he is her son. The St. Thomas Times Journal, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, May 9, 1938, reported the marriage of "Thomas Donald Anderson, son of William Anderson to Vivienne Jean Scobie, daughter of Rev James Scobie".

My grandfather came to Canada 1906( missionary going to Winnipeg), 1914 (with Ruby and Jean to Toronto) and 1924( Rev. James Scobie and Mrs. Scobie, actually his mother but her age is wrong)... I was sure that my grandfather only made 3 trips as he was very seasick. In Sept 1914 my grandmother was expecting my aunt Mildred born in Dec and she had a wonderful voyage!.. Both aunt Jean and aunt Mildred's marriages were announced in the St Thomas paper yet I know they were both married at Wilton Grove south of London as was my mother. I can only assume that uncle David and aunt Molly lived in St. Thomas. - Jane Thomas

A different James Scobie (42) arrived into St. John, New Brunswick from Liverpool aboard the Montrose on April 10, 1925, indicating his address as 37 Erie St., St. Thomas, Ontario. He also arrived back into Canada aboard the Melita from Glasgow on April 3, 1930, indicating previous arrivals in 1897, 1913 and 1925, and that he lived in St. Thomas. Once again, he arrived back into Halifax, Nova Scotia on March 18, 1933. In all of these arrivals he indicates his place of birth as Forteviot, Scotland.

1935 ..........

Blackford Silver Jubilee


Blackford Silver Jubilee comm.1935.
R McLaren, Geo Hally, W Scobie, M Taylor, J Arnott (8 in row) P Hally, R D Harris, Geo Sharp, P Watson (6 in row) D Tainsh, R Taylor, ?, A Kay, W Robertson, ? , J Nairn, Pullar (Headmaster) J Taylor, ?, J Graham, J Edwards

 

1938 ..........

Vivienne Jean Scobie & Thomas Donald Anderson

The St. Thomas Times Journal, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, May 9, 1938, reported the marriage of "Thomas Donald Anderson, son of William Anderson to Vivienne Jean Scobie, daughter of Rev James Scobie".

1951 ..........

Rev. James Scobie

My grandfather James Scobie died Feb 27, 1951 at Bethesda Hospital, Lansing (Toronto) Ont. Buried March 02 1951 at York Cemetery, sec 9 lot 216, Young St. Toronto. - Jane Thomas

Reverend James Scobie Obituary
James Scobie's obituary
By Dr. Lorne Pierce (editor Ryerson Press) from the United Church Observer
Courtesy Jane Thomas

 

2004 ..........

Janet Elizabeth Mary Scobie

28/01/04 - SMEDLEY - Janet Elizabeth Mary (nee Scobie) (aged 84) At Deep River & District Hospital. Wife of the late Tim Smedley. Mother of Jane (Roy Thomas) Nepean, Robert of Sudbury, Gillian (Mark Greg) Deep River, and Jim (Sherri) of Dunrobin. Grandmother of Mike Thomas, Megan Fox, Rob Thomas, Amy & Sean Mark, Alison, Cameron and Liam Smedley and great-grandmother of Jamie & Susan Fox. Predeceased by sisters Jean Anderson and Mildred Fraser and brother Mitchell Scobie. Cremation. - from OttawaValleyGuide.ca

 

2006 ..........

Robert Smedley

SMEDLEY, Robert G. "Bob" - In loving memory of Robert G. "Bob" Smedley, 61 years, who passed away on Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 at the SRH - Laurentian Site. Beloved husband of Liette (nee Duciaume) (Marquis) Smedley of Sudbury. Loving father of Marcel Marquis (wife Carole) of Windsor. Cherished grandfather of Kayla, Danika and Desirée. Dear son of Hubert and Janet (Scobie) Smedley predeceased. Dear brother of Jill Mark (husband Greg) of Deep River, Jane Thomas (husband Roy) of Nepean and Jim (wife Sherri) of Dun-Robin. Dear son-in-law of Rejeanne Duciaume and brother-in-law of Diane Chartrand (husband Marcel) both of Sudbury. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Bob was born in Ottawa and married Liette (nee Duciaume) Marquis. He grew up in Deep River. Bob was a mechanical foreman at INCO having 30 years service, retiring in 1998 and was part of the Quarter Century Club. He lived his life to the fullest and loved fishing, hunting and camping with his buddies. Bob's son and nieces and nephews were an important part of him and his grandchildren were the highlight of his life as he loved children a great deal. He had a special talent in woodworking and spent a lot of time in his garage. Resting at the JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St. Sudbury. Funeral Service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel on Wednesday, September 28th, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. Cremation at the Parklawn Crematorium. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society or the Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2 - 5; 7 - 9 p.m. Tuesday and after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday) - from The Northern Life, Sudbury, Ontario

 

2013 ..........

Wingham Cemetery

Ann Fitton Grave

My sister Jill did the research on the Scobie Family. Her name is Jill Mark, Deep River ON and she has my mother's original pictures. I see in my notes that Jill was in touch with Louis Scobie in Scotland and someone in your McCowan family as well as family of Uncles David and Robert Scobie. The funeral card (back and front) is my copy of the original which Jill has. She also has original pictures and I have only copies which won't scan well. I took the picture of Annie Fittons grave Aug 23, 2005, grey stone. It is in Wingham Cemetery Sec G # 133. Annie Fitton June 1853-Aug 1927 wife of William Scobie Jan 1852-June 1923, buried in Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland. Until the daybreak and the shadows flee away F.S. Mother. I think some of Robert Scobie's family visit this grave... Annie Mackellar Fitton was raised by her grandparents at Lough Fynne. Their house is still standing and you can read more about that area on the site HERE WE ARE. I think Jill was in touch with someone named Christine in Sudbury. Is that your family? Sorry I can't be of more help, - Jane Thomas, July 6, 2013

Janet Scobie & John McCowan

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