James Forsyth

Born[4] 4.12. 1820 at Huntly, Aberdeenshire Certificate
Full Name James Alexander Forsyth .
Father Robert Forsyth[3] Mother Catherine Forsyth (ms Forsyth)[3]
Christened . . at .
Married 23.8. 1851[4] to Ann Shand[3] at Keith, Banff Certificate
Children[1],[4] 1852 James Alexander b 22.5.52, chr 17.6.52 Keith
  1854 Annie b 13.4.54
  1856 Michael Bruce b 13.11.56 Keith
. 1859 William b 1.5.59 Keith. Visiting sister Ann on census night 1881
. 1862 Margaret b 18.10.62 Keith
. 1865 Robert b 8.4.65 Keith
. 1869 John Watt b 16.10.69 Keith
Died 20.1. 1896 at Aberdeen Senile Decay Certificate

James lived with his wife and children at 1 Mid Street in Keith, Banffshire, and was a "post runner" to Banff. By 1891 his wife Ann had died, and he was retired and living at 177b Mid Street in Keith. On census night, his daughter Maggie (by then Maggie Reid) was with him, along with her two sons William (3) and Henry (3 months).

James died in January 1896 at 68 Spital, Aberdeen. The death was confirmed by his daughter Maggie, also described as an "inmate", the meaning of which is not clear. Perhaps he was in some form of sheltered housing.

Sources: Census [1]1881, [2]1891; [3]GRO death record; [4]IGI;

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