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Blanche Adeliza Fitzroy

Title: 
Lady
Dates: 
22 August 1839 - 8 December 1933

Blanche Adeliza Fitzroy married, firstly, Charles Henry Maynard and secondly, Robert St Clair Erskine, 4th Earl of Rosslyn. She had two daughters by her first marriage and by her second marriage she had two sons and three daughters. One daughter, Millicent Fanny St-Clair Erskine, also has memorials recorded on this site.

She was known as a society hostess.

Margaret Sheila MacKellar Chisholm

Title: 
Lady, Princess
Dates: 
9 September 1898 โ€“ 13 October 1969

Margaret Sheila MacKellar Chisholm (known as Sheila) was born in Australia, she travelled to Britain in 1914, where she was presented at Buckingham Palace.

Agnes Moncrieff

Title: 
Dame

Agnes Moncrieff was the daughter of Sir John Moncrieff of Kinmouth and Jean Spence of Condie. She married Sir William Stewart (1567 - 1646), the Laird of Grandtully around 1606. The couple had five sons, including a son John, and a daughter Grizel. The lintel bearing their joint initials is dated 1636, the date on which the church of St Mary's was altered.

Sources
Information Boards at St Mary's Church

Annie Cass

Title: 
Viscountess
Other names: 
Her married surname was Pearson
Dates: 
4 June 1860 - 15 April 1932

The daughter of Sir John Cass, Annie Cass married Weetman Pearson in 1881. The couple had four children. She was widowed in 1927.
She was a member of the Women's Liberal Federation and supported female suffrage. She also supported causes related to nursing.
She was a Burgess in Aberdeen.
She and her husband donated the Cowdray Hall to the city of Aberdeen.
She died in the Ritz Hotel, Paris.

The photograph shows her with her silver-plated bicycle made by Tiffany of New York.

She and her husband are buried at Echt, Aberdeenshire

Images: 
Annie Cass
Annie Cass
Annie Cass

Miranda Daphne Jane Smiley

Title: 
Lady Iveagh
Other names: 
Her married surname was Guiness
Dates: 
19 August 1939 - 30 Dec 2010

Miranda Daphne Jane Smiley was the daughter of Major Michael Smiley and Lavinia Pearson, of Castle Fraser, Aberdeenshire.

She married Benjamin Guinness,Viscount Elveden in 1963. In 1967 her husband became the 3rd Earl of Iveagh, and she became Countess of Iveagh. The couple had four children. They divorced in 1984.

Eliza Amelia (Leila) Gore

Title: 
Countess of Erroll
Other names: 
Her married surname was Hay.
Dates: 
1829-1916

The daughter of General the Hon. Sir Charles Gore and Sarah Rachel Frazer, she was born in Montreal, Canada.

She became a skilled horsewoman, and also loved skating.

She married William Harry Hay, the nineteenth Earl of Erroll, who was in Canada as aide-de-camp Lord Elgin, in 1848.

In 1854 she accompanied her husband to the Crimea. Wearing pistols at her belt and riding sidesaddle, she quickly became a recognisable figure. Her husband was wounded at the Battle of Alma and they moved to Scotland.

Sources
Narrow Escape of the Countess of Erroll
Morning Chronicle 1 Dec 1856

Louisa Murray

Title: 
Viscountess
Other names: 
Her maiden name was Ellison
Dates: 
2 July 1809 - 4 Nov 1837

Third daughter of Cuthbert Ellison and Isabella Grace Ibbetson. Married William David Murray. Two children, William David and Louisa Nina.

Gwendolen Janet Forbes-Semphill

Title: 
The Hon.
Other names: 
She was known as Gwyneth
Dates: 
26 Dec 1897 - 10 Mar 1910

Gwendolen (known as Gwyneth) was the second of four children of John, Lord Semphill, and Gwendolen Prodgers. Her brother, Ewan, who was born after her death, wrote this in his memoirs: "A sister was born with a lovely face and the sweetest disposition, so everyone agreed. Unfortunately she died from peritonitis from a burst appendix in 1910. I believe both my parents were very grief-stricken at the time.

Images: 
Gravestone
Gravestone
Sources
The Aul' Days by Ewan Forbes
pages 25-26.

Harriet Sarah Mordaunt

Title: 
Lady
Other names: 
Her maiden name was Moncrieffe
Dates: 
7 February 1848 โ€“ 9 May 1906

On 6 December 1866, 18 year old Harriet Moncrieffe married Sir Charles Mordaunt, at St. Johnโ€™s Episcopal Church in Perth. Less than three years later her husband brought divorce proceedings against her on the grounds of adultery. However her family claimed that she was suffering from insanity triggered by the birth of her daughter, Violet.
The divorce case Mordaunt v Mordaunt, Cole and Johnstone caused a scandal. Lady Mordaunt was deemed insane, and therefore her husband's divorce petition failed. She spent the rest of her life in various private asylums.

Sources
Origin and History of Glasgow Streets
by Hugh Macintosh page 36.

Anne Murray

Title: 
Lady, Duchess, Dowager Duchess
Other names: 
Her maiden name was Home-Drummond
Dates: 
17 June 1814 โ€“ 22 May 1897

Anne Home-Drummond was born at Edinburgh in 1814.

On 29 October 1839 she married George Murray, 2nd Baron Glenlyon, at Blair Drummond, thereby becoming Lady Glenlyon. In 1846 he succeeded his uncle as sixth Duke of Atholl, and Anne became Duchess of Atholl. The couple had one child, John, who became 7th Duke of Atholl.

She served Queen Victoria as Mistress of the Robes and then as a Lady of the Bedchamber. The Duke of Atholl died in 1864, and Anne became the Dowager Duchess of Atholl.

Sources
Details from exhibition at Dunkeld Cathedral.
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