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Clare Tennant

Dates: 
13 July 1896 - 3 Sept 1960

She was the daughter of Edward Tennant, 1st Baron Glenconner and Pamela Wyndham.

She married 1) Adrian Bethell 2) Lionel Tennyson 3) James M Beck

She is buried in Traquair Kirkyard.

Elizabeth Gordon

Title: 
Lady
Dates: 
born c1536

Elizabeth Gordon was the daughter of George Gordon, 3rd laird of Lesmoir and Katherine Forbes of Tolquhoun.

She married a relative on her mother's side, Sir William Forbes of Tolquhoun, around 1551.

The couple had five sons and at least one daughter. The eldest son, William, succeeded to the estate on the death of his father. Another son, Patrick, became a burgess of Aberdeen.

In 1584, Sir William commissioned the building of Tolquhoun Castle.

Sir William died in 1596, Elizabeth's date of death is unknown.

Margaret Helen Isla Marion Tennant

Title: 
Lady
Other names: 
Her maiden name was Ogilvie
Dates: 
23 July 1920- 22 January 2014

Margaret Ogilvie was born in 1920, the second of six children of David Ogilvy, Earl of Airlie, and Lady Alexandra Coke. Her brother Angus married Princess Alexandra.

She was educated at home. She joined the Wrens during the Second World War and worked as an ambulance driver.

She married Sir Iain Tennant in 1946 and had three children. Her husband was Lord Lieutenant of Moray, and she was active in the community taking a particular interest in the WRI and McMillan Cancer Support.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh stayed with Sir Iain and Lady Margaret when visiting Gordonstoun.

Sources
Press & Journal 5 March 1981
Royal actor draws the Queen to Gordonstoun

Ann Lindsay

Title: 
Lady
Other names: 
Her married name was Ramsay.
Dates: 
19 April 1787 -13 Jan 1846

Ann(e) Lindsay was born on 19 April 1787 in Kilconquhar, Fife. She was the youngest child of Alexander Lindsay, 6th Earl of Balcarres and Elizabeth Dalrymple. Her paternal aunt, also Lady Ann Lindsay, wrote the ballad "Auld Robin Gray"

Lady Ann Lindsay married Robert Wardlaw Ramsay on 15 March 1811 in Haigh Hall Lancashire, England. The couple had two sons. Robert Wardlaw Ramsay bought the Tillicoultry estate in 1814. He had the steeply sloping grounds to the east of the Kirk burn laid out as woodland walks for his wife.

Grace Charlotte Conyers Menzies

Title: 
Lady
Other names: 
Her maiden name was Norton
Dates: 
27 Mar 1795 - 3 Jan 1877

Grace Norton was born in Edinburgh in 1795, the eldest daughter of the Hon Fletcher Norton and Caroline Elizabeth Balmain.

She married Sir Neil Menzies on 24 Nov 1816.
The couple had two sons Robert (b 1817) and Fletcher (b 1819) and two daughters Caroline (b 1830) and Grace (b 1836). Her husband died in 1844, and her daughter Caroline died in 1845.

Sources
Obituary - Dundee Courier
4 Jan 1877, p 2.
1851 census
Leith South; ED: 9A; Page: 1; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1851_189; Year: 1851

Octavia Shaw Stewart

Title: 
Lady
Other names: 
Her maiden name was Grosvenor
Dates: 
approx 1832 - 29 May 1921

She was the daughter of Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster and Lady Elizabeth Mary Leveson-Gower. She married Colonel Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart, on 28 December 1852. The couple had five sons and two daughters. Her portrait was painted by John Lavery She died on 29 May 1921.

Sources
Greenock Street Names - Their History and Romance - Gardner Blair

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

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