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Agnes Mabel Murray Mackinlay

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Mason.
2 August 1876 - 6 March 1970

Born 1876 in Blytheswood, the daughter of George Mason, optician, and Mary Cranston.
She married Charles A Mackinlay 1903. Son George born 1906.
She was an artist. She was awarded the British Empire Medal in 1965 for her work as a volunteer social worker at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
She died on 6 Mar 1970 in Glasgow and is buried in Glasgow Necropolis.
The Mabel Mackinlay Award for Art commemorates her.


Agnes Annabel Kidston


Annabel Kidston (1896-1981) was born in Helensburgh. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art, under Greiffenhagen and Forrester Wilson and at the Slade School of Fine Art under Henry Tonks and Wilson Steer. She became a wood engraver, etcher and painter.

She moved to St Andrews and became the first president of the Art Committee of that town. She was also a founder member of the St Andrews Preservation Trust.

She lived at 21 Market Street, St Andrews, close to the site of the court which was named after her.

She died in 1981 in North Berwick.

Jo Grimond recalled her thus:

Jo Grimond's St Andrews, Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1992
page 65
St Andrews Through Time by Helen Cook

Emma MacPherson

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Blake.
1833- 5 Nov 1915

Emma Blake married Allan MacPherson, 3rd of Blairgowrie, on 30 April 1853.

She travelled with him to Australia in 1856. She wrote an autobiography of her life in Australia "My Experiences in Australia, 1856 to 1857, by a Lady." She also painted watercolours of Australian scenes.

The family returned to Scotland. The couple had seven children, five sons and two daughters.

She was widowed in 1891. Emma MacPherson died in 1915, six weeks after the death of her son George in the Battle of Loos.


Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

8 June 1912 - 26 Jan 2004

Born St Andrews, the daughter of Wilhelmina Bayne Meldrum and Allan Barns-Graham, landowner.
She attended Edinburgh College of Art from 1931.
She was part of the St Ives group of artists.

The information panel photographed below was part of a display of her work at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in October 2018.

Info panel
Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Entry by Flora Johnston - see p30.

Helen A. Lamb

Other names: 
Her full name was Helen Adelaide Lamb
17 January 1893-1981

Helen Adelaide Lamb was the daughter of Thomas R Lamb, stockbroker, and Agnes Cook. She was born at Broompark, Prestwick, Ayr, in 1893. Lamb studied at Glasgow Art School. She taught Art at St Columba's School, Kilmacolm 1918-1949, and designed the School Badge. Lamb was commissioned to produce the Church of Scotland's Loyal Addresses to King Edward VIII, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, all of which are conserved in Windsor Castle.

She died in Dunblane in 1981.

Elizabeth Blackadder

Dame (Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire); RA (Royal Academy; RSA (Royal Scottish Academy)
Other names: 
Elizabeth Violet Blackadder; Mrs John Houston
Born 1931

Elizabeth Violet Blackadder was born in Falkirk in 1931. She went to school there and studied and taught at Edinburgh College of Art. In 1956 she married Scottish Painter John Houston (1 April 1930 – 27 September 2008).

She was appointed an Order of the British Empire in 1982 and promoted to Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2003.
In 2001 she was appointed Her Majesty’s Painter and Limner in Scotland. She holds four honorary doctorates by four universities.

Elizabeth Blackadder
Biography page

Princess Louise, 9th Duchess of Argyll

Her Royal Highness, Marchioness of Lorne, 9th Duchess of Argyll
Other names: 
Louisa Caroline Alberta (House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha)
18th March 1848 – 3rd December 1939

Louisa Caroline Alberta, The Princess Louise, was born on 18th March 1848 at Buckingham Palace, the sixth child of Queen Victoria and Albert, Prince Consort.

Louise had eight brothers and sisters: Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise (1840 - 1901), Edward Albert (1841 - 1910), Edward who became Edward VII (9 November 1841 - 6th May 1910), Alice Maud Mary (1843 - 1878), Alfred Ernest Albert (1844 - 1900), Helena Augusta Victoria (1846 - 1923), Arthur William Patrick Albert (1850 - 1942), Leopold George Duncan Albert (1853 - 1884), Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore (1856 - 1944).

Her Royal Highness, Princess Louisa Caroline Alberta 9th Duchess of Argyll
Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll
Internet Encyclopedia page - biography
91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot
Internet Encyclopedia page

Ethel Moorhead

Born 1869, died1955

Ethel Moorhead’s father was an army surgeon, and the family lived in India, Mauritius and South Africa before settling in Dundee. Three brothers and her sister, Alice, all became doctors. Moorhead trained as an artist in Paris at Whistler’s studio, returning to Dundee keep house for her ageing parents. Her own studio, shared with a Miss Oliphant, was in the King Street Arcade, Dundee (now demolished). She exhibited her paintings widely, including in Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Dublin.

The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Entry by Mary Henderson
Dundee Women's Trail
Mary Henderson and the Dundee Women's Trail

Katharine Read

Other names: 
Her first name is sometimes spelled Catherine.
3 Feb 1723-15 Dec 1778.

Katharine Read was born in Dundee on 3 Feb 1723, the daughter of Elizabeth Wedderburn and Alexander Read, laird and merchant. She trained as an artist in Edinburgh, France and Italy. She worked as a successful portraitist in London for twenty years. Her many subjects included Queen Charlotte. In the 1770s, she exhibited at the Royal Academy. She travelled to India with her niece, but suffered ill health and died on the journey home.

Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women Ewan, Innes, Reynolds, Pipes (eds) , EUP, 2006
The entry on Katharine Read is on p299, and is by Lesley Lindsay.
Dundee Women's Trail, Mary Henderson, 2008
Page 38.

Jessie M King

Other names: 
Jessie M King; Mistress E. A. Taylor; Jessie M. Taylor; Jessie Marion Taylor
20 March 1875 – 3 August 1949

Jessie was born at the Manse in the Parish of New Kilpatrick , Dunbartonshire (now Bearsden, part of Glasgow) on 20th March, 1875, daughter of Reverend James Wat(t)ers King (Church of Scotland Minister at New Kilpatrick Church) and Mary Anne Anderson (married on 6th April, 1869),

1875 King, Jessie Marion [Statutory Births 500/00 0066]
Birth Record

Scotland People Website

1949 Taylor, Jessie Marion [Statutory Deaths 871/00 0022]
Death Record

Scotland People Website

1908 Taylor, Ernest A - King, Jessie Marion [Statutory Marriages 475/00 0028]
Marriage Record

Scotland People Website

Jessie M. King
Wikipedia Webpage
England & Wales, Free BMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 Merle Elspeth Taylor
index of birth entry for daughter Merle

The Enchanted World of Jessie M King by Colin White
book Canongate Press 0-86241-235-8
KING, EVA C S (Census 1901 475/00 010/00 015)
1901 Census

Scotlands People website

TAYLOR, JESSIE M (Valuation Rolls VR51 / 5 / 352)
1915 Valuation Roll

Scotlands People Website

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