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Isabella Blyth Martin

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Blyth.
about 1816- 19 Nov 1898

The daughter of Henry Blyth and Jessie Bell, she was born in Dundee.
She married William Kerr in 1866. She was widowed in April 1877. She married William Young Blyth Martin in January 1878.

She lived at Blyth House, Newport-on-Tay.

She donated the Blyth Hall, Newport in memory of her brothers for the benefit of the inhabitants of Newport. .

She donated the fountain, based on her own designs, to Newport.

She endowed the University of Dundee with ยฃ2000 for two bursaries - the Mrs Isabella Blyth Martin Bursary.

She created a fund to support six poor women in Newport.

Adele Magdalene Stewart

approx 1923-2006

When Adele Stewart died, aged 83, in Edinburgh, she left a bequest of ยฃ2 million to National Museums of Scotland. She had spent her childhood in Malaya and Singapore, and was keenly interested in Far Eastern culture.

National Galleries website
Photo of Adele M Stewart, aged 2

Isabella Agnes Smith


Isabella Agnes Smith bequeathed money to provide housing for single elderly ladies.

What's in a Name? A street history of Broughty Ferry
authors - Callum Webster and Craig Muir second edition 2015

Mary Livesey Forbes

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Wardle
23 Sept 1854 - 29 April 1929

Mary Livesey Wardle was born in England, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Wardle. She married John F Forbes on 22 Nov 1873. The couple had a large family.

Annie Cass

Other names: 
Her married surname was Pearson
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

Annie Cass
Annie Cass
Annie Cass

Frances Elizabeth MacPherson-Grant

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Pocklington
1847 - 6 July 1916

Born in France in 1847, she was the younger daughter of the Rev. Roger Pocklington. She married Sir George MacPherson-Grant in Notts on 3 July 1861. The couple had several children, including Frances (1864) Mabel (1872) Alastair (1874). She was active in public life, assisting with charity bazaars and fundraising efforts, and sitting on committees.

Rejoicings at Ballindalloch
Elgin Courier 12 July 1861

Isabella Browning

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Her maiden name was Simpson.
14 February 1798 - 25 September 1881

Isabella Simpson was the daughter of Alexander Simpson and Isabella Watson. She married William Browning in 1819. She was widowed in 1843. She founded the Browning Bursary at the University of Aberdeen in memory of her husband, the Rev William Browning. This bursary still exists today.

Aberdeen Press & Journal
14 Jan 1882, p5.
Death certificate
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Catherine Scott

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Her maiden name was Forbes.
Sept 1784 - 21 Jan 1855

The eldest daughter of Katherine Morison and John Forbes of Boyndie. She married Alexander Scott in 1807. He predeceased her, leaving the bulk of his estate to endow a hospital, subject to a life rent in favour of his widow. Catherine Scott waived her right to part of the liferent to expedite the building of the hospital (now known as Alexander Scott's Hospital Eventide Home, Huntly). She is buried at Dunbennan Kirkyard, Huntly.

Aberdeen Press & Journal
7 Feb 1855, page 5.

Ethel Doris Maconachie

approx 1896 -1982

Ethel Doris Addison married George Maconachie in Keith in 1925. She died in Keith in 1982.

Madge Fiddes Sanders

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Wilson
Approx 1862 -9 August 1938

Madge Fiddes Wilson was the daughter of John Fiddes Wilson, wool merchant and Margaret Bell Underwood.

She visited the church at Tundergarth from early childhood, as her maternal aunt was married to the minister there.

Madge Fiddes Wilson married William Sanders, landed proprietor, of Rosebank, Dryfesdale, on 23 September 1896. Aged 68 to her 34, he was twice her age. He died in 1907.

Her nephew, John Mein Austin, lived with her for much of his childhood whilst her brother-in-law and sister lived in India.

Hawick News and Border Chronicle - Friday 12 August 1938
Red Cross Work
Dumfries and Galloway Standard - Saturday 15 August 1914
Tundergarth Church-Memorial to Mrs Sanders
Dumfries and Galloway Standard - Wednesday 12 April 1939
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