Philanthropist

Records tagged with Keywords: Philanthropist

Mary Baillie, Dowager Countess of Aberdeen

Title: 
Lady, Countess of Aberdeen,
Other names: 
Mrs George John James Hamilton-Gordon (5th Earl of Aberdeen)
Dates: 
4 August 1814 - 3 April 1900

Daughter of George Baillie. Wife of George John James Hamilton-Gordon 5th Earl of Aberdeen (married 5 November 1840 at Taymouth Castle)

6 children:
George (1841–1870); died unmarried.
James Henry (1845–1868); committed suicide, which was passed off as a rifle accident), in his rooms in Cambridge.[2]
John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair (1847–1934)
Mary (1844–1914); married Walter Hepburne-Scott, 8th Lord Polwarth.
Harriet (1849–1942); married William Lindsay.
Katherine Eliza (1852–1931); married Alexander Bruce, 6th Lord Balfour of Burleigh.

Images: 
Mary Baillie, 5th Countess of Aberdeen, wife of George John James Hamilton-Gordon

Mary Caroline Fraser

Title: 
MBE
Dates: 
born circa 1866 - died 29 November 1937

Mary Caroline Fraser's parents were Emma Caroline Cooper (died 29 March 1915 aged 82) and John Fraser MD CB Surgeon General (12 January 1819 - 31 July 1893) who was in the armed services and was honorary surgeon to the Queen...

Mary was involved in philanthropic work with the armed services with the Church of Scotland.

Sources
Highland Light Infantry Chronicle (Jan 1905-Oct 1907)
Book
Obituary of her father John Fraser MD CB
Mary Caroline Fraser
Death records of Mary and her mother; 1911 Census

Scotland's People

Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command, Volume 58

Mrs Jane Taylor

Other names: 
Jean

Mrs Jane (Jean) Taylor of Woodside bequeathed Β£500 'for a playground for the children of Woodside.' Mrs Taylor was the widow of Mr John Taylor, a grocer in Woodside. Land was acquired by the Aberdeen Town Council close to Hilton House at the request of the Woodside Commissioners when Woodside was incorporated into Aberdeen in 1891. The park opened in 1894.

Mary Louisa Maclagan

Dates: 
7 May 1853 – 29 September 1943

Mrs Maclagan was born, Mary Louisa Kerr, on 7th May 1853 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Her father, Archibald Kerr, born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, made his fortune as a merchant in Canada; he was involved in the establishment of the Canada Life Assurance Company. Mary’s mother, Catherine Maclaren was the sister of William Paterson Maclaren, originally from Stirling, who became a member of the business elite of Upper Canada.

Lady Rowand Anderson

Title: 
Lady
Other names: 
maiden name Mary Ross, Lady Robert Rowand Anderson
Dates: 
29th August 1839 - 21st January 1921

Mary was born on 29th August, 1839 in the Parish of Contin, Ross and Cromarty. Her parents were Henry Ross, a Tenant Farmer at Kinnahaird, near Strathpeffer and Ann McKay.

On 23rd July 1863 Mary married Robert Rowand Anderson (05.04.1834- 01.06.1921), an Edinburgh Architect who was knighted in 1902. Their only child Annie Ross Anderson (born 05.06.1864) died of Typhoid on 14 February 1872 when she was only 8.

Mary spent her life in charitable work in their home village of Colinton in Edinburgh.

Elizabeth Edington

Dates: 
1831 - 4th November, 1908

Elizabeth was born in 1831. With her brother Francis Edington (1819-1901), she owned the Commercial Hotel ( now the County Hotel) at 15-17 High Street, North Berwick, East Lothian. Their parents were Alexander Edington, a slater, and Margaret Burnet.

Francis was Treasurer of the Royal Burgh of North Berwick Town Council and founder member of Bass Rock Golf Club. He died 24th August 1901 at their home at Ethandune, 7 Dirleton Avenue, North Berwick.

Sources
Royal Burgh of North Berwick
Story of the Royal Burgh of North Berwick
EDINGTON, ELIZABETH (Statutory Deaths 713/00 0029)
Death Record

Scotlands People

Princess Louise, 9th Duchess of Argyll

Title: 
Her Royal Highness, Marchioness of Lorne, 9th Duchess of Argyll
Other names: 
Louisa Caroline Alberta (House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha)
Dates: 
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).

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

Christian Catherine Smith

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Cruickshank
Dates: 
13 May 1844 -4 Dec 1924

The daughter of James Cruickshank, minister of Stevenston, and Janet Ann Burnett, she married Rev James Smith 14 April 1869. The couple had eight children, five daughters and three sons; James, Janet, Elizabeth, Catherine, Henrietta, Montgomery, Eleanor, Alexander . As minister's wife, Christian Smith was actively involved in various philanthropic activities. In particular she founded Newhills Convalescent Home in 1874 'for the benefit of respectable persons in humble circumstances who appear to be falling into dishealth or are convalescing after non-infectious diseases'.

Images: 
Convalescent Home
Sources
Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, vol 6, entry on Newhills Parish.
1851 census
Stevenston; ED: 5; Page: 16; Line: 13; Roll: CSSCT1851_139
1871 census
Newhills; ED: 5; Page: 4; Line: 18; Roll: CSSCT1871_41

Louise Whitfield Carnegie

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Whitfield.
Dates: 
7 Mar 1857-24 June 1946

Born in Manhattan, Louise Whitfield married Andrew Carnegie in 1887. She was twenty-one years younger than him. The couple had one child, Margaret. After her husband's death in 1919 she devcoted her life to philanthropy. She died in 1946 and is buried in New York.

Louisa Augusta Wood

Title: 
Dame
Dates: 
Born 3rd October 1786, died 19th March 1872

Born in Canada, the daughter of Edmund and Phoebe Fanning.

Her death notice in the Belfast Newsletter 25 Mar 1872, read "WOOD - Mar 19, at Circus, Bath, Lady Wood, relict of the late Commissary-General Sir Gabriel Wood, at an advanced age."

After her death, her sister, Miss Fanning, became a trustee of the Mariner's Asylum in her place.

Syndicate content