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Born in Aberdeen, the daughter of James Warrack and Harriet Morren, Harriet Warrack may have been educated at the Lancastrian School at which her aunt was a teacher.
In 1867, Warrack founded a school for upper middle class girls. The school emphasised academic success, and became the largest private girls school in Aberdeen. She retired in 1886 and died in 1910. The school she founded, now known as the Albyn School, still exists today.
Warrack was one of the donors to Aberdeen Sculpture Gallery - her name is recorded on a brass plaque in Aberdeen Art Gallery.
Sister Margaret Kerr MBE
Margaret, a nurse, was born in Bellingham, Northumberland, in February 1925, but lived much of her life north of the border and considered herself a proud Borderer.
Her father, the Reverend Robert Kerr, was minister at Longformacus in Berwickshire and later at Kelso North and Smailholm.
She decided on a nursing career and volunteered as a Red Cross VAD attached to the Royal Navy in Caithness. She recalled VE Day โ emptying ashtrays in a ward full of cheering sailors.
Marjorie Liddel was related to William Liddel, Provost of Aberdeen; she may have been his daughter.
She married Gilbert Menzies, a burgess of Aberdeen, who subsequently became Provost of Aberdeen. The couple had at least two children, Andrew, who also served as Provost of Aberdeen, and Marjorie, who married William Nicolson, Burgess of Aberdeen.
Marjorie Liddel, therefore, lived her life at the very centre of civic life in Aberdeen.
Gilbert Menzies is believed to have died in 1459; Marjorie's date of death is unknown.
In Memory of Ethel Prescott, wife of Alfred James Ogston, British Vice-Consul, Killed in the earthquake at Messina, 28th December 1908.
This plaque is adjacent to a large marble memorial to Francis Ogston, her husband's grandfather, and Francis H Ogston, her husband's half-brother.
Ethel Prescott Ditchfield was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, in 1878, the youngest daughter of George and Susan Ditchfield.
She married Alfred James Ogston, the son of Professor Alexander Ogston, in Birkenhead in 1905.
Alfred Ogston was a British Vice-Consul in Italy. The couple's home address was 282 Union Street, Aberdeen.
Sacred to the memory of Ann, the wife of Alexander Allardyce of Dunnottar and daughter of Alexander Baxter of Glassel. She was married the 7th of August 1786, gave birth to her son Alexander Baxter Allardyce the 23rd of July, and departed this life at Aberdeen the 1st of August 1787, aged 28 years.
Ann Baxter married Alexander Allardyce in 1786. He was extremely wealthy, having made his fortune in Jamaica, partially through the slave trade. Ann Allardyce died less than a year after their marriage, having given birth to their son Alexander Baxter Allardyce. She is buried in St Nicholas kirkyard with her son, who died aged 7. Her widowed husband became M.P. for Aberdeen Burghs and remarried.