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Women and Girls killed in factory collapse

Templeton's Memorial Gate

Inscription: 

On 1st November 1889 the partially built carpet factory collapsed, killing twenty nine women and girls. This is dedicated to their memory.

Material: 
Stone
Location:
Templeton Street
Glasgow, G40 1AW

Memorial to Lesley Baillie at Stevenston, Ayrshire

Dedicated to: 
Erected by: 
originally Robert Baillie for her mother Marion (May) Reid and her sister Grance
Date: 
originally 1784 - Lesley's name added in 1929 by Burns Federation
Material: 
painted stone
Location:
up steps from the road between houses
Glencairn Street
Stevenston

Lesley Baillie

Other names: 
Mrs. Lesley Cumming, Mrs Robert Cumming, Bonnie Lesley (after the poem by Robert Burns); spelled Leslie on marriage registration and on son's birth registrations
Dates: 
6 March 1768 - 12 July 1843

Lesley Baillie was born at Mayfield House in Schoolwell Street, Stevenston, Ayrshire on 6 March 1768 to parents Robert Baillie, a sea captain, and Marion (May) Reid (b Sept 1739, m reg. 14 March 1760).

She had 3 sisters, May (born 24 December 1761), Elizabeth (14 October 1781)and Maria (Grace), the last mentioned by Robert Burns and recorded on the family memorial.

She married Robert Cumming of Logie in Morayshire on 22nd June 1799 at Stevenston.

Sources
CUMMING, ROBERT (O.P.R. Marriages 615/00 0020 0068 STEVENSTON)
marriage record of Robert Cumming and Leslie Baillie
BAILLIE, ELIZABETH (O.P.R. Births 615/00 0010 0114 STEVENSTON)
birth record of sister Elizabeth
BAILLIE, MAY (O.P.R. Births 615/00 0010 0069 STEVENSTON)
birth record of sister May
Old Parish Records Births & Baptisms Search Returns for children of Robert Cumming and Leslie Baillie
record of sons' birth
Lesley Baillie Scotland Ancestry blog
family information
The Burns Encyclopedia Baillie, Lesley (d. 1843)
Encyclopedia of things relating to Robert Burns
OPR Births & Baptisms Search Returns for Marion Reid
mothers birth record

Mortification Board to Isabel Hunter

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

1648 Isabel Hunter, relict of John Dawson left in legacy for the use of the poor people in the huts eight score merks Scots money, ยฃ40 whereof George Kempt paid to the Dean of Guild of Aberdeen in part of payment of the foresaid sum.

Erected by: 
Aberdeen City Council
Date: 
1648
Material: 
Wood
Location:
Town House Entrance Hall
Union Street
Aberdeen , AB10 1AQ
Images: 
Mortification Board
Additional information: 

"The huts" referred to the huts where victims of the plague which struck Aberdeen in 1647 were sent to isolate them from the city.

Isabel Hunter

Dates: 
Died approx 1648

Nothing is known of this woman, other than that she was the widow of John Dawson, and that she left a bequest to assist plague victims.

Unlike many of the mortification boards, Isabel Hunter's board displays no crest. She was not part of the aristocracy.

Sources
Aberdeen Before 1800, A New History
See Chapter Three, particularly page 86 and footnote 106.

Margaret Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone

Title: 
Lady Burnett of Leys
Dates: 
1764-1849

She was the daughter of Robert Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone and Mary Elphinstone. She married Sir Robert Burnett of Leys in 1785. Their family home was Crathes Castle. They had nine children. Sir Robert died in 1837.

In 1838, Lady Burnett founded a school in Banchory, which had an average attendance of 65 pupils.

She died in 1849.

Aberdeenshire Council Buildings (formerly Lady Burnett's School)

Inscription: 

Erected by Lady Burnett of Leys 1838

Erected by: 
Lady Burnett of Leys
Date: 
1838
Material: 
Stone
Location:
The Square
High Street
Banchory , ABD, AB31 5RW
Images: 
Plaque
Plaque
Additional information: 

The Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Banchory now occupies part of the building.

Chair dedicated to Jane Leslie Findlay.

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

To the Glory of God and in memory of Jane Leslie Findlay
1864 1910

Material: 
Wood
Location:
St Giles Cathedral
High Street
Edinburgh , EH1 1RE
Images: 
Detail of chair
Detail of chair

Jane Leslie Findlay

Dates: 
Born 24 Oct 1864

She was born in Edinburgh, the eldest daughter of John Ritchie Findlay and Susan Leslie. Her father made a fortune as proprietor of the Scotsman.