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Helen Burness Cruickshank

Memorial cross to Fanny, Lady Tweedmouth

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Fanny, Lady Tweedmouth
Born January 31 1853
Died at Guisachan August 5 1904

Location:
Beinn Mhor
Kiltarlity, IV4 7LY
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Fanny Octavia Louisa Spencer-Churchill

Dates: 
31 January 1853

Daughter of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough, and Lady Frances Vane, she was born on 31 Jan 1853. In 1873 she married Edward Marjoribanks, 2nd Baron Tweedmouth. The couple had one son.

She hosted gatherings of supporters of William Gladstone, and also spoke publically in favour of Liberal political issues.

Her obituary describes her as one of the finest shots in the UK, and a brilliant horsewoman. She helped develop the Golden retriever breed of dog.

She died of cancer in 1904

Sources
Edinburgh Evening News
6 August 1904

Jenny Moore

Lamond Place, Aberdeen

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Lamond Place

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Lamond Place
Aberdeen , AB25 3UT

Lamond Leslie

Dates: 
1799- 16 Feb 1892

Lamond Leslie was the seventh of fourteen children of Hugh Leslie and Agnes Anne Lamond. To house his large family, Hugh Leslie built Powis House in 1802, from the profits of the family's Jamaican plantations. Of the fourteen children, only one married, and he died childless. In 1873, the Powis estate was divided between the last surviving children, Esther, Christian, Lamond, Isabella Jane and Helen. These five sisters were known for their generosity to local causes. For example they donated the land on which Powis church was built.

Sources
The Leslies of Powis House
article by Douglas Kynoch, Leopard magazine, October 2015.
1881 census
Old Machar; ED: 50; Page: 21; Line: 14; Roll: cssct1881_54

Plaque to Jean Stephen

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Here, "where creepin Ury
greets its mountain cousin Don"
Lie Jean Whitecross d1840
and Jean Stephen d. 1848
Common-law wives of
William Thom
The Inverurie Poet
Erected by the Rotary Club of Inverurie
1991

Erected by: 
The Rotary Club of Inverurie
Date: 
1991
Location:
Bass Cemetery,
Keithhall Road
Inverurie, , AB51 3UA
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Jean Stephen

Dates: 
d 1848

Jean Stephen was born in Inverurie. She was William Thom's second common-law wife. The couple had three daughters, Agnes (b approx 1844) Marion (b approx 1846), both born in London, and Rosanna (Rosie), (b 1847, Kintore). William Thom died in Dundee in February 1848. Provost Thoms noted that "He had left behind him a widow who, from all that he could learn, was a most deserving and excellent person, together with a young and helpless family" and a committee proposed raising funds for them. Queen Victoria donated ยฃ10 to the fund, and Charles Dickens also subscribed.

Sources
Staffordshire Advertiser 15 July 1848
(Queen Victoria's donation)
Dundee, Perth and Cupar Advertiser 7 March 1848
(Late William Thom's family)
Dundee, Perth and Cupar Advertiser 21 October 1864
(Winding up fund, as all the girls had reached the age of 16.)

Jean Whitecross

Dates: 
d November 1840

Jean Whitecross was born in Kirriemuir. She lived with William Thom, enduring extreme poverty, and journeying with him when he sought work. The couple had four children; Elizabeth (Betsy), William, James and Jeanie. Jeanie died during a period when the family had little food, and had slept outside on a cold, wet night.

William Thom wrote of her dark eyes and sweet singing voice.

Jean Whitecross died at 23, North Street, Inverurie, in childbirth. She is buried in an unmarked grave in Inverurie.

"Far from her native Tay she sleeps, and other waters lave

Sources
Rhymes and Recollections of a Hand Loom Weaver
by William Thom

Plaque to Jean Whitecross

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Here, "where creepin Ury
greets its mountain cousin Don"
Lie Jean Whitecross d1840
and Jean Stephen d. 1848
Common-law wives of
William Thom
The Inverurie Poet
Erected by the Rotary Club of Inverurie
1991

Erected by: 
The Rotary Club of Inverurie
Date: 
1991
Location:
Bass Cemetery,
Keithhall Road
Inverurie, AB51 3UA
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