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Cecilia Renton

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Her married surname was Smollett
Dates: 
d 24 Jan 1814.

The daughter of John Renton and Lady Susannah Montgomerie, she married Alexander Telfer Smollett. The couple had five children, four sons and a daughter.

Renton, West Dunbartonshire

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Date: 
1762
Location:
Renton
WDU, G82 4LH

Kirkpatrick Crescent

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Kirkpatrick Crescent

Location:
Kirkpatrick Crescent
G83 0JS

Rosie Kirkpatrick

Rosie Kirkpatrick was one of the first women to be elected to the Council in Dunbartonshire. She was Labour County Councillor for Levenvale and Tullichewan from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Katherine Drain

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Her name was occasionally spelled as Catherine
Dates: 
1868 - 1904

Katherine Drain was born at 13 Burns Street, Renton in 1868, the daughter of Robert Drain, block printer, and Rose Ann Lynch.
She worked as a machinist and supplemented her income by writing poetry. In 1894 she had a son Joseph.

In 1902 she published "Loch Lomond Rhymes" which included "In the Bonnie Wee Toon O'Renton", "A Mother's Lament" and "The Fireside Emigrants".

Katherine Drain died in 1904, of phthisis pulmonaris. Her occupation on her death certificate was given as "writer of peotry".

Katherine Place

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Katherine Place

Date: 
1998
Location:
Katherine Place
Renton, G82 4QL

Plaque to Susan Ferrier

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SUSAN FERRIER
1782-1854
Satirical Novelist lived here

Erected by: 
Historic Environment Scotland
Location:
East Morningside House
Clinton Road
Edinburgh, EH9 2AW

Stained glass window

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To the Glory of God and in memory of Elizabeth Bruce, wife of Charles Watson, Shipmaster, Aberdeen

Erected by: 
Her husband, Charles Watson
Material: 
Stained glass
Location:
Ferryhill Church
Fonthill Road
Aberdeen, AB11 6UD
Images: 
Stained glass window
Stained glass window

Elizabeth Bruce

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Her married surname was Watson
Dates: 
approx 1850 - 17 Aug 1894

Born in Aberdeen around 1850, Elizabeth Bruce was the daughter of James Bruce and Mary Reid. She married Charles Watson on 29 Dec 1871; she was described on her marriage certificate as a tobacco pipe finisher.

The couple had nine children, seven daughters and two sons. As her husband spent most of his time at sea, Elizabeth had the main responsibility for raising the children. In both the 1881 and 1891 census her husband was absent.

She died of heart disease at home, 18 Caledonian Place, Aberdeen. Her death was registered by her son, Charles.

Sources
Charles Watson, Aberdeen Shipmaster
Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family History Society Journal, no 98, Feb 2006, pp48-49.
Death certificate
1894 168/2 680

Statue of Queen Victoria

Dedicated to: 
Erected by: 
Aberdeen City Council
Date: 
1866
Material: 
Marble
Location:
Town House
Castle Street
Aberdeen , AB10 1AR
Images: 
Inscription
Inscription
Additional information: 

This statue originally stood on Union Street, but was moved indoors as it was being damaged by the weather.