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Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre
Jacqui Wood grew up in Scunthorpe, and worked as a GP there.
She married in 1966. She moved to Dundee in 1985 with her husband and two daughters. In 1991 she helped found the Ninewells Cancer Campaign as its chairman.
Dr Wood was awarded the MBE in 1998 and in 2005 was made deputy lieutenant of the City of Dundee.She was awarded honorary doctorates from the universities of Dundee, in 1999, Abertay, in 2005, and St Andrews, in 2009.
Malvina Wells was born a slave in the West Indies. Her mother was a slave, and her father was a planter, John Wells.
She is listed at no. 124 on a list of slaves on the Grand Bay Estate, Carriacou, in 1817 - Malvina, mulatto (i.e. she had a white father) Creole, supposed age 13, no distinguishing marks.
She came to Scotland as a domestic servant to Mrs Macrae of Edinburgh.
She died in Edinburgh on 22 April 1887.
This memorial erected by public subscription to commemorate the heroism of Jane Whyte who from her croft house here at Waulkmill on the morning of 28th October 1884 brought ashore a life line through a raging sea and saved fifteen men from the wreck of the William Hope.
The memorial consists of a plaque attached to a piece of wall of her ruined crofthouse.
Jane Thain was born in King Edward, Aberdeenshire, around 1844. She was the daughter of William Thain, shoemaker and Margaret Findlater.
She married James Whyte, a farm servant, in 1866 and they had a large family of five sons and four daughters. Her eighth child, son Robert, was 15 months old when she single handedly saved the crew of the "William Hope."
Garriscou West Indies
Died at Edinburgh
22 April 1887
Aged 82 years
For upwards of 70 years
Servant and Friend
In the Family of
Faithful in all the house as a servant
Hebrews iii 5
The monument to Malvina Wells is at the foot of a much larger one for the family she served, including her mistress Joanna Isabella Maclean (1815-1890), which depicts the head of Joanna's husband John Macrae, WS. The condition of the stone is such that it may have been erected some time after her death (to be verified).
Hear rests the Corps of John Ker of Moristoun
who departed this life the 27
of September 1691, in the thretieth
year of his age.
The Corps of Grissell Cochrane, his Lady,
who died the 21 of March 1748 in the 83rd
year of her age.
The Grissell Cochrane here referred to
is the same who so heroically succeeded
in saving the life of her Father ( the Honble. Sir
John Cochrane of Ochiltree j 2nd son of the 1st Earl of Dundonald then under sentence of death
at Edinburgh, owing to his connection with the
political I troubles of 1685.
Grizel Cochrane was the daughter of Sir John Cochrane of Ochiltree and Margaret Strickland. Her father was an MP, but was suspected of involvement in the Rye House Plot to assassinate Charles II. He fled to Holland, and returned to Scotland following the death of Charles II. He was involved in an uprising against James II, and was tried for treason in Edinburgh and condemned to death in July 1685.
Born in 1882, she was the fourth daughter of James and Marion Paterson, of Dalbeattie. Her father was a draper. She attended Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. She became a nurse and worked at Darvel, Ayrshire and at Stobhill, Glasgow. She enlisted in the Teritorial Force Nursing service in 1914. She served in Macedonia and died of dysentry at Vertekop.
She is buried in the British Military Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
In addition to the Dalbeattie War Memorial, her name appears on the Memorial to Nurses in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh.