Mary Dunn

Other names: 
Mrs James Mackay Bryson
7th September 1834 - 30th August 1902

Mary was born in Glasgow on 7th September, 1834 Her parents were Margaret Bannatyne and David Dunn of Skelmorlie, a Victualler / Merchant.

On 24 Jun 1857 also in Glasgow, she married James Mackay Bryson, an Optician with a business at 60 Princes Street, Edinburgh Amongst his many roles, James was a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts (part founded by his father, Clockmaker Robert Bryson), the Photographic Society of Scotland, and for a time was Clockmaker for Scotland.

They had 7 children, Margaret (Maggie) Bannatyne (died aged 21), Jessie Gillespie (died aged 15), David Dunn, Mary Dunn, Robert, James (died when 9 months old) and Archibald Gillespie.

She was a widow for 8 years and died, from Pthisis Pulmonalis (Tuberculosis) on 30th August, 1902 at the family home she still shared with her daughter Mary, 'Dunmara' 35 Inverleith Row. She is buried alongside family members,sharing a gravestone at New Calton Burial Ground, Edinburgh.

There is a stained glass window in memory of both her husband and herself, and another one in memory of their daughter Margaret, at Broughton St. Mary's Parish Church, Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh, both designed by Nathaniel Bryson.

James Mackay Bryson (b. 21 Feb 1824, d. 06 Jan 1894)
James Mackay Bryson Genealogy information (Mary's husband)
BRYSON, MARY (Statutory Deaths 685/02 0532)
Death Record
DUNN, MARY (O.P.R. Births 644/01 0340 0031 GLASGOW)
Birth Record