Margaret Ann Gerrard

ID# 444, (2 Nov 1876 - 6 Jul 1911)
Margaret Gerrard and John Whyte Innes

Margaret Ann Gerrard was born on 2 Nov 1876 at 10 Clergy Street, MacDuff, Banffshire, Scotland ,

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Parents: George Gerrard, Slater (Journeyman) and Maggie Gerrard MS McKay
Married 22 July 1876, Banff

George Gerrard, Father was present at her birth.1,2

She was the daughter of George Gerrard and Maggie McKay.

Margaret appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 in the household of George Gerrard at 16 Clergy Street, Gamrie, Banffshire, Scotland ;
GERRARD, George, Head, M, 28, M, Slater, born Macduff, Banff
GERRARD, Margaret, Wife, M, 28, F, Slaters Wife, Macduff, Banff
GERRARD, Margaret Ann, Daur, 4, F, Macduff, Banff
GERRARD, William Geo, Son, 2, M, Macduff, Banff
GERRARD, James Addison, Son, 2mths, M, Macduff, Banff.3

Margaret appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 in the household of George Gerrard at 39 Maiden Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland ;
GERRARD George, Head, Mar, 37, Slater, employed, Macduff, Banff, 2 rooms with windows
GERRARD Maggie, Wife, Mar, 36, Macduff, Banff
GERRARD Maggie Ann, Dau, Unm, 14, Scholar, Macduff, Banff
GERRARD William G, Son, 12, Scholar, Macduff, Banff
GERRARD Kenneth, Son, 8, Scholar, Macduff, Banff
GERRARD Edith, dau, 3, Peterhead Aberdeen
GERRARD Hannah W, Dau, 1mth, Peterhead Aberdeen.4

Margaret Ann Gerrard married John Whyte Innes, son of George Innes and Marjory Whyte, on 4 Feb 1899 at Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire, Scotland ,

After Publication according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland

John INNES, Farm Servant, Bachelor, aged 19, res 42 Back Street, Rosehearty
Parents: George Innes, House carpenter (journeyman) (dec) and Marjory Paterson, previously Innes MS Whyte
Margaret Ann Gerrard, Domestic Servant, Spinster aged 22, res 40 Back Street, Rosehearty
Parents: George Gerrard, Slater (master) and Maggie Gerrard MS McKay

Witnesses: Eliza Ann Tylter and William Gerrard.1,5

As of 4 Feb 1899,her married name was Innes.

Margaret appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of John Whyte Innes at 252 South Wellington Street, Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
INNES, John W, Head, Mar, 21, Policeman, Worker, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, 2 rooms with windows
INNES, Margaret A, Wife, Mar, 24, Macduff, Banffshire
INNES, Christian T, Dau, 2, Rosehearty, Abderdeenshire
INNES, George G, Son, 7mths, Roseheartly, Abderdeenshire.6

Margaret appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of John Whyte Innes at 152 Park Street, Glasgow City, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
INNES John, Head, 31, Mar, Dock Labourer, Loading ships, Worker, Fraserburgh Aberdeen
INNES Maggie, Wife, 34, Mar, Married 11 yrs, 6 children, 5 living, Macduff Banff
INNES George, Son, 10, School, Rosehearty Aberdeen
INNES William, Son, 7, School, Glasgow Lanark
INNES John, Son, 5, School, Glasgow
INNES Violet, Dau, 4, Glasgow
GERRARD Maggie, Visitor, 50, Mar, married 30yrs, 7 children, 6 living, Macduff Banff

(Sister Jane Garrow also lived in Park Street, John was 152 and Jane was 159. William Garrow was also a Police Constable.)7

Margaret died on 6 Jul 1911 at 167 Renfrew Road - Southern General Hospital, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 34 years, 8 months and 4 days

Margaret Ann INNES
(Married to John Innes, Railway constable)
Died at 9.45am, 167 Renfrew Road, Govan parish, former residence 152 Park Street, Govan. Aged 35.
Parents: George Gerrard, Slater (Master),and Maggie Gerrard, MS McKay

Informant: John Innes, Widower, 152 Park Street, Govan.

Southern General Hospital Records
show that Margaret was admitted on the 30th June 1911, she was described as married, Presbyterian and aged 34 1/2 years old. Her body was given to "friends" for burial. There was no record of place of burial on the admission record and the case notes have been destroyed.

No death notice located in the Glasgow Herald.1,8,9

Margaret's cause of death on 6 Jul 1911 was from Carcinoma Uteri.

Margaret and John had 6 children.

Children of Margaret Ann Gerrard and John Whyte Innes

FatherGeorge Gerrard (c 1853 - 9 Feb 1922)
MotherMaggie McKay (c 1853 - 26 Apr 1919)


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, Banff Banff, 147/00 0242. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), 1881 FHL Film 0203437, GRO Ref Vol 147 Enum Dist 12, page 5. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.
  4. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Peterhead Aberdeen, 232/01 012/000 008. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, Pitsligo Aberdeen, 233/00 0003.
  6. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Lanark Govan. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  7. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Plantation, Govan Glasgow City Lanark, 646/01 020/00 008. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, Govan Lanark, 646/02 0760.
  9. [S41] Miscellaneous Records , Details obtained from the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Board Archive 2 Oct 2008.