William Grigor

#7620, (c 1831 - 28 Mar 1876)
     William Grigor was born c 1831 at Dallas, Moray, Scotland ,

not showing on Scotlandspeople.

He was the son of Alexander Grigor and Isobel Forbes.

William appeared on the 1841 Scottish Census of 6 Jun 1841 in the household of Alexander Grigor at Hill of Leanoch, Dallas, Moray, Scotland ;
GRIGOR Alexander, 60, Mason, Yes
GRIGOR John, 30, Ag Lab, Yes
GRIGOR William, 10, Yes.1



William appeared on the 1851 Scottish Census of 30 Mar 1851 at Watertown, Duffus, Moray, Scotland ;
PETRIE James, Head, Unm, 43, Farmer of 100 Acres, Elgin Moray
GREGOR William, Unm, 21, Farm Servant, Elgin Moray
Others as well

Not certain this is correct but ties in with his occupation in the 1861 Census.2



William appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of Robert McDonald at Bogs of Linkwood, St Andrews-Lhanbryde, Moray, Scotland ;
MacDONALD Robert, Head, Mar, 60, Farmer of 100 acres, employing 3 Men & 2 Boys, Aberlour Banff
MacDONALD Elizabeth, Wife, Mar, 41, Dallas Moray
GRIGOR William, Brother in Law, Unm, 29, Shepherd, Dallas Moray
SMITH Thomas Hitchins, Boarder, Unm, 23, Assistant Civil Engineer, England
ROSS William, Servant, Unm, 21, Ploughman, Urquhart Moray
MAVER James, Servant, Unm, 16, Ploughman, Boharm Banff
LAURENCE John, Servant, Unm, 14, Herd boy, Polliswood Moray
YOUNG John, Servant, Unm, 12, Herd boy, Montrose Forfar
GRANT Isabella, Servant, Unm, 23, Dairy maid, Aberlour Banff
McLEOD Christina, Servant, Unm, 28, Cook, Inverness Inverness
MacDONALD Ellen, Dau, Unm, 10, Scholar, St Andrews Lhanbryde Moray
MacDONALD Elizabeth, Dau, Unm, 6, Scholar, St Andrews Lhanbryde Moray
MacDONALD Margaret, Dau, 4, St Andrews Lhanbryde, Moray
MacDONALD Isabella, Dau, 4, St Andrews Lhanbryde Moray
MacDONALD Alexander, Son, 2, St Andrews Lhanbryde Moray.3



William Grigor recorded Robert McDonald's death on 20 Jan 1863 Bogs of Linkwood, St Andrews-Lhanbryde, Moray, Scotland ,
Robert MacDonald
Farmer, married to Elizabeth Grigor
at 2.45 AM, aged 62 yrs.
Parents: Angus MacDonald, Farmer, formerly Sergeant in HM 42 Regt Foot (dec) and Ellen MacDonald, MS Thomson (dec)

William Grigor, Brother in law was the informant.4,5



William Grigor married Isabella Grant on 24 Jan 1863 at The Manse, Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland ,

Manse of Aberlour after Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland

William Grigor, Merchant, Bachelor, aged 31 yrs
Usual Res: Elgin
Parents: Alexander Grigor, Mason (dec) & Isabella Grigor MS Forbes (dec)
Isabella Grant, Domestic Servant, Spinster, aged 25yrs.
Usual Res: Charlestown, Aberlour
Parents: James Grant, Mason (dec) & Isabella Grant MS Cumming (dec)

Witnesses: John McConachie & Charles McConachie.4,6



William appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 at 238 High Street, Close, Elgin, Moray, Scotland , also listed in the household was Isabella, Isabella, Margaret and William ;
GRIGOR William, Head, Mar, 40, Grocer, Dallas Moray
GRIGOR Isabella, Wife, Mar, 33, Aberlour Banff
GRIGOR Isabella, Dau, 5, Elgin Moray
GRIGOR Margaret, Dau, 3, Elgin Moray
GRIGOR William, Son, 1, Elgin Moray.7



William died on 28 Mar 1876 at 240 High Street, Elgin, Moray, Scotland ,

William Grigor
Grocer - Married to Isabella Grant
at 9.30 AM aged 45yrs
Parents: Alexander Grigor, Mason (dec) & Isabella Grigor MS Forbes (dec)

Margaret Ambrose??, Neighbour, 243 High Street was present when he passed away.4,8



William's cause of death on 28 Mar 1876 was from Pleurisy - 14 days.



William was buried in Mar 1876 at Elgin West Cemetery, Elgin, Moray, Scotland ,



Stone Number 468 - GRIGOR family plot
Erected by
William Grigor,
Merchant Elgin
in Memory of his son,
James Alexander
who died 22nd Oct 1865
aged 1 year & 9 months.
And the said William Grigor
died 28th March 1876 aged 45 years.
And his daughter Louisa
who died 7th Oct 1876 aged 9 years.
And his daughter Isabella who died
22 Sept 1881 aged 15 years.
And his beloved wife Isabella Grigor
died 11th Jan 1886 aged 48 years.
And their daughters Ann
died 30th Dec 1886 aged 14 years.
And Margaret wife of George McIntosh
died 10th March 1920 aged 52 years
.9


William Grigor and family Headstone - Dug out
Elgin Cemetery West
Photo Moray Burial Ground Research Group
William Grigor and family Headstone - Top
Elgin Cemetery West
Photo Moray Burial Ground Research Group
William Grigor and family Headstone - Bottom
Elgin Cemetery West
Photo Moray Burial Ground Research Group


William Grigor's estate was probated on 11 Jul 1876 at Elgin Sheriff Court, Elgin, Moray, Scotland ,

GRIGOR William - 11/7/1876
Grocer, Elgin, Died 28 March 1876 at Elgin, Intestate.10




William and Isabella had 7 Children.

Father*Alexander Grigor (c 1780 - b 1851)
Mother*Isobel Forbes (c 1786 - b 1841)

Children of William Grigor and Isabella Grant

Citations

  1. [S82] 1841 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 6 June 1841), 1841 Dallas Moray, ED 5 page 1 Parish No 129. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Scottish Census.
  2. [S28] 1851 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 30 March 1851), 1851 Duffus Moray, ED 2 Page 2 Parish No 131. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Scottish Census.
  3. [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), 1861 St Andrew-Lhanbryde, Moray 142/00 003/00 002. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  4. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1863 St Andrews- Lhandbryde, Moray 142/00 0002. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1863 Aberlour Banff, 145/00 0002.
  7. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Elgin Moray, ED 8, Page 24, Rego No 135A. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1876 Elgin Elgin (Moray), 135/00 0053.
  9. [S43] Cemetery Records , Elgin Cemetery West - Moray Burial Ground Research Group - Stone No 468. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.
  10. [S109] Will - Scotland: 1876 Elgin Sheriff Court Inventories - SC26/39/13, Scottish Record Office via the Internet, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Will - Scotland.