Elizabeth Gilchrist

ID# 5723, (2 Mar 1830 - 1873)

Elizabeth Gilchrist was born on 2 Mar 1830 at Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland .

As of 12 Oct 1855,her married name was Gourlay.

Elizabeth Gilchrist married Peter Brown Gourlay on 12 Oct 1855 at Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire,

At Hamilton. Marriage (after Banns) was solmanised between us according to the Rites and Cerimonies of the R P Church of Scotland

Peter Brown Gourlay, Present and Usual Res: Quarter Parish of Hamilton, aged 23, Coal Miner, Bachelor
Born but not registered on the 18th Nov 1831 at Dalziel Parish.
Parents: James Gourley (dec) Gardener, and Susan Gourley MS Falconer.
Elizabeth Gilchrist, Present and Usual Res: Quarter Parsh of Hamilton, aged 25, Spinster
Born and Registered 2nd March 1830 at Hamilton Parish.
Parents: Wlliam Gilchrist, Coal Miner, and Eliz Gilchrist MS Geddes (dec)

Witnesses: Matthew Wilkes and William Scott.1,2

Elizabeth appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of Peter Brown Gourlay at Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
GOURLEY Peter, 29, Head, Marr, Coal Miner, born Dalziel Lanarkshire
GOURLEY Elizabeth, 32, Wife, Hamilton Lanark
GOURLEY James, Son, 3, Larkhall
GOURLEY William, Son 2mth, Larkhall.3

Elizabeth appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of Peter Brown Gourlay at 93 MacNeill St, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
GOURLAY Peter, Head, 39, Mar, Coal Miner, Dalziel Lanark
GOURLAY Elizabeth, Wife, 43, Hamilton
GOURLAY James, Son, 13, Hamilton
GOURLAY William, Son, 10, Scholar, Dalserf
GOURLAY Elizabeth, Dau, 7, Scholar, Dalserf
GOURLAY Susan, Dau, 5, Scholar, Dalserf
GOURLAY Barbara, Dau, 2, Dalserf
GOURLAY John, Brother, 56, Ag Lab, Cambusenthan Lanark.4

Elizabeth died in 1873 at Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire, at age 42 years

aged 44.5

Elizabeth and Peter had 5 children.

Children of Elizabeth Gilchrist and Peter Brown Gourlay


  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 www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1855, Hamilton Lanark 647/02 00241. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), via Ancestry.co.uk - 1861 Larkhall Dalserf Lanarkshire, ED 3 No 68 Line 8 page 14. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  4. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), via Ancestry.co.uk - 1871 Dalserf, Ed 5 pg 22 Line 5, Reg 638/1. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1873 Larkhall Lanark, 638/01 0109.