John Canning
Sarah Lawrie
Rebecca Canning
(Cir 1832-1913)

 

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Alexander Gair

Rebecca Canning

  • Born: Cir 1832, Morreoch?, Londonderry, Ireland 114
  • Marriage: Alexander Gair on 11 Nov 1852 in Morreoch?, Londonderry, Ireland 113
  • Died: 20 Dec 1913, 10 Park Avenue, Dundee, Forfarshire aged 81 11

bullet   Another name for Rebecca was Rebecca Cannon.115

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bullet  General Notes:

This is an imprecise memory, so please read this as such.

My grandmother, Isobel Gair Milne (she preferred that name to Isabella) told me about meeting her grandmother. My memories (imprecise as they are) are that she found Rebecca to be (bad-tempered - or not very nice!!) and quite scary. By this time, Rebecca would have been aged approx 80. I believe she had also lost her sight at this point.

It's worth recording, but is very much a snapshot of what an older lady remembered as a young girl of her aged grandmother - and I may have embellished the memory in the re-telling! I wish I'd written it down at the time! 46


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Rebecca married Alexander Gair, son of William Gair and Barbara McDonald, on 11 Nov 1852 in Morreoch?, Londonderry, Ireland.113 (Alexander Gair was born circa 1826 in Mains & Strathmartine, Forfarshire, Scotland 69,113, christened on 22 Apr 1826 in Mains & Strathmartine, Forfarshire, Scotland 115,116 and died on 16 Jan 1897 in 92 Dura Street, Dundee, Forfarshire 11.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Census, 1881, West Craigie, Dundee, Forfarshire. 37




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