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George Key

M, #141, b. 16 March 1842, d. 29 November 1908
Memorial Eastern Cemetery, Dundee
Ann Gibson Ford, her daughter Lizzie,
Lizzie's daughter Maggie,
George Key
  • Occupation*: George was Harbour Porter.
  • Birth*: He was born on 16 March 1842 at Ashludie, Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1842, Key, George lawful son of William Key and Elisabeth Myres Ashludie. Born 16 March Bapt 10 April 1842.1
  • He was the son of William Key and Elisabeth Myres.
  • Baptism: George Key was baptised on 10 April 1842 at Ashludie, Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland.1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Ann Gibson Ford, daughter of John Ford and Margaret Scott, on 28 December 1866 at West Mains of Ethie, Inverkeilor, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1866 marriages in the parish of Inverkeilor in the county of Forfar; 1866 on the twenty-eighth day of December at West Mains of Ethie parish of Inverkeilor after banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland; George Key farm servant bachelor, 25 years, Gutterstone Mains parish of Dundee, William Key labourer Elizabeth Key ms Myers; Ann Ford domestic servant spinster, 28 years, West Mains of Ethie parish of Inverkeilor, John Ford farm servant Margaret Ford ms Scott; signed James Hay minister of Inverkeilor, David Lawson, Elizabeth Ford witnesses; registered 1866 December 31st at Inverkeillor James Bower registrar.2
    1868 map of Inverkeillor showing West Mains of Eithie and also Rosehill farm where Ann worked before coming to Eithie.
  • (Informant) Birth: George Key registered the birth of William Key on 15 October 1867 at Gotterstone, parish of Dundee, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1867 births in the 1st district of the burgh of Dundee in the county of Forfar; ref 1889; William Key, 1867 October fifteenth 6h 0m am Gotterstone parish of Dundee, male parents George Key farm servant and Ann Key ms Ford married 1866 Dec 28 Inverkeillor, signed George Key father present, registered 1867 October 28th at Dundee Jas Johnston registrar.4
  • (Informant) Birth: George Key registered the birth of John Stewart Key on 1 May 1869 at Milton of Craigie, parish of Dundee, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1869 births in the district of St Andrews in the burgh of Dundee, ref 550; John Stewart Key; 1869 May first 4h 0m am Milton of Craigie parish of Dundee; m; George Key ploughman (foreman) Ann Key ms Ford 1865 Dec 8 Inverkeillor; George Key father present; registered 1869 May 17 at Dundee James Scrimgeour registrar; image held.5
  • (Informant) Birth: George Key registered the birth of Georgina Key on 29 March 1880 at 2 Crescent Lane, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1880 births in the district of St Andrew in th eburgh of Dundee; 536 Georgina Key, 1880 March twenty-ninth 3h 0m am 2 Crescent Lane Dundee, father George Key harbour porter, mother Ann Key ms Ford, marriage 1866 Decr 28th Inverkeillor, signed George Key father present, registered April 16th at Dundee signed F MacDiarmid registrar.6
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: George Key and Margaret Key, James Todd, Sarah Key, David McDonald, Ann Gibson Ford, Helen Key, John Bews, Ann Key and William Key were mentioned in a newspaper article about William Key and Elisabeth Myres on 17 December 1888. GOLDEN WEDDING - Mr William Key and Mrs Key, who have resided in Monifieth for about 20 years, celebrated their golden wedding on Saturday evening. The aged couple had with them on the occasion three daughters with their husbands, and one son and his wife, together with thirteen grandchildren. The company spent a very enjoyable evening in a manner appropriate to the interesting event. It may be mentioned that Mr Key is in his 82nd year, while Mrs Key is 72 years of age, and both are hale and hearty. Besides the above mentioned members of their family, they have a daughter in America, and a son engaged as a missionary in China who together have eight children. Mr and Mrs Key have twenty-three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.7
  • (Informant) Death: George Key registered the death of Elisabeth Myres on 25 April 1894 at Gibson's Cottages, Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1894 deaths in the parish of Monifieth in the County of Forfar, ref 61, Elizabeth Key married to William Key general labourer, 1894 April twenty-fifth 6h 0m pm Gibson's Cottages Monifieth, f, 76 years, parents John Myres seaman RN (dec) Sarah Myres ms Napier (dec), cause abdominal ulcerated tumour 6 months, haemorrhage exhaustion 1 day as cert by Robert Sinclair Smith LRCPCN, signed George Key son 17 Park Avenue Dundee present, registered 1894 April 26th at Broughty Ferry Robt Morrison registrar.8
  • (Proprietor of Lair) Burial: George Key was the owner of the lair that Elisabeth Myres on 28 April 1894 at Lair no 123, section E, Barnhill Cemetery, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, was buried in; Proprietor of Lair is George Key, harbour porter, 17 Park Avenue; Elizabeth Myers or Key, buried on 28 Feb 1894, age 76 years, wife of William Key, daughter of John Myers and Sarah Napier.9
  • (Proprietor of Lair) Burial: George Key was the owner of the lair that William Key on 14 April 1899 at Lair no 123, section E, Barnhill Cemetery, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, was buried in; Proprietor of Lair is George Key, harbour porter, 17 Park Avenue; William Key buried on 14 April 1899 age 91 years, widower of Elizabeth Kay, son of George Key and Isobel Low.10
  • Photograph*: George Key and Ann Gibson Ford are in this photograph taken say 1901 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, along with Margaret Scott Key, Lizzie Key, Helen Key and Georgina Key.11
    Key family Back row L-R Georgina (Jo), Elizabeth (LIzzie), Helen (Nellie)
    Front L-R Margaret (Maggie), George, Ann Gibson Ford
    Key family Back row L-R Georgina (Jo), Margaret (Maggie), Elizabeth (LIzzie), Helen (Nellie)
    Front L-R Ann Gibson Ford, George
  • (Informant) Death: George Key registered the death of Ann Gibson Ford on 7 June 1904 at 80 Watson Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; Deaths in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 675; Ann Key, married to George Key, harbour porter, 1904, June 7th, 11h 0m AM, 80 Watson Street, Dundee, female aged 64 years, parents John Ford general labourer (deceased) and Margaret Ford ms Scott (deceased), chronic post hemiplegic cerebral softening as certified by Charles Kean MBTCM, informant George Key widower (present), registered 1904 June 8th at Dundee, Jas Murray Registrar.12
  • (Proprietor of Lair) Burial: George Key was the owner of the lair that Ann Gibson Ford on 10 June 1904 at Lair 254, section NN, Eastern Cemetery, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, was buried in; Proprietor of lair George Key 80 Watson Street Dundee; Ann Ford or Key, buried on 10 June 1904 age 64 years, wife of George Key and daughter of John Ford and Margaret Scott.13
  • Photograph*: George Key is in this photograph taken say 1905 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland.11
    Harbour porters including George Key
    George Key, Harbour Porter. About 1890?
  • (Deceased) Death*: He died on 29 November 1908 at 80 Watson Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 66 George Key, Harbour Porter, widower of Ann Ford, 1908 November 29th 8h 40m PM 80 Watson Street, Dundee, male aged 66 years, parents William Key Ploughman (deceased) and Elizabeth Key ms Myres (deseased), senile heart sudden heart failure as certified by Charles Kerr MBTCM, informant Jas K Adamson son-in-law 141 Clepington Road, 1908 November 30th registrar Jas Murray.14
  • Burial*: He was buried on 2 December 1908 at Lair 254, section NN, Eastern Cemetery, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; proprietor of lair George Key 80 Watson Street Dundee; George Key, buried on 2 December 1908 age 66 years, born Monifieth, son of William Key and Elizabeth Myers, widower of Ann Ford.15
  • (Proprietor of Lair) Burial: He was the owner of the lair that Sarah Key on 28 December 1934 at Lair no 123, section E, Barnhill Cemetery, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, was buried in; Proprietor of Lair is George Key, harbour porter, 17 Park Avenue; Sarah McDonald buried on 28 Dec 1934 age 63 years, single, daughter of Sarah Key or McDonald (grandaughter of George Key.)16

Census Events

Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed as a member of the household of William Key in the 1851 census at Greenlawhill Cottar Houses, Barry, Forfarshire, Scotland. George Key, son, unm, 9, scholar, Forfar Monifieth; William Key, head, mar, 42, farm serv foreman, Forfar Monifieth; Elisabeth Key, wife, mar, 33, Mearns Marykirk.17,18
Principal7 April 1861George Key appeared in the 1861 census at Fallaws, Monikie, Forfarshire, Scotland. George Key, servant, male, 19, ploughman, b Monifieth; with James Preston, head, aged 40, farmer of 198 acres employing 3 men, b Tealing & family with 2 dairymaids and 2 other ploughmen.19
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at Catherine Street no 4, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. George Key, head, mar, 29, harbour porter, Monifieth Forfarshire; Ann Key, wife, mar, 32, Barry Forfarshire; 2 rooms with windows; also in the household were Ann Gibson Ford, William Key and John Stewart Key.20
Head of Household3 April 1881He was listed as head of household along with spouse Ann Gibson Ford in the 1881 census at 2 Crescent Lane, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. George Key, head, mar, 39, porter harbour, Monifieth; Ann Key, wife, mar, 42, Monifieth; also in the household were William Key, John Stewart Key, Margaret Scott Key, Lizzie Key, Helen Key and Georgina Key.21
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 22 Raglan Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. George Key, head, mar, 49, harbour porter, employed, Monifieth; Ann Key, wife, mar, 52, Barry; 3 rooms with windows; also in the household were Ann Gibson Ford, John Stewart Key, Margaret Scott Key, Lizzie Key, Helen Key and Georgina Key.22
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 17 Albert Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. George Key, head, mar, 59, harbour porter jute, worker, Monifieth; Ann Key, wife, mar, 61, housekeeper, Barry; 3 rooms with windows; also in the household were Ann Gibson Ford, Lizzie Key and Georgina Key.23
Last Edited: 2 Apr 2018

Parents:

Father*: William Key b. 28 Oct 1807, d. 12 Apr 1899
Mother*: Elisabeth Myres b. b 21 Nov 1817, d. 25 Apr 1894

Family:

Ann Gibson Ford b. b 30 Mar 1839, d. 7 Jun 1904
  • (Groom) Marriage*: George Key married Ann Gibson Ford, daughter of John Ford and Margaret Scott, on 28 December 1866 at West Mains of Ethie, Inverkeilor, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1866 marriages in the parish of Inverkeilor in the county of Forfar; 1866 on the twenty-eighth day of December at West Mains of Ethie parish of Inverkeilor after banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland; George Key farm servant bachelor, 25 years, Gutterstone Mains parish of Dundee, William Key labourer Elizabeth Key ms Myers; Ann Ford domestic servant spinster, 28 years, West Mains of Ethie parish of Inverkeilor, John Ford farm servant Margaret Ford ms Scott; signed James Hay minister of Inverkeilor, David Lawson, Elizabeth Ford witnesses; registered 1866 December 31st at Inverkeillor James Bower registrar.2
    1868 map of Inverkeillor showing West Mains of Eithie and also Rosehill farm where Ann worked before coming to Eithie.

Children:

William Key+ b. 15 Oct 1867, d. 5 Mar 1927
John Stewart Key+ b. 1 May 1869
Margaret Scott Key+ b. 20 Jan 1872, d. 6 Apr 1952
Lizzie Key+ b. 19 Jan 1876, d. 22 Apr 1902
Helen Key+ b. 9 Aug 1878, d. Sep 1974
Georgina Key+ b. 29 Mar 1880, d. 24 Aug 1972

Citations

  1. [S35] Old Parochial Register of pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) GROS OPR 1842 Monifieth ref 310/ 0060 0079 image held [Sep 2007].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory marriages 1866 Inverkeillor 293/00 0013 [Sept 2007].
  3. NLS OS One-inch to the mile maps of Scotland, 1st Edition, 1856-1891, Sheet 57 - Forfar, published 1868; cropped & highlighted [Mar 2015]
  4. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Birth 1867 Dundee ref 282/01 1889 [Aug 2009].
  5. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS ref 282/01 00550; [confimed August 2007].
  6. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Birth 1880 Dundee St Andrew ref 282/04 0536 image held [Aug 2007].
  7. [S32] Newspaper Article, British Newspaper Archive, The Dundee Courier and Argus, Monday, December 17, 1888 [Jan 2012].
  8. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Death 1894 Broughty Ferry Forfarshire, ref 61 [June 2006].
  9. [S48] DCC Burial Administration: from Irene Brady, Snr Admin Assistant, Burial Administration, Liesure & Communities Dept, Dundee Cirt Council, Central Library, Wellgate Centre, Dundee, DD1 1DB; tel 01382 431536; email e-mail address [Feb 2010], . Hereinafter cited as DCC Burial Administration.
  10. [S11] DCC Registry Office: from IB , Snr Admin Assistant, Burial Administration, Liesure & Communities Dept, Dundee Cirt Council, Central Library, Wellgate Centre, Dundee, DD1 1DB; tel 01382 431536; [Feb 2010], Dundee City Council Registrar, Commercial Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as DCC Registry Office.
  11. [S43] PCC.
  12. [S11] DCC Registry Office: GROS Statutory Death register 1904 Dundee 282/00 0675 [Mar 2002].
  13. [S48] DCC Burial Administration: from Burial Administration, Leisure & Communities Dept, Dundee City Council, Central Library, Wellgate Centre, Dundee, DD1 1DB [Feb 2010].
  14. [S11] DCC Registry Office: offical copy from Dundee registrar.
  15. [S48] DCC Burial Administration: Leisure & Communities Dept, Dundee City Council, Central Library, Wellgate Centre, Dundee, DD1 1DB; tel 01382 431536; email e-mail address [Feb 2010].
  16. [S11] DCC Registry Office: from Irene Brady, Snr Admin Assistant, Burial Administration, Leisure & Communities Dept, Dundee City Council, Central Library, Wellgate Centre, Dundee, DD1 1DB; tel 01382 431536; [Feb 2010].
  17. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1851 [Aug 2007].
  18. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Barry; ED: 4; Page: 7; Line: 16; Roll: 680; Year: 1851.Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Nov 2011]
  19. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation Parish: Monikie; ED: 4; Page: 5; Line: 11; Roll: CSSCT1861_44 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Mar 2015]
  20. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census Dundee 1st Division St Mary 1871 282/04 029/04 059 [Aug 2007].
  21. [S30] LDS 1881 Census [Aug 2007].
  22. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1891 Dundee 282/04 023/04 040 [Aug 2007].
  23. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1901 Dundee 282/04 034/04 021 [Aug 2007].