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Ann Gibson Ford

F, #142, b. before 30 March 1839, d. 7 June 1904
Ann Gibson Ford c1866
Memorial Eastern Cemetery, Dundee
Ann Gibson Ford, her daughter Lizzie,
Lizzie's daughter Maggie,
George Key
  • Birth*: Ann Gibson Ford was born before 30 March 1839 at Barry, Forfarshire, Scotland.1
  • She was the daughter of John Ford and Margaret Scott.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Ann Gibson Ford married George Key, son of William Key and Elisabeth Myres, 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.
  • Married Name: As of 28 December 1866, her married name was Key.
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Ann Gibson Ford and Margaret Key, James Todd, Sarah Key, David McDonald, George Key, 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.4
  • Photograph*: Ann Gibson Ford is in this photograph taken say 1898 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, along with Margaret Scott Key, Georgina Key, Lizzie Key and Helen Key.5
    Key family L-R Margaret (Maggie), Georgina (Jo), Elizabeth (LIzzie), Helen (Nellie), Ann Gibson Ford
  • 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.5
    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
  • (Deceased) Death*: Ann Gibson Ford died 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.6
  • (Interred) Burial*: She was buried on 10 June 1904 at Lair 254, section NN, Eastern Cemetery, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, 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.7
  • (Spouse) Death: Her spouse George Key died on 29 November 1908 at 80 Watson Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 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.8

Census Events

Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed as a member of the household of John Ford in the 1851 census at Cotton of Inchock, Inverkeillor, Forfarshire, Scotland. Ann Ford, daug, unm, 12 scholar, Barry; John Ford, head, mar, 33, farm lab, Arbirlot; Maragret Ford, wife, mar, 32, farm lab's wife, Barry.1
Member of Household7 April 1861She was listed in the 1861 census at Rosehill Farmhouse, Inverkeillor, Forfarshire, Scotland; Ann Ford, serv, f, 22, cook, b Barry Forfarshire; with Elizabeth Miler [Miller?] farmer's wife farming 250 acres, employing 8 men & 3 women, aged 59 b Panbride; & family of 4 sons, 1 daug; plus a visitor and a housemaid.9
Member of Household2 April 1871They was listed as a member of the household of George Key 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.10
Spouse3 April 1881She was listed in the household of George Key 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. William Key, John Stewart Key, Margaret Scott Key, Lizzie Key, Helen Key and Georgina Key were also listed in the household.11
Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of George Key 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.12
Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed as a member of the household of George Key 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.13
Last Edited: 2 Apr 2018

Parents:

Father*: John Ford b. 7 Sep 1816, d. 26 Apr 1894
Mother*: Margaret Scott b. c 1819, d. 14 Jun 1899

Family:

George Key b. 16 Mar 1842, d. 29 Nov 1908
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Ann Gibson Ford married George Key, son of William Key and Elisabeth Myres, 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. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1851 Inverkeillor (image held) 293/00 001/00 020 [Mar 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. [S32] Newspaper Article, British Newspaper Archive, The Dundee Courier and Argus, Monday, December 17, 1888 [Jan 2012].
  5. [S43] PCC.
  6. [S11] DCC Registry Office: GROS Statutory Death register 1904 Dundee 282/00 0675 [Mar 2002], Dundee City Council Registrar, Commercial Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as DCC Registry Office.
  7. [S48] DCC Burial Administration: from Burial Administration, Leisure & Communities Dept, Dundee City Council, Central Library, Wellgate Centre, Dundee, DD1 1DB [Feb 2010], . Hereinafter cited as DCC Burial Administration.
  8. [S11] DCC Registry Office: offical copy from Dundee registrar.
  9. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation Parish: Inverkeillor; ED: 1; Page: 18; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1861_43 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]
  10. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census Dundee 1st Division St Mary 1871 282/04 029/04 059 [Aug 2007].
  11. [S30] LDS 1881 Census [Aug 2007].
  12. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1891 Dundee 282/04 023/04 040 [Aug 2007].
  13. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1901 Dundee 282/04 034/04 021 [Aug 2007].