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Margaret Key

F, #203, b. 5 August 1845, d. 14 May 1895
  • Birth*: Margaret Key was born on 5 August 1845 at Monifieth, Scotland.
  • She was the daughter of William Key and Elisabeth Myres.
  • (Witness) Marriage: Margaret Key witnessed the marriage of James Paterson and Ann Key on Friday, 22 July 1870 at Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1870 marriages in the parish of Monifieth in th county of Forfar, ref 30; 1870 on the Twenty-second day of July at Monifieth after Banns according to the forms of the United Presbyterian Church, signed James Patterson farm servant bachelor, 21, residing Strathmartine Castle, Strathmartine, parents George Patterson grocer and Mary Patterson ms Preston; signed Ann Keay domestic servant spinster, 21, residing Leyshade Muroes, parents William Keay labourer and Elizabeth Keay ms Myers; signed John ... Millar minister of United Presbyterian Congregation Carnoustie, signed David Paterson, Margaret Keay witnesses; registered 1870 July 23rd at Monifieth, William Smith registrar.1
  • Married Name: As of 1 December 1871, her married name was Todd.2
  • Marriage*: Margaret Key married James Todd on Friday, 1 December 1871 at Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1871 marriages in the parish of Monifieth in the county of Forfar, ref 39; 1871 on the first day of December at Monifieth after banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland, signed James Todd cabinet maker widower of Mary More, 24, 26 Seafield Road Dundee, parents David Todd feuar and Ann Todd ms Mitchell; signed Margaret Key domestic servant spinster, 25, Seafield Road Dundee, parents William Key labourer and Elizabeth Key ms Myres; signed J G Young minister, signed Alex Milne, Annie Todd witnesses; registered 1871 December 2nd at Monifieth William Smith registrar.2
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Margaret Key and James Todd, Sarah Key, David McDonald, George Key, 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.3
  • (Deceased) Death*: Margaret Key died on 14 May 1895 at 52 Peddie Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 49 1894 deaths in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 226; Margaret Todd married to James Todd joiner journeyman, 1894 May fourteenth 6h 0m am 52 Peddie Street Dundee. female 47 years, parents William Key ploughman and Elizabeth Key ms Myres (dec), chronic bronchitis, diarrhoea 7 days as cert by R C Buist MBxx, signed James Todd widower present, registered 1894 May 14th at Dundee Dav Young assistant registrar.4

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. Margaret Key, daug, unm, 5, scholar, Forfar Monifieth; William Key, head, mar, 42, farm serv foreman, Forfar Monifieth; Elisabeth Key, wife, mar, 33, Mearns Marykirk.5,6
Member of Household7 April 1861She was listed as a member of the household of James Milne in the 1861 census at 202 Perth Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Margaret Keay, serv, 15, Monifieth; James Milne, head, 76, house factor, Ballindean; wife Margaret, 57, Monifieth & 3 (adult) children.7
Not Found2 April 1871Margaret Key has not been found in the 1871 census.
Spouse3 April 1881She was listed in the household of James Todd in the 1881 census at 12 Seafield Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Todd, head, 34, cabinet maker, Dundee; Margaret Todd, wife, 35, Monifieth. Margaret Todd, David Todd and William Todd were also listed in the household.8
Spouse5 April 1891She was listed in the household of James Todd in the 1891 census at 52 Peddie Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Todd, head, 43, joiner, Dundee; Margaret Todd, wife, 44, Monifieth. Margaret Todd, David Todd, William Todd, Elizabeth Todd and Annie Todd were also listed in the household.9
Last Edited: 20 Sep 2016

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:

James Todd b. c 1846
  • Marriage*: Margaret Key married James Todd on Friday, 1 December 1871 at Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1871 marriages in the parish of Monifieth in the county of Forfar, ref 39; 1871 on the first day of December at Monifieth after banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland, signed James Todd cabinet maker widower of Mary More, 24, 26 Seafield Road Dundee, parents David Todd feuar and Ann Todd ms Mitchell; signed Margaret Key domestic servant spinster, 25, Seafield Road Dundee, parents William Key labourer and Elizabeth Key ms Myres; signed J G Young minister, signed Alex Milne, Annie Todd witnesses; registered 1871 December 2nd at Monifieth William Smith registrar.2

Children:

Margaret Todd8 b. c 1872
David Todd8 b. c 1874
William Todd8 b. c 1876
Elizabeth Todd9 b. c 1885
Annie Todd9 b. c 1889

Citations

  1. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Marriages 1870 Monifieth 310/00 0030 [Apr 2013].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory marriage 1871 Monifieth 310/00 0039 [Nov 2011].
  3. [S32] Newspaper Article, British Newspaper Archive, The Dundee Courier and Argus, Monday, December 17, 1888 [Jan 2012].
  4. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory death 1894 St Peter Dundee ref 282/01 0226 [Nov 2011].
  5. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1851 [Aug 2007].
  6. [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]
  7. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Liff and Benvie; ED: 25; Page: 27; Line: 9; Roll: CSSCT1861_41; Year: 1861. 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. [Nov 2011]
  8. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: St Peter; ED: 4; Page: 1; Line: 20; Roll: cssct1881_80; Year: 1881. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Nov 2011]
  9. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Liff and Benvie; ED: 35; Page: 7; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1891_88; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Nov 2011]