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Sarah Key

F, #204, b. 10 July 1847, d. 21 October 1919
  • Birth*: Sarah Key was born on 10 July 1847 at Monifieth, Scotland.
  • She was the daughter of William Key and Elisabeth Myres.
  • (Informant) Birth: Sarah Key registered the birth of Elisabeth Key on 25 April 1865 at North Powrie, Murroes, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1865 births in the parish of Murroes in the county of Forfar, ref 5; Elisabeth Key illegitimate, born 1865 April Twenty-fifth 6h pm at North Powrie parish of Murroes, female maother Sarah Key domestic servant, signed Sarah Kay mother, registered 1865 15th May at Murroes signed W Malcolm registrar.1,2
  • Married Name: As of 30 August 1876, her married name was McDonald.3
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Sarah Key married David McDonald on 30 August 1876 at Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1876 marriages in the parish of Monifeith in the county of Forfar, rref 55; 1876 on the Thirtieth day of August at Monifieth after banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland; signed David McDonald widower gardener domestic servant aged 43, residing Broughty Ferry, parents Alexander McDonald farmer (dec) and Christina McDondlad ms Adams; signed Sarah Key spinster domestic servant aged 29 residing Broughty Ferry, parents William Key signalman Caledonian Railway and Elizabeth Key ms Myres; signed S G Young signed Wm Sutherland & Hellen Key witnesses; registered 1876 August 31st at Monifieth Gilbert C Smith assist reg, William Smith registrar.3
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Sarah Key and Margaret Key, James Todd, 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.4
  • (Witness) Marriage: Sarah Key witnessed the marriage of George Taggart and Elisabeth Key on Wednesday, 18 November 1891 at Gibsons Cottages, Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1891 marriages in the parish of Monifieth in the county of Forfar; ref 49; 1891 on the eighteeth day of November at Gibsons Cottages Monifieth after publication according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland; George Taggart shoemaker bachelor, 30, 37 North Street Forfar, John Taggart shoemaker (dec) Margaret Taggart ms Gardiner (dec); Lizzie Key domestic servant spinster, 26, Gibsons Cottages Monifieth, mother Sarah Key domestic servant afterwards married to David McDonald gardiner (domestic); Crawford Smith minister of South FC Monifieth, Alex La..., Sarah McDonald, witnesses; reg 1891 November 20 at Broughty Ferry Robert Morrison registrar.5
  • (Witness) Death: Sarah Key witnessed the death of William Key on 12 April 1899 at Bayfield Lodge, West Ferry, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1899 deaths in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, William Key farm grieve widower of Elizabeth Myres, 1899 April twelfth 9h 10m am Bayfield Lodge West Ferry parish of Dundee, m, 91 years, parents George Key estate joiner (dec) and Isobel Key ms Law (dec), cystitis chronic exhaustion as cert by James Gowans MBCM, William Key son 17 Park Avenue Dundee; registered 1899 April 13th at Dundee Jas Murray registrar.6
  • (Deceased) Death*: Sarah Key died on 21 October 1919 at 6 Lawson Place, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 72 1919 deaths in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 719; Sarah McDonald widow of David McDonald gardener, 1919 October twentyfirst 7h 25m am 6 Lawson Place Dundee, female aged 72 years, parents William Key railway labourer (dec) and Elizabeth Key ms Myres (dec), senility as cert by J J Thom MB, signed Peter Millar son-in-law 5 Bank Street present, registered 1919 October 21st at Dundee Alex Buchan registrar.7
  • (Witness) Burial: She witnessed the burial of Sarah Key on 28 December 1934 at Lair no 123, section E, Barnhill Cemetery, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 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.)8

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. Sarah Key, daug, unm, 3, Forfar Monifieth; William Key, head, mar, 42, farm serv foreman, Forfar Monifieth; Elisabeth Key, wife, mar, 33, Mearns Marykirk.9,10
Member of Household7 April 1861They was listed as a member of the household of William Key and Elisabeth Myres in the 1861 census at North Powrie Farm Cottage, Murroes, Forfarshire, Scotland. Sarah Keay, daug, 13, scholar, Forfar Monifieth; William Keay, head, mar, 57, ag lab, Forfarshire Monifieth; Elisabeth M Keay, wife, mar, 43, Kincardinshire Marykirk; 2 children in school; 2 rooms with windows.11
Member of Household2 April 1871She was listed as a member of the household of William Swan in the 1871 census at Meatmill, Tealing, Forfarshire, Scotland. Sarah Key, serv, 23, general servant, Monifieth; William Swan, head, 42, farmer of 249 acres arable employing 5 men & 4 women, Tealing; wife Catherine, 34, Brechin; and 5 of a family under 9 years, plus 2 servants.12
Spouse3 April 1881She was listed in the household of David McDonald in the 1881 census at Old Mon Rd, Camphill Lodge, Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland. David McDonald, head, mar, 47, gardener dom serv, Lintrathen; Sarah McDonald, wife, mar, 33, Monifieth. William Robert Mitchel McDonald, Elizabeth McDonald, Janet Rait Robertson McDonald, Sarah Key and Christina McDonald were also listed in the household.13
Spouse5 April 1891She was listed in the household of David McDonald in the 1891 census at 2 Ellis Land, Strathmore Street, Broughty Ferry, Forfarshire, Scotland. David McDonald, head, 57, gardiner domestic, Lintrathen; Sarah McDonald, wife, 43, Monifieth.14
Spouse31 March 1901She was listed in the household of David McDonald in the 1901 census at Bayfield Lodge, Dundee Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. David McDonald, head, 67, gardiner domestic, Lintrathen; Sarah, wife, 63, Monifieth. Sarah Key were also listed in the household.15
Last Edited: 13 Apr 2017

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 1:

Somebody Somebody b. c 1864

Child:

Elisabeth Key b. 25 Apr 1865

Family 2:

David McDonald b. s 1833
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Sarah Key married David McDonald on 30 August 1876 at Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1876 marriages in the parish of Monifeith in the county of Forfar, rref 55; 1876 on the Thirtieth day of August at Monifieth after banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland; signed David McDonald widower gardener domestic servant aged 43, residing Broughty Ferry, parents Alexander McDonald farmer (dec) and Christina McDondlad ms Adams; signed Sarah Key spinster domestic servant aged 29 residing Broughty Ferry, parents William Key signalman Caledonian Railway and Elizabeth Key ms Myres; signed S G Young signed Wm Sutherland & Hellen Key witnesses; registered 1876 August 31st at Monifieth Gilbert C Smith assist reg, William Smith registrar.3

Child:

Sarah Key b. 28 Apr 1871, d. 25 Dec 1934

Citations

  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), C113131 [Aug 2007].
  2. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Birth 1865 Murroes ref 313/ 5 image held [Mar 2018].
  3. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory marriage 1876 Monifieth 310/00 0055 [Nov 2011].
  4. [S32] Newspaper Article, British Newspaper Archive, The Dundee Courier and Argus, Monday, December 17, 1888 [Jan 2012].
  5. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory marriage 1876 Monifieth image held; 310/00 0049 [Aug 2007].
  6. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory death 1899 St Andrew Dundee ref 341 [Jun 2006].
  7. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory death 1919 St Clement Dundee ref 282/02 0719 [Nov 2011].
  8. [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], Dundee City Council Registrar, Commercial Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as DCC Registry Office.
  9. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1851 [Aug 2007].
  10. [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]
  11. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1861 313/00 002/00 002 [Aug 2007].
  12. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Tealing; ED: 1; Page: 1; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1871_59; Year: 1871. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Nov 2011]
  13. [S30] LDS 1881 Census FHS Film # 0203496 GRO ref vol 310 enum dist 6 page 19.
  14. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Monifieth; ED: 5; Page: 32; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1891_103; 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]
  15. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: St Andrew; ED: 60; Page: 38; Line: 11; Roll: CSSCT1901_103. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Mar 2013]