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Isabella Downie

F, #6471, b. 22 November 1822, d. 2 July 1888
Last Edited: 21 Nov 2014

Parents:

Father*: David Downie b. c 1785
Mother*: Isabella Downie b. c 1795
  • Birth*: Isabella Downie was born on 22 November 1822 at Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; LDS [feb 2008].
  • She was the daughter of David Downie and Isabella Downie.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Isabella Downie married Alexander Smith, son of John Smith and Agnes Deuchars, on 18 April 1845 at Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1845 OPR marriages, Arbroath; Smith contract March 29th; Alexander Smith baker and Isabella Downie both in the Parish of Arbroath, marriage April 18th.1,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: Isabella Downie died on 2 July 1888 at 7 West Newgate, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 65 image held; 1888 statutory deaths 272/00 0218; 1888 deaths in the distriict of Arbroath in the county of Farfar; 218; Isabella Smith widow of Alexander Smith baker foreman; 1888 July second 2h 45m pm 7 West Newgate Arbroath; f, 63 years; David Downie linen manufacturer (dec) Isabella Downie ms Downie (dec); bronchitis 21 days certified by John Russell MD; C Smith daughter present inmate [feb 2008].
  • Married Name: As of 18 April 1845, her married name was Smith.
  • (Spouse) Death: Her spouse Alexander Smith died on 14 October 1874 at 6 Camperdown Street, Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1874 deaths in the district of Lochee in the burgh of Dundee, ref 244; Alexander Smith baker jour. married to Isabella Downie; 1874 October Fourteenth 2h 50m pm 6 Camperdown Street Lochee; male aged 48 yeqars; parents John Smith spirit dealer (dec) and Agnes Smith ms Deuchars (dec); cause pneumonia 8 days, retention of urine 5 days as cert by Thos S Gray MD Dundee; informant Alexander Smith son present, Pathhead, parish of Dunino [St Andrews]; registered 1874 October 16th at Lochee James Brown assist registrar initialled DN.3
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: Isabella Downie is commemorated on the headstone erected by Sarah Copeland Smith on 21 August 1925. Inscription reads Frontface: Erected by Sarah Smith in loving memory of her husband John Findlay Paterson baker who died 20th August 1925 aged 71 years, and of their daughters Isabella Downie and Sarah Smith who died in infancy. The above Sarah Smith died 19th August 1946 aged 83 years.
    Sideface: And her father and mother Alexander Smith baker died 1868 aged 49 years, his wife Isaeblla Downie died 1888 aged 65 years.4
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - Sarah Copeland Smith - Frontface: Erected by Sarah Smith in loving memory of her husband John Findlay Paterson baker who died 20th August 1925 aged 71 years, and of their daughters Isabella Downie and Sarah Smith who died in infancy. The above Sarah Smith died 19th August 1946 aged 83 years.
    Sideface: And her father and mother Alexander Smith baker died 1868 aged 49 years, his wife Isaeblla Downie died 1888 aged 65 years.
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - Sarah Copeland Smith - Frontface: Erected by Sarah Smith in loving memory of her husband John Findlay Paterson baker who died 20th August 1925 aged 71 years, and of their daughters Isabella Downie and Sarah Smith who died in infancy. The above Sarah Smith died 19th August 1946 aged 83 years.
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - Sarah Copeland Smith - Frontface: Erected by Sarah Smith ... Sideface: And her father and mother Alexander Smith baker died 1868 aged 49 years, his wife Isaeblla Downie died 1888 aged 65 years.

Census Events

Member of Household6 June 1841Isabella Downie was listed in the 1841 census at Lordburn, The Abbey, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, . SCT1841/272 Arbroath enum dist 2 civil parish Arbroath ecclesiastical parish The Abbey folio 2 page 2; Lordburn; Downie, David, m, 55, linen hand loom weaver; Angus; Downie, Isobel, f, 45, Angus; FreeCEN [feb 2008]; Downie, Isabel, f, 15, flaxspinner, Angus.
Spouse30 March 1851She was listed in the household of Alexander Smith in the 1851 census at 25 Hamilton Green, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Alexander Smith, head, 26, baker journeyman, Forfar; Isabella Smith, wife, 28, Arbroath; William Brown, lodger, 13, machine flaxdresser, St Vigeans [Oct 2010]. Elizabeth Smith and Ann Smith were also listed in the household.5
Spouse7 April 1861She was listed in the household of Alexander Smith in the 1861 census at 10 Par N Street, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Alexander Smith, head, 36, baker, Forfar; Isabella D Smith, wife, 38, Arbroath [Oct 2010]. Elizabeth Smith, Ann Smith, Alexander Smith, Isobel Downie Smith, Sarah Copeland Smith and Christina Smith were also listed in the household.6
Spouse2 April 1871She was listed in the household of Alexander Smith in the 1871 census at Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Alexander Smith, head, 46, baker, Arbroath; Isabella, wife, 48, Arbroath [Oct 2010]. Isobel Downie Smith, Sarah Copeland Smith and Christina Smith were also listed in the household.7
Head of Household3 April 1881She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 70 Mid Street, Liff & Benvie, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Isabella Smith, head, wid, 58, housekeeper (own) Arbroath; also in the household was Alexander Smith, Sarah Copeland Smith and Christina Smith.8,9

Family:

Alexander Smith b. 22 Aug 1824, d. 14 Oct 1874
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Isabella Downie married Alexander Smith, son of John Smith and Agnes Deuchars, on 18 April 1845 at Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1845 OPR marriages, Arbroath; Smith contract March 29th; Alexander Smith baker and Isabella Downie both in the Parish of Arbroath, marriage April 18th.1,2

Children:

Elizabeth Smith b. c 1846
Ann Smith b. c 1849
Alexander Smith b. 24 Oct 1852
Isobel Downie Smith b. 2 Jan 1855
Sarah Copeland Smith+ b. 25 Apr 1857, d. 19 Aug 1940
Christina Smith b. c 1859
Margaret Allan Smith b. 27 Nov 1861

Citations

  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), M112725 [Feb 2008].
  2. [S36] Old Parochial Register of marriage,pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) 272/00 0070 0114 Arbroath [Oct 2010].
  3. [S50] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), GROS Stautory Death 1874 Lochee 282/05 0244 [Oct 2010] & [??from MI [Sept 2009].]
  4. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , CPT Sept 2009.
  5. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) 1851 Scotland Census, Arbroath, ed 16, page 2.
  6. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) 1861 Scotland Census, Arbroath, ed 3, page 2.
  7. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) 1871 Scotland Census, Arbroath, ed 12, page 15.
  8. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), FHL film 0203490 GRO ref vol 282-5 enumdist 3 page 38.
  9. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) 1881 Scotland Census, Liff, Benvie & Invergowrie, ed 3, page 38.