Lachlan Shaw.

The history of the province of Moray. Comprising the counties of Elgin and Nairn, the greater part of the county of Inverness and a portion of the county of Banff,--all called the province of Moray before there was a division into counties online

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aged 33. This stone was erected to perpetuate his memory by
Isobell Anderson, his spouse.

LXVni. This monument is erected by William Grant, in
memory of Elizabeth Stephen, his spouse. She was born at
Elgin 22 Feb., 1749, and died at Grantsgreen 3 July, 1768, in
the day after the birth of her first and only child.
what avail fair Beauty's fairest forms.
Harmonious features and attractive charms,
With modest wit, good nature, steady sense,
A heart of Kindness, Truth, and Innocence,
Which feels and shares a neighbour's joy and woe,
Nor knows a thought but all mankind might know.
When sweet Eliza meeting an early fall.
Just she was and lov'd, called off and mourned by all,
Alas no more our ravished breasts to move
With songs and smiles of innocence and love.
Why labour'd nature so profusely, say,
To form so fine a flower to last a day.
Yes she was form'd to teach our thoughts to rise
And call'd to draw and fix them to the skies,
Upright, approv'd to leave the stage
To shun infection in a wicked age.
And with blest Bands ever endless day employ
In scenes of beauty, virtue, love, and joy.

LXIX. This monument is erected by William Grant, in
memory of Elizabeth Brodie, his second spouse. She was born
at Elgin — Aprile, 1735, and died at Grantsgreen 18 August,
1779. She was remarkable for exact, prudent, genteel eco-
nomy, ready, equal, good sense, a constant flow of cheerful
spirits, an uncommon sweetness of natural temper, a great
warmth of heart-affection, and an early and continued piety.
Tho' these qualities displayed daily in her manner and actions
could not fail of gaining esteem and affection, yet strict justice
demanded this tribute to her memory.

LXX. On the south side of St. Mary's aisle, affixed to the
wall with iron clasps, is a large Slab on which is inscribed
the names of the Andersons of Linkwood for orenerations: —



404 THE ANDERSONS OF BARMUCKITY AND LINKWOOD.

This is the burial place of Thomas Anderson in Barmuckity,
who died the 4th day of May, 1674 ; and of Robert Anderson,
Commissary-Clerk of Murray, his son, who died the 17th Oct.,
1715; and of Janet Hepburn, his spouse, who died the 10th
March, 169'2 ; and of James Anderson of Linkwood, Provost
of Elgin, who died the 28th Aug., 1731, aged 51 ; and of
Barbara King, his spouse, who died the 18th July, 1744, aged
56 ; and of William Anderson of Linkwood, Provost of Elgin,
their son, who died the 13th June, 1745, aged 38. Likeways
of Margaret Gordon, daughter of Alexr. Gordon of Cairnfield,
spouse of Ivobert Anderson of LinkAvood ; also their son, who
died the 6th April, 1777, aged 51 ; and of the said Robert
Anderson, who died 4th March, 1797, aged 61 ; and of Charles
Anderson, ^lanufacturer in Huntly, youngest son of Robert
Anderson of Linkwood, Avho died 1st Nov., 1790, aged 30.
Captain Alex. Anderson, of the 69th Regiment, eldest son of
Robert Anderson of Linkwood, who died at Limerick, in
Ireland, the 30th May, 1791, aged 38 ; and of James Anderson,
Esq., second son of Robert Anderson of Linkwood, who died
at Edinburgh the 20th INIay, 1808, aged 51 ; and of Clementina
Gordon, daughter of Mr. Gordon in Newseat, spouse of the
said Charles Anderson, who died 25th Oct., 1813, aged 52.
Charles Anderson, their son, and Harriet Routh, his spouse,
who both died and were buried at Aberdeen.

On another Slab, adjoining the above : —
Li memory of Robert Anderson, Sheriff-Substitute and Com-
missary-Clerk of Moray, who died the 6th Dec, 1766 ; Elizabetli
Mackintosh, daughter of William Mackintosh of Blervie, his
first wife ; Marjory Anderson, daughter of James Anderson of
Linkwood, his second wife, who died 1761 ; Barbara Anderson,
spouse of James Thurburn, in Drum, his daughter, who died
26th Feb., 1809 ; Lieutenant Robert Ander.son, their son, who
died at Bishopmill tlie 21st Aug., 1835, aged 80, and Isabella
Thurburn, daughter of the above James Thurburn and Barbara
Anderson, who died 7th Sep., 1845, aged 59.

On the above Stone is cut the Anderson arms: — Argent
— a Saltier cngailed sable, between four mullets, gules.
•Crest — A dexter hand, couped above the wrist, holding
an arrow. Motto — Rememuer the end.

The Khujf^ of Newmill were buried in the Grcyfriars'
Church. This family for about 120 years held a promi-
nent position in Elgin. Two of them Avere Provosts.
They were proprietors of the lands of Newmill and Panns,
of part of the Auchtcen Part Lands, and of houses and



LACHLAN SHAW ; THE FENTON TOMB. 405

grounds within the Burgh. They were also for some
time owners of a considerable portion of the Parish of
Birnie. Tlte Kings were benevolent and charitable for
generations. Ample details of the family are given in
Young's Annals of Elgin, p. G08, and in Morayshire
Described, p. 203. They are buried in the Greyfriars'
Church, where are the following Memorials : —

LXXI. In memory of The Rev. Lachlan Shaw, His-
torian of the Province of Moray, And one of the Collegiate
Ministers of Elgin, who died on the 23rd of February, 1777,
in the 91st year of his age, and 61st of his ministry; And
whose remains are interred within the walls of this Cathedral.
This Monument is erected by a few Subscribers, admirers of
Mr. Shaw's talents and worth. November, 1868.

The Fenton Tomh.
(1.) Sacred to the memory of Bailie John Fenton, sometime
merchant in Elgin; Elspeth Young, his spouse, and their chil-
dren ; Christian Fenton, sister to the said John Fenton, who
departed this life 1720.

(2.) This monument is erected by Provost George Fenton,
in memory of Bailie Andrew Fenton, sometime merchant in
Elgin, his father, who died 1st July, 1787, aged 75 years;
and of Ann Sanders, his mother, who died 11th October, 1802,
aged 74 years ; and of James Fenton, his son, who died 21st
January, 1796, aged 6 years.

(3.) Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Ann Fenton, spouse
of Patrick Cameron, Esquire, ^\Titer in Elgin, who departed
this life 16th November, 1824, aged 35 years. She was a
dutiful daughter, an affectionate wife, and died much and
justly regretted.

LXXII. Not far from the High Altar is a detached beauti-
fully carved stone, bearing on the shield a Buck's head, and
under it the sun shining, with the letters M "* o M ^ M, and the
Motto — " Ccelum fide cerno " (By faith I discern lieaven). The
stone refers to MuRDo MACKENZIE Bishop of Moray. See
page 392, Epitaph XH., for his wife and son. Also Yol. IH.,
pp. 344-346.



•i06 PROVOSTS OF ELGIN FROM THIRTEENTH CENTURY.



PROVOSTS OF THE BURGH OF ELGIN.



Thomas Wysman, Provost in - - - 1261

^Valter, the sou of Kalph, - - - . 1343

John Young, - - - - - - 1540

William Hay of IMayue, . . . . 1549

William Gadderar, 1557

John Annand, - - .. 1567, 1568, & 1580

Alexander Seton, Earl of Dunfermline, about 1606

James Rutherford, . . - . . leig

John Hay, - - - - 1632

John Hay, - - - - 1643

John Douglas, - - - - - - 1657

George Cuming of Lochtervandich, - - 1663

Thomas Calder, - . - - 1666

George Cuming, - 1670 to 1687

Sir Alexander Innes of Coxtou, - - - 1687 „ 1688

David Stewart, - - - 1689

William Calder of Spynie, - - - - 1689 „ 1690

William King of Newmill, - - - - 1690 „ 1700

James, Lord Dutfus, - - - 1700 „ 1705

William Sutherland, 1705 „ 1709

William King of Newmill, - - - - 1709,, 1711

George Innes of Dunkinty, - - - - 1711 „ 1714

Ai-chibald Dunbar of Thunderton, M.A., - 1714 ,, 1717

Robert Innes, Doctor of Medicine, - - 1717 „ 1720

James Innes, Doctor of Medicine, - - 1720 „ 1723

Robert Innes, M.D., from 1723 to 1726, when he died.

James Innes, M.D., 1726 „ 1729

James Anderson of Linkwood, from 1729 to 1731, when he died

James Innes, Doctor of Medicine, - - 1731 to 1734

John Robertson, merchant, - - - - 1734 „ 1737

James Innes, Doctor of Medicine, - - 1737 „ 1740

William Anderson of Linkwood, - - - 1740 „ 1743

James Stephen, merchant, - - - - 1743 „ 1746

John Duff, senior, merchant, - - - 1746 „ 1749

Alexander Erodie of Windy hills, - - - 1749 „ 1752

James Robertson of Bishopraill, - - - 1752 „ 1755

Alexander Brodie of Windyhills, - - - 1755 „ 1758

James Robertson of Bishoijuiill, - - - 1758 „ 1761

Alexander Brodie of Windyhills, - - - 1761 „ 1764

James Robertson of Bisht)pmill, - - - 1764 „ 1767

Alexander Brodie of Windyhills, - - - 1767 „ 1770

Thomas Stephen, merchant, - - - - 1770 „ 1771

John Dull, merchant, 1771 „ 1774

Alexander Brodie of Windyhills, - - - 1774 „ 1775

John Dutr, merchant, 1775 „ 1778

Alexander Brodie of Windyhills, - - - 1778 „ 1779

John Duff, merchant, - - - - - 1779 „ 1782



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PROVOSTS AND BAILIES IN THE BURGH OF ELGIN. 407



George Brown, Linkwood, -
Jolin Duff, merchant, - - - -
George Brown, Linkwood, - - -
John Duff, merchant, - - - -
Alexander Brauder, merchant,
George Brown, Linkwood, - - -
Alexander Brander, merchant,
George Brown, Linkwood, -

PROVOSTS AND BAILIES FROM 1801 TO 1833.

1801. — George Brown, Provost ; John Forteath, Francis Taylor.
John Forsyth, junior, and Robert Joss, Bailies.

1802. — Joseph King of Newraill, Provost ; John Forteath, Alexr.
Innes, William Gauldie, and George Fentou, Bailies.

1803. — George Brown, Provost ; Francis Taylor, Alexander
Innes, Robert Joss, and William Gauldie, Bailies.

1804. — George Brown, Provost ; Peter Nicholson, Francis Taylor,
Robert Joss, and George Feutou, Bailies.

1805. — George Brown, Provost ; William Dunbar, John Forsyth,
jun., William Gauldie, and Peter Nicholson, Bailies.

1806. — Joseph King of Newmill, Provost ; Francis Taylor, Wm.
Gauldie, Robert Joss, and William Dunbar, Bailies.

1807.— Joseph King, Provost ; Francis Taylor, Robert Joss, Peter
Nicholson, and John Russell, Bailies.

1808.— Joseph King, Provost ; William Gauldie, Joseph Collie,
Peter Nicholson, and John Russell, Bailies.

1809.— George Brown, Provost ; William Gauldie, Francis Taylor,
Robert Joss, and Joseph Collie, Bailies.

1810. — George Brown, Provost ; Francis Taylor, Robert Joss,
Peter Nicholson, and John Russell, Bailies.

1811. — George Brown, Provost ; William Gauldie, Joseph Collie,
Peter Nicholson, and John Russell, Bailies.

1812.— George Fenton, Provost ; William Gauldie, Joseph Collie,
Francis Taylor, and Robert Joss, Bailies.

1813. — George Fenton, Provost ; Francis Taylor, Robert Joss,
Peter Nicholson, and John Russell, Bailies.

1814.— George Fenton, Provost ; William Gauldie, Peter Nichol-
son, John Russell, and Joseph Collie, Bailies.

1815. — George Brown, Provost ; Francis Taylor, Robert Joss,
William Gauldie, and Joseph Collie, Bailies.

1816. — Colonel Francis William Grant, Provost ; Francis Taylor,
Robert Joss, Peter Nicholson, and John Russell, Bailies.

1817. — Colonel Francis William Grant, Provost; William Gauldie,
Peter Nicholson, John Russell, and Joseph Collie, Bailies.

1818. — Colonel Francis William Grant, Provost ; Alexander Innes,
Robert Joss, William Gauldie, and Joseph Collie, Bailies.

1819.— Sir Archd. Dunbar of Northfield, Baronet, Provost; Francis
Taylor, Alexander Innes, Robert Joss, and Peter Nicholson, Bailies.
1820.— Alexander Innes, Provost ; John Forsyth, jun., Peter
Nicholson, William Dunbar, and David Cormie, Bailies.

1821. — Alexander Innes, Provost ; John Forsyth, jun., William
Dunbar, David Cormie, and Lewis Anderson, Bailies.



408 PEOVOSTS AND BAILIES IN THE BURGH OF ELGIN.



1822. — Alexander Innes, Provost ; Peter Nicholson, Lewis Ander-
son, J.omes Henry, and James Petrie, Bailies.

1823. — Peter iS^icbolson, Provost ; John Forsyth, jun., James
Henry, James Petrie, and Francis Cruikshauk, Bailies.

182'4.— Peter Kicholson, Provost ; John Forsyth, jun., David
Cormie, Lewis Anderson, and Francis Cruikshank, Bailies.

1825. — Peter Nicholson, Provost ; David Cormie, Lewis Ander-
son, James Petrie, and Harry Milne, Bailies.

1826. — Alexander Innes, Provost ; James Petrie, Francis Cruik-
shank, Harry Milne, and John Johnston, Bailies.

1827. — Alexander Innes, Pi-ovost ; Francis Cruikshank, Hany
Milne, John Johnston, and Lewis Anderson, Bailies.

1828. — Alexander Innes, Provost ; Lewis Anderson, David Cor-
mie, Alexander Young, and George Kobertson, Bailies.

1829. — John Lawson, junior. Provost ; David Cormie, James
Petrie, George Robertson, and Harry Milne, Bailies.

1830. — John Lawson, junior. Provost ; Lewis Anderson, Harry
Milne, John Johnston, and John M'Kimmie, Bailies.

1831. — John Lawson, junior. Provost ; Lewis Audei-sou, John
Johnston, John M'Kimmie, and Francis Cruikshank, Bailies.

1832. — James Petrie, Provost ; Francis Cruikshank, Alexander
Forteath, Alexander Young, and John Walker, Bailies.

This was the last election under the old system, the Reform Bill
having come into operation at the election in November, 1833.



PROVOSTS FROM 1833 TO 1881.

William Gauldie, merchant, - - - -

John M'Kimmie, merchant, . . .

Alexander Young, baukei-, - - - -

John M'Kimmie, merchant, - - - -

James Wilson, - - -

James Grant, solicitor, - - - .

James Grant, - - -

The same, - - . -

The same, ... - -

The same, - - -

Alexander Russell, - - -

The same, - - -

Alexander Cameron of Mainlmuse,

The same,

William Culbard, merchant,

The same, - - -

James Black, editor,



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