Family of Alexander CHISHOLM and Jane MARTIN

Husband: Alexander CHISHOLM (1860-1931)
Wife: Jane MARTIN (1859-1927)
Children: Isabella CHISHOLM (1880-1960)
Elisabeth CHISHOLM (1881-1944)
William James CHISHOLM (1883- )
David CHISHOLM (1885-c. 1945)
Samuel CHISHOLM (1890-1967)
Marriage 18 Dec 1879 Glencairn, Dumfrieshire

Husband: Alexander CHISHOLM

Name: Alexander CHISHOLM
Sex: Male
Father: Samuel CHISHOLM (1836-1863)
Mother: Margaret PATERSON (1833-1893)
Birth 15 May 1860 Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire
Occupation Ploughman / Farm Manager
Death 23 Jan 1931 (age 70) Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire

Wife: Jane MARTIN

Name: Jane MARTIN
Sex: Female
Father: James MARTIN (1823-1905)
Mother: Isabella CORSON (1822?-1901)
Birth 25 Feb 1859 Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire
Death 1 Jun 1927 (age 68) Cruchie, Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire

Child 1: Isabella CHISHOLM

Name: Isabella CHISHOLM
Sex: Female
Spouse: James FERGUSON ( - )
Birth 3 Feb 1880 Glencairn, Dumfrieshire
Death 1960 (age 79-80) Drumlane, Laurieston

Child 2: Elisabeth CHISHOLM

Name: Elisabeth CHISHOLM
Sex: Female
Birth 1881 Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbrightshire
Death 14 Feb 1944 (age 62-63) Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbrightshire

Child 3: William James CHISHOLM

Name: William James CHISHOLM
Sex: Male
Spouse: Jean WALKER ( - )
Birth 7 Apr 1883 Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbrightshire
Occupation Chauffeur

Child 4: David CHISHOLM

Name: David CHISHOLM
Sex: Male
Spouse: Agnes ? ( - )
Birth 13 Jun 1885 Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbrightshire
Occupation gardener
Death c. 1945 (age 59-60)

Child 5: Samuel CHISHOLM

Name: Samuel CHISHOLM
Sex: Male
Spouse: Mary HALL (1890-1972)
Birth 20 Sep 1890 Cruchie, Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire
Occupation Gardener / Van Driver / Taxi Driver
Death 28 Oct 1967 (age 77) Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire

Note on Marriage 1

Alexander's father died in 1863 when Alexander was 3 years old, his mother Margaret Paterson re-married to James Skimming in 1870 when Alexander was 10 years old.


Alexander and Jane Martin married in 1879 in Glencairn which is is in the Moniaive area of Dumfrieshire.


Alexander's occupations were: agricultural labourer, ploughman and farm manager.


The census of 1881 gives Alexander and Jane's residence in Anwoth, by the census of 1891 they were living at Cruchie near Parton where they both lived until they died.


Alexander had a sister, Mary, who married John McDowall in 1879, they lived in Newcastle and in Twynholm. On the death of both Mary's husband, John and Alexander's wife Jane, Mary became Alexander's housekeeper at Cruchie.


Before his death, Alexander obtained a house at Mid Park, on the Castle Douglas to Crossmichael road, for his and Mary's retirement. Unfortunately Alexander died before retiring and Mary lived alone in the Mid Park house until her death in 1941.

Note on Marriage 2

Inscription on gravestone in Parton Churchyard: (1)


In loving memory of Jane Martin, wife of Alex'r Chisholm, who died at Cruchie, 1st June 1927, aged 68 years. Also the above Alexander Chisholm, who died at Castle Douglas Hospital, 23rd Jan'y 1931, aged 70 years. Also their daughter, Isabella, widow of James Ferguson, Arduaine, Oban, died at Drumlane, Laurieston, 29th Dec. 1960.

Note on Marriage 3

Inscription on gravestone in Parton Churchyard: (2)


In loving memory of James Martin, who died at Auchenhay, Borgue, 20th March 1905, aged 81 years. Isabella Corson, his wife, who died at Little Boreland, Parton, 22nd May 1901, aged 79 years. Isabella Martin, their granddaughter who died in the Middlesex Hospital, London, 22-1-39, aged 60.

Note on Wife: Jane MARTIN

Jane's date and place of birth comes from scotlandspeople.