Elspat or Elizabeth “Betty” Gordon

Elspat or Elizabeth “Betty” Gordon

Female 1813 - 1888  (75 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Gender Female 
    Born 7 January 1813  Kildonan, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Census 6 June 1841  Achormlary, Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Achormlary, Parish of Dornay
      Name - Age - Occupation - Born in Sutherland

      Alex Oliver 25 Ag Lab Yes
      Betsy Oliver 5 Yes
      George Oliver 3 Yes
      James Oliver 2 months Yes
      Betsy Gordon 25 Yes
      Johan Gordon 21 F L Yes
      Ferdinand Gilchrist 13 M L Yes
      Margaret Sutherland 11 Yes
    Census 30 March 1851  Auchtormleney, Rogart, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Parish of Rogart, Sutherland, Scotland
      Name - Relation - Age - Occupation - Where born.
      Auchtomleny or Auchtornleney

      Alexander Oliver Head Mar 36 Shepherd Caithness Berriedale
      Betsey Oliver Wife Mar 35 Sutherland Kildonan
      Betsey Oliver Daur Mar 15 Caithness Berriedale
      George Oliver Son U 13 Scholar Sutherland Kildonan
      James Oliver Son U 10 Scholar Sutherland Dornoch
      Jane Oliver Daur U 9 Scholar Sutherland Rogart
      Robert Oliver Son U 7 Sutherland Rogart
      William Oliver Son U 4 Sutherland Rogart
      Isabella Oliver Daur U 1 Sutherland Rogart
      Margaret Ross Servant U 18 House Servant Rossshire Dingwall
      William Tait Servant U 26 Servant (Shepherd) Tweedale Peebles
    Census 7 April 1861  Branch House, Berriedale, Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Parish of Berriedale, Caithness, Scotland
      Name - Relation - Age - Occupation - Where born.
      Branch? House (name not clear)

      Alexander Oliver Head Mar 46 Shepherd Caithness-shire Berriedale
      Betsey Oliver Wife Mar 45 Shepherd's wife Sutherland-shire Kildonan
      James Oliver Son U 20 Shepherd's son Sutherland-shire Dornoch
      Robert Oliver Son U 16 Shepherd's son Sutherland-shire Rogart
      William Oliver Son U 14 Scholar Sutherland-shire Rogart
      Isabella Oliver Daur U 11 Scholar Sutherland-shire Rogart
      Alick Oliver Son U 8 Scholar Caithness-shire Berriedale
      Helen Oliver Daur U 4 Caithness-shire Latheron
    Census 2 April 1871  U Laurel, Bower, Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Parish of Bower, Caithness, Scotland
      Name - Relation - Age - Occupation - Where born.
      U Laurel

      Alexander Oliver Head Mar 56 Sheep Manager Caithness-shire Berriedale
      Betsey Oliver Wife Mar 55 Manager's wife Sutherland-shire Kildonan
      William Oliver Son U 23 Sheep/Cattle dealer Sutherland-shire Rogart
      Alick Oliver Son U 18 Shepherd Sutherland-shire Rogart
      Helen Oliver Daur U 14 Shepherd Daur Caithness-shire Berriedale
    Died 14 December 1888  East Brora, Clyne, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    • Cause of Malignant Tumour 6 months
    Buried after 14 December 1888  New Cemetery, Berriedale, Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
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    Person ID I63  Roger | Ancestors of Roger
    Last Modified 28 April 2009 

    Father William Gordon,   b. about 1776 
    Mother Elizabeth “Betty” McLeod,   b. about 1780 
    Family ID F729  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Alexander Oliver,   b. 25 December 1814,   d. 29 September 1879, Georgemas, Halkirk, Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 12 February 1836  Latheron, Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    Children 
    +1. Betty Elizabeth Oliver,   b. 26 April 1836, Berriedale, Latheron, Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 February 1924, Dalefield, Carterton, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. George Oliver,   b. 1 April 1837, Kildonan, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
     3. James Oliver,   b. 21 March 1841, Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
     4. Jane Oliver,   b. 15 October 1842, Rogart, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
     5. Robert Oliver,   b. about 1844, Rogart, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Oliver,   b. about 1847, Rogart, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Isabella Oliver,   b. about 1850, Rogart, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Alick Oliver,   b. about 1853, Kildonan, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Helen Oliver,   b. about 1857, Berriedale, Latheron, Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F691  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    British Census of 1841 for Parish of Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland
    1841 British Census for Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland
    Census shows Alexander Oliver with his wife Betsy (Gordon) Oliver and children Betsy, George and James. Also in household is Betsy’s sister Johan.
    1851 British Census for Rogart, Sutherland, Scotland
    1851 British Census for Rogart, Sutherland, Scotland
    Census shows Alexander Oliver with his wife Betsey and children Betsey, George, James, Jane, Robert, William and Isabella. They also have 2 servants and a visitor. Daughter Betsey, aged 15 is indicated as “Mar” - married - but there’s no husband in the household, and no marriage record found for her in the period 1850-1852. It may have been an error with her mother Betsey on the line above who is also indicated as “Mar”.
    1861 British Census for Berriedale, Sutherland, Scotland
    1861 British Census for Berriedale, Caithness, Scotland
    Census shows Alexander Oliver with his wife Betsey, and children James, Robert, Wiliam, Isabella, Alick and Helen.
    1871 British Census for Bower, Caithness, Scotland
    1871 British Census for Bower, Caithness, Scotland
    Census shows Alexander Oliver with his wife Betsey, and children William, Alick and Helen.
    Death Entry for Elizabeth Oliver m.s. Gordon
    Death Entry for Elizabeth (Gordon) Oliver.
    Entry shows death of Elizabeth Oliver, daughter of William Gordon a Farmer and Elizabeth MacLeod.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2479] eMail message titled “Mulvay Family”, from Siobhan Waters.
    2. [S2499] Old Parish Birth Register - Search Results from Scotland's People, Frame 62.
    3. [S2485] British Census of 1841 for Parish of Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland.
    4. [S2484] British Census of 1851 for Rogart, Sutherland, Scotland.
    5. [S2486] British Census of 1861 for Berriedale, Caithness, Scotland.
    6. [S2487] British Census of 1871 for Bower, Caithness, Scotland.
    7. [S2491] Entry in Register of Deaths in the Parish of Clyne, Sutherland, Scotland.
    8. [S2490] Website titled “Turnbull Clan Genealogy Collection”, compiled by Brian P Turnbull.
    9. [S2483] Marriage Entry from Old Parish Register for Latheron, Caithness, Scotland.


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