ALEXANDER FLEMING - ELIZABETH GILMOUR

ELIZABETH GILMOUR was born in Dalserf, Lanarkshire, c.1786. Her first name is usually spelled as 'Elisabeth'.

Daughter of JOHN GILMOUR, Labourer, and CHRISTINA MELVIN.

Elizabeth is in High Quarter on the 1841 census and in Low Quarter on the 1851 census.

Children:

  1. Alexander Fleming, born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, on the 24th of January, 1804.
  2. Christina Fleming, born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, on the 5th of May, 1811.
  3. Andrew Fleming, born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, on the 24th of May, 1813.
  4. James Fleming, born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, on the 30th of June, 1816.
  5. James married Agnes Hamilton, daughter of John Hamilton and Janet Semple.
  6. William Fleming, born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, on the 9th of September, 1819.
  7. William married Elizabeth Maxwell; they had eleven children. Four were born in Scotland, the other seven in Pictou County in Nova Scotia.

    One of William and Elizabeth's sons was named John; there exists a letter written by John, in which he recollects visiting Scotland and seeing the location of a mine where his father's brother had died in an explosion. This is almost certainly a reference to the above James Fleming, who died in the 1841 Quarter disaster.

  8. Michael Fleming, born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, on the 9th of November, 1821.
  9. Elisabeth Fleming, born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, on the 24th of September, 1825.
  10. Thomas Fleming, born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire on the 16th of April 1829

Michael, Elisabeth and Thomas are with their mother on the 1841 census. Michael and Thomas are with her on the 1851 census.

Alexander presumably died before 1841, as he is not on the 1841 census.

Elizabeth died in Low Quarter on the 2nd of March, 1868. Her son Andrew was the informant.