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Francis Moffat

Male 1813 - 1870  (56 years)


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  • Name Francis Moffat  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Born 26 March 1813  Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Birth 26 March 1813  Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation Grain Merchant  [1, 2
    Residence before 13 March 1870  Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • raised at Craigbech Cottage
    Died 13 March 1870  Crichton Royal Institution, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I69124  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 March 2012 

    Father Adam Moffat,   b. 1774, Old Craigbeck, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 June 1852, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Margaret Janet Nichol,   b. 1785, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 October 1860, Craigbeck, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Family ID F48328  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Alison Grieve,   b. 1815, Crofthead, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 March 1867, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 8 June 1844  Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Janet S Moffat,   b. 1 February 1846, Dryfesdale, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     2. Adam Moffat,   b. 11 October 1847, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. January 1878, Pine Hill, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +3. Margaret Moffat,   b. 15 October 1849, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 June 1909, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +4. Francis Moffat,   b. 16 September 1851, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 December 1928, London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +5. Allison Grieve Moffat,   b. 7 August 1856,   d. 1885  (Age 28 years)
     6. John Moffat,   b. 20 July 1859
    +7. Colin Campbell Moffat,   b. 15 June 1861, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Family ID F48320  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 26 March 1813 - Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The two families of Moffats at the farm of Craigbeck and at Craigbich cottage were closely related, grew up together. In family letters the cottage family were known as " down the brae folk", the cottage being at the entrance to the farm. Francis was brought up in the cottage - his sister- became the wife of the farmer in Craigbich. When she was widowed Francis rode over from Lockerbie where he was now a merchant and helper. His sister Mary Ann ran the farm until her son grew up. Her children- Phemy, Maggie, Mina and Frank were close friends of Francis's children at Lockerbie- Janet, Adam, Maggie, Francis, Ailie and Colin. These children were often at the farm and knew it well


      A Letter from Alison Moffat to Janet and Charles Munro Dec 1972
      Francis Moffat 1813-1870 Alison Grieve 1815-1867

      Francis Moffat and his wife Alison Grieve lived at the south side of Lockerbie- the house is now demolished. He was a merchant in the country town and also spent much of his time helping to run the Farm at Craigbeck, Moffat, for his widowed sister Mary( who had married William Moffat of Craigbeck) There are 4 children at Craigbeck and 6 at Lockerbie and these children cousins were great friends all their lives.
      Of the children at Lockerbie, Adam the eldest was sent to school in Edinbrough (the high school) and to university- there when because of ill heath he was sent on a trip to Australia. Maggie also was sent to school in Edinbrough. When Colin, the youngest was 9 years old both parents had died and his family moved to Edinbrough where the young ones went to school and Janet the eldest became mother to them. It was a great grief to them all when she sailed for New Zealand having married a pioneer minister and there died soon after. From some family letters Janet mentions that she and seen Frank off to Canada at Liverpool in April 1872. At this time Adam was in Australia. Later Allie married and died soon after so that Maggie and Colin were the only two left in Edinbrough. Colin became a lawyer there and as time passed the communications between Frank in Canada and Colin in Edinbrough seems to have died out possibly because Colin was a good deal younger however we here in Edinbrough were delighted when Gordon Moffat turned up during the 1939-45 war and this year 1972 Janet and Charles Munro came to see us.
      In case any other Canadian Moffats were ancestor hunting the gravestone of Francis Moffat is in the churchyard of Dryjsdale Church Lockerbie about midway. To go further back the tombstone of the Craigbeck Moffats- Adam Moffat and his wife are in the old church yard at Moffat at the bottom of the town. Now James Moffat's name - the father of Adam - is on the Craigbeck stone.
      Francis and Alison Grieve must have known each other from youth up as they were brought up on neighbouring farms- Craigbeck and Croftheer. This is a lovely part of Dumfriesshire at the Moffat water and you must visit it.
      Alison Moffat Dec 1972 [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1130] GEDCOM file "2MOFFA~4.GED", submitted by Lynn Munro.

    2. [S1132] Included in file GEDCOM file "2MOFFA~4.GED" - Alison Grieve 1972.

    3. [S2451] GEDCOM file from Clan Moffat UK genealogy file.


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