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John Moffat

Male 1859 - 1929  (70 years)


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  • Name John Moffat  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Born 22 June 1859  Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth 22 June 1859  Craig, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1881  Callander, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • Linen Finisher. Originally entered as “Calender” - Roger 5 Feb 2008
    Residence 1883  Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Marriage License 1 June 1883  Kinnettles, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1885  Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 8 North ------ Road
    Occupation 1901  22 Victoria St., Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • Egg Merchant, Self Employed
    Residence 1901  22 Victoria St., Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Residence 1901  2 West Tce., Ferryden, Craig, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1908  Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    • Singer Sewing Machine - - - - - - - Collector
    Occupation 1922  Ferryden, Craig, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • General Labourer
    Occupation 1926  Ferryden, Craig, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Ironmongers Storekeeper
    Submitter 1358 
    Died 21 September 1929  Ferryden, Craig, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    • Chronic Myocardiac (heartfailur)
    Person ID I72381  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 November 2008 

    Father Robert Moffat,   b. 1813, Craig, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 January 1860, Ferryden, Craig, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Margaret Coull,   b. 25 June 1817, Craig, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 October 1905, Craig, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Family ID F39699  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Isabella Millar,   b. 29 May 1860, Errol, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 July 1926, Ferryden, Craig, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1 June 1883  Kinnettles, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Children 
     1. Nellie Moffat,   b. 1884, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
     2. Robert Moffat,   b. 23 April 1885, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
    +3. John Moffat,   b. 16 June 1887, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 April 1960, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Isabella Millar Moffat,   b. 22 December 1891, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Margaret Coull Moffat,   b. 26 April 1893, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 3 November 1923, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)
     6. Georgina Millar Moffat,   b. 11 June 1898, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. David Moffat,   b. 17 March 1900, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 January 1967, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Family ID F50588  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Isabella Wighton Hutchison 
    Married after 14 October 1927  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Marriage Licence date 14 October 1927
    Family ID F50628  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John died on 21 Sep 1929 at 0.50pm of chronic miocardia

      1881 Census shows John living as a border at 23 St Andrews Street, Dundee. He was 23 and listed as a Calendar W Linen Finisher

      All we know of this man is very third hand and some of our information has already been proved false.

      His first wife was Isabella Millar born in Errol, Perthshire. They married 1 June 1883 in Kinnettles. She was aslo known as Bella John. She died with cancer of the uterous when they operated on her trying to remove it. She suffered heart failure under the anaesthetic.

      Most of their children were born in Dundee but in 1901 John's sister Elizabeth Coull Moffat deeded a cottage, 2 West Terrace, Ferryden, to him and he moved his family to it.

      He apparently threw his son, John Moffat out of the house at the age of 14 because he was a socialist and would not conform to the families conservatism. However, they opened up the cottage next door to 2 West Terrace as the police station and it is more likely that he was told to behave himself or move out.

      We were always lead to believe that he was a rich man but from the information gathered so far I do not think this is true. He had trained as a Calander, been an egg merchant, a Singer sewing machine agent and an Ironmongers storekeeper. He remarried very shortly after his first wife died, he was 68, to a lady of only 34, Isabella Wigton-Hutchison, and died himself only 2 years later. The family fought in court for a annuity for one of his daughters, Bella, who had been torpedoed coming back from Americal during the war and could not work. Whatever assets he may have had certainly did not come to his immediate family but rather to his second wife.
      She was a spinster living at her parents house, 29 Queen St, Forfar. They had been drapers.

      It is to be noticed that he had as many addresses in Dundee as he did children because they were in a new house everytime they had a child plus Rose Cottage in Dunfermline where Isabella was born for some reason. John also had several different types of work. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1567] GEDCOM file titled “Moffat Tree.paf.ged”, submitted by Rita Moffat.

    2. [S154] Handwritten Descendant Chart, submitted by Janet Parish.

    3. [S1592] 1881 Scottish Cencus, Dundee, Scotland, FHL0203483 film Vol282-3, [Q:3].

    4. [S1598] Scottish Census 1909 282/04 021/04 049.

    5. [S1594] Statutory Marriage Dundee St Andrews., Angus County.

    6. [S1597] Statutory Deaths 280/00 0017.

    7. [S1595] BMD Registrar, Dundee. St Clements282/03 0340, Angus County, 1898 St Andrew, Dundee, [Q:3].


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