John Setton in Ardtulichan

Ardtulichan

Ardtulichan

The Blair Atholl OPR records that John Seaton in Ardtulichan married Elspeth McCraw in Spardon, Moulin parish, 13th December 1785.

Normally, after getting married, the bride would move to the husband's settlement, even if the first child was born at the bride's home, under the watchful eye of her mother. However in this case John Seaton seem to have taken up residence with his wife's family. This would suggest that he was not expecting to eventually taken over from his father at Ardtulican, or that he was an artisan of some sort, such as a wright, mason or shoemaker. It was not until 1792 that he was back near Ardtulichan, living at Tombea (Tombeith) which was also called Nether Pitdornie, and eventually back at Ardtulichan by 1803. Although settlements were next to each other, Ardtulichan was in Blair Atholl parish, whereas Pitdornie and Tombea were in Moulin parish.

Moulin OPR, 22nd October 1786
Baptised, Duncan to John Seton and Elspeth McCraw his spouse in Spardon.

Moulin OPR, 28th May 1789
Baptised, Girsael to John Seton in Spardon of Cluny and Elspeth McCraw his spouse.

Moulin OPR, 25th March 1792
Baptised, David to John Seton in Tombuy and Elspeth McCraw his spouse.

Moulin OPR, 17th April 1795
Baptised, John to John Seton and Elspeth McRae his spouse in Tombuy.

Moulin OPR, 1803
Born 11th February, baptised 13th, Grissel, daughter to John Seton and Elspeth Macraw his spouse in Ardtulichan, parish of Blair (Atholl).

-

The Children of John Seaton and Elspeth McCraw in Tombea (Tombeith)

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Duncan 22 Oct 1786 . . Ardtulichan d.
Girsael 28 May 1789 died in infancy . Ardtulichan d. before 1803
David 25 Mar 1792 . . Ardtulichan d.
John 17 Apr 1795 Isobel Robertson 13 Jan 1828 Ardtulichan h. 16 Mar 1872
w. 17 Nov 1855
Christian 1797-1807 John Seaton 16 Dec 1827 Fonvuick h.
w.
Grissel 11 Feb 1803 . . Ardtulichan d.

-

John Seaton and Isobel Robertson in Ardtulichan

John Seaton in Ardtulichan and Isobel Robertson in Fonbhuick (Fonvuick), married 13 Jan 1828.

The 1841 census shows that John Seaton was an agricultural labourer, probably working for Duncan Stewart who farmed Ardtulichan.

Dwelling Name Age Occupation Birth-place
Ardtulichan John Seton 45y ag. labourer Perthshire
Isabella Seton 40y Perthshire
Elisabeth Seton 10y Perthshire
Duncan Seton 8y Perthshire
James Seton 5y Perthshire

At the time of the 1851 census John Seton was away from home, which was now Balrobie.

Dwelling Name Related Status Age Occupation Birthplace
17 Balrobie Isabella Seton head marr 52y ag. labourer's wife Blair Atholl
Elizabeth Seton dau u/m 19y Blair Atholl
Duncan Seton son u/m 17y Blair Atholl

Isabella Seaton, wife of John Seaton agricultural labourer, died at Wester Balrobie where she had been living for nine years on 17th November 1855, aged 56 years. Her children, who were all still living, were: John aged 26y; Elizabeth aged 24y; Duncan aged 23y; and James aged 20 years. Her parents were given as John Robertson, farmer, and Elizabeth Seaton, both deceased. The informant was her husband, John Seaton. She was buried in the churchyard of Kilmaveonaig.

In 1861 John Seaton was living with his daughter at the West Lodge of Lude.

Dwelling Name Related Status Age Occupation Birthplace
83 West Lodge
of Lude
John Seaton head widower 65y ag. labourer Moulin
Elizabeth Seaton dau u/m 28y Blair Atholl

At the time of the 1871 census John Seaton, widower aged 76, was living alone in the Garden Cottage of Lude and was working as an agricultural labourer for George Herald, Lude's gardener.

John Seaton, day labourer and widower of Isabella Robertson, died of peritonitis at Lude Gardens on 16th March 1872, aged 76 years. His parents were given as John Seaton, farmer, and Elizabeth McRaw, both deceased. The informant was his son John Seaton in Pitlochry.

John Seaton's monument at Kilmaveonaig

Two Seaton monuments in Kilmaveonaig churchyard - John Seaton and Isabella Robertson (left), James Seaton and Christian McBeath (right)

The monument inscription in Kilmaveonaig churchyard says much the same, except that Isabella Robertson's death is put a year later and takes place at Shelloch Cottage.

-

The Children of John Seaton and Isobel Robertson in Ardtulichan

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
John 22 Nov 1828 . . Ardtulichan d. after 1855
Elizabeth 6 Jan 1831 . . Ardtulichan d. after 1855
Duncan 26 Oct 1832 . . Ardtulichan d. after 1855
James 2 Jun 1835 Christian McBeath 1861 Pitlochry h. 7 Feb 1917
w. 2 Oct 1914

-

James Seaton and Christian McBeath in Oakfield, Pitlochry

Text ....... marriage 1861.

Census Tenandry Glaicmore 1861 1/1

By 1871 James Seaton and his family were living at Haugh of Urrard (Tenandry 1/1)

Dwelling Name Related Status Age Occupation Birthplace
3 Haugh of
Urrard
James Seaton head marr 34y mason Dull
Christian Seaton wife marr 31y Blair Atholl
John Seaton son u/m 8y scholar Dull
Alexander Seaton son u/m 7y scholar Moulin
James Seaton son u/m 6y scholar Moulin
Duncan Seaton son u/m 3y Moulin
Isabella Seaton dau u/m 1y Moulin
Archibald Seaton son u/m 1m Moulin
Janet McBeath mo-in-law marr 53y farmer's wife Blair Atholl
Margaret McBeath sis-in-law u/m 14y dom. servant Blair Atholl

The 1881 census shows James Seaton and his family were living at Craigatin Cottages, just to the west of Pitlochry.

Dwelling Name Related Status Age Occupation Birthplace
Craigatin Cottages James Seaton head marr 44y mason Dull
Christina Seaton wife marr 41y Blair Atholl
Alexander Seaton son u/m 17y unemployed tailor Moulin
Isabella Seaton dau u/m 11y scholar Moulin
Archibald Seaton son u/m 10y scholar Moulin

-

The Children of James Seaton and Christian McBeath in Oakfield, Pitlochry

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Alexander ~1863 . . . d. after 1881
James ~1865 . . . d. 28 Dec 1892
Duncan ~1867 died in
childhood
. . d. 26 Mar 1876
Isabella ~1870 . . . d. 26 Jan 1947
Archibald ~1871 . . . d. 14 Jan 1892
Return to Home Page