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James & Mary (Macleod) Gillies, Louisa & Katie.

In memory of/LOUISA and KATIE/daughters of/JAMES GILLIES merchant Portree/the former died 22nd April 1881/aged 5 months/and the latter on the 16th Oct. 1891/aged 17 years/and of the above/JAMES GILIES/died 27th Feb. 1900 aged 75 years/also of his wife/MARY MACLEOD/who died 10th Oct, 1906/aged 68 years.

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Louisa Darrogh Gillies
Birth, 1880–1881, Portree, Inverness-shire, Scotland.
Death: "Louisa Gillies (single), 1981 April twentysecond..., Portree. F[emale], 5 months; father: James Gillies, mother: Mary Gillies, Ms [maiden surname] MacLeod; [cause] Teething, four days; [informant] James Gillies, father...." [From image of death registration, Portree, 26 April 1881.]

Added by Gordon J Callon on 31 May 2016.
Catharine "Katie" Gillies
Birth: Catharine Gillies, Female, 30 September 1864, Portree, Inverness-shire, Scotland; Father: James Gillies, Mother: Mary Macleod. [Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.]
Death: 16 October 1881 [probably at Portree].
[Note: Catherine Gillies listed with her family in the 1871 & 1881 Scotland Censuses.]

Added by Gordon J Callon on 31 May 2016.
James Gillies
Son of Norman Gillies & Catherine MacDonald; born about 1825, Portree (census records provide dates from 1821 to 1829).

Probate: "Gillies, James, Merchant, Portree, died 27 February 1900, at Portree, testate. ...Inverness, 24 August, to Mary MacLeod or Gillies, Wentworth Street, Portree, his widow, and John Gillies, Clerk, National Bank of Scotland, Ltd., there, his son.... Will or Deed, dated 18 October 1899, Inverness, 2 August 1900. Value of Estate, £860, 6s." [Commissary Clerk of Edinburgh under the Sheriff Courts Act, 1876. Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories.]

The 1841 Scotland Census lists James Gillies and his family, living at Portree, as: Norman Gillies, 50 (b. c. 1791, Inverness-shire), Mason; Catharine Gillies, 35 (b. c. 1806, Inverness-shire); Catharine Gillies, 16 (b. c. 1825, Inverness-shire); James Gillies, 14 (b. c. 1827, Inverness-shire); Marion Gillies, 12 (b. c. 1829, Inverness-shire); Margarit Gillies, 9 (b. c. 1832, Inverness-shire); Mary Gillies, 4 (b. c. 1837, Inverness-shire); John Gillies, 1 (b. c. 1840, Inverness-shire); Angus Gillies, 80 (b. c. 1761, Inverness-shire), Pauper.

Added by Gordon J Callon on 31 May 2016.
Mary MacLeod Gillies
Daughter of Alexander MacLeod & Margaret Davidson.

Birth: 29 December 1834, Lochcarron [Loch Carrann], Ross-shire, Scotland; parents: Alexander MacLeod, merchant, Jeantown [Lochcarron], & Margaret Davidson. [From image of birth registration.]

Death: Mary Gillies (widowed of James Gillies, merchant), 1906 October tenth...Wentworth Street, Portree. F[emale], 68 years; father [blank], mother: Maggie MacLeod, Ms [maiden surname] Davidson (deceased); [cause] Cardiac disease, several years, pneumonia, 10 days; [informant] Alexr Gillies, son...Inverness. [From image of death registration, Portree, 13 October 1906.]

Probate: "Gillies, Mary MacLeod or, widow of James Gillies, Wentworth Street, Portree, Isle of Skye, died 19 October 1906, at Portree, testate. ...Inverness, 28 November, to Jessie Davidson Gillies, Isabella Davidson Gillies, and Mary Gillies, all residing in Portree, her daughters, ...Inverness, 26 November 1906. Value of Estate, £883, 4s." [Commissary Clerk of Edinburgh under the Sheriff Courts Act, 1876. Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories.]

Added by Gordon J Callon on 31 May 2016.
James Gillies & Mary MacLeod
Marriage: 8 Nov 1859, Portree, Inverness-shire, Scotland. James Gillies, 30, merchant, Portree, & Mary MacLeod, 20, Raasay. Parents of James: Norman Gillies & Catherine MacDonald; of Mary: Alexander MacLeod & Margaret Davidson [From image of marriage registration, Raasay, 10 November 1859.]

Added by Gordon J Callon on 31 May 2016.
The 1861, 1871, 1881, and 1891 Scotland Censuses list the family of James & Mary Gillies, living at Portree, as:

1861, at 9 Wentworth Street: James Gilles, 37 (b. c. 1821, Portree), Merchant; Mary Gilles, 24 (b. c. 1837, Lochcarron, Ross-shire); & Margret Gilles, 6 Mo (b. c. 1860, Portree);

1871, at 7 Wentworth Street: James Gilles, 45 (b. c. 1826, Portree), General Merchant; Mary Gilles, 34 (b. c. 1837, Lochcarron), General [Merchant's] Wife; Mary Gilles, 10 (b. c. 1861, Portree), Scholar; George Gilles, 8 (b. c. 1863, Portree), Scholar; Cathrine Gilles, 6 (b. c. 1865, Portree), Scholar; Norman Gilles, 4 (b. c. 1867, Portree); Jannet Gilles, 2 (b. c. 1869, Portree); & Bella Gilles, 1 (b. c. 1970, Portree);

1881, at 3 Wentworth Street: James Gillies, 52 (b. c. 1829, Parish of Portree), General Merchant; Mary Gillies, 63 (b. c. 1818, Parish of Lochcarron, Ross-shire), Merchant's Wife; George Gillies, 19 (b. c. 1862, Parish of Portree), Bank Clerk; Catharine Gillies, 17 (b. c. 1864, Parish of Portree), Scholar; Norman Gillies, 15 (b. c. 1866, Parish of Portree), Scholar; Jessie Gillies, 12 (b. c. 1869, Parish of Portree), Scholar; Isabell Gillies, 11 (b. c. 1870, Parish of Portree), Scholar; Alexander Gillies, 9 (b. c. 1872, Parish of Portree), Scholar; Agnes Gillies, 6 (b. c. 1875, Parish of Portree), Scholar; John Gillies, 4 (b. c. 1877, Parish of Portree), Scholar; Mary Gillies, 3 (b. c. 1878, Parish of Portree); Lousia Darrogh Gillies, 4 Mo (b. c. 1881, Parish of Portree); & Flora Gillies, 50, (b. c. 1831, Parish of Snizort, Inverness-shire), Visitor [cousin, ] Sewing Mistress;

1891, at 17 Wentworth Street: James Gillies, 66 (b. c. 1825, Raasay, Inverness-shire), General Merchant; Mary Gillies, 54 (b. c. 1837, Lochcarron, Ross-shire), General Merchant's Wife; Jessie D Gillies, 21 (b. c. 1870, Portree), At Home; James Gillies, 16 (b. c. 1875, Portree), Student Of Medicine; John Gillies, 14 (b. c. 1877, Portree), Scholar; Mary Gillies, 12 (b. c. 1879, Portree), Scholar; Flora Gillies, 60 (b. c. 1831, Raasay), cousin, Dressmaker.

Added by Gordon J Callon on 31 May 2016.

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