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John Birtwhistle, of Dundeugh

Male 1799 - 1869  (70 years)


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  • Name John Birtwhistle  [1, 2, 3
    Suffix of Dundeugh 
    Born 1799  Netherlaw, Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Birth 1799  Kirkcudbright, Kincardineshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Birth 1802  Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth 1803  Kirkcudbright, Kincardineshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth 1803  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Info 1 See also “John Birtwhisle of Dundeugh Coat of Arms?” MAY 18, 2021 ~ JUSTIN KIRBY https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2021/05/18/john-birtwhisle-of-dundeugh-coat-of-arms/ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1851  Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1861  Prestbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died 4 Dec 1869  Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Misc 28 Jan 1870  Gloucester, Gloucesterrshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Name John Bertwhestle  [5
    Occupation Gentleman Landowner, appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Kirkcudbright Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I153143  Ancestorium
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2021 

    Father Alexander Birtwhistle,   b. 8 Apr 1750, Skipton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1810, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Mary Purdie,   b. 1750,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Married 6 May 1805  Girthon, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbright Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F70903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Maria (Nee Capsticks) Birtwhistle,   b. 22 Jun 1801, Skipton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1872, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1818  Holy Trinity Church, Skipton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 17 Sep 1818  Skipton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Alexander Charles Birtwhistle,   b. 16 Apr 1823, Skipton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1855, Hasler Hospital, Hampshire, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Anna Maria Birtwhistle,   b. 22 Dec 1824, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1875, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. William Aird Birtwhistle, Captain,   b. 4 Sep 1826, Ardwell, Mull of Galway, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1856, Kussowlie, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     4. John Birtwhistle,   b. 11 Feb 1828, Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1895, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. Birtwhistle,   b. 1 Jul 1830, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1830
     6. Adeleade Barbara Campbell Douglas Birtwhistle,   b. 1833, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1871, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     7. Agnes Augustus Jane Ferguson Birtwhistle,   b. 29 Dec 1841, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1908, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F71533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He became Deputy Lieutenant of Kirkcudbright Billy's book, page 141

      Bob Birtwhistle provided all the birth locations and notes that the family appears to have lived in northern France from about 1834 until 1845, before returning to Dumfries (SW Scotland) and eventually to Cheltenhan, England abt 1854.

      John (Purdie) Birtwhistle had no military career. This appears to be a mix up with details of John Dixon Birtwhistle. He was however appointed Deputy Lieutenant's of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. (Bob Birtwhistle.
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      BIRTWHISTLES OF GATEHOUSE OF FLEET
      John Birtwhistle 1799-1869, the son of Alexander, ran the mill until it finally closed. He became Colonel Birtwhistle in 1840 and was also Deputy Lieutenant of Kirkcudbright and, after living on St Mary's Isle in the Bay of Kirkcudbright, finally moved to Cheltenham, where he died in 1869, followed by his wife Martha Maria in 1872. John and Martha Maria Birtwhistle had three sons, Alexander Charles, William Aird and John, who all took up military careers. The elder two died on active service and John lived to an old age but, unfortunately, there are no male descendants from this branch of the family. (Page 140)
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      John Birtwhisle of Dundeugh Coat of Arms?
      MAY 18, 2021 ~ JUSTIN KIRBY
      https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2021/05/18/john-birtwhisle-of-dundeugh-coat-of-arms/
      As part of serialising Thirty–one Generations of the Birtwhistle Family: A Family History (2006) compiled by L. Alan Birtwhistle, we tried to identify who had been granted the ‘John Birtwhisle of Dundeugh’ Coat of Arms mentioned (see Coat of Arms chapter). (https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2021/05/17/birtwistle-coats-of-arms/)

      Bob Birtwhistle – who is behind the Birtwhistle.info site – is pretty certain that it’s John Birtwhistle 1799-1869. He was the son of Alexander Birtwhistle (1750-1810) and Mary Purdie and, and also Deputy Lieutenant of Kirkudbright.

      It’s the double ‘Sables and Chevron between three weasels passant’ that Bob thinks supports the coat of arms being linked to this John, because it represents the marriage to his first cousin Martha – daughter of William Birtwhistle (1744-1819).

      The c. 1830 date he put on this on his site was largely guesswork. And Bob now things it may in fact have been created a little later after John had finally settled in the ‘very fashionable’ town of Cheltenham.

      He doesn’t think this particular Coat of Arms was actually ever ‘presented’, but likely something John had a ‘specialist’ create for himself based on family history, i.e. to support his ‘position in society’, which was common in the 19th Century (see Kirby Coat of Arms revisited post).

      Interestingly, Bob points out that the motto ‘Serenus in Arduis’ (Calm in Adversity) and the Dolphin crest that are incorporated into the John of Dundeugh Coat of Arms, also appear on another earlier Coat of Arms. eSee the engraving on the back of a silver cup presented in 1802 to Alexander Birtwhistle (1750-1810) in Gatehouse-of-Fleet by the ‘Gatehouse Volunteers’ (the local Militia of whom he was the Commanding Officer): ... and more....

  • Sources 
    1. [S0028009] 1861 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Class: RG 9; Piece: 1794; Folio: 104; Page: 12; GSU roll: 542869.
      Record for John Birtwhistle

    2. [S1228430] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for John Birtwhistle

    3. [S0917741] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online.
      Record for John Birtwhistle

    4. [S0627539] Bob Birtwhistle.

    5. [S0027989] 1851 Scotland Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for John Bertwhestle

    6. [S1513907] The Birtwistle Family 1200-1890 A.D. by William A. Birtwistle assisted by Ray Aspden and others.