Friday, 8 April 2011

Napier witnesses: Angus Gillies

Angus Gillies can be seen in the 1881 census of St Kilda, aged 34, living with his parents Finlay (72) and Mary (66), wife Ann (39) as well as his sister Mary (41). His son Finlay (3) is present, as well as niece Mary Macqueen (9).
In 1891, he is shown just with his wife and son, and in 1901 the couple are living together at 6 St Kilda.

In 1871 Angus and Ann are shown at Finlay's house, with occupations cottar and cragsman. Also present is Angus's sister Merion, whom we saw in 1881 as Mary.
In 1861, we have a more complete picture of Angus's siblings: Ewen (19), Angus (14), John (23), Marion (21), Mary (17) and Christian (9).

Angus Gillies passed away on 4 March 1924, aged 77, having suffered from internal cancer for 3 years. He is mentioned as being from 6 Main Street, and his death was registered by his neighbours from no 7. Angus's widow, Annie, died a year later, aged 83.

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