Elspet Cruickshank

Female1761–4 September 1846

Brief Life History of Elspet

When Elspet Cruickshank was born in 1761, in Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, her father, John Cruickshank, was 25 and her mother, Elspet Milne, was 24. She had at least 6 sons and 5 daughters with Alexander Pyper. She lived in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 4 September 1846, in Marykirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 85, and was buried in Marykirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Pyper
Elspet Cruickshank
Alexander Cruickshank Pyper
John Pyper
William Pyper
Catherine Pyper
Sophia Pyper
Mary Pyper
Mary Pyper
Thomas Pyper
John Pyper
James Pyper
Isabel Pyper

Sources (3)

  • Elspet Cruickshank, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Elspet Crookshank, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Elspet Cruickshank Pyper, "Find A Grave Index"

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Children (11)

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Siblings (8)

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World Events (5)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 41

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 50

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.


Age 54

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname for a man with a crooked leg or legs, from older Scots cruik ‘(something) bent’ (from Old Norse krókr or Old English crōc + shank(e), Old English sceanca ‘shank, leg’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Elspet Occupation

After Alexander's death (1825), Elspet continued to live here with her two unmarried daughters, Isabel and Catherine. In the census of 1841, Elspet listed her occupation as "crofter", which means a fa …

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