Mary Turnbull Farmes

Brief Life History of Mary Turnbull

When Mary Turnbull Farmes was born on 8 January 1851, in Carnock, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Fermes, was 33 and her mother, Helen Erskine, was 34. She married Thomas Masterton on 23 June 1871, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 2 March 1920, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Masterton
1846–1924
Mary Turnbull Farmes
1851–1920
Marriage: 23 June 1871
George Masterton
1872–1873
William Farmes Masterton
1874–1939
Helen Erskine Masterton
1876–1957
Thomas Masterton
1881–1960
Fanny Shaw Masterton
1884–
Margaret Kennedy Masterton
1889–1946
George Masterton
1889–1950

Sources (11)

  • Mary Masterton in household of Thomas Masterton, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Mary Turnbull Fernie, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Mary Turnbull Farms, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Name Meaning

English: probably an altered form of Faris or Ferris .

Plural variant of Fairey .

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

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