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Glenbuchat Heritage

27 Chree/Ross Family
The Glenbuchat Image Library
27 Chree/Ross Family

Aileen Ross previously sent in photos of her family who are descended from the Chree family of Glenbuchat

Ross Family Photos 1

Ross family Photos 2

She has kindly provided another 2 sets of photos.
The family tree below gives the relationship between the people mentioned.

Ross family Photos Set 3 (this page)
Ross family Photos Set 4 (next page)

Photo 1
Isabella Chree b 13/05/1873 at Sunnybrae where she was born.
Her father was James Chree and mother Isabella Shand Chree
She died on March 7, 1961, in Rothes, Moray, at the age of 87.
She had two sisters.
Ann Margaret Shand Chree
Jean Dawson Chree

Aileen Ross has added:
Picture may have been taken around 1958 or slightly earlier.
Isabella Tawse (daughter of Annie Chree) on left. Isabella Chree, centre, who was sister to Annie Chree. Margaret Mortimer, right,(Jenny as we called her who was daughter of Isabella Tawse, my Gran)
Annie and Isabella Chree were daughters of James Chree and were born at Sunnybrae Farm.
Isabella (Isa) born 13/5/1873 died 7/3/1961
She lived with my Gran in Rotherham once she retired from service, firstly in Winstanley Hall then latterly in Balconie castle, Evanton.

Photo 2
This photo shows my Gran Isabella Tawse (Nee Hay) on the left, Isabella Chree (Isa) centre and Margaret Mortimer on the right (daughter of Isabella Tawse and my aunt who we called Jenny)
Isabella Tawse worked in service at Winstanley Hall and later on at Balconie Castle Evanton (now demolished) before retiring to the home of her niece Isabella Tawse in Rothes.

Photo 3 Winstanley Hall

Photo 4 Balconie Castle, Evanton

Map 5 & 6 Brawlandknows Croft with the main Gartly to Huntly road on the right in the first map

Aileen Ross writes:
“My Grans birth certificate states her place of birth as Brawlandknowes, Gartly.(map above)
Gran often spoke of cousins from there but I don't remember who, other than I remember they had an ice cream van and came as far as Rothes to sell ice cream. I can still taste it!
She used to refer to them as "the Gartleys".

Her birth certificate also states her father as Alexander Hay, Farm Servant and mother Annie Hay, M.S. Chree.

I have since found a birth certificate for Isabella with her parents (Isabella Shand Chree and James Chree) names on it stating Sunnybrae as place of birth.

I also have a death certificate for Isabella's sister Jean. It states –
Jean Dawson Chree,
Wilmadora, Westwood Lane, Normandy, Guildford, R.D.
Spinster, laundry maid.
Daughter of James Chree, general farmer deceased.
It was signed by Isabella Chree, sister, the Parsonage, White Rashes, Aberdeen. “

Chree family tree :

James Chree
b. 26 Feb 1820 Sunnybrae, Glenbuchat,
d. 17 Aug 1873 Sunnybrae, Glenbuchat,
Father: William Chree
Mother: Mary Dawson
Marriage: 12 June 1870 Glenbuchat,
Isabella Shand b. 11 June 1830 Auchinuir, Cabrach, d. 19 Apr 1881 Sunnybrae, Glenbuchat, Father: Alexander Shand Mother: Margaret Morrison
Ann Margaret Shand Chree
Jean Dawson Chree b. 1871 Glenbuchat, d. 1951 Laurencekirk,
Isabella Chree b. 13 May 1873 Sunnybrae, Glenbuchat, d. 7 Mar 1961 Rothes,

Ann Margaret Shand Chree
Birth 28 Apr 1869 in Glenbuchat
Death 2 Apr 1947 in Rothes, Moray
James Chree 1820 – 1873
Isabella Shand 1830 – 1881
Alexander Hay 1873 – 1951
Marriage to Alexander Hay 1899 30 Jun— Age: 30 Glenbucket,
Alexander Hay 1900 – 1953
Isabella Ann Hay 1902 – 1991
Christina Jane Hay 1905 –
Catherine Helen Hay 1908 –

Alexander Hay
Birth 31 Jul 1873 in Inverkeithny, Banff, Scotland
Death 16 May 1951 in Rothes, Moray, Scotland
George Hay 1839 – 1920
Christen Leggat 1837 – 1913
Ann Margaret Shand Chree 1869 – 1947
Marriage to Ann Margaret Shand Chree 1899 30 Jun— Age: 25 Glenbucket,
Alexander Hay 1900 – 1953
Isabella Ann Hay 1902 – 1991
Christina Jane Hay 1905 –
Catherine Helen Hay 1908 –
Residence 1891 — Age: 18 Drumblade, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Isabella Ann Hay
Birth 3 Sept 1902 in Gartly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death 9 Aug 1991 in Rothes, Moray, Scotland
Alexander Hay 1873 – 1951
Ann Margaret Shand Chree 1869 – 1947
William Tawse 1893 – 1958
Marriage 1922 14 Jul— Age: 19 Rothes, Moray, Scotland
Margaret Mortimer

Jean Dawson Chree
Birth 21 NOV 1871
Death 1951 • Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland

Isabella Chree
Birth 30 May 1873 in Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death 7 Mar 1961 in Rothes, Moray, Scotland
James Chree 1820 – 1873
Isabella Shand 1830 – 1881
No Spouse or Children
Residence1881 — Age: 8 Glenbucket,

Isabella Chree in the 1911 England Census
Name:Isabella Chree
Age in 1911:37 Estimated birth year:abt 1874
Relation to Head:Servant
Birth Place:Glenbucket,
Civil Parish:Winstanley
Street address:Winstanley Hall Wigan
Marital Status:Single
Registration district:Wigan
Registration District Number:458
Sub-registration district:Billinge
Household Members:NameAge

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