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Peter Gardiner Porteous


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Peter Gardiner Porteous


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 25th July 1878, Corrie Common, Hutton, Dumfriesshire.

Date and Place of Death:  12th July 1955, 34 Auckland Walk, Eastriggs.

Nationality: British


Childhood: On the 1881 census, Peter was living with his mother & grandparents. Ten years on, his mother had married John Scott, mason, and they were living in Moffat, Dumfriesshire with his half siblings.


Parents: Jane Porteous


Parent’s occupations:

Jane was a Domestic Servant when Peter was born.

His father was James Moffat or Gardiner, a Tailor, from the notes on Peters birth entry.



Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K


Occupation: Roadman Foreman


Place of residence at Gretna: 14 The Rand, Eastriggs.


Job title at Gretna: N/K


Marital status: Married Isabella nee Bell on 8th June 1906 at Noblehill Terrace, Dumfries.


Children: 1921 census 6 children are listed.

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Peter worked as a roadman, then a foreman for Dumfries County Council (1921 census). Peter had 2 girls born in Gretna, though on both occasions his occupation is a Road Foreman (1916 & 1918).

His wife Isabella died on 22nd May 1922, The Rand, Eastriggs, and Peter married Violet Howatson on 19th December 1924, Kirtle Manse, Kirtlebridge.

On his death entry, his occupation is Roads Foreman (retired).



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