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Stuart Gordon Farquhar Shand

Land Agent
Place of Death Gretna ScotlandBirthplace Mauritius Date of Death: May 31, 1934



‘Captain Shand’


Date and place of birth: 1869 Beau Bassin, Mount Stewart, Mauritius

Date and place of death: 31 May 1934 Gretna, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

Stuart is buried in Lockerbie Graveyard, Dumfriesshire, Scotland


Nationality: British


Biography: Stuart’s mother died when he was a very young child. He was sent to boarding school in England, and appears in the 1881 census at a school in London.

No siblings could be found for Stuart apart from two brothers and sister mentioned in the newspapers:

Published: Tuesday 14 August 1883
Newspaper: Brechin Advertiser


Published: Friday 31 August 1894
Newspaper: Home News for India, China and the Colonies


Published: Saturday 23 December 1916
Newspaper: Wigton Advertiser


Parents: Sir Charles Farquhar Shand married his cousin Margaret Lee-Harvey 21 March, 1850 at Castle Semple, Loch Winnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Parents occupation: Charles Farquhar Shand Esq was Chief Judge of the Supreme Court of the Island of Mauritius.

Published: Wednesday 06 June 1860
Newspaper: Evening Mail
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 249 | Page: 5 | Tags: none

Schools Universities attended and years of attendance: Not known

Occupation: Stuart worked as a Land Agent for the London + South Western Railway Company.


Place of residence at Gretna:
1921 1 St. George’s Crescent, Stanwix, Carlisle, Cumberland, England
1928 97 Annan Road, Gretna, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
1934 Union Jack Hotel, Gretna, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

Job Title at Gretna: War Department Land Agent


Marital Status: Stuart was married twice
Hettie Sewell Richardson – 1908 St. George, Hanover Square, London
Isabel Marie Mansell – 1 August 1914, St. Mary’s, Wimbledon, London


Children: Stuart had one son from his first marriage:
Guy George Charles Farquhar Shand born 1910 who joined the RAF.


Travels: Nil known

Awards/Recognitions: Nil known

Trivia/any other information:

Image of the document presented to J C Burnham, which lists Stuart’s name. Held in The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s archive collection.

The above was presented to J C Burnham at the end of his service at Gretna, now part of the holdings at the Devils Porridge Museum.

Devils Porridge Museum
British Newspaper Archive
Scotlands People


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