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Stuart Gordon Farquhar Shand

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

Biography

STUART GORDON FARQUHAR SHAND

‘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.

References
Ancestry
Devils Porridge Museum
FindaGrave
FindMyPast
FreeBMD
British Newspaper Archive
Scotlands People

 

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