Tuesday, February 18, 2014
IN MEMORY OF JOHN IMLACH.
SOMETIME IN WOODHEAD OF DELGATY,
PARISH OF MONQUHITTER,
WHO DIED 29TH AUGUST 1821, AGED 32 YEARS.
ALSO JAMES IMLACH, SON OF
JAMES IMLACH, NORTHBURN, WHO
DIED IN MAY 1849 AGED 27 YEARS.
AND THE ABOVE JAMES IMLACH, DIED
AT NORTHBURN, 15TH MARCH 1878
AGED 81 YEARS.
AND HIS WIFE MARGARET SMITH,
WHO DIED AT CUMINESTOWN, 7TH APRIL
1889 AGED 85 YEARS.
ALSO JOHN IMLAH SON OF JAMES IMLAH,
NORTHBURN, WHO DIED AT TEUCHAR MONQUHITTER,
23RD APRIL 1899, AGED 54 YEARS.
James Imlah worked for his father at the Mains of Idoch, Turriff, after his father’s death, he continued to work there for his brother, Alexander. When John, died in 1821 James took over from him the tenancy of Woodhead of Delgaty in the parish of Monquhitter, he stayed at Woodhead for over forty years until somewhere between 1866-1871 when he left and took on the tenancy of the farm of Northburn, Monquhitter. The 1871 census shows James described as a farmer of ninety acres, of which eighty are arable. The farmhouse has six rooms with a window. The rest of the household consists of his wife, Margaret, and their sons, Alexander and John, who both work on the farm, Alexander’s daughter, Margaret, his wife, “Lousie”(Louisa), and their children, “Bella”, Agnes, “Luisie (Louisa)” and James. There are two servants – Isabella Gall, a general domestic servant, and William Scott, who is a farm servant. James Imlah died at Northburn on Friday 15th March 1878, The cause of death was bronchitis for one month. The death was registered by his granddaughter, Margaret Johnston.
John and James Imlah are my 1st Cousins 5 X removed, two of the three son's born to Alexander Imlah and Jean Panton, their son Alexander is buried in plot 205 (I will post about him at a later).