Jemima Marnie1

F, b. 30 January 1816, d. 17 December 1890
Mrs. Gardner
Manse of Brechin
(St. Andrews - 12 June 1867)2
Jemima Gardner
(Edinburgh - 30 May 1876)3
FatherJames Marnie4,1,5 b. c 1776, d. 12 Mar 1849
MotherMary Ouchterlony4,5 b. c 1773, d. 12 Feb 1856
ChartsDescendants of Matthew Gardner and Margaret Martin
Birth*Jemima Marnie was born on 30 January 1816 at Arbroath, Angus, Scotland.4 
BaptismShe was baptized on 2 February 1816 at Arbroath, Angus, Scotland.4 
(Beneficiary) WillShe was listed as a beneficiary in the trust disposition and settlement of James Marnie dated on 31 December 1846 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland.6 
(Witness) AnecdoteThe Marnie family of Deuchar are described in The Baronage of Angus and Mearns by David Macgregor Peter published in 1856, as follows:

MARNIE of DEUCHAR.

Miss MARNIE of Deuchar, Angus, purchased the estate at a public sale, after her father's demise. Her father, James Mamie, Esq., sometime Merchant, and Provost of Arbroath, wedded a daughter of the late Provost John Ouchterlony, of Arbroath, by whom he left three surviving daughters and co-heiresses. Another daughter married Mr. Sandeman, Merchant in Dundee, and pre-deceased her father, leaving issue. Mr. Marnie purchased the estate from the trustees of George Deuchar, A.D. 1815. One of Miss Mamie's sisters is wedded to William Forrest of Easter Ogil and Jemima, the youngest, is wedded, to the Rev. Mr. Gardner, one of the Ministers of Brechin. The family of Marnie seems to have come from the county of Cornwall, England, to Scotland, in old days.

ARMS - Argent, a lion rampant, guardant, azure, armed, holding in the dexter paw a round buckle, gules.
CREST - On a chapeau, sable, turned-up, ermine, a demi-lion, gules, armed, azure, holding in the dexter paw a round buckle, or.
MOTTO - Verus (True.)
SEAT - Deuchar House, a comparatively modern mansion, erected by George Deuchar, the penultimate laird of that name, about the end of the last century. About 1820, Mr. Marnie added two small wings. It is situated on the brow of a ridge, in front of the wood-crowned hill of Deuchar - on perhaps the most elevated site of any seat in Argus - and commands a most extensive view of the How of Angus. It stands about nine miles north-east of Forfar.7
 
Married Name As of 28 October 1851,her married name was Gardner.1 
Marriage*Jemima Marnie married Alexander Gardner, son of Matthew Gardner and Euphemia Dalziel, on 28 October 1851 at Deuchar, Fearn, Angus, Scotland.1,8 
Census*Jemima Gardner appeared on the census of 1861 as the wife of Alexander Gardner at The Manse, Brechin, Angus, Scotland.9 
CensusJemima Gardner appeared on the census of 1871 as the wife of Alexander Gardner at The Manse, Brechin, Angus, Scotland.10 
CensusJemima Gardner appeared on the census of 1881 as the wife of Alexander Gardner at The Manse, Brechin, Angus, Scotland.11 
Will*Jemima Gardner and Rev. Alexander Gardner left a general deed of settlement on 5 July 1889 at The Manse, Brechin, Angus, Scotland. The beneficiaries included Matthew Gardner, Jessie Sands Gardner, Helen Currie Reid, Isabella Gardner Reid, John Reid, Matthew Reid, Catherine Bell Reid, Euphemia Gardner, Mary Gardner, William Gardner, James Gardner and William Gardner. The deed included the following bequeaths:

"First. To the immediate offspring of Matthew Gardner deceased eldest brother of the said Alexander Gardner, Testator, the sum of £750, as follows: To his son Matthew Gardner residing at Rock Cottage Ardentinny by Greenock, the sum of three hundred and fifty pounds Sterling (£350): To the surviving children of his deceased daughter Euphemia by her husband Robert Reid as representatives of their mother, and share and share alike, the sum of two hundred pounds Sterling (£200): To his surviving daughter Jessie, wife of James Gardner or failing her to their son James Alex Gardner whom failing to be apportioned equally among the aforesaid offspring of the deceased Matthew Gardner, eldest brother of the said Alexander Gardner, Testator, the sum of two hundred pounds Sterling (£200) these several sums amounting in all to the sum total of seven hundred & fifty pounds Sterling (£750) as aforesaid."

"Second. To James Gardner brother of the said Alexander Gardner, Testator, failing whom to his daughter Vere, whom failing to be appropriated and apportioned with the residue of our movable property according to the instructions hereinafter given, the sum of four hundred pounds Sterling (£400)."

"Third. To the offspring of William Gardner deceased, brother of the said Alexander Gardner, Testator, as follows - to Euphemia his eldest daughter the sum of two hundred pounds Sterling (£200) To his daughter Mary one hundred pounds sterling (£100) to his son William one hundred pounds sterling (£100) and to his son James one hundred pounds Sterling (£100) making in all to the children of the said William Gardner deceased, brother of the Testator Alex. Gardner the total sum of six hundred pounds sterling (£600). Should however any of the said legatees children of the said William Gardner deceased, predecease the last of us twain - the said Testators - the sum or sums which would have accrued to the said predeceased to be apportioned equally among the surviving children of the said William Gardner deceased."

"Fourth. To the offspring of George Gardner deceased brother of the said Alex Gardner, Testator, the said offspring being the only son and sole offspring of the said George Gardner by his wife and named [blank] failing whom that is the said only son to be apportioned with the residue of our moveable property as hereinafter specified, the sum of two hundred pounds Sterling (£200)."

"The several sums thus bequeathed to the persons named amount in all to the total sum of two thousand pounds Sterling (£2000)"

"Further, we the said Alexander Gardner and Jemima Gardner his wife in further settlement of our affairs hereby bequeath the sum of one thousand pounds sterling (£2000) to be paid out of our residuary estate, after payment of the aforesaid bequests, to the Town Council of Brechin, as Trustees for the following purposes and on the following conditions - The said sum of one thousand pounds sterling shall be invested by the said Town Council on sufficient security for its safe preservation at such rate as shall be deemed accordant with the ordinary rate of interest at the time, and the annual amount of interest accruing from said investment shall be administered by the Provost, Magistrates, Treasurer, and Hospital Master of the said Town Council of Brechin, the beneficiaries of this charitable trust shall be persons who have been resident within the Burgh of Brechin for a period of at least five years, or, subject to the approval of the said administrators, persons who shall have been resident within the Parish of Brechin, whether town or landward, for the said period, and who shall be in membership with one or other of the churches in Brechin. Further, the cases in which this charity shall be applicable shall be cases of sickness conjoined with temporary destitution poverty occasioned by a sudden reverse of outward circumstances, family bereavement and infirmity arising from old age, provided always that the persons receiving the charity shall be persons belonging to the working class, or what is sometimes termed the class of the Industrious Poor, and that no person on any pauper parochial roll, or non resident in the Parish of Brechin shall be eligible for this charity."

Further, it shall be competent for the said administrators in the exercise of their own discretion to allow the interest accruing from the said sum of one thousand pounds sterling, bequeathed as foresaid to accumulate for a period, not exceeding ten years and then, or whatever shorter period may be adopted to apply the said accumulated interest in aid of the said Industrious Poor, on the occurence of any epidemic, or great emergency arising from want or suffering of any kind, in which case the administrators shall act according to their own discretion without reference to church membership, but in harmony with general sympathy, and in accordance with public approval. In the event, however, of no such emergency occuring or cases of urgent claim for the charity not having been presented to the administrators it shall be competent for them the said administrators to add the accumulated interest to the capital sum invested, under trust, or to fund the said accumulated interest seperately as a reserved fund which shall at all times be available under their administration for behoof of the said Industrious Poor according to the provisions of this deed."

"The life's work of the Testator Alex. Gardner having been that of a Minister of Brechin where he was settled in 1843, he and his spouse Jemima Gardner desire to place their burying ground or place of internment in the Parish Church Yard of Brechin, together with their monument of Peterhead granite in the custody and under the special protection of the said Town Council, the said ground embracing their own graves and that of their only son and sole offspring James Alex. Gardner together with the said monument of Peterhead granite situated at the north west corner of the said Parish Church Yard, and within the same railed enclosure with the ground and monument of the late Right Hon'ble William Lord Panmure. And it shall be a distinct and absolute condition of this trust that the said burying ground, or place of internment, together with the said monument shall be kept in a state of proper preservation, the ground being kept in grass, suitably cropped at proper intervals, and the monument preserved from all injury with the inscriptions clear and legible, the cost of such maintenance or preservation being defrayed from the finances at the disposal of the administrators, prior to the distribution of any sum in charity: otherwise, that is in the event of the said burying ground, or place of internment, and the said monument being allowed to fall into a state of neglect or non-preservation it shall be competent for the agent of the Church of Scotland, and he is hereby, in such circumstances, empowered to claim the said sum of one thousand pounds sterling bequeathed as aforesaid, and to apply it as by the testators he shall be instructed. The aforesaid bequest in the hands of the Town Council of Brechin as trustees shall be designated the Gardner Bequest and the trust shall be designated the Gardner Trust."

"Further. We the said Alex. Gardner and the said Jemima Gardner, his wife Testators, hereby bequeath the sum of two hundred pounds sterling (£200) to the Kirk Session of the Church & Parish of Brechin as trustees for behoof of the poorer members on the Communion Roll of the Congregation, the said sum to be safely invested by them at the ordinary rate of interest and the said interest to be expended by them annually in coals, flannel or underclothing, according to their discretion or as circumstances may appear to require."

"Further. Whatever may remain of our moveable property unappropriated or unassigned that is not expressly by writing bequeathed shall immediately be converted into capital, if not already so, and delivered over to the trustees appointed in our Deed of Settlement of date the 19th May 1888, to be held by them in perpetuity, and the interest accruing from the sum thus realized to be applied by them in augmentation of the salary or income of the incumbant in the Chair of Pastoral Theology instituted by said Deed of Settlement, or otherwise as the said Trustees of the Estate of Esbie shall deem expedient in furtherance of the ends for which said Chair has been instituted by said Deed."

"We the undersigned hereby bequeath the Jubilee Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, framed and used as a fire screen, to Jane M. Sandeman wife of Mr. Thomson on and instruct our trustees to deliver the said portrait to her if alive at the date of the decease of the survivor of us twain."12

 
WillJemima Gardner and Rev. Alexander Gardner left a mutual deed of settlement on 12 August 1889 at The Manse, Brechin, Angus, Scotland. The beneficiaries included Mary Sandeman and James Alexander Gardner. The deed included the following bequeaths:

"First. We hereby direct and empower our executor to deliver to the Town Council of Arbroath the Portrait, an oil painting, of the late James Marnie Esq. of Deuchar, who at one time held the office of Provost of the said Burgh, together with the sword which he bore as an officer of the Forfarshire Volunteers at the period of the war between this country and France, to be hung up in the Town Hall of the said Burgh of Arbroath, if this should meet with the approval of the said Town Council."

"Second. We hereby direct and empower our executors to deliver the silver claret jug, the family bibles, the silver snuff box, bearing the initials J. A. G. and the engravings of the Duke of Wellington & Sir Robert Peel with gilt frames, to Wm K. Macdonald Esq. Town Clerk, Arbroath."


"Third. We hereby direct and empower our executors to deliver the jewelry which specially belonged to Mrs. Gardner, and which was otherwise unappropriated at the time of her decease, together with the prayer book which formerly belonged to "Miss Ouchterlony 1839" to Miss Mary Sandeman - niece of Mrs. Gardner."

"Fourth. We hereby direct and empower our executors to deliver the law books, engravings of the Judges Inglis & Moncrieff, and other distinguished members of the legal profession, together with photos relative to the Edinburgh Academy and the celebration of her Majesty's Jubilee to James Steuart, son of Arch'd Steuart Esq. W.S. 17 India Street, Edinburgh"

"Fifth. We hereby direct and empower our executors to deliver the books which were presented to the said Alexander Gardner by the Congregation of the "Old Church of Brechin" together with any others which may afterwards be added thereto to the Rev. Arthur Pollok Sym Minister of Lilliesleaf in the Presbytery of Selkirk."

"Sixth. We hereby direct and empower our executors to deliver the small silver watch bearing the initials J. A. G. together with the chain and appendages which belonged to our deceased son and which were much prized by him as having been worn by him from early boyhood till he obtained his commission as an advocate when he was presented with a gold watch by his aunts Isabella & Charlotte Marnie, to James A. Gardner, son of Jessie Gardner by her husband James Gardner or Gardiner the said Jessie Gardner being the daughter of the late Matthew Gardner brother of the Testator the said Alexander Gardner."

"Seventh. We hereby direct and empower our executors to deliver the gold watch and appendages which belonged to our deceased son, as a heritage from his maternal grandfather James Marnie Esq. of Deuchar to Doctor Matthew Gardiner, son of the late Sheriff Gardiner of Campbelton, the said Doctor M. Gardiner being at present in medical practice at the Lttle Green, Richmond, Surrey. The said Dr. Gardiner attended the Edinburgh Academy along with our said son and there existed between them a mutual attachment so strong as to resemble the closest brotherhood. It is with feelings of the kindest and most friendly regard that we bequeath the said gold watch to Dr. Gardiner, as a memorial of his early friend, our dear and lamented son James Alex. Gardner."

"Eighth. We hereby direct and empower our executors to deliver to James Gardner brother of the Testator the said Alexander Gardner, the gold watch and appendages which the said Alexander Gardner received as a present from the Heritors, Elders & Parishoners of Lanark in 1839. Together with the staff which he received from his father Matthew Gardner in 1861."

"Nineth. We hereby direct and empower our executors to deliver to Matthew Gardner nephew of the said Alexander Gardner, Testator "The Comprehensive Bible" or which he the said Alexander Gardner received from the Parishoners of Lethnot & Navar at his settlement there in 1842, together with the small bible bearing the inscription "M. Gardner E. Dalziel" and the small hand or pocket bible, which bears in writing on the title page the name alex Gardner - 1837" the said bible having been presented to the said Alex. Gardner as a token of friendly regard by Mr. James Scott Elder - a member of the Kirk Session of Annan, where the said Alex Gardner had been assistant for ten months or thereby on his leaving Annan for Lanark."12

 
Death*Jemima Marnie died on 17 December 1890 at The Manse, Brechin, Angus, Scotland, at age 74.5 
Burial*She was buried on 20 December 1890 at Brechin Cathedral Kirkyard, Brechin, Angus, Scotland.13,14
View of Gardner family monument in Brechin Cathedral churchyard, showing inscription to Jemima Marnie or Gardner, d. 17 Dec 1890.
© Courtesy of RCAHMS (Brechin Cathedral Graveyard Project). Licensor www.rcahms.gov.uk

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JEMIMA MARNIE
WIFE OF THE REVD
ALEXANDER GARDNER M.A.
MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL
BRECHIN
SHE DIED AT BRECHIN ON THE
17TH DECEMBER 1890
AGED 74 YEARS
LEAVING BEHIND HER THE BLESSED
MEMORY OF AN EXEMPLARY
CHRISTIAN LIFE
AND HER REMAINS WERE INTERRED
HERE BESIDE THOSE OF HER
BELOVED AND LAMENTED SON
ON THE 20TH DECEMBER 1890
IN SURE AND CERTAIN HOPE OF THE
RESURRECTION TO ETERNAL LIFE
THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

SHE IS NOT DEAD BUT SLEEPTH

Family

Alexander Gardner b. 8 Jul 1812, d. 12 Apr 1893
Marriage*She married Alexander Gardner, son of Matthew Gardner and Euphemia Dalziel, on 28 October 1851 at Deuchar, Fearn, Angus, Scotland.1,8 
Child
Last Edited21 Sep 2011

Citations

  1. [S884] Brechin Parish (Angus, Scotland), Old Parish Registers, OPR 275/8, p. 218, Alexander Gardner-Jemima Marnie marriage (28 October 1851); digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 19 August 2011); citing O.P.R. Marriages 275/00 0080 0443 BRECHIN.

    p. 218
    1851
    Gardner and Marnie
    25th October 1851.  The Revd Alexander Gardner, one of the Ministers of Brechin, and Miss Jemima Marnie, Daughter of the late James Marnie Esq of Deuchar in the Parish of Fearn, were contracted in order to marriage, and their banns, having been regularly published, and no objections offered, were married on the 28th October.

  2. [S923] Jemima Gardner photograph, 12 June 1867, privately held by Hazel Gardner, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Ashtead, Surrey, England, 29 May 1999. This photograph was scanned by David Gardner Crouch from a collection of loose photographs, albums, bibles and other family papers that originally belonged to Rev. Alexander Gardner, minister at Brechin. On his death in 1893, this collection passed to his nephew, Matthew Gardner, post master at Rock Cottage, Ardentinny, Argyll, Scotland. It is presently owned by Hazel Gardner, the widow of Charles Aitken Gardner. Charles was a grandson of the Matthew Gardner of Rock Cottage mentioned above. On the back of the photograph is written "Mrs. Gardner, Manse of Brechin. Taken at St. Andrews on the 12 June 1867." The photographer's label on the back reads "By T. Roger, St. Andrews."
  3. [S924] Jemima Gardner photograph, 30 May 1876, privately held by Hazel Gardner, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Ashtead, Surrey, England, 29 May 1999. This photograph was scanned by David Gardner Crouch from a collection of loose photographs, albums, bibles and other family papers that originally belonged to Rev. Alexander Gardner, minister at Brechin. On his death in 1893, this collection passed to his nephew, Matthew Gardner, post master at Rock Cottage, Ardentinny, Argyll, Scotland. It is presently owned by Hazel Gardner, the widow of Charles Aitken Gardner. Charles was a grandson of the Matthew Gardner of Rock Cottage mentioned above. There is no inscription but the photographer and format is identical to a photograph in this collection dated 30 May 1876. The photographer's label on the back reads "J. G. Tunny's, Fine Art Photographic Galleries, 13 Maitland Street, (West end of Princess Street), and 11 Salisbury Place, Newington, Edinburgh."
  4. [S885] Arbroath Parish (Forfarshire, Scotland), Old Parish Registers, OPR 272/4, p. [missing], Jemima Marnie baptism (02 February 1816); digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 20 August 2011); citing O.P.R. Births 272/00 0040 0382 ARBROATH.
  5. [S909] Scotland, death certificate for Jemima Gardner, 17 December 1890; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 22 August 2011); citing statutory deaths 275/00 0183, Angus, Brechin registration district; General Registry Office, Edinburgh.
  6. [S895] James Marnie, recorded inventory, oath, trust disposition & settlement and supplementary trust disposition, Forfar, 1849; Register of Inventories (09 Aug 1848-23 Apr 1850), catalog reference SC47/40/19, pp. 465-484; Forfar Sheriff Court; The National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh; digital images, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 21 August 2011).
  7. [S894] David MacGregor Peter, The Baronage of Angus and Mearns (Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1856), pp. 232-233.
  8. [S906] "Marriages," Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), 06 November 1851, p. 3, col. 6; digital images, British Library, British Newspapers 1800-1900 (http://newspapers.bl.uk : accessed 22 August 2011).

    MARRIAGES

    At Deuchar, on the 28th ultimo, the Rev. Alex. Gardner, of Brechin, to Jemima, youngest daughter of the late James Marnie, Esq. of Deuchar, Forfarshire.

  9. [S897] 1861 census of Scotland, Angus, Brechin registration district, enumeration district (ED) 4, household schedule no. 139, p. 20, Alexander Gardiner household; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 21 August 2011); citing GRO Census 1861 275/00 004/00 020.
  10. [S898] 1871 census of Scotland, Angus, Brechin registration district, enumeration district (ED) 4, household schedule no. 108, pp. 18-19, Alexander Gardiner household; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 21 August 2011); citing GRO Census 1871 275/00 004/00 018.
  11. [S900] 1881 census of Scotland, Angus, Brechin registration district, enumeration district (ED) 4, household schedule no. 123, p. 22, Alexander Gardner household; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 21 August 2011); citing GRO Census 1881 275/00 004/00 022.
  12. [S934] Rev. Alexander Gardner, recorded inventory, oath, several trust dispositions & settlements and codicils, Forfar, 1893; Register of Inventories (12 Oct 1892 - 29 Aug 1893), catalog reference SC47/40/61, pp. 652-670; Forfar Sheriff Court; The National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh; digital images, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 23 October 2010).
  13. [S915] "Brechin Cathedral, Kirkyard," Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Canmore (http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk : accessed 23 August 2011), photograph, "View of Gardner family monument in Brechin Cathedral churchyard, showing inscription to Jemima Marnie or Gardner, d. 17 Dec 1890," Item SC 1163471; crediting Brechin Cathedral Graveyard Project.

    SACRED
    TO THE MEMORY OF
    JEMIMA MARNIE
    WIFE OF THE REVD
    ALEXANDER GARDNER M.A.
    MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL
    BRECHIN
    SHE DIED AT BRECHIN ON THE
    17TH DECEMBER 1890
    AGED 74 YEARS
    LEAVING BEHIND HER THE BLESSED
    MEMORY OF AN EXEMPLARY
    CHRISTIAN LIFE
    AND HER REMAINS WERE INTERRED
    HERE BESIDE THOSE OF HER
    BELOVED AND LAMENTED SON
    ON THE 20TH DECEMBER 1890
    IN SURE AND CERTAIN HOPE OF THE
    RESURRECTION TO ETERNAL LIFE
    THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

    SHE IS NOT DEAD BUT SLEEPTH

  14. [S918] Brechin Cathedral (Brechin, Angus, Scotland), "Register of Burials in the Old Church Yard of Brechin," no. 1239, Mrs. Gardner (buried 16 Dec 1890); digital image, Deceased Online (http://www.deceasedonline.com : accessed 25 August 2011).
  15. [S896] Scotland, birth certificate for James Alexander Gardner, 06 January 1857; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 21 August 2011); citing statutory births 275/00 0015, Angus, Brechin registration district; General Registry Office, Edinburgh.