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1. John Balfour Blyth [713],1 son of George Clarence Blyth [972] and Betsy Thorland [980], was born about 1807 in Cupar, Fife, Scotland,1 died on 20 Jan 1891 aged about 84, and was buried on 27 Jan 1891 in New Howff Cemetery, Dundee, Plot 1268A.

Noted events in his life were:

Family: Possible Parents of John Balfour BLYTH, 1874, Dundee Angus Scotland. 1 R.B.Anderson :- Alex BLYTH could not be a parent of John Balfour BLYTH because he was born about 1807 which is the same date as was John born. But given a year or so plus/minus Alex could be the Brother of John Balfour BLYTH.

Family: Possible Mother of grandson James B Mills, 1881, Dundee Angus Scotland. 1

Occupation: Tailor also possibly a spirit dealer living at 57 Albert St. Dundee, 1881, Dundee Angus Scotland. 1

Family: Possible additional son, John Henderson Blyth, Dundee Angus Scotland. 1 We have added a son John Henderson BLYTH who married Mary FYFFE and who had a son William Langlands Blyth, Ref: C112823/31660, but we cannot find confirmation of this. See also under John Henderson BLYTH where it is noted that he may have had a brother who emigrated to Australia.

Burial: 1891. 2 Howff Cemetery Records, Dundee, Scotland record 3810 shows a burial for Jane Balfour Blyth 27 Jan 1891 Aged 84. According to the Dundee City Archives, this is a transcription error and should be the burial of John Balfour Blyth in New Howff Cemetery Plot 1268A

Death: In a record of a plaque erected by David and Alexander Blyth in memory of their mother Marjory Ferguson, he died on the 20 Jan 1891 at age 85. This makes his birth date abt 1806, or one year earlier than presently understood.but accepted as most probable.

Web Site: The following Web Sight URL was received by R.B.Anderson on the 25th April 2010. http://www.griquatownandersons.com/blyth-des/dl.htm It was headed :- Decscedants of John Balfour Blyth 1807-1891

Introduction: John Balfour Blyth is the furthest back we have been able to trace. I am indebted to Chris Pattinson (a decendant of David Weeber Blyth) in New Zealand and Rona Kennedy (descendant of John Alexander Blyth) previously from Zimbabwe and now living near Fish Hoek in Cape Town for the information on John Balfour Blyth. Also Ralph Anderson a great grandson of John Balfour Blyth. He has traced the whole Anderson line which can be found on the website http://griquatownandersons.com
He was born in about 1807 in Cupar, Angus, Scotland. He lived most of his life in Dundee and was apparently a tailor. The date of his death is not known but would have been in Dundee after 1881 as he is listed as age 74 in the census of 1881.
He appears to have married four times.

Introduction: Robert George Kinnear Blyth has undertaken considerable reseach into the Descendants of John Balfour Blyth and I, Ralph Blyth Anderson am indebted to him to allow me to add any new data to my own research which is formatted on Legacy and also reflected on our family website http://griquatownandersons.com kept by my son Edward in Toronto, Canada
Accordingly herewith is Robert's opening statement of his contribution:-

John Balfour Blyth is the furthest back we have been able to trace. I am indebted to Chris Pattinson (a decendant of David Weeber Blyth) in New Zealand and Rona Kennedy (descendant of John Alexander Blyth) previously from Zimbabwe and now living near Fish Hoek in Cape Town for the information on John Balfour Blyth. Also Ralph Anderson a great grandson of John Balfour Blyth. He has traced the whole Anderson line which can be found on the website Andersonsofgriquatown.com
He was born in about 1807 in Cupar, Angus, Scotland. He lived most of his life in Dundee and was apparently a tailor. The date of his death is not known but would have been in Dundee after 1881 as he is listed as age 74 in the census of 1881.
He appears to have married four times.

John married Mary Peat [2785] Abt Jul 1826/7 in Dundee Angus Scotland. Mary was born Abt Sep 1805/9 in Cupar, Fife, Scotland and died on 1 Jul 1834 in Dundee.

Noted events in her life were:

Death: According to the Death Certificate 282/00 0260 0197 sent to me by Terry Stewart, She died of pueperal fever "thefore died in childbirth, aged 29"

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 F    i. Margaret Blyth [2786] was born on 14 Mar 1828 in Dundee Angus Scotland.

+ 3 M    ii. John Blyth [2787] was born on 14 May 1830 in Dundee Angus Scotland, died on 22 Mar 1865 in Dundee Angus Scotland aged 34, and was buried in Mar 1865 in Constitution Road Cemetary Dundee, No.1861.

+ 4 F    iii. Mary Blyth [2788] was born on 18 Jun 1832 in Dundee Angus Scotland.

John next married Marjory Ferguson [2789] on 24 Nov 1834 in Dundee Angus Scotland. Marjory was born in 1801, died on 22 Mar 1855 in Dundee Scotland aged 54, and was buried on 24 Mar 1855 in Constitution Road Cemetary Dundee, No.1861. Another name for Marjory was Marjory Fergusson.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 5 M    i. Alexander Ferguson Blyth [2790] was born on 29 Dec 1835 in Dundee Angus Scotland.

+ 6 F    ii. Jessie Blyth [3272] was born in 1838 in Dundee Angus Scotland and died on 7 Jun 1912 in 4 Magdalane Yard Road, Dundee, Scotland. aged 74.

+ 7 M    iii. David Henderson Blyth [702] was born on 15 Apr 1839 in Albroath, Dundee, Scotland, was christened on 15 Apr 1839 in Dundee Angus Scotland, and died on 30 Sep 1908 in 4 Pietersen St. Hospital Hill Johannesburg South Africa aged 69.

+ 8 M    iv. James Baxter Blyth [2791] 3 was born in Jan 1841 in Dundee Angus Scotland, died on 21 Jan 1841 in Dundee Angus Scotland, and was buried in Jan 1841 in Constitution Road Cemetary Dundee, No.1861.

+ 9 M    v. Symington Blyth [2792] was born in 1843 in Dundee Angus Scotland, died on 22 Apr 1846 in Dundee Angus Scotland aged 3, and was buried in Apr 1846 in Constitution Road Cemetary Dundee, No.1861.

+ 10 M    vi. John Henderson Blyth [1726] was born after 1843 in Dundee Angus Scotland.

John next married Christina Couttie [2793] on 2 Jul 1855 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Christina was born about 1821 in Forfarshire, Dundee, Scotland3 and died on 22 Mar 1865 in Dundee, Scotland aged about 44.

Noted events in her life were:

Alt Birth: 3 Approximate place and date of birth taken from 1861&1871 British Cencus supplied by Chris Pattison e-mail dated 28 May 2007.

Death: 3 The only record of her death is on a plaque erected by David and Alexander Blyth for burials at the old Constitutional Road Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland

Children from this marriage were:

+ 11 M    i. William Blyth [2794] was born on 23 Feb 1856 in Dundee Angus Scotland.

+ 12 M    ii. James.Balfour Blyth [2795] was born on 17 Mar 1857 in Dundee Angus Scotland, died on 26 Jan 1891 in Dundee Angus Scotland aged 33, and was buried in Jan 1891 in Constitution Road Cemetary Dundee, No.1861.

+ 13 F    iii. Elizabeth Couttie Blyth [2796] was born on 4 Jan 1859 in Dundee Angus Scotland.

+ 14 F    iv. Christina Blyth [2797] was born on 1 Jan 1863 in Dundee Angus Scotland, died on 22 Apr 1864 in Dundee Angus Scotland aged 1, and was buried in Constitution Road Cemetary Dundee, No.1861.

John next married Mary Fyfe [1712].

The child from this marriage was:

+ 15 M    i. William Langlands Blyth [1721] was born on 28 Feb 1874 in Dundee Angus Scotland.


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