Person:Mary Sherrat (1)

Mary Sherrat
d.3 Jun 1871 Glenmuick, Scotland
m. 8 Dec 1796
  1. Christian Farquharson Sherrat1797 - 1884
  2. Mary Sherrat1799 - 1871
  3. Archibald Farquharson Sherrat1802 - 1885
  4. Isobel Sherrat1805 -
  • H.  Robert Cromar (add)
  • W.  Mary Sherrat (add)
  • H.  James Shaw (add)
  • W.  Mary Sherrat (add)
Facts and Events
Name Mary Sherrat
Gender Female
Birth? 1799 Finzean, Scotland
Christening[1] 17 Apr 1799 Birse, Scotland
Death[2] 3 Jun 1871 Glenmuick, ScotlandDorsincully
Burial[3] Lumphanan, ScotlandSt. Finnan's, stone 42


Early Life

Mary Sherrat was born in 1799, the second daughter of Robert Sherrat, who was overseer of the Farquharson estate at Finzean. The family lived in the estate house with Mary's maternal aunt Christian and cousin Archibald Farquharson, the 6-year-old laird of Finzean. Sometime between 1808 and 1812, when the laird reached majority, the Sherrat family moved out of the estate house to the nearby Tillyfruskie farm. They lived there until 1818, when Mary's father died. Around that time, Mary seems to have moved up to Lumphanan.

Marriage to Robert Cromar

Marriage to James Shaw

Later Life

After her husband died, she moved in with her daughter Christian Shaw / Gordon, in Dorsincully, Glenmuick. That is where Mary Sherrat died at the age of 72. She seems to be buried in the parish church in Lumphanan (near where she lived most of her married life), possibly with her husband, but the inscription on the stone is quite worn.

  1. Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Birse. Old Parish Registers, Parish of Birse (1758-1854). (Birse, Aberdeenshire, Scotland).

    Church of Scotland, Old Parish Registers, Parish of Birse (1758-1854). "Mr Robert Sherrat, Overseer at Finzean, had a daughter baptised named Mary. Witnesses Mr Robt Spring from Aberdeen and Miss Mary Spring at Finzean." (The witnesses were her mother's siblings.)

  2. Glenmuick death cert #11.

    Mary Shaw, widow of James Shaw, farmer
    Died 1871 June 3rd 5hr 0m am at Dorsincilly, Glenmuick
    Female aged 72 years.
    Parents: James Sherat farmer (deceased) and Isabella Sheret m.s. Spring (deceased)
    Cause: Heart Disease -- years as certified by A D Keith MB & CM
    Informant: William Gordon, son-in-law, present
    Registered: 1871 June 7th at Ballater, Wm Cran Registrar.

  3. Pre-1855 Upper Deeside Monumental Inscriptions (ANESFHS).

    "FS ....... w Charlotte Farquharson d. 9.8.1831 a (69) years, s ...... fm Tillychui, d. 7.1.1815 ..... s ...... w Mary Sherret d. ......a 72 y ..... 21.9. ...... 9.11........ d. ...... b 6.1832, George Spre ...... 26.4.1834 d. Spokane, Christian Farq ...... (h. William ........)" (FS = flat stone, fm = farmer)