(James Crichton Sr., died where he had lived all his life in Madderty parish, Perthshire, in his 99th year, the day after his dear old Minister died, with whom he had been associated as member and ruling elder for 60 years or more, and by whose graveside he was buried by a great company of relatives, the Minister being only one year younger than the elder to whom he was so warmly attached. ...Newspaper article by Rev. James Stewart, Maitland Weekly Mercury, Australia, 1905)
In 1851 the family lived at Lochside, Kinclaven. His father was a forester. At age 20 in 1861 he was a clerk to James Gall a Grocery and Provision Merchant in Glasgow.
In 1874 James was 34 years old. On June 11, 1874 James married Eliza Milne Mitchell, who was 14 years younger than James, in Elgin, Moray, Scotland. Elgin is 187 miles from Glasgow or a almost a four hour ride in a modern car. They have nine children over the next 14 years. For most of her child bearing years Eliza has servants. In 1891 Eliza has nine children in the home and 3 servants. Quite a household.
In the 1877 James is a partner in Pringle and Crichton Wholesale Tea Dealers business. As such he testifies in front of the House of Commons Grocers Licenses' Commisson in Edinburgh. He answers extensive questions related to the sale of alcohol and the grocery business.
By 1881 James was a wholesale Tea Dealer employing 11 men and 2 boys. The family lived on St. Johns Road, Forest Cottage, Glasgow, Lanark. That was in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow.
In 1894 he was admitted to the Philosophical Society of Glasgow.
In 1899 James was made a Justice of the Peace in Glasgow. On October 23 he was placed on the Commission of the Peace. He took the oath November 1, 1899. His duties were done at 47 Waterloo Street or 28 Catogan Street.
James died December 28, 1823 of apoplexy or incapacity resulting from cerebral hemorrhage or stroke. He was 83 years old. At death he lived at 201 Nithsdale Drive, Glasgow. His death certificate lists him as a retired Tea Dealer. His youngest son Maurice Crichton is the informant. Nithsdale is near St. Leonard's RC church in the Pollokshields area of Southwest Glasgow.
Eliza Milne Crichton, mother to nine children, faithful wife, hard working lady, died four years after her husband on February 28 11:40 PM at 201 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow. She was 73 years old. Her father is listed as John Mitchell, schoolmaster and mother Margaret Milne. She died from arteriosclerosis four years at least and cerebral hemorrhage 9 weeks as certified by D. Lyell Carmichael. Her son James Crichton III was the informant Death occurred at 80 Kirkcaldy road Glasgow.
James married Eliza Milne Mitchell b February 18, 1854
Eliza's father is : John Mitchell
Eliza's Mother: Margaret Milne Mitchell
1. James Crichton b 1876, Eastwood, Renfrew in 1891 he was a tea merchant clerk and lived at 2. Nithsdale Rd 47, Glasgow
3. Marguerita Milne Crichton b 1878, in Pollokshields, Renfrew (West Glasgow)
4. Jeanette Stuart Crichton b 1879 in Pollokshields, Renfrew
5. Mabel Elizabeth Crichton b 1881, Pollokshields, Renfrew
6. Beatrice Crichton b 1883 Pollokshields, Renfrew
7. Raymond Crichton b 1887 Pollokshields, Renfrew
8. Maurice Crichton b 1889 Pollokshields, Renfrew (informant on Jame's death certificate)
9. Dorothy Crichton b 1890 Pollokshields, Renfrew
This public profession of faith is sometimes referred to as confirmation. It occurs from around the age of 16, and admits the individual to all the rights and privileges of Church membership. The person's name is then added to the congregation's communion roll and they become eligible to vote in Church meetings and be elected to offices such as the eldership. Traditionally, confirmation has involved admission to Holy Communion for the first time, which explains why the ceremony is sometimes known as Admission to the Lord's Supper.
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