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Jaffray, Alexander

Jaffray, Alexander[1]

Male 1738 - 1790  (52 years)

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  • Name Jaffray, Alexander 
    Born 5 May 1738  Leochel Cushnie Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1790  Logie Durno Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2004 

    Father Jaffray, John 
    Mother Mitchell, Jannet,   b. 22 Jul 1714 
    Married 22 Jul 1736  Peterhead Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 22nd July 1736 in Peterhead Aberdeenshire
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leslie, Barbara,   b. 12 May 1748, Leochel Cushnie Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1837, Logie Durno Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Oct 7th 1773  Premnay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jaffray, Jean,   b. 4 Dec 1773,   d. 9 Mar 1853, Logie Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Jaffray, Mary,   b. 21 Nov 1776,   d. Nov 1804  (Age 27 years)
     3. Jaffray, James,   b. 16 Aug 1778, Logie Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Jaffray, Charles,   b. 1782,   d. June 4th 1840  (Age 58 years)
     5. Jaffray, Elizabeth,   b. 13 May 1784, Chapel of Garioch Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1804  (Age 20 years)
     6. Jaffray, Alexander,   b. 20 Apr 1788,   d. 1 Nov 1863, West Craigford Oyne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Jaffray, William,   b. 28 Apr 1790
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Alexander Jaffray
    Alexander Jaffray

  • Notes 
    • Alexander Jaffray and Barbara Leslie lived and died at Logie in the parish of Chapel of Garioch
      A headstone in the Kirkyard of Logie Durno has the following inscription
      1858
      Erected by James Jaffrey in memory of his father Alexander Jaffrey wright at Logie d Oct 1790 Aged 52
      His sister Elizabeth d July 1804 age 20 sister Mary d Nov 1804 age 28
      His affectionate mother Barbra Lesslie d Jan 1837 much respected by rich and poor
      Brother Charles d June 1840 age 58 Brother in law James Murray crofter Durno d 18 dec 1844 age 69
      His widow Jane Jaffrey d March 1853 age 77

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Aberdeenshire epitaphs and inscriptions, John A. Henderson, 283 (Reliability: 3).
      Alexander Jaffrey was extremely jealous of the credit of Logie, and anyone having the hardihood to impugn its merits in his presence invariably came off second best. It is said that, on one occasion in St Laurence or " Lowrin " Fair, a farmer from the Alford district innocently remarked that he considered his own farm worth twice as much per acre as any land on Logie. With one blow, Jaffrey felled him to the ground, coolly remarking ? "That's bit a sma' sample o' Logie ; maybe you would like 'twice as much ' o't." At a later date, he accompanied several of the estate carts to Aberdeen, when, in passing through the Gallowgate, the horsemen in charge were subjected to insulting remarks from four half-intoxicated workmen. One, more impertinent than his fellows, commenced to jostle the Logie men, at the same time challenging any two of them to fight. Jaffrey, watching his chance, suddenly seized the ringleader and pitched him like a sheaf of corn into one of the carts. The exploit was heartily applauded by the crowd which had gathered, and effectually stopped the molestation.