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Marion PATON
(Abt 1822-Bef 1880)
(1856 –1881)


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Marion HAMILTON 1 2
  • Born: 21 January 1856, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Marriage: Robert JAFFREY on 21 October 1880 in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland 1 2
  • Died: 17 October 1881, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana at age 25
  • Buried: 1881, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana

bullet   Cause of her death was Yellow Fever.


bullet  Death Notes

now Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana

bullet  Burial Notes

now Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana


bullet  Recorded Events in Her Life

  • She appeared on the 1861 Census of Scotland on 7 April 1861 in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. ≪pre>
    John Hamilton        Head       50   Irvine, Ayrshire    Landed Proprietor
    Marion Hamilton      Wife       38   Galston, Ayrshire
    Alexander Hamilton   Son        13   Irvine, Ayrshire    Scholar
    Margaret Hamilton    Daughter   11   Irvine, Ayrshire    Scholar
    John Hamilton        Son         9   Irvine, Ayrshire    Scholar
    Robert Hamilton      Son         7   Irvine, Ayrshire    Scholar
    Marion Hamilton      Daughter    5   Irvine, Ayrshire
    Peter Hamilton       Son         2   Irvine, Ayrshire
    Jessie Fletcher      Servant    20   Irvine, Ayrshire    Dairymaid
    Barbara Wilson       Servant    15   Sorn, Ayrshire      Domestic Servant
  • Namesake:  About Marion Hamilton Jeffrey...

    Marion Hamilton Jeffrey was born 18 May 1883 in Rothesay, Bute, Scotland, and died 1888 in Rothesay when she was only 4 years old. She was the daughter of James Jeffrey and Elizabeth Blair.

    Marion was named after her uncle Robert Jeffrey's wife, Marion Hamilton.  Robert was her father's youngest brother, born 22 Sep 1849 in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland (12 years after her father James was born). On 21 Oct 1880, Robert married Marion Hamilton, the daughter of John Hamilton and Marion Paton, in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. Irvine is where James and Robert were both born, and where Marion Hamilton was born on 21 Jan 1856.

    When Robert got married he was a mercantile clerk, and although he was born in Irvine, he was then living in Georgetown, Guyana. So after they wed in Irvine, Robert took his new bride to Georgetown. She gave birth to an infant daughter in 1881. Likely the daughter was named Marion Jeffrey (perhaps Marion Paton Jeffrey, or Marion Hamilton Jeffrey), although since the records were in Guyana the name is not presently known. Unfortunately, both mother and infant daughter died of yellow fever in Georgetown on 17 Oct 1881, just a half-week shy of the mother's first year wedding anniversary.

    Robert erected a monument in Irvine Churchyard in memory of Marion Hamilton and his infant daughter. And so that's why Robert's brother James and his wife Elizabeth Blair named their last daughter Marion Hamilton Jeffrey.

    The story of Marion's name is a sad legacy, made even more sorrowful since she also died young.

    However, Marion's brother James Jeffrey (b. 1869 in Greenock, son of James Jeffrey and Elizabeth Blair) also had a daughter he named Marion Hamilton Jeffrey (in this case, named after his baby sister). This second Marion Hamilton Jeffrey was born in 28 March 1905 in Rothesay, and she lived to the age of 80 years old. She emigrated with her family to New Zealand in 1909 and married John Richard Callon in 1927.
  • Although Marion was buried in Georgetown, there is a gravestone monument in her honor at the Irvine Old Parish Churchyard in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland.


Marion married Robert JAFFREY, son of Robert JAFFREY and Sarah PATON, on 21 October 1880 in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland.1 2 (Robert JAFFREY was born on 22 September 1849 in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland 3, christened on 7 October 1849 in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland,3 died on 1 July 1902 in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland and was buried in 1902 in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland.)


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  1. The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald (Ardrossan, Scotland, UK), "Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald BDM Intimation Database 1856 –1899," database, AyrshireRoots.com  (http://www.ayrshire-roots.co.uk/ : 2005), accessed 22 August 2009), Robert Jeffrey marriage to Marion Hamilton at Hamilfield, Irvine; 23 Oct 1880 edition of the newspaper.
  2. Kirsty M. Haining.
  3. Irvine Relief Church (Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland), Baptisms 17781790 and 18071855 and Session Minutes 17771877. The National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1849 birth and baptism of Robert Jaffrey; FHL microfilm 0889478.

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