The Usher Family of Scotland Agnes USHER
James USHER of Toftfield
Margaret GRIEVE
Elizabeth TURNBULL
John USHER of Toftfield



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Agnes USHER 1

  • Born: 19 Oct 1807, Toftfield, Darnick, Roxburgh 2 3
  • Marriage: John CUNNINGHAM in 1833
  • Died: 24 Dec 1893, 2 Laverockbank Terrace, Leith aged 86 4 5

  General Notes:

The 1956 Usher tree records 3 children for Agnes, but I have not been able to trace their births yet [English births pre-civil registration are not indexed as comprehensively as those in Scotland, so searching them can be harder]. However the couple had at least one son, John Usher Cunningham, who was the informant at his mother's death.

  Noted events in her life were:

• Census, 3 Apr 1881, North Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothain, Scotland, 2 Laverock Bk Terrace. 6

Agnes married John CUNNINGHAM in 1833. (John CUNNINGHAM was born in 1799 in Leitholm, Berwick and died on 2 Oct 1873 in Edinburgh.)


1 William Neville Usher, "Family Tree Book" (MS, cir 1900), p. p. 99 / 99a; privately held by Leslie Usher, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Edinburgh, 2010;
This is a notebook written by William Neville Usher. It was passed at some point to Charles Howard Usher who seems to have used it to form the base of his research. There is both William Neville Usher's formal and informal handwriting with some additional notes by Charles.

2 General Register Office for Scotland, "Births 1538-1854," database / digital images, brightsolid, Scotlands People (, 799/ /4; JOHN USHER/AGNES BLAIKIE FR798.

3 Charles S. Romanes C.A., Melrose parish registers of baptisms, marriages, proclamations of marriages, session minutes (1723-1741) and mortuary rolls: 1642-1820 (Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society, 1913), p. 384;
1806-7(?). John Usher and Agnes Blaikie, twins named Agnes and Mary, born 19th October 1806-7(?).

4 Death Certificate.

5 General Register Office for Scotland, "Deaths 1855-2006," database / digital images, Scotlands People (, 692/1/452.

6 1881 Scotland Census, Leith North, Midlothian (692/1), enumeration district (ED) 19, page 1, schedule no. 2, 3; database on-line, Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, ( : accessed 13 Aug 2011);
Agnes CUNNINGHAMW73 FMelrose, Roxburgh, Scotland
Occ:Income From Property
Agnes Y. CUNNINGHAMU40 FEngland
Occ:Income From Property
Mary L. RUSSELLW38 FEngland
Occ:Income From Property
Lousia H. STUBBSU45 FEngland
Occ:Income From Property;
Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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