Helen Sutherland1,2

(circa 1845 - after 1880)
FatherDavid Sutherland3 (cir. 1807 - aft. 1876)
MotherIsabella Bremner3 (cir. 1819 - aft. 1876)

BMDB data

     Helen Sutherland was born cir. 1845 Canisbay, CAI, SCT.1,2
     Helen Sutherland married Donald Henderson, son of David Henderson and Isobel Manson, on 11 Apr 1876 Canisbay, CAI, Cert reads: Helen Sutherland, spinster, dom. servant, 30, resid. Duncansby, d/o David Sutherland, farmer & Isabella m.s. Bremner, marr. Donald Henderson, bachelor, fisherman, 31, resid. Freswick, s/o David Henderson fisherman, and Isabella m.s. Manson, C of S ceremony; Wit: W Sutherland & James Cook.4,5,1
     Helen Sutherland died aft. 1880 ?Canisbay, CAI, SCT.4

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Helen Sutherland appeared on the census of 1851 Heather, Freswick, Par. of Canisbay, CAI, SCT, in the household of David Sutherland and Isabella Bremner as daughter of David.2 It is possible that Helen Sutherland was Canisbay, CAI, SCT, in 1881 HENDERSON: Helen 34 sewing mistress b. Canisbay.6


     Helen Sutherland was also known as Ellen Sutherland.4

All the other info

     Helen outlived her husband Donald Henderson who died on 21 Apr 1876.4,7 Helen Sutherland erected the h/stone on the grave of Donald Henderson Canisbay, CAI, SCT, h/stone reads: 1880 erected by Ellen Sutherland, Freswick in memory of husband Donald Henderson 21.4.1876 31 (father David Henderson 24.4.1876 82.)4


Donald Henderson (Feb 1843 - Apr 1876)
Last Edited1 Mar 2014


  1. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Marr. 11 Apr 1876 Donald s/o David HENDERSON & Isabella MANSON; Helen d/o David SUTHERLAND & Isabella BREMNER, transcr. Robert McC, Sep 2003, copy d/loaded (for William BREMNER/Ann GRAY) Dec 2013.
  2. 1851 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Freswick, Canisbay, CAI Reg. 35 ED 5 Pg 3 Sched. 11, hsehold of David & Isabella SUTHERLAND, extracted Dec 2013.
  3. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Mar. 1876 Donald HENDERSON to Ellen SUTHERLAND, transcr. Robert McC, Sep 2003.
  4. MIs: CAI Canisbay Vol 1 pt 1 1 pt 1 , Entry #314, SUTHERLAND/HENDERSON, searched Aug 2003.
  5. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), HENDERSON/SUTHERLAND marriages 1860-1875, searched Aug 2003.
  6. 1881 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Canisbay, CAI Reg. 35 ED 2 Sched 19 hsehold of Helen HENDERSON, extracted Dec 2013.
  7. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1876 Donald HENDERSON, (Canisbay Dist 035 #17), extracted NRH Jul 2006.

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