Magdalen Elliot

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About Magdalen Elliot


Magdalen Elliot is identified as "sister to Midlem mill" in her marriage record. [National Records of Scotland, Marriages at Langholm, 1668-1819, reference OPR.839/2]


Magdalen Elliot died on 24 September 1757. [Journal of the Paisley Family Society, Volume I (May 1989. page 24]


Magdalen Elliot is buried at Westerkirk in Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. [Journal of the Paisley Family Society, Volume I (May 1989. page 24]


Charles Pasley, the youngest son of James Pasley of Craig and his wife Magdalen Elliot, placed a stone in memory of his parents in the wall of the church at Westerkirk. It was later restored bt Sir Rodney Marshall Sabine Pasley. The memorial stone reads as follows:

"In memory of James Pasley, Esq., of Craig, who died 13th April 1773, aged 78. An of his spouse, Magdalen Elliot, of Middlemiln, who died 24th Sept. 1757, aged 57 years. During 31 years in wedlock they were blessed with 7 sons and 4 daughters. Their many virtues secured to them a degree of felicity rarely enjoyed in this world. Their conjugal affection was only equalled by their love of their children and care in forming their principles. In commemmoration of which this is errected by their youngest son, Charles Pasley, 1780." [Journal of the Paisley Family Society, Volume I (May 1989. page 24]


Magdalen Elliot married James Pasley of Craig Scotland Marriages Their request for public proclamation was booked at Langholm in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, on 1 January 1726, and they were married on 21 January following. The booking reads as follows: "Janr 1 1726 James Pasley & Mrs Magdalen Eliot sister to Midlem mill gave up their names & being orderly proclaimed were married Januar 21" [National Records of Scotland, Langholm Marriages, 1668-1819, reference OPR.839/2]. They were married at Langholm Castle. [Journal of the Paisley Family Society, Volume I (May 1989. page 23]


James Pasley of Craig and his first wife, Magdalen Elliot, had eleven children:

  1. Robert Pasley of Craig and Mount Annan
  2. James Pasley
  3. John Pasley
  4. Gilbert Pasley, Surgeon
  5. Elizabeth Pasley
  6. Admiral, Sir Thomas Pasley, Baronet
  7. Helen Pasley
  8. William Pasley
  9. Charles Pasley, merchant in Lisbom
  10. Margaret Pasley
  11. Magdalen Pasley
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Magdalen Elliot's Timeline

January 1727
December 30, 1728
January 14, 1731
probably at Westerkirk parish in Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
June 4, 1732
probably at Westerkirk parish, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
March 2, 1734
probably in Westerkirk parish, Dumfriesshire, Scotland