SCOTLAND: Angus Deaths

Betsey ARTHUR, nee Gillespie buried Parish Cemetery, Roscobie, Angus, Scotland


Agnes R Gillespie death March 21, 1934 Angus, Scotland

Aitken Gillespie (Fettes), birth Dundee, daughter of Jean Fettes, died age approx 10 years of consumption, burial Jan 16, 1833. Dundee, Scotland.

Alfred Gillespie buried April 21, 1880 Angus, Scotland

Andrew Gillespie, death May 21, 1926 Angus, Scotland

Ann Gillespie, birth Dundee, daughter of Daniel Gillespie, Weaver of Lamb’s Lane address, died age 2 years, 2 months of croup. Burial Jan 8, 1839. New Howff Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland.

Annie S C Gillespie death January 6, 1969 Angus, Scotland

Arthur Nicholl Burns Gillespie buried  November 29, 1923 Angus, Scotland


Barnaby Gillespie, birth Dundee, son of the late Barnaby Gillespie, weaver of Taylor’s Lane, Perth Road, died age 9 of decline. Burial Oct 26, 1843. Dundee, Scotland

Beatrice Pendereigh Gillespie death July 2, 1952 Angus, Scotland

Betsy Gillespie death April 28, 1939 Angus, Scotland


Catharine Gillespie (Coll) birth County of Tyrone, widow of Robt Coll, Flour Miller, death at age 60 from decay of nature. Burial Feb 1, 1841. New Howff Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland

Catherine Gillespie, buried Feb 14, 1870 Angus, Scotland

Catherine Gillespie death Feb 2, 2006, Angus, Scotland


Daniel Gillespie, birth Dundee, son of Wm Gillespie, weaver of Maxwelltown, died of typhus fever age 8, burial Jan 9, 1844. Dundee, Scotland

David Gillespie, birth Dundee, son of Henry Gillespie, labourer,  last address Overgate. died of small pox, age 3, burial Oct 30, 1847. Dundee, Scotland

David Gillespie death Jan 1, 1931 Angus, Scotland

David Gillespie death Nov 20, 1947 Angus, Scotland

David Gillespie death Nov 30, 1952, Angus, Scotland

David Brown Gillespie death May 8, 2002 Angus, Scotland

Dennis Gillespie death June 4, 2001 Angus, Scotland


Edwin Gillespie death October 18, 1980 Angus, Scotland

Elizabeth Gillespie, born Dundee, died of consumption age 56, burial Jan 2, 1825. Old Howff Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland


Florence Whatmore Gillespie death Oct 24, 1952 Angus, Scotland


George Gillespie, born Dundee, son of Henry Gillespie, labourer, last address Hawkhill. Died in infirmary, age 15. Burial Sept 14, 1854. Old Howff Cemetery,  Dundee, Scotland

Gillespie, Mr. death March 15, 1914 Angus, Scotland

Grace Mary Gillespie death June 1, 1937 Angus, Scotland


James Gillespie, occupation Wright, address Black’s Croft, His wife Margaret (nee Wilson) Gillespie, birth Kings  County, Ireland died of old age, 72, burial Dec 9, 1846, Dundee, Scotland

James Gillespie, birth Dundee, son of Wm Gillespie, weaver of Ramsay’s Pend, Maxwelltown, death age 5 of cholera. Burial July 5, 1849, Dundee, Scotland

Jean Gillespie, birth Dundee, natural daughter of Clara Mill, Millworker, Wellington St, Maxwelltown, death at 5 months British cholera. Burial Aug 14, 1854, Dundee, Scotland

Jessie Gillespie birth Dundee, daughter of Joseph Gillespie, moulder of Princes St. Wallace Feu, died of measles one year 7 months of age. Burial Feb 12, 1854. Dundee, Scotland

John Gillespie birth Dundee, death hooping cough at 9 mths, burial Aug 6, 1829, Dundee, Scotland

John Gillespie, died age 3 years  month. Burial May 17, 1857. New Howff Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland


Lennie Gillespie, birth Dundee, son of Wm Gillespie, weaver, death at 10 mths, burial Nov 17, 1840. New Howff Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland


Major Alexr Gillespie, birth St Andrew’s, of Tayfield Cottage, death age 70 of Gout. Burial July 30, 1834, Dundee, Scotland

Mary Gillespie, birth Dundee, died age two of fever. Burial Jan 21, 1829, Dundee, Scotland

Mary Gillespie, birth County of Sligo, widow of Michael  Connel, weaver, Ramsay’s Pend, Maxwelltown, burial Oct 23, 1851 age 45, Dundee, Scotland.

Mary Gillespie, birth Dundee, daughter of Daniel Gillespie, weaver of Lambs Lane, died of hooping cough age 2 years, 3 months. Burial March 27, 1852 Dundee, Scotland

Mrs Gillespy, birth Dundee, a servant at spinning mill, Lochee, died of fever, age 52, burial Dec 22, 1838. New Howff Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland.


Neil Gillespie, birth County of Londonderry, weaver, death, age 49, asthma, burial Feb 11, 1841. New Howff Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland


Robert Pollock Gillespie, M.A., B.Sc (Glas), Ph.D.(Cantab). Robert Gillespie was born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, on 21 November 1903 and died at his home in Edzell (Angus),  on 1 January 1977. His father, Thomas Gillespie, was a butcher in Johnstone and his mother, Jane Pollock, came from, a Renfrewshire farming family. Robert, the eldest child, was educated at Johnstone Primary School and then at Johnstone High School, but moved to Paisley Grammar School for the last three years of his secondary education.

He left school as Dux in 1920 and entered the university of Glasgow with a Patrick Bursary of £32 per annum, having been placed fifth in the Bursary Competition. At the end of his first year at university he shared the top place in the Ordinary Class of Mathematics. He was also top of the Chemistry Class and was offered the Donaldson Bursary on condition that he became a candidate for Honours in Chemistry. This, however, he declined, since his interests lay in mathematics. Three years later in 1924 he graduated with First Class Honours in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. Further, as was possible at that time, he received in the same year his B.Sc. in Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, having obtained special distinction in the first two of these three subjects.

At that time the premier award in mathematics available to Glasgow students embarking on postgraduate work was the William Bryce Fellowship, which was available every three or four years. This Gillespie received, and he spent the years 192427 as a research student at St John’s College, Cambridge, working under the supervision of the late Professor E W Hobson; it was through Hobson that Gillespie acquired his lifelong interest in the calculus of variations. He received his Ph.D. in 1932 and published four papers on related subjects in the Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society and in the Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society between the years 1932 and 1935. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1933.

Gillespie was appointed to an Assistantship in the Department of Mathematics at Glasgow University in 1929 by the late Professor T M MacRobert, who was the head of the department at that time. Over the following years Gillespie, together with his junior colleague, the late Dr T S Graham, gradually took over more and more of the responsibility of running the department and arranging the various courses given to students in the Faculties of Arts and Science. Graham’s particular concern was with courses on algebra and geometry, while Gillespie’s interests were in analysis. Each was concerned to make available as much time as possible for his favoured subject; one of the duties of the head of the department was to strike a fair balance between these claims. Moreover, the training of young Assistants was largely in their hands. This training was carried out, in their earlier years at any rate, with a strictness and attention to detail that is no longer fashionable, although it was very much in the tradition of the department. That it was extremely efficacious in producing excellent and meticulous lecturers cannot be doubted.

A generation of Glasgow students received their lectures on advanced calculus from Gillespie. They and his colleagues will remember his skill and ingenuity in the evaluation of integrals and composing difficult examination questions. The fruits of his teaching are in his books Integration (Edinburgh, 1939) and Partial Differentiation (Edinburgh, 1951) both published in Oliver & Boyd’s series of university mathematical texts. The same firm published in 1972 Part I of his book Solving Problems in Advanced Calculus; because of a change of policy by the publishers, Part II was regrettably not published, although it was written at the same time.

At the beginning of the war Gillespie served briefly in the Clyde River Patrol on a part-time basis before joining the Royal Air Force in 1941. For most of the period between then, and the end of the war he was stationed at Prestwick and was concerned with the air traffic control of North Atlantic traffic. After he returned to the University in 1945 he continued to take an interest in the Royal Air Force and served on interviewing boards for the University Air Squadron. Possessed of a wide culture he was also greatly interested in nature and in art. Not many of his friends and colleagues knew that he was a skilful painter since, being a modest man, he kept his talents hidden.

Gillespie was promoted to a Senior Lectureship in 1948. He took his full share in the work of Faculty and Senate, and it was fitting that, when the Universities of Scotland Act of 1966 made it possible, for Lecturers to serve as Assessors on the University Court, he should have been one of the first two such members to be elected.

He retired in 1969 and later he and his wife Maisie, the daughter of the late Professor A A Bowman, left Glasgow and went to live in Edzell. Robert Gillespie gave devoted service to his university and will be greatly missed by his many former colleagues and students. Robert Gillespie was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 6 March 1933, his proposers being Thomas Murray MacRobert, Neil McArthur, Richard Alexander Robb, William Arthur. This obituary, written by Robert A Rankin, appears in the Royal Society of Edinburgh Year Book 1978, pages 3132.


Stillborn female, birth Dundee, daughter of Wm Gillespie, weaver, burial Jan 25, 1837, Dundee, Scotland

Stillborn female, daughter of Daniel Gillespie, Weaver of Lamb’s Lane, born Dundee, burial March 24, 1852. Dundee, Scotland

Stillborn female, daughter of John Gillespie, burial December 27, 1858. New Howff Cemetery,   Dundee, Scotland

Stillborn male, born Dundee,  son of Peter Gillespie, Mill Overseer, address Bucklemaker Wynd, burial Oct 23, 1850.  Dundee, Scotland

Stillborn male, born Dundee, son of Peter Gillespie, “Weaver of Watson’s Lake, Hawkill, burial Jan 22, 1852. Dundee, Scotland

Susan Gillespie, birth Dundee, daughtet of Bernard Gillespie, weaver, died 7 months. Burial Oct 5, 1837, New Howff Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland

Susan Gillespie birth County of Londonderry, of Perth Road, yard winder, died in infirmary, age 40, burial Jun 4, 1849.  Dundee, Scotland


Unnamed child, age about 1/2 hour, “premature birth” in Dundee, son of Peter Gillespie of Hawkhill,  weaver, buried August 17, 1852, Dundee, Scotland


William Gillespie of Hilltown, a weaver, died of asthma age 32. Buried Jan 6, 1846. Dundee, Scotland


COLL, Robt – see Catharine Gillespie

CONNEL, Michael  – see Mary Gillespie

Joseph MARSHALL (Gillespie) son of Susan Gillispie, mill worker, and Joseph Marshall of Perth Road, died age 2 weeks of mortification. Burial April 25, 1849. Dundee, Scotland

MILL – see Jean Gillespie


Total Records:  51

Source:  Friends of Dundee City Archives; Deceased Online; Gravestone Photographic Resources, Funeral Home Obituries.