This is the information I have re the Phimisters in my family:
Alexander Phimister married Isobel/Elspet Forsyth 28 December 1769; the banns were proclaimed in Dyke and Forres. I have not seen the OPR and do not know whether the Phimisters were from Dyke or Forres. Alexander and Isobel had children: (Alexander later moved to Cawdor where he was dyer, apparently for Fort George)
Alexander, 1771 (at one time dyer in Cawdor; I don't know what became of him)
Elspet 1773 (she married Davidson, dyer at Faillie, parish of Daviot)
Margaret 1774 -
Marjory 1776 – married Houisson on 25.12.1798 Marjory Phimister and James Houisson in Calder witnesses Duncan Smith in Calder and Duncan Dallas, Standalone
Janet 1778 - perhaps this is Janet who married James Watson in 1796 at Urquhart, Moray. They later moved to Edinburgh and had a son William. (descendant)
Henrietta 1780, married Duncan Macgillivray, dyer in Cawdor
Charlotte 1782 – housekeeper of Cawdor Castle (1851 census)
Other Phimisters in Monumnetal Inscriptions, Chapel Yard Inverness, transcribed by Angius Bethune, John Durham, Mary Murray & Graeme Tuley, compiled and indexed John & Beryle Durham, published Highland Family History Society:
No 16 n loving memory of John Femister, merchant, Inverness, who died 28th Feb 1849 aged 59 years and of his wife Isabella Mlea who died 21st Jan 1888, aged 80 years, and of their only son Archibald Thomas Frederick, for some time agent British Linen Bank, Sandyford, Glasgow who died 10th June 1890 aged 49 years…(…).etc.
No. 563 Sacred to the memory of George Fimester, upholsterer in Inverness who died 22 Novcember 1813 aged forty five (..)…spouse Catherine Williamson who died in Inverness on 13.4.1849 aged 72 years.
No 1892 This stone revives the memory of David Scott, fourth son of Scott of Greyston in Forfar. He was engineer at the building of Cromwells Fort, Inverness, he married “ane weertuous gentilwoman callit Margeret Femmister”, their eldest son David M.A., married Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev Hector Mackenzie of Gairloch; their eldest son Hector was born in 1700; William Scott’s second wife Kathrine Baillie (relict of Campbell of Delnies, Sheriff of Inverness-shire and daughter of William Baillie of Rosehall). Also her children and greandchildren are buried in West Church Yard, Edinburgh. (..)
No 2756 In memory of May Phemister, who died lst June 1885, aged 66 years. Erected by her son Robert Thom, hatter, Inverness, who died 14th January 1890, aged 44 years; and his wife Catherine Cross, who died 21st December 1894, aged 47 years, and their children Mary who died 1870 in infancy; Margaret Munro, who died 1887 aged 18 months, Marjory who died 8th April 1890, aged 15 years; John who died at Glasgow 19 Nov 1900 aged 23 years.
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