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115. Alexander Simpson6 CHALMERS (James5, John4, Alexander3, James2, William1)(168) (#231) was born Forgue parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland about 1843. Alexander died 29 March 1892 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at 48 years of age. His body was interred after 29 March 1892 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Allenvale.

He married Jane WATSON Grange parish, Banffshire, Scotland, 23 November 1866. (Jane WATSON is #697.) Jane was born about 1842. Jane was the daughter of Alexander WATSON and Isabella MCLENNAN. Jane died 10 March 1887 3 Winsor Place, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at 44 years of age. Her body was interred after 10 March 1887 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

He was baptized Forgue parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, about 1843. Religion: Church of Scotland. Alexander Simpson Chalmers b. about 1842, Forgue, Aberdeenshire, (son of James Chalmers and Helen Adam) occupation Market Superintendant, m. 23 Nov 1866, in Parish of Grange,Banffshire, Jane Watson, b. Jul 1842, Grange,Banffshire, (daughter of Alexander Watson and Isabella McLennan) occupation Housewife, d. 10 Mar 1887, 3 Windsor place, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, buried: Allenvale Cemetery, Aberdeen. Alexander died 29 Mar 1892, 2 Windsor Place, Aberdeen, buried: Allenvale Cemetry, Aberdeen. As a young man, he worked for the Waterloo Branch of the Great North of Scotland Railway Company. He started his career as a Porter and transferred to the position of Spare Breaksman in February 1866. In September of that year, just before his marriage, he was promoted to Agent of Dalvey Railway Station. An "Agent" was the term used by the Great North of Scotland Company to describe a Stationmaster. Dalvey Railway Station was situated between the villages of Cromdale and Advie. It only existed from 1863 to 1868 after which it became a Halt purely for loading and unloading cattle and pigs for the farm at Dalvey. In September 1868, he was made Stationmaster at Advie's new station. His next transfer was to the station at Craigellachie where he earned the princely sum of 70 before his resignation on 14th September 1875. He had accepted the position of Superintendent of Aberdeen Markets. His responsibility there was for the tenants of the market with whom he negotiated the terms of their annual lease. He remained in this position until his death in 1892. The events surrounding his death were recorded in the Aberdeen Press and Journal. "The tidings", it said, "caused deep regret in the city, where Mr. Chalmers was well known".

Alexander Simpson CHALMERS and Jane WATSON had the following children:

child + 182 i. Alexander Watson7 CHALMERS was born about 1862.

child 183 ii. Alice Smith CHALMERS (#699) was born Nethermills, Grange parish, Banffshire, Scotland 3 December 1864.

child + 184 iii. James Watson CHALMERS was born 24 March 1867.

child 185 iv. John Charles CHALMERS (#701) was born Deldour Cottage, Advie parish, Invernesshire, Scotland 31 October 1868. John died 13 July 1879 27 Rose St Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at 10 years of age. His body was interred 30 July 1879 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

childCharles CHALMERS (#702) was born Deldour Cottage, Advie parish, Invernesshire, Scotland 19 October 1870. He married Mary Ann GILHOOLY 5 Steels Place Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, 17 June 1893. (Mary Ann GILHOOLY is #703.)

child 187 vi. Helen Adam CHALMERS (#1161) was born in Cromdale, Cromdale Inverness and Advie, Inverness, Scotland 27 June 1872.

childIsabella CHALMERS (#704) was born Broomwood Cottage, Rothes parish, Morayshire, Scotland 17 March 1874.

child 189 viii. Alexina Jane CHALMERS (#705) was born 6 Stevenson st Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 21 February 1877. She married Alex BAILLIE in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 1 October 1902. (Alex BAILLIE is #706.)

child 190 ix. Maggie Ann CHALMERS (#707) was born 27 Rose St Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 17 November 1878.

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