Tain Museum Image Library

Tain Museum Image Library
"Old Chisholm, the baker", Tain

This William Smith studio photo would probably be taken around the end of the 19th/ beginning of the 20th Century. It shows 3 generations of Chisholms - "Old Chisholm" himself, Duncan Chisholm his son who became a lawyer in Ontario and his grandson, Duncan's son. "old Chisholm" was related through marriage to John Gallie, Grocer in Tain. (See picture #73)
Picture added on 28 January 2006
My father, William Anderson (1898-1974) recalled Duncan Chisholm visiting Tain from Canada, with his own son. The memory was not so much of Duncan but of his umbrella which opened at the touch of a button! This was prior to the First World War. So this IS the very same umbrella!
Added by Katharine Broome. on 28 January 2006
I am wondering who the grandson is. If the photo was taken in 1900, William Craig b. 1864 would be 36; Duncan Henry b. 1867 would be 33; John Douglas b. 1878 would be 22. It must be the latter and by his looks, the photo was taken earlier.
Added by Alan Amyot on 08 October 2008
As with most of our photo collection we know very little about the subjects especially as regards dates for the photos. We have only recently acquired the genealogy information you quote here. and I had not got round to analysing it yet. Thanks for pointing this out. It does indeed seem that the photo must be taken earlier than we thought. As to which grandson....? Perhaps someone in Canada may see this and provide the answer?
Added by Margaret Urquhart on 10 October 2008
I am from Canada and the people in the picture are my wife's g-grandfather and gg-grandfather. Thanks to Katherine Broome for connecting us up with the picture. We have an original photo of Duncan Chisholm and he matches this photo exactly! He was appointed senior judge of Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada in 1896
Added by Alan Amyot on 11 October 2008
Old Chisholm died in 1884 aged 90.
Added by Estelle Quick on 11 October 2008
My earlier comment was incorrect. Seeing that Old Chisholm died in 1884, the young boy could be William Craig b 1864 or Duncan Henry Jr. b 1867
Added by Alan Amyot on 12 February 2010
Could someone please describe how "Old Chisholm" was related to John Gallie? I too have connections to Gallie, and would love to learn more. Thank you,
Added by Wilmer Fawcett on 13 February 2010
My father was born in 1898, so, obviously, didn't remember the visit when this photo was taken. Was it a later visit by Duncan, or was it just a story that he heard from his mother? She was a grand daughter of John Gallie 1790-1878 by his first wife. He was the shoemaker, not the grocer. Old Chisholm was married to John's sister, Mary 1797-1882.
Added by Katharine Broome on 14 February 2010
"Old Chislom" - William Chisholm b 1794 - was married to Mary Gallie. John Gallie b 1790 was her brother. Their parents were Abner Gallie and Ann Rioch. I have Abner's father as John Gallie, b 1734 in Nigg, Scotland
Added by Alan Amyot on 16 February 2010
The Glenmorangie Distillery has a record of an order from Judge Chisholm, Berlin, Ontario in 1913, for a 10-gallon cask of Glenmorangie to be shipped to Berlin via Montreal.
Added by Iain Russell on 10 August 2012
How very interesting. Be sure one's "sins" will find one out, even a century later!
Added by Katharine Broome on 14 August 2012
Reference to the passenger lists on both FindmyPast & AncestryUK show that Judge Duncan visited on several occasions. On his last visit at the age of 90, he arrived at Liverpool on the Megantic in July 1926 & sailed for Monteal on October 1st on the Doric. His last address in the UK is given as 32 Green Lawn, Rock Ferry. Cheshire. His 1st cousin once removed, John Fraser Gallie, lived in Rock Ferry. He had certainly visited in 1910 & 1912, other dates are less certain as his age and/or employment are not specified.
Added by Katharine Broome on 22 October 2012
Is John Fraser Gallie the doctor? He is indirectly an ancestor of mine. My line is Fraser of Nigg/Pitcalnie. John Fraser (brother to my Fraser ancestor) was married to Margaret Gallie and I believe John Fraser Gallie was their son. Hello Katharine! Where is Rock Ferry?
Added by Wilmer (Bill) Fawcett on 23 October 2012
John Fraser Gallie 1879-1945 was the eldest of the six children of George Gallie born in Tain in 1839, died in Birkenhead in 1929. John Fraser was born, lived & died in the Rock Ferry area of Birkenhead. He had two sons, both now dead & with many descendants. George Gallie was a Customs Officer & the eldest son of John Gallie 1790-1875, the shoemaker in Tain.
Added by Katharine Broome on 24 October 2012
Oops...Katharine, I think I've made a mistake. I'm thinking of John Gallie Fraser, who I believe was a son of John Fraser & Margaret Gallie (of East Rarichie). I got the names transposed! I think he was the doctor.
Added by Wilmer (Bill) Fawcett on 24 October 2012
John Fraser Gallie[1879-1945] was my father-in -law, although I never met him. His father, George[born in Tain, 1839] married Annie Kendall who, I was told by one of John's five sisters, was related to William Thackeray's mother but I have not researched this.
George Gallie's father
, John[born 1790] married twice. His first marriage was to Demillia Ester. Their daughter, Margaret, was mother to Sir John Fraser who I understand was a physician to the Royal family.

Added by Eileen Gallie on 08 November 2012
I am Paul Jonathan Gallie, b.Penmaenmawr 29/Apr/64, son of David Arthur Gallie b.Rock Ferry 4/Feb/26 d. Dec.97 and Eileen Gallie (nee Holloway) b.Weston Point 7/Jul/36. My father was one of the 2 sons of John Fraser Gallie, the other being my late uncle Fraser Gallie. Their mother (my grandmother) was Nellie Florence Gallie and they used to live in Rock Lane West, Rock Ferry, Cheshire (now Merseyside). My paternal grandfather (that I never knew), John Fraser Gallie, worked for the Royal Insurance Company in Liverpool. My late uncle and now my cousins have traced our family history back as far as Abner Gallie of Tain.
Added by Paul Jonathan Gallie on 08 November 2012
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