Alexander Moggach (1855 - 1940)

Born: Alexander Moggach
B: 3 February 1855 at Newburgh Farm, Botriphnie, Banffshire, Scotland
D: 10 December 1940 at Sillyearn Home Farm, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
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Biography

Alexander Moggach was the only son of William Moggach (1832-1905) and Janet (Jessie) Tough (1832-1919). He was widowed as a young father shortly after his first marriage to Margaret Hutcheson. He then married Jane (Jeannie) Gordon and they had ten children together. Alexander started life as a farm servant, becoming a tenant farmer in the parish of Grange, Banffshire. He died on 10 December 1940 at the age of 85 years. Alexander was the author's maternal great grandfather.

Parents

Partners and children

Partner of Margaret Hutcheson (1848 - 1890) and father of:

Partner of Jane (Jeannie) Gordon (1876 - 1950) and father of:

Life events

Date Age Event and location Note
3 Feb 1855 - Birth
Newburgh Farm, Botriphnie, Banffshire, Scotland
1
1861 6 Occupation: Scholar
Newburgh Farm, Botriphnie, Banffshire, Scotland
2
before 1869 13 Residence
Greenhill Farm, Boharm, Banffshire, Scotland
3
1879 24 Occupation: Ploughman
Belnagarrow Farm, Boharm, Banffshire, Scotland
4
1881 26 Occupation: Farm servant
Belnagarrow Farm, Boharm, Banffshire, Scotland
5
1885 29 Occupation: Farm grieve
Belnagarrow Farm, Boharm, Banffshire, Scotland
6
30 May 1885 30 Birth of son, George Hutcheson Moggach
Cruach, Boharm, Banffshire, Scotland
7
1890 35 Occupation: Farmer
Bellnellan Farm, Boharm, Banffshire, Scotland
8
1891 36 Occupation: Farmer
Bellnellan Farm, Boharm, Banffshire, Scotland
9
before 1893 38 Residence
Bellnellan Farm, Boharm, Banffshire, Scotland
10
1896 41 Residence
Anderson's Wards, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
11
9 Aug 1897 42 Birth of daughter, Margaret Ann (Maggie) Moggach
Anderson's Wards, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
12
6 Dec 1898 43 Birth of daughter, Jessie (Janet) Moggach
Anderson's Wards, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
13
15 Nov 1900 45 Birth of daughter, Jane Gordon (Jeannie) Moggach
Anderson's Wards, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
14
1901 46 Occupation: Farmer
Anderson's Wards, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
15
29 Aug 1902 47 Birth of daughter, Mary McCombie Moggach
Anderson's Wards, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
16
21 Sep 1904 49 Birth of daughter, Elizabeth (Bess) Moggach
Anderson's Wards, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
17
1904 49 Residence
Anderson's Wards, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
18
18 Jun 1905 50 Death of father, William Moggach
5 Station Road, Fife Keith, Keith, Banffshire, Scotland
19
1905 50 Residence
Anderson's Wards, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
20
1912 57 Occupation: Farmer
Sillyearn Home Farm, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
21
1919 63 Birth of son, Robert Henderson (Bob) Moggach
Sillyearn Home Farm, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
22
1931 75 Occupation: Farmer and beekeeper
Sillyearn Home Farm, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
23
10 Dec 1940 85 Death
Sillyearn Home Farm, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
24
13 Dec 1940   Burial
Grange Cemetery, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
25

Footnotes

  1. Birth record on ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, ALEXANDER; sex: M; born: 1855; ref: 148/ 2 Botriphnie
  2. 1861 Census on ScotlandsPeople: MOFFACH, ALEXANDER; census: 1861: sex: M; age: 6; ref: 148/ 4/ 4 Botriphnie Banff. NB: entry is incorrectly indexed as "Moffach", rather than "Moggach".
  3. Alexander Moggach's father, William Moggach, is listed as the tenant of Greenhill Farm in the Ordnance Survey Name Book, Banffshire OS Name Books, 1867-1869, Banffshire, Volume 05, OS1/4/5/107.
  4. In an newspaper report of the Boharm Agricultural Society's ploughing match on 26 March 1879, at which 20 contestants took part, Alexander Moggach of Belnagarrow Farm in Boharm achieved places in the following categories: Best harness (2nd place); Best Feering (2nd place); Grooming (3rd place); Ploughing (6th place). | Source: Banffshire Journal and General Advertiser, 1 April 1879.
  5. 1881 census on ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, ALEXANDER; census: 1881; sex: M; age: 26; ref: 128/A 1/ 12 BOHARM Banff
  6. Alexander married his first wife, Margaret Hutcheson, at Belnagarrow, while he was employed there as the farm grieve. | Source: Marriage record on ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, ALEXANDER; spouse: HUTCHISON, MARGARET; married: 1885; ref: 128/A 1 BOHARM
  7. Born at the croft named Cruach on the Belnagarrow Farm estate. | Source: Birth record on ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, GEORGE HUTCHESO; sex: M; born: 1885; ref: 128/A 26 BOHARM.
  8. Acted as informant with the registrar on the death of his first wife. Record on ScotlandsPeople: HUTCHESON, MARGARET; age: 38; died: 1890; ref: 128/A 18 BOHARM.
  9. 1891 Census on ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, ALEXANDER; census: 1891; sex: M; age: 36; ref 128/A 2/ 4 BOHARM Banff
  10. "ARNDILLY ESTATE / THE FARM of BELNELLAN, in the PARISH OF BOHARM and COUNTY OF BANFF, and presently occupied by Mr Alexander Moggach, and containing about 99 Acres Arable and 11 Acres Rough Pasture, is to let, with Entry Whitsunday first. The present Tenant, who will not be an offerer, will point out the Boundaries, and Conditions of Let will shown by Messrs CAMERON & ALLAN, Factors on the Estate, who will receive Offers up to 26th October next. Bank of Scotland, Elgin, 30 Sept, 1893." | Source: Banffshire Journal, Tuesday 3 October 1893, page 4.
  11. Marriage record on ScotlandsPeople: ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, ALEXANDER; spouse: GORDON, JANE; marriage: 1896; ref: 156/ 9 Grange (Banff).
  12. Birth record on ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, MARGARET ANN; sex: F; born: 1897; ref: 156/ 29 Grange (Banff).
  13. Birth record on ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, JESSIE; sex: F; born: 1898; ref: 156/ 46 Grange (Banff).
  14. Birth record on ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, JANE GORDON; sex: F; born: 1900; ref: 156/ 47 Grange (Banff).
  15. 1901 Census on ScotlandsPeople: MOFFACH, ALEXANDER; census: 1901; sex: M; age: 44; ref: 156/ 1/ 7 Grange Banff. NB: Record is incorrectly indexed under the surname "Moffach".
  16. Mary was born to Alexander Moggach and his wife Jane (Jeannie) Gordon. Alexander was the informant of the birth with the registrar on 19 September 1902 and is recorded as having been present at the birth. | Source: Birth record on ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, MARY MCCOMBIE; sex: F: born: 1902; ref: 156/ 34 Grange (Banff).
  17. Birth record on ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, ELIZABETH; sex: F; born: 1904; ref: 156/ 29 Grange (Banff)
  18. Acted as the informant of his mother-in-law's death. Record on ScotlandsPeople: MICHAEL, MARGARET; age: 67; died: 1904; ref: 156/ 20 Grange (Banff)
  19. Died at No 5 Station Road, Fife Keith from Cerebral softening (encephalomalacia), which he had experienced for the previous 6 months. The author was unable to locate the house on a visit to Keith in 2019. It is either no longer there or the street numbering has changed since 1905. | Source: ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, WILLIAM; age: 73; died: 1905; ref: 159/ 47 Keith
  20. Acted as the informant of his father's death. ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, WILLIAM; age: 73; died: 1905; ref: 159/ 47 Keith.
  21. "FARM LETS IN THE NORTH. [...] Mr King, Sillyearn, is retiring, and Mr Moggach, Anderson's Wards, is to succeed Mr King in Sillyearn. Mr Wilson, at present Muiryfold is to succeed Mr Moggach in Anderson's Wards. [...] The only changes on the Braco estate at Whitsunday next are — Mr George King leaves the farm of Sillyearn, which is taken Mr Moggach, Andersonswards, while the farm of Andersonswards has been taken by Mr James Wilson, at present Muiryfolds..." | Source: "Farm Lets In The North" in Aberdeen Press and Journal of Thursday, 28 March 1912, page 3.
  22. ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, ROBERT HENDERSO; Sex: M; Born: 1919; Ref: 156/ 19; Grange (Banff).
  23. "Banff Honey Harvest" in Aberdeen Press and Journal of 4 September 1931.
  24. Cause of death: Senile decay, with myocarial degeration and heart failure. | Source: Death record on ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, ALEXANDER; age: 85; died: 1940; ref: 156/ 10 Grange (Banff).
  25. Gravestone inscription "In loving memory of / ALEXANDER MOGGACH / died at Sillyearn Grange / 10th Dec. 1940. / also his son / Pte JAMES GORDON MOGGACH / died at / Shillong Military Hospital Assam / 1st Jan. 1945. / also his wife / JANE GORDON / died at Sillyearn Grange / 1st May 1950 / also their dearly loved grand daughter / MAUREEN / died 4th Dec. 1957 aged 23 years / also their daughter / ISABELLA / died 20th Aug 1958." | Source: Gravestone visited and photographed by the author on 19 February 2019 and uploaded to findagrave.com.