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Cecil BLACK b. 13 Sep 1775 c. 17 Sep 1775 Torryburn, Fife
- parents John BLACK & Marion RAE

Piece: SCT1841/458 Place: Torryburn -Fife Enumeration District: 1
Civil Parish: Torryburn Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 1 Page: 16
Address: Low Street
Surname First name(s) *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
MASTERTON Adam M 65 Publican Outside Census County (1841)
MASTERTON Cecilia F 65 Fife
MASTERTON Marion F 25 Fife
KELTY Adam M 5 Fife

Piece 458 Folio 41 Page 11
Civil Parish: Torryburn
Registration District:
County: Fife
Address: High Street, Torryburn
MASTERTON, Cecilia Head Widow F 72 Ventner Torryburn, Fife
MASTERTON, Marion dau Unm F 38 Torryburn, Fife

Registration Number: 465
Registration District: Alloa
Civil Parish: Alloa
Town: Alloa
County: Clackmannanshire
Address: West Vennel
Cecilia Kelty Head 45 Factory Worker Wool Torryburn, Fifeshire
Cecilia Kelty dau 22 Factory Torryburn, Fifeshire
John Kelty son 18 Plumber Ap Torryburn, Fifeshire
David Kelty son 15 Baker Ap Torryburn, Fifeshire
William Kelty son 13 Piecer Wool-mill Torryburn, Fifeshire
Margaret Kelty dau 11 Torryburn, Fifeshire
Manney Kelty dau 9 Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Amos Kelty son 7 Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Adam Kelty son 4 Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Cecelia Kelty mother 80 Torryburn, Fifeshire [Masterton]

Death 1861-1871 ??
BLACK Cecil(ia), b.
Born - 13 Sep 1775, Torryburn, Fife, Scotland
Christened - 17 Sep 1775
Married - Adam Masterton on 8 Apr 1799 Edinburgh Parish, Midlothian
Died - 27 Apr 1862, Torryburn, Fife, Scotland

Adam & Cecilia's grave stone is located Torryburn Old Churchyard, Torryburn, Fife, Scotland.
Hello Katken,

Thank you very much for the details.

Do you have a date of death for Adam?

I was in Torryburn in February 2008 and walked through the graveyard on Main street and also the graveyard on Crombie Point.

At that time I was searching for my Sands and Keltie ancestors. I didn't know at that time of the connection to Masterton or Black. I started work on my tree in mid 2007.

Hi Dave,

Unfortunately I do not know the exact date, however I do know he was buried on the 24 Aug 1849, so presumably shortly before this.

Their grave stone is not very helpful as it only has their names on it, no date.

They were my 4x great grandparents. I have a photo of their grave stone at the cemetery if this would be helpful.

Hello Kathryn,

Thank you.

I'll PM my email address.

Do you have the date for this one or perhaps a copy of the death certificate?

Death 1902 KELTIE Cecilia (MASTERTON) Falkirk, Stirling Age 83

Filling gaps in my tree. One I didn't get from SP not being my direct line.

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Hi Dave,

Her date of death was 29 May 1902. I am sure I have a copy of her death certificate at home which I can send to you. I will take a look. I have entered all these dates in a Tree, so mostly work off that until I need an actual record...then its back to the dusty files..... I am working on getting everything scanned in.

I have sent you a copy of the Cecilia and Adams grave stone.
Anything you can give me about this line or around this line would be great, but I am not sure what SP means? I'll get used to the lingo


I've not got around to scanning all my certificates either.

I have this one if you would like a copy:


Page 12
1857 DEATHS in the Parish of Alloa in the County of Clackmannan
No. 34 - Keltie James Woollen Weaver Married - 1857 February Fifteenth 10h 45m A.M. King Street Alloa - M - 43 yrs - Adam Keltie Damask Weaver Margaret Keltie Maiden name Watson - Thyphus Fever 16 days as Certified by Alexander M Renwick ? surgeon who saw him last on the 15th February - Church Yard of Alloa as certified by Robert Blair Sexton - John Keltie Cousin Shore Not Present - 1857 18th February At Alloa Wm. D. Bruce Registrar
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343/2* From the fiche in Dunfermline Library
Adam KELTIE b. 3 Jul 1779 c. 4 Jul 1779 Culross, Perth
Adam KELTIE & Elizabeth DUNDAS
Batch: C113434

Civil Parish: Torryburn
County: Fife
Address: Torryburn Low St
KELTY Adam 55 Cotton H L W Scotland
KELTY Margaret 55 Scotland
KELTY James 25 Damask H L W England
KELTY Cecilia 25 Fife, Scotland
KELTY Cecilia B 3 Fife, Scotland
KELTY James 1 2mo [14 mo] Fife, Scotland

Piece: SCT1841/458 Place: Torryburn -Fife Enumeration District: 1
Civil Parish: Torryburn Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 1 Page: 18
Address: -
Surname First name(s) *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
KELTY Adam M 55 Cotton Hand Loom Weaver Outside Census County (1841)
KELTY Margaret F 55 Outside Census County (1841)

Civil Parish: Torryburn
County: Fife
Address: Huntey Nyad
RETTIE Adam 1791 60 ? [70] Hand Loom Weaver Cotton Cubroy, [Culross] Perthshire
KILTIE Margaret 1789 62 Weaver Cotton Pathhead, Midlothian

From Death Certificate:
Death: 14 Feb 1861; Torryburn, Fife, Scotland; Adam Keltie, weaver, married; age 80 years; parents Adam Keltie, seaman and Elizabeth Keltie M.S. Blair; died from gradual decline from old age; witness James Masterton, neighbour.

I don't have a copy of that death certificate.
Adam KELTIE & Margaret WATSON
Marriage: 4 Feb 1802 Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Batch: M119833

I don't have a copy of this one either and the transctiption was sent to me by another researcher.

1861 Deaths in the Parish of Alloa in the County of Clackmannan
Margaret Keltie, widow of Adam Keltie, died at 6 A.M. on 22 June 1861 at West Vennel, Alloa, age 80yrs, father James Watson, labourer, deceased, mother Margaret Watson, maiden surname Black, deceased, senectus paralysis of leg - 4 weeks as certified by Robert Wilson M.D. Edin.. Signature and qualification of informant - Cecilia Keltie, granddaughter, present. Death registered on 22 June 1861 at Alloa. Wm D Bruce, Registrar.
Cecil Masterton
Gender Female
Christening Date 27 Aug 1815
Birth Date 23 Aug 1815
Father's Name Adam Masterton
Mother's Name Cecil Black

Only finding the 1 to this couple?

Thanks Ellie.

As I mentioned, this is third time around looking to fill gaps and sort issues.

Adam b. 10 May 1776 c. 12 May 1776 Culross, Perth
Batch: C113434

Cecil b. 13 Sep 1775 c. 17 Sep 1775 Torryburn, Fife
John BLACK & Marion RAE
Batch: C114585

I have 6 children but the others don't connect to my tree by marriage.

I doubt there is Black on both sides so I'd say granddaughter got it wrong and Margaret Watson's mother was not Margaret Black.