SCOTLAND: Edinburgh Deaths

Elizabeth AITKEN (nee Gillespie). Peacefully, on Wednesday, 13th June, 2012. Elizabeth, much loved wife of the late Robert, a dearly loved mum of the late David and the late John.  Fortified by rites of Holy Church, R.I.P. Reception and vigil to take place at Blessed John Duns Scotus Church, Ballater Street, on Wednesday, 20th June at 6.30pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday, 21st June at 10am, thereafter to St Peter’s Cemetery, Dalbeth, published in the Herald Scotland on 18th June 2012

Elizabeth Waterston Gillespie BRYSON, maiden name Gillespie, birth June 14, 1814, death April 10, 1855. Burial New Calton Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Janet Gillespie BRYSON, birth Oct 13, 1788. Death Dec 17, 1858. Burial New Carlson Cemetery,  City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Margaret Gillespie CARNEGIE, birth 1779. death Feb 2, 1828. Burial Saint John Episcopal Church Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Isabella Gillespie CLEPHANE, maiden name Gillespie, death Aug 28, 1950. Burial Corstorphine Hill Cemetery, Corstorphine, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

 Ruth CUMMING (Gillespie)  Peacefully, at the Victoria Infirmary, on Saturday, 1st December, 2012, after a very short illness, Ruth, loving wife of Brian, a dear mum of Jack, beloved daughter of Roy and Selina and sister of Iain, Conrad and Michael. Funeral service to be held at South Lanarkshire Crematorium, Sydes Brae, Blantyre, on Friday, 7th December, at 11.45am. Published in the HeraldScotland on 4th December 2012

Jane Gillespie DONALDSON, birth 1770. Death Dec 22, 1828. Burial St Cuthburt Churchyard, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

 Annie FEKETE (nee Gillespie). Peacefully, at Inverclyde Hospital, on 29th March, 2013. Annie (Nan) aged 87 years, much loved mum of Zsuzsana. Will be sadly missed by all. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 9th April at St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church at 10am, thereafter to Greenock Crematorium arriving at 11am. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Largs Blind Club. Published in the HeraldScotland on 2nd April 2013

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A Gerald Gillespie, death Dec 22, 1992. Burial Portobello Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Alexander Gillespie (Bonnyrigg) Peacefully, aged 79, at Western General Hospital, on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, Alex, beloved husband of Cecile, much loved dad to Colin, Stuart and Sandra, dear father-in-law, treasured papa to Louise, brother and uncle to all the family and a dear friend. Funeral service at Rosewell Church, on Monday, October 3, at 11 am, thereafter interment in Rosewell Cemetery at 11.45 am, to which all are welcome. Published in Edinburgh News on Sept. 28, 2016

Alexander Gowan Gillespie, birth June 22, 1836, death April 6, 1912, Burial Edinburgh Morningside Cemetery,  City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Alexander I Gillespie, death Nov 24, 1946. Burial Warriston Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Alexandrina Gillespie (Rena) (Edinburgh) Peacefully, on Monday, March 19, 2012, at Western General Hospital, Rena, loving wife of Thomas, loving mother of the late Susan and loving sister of Margaret and Isobel. Service at Warriston Crematorium Lorimer Chapel, on Friday, March 23, at 11 am, to which all friends are invited.

Allan Gillespie (Leith) Peacefully, at the Western General Hospital, on Sunday, April 29, 2012, Allan, cherished partner of Tess, a much loved brother, uncle and friend to the family. A funeral service will be held at Warriston Crematorium Cloister Chapel, on Thursday, May 10, at 1.30 pm, to which all are welcome. Published in Edinburgh News on May 4, 2012

Andrew Byrce Gillespie death March 1, 1944. Burial Portobello Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Andrew Moncur Gillespie, death Dec 4, 1917. Burial Edinburgh Morningside Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Ann Gillespie death May 17, 1849. Burial Greyfriars Kirkyard, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Annie Gillespie, death April 2, 1921. Burial Edinburgh Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

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Cecilia Florence Gillespie birth Sept 7,1874. Death June 23, 1942. Burial Edinburgh Morningside Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Charles Gillespie (Colinton) Peacefully, on June 14, 2011, after a short illness, Charlie, much loved husband of Jean, loving father of Liz and Linda, beloved grandfather of Nicola, Jane, Cathrin, Sheilah and Graeme. A short cremation service at Mortonhall Crematorium, Main Chapel, on Tuesday, June 21, at 2 pm followed by a service at St at St Cuthbert’s Episcopal Church at 2.45 pm. 

Christopher Gillespie passed away peacefully, at home, in Edinburgh, on March 17, 2011, beloved son of the late Edward and Agnes Gillespie of West Calder, husband of the late Irene Robertson Gillespie and Linda Groundwater Gillespie, loving father of Christopher and loving grandfather of Anthony of Peebles, devoted brother to Tom of West Calder and Tony of Las Vegas, USA. Funeral Mass at 10.30 am, on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in St Peter’s R.C Church, Falcon Avenue, Morningside. Interment thereafter at 12.30 pm, in West Calder Cemetery. R.I.P.R.C Church, Falcon Avenue, Morningside. 

Constance Mary Gillespie, birth Sept 11, 1880, death April 15, 1930. Burial Edinburgh Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

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David Gillespie death 1961. Burial Portobello Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Davidina Gillespie, no death date, North Merchiston Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Donald Gillespie (Edinburgh) Peacefully, at the Western General Hospital, on March 6, 2012, aged 80, Donald, much loved husband to the late Jessie (nee Crosbie), a loving father to Alan, Derek, Irene, Karen and Donna, dearly loved grandad and great-grandad to his family. A funeral service to be held at Warriston Crematorium, Cloister Chapel, on Tuesday, March 13, at 10.30 am.

Duncan Gillespie (Alloa) Suddenly at home, on Saturday, June 4, 2011, Duncan (retired journalist), aged 83 years, devoted husband to Reverend Irene Gillespie, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

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Elisabeth Marshall Gillespie, maiden name Marshall, birth July 20, 1789. Death Nov 3, 1848.  Burial North Leith Burial Ground, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Ethel Jean Gillespie death March 16, 1941. Burial Scotland Civilian War Dead, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Ewen Gillespie (Portobello) Peacefully, at Liberton Hospital, on September 26, 2015, Ewen, beloved husband of the late Mary, much loved dad of Paula and her husband Edi and a loving grandad to James. Funeral to Seafield Crematorium, on Friday, October 2, at 4 pm.

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George Robertson Gillespie death Oct 13, 1892, Burial Dean Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

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James Gillespie (Jim) (formerly Currie / North Berwick / Edinburgh) The funeral service for Jim will be held at Mortonhall Crematorium Main Chapel, on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at 2 pm.

Janet Foggo Ireland Gillespie, birth 1825. Death Feb 14, 1878. Burial Warriston Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Joan Gillespie death Sept 14, 1934. Burial North Merchiston Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

John Gillespie death Oct 2, 1917, Burial Dean Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

John Gillespie death Sept 1918. Burial North Merchiston Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

John Gillespie, death April 12, 1929. Burial Newington Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

John Gillespie, death June 1, 2004, Burial Portobello Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

John Gillespie (Edinburgh) Peacefully, at the Western General Hospital, on November 9, 2016. John, beloved husband of the late Margaret, father of David, Andrew and the late Colin, father-in-law of Anne and Tracy, much loved granddad of Pamela, Louise, Sarah and Eve. A funeral service will be held at Seafield Crematorium, on Thursday, October 17, at 3 pm.

John Patrick Gillespie (Johnnie) (Musselburgh)
Peacefully, after a short illness, at St Columba’s Hospice, on Friday, February 23, 2018. Johnnie, beloved husband of the late Jean, much loved dad of Debbie and John Jnr, loved father-in-law to James. A Requiem Mass will be held at Our Lady of Loretto RC Church, Musselburgh, on Tuesday, March 6, at 10 am, thereafter to Inveresk Cemetery.

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Lucy Ballentyne Gillespie, death July 29, 1933. Burial Grange Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

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Margaret Gillespie birth April 14, 1782. Death Sept 21, 1807.  Burial North Leith Burial Ground, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Margaret Gillespie death 1846. Burial Warriston Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Margaret Muir Gillespie, birth Dec 1752. Death June 16, 1827. Burial North Leith Burial Ground, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Marion Gillespie death July 12, 1954. Burial North Merchiston Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary Gillespie death 1835. Burial Saughton Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Mary Jeannette Monro Gillespie, death July 20 ,1936. Burial Dean Cemetery, City of Edinburgh,  Scotland

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Peter Gardiner Gillespie, death April 28, 1928. Burial Grange Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

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Sarah Ann (Annie) Adlington Gillespie, birth 1841. Death April 2, 1921. Burial Edinburgh Morningside Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

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Ted Gillespie (Currie) Peacefully, at Cairdean House Care Home, on Thursday, February 25, 2016, aged 97, Ted, beloved husband of his late wife Mary, loved dad of Dania and Doreen, loving grandad of Fraser and Murray and great-grandad of Elliott, Marla and Orla. Funeral service to be held at Mortonhall Crematorium, Pentland Chapel, on Monday, March 14, 2016, at 11.30 am.

Thomas Gillespie (North Berwick) Peacefully, at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, on Friday, August 7, 2009, Tom, beloved husband of Margaret, much loved dad of Anne, Christine, Aileen, Ruth and Keith, father-in-law of Gordon and Derek and grandad and great-grandad to the family. A graveside service will be held at North Berwick Cemetery, on Wednesday, August 19, at 10 am.

Thomas Leyden Gillespie (Drylaw) Peacefully, at Braeside House Nursing Home, on December 25, 2016, aged 91 years. Tom, formerly with Shell and Ferranti, dearly loved and loving husband of the late Rena and beloved father of the late Susan.  Funeral at Mount Vernon Cemetery Chapel, on January 10, at 11 am.

Thomas Brown Gillespie (Marchmont) Suddenly, at Homeross House, on Saturday, June 15, 2013, Tommy (ex Paratrooper & Joiner), much loved husband of the late Kathleen. Will be greatly missed by his family Evelyn, Fiona, Erik and his four grandsons. Funeral service will be held at Mortonhall Crematorium Pentland Chapel, on Friday, June 28, at 12.30 pm.

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William Gillespie birth Jan 1752. Death Sept 29, 1813. Burial North Leith Burial Ground, City of Edinburgh, Scotland


Gillespie GLEN, death Feb 12, 1837. Burial St Cuthbert’s Churchyard, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary HARKINS (nee Gillespie). Peacefully, on Tuesday, 10th November, 2015, at Gartnavel Hospital. Mary, formerly of Loughanoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Mary, much loved wife of the late Francis, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Fortified by rites of Holy Church, R.I.P. Resting at Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors, 15-17 Hamilton Street, Polmadie, Glasgow, G42 0PL, on Thursday, 19th November, between 2-4pm. Reception and vigil at Blessed John Duns Scotus Church, Ballater Street, Gorbals, on Thursday, 19th November, at 6.15pm. Funeral Mass on Friday, 20th November, at 10am, thereafter to the Linn Crematorium, St Mungo Chapel, Lainshaw Drive, arriving at approximately 11am. Published in the HeraldScotland on 16th November 2015

Margaret MARTIN (nee Gillespie). Peacefully at Wheatlands Care Home, on 7th May 2019, Margaret, beloved wife of the late Jimmy, much loved mother of Ian and Jim, a dear mother-in-law of Elaine and loved gran of Stephen and the late Simon and great-gran of Irvin, Rory and Orla. Funeral service to be held on Wednesday 22nd May at Greyfriars Church, Barlanark, at 12 noon, followed by a committal at Daldowie Crematorium, at 1 pm.

 Mary MCADAM (Gillespie). Peacefully, at Haydale Nursing Home, on 24th December, 2011, Mary, beloved wife of the late William (Byng), loving mum of Thomas, William and the late Rena, also a dear mother-in-law and grandmother of the family. Anyone wishing to pay their respects to Mary may do so at Co-operative Funeralcare, 1005 Tollcross Road G32 on Friday, 30th December between 12 noon and 2pm. Receiving into St Joseph’s R.C. Church, Tollcross, R.I.P. on Tuesday, 3rd January, 2012, at 6.30pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, 4th January at 9.30am, thereafter to St Peter’s Cemetery, Dalbeth.

Rosaleen McDONALD (nee Gilllespie). Mum, granny, great-granny, sister, aunty and friend to many, bravely and with great courage and dignity, passed away peacefully in Monklands Hospital, on 8th October 2015, with her family at her bedside. Requiem Mass at 11am, on Thursday 15th October, at St Lucy’s Church, Abronhill, Cumbernauld.

 Fond memories of Mattie McGLYNN (Gillespie), loving wife of the late Jim, a sadly missed mum, mum-in-law, granny, auntie, friend and neighbour, died 18th March, 2002. Never far from our thoughts,  May, Iain, Jackie, Gavin and Hazel.

 Anne NICOL (nee Gillespie), The Manse, Denholm. Suddenly but peacefully, at Borders General Hospital, on Friday, 24th June, 2016, Anne, aged 63 years, former Head teacher at Canal View Primary School, Edinburgh, dearly beloved wife of Douglas, wonderful and loving mum to Fiona, Stuart and Calum and doting gran to William, Max, Alex, Ben and Louis. Service of committal at Borders Crematorium, Melrose, TD6 9HA, on Monday, 4th July at 11am, followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at Blackhall St Columba’s Church, Edinburgh, EH4 3QU, at 3.30pm.

*Elizabeth Gillespie OSWALD, maiden name Gillespie, birth 1648. Death March 5, 1681. Burial  Greyfriars Kirkyard, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Euphemia Gillespie RUSSELL, maiden name Gillespie, birth August 25, 1773. Death June 21, 1836. Burial Saint Cuthbert’s Churchyard, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Alice TORKINGTON (nee Gillespie) death Nov 15, 1950. Burial Newington Cemetery, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


Source of Records: BillionGraves Index; Find A Grave Index; Edinburgh newspapers

Record Count:  61

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