Item MS 455 - Greig family

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MS 455


Greig family


  • c1842-c1991 (Creation)

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1 folder and 1 roll

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David Middleton Greig (1863-1936) was the son of Dr David Greig (1832-1890), a surgeon in Dundee (at DRI and founder of the Forfarshire Medical Association) who had served in the Crimean War, and Anne Sim (they were married in 1861). Dr David Greig was himself son of a druggist, David Greig, and Anne Greig (nee Middleton, married in 1831). DMG was a demonstrator at University College, Dundee and Senior Surgeon at Dundee Royal Infirmary. He was later Conservator of the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the condition Greig's syndrome is named for him. He was also an internationally recognised authority on the pathology of bones. He married Isabella France Soutar in 1881.
John Keiller Greig (1881-1970) was the youngest brother of David Middelton Greig and was an estate factor (Craigendarroch) working with the Keiller family and was British national figure skating campion three times. He also competed in the 1908 Olympics in London. In 1915 he married Grace Margaret Turnbull Clapperton. Grace Margaret inherited part of Orkney (the Stewart of Masseter Estate in South Ronaldsay) on the death of her uncle R A Clapperton Stewart but sold it back to the islanders.
Ann Keiller Greig was their daughter who was a qualified nursery teacher.
R A Clapperton Stewart was related to George Stewart of Mutiny on the Bounty.

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The items were held by Ann Keiller Greig

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Photographs of members of the Greig family, copies of articles, family trees and documents relating to Greig family, marriage certificates and banns for marriage of John Keiller Greig and Grace Margaret Turnbull Clapperton, birth certifcate for Ann Keiller Greig, education certificates for Ann Keiller Greig


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Usually chronological within series.

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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 455

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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