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Jeanie Deans

An Eckford resident recently discovered a Memorial Stone in his garden commemorating the life of Jeannie Deans wife of 
Jas Rutherford.  Some research undertaken appears to suggest that this stone may relate to Jeannie (Janet Deans Born 5th October 1823 in Hawick (Wilton Parish) died in 1841 (aged 18).  If this is the case then her parents were Robert Deans and Helen Rutherford.

Further references relating to James Rutherford Eckford who died 3.11.1889 aged 71 years and Agnes Rae his wife who died 1.1.1907 aged 87 years also Richard Rutherford their son for 30 years a merchant in Newfoundland born at Eckford 27.12.1848 died at Eckford 31.5.1921 also James Rutherford who died at Eckford 3.9.1928 also Margaret Ann White his wife who died at Eckford 17.11.1925.

If anyone has any information on Jeannie Deans wife of James Rutherford living in Eckford at any point in the past it would be great to hear from you.  Click on "Contact Us" button or email 
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