Name:-   Falconer, James Bisset

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   31

Rank:-   Gunner

Number:-  110396

Medal:-

Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  275th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery

Date of death:-   Thursday 27th September 1917

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Blegium

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    XXXIV.D.19A.

Family information:-    Son of Lake Falconer (architect) and Mary Bisset Falconer, "The Alders", Rattray, Blairgowrie.

Extra information:-

1881 Census

James Street Cottages, Blairgowrie

Lake Falconer, 41, architect in employment, born Collace, Perthshire

Mary, wife, 40, born in Blairgowrie

William D.M., son, 14, scholar, born in Blairgowrie

Margaret, daughter, 12, scholar, born in Blairgowrie

Lake, son 8, scholar, born in Blairgowrie

Mary B., daughter, 6, born in Blairgowrie

James B., son, 4, born in Blairgowrie

Ruth, daughter, 2, born in Blairgowrie

Susan Jane, 7 - last name? relationship?

Margaret Lawrence, 14, servant, unmarried, born in Blairgowrie

Lake Robertson Falconer (John's father?) was born at Kirkmichael, Blairgowrie on 21st May 1861.  His parents were Lake Falconer and Susan Grant. They were married on 12th July 1860 also at Kirkmichael.

Lake's siblings (John Bisset Falconer's uncles) were George Alexander Falconer, born 24th January 1868; John James Falconer, born 30th March, 1870; William John Falconer, born 14th September 1865; James Robert Robertson Falconer born 23rd January 1863 - all at Kirkmichael. 

1891 Census

James Street Cottage, Blairgowrie

Lake Falconer, head, 41, architect, b. Collace Perthshire

Mary Falconer, wife, 40, b. Blairgowrie

William D M Falconer, son,14, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Margt Falconer, daughter, 12, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Lake Falconer, son, 8, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Susan Jane Falconer, daughter, 7, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Mary B Falconer, daughter, 6, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

James B Falconer, son, 4, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Ruth Falconer, daughter, 2, b. Blairgowrie

Margaret Lawrence, domestic servant, 14, b. Blairgowrie

1901 Census

31 Hillside House, James Street, Blairgowrie

Lake Falconer,  head, architect, 51, b. Collace, Perthshire

Mary Falconer, wife, 50, b. Blairgowrie

William D M Falconer, son, 24, civil engineer, b. Blairgowrie

Margaret Falconer, daughter, 22, Architects clerk, b. Blairgowrie

Lake Falconer, son, 18, Architects apprentice, b. Blairgowrie

Mary B Falconer, daughter, 16, assisting in house work, b. Blairgowrie

James B Falconer, son, 14, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Ruth Falconer, daughter, 12, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Susan J Falconer, daughter, 11, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Frederick J Falconer, son, 8, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Alice B Falconer, daughter, 7, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Conformations & Inventories 1917

The Alders, Rattray, Blairgowrie, bombardier 275th Siege Battery, R.G.A., died 27th September 1917 in France, intestate.  Confirmation granted at Perth, 22nd November, to Lake Falconer, architect, Blairgowrie, executor dative qua father.  Value of estate, 134/19s.

The value of the Estate in 2006 using average earnings ratio would have been 27,798.79p

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