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William L Baxter "Edinburgh Angus Club"
« on: Friday 27 August 21 13:19 BST (UK) »
I had, until recently, a solid silver medal given to William L Baxter for high achievement in Latin at an academy in Brechin, Scotland dated 1851/52. So far I have been unable to find anything about him. The medal has come down the family via my mother's side - McKibben, McLaughin - but I can't find anything which leads back to him. I recently presented the medal to the "Edinburgh Angus Club" who presented it originally, but they can't help. Contacting the school got me nowhere. I was still hoping to be able to trace the family link.

Anyone got any ides as to where to go ?

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Re: William L Baxter "Edinburgh Angus Club"
« Reply #1 on: Friday 27 August 21 16:37 BST (UK) »
The most likely one I can find is a William Linton Baxter, born, 1836, Dundee, son of Alexander Baxter & Jean Carrie. (possibly Durie)

William died Careston, Brechin, 1885, age 49, MMN Durie

Cannot find any marriages for him in Scotland.

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Re: William L Baxter "Edinburgh Angus Club"
« Reply #2 on: Friday 27 August 21 16:49 BST (UK) »
This only scottish census that he appears on is 1881, age 44 in Careston. He is a Minister of Careston Parish living in the manse with 2 servants, an Anne Walker, age 58 & a Margaret Smith, age 16.

Correction: He does appear on 1871 as William C in Careston.


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Re: William L Baxter "Edinburgh Angus Club"
« Reply #3 on: Friday 27 August 21 16:52 BST (UK) »

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Re: William L Baxter "Edinburgh Angus Club"
« Reply #4 on: Friday 27 August 21 16:53 BST (UK) »
The Brechin Advertiser gives a list of prize-winners on 3rd August 1852:

"Latin, 5th Class, William Baxter, Angus Club Medal".

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Re: William L Baxter "Edinburgh Angus Club"
« Reply #5 on: Friday 27 August 21 17:33 BST (UK) »
He had an elder sister, Jean Allan Baxter, born 1833, Brechin. Her married name was Carruthers & she died 1885, in Dryfesdale, Dumfries. She married William Carruthers, 1857, Heriot & Warriston, which is near Edinburgh.

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Re: William L Baxter "Edinburgh Angus Club"
« Reply #6 on: Friday 27 August 21 17:36 BST (UK) »
Just to add a little more to what has been included already by Kloumann and GR2.

William Linton Baxter   1862-1885b. 1836 Brechin, son of Alex. B., shoemaker; M.A. King's Aberdeen 1856; assistant at Crail FIF & Newhills ABD; ord. 31 Jul 1862; d. unmar. 6 Sep 1885
www.ancestor.abel.co.uk/Angus/Careston.html

From the same link, there is also:

 In memory of the Rev. WILLIAM LINTON BAXTER, A.M. born 23rd March 1836, ordained the minister of the parish and church of Careston, 31st July 1862, died 6th September 1885, in the 50th year of his age and 24th of his ministry. "He which testifieth these things saith, surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so come Lord Jesus." Rev. XXII. 20.

No photo included, but there is also this www.findagrave.com/memorial/130756214/william-linton-baxter

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Re: William L Baxter "Edinburgh Angus Club"
« Reply #7 on: Friday 27 August 21 17:48 BST (UK) »
William L Baxter set up a bursary at Aberdeen University:

23. Linton.

Founded in 1885, by the Rev. William Linton Baxter, M.A.,
Minister of the Parish of Careston, Forfarshire, in memory of
the Rev. William Linton, sometime Rector of the Grammar
School of Brechin. One Bursary of the annual value of 15 or
thereby, tenable for four years, " to enable a young man to be
educated at said University, and to obtain the degree of Master
of Arts, to be competed for at the regular Competition, to be held
only on the conditions that he who gains it sustains a moral
character and makes progress in the classes satisfactory to the
Senatus ".

Link shrunk from google books www.rootschat.com/links/01qvi/

This ref looks to be for Rev Linton after whom William Linton Baxter may have been named after?

The Rev. William Linton, A M., rector of the Grammar School for fifty-five years, died in 1832, at the age of eighty years, and a very handsome granite monument, built into the north wall of the churchyard, immediately adjoining the laige gate, records in classic Latin the acquirements of the learned gentleman

https://electricscotland.com/history/brechin/chapter11.htm

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Re: William L Baxter "Edinburgh Angus Club"
« Reply #8 on: Friday 27 August 21 17:49 BST (UK) »
A little easier to find some details after Kloumann did the hard part and hit on the right name  ;)

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