See also

Family of Donald BANKS and Charlotte CALDER

Husband: Donald BANKS

Wife: Charlotte CALDER

Child 1: Margaret BANKS

Child 2: Donald BANKS


Donald BANKS, 1891, age 40, Thistlebank1891

Child 3: George BANKS

Child 4: Margaret BANKS

Note on Husband: Donald BANKS

Donald was a member of the 42nd foot - which was part of the Black Watch. Presumably invalided out, hence the reference to Chelsea Pensioners.

From the National Archives at Kew Ref No WO/97/576/25

1824-1847 Donald Banks, Born Dunnet, Served 42nd Foot Regiment, Discharged aged 41 years.9

Note on Wife: Charlotte CALDER

Recorded in 1881 census as widowed, crofter in West Dunnet, age 58 - where

It looks like she has a 5 year old adopted child (Jessie Scott) from Edinburgh living with her, recorded as a scholar. There is no sign of her in the 1891 or 1901 census and so far no sign of a death certificate or a definite birth record.


There is a Charlotte Calder recorded as born 19 Apr 1820 in Dunnet to Donald Calder and Margaret Nicolson - but that doesn't fit with being 58 in the 1881 census. It does however fit with her eldest children being called Margaret and Donald (which was also her husband's name) and is therefore a strong candidate.


She is in the 1841 census age 15!


And the 1861 census age 37.



Donald Banks - Charlotte Calder Marriage.


IGI records C110362.


Donald Calder sr Death Cert.


Mary Ann Cormack - Donald Banks marriage certificate.


Banks 1891 census.


Donald Banks Marine Register Death Certificate.


Margaret Banks Birth Certificate.


1871 Census.


Donald Banks (son) Death Certificate.