Alexander (Sandy) Silver (1858-1907) with his wife Helen Jane Watt and the three children who survived to adulthood. Top right is Alexander (Sandy) junior, and below is John. Both these brothers died in World War 1 and only James was not called up. He moved to Australia and also lived in Queensland, not far from his uncle James Silver.


Alex SilverAlexander Silver (1858-1907) married Helen Jane Watt and they had seven children. Their family was marked by tragedy with the deaths in 1905 of Helen, newborn twins William and Isabella as well as two-year-old Helen. Within two years Alex drank himself to death. Just over a decade later, two sons, Alex and John, perished in World War 1. Only James (1898-1973) survived. He moved to Australia but did not marry.

  1. Alexander SILVER,   b. 11 Sep 1894, Harvieston, Kinneff, Kincardineshire, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1915, Ypres, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location
  2. John Watt SILVER,   b. 15 Jan 1896, Harvieston, Kinneff, Kincardineshire, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1918, Nord, France Find all individuals with events at this location
  3. James SILVER,   b. 15 Mar 1898, Harvieston, Kinneff, Kincardine, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1973, Southport Hospital, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
  4. Isabella M SILVER,   b. 2 Apr 1900, Harvieston, Kinneff, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1901, Harvieston, Kinneff, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
  5. Helen Jane SILVER,   b. 1903, Harvieston, Kinneff, Kincardine, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1905, Harvieston, Kinneff, Kincardine, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
  6. William Arthur SILVER,   b. 10 Jan 1905, Harvieston, Kinneff, Kincardine, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1905, Harvieston, Kinneff, Kincardine, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
  7. Isabella Ada Watt SILVER,   b. 10 Jan 1905, Harvieston, Kinneff, Kincardine, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1905, Harvieston, Kinneff, Kincardine, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location

Alexander Silver (1809-1882)

Alexander Silver and Isobel Falconer Silver family members: At left is Isobel Falconer who married Alexander Silver with her three sons Alex…

Harvieston fire

Two articles about the Harvieston Farm fire Dundee Courier 31 January 1902, PAGE 4. DESTRUCTIVE FARM FIRE IN THE MEARNS FOURTH WITHIN A FORTNIGHT…

Helen Silver

Helen Silver (1852 - ?) married Alexander Duncan and moved to England where they are found on a farm at Byfleet in Surrey in 1891. Given they had…

Isobel Menzies Silver

Isobel Menzies Silver (1860-1934) lived with her brothers at Harvieston Farm before getting married later in life (aged 46) to a widower named John…

James Silver

James Silver came to Australia in 1892 where he was joined by his fiancee Janet Todd. They married in Brisbane, Queensland, before moving more than…

John Silver

John Silver (-?) did not marry and farmed at Harvieston, near Stonehaven, with his brother Alex. Alex died in 1907 and John is believed to have…

Picture comparison

I have images from Scotland from various sources that connect to the Silvers of Kincardineshire. My line connects through Alexander Silver who…

Pocket watch mystery

Piecing together this timepiece's journey The pocket watch in which is inscribed the name "Geo. Donald". The watch is being held by James Silver's…

Silver newspaper research

What follows is drawn from Aberdeenshire newspapers and relates to the Silver surname. Aberdeen Evening Express 08 September 1955, page 21:…

Silvers in Australia

When a young Scottish carpenter named James Silver arrived in Queensland in 1892, he was about to begin life in a country that was considerably…