John Elrick

#1188, b. 13 April 1834, d. between 1872 and 1881

St Nicholas church Aberdeen

Individual's Timeline

Christening13 April 1834John Elrick1,2
Marriage4 September 1854John Elrick3,4
Deathbetween 1872 and 1881John Elrick

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: John was seaman in the merchant service.

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Most likely died at sea. Mary was listed as a sailor's wife in 1871 and Jemima was born June 1873. She was a widow by 1881 census and John was listed as 'deceased' on Margaret's 1882 marriage certificate.
    * There was a family story related to me (via my husband who was told by his mother who was told by her husband who was told by his mother - so you can see a lot may have been lost in translation). The story goes that John ELRICK, the father of Edward Stanley and Robert Tasman, died whilst a sailor in the Yellow sea. This turned out to be incorrect, as Edward and Robert's father died in Hobart after being involved in a Pub fight.
    * SO, let us think outside the square just a bit. Forget being pleased that yet another family myth died a natural death. John's father, also John and also a sailor, disappeared from the records after fathering Jemima. Surely, this is the one who died in the Yellow Sea..

Children of John Elrick and Mary Grant


  1. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, #7506530 Only Father is mentioned in Origins database. Also in IGI as "John ELRICK C: 13 Apr 1834 Ba: C119953 Father: Robert ELRICK, Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, FRMRV27-7 So: 1068235 Scotland Pr: 6902557. Also On Vital CD as ELRICK, John Christening, Gender: Male, Christening Date:13 Apr 1834 Recorded in: Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland Collection: St Nicholas Father: Robert ELRICK Source: FHL Film 1068235 Dates: 1825 - 1847.
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Name:     John Elrick
    Gender:     Male
    Christening Date:     13 Apr 1834
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Name Note:
    Father's Name:     Robert Elrick
    Father's Birthplace:
    Father's Age:
    Mother's Name:
    Mother's Birthplace:
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    Indexing Project (Batch) Number:     C11995-3
    System Origin:     Scotland-VR
    GS Film number:     1068235
    Reference ID:     2:167TF4N

    Citing this Record:
    "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 Sep 2013), John Elrick, 13 Apr 1834.
  3. International Genealogical Index (IGI), : M111686.
  4. Copies of original certificates and docs: elrick john marriage 1854.jpg.