John Lessels
b.1731, Abbotshall, Fife

                d.1804 Abbotshall, Fife

                Architect, builder, engineer and                 agricultural implement maker,

                Clerk of works, Raith Estate

                = Christian Grey (1736-1826)


                John Lessels
b.1761, Abbotshall, Fife

                d.1826 Abbotshall, Fife

      Landscape gardener and forester, Raith Estate

= Mary Cairnie (1758-1825)


                John Lessels

                b.1784, Kinghorn, Fife

                d.1865, Kirkcaldy, Fife

                Wright, Clerk of works, Raith Estate

                = Elizabeth Hamilton Murray

John Lessels       

b.1809, Abbotshall, Fife       

d.1883, Edinburgh       

Carpenter, Architect       

President: Edinburgh Photographic Society       

Vice President:  Scottish Society of Arts           

= 1.  Mary Henderson (1807-1858)       

                          = 2.  Ann Huberdina Nefkens

James Lessels               

b.1818, Kinghorn, Fife               

d.1876, Dunfermline, Fife               

Cabinet maker               

= 1.  Margaret Couston (1816-1857)               

                        = 2.  Catherine Muirhead

John Lessels               

b.1833, Drumelzier, Peebles               

d.1914, St Peter Port, Guernsey              


= Margaret Gillies (1835-1898)               

James Lessels               

b.c1846, Edinburgh               

d.1919, St Machar, Aberdeen               

Paymaster Sergeant; clerk               

= Margaret Fraser (1848-1925)               

                          John Fraser Lessels

                          b.1878, Aberdeen

                          d.????, Belfast?

                          Professional Photographer

                          = Faith Duncan (1885-????)


                       Margaret Josephine Lessels

                       b.1883, Aberdeen

                       d.1909, Aberdeen



Acknowledgement:  Ian Macdonald:  December 8, 2009

Lessels Family


Thank you to Ian Macdonald for providing the fuller information above relating to members of the Lessels family.

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