Elisabeth Gellie

Scottish Samplers

Elisabeth Gellie


King Edward, Aberdeen


Very similar to her older sister Marget's marking sampler, Elisabeth was clearly a better seamstress. This presumption was based on the size of the initials and the consistency of the actual stitching. 

Familial initials: mt, hw, JG, Eg, SG, MG, GG, WBG, JG, JG, WL, EL, JSL SL, WG, IMK ANK, JM, ET, CD, AI, GMS, JL, AL

Size (W x H): 11 1/2 x 17 3/8 inches

Stitches: Cross, rice, eyelet, satin, outline, scotch

Media: Wool on linen


Elisabeth was the youngest child of John Gellie and Elisabeth Leask, christened 8 November 1807 in King Edward, Aberdeen.

Records from several Scottish censuses indicate that Elisabeth never married and later in life lived with her brother Stuart and his family on their farm in Aberdeen. She died in 1889 at the age of 81, as witnessed by her nephew James Gellie. Her brother had died in 1878. 


Elisabeth Gellie

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(This sampler was added to the site on February 15, 2013)