Harriett Strachan (née Moyes)

???? - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


Harriett Strachan née Moyes, co-claimant for compensation as one of the executors of her husband Thomas Renny Strachan (q.v.), but not listed among the awardees. Assumed to be a beneficiary of the claims.

  1. Daughter of Shadrach Moyes, a customs officer in Edinburgh, and his wife Eliza Moyes. Listed as the widow of Thomas Renny Strachan when she acted as executor of her mother in 1839. Her father was one of the first people to build on Princes Street in Edinburgh in 1769.

  2. Died sine prole, her husband's estate passing to John Rennie-Strachan-Carnegie (q.v.). "JOHN RENNY-STRACHAN-CARNEGIE, Esq. of Tarrie, Angus, second son of the late Sir David Carnegie of Kinnaird, Bart., succeeded to the estates of Tarrie and Seaton, on the demise of the life-renter Mrs. Renny-Strachan, by testamentary deed of gift of Thomas Renny-Strachan, Esq., who died 20th October, 1823, without issue. Mr. T. R. Strachan succeeded his brother Alexander, about 1809, and married Harriet, only daughter of the late Mr. Moyn, who held a high situation under Government, at Edinburgh, who survived him thirty years, and died issueless."


T71/866 St David claim nos. 104 (Swamps) and 122 (Norris).

  1. Midlothian Testaments transcribed at http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/LANARK/2000-04/0956625808 [accessed 13/06/2012]. Modern Edinburgh (London, Religious Tract Society, 1854) p. 57.

  2. See separate entries for Thomas Renny Strachan and John Rennie-Strachan-Carnegie. David Macgregor Peter, The baronage of Angus and Mearns, comprising the genealogy of three hundred and sixty families ... being a guide to the tourist and heraldic artist (Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1856) pp. 331-332.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Harriott Strachan
Thomas Renny or Rennie Strachan

Associated Claims (2)

£3,326 14s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£4,641 3s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executrix

Executrix and trustee

1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executrix

Executrix and trustee

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Portrait of Mrs Renny Strachan, dated c. 1804, by Henry Raeburn. Now in the Worcester Art Museum, Mass., USA. The catalogue entry identifies her as Harriet, daughter of Mr Moyn. It was the first... 
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European Paintings in the Collection of the Worcester Art Museum: Text...

Relationships (1)

Widow → Deceased Husband

Addresses (1)

Seaton House, St Vigeans, Arbroath, Forfarshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland