James Chalmers

ID No.36, (3 January 1922 - 9 March 2001)
Father*John Chalmers1,2,3,4 b. 13 Jul 1889, d. 27 Jan 1963
Mother*Rachel Forrester Inglis Sharp1,2,5,4 b. 16 Jan 1890, d. 18 Oct 1983
RelationshipFather of Patricia Elizabeth Chalmers
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Descendent Chart for George Aitken
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Descendent Chart for William Ness
Descendent Chart for Peter Martin
Descendent Chart for James McNicoll
Descendent Chart for David Todd
Descendent Chart for John Kerr
Birth*3 Jan 1922 James Chalmers was born in 293b Links Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.1,2,4 
3 Jan 1922 John Chalmers, Rachel Forrester Inglis Sharp and James Chalmers lived at 293b Links Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.1 
Birth Reg16 Jan 1922 His birth was registered in Kirkcaldy by his father, John Chalmers.1 
Baptism27 Feb 1922 James Chalmers was baptised in Pathhead East Church, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.6 
Occupation21 May 1937 He was apprenticed with Kirkcaldy & District Trustee Savings Bank, Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.7 
 He, Rachel Forrester Inglis Sharp, John Chalmers, George Taylor and Euphemia Funkie Sharp helped Robert Sharp and Rachel Inglis Ness celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary.
Milit-Beg*Aug 1941 James Chalmers enlisted into RAF, stationed initially at Leuchars (Fife), then at Holmsley South (Hampshire.)7 
Military*1942  He attended the Code & Cypher School at Oxford.7 
MilitaryDec 1942  He was posted overseas, as Sergeant, arriving in Bombay (modern Mumbai), and continuing on posting to Air Headquarters Bengal at Barrackpore (to the North of Calcutta).7 
Military  Jim applied for a commission and was promoted to Pilot Officer (subsequently to Flying Officer at Rangoon, then to Flight Lieutenant in charge of section.)7 
Milit-End* He was de-mobilised in RAF Uxbridge, Uxbridge, London, England.7 
Occupation1946 He returned to the Savings Bank in Kirkcaldy in 1946, rising through Counter Clerk to Chief Clerk.7 
Residence*20 Feb 1954 He lived at 25 Harriet Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.2 
Occupation20 Feb 1954 He was a bank agent.2  
Marriage*20 Feb 1954 He married Elizabeth McNicoll Martin, daughter of John Martin and Johanna Kerr Todd, in St John's Parish Church, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. The marriage was solemnised by Rev. Frederick Angus Simpson.2,8,9,4,10
Ordination*28 Nov 1954 James Chalmers was ordained as an Elder of the Church of Scotland at Pathhead Parish Church, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.7 
Occupation*3 Jan 1955 He was a bank manager.8  
Residence*3 Jan 1955 James Chalmers and Elizabeth McNicoll Martin lived at 41 Viceroy Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.8 
Occupation1958 He was promoted to Manager at the branch in Anstruther, Fife, Scotland. 
Employment*bt 1962 - 1972  James Chalmers was employed at the branches in Dunnikier Road (Kirkcaldy), Methil, and Glenrothes, and at Head Office in Kirk Wynd (Kirkcaldy), before moving to the Sinclairtown Branch.7 
Residence28 Jan 1963 He lived at 17 Kennedy Crescent, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.3 
Death Reg
28 Jan 1963 He registered the death of his father, John Chalmers, in Kirkcaldy.3 
Residence2 Feb 1976 James Chalmers lived at Savings Bank House, 130 St Clair Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.11 
Death Reg
2 Feb 1976 He registered the death of his uncle, George Taylor, in Kirkcaldy.11 
Residence18 Oct 1976 James Chalmers lived at Savings Bank House, 130 St Clair Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.12 
Death Reg
18 Oct 1976 He registered the death of his aunt, Euphemia Funkie Taylor, in Kirkcaldy.12 
Occupation8 Jul 1977 James Chalmers was a bank manager.9,10  
Retirement*20 Jan 1982 He retired after 10 years as manager of the Sinclairtown Branch.7 
Residence18 Oct 1983 He lived at Savings Bank House, 130 St Clair Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.5 
Death Reg
18 Oct 1983 He registered the death of his mother, Rachel Forrester Inglis Chalmers, in Cupar.5,13 
7 Mar 2001 James Chalmers was present at the cremation of Barbara Fraser Leith at Kirkcaldy Crematorium, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.7 
Occupationb 8 Mar 2001 James Chalmers was a bank manager (rtd.)4  
Residenceb 9 Mar 2001 He lived at 39 Rutherford Court, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.4 
Death*9 Mar 2001 He died at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, aged 79. He was survived by his wife, Elizabeth.4,10 
Death Reg12 Mar 2001 His death was registered by his wife, Elizabeth McNicoll Chalmers, in Kirkcaldy.4 
Cremation*14 Mar 2001 James Chalmers was cremated after a memorial service at Pathhead Parish Church at Kirkcaldy Crematorium, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.7 
Ashes The ashes of James Chalmers were scattered in the garden at Pathhead Parish Church, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. No memorial marker was placed.7 


Elizabeth McNicoll Martin (25 Mar 1924 - 29 Nov 2012)
  • Patricia Elizabeth Chalmers8,9
Last Edited18 Feb 2018


  1. [S1] Birth Cert: 1922: Kirkcaldy (442),60.
  2. [S11] Marr Cert: 1954: Kirkcaldy (421),41.
  3. [S21] Death Cert: 1963: Kirkcaldy (442),75.
  4. [S21] Death Cert: 2001: Kirkcaldy (421),200.
  5. [S21] Death Cert: 1983: Cupar (417),219.
  6. [S66] Other Document : Annotation by minister on original Birth certificate showing baptism.
  7. [S99] Verbal.
  8. [S1] Birth Cert: 1955: Kirkcaldy (421),13.
  9. [S11] Marr Cert: 1977: Kirkcaldy (421),215.
  10. [S21] Death Cert: 2012: Kirkcaldy (421),764.
  11. [S21] Death Cert: 1976: Kirkcaldy (421),71.
  12. [S21] Death Cert: 1976: Kirkcaldy (421),571.
  13. [S76] Memorial Stone: Dysart Cemetery.