Jessie Drummond Kerr

ID# 6097, (c 1869 - 18 Dec 1953)

Jessie Drummond Kerr was born c 1869 at Leith, Midlothian, Scotland .

Jessie Drummond Kerr married John Simpson, son of Henry Simpson and Alison Clark, on 23 Aug 1901 at Mamion Cottage, Ford, Cranston, Midlothian, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the United Free Church of Scotland

John Simpson, Contractor, Widower, aged 49
Usual Res: 45 Bangor Road, Leith
Parents: Henry Simpson, Farm Steward & Alison Clark

Jessie Drummond Kerr, Spinster, 32
Usual Res: 29 Banard Street, Leith
Parents: William John Kerr, Caretaker (dec) & Margaret Swanson

Witnesses: James M Lockhart & Charlotte McG Bell.1,2,3

As of 23 Aug 1901,her married name was Simpson.

Jessie recorded the birth of John Clarke Simpson on 27 Feb 1913 45 Bayford Road, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland ,

John Clarke Simpson
At 11.30 AM
Parents: John Simpson, Carting Contractor (died in S Leith 24 July 1912) & Jessie Drummond Simpson MS Kerr
Married: 23 August 1901, Pathhead Ford

Jessie D Simpson, Mother was the informant of the birth.1,4,3

Jessie died on 18 Dec 1953 at 6 Fort Place, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland ,

Jessie Drummond Simpson
widow of John Simpson, Carting Contractor
At 4am aged 84yrs
Parents: William John Kerr, Office Caretaker (dec) & Margaret Swanson (dec)

Henry Simpson, Son was present at her death.1,5

Jessie's cause of death on 18 Dec 1953 was from Myocarditis
Chronic Bronchitis, some years.

Jessie and John had 4 children.

Children of Jessie Drummond Kerr and John Simpson


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1901 Cranston Midlothian 680/00 0005. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S147] Letter from John Simpson Barton (Perthshire Scotland) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) email 3 Feb 2012.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1913 Leith South, Edinburgh City Midlothian, 692/02 0275.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1953 Leith Edinburgh City Midlothian, 685/08 0987, aged 84.