Margaret Mitchell Cougan

ID# 7033, (5 Jul 1912 - Dec 1992)
Rita Simpson nee Cougan
photo courtsey of Alex Lees & Marie Brown
Photograph by Alex

Margaret Mitchell Cougan was born on 5 Jul 1912 at Lanarkshire, Scotland .

Margaret Mitchell Cougan married Peter Laird Simpson, son of William Simpson and Mary Laird, on 28 Dec 1934 at The Manse, Bothwell Park, Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns and Publication according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland.

Peter Laird Simpson, Coal Mine (Brusher), Bachelor, aged 21
Usual Res: 67 Victoria Street, Harthill
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner (Brusher) & Mary Simpson MS Laird

Margaret Mitchell Cougan, Biscuit Factory Worker, Spinster, aged 22
Usual Res: 83 Hozier Street, Tannochside
Parents: James Mitchell Cougan, Enginers Machineman (dec) & Catherine Hannah Cougan MS Lockrie (dec)

Witnesses: Jean Brown, 10 Howieshill Ave Cambuslang & James Paterson, 163 Old Edinburgh Rd, Uddingston.1,2

As of 28 Dec 1934,her married name was Simpson.

Margaret Mitchell Cougan was also known as Rita Simpson.

Rita was in the photo with Peter Laird Simpson taken c 1960.

Margaret died in Dec 1992 at Vale Royal, Cheshire, England, at age 80 years and 4 months.3

Margaret and Peter had 4 children, 3 living.

Child of Margaret Mitchell Cougan and Peter Laird 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, 1935 Bellshill Lanark, 625/03 0011. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S78] BDM Indexes online: England Civil Registration online, . Online;, 1992 Vale Royal Cheshire, Dec, Vol 35 Pg 0973 Reg No 1292 - DOB 5 July 1912.