Nellie Grant Matthews

ID# 5040, (c 1900 - 19 Jan 1926)

Nellie Grant Matthews was born c 1900 at Lanarkshire, Scotland .

Nellie Grant Matthews married William Laird Simpson, son of William Simpson and Mary Laird, on 17 Sep 1920 at Lessen Public Hall, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

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

William Laird Simpson, Colliery Fireman (Bachelor) aged 26
Usual Res: Youngs Land, Thornwood
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner & Mary Laird
Nellie Grant Matthews, Saleswoman (Spinster) aged 20
Usual Res: 21 Greenrig Street, Uddingston
Parents: William Matthews, Coal Miner & Elizabeth Grant.

Witnesses: Charles Simpson & Mary Matthews

No notice in Glasgow Herald.1,2

As of 17 Sep 1920,her married name was Simpson.

As of a 1920,Nellie Grant Matthews was also known as Helen Simpson.

Helen died on 19 Jan 1926 at 21 Greenrig Street, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Helen Simpson, married to William Laird Simpson, Underground Fireman, aged 26yrs.
Usual Res: 19 Greenrig Street, Uddingston.
Parents: William Henry Matthews, Pit Lamp Attendant & Elizabeth Grant.

William Simpson, Widower was present at her death. 19 Greenrigh Street, Uddingston

No notice in Glasgow Herald.1,3

Helen's cause of death on 19 Jan 1926 was from Pulmonary Tuberculosis, 3 yrs.

Helen and William had 1 child, still living.

Family: Nellie Grant Matthews and William 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, 1920 Bothwell, Lanark, 625/01 0125. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1926 Bothwell, Lanark, 625/01 0013.