Peter Montgomery

ID# 5098, (c 1852 - 1 Jun 1917)


Peter Montgomery was born c 1852 at Ormiston, East Lothian, Scotland ,

Cannot locate birth at this stage, Feb 2008.

He was the son of Peter Montgomery and Janet Davidson.

Peter appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of Thomas Livingston at Woodhall, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland ;
LIVINGSTON Thomas, Head, Mar, 40, Woodman, Lauder, Berwickshire
LIVINGSTON Janet, Wife, Mar, 36, Pencaitland, Haddington
LAMB Georgina, Wifes Daur, 13, Ag Lab, Pencaitland
MONTGOMERY Peter, Wifes Son, 10, Scholar, Ormiston
DAVIDSON William, Wifes Son, 3, Pencaitland
LIVINGSTON Susan, Dau, 10mths, Pencaitland
MONTGONERY Janet, Wifes Dau, 7, Salton

(lived next door to William and Marion Simpson.)1



Peter appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 at Chapel Mains, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland ;
ELLIOT James, Head, 33
ELLIOT family and other farm servants.
MONTGOMERY Peter, Servant, 19, Farm Servant, Ormiston, Haddingston.2



Peter Montgomery married Helen Dodds, daughter of John Dodds and Elizabeth Jeffrey, on 5 Dec 1873 at Colmslie Hill, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland

Peter Montgomery, Ploughman (Bachelor) 23, ?
Parents: Peter Montgomery, Labourer & Janet Montgomery MS Davidson

Helen Dodds, Out Doors Worker, (Spinster), 19, Colmslie Hill
Parents: John Dodds, Agricultural labourer & Elizabeth Jeffrey

Witnesses: Richard Robertson & Alexander Dodds.3,4



Peter appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 at Woodheads, Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Helen, William, John, Robert and Elizabeth ;
MONTGOMERY Peter, Head, 28, Ag Lab, Pencaitland Haddington
MONTGOMERY Helen, Wife, 26, Stow Midlothian
MONTGOMERY William, Son, 7, Scholar, Melrose Roxburgh
MONTGOMERY John, Son, 3, Melrose, Roxburgh
MONTGOMERY Robert, Son, 2, Melrose Roxburgh
MONTGOMERY Elizabeth, Dau, 5mths, Melrose, Roxburgh.5



Peter appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 at Sunnyside, Prestonkirk, East Lothian, Scotland , also listed in the household was Helen, William, John, Robert, Elizabeth, Janet, Helen, Susan and Euphemia ;
MONTGOMERY Peter, Head, 39, Farm Servant, Pencaitland Haddington
MONTGOMERY Helen, Wife, 36, Stow Midlothian
MONTGOMERY William, Son, 17, Farm Servant, Melrose
MONTGOMERY John, Son, 13, Farm Servant, Huckburn Berwick
MONTGOMERY Robert, Son, 12, Scholar, Huckburn Berwick
MONTGOMERY Elizabeth, Dau, 10, Scholar, Melrose
MONTGOMERY Janet, Dau, 8, Scholar, Lauder Berwick
MONTGOMERY Helen, Dau, 4, Stow Midlothian
MONTGOMERY Susan, Dau, 2, Stow Midlothian
MONTGOMERY Euphemia, Dau, 6mths, Prestonkirk.6



Peter appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 at West Mains, Whittinghame, East Lothian, Scotland , also listed in the household was Helen, Robert, Janet, Helen, Susan, Euphemia and Marion ;
MONTGOMERY Peter, Head, Mar, 49, Ploughman, Saltoun Haddington
MONTGOMERY Hellen, Wife, 46,Stow Midlothian
MONTGOMERY Robert, Son, 22, Farm Servant Ploughman, Melrose
MONTGOMERY Janet, Dau, 18, Farm Servant, Lauder
MONTGOMERY Hellen, Dau, 14, Mothers Help (domestic), Stow
MONTGOMERY Susan, Dau, 12, Scholar, Stow
MONTGOMERY Euphemia, Dau, 10, Scholar, Prestonkirk
MONTGOMERY Marion, Dau, 3, Whittinghame, East Lothian.7



Peter appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 at 48 Prince Albert Building, Newington, Midlothian, Scotland , also listed in the household was Helen, Helen, Susan, Euphemia and Marion ;
MONTGOMERY Peter, 6 people present, 3 rooms with windows. Head, 59, Married, Chauffeur, Own Account, West Salton Haddington
MONTGOMERY Helen, Wife, 56, Married, married 36 yrs, 10 children born, 9 living, Stow Edinburgh
MONTGOMERY Nellie, Dau, 24, Single, Stow Edinburgh
MONTGOMERY Susan, Dau, 22, Single, Capmaker, worker, Stow Edinburgh
MONTGOMERY Euphemia, Dau, 20, Single, Capmaker, worker, Prestonkirk Haddington
MONTGOMERY Marion, Dau, 13, Single, School, Whittinghame Haddington.8



Peter died on 1 Jun 1917 at Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland ,

Peter Montgomaery
Motor Proprietor
Married to Helen Dodds
Usual Res: 31 Milton Street
At 5.10AM aged 63 years

Parents: Alexander Montgomery, Farm Labourer (dec) & Janet Davidson (dec)
(Fathers name is recorded wrong as all other records say Peter Montgomery)

Susan Montgomery, Daughter, 31 Milton Street was the informant for his death.3,9



Peter's cause of death on 1 Jun 1917 was from Carcinoma of Rectum.



     Research Note:
Mary Legarth's family oral history has it that Peter was the first person to drive a Bus down Princes Street, Edinburgh.



Peter and Helen had 9 known children - Helen states in 1911 Census she had 10 children.

Children of Peter Montgomery and Helen Dodds

FatherPeter Montgomery (c 1821 - 17 Mar 1878)
MotherJanet Davidson (1 Aug 1823 - 31 Aug 1865)

Citations

  1. [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), 1861 Pencaitland, East Lothian, 716/00 003/00 003. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  2. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871, Melrose Roxburghshire, 799/1 ED 7 Line 17. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  3. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1873 Melrose Roxburgh, 799/00 0023. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  5. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), 1881 Lauder Berwickshire, 748/ ED4 Line 3. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.
  6. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Prestonkirk East Lothian, 717/ ED4 Line 13. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  7. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Whittinghame East Lothian, 724/ ED 1 Line 6. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  8. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Newington Edinburgh City, Midlothian 685/05 038/00 008. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  9. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1917 Saint Giles Edinburgh Midlothian, 685/04 0785.