William Davidson

ID# 5093, (4 Aug 1857 - 19 Sep 1929)


William Davidson was born on 4 Aug 1857 at Woodhall, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland ,

William Davidson
At 11:30pm, (Illegitimate)
Parents: Janet Davidson, Agricultural labourer
Margaret X Naysmith, her mark, Woodhall, was present at the birth.1,2

He was the son of Janet Davidson.

William appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of Thomas Livingston at Pencaitland, East Lothian, East Lothian;
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.)3



As of c 1868,William Davidson was also known as William Livingston
Considering that William changed his surname to Livingston, most likely soon after his parents deaths, and has named Thomas Livingston as his father. This could be correct, but mostly like not, due to the fact that on the 1861 Census, Thomas Livingston has him recorded as Wife's son and under the surname of Davidson.





William appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of Robert Temple at Whitehouse Mill and House, Cranston, Midlothian, Scotland ;
TEMPLE Robert, Head, Mar, 31, Ploughman,Haddington
TEMPLE Georgina, Wife, Mar, 23, Pencaitland
MONTGOMERY Janet, Sister -in-law, Unm, 16, Ag Labr, Salton, Haddington
LIVINGSTONE William, Brother-in-law, Unm, 12, Scholar, Pencaitland
LIVINGSTONE Susan, Sister-in-law, 10, Scholar, Pencaitland.4



William Livingston married Mary Gilchrist on 25 Jan 1878 at Ormiston Manse, Ormiston, East Lothian, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland

William Livingston, Ploughman, (Bachelor) aged 20, Ormiston
Parents: Thomas Livingston, Engine Driver, (dec) & Janet Livingston MS Davidson (dec)
Mary Gilchrist, Domestic Servant, (Spinster), 20yrs, West Ryde
Parents: John Gilchrist, Ploughman & Catherine Lockhart

Witnesses: John Gilchrist & Susan Livingston.1,5



William appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 at Farm Cottage, Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland , also listed in the household was Mary and Thomas ;
LIVINGSTON William, Head, 23, Farm Servant, Pencaitland Haddington
LIVINGSTON Mary, Wife, 23, Trenant
LIVINGSTON Thomas, Son, 1, Inveresk
GILCRIST James, Brother - in- Law, 17, Shoemaker, Trenant.6



William appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 at E Cowden Cottages, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland , also listed in the household was Mary, Thomas, Janet, John, Peter and Catharine ;
LIVINGSTON William, Head, Mar, 33, Farm Servant, Pencaitland E Lothian
LIVINGSTON May, Wife, 33, Trenant
LIVINGSTON Thomas, Son, 11, Scholar, Inveresk
LIVINGSTON Janet, Dau, 9, Scholar, Inveresk Edin
LIVINGSTON John G, Son, 7, Scholar, Newton Edinb
LIVINGSTON Peter M, Son, 5, Scholar, Cockpen Edin
LIVINGSTON Cathrine L, Dau, 3, Newton Edin.7



William appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 at 1 Easter Cowden, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland , also listed in the household was Mary, John, Peter and Catharine ;
LIVINGSTON William, Head, 43, Farm Grieve, Pencaitland Haddingston
LIVINGSTON Mary, Wife, 43, Trenent
LIVINGSTON John, Son, 17, Ploughman, Newton
LIVINGSTON Peter, Son, 15, Horseman Farm, Cockpen
LIVINGSTON Catherine, Dau, 13, Scholar, Newton
McLAREN Andrew, Boarder, 24, Shepherd.8



As of 1907,William Davidson was also known as William Livingstone.



William Livingstone recorded Mary Livingstone's death on 24 Aug 1907 22 North High Street, Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland ,
Mary Livingstone
Married to William Livingstone, Stableman
At 7AM aged 49 years

Parents: John Gilchrist, Farm & Servant (dec) & Catherine Lockhart (dec)

William Livingstone (X his mark), Widower was the informant of her death.1,9



William appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 at Musselburgh, Midlothian, Midlothian, also listed in the household was John and Catharine ;
LIVINGSTONE, William, 4 people present, & 3 rooms with windows. Head, 53, Widower, Stableman, Car Operative Street, worker, Pencaitland East Lothian
LIVINGSTONE, John, Son, 27, Single, Van Man, Car Operative Street, worker, Newton Midlothian
LIVINGSTONE Catherine, Daur, 23, Single, Newton Midlothian
ATKINSON Margaret, Visitor, 38, Single, Stirling.10



William died on 19 Sep 1929 at 3 Downie Place, Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland , at age 72 years, 1 month and 15 days

William Livingstone or Davidson
Stableman
Widower of Mary Gilchrist
At 5.05pm aged 72 years
Parents: No Father listed, Mother Janet Davidson, Agricultural Laborer (dec)

G Conlton (sic), Son in law, 3 Downie Place, Musselburgh was the informant.1,11



William's cause of death on 19 Sep 1929 was from Cerebral Haemorrhage, 1 day
Artero Sclerosis, several years.



William and Mary had 5 children.

Children of William Davidson and Mary Gilchrist

MotherJanet Davidson (1 Aug 1823 - 31 Aug 1865)

Citations

  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 www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1857, Pencaitland, Haddington, East Lothian, 716/00 0040. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [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.
  4. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Cranston Midlothian, 680/ ED 2 Line 22. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1878 Ormiston Haddington, East Lothian 715/00 0002.
  6. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), 1881 Inveresk Midlothian, 689/ ED 10 Line 14. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.
  7. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Dalkeith Midlothian, 683/ ED 10 Line 13. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  8. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Dalkeith Midlothian, 683/ ED 10 Line 11. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  9. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1907 Inveresk & Musselburgh, Midlothian, 689/00 0167.
  10. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Inveresk & Musselburgh, Midlothian, 689/00 010/00 002. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  11. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1929 Inveresk & Musselburgh, Midlothian, 689/00 0176.