Alexander Gardner Laird Simpson

ID# 3655, (6 Dec 1900 - 6 Dec 1966)
Alexander Gardner Laird (Alex) Simpson
photo courtsey of Alex Lees & Marie Brown
Photograph by Alex


Alexander Gardner Laird Simpson was born on 6 Dec 1900 at Youngs Land, Thorniewood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

At 11.50 PM
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner & Mary Gardner Simpson MS Laird
Married: 1891 June 24th Bothwell

Wm Simpson, Father was the informant.1,2,3

He was the son of William Simpson and Mary Laird.

Alexander Gardner Laird Simpson was also known as Alex Simpson.



Alexander appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of William Simpson at Youngs Land, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
SIMPSON, William Head, M, 31, Stone Miner, Worker, Ormiston, Haddington
2 rooms with windows
SIMPSON, Mary, Wife, M, 31, Miner's Wife, Baillieston, Lanarkshire
SIMPSON, George, Son, 8, Scholar, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
SIMPSON, William, Son, 6, Scholar, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
SIMPSON, Charles, Son, 4, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
SIMPSON, Thomas, Son, 2, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
SIMPSON, Alexander, Son, 4 months, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
SHAW, Maggie, visitor, S, 13, Scholar, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
TAYLOR, Thomas, Boarder, S, 16, Coal Miner, Worker, Cadder, Lanarkshire.4



Alex appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of William Simpson at 17 Donaldson Place, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
SIMPON William, Head, 40, Mar, Coal Miner/Hewer, Worker,Ormiston Haddington
SIMPON Mary, Wife, 40, Mar, married 19yrs, 10 Children, 10 Living, Old Monkland Lanark
SIMPON George, Son, 18, Single, Coalminer Hewer, Worker, Bothwell Lanark
SIMPON William, Son, 16, Single, Coalminer Hewer, Worker, Bothwell
SIMPON Charles, Son, 14, Coalminer Hewer, Worker, Bothwell
SIMPON Thomas, Son, 12, School, Bothwell
SIMPON Alex, Son, 11, School, Bothwell
SIMPON Robert, Son, 9, School, Bothwell
SIMPON Mary, Dau, 7, School, Bothwell
SIMPON Maggie, Dau, 5, School, Bothwell
SIMPON Ellen, Dau, 3, Bothwell
SIMPON Elizabeth, Dau, 10mths, Bothwell

(The surname is recorded on the census as SIMPON instead of SIMPSON.)5



Alex was in the photo with William Simpson taken c 1920.

Alexander Gardner Laird Simpson married Betsy Simpson Stevenson on 27 Apr 1928 at 30 May Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland

Alexander Gardner Laird Simpson, Commercial Traveller, (Bachelor), aged 27.
Usual Res: Lee's Land, Thorniewood, Uddingston
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner & Mary Gardner Simpson MS Laird
Betsy Simpson Stevenson, Clerkess, (spinster) aged 26.
Usual Res: 30 May Street, Hamilton
Parents: Alexander Stevenson, Road Surfaceman, (dec) & Martha Stevenson MS Rankin

Witnesses: W L Simpson, 19 Greenrig St, Uddingston & Margaret Simpson, Lees Land, Thorniewood

No notice Glasgow Herald.1,6



Alexander died on 6 Dec 1966 at Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 66 years

Simpson, Alexander G L, aged 66.7,3



Alexander and Betsy had 2 children, 1 living.

Child of Alexander Gardner Laird Simpson and Betsy Simpson Stevenson

FatherWilliam Simpson (17 Aug 1870 - 21 Jan 1953)
MotherMary Laird (6 Sep 1870 - 2 Jan 1940)

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, 1900, Bothwell, Lanark 625/01 0556. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S194] Letter or email from Alexander Lees (Scotland) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) email family chart March 2014.
  4. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Bothwell, Lanark, Page 6. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  5. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 013/00 039. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1928, Hamilton, Lanark, 647/00 0093.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1966, Hamilton Lanark, 647/00 0403.