Charles Laird Simpson

ID# 2514, (30 Jun 1896 - 2 Dec 1952)
Charles Simpson
photo courtsey of Alex Lees & Marie Brown

Charles Laird Simpson was born on 30 Jun 1896 at 57 Single Row, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

At 2.15 AM
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner & Mary Simpson MS Laird
Married: 1890 June 24th Bothwell

William Simpson, father was present at the birth.1,2

He was the son of William Simpson and Mary Laird.

Charles 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.3

Charles 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.)4

Charles witnessed the marriage of Elizabeth Crooks Thomson and George Simpson on 26 Jun 1914 Part United Free Manse, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1,5

Charles witnessed the marriage of Nellie Grant Matthews and William Laird Simpson on 17 Sep 1920 Lessen Public Hall, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1,6

Charles Laird Simpson married Mary Lindsay on 10 Sep 1927 at 21 Hope Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Charles Laird Simpson, Newsagent (Bachelor) aged 31
Usual Res: 186 Barfillan Drive, Glasgow
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner & Mary Gardner Laird
Mary Lindsay, Bookkeeper (Spinster) aged 26
Usual Res: 16 Logan Street, Glasgow
Parents: William Lindsay, Railway Enginedriver & Mary Wilson.

By Declaration in presence of Helen Simpson, Thorniewood, Uddingston & William Lindsay, Aitken, 15 Elmfoot Street, Glasgow

No notice in Glasgow Herald.1,7

Charles died on 2 Dec 1952 at 301 Ryehill Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 56 years, 5 months and 2 days

Charles Laird Simpson, Insurance Agent (married to Mary Lindsay)
at 10:15am, aged 56yrs.
Usual Res: 30 Ibvox Terrace, Glasgow.
Parents: William Simpson, Coalminer & Mary Laird (dec)

Ronald L Simpson, Son, 30 Ibvox Terrace, Glasgow was the informant.1,8

Charles's cause of death on 2 Dec 1952 was from probably Coronary Artery Disease
Cardiac Failure
Seen after death
RCE Vol 6. 0. 37
19th Jan 1953.

Charles's death notice appeared on 4 Dec 1952 in the "Glasgow Herald", Scotland ,

Suddenly, on 2nd December 1952, Charles Laird Simpson, beloved husband of Mary Lindsay, 30 Ibrox Terrace, Glasgow. SW 1.
Funeral tomorrow (Friday) to Woodside Crematorium, Paisley; friends desiring to attend please meet cortege at Crematorium at 3.25 pm
No flowers, please.9

Charles was cremated on 5 Dec 1952 at Woodside Crematorium, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland .

Charles and Mary had 1 child - Still Living.

Family: Charles Laird Simpson and Mary Lindsay

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


  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, 1896, Bothwell, Lanark, 625/01 0258. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Bothwell, Lanark, Page 6. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  4. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 013/00 039. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1914 Bothwell, Lanark, 625/01 0075.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1920 Bothwell, Lanark, 625/01 0125.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1927 Blythswood, Glasgow City, Lanark, 644/10 1729.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1952 Provan, Glasgow City, Lanark, 644/04 1091.
  9. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Glasgow Herald Dec 4 1952 - 170th Year No 290. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.