Christian Simpson

ID# 4317, (28 May 1837 - 24 Apr 1921)


Christian Simpson was born on 28 May 1837 at Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland ,

SIMPSON Christian
Daughter of William Simpson Labourer, Fountainhall, and of Marion King his Wife was born on the 28th May and baptized on the 8th June 1837.

Witnesses: John Gray and Thomas McNeill.1,2

She was the daughter of William Simpson and Marion King.

Christian appeared on the 1841 Scottish Census of 6 Jun 1841 in the household of William Simpson at Fountain Hall, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland ;
SIMPSON William, 25, Coal Miner, Yes
SIMPSON Marion, 35, Yes
SIMPSON James, 6, Yes
SIMPSON Christian, 4, Yes
SIMPSON John, 2, Yes
SIMPSON Janet, 15, Yes
SIMPSON Ann, 10, Yes
SIMPSON Margaret, 10, Yes.3



Christian appeared on the 1851 Scottish Census of 30 Mar 1851 in the household of William Simpson at House of Muir, Ormiston, East Lothian, Scotland ;
SIMPSON William, Head, Mar, 39, Coal Manager, Salton, Haddington
SIMPSON Marion, Wife, Mar, 47, Gladsmuir, Haddington
SIMPSON James, Son, U, 16, Coal Miner, Pencaitland
SIMPSON Christian, Dau, U, 14, Pencaitland
SIMPSON John, Son, 11, Pencaitland
SIMPSON Marion, Daur, 6, Pencaitland
OLIVER George S., Grandchild, 2, Pencaitland.4



Christian Simpson married William Skirving on 1 Jan 1858 at Fountainhall, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland ,

Marriage (after Banns) was Solemised between us according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland

William Skirving
Aged 23, Bachelor, Labourer
Res: Gardenershall
Parents: William Skirving, Smith (dec) & Elizabeth Skirving MS Lawson (dec)

Christina Simpson
Aged 20, Spinster
Res: Fountainhall
Parents: William Simpson, Llabouer & Marion Simpson MS King

Witnesses: James Skirving & Richard Stoddart

RCE:
The entries numbered 1-8 in the Register of Marriage for the year 1858 were made irregularly by the person who was not authorised to discharge the duties of register. This has been addressed and the entries were considered legal.1,5


As of 1 Jan 1858,her married name was Skirving.

Christian appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of William Skirving at Gardeners Hall, Crichton, Midlothian, Scotland ;
SKIRVING William, Head, 27, Quarryman, Haddington
SKIRVING Christina, Wife, 24, Pencaitland.6



Christian appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of William Skirving at Crichton Dean Private House, Crichton, Midlothian, Scotland ;
SKIRVING William, Head, 35, Labourer, Haddington
SKIRVING Christina, Wife, 32, Pencaitland
SKIRVING William, Son, 8, Scholar, Crichton
SKIRVING Marion King, Dau, 6, Scholar, Crichton.7



Christian appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 in the household of William Skirving at Crichton, Midlothian, Scotland ;
SKIRVING William, Head, 45, Gardeners labourer, Haddington
SKIRVING Christina, Wife, 48, Pencaitland
SKIRVING William, Son, 18, Labourer, Crichton
SKIRVING Elizabeth, Dau, 6, Scholar, Crichton
SIMPSON Charles, Boarder, 25, General labourer, Edinburgh.8



Christian appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 in the household of William Skirving at Oxenford South Lodge, Cranston, Midlothian, Scotland ;
SKIRVING William, Head, 56, Gardener's Labourer, Haddington
SKIRVING Christina, Wife, 53, Pencaitland.9



Christian appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 at Cranston, Midlothian, Midlothian, also listed in the household was Elizabeth ;
Name transcribed incorrectly on Ancestry as HERRING but correct on Scotslandspeople.

SKIRVING Christina, Head, 63, Lodge Keeper, Pencaitland
SKIRVING Elizabeth, Dau, 25, Garden Labourer, Crichton
HENDERSON Alexander, Boarder, 22.10



Christian died on 24 Apr 1921 at Berryhill, Grantshouse, Berwickshire, Scotland , at age 83 years, 10 months and 27 days

Christina Skirving
(Widow of William Skirving, Gardener)
At 9:00PM aged 83yrs
Parents: William Simpson, Roadman (dec) & Marion Simpson previouly Davidson MS King (dec)

Robert Brown, Son in Law, was present at her death.1,11



Christian's cause of death on 24 Apr 1921 was from Cerbral Thrombosis.



Christian and William had 7 Known children.

Children of Christian Simpson and William Skirving

FatherWilliam Simpson (c 1812 - 25 Nov 1888)
MotherMarion King (13 Oct 1802 - 25 Jan 1876)

Citations

  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S32] GROS, Scottish OPR's (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: pre 1855), 1837 Pencaitland East Lothian, 716/0030 0105. Hereinafter cited as Scottish OPR's.
  3. [S82] 1841 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 6 June 1841), 1841 Pencaitland East Lothian, 716/00 004/00 007. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Scottish Census.
  4. [S28] 1851 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 30 March 1851), 1851 Ormiston East Lothian, 715/00 002/00 010. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1858 Pencaitland Haddington, East Lothian, 716/00 0002. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  6. [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), 1861 Crichton Midlothian, 681/ ED 3 Line 1. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  7. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Crichton Midlothian, 681/ ED 3 Line 1. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  8. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), 1881 Crichton Midlothian, 681/ ED 2 Line 13. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.
  9. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Cranston Midlothian, 680/ ED 1 Line 7. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  10. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Cranston Midlothian, 680/ ED 1 Line 12. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  11. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1921 Grantshouse Berwick, 732/02 0002.