Ellen Gardner Laird Kyle Simpson

ID# 5036, (27 Sep 1908 - 24 Apr 2001)
Ellen Gardner Laird Kyle Simpson
photo courtsey of Alex Lees & Marie Brown


Ellen Gardner Laird Kyle Simpson was born on 27 Sep 1908 at Paterson Place, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Ellen Gardner Laird Kyle Simpson
at 9:45am
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner & Mary Laird. Married 24th June 1902 Uddingston

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

She was the daughter of William Simpson and Mary Laird.

Ellen posed for a photo c 1909.
Grandfather Simpson with Mother as a baby
photo courtsey of Alex Lees & Marie Brown


Ellen 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.)3



Ellen witnessed the marriage of Mary Lindsay and Charles Laird Simpson on 10 Sep 1927 21 Hope Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1,4

Ellen witnessed the marriage of Andrew Gartshore and Margaret Stewart Simpson on 6 Sep 1929 10 Donaldson Place, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1,5

Ellen witnessed the marriage of Allister Richardson and Janet Fleming Simpson on 4 Jul 1930 The Manse, Aitkenhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1,6

Ellen Gardner Laird Kyle Simpson married Robert Masson Lees on 18 Dec 1936 at 14 Holmbrae Road, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland.

Robert Masson Lees, Male Nurse (Bachelor) aged 33.
Usual Res: Mental Hospital, Hartwood
Parents: Alexander Lees, White Fisherman, & Jessie Lees MS Masson.
Ellen Gardner Laird Kyle Simpson, Hospital Nurse, (Spinster), aged 28
Usual Res: 297 Old Edinburgh Road, Tannochside.
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner (Hewer) & Mary Simpson MS Laird

Witnesses: Alexander Lees, 1 Old Pier, Stonehaven & Isabella Adair, 25 Stenton Row, Wishart.

No notice in the Glasgow Herald.1,7

Ellen & Robert Lees on their wedding day
photo courtsey of Alex Lees

As of 18 Dec 1936,her married name was Lees.

Ellen Gardner Laird Kyle Simpson was also known as Nell Lees.



Nell was in the photo with Meg Gartshore taken in 1977.

Nell was in the photo with Meg Gartshore taken c 1980.

Ellen was in the photo with Helen Elizabeth Lees taken c 1987.8

Ellen died on 24 Apr 2001 at Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 92 years, 6 months and 28 days

LEES, Ellen Gardner L
Aged 92
Other surnames: Simpson.9,10



Ellen was buried in Apr 2001 at Bothwell Park Cemetery, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

In Loving Memory of
Robert Masson Lees,
Beloved Husband of
Ellen Simpson,
Died 14th February 1953,
Aged 49 Years.
Also the Above
Ellen
Died 24th April 2001
Aged 92 Years.11


Robert Masson Lees and Ellen Simpson
Bothwell Park Cemetery
Photo taken by Issy Cuthbert July 2017 for the Find A Grave project.


Ellen and Robert had 2 children, living.

Family: Ellen Gardner Laird Kyle Simpson and Robert Masson Lees

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, 1908 Bothwell, Lanark, 625/01 0548. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [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.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1927 Blythswood, Glasgow City, Lanark, 644/10 1729.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1929 Bothwell, Lanark, 625/01 0093.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1930 Bothwell, Lanark, 625/01 0045.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1936, Bothwell Lanark, 625/01/ 0118.
  8. [S194] Letter or email from Alexander Lees (Scotland) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) email family photos March 2014.
  9. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 2001 Motherwell and Wishaw, North Lanarkshire 570/00 0306.
  10. [S194] Letter or email, Alexander Lees to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails email and pdf chart March 2014.
  11. [S43] Cemetery Records , Photograph taken July 2017 by Izzy Cuthbert for the Find A Grave project and sent to me personally.. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.