George Simpson

ID# 3653, (16 May 1892 - 2 Dec 1934)


George Simpson was born on 16 May 1892 at 26 Dunlops Row, Thorniewood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

George Simpson
At 7 AM
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner & Mary Simpson MS Laird
Married: 1891 June 24th, Bothwell

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

He was the son of William Simpson and Mary Laird.

George 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



George 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



George Simpson married Elizabeth Crooks Thomson on 26 Jun 1914 at Part United Free Manse, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

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

George Simpson, Coal Miner (Bachelor) aged 22
Usual Res: Youngs Land, Thornwood
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner & Mary Gardner Laird
Elizabeth Crooks Thompson, laundress (Spinster) aged 20
Usual Res: 21 Hozier Street, Tannochside
Parents: Mary Crooks Thompson, Domestic Servant, afterwards married to James Paterson, Coal Miner

Witnesses: Charles Simpson & Jeanie Thomson.1,5



George Simpson witnessed the birth of William Simpson on 6 Oct 1914 Youngs Land, Thorniewood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

William Simpson at 11.45PM
Parents: George Simpson, Coal Miner & Elizabeth Crooks Simpson MS Thompson
Married: June 26 1914, Bothwell

George Simpson, Father was present at the birth.1,6



George Simpson was on the 1920 Valuation Roll.

House Thorniewood
Proprietor: Robert Young, Grocer Ferndean Uddingston
Tenant & Occupier: George Simpson, Miner £8 16s pa.7



George Simpson witnessed the death of Thomas Paterson Simpson on 19 Mar 1924 Thorniewood, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire,
at 10.15AM aged 25 days.
Parents: George Simpson, Coal Miner & Elizabeth Crooks Simpson MS Thompson

George Simpson, Father was present when he died.1,8



George Simpson recorded Peter Laird Simpson's death on 28 Mar 1931 County Hospital, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,
at 11.55 PM aged 11 months
Usual Residence, Youngs Land, Thorniewood
Parents: George Simpson, Colliery Fireman & Elizabeth Simpson MS Thompson

George Simpson, Father, Youngs Land, Thorniewood was the informant.1,9



George Simpson recorded Margaret Stewart Simpson's death on 8 Feb 1933 163 Old Edinburgh Road, Thorniewood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,
At 10.45 AM aged 3 weeks
Parents: George Simpson, Colliery Fireman & Elizabeth Crooks Simpson MS Thompson

George Simpson, Father was the informant.1,10



George died on 2 Dec 1934 at Polkemmet Colliery, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland , at age 42 years, 6 months and 16 days

George Simpson, Coal Miner, Married to Elizabeth Elaine Thomson
At 6pm aged 42 yrs.
Usual Res: 26 Murrays Gate Crescent, Whitburn
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner & Mary Laird.

W L Simpson, Brother, 21 Greenrig Street, Uddingston was the informant.

No notice in Glasgow Herald.1,11



George's cause of death on 2 Dec 1934 was from Killed in Mine Accident. - impossible to read the rest of the details on the certificate.

RCE Vol 111, Page 110, 673 4th Jan 1935
Injuries sustained on said 2nd Dec through a quantity of material falling upon him from the roof of his working place in said Polkemmet Colliery where he was employed, as per Verdict of Jury.



4 Dec 1934 George Simpson was mentioned in the " The Scotsman", Scotland , newspaper

Whitburn Miner Killed
While working in Polkemmet Colliery, Whitburn, owned by Wm. Dixon (Ltd), on Sunday, George Simpson, aged 42, brusher, 26 Murraysgate Crescent, Whitburn, was killed by a fall of stone and debris. He is survived by a widow and young family.12,13



George was buried on 5 Dec 1934 at Whitburn Cemetery, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland ,


George Simpson, from Murraysgate Crescent, Whitburn, aged 42.
Charges Paid: £4 1s.14



George and Elizabeth had 13 children.

Children of George Simpson and Elizabeth Crooks Thomson

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, 1892, Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0337. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1914 Bothwell, Lanark, 625/01 0075.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1914 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0560.
  7. [S184] Valuation Rolls, Scottish Valuation Roll (n.p.: Scotlandspeople.gov.uk), 1920 Bothwell Lanark, VR107/ 341 / 234. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Valuation Roll.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1924 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0069.
  9. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1931 Dalziel Lanark, 639/00 0182.
  10. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1933 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0023.
  11. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1934 Whitburn, West Lothian, 673/01 0032.
  12. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, The Scotsman (1921 - 1950) 4 December 1934, Article 22, page 7. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  13. [S191] Scottish Mining Web Site, online www.scottishmining.co.uk, Lothians Accidents 1931 onwards. - 2 December 1934.. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Mining Web Site.
  14. [S43] Cemetery Records , West Lothian Family History Society Burial Records CD Whitburn Cemetery 1862 - 1975 - Section R Lair 34 Dept 0. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.