John Simpson

ID# 4318, (20 Jan 1840 - 28 Feb 1907)


John Simpson was born on 20 Jan 1840 at Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland ,

SIMPSON, 1840
John son of William Simpson labourer, Fountainhall and of Marion King his Wife was born on the 20th Jan and baptized 8th Feb 1840.

Witnesses: William Thomson and James Hogg.1,2

He was the son of William Simpson and Marion King.

John 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



John 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



John witnessed the marriage of Thomas Livingston and Janet Davidson on 25 Nov 1859 Woodhall, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland .1,5

John appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of William Simpson at Pencaitland, East Lothian, East Lothian;
SIMPSON William, Head, Mar, 49, Clerk of Colliery, Salton, Haddington, 2 rooms with windows
SIMPSON Marion, Wife, Mar, 57, Gladsmuir
SIMPSON John, Son, 21, Coal Miner, Pencaitland
SIMPSON George, Wifes Grandson, 12, Pencaitland
MARTIN Charles, Wifes Grandson, 5, City of Edin, Parish Not Known.6



John Simpson married Isabella Whitson on 12 Sep 1862 at Pencaitland, East Lothian, East Lothian,

After Banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland

John Simpson, Coal Miner, (Bachelor) aged 22, Fountainhall, Parish of Pencaitland
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Grieve & Marion King
Isabella Whitson, Domestic Servant (spinster) aged 22, Templehall Parish of Pencaitland
Parents: Alexander Whitson, Ploughman & Helen Symington

Witnesses: James Thomson & William Montgomery.1,7



John appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 at 4 Duke Street, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland , also listed in the household was Isabella, Alexander, Marion, Elen, Janet, William and Margaret ;
SIMPSON John, Head, 31, Miner, Pencaitland, Haddington
SIMPSON Isabella, Wife, 31, Drineston Edinburgh
SIMPSON Alexander, Son, 10, Scholar, Drineston Edinburgh
SIMPSON Mary A, Dau, 9, Scholar, Fountainhall Edinburgh
SIMPSON Elen, Dau, 8, Scholar, Pencaitland
SIMPSONJanet, Dau, 5, Scholar, Lasswade
SIMPSON William, Son, 2, Pencaitland
SIMPSON Margaret, Dau, 11mths, Lasswade
REID Archibald, Boarder, 32
REID Charles, Borarder, 27.8



John appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 at 15 Duke Street, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland , also listed in the household was Isabella, Alexander, Marion, Janet, William, Margaret, Christina, John, David, Mary and James ;
SIMPSON John, Head, 42, Coal Miner, Pencaitland Haddington
SIMPSON Isabella, Wife, 42, Drineston Edinburgh
SIMPSON Alexander, Son, 22, Coal Miner, Borthwick Midlothian
SIMPSON Marian, Dau, 17, Carpet Printer, Pencaitland
SIMPSON Janet, Dau, 15, Carpet Printer, Pencaitland
SIMPSON William, Son, 13, Coal Miner, Ormiston
SIMPSON Margaret, Dau, 10, Scholar, Lasswade
SIMPSON Christina, Dau, 9, Scholar, Lasswade
SIMPSON John, Son, 6, Scholar, Lasswade
SIMPSON David, Son, 4, Scholar, Lasswade
SIMPSON Mary, Dau, 2, Lasswade
SIMPSON James, Son, 1mth, Lasswade.9



John appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 at Denend, Auchterderran, Fifeshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Isabella, Christina, John, David, Mary and James ;
SIMPSON John, Head, 56, Coal Miner, Haddington
SIMPSON Isabella, Wife, 52, Haddington
SIMPSON Christina, Dau, 19, Pit Head Worker, Haddington
SIMPSON John, Son, 16, Coal Miner, Haddington
SIMPSON David, Son, 14, Coal Miner, Haddington
SIMPSON Mary, Dau, 12, Scholar, Haddington
SIMPSON James, Son, 9, Scholar, Haddington
SIMPSON John David, Grandson, 7, Scholar, Haddington.10



John appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 at 32 Carlow Place, Leven, Fifeshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Isabella, David and Mary ;
SIMPSON John, Head, 67, Coal Miner Hewer, Fountainhall, Haddington
SIMPSON Isabella, Wife, 61, Ormiston
SIMPSON David, Son, 24, Coal Miner Hewer, Lasswade
SIMPSON Mary, Dau, 22, Flax Spinner, Lasswade
SIMPSON James, Boarder, 20, Coal Miner Hewer, Lasswade
SIMPSON Janet, Boarder, 18, Flax Spinner, Scoonie Fife
SALTON John, Grandson, 11, Scholar, Wemyss Fife.11



John died on 28 Feb 1907 at 69 Carlow Place, Leven, Fifeshire, Scotland , at age 67 years, 1 month and 8 days

John Simpson, Coalminer (Widower of Isabella Whitson)
At 2:45am aged 60yrs.
Parents: William Simpson, Road Surfaceman (dec) & Marion King (dec)

David Simpson, Son was present at his death.1,12



John's cause of death on 28 Feb 1907 was from Bronchitis 2 months
Cardiac Failure 1 days.



John and Isabella had 13 children.

Children of John Simpson and Isabella Whitson

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), 1840 Pencaitland East Lothian, 716/0030 0116. 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, 1859, 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 Pencaitland East Lothian, 716/00 003/00 002 & 003. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1862 Pencaitland Haddington East Lothian, 716/00 0006.
  8. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Lasswade Midlothian, 691/ ED 10 Line 8. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  9. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), 1881 Lasswade Midlothian, 691/ ED 10 Line 3. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.
  10. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Auchterderran Fife, 405/ ED 3 Line 7. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  11. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Scoonie Fife, 456/ ED 1 Line 15. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  12. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1907 Scoonie Fife, 456/00 0023.