Margaret Stewart Simpson

ID# 416, (28 Sep 1906 - 22 Jun 1991)
Margaret Stewart (Meg) Gartshore nee Simpson
photo courtsey of Alex Lees & Marie Brown
Photograph by Alex


Margaret Stewart Simpson was born on 28 Sep 1906 at Youngs Land, Thorniewood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

SIMPSON Margaret Stewart
At 4pm

Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner & Mary Laird, married June 24th 1902 Uddingston

Wm Simpson, Father was present at the birth.1,2

She was the daughter of William Simpson and Mary Laird.

Margaret Stewart Simpson was also known as Meg Simpson.



Margaret 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



Margaret witnessed the marriage of Neil Fairholm Scott and Mary Gardner Laird Simpson on 7 Mar 1924 United Free Church Manse, Aitkenhead, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1,4

Meg was in the photo with Jenny Simpson taken.

Margaret witnessed the marriage of Betsy Simpson Stevenson and Alexander Gardner Laird Simpson on 27 Apr 1928 30 May Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1,5

Margaret Stewart Simpson married Andrew Gartshore on 6 Sep 1929 at 10 Donaldson Place, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

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

Andrew Gartshore
Butcher (journeyman) Bachelor
Aged 26
Usual Res: Clydesdale Place, Crosshill, Baillieston
Parents: Walter Gartshore, School Janitor (dec) & Mary McFarlane
Margaret Stewart Simpson
Domestic Servant (spinster)
Aged 22
Usual Res: 10 Donaldson Place, Tannochside
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner & Mary Laird

Witnesses: Joseph McFarlane Gartshore, 58 Crosshill Baillieston & Ellen Simpson, 6 Donaldson Place, Tannochside Uddingston

No notice in Glasgow Herald.1,6


As of 6 Sep 1929,her married name was Gartshore.

Margaret Stewart Simpson was also known as Meg Gartshore.



Meg was in the photo with Willie Simpson taken.

Margaret posed for a photo in 1955
Photo taken at Bill and Kate's Wedding.7


Aunt Belle, Bridgit, Aunt Meg, Aunt Jenny, Aunt Clarice
Taken at Bill & Kate's Wedding c 1950's
Photo courtsey of Alex Lees


Meg posed for a photo in 1977.
Aunt Jenny, Mother (Ellen), Aunt Meg at Anne Simpson wedding 1977
photo courtsey of Alex Lees & Marie Brown


Meg posed for a photo c 1980.
Aunt Meg, Mum (Ellen) & Aunt Betty
photo courtsey of Alex Lees & Marie Brown


Margaret died on 22 Jun 1991 at Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 84 years, 8 months and 25 days

Margaret Stewart Simpson
Aged 84
Other Surnames: Gartshore.8



Margaret was buried in Jun 1991 at Bothwell Park Cemetery, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

In Memory of
Mary Laird
Beloved Wife of
William Simpson
Who Died 2nd Jan 1940
Aged 69 Years.
Also the Above
William Simpson
Who died 21st Jan 1953
Aged 84 Years.
Also Their Daughter
Margaret
Who Died 27th June 1991
Aged 84 Years.

Erected by her Husband & Family.9

Mary Laird & William Simpson plus daughter Margaret
Bothwell Park Cemetery
Photo Taken by Izzy Cuthbert July 2017 for the Find A Grave Project


Margaret and Andrew had 1 known child.

Family: Margaret Stewart Simpson and Andrew Gartshore

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, 1906 Bothwell, Lanark, 625/01 0500. 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, 1924 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0016.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1928, Hamilton, Lanark, 647/00 0093.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1929 Bothwell, Lanark, 625/01 0093.
  7. [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.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1991 Motherwell and Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, 570/00 0501.
  9. [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.