Margaret Swanson Simpson

ID# 6098, (26 Jan 1902 - 1976)

Margaret Swanson Simpson was born on 26 Jan 1902 at 45 Bangar Road, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland ,

Margaret Swanson Simpson
At 7am (hard to read)
Parents: John Simpson, ? contractor & Jessie Drummond Kerr
Married: 1901 Aug 23rd, Cranston

John Simpson father was the informant of her birth.1,2,3

She was the daughter of John Simpson and Jessie Drummond Kerr.

Margaret Swanson Simpson married George Barton on 17 Sep 1932 at 34 North Junction Street, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland

George Barton, Joiner (Journeyman) Bachelor, aged 30
Usual Res: 34 North Junction Street, Leith
Parents: George Millar Barton, Joiner (Journeyman) & Margaret Ann Pairman previously Napier

Margaret Swanson Simpson, Commericail Clerk, Spinster, aged 30
Usual Res: 6 Fort Place, Leith
Parents: John Simpson, Carting Contractor (dec) & Jessie Drummond Kerr

Witnesses: Jessie S Scott, 98 Newhaven Road, Leith & James J H Leask, 24 Prince Regent Street Leith.1,4,3

As of 17 Sep 1932,her married name was Barton.

Margaret died in 1976 at Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland , at age 73 years.3

Margaret and George had 2 children, 1 still living.

Child of Margaret Swanson Simpson and George Barton

FatherJohn Simpson (4 Sep 1851 - 24 Jul 1912)
MotherJessie Drummond Kerr (c 1869 - 18 Dec 1953)


  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, 1902 leith South, Edinburgh City Midlothian, 692/02 0164. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S147] Letter from John Simpson Barton (Perthshire Scotland) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) email 3 Feb 2012.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1932 Leith North Edinburgh city Midlothian, 685/09 0130.