Helen Dodds

ID# 5110, (6 Aug 1854 - 13 Mar 1921)


Helen Dodds was born on 6 Aug 1854 at Stow, Midlothian, Scotland ,

Parents: John Dodds & Elizabeth Jeffrey.1

She was the daughter of John Dodds and Elizabeth Jeffrey.

Helen Dodds married Peter Montgomery, son of Peter Montgomery and Janet Davidson, on 5 Dec 1873 at Colmslie Hill, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland

Peter Montgomery, Ploughman (Bachelor) 23, ?
Parents: Peter Montgomery, Labourer & Janet Montgomery MS Davidson

Helen Dodds, Out Doors Worker, (Spinster), 19, Colmslie Hill
Parents: John Dodds, Agricultural labourer & Elizabeth Jeffrey

Witnesses: Richard Robertson & Alexander Dodds.2,3


As of 5 Dec 1873,her married name was Montgomery.

Helen appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 in the household of Peter Montgomery at Woodheads, Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland ;
MONTGOMERY Peter, Head, 28, Ag Lab, Pencaitland Haddington
MONTGOMERY Helen, Wife, 26, Stow Midlothian
MONTGOMERY William, Son, 7, Scholar, Melrose Roxburgh
MONTGOMERY John, Son, 3, Melrose, Roxburgh
MONTGOMERY Robert, Son, 2, Melrose Roxburgh
MONTGOMERY Elizabeth, Dau, 5mths, Melrose, Roxburgh.4



Helen appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 in the household of Peter Montgomery at Sunnyside, Prestonkirk, East Lothian, Scotland ;
MONTGOMERY Peter, Head, 39, Farm Servant, Pencaitland Haddington
MONTGOMERY Helen, Wife, 36, Stow Midlothian
MONTGOMERY William, Son, 17, Farm Servant, Melrose
MONTGOMERY John, Son, 13, Farm Servant, Huckburn Berwick
MONTGOMERY Robert, Son, 12, Scholar, Huckburn Berwick
MONTGOMERY Elizabeth, Dau, 10, Scholar, Melrose
MONTGOMERY Janet, Dau, 8, Scholar, Lauder Berwick
MONTGOMERY Helen, Dau, 4, Stow Midlothian
MONTGOMERY Susan, Dau, 2, Stow Midlothian
MONTGOMERY Euphemia, Dau, 6mths, Prestonkirk.5



Helen appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of Peter Montgomery at West Mains, Whittinghame, East Lothian, Scotland ;
MONTGOMERY Peter, Head, Mar, 49, Ploughman, Saltoun Haddington
MONTGOMERY Hellen, Wife, 46,Stow Midlothian
MONTGOMERY Robert, Son, 22, Farm Servant Ploughman, Melrose
MONTGOMERY Janet, Dau, 18, Farm Servant, Lauder
MONTGOMERY Hellen, Dau, 14, Mothers Help (domestic), Stow
MONTGOMERY Susan, Dau, 12, Scholar, Stow
MONTGOMERY Euphemia, Dau, 10, Scholar, Prestonkirk
MONTGOMERY Marion, Dau, 3, Whittinghame, East Lothian.6



Helen appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of Peter Montgomery at 48 Prince Albert Building, Newington, Midlothian, Scotland ;
MONTGOMERY Peter, 6 people present, 3 rooms with windows. Head, 59, Married, Chauffeur, Own Account, West Salton Haddington
MONTGOMERY Helen, Wife, 56, Married, married 36 yrs, 10 children born, 9 living, Stow Edinburgh
MONTGOMERY Nellie, Dau, 24, Single, Stow Edinburgh
MONTGOMERY Susan, Dau, 22, Single, Capmaker, worker, Stow Edinburgh
MONTGOMERY Euphemia, Dau, 20, Single, Capmaker, worker, Prestonkirk Haddington
MONTGOMERY Marion, Dau, 13, Single, School, Whittinghame Haddington.7



Helen died on 13 Mar 1921 at 31 Milton Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland , at age 66 years, 7 months and 7 days

Helen Montgomery
Widow of Peter Montgomery, Chauffeur
At 8.45 PM, aged 65 years

Parents: John Dodds, Farm Servant (dec) & Elizabeth Jeffrey (dec)

Susan Montgomery, Daughter was present when she died.2,8



Helen's cause of death on 13 Mar 1921 was from Carcinoma of Ascending Colon, 3 months.



Helen and Peter had 9 known children - Helen states in 1911 Census she had 10 children.

Children of Helen Dodds and Peter Montgomery

FatherJohn Dodds (c 1830 - )
MotherElizabeth Jeffrey (c 1830 - )

Citations

  1. [S197] Letter or email from Mary Legarth (New Zealand) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Descandant Tree of John King dated 2008.
  2. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  3. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1873 Melrose Roxburgh, 799/00 0023. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  4. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), 1881 Lauder Berwickshire, 748/ ED4 Line 3. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.
  5. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Prestonkirk East Lothian, 717/ ED4 Line 13. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  6. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Whittinghame East Lothian, 724/ ED 1 Line 6. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  7. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Newington Edinburgh City, Midlothian 685/05 038/00 008. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1921 Canongate Edinburgh Midlothian, 685/03 0116.