Robert Laird Simpson

ID# 415, (9 Dec 1901 - 2 Sep 1959)
Robert Laird (Bobby) Simpson
photo courtsey of Alex Lees & Marie Brown
Photograph by Alex


Robert Laird Simpson was born on 9 Dec 1901 at Youngs Land, Thorniewood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

At 4.45 AM
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner & Mary Simpson MS Laird
Married: 1891 June 24th Bothwell

Wm Simpson, Father, was present at the birth.1,2,3

He was the son of William Simpson and Mary Laird.

Robert Laird Simpson was also known as Bobby Simpson.



Robert 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



Bobby was in the photo with William Simpson taken c 1920.

Robert witnessed the marriage of Janet Frew and Thomas Shaw Simpson on 21 Nov 1924 25 Birkenshaw Gardens, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1,5

Robert Laird Simpson married Janet Skelton Galt on 3 Apr 1925 at The Manse Newarthill, Holytown, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Publication according to the Forms of the United Free Church of Scotland

Robert Laird Simpson, Coal Miner, (Bachelor) aged 23.
Usual Res: 8 Birkenshaw Terrace, Uddingston
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner & Mary Laird
Janet Skelton Galt, Dairymaid (spinster) aged 24.
Usual Res: 268 High Street, Newarthill
Parents: Andrew Galt, Coal Miner (dec) & Jeanie Galt now Tait, MS Skelton

Witnesses: Thomas Simpson, 41 Calder Street, Whifflet & Elizabeth Galt, 268 High St, Newarthill.1,6



Robert Laird Simpson recorded Janet Skelton Simpson's death on 21 Jul 1943 The Annexe, Bangour Hospital, Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland ,
Janet Murphy Simpson
married to Robert Simpson, Coal Miner
at 2pm aged 43yrs
Usual Res: 1 Peden Street, Eastfield, Harthill
Parents: No father named, Jane Skelton, Farm Servant afterwards married to Samuel Tait, Coal Miner

Robert Simpson, Widower was the informant.1,7



Robert Laird Simpson married Catherine Colligan Young Miller on 28 Jun 1947 at Harthill, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Catherine Miller or MacDonald.8



Bobby was in the photo with William Simpson taken c 1950.

Robert died on 2 Sep 1959 at Bangour Hospital, Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland , at age 57 years, 8 months and 24 days

Robert Laird Simpson
Coal Miner (Machineman), married to 1st Jenny Galt
2nd Catherine Miller or MacDonald
At 3pm aged 57yrs
Usual res: 1 Peden Street, Eastfield, Harthill
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner (dec) & Mary Laird (dec)

Wm Simpson, Son, 31 Benhar Road, Eastfield, Harthill was the informant.1,9



Robert's cause of death on 2 Sep 1959 was from Carcinoma of Stomach - 3 months
Metastatic deposits - months.



Bobby and Jenny had 3 children, 2 living.



Bobby and Catherine had 1 child, living.

Child of Robert Laird Simpson and Janet Skelton Galt

Family: Robert Laird Simpson and Catherine Colligan Young Miller

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, 1901, Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0634. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), 7733433/99.
  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, 1924 Bothwell, Lanark, 625/01 0098.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1925 Holytown, Lanark, 625/02 0027.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1943 Uphill West Lothian, 672/00 0119.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1947 Shotts (Eastern District), Lanark, 655/02 0035.
  9. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1959, Uphall, West Lothian, 672/00 0340.