William Skirving

ID# 5151, (17 Oct 1834 - 20 Apr 1892)


William Skirving was born on 17 Oct 1834 at Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland ,

Most likely the Baptism Date.
Parents: William Skirving & Elizabeth Lawson
They also had:
James 7 April 1830
Elizabeth 5 Oct 1837.1



William Skirving married Christian Simpson, daughter of William Simpson and Marion King, on 1 Jan 1858 at Fountainhall, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland ,

Marriage (after Banns) was Solemised between us according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland

William Skirving
Aged 23, Bachelor, Labourer
Res: Gardenershall
Parents: William Skirving, Smith (dec) & Elizabeth Skirving MS Lawson (dec)

Christina Simpson
Aged 20, Spinster
Res: Fountainhall
Parents: William Simpson, Llabouer & Marion Simpson MS King

Witnesses: James Skirving & Richard Stoddart

RCE:
The entries numbered 1-8 in the Register of Marriage for the year 1858 were made irregularly by the person who was not authorised to discharge the duties of register. This has been addressed and the entries were considered legal.2,3



William appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 at Gardeners Hall, Crichton, Midlothian, Scotland , also listed in the household was Christian ;
SKIRVING William, Head, 27, Quarryman, Haddington
SKIRVING Christina, Wife, 24, Pencaitland.4



William appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 at Crichton Dean Private House, Crichton, Midlothian, Scotland , also listed in the household was Christian, William and Marion ;
SKIRVING William, Head, 35, Labourer, Haddington
SKIRVING Christina, Wife, 32, Pencaitland
SKIRVING William, Son, 8, Scholar, Crichton
SKIRVING Marion King, Dau, 6, Scholar, Crichton.5



William appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 at Crichton, Midlothian, Scotland , also listed in the household was Christian, William, Elizabeth and Charles ;
SKIRVING William, Head, 45, Gardeners labourer, Haddington
SKIRVING Christina, Wife, 48, Pencaitland
SKIRVING William, Son, 18, Labourer, Crichton
SKIRVING Elizabeth, Dau, 6, Scholar, Crichton
SIMPSON Charles, Boarder, 25, General labourer, Edinburgh.6



William appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 at Oxenford South Lodge, Cranston, Midlothian, Scotland , also listed in the household was Christian ;
SKIRVING William, Head, 56, Gardener's Labourer, Haddington
SKIRVING Christina, Wife, 53, Pencaitland.7



William died on 20 Apr 1892 at Oxenford Gardens, Cranston, Midlothian, Scotland , at age 57 years, 6 months and 3 days

William Hay Skirving
General labourer,
Married to Christina Simpson
Between 5 & 6 PM aged 58yrs
Parents: William Skirving, Blacksmith (dec) & Elizabeth Skirving MS Lawson (dec)

Alexander Gibb, neighbour Pathhead Ford was the informant.2,8



William's cause of death on 20 Apr 1892 was from Apoplexy (suddenly)

RCE: 12 May 1892
William Skirving, 58 years, Male
20 April 1892, Oxenford, Parish of Cranston
Apoplexy.



William and Christian had 7 Known children.

Children of William Skirving and Christian Simpson

Citations

  1. [S32] GROS, Scottish OPR's (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: pre 1855), 1834 Haddington East Lothian, 709/ 70 193. Hereinafter cited as Scottish OPR's.
  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, 1858 Pencaitland Haddington, East Lothian, 716/00 0002. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  4. [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), 1861 Crichton Midlothian, 681/ ED 3 Line 1. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  5. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Crichton Midlothian, 681/ ED 3 Line 1. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  6. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), 1881 Crichton Midlothian, 681/ ED 2 Line 13. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.
  7. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Cranston Midlothian, 680/ ED 1 Line 7. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1892 Cranston Edinburgh Midlothian, 680/00 0004.