Betsy Simpson Stevenson

ID# 5046, (25 Mar 1902 - 20 Jan 1985)
Betsy Simpson nee Stevenson
photo courtsey of Alex Lees & Marie Brown
Photograph by Alex

Betsy Simpson Stevenson was born on 25 Mar 1902 at 17 Anchor Place, Pollock Street, Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Betsy Simpson Stevenson
At 1am
Parents: Alexander Stevenson, Road Surfaceman & Martha Rankin, married 31 Dec 1886, Holytown

Alex Stevenson, Father was present at her birth.1,2

Betsy Simpson Stevenson married Alexander Gardner Laird Simpson, son of William Simpson and Mary Laird, on 27 Apr 1928 at 30 May Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland

Alexander Gardner Laird Simpson, Commercial Traveller, (Bachelor), aged 27.
Usual Res: Lee's Land, Thorniewood, Uddingston
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Miner & Mary Gardner Simpson MS Laird
Betsy Simpson Stevenson, Clerkess, (spinster) aged 26.
Usual Res: 30 May Street, Hamilton
Parents: Alexander Stevenson, Road Surfaceman, (dec) & Martha Stevenson MS Rankin

Witnesses: W L Simpson, 19 Greenrig St, Uddingston & Margaret Simpson, Lees Land, Thorniewood

No notice Glasgow Herald.1,3

As of 27 Apr 1928,her married name was Simpson.

Betsy was in the photo with Meg Gartshore taken c 1980.

Betsy died on 20 Jan 1985 at Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 82 years, 9 months and 26 days

SIMPSON Betsy Simpson, aged 82. Other Surnames: Gardner & Stevenson.4,5

Betsy and Alexander had 2 children, 1 living.

Child of Betsy Simpson Stevenson and Alexander Gardner Laird Simpson


  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 Bellshill, Lanark 625/03 0190. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1928, Hamilton, Lanark, 647/00 0093.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1985, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, 577/00 0043.
  5. [S194] Letter or email from Alexander Lees (Scotland) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) email family chart March 2014.