Isabella Whitson

ID# 5155, (c 1840 - 1903)


Isabella Whitson was born c 1840 at Drineston, Midlothian, Scotland ,

Parents: Alexander Whitson & Helen Symington.



Isabella Whitson married John Simpson, son of William Simpson and Marion King, on 12 Sep 1862 at Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland

John Simpson, Coal Miner, (Bachelor) aged 22, Fountainhall, Parish of Pencaitland
Parents: William Simpson, Coal Grieve & Marion King
Isabella Whitson, Domestic Servant (spinster) aged 22, Templehall Parish of Pencaitland
Parents: Alexander Whitson, Ploughman & Helen Symington

Witnesses: James Thomson & William Montgomery.1,2


As of 12 Sep 1862,her married name was Simpson.

Isabella appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of John Simpson at 4 Duke Street, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland ;
SIMPSON John, Head, 31, Miner, Pencaitland, Haddington
SIMPSON Isabella, Wife, 31, Drineston Edinburgh
SIMPSON Alexander, Son, 10, Scholar, Drineston Edinburgh
SIMPSON Mary A, Dau, 9, Scholar, Fountainhall Edinburgh
SIMPSON Elen, Dau, 8, Scholar, Pencaitland
SIMPSONJanet, Dau, 5, Scholar, Lasswade
SIMPSON William, Son, 2, Pencaitland
SIMPSON Margaret, Dau, 11mths, Lasswade
REID Archibald, Boarder, 32
REID Charles, Borarder, 27.3



Isabella appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 in the household of John Simpson at 15 Duke Street, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland ;
SIMPSON John, Head, 42, Coal Miner, Pencaitland Haddington
SIMPSON Isabella, Wife, 42, Drineston Edinburgh
SIMPSON Alexander, Son, 22, Coal Miner, Borthwick Midlothian
SIMPSON Marian, Dau, 17, Carpet Printer, Pencaitland
SIMPSON Janet, Dau, 15, Carpet Printer, Pencaitland
SIMPSON William, Son, 13, Coal Miner, Ormiston
SIMPSON Margaret, Dau, 10, Scholar, Lasswade
SIMPSON Christina, Dau, 9, Scholar, Lasswade
SIMPSON John, Son, 6, Scholar, Lasswade
SIMPSON David, Son, 4, Scholar, Lasswade
SIMPSON Mary, Dau, 2, Lasswade
SIMPSON James, Son, 1mth, Lasswade.4



Isabella appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 in the household of John Simpson at Denend, Auchterderran, Fifeshire, Scotland ;
SIMPSON John, Head, 56, Coal Miner, Haddington
SIMPSON Isabella, Wife, 52, Haddington
SIMPSON Christina, Dau, 19, Pit Head Worker, Haddington
SIMPSON John, Son, 16, Coal Miner, Haddington
SIMPSON David, Son, 14, Coal Miner, Haddington
SIMPSON Mary, Dau, 12, Scholar, Haddington
SIMPSON James, Son, 9, Scholar, Haddington
SIMPSON John David, Grandson, 7, Scholar, Haddington.5



Isabella appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of John Simpson at 32 Carlow Place, Leven, Fifeshire, Scotland ;
SIMPSON John, Head, 67, Coal Miner Hewer, Fountainhall, Haddington
SIMPSON Isabella, Wife, 61, Ormiston
SIMPSON David, Son, 24, Coal Miner Hewer, Lasswade
SIMPSON Mary, Dau, 22, Flax Spinner, Lasswade
SIMPSON James, Boarder, 20, Coal Miner Hewer, Lasswade
SIMPSON Janet, Boarder, 18, Flax Spinner, Scoonie Fife
SALTON John, Grandson, 11, Scholar, Wemyss Fife.6



Isabella died in 1903 at Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland ,

Aged 61.7



Isabella and John had 13 children.

Children of Isabella Whitson and John Simpson

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, 1862 Pencaitland Haddington East Lothian, 716/00 0006. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Lasswade Midlothian, 691/ ED 10 Line 8. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  4. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), 1881 Lasswade Midlothian, 691/ ED 10 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 Auchterderran Fife, 405/ ED 3 Line 7. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  6. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Scoonie Fife, 456/ ED 1 Line 15. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1903 Kirkcaldy & Abbotshall, Fife, 442/00 0239.