Children of James Dougal and Helen Cant.
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James Dougal, born about 1824 in Houston, Livingston
James Dougal was born according to the 1881 census in Houston, Linlithgowshire about 1825.
James Dougal, his wife Elizabeth Wann
and their family
In July 1850 he married Elizabeth (Elspeth) Wann, the marriage recorded in the parish register of Kemback , St. Andrews on 5 July 1850 and in the parish register of South Leith, Midlothian on 6 July 1850.
James and Elizabeth had the following known children :
For the census of 1851 the couple were recorded at 6 Bowling Green, Leith South, with James recorded as a Porter.
1851 Census (31 March) Leith South (692-2) Book 6 Page 14
6 Bowling Green, Leith South, Midlothian
|James Dougal||Head||26||Porter||Uphall, Linlithgowshire|
|Elspeth Dougal||Wife||25||St. Andrews, Fife|
For the census of 1861 the family were still in Bowling Street, although numbered 4 probably the same domicile. James is still recorded as a porter.
1861 Census (8 April) Leith South (692-2) Book 8 Page 28
4 Bowling Green, Leith South, Midlothian
|James Dougal||Head||34||Porter||Houston, Linlithgowshire|
|Elspeth Dougal||Wife||35||St. Andrews, Fife|
|Eliz Dougal||Daughter||9||Scholar||Leith, Edinburgh|
|Hellen Dougal||Daughter||7||Scholar||Leith, Edinburgh|
|Jessie Dougal||Daughter||5||Leith, Edinburgh|
|James Dougal||Son||3||Leith, Edinburgh|
|Christina Dougal||Daughter||1||Leith, Edinburgh|
|Elizabeth Robertson||Servant||17||Domestic Servant||Leith, Edinburgh|
On 30 May 1870 of James Dougal was the informant on the death certificate of his mother, Helen Dougal, nee Young. At the time he gave his address as 3 Bowling Green Street, Leith. For the census of 1871 the family were again recorded at Bowling Street, and again the number is different and again this is still probably the same domicile. James is recorded as a shop porter.
1871 Census (3 April) Leith South (692-2) Book 14 Page 23
5 E Bowling Green, Leith South, Midlothian
|James Dougal||Head||46||Shop Porter||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Elizabeth Dougal||Wife||45||St. Andrews, Fife|
|Elizabeth Dougal||Daughter||19||South Leith, Edinburgh|
|Christina Dougal||Daughter||11||Scholar||South Leith, Edinburgh|
|Margaret Dougal||Daughter||9||Scholar||South Leith, Edinburgh|
|Anna Dougal||Daughter||4||South Leith, Edinburgh|
|James Dougal||Son||2||South Leith, Edinburgh|
By the 1881 census the family had moved from South Leith and were living at 3 Whitebank, St. Cuthberts, Edinburgh. James seems to have made a career change as well being recorded as a Cooper.
1881 Census (4th April) Edinburgh St. Cuthberts (685-1) Book 33. Page 20.
3 Whitebank, St. Cuthberts, Edinburgh
|James Dougal||Head||55||Cooper||Houston, Linlithgowshire|
|Elizabeth||Wife||52||St. Andrews, Fife|
|Annie W.||Daughter||14||Message girl||Leith, Edinburgh|
|James D.||Son||12||Scholar||Leith, Edinburgh|
I would suspect this photo of the family would have been taken sometime between 1881 and 1891.
|James Dougal, his wife Elizabeth Wann and their family|
For the census of 1891 the family had moved to 44 Dalry Road still in the St Cuthberts district of Edinburgh.
1891 Census (6 April) Edinburgh St. Cuthberts (685a-2) Book 38 Page 21
44 Dalry Road, St. Cuthberts, Edinburgh
|James Dougal||Head||65||Cooper||Houston, Linlithgowshire|
|Elizabeth Dougal||Wife||64||St. Andrews, Fife|
|Jessie Dougal||Daughter||35||Employed at Home||Leith, Edinburgh|
|Margaret Dougal||Daughter||28||Shirt Machinist||Leith, Edinburgh|
|Annie Dougal||Daughter||24||Bakers Shopwoman||Leith, Edinburgh|
By the census of 1901 James and Elspeth were still at 44 Dalry Road but only their daughters Jessie and Maggie were resident with their parents.
1901 Census (1 April) Edinburgh West Coates (685-1) Book 89 Page 2
44 Dalry Road, Edinburgh
|James Dougal||Head||75||Retired Cooper||Houston, Linlithgowshire|
|Elspeth Dougal||Wife||74||St. Andrews, Fife|
|Jessie Dougal||Daughter||45||Employed at Home||Leith, Edinburgh|
|Margaret Dougal||Daughter||38||Shirt Machinist (employed)||Leith, Edinburgh|
Helen Dougal, nee Wann, died on 19 March 1904, at 44 Dalry Rd, Edinburgh, aged 77. The informant on her death certificate was George H. Arnett, her son-in-law, husband of her daughter Helen.
James Dougal outlived his wife by only two years dying on 18 December 1906, also at 44 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, aged 82. The informant was George Arnett, grandson, son of his daughter Helen and her husband George Arnett.
Helen Wann was the daughter of David Wann and Elizabeth Wallace and was baptised on 30 October 1825 at St. Andrews and St. Leonards, Fife. According to the Mormon IGI the parish register of St. Andrews and St. Leonards, Fife records the baptisms three further children of David Wann and Elizabeth Wallace : - James, baptised 10 March 1809, Helen, baptised 10 January 1813, and Christian, baptised 31 January 1819.
Using the Mormon IGI David Wann was possibly the son of John Wann and Helen Adamson, baptised 3 September 1780, St. Andrews and St. Leonards. This is of course speculative. John Wann and Helen Adamson were married 17 June 1779, St. Andrews and St. Leonards and had a further five children recorded in the parish register of St. Andrews and St. Leonards : - John baptised 28 July 1782, Janet baptised 12 September 1784, James baptised 17 December 1786, William baptised 1 November 1789, and John baptised 27 April 1794.
Again using the Mormon IGI Elizabeth Wallace was possibly the daughter of James Wallace and Christian Robertson, baptised 25 March 1787, Blebo, Kemback. This is of course speculative. James Wallace and Christian Robertson had a further six children recorded in the parish register of Blebo, Kemback: - Charles born 22 November 1778, James born 22 June 1881, Agnes baptised 8 September 1782, Agnes born 13 June 1784, Elsbeth born 2 November 1788, John born 10 September 1791
Margaret Dougal, born on 17 September 1826 in Livingston
Probably died in infancy.
Hugh Dougal, born on 14 September 1828 in Livingston, West Lothian.
Hugh married Janet Aitken on 12 June 1848 in Livingston, West Lothian. Janet was born about 1830 in Bathgate, West Lothian, daughter of John Aitken, a farmer, and Jessie Roberts. (According to her later death certificate.)
They had the following children:
For the 1851 census Hugh was living in Dechmont Road, Livinston parish not far from his parents.
1851 Census (31 March) Livingston (669) Book 3 Page 4
Dechmont Road, Livingston, Linlithgowshire
|Hugh Dougal||Head||22||Labourer||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Janet Dougal||Wife||25||Labourer's wife||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|James Dougal||Son||2||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Elizabeth Dougal||Daughter||2 months||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
For the 1861 census Hugh was living at Balgreen, Ecclesmachen and was recorded as a forrester..
1861 Census (8 April) Ecclesmachen (666) Book 2 Page 3
Balgreen, Ecclesmachen, Linlithgowshire
|Hugh Dougal||Head||32||Forrester||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Janet Dougal||Wife||36||Forrester's wife||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|James Dougal||Son||12||Scholar||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Elizabeth Dougal||Daughter||10||Scholar||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Hellen Dougal||Daughter||8||Scholar||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Hugh Dougal||Son||5||Ecclesmachen, Linlithgowshire|
|Catherine Dougal||Daughter||2||Ecclesmachen, Linlithgowshire|
|Janet Dougal||Daughter||6 months||Ecclesmachen, Linlithgowshire|
|James Pirie||Lodger||38||Agricultural Labourer||Keith Banffshire|
|William Thomson||Lodger||31||Agricultural Labourer||Craden, Aberdeenshire|
|Robert Robertson||Lodger||31||Agricultural Labourer||Longside, Aberdeenshire|
For the 1871 census the family, minus their father Hugh, were recorded at Easter Drumcross, Bathgate, with Janet as the head working in an oil works. (Shale oil extraction).
1871 Census (3 April) Bathgate (662-1) Book 12 Page 7
Easter Drumcross, Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
|Janet Dougal||Head||36||Labourer in oil works||Bathgate, Linlithgowshire|
|Elizabeth Dougal||Daughter||20||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Hugh Dougal||Son||15||Ecclesmachen, Linlithgowshire|
|Catherine Dougal||Daughter||12||Ecclesmachen, Linlithgowshire|
|Alison Dougal||Daughter||7||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|John Dougal||Son||5||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
The reason for the omission of Hugh from the family home is explained by his inclusion in the census for the Stirling District Asylum.
1871 Census (3 April) Larbert (485) Book "Stirling District Lunatic Asylum" Page 1
Goukhill, Larbert, Stirlingshire
Although recorded as an inmate of the Stirling District Lunatic Asylum it does not follow Hugh was "mad" but was in fact suffering from Tuberculosis, and a few months after this census on 21 August 1871 Hugh Dougal died. He was still an inmate of the District Asylum and the cause of death recorded on his death certificate was - "phthisis pulmonalis" (Tuberculosis) "for 18 months".
For the census of1881 as for the census of that year Janet, Hugh's widow, was living at 43 Starlaw, Bathgate, "supported by her family".
1881 Census (4h April) Bathgate (662-1) Book 8. Page 11.
43 Starlaw, Bathgate, Linlithgow
|Janet Dougall||Head||51||Suported By My Family||Bathgate, Linlithgowshire|
|Janet C. Dougall||Niece||5||Scholar||Hamilton, Lanarkshire|
A Janet C. Dougall, niece, is also recorded in the household of Janet Dougal. This Janet was in fact Janet Cant born on 9 September 1875, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the illegitimate daughter of Marion Cant, an engineer's daughter. No father's name was recorded but Marion herself was born 2 February 1859 in Bathgate, the daughter of Thomas Cant, an engine keeper, and Margaret Stevens, and would only have been around sixteen and a half at the time of the birth. It is possible at this Janet was indeed a niece, the unknown father being one of Hugh Dougal or Janet Aitken's brothers. However it is also possible that the term niece was just a convenient term and in fact the relationship was more distant with Marion being a relation of Hugh Dougal's grandmother, Margaret Cant.
The supported by her family in Janet's census presumably refers to her married daughter who was living next door.
1881 Census (4th April) Bathgate (662-1) Book 8. Page 11.
42 Starlaw, Bathgate, Linlithgow
|William Kay||Head||29||Pit Engineman||Thornhill, Stirlingshire|
|Elizabeth Kay||Wife||29||Uphall, Linlithgowshire|
|Janet Kay||Daughter||9||Scholar||Uphall, Linlithgowshire|
|John Kay||Son||6||Scholar||Bathgate, Linlithgowshire|
|Helen Kay||Daughter||5||Scholar||Bathgate, Linlithgowshire|
|Elizabeth Kay||Daughter||2||Bathgate, Linlithgowshire|
|Catherine Kay||Daughter||1 month||Bathgate, Linlithgowshire|
Janet's two known sons, Hugh and John, are living with Catherine, their sister, who had married a James Haston.
1881 Census (4th April) Uphall (672) Book 5. Page 21.
Broadyetts No9, Uphall, Linlithgow
|James Haston||Head||23||Pit Engineman||Westcalder, Edinburghshire|
|Catherine Haston||Wife||21||Ecclesmachan, Linlithgowshire|
|Thomas Haston||Son||3||Bathgate, Linlithgowshire|
|Hugh Haston||Son||1||Uphall, Linlithgowshire|
|Hugh Dougal||Brother In Law||24||Shale Miner||Ecclesmachan, Linlithgowshire|
|John Dougal||Brother In Law||16||Shale Miner||Torphichan, Linlithgowshire|
For the census of 1891 Janet was living with her son Hugh and Janet still recorded as niece in Uphall. (The street name is illegible.)
1891 Census (6 April) Uphall (672) Book 7. Page 31.
??????????, Uphall, Linlithgow
|Hugh Dougal||Head||33||Shale Miner||Ecclesmachan, Linlithgowshire|
|Janet Dougal||Mother||64||Bathgate, Linlithgowshire|
|Janet Dougal||Neice||15||Hamilton, Lanarkshire|
For the census of 1901 Janet was living with her married daughter Helen
Walker at 8
& 10 Cochrane Street, Bathgate. She was recorded under her maiden name of
Aitken. Helen Dougal had married Robert Walker, a dairyman, in 1885 in Uphall,
Linlithgowshire. It is assumed that Robert the son aged 24 was Robert's by an
earlier marriage. Helen aged 17 may well have been a daughter of Robert and
Helen despite her birth being a year or so prior to their marriage.
1901 Census (1 April) Bathgate (662-1) Book 4 Page 20
8 & 10 Cochrane Street, Bathgate, West Lothian
|Robert Walker||Head||54||Dairyman||Kirkliston, Edinburghshire|
|Helen Walker||Wife||45||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Robert Walker||Son||24||Coal Miner||Bothwell, Lanarkshie|
|Helen Walker||Daughter||17||Housekeeper||Uphall, Linlithgowshire|
|Grace Walker||Daughter||15||Dressmaker||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Elizabeth Walker||Daughter||11||Scholar||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Robina Walker||Daughter||7||Bathgate, Linlithgowshire|
|Janet Aitken||Mother in law||74||Bathgate, Linlithgowshire|
Janet Dougal, nee Aitken, died eight months after this census on 4 December 1901 at 8 Cochrane Street, Bathgate. The informant was Robert Walker, son in law.
Helen Dougal, born on 12 July 1830 in Livingston
(For further details of the children and descendents of Helen Dougal and Peter Headridge - as supplied by John Headridge Crombie their great great grandson - see Appendix C.)
Helen married Peter Headridge, a corn miller, son of James Headridge and Agnes Laing on 18 June 1854 in Uphall. Peter was born in 1831.
Peter and Helen had the following known children:
For the census of 1861
the family were in Leith, St Cuthberts, Edinburgh with their family.
Midlothian (from ancestry
index so no exact location or occupations))
1861 Census (8 April).Leith South (692-2) Book 57 Page 4
Bonnington, Leith St Cuthberts
|Peter Headridge||Head||29||Miller||Corriden, Linlithgowshire|
|Helen Headridge||Wife||29||Livingsten, Linlithgowshire|
|Agnes Headridge||Daughter||6||Scholar||Cadder, Lanark|
|James Headridge||Son||4||Collinton, Edinburgh|
|Christina Headridge||Daughter||2||Dalkeith, Edinburgh|
|Peter Headridge||Son||7 months||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Thomas Forrest||Boarder||24||Miller||Calder, Linlithgowshire|
The family moved to
Craigmill, Strathmartine (Bridgefoot) around 1862. In 1870 - 71 they were in
Murroes (Windie Mill) and that is where they were recorded for the 1871 census.
(from ancestry index so no exact location or occupations)
1871 Census (3rd April) Murroes (313) Book 2 Page 20
Windie Mill, Murroes, Forfarshire
|Peter Headridge||Head||39||Miller||Dechmont, Linlithgowshire|
|Hellen Headridge||Wife||39||Dechmont, Linlithgow|
|Ann Grant Headridge||Daughter||7||Scholar||Forfarshire|
|John Grant Headridge||Son||4||Forfarshire|
|William Lockhart Headridge||Son||4||Forfarshire|
|Alexander Munro Headridge||Son||3||Forfarshire|
|Robert Headridge||Son||1||Murroes, Forfarshire|
Peter and Helenís last two children were born in Dundee (1872 & 74). Peter appears on the Electoral List for Dundee in 1871-73 (Strathmartin Road), living in a byre and shed. Between 1874 and 1878 he appears living in a house at 346 Loons Road, Coldside (Now Strathmore Avenue) and in 1879 at 302 Loons Road, Coldside. For the 1881 census Peter and Hellen were recorded at Burnhead Farm, Auchterhouse along with a granddaughter Nellie Headridge.
1881 Census (4th April) Auchterhouse (273) Book 2. Page 10.
Burnhead, Auchterhouse, Forfar
|Peter Headridge||Head||48||Occupation - Corn Miller||Carriden, Linlithgow|
|Hellen Headridge||Wife||48||Livingston, Linlithgow|
|John Headridge||Son||24||Corn Miller (Apprentice)||Mains & Strathmartin, Forfar|
|William Headridge||Son||14||Scholar||Mains & Strathmartin, Forfar|
|Alexander Headridge||Son||13||Scholar||Mains & Strathmartin, Forfar|
|Robert Headridge||Son||10||Scholar||Murroes, Forfar|
|Jessie Headridge||Daughter||8||Scholar||Dundee, Forfar|
|George Headridge||Son||6||Scholar||Dundee, Forfar|
|Nellie Headridge||Grand Daughter||5||Dundee, Forfar|
For the 1891 census Peter and Hellen were still recorded at Burnhead Farm, Auchterhouse and again there is a grandchild present but this time a grandson Charles Headridge.
1891 Census (6 April) Auchterhouse (273) Book 2 Page 2
Burnhead Farm, Auchterhouse, Forfar
|Peter Headridge||Head||60||Meal Miller||Carriden, Linlithgow|
|Hellen Headridge||Wife||60||Livingston, Linlithgow|
|John Headridge||Son||24||Meal Miller||Martin, Forfarshire|
|Jessie Headridge||Daughter||18||Domestic Servant||Dundee, Forfar|
|George Headridge||Son||16||Joiner's Apprentice||Dundee, Forfar|
|Charles Headridge||Grandson||6||Scholar||Dundee, Forfar|
For the 1901 census Peter and Hellen were recorded at Gallowhill Farm Cottar House, Strathmartine, Angus. Peter is still recorded as a Grain Miller along with his son, John, aged 30 also recorded a Miller. The grandson Charles from the 1891 censusis still resident in the household training as a millwright.
1901 Census (1 April) Strathmartine (307-2) Book 1 Page 8
Gallowhill Farm Cottar House, Strathmartine, Angus
|Peter Headridge||Head||70||Miller (grain)||Carriden, Linlithgow|
|Hellen Headridge||Wife||70||Miller's Wife||Livingston, Linlithgow|
|John Headridge||Son||34||Miller||Strathmartine, Forfarshire|
|Charles Headridge||Grandson||17||Millwright Apprentice||Dundee, Forfarshire|
Peter died at 11.00am
on 6 March 1909 at Paradise Cottage, Fallows of Strathmartine, aged 78, and was
buried in Strathmartine Cemetery (Bridgefoot) Lair 330. Helen died at the home
of her son John at 31 Crescent Street, Dundee at 5.30am on 29 November 1911and
she to was buried in Strathmartine Cemetery (Bridgefoot), in Lair 329a.
William Dougal, born on 9 December 1832 in Livingston.
Alive aged 18 in his parents house for the census of 1851. Nothing else currently known
Catherine Dougal, born on 5 November 1834 in Livingston
Catherine had an illegitimate son James, by a ????? Scoular. The baby was born on 20 January 1861 at "Dechmont Roadside", Livingston, and registered as James Dougal, although listed in the index as James Scoular. The record also carries the addendum "Paternity of Child found by Dec. of Court. - See Reg. Of Cor Entr. Vol. I p 3 February 28th 1862". The baby was registered by his grandfather James Dougal, Baby James appears in the 1861 census for the household of said grandfather as James Scoular but subsequent records show that he ended up being called James Dougal.
For the census of 1881 Catherine was living at Mid Norton, Ratho, with her son James.
1881 Census (4th April) Ratho (698-A) Book 4. Page 8.
Mid Norton, Ratho, Edinburgh
|Cathrine Dougal||Head||38||Farm Servant||Livingston, Edinburghshire|
|James Dougal||Son||20||Farm Servant||Livingston, Edinburghshire|
|Robert Bamberry||Visitor||21||Blacksmith||Liberton, Edinburghshire|
For the census of 1891 Catherine was still living with her son James at 3 Mid Norton, Ratho. He is now recorded as the head of the household with her employed as his housekeeper.
1891 Census ( April) Ratho (698-A) Book 4. Page 10.
3 Middle Norton, Ratho, Edinburgh
|James Dougal||Head||29||Farm Servant||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Cathrine Dougal||Mother||53||Housekeeper||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
For the census of 1901 Catherine was living at 8 Cunningham Place, Leith. She was still living with her son James now a dock labourer and a family man. On 10 June 1892 in Ratho, James, a ploughman at the time, had married Isabella Callan. The marriage record gives Isabella parents as Thomas Callan, a joiner, and Margaret Merry, both deceased), but although James appears as James SCOULAR Dougal his fathers name is not given, By the time of the census they had two children James born about 1895 and Margaret born about 1898, both born in South Leith.
1901 Census ( April) South Leith (692-02) Book 21. Page 44.
8 Cunningham Place, South Leith, Edinburgh
|James Dougal||Head||39||Dock Labourer||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Isabella Dougal||Wife||38||Glasgow, Lanarkshire|
|James Dougal||Son||5||South Leith, Midlothian|
|Margaret Dougal||Daughter||2||South Leith, Midlothian|
|Cathrine Dougal||Mother||65||Assists at home||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
Five months after this census on 24 October Catherine died, She died in at the same address 8 Cunningham Place, Leith and the informant was her son James.
Margaret Dougal, born on 22 January 1837 in Livingston
Margaret married Alexander Paden, a maltster, son of Andrew Paden, a labourer, and Agnes Forrest on 26 March 1858 in Dechmont, Livingston. Alexander was born about 1837 Kirkliston, West Lothian.
Margaret and Alexander had the following known children:
For the census of 1861 Margaret, her husband Alexander, and their sons Andrew aged 3 and the 14 day old baby James were recorded at Linlithgow Road, Niddry Mains, West Lothian, with Alexander recorded as a Ploughman.
1861 Census (8 April) Kirkliston (667) Book 4 Page 8
Linlithgow Road, Niddry Mains, West Lothian
|Alexander Paden||Head||22||Ploughman||Ratho, Linlithgowshire|
|Margaret Paden||Wife||25||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Andrew Paden||Son||3||Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire|
|James Paden||Son||14 days||Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire|
For the census of 1871 the family, along witha lodger, Wlater Henderson, were recorded as a Turnpike Labourer living in the Boathouse Toll House in Kirkliston parish, West Lothian
1871 Census (3 April) Kirkliston (667) Book 2 Page 1.
Boathouse Toll, Kirkliston, West Lothian
|Alexander Paden||Head||32||Turnpike Labourer||Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire|
|Marg't Paden||Wife||33||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Andrew Paden||Son||13||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|James Paden||Son||10||Scholar||Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire|
|William Paden||Son||6||Scholar||Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire|
|Walter Henderson||Boarder||58||Joiner||Lauder, Berwickshire|
For the census of 1881 Margaret was living with her husband Alexander, now a dairyman, and their three of the children.
1881 Census (4th April) Ratho (698-A) Book 4. Page 11.
East Norton, Ratho, Edinburgh
|Alexr. Paden||Head||42||Dairyman||Ratho, Edinburghshire|
|Margaret Paden||Wife||43||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|James Paden||Son||20||General Domestic Servant||Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire|
|Alexr Paden||Son||8||Scholar||Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire|
|Helen Young||Daughter||2||Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire|
Alexander Margaret's husband seems to have died sometime between 1881 and 1891 as for the census of 1891 Margaret is recorded as a widow, She is recorded as living at 13 Halmyre Street, along with her children Alexander and Helen.
1891 Census ( April) South Leith (692-02) Book 9. Page 19.
13 Halmyre Street, South Leith, Edinburgh
|Margaret Paden||Head (Widow)||54||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Alexr Paden||Son||19||General Labourer||Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire|
|Helen Paden||Daughter||12||Scholar||Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire|
|William Cleland||Lodger||25||Meter||Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire|
For the census of 1901 Margaret was still living in South Leith but only her son Alexander, now A warehouseman, is living with her. The address had changed to 9 Thorntree Street.
1901 Census ( April) South Leith (692-02) Book 11. Page 5.
9 Thorntree Street, South Leith, Edinburgh
|Margaret Paden||Head (Widow)||61||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Alexr Paden||Son||29||Warehouseman (General)||Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire|
|William McDair||Lodger||18||Carter (Contractors)||Berwickshire|
Margaret Paden nee Dougal lived to the ripe old age of 93 and died on 30 March 1930 in 30 Prince Regent St., Leith. Her youngest daughter Helen Miller, nee Paden, was the informant.
Alison Dougal, born on 27 July 1840 in Livingston.
On 5 May 1865 in Dechmont, whilst employed as a domestic servant, Allison had a "natural" daughter Helen. No father's name was declared on the certificate.
On 14 June 1870 in Dechmont, Livingston, Alison married George Rutherford, a miner, son of John Rutherford, a labourer, and Ann Graham . George was born about 1834. Both his parents were deceased at the time of his marriage.
Allison and George had one known child:
For the 1871 census George and Allison were living at 32 Hopetown Street, Bathgate.
1871 Census (3rd April) Bathgate (662-1) Book 7 Page 7.
32 Hopetown Street, Bathgate
|George Rutherford||Head||39||Spirit Merchant||Yetholm, Roxburghshire|
|Alison Dougal Rutherford||Wife||29||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|George Alexander Rutherford||Son||9||Preston Pans, Haddingtonshire|
|Ellen Rutherford||Daughter||5||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
|Ann Rutherford||Daughter||1 month||Bathgate, Linlithgowshire|
|Ellen Dougal||Servant||18||Servant||Livingston, Linlithgowshire|
Other that Ann George and Alison's daughter born in the February of this year, there were two other children recorded. The George Alexander Rutherford in this census was George son by his first marriage which was to Margaret Stenhouse. George was born on 4 November 1861 in Prestonpans, East Lothian,. George senior and Margaret were married on 16 July 1858 in Tranent, East Lothian, but sadly Margaret died in 1869 in Bathgate. Ellen would have been Alison's "natural" daughter Helen born in 1865 in Dechmont. The "Ellen Dougal, aged 18, Servant, born in Livingston, Linlithgowshire" was probably Alison's neice, the daughter of Hugh Dougal and Janet Aitken born about 1853 in Dechmont, Livingston.
A search of -
has so far produced no record of Alison, George or their daughter Ann has been found. Did they emigrate? As no records found in the Mormon search of 1880 American and Canadian censuses maybe they went to Australia?
John Dougal born about 1843 in Dechmont
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