The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson

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Currie
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Re: The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson

Post by Currie » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:31 am

Dundee Courier, Wednesday, February 09, 1848;

FATAL ACCIDENT.—About twelve o'clock on Thursday night, Margaret Barclay, a person from Scarborough, but belonging to this town, having come here to receive some money left her by way of legacy, was enjoying herself with some friends in a house in Butter's Close, foot of Hawkhill, and having occasion to accompany one of them to the door, she inadvertently walked over the stair, which by the by was unprovided with any railing. She alighted on her head in the close below, and had her skull fractured in consequence. The poor woman lingered on until about seven o'clock on Friday evening when death put a period to her sufferings. She was a married woman and has left a young family.

Alan

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Re: The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson

Post by ggrocott » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:06 am

Won't let me go there but think this could be William jnr with older brother David and the Clark family. Think David went on to marry Mary Clark

David Barclay
Age
22
Where born
Scotland
Address
Hawkhill, Dundee
Occupation
Tailor
William Clark
75
Hellen Clark
60
Barbay Clark
35
Dougal Clark
20
Mary Clark
25
William Barclay
N K

Think this may be the burial of William senior

Burial http://www.fdca.org.uk/pdf%20files/HowffB01.pdf Barclay William 17 Nov 1839 age 47 born Parish of Arngask, Perthshire Labourer Typhus Fever

Baptisms at Arngask parent David Barclay
William BARCLAY
17/07/1791

BARCLAY
CHRISTIAN
02/03/1788

BARCLAY
JAMES
19/09/1784


BARCLAY
JAMES
05/06/1786

BARCLAY
JANET
02/11/1783

bolemo
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Re: The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson

Post by bolemo » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:49 pm

Sorry for the bad link. I meant 1851 too.

The newspaper article is great and very helpful, thank you Alan. What an horrible story though, and I can't imagine how George learned what happened and how he felt.

And thank you Gill for all those pieces of information. We are getting closer and closer.

Here is the info for possibly William BARCLAY junior

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Census Year:		1851
County:			Angus (Forfarshire) (ANS)
Place:			St Vigeans
Civil Parish:		St Vigeans
Ecclesiastical Parish:	Inverbrothock
Piece:			319
Enumeration District:	12
Folio:			242
Page:			32
Schedule:		141
House Number:		11
House or Street Name:	Green Street Arbroath
Surname	Forenames	Relationship	Marital Status	Sex	Age	Occupation		Birth County	Birth Place	Disability	Notes
BARCLAY	William		Head		M		M	22	Mechanic		FIF		Leuchars		
BARCLAY	Agnes		Wife		M		F	21				ANS		St Vigeans		
BARCLAY	Jessie		Dau		U		F	4	Scholar			ANS		Dundee		
BARCLAY	Agnes		Dau		U		F	2				ANS		Dundee		
BARCLAY	William		Son		U		M	1m				ANS		St Vigeans		
MACKAY	Jessie		Lodger		U		F	29	Flaxspinner Spinner	ANS		Dundee		
HENDRY	Catharine	Lodger		U		F	19	Flaxspinner Preparer	ANS		Dundee		

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Re: The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson

Post by ggrocott » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:45 pm

So 'nice' to have the newspaper article, even if they got her name wrong! We are really going places!

Gill

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Re: The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson

Post by bolemo » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:38 pm

Just got the Parish Death Record for Isabella (more exactly the Register of Burials).
Date of Interment: 1848, February 7
Number: 952
Name: Isabella Barclay
Designation: Wife of George Simpson, Forgeman
Date of Death: 1848, February 3
Age: 29 Years
Place of Birth: Parish of Leuchars, Fife
Cause of Death: Effects of a fall from a stair
Last Place of Residence: Butters ' Close, West Port
Place of Interment: New 1075 B
Dues: " | 5 | 3
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Re: The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson

Post by bolemo » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:01 pm

And Isabella's Birth information:
1818 Barclay | Isabella Daughter of William Barclay Miller Seggie & of Janet Grant his spouse was born on the 22nd of July & baptd on the 29th by The Revd Wm Simpson
The Reverend name is interesting.

The other funny thing is trying to figure what "Seggie" could mean, it seems to be a location in Leuchars, and apparently, today is living there a P. Barclay (at NO 1 COTTAGE SEGGIE FM CUPAR RD GUARDBRIDGE LEUCHARS ST ANDREWS)
http://www.findpeoplefree.co.uk/r.aspx? ... ST+ANDREWS

I think I also have all the baptism images for the ones born in Leuchars that I copied while searching in Dundee. Now that we know that they are the right ones, I will dig to get them and share the information.

Gabriel
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Re: The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson

Post by AndrewP » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:48 pm

Hi bolemo,

Seggie can be seen on the current OS map - streetmap

All the best,

AndrewP

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Re: The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson

Post by bolemo » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:53 pm

Thank you AndrewP

Here is William Barclay and Janet Grant Wedding in Leuchars (source SP):
Surname: BARCLAY
Forename: WILLIAM
Spouse name: JANET GRANT/
Date: 13/07/1816
Parish number: 445/
Ref: 10 413
Parish: Leuchars
And just found that, very likely to be the right one (giving us the mother's name):
Surname: BARCLAY
Forename: DAVID
Spouse name: ISOBEL MARSHAL/FR636 (FR636)
Date: 08/12/1782
Parish number: 404/
Ref: 40 25
Parish: Arngask

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Re: The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson

Post by ggrocott » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:05 pm

Thank you, this is great.

Gill

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Re: The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson

Post by ggrocott » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:19 pm

Baptism?

MARSHALL
ISOBEL daughter of
WILLIAM MARSHALL/
F
16/05/1762
400/
10 325
Abdie

Abdie is also in Fife not that far away!

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