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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Dougal Head 55 Cooper Houston, Linlithgowshire
Elizabeth Wife 52   St. Andrews, Fife
Jessie Daughter 25 Machinist Leith, Edinburgh
Margaret Daughter 18 Machinist Leith, Edinburgh
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Hugh Dougal Inmate 43 Forrester  

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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Peter Headridge Head 39 Miller Dechmont, Linlithgowshire
Hellen Headridge Wife 39 Dechmont, Linlithgow
Hellen Headridge Daughter 18 Servant Edinburghshire
Christina Headridge Daughter 11 Edinburghshire
Peter Headridge Son 9 Scholar Linlithgowshire
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

Nellie Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Nellie Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Nellie Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
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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