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Re: William Bruce + Watson
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 15 November 15 17:26 GMT (UK) »
Would anybody be as kind to help me further with my searches on this family? I now have copies of the two death certs previously mentioned. Nancy Watson has her parents as James Watson (Crofter) and Mary Beattie, both deceased. She was 74 when she died which gives a rough birth year of 1819. William Bruce's parents where William Bruce (ploughman) and Helen Gibb, both deceased. His age was 77 when he died so rough birth of 1818.
I have a copy of a death cert for a Helen Gibb (other name Bruce) 1862 daughter of (something) Gibb and Isobel Dakers(?) 77 when she died in KincRdine. Also a copy of a death cert for a Mary Beattie ( other name Watson) 1859 Benholm 78 years, dau of William Beattie and Mary Leighton. This last two certs may not be right, so I'd like to try and find out somehow also any census regarding William Bruce (husband of Gibb) and James Watson (husband of Beattie)
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Re: William Bruce + Watson
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 15 November 15 19:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi Molly ,

These references may be of interest -

Watson/Beattie marriage ?
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT5B-JYB

William Bruce birth 1818 ?
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYNH-MPB

Gibb/Diker marriage ?
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT5T-82V



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Re: William Bruce + Watson
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 15 November 15 19:35 GMT (UK) »
1851 Census transcription on FreeCEN has a widow Mary Beattie 67 visitor to a William Watson & family , St Cyrus.
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Re: William Bruce + Watson
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 15 November 15 19:48 GMT (UK) »
1841 Census
Moor Pitcarles , Arbuthnott , Kincardineshire.(all born Kincardineshire)
James Watson 55 ag. labourer
Mary Watson 55
Agnes Hutcheon 9


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Re: William Bruce + Watson
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 15 November 15 19:57 GMT (UK) »
1841 Census.
Nether Pitforthy , Arbuthnott , Kincardineshire.(all born Kincardineshire)
Willm Bruce 45 ag. lab.
Helen Gibb 45
Geo Gray 2



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Re: William Bruce + Watson
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 15 November 15 20:10 GMT (UK) »
Although the ages don't tally with the 1841 this looks like the same couple in 1851 Census.
Springingreens , Glenbervie , Kincardineshire.
William Bruce 65 pauper farm labourer born Glenbervie , Kincardineshire
Hellen Bruce 65 wife born Marykirk , Kincardineshire
George Gray 11 grnson scholar born Benholm , Kincardineshire



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Re: William Bruce + Watson
« Reply #16 on: Monday 16 November 15 14:34 GMT (UK) »
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Thank you for this info. I believe that the 1851 census family is correct also as on Helen Gibbs death cert it also has 'springing greens' as the death location.
That last link you sent me has the parents of William Bruce but on the death cert tht I have no parents are named as he passed away in the 'montrose lunatic asylum'.
On that 1851 census of mary beattie as a widow, is that a possible brother of her husband?
I know have a copy of the marriage certificate for James Watson and Mary beattie but I can't seem to find oout who James was. Does anybody reading this no of anything?
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Re: William Bruce + Watson
« Reply #17 on: Monday 16 November 15 15:01 GMT (UK) »
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On that 1851 census of mary beattie as a widow, is that a possible brother of her husband?

Could it be her son ?
There are references to children -
Thomas b. 1802
James b. 1804
John b. 1807
Jane b. 1810
George b. 1812
Helen b. 1822

So there is a gap for a William Watson b c1816 and Agnes Watson b. c1819.

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