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Offline maddys52

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Re: Murder in Edinburgh
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 25 April 18 23:09 BST (UK) »
Willhelmina Nicolson, was she a Shetlander Maddy?

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The newspaper reports don't say where she was from, or where her husband was. Just did a quick search and was surprised to see it's not an uncommon name.

Modified to add:
Some other reports give her name as Jemima NICOLSON or GRIERSON (age 42 in 1923), she had not lived with her husband since 1914,  and one report says she is from Leven. So I guess not Shetland.

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Re: Murder in Edinburgh
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 26 April 18 06:36 BST (UK) »
Cheers Maddy, my gt granny had the same name & lived in Leith! ;D

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Re: Murder in Edinburgh
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 24 January 19 14:25 GMT (UK) »
Have only just seen the posts regarding a murder in Edinburgh.  The murder of Wilhelmina Nicholson (or Grierson) in Bridge Street, Leith, Edinburgh in 1923 is interesting to me as she was my adoptive grandmother.  She was killed by John Henry Savage who was subsequently executed on 11 June 1923 in Edinburgh.  Her husband, whom she left in 1914 was my mother's father and he lived in Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife.  I was brought up in Dysart, Fife.  Wilhelmina (or Jemima) also had a son two years younger than my mother and he emigrated to New Zealand where he has family and who I am still in contact with and have visited on a few occasions.  He died in 1977.  I would love to hear from any other relatives on this site.