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From: Bob Shand <>
Subject: RE: Jessie Law
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 22:42:38 +0100
hello again Mary and all you other readers. Sorry for the delay but I've
been away for a few days at the RAF Leeming summer ball in Yorkshire so
finding time for family tree has been hard.
My evidence for Joseph Thomson's parents is two-fold: the General Record
Office (reliable)and the IGI (not so reliable)
Firstly from the IGI microfiche at Aberdeen Library. The entry is simply his
birth - 3rd May 1841 at Maryculter, f. Francis Thomson, m. Mary Forbes.
There is another son apparently from this marriage, Francis Thomson b. 1st
Nov 1831 at Fetteresso.
A Francis Thomson was b. 12 April 1804 (from an email from Norman Nicol) and
c. 20th April 1804 at Maryculter (IGI), and his parents were Robert Thomson
and Margaret Filp.(IGI) Another possible son here is Robert Thomson c. 25
Sept 1795. (IGI)
I also found a marriage between Robert Thomson and Margaret Philp on 6 Sept
1785 at Nigg.(IGI)
Ron Dempsey and you both suggest that Mary Forbes was born in Midmar,
Aberdeen(shire) in 1804, based on the 1881 census which seems most likely.
There is another Mary Forbes who was b. 11 June 1805 at Dunnottar (her
father was John Forbes)
According to the marriage record for Joseph Thomson and Jessie Law - (seen
at GRO) - her parents were Alexander LAW, Wood sawyer and Margaret WATT.
There was a witness called William Thomson. This marriage (Joseph Thomson
and Jessie Law ) was on 16th January 1863 at Moss-side, Parish of Fintray.
Banns were read at the Established Church of Scotland. Joseph was a farm
servant, bachelor, age 21, res. Pattens, Maryculter. f. Francis THOMSON,
agric labourer; m. Mary FORBES. Jessie was a domestic servant, spinster,
age 22 of Moss side, Fintray.
By the way, I make you and I cousins 4 times removed. I would like any
more details you can provide on our mutual family.
Best wishes from rainy Loch Lomond.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:Mary Cubitt [SMTP:]
> Sent:Saturday, August 12, 2000 2:25 AM
> Subject:Jessie Law
> Hello Bob
> Thank you for your email of 9 August. I am delighted to make your
> acquaintance, albeit via the net. We are distantly related.
> My maiden name was Thomson. Joseph was brother to my gt gt grandfather.
> As Thomson is one of my main lines of research I have lots and lots of
> What would you like to have? Do you have all their children - as I do.
> In the 1881 census the entry goes as follows.
> Dwelling: Blairs Estate House & Croft
> Census Place: Maryculter, Kincardine, Scotland
> Joseph Thomson married, 39 b. Maryculter, Head, Occupation: Crofter 8
> Jessie Thomson, wife, married, 39 born Aberdeen
> Mary F. Thomson, daughter, 15 b. Maryculter, Occupation: general servant
> William Thomson, son, 11 b. Maryculter, scholar
> Helen M. Thomson, daughter, 8 b. Banchory D, Kincardine, scholar
> Jessie Ann F. Thomson, daughter, 8 b. Banchory D, Kincardine, scholar
> James Thomson, son, 6,b.Maryculter, scholar
> John F. Thomson, son, 4, b. Maryculter
> MargaretThomson, daughter, 1, b. Maryculter,
> Mary Forbes, widow, 77, b. Midmar, rel: Mother, Occ: Annuitant
> Charles Law, 10, b. Aberdeen, Rel: Nephew, Occ. scholar
> How did you work out that Mary Forbes would be Joseph's mother?
> Thank you for the name of Jessie Law's parents. Can you give anymore
> details for them?
> Kind regards from New Zealand,
> PS Tanya is related to me through Janet Law who married Anthony Low.
> Thomson and Low are my 2 main names of research.
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