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Jane Lawson Pitkethly

F, #1369, b. 17 April 1862, d. 15 December 1936
Last Edited: 3 Sep 2018


Father*: David Clark Pitkethly b. 20 Sep 1826, d. 31 Aug 1902
Mother*: Janet Lawson b. 20 Feb 1829, d. Dec 1903
  • Birth*: Jane Lawson Pitkethly was born on 17 April 1862 at Newburgh, Fife, Scotland, .
  • She was the daughter of David Clark Pitkethly and Janet Lawson.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Jane Lawson Pitkethly married Forester Cockburn Nicolson, son of Robert Davidson Nicolson and Janet Worrel, on 16 January 1885 at Catholic Apostolic Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .
  • (Deceased) Death*: Jane Lawson Pitkethly died on 15 December 1936 at Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , at age 74 Jane Lawson Nicolson widow of Forester Cockburn Nicolson ...
    ur 22 North Erskine Street
    74 years
    fath David Pitkethly mason (dec, moth Janet Petkethly ms Lawson (dec)
    Cerebral haemorrhage cert by James ... Stalker MD
    inf Robert Nicolson son 24 North Erskine Street.
  • Married Name: As of 16 January 1885, her married name was Nicolson.
  • DeathofSpouse*: On 19 January 1926 at 22 North Erskine Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , Jane's husband died.
  • (Witness) Immigration: She witnessed the immigration of Forester C Nicolson on 14 September 1930 at Transylvania, New York, USA, ; List or manifest of Alien passengers for the Unites States Immigration Officer at port of arrival; SS Transylvania, passengers sailing from Glasgow, 6th September 1930, arriving at port of New York, 14 Sep 1930, line 11; Nicolson, Forrester, age 31 years, male, married, occupation machinist, able to work, read English, write, nationality British, race Scottish, place of birth Scotland, Newburgh, immigration visa no 614553 issued at Washington 2/6/30, last permanent residence USA Wellesley, nearest relative/friend in county from whence alien came - mother, Mrs Jane Nicolson, 23 N Erskine St, Dundee, final destination Mass Wellesley, whether having a ticket to such final destination - yes, paid for passage - self, in possession of $100, before in United States 1926-1930, whether going to join a relative or friend - returning to 4 Norfolk Terrace, Wellesley, Mass, col 24a (descptn?) - no, length of time intends to stay - perm, whether intends to become a citizen of United States - yes, col 25 (descptn?) - no, polygamist - no, anarchist - no, col 28 (descptn?) - no, col 29 (descptn?) - no, previously here and departed within one year - no, good condition of health, no deformity, height 5'8", complexion fair, hair auburn, eyes grey, no marks of identification.1

Census Events

Principal3 April 1881Jane Lawson Pitkethly appeared in the 1881 census at 139 Princes Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . 18, general servant to William Whyte master baker aged 54 and family, Newburgh.
Principal5 April 1891She appeared in the 1891 census at 2 Shuttlefield Street, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland, . Head, mar, 28, seaman's wife, Newburgh.
Principal31 March 1901She appeared in the 1901 census at 216 High Street, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland, . Head, mar, 38, fireman's wife, Newburgh.


Forester Cockburn Nicolson b. 21 Jul 1862, d. 19 Jan 1926


Jessie Pitkethly Nicolson+ b. 12 Apr 1887, d. 13 May 1954
Helen Jane Nicolson b. 26 Apr 1890, d. 6 Dec 1929
Robert Davidson Nicolson+ b. 15 Jan 1893, d. 13 Feb 1951
David Pitkethley Nicolson b. 15 Jan 1893, d. 21 Sep 1896
Sarah Ann Nicolson b. 26 Nov 1895, d. 12 Oct 1907
Forester C Nicolson+ b. 31 Jan 1899, d. 11 Apr 1981
Henry Millar Nicolson b. 26 Jul 1903


  1. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) ancestry.co.uk New York passenger Lists 1820-1957 [Feb 2008].