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Jessie Pitkethly Nicolson

F, #1404, b. 12 April 1887, d. 13 May 1954
Last Edited: 1 Nov 2020

Parents:

Father*: Forester Cockburn Nicolson seaman b. 21 Jul 1862, d. 19 Jan 1926
Mother*: Jane Lawson Pitkethly b. 17 Apr 1862, d. 15 Dec 1936
  • Birth*: Jessie Pitkethly Nicolson was born on 12 April 1887 at 11 Clinton Street, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland, ; father sailor - ur 3 Shuttlefield Street. Newburgh.
  • She was the daughter of Forester Cockburn Nicolson seaman and Jane Lawson Pitkethly.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Jessie Pitkethly Nicolson married David Watson jute works manager, son of David Allan Watson machine fitter and Elizabeth Galloway, on 31 January 1913 at 22 North Erskine Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1913 marriages in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 39; 1913 on the Thirty-First day of January at 22 North Erskine Street Dundee after banns according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland, signed David Watson machine fitter journyman bachelor, aged 29, residing 4 Balmore Street Dundee, parents David Allan Watson jute mill mechanic (dec) and Elizabeth Watson ms Galloway (dec); signed Jessie Nicolson sack machinist spinster aged 25 residing 22 North Erskine Street Dundee, parents Forester Cockburn Nicolson stoker in Gas Works and Jane Lawson Nicolson ms Pitkethly; signed James Robbie BD Clepington United Free Church Dundee, signed Thomas Baxter, Helen Jane Nicolson witnesses, registered 1913 February 1st at Dundee signed Jas Murray registrar.1,2,3
  • (Deceased) Death*: Jessie Pitkethly Nicolson died on 13 May 1954 at Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , at age 67 Jessie Pitkethly Watson (widow of David Watson jute works manager), 1954 may 13th 0h 30m pm Royal Infirmary ur 22 Old Craigie Road Dundee, 67, fath Forrester Cockburn Nicolson gas works stoker (dec), moth Jane Lawson Nicolson ms Pitkethly (dec), perforation of stomach, peritonitis, peripheral vascular failure as cert by Harry W McFarlane MBChB, signed D D Watson son 82 Ellengowan Drive Dundee, reg 1954 May 14th at Dundee, signed A C Marshall assist reg.
  • Probate*: Her estate was probated on 17 August 1954; NICOLSON or WATSON Jessie Pitkcthly of 22 Old Craigie-road Dundee widow died 13 May 1954 Confirmation of Douglas David Watson. Sealed London 17 August.4
  • Married Name: As of 31 January 1913, her married name was Watson.
  • (Witness) Photograph: She is in this photograph taken say 1916 at 3 Shuttlefield, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland, , along with Forester Cockburn Nicolson seaman, Jane Lawson Pitkethly, Helen Jane Nicolson, Robert Davidson Nicolson textile fitter, Forester C Nicolson iron turner and Henry Millar Nicolson jute mill overseer.5
    Thought to be: the folk on seats from L-R: Forester C Nicolson (dob 1862); standing child 1; Jane Pitlethly; 'Grampa' unknown (could this be a Pitkethly??); 'Grandma' unknown; standing child 2; Helen Jane Nicolson (dob 1890, died 1929) with the dog.
    Standing at the back L-R Unknown male 1; Unknown female 1; son Robert Davidson (1893) or Forester (1899); unknown male 2; unknown male 3, could be David Watson?; Jessie Pitkethly Nicolson (dob 1887, married to David Watson); unknown couple.
    Sitting at the front: Left child 1; right Harry Millar Nicolson

Census Events

Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed in the 1891 census at 2 Shuttlefield Street, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland, ; Jane     Nicolson     Head     Married     Female     28     1863     Seamans Wife     Newburgh, Fife, Scotland
Jessie     Nicolson     Daughter     -     Female     3     1888     -     Newburgh, Fife, Scotland
Helen J     Nicolson     Daughter     -     Female     0     1891     -     Newburgh, Fife, Scotland.7
Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed in the 1901 census at 216 High Street, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland, ; Jane     Nicholson     Head     Married     Female     38     1863     Firemans Wife     Newburgh, Fife, Scotland
Jessie     Nicholson     Daughter     -     Female     13     1888     Scholar     Newburgh, Fife, Scotland
Ellen J     Nicholson     Daughter     -     Female     10     1891     Scholar     Newburgh, Fife, Scotland
Robert     Nicholson     Son     -     Male     8     1893     Scholar     Newburgh, Fife, Scotland
Sarah A     Nicholson     Daughter     -     Female     5     1896     Scholar     Newburgh, Fife, Scotland
Forrester     Nicholson     Son     -     Male     2     1899     -     Newburgh, Fife, Scotland.8
Member of Household31 March 1911They was listed as a member of the household of Forester Cockburn Nicolson seaman and Jane Lawson Pitkethly in the 1911 census at 20 N Erskine Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Forrester Nicolson, head, 48, mar, mechanical stoker, gas works minicipal, worker, born Dundee;
Jane Nicolson, wife, 48, married 26 years, 8 children born alive, 5 still living, born Newburgh Fife;
Jessie, daug, 23, single, sewing machinist, jute, worker, born Newburgh;
Helen, daug, 20, single, jute weaver, worker, born Newburgh;
Robert, son, 18, single, apprentice machine fitter, jte work, worker, born Newburgh;
Forrester, son, 12, at school, born Newburgh;
Henry, son, 7, at school, born Newburgh.9

Family:

David Watson jute works manager b. c 1883, d. 17 Jan 1950
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Jessie Pitkethly Nicolson married David Watson jute works manager, son of David Allan Watson machine fitter and Elizabeth Galloway, on 31 January 1913 at 22 North Erskine Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1913 marriages in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 39; 1913 on the Thirty-First day of January at 22 North Erskine Street Dundee after banns according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland, signed David Watson machine fitter journyman bachelor, aged 29, residing 4 Balmore Street Dundee, parents David Allan Watson jute mill mechanic (dec) and Elizabeth Watson ms Galloway (dec); signed Jessie Nicolson sack machinist spinster aged 25 residing 22 North Erskine Street Dundee, parents Forester Cockburn Nicolson stoker in Gas Works and Jane Lawson Nicolson ms Pitkethly; signed James Robbie BD Clepington United Free Church Dundee, signed Thomas Baxter, Helen Jane Nicolson witnesses, registered 1913 February 1st at Dundee signed Jas Murray registrar.1,2,3

Children:

Dorothy Jane Nicolson Watson10 b. 8 Jun 1913, d. 2001
Douglas David Watson telephone engineer+ b. 4 Oct 1917, d. 2003
Esther Elizabeth Galloway Watson10 b. 29 Dec 1922, d. 10 May 2019
David Forester Watson10 b. 25 May 1931, d. 1991

Citations

  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory Birth 1913 Dundee St Andrew 282/4 795 image held [May 2020].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory Marriage 1913 Dundee St Andrew 282/nn 39 image held [Dec 2004].
  3. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) member JM [Oct 2020].
  4. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Record URL: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?h=13792397&db=UKProbateCal&indiv=try
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
    Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. [Mar 2013]
  5. [S40] CO via email [May 2018].
  6. CO via email [May 2018]
  7. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census
    Sheetllefield Street, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland [May 2020].
  8. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census
    216, High Street, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland [May 2020].
  9. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Census 1911 Dundee ref 282/4 42/ 47 image held [May 2020].
  10. [S40] CO [Sep 2018].