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James Todd1

M, #9098, b. circa 1846
  • Birth*: James Todd was born circa 1846 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland.1
  • Marriage*: He married Margaret Key, daughter of William Key and Elisabeth Myres, on Friday, 1 December 1871 at Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1871 marriages in the parish of Monifieth in the county of Forfar, ref 39; 1871 on the first day of December at Monifieth after banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland, signed James Todd cabinet maker widower of Mary More, 24, 26 Seafield Road Dundee, parents David Todd feuar and Ann Todd ms Mitchell; signed Margaret Key domestic servant spinster, 25, Seafield Road Dundee, parents William Key labourer and Elizabeth Key ms Myres; signed J G Young minister, signed Alex Milne, Annie Todd witnesses; registered 1871 December 2nd at Monifieth William Smith registrar.1
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: James Todd and Margaret Key, Sarah Key, David McDonald, George Key, Ann Gibson Ford, Helen Key, John Bews, Ann Key and William Key were mentioned in a newspaper article about William Key and Elisabeth Myres on 17 December 1888. GOLDEN WEDDING - Mr William Key and Mrs Key, who have resided in Monifieth for about 20 years, celebrated their golden wedding on Saturday evening. The aged couple had with them on the occasion three daughters with their husbands, and one son and his wife, together with thirteen grandchildren. The company spent a very enjoyable evening in a manner appropriate to the interesting event. It may be mentioned that Mr Key is in his 82nd year, while Mrs Key is 72 years of age, and both are hale and hearty. Besides the above mentioned members of their family, they have a daughter in America, and a son engaged as a missionary in China who together have eight children. Mr and Mrs Key have twenty-three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.2
  • (Informant) Death: James Todd registered the death of Margaret Key on 14 May 1895 at 52 Peddie Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1894 deaths in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 226; Margaret Todd married to James Todd joiner journeyman, 1894 May fourteenth 6h 0m am 52 Peddie Street Dundee. female 47 years, parents William Key ploughman and Elizabeth Key ms Myres (dec), chronic bronchitis, diarrhoea 7 days as cert by R C Buist MBxx, signed James Todd widower present, registered 1894 May 14th at Dundee Dav Young assistant registrar.3

Census Events

Head of Household3 April 1881He was listed as head of household along with spouse Margaret Key in the 1881 census at 12 Seafield Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Todd, head, 34, cabinet maker, Dundee; Margaret Todd, wife, 35, Monifieth; also in the household were Margaret Todd, David Todd and William Todd.4
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household along with spouse Margaret Key in the 1891 census at 52 Peddie Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Todd, head, 43, joiner, Dundee; Margaret Todd, wife, 44, Monifieth; also in the household were Margaret Todd, David Todd, William Todd, Elizabeth Todd and Annie Todd.5
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 15 Annfield Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Todd, head, 56, joiner, Dundee; also in the household was David Todd, William Todd, Elizabeth Todd, Annie Todd, George Angus and Amelia Robertson.6
Last Edited: 14 Apr 2015

Family:

Margaret Key b. 5 Aug 1845, d. 14 May 1895
  • Marriage*: James Todd married Margaret Key, daughter of William Key and Elisabeth Myres, on Friday, 1 December 1871 at Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1871 marriages in the parish of Monifieth in the county of Forfar, ref 39; 1871 on the first day of December at Monifieth after banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland, signed James Todd cabinet maker widower of Mary More, 24, 26 Seafield Road Dundee, parents David Todd feuar and Ann Todd ms Mitchell; signed Margaret Key domestic servant spinster, 25, Seafield Road Dundee, parents William Key labourer and Elizabeth Key ms Myres; signed J G Young minister, signed Alex Milne, Annie Todd witnesses; registered 1871 December 2nd at Monifieth William Smith registrar.1

Children:

Margaret Todd4 b. c 1872
David Todd4 b. c 1874
William Todd4 b. c 1876
Elizabeth Todd5 b. c 1885
Annie Todd5 b. c 1889

Citations

  1. [S64] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), GROS statutory marriage 1871 Monifieth 310/00 0039 [Nov 2011].
  2. [S32] Newspaper Article, British Newspaper Archive, The Dundee Courier and Argus, Monday, December 17, 1888 [Jan 2012].
  3. [S50] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), GROS statutory death 1894 St Peter Dundee ref 282/01 0226 [Nov 2011].
  4. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: St Peter; ED: 4; Page: 1; Line: 20; Roll: cssct1881_80; Year: 1881. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Nov 2011]
  5. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Liff and Benvie; ED: 35; Page: 7; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1891_88; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Nov 2011]
  6. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Liff and Benvie; ED: 31; Page: 7; Source Citation: Parish: Liff and Benvie; ED: 29; Page: 19; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1901_92; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Nov 2011]