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Duffus Address

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macgregor Report 30 Jul 2013 22:56

I've been trying to find out who lived at 42 Forsyth Street, Duffus, Morayshire on the 1841 and 1851 Census but it appears there is no address in these years,
Can anyone help with finding out if it was called anything else.
I thank anyone in advance for their help.


Reggie Report 30 Jul 2013 23:06

Very few houses were numbered in those was the introduction and spread of the Postal Service which prompted house numbering.

Ditto naming of streets................

And even after the initial numbering, changes were often made, so the house which has that number now may not have done so in years gone by

Have you any idea of when the house was built?


MarieCeleste Report 30 Jul 2013 23:16

Hello macgregor - welcome to the boards.

Are you researching the house itself, or are you trying to find a particular family who lived there at one point? If the latter, do you want to give details?


macgregor Report 30 Jul 2013 23:48

Dear Reggie
No, I'm sorry, I don't have that information. I'll have to do some more research on that one.
My Great Great Grandmother was Bridget Simpson, m/s Magher. She returned to the above address between 1854 and 1861 as she is on 1861 Census. My GGG/F was killed in the Crimean war in 1854. I assumed that the house was possibly owned by a member of the Simpson family.
Thank you anyway for replying.
Kind regards

Evelyn :-(


GlitterBaby Report 31 Jul 2013 00:14

1861 just for info

Name: Bridget Simpson
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1819
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Water Yard, Ireland
Registration number: 131
Registration District: Duffus
Civil Parish: Duffus
County: Moray
Address: 42 Forsyth St
Occupation: Dressmaker
ED: 4
Household Schedule Number: 83
Line: 12
Roll: CSSCT1861_18
Household Members: Name Age
Bridget Simpson 42
James Simpson 9 - Canada

Unlikely she was in Scotland in 1851

1871 gives a daughter b 1845 also in Canada

1861 possible for the daughter
Name: Mary Jane Simpson
Age: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Relationship: Visitor
Gender: Female
Where born: America
Registration number: 135
Registration District: Elgin
Civil Parish: Elgin
County: Moray
Address: 64
Occupation: Milliner
ED: 5
Household Schedule Number: 84
Line: 6
Roll: CSSCT1861_19
Household Members: Name Age
Isabella Spena 64
Mary Jane Simpson 16


Reggie Report 31 Jul 2013 07:49

So, who was Bridget's husband?

Have you looked for him in 1841?

Where did they marry?


macgregor Report 31 Jul 2013 09:59

Bridge'ts husband was William Simpson, (my GGG'F), born 1816 in Alves, Morayshire and killed in the Crimean war in 1854. He was a Sergeant in the 2nd Batallion Rifle Brigade. Bridget was born in Waterford approx 1820 and they married in Canada in 1843. This is why I thought that she must have stayed in a house that possibly belonged to William's family. Why else would she return to the Moray area. She died at 26 Abbey Street, Elgin in 1895. I don't know if that house belonged to the family either. My Grandfather was born there in 1874.


Potty Report 31 Jul 2013 12:13

Do you know who William's parents were? I can find a baptism for a William Simpson, 24th Sep 1816 in Forres - father Alexander, mother Katherine Crocy