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Margaret Leith (Slesser) Aberdeen area born c 1835

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Amanda

Amanda Report 12 Sep 2013 13:23

Hi

I am trying to trace my ancestor Margaret Slesser. She had a daughter Jane Slesser to an Alexander Hadden (illegitimate birth) She later married someone with the surname Leith who was reported to have been a church officer. I cannot find any record of birth/death or marriage for Margaret SLesser or Leith.

They lived in the greater Aberdeen area and may well have moved at some point to in or around Stonehaven area.

Any help gratefully received.

Thanks

Amanda

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 12 Sep 2013 13:27

Hi Amanda, have you looked on Scotland's People?
http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

Amanda

Amanda Report 12 Sep 2013 13:35

Yes I have been searching on Scotlands people but so far I have been unable to turn anything up, thanks.

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 12 Sep 2013 13:36

When did she have daughter Jane?

Which census have you found Margaret on ?

Amanda

Amanda Report 12 Sep 2013 13:47

Hi Glitterbaby, I have not been able to find her on a censu but her daughter Jane was born on 27/4/1866, Jane was born illegitimate but RCE records father as Alexander Hadden. Jane married George Corbett in 1895 . Any information I have about Margaret were from Janes birth/death/marriage certs..

MaureeninNY

MaureeninNY Report 12 Sep 2013 13:56

I guess this is Jane:
1871 Scotland Census about Jane Haddon
Name: Jane Haddon
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Relationship: Grandaughter (Granddaughter)
Gender: Female
Where born: Deer, Aberdeenshire
Registration number: 228
Registration District: Old Deer
Civil Parish: Old Deer
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Smallburn
Occupation: Crofter Gr Daur
ED: 10
Household Schedule Number: 47
Line: 8
Roll: CSSCT1871_42
Household Members:
Name Age
George Slesser 57
Jane Slesser 56
William Slesser 14
Catherine Slesser 24
Jane Haddon 4
James Bruce 8 Mo
Source Citation: Parish: Old Deer; ED: 10; Page: 10; Line: 8


Maureen

Amanda

Amanda Report 12 Sep 2013 14:00

Thks Maureen I will take a look at that.

MaureeninNY

MaureeninNY Report 12 Sep 2013 14:07

Are you sure of Margaret's birth year???

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XBWP-18G

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1851 Scotland Census about George Slesser
Name: George Slesser
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1813
Relationship: Head
Spouse's Name: Ann Dalgarno
Gender: Male
Where born: Old Deer, Aberdeen
Parish Number: 228
Civil Parish: Old Deer
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Pettymarcus
Occupation: Ag Lab
ED: 14
Page: 12 (click to see others on page)
Household Schedule Number: 36
Line: 12
Roll: CSSCT1851_49
George Slesser 38
Ann Dalgarno 35
Ann Slesser 15
John Slesser 9
Margart Slesser 7
Catherine Slesser 4
Alexander Slesser 2
Source Citation: Parish: Old Deer; ED: 14; Page: 12; Line: 12;

Amanda

Amanda Report 12 Sep 2013 14:46

no I'm not sure , thanks for this it looks very positive.....

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 12 Sep 2013 22:45

????

1911

Name: Margret Leith
Age in 1911: 65
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Relation to Head: Mother
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Old Deer, Aberdeenshire
Civil Parish: Middlesbrough
County/Island: Yorkshire-North Riding
Country: England
Street Address: 23 Gosford St Middlesbrough
Marital Status: Widowed
Registration District: Middlesbrough
Registration District Number: 535
Sub-registration District: Middlesbrough West
ED, institution, or vessel: 7
Piece: 29270
Household Members:
Name Age
John Leith 33, b. Middlesborough, Yorkshire
Elezabeth Alice Leith 31
Margret Leith 65

Although it has been crossed out, the image says Margret has had 6 children, 3 living and 3 had died.




1881

Name: Margaret Leith
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Relationship to Head: Wife
Spouse: John Leith
Gender: Female
Where born: Scotland

Civil Parish: Middlesbrough
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Street Address: 43 Vaughan St
Marital Status: Married
Education:

Employment status:

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Registration District: Middlesbrough
Sub-registration District: Middlesbrough
ED, institution, or vessel: 18
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4849
Folio: 42
Page Number: 27
Household Members:
Name Age
John Leith 30 b. Scotland
Margaret Leith 35
John Leith 3
Fredrick Leith 1
Hannah Richardson 75, Lodger


Deaths Dec 1908 Leith John 56 Middlesbro' 9d 361


Deaths Mar 1927 Leith Margaret 81 Middlesbro' 9d 937



Name: John Leith
Probate Date: 14 Feb 1952
Death Date: 15 Dec 1951
Death Place: Middlesbrough
Registry: London, England

John Leith died of 27 Appleton Road,Linthorpe, Middlesborough. Probate to Elizabeth Alice Leith, widow



Not seeing Fred's birth but here is John's. Certificate would give mother's maiden surname


Births Sep 1877 Leith John Middlesbro' 9d 536


1901

Name: John Leith
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Margaret Leith
Gender: Male
Where born: Scotland

Civil Parish: Middlesbrough
Ecclesiastical parish: All Saints
Town: Middlesborough
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status:

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Registration District: Middlesbrough
Sub-registration District: Middlesbrough
ED, institution, or vessel: 28
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Schedule Number: 33
Piece: 4577
Folio: 77
Page Number: 6
Household Members:
Name Age
John Leith 48
Margaret Leith 56
John Leith 23
Fredrick Leith 21
Joseph Richardson 23
Margaret Hall 41

mgnv

mgnv Report 13 Sep 2013 00:59

1841 Census
Piece: SCT1841/228 Place: Old Deer -Aberdeenshire Enumeration District: 7
Civil Parish: Old Deer Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 0 Page: 13
Address: Pettymarcus
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Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
SLESSAR George M 28 Ag Lab Aberdeenshire
SLESSAR Ann F 25 Aberdeenshire
SLESSAR James M 7 Aberdeenshire
SLESSAR Ann F 5 Aberdeenshire
SLESSAR George M 4 Aberdeenshire
SLESSAR James M 25 Ag Lab Aberdeenshire

Amanda

Amanda Report 13 Sep 2013 06:40

wow thanks for all your help, I've since been in touch with distant relatives who have the same ancestor. thanks so much.

MaureeninNY

MaureeninNY Report 14 Sep 2013 03:43

That's great news.Amanda! :-)

Maureen

alviegal

alviegal Report 14 Sep 2013 21:36

1861 to round things off.

1861 census transcription details for: Mill Of Denend, Lonmay
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG09
Piece: 219
Folio: 0
Page: 2
Reg. District: Lonmay
Sub District:
Parish: Lonmay
Enum. District: 4
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Mill Of Denend, Lonmay
County: Aberdeenshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
BURNETT, William Head Married M 42 1819 Miller & Farmer Of 13 Ac 4 M & 1 Boy
Cluny, Aberdeenshire
BURNETT, Mary Wife Married F 24 1837 Farmer's Wife
Strichen, Aberdeenshire
COWIE, Mary Servant Unmarried F 23 1838 Domestic Servant
Lonmay, Aberdeenshire
MORRICE, Annie Servant Unmarried F 16 1845 Dairy Maid
Strichen, Aberdeenshire
>>SLESSOR, George Servant Married M 47 1814 Ploughman
Old Deer, Aberdeenshire
GIBB, William Servant Married M 31 1830 Assistant Miller
Tyrie, Aberdeenshire
ROGER, James Servant M 12 1849 Miller
Lonmay, Aberdeenshire


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1861 census transcription details for: Pettymarcus, Deer Or Old Deer
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG09
Piece: 228
Folio: 0
Page: 7
Reg. District: Parish of Deer
Sub District:
Parish: Deer or Old Deer
Enum. District: 9
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Pettymarcus, Deer Or Old Deer
County: Aberdeenshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
SLESSOR, Jane Wife Married F 41 1820 Labourers Wife
New Deer, Aberdeenshire
SLESSOR, Elizabeth Daughter F 10 1851 Scholar
Old Deer, Aberdeenshire
SLESSOR, Christian Daughter F 9 1852 Scholar
Old Deer, Aberdeenshire
SLESSOR, William Son M 4 1857
Old Deer, Aberdeenshire





1881 census transcription details for: Croft Small Burn Kinmundy, Deer
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG11
Piece: 228
Folio: 10
Page: 20
Reg. District: Deer or Old Deer
Sub District:
Parish: Deer
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Croft Small Burn Kinmundy, Deer
County: Aberdeenshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
SLESSOR, George Head Married M 70 1811 Crofter 5 Acres Arable
Benwals Deer
SLESSOR, Jane Wateson Wife Married F 64 1817 Crofters Wife
Stocks of Cairn Banno New Deer
WEBESTER, Ann Dalgurn Granddaughter F 9 1872 Scholar
Small Burn Deer
SLESSOR, Mary Jane Granddaughter F 6 1875 Scholar
Small Burn Deer