Person:Mary Johnston (5)

Watchers
m. 23 Dec 1791
  1. Jacobina Johnston1795 - 1875
  2. Alison Johnston1797 -
  3. Mary Johnston1800 - 1882
m. Bef 1819
  1. Mary Davidson1819 -
  2. Walter DavidsonAbt 1824 - Aft 1865
  3. John DavidsonAbt 1825 - Bet 1891 & 1896
  4. Helen DavidsonAbt 1827 -
  5. Jacobina DavidsonAbt 1829 - 1869
  6. Alison Ramsay DavidsonAbt 1834 - 1921
  7. James Davidson1836 - 1845
  8. Elizabeth Davidson1838 - 1877
  9. Isabella Davidson1841 -
  10. Thomas DavidsonAbt 1843 - 1845
  11. Thomas James Davidson1846 - Aft 1891
Facts and Events
Name[1] Mary Johnston
Alt Name[2] Mary Johnstone
Alt Name[3] Mary S. Johnston
Gender Female
Birth[4][5][6][7][19] 29 Oct 1800 Jockslodge, South Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandQuality: 3
Baptism[13][14][22] 14 Nov 1800 South Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandQuality: 3
Marriage Bef 1819 Quality: 3
to Thomas Davidson
Census 1841 2 Darlings Building, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandQuality: 1
with Thomas Davidson
Census[15][23] 1871 St. Cuthbert Parish, 2 W. Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandQuality: 1
Census[17][24] 4 Apr 1881 7 Moston Terrace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandQuality: 1
Occupation[16] 1881 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland"annuitant" Quality: 2
Death[8][9][10][20] 1 Jun 1882 7 Moston Terrace, Newington District, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandQuality: 3
Probate[25] 12 Jun 1882 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Other[11][12][21] Quality: 3 DeathCause
Reference Number? 258

Based on the IGI, there seem to be at least four possible Mary Johnston(e)s with christenings recorded in South Leith, Midlothian:

d. of George Johnston and Mary Walker bp 27 Feb 1795 d. of John Johnston and Mary Stewart bp 14 Nov 1800 d. of Samuel Johnston and Mary Brand bp 7 Sep 1803 d. of John Johnstone and Jean Taylor bp 25 Jan 1807

Identified as Mary or M.S. Johnston in daughter Elizabeth's death record.

References
  1. Parish register of births and baptisms, St. Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh, Compiler Address: FHL British Film 1066762.
  2. Robin Henderson. Robin Henderson email, Recipient: Harold Henderson, Author E-mail: robin.kate@verizon.net
    21 Aug 2002, 1838 Register of Births Barry.
  3. LDS microfilm. ((from Robin))
    Recorded 10 Mar 2002.
  4. Alexander Henderson. Request for Amendment of Contract, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. Policy number 144878, Alexander Henderson, Informant Address: Amendment to life insurance policy.
  5. Robin Henderson. Robin Henderson email, Recipient: Harold Henderson, Author E-mail: robin.kate@verizon.net
    1 July 2002 re Mary Johnston Davidson, citing 1881 census on scotsorigins.com, and familysearch.com.
  6. Births/Baptisms, Leith South, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, Record Type: www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
    GROS 692/02/0007, Mary Johnston 1800.
  7. Baptisms, Leith South Parish, 1785-1805, OPR 692/2/7, Volume: Old Parish Register 692/2/7. (1785-1805)
    page 212, Mary Johnston 29 Oct / 14 Nov 1800.
  8. Alexander Henderson. Aleck Henderson Bankers Life Insurance Company of Nebraska Medical Examiner's Report, Interviewer: Herman Biersdorf, Informant Address: Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. (14 June 1910).
  9. Robin Henderson. Robin Henderson email, Recipient: Harold Henderson, Author E-mail: robin.kate@verizon.net
    1 July 2002 re Mary Johnston Davidson, citing 1881 census on scotsorigins.com, and familysearch.com.
  10. Deaths, District of Newington, City of Edinburgh, Volume: scotlandspeople.gov.uk
    #481, 1882, Mary Davidson.
  11. Alec Henderson Mass Mutual Policy amendment # 144,878, 30 October 1899.
  12. Deaths, District of Newington, City of Edinburgh, Volume: scotlandspeople.gov.uk
    #481, 1882, Mary Davidson.
  13. Robin Henderson. Robin Henderson email, Recipient: Harold Henderson, Author E-mail: robin.kate@verizon.net
    1 July 2002 re Mary Johnston Davidson, citing 1881 census on scotsorigins.com, and familysearch.com.
  14. Baptisms, Leith South Parish, 1785-1805, OPR 692/2/7, Volume: Old Parish Register 692/2/7. (1785-1805)
    page 212, Mary Johnston 29 Oct / 14 Nov 1800.
  15. 1871 UK Census, Record Type: UK Census, Record Info: scotlandspeople.gov.uk. (1871)
    Scotland, Civil Parish St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, page 9, #51, 2 W. Lauriston Pl., Mary Davidson household.
  16. Robin Henderson. Robin Henderson email, Recipient: Harold Henderson, Author E-mail: robin.kate@verizon.net
    1 July 2002 re Mary Johnston Davidson, citing 1881 census on scotsorigins.com, and familysearch.com.
  17. Robin Henderson. Robin Henderson email, Recipient: Harold Henderson, Author E-mail: robin.kate@verizon.net
    1 July 2002 re Mary Johnston Davidson, citing 1881 census on scotsorigins.com, and familysearch.com.
  18.   LDS microfilm. ((from Robin))
    Recorded 10 Mar 2002.
  19. Age 80 on census day 4 April 1881 would imply a birth date between 5 April 1800 and 4 April 1801. Baptism 14 Nov 1800 -- if it is the same person -- implies birth then or before.

    Aleck Henderson's 1900 Mass Mutual application seems to imply that she was still alive on that date, but may not, given the evidence in this census.

    In 1881 census, "Restalrig, Edinburgh" is given as birthplace. Birth record found in South Leith. Both are apparently within Edinburgh, judging from the following:

    From: "Mags" <mags@edin58.freeserve.co.uk>
    To: <hs@niia.net>, <SCT-EDINBURGH-L@rootsweb.com>
    Subject: Re: [EDB] Restalrig, Leith, Inveresk, Edinburgh . . .
    Date sent: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 23:22:46 +0100

    Restalrig is a district in South Leith - and I should know because I live there!! Leith was a separate burgh in the 1800's but is now part of Edinburgh.

    Hope this helps
    Mags
  20. 4h 30m A.M.



    Previous death estimate based on two lines of evidence: (1) 1881 census entry gives her age as 80; baptism record is from late 1800. (2) Aleck Henderson's 1910 Bankers Life application: Mother's mother died age 90 of "senility." Clue #2 turned out to be seriously misleading.
  21. "Feeble heart and infirmaties of old age Suddenly
    As Cert by W. Menzies M.D."

    previous health very good May 1900
  22. "John Johnston Wright in Jockslodge and Mary Stewart Sp -- D. N. Mary born 29th October bap'd. 14th Nov 1800 Witn James Stewart Gardener in Restalrig and George Tafts Merchant in Jockslodge."
  23. 51
    Mary Davidson head W 70 annuitant [born] Edin. 5 [rooms with one or more windows]
    Margaret Leslie unm. 32 servant Edin.
  24. "W" = widow "80" = age
  25. [page 158]
    [in margin]

    Mary Johnstone or Davidson
    _
    Stamp £1.10/
    Testate
    _
    12 June 1882
    _
    Act
    44U C12 S34
    _

    [main text]

    At Edinburgh The Twelfth day of June Eighteen hundred & eighty two the following Inventory of the Personal Estate of the deceased Mary Johnstone or Davidson & deeds relative to the disposal thereof were presented by Mr John Davidson Executor.

    Inventory of the Personal Estate & Effects wheresoever situated of Mrs. Mary Johnstone or Davidson Widow No 7 Moston Terrace Edinburgh who died Testate

    [page 159]

    Testate on the 1st day of June 1882. at Edinburgh.

    I Scotland

    1. Household furniture & other effects £77.12.

    2. Deposit Receipt by Heritable Securities & Mortgage Investment Association Limited in favor of deceased dated 12 May 1882. with Interest 30.1.7

    3. Half years rent of 2. West Lauriston Place Edinburgh due by Thomas Davidson at Whity [Whitsunday?] 1882. 11.

    [total] £118.13.7

    /Signed/ John Davidson
    James G. Currie

    At Edinburgh The Twelfth day of June Eighteen hundred & eighty two In presence James Geddes [Gaddis?] Currie Depute Commissary Clerk of Edinburgh appeared John Davidson Artist resident at No 7. Moston Terrace Edinburgh

    [page 160]

    Edinburgh who being solemnly sworn & examined Depones

    that the said Mary Johnstone or Davidson died Testate on the 1st day of June 1882 at Edinburgh and had at the time of death her ordinary or principal domicile in Edinburgh

    That the Deponent is the executor of the said deceased Mary Johnstone or Davidson & has entered upon the posssession & management of her Estate as executor nominated by her along with Thomas Davidson bookseller Stationer Edinburgh & also along with the Rev. Walter Davidson of Knox's Free Church Perth now deceased all her sons in a Will & Testament dated the 9 day of October 1868 which along with codicil dated 3. November 1869. & holograph Letter without date are now exhibited &

    [page 161]

    & signed by the Deponent & the said Depute Commissary Clerk as relative hereto

    that the Deponent does not know of any other Will or Testamentary Settlement or writing relative to the disposal of the deceaseds personal Estate or Effects or any part thereof

    That foregoing Inventory signed by the Deponent & the said Depute Commissary Clerk as relative hereto is a full & complete Inventory of the Personal Estate & effects of the said deceased Mary Johnstone or Davidson wheresoever situated & belonging or due to her beneficially at the time of death in so far as the same has come to the knowledge of the Deponent

    That the value at this date of the said Personal Estate & Effects including

    [page 162]

    cluding the proceeds accrued thereon down to this date does not exceed Three hundred pounds Sterling

    That confirmation of the said Personal Estate & Effects in Scotland is required in favor of the Deponent and the said Thomas Davidson all which is truth as the Deponent shall answer to God.

    /Signed/ John Davidson
    James G. Currie

    Compeared also John Mathison Solicitor Supreme Courts Edinburgh who being sworn & examined Depones I know the within named Deponent & that he is the executor named by the said deceased Mary Johnstone or Davidson in the Testamentary writing exhibited by her all which is truth as the Deponent shall answer to God /Signed/ John Mathison James G. Currie

    For Deeds see Test Record Vol. [illegible] p 118