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Wilhelmina Scott Ford1

F, #169, b. 1909, d. 6 October 2006
Last Edited: 29 Dec 2020
1st July 1950, St Pauls' Church, Nethergate, Dundee

Parents:

Father*: William Scott Ford b. 9 Jun 1871, d. 8 Sep 1957
Mother*: Margaret Scott Key b. 20 Jan 1872, d. 6 Apr 1952
  • Birth*: Wilhelmina Scott Ford was born in 1909.
  • She was the daughter of William Scott Ford and Margaret Scott Key.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Wilhelmina Scott Ford married Francis Robert Edward in April 1945 at Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland, .1,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: Wilhelmina Scott Ford died on 6 October 2006 at Ferry House Residential Home, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , aged 97.
  • (Witness) Photograph: She is in this photograph taken circa 1916 at Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, , along with Annie Gibson Ford, Jane Duncan Ford, Edith Margaret Ford, Archibald Hall Ford, Margaret Kinnear Adamson, James Kinnear Adamson MA, Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Georgina Key tailoress Ford and Adamson cousins.3,4
    Ford & Adamson cousins c1917
    back: Nan/Jean Ford (twin), Mina Ford, Esther Ford, Margaret K Adamson, Jean/Nan Ford (twin)
    front: Somebody, Douglas G Adamson, Somebody, Somebody, James K Adamson
    say 1916 back row : Jean FORD, Edith FORD[?], Jo KEY, Nan FORD
    Middle : Mina FORD, Annie FORD, Margaret ADAMSON
    front : James ADAMSON, Douglas ADAMSON
  • (Witness) Photograph: Wilhelmina Scott Ford is in this photograph taken say 1917 along with Edith Margaret Ford, Archibald Hall Ford, Annie Gibson Ford and David Guthrie Shiell Ford siblings.7
    Ford Siblings : L-R Edith, Jean, Mina (sitting), Nan, Archibald.
  • (Witness) Photograph: Wilhelmina Scott Ford is in this photograph taken in 1919 along with Edith Margaret Ford, Archibald Hall Ford, Annie Gibson Ford and Jane Duncan Ford.4
    1919 L-R siblings Edith, Nan, Mina, Jean, Archibald FORD
  • (Witness) Photograph: Wilhelmina Scott Ford is in this photograph taken in August 1919 along with Annie Gibson Ford, Jane Duncan Ford, Edith Margaret Ford.4
    Ausgust 1919 - Twins Nan & Jean with Mina FORD in front - at the time of Edith's death - as she was only 10, Mina wasn't allowed to wear black, just a dark sash
  • Married Name: As of 1945, her married name was Edward.2,1
  • Photograph*: Wilhelmina Scott Ford and Francis Robert Edward are in this photograph taken on 1 July 1950 at St Paul's Church, Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .8
    1st July 1950, St Pauls' Church, Nethergate, Dundee
  • (Spouse) Death: Their spouse Francis Robert Edward died on 6 December 1965 at 173 St Vincent Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; Title     Mr
    First name(s)     Francis Robert
    Last name     Edward
    Age     68
    Birth year     1897
    Birth place     Broughty Ferry
    Death year     1965
    Residence     173 St Vincent Street
    Periodical     Dundee Courier & Telegraph Obituaries 1869-2018
    Publication year     1965
    Publication date     07 Dec 1965
    Place     Dundee
    County     Forfarshire (Angus)
    Country     Scotland
    Volume     6
    Page     248
    Record set     Scotland, Newspaper Death Reports & Obituaries
    Category     Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Subcategory     Parish Burials
    Collections from     Great Britain, Scotland.9
  • (Witness) Obituary: Wilhelmina Scott Ford was mentioned in the Obituary of Francis Robert Edward on 7 December 1965; Tuesday, December 7, 1965.
    Death of Dundee jeweller
    One of Broughty Ferry's best known residents died at home yesterday, after an illness lasting a few weeks.
    He was Mr Francis Robert Edward, of 173 St Vincent Street, who worked in Dundee as a jeweller for 50 years.
    Born and bred in Broughty, Mr Edward was educated at Grove Academy before taking up his career with Ramsay's, Reform Street,
    In 1948 he went into business on his own at 10 Reform Street, until his retiral last March.
    Mr Edward, who was 68, was well known in yachting circles.
    He was a past president of Broughty Boating Club and in 1938 was elected an honorary life member in recognition of 25 years' service. He was also an office-bearer of the Royal Tay Yacht Club.
    Golf was another favourite of Mr Edward's. He was a past captain and match secretary of Broughty Golf Club, Monifieth.
    He is survived by his wife and two daughters, one by his previous marriage.9
  • (Witness) Anecdote forWeb: Wilhelmina Scott Ford was a witness Margaret Kinnear Adamson Bell recalled being told about her Key relatives: "Now, about the name TESCO as told to my cousin (Mrs Mina Edward nee Ford) - Margaret Key (we called her Maggie) married Tom Torring and he had a tea merchants business in London under the name of Torring & Stockwell.
    How the Cohen came into it we do not know unless he also worked there and decided to branch out in provisions but they must have all been known to each other. A name for the new venture had to be found and they came up with :- T and S CO the initials of all three.
    We do know that our cousin Maggie Key was a wealthy person when Tom Torring died as she had shares in TESCO and was very friendly with the Cohen family and was at all their family weddings.
    The Torrings had two sons, William (Billy) and Alan but neither Mina nor I know anything about them."

    The TESCO website says this "1924 The first own-brand product sold by Jack [Cohen] was Tesco Tea - before the company was called Tesco. The name comes from the initials of TE Stockwell, who was a partner in the firm of tea suppliers, and CO from Jack's surname."

    So - are we related to Tesco via the Torrings, or was the 'T' in actual fact part of the TE Stockwell name?10,11

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household31 March 1911They was listed as a member of the household of Margaret Scott Key in the 1911 census at 93 Keptie Street, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, . Willhelmina Scott Ford, daur, 2, born Arbroath; Margaret Ford (wife scored out), head aged 39 married 14 years, 5 children, 5 still living, born Dundee; 4 rooms with windows, 6 people in the household.12
Witness1931Wilhelmina Scott Ford witnessed the electoral roll of William Scott Ford and Margaret Scott Key in 1931 at 6 Ramsay Street, Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland, ; First name(s)     Wilhelmina
Last name     Ford
Year     1931
Name as transcribed     Ford, Wilhelmina 8,
Street     -
Place     Dundee
County     Forfarshire (Angus)
Country     Scotland
Record set     Scotland, Dundee & Forfarshire (Angus) Electoral Registers 1857-1939
Category     Census, land & surveys
Subcategory     Electoral Rolls
Collections from     Great Britain, Scotland.13
Witness1938Wilhelmina Scott Ford witnessed the electoral roll of William Scott Ford and Margaret Scott Key in 1938 at 6 Ramsay Street, Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland, ; First name(s)     Wilhelmina
Last name     Ford
Year     1938
Name as transcribed     Ford, Wilhelmina §.
Street     -
Place     Dundee
County     Forfarshire (Angus)
Country     Scotland
Record set     Scotland, Dundee & Forfarshire (Angus) Electoral Registers 1857-1939
Category     Census, land & surveys
Subcategory     Electoral Rolls
Collections from     Great Britain, Scotland.13

Citations

  1. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory Marriage 1945 Broughty Ferry, ref 282/5 28 no image [Nov 2020].
  2. [S40] From JB [Jul 2020].
  3. [S43] PCC.
  4. [S40] From JB [Feb 2019].
  5. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), PCC.
  6. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), from JB [Feb 2019].
  7. [S40] JB (Joan Baker e-mail address) [Feb 2019].
  8. [S133] Interview with unknown informant (unknown informant address). Unknown repository (unknown repository address), CNM DGA Wedding Album [1950].
  9. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    Scotland, Newspaper Death Reports & Obituaries collection Dundee Courier & Advertiser [Nov 2020].
  10. [S6] MKAB via DDB [July 2004].
  11. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://www.tescoplc.com/index.asp?pageid=11 [Sept 2013].
  12. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Scotland Census 1911 Arbroath 272/1 27/ 27 image held [Jun 2018].
  13. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    Scotland, Dundee & Forfarshire (Angus) Electoral Registers 1857-1939
    Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland [Nov 2020].