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Jean Simson

F, #315, b. 24 March 1781, d. 12 April 1861
  • Birth*: Jean Simson was born on 24 March 1781 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland.1
  • She was the daughter of John Simson and Jean Stark.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Jean Simson married David Stirling, son of David Stirling and Janet Wallace, on 27 October 1801 at Dunnichen, Angus, Scotland.
  • (Spouse) Death: Her spouse David Stirling died on 5 August 1858 at Drummietermont, Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1858 deaths in the parish of Dunnichen in the burgh of Forfar, ref 14; Stirling David weaver married; 1858 August Fifth 4h 30m pm Drummietermont; male aged 80 years; parents David Stirling penicler (dec) Janet Stirling ms Wallace (dec); attack of general drospey existing for 6 months as certified by M Edward surgeon who saw deceased on 5th August; burial at churchyard of Dunnichan as certified by David Smith sexton; informant George Stirling son present; registered 1858 August 7th at Letham James Macbeth registrar.2
  • (Deceased) Death*: Jean Simson died on 12 April 1861 at Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 80 cert held: 80 years, parents John Samson farmer (dec) Jane Samson ms Stark (dec), paralysis 8 years, inf George Stirling son not present.

Census Events

Principal6 June 1841Jean Simson and David Stirling appeared in the 1841 census at Drumitermont, Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Stirting, 68, LHLW, Angus; Jane Stirting, 60, Angus.
Spouse30 March 1851She was listed in the household of David Stirling in the 1851 census at Drummietermont, Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Stirling, head, 73, hand loom weaver (linen), b Dunnichen; Jane Stirling, wife, 70, b Forfar. Mary Stirling, David Stirling and Sophia McHardy were also listed in the household.3
Last Edited: 1 Mar 2018


Father*: John Simson b. c 1755
Mother*: Jean Stark b. c 1755


David Stirling b. 18 Mar 1778, d. 5 Aug 1858


Jean Stirling b. 28 Nov 1802, d. 19 Oct 1872
David Stirling+ b. 14 Jun 1805, d. b 1857
George Stirling+ b. 5 Apr 1808, d. b 1871
Janet Stirling+ b. 17 Aug 1811, d. 13 Feb 1884
Helen Stirling+ b. 25 Jul 1814, d. 28 Apr 1888
James Stirling b. 30 May 1817
John Stirling b. 25 Jun 1821
Andrew Stirling b. 25 Jun 1821


  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), LDS 7116608 [Jan 2006].
  2. [S50] Unknown name of person, unknown record type, statutory deaths Dunnichen 1858 ref 14 [Jan 2006] (unknown file date), General Record Office of Scotland, New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  3. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Dunnichen; ED: 5; Page: 5; Line: 14; Roll: 554; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Jan 2011]