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Helen Stirling yarn winder1

F, #352, b. 25 July 1814, d. 28 April 1888
Last Edited: 12 Jun 2020


Father*: David Stirling handloom weaver b. 18 Mar 1778, d. 5 Aug 1858
Mother*: Jean Simson b. 24 Mar 1781, d. 12 Apr 1861
  • Birth*: Helen Stirling yarn winder was born on 25 July 1814 at Dunnichen, Angus, Scotland, .
  • She was the daughter of David Stirling handloom weaver and Jean Simson.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Helen Stirling yarn winder married David Fullerton house carpenter, wright, son of John Fullerton and Jane Christie, on 9 April 1836 at Dunnichen, Angus, Scotland, .2
  • (Deceased) Death*: Helen Stirling yarn winder died on 28 April 1888 at Forfar, Poorhouse, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 73 1888 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 118; Helen Fullerton pauper widow of David Fullerton joiner; died 1888 April Twenty-eighth 5h 0m pm at Forfar Poorhouse, usual residence 8 Watt Street Forfar; female aged 73 years; parents David Stirling linen weaver (dec) & Jane Simpson (dec); cause senile debility as cert by C W Hunter MBx; signed Alexander Lowson [...] present; regsitered 1888 April 30th at Forfar signed W H Thomson registrar.3
  • Burial*: She was buried on 1 May 1888 at Newmonthill P/30/1, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Helen Fullerton Stirling
    Birth      unknown
    Death      1888
    Newmonthill Cemetery
    Forfar, Angus, Scotland
    Memorial ID      128503328 · View Source

    Gravesite Details Stirling, Helen Fullerton buried on: 01 May 1888 recorded at: Newmonthill (Angus)

    Created by: Memorium
    Added: 25 Apr 2014
    Find A Grave Memorial 128503328
    Source citation.4
  • (Interred) Burial*: She and Helen Stirling yarn winder was buried with Helen Stirling yarn winder on 2 July 1884 at Newmonthill Cemetery P/30/3, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, , Piggot, Margaret Fullerton 17 January 1945 Unrecorded
    Fullerton, Alexander 04 May 1925 Unrecorded
    Fullerton, Adam Doig 05 December 1906 Unrecorded
    Fullerton, George Peterkin 05 September 1906 Unrecorded
    Stirling, Helen Fullerton 01 May 1888 Unrecorded
    Patterson, William 02 July 1884 Unrecorded.5
  • Married Name: As of 9 April 1836, her married name was Fullerton.
  • (Informant) Death: She registered the death of David Fullerton house carpenter, wright on 8 July 1867 at Heyman Street, Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; David Fullerton pauper formerly joiner married to Helen Stirling; 57 years; John Fullerton blacksmith (dec); Jane Christie (dec); bright's disease years cert David Paton MD; Helen Fullerton her x mark widow present; reg Thomas Macbeth.6

Census Events

Member of Household6 June 1841Helen Stirling yarn winder was listed in the 1841 census at Drumitermont, Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland, . David Stirting, 68, LHLW, Angus; Jane Stirting, 60, Angus; Helen Fullerton, 25, Angus.
Spouse30 March 1851She was listed in the household of David Fullerton house carpenter, wright in the 1851 census at Blair Road, Dunnichen/Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland, . David     Fullerton     Head     Married     Male     40     1811     House Carpenter     Forfar, Angus, Scotland
Helen     Fullerton     Wife     Married     Female     36     1815     Yarn Winder     Forfar, Angus, Scotland
Jane     Fullerton     Daughter     Unmarried     Female     13     1838     Hand Loom Weaver (Lin)     -
David     Fullerton     Son     -     Male     10     1841     Scholar     -
Elisabeth     Fullerton     Daughter     -     Female     6     1845     Scholar     -
William     Fullerton     Son     -     Male     0     1851     -     -. Jane Fullerton, David Fullerton, Elizabeth Fullerton and William Fullerton were also listed in the household.1
Spouse7 April 1861She was listed in the household of David Fullerton house carpenter, wright in the 1861 census at Bowriefaulds, Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland, . David     Fullerton     Head     Married     Male     51     1810     Wright     Kinnell, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Helen     Fullerton     Wife     Married     Female     47     1814     Winder     Dunnichen, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Jane     Fullerton     Daughter     Unmarried     Female     24     1837     Linen Weaver     Dunnichen, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Elizabeth     Fullerton     Daughter     Unmarried     Female     16     1845     Linen Weaver     Dunnichen, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
William     Fullerton     Son     Unmarried     Male     11     1850     -     Dunnichen, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Mary Ann     Fullerton     Daughter     Unmarried     Female     8     1853     -     Dunnichen, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Alexander Faulis     Fullerton     Son     Unmarried     Male     4     1857     -     Dunnichen, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland. Jane Fullerton, Elizabeth Fullerton, William Fullerton, Mary Anne Fullerton factory linen worker and Alexander Foulis Fullerton were also listed in the household.7
Head of Household2 April 1871She was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 4 Glamis Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Helen Fullerton, head, wid, 56, joiners wife,

Alexander Fettise, Grand Son, -, Male, 5, 1866, Scholar, Dunnichen, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland; also in the household was Jane Fullerton, Mary Anne Fullerton factory linen worker, Alexander Foulis Fullerton and William Paterson rope spinner.8,9
Head of Household3 April 1881She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 22 Glamis Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Helen Fullarton, head, wid, 67, Dunnichen;; also in the household was Alexander Foulis Fullerton, Mary Anne Fullerton factory linen worker, William Paterson rope spinner and Elizabeth Brown factory linen worker.8,10


David Fullerton house carpenter, wright b. 9 Mar 1812, d. 8 Jul 1867


Jane Fullerton+11 b. 6 Jun 1837, d. 15 Apr 1878
David Fullerton b. 12 May 1839, d. 26 Aug 1858
James Fullerton11 b. 12 Dec 1841
Elizabeth Fullerton11 b. 15 Mar 1845
William Fullerton11 b. 2 Apr 1850, d. c 1866
Mary Anne Fullerton factory linen worker+11 b. 8 Aug 1852, d. 2 Jun 1890
Alexander Foulis Fullerton+ b. 22 Mar 1857, d. 13 Apr 1925


  1. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census
    Blair Road, Dunnichen, Forfar, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
    https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBC%2F1851%2F0021122641 [Feb 2020].
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), LDS M112834.
  3. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory Death 1888 Forfar ref 288/0118 image held [Mar 2006].
  4. [S67] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com) https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/128503328/helen-fullerton-stirling
    Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 18 February 2020), memorial page for Helen Fullerton Stirling (unknown–1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 128503328, citing Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar, Angus, Scotland ; Maintained by Memorium (contributor 47853990) . [Feb 2020]
  5. [S62] Website Deceased online (www.deceasedonline.com) authority Angus Council cemetery Newmonthill grave reference P/30/3 [Feb 2020].
  6. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, Statutory Death 1867 Dunnichen ref 20 image held [Mar 2006].
  7. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:1861 England, Wales & Scotland Census
    Village of Bownefauld, Dunnichen, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBC%2F1861%2F0022645271 [Feb 2020].
  8. [S40] From RM [Mar 2006].
  9. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription: 1871 England, Wales & Scotland Census 4, Glamis Road, Forfar, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland [Feb 2020].
  10. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory Marriage 1883 Forfar 288/ 64 ; image held [Feb 2020].
  11. [S2] Colin Clevely, online www.monikie.scot, Colin Clevely (Monikie, Scotland).