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Margaret Playfair Worrel

F, #1440, b. 24 April 1827, d. 16 March 1886
Last Edited: 30 Jun 2012


Father*: John Worrel b. c 1789, d. 28 Sep 1860
Mother*: Elspeth Tait b. 5 Mar 1797, d. 22 Aug 1864
  • Birth*: Margaret Playfair Worrel was born on 24 April 1827 at Errol, Perthshire, Scotland, ; Worril, Margaret Playfair, Daughter of the above parents (3 children registered at the same time, parents noted as John Worril, Plasterer in Errol & Margaret Tait his spouse (this Margaret believed to be Elspeth/Euphemia in other records)) was born April 24th & baptised May 6th 1827.1
  • She was the daughter of John Worrel and Elspeth Tait.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Margaret Playfair Worrel married Charles Fleming, son of George Fleming and Janet Kennedy, on 9 February 1849 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .2
  • Partners: Margaret Playfair Worrel and Somebody Somebody were Partners circa September 1856.
  • (Deceased) Death*: Margaret Playfair Worrel died on 16 March 1886 at 1 John Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 58 widow of Charles Fleming, tinsmith, fath John Worrall, mason (dec), moth Euphemia Tait (dec), Apoplexy 1 day, inf Elizabeth Fleming (her mark) daughter present.
  • Married Name: As of 9 February 1849, her married name was Fleming.2
  • (Witness) Death: She witnessed the death of Charles Fleming on 26 July 1855 at Mid Wynd, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Tinsmith, 31 years, b Montrose - 29 years in Dundee, fath George Fleming (tenter? tin...?) moth Janet Kennedy, married to Margaret Worrel, children 1) George 6, 2) Rebecca(?) 4, 3) Robert 2, disease of the heart 9 weeks, Old Burying Ground Dundee, not certified, John Anderson bro-in-law [Jul 2005].
  • Married Name: As of circa September 1856, her married name was Somebody.

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household6 June 1841Margaret Playfair Worrel was listed along with John Worrel in the 1841 census at Session Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Worrel, 57, sp deal, outside Scotland; Elspeath Worrel, 44, outside census county; Margret Worrel, 14, outside census county.3
Principal7 April 1861Margaret Playfair Worrel appeared in the 1861 census at ... Land, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Margaret Worral, head, wid, 33, hessian ... winder; Forfarshire Dundee; image held: GROS ref census 1861 282/01 018/01 056 [Feb 2010].
Head of Household3 April 1881She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 1 John Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Margaret Fleming, head, wid, 53, Errol Perthshire FHL film 0203481 GRO ref vol 282-2 enum dist 5A page 18 [Feb 2010]; also in the household was Robert Fleming, Elizabeth Worrel and Thomas Fleming.

Family 1:

Charles Fleming b. 30 Jan 1825, d. 26 Jul 1855


George Fleming b. a 9 Feb 1849
Rebecca Fleming b. c 1850
Robert Fleming b. c 1852
Thomas Fleming b. c 1856

Family 2:

Somebody Somebody b. c 1827
  • Partners: Margaret Playfair Worrel and Somebody Somebody were Partners circa September 1856.


James Worrel b. 10 Jun 1857
William Worrel b. 27 Feb 1859
Elizabeth Worrel b. 27 Nov 1861, d. 5 Feb 1912


  1. [S35] Old Parochial Register of pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) Parish of Errol 1829 Births & Baptisms page 57 [OPR births 351/ 0070 0075 Errol]; Second entry in a different register : same wording [OPR births 351/ 0070 0288 Errol] [Feb 2010].
  2. [S36] Old Parochial Register of marriage,pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) GROS ref 282/0230 0270 [Feb 2010].
  3. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Census 1841 Dundee 1841 282/00 053/00 009 image held [May 2014].