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David Niven

M, #2246, b. 25 May 1895, d. 3 October 1968
Last Edited: 7 Aug 2022
David Niven 1895-1968


Father*: John Niven railway clerk b. 28 Mar 1858, d. 1 Jul 1901
Mother*: Alice Nicolson Watson b. 25 Feb 1863, d. 17 Nov 1959
2nd cousin 2 times removed of Patricia Catherine Adamson
  • Birth*: David Niven was born on 25 May 1895 at 7 Edina Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, ; David Niven 1895 May 25th 8h 30m am 7 Edina Place Edinburgh, m, fath John Niven railway clerk, moth Alice Niven ms Watson, mar 1885 June 17th Dundee, inf John Niven father, reg 1895 June 13th at Edinburgh Joseph J Anderson assist registrar.
  • He was the son of John Niven railway clerk and Alice Nicolson Watson.
  • Marriage*: David Niven married Elizabeth Latty Smith Drylie Baxter, daughter of William Baxter and Margaret Latty Drylie, say 1924 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, .2
  • (Deceased) Death*: David Niven died on 3 October 1968 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, , at age 73.3
  • Photograph*: David Niven is in this photograph taken say 1935.4
    David Niven 1895-1968 say 1935
  • (Witness) Death: He witnessed the death of Georgina N Watson on 4 July 1938 at 4 Woodside Street, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, ; Georgina Nicholson Keen widow of James Keen plumber 1938 July 4th 4h 15m pm 4 Woodside Street Rosyth Dunfermline, f, 76 years, fath James Watson clothier (dec) moth Christina Watson ms Nicholson (dec), senility as cert by J Campbell MBChB, inf David Niven nephew 33 Quality Street Edinburgh, reg 1839 July 5th at Dunfermline David Watson registrar.5

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed as a member of the household of John Niven railway clerk and Alice Nicolson Watson in the 1901 census at 7 Edina Place, Calton, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, . David Niven, son, 5, scholar, Edinburgh; John Niven, head, mar, 43, railway clerk, worker, Edinburgh; Alice Niven, wife, mar, 38, Dundee.


Elizabeth Latty Smith Drylie Baxter b. 1905, d. 1989


David Nicholson Niven3 b. 11 Aug 1926, d. 24 Aug 2010
Maurice Baxter Niven3 b. 1930, d. 2009


  1. from Ancestry member OM [Oct 2019]
  2. [S40] Ancestry member OM [Jan 2019].
  3. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry Member OM [Jan 2019].
  4. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry member contact 15 Oct 2018 onwards.
  5. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory death 1938 Dunfermline ref .../.. 288 image held [Oct 2005].