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David Low Paterson

M, #5856, b. 17 May 1868, d. 4 January 1946
David Law Paterson April 1945
David Law Paterson & wife Nellie (right) (unknown woman on right) April 1945
  • (Child) Birth*: David Low Paterson was born on 17 May 1868 at Youngs Land, High Street, Lochee, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1868 births in the district of Lochee in the burgh of Dundee ref 161; David Law Paterson, 1868 May Seventeenth 0.0 noon Youngs Land, High Street, Lochee; m, father John Paterson general labourer, Mary Paterson ms Findlay, m 1851 Feb 4 Montrose; John Paterson father present, registered 1868 May 28th at Lochee Jas Young registrar.1,2
  • He was the son of John Paterson and Mary Findlay.
  • (Witness) Marriage: David Low Paterson witnessed the marriage of James Law Paterson and Alice Murray on Friday, 17 June 1887 at St Marys Lane, Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1887 on the 17th day of June at St Marys Lane Lochee after publication of banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland, James Paterson baker journeyman bachelor, 24, Smalls Lane Lochee, fath John Paterson mechant seaman (dec), moth Mary Paterson ms Findlay, Alice Murray jute weaver spinster, 21, St Marys Lane Lochee, fath David Murray carpet weaver, moth Mary Murray ms Valentine, signed Wm May St Lukes Lochee, wit David Paterson, Matilda H Ireland, reg 1887 June 24th at Lochee J Robertson registrar.3
  • (Informant) Death: David Low Paterson registered the death of Mary Findlay on 7 August 1895 at 3 Murray Place, Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland; Mary Paterson widow of John Paterson merchant seaman 1895 August 7th 4h 40m pm 3 Murray Place Lochee, f, 64 years, fath John Findlay flaxdresser (dec), moth Catherine Findlay ms Laing (dec), paralysis agilans 4 years as cert by J Mackie Whyte MB, inf David Paterson son 4 Murray Place Lochee, reg 1895 August 8th at Lochee J Robertson registrar.4,5
  • (Groom) Marriage*: David Low Paterson married Helen Stirling Wilkie, daughter of Ewan Wilkie and Janet Young, on 3 June 1896 at Catholic Apostolic Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1896 on the third day of June at Catholic Apostolic Church Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Catholic Apostolic Church David Paterson baker journeyman bachelor, 28, 4 Murray Place Lochee, fath John Paterson seaman mate ms (dec), moth Mary Paterson ms Findlay (dec), Helen Stirling Wilkie twine packer spinster, 28, 30 Pitfour Street Dundee, fath Ewan Wilkie police constable (dec), moth Jessie Wilkie ms Young, signed D A Cherry (?), wit William Wilkie, Catherine Paterson, reg 1896 June 6th at Dundee Tho Meek assist registrar.6
  • (Deceased) Death*: David Low Paterson died on 4 January 1946 at Paterson Place, Invergowrie, Angus, Scotland, at age 77 David Law Paterson master baker retired married to Helen Stirling Wilkie, 1946 January 4th 0h 30m am Paterson Place Invergowrie, m, 77 years, fath John Paterson journeyman baker (dec), moth Mary Paterson ms Findlay (dec), a) rheumatoid arthritis 20 years b) cachescia 2 years as cert by Ruth M Morris MD Invergowrie, inf Thomas Phinn nephew 15 West Bell Street Dundee, reg 1946 January 4th at Longforgan David F Stewart registrar.7
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Helen Stirling Wilkie died on 19 January 1959 at The Home, King Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; 1959 deaths in the district of Dundee West in the burgh of Dundee, ref 82; Helen Stirling Paterson widow of David Law Paterson baker master retired; 1959 January nineteenth 10h 10m am The Home, King Street, Dundee, UR Paterson Place Invergowrie; f, 91 years; father Ewan Wilkie police contable (dec), mother Jessie Wilkie ms Young (dec); cod broncho pnemonia as cert by W G Birrell MBChB; informant John M Wilkie nephew Hillcrest, Hillside Road, Monkswood, Glasgow, p3; registered 1959 January 20th at Dundee John E Cant registrar.8

Census Events

Member of Household2 April 1871They was listed as a member of the household of John Paterson in the 1871 census at 152 High Street, Lochee, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. David L Patterson, 2; John Patterson, head, 41, joiners labourer, Laurencekirk; Mary Patterson, wife.9
Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed in the 1881 census at 51 Mid Street, Liff & Benvie, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Paterson, son, scholar, 12, Lochee; Mary Paterson, head, grocer, w, 52, Montrose.10
Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed in the 1891 census at 145 High Street, Smalls Lane, Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland. David L Paterson, son, unm, 22, baker, employed, Lochee; Mary F Paterson, head, widow, 61, formerly jute mill worker, Montrose.11
Principal31 March 1901David Low Paterson appeared in the 1901 census at 3 Pitfour Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Paterson, head, mar, 32, baker, employer, Lochee; Helen Paterson, wife, mar, 33, Dundee.12
Last Edited: 16 Aug 2018


Father*: John Paterson b. 12 Jul 1829, d. 11 Mar 1879
Mother*: Mary Findlay b. c 1828, d. 7 Aug 1895


  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), T000008.
  2. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), image held; GROS statutory births 282/00 0161; [from CPT Jun 2009] RCE: no details held.
  3. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), [Aug 2005].
  4. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), [Sep 2005].
  5. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), submitted by LDS member after 1991.
  6. [S64] International Genealogical Index (IGI), via CPT [Dec 2009].
  7. [S50] International Genealogical Index (IGI), GROS [Aug 2005].
  8. [S50] International Genealogical Index (IGI), image held GROS ref 282/02 0082, from CPT [Jan 2010].
  9. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) CSSCT1871_54 Liff Benvie & Invergowrie [Aug 2009].
  10. [S30] LDS 1881 Census.
  11. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS 1891 census [Aug 2005].
  12. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS 1901 [Aug 2005].