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William Phinn cab driver

M, #5905, b. circa 1867
Last Edited: 10 Jul 2020


Mother*: Eliza Phinn b. c 1845
  • Birth*: William Phinn cab driver was born circa 1867; estim from marriage.1
  • He was the son of Eliza Phinn.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: William Phinn cab driver married Margaret Helen Paterson housekeeper, daughter of John Paterson master seaman MS and Mary Findlay, on 28 August 1896 at 4 Mibray Place, Lochee, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1896 on the 28th day of August at 4 Mibray Place Lochee after publication according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland William Phinn cab driver bachelor, 28, 14 Logie Street Lochee moth Eliza Phinn jute weaver, Margaret Helen Peterson house keeper spinster, 26, 4 Murray Place Lochee, fath John Paterson merchant seaman (dec) moth Mary Paterson ms Findlay (dec), signed Wm May MA minister of St Lukes Parish Lochee, wit Alexander Stewart, Kate Paterson, reg 1896 September 3rd at Lochee J Robertson registrar.1
  • (Informant) Birth: William Phinn cab driver registered the birth of Elizabeth Phinn on 20 June 1897 at 80 Coupar Street, Lochee, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1897 births in the district of Lochee in the burgh of Dundee; ref 263; Elizabeth Phinn; 1897 June twentieth 8h 0m pm 80 Coupar Street Lochee; f; William Phinn cab driver Maragret Helen Phimm ms Paterson 1896 August 28 Lochee; William Phinn father; 1897 July 8th at Lochee J Robertson registrar.2,3
  • (Witness) Death: William Phinn cab driver witnessed the death of Margaret Helen Paterson housekeeper on 28 March 1931 at 74 Ward Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Margaret Helen Phinn married to William Phinn garage attendant 1931 March 28th 10h 45m pm 74 Ward Road Dundee, f, 61 years, fath John Paterson seaman (dec), moth Mary Paterson ms Findlay (dec), carcinoma of breast secondary anaemia cardiac failure as cert by Wm Allison MBChB, inf William Phinn widower present, reg 1931 March 30th at Dundee J Mawhinney registrar.

Census & Directory Entries

Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 27 Lyon Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . William Phinn, head, mar, 32, mill machine man, own ac, Lochee; Margaret Phinn, wife, mar, 31, Lochee; also in the household were Margaret Helen Paterson housekeeper, Elizabeth Phinn, Margaret Phinn and Stuart Phinn.4


Margaret Helen Paterson housekeeper b. 27 Mar 1870, d. 28 Mar 1931


Elizabeth Phinn b. 20 Jun 1897
Margaret Phinn b. c 1900
Stuart Phinn b. Feb 1901
Thomas Phinn b. a 31 Mar 1901


  1. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS [Aug 2005] & image from SS [Sept 2009].
  2. [S6] From SS [Sept 2009].
  3. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), calc from 1901 census [Aug 2005].
  4. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, 1901 census [Aug 2005].