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David Samson1

M, #10886, b. after 16 August 1853, d. 16 August 1870
  • Birth*: David Samson was born after 16 August 1853 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland.1
  • He was the son of John Samson and Susan Welsh.1
  • (Deceased) Death*: David Samson died on 16 August 1870 at Drumclune, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, Scotland, aged 16.2,3
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: He is commemorated on the headstone erected by John Samson in 1889. Inscription reads Erected by John Samson in loving memory of his wife Susam Welsh died 4th April 1889 aged 55 years, and of their family David died 16th Aug 1870 aged 16 years, Betsy dies 15th Sep 1876 aged 19 years, James died 14th Nov 1869 aged 8 months, Jane died 26th Feb 1869 aged 3 years; also of his mother who died 25th Dec 1855 aged 47 years; The above John Samson died at Dundee 8th Sep 1904 aged 72 years; also Ethel K Samson his grand daughter died at Arbroath 22nd May 1910 aged 16 years, also Helen G Allardice his daughter in law died 6th Juuly 1935 aged 74 years; William W Samson son of John Samson died in Arbroath 7th Dec 1946 aged 84.2
    Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar

Census Events

Member of Household7 April 1861They was listed as a member of the household of John Samson and Susan Welsh in the 1861 census at 27 Canmore Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Welsh, son, scholar, Forfar; John Samson, head, 28, tanner, Forfar; Susan Samson, wife, linen weaver, Forfar.1
Last Edited: 29 Jun 2015


Father*: John Samson1 b. 1832, d. 8 Sep 1904
Mother*: Susan Welsh1 b. c 1834, d. 4 Apr 1889


  1. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Forfar; ED: 17; Page: 22; Line: 26; Roll: CSSCT1861_42. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [April 2014]
  2. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , PCC Newmonthill Cemetery [4 May 2014].
  3. [S40] CM [Mar 2014].
  4. PCC photograph [May 2014]