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Elizabeth Abercrombie Porter

F, #1267, b. 1 August 1841
  • Name Variation: Elizabeth Abercrombie Porter was also known as Bessie Watson.
  • Birth*: She was born on 1 August 1841 at Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.1
  • She was the daughter of Robert Porter and Margaret Abercrombie.
  • Married Name: As of 2 January 1871, her married name was Gourlay.2
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth Abercrombie Porter married J Gourlay, son of James Gourlay, on Monday, 2 January 1871 at Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.2
  • Married Name: As of 3 November 1873, her married name was Watson.3
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth Abercrombie Porter married Andrew Watson on Monday, 3 November 1873 at Damside Street, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.4

Census Events

Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed as a member of the household of Robert Porter and Margaret Abercrombie in the 1851 census at Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland. Elizabeth Porter, da, 9, scholar, Blairgowrie; Rob Porter, head, 32, shoemaker & broker, Coupar Angus, Perthshire; Margaret, wife, 32, Bendochy, Perthshire.5
Member of Household7 April 1861They was listed as a member of the household of Robert Porter and Margaret Abercrombie in the 1861 census at Leslie Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland. Elizabeth A Porter, dau, 19, millinar, Rattray; Robert Porter, head, 47, shoemaker, b Coupar Angus; Margaret, wife, 41, b Bendochy.6
Member of Household2 April 1871They was listed as a member of the household of Robert Porter and Margaret Abercrombie in the 1871 census at Leslie St Cottage, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland. Elizabeth [Gelsey], da, 29, [nilling?], Blairgowrie; Robert Porter, head, 52, licenced broker, Coupar Angus; Margaret Porter, 48, Blairgowrie.7
Head of Household1910Elizabeth Abercrombie Porter appeared on the census of 1910 Name:      Elisebeth Watson
Age in 1910:      68
Birth Year:      abt 1842
Birthplace:      Scotland
Home in 1910:      Lowell Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Street:      Contrade St
House Number:      425
Race:      White
Gender:      Female
Immigration Year:      1879
Relation to Head of House:      Head
Marital Status:      Widowed
Father's Birthplace:      Scotland
Mother's Birthplace:      Scotland
Native Tongue:      English
Occupation:      Groceries
Industry:      Retail
Employer, Employee or Other:      Own Account
Home Owned or Rented:      Rent
Farm or House:      House
Able to Read:      Yes
Able to Write:      Yes
Number of Children Born:      3
Number of Children Living:      3
Out of Work:      No
Number of weeks out of work:      0.
Head of Household1920She appeared on the census of 1920 at Central Street, Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA, Name:      Elizabeth Watson
Age:      78
Birth Year:      abt 1842
Birthplace:      Scotland
Home in 1920:      Lowell Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Street:      Central St
Race:      White
Gender:      Female
Immigration Year:      1885
Relation to Head of House:      Head
Marital Status:      Widowed
Father's Birthplace:      Scotland
Mother's Birthplace:      Scotland
Native Tongue:      English
Able to Speak English:      Yes
Home Owned or Rented:      Rent
Naturalization Status:      Naturalized
Able to Read:      Yes
Able to Write:      Yes.8
Last Edited: 5 Jul 2017

Parents:

Father*: Robert Porter b. 30 Jan 1819, d. 30 May 1877
Mother*: Margaret Abercrombie b. 1819, d. 20 May 1872

Family:

Andrew Watson b. c 1835
  • Marriage*: She married Andrew Watson on Monday, 3 November 1873 at Damside Street, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.4

Children:

Citations

  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index).
  2. [S64] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), GROS Statutory Marriage 1871 Blairgowrie ref 335/ 3 [Mar 2017].
  3. [S64] International Genealogical Index (IGI), GROS Statutory Marriage 1873 Dunfermline 424/1 155 [Mar 2017].
  4. [S64] International Genealogical Index (IGI), GROS Statutory Marriage 1873 Dunfermline 424/1 155 image held
    [Mar 2017].
  5. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Blairgowrie; ED: 1C; Page: 4; Line: 25; Roll: 504; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Sep 2011]
  6. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Blairgowrie; ED: 2; Page: 23; Line: 23; Roll: CSSCT1861_47. 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. [Aug 2012]
  7. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Blairgowrie; ED: 5; Page: 35; Line: 11; Roll: CSSCT1871_61; Year: 1871. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Sep 2011]
  8. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Year: 1920; Census Place: Lowell Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_710; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 203; Image: 1013 [June 2017].