The Dobson Connection
Descendants of John Dobson
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN1 DOBSON was born c 1837 in Haddington, Berwick,
and died Bef. 1906 in Deceased at time of daughter Isabella's marriage. He married MARGARET CALDER 20
1860 in Lasswade,
Notes for JOHN DOBSON:
John Dobson/34/Mason/Haddington, Berwick
1881 Census2 Canning House,
John Dobson/Head/Mar/44/Mason/Haddingtonshire, Berwick
Margaret Dobson/Wife/Mar/39/Edinburghshire, Colinton
John R Dobson/Son/20/Joiner/Edinburghshire, Lasswade
Marcus Dobson/Son/29/Joiner/Edinburghshire, Lasswade
Thomas Kerr Dobson/Son/27/Apprentice for salesman/Edinburghshire, Lasswade
Margaret Dobson/Wife/Mar/48/Laundress/Edinburghshire, Colinton
Dobson/Son/16/Joiner Apprentice/St Cuthbert's
John Dobson/Grandson/3/Burntisland, Fifeshire
More About JOHN DOBSON:
Occupation: 1860, Mason
1881, 2 Canning
The Census above prove the connection to young Isabella DOBSON born 19 years after the marriage of he parents.
More About MARGARET CALDER:
Occupation: 1891, Laundress
Children of JOHN DOBSON and MARGARET CALDER are:
i. JOHN RONALD2
DOBSON, b. 30 April 1860, Lasswade,
ii. MARQUIS DOBSON,
b. 1 August 1861, Lasswade,
iii. THOMAS KERR
DOBSON, b. 1 August 1863, Lasswade,
iv. WILLIAM ORMISTON
DOBSON, b. 8 March 1866,
v. REBECCA CLARK
DOBSON, b. 3 June 1868,
vi. HELEN ORMISTON
DOBSON, b. 5 September 1870,
vii. ALEXANDER DOBSON,
b. 13 March 1872,
viii. MARGARET CALDER
DOBSON, b. 13 March 1872,
ix. ALEXANDER DOBSON,
b. 9 May 1874,
x. MARY ANN DOBSON,
b. c 1877,
ISABELLA DOBSON, b.
Generation No. 2
2. ISABELLA2 DOBSON (JOHN1) was born c 1880 in
Notes for ISABELLA DOBSON:
1891 Scottish Census
Margaret Dobson 48
Margaret C Dobson 19
Alexander Dobson 16
Mary Ann Dobson 14
Dobson 11 dau
John Dobson 3 Grandson b Burntisland, Fifeshire
More About ISABELLA DOBSON:
Occupation: 1906, Printer Compositor
More About JOHN PURVES:
Occupation: 1906, Carter
Children of ISABELLA DOBSON and JOHN PURVES are:
i. HELEN3 PURVES,
b. 3 February 1908, Leith,
ii. JOHN PURVES, b. c 1917.
iii. ISABELLA PURVES, b. December 1918, Broughton Rd, Edinburgh, Scotland; d. 2004, Rodney St, Canonmills, Edinburgh.
Notes for ISABELLA PURVES:
More About ISABELLA PURVES:
Body Discovered: 30 June 2009, 5 Years after her decease!
Occupation: Nursing Officer, Simpson's Maternity Ward
Retirement: c 1979, From a former colleague Patricia Anderson
1. http://www.familysearch.org, IGI, Batch C117626.
2. Scotlands People, On 20/1/1860 at Loanhead marriage after Banns was solemized between us according to the Terms of the Free Church John Dobson age 22, Loanhead, Mason, parents not given (deceased) Margaret Calder age 18, Loanhead, parent John Calder, Gardener Both Signed. Witnessed by John Simpson and Robert Downe? both signed.
3. 1891 Scottish Census.
4. Scotlands People, Statutory Marriages (685/02 0276) in district of St Andrew Burgh of Edinburgh Page 138 No 276, John Purves, 27, Bachelor, Carter ,bachelor of 104 Duke St, Leithparents Thomas Purves Stableman deceased Helen Purves MS Robertson deceasedIsabella Dobson, 26, Spinster, Printer Compositor of 34 Beaverbank Place, Edin.parents John Dobson, Mason (deceased) Margaret Dobson MS Calder (deceased)Witnesses John Ramsay and Margaret Dobson (both signed)Signed Thomas Porteous Minister of St James Parish, Edinburgh.
7. Register of Births, Extract 1918 Births in the District of Saint andrew in the Burgh of Edinburgh, Isabella PURVES born 1918 December fourth at 9am at 59 Broughton Road, Edinburgh F, parents John Purves, Works Stoker and Isabella M.S. DOBSON married 1907 September 21st Edinburgh.8. http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/edinburgh/Flat--woman39s-relative-found.5450390.jp acc 17/09.
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