Jane's mother, Margaret Rattray was born about 1832 in Forfar, Angus, Scotland. Margaret's parents John Murray Rattray and Jane or Jean Henderson had 8 children including Margaret. Margaret, taught adults to read and write in her own home. Margaret died from breast cancer in 1896. Her daughter Jane was the informant.
Charles Scott and Margaret Rattray's children:
1. Jane Scott May 20, 1857 m Robert Stewart
2. Arthur Hardie Scott April 16, 1860 m. Mary Stephen
3. John Rattray Scott June 24, 1861, died 1871
4. Ann Ogilvie Scott November 18, 1862, died 1862
5. Margaret Brodie Scott March 30, 1864, died 1870
6. Catherine Scott June 10, 1865
7. William Scott January 8, 1867
8. Agnes Fettes Scott March 5, 1869
9. David McDonald Scott February 10, 1871
10. Joseph Scott July 26, 1872
11. James Charles Haste Scott Sept 2, 1873
Jane's maternal grandfather or Margaret's father, John Rattray, born between 1793 and 1796, fought in the Napoleonic Wars and received a "Chelsea pension."
Eligible ex-soldiers who could not be housed in the Hospital were termed out-pensioners, receiving their pension from the Royal Hospital but living outside it. By 1815 there were 36,757 Chelsea pensioners.
Jane's brother, Arthur Hardie Scott, was a famous sea captain who traveled all over the world and fathered a large family.
Jane was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She married Robert Stewart, had two children. John and Margaret. Jane died of cancer of the uterus 3 years, in the 1899 at 41 Lyon Street with James Scott, her brother as informant.
Son, John Young Burridge Scott
Clarence Gardiner, Robert's nephew: "Robert Stewart, the youngest brother of William, came and lived here. (USA) He worked in smelters. He died in Anaconda or Butte, Montana of lead poisoning."
1841 census Jane’s mother Margaret Rattray is 9 years old. They are living on Crofts Lane in Dundee.
Father John Rattray (Jane's grandfather) 45, lapper (one who cleans cotton fibers before sheets fed into carding machines)
Jane Rattray 40
David Rattray 15
James Rattray 13
George Rattray 11
Margaret Rattray 9 (Jane's mother)
Jane Rattray 7
Peter Rattray 5
Janet Rattray 2
1855 3 August - Jane’s mother Margaret Rattray and father Charles Scott marry in Dundee.
1857 20 May - Jane is born at 12:15 pm at No 5 Hawkhill, Dundee.
1857 19 Nov Robert Stewart was born at 2:00, on Princess Street at the home of his brother John. The family lives at 11 Crescent Street, Dundee
(1.2 miles away from Jane)
1861 Charles Scott, 28 is a Jute Weaver living at Shep Loan, Thomson Land.
Jane Scott 3
Arthur Scott 1
1862 Ann Ogilvie Scott is born. She dies 10 months later in a crib death. Her father discovers the body.
1871 Charles, 38 is living in St. Peter on 62 Taylors Land and is a lapper (one who cleans cotton fibres before sheets fed into carding machines)
Charles Scott 38
Margaret Scott 38
Jane Scott 13
Catherine Scott 6
Agnes Scott 2
David Scott 7 weeks
1878 April: At St Pauls Church, Dundee. After Banns according to the forms of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Robert Stewart, Valet, Bachelor, 20, 186 Blackness Road, Son of Robert Stewart, Wood Carter (deceased), and Margaret Stewart MS Stewart, married Jane Scott, Power Loom Weaver, Spinster, 20, 186 Blackness Road. Daughter of Charles Scott, Cloth Inspector, and Margaret Scott MS Rattray. Witnesses: E. Skinner, Euphemia Sutherland (#73, 3rd Dist, Dundee).
1879 Sep 22 Jean Scott Stewart, born 20 May 1857, Dundee, was baptized, Dundee Branch, LDS Church, by Elder A. Watson, confirmed the same day by Elder A. Laird (FHL104150).
1881 census. Margaret Scott's family is living at St. Peter parish, 186 Blackness Rd., Dundee
Arthur H Scott 20
Agnes Scott 12
David Scott 10
James Scott 7
1881 16 September 3 pm Robert and Jane Scott Stewart have a child at St. Peter parish, Blackness Road Dundee. He is named John Young Burridge Stewart. Robert is a hotel waiter. Their marriage is acknowledged to be April. The birth is recorded September 24.
1888 Charles Scott, lapper dies August 6th, 3 am at Murrygale, Dundee of apoplexy and seizures 13 days, He is 56. His deceased father is John Scott, cloth lapper and mother Catherine Scott, Ms Cooper, deceased. The informant is Jane Scott, 31 Charles Street. This is recorded August 6th 1888.
Jane living at 38 Charles Street, Dundee.
Margaret Scott 59
Jane Scott 32 Theater attendant
Agnes Scott 22 Weaver
Jos Scott 17 Grocer
John Stewart 9 grandson Scholar
Margaret Stewart 8 granddaughter Scholar (this is the only proof we have of Margaret’s existence.)
1895 Margaret Scott is renting at 13 North Ellen Street from William Bagne who lives at 57 High Street.
1896 Margaret Scott, widow of Charles Scott, jute warehouseman dies March 7 at 6 h 10m pm at 11 North Ellen Street, Dundee. She is 63 years old. Her father was John Murray Rattray, army pensioner deceased and Jane Trttray, Ms Henderson, deceased. The cause of death is cancer of the breast 2 years, Dr. Steele Moon. Jeanie Stewart, daughter is present. This is recorded march 9th in Dundee.
1899 Jane Stewart, widow of Robert Bruage Stewart, Hotel Waiter at 13 North Ellen Street 9 h 40 min pm on January 3 1899. She is 40 years old. Her father is Charles Scott, shoemaker jur, (Charles must have begun a new career) deceased and Margaret Scott Ms Rattray. She dies of cancer of the uterus 3 years certified by George Broson. The informant is James Scott, brother, (he is 25 years old) 4 Lyon Street. This is registered January 4th in Dundee.
Note: John Young Burrage Stewart was 18 when his mother died.
1906 John J. B Stewart, carpenter, immigrates November to Quebec City Quebec, Canada. He is 25 and born in 1881 in Scotland. The ship is the Sicilian.
1841 census: Jane's father:
|1841 census: Jane's mother: |
1855 Jane's Father's Marriage:
1857 Jane Scott was born 20 May 1857 at 12:15 p.m. at No. 5 Hawkhill, Dundee, Daughter of Charles Scott, lapper, and Margaret Scott MS Rattray, Informant: Charles Scott, father, not present (#655 , 2nd Dist, Dundee, FHL280429).
1857 19 Nov 1857 Robert Stewart was born 19 Nov 1857, at 2:00 p.m., son of Robert Stewart, labourer, and Elizabeth [Betty] Stewart, at Princes Street, Dundee. Home at 11 Crescent Street. Informant: Robert Stewart, father, not present. (#1592 1st Dist, Dundee, FHL280428).
Robert was born at his brother John's home on Princess Street.
Robert and Elizabeth lived 1.2 miles from each other, 23 minutes walking distance:
Note: Blackness Road where she eventually lives, dead ends into Hawkhill Street.
1861 census: Jane is 3
1862: Jane was 5 when her father discovered her sister "dead in bed."
1864 Margaret Brodie Scott is born:
1871 February 21, John Rattray dies from typhoid, or a bacterial disease spread through contaminated food and water or close contact.
1871 census: Jane was 13:
Apr 1878 At St Pauls Church, Dundee. After Banns according to the forms of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Robert Stewart, Valet, Bachelor, 20, 186 Blackness Road, Son of Robert Stewart, Wood Carter (deceased), and Margaret Stewart MS Stewart, married Jane Scott, Power Loom Weaver, Spinster, 20, 186 Blackness Road. Daughter of Charles Scott, Cloth Inspector, and Margaret Scott MS Rattray. Witnesses: E. Skinner, Euphemia Sutherland (#73, 3rd Dist, Dundee).
22 Sep 1879 Jean Scott Stewart, born 20 May 1857, Dundee, was baptized, Dundee Branch, LDS Church, by Elder A. Watson, confirmed the same day by Elder A. Laird (FHL104150).
1881 census: Jane's maternal grandparents:
|Name:||Margaret Rattray Or Scott|
|Estimated Birth Year:||abt 1833|
|Spouse's name :||Charles Scott|
|Where born:||Forfar, Forfarshire|
|Registration district:||St Peter|
|Civil Parish:||St Peter|
|Address:||186 Blackness Rd.|
|Household schedule number:||49|
1881 census: Name: Margaret Rattray Or Scott Age: 48 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
Relationship: Wife Spouse's
name : Charles Scott Gender: Female Where born: Forfar, Forfarshire
Registration Number: 282/1
Registration district: St Peter Civil Parish: St Peter Town: Dundee County:
Angus Address: 186 Blackness Rd.
ED: 26 Household schedule number: 49 LINE: 9 Roll: cssct1881_81
1881 census: (taken April 3, 1881)
|Estimated Birth Year:||abt 1858|
|Spouse's name :||Jane Stewart|
|Where born:||Dundee, Forfarshire|
|Registration district:||St Peter|
|Civil Parish:||St Peter|
|Household schedule number:||174|
Note: CALENDER WORKER - operated a machine which pressed using two large rollers (calender) used to press and finish fabrics or paper
1881 Jane and Robert have a son: September 16, birth of their son.
|Name:||John Young Burridge Stewart|
|Birth Date:||16 Sep 1881|
|Birth Place:||St. Peter, Dundee, Angus, Scotland|
|Mother:||Jane Scott Stewart|
|FHL Film Number:||232638|
|Reference ID:||v 282-1 p 247|
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C01847-5 , System Origin: Scotland-EASy , GS Film number: 232638 , Reference ID: v 282-1 p 247
1888 Jane's father dies from apoplexy and seizures
Apoplexy also includes hemorrhaging with the gland and accompanying neurological problems such as confusion, headache, and impairment of consciousness.
The word apoplexy may have been used to refer to the symptom of sudden loss of consciousness immediately preceding death.
Robert died sometime between 1883 and 1891
Here are possibilities:
From 1891 to 1899 family live at 13 N Ellen Street, Dundee:
|Estimated Birth Year:||abt 1832|
|Where born:||Dundee, Forfarre|
|Registration district:||St Andrew|
|Address:||13 N Ellen St|
|Household schedule number:||9|
1895 Valuation Rolls, like rental lists:
Jane Stewart, fourth down
|127 High Street, Dundee|
Jane Stewart top row
Note: Jane's mother, Margaret, is living in the same place Jane will die, four years later: 13 Ellen Street, Dundee. Jane is living at 127 High street 1 up.
Margaret Scott's death: Jane calls herself Jeanie Stewart
1899 Scotland deaths: Her brother James is present at her death. She died at 41 Lyon Street.
The following is research and needs further work:
1906 immigration to Canada:
Research: January 2014
Thanks very much for getting in touch. I must admit that I’ve only really tinkered with Ancestry rather than getting properly into the detail – yet!
I do have some family notes from my mother that she got originally from a great aunt and your heads up on Charles Scott being Irish makes sense. I think I was thrown by later census reports where he claims to be from Dundee but the 1841 Census makes sense as my mother’s notes tell me he lived in Cherryfield. He did become apparently a teacher and I wonder if this encouraged him to ‘forget’ his Irish roots. Certainly the notes suggest that his wife, Margaret, taught adults to read and write in her own home. A sight of her death certificate would be very kind.
My great grandfather was Arthur Hardie Scott so I have some good anecdotal info on him. One of the first ships on which he sailed was the Dunbritton, later becoming First Mate on the Olivebank, then Sea Captain of the Gerard C Toby. He moved to the USA in 1902 and his regular sea routes were from San Francisco to Hawaii and Alaska. He got his Inspector Licence to Masters on 18/10/1905 and this meant he could take his children on board with him – many great stories! He met both Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson, who both sailed with him and wrote about him.
All the best
Arthur Hardie Scott was married to Mary Smith Stephen, daughter of James Stephen and Mary Miller Burnett. She was born in Brechin on 27th February 1866 and they were married on the 31st January 1888 in St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Dundee. They had one son, Jim (1890 to 1933), and seven daughters – Mary (1891 to 1983), Margaret (Daisy) (1894 to 1965), Dora (1896, died in childhood), Olive (1899 to 1982), Etta (1901 to 1991), Martha (1904 to 1954) and Alma (1907 to 1968). Mary moved with Arthur to California in 1902, returned to Scotland in 1910 as a widow, and returned to the USA in 1924 after the death of her mother. She died in Billings, Montana on 22nd June 1950.
All the best
From: "vicki murray" <email@example.com>
Subject: [SCOTT] SCOTT/RATTRAY
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2003 18:15:02 +1300
I have birth details for the following but no marriage or death details.
Does anyone recognise these persons.There are some descendents in New
Zealand and USA that I am aware of.
Margaret Rattray married Charles Scott 3 Aug 1855, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.
Charles and Margaret had the following children;
Jane Scott b. 20 May 1857 Dundee
Arthur Hardie Scott b. 16 April 1860 Dundee
John Rattray Scott b. 24 June 1861 Dundee
Ann Ogilvie Scott b.18 Nov 1862 Dundee
Margaret Brodie Scott b. 30 Mar 1864 Dundee
Catherine Scott b. 10 June 1865 Dundee
William Scott b. 8 Jan 1867 Dundee
Agnes Fettes Scott b. 5 Mar 1869 Dundee
David McDonald Scott b. 10 Feb 1871 Dundee
Joseph Scott b. 26 Jul 1872 Dundee
James Charles Haste Scott b. 2 Sep 1873 Dundee
Would like to be in contact with anyone who has information on these people. I have more info on Arthur Hardie Scott but not his death details.
Until next time.....