SCOTSON Martha

Female 1833 - 1929  (95 years)


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  • Name SCOTSON Martha 
    Buried Apr 1829  St Michael's Church, Huyton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 8 May 1833  Speke, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 2 Jun 1833  Garston, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Bath Villa, Garston, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Roseville Farm, Rose Lane, Garston, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 7 Apr 1861  Garston, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 2 Apr 1871  Holt Lane, Gateacre, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Holt Hall Farm, Huyton Road, Gateacre, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Holt Hall Farm, Huyton Road, Gateacre, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 31 Mar 1901  2 Gateacre Brow, Much Woolton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 2 Apr 1911  105 Broad Green Road, West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 11 Apr 1929  Holt Hall Farm, Huyton Road, Gateacre, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Person ID I50  HEAPEY
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2017 

    Father SCOTSON Robert,   b. 1774, Wheelton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother BRIGHOUSE Elizabeth,   b. 1793, Aughton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1863, Mosseley Hill, Aigburth, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1816  St Wilfrid's Church, Standish, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17, 18
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

    Family SCOTSON John,   b. 14 Oct 1819, Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1882, Holt Hall Farm, Huyton Road, Gateacre, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1865  All Saints Church, Childwall, Liverpool, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    Address:
    Married 1st cousin 
    Children 
     1. SCOTSON James Edmund,   b. 1866, Gateacre, Liverpool, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1937, Holt Hall Farm, Huyton Road, Gateacre, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. SCOTSON Emily Jane,   b. 1868, Gateacre, Liverpool, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. SCOTSON Dora Elizabeth Anne,   b. 1871, Gateacre, Liverpool, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948, Prescot, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. SCOTSON John William,   b. 1873, Gateacre, Liverpool, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1882, Holt Hall Farm, Huyton Road, Gateacre, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     5. SCOTSON Leonard,   b. 1875, Gateacre, Liverpool, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1885, Holt Hall Farm, Huyton Road, Gateacre, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     6. SCOTSON Mary Hannah,   b. 1879, Gateacre, Liverpool, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1945, Anfield, Liverpool, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Apr 1829 - St Michael's Church, Huyton, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 May 1833 - Speke, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 2 Jun 1833 - Garston, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Jun 1841 - Bath Villa, Garston, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Mar 1851 - Roseville Farm, Rose Lane, Garston, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Apr 1861 - Garston, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address:
    Married 1st cousin - 1865 - All Saints Church, Childwall, Liverpool, Lancashire
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Apr 1871 - Holt Lane, Gateacre, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 3 Apr 1881 - Holt Hall Farm, Huyton Road, Gateacre, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Apr 1891 - Holt Hall Farm, Huyton Road, Gateacre, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 31 Mar 1901 - 2 Gateacre Brow, Much Woolton, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Apr 1911 - 105 Broad Green Road, West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Apr 1929 - Holt Hall Farm, Huyton Road, Gateacre, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    John Scotson b.14.10.19 d.8.4.1882
Martha Scotson b.8.5.1833 d.11.4.1829
    John Scotson b.14.10.19 d.8.4.1882 Martha Scotson b.8.5.1833 d.11.4.1829
    In Loving Memory of
    JOHN SCOTSON who died at Holt Hall, Gateacre
    April 8th 1882, Aged 62 years
    Also JOHN WILLIAM his son
    who died September 20th 1882, Aged 9 years,
    Also LEANORD his youngest son
    who died August 7th 1885, aged 10 years.
    Also MARTHA SCOTSON widow of the above
    who died April 11th 1929 aged 95 years.
    Also ELIZABETH SCOTSON
    daughter-in-law of the above
    who died December 5th 1923 aged 56 years
    Also JAMES EDMUND
    eldest son of above and husband of above ELIZABETH
    who died 28th April 1937, aged 71 years
    Also MARY HANNAH SCOTSON
    youngest daughter of above
    cremated at Anfield 23rd February 1945 aged 65 years

  • Notes 
    • Undoubtedly the most famous of the Scotson brood was an "Old Aunt Martha" who outlived all the rest of them and was well know to practically everone who bore the name. Born on May 8th 1833, she did not leave us until April 11th, 1929, so that on her departure she lacked just one month for her 96th birthday. Although born too late to meet her grandfather James (who died in the year 1812) by a few years, still her life span brought her close enough to learn most of the details relating to him, how he came to the smithy in the first place and what progress he had made during his lifetime. Remarkably, Aunt Martha did not change her name when she married, which is something of a rarity, for she married her cousin John Scotson, who like herself, had one of the seven fiddlers for a father. John was born at Wood End in 1819, but grew up along with his wife in close proximity to both Chisnall and Clayton Halls which seem to be occupied by all of the fiddlers and their families at different periods. After John & Martha were married they moved away from the Chorley district and occupied yet another landmark known as Holt Hall Farm at Gateacre, near Liverpool. Aunt Martha and her son, James Edward, who followed her were tenants on this farm for many years and it was here that I knew them best, for I had spent many schoolboy vacations with "Unclie Jim Ned" The Scotson Cycle (1725-1966) by William Scotson

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Private LR.

    2. [S110] FamilySearch, Batch C041016 (Reliability: 2).
      Martha Scotson d. Robert & Elizabeth Scotson c. 2 June 1833 Garston, Lancashire
      Batch C041016 Extract

    3. [S28] Census Garston 1841, HO107/511-5 Folio 45 p.8 (Reliability: 2).
      Bath Villa Thomas Scotson 6 yrs Y
      Born about 1835

    4. [S22] Census Garston 1851, HO107/2192 -5 Folio 1131b p.9 (Reliability: 2).
      Rosehill Farm, Rose Lane Martha Scotson 17 yrs U Farmer's daughter b.Speke
      Born about 1834

    5. [S62] Census Garston 1861, RG9/2738 Folio 77 p.11 (Reliability: 2).
      Elmswood Road Martha Scotson 25 yrs Dau Farmer's daughter b.Garston
      Born about 1836

    6. [S74] Census Little Woolton 1871, RG10/3855 Folio 130b p.2 (Reliability: 2).
      Holt Hall Farm, Martha Scotson 37 yrs Wife b.Speke
      Born about 1834

    7. [S79] Census Little Woolton 1881, RG11/3721 Folio 131 p.11 (Reliability: 2).
      Holt Hall Farm, Holt Lane Martha Scotson Wife 47 yrs b.Speke
      Born about 1834

    8. [S97] Census Little Woolton 1891, RG12/3008 Folio 112 p.9 (Reliability: 2).
      Holt Hall, Huyton Road Martha Scotson 56 yrs Wid Head Farmer b.Speke
      Born about 1835

    9. [S217] Census Much Woolton 1901, RG13/3509 Folio 114 p.8.
      2 Gateacre Brow Martha Scotson 67 yrs Head Living on own means b. Speke
      Born about 1834

    10. [S112] Census West Derby 1911, RG14/22649 Folio SN161 (Reliability: 3).
      105 Broad Green Road Mary Scotson 77 yrs Aunt b. Liverpool
      Born about 1834. Living with niece, Martha (Scotson) Francis b. 1881

    11. [S12] Private Wiilliam Scotson.

    12. [S96] PB.

    13. [S134] British GRO deaths index, Liverpool June 1929 8b 257.
      Martha Scotson 95 yrs d. Liverpool June 1929 8b 257

    14. [S24] Wills Probate.
      Scotson, Martha of Holt Farm, Gateacre, Lancashire widow died 11 April 1929. Probate London 27 August to James Edmund Scotson farmer and Mary Hannah Scotson spinster. Effects £462 9s 4d.

    15. [S238] MI Gateacre, Liverpool.
      In Loving Memory of
      John Scotson who died at Holt Hall, Gateacre
      April 8th 1882, Aged 62 years
      Also JOHN WILLIAM his son
      who died September 20th 1882, Aged 9 years,
      Also LEANORD his youngest son
      who died August 7th 1885, aged 10 years.
      Also MARTHA SCOTSON widow of the above
      who died April 11th 1929 aged 95 years.
      Also ELIZABETH SCOTSON
      daughter-in-law of the above
      who died December 5th 1923 aged 56 years
      Also JAMES EDMUND
      eldest son of above and husband of above ELIZABETH
      who died 28th April 1937, aged 71 years
      Also MARY HANNAH SCOTSON
      youngest daughter of above
      cremated at Anfield 23rd February 1945 aged 65 years

    16. [S26] Boyd's marriage index.
      Robert Scotson Betty Brighouse 1816 Standish

    17. [S110] FamilySearch, Batch M005472 (Reliability: 2).
      Robert Scotson + Betty Brighouse m. 11 July 1816 Standish Parish Church, Lancashire
      Batch M005472 Source 1068751 Extract

    18. [S121] Lancs OPC marriages, LDS 1526141.
      Marriage: 11 Jul 1816 St Wilfrids, Standish, Lancashire, England
      Robert Scotson - of This Parish
      Betty Brighouse - of This Parish
      Witness: William Swift; William Darbyshire
      Married by Banns by: Joseph Westmoreland, Asst. Curate
      Notes: alias Betty Brighouse
      Source: LDS 1526141 Register: Marriages 1813 - 1825, Page 53, Entry 159

    19. [S116] British GRO marriage index, W.Derby Sep 1865 8b 598 (Reliability: 3).
      John Scotson + Martha Scotson m. W.Derby Sep 1865 8b 598
      Marriage of 1st cousins

    20. [S101] BMD Lancs marriages, Liverpool 2070WD/2/444.
      John Scotson + Martha Scotson m. 1865 Childwall, All Saints, Liverpool 2070WD/2/444
      Marriage of 1st cousins