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Martha (Stewart) Stephenson (1853 - 1927)

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Martha Stephenson formerly Stewart
Born in Wilton, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Wife of — married in Palace Farm, Par. of Crailing, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Apr 2016 | Last significant change: 6 Dec 2018
03:13: Lorna Henderson edited the data for Martha (Stewart) Stephenson (1853-1927). (added family section, listing more children; minor reformat) [Thank Lorna for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Born 1853 Wilton, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Note: 1881 cens gave birthplace as Milton, assumed to be a mistranscription. [1][2][3]

Died 1927 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

Note: usual residence 1 Tinto Place. [4]

Occupation: 1881 Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland. [5]

carter's wife.


Husband Thomas Wight Stephenson.
Wife Martha Stewart.

Married 26 DEC 1873 Palace Farm, Par. of Crailing, Roxburghshire, Scotland. [6][7][8][9]


Isabella W
Jane S
Elisabeth Stephenson.
Sarah H
Thomasina H
Mary S
Jessie Stewart Stephenson.
Devina H


1861 Denholm, Par. of Cavers, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

STEWART: James and Agnes, with Jean 11 b England; Jessie 9 b Hawick; Martha 7 b Wilton; Mary 4 b Denholm; Sarah 2 b Denholm. [10]

03 APR 1881. Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland.

Note: STEPHENSON: Thomas W, head, carter, 32, b Maxton; wife Martha, 27, b Milton (assumed to be Wilton). Children: Agnes S, scholar, 8 b Crailing; Isabella W, scholar, 5, b Lilliesleaf; Alice, 4, b Ancrum; Jane S, 2, b Ancrum; Elizabeth, 1 b Dalkeith. [11]

05 APR 1891. Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland.

Note: STEPHENSON: Thomas, head, 40, carter, employed, b Maxton, ROX 2 rooms with 1 or more windows; wife Martha, 37, b Wilton; Children: Isabella W, 15, dom serv b Lilliesleaf; Jane S, 13, message girl employed, b Ancrum; Elizabeth, 11; Sarah H, 9; Thomasina H, 8; Mary S, 7 (all scholars, b Dalkeith); Jessie, 5; b Dalkeith; Robert, 4; Jemima, 2; Ann 1; Devina H, 3wks (all b Duddingston). [12]

31 MAR 1901. Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland.

Note: STEPHENSON: Thomas W, head, mar, 50, carter market Gds, worker, b Maxton, 2 rooms with one or more windows; wife Martha, 47, b Wilton. Children: Mary S, 17; Jessie S, 15; both b Thorniebank, MLN; Robert, 14, grocers messenger, worker; Davina, 10, scholar; Maggie, 8, scholar; James, 7; all b Duddingston.[13]


Husband James Stewart.
Wife Agnes Petticrew.
Child: Martha Stewart.

Married 01 APR 1849. Hawick, Par. of Wilton, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Note: James STEWART to Agnes PETTIGREW, exact date from igi. Harry adds that James was a stockingmaker, illegitimate son of Richard STEWART journeyman sknner of Kelso and Martha WELSH dtr of Thomas WELSH coachman and Jane BALLANTYNE, in Wilton (and says 22nd Apr 1848). [14][15][16]



  1. Source: #S1025
  2. Source: #S1596 STEWART May 2001
  3. Source: #S210 FHL Film 0223987 GRO Ref Volume 683 EnumDist 14 Page 25, extracted Sep 2003
  4. Source: #S1044 Rcvd Aug 2005
  5. Source: #S210
  6. Source: #S1025
  7. Source: #S1044 "In Search of Stephensons", published Winter 1985 in "The Journal of the Northumberland & Durham FamilyHistory Society", rcvd Mar 1996
  8. Source: #S333 Birth 1885 Jessie Stewart STEPHENSON, transcr. from Robert McC, rcvd Aug 2005
  9. Source: #S333 Birth 1886 Robert to Thomas STEPHENSON & Martha STEWART, reg. Duddingston, Edintranscr by Robert McC, rcvd Mar 2007
  10. Source: #S1044 1861 Denholm (James STEWART and Agnes PETTIGREW), extracte rcvd Aug 2005
  11. Source: #S210 FHL Film 0223987 GRO Ref Volume 683 EnumDist 14 Page 25, extracted Sep 2003
  12. Source: #S56 1891 Census STEPHENSON, Dist 684/2 ED3 p14 #65, downloaded Sep 2003
  13. Source: #S56 1901 Census STEPHENSON, Dist 684/2 ED2 p19 #92, downloaded Sep 2003
  14. Source: #S1124
  15. Source: #S1596 STEWART May 2001 Source: Batch M118105 1820-1854 1067954 Film 6901569
  16. Source: #S1044 PETTICREW/PETTIGREW update, rcvd Aug 2005
  • Source: S1025 Familia (Ulster Gen. Review): WIGHT, Isabella, Volume: Vol 2 No. 4
  • Source: S1044 Borders Corres. ex H D W (Edin.), Recipient: L Henderson (NZ)
  • Source: S1596 IGI: Online searches, assorted surnames Note: citations without an "extracted MMM YYYY" are generally pre 1999 Repository: #R149
  • Repository: R149 Family Search (LDS) Note:
  • Source: S210 1881 Census transcripts (UK) via Family Search/LDS CDs Repository: #R21
  • Repository: R21 LDS library State: Utah USA Note: films and cd roms

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