Alexander Thomson 1807-188?

Alexander was born on 10 December 1807 and baptised at Jedburgh the sabbath following in front of the congregation, the son of David Thomson and his wife Margaret Mitchell.

In 1841 he is possibly Alexander Thompson age 25 (born 1816) Scotland, carpenter living with Sarah Miller his sister in Mellerstain, Earlston, Berwickshire.

I have been unable to find Alexander's death and thus am unable to verify who his parents were. Everything that follows refers to the Alexander Thomson of the parish of Jedburgh who on 4 April 1845 married Mary Wood of the parish of Eckford, Roxburghshire.

Mary was the daugher of James Wood, farm servant and Isabella Porteous born about 1815 in Eckford. Alexander was a joiner living in Eckford in 1851 and 1861, in Bedrule in 1871 and Jedburgh in 1881. By 1891 Mary was a widow living in Jedburgh. She died in 1895 at Oxnam, Roxburghshire.


  1. George Thomson born 1846 Eckford, Roxburghshire

    George was a coachman. On 6 July 1874 at Beckington, Somerset, England he married Fanny Timbury. She was born in England in about 1848. In 1881 they were living at Clifton Park Lodge, Linton, Roxburghshire. George was not at home on census night in 1891. His wife and children were living in Wilton, Roxburghshire. They had a visitor Maggie Kates born 1858 in Sprouston, Roxburghshire. In 1901 the whole family were living at Albert Cottge, Linton, Roxburghshire. Fanny died in 1914 at Hawick, Roxburghshire. All their children listed below were still living at home in 1901 and were employed in the woollen industry with the exception of James who was a plumber. Children:-

    • Elizabeth Timbury Thomson born 29 April 1875 Kelloe, Edrom, Berwickshire
    • George Thomson born 1877 Minto, Roxburghshire
    • James Thomson born 1879 Eckford, Roxburghshire

      In 1881 he was a woollen yarn winder but by 1901 he was a plumber

    • Mary Thomson born Dec 1880 Linton, Roxburghshire
    • Maggie Thomson born 884 Linton, Roxburghshire
    • Annie Thomson born 21886 Linton, Roxburghshire
  2. Isabella Thomson born 1848 Eckford, Roxburghshire

    Isabella was a farm servant still living with her parents in 1891

  3. Margaret Thomson born 1850 Eckford, Roxburghshire

    In 1872 at Jedburgh Margaret married George Kay. George was born in 1850 at Barne, Kelso, Roxburghshire. For the whole of their married life they lived in Edinburgh. George was a boiler washer and later a coal merchant. Margaret died in 1916. Children all born in Edinburgh:-

    • William Kay born 1874

      He was a coal carrier and later a coal merchant

    • George Kay born 1877

      He was a messenger and then a coal carter

    • Alexander Kay born 1880

      He was an upholsterer

    • Mary Wood Kay born 1882

      In 1906 Mary married John Alexander Swanson and she died in December of that year in Edinburgh

    • John Kay born 1884

      He was a plumber living with his parents in 1901

    • James Kay born 1888
    • Andrew Kay born 1894