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Isabella Jobson Hourston

Isabella Jobson Hourston

Female 1860 - 1950  (90 years)

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  • Name Isabella Jobson Hourston 
    Born 1860  Birsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 Dec 1950  10 Argyle Crescent, Portobello, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21809  My Relatives
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father James Hourston,   b. Abt 1820 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Helen Spence,   b. Abt 1820 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F7564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Hackland Wilson,   b. Abt 1857, Oxford House, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1907, Craiglockart Poorhouse, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1885  Stromness Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1900 
    Children 
     1. Robert Spence Wilson,   b. 7 Aug 1886, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1918, Buried Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [natural]
     2. Beatrice Ellen Wilson,   b. 5 Apr 1888, 18 Airlie Place, Kenmure Street, Polockshields, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1970, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     3. Norah Jane Wilson,   b. 1890, Stromness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969, Canongate and Portobello, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     4. Freda Maud Duncan Wilson,   b. 20 Nov 1891, Ness, Stromness, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1926, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
     5. James Hourston Wilson,   b. 20 Nov 1891, Ness, Stromness, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ? See Notes after ww2 Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Isabella Ann Wilson,   b. 8 Apr 1893, Stromness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1914, 13 Francis Street, Pultneytown, Wick Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F7565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at 1891 census at Ness Buildings, Stromness, Orkney
      at 1901 census at at Alfred Street, Stromness a School Teacher with Aunt Ann Spencer aged 70.
      at 1911 census at Alfred Street, Stromness a School Teacher

      Glasgow Herald, Monday, July 9, 1900
      Court of Session
      Outer House
      (Before Lord Low, for Lord Kincairney.)
      WILSON v. WILSON.
      Proof was led before Lord Low in an action of divorce by Isabella
      Jobson Howison or Wilson, school teacher, residing in Stromness,
      against her husband, James Hackland Wilson, warehouseman in Glasgow,
      latterly of no fixed place of residence, and cited as residing at 1
      Jubilee Lodging House, Grassmarket, Edinburgh. In her evidence the
      pursuer stated that she was married to the defender at Stromness in
      1887. There were six children of the marriage. He left her in 1895,
      and she had been supporting herself and children since that time.
      Decree was given on the ground of desertion.
      Counsel for Pursuer?Mr T. B. Morison. Agent?James Ayton, S.S.C.

      The Scotsman - Monday, 9th July 1900
      Outer House
      (Before Lord Low, for Lord Kincairney.)
      DIVORCE? WILSON v. WILSON.
      Lord Low, for Lord Kincairney, heard proof in an action of divorce by
      Isabella Jobson Hourston or Wilson, school teacher, Stromness, Orkney,
      against her husband, James Hackland Wilson, sometime warehouseman,
      Glasgow, and now residing at Jubilee Lodging-House, Grassmarket. In
      answer to Mr T. B. Morison, the pursuer (37) said she was married in
      July 1885. Six children were born of the marriage. Shortly after the
      marriage her husband became addicted to drink. Her husband left her in
      Stromness with her mother, while he went to a situation in Glasgow,
      and she had not heard from him since 1895. She had been supporting
      herself and her children. Decree was granted.
      Counsel for the Pursuer Mr T. B. Morison. Agent?James Ayton, S.S.C.
      Address when son Robert enlisted in Canadian Forces in 1915 Alfred Street, Stromness
      Address when daughter Brenda married in 1930 and when she emigrated to Canada in 1930 10 Argyle Crescent, Portobello.

      The Scotsman - Thursday, 7th December 1950
      DEATHS
      WILSON.At 10 Argyle Crescent, Portobello, EDINBURGH, on 6th December
      1950, in her 89th year. ISABELLA JOBSON, formerly of Stromness,
      Orkney, widow of JAMES HACKLAND WILSON. Funeral to Piershill Cemetery
      to-morrow (Friday.) Friends attending please meet at cemetery at 2.30
      p.m.