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Board Name: Scotland Genealogy
Robynne Lozier Ontario, Canada Dec 23, 2004
I am looking for my 3x great-grandparents James Simpson & Elizabeth Walls (or Wallace) from Scotland. James's occupation was a Seaman. This is all the information on them. THats all that is mentioned on their daughters death certificate. (see below)

The daughter's name was Elizabeth Simpson, born South Ronaldsay, Orkney 1828, baptised 1837, married in Edinburgh 1856, emigrated to New Zealand where she died in Dunedin in 1908.

Elizabeth Simpsons Death Certificate

When Died 24 January 1908
Where Died Andersons Bay, Dunedin, New Zealand
Name & Surname Elizabeth Fairbairn
Profession Wife
Sex & Age Female 80
Cause of Death Senile Decay & Apoplexy
Name/Surname of Father James Simpson
Name/Surname of Mother Elizabeth Simpson
Maiden name of Mother Wallace
Profession of Father Seaman
Where/When Buried 27 January 1908 Southern Cemetery,
Dunedin
Where Born South Ronaldshay, Orkney Islands,
Scotland
How long in NZ 49 years
Where Married Edinburgh, Scotland
At What Age married 24 years
To whom Married Thomas Fairbairn
Age of Widow -
Ages/Sex of Living Issue M 54, 49, 39 F 51, 44, 42,
36


Certified copy Death Certificate Number 46260
Issued Dunedin, New Zealand, 16 February 1978
Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, Dunedin.

If anyone can shed any light on who James and Elizabeth Simpson (nee Walls or Wallace) were, if they had any other children, when/where they were born, when/where married and when/where died, etc etc, I would be most greatful.

This has been a brick wall ever since I got the death certificate back in 1978.

Thank you
Robynne Lozier
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