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Simpsons of Upper Seatter

Catherine (Kate) and James Simpson, Upper Seatter, North Walls, with grandchild(?)

1920s or v early 1930s.
Picture added on 16 January 2013 at 10:39
Never mind a reaper like this ane at the Burnhoose bit I do mind Grandad repairing a sheafing board and a rake like the one in the photo long after there were binders. This was typical o him he even made a board for his mortal remains to be layed out on! talk about being ready for anything.
Interesting photo Jane. The feature of the Simpson high cheek bone,s can be clearly seen on James, I don't mind him but knew his son Jimmy who had the same feature clearly seen in your photograph.
Added by John Budge on 13 February 2013
The bairn would likely have been their oldest grandbairn Kathy Simpson born 1926. Another grandbairn Beatrice born in 1952 can be seen in picture # 24267
Added by Beryl Simpson on 17 February 2013
Thanks for the probable grandchild's name. Named after her grandmother perhaps? In one census (1901 I think) Kate, and not her husband James, was listed as the head of the house. Quite unusual in those times. A strong woman?
Added by Jane Harris on 26 February 2013
It was her parents house before her so she wasn't going to let him be the head of it. Haha
Added by Beryl Simpson on 26 March 2013
we have been researching the family tree the James Simpson in this picture is my great granddad and one of his sons was Hugh Simpson who is my granddad his brother was James and sister Anabella
Added by Andrew simpson on 16 June 2018
Did your grandfather live in Leith Andrew? I'm fairly sure my father (Walter Ross) visited him during WW2. Annabella and my granny corresponded for years. Kate (née Ross) was my father's great aunt; your grandfather and my grandfather, John, were first cousins.
Added by Jane Harris on 11 July 2018
I've added a photo with your grannie and grandad in it Andrew. Just put Hoy in the search button.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 31 August 2018
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