Margery (or possibly Margaret) Eddison is my 2nd great grandmother. Eddison is her maiden name. I have been unable to find her birth or any records for her. I know about her only because my dad told me about her after doing some internet research a few years ago.

Here is all the information I have about her husband, John Leiper.

  • He was born 11 Aug 1881 in Portlethen, Kincardineshire, Scotland.
  • His mother was called Ann Urquhart Leiper (I haven't found a maiden name).
  • His father was also called John Leiper.
  • According to my dad, he may have been a tool maker or something similar.

Here is all I know about my great grandmother, Mina Urquhart Leiper, which is the only child of John and Margery that I know about.

  • She was born about 1909 in Scotland.
  • In 1936, she married Robert James Jackson in Dumbarton, Scotland.
  • She gave birth to my grandma in 1943 in Edmonton, Middlesex, England.
  • According to my dad, she was possibly a teacher.
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    I've removed the name of your grandmother because she was born less than 100 years ago. Our privacy policy is in the help center.
    – PolyGeo
    Jul 29, 2017 at 5:43
  • Thanks! I'm sorry that I forgot about not putting the names of people who were born less than 100 years ago. Jul 29, 2017 at 5:44
  • I think you should focus this question on finding a marriage record for John Leiper. There are so many more sources available now compared to even a few years ago so I don't think it would hurt to re-research who his wife may have been before assuming it was Margarey/t Eddison.
    – PolyGeo
    Jul 29, 2017 at 5:48
  • I will post a question about John's marriage record. Thanks for the suggestion. Jul 29, 2017 at 6:14

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I think that this should be considered a candidate birth record for "Margarey/t Eddison" indexed as Marjory Addison:

ADDISON MARJORY F 1882 258/2 49 Cookney

I found it using these Scotland's People search criteria.

Cookney is in Aberdeenshire which adjoins Kincardineshire.

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