SEMPLE, James 1
- Born: 6 July 1850, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland 2 3
- Baptised: 24 July 1850, Kilbirnie parish, Ayrshire, Scotland 3
- Marriage (1): KERR, Jane on 4 December 1874 in High Church, Glasgow, Scotland 1
Another name for James was SEMPLE, James Dalgavel.3
Old Parish Register
Kilbirnie Parish Ayrshire
"July (Born) 6 (Baptised) 24
James Dargavel lawful son to James Semple and Marion Young Glengarnock"
In 1891 the Semple family were living in Luggie Brig Nackerty Road in the Woodlands area of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland. The census recorded James Semple as the head of a household of seven people, two parents and five children. James was aged 38 years and had been born in Beith, Ayrshire. By occupation he was a 'pit bottomer', that is he worked at the pit bottom but probably not as a hewer.
The 1901 census recorded James as born in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire. He was a widower by then. 2 3
James married Jane KERR on 4 December 1874 in High Church, Glasgow, Scotland.1 (Jane KERR was born about 1856 in Bothkennar, Stirlingshire, Scotland 2 and died in 1896 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland 4.)