Mary Fallside

View of Edinburgh in 1827 when Mary Fallside was two years old
View of Edinburgh in 1827 when Mary Fallside was two years old

Williamson Family Ancestor 2nd Great-grandmother 1825–1904

Mary Fallside was born on 23rd October, 1825, in Midlothian. She married David Williamson on 16th April, 1852. They had five children in 10 years. She died in 1904, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, having lived a long life of 78 years.

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Mary was born on 23rd October, 1825, in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian to Rachel Downie, age 36, and Thomas Fallside.

Mary lived in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland during the period 1841–1880’s.

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Mary Fallside married David Williamson at Canongate, Edinburgh on April 16, 1852, when she was 26 years old. David Williamson (1826–1902)

Ancestors of Mary Fallside
Ancestors of Mary Fallside
Drawing of Cannongate Parish, Edinburgh, Scotland
Cannongate Parish, Edinburgh, Scotland
Half fan chart showing the children of David Williamson and Mary Fallside
Half fan chart showing the children of Mary Fallside and David Williamson

Our direct ancestor was David James, born 22nd September, 1857, in Edinburgh, Midlothian. David James Williamson (1857–1921)

The Tay Rail Bridge Disaster

A drawing of the Tay Bridge disaster, published in the Illustrated London News.
A drawing of the Tay Bridge disaster, published in the Illustrated London News.

Mary Fallside lived in Edinburgh St Giles, Midlothian, near the route of the express train that plummeted into the river at 7:15 pm on the stormy night of 28th December,  1879, when the Tay Rail Bridge buckled. The central navigation spans of the Tay bridge collapsed into the Firth of Tay at Dundee, taking with them a train, 6 carriages and all 75 souls aboard to their fate.

On 31st March, 1901 Mary and her husband David Williamson, both aged 75, were living with her son and his family at 3 Carfin Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Her husband David passed away in 1902 in Scotland, at the age of 76. They had been married for 50 years. David Williamson (1826–1902)

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Mary Fallside remained at 3 Carfin Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, until her death. The actual date of her death is unknown, but it is thought that she died in her 78th year.

Unconfirmed reports exist of Mary passing away in the United States of America in 1904. This information is probably wrong; if possible, it needs to be verified or rejected. In addition to these US reports, it should also noted that a Mary Williamson of 33 Watwick Street. Glasgow died on 31 August 1904.