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James Easton

1791 - 1866

Life History


Born in Perth, Perthshire

7th Sep 1815

Married Jane Wilson in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

29th Sep 1816

Birth of son James Easton, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

21st Apr 1818

Birth of daughter Margaret Easton, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

13th Mar 1820

Birth of daughter Ann Easton, in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Birth of daughter Jane Easton in Midlothian, Scotland.

abt 1827

Birth of son John Easton, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1st May 1827

Birth of daughter Janet Easton in Edinburgh, Scotland.

6th Dec 1828

Birth of daughter Agnes Easton in Edinburgh, Scotland.

12th May 1830

Birth of son Charles Easton, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

8th Mar 1832

Birth of daughter Mary Easton in Edinburgh, Scotland.

5th Aug 1833

Birth of son William Easton, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

7th Dec 1835

Birth of daughter Mary Easton in Edinburgh, Scotland.

31st Mar 1837

Birth of daughter Janet Easton in Edinburgh, Scotland.

2nd Mar, 1842

Birth of son Alexander Brodi Easton, in Edinburgh, Scotland.


In the 1841 Scotland Census, at 28, Greenside Street

James Easton50Cabinet makerb. Edinburgh Greenside
Jane Easton40b. Midlothian
James Easton20Cabinet makerb. Midlothian
Margaret Easton20Dress makerb. Midlothian
Ann Easton20Dress makerb. Midlothian,
Jane Easton15b. Midlothian, Scotland
John Easton14b. Midlothian
Agnes Easton11b. Midlothian
Charles Easton10b. Midlothian
Janet Easton4b. Midlothian
John Euston25'Player'b. Edinburgh, Greenside [John Easton?]
Emma Coppin25'Player'b. Edinburgh, Greenside

In the 1851 Scotland Census, living in Greenside Street

James Easton60HeadCabinet Maker Jobberb. Perth, Perthshire
Jane Easton54wifeb. Edinburgh Midlothian
Janet Easton14daughter
Alexander Easton9son
Mary Wilson57sister in lawRetired general servantb. Edinburgh Midlothian
Morris Scott50lodgerclerk to a cabinet maker
David Scott17lodgerclerk to a general merchant
William Smyth 35lodger
Susan Kennedy54servant
Marian Nicol19servant

In the 1861 Scotland Census, living at 28, Greenside Street

James Easton70ManagerCabinet Makerb. City, Perth
Jane Easton64Managerb. City, Edinburgh
Alexander Easton19sonApprentice Piano Tuner
Ann Easton41DaughterHouse Keeper
Jessie Easton24DaughterSaleswoman
Catherine Ritchie67lodgerServant
Catherine Barlow56lodgerAnnuitant
Agnes C Barlow21lodgerDressmakerb. Jamaica

The Will of James and Jane Easton    [Image]   [Inventory]

The will was made on the 1st of May, 1855; registered on the 19th July, 1866 and proved on the 27th July, 1866.

"We James Easton Cabinet maker residing in Greenside Street Edinburgh and Jane Wilson or Easton spouses ..."

The Will mentions all the children: James, Margaret, Ann John, Agnes, Charles, Janet or Jessie, and Alexander.

"And in respect that there has already been advanced out of the goods in communion between us the said spouses to our daughter Jane Easton or Wood Spouse of James Wood residing in Clyde Street Edinburgh a sum ..."

none of the estate goes to Jane and the rest of the estate is shared equally between the other children.