This came about after I spent time recently looking closely at some of my AncestryDNA matches with either no trees or private trees, and comparing shared matches. I contacted one of these predicted 4th cousins, who confirmed after looking at my tree that she descends from Ann, and gave me her husband's name along with their marriage date. Ann married Robert Hossack in Edinburgh on 15 Dec 1865. That started my latest search down the genealogy rabbit hole.
|Annie Matheson & Robert Hossack marriage record, Scotland's People|
Annie used the "ie" spelling in her last name like her older brother John Mathieson (1829-1908).
Robert was a tailor from Alves in Moray, and it was to Moray he and Ann returned by 1870. They had four children between 1866 and 1871, the two eldest born in Edinburgh and the two youngest in Elgin.
- Margaret Mathieson McKenzie Hossack (1866-1921)
- Robert Hossack (1868-1929)
- Christina Hossack (1870-1890)
- William Hossack (1871-1871)
Here they are in the 1871 census, living in Elgin:
Annie's birthplace reported here is incorrect. She was born in Urray, Ross-shire -- as noted in her baptismal record that I found several years ago on FamilySearch. Thanks to having a common name, I've not been able to find her on the 1851 or 1861 censuses, so far.
Sadly, Annie died aged just 31 from diabetes, a disease that my grandfather John Matheson (1884-1964) also had, so now we know that diabetes definitely ran in the family.
|Ann Mathieson Hossack death registration, Scotland's People|
The never ending story continues....
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