Winifred Christina Corbet South 1886-
She came from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire UK.
According to family stories she is said to be a descendant of a Scottish family, possibly Douglas or Corbet.
One of the stories is; a member of the family, a Douglas, was lady in waiting to a Scottish Queen, I presume Mary Queen of Scots.
Mary Queen of Scots had four ladies in waiting that I can find:-
A second story is; A member of the family a Scotsman possibly named Corbet, (my assumption due to it being one of my Granny's middle names) was a Laird who had his own Clan, tartan, etc,. He did something (unknown) to disgrace his Clan and was stripped of his Clan, and everything associated with it.
Any help on how to find the information would be greatly appreciated.
Boxing Day 2003 was a day of note, I found out that Margaret Douglas Watson 1820-
I believe that Edinburgh is the correct birth place due to the fact it is the nearest to her birth, but I have no proof.
SOUTH, Margaret Douglas.
Mother, Born 1820 Glasgow, Scotland.
Census Place: St Pancras, Middlesex, London, England.
Dwelling: 42 Roderick Rd
Source: FHL Film 1341048 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0219 Folio 99 Page 38
Tupsley township, Hereford borough,
South? Mill Road
Thomas SOUTH Head Married 34 male Innkeeper b. Hereford Withington
Margaret SOUTH Wife Married 32 female b. Edinburgh, Scotland
She married Thomas South 1807-
SOUTH, Thomas Age: 29 years
Wife: Margaret Douglas WATSON Age: 24 years
Marriage Date: 6 Jan 1844 Recorded in: All Saints, Hereford, Hereford, England
Husband's Father: Richard SOUTH
Wife's Father: George Douglas WATSON
Source: FHL Number 992204 Dates: 1819-
Her father recorded at their wedding was George Douglas Watson. I now believe that her mother and father were not married. I also think her fathers name was George Watson, at her wedding she added the Douglas name to carry on her mothers family name, her mother’s sir name turns out to be Douglas.