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SOMERVILLE (ALSO SOMMERVILLE) Helen Elizabeth

Female 1861 - 1949  (87 years)


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  • Name SOMERVILLE (ALSO SOMMERVILLE) Helen Elizabeth 
    Born 15 Jun 1861  Colinton, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Jan 1949  3 Pentland Villas, Juniper Green, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I930  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2013 

    Father SOMERVILLE (ALSO SOMMERVILLE) Alexander,   b. Abt 1821, Currie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1871, Canongate, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother WOOD Janet,   b. 28 Feb 1813, Peebles, Peebles, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1879, Colinton, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1839  Currie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Helen's nephew William, son of Archibald, came to stay with her in Midlothian.

      When Edna Wood died, the Australian Government would not release her estate until outstanding taxes were paid on an unknown property in Scotland. No-one knew anything about the property up until this time, but the taxes were paid so that the estate could be finalised.

      It turned out that the taxes were not owing, they were incorrectly charged and the property was not owned by her. Apparently it was a very complicated story including no direct ownership but 99 year leases to tenants.