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Miss Helen Jobson

Helen Jobson had extensive connections in Dundee and used her inherited wealth to support many charitable causes. Her will indicated bequests to the Aged and Infirm Ministers of the Free Church of Scotland, Wallace Feus Infant School, School of Industry.

Subscription value in 1865:

£30

Relative to inflation up to 2018:

£3000

Relative to income compared to 2018:

£24000

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Personal details and history

Full name

Helen Jobson

Date of birth

23-11-1796[1] - baptised 30-11-1796[1]

Place of birth

Dundee[1]

Gender

Female

Marital status

Unmarried[2]

Name of spouse

N/A

Children

N/A

Home address

Crawford Lodge
Perth Road
Dundee

Age at death:

83 years[2]

Place of death:

Dundee[2]

Date of death:

13-01-1880[2]

Buried:

Western Cemetery[3]

Affiliations, clubs, offices and related subscribers

Religious affiliation

Free Church of Scotland

Political affiliation

Unknown

Clubs / societies

Secretary of the Female Society (her sister Mary, was treasurer and then secretary)

Public offices

Unknown

Related subscribers

  • Subscriber  18 – Edward Baxter – former husband of Helen’s sister Elizabeth
  • Subscriber  35 – W E Baxter – stepson of Helen’s sister Elizabeth
  • Subscriber 113 – Anne Jobson – sister of Helen
  • Subscriber 113 – Marion Jobson – sister of Helen
  • Subscriber 212 – John Symers Esq – brother in law of Helen
  • Subscriber 227 – Euphemia Symers – sister of Helen’s brother in law
  • Subscriber 227 – Lilias Symers – sister of Helen’s brother in law

Career and worklife

Occupation

Private means

Employment

N/A

Place of work

None

Work address

N/A

Career to date:

Helen Jobson had extensive connections in Dundee and used her inherited wealth to support many charitable causes. In her will she made substantial bequests to The Aged and Infirm Ministers of the Free Church of Scotland,[4][5] Wallace Feus Infant School[5] and School of Industry.[5]

Sources

     
  1. Legal Records. Wills and Testaments. Dundee Sheriff Court. 1880. SC45/ 31/ 29. ScotlandsPeople website
  2. Old Parish Registers. Dundee. Births. 1796. 282/ 80 146. ScotlandsPeople website
  3. Statutory Registers. Dundee. Deaths. 1880. 282/ 1 27. ScotlandsPeople website
  4. Memorial Stone within Western Cemetery, Perth Road, Dundee
  5. Dundee Courier. 11 January 1892. p.2. Findmypast website

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