William Ness

ID No.113, (circa 1820 - 1 June 1883)
Father*William Ness1,2
Mother*Helen Seath1,2
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Patricia Elizabeth Chalmers
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Ancestor Chart for Pat
Descendent Chart for William Ness
Birth*c 1820 William Ness was born in Dysart, Fife, Scotland.3,2,4 
Marriage Bann20 Feb 1847 Marriage banns for William Ness and Rachel Inglis were published 20 Feb 1847 in Parish of Pathhead, Fife, Scotland.1 
Residence*22 Feb 1847 William Ness lived at Parish of Pathhead, Fife, Scotland.1 
Occupation22 Feb 1847 He was a weaver.5  
Marriage*22 Feb 1847 He married Rachel Inglis, daughter of John Inglis and Elizabeth Forrester, in Parish of Pathhead, Fife, Scotland. The marriage was solemnised by Rev. (?) Jamieson.1,6,7,8,9,10,3,2,11,12,13,14,4 
Occupation3 Oct 1847 William Ness was a weaver Parish of Sinclairtown, Fife, Scotland.15  
Occupation23 Sep 1851 He was a linen weaver.6  
Occupation1 Jul 1854 He was a weaver.16  
Occupation1 Sep 1857 He was a spirit dealer.7  
Residence*1 Sep 1857 William Ness, Rachel Inglis and Rachel Inglis Ness lived at Parish of Sinclairtown, Fife, Scotland.7 
1 Sep 1857 William Ness was present at the birth of Rachel Inglis Ness in Sinclairtown, Fife, Scotland.7,3,12,17,18,14,19 
Birth Reg
11 Sep 1857 He registered the birth of his daughter, Rachel Inglis, in Dysart.7 
Occupation4 Jun 1860 William Ness was a spirit dealer.8  
Occupation14 Mar 1862 He was a spirit dealer.9  
16 Feb 1867 He was present at the death of Elizabeth Ness in Sinclairtown, Dysart, Fife, Scotland.10,4 
Occupation23 Feb 1867 William Ness was a linen weaver.10  
Death Reg
23 Feb 1867 He registered the death of his daughter, Elizabeth Ness, in Dysart.10 
Census 1881*3 Apr 1881 The 1881 UK Census enumerated William Ness as Head of household. This address was the St Clair Tavern.3 
Occupation*3 Apr 1881 He was a publican.3  
Misc* He was a Feuar in Parish of Pathhead, Fife, Scotland.4 
Death*1 Jun 1883 He died at 4 St Clair Street, Sinclairtown, Dysart, Fife, Scotland. He was survived by his wife, Rachel.2,4 
Death Reg1 Jun 1883 His death was registered by his son, William Ness, in Dysart.2 
Memorial* A gravestone to the memory of William Ness is located Lair 98, Pathhead Feuars' Burial Ground, Mid Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.20 


Rachel Inglis (1824 - 6 Mar 1889)
Last Edited22 Feb 2017


  1. [S33] OPR-S, 1847: Abbotshall (399/4),0070-0230(m).
  2. [S21] Death Cert: 1883: Dysart (426),108.
  3. [S53] Census UK: 1881: 426,10,11 sch:65.
  4. [S76] Memorial Stone: Kirkcaldy, Pathhead West Cemetery.
  5. [S33] OPR-S, 1847: Abbotshall (399/4),0070-0230(m).
  6. [S33] OPR-S, 1851: Dysart (426),0060-0290(b).
  7. [S1] Birth Cert: 1857: Dysart (426),178.
  8. [S1] Birth Cert: 1860: Dysart (426),139.
  9. [S1] Birth Cert: 1862: Dysart (426),66.
  10. [S21] Death Cert: 1867: Dysart (426),31.
  11. [S11] Marr Cert: 1888: Dysart (426),57.
  12. [S11] Marr Cert: 1889: Markinch (447),11.
  13. [S21] Death Cert: 1889: Dysart (426),29.
  14. [S21] Death Cert: 1948: Kirkcaldy (442),472.
  15. [S33] OPR-S, 1847: Dysart (426),0080-0383(d).
  16. [S33] OPR-S, 1854: Dysart (426),0006-0315(b).
  17. [S51] Census Sco: 1891: 426,10,7, sch:39.
  18. [S51] Census Sco: 1901: 426,10,49, sch:272.
  19. [S76] Memorial Stone: Dysart Cemetery.
  20. [S76] Memorial Stone: Kirkcaldy, Pathhead Feuars' Burial Ground.