Hi kathleen , it does get confusing as there were several Simes including one that died when under a year old.
According to the records I have found Sime Ruthven born 1775 in Edinburgh married first a Margaret Clark they had 4 children, Elizabeth, Marjory, James and Robert, He then married Margaret Connell, they have son a John b 22/10/1814 possibly in edinbugh, Sime was listed as being a printer.
John then married Christian Currie in dec 1834 in Edinburgh
their son Sime was born about 1836 this sime became a marine engineer, He married Mary Ann milne in b1839 I think their first born-again called sime died very young, they then had John 1868 to 1928,(my husbands grandfather)he was born in edinbugh, then James in 1872 he was the son born in Hull, then another Sime b1877 back in edinburgh.I was trying to find why they moved to Hull I assume it was to do with their work possibly in the docks.
Sime the eldest 1775 who ws listed as being a printer possibly has something to do with the invention of the Ruthven printing press I think maybe with his half brother James. This apparently was a very important invention and there is still one of the orignial machine in a museum either London or Edinbugh cant recall which, the generations are also listed in the edinburgh trade journals, they appeared to be more middle class and they owned printing businesses and grocery businesses.
most of my info came from records on scotlandspeople.some came from the trade journal and other bits from a lady from america who contacted me about the printers. some lines do seem to say sime had no decendants but this may relate to the infant sime, his elder brother def had decendants as I am married to one of them! My family tree is on genesreunited if you are a member you can contact me via their website and I will open my tree for you.
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