Patrick Simson, Minister of Stirling
Born: in 1556 in Perth and died 18
March 1618 in Perth.
Son of: Andrew Simson (1520-1590ish) and Violet Adamson (1537-1592).
1. William Simson, Minister of Dumbarton.
2. Archibald Simson, Minister of Dalkeith.
1st Martha Barron (1565-1601), daughter of the Provost of Edinburgh.
2nd Miss Rollock
Patrick had issue:
1. James Simson.
2. Janet Simson.
3. ? Simson.
4. Isabel Simson.
5. Lilias Simson (1590-1657).
6. Adam Simson. (1594-1642).
7. Patrick Simson, Minister of New Abby, Dumfrieshire.
Patrick Simson: An Overview
We know about Patrick from the book "Records of the Carrick Moore Family" by George Heath, 1912.
Patrick went to St Andrew's at the age of 14 and became a great Greek scholar. Minister of Cramond near Edinburgh. In 1590 he removed to Stirling.
I understand that there is series of articles by W J Couper but I
have not read these yet.
W. J. 'The Levitical family of Simson, 1 : The founding of the house, 1529(?); 2 : The family of Adam Simson, 1594-1771; 3 : Alexander, 1570(?)-1638, and his descendants'. Records of the Scottish Church History Society, 4 (1932), 119-37, 208-66. Publisher: Scottish Church History Society. ISSN 02645572. The 1934 RSCHS contains Foupers part 4 'Final records, 4 : Families that failed'.