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Discovery at Rosebank Cemetery Leith

Rosebank Cemetery Leith

Rosebank Cemetery Leith

Went a walk in Leith today, Saturday 25th May 2013, and took in a visit to Rosebank Cemetery to look for our Ancestors. It’s a pretty big place and just as we were on our way out after giving up, Kim announces I've found it. Indeed, she had found a memorial for various members of the Jobson Family. My 3X Great Grandmother and Grandfather included. The memorial stone contained much information; most being already known to me, it was still a very interesting find and helps me to corroborate my information. I had no idea as to the existence of this headstone, but knew that a William Jobson had been buried at Rosebank. Strangely, no mention was made of William who had died aged just 14; he had been an apprentice cooper and died of Tetanus.

The inscription reads: (Click the picture for the original large size)


Sacred
To the Memory Of
MARGARET JOBSON
wife of
ERNESTO ZOFF
Merchant Leith
who died  4th April 1867
Aged 18 Years
Also his daughter
MARGARET ISABELLA
Who died 21st Feb. 1873
Aged 6 Months
Also the said
ERNESTO ZOFF
Who died 23rd June 1875
Aged 41 Years
Also
MARGARET RIDDELL
Widow of
ROBERT JOBSON
Late of Musselburgh
Who died 24th Jan. 1881
Aged 63 Years
Also
ISABELLA JOBSON
Wife of
GEORGE A.L. SINCLAIR
Portobello
Who died 1st Sept. 1886
Aged 43 Years

Also
GEORGE ARCHIBALD JOBSON
Marine Engineer
Leith
Who died 19th July 1887
Aged 40 years




The people mentioned above are as follows in the order they appear on the memorial:
Margaret Jobson wife of Ernesto Zoff. Margaret was the daughter of my 3x Great Grandmother Margaret Jobson  nee Riddell.
Ernesto Zoff was an Italian merchant in Leith, he was also the Italian Consul of Edinburgh and Leith, he married both of my Great Great Great Grandmothers daughters, both Margaret and Isabella.
Margaret Isabella was the daughter of Ernesto Zoff and his second wife Isabella Jobson. She dies aged only 6 months.
The said Ernesto Zoff dies rather young aged 41.
Margaret Riddell was my Great Great Great Grandmother who dies in 1881. She ran the Baltic Hotel in Leith for many years.
Robert Jobson my Great Great Great Grandfather not yet sure the exact year he died. He was an Inn Keeper in Smailholm, Kelso, Musselburgh, and Edinburgh to name but a few.
Isabella Jobson was the daughter of my 3x Great grandparents Robert and Margaret Jobson. She was the second wife of Ernesto Zoff, and then she married again to George A.L. Sinclair after Ernesto died.
George A.L. Sinclair was a banker who married Isabella Jobson as above.
George Archibald Jobson George was a Steamship Engineer as seen in the Leith 1881 Census. In May 1874 George arrived in Sydney New South Wales, Australia on board the Steamship MacGregor of Leith, it had come from the port of Fiji. George was aged 26 at this time, from Musselburgh and working as the Assistant 2 Engineer. George never married and died of "Chronic Alcoholism" at a young age of only 40.

The memorial was certainly a most interesting discovery, well done Kim.






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