Going through the family photos, I came across another photo labeled as Jessie.
Comparing it to the previous one, it certainly looks like the same woman (see woman on right). This photo is labeled: “Taken a week past Sunday when up. That is Roy [or Rog] next door sitting on Crissie’s knee” and also “Peter Chrissie May Jessie & a little boy that always with May.”
I believe that this refers to Peter and Christina (Law) Bonnington. Peter, a son of Peter Purvis and Elizabeth (Buchanan) Bonnington, was born 2 Oct 1873 in Whitburn, Linlithgow, Scotland, and died 22 Aug 1956 in Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He married on 2 Dec 1914 Christina Isabella Graham Law, daughter of David and Isabella (Garvies) Law, both deceased by 1914. Christina was born in 1886 and died 25 Jan 1939.
Jessie was Jessie Hunter Crawford (Alexander) Bonnington, wife of Robert Bonnington, Peter’s brother. Robert was born 20 May 1881 in Bathgate, Linlithgow, Scotland and died 1 May 1939 in Canongate and Portobello, Midlothian, Scotland. The couple married 8 Jun 1910 at the Carlton Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland. Jessie, daughter of James and Jessie (Blackwood) Alexander, was born ca 1881/2 and died 18 Dec 1958 at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh.
I haven’t ordered the birth record, so I don’t know who May belongs to, but I believe her to be Jessie May Bonnington, born 1911 in Canongate, possibly the daughter of Robert and Jessie (Alexander) Bonnington.
I believe the photo was likely taken about 1914 or so, possibly at Robert and Jessie’s home.
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