I was looking through the various notes I have made against people in my Unst Tree (using a TNG website has a marvellous view that shows you all our notes, and allows you to search them all).
I found one note that I had made against a person called “Mary Meynson” which said:-
Not a surname I’ve seen before. Expect it to be a mis transcription, but from what I have no idea!
She was discovered in the 1881 census, and the name was an Ancestry transcription.
So I decided to look at the actual image from Scotland’s People to see if I could get to the bottom of this one and remove this note.
Turns out her name is “Mary Hughson”!! Perhaps I should have been able to guess that one since it is my own surname!
Searching my tree for a woman named Mary with a spouse’s surname of Hughson (since the 1881 census image also shows she is widowed), born around 1831 +/- 2 years, I find only one option.
The death record I had already found shows she died in Clivocast which is where she was residing in 1881, so that also fits.
And this woman is my 3rd Great-Aunt. Glad to have found her missing 1881 residence.