MATTHEW SEMPLE was born in Avondale on the 1st of June, 1811. (OPR Ref. 621/2, FR328)
Son of Andrew Semple and Jane Young.
MARGARET WATT was born in Avondale on the 4th of December, 1808. (OPR Ref. 621/2, FR324)
Daughter of Thomas Watt and Margaret Craig.
There is an OPR entry for the marriage of Matthew Semple and Margaret WATSON in Avondale on the 10th of December 1831 (Transcribed from OPR Ref. 621/4, FR648). This may be an error in the registration.
Matthew and Margaret are at Hallburn Farm, Avondale, on the 1851 and 1861 census. On the 1861 census the address is South Hallburn. Matthew is at Ladehead Farm, Lesmahagow, on the 1881 and 1891 census.