Jessie Dundas Findlay was born in East Kilbride Parish in 1926 to John and Susan (Dundas) Findlay. She was their youngest known child.
At the age of 24 she boarded the Donaldson Line's S/S Lismoria in Glasgow on 4 September 1950 with her mother. They arrived in Quebec on 12 September and were headed to 4540 -- 34th Street, San Diego. Jessie lived at home with her parents on 8 Kirkton Place in East Kilbride at the time of her trip and worked as a clerk. To return to Scotland, she and her mother sailed on the Donaldson Line's S/S Laurentian. They boarded the ship in Montreal and arrived in Glasgow on 16 October 1950, traveling first class.
Three years later, Jessie married Thomas Williams Mabbott in East Kilbride. They had two children.
Jessie died suddenly on 29 August 2012 at the age of 86. She and her husband, Tom, were living in South Queensferry at the time of her death. Her obituary and photograph are available on The Scotsman's website.
"Mabbott, Jessie Dundas,"The Scotsman Evening News, 29 August 2012
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1926 Findlay, Jessie Dundas (643/00 0026)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1953 Mabbott, Thomas - Findlay Jessie (643/00 0016)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 2012 Mabbott, Jessie Dundas (743/00 0115)
UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, Class: BT26; Piece: 1257; Item: 249
UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960, Outwards Passenger Lists, Class: BT27
US, Border Crossings: From Canada to US, 1895-1954, Microfilm Publication: M1464