I've come across this lady while looking up any information about her daughter Bertha Helen. I'm sorry her life with William was not good. The reason I'm researching her tonight is that I'm trying to identify a B H Scott who was working with Scott & Co, a European store (merchants & nurserymen) in India between 1892 and 1897. Bertha Helen is the only B H Scott I've been able to find in India. It seems like William & Essex (or Esther sometimes) had several children, Bertha, Frederick Sydney, and William Henry Giddes. You mentioned a brother who was a merchant? That's hopeful! The Scotts in India I'm researching were merchants - thus Scott & Co. I was looking for a connection between Bertha and them. Anything more you could tell me would help a lot!