9 and 10 September

A not sure what happened to her Strachan, a straight forward to research Aberdeenshire relative, and a great uncle from Yorkshire.

9 September 1804
Birth of Jane Strachan at Riccarton, Ayrshire, daughter of my gggg uncle Robert Strachan and Jean Kelly. There’s a marriage in 1822 at Riccarton for a Jane Strachan and Robert McIntyre, and two births in the 1820s in Kilmarnock with father Robert McIntyre but no mother names and no first name for the children. Nothing in the census and no death certificate found for her. There is, however, a Robert McIntyre born about 1823 in the 1851 census in Riccarton, a coal miner, but he married before 1855 and I can’t find a death cert for him on ScotlandsPeople. So the jury is out as to what happened to Jane Strachan.

10 September 1840
Agnes Willox was born at Lomnay, Aberdeenshire, daughter of my gggg aunt Anne Hutcheon and William Willox and is with her parents and siblings in Lonmay in 1841, 1851 and 1861, her father a farmer of 18 acres. She married William Daniel in 1862 at Lonmay, and by 1871 they are living in Aberdeen with 3 children, William a labourer. He is a fireman groundworks in 1881 (probably someone who sets, stokes and looks after some kind of fire) and he and Agnes have another child. In 1891 William, foreman builder’s engine, and Agnes are at Esslemont Avenue, Aberdeen with their youngest daughter and 4 year old Mary Daniel who is listed as daughter but, given the 12 year age gap between the two children, is possibly a granddaughter. Agnes Daniel ms Willox died in September 1895 of pneumonia following influenza.

9 September 1889
Birth of my great uncle Willie Green at Barnsley, Yorkshire, son of my great grandparents Joseph Green and Charlotte Senior. He was baptised at St Mary’s, Barnsley and is with his parents in 1891 at James Street, Barnsley. The family moved to Leeds in about 1900 and in 1901 Willie is with his parents and siblings at Hope grove, Armley. By 1911 the family had moved to Kirkstall and were living on Station Parade: Willie, age 21, was working as a tinner making pit lamps. In early 1914 he married Gertrude Welton, the daughter of a Minister of the Baptist Church and their only child Charles was born in 1915. Willie Green served in the army in WW1 as a tinsmith, and was in Mesopotania and then India, from where he was sent back to the UK due to post influenza debility. Willie moved to Bury, Lancashire and was, according to my mother, the first in the Green family to own a car. He died in Leeds in 1989. His grandson Robert follows this blog.

One response to “9 and 10 September

  1. Thank you for the information on Agnes Willox. She is the sister of my GGGFather William. William married my GGGMother Anne Bruce Philip in Scotland. Their son William Willox, my GGFather, immigrated to Canada and married my GGMother Charity Anne Downie, together they moved to North Dakota. He died of Gallstones in 1902. Thanks for your Blog!

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