5 and 6 October

Today, an Ayrshire Logan who I think I’ve found in the 1841 census, a Yorkshire Fisher ancestor, an Ayrshire Jaffrey and an Ayrshire Findlay. I’m please to have a Yorkshire ancestor of my mother’s to write about, and love the coincidences with my father’s ancestors: John Fisher was a miner and had a daughter called Amelia, a name that crops up several times on my Ayrshire tree.

6 October 1775
Birth of my gggg uncle James Logan, son of James Logan and Sarah Weir. I can’t find a marriage or birth of children that look to be right, but in the 1841 census there is a James Logan age 70 in Kilmarnock, a shoemaker. This is an occupation that occurs frequently in the Logan and their descendents line, so could be the right James. If it is, he was married to Margaret and with them is a son Robert age 30, a cotton hand loom weaver. “My” James had a brother called Robert, and his grandfather was called Robert, so he probably would have called a son Robert.

6 October 1794
Baptism of John Fisher at Royston, Yorkshire, son of my ggggg uncle Timothy Fisher and Mary Kaye. John’s niece Sarah Firth married my ggg grandfather William Green. John Fisher was born at Tankersley but his parents were from Royston and must have taken their son back there to have him baptised. He lived all his life in Tankersley, though, where he married Mary Stones in 1812. They had a large family of 10 children, and are in the 1841 census at the hamlet of Pilley, Tankersley. John Fisher was an iron minor and they had 5 children still at home, as several of their children appear to have died in childhood. John’s wife died in 1846, and in 1851 John is a carrier of coal: living with him are his son John and daughter-in-law Caroline with their 5 month old twins, John’s children Milly (Amelia) and Edward, and a 10 year old granddaughter Mary Hattersley. John Fisher died in 1858 at age 64.

5 October 1861
Birth of Margaret Jaffrey (or Jeffrey) at Irvine, Ayrshire, daughter of Mattew Jaffrey and Agnes Strachan and granddaughter of my ggg uncle Peter Strachan and Margaret Boyle. Her mother died when Margaret was very young and her father remarried. In 1871 she is at Fullarton Street, Dundonald with her mason father, stepmother, siblings and servant Elizabeth Wallace. The family are at the same address in 1881 but father Matthew is a grocer. Margaret Jaffrey married James Boyd Campbell in 1883 at Irvine, and in the 1891 census they are at Eglinton Street, Irvine with 3 young children and Margaret’s aunt Jessie Jaffrey: husband James is a house painter and grocer. They are still at Eglinton Street in 1901 with 4 children, and Margaret’s aunt is till with them. Margaret Campbell ms Jaffrey died at Irvine in 1939.

5 October 1870
Birth of Hugh Findlay at Loudon, Ayrshire, son of Hugh Findlay and Margaret Miller and great grandson of my gggg uncle Peter Strachan and Mary Monroe. Hugh is of many infant casualties in that era, as he died in 1873 at 3 years of age.

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