22 and 23 January

A fairly quiet couple of days on the family tree has given me the chance to catch up. My Yorkshire ggg grandfather George Senior was baptised 212 years ago plus there’s a Logan in Aberdeenshire who married a Fraser and a Strachan uncle who died in infancy.

23 January 1802
Baptism of my ggg grandfather George Senior at Royston. He was born in Carlton the son of William Senior and Sarah Hattersley. In 1829 he married Mary Roodhouse (or Roadhouse or Roydhouse): he was of Royston parish and Mary was of Darfield parish. Their 9 children were baptised in Royston, their baptism records describing George Senior (or Senyer) as a carpenter of Carlton. In the 1841 census George, a carpenter, is in Carlton with wife Mary, 5 children, a carpenter’s apprentice and his elderly mother-in-law. He is still in Carlton in 1851, a joiner and carpenter, with wife Mary and 7 children, the eldest also a joiner and carpenter. 1861 sees him remaining in Carlton and still working as a joiner and carpenter, with wife Mary and 4 sons remaining at home – the 3 elder sons are all joiners and carpenters so the Seniors seem to have had plenty of work to keep them all occupied. George is still in Carlton in 1871, by then aged 69 and still doing the same work, and has his wife and 1 unmarried son living and working with him. George Senyer of Carlton was buried at Royston on 24 November 1874 age 73.

22 January 1948 (born about 1871)
Jane Logan was born about 1871 at Tarves, Aberdeenshire, although I haven’t found a baptism, daughter of my ggg uncle James Logan and Jane Norrie. She is with her parents at Silvermoss, Tarves in 1881, her father an ag lab. Her mother then died, and in 1891 Jane is with her father and a nephew at Blackhill of Courtstone. Her father died in 1900. I haven’t found Jane in the 1901 census, but her death certificate in 1948 says she was married to John Fraser, a crofter, and she died at Burn Cottage, Pitmeddan age 76. The informant was a grandniece who lived in Aberdeen, so I’m not sure whether or not Jane had any children.

22 January 1911
Birth of my uncle William McCrae Strachan at Mansion Street, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, 9th child of Henry Strachan and Helen McCrae. He was named for his uncle, Helen McCrae’s younger brother. In the 1911 census baby William is with his parents and many siblings at Mansion Street, but he died aged 18 months on the 18th June 1912, of measles, at Gilbertfield Buildings, Halfway, Cambuslang. In 1912 Henry Strachan bought the title deeds to a burial lair at Westburn Cemetery, so it would seem it was the death of young William that prompted the purchase. My father kept those title deeds and they were then passed on to me. I haven’t visited the cemetery so don’t know whether there’s a memorial stone there, but one day I hope to go and find out.

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