19 and 20 February

All in Ayrshire: an early Marshall I can’t trace any further than his birth, a Haddoiw who died in infancy, a Haddow descendent who lived in Ardrossan, and a Strachan descendent who lost his mother on hour after he was born and migrated to Canada as a young adult.

20 February 1759
My gggg uncle Frances Marshall was baptised at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, son of Alexander Marshall and Agnes Gibson. They are several marriages of a Frances Marshall in Ayrshire at about the right time, but there’s nothing to link any of them with Frances born in 1759.

20 February 1830
Robert Haddow was baptised at Stevenston, Ayrshire, son of John Haddow and Amelia Haddow. He died in infancy and the Stevenston OPR has his burial in December 1830.

20 February 1864
Birth of Annabella Hill Lewis at Ardrossan, Ayrshire, daughter of my gg aunt Wilson Haddow and Morgan Lewis. Her father was a merchant seaman and was at sea when the 1871 census was taken, but Annabella (listed as Isabella) is with her mother and siblings a Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats. Her father died in 1872 at Hong Kong, of dysentery. In 1881 Bella is a servant at Kilbride, Bute, and then she married William Leckie at Ardrossan in 1883. In 1891 she is with her husband, a baker, 4 children and a servant at Princess Street, Ardrosson and the family is at Princess Lane, Ardrossan in 1901, by which time husband William is a shipyard labourer and they had 7 children. Annabella Leckie nee Lewis died at Ardrossan in 1946 at the age of 82.

19 February 1899
Birth of Robert Anderson at Academy Street, Hurlford, Ayrshire, son of my great aunt Amelia Strachan and Robert Anderson, and grandson of Joseph Strachan and Jeannie Haddow. Robert’s mother died one hour after the birth of Robert, and a year later his father remarried. In 1901 Robert, age 2, is at Academy Street with his father, stepmother and siblings. Robert migrated to Canada in August 1921, his arrival form giving his occupation as clerk and stating he was going to his uncle Adam Barbour of Toronto.

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