Tag Archives: Haddow

23 and 24 February

A busy two days. In Ayrshire there was an early Marshall of whom nothing further is known, an early Haddow who probably is the one who married a Kilpatrick, and a Strachan who became a coal miner and moved to Lanarkshire. In Aberdeenshire there’s a Morgan who seems to have married twice but not have had any children, and a Logan who was a farm servant. In Yorkshire there’s my ggg grandmother Hannah Fisher from Royston, and a Simpson descendent who died at 9 weeks old.

24 February 1771
Birth of my gggg uncle Daniel Marshall at Kilmarnock, son of Alexander Marshall and Agnes Gibson. Nothing conclusive is known about Daniel.

24 February 1771
Baptism of my gggg grandmother Hannah Fisher at Royston, Yorkshire, daughter of Thomas Fisher and Lydia Hudson. She married Joseph Firth in about 1794 and their 7 children were baptised at Royston between 1795 and 1811. In the 1841 census Hannah Firth age 70, a baker, is in Royston with 4 young grandchildren. Hannah Firth of Royston was buried at Royston in August 1850, age 80.

24 February 1799
Baptism of my ggg aunt Ann Haddow at Stevenston, Ayrshire, daughter of Robert Haddow and Margaret Hunter. In the 1891 census of Stevenston there is a James Kilpatrick collier of Boglemart with wife Ann Haddow and one child. They are in Stevenston in 1822 with 3 children and in 1836 with 5 children. They then moved to Kilwinning and are High Row in 1841, James Kilpatrick a coal miner, with 7 children. By 1851 they have moved to Dalry and have had 3 more children. James Kiklpatrick then died and widow Ann is at Office Row, Dalry in 1861 with 2 children both working and 3 grandchildren with the surname Jeffrey. In 1871 Ann Haddow is living with her married daughter Lilias at Meadowhead Row, Dalry: Lilias’s husband was an oversman at an ironstone pit. Ann died in 1878 at Dalry age 79 of heart disease but unfortunately her death certificate does not name her parents, as her son-in-law was the informant and clearly did not know their names. It’s therefore not possible to say with absolute certainty that this is the right Ann Haddow, but it’s highly likely that it is.

24 February 1809
Baptism of Margaret Morgan at Longside, Aberdeenshire, daughter of my ggggg aunt Isabel Sangster and Peter Morgan. I’m not sure what became of her, but there’s a marriage in 1834 at Cruden which could be here, to Gilbert Robb, as in 1841 Gilbert and Margaret Robb are at Long Row, Nether Kinmundy where relatives of Margaret’s lived. Nothing else found for either of the Gibbs, and if the ages given in 1841 are correct Gilbert Robb was 25 years older than Margaret and there are no children with them. There is then a marriage in 1848 at Old Deer for Margaret Morgan and John Connon, and in 1851 that couple are at Stuartfield, which is where Margaret’s widowed mother lived. Again, John Connon is about 15 years older than Margaret – and in the census is described as a Chelsea Pensioner meaning he had been in the army – and they did not have any children. Nothing further found for what could be Margaret and no death record, so it looks as if she died before 1855. John Connon Chelsea Pensioner born Aberdeen is a lodger in Glencoe in 1861 with no sign of Margaret.

23 February 1855
Birth of William Norrie Logan at Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, son of my ggg uncle James Logan and Jane Norrie. His father was a farm servant and therefore the family moved from farm to farm – by 1861 they were at Davieshill, Foveran, then were in Fintry, Fyvie and Auchterless, but by 1871 William’s father had taken the lease of a croft at Blackhill of Courtstone. By then William was 16 and working as an ag lab. In 1877 his illegitimate son was born, though he did not marry the mother, and in 1880 he married Jane Lowrie. In the 1881 census he is with Jane in Aberdeen working as a storeman, but by 1891 was back working as a farm servant in Methlick, with 3 children. The family are at Wardford, Methlick in 1901 with 5 children and William is a horseman on a farm. He died in 1914 at Newseat, Methlick age 58 of cancer of the liver.

23 February 1863
Baptism of Walter White at Royston, Yorkshire, son of my ggg aunt Jane Simpson and labourer John Murgatroyd White who lived at Carlton. Walter died at 9 weeks old and was buried at Royston.

24 February 1864
Birth of John Strachan at Kilwinning, son of my gg uncle coal miner John Strachan and Jane Muir and grandson of Robert Strachan and Margaret Haggerty. He is with his family at Burn Row, Kilwinning in 1871 and at Southoak Row, Dreghorn in 1881, by which time he is an ironstone miner. The family moved to Stair some time before 1885, and that’s where John married Margaret Holmes in 1887. In 1891 they are at Merlin Place Auchinleck where John is a coal miner, and have had 2 children born in Dreghorn. They then had a child born in Ochiltree, but in about 1897 moved to Bothwell in Lanarkshire. In 1901 John and his family are in Nimmo’s Row, Holytown, Lanarkshire, and John is working as a fireman at a coal pit. He died at Bellshill, Lanarkshire in 1937 at age 74.

21 and 22 February

Nothing on the 21st. On the 22nd there’s an Adam from Ayrshire who died at age 10, a Strachan from Ayrshire who also died young, and a Green who was born in Berkshire but lived in London.

22 February 1827
Birth of Francis Thomson Adam at Stevenston, Ayrshire, son of my ggg aunt Margaret Haddow and Francis Adam. He died in Stevenston in 1837, age 10.

22 February 1829
Birth of Samuel Strachan at Riccarton, Ayrshire, son of my gggg uncle Peter Strachan and Mary Monroe. As nothing else can be found for this Samuel, I assume he died young.

22 February 1835
Baptism of Louisa Green at Reading, Berkshire, daughter of m gggg uncle Samuel Green and Mary. In 1841 she is with her family at Baldwin Street, City Road, London where her father is a licensed victualler. In 1851, 16 year old Louisa is a house servant in John Street, Westminster, working for publican William Stables, his wife and children: her parents are not far away as they have moved to Westminster. Louisa and her sister Amelia are both working as barmaids in 1861 for Thomas Neal, licensed victualler, at Kings Road, Chelsea. She seems to have married house agent James Brett, as she is with him and a 4 year daughter in 1871 in Islington, but then can’t be found until 1901 when she is a visitor with her younger sister Amelia in Hammersmith. She died in 1907, her death registered at Islington.

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.

1 and 2 February

A Haddow ancestor today who married a Hunter – as did his sister. Plus four Strachan descendants from Ayrshire: one migrated to Alabama, one died at 21, one lived most of her life in Galston and one died at age 6.

2 February 1786 (born about 1766)
Robert Haddow was the son of James Haddow and Margaret Harvie. He was born in about 1766, most probably in Stevenston, and married Margaret Hunter in Stevenston on 2 February 1786. His sister Margaret Haddow married Robert Hunter, brother of Robert Haddow’s wife Margaret. Robert Haddow and his wife had children baptised in Stevenston from 1786 to 1801. There is a burial in the Stevenston OPR for Robert Haddow in December 1815, and his widow and children can be found in the 1819 minister’s census of Stevenston. It’s highly likely that Robert Haddow was a coal miner.

2 February 1851
Birth of Jean King at either Dalry or Kilwinning, though no baptism record has been found – her date of birth comes from her death certificate. She was the daughter of my gg aunt Jean (or Jane) Strachan and James King and granddaughter of Robert Strachan and Margaret Haggerty. In the 1851 census she is 2 months old and with her parents at Main Street, Kilwinning, her father a hand loom cotton weaver. By 1861 the family were in Irvine – Jean had acquired several younger siblings and at 10 years old was earning her keep as a muslin sewer. The 1861 census says Jean was born in Dalry but in all the other census she has Kilwinning as her birthplace: the siblings who came after her was born in Glasgow, with the remaining 2 born in Irvine. Jean married coal miner William Stewart at Irvine in December 1870. In 1871 they at Notherfield, Kilwinning boarding with a married couple and by 1881 were at Sourlie New Row, Kilwinning with 3 children. The family migrated to the USA in 1885 and went to Birmingham, Alabama where they can be found in the 1900 census. Jeanie, as she is named in the census, has had 10 children with 9 of them living. Husband William is a coal miner and they have 2 daughters still at home and at school, the youngest born in Alabama. In 1910 they are at Avenue F, Birmingham, William a night watchman for a brick company and Janie stating she has had 10 children but only 6 still living. Jane Stewart died in December 1927 at Fairfield, Alabama age 76.

2 February 1856
Birth of William Gibson at Kilwinning, Ayrshire, son of Helen Strachan and William Gibson and grandson of my gggg uncle Peter Strachan and Mary Monroe. He is with his parents at Galston Road, Hurlford in 1861, his father died in 1866, and he is with his widowed mother and a brother in Orchard Street, Galston in 1871 working as an apprentice joiner. William died in May 1877, age 21, of disease of the liver.

1 February 1871
Birth of Agnes Strachan at Loudon, Ayrshire, daughter of coal miner Robert Strachan and Janet Ross Gilmour and granddaughter of my gggg uncle Peter Strachan and Mary Monroe. 2 month old Agnes is in the 1871 census at Boyd Street, Galston with her parents, many older siblings and two nephews born before she was! In 1881 and 1891 she’s at Goatfoot Row, Galston with her parents and siblings, and in the latter is working as a domestic servant. In June 1891 she married coal minerJames Harper Kidd at Galston and in 1901 they are in Henrietta Street, Galston with 2 children, one of whom was born in Dumfrieshire so they must have lived there for a short time. Agnes Kidd nee Strachan died at age 58 in 1929 at Galston.

1 February 1873
Birth of Annie King at Irvine, Ayrshire, daughter of my gg aunt Jean or Jane Strachan and cotton weaver James King, and granddaughter of Robert Strachan and Margaret Haggerty. Little Annie died at age 6, in 1879, at Irvine

29 January

A busy day on the family tree. My Sangster gggg grandmother was baptised in Aberdeenshire; a Haggerty who migrated to California was born in Dundonald; there’s a Haddow who spent all her life in Kilwinning and married a coal miner; a Strachan from Stevenston who was an iron dresser; a Booth from Aberdeenshire who was a railway signal fitter; and a Logan descendant whose parents were from Aberdeenshire but who was born in Canada and moved to New York.

29 January 1783
Janet Sangster was baptised in Cruden, daughter of John Sangster of Keplan, and I’m pretty confident she was my gggg grandmother, and daughter of the John Sangster who married Elizabeth Matthew. Janet gave birth to my illegitimate gggg grandfather William Fraser in May 1805, and he was presented for baptism by his grandfather John Sangster of Burnthill with the father named as William Fraser. Janet married William McWilliam in May 1812 at Longside, and they had several children all baptised in Longside. William McWilliam died before 1841, as in the 1841 census Janet Sangster is at Long Row, Nether Kinmundy, Longside (which is close to the border with Cruden parish and not all that far from where William Fraser had taken the lease on a croft). She is with 2 of her McWilliam children. Janet Sansgter, pauper formerly servant, is at Creechy Row, Longside in 1851 age 69 seemingly living on her own. She died in 1859 at Craighall, Ellon and the informant was her son-in-law John Barclay, so she must have spent he latter years with her married daughter Christian.

29 January 1842
Birth of Hugh Muir Haggerty at Dundonald, son of my ggg uncle Hugh Haggerty and Janet Muir who were at Fullerton Street, Dundonald (now part of Irvine) in 1841. Hugh’s father died in about 1848/49, and in 1851 Hugh is at Boat Stabs, Dundonald (Irvine) with his grandmother, mother, siblings, and an aunt. By 1861 Hugh, a coal miner, is at Benslie or Bensley Square, Kilwinning with his mother, siblings and elderly grandmother (who was a sea captain’s widow). Hugh and his brother migrated to the USA at some stage, and his mother went there in 1869 along with one of her married daughters. The 1880 census has Hugh, his brother Adam and his mother at Contra Costa, California but they all then disappear from the records.

29 January 1867
Birth of Grace Haddow at Kilwinning, daughter of my gg uncle coal miner Hugh Richmond Haddow and Marion McKay. Grace was illegitimate, and in 1871 is at Burnside Cottages, Kilwinning with her great grandmother, grandmother and several cousins: her mother was a domestic servant in Edinburgh and her father was in Kilwinning with his widowed mother. Grace’s parents married in November 1871 at that familiar address, Kenneth’s Row, Kilwinning. Grace then gained some siblings, but her father was killed in an accident in 1876: he was crushed beneath the wheels of a loaded wagon at the rail depot at the coal mine. In 1881 Grace is again living at Burnside with her grandmother, mother and siblings plus two unmarried uncles. I can’t find her in the 1891 census but she was most likely a domestic servant, as that is the occupation she gave when she married coal miner Samuel Faddes at Kilwinning in December 1891. Grace and Samuel, with 5 children including twins, are in Garden Square, Kilwinning in 1901. A tree on Ancestry has 12 children for them, and puts Grace’s death as March 1946 at Garden Square, Kilwinning.

29 January 1869
Birth of John Strachan at Stevenston, son of coal miner Samuel Strachan and Janet Mitchell and grandson of my gggg uncle Samuel Strachan and Ann Miller. He is with his parents and siblings in Chemical Row, Stevenston in 1871 and Station Street, Stevenston in 1881. His father died in 1882 and in 1891 John, working as an iron dresser, is with his mother and a younger sister at Station Square, Stevenston. I’ve only researched him in the census so know he married a Susan and by 1901 had 2 daughters, was living at Boglemart Street, Stevenston, and was working as a steel dresser.

29 January 1872
Birth of James Booth at New Deer, son of James Booth and Margaret Kidd and grandson of my gggg uncle James Booth and Jean Keith. He’s at Dyce in 1881 with his parents, his father a railway labourer, and again in 1891, by which time he’s working as a railway signal fitter. He married Sarah and they are at Great Northern Road, Woodside, Aberdeen in 1901 with a baby son, and James is still a railway signal fitter.

29 January 1882
Birth of David Morrison George at Brant, Ontario, Canada, son of James George and my ggg aunt Barbara Logan. His father was a farmer in Brant and David can be found there with his family in the 1891 Canadian census. His mother died in 1894, and in 1901 David is a lodger in Brant, working as a labourer. He didn’t marry until April 1926, when he wed Elizabeth Rennie at Walkerton. They moved to the USA as in the 1930 USA census they are at Tonawanda, New York with a son born in New York, and David M George is a construction engineer. A tree on Ancestry has his death as 1936 at Buffalo, New York.

7 January

Today is an Adam ancestor from Ayrshire who was widowed when pregnant with her first child, as her husband was killed in a mining accident. And there’s a Womack ancestor from Yorkshire who seems to have separated from his wife when they were in their late 40s, and his wife then seems to have taken up with a toy boy!

7 January 1820
Birth of Ann Adam at Stevenston, daughter of my ggg aunt Margaret Haddow and Francis Adam. She’s not with her parents in the 1841 census and I can’t find her elsewhere, but she must have been nearby as in 1845 she married John Penman at Stevenston. He died on 31 July 1846 in a mining accident, which was reported in the newspaper: “On Friday week a fine young man, not long married, lost his life in Mossend pit, near Kilbirnie. It would appear he had been employed in the shaft, when the ropes of the scaffold gave way, and he was precipitated to the bottom, a distance of thirty fathoms. His name was John Penman, a, native of Holytown. He has left a wife, near her confinement, to deplore his unhappy fate. Surely it is time the authorities were looking into those accidents, now almost of daily occurrence – not one-half of which ever find their way in the public press. [Glasgow Herald 3 August 1846 reproduced on http://www.scottishmining.co.uk%5D. In 1850 Ann married widower James Marshall at Kilburnie and is with him in 1851 at Montgomerystone: James is a pit headman and with them are his 3 children from his first marriage and lodger Elizabeth Adam, who may have been a relative of Ann’s but wasn’t her sister Elizabeth. Ann’s daughter Joanne is with her Adam grandparents in Stevenston and appears to have brought up there and not with her mother. In 1861 Ann and James are at the same address and have 2 children of their own, and daughter Joanne is
again with her grandmother in Stevenston. Ann died in September 1861 at Kilburnie age 41 but her daughter Joanne was married in Kilburnie in 1869, so there must have been contact between Joanne and her stepfamily.

7 January 1851
Baptism of George Womack at Royston, Yorkshire, son of my gggg aunt Maria Haigh and James Womack. He is with his parents at Wincover, near Royston, close to the Ship Inn. His mother died in 1868 and in 1871 George, a farm labourer, is with his widower father and a sister. George married Hannah Maria Wilson in 1871 at Royston, and they lived at Staincross Road, Royston in 1881 and them at Shafton, near Hemsworth by 1891. They had 9 children, the eldest two being given the unusual names of Cordelia and Moses. I don’t know what happened in the late 1890s, but by 1901 George Womack is at Swinton, near Rotherham, working as a maltster and boarding with a coal mining family. Hannah Womack is a self-employed market gardener living at Brierly, near Hemsworth, with 5 children plus 6 month old Archibald, whose baptism record carries only has his mother’s name, so he wasn’t the child of George Womack. He may have been the child of the 27 year old boarder Charles Earl – even though Hannah was about 48 – as Charles Earl is still with Hannah and her children in 1911. There is no sign of George after 1901, though, and no death record in the index that looks as if it could be him. What happened to him is therefore a mystery.

21 and 22 December

Nothing on 21st but the 22nd was busy. An early Aberdeenshire Fraser who was a neighbour of my ggg grandfather, a Strachan whose death is no doubt attributable to working down the mines, Strachan who married a baker and moved to Glasgow, an Aberdeenshire ancestor who migrated to Canada and became a building contractor in Toronto, and a Haddow descendent I’ve traced to age 18, when he was a stableman in Glasgow.

22 December 1819
Baptism of Robert Fraser at Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, son of John Fraser and Anne Reid and grandson of my suspected ggggg uncle John Fraser and Christian Sangster. His father was a farm servant, hence Robert’s siblings were born in various locations in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire, but settled in Cruden parish. Robert married Christian Ogston in about 1845, though I can’t find a marriage record: she was born in the Shetland isles. In 1851 they are at Broadmuir, Cruden with 3 children, Robert an ag lab. By 1861 they had settled on the 4 acre croft of Moosnock or Mosside, next door to where my ggg grandfather William Fraser had his croft: he and William were probably related as Robert’s grandfather seems to have been William’s uncle. Robert must have leased extra land as his croft had become a 12 acre farm by 1871, and the 1881 census says 9 acres were arable. He was still there in the 1891 and 1901 census. Robert and Christina had 9 children but by 1901 Robert had been widowed, and has female servant and her son living with him. He died in March 1905 at the Poorhouse in Aberdeen, with his usual residence given as High Street, Old Aberdeen, so must have spent his last few years with one of his children: the poorhouse in those days was also the hospital used by those without much money, and his death certificate says he died of “general debility uncertain, senile heart failure” at age 85.

22 December 1846 (born about 1826)
Samuel Strachan was born in about 1826 at Riccarton, Ayrshire, though no baptism record has been found, son of my gggg uncle coal miner Samuel Strachan and Ann Miller, and grandson of Thomas Strachan and Susannah Alexander. His family had migrated to Nova Scotia in the 1830s as one of Samuel’s younger siblings was born there in about 1833, but had returned to Ayrshire. In 1841 Samuel is with his parents and siblings at Cambuskeith, Kilmarnock (which is just to the west of Kilmarnock) and at age 14 he was probably already a coal miner. In 1846 he married Janet Mitchell at Kilmarnock and they went on to have the typical coal miner’s large family of 11 children. They are in Kilmaurs in 1851 with their eldest child who was born in Dreghorn, then they had 2 children born in Kilmaurs before moving to Stevenston, where they were to remain. They are in Stevenston in 1861 with 5 children and a boarder, and at Chemical Row, Stevenston – which was near the Ardeer dynamite works – in 1871 with 6 of their children at home. By 1881 they were at Station Street, Stevenston with their 3 youngest surviving children at home. Samuel Strachan died in January 1882 age 55 of haemoptysis, which is the coughing up of blood from the respiratory tract, and was no doubt a result of his years working in the coal mines.

22 December 1837
Birth of Catherine Mure Strachan at at Shewalton Colliery, Dundonald, Ayrshire, daughter of my ggg uncle Peter Strachan and Margaret Boyle, and she is with them at Shewalton in 1841. Her father died of fever, possibly of typhus, in 1846, and her mother died at about the same time. In 1851 the siblings were living with relatives, and Catherine age 13, working as a servant, is at Corsehill Square, Dreghorn, with her cousin Janet Strachan, who had married John Hamilton. Catherine married Charles Wark at Irvine in 1859, and they are at High Street, Irvine in 1861 with 2 young children, Charles a baker and Catherine a cotton seamstress. They then moved to Glasgow in the mid 1860s and are in Stewart Street, Barony in 1871 with 5 daughters, Gayfield Street, Kelvin in 1881 with 6 daughters, and Grove Street, Milton in 1891 with 3 daughters still at home. They had at least 10 children but only 6 daughters appear to have survived childhood; most of them worked in the printing industry as young women. Catherine Wark nee Strachan died age 71 in 1909 in Glasgow.

22 December 1854
Baptism of my half ggg uncle Alexander Hepburn Rennie at Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire, son of my ggg grandmother Isabella Booth and her second husband Charles Rennie. In 1861 he is with his widowed and pauper mother, and his sister, at Lethenty, Fyvie. In 1871 he migrated to Canada and gave his occupation as mason. He married in 1883 at Ayr, Waterloo, Canada to Isabella Moir, who was also from Scotland. They are in the 1891 Canada census at Ayr Village, Alexander working as a bricklayer and with 4 children. They are still there in 1901, Alexander a mason and with an expanded family of 7 children. By 1911 they had moved to West Toronto and Alexander was a building contractor with a son working as a bricklayer. Alexander Hepburn Rennie died at Eileen Avenue, Toronto in 1926 and the informant, his son, has mistakenly given his own parents’ details instead of his father’s! Alexander died at age 71 of chronic intestinal nephritis (kidney disease).

22 December 1873
Birth of James Gray at Tradeston, Lanarkshire, son of my gg aunt Flora Haddow and James Gray. His mother died in 1880 at Govan, Glasgow and in 1881 James, age 7 and at school, is with his father in Glasgow with his sister and an elderly female boarder. His father remarried and in 1891, James age 18 is with his father, stepmother, sister, half brother and a lodger in Argyle Street, Blythswood, Glasgow and is working as a stableman. I’ve not traced him beyond that: James Gray is a common name, and he isn’t with his father and sister in 1901.