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Alexander married Janet Bell on 28 May 1806 in Barony, Glasgow. This was possibly the Janet Bell born 8 March 1783 and baptised 16 March 1783 Barony, Glasgow to George Bell and Elizabeth Martin

Alexander and Janet had the folllowing known children:


John Hendrie born 3 May 1806, Barony, Lanarkshire

John Hendrie born 3 May 1806, and baptised 1 June 1806, Barony, Lanarkshire, son of Alexander Hendry and Janet Bell.

John Hendrie married Agnes Duncan on 23 February 1827 Barony, Lanark, Scotland. According to Agnes's later death certificate she was the daughter of James Duncan, Cotton Warehouse Porter, and Agnes Duncan, maiden surname Smith. No obvious record of her birth, or her parents wedding has been found.

For the census of 1841 John and Agnes were recorded living in Malborough Street, with John simply recorded as a Labourer. Their two younger sons, James and John, were recorded in the household, but their younger daughter Janet was not which may signify her death in infancy.

1841 Census (7 July) 644 Glasgow - St John Book 16 Page 9 & 10

Marlborough Street, St John, Glasgow

Name Age Occupation Born in County
John Hendrey 30 Laborer Yes
Agnus Hendrey 30   Yes
James Hendrey 10   Yes
John Hendrey 7    Yes

 For the census of 1851 there was a John and Agnes recorded as resident in Sister Street, Calton, which was in fact an extension of Malborough Street, the residence of "our" John asnd Agnes for the 1841 census. (Latterly the two streets became Orr Street). Unfortunately of the surname only an "ey" at the end can be made out. However thisJohn was recorded as an "Engine Keeper" which tallies with the occupation given for "our" John Hendrie in later censuses and his death certificate. As this and all other details match, I am certain this "our" John and Agnes Hendrie.

1851 Census (31 March) 622 Barony, Lanarkshire Book 38 Page 24

18 Sister Street, Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John - Surname obscured ends "ey" Head 43 Engine Keeper Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes - Surname obscured ends "ey" Wife 42 Steam Loom Weaver Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Meanwhile for the same census his eldest son Alexander was recorded at William Street, along with his wife Jane, and baby daughter Eliza. Also included in his household were Alexander's younger brother's and John's sons, James and John.

1851 Census (31 March) 622 Barony, Lanarkshire Book 44 Page 19

16 William Street, Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander Hendrie Head 23 Engineer Fitter Up Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jane Hendrie Wife 22   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Eliza Hendrie Daughter 2 At Home Glasgow, Lanarkshire
James Hendrie Brother of head 20 Engineer Apprentice Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John Hendrie Brother of head 16 Sadler Glasgow, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1861 John and Agnes were recorded at William Street. John was listed as an Egine feeder, and they have a boarder in their household Margaret Aitken, aged 33.

1861 Census (8 April) 644-03 Calton Lanarkshire Book 37 Page 15

8 William Street, Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Hendrie Head 53 Engine Feeder Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes Hendrie Wife 50   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Marget Aitken Boarder 33 Powerloom Weaver Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Agnes Hendry died aged 59 on the 1 April 1869 at 8 William Street, Mile End, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. The death certificate recorded her as married to John Hendry, Engine Keeper, and the daughter of James Duncan, Cotton Warehouse Porter, and Agnes Duncan, maiden surname Smith, both identified as deceased. The informant was James Hendry, son.

For the census of 1871 the widowed John was recorded as a boarder in the household of his little sister Janet, her husband, Thomas and their daughter Janet.

1871 Census (3 April) Calton (644-3) Book: 50 Page: 22

Morrison Place, Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Kelly Head 39 Van man Edinburgh, Midlothian
Janet Kelly Wife 43   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janet Kelly Daughter 11 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John Hendry Boarder 66 Engine Keeper Glasgow, Lanarkshire

John Hendry married Margaret Dawson 4 January 1876 at 36 Armadle Street, Glasgow. John was identified as aged 67, a Widowed Engine Keeper, resident at 106 Broad Street, Mile End, Glasgow, and the son of Alexander Hendry , a Gatekeeper and Janet Hendry, maiden surname Bell. both identified as deceased. Margaret was identified as aged 59, a Widower, resident at 106 Broad Street, Mile End, Glasgow, and the daughter of William Dawson, a Handloom Weaver and Margaret Dawson, maiden surname Bolton, both identified as deceased. The witnesses were William Wilson and Mary Dawson. I believe Margaret had initially been married to John Shepphard on 9 June 1839 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, and secondly to James Christie on 16 October 1857 in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

1881 Census (4 April) 644-02 Calton Lanarkshire Book 32 Page 11

106 Broad Street, Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Hendry Head 76 Formerly Labourer Shettleston, Lanarkshire
Margaret Hendry Wife 63   Strathbungo, Renfrewshire
Agnes Adams Boarder 22 Cotton Mill Worker Ireland
William Adams Boarder 2   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John Gallacher Boarder 40 Outside Worker Ireland
Daniel Gallacher Boarder 2   Greenock, Renfrewshire
Alexander Hamilton Boarder 40 Carter Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Helen Morrison Boarder 60 Formerly Cotton Mill Worker Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John Jackson Boarder 40 Labourer Ireland

John Hendry died aged 78 on the 14 November 1884 at 40 Brook Street, Mile End, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. The death certificate recorded him as a Thread Factory Engine Keeper, married 1st to Agnes Duncan and 2nd to Margaret Dawson and the son of Alexander Hendry , a Farmer, and -------- Hendry, maiden surname ----------, both identified as deceased. The informant was Margaret Hendry, Widow.

The Glasgow Herald of 15 November 1884 carried a notice of his death. "HENDRY - At 49 Brook Street, Mile-End, on 14th inst., aged 78 years, John Hendry, for upwards of 40 years with Messrs John Clark (Jun)., & Co." John Clark (Jun) & Co, were Cotton Thread Manufacturers of 47 Kings Street, Mile End, Calton, Glasgow.

The Glasgow Herald of 15 November 1884

John's widow Margaret Hendrie, maiden surname Dawson died in 1902 with the death recorded in the registration district of Dennistoun, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.


Agnes Hendrie born 4 November 1808, and baptised 13 November 1808, Barony, Lanarkshire.

Agnes Hendrie born 4 November 1808, and baptised 13 November 1808, Barony, Lanarkshire, the daughter of Alexander Hendry and Janet Bell.

Agnes married William Robertson son of Peter Robertson and Ann Clelland on 23 January 1829 in Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. William was born on 8 October 1806 in Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. William and Agnes had the following known children:

In the 1841 census William and Agnes were recorded as resident in John Street, Glasgow, along with their 5 children and a servant, Ann Russell. William was identified as a Clothier and their eldest daughter Janet, born on 1 May 1831, have died in infancy as not listed in the 1841 census and a second Janet (Jessie) was born in 1848.

1841 Census (7 July) 622 Barony Book 2 Page 6

John Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Age Occupation Born in County
Wlliam Robertson 30 Clothier Yes
Agnes Robertson 30   Yes
Peter Robertson 11   Yes
Ann Robertson 7   Yes
Alexander Robertson 5   Yes
Agnes Robertson 3   Yes
William Robertson 7 months   Yes
Ann Russell 15 Female Servant Yes

For the 1851 census William and Agnes were still recorded as resident in John Street with their now nine children. Both William and Agnes were identified as "Tailor and Clothier". Their eldest son Peter seem to have "joined the family business as he was identified with the occupation of "Clothier".

1851 Census (31 March) 622 Barony Book 35 Page 1

1 John Street Lane, Shettleston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Robertson Head 45 Tailor & Clothier Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes Henry Wife 42 Tailor & Clothier Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Peter Robertson Son 21 Clothier Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Ann Robertson Daughter 16 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alexander Robertson Son 14 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes Robertson Daughter 12 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
William Robertson Son 11 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John Robertson Son 9 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
George Robertson Son 4   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jessie Robertson Daughter 2   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
James Robertson Son 9 months   Glasgow, Lanarkshire

For the 1861 census the family were recorded at 3 Canning Street, Calton, with William still identified as a "Tailor and Clothier". Of the five children still included in the family household the youngest son, James, is identified as a "Scholar", but the two older sons are identified as "Journeyman Tailors" and the two daughters as "Dressmakers" This may suggest a small family clothes business.

1861 Census (8 April) 644-4 Calton Book 76 Page 1

3 Canning Street, Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Robertson Head 54 Tailor & Clothier Barony Parish, Lanarkshire
Agnes Hendrie Robertson Wife 52   Barony Parish, Lanarkshire
William Robertson Son 20 Journeyman Tailor Bridgeton Parish, Lanarkshire
John Robertson Son 18 Journeyman Tailor Bridgeton Parish, Lanarkshire
James Robertson Son 10 Scholar Bridgeton Parish, Lanarkshire
Ann Robertson Daughter 24 Dressmaker Bridgeton Parish, Lanarkshire
Agnes Robertson Daughter 21 Dressmaker Bridgeton Parish, Lanarkshire

William died on 7 March 1870 in 10 Bellgrove Street, Glasgow,Lanarkshire. There is an entry in the index for Glasgow Sheriff Court Wills, Last Will and Testament - William Robertson - Tailor and Clothier in Glasgow, spouse of Agnes Hendrie or Robertson - probate 22/6/1870. The Glasgow Herald of 9 March 1870 carried a notice of his death. "At 10 Bellgrove Street, on 7th inst., William Robertson, clothier, aged 63 years, - Friends will please accept of this intimation.

The Glasgow Herald of 9 March 1870

For the 1871 census what may be the widowed Agnes was recorded resident at 381 Duke Street, Glasgow. The age of 62 and place of birth are consistant, and there is a daughter Janet aged 39 and a son William aged 30 both born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire which woud also match, although William is identified as a "Brewer's Clerk" in this census as opposed to a "Jourman Tailor" in the 1861 census.

1871 Census (3 April) 644-2 Springburn Book: 101 Page: 12

381 Duke St, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Agnes Robertson Head 62   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janet Robertson Daughter 39   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
William Robertson Son 30 Brewer's Clerk Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Agnes died aged 68 on 4 December 1876 at Broomhouse, Western Old Monkland. Her death certificate identified her as the widow of William Robertson, Tailor 7 Clothier of Glasgow, and the daughter of Akexander Hendry, a farmer, and Janet Hendry, maiden name Bell, both listed as deceased. The informant was Thomas Roger, her son in law, husband of her daughter Ann. The Glasgow Herald of 6 December 1876 carried a notice of her death. "At Broomhouse, at 4th inst.. AGNES HENDRIE, aged 68, relict of WILLIAM ROBERTSON, clothier, late of Bellgrove. - Friends will please accept of this intimation.

The Glasgow Herald of 6 December 1876

Margaret Hendrie born 31 December 1810, Barony, Lanarkshire

Margaret Hendrie born 31 December 1810, and baptised 13 January 1811, Barony, Lanarkshire, daughter of Alexander Hendry and Janet Bell

Margaret married Andrew Foulis, a Cotton Warper, on 13 May 1832 in Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. (Surname also appears variously as Faulds, Foulds, Fouls, Falls, and no doubt other variations!!) According to his later death certificate Andrew was the son of Robert Faulis, a Factory Clerk, and Janet Faulis, maiden surname Dick, Andrew was born on 10 March 1814 and baptised on 17 Apr 1814 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
It is believed that Andrew and Margaret had the following children:

For the census of 1841 Margaret and Alexander were recorded living at John St Lane Henderson's Land, Glasgow, witheir three children, Janet, Margaret and William. Andrew was described as a Warper. The family name is given as Falls but the details are taken from the Freecens website and it maybe a transcriiption error as the orginal census has not been viewed.

1841 Census (7 June) Barony, Lanarkshire (622) Book 3 Page 20

John St Lane Henderson's Land, Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Age Occupation Born in County
Andw Falls 25 Warper Yes
Margt Falls 25   Yes
Janet Falls 8   Yes
Margt Falls 4   Yes
Wm Falls 1   Yes

For the census of 1851 the family were recorded at 73 King Street, Glasgow. Once again Andrew was listed as a Warper and the two younger children were included in the household. Janet the elder daughter was recorded in the household of her grandfather Alexander at London Road, Springbank, Calton, Glasgow. The family nme is given as Fouls but again the details are taken from the Freecens website and it maybe a transcriiption error as the orginal census has not been viewed.

1851 Census (31 March) Glasgow (644) Book 42 Page 7 & 8

73 King Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Andrew Fouls Head 37 Warper Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Margaret Fouls Wife 38   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Margaret Fouls Daughter 14   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
William Fouls Son 10   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Elezabeth Fouls Daughter 8   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Robert Fouls Son 1   Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Andrew Faulds died aged 47 on 2 April 1861 in 14 Orr Street, Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. He was recorded as Andrew Faulis, a Cotton Yarn Warper, married to Margaret Hendry, the son of Robert Foulis, a Factory Clerk, and Janet Faulis, maiden surname Dick, both identified as deceased. The informant was Thomas Smith Son in Law.

The 1861 census for the household at 14 Orr Street, 6 days after Andrew's death does indeed included his son-in-law Thomas Smith and his eldest daughter Janet who Thomas had married in 1853. Thomas and Janet are described as "boarders", but I am convinced that the "Margaret Houls or Lindsay - Widow" listed as head of the household was in fact Margaret Faulds or Hendry, Andrew's widow. Elizabeth, aged 18, and Robert, aged 14, are their children from the previous census - Elizabeth, aged 8, and Robert, aged 4. Isabella aged 10 would fit with the Isabella Faulds who died in 1873 and was identified as daughter of Andrew Faulds, Warper, deceased, and Margaret Faulds, maiden name Hendrie. I have viewed the original census document and the name are certainly Houls and Lindsay. Certainly Margaret was alive for the 1861 census somewhere!

1861 Census (8 April) Calton, Glasgow (644/03) Book 39 Page 23

14 Orr Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Margaret Houls or Lindsay Head - Widow 44   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Houls Daughter 18 Piecer in Cotton Mill Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Robert Houls Son 14 Piecer in Cotton Mill Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Isabella Houls Daughter 10   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas Smith Boarder 28 Iron Moulder Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Janet Smith Boarder 29   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alexander Smith Son 1   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas Smith Son 2   Glasgow, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1871 census what was almost certainly Margaret was recorded as an inmate in the Poor House, Lunatic Asylum, & Fever Hospital in Springburn.

1871 Census (3 April) Springburn - Book Poor House, Lunatic Asylum, & Fever Hospital Page 20

Poor House, Lunatic Asylum, & Fever Hospital, Springburn, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Margaret Foulds Inmate 58 Farm Servant Glasgow, Lanarkshire

No further records of Margaret after this 1871 census or a death certificate have been found.


Alexander Hendrie born on 24 January 1817 and baptised on 23 February 1817 in Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Alexander Hendrie born on 24 January 1817 and baptised on 23 February 1817 in Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, the son of Alexander Hendry and Janet Bell.

Alexander firstly married Ann Hornal on 7 October 1836 in Bothwell, Lanarkshire. Alexander and Ann had the following known children:

For the census of 1841 Alexander and Ann were recorded as resident in Uddingston, along with their two children Helen nd Alexander. Alexander was listed as a Journeyman Smith and Ann's sister Jean was also included in the household.

1841 Census (7 July) 625 Bothwell Book 7a Page 20

Uddingston, Bothwell, Lanarkshire

Name Age Occupation Born in County
Alexander Hendry 20 Journeyman Smith Yes
Ann Hendry 25   Yes
Helen Hendry 5   Yes
Alexander Hendry 2    Yes
Jean Hornal 25    Yes

For the census of 1851 what appears to be Alexander and his family were still in Uddingston, although for some reason the head of the household was recorded as Archibald, not Alexander. However the fact that he was identified as aged 34, a Journeyman Blaksmith and the inclusion of his wife Ann, and 5 of their known 6 children, all identified with appropriate ages, in this household would suggest this is Alexander and his family.

1851 Census (31 March) 625 Bothwell Book 4 Page 18

Uddingston, Bothwell, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Archibald Hendry Head 34 Journeyman Blacksmith Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Ann Hendry Wife 34   Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Alexander Hendry Son 12 Scholar Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Janet Hendry Daughter 9 Scholar Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Ann Hendry Daughter 7 Scholar Bothwell, Lanarkshire
William Hendry Son 4   Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Margaret Hendry Daughter 9 months   Bothwell, Lanarkshire

Ann died aged 42 on 13 December 1857 at Uddingston, Bothwell. She was identified on her death certificate as the daughter of William Hornall, a wright, and Ellen Hornall, maiden surname Ewan. The informant was Alexander Hendry, her husband.

For the census of 1861 the widowed Alexander, identified as a Blacksmith Ploughmaster, was recorded as resident in Bellshil Road, Uddingston. Included in the household were his eldest daughter Helen, and his two sons Alexander, aged 22 and working as a Millwright and young James, aged 10 still at school. His son William from the previous census had sadly died in 1857 with the death recorded in the registration district of Bothwell, Lanarkshire. It would appear that Helen was "keeping house" for her father and also included in the household was Ann Barr, her "natural" daughter by James Barr, born 12 October 1857 in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

1861 Census (8 April) 625-1 Bothwell Lanarkshire Book 4 Page 5

Bellshill Road, Uddingston, Bothwell, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alex' Hendry Head 45 Blacksmith Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Ellen Hendry Daughter 24 Housekeeper Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alex'r Hendry Son 22 Millwright Uddingston, Lanarkshire
Margaret Hendry Daughter 10 Scholar Uddingston, Lanarkshire
Ann Barr Granddaughter 3   Glasgow, Lanarkshire

A few months after this census Alexander re-married to an Isabella Buchannan on 15 November 1861 at Havelock terrace, Paisley Road, Govan, Lanarkshire. Alexander was identified as a Journeyman blacksmith, a widower, aged 45, of Uddingston, Parish of Bothwell, and son of Alexander Hendry, a Millwrights Gatekeeper, and Janet Hendry, maiden surname Bell, deceased. Isabella was identfied as a Domestic Servant a spinster aged 32, resident at 13 Fitzroy Place, Barony Parish, Glasgow, and the daughter of Robert Buchanan, a Calendar Master, and Jean Buchanan, maiden surname Angus, both listed as deceased. The witnesses were James A. Buchanan and Agnes Easton.

For the census of 1871 Alexander and Isabella were recorded resident in Bellshill Rd Scotties Land, Uddingston. All Alexander's children would appear to have have flown the nest although his granddaughter from the previous census, Ann Barr, now aged 13, was still with him. There were two boarders included in the household, John and Robert Thone, aged 21 and 19 respectively, both identified as born in Carnwath.

1871 Census (3 April) 625-1 Bothwell Book: 4 Page: 9

Bellshill Rd Scotties Land, Uddingston, Bothwell, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander Hendry Head 55 Blacksmith Ploughmaster Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Isabella Hendry Wife 40   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Ann Hornal Barr Granddaughter 13   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John Thone (?Thorne?) Boarder 21 Joiner Carnwath, Lanarkshire
Robert Thone (?Thorne?) Boarder 19 Mason Carnwath, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1881 Alexander was recorded resident in Margaret Place, Croftbank Street, Uddingston, working as a Plough Blacksmith. Isabella was not listed in the household but it is assumed that this was either an omission or she was away on a temporary basis as she was the informant on his later death certificate. Helen his eldest daughter was back potentially again "keeping house" for her father during his wife's absence. and also included in the household were two grandchildren - Lawrence Jackson aged 11, his grandson by his daughter Ann and her husband William McDonald Jackson, and William Robertson aged 9, his grandson by his daughter Margaret and her husband James Robertson. Included in the houseAll Alexander's children would appear to have have flown the nest although his granddaughter from the previous census, Ann Barr, now aged 13, was still with him. There were two boarders included in the household, John and Robert Thone, aged 21 and 19 respectively, both identified as born in Carnwath.

1881 Census (4 April) 625-01 Bothwell Book 4 Page 40

Croftbank Street, Margaret Place, Uddingston, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander Hendry Head 64 Plough Blacksmith Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Helen Hendry Daughter 38 Cook - Domestic Servant Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lawrence Jackson Grandson 11 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
William Robertson Grandson 9 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Alexander died aged 67 on 15 June 1885 in Albion Place, Uddingston, Lanarkshire. He was identified on his death certificate as a Blacksmith Journeyman, firstly married to Ann Hornall and secondly to Isabella Buchanan, the son of Alexander Hendry, a farmer, and ----- Hendry, maiden surname ------, both identified as deceased. The informant was Isabella Hendry, his widow, who made her mark.

The Glasgow Herald of 17 June 1885 carried a notice of his death. "HENDRIE - At Uddingston, on the 15th inst., Alexander Hendrie, blacksmith - Friends omitted will please accept of this intimation.

The Glasgow Herald of 17 June 1885

I believe Isabella died aged 68 in 1900 with the death recorded in the registration district of Bothwell, Lanarkshire.


Janet Hendrie born 21 December 1818, Barony, Lanarkshire

Janet Hendrie born 21 December 1818, and baptised 10 January 1819, Barony, Lanarkshire, daughter of Alexander Hendry and Janet Bell

Janet Hendrie married Thomas Kelly 23 November 1860, High Church, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Janet and Thomas had one known child:

For the census of 1861 the couple were recorded in the household of Janet's father Alexander at 5 Morrison Place, Calton, Glasgow. The ennumerator for some reason has mis-recorded Alexander Hendry as Alexander Handen. However it was without doubt Alexander Hendry.

1861 Census (8 April) Calton (644-3) Book: 48 Page: 16

5 Morrison Place, Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander Handen** Head 80 Storekeeper Engineering Works Cadder, Lanarkshire
Thomas Kelly Son in Law 24 Porter Yarn Warehouse Edinburgh, Midlothian
Janet H Kelly Daughter 36   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janet H Kelly Granddaughter 1   Glasgow, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1871 Janet, Thomas and their daughter were still resident in Morrison Place, Calton. The John Hendry lodging with them is in fact Janet's eldest brother John.

1871 Census (3 April) Calton (644-3) Book: 50 Page: 22

Morrison Place, Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Kelly Head 39 Van man Edinburgh, Midlothian
Janet Kelly Wife 43   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janet Kelly Daughter 11 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John Hendry Boarder 66 Engine Keeper Glasgow, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1881 Janet and Thomas are living on their own at 25 Breadalbane Street, with Thomas working as a Coal Merchant.

1881 Census (4 April) Barony (644-9) Book: 28 Page: 20

25 Breadalbane Street, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Kelly Head 45 Coal Merchant Salesman Midcalder, Edinburgh
Janet Kelly Wife 55   Glasgow, Lanarkshire

In the 1891-92 Glasgow Street Directory Thomas was listed working as a Coal Merchant in his own right with premises at Stobcross Station. The address 10 Livingston Place = 308 Dumbarton Road.

Glasgow Directory 1891-1892

And it was at 308 Dumbarton Road that Thomas and Janet were recorded for the 1891 census. Also included in the household was Thomas and Janet's daughter Janet and her husband John McGregor, with their son Thomas.

1891 Census (6 April) Partick (646-3) Book: 27 Page: 11

308 Dumbarton Road, Partick, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Kelly Head 55 Coal Merchant Salesman Midcalder, Edinburgh
Janet Kelly Wife 80   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John McGregor Son in Law 26 Foreman Painter Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janet K. McGregor Daughter 31 Foreman Painter's Wife Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas K. McGregor/td> Son 7 months   Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Janet Hendry Kelly died on 28 May 1893 aged 67 at 308 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow. She was recorded as married to Thomas Kelly, a Coal Merchant, and the daughter of Alexander Hendry, a Farmer, and Jane Hendry, maiden surname Bell, both listed as deceased. The informant was her husband Thomas. Thomas died 7 years later on 6th June 1900 at 308 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow.

Death of Janet Kelly nee Hendry

Glasgow Herald 29 May 1893

 

Death of Thomas Kelly

Glasgow Herald 7 June 1900

 

 


Elisabeth Henry born 2 July 1823, and baptised 20 July 1823, Barony, Lanarkshire.

Elisabeth Henry born 2 July 1823, and baptised 20 July 1823, Barony, Lanarkshire, the daughter of Alexander Hendry and Janet Bell.

Recorded in the family home for the census of 1841. I believe Elizabeth is the Elizabeth Hendry who married a Robert Russell on 17 September 1843, as recorded in the Old parish Register of Barony, Lanarkshire, with Robert Russell being the son of Robert Russell and Elizabeth Robertson, born\baptised on 18 August 1822 in Lanark, Lanarkshire. This is despite the fact that this Elizabeth Russell, maiden name Hendry, was recorded as the daughter of JAMES Hendry and Janet Bell on her later death certificate of 10 May 1885. This is based on the following ....

Firstly - I have a number of instances where the parents names given for a deceased individual are incorrect, usually in the forenames but occasionally even in the deceased mother's maiden name, so it wouldn't be that unusual.

Secondly - The Old Parish Registers only have one marriage of a Janet Bell to a Hendry\Hendrie\Henry and that is Alexander Hendrie to Janet Bell on 28 May 1806 in Barony, Glasgow. The OPRs only have records for Hendry\Hendrie\Henry children born\baptised to Janet Bell and Alexander Hendry which include - Elisabeth Henry born 2 July 1823, and baptised 20 July 1823, Barony, Lanarkshire. This is does not rule out a marriage\children of a James Hendry and a Janet Bell as the Scottish pre 1855 parish records are far from complete but...

Thirdly - There was a tradition as to the naming of a couples children i.e. to name the first born son after the paternal grandfather, the first born daughter after the maternal grandmother, the second born son after the maternal grandfather and the second born daughter after the paternal grandmother. Although not always adhered to, in the case of the children of Robert Russell and Elizabeth Hendry this fits exactly. (Also no son James?)

Fourth - Elizabeth Russell's age in the 1851, 1861 and 1881 censuses exactly match the age Elizabeth Hendry would have been. The 1871 is only 1 year out, as is the age given on the death certificate.

None of this is proof but taken together they provide a sufficiently good case for Elizabeth being the son of Alexander Hendry\Hendrie\Henry and Janet Bell. Unfortunately this would be very difficult to prove beyond doubt. A DNA match to myself with a proven descendent would be ideal, however with the relationship being as distant as it is a failure to match DNA with a proven descendent would not necessarily negate this theory.

This Elizabeth Hendry and Robert Russell had the following known children:

For the census of 1851 Elizabeth and Robert were recorded resident in Bishop Street, Anderston, Glasgow, with their 3 children. Their son Robert born in 1846 was not included in the household and it is likely he had died in infancy. Robert, the father, was identified as an "Engine Keeper".

1851 Census (31 March) 622 Barony, Lanarkshire Book 37 Page 25

Bishop Street, Anderston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Russell Head 28 Engine Keeper Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Russell Wife 27   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janet Russell Daughter 7   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alexr Russell Son 3   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Russell Daughter 1   Glasgow, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1861 the family had moved and were recorded resident in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire. Robert was still working as an "Engine keeper" and Elizabeth is identified as a "Dressmaker", no doubt supplementing the family income. Janet, their daughter aged 7 in the previous census is no longer included in the household and it is assumed that she had passed away, as their is now a further daughter Janet aged 6, and a son Thomas aged 4. A daughter Agnes recorded as born to the couple on 29 April 1859 also missing had died in 1860 with the death recorded in the registration district of Rutherglen.

1861 Census (8 April) 622 Rutherglen, Lanarkshire Book 20 Page 15

Rutherglen, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Russell Head 38 Engine Keeper Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Russell Wife 37 Dressmaker Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alexander Russell Son 13   Barony Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Russell Daughter 11   Barony Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janet Russell Daughter 6   Barony Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas Russell Son 4   Rutherglen, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1871 the family had moved again and were recorded at 53 McNeil Street,Govan, Glasgow. Robert was recorded as a "Engine Driver" rather than a "Engine Keeper", and along with his wife Elizabeth, there were 5 of their children listed in the household, Elizabeth, aged 21, Janet aged 16, Thomas aged 14, and two additions, Helen aged 9 and John aged 7.

1871 Census (3 April) 644\10 Hutchesontown Book 9 Page 2

53 McNeil Street,Govan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Russell Head 48 Engine Driver Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Russell Wife 48   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Russell Daughter 21 Mill Worker Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janet Russell Daughter 16 Mill Worker Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas Russell Son 14 Field Worker Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Helen Russell Daughter 9 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John Russell Son 7 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1881 the Robert and Elizabeth were recorded as resident in Carmyle, Glasgow, with Robert recorded as a "Colliery Engine Keeper". Also included in the household were their two youngest children, Ellen (Helen) aged 19, a "Power Loom Weaver", and John aged 17, an "Apprentice Gardener".

1881 Census (4 April) 652\1 Old Monkland Western District Book 3 Page 21

Carmyle, Kenmuir, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Russell Head 58 Colliery Engine Keeper Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Russell Wife 57   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Ellen Russell Daughter 19 Power Leam Weaver Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John Russell Son 17 Apprentice Gardener Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Elizabeth Russell died on 10 May 1885 at Carmyle, Tollcross, Glasgow. She was identified as the wife of Robert Russell, an Engine keeper, aged 60, the daughter of James Hendry, a farmer, and Janet Hendry, maiden surname Bell, both deceased. The the informant was John Russell, her son, who was present. As already stated I believe her father's christian name was recrded incorrectly and was in fact Alexander.

Robert Russell died on 23 September 1889 with the death recorded in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. I believe he was born\baptised on 18 August 1822 in Lanark, Lanarkshire, the son of Robert Russell and Elizabeth Robertson.