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Charles Henry married Barbara Clydsdale in 1 May 1819, New Monkland, Lanarkshire.

Charles and Barbara had the following known children:


Alexander Henry born \ baptised 11 July 1820, New Monkland, Lanarkshire, son of Charles Hendrie and Barbara Clydesdale.


Alexander Hendrie originally went to Kentucky with his father Charles to prospect for Iron Ore on behalf of Robert Sproul Crawford Aitcheson Alexander, his father's employer back in Scotland. Their story is best described in a short series of extracts from "A History Of Muhlenberg County Chapter 20  Paradise Country And Old Airdrie" relevant to Charles & Alexander and their relationship with Robert Sproul Crawford Aitcheson Alexander.

A History Of Muhlenberg County - Chapter 20  - Paradise Country And Old Airdrie

Airdrie derives its name from a small city of the same name in Scotland, situated between Edinburg and Glasgow. It is the old home of the titled Alexanders. Robert Sproul Crawford Aitcheson Alexander, the founder of Airdrie in Muhlenberg, was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, in 1819. He was a son of Honorable Robert Alexander and a grandson of Sir William Alexander and his wife, who was a Miss Aitcheson, of the House of Airdrie, Scotland. The Honorable Robert's eldest brother was a bachelor and was named, like their father, William; he succeeded to the title. This Sir William, the bachelor, promised his brother Robert, then living in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, to educate his oldest son Robert and let him succeed to the title and estate if he would send him over to Scotland for that purpose. This was done, and after Sir William's death young Robert fell heir to the estate. Some years after the death of his uncle he decided to return to America in order to be near his brother and sisters (Alexander John Alexander, Mrs. J. B. Waller, and Mrs. H. C. Deeds). Besides, his supply of Black Band iron ore in Scotland was about exhausted. He made a search for similar ore in America through his geologists, Charles Hendrie, sr., and his son Alexander Hendrie, who discovered the existence of a desirable ore, in 1851, first near the abandoned Buckner Furnace and then near Paradise. Alexander bought about seventeen thousand acres of land in Muhlenberg, all of which with the exception of the Buckner Furnace lay along Green River.

Alexander believed the Scotch were the most competent iron-workers in the world, and so, during the latter part of 1854, he brought many of his former employes and their families to his new Airdrie. A special ship, it is said, was chartered for the trip. It required six weeks for their sailing-vessel to cross the ocean. Tradition has it that their boat had a collision with a waterlogged boat, which resulted in changing their course to such an extent that they landed at New York instead of Philadelphia. From Pittsburgh they came down the Ohio, and after some delay in Louisville started up Green River. Upon arriving at Airdrie, their "New Scotland," they immediately set to work finishing the houses begun in the new town by Alexander Hendrie and a number of local masons and carpenters................

Alexander Hendrie was Alexander's geologist. His father, Charles Hendrie, sr., was manager of the estates belonging to the House of Airdrie. Alexander Hendrie, or "Scotch Henry," was born in Airdrie, Scotland. June 24, 1820. In 1848 he came to the United States in search of iron ore for Alexander. In 1850 he located in Paducah, where by prearrangement he met his father, with whom he made an exploration of the deposits of iron ore in Western Kentucky. In the course of a few months they began an investigation of the Buckner Furnace tract and there found the ore that they considered was what they were looking for. Their recommendation of the iron ore found on this tract resulted in Alexander's buying the place in 1851.

   Hendrie, wishing to be near his work, moved into the abandoned Buckner house, which he had restored for that purpose. While living near The Stack he occupied some of his leisure time farming. In the meantime he explored various parts of the county, and among other places discovered iron ore near Paradise. Alexander visited Hendrie on the Buckner place and discussed with him the questions of quality, quantity, and location of the iron ores on the various tracts that had been bought. Hendrie advised Alexander not to repair The Stack, where transportation facilities were an obstacle, but to build a new furnace on Green River. In 1853 they selected a site below Paradise and named it Airdrie. Hendrie, assisted by Matthew Gilmour, immediately began the new town. Alexander Hendrie's brother, John Hendrie, while still in Scotland, drew the plans for the new furnace and Stone House.

   About 1853 Alexander Hendrie moved to Airdrie. In the meantime he superintended the farming on the Buckner place. He continued to look after that tract until he resigned as manager of the Airdrie furnace. He made many trips between the two places on his celebrated mare "Susie." This animal was burned to death while hitched in one of the Buckner stables; however, shortly after, George W. Haden presented him with a mare, "Dolly," that for many years was considered one of the most beautiful and intelligent animals in the county.

Alexander Hendrie had a good education, and notwithstanding one report to the contrary, was a sober and industrious man. Tradition says his only fault lay in the fact that he was "too good for his own good." After his resignation as manager of Airdrie he continued his visits to Lexington, where he was invariably the guest of his friend Alexander. Shortly after he left Airdrie he became connected with the Riverside mine, where he remained until about 1864, when he moved to his farm in Ohio County, where he died in May, 1874. One of his sons is Charles Hendrie, the well-known mining engineer of Central City.


Unlike his father who returned to Scotland, Alexander remained in Kentucky. For the census of 1850 he was recorded as resident in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky along with a young bride Maria. According to later records Maria's surname was Wren or Mien, born in Ireland in 1831 of Irish parents. (However one of their grandchildren was given the middle name "Munier" so could that be yet another alternative surname?). Although Maria may have been born in Ireland, I would suspect she and William met and married in Kentucky shortly prior to the 1850 census.

Alexander and Maria had the following known children....

An image of Alexander Hendrie from from "A History Of Muhlenberg County Chapter 20  Paradise Country And Old Airdrie"

Alexander Hendrie of Kentucky

As already alluded to for the census of 1850 Alexander was living in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky. He was recorded as "Alexander Hendrie, aged 30, a Carpenter, born in Scotland". Also recorded in the household was his young wife "Maria Hendrie, aged 19, born in Ireland"

For the census of 1860 John and Maria'shousehold had expanded with the addition of four sons born in the previous decade. The surname would seem to have been mis-transcribed as Hendra instead of Hendrie!

United States Census, 1860

District No 2, Muhlenburg, Kentucky, United States Page: 43

Name Age Where Born
Alexander Hendrie (Hendra) 39 Scotland
Maria Hendrie 29 Ireland
Charles Hendrie 8 Kentucky
John L. Hendrie 6 Kentucky
Alexander S. Hendrie 4 Kentucky
William Hendrie - Kentucky

For the census of 1870 John and Maria's family had contued to grow now consisting of six sons and one daughter.

United States Census, 1870

Rockport, Ohio, Kentucky, United States Page Number 18

Name Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander Hendrie 58 Farmer Scotland
Mariah Hendrie 40 Keeping House Ireland
Charles Hendrie 17 Farm Hand Kentucky
John Hendrie 15 Farm Hand Kentucky
Alexander Hendrie 13 Farm Hand Kentucky
William Hendrie 10 Farm Hand Kentucky
Robert Hendrie 8 At Home Kentucky
Margret Hendrie 6 At Home Kentucky
James Hendrie 2 At Home Kentucky

According to the extracted text of the "History Of Muhlenberg County" Alexander died in Ohio County in the May of 1874.

For the census of 1880 the widowed Maria was recorded along with her 3 younger sons in Rockport Ohio, identified as "farmer". No doubt this was the farm refered to in the "History Of Muhlenberg County" where it was stated that Alexander moved there "about 1864". As the family were still recorded in Kentucky for the 1870 census either they did not moved there until after 1870 or they had both establishments "on the go" at least until after 1870.

United States Census, 1880

Rockport, Ohio, Kentucky, United States

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Mary Hendrie Head - Widow 49 Farmer Ireland
Alexander Hendrie Son 23 Works on Farm Kentucky, United States
Margret Hendrie Daughter 15 At School Kentucky, United States
James Hendrie Son 11 At School Kentucky, United States
Robert R. Hendrie Son 18 Works on Farm Kentucky, United States

There is no obvious record of Maria in the 1900 census which may signify her demise between 1880-1900.


Jane Henry born \ baptised 14 April 1822, New Monkland, Lanarkshire, daughter of Charles Hendrie and Barbara Clydesdale.

Jane married George Thomson, a Banker, on 6 August 1861 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire.

For the census of 1871 Jane and her husband George were resident at 30 South Bridge Street, Airdrie, with George listed as an "Agent for the Bank of Scotland". There are no children listed in the household and it is believed that Jane and George had no offspring, However they do have two nieces staying with them, Agnes aged 15 and Margaret aged 11, along with two servants, Ellen Kennedy and Isabella Kennedy. (Presumably sisters?)

1871 Census (3 April) New Monkland, Lanark (651-1) Book: 11 Page: 2

30 South Bridge Street, Airdrie, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
George Thomson Head 54 Agent for Bank of Scotland Logie, Clackmannanshire
Jane A. Thomson Wife 49   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Agnes Thomson Neice 15 Scholar Logie, Clackmannanshire
Margaret Thomson Neice 11 Scholar Logie, Clackmannanshire
Ellen Kennedy Servant 28 Domestic Servant New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Isabella Kennedy Servant 26 Domestic Servant New Monkland, Lanarkshire

George Thomson died on 30 April 1879 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire. Will details from ScotlandsPeople website - THOMSON GEORGE 30/07/1879 BANKER, AIRDRIE, D. 30/04/1879 AT AIRDRIE, TESTATE WILL GLASGOW SHERIFF COURT WILLS SC36/51/77. A notice of George's death was carried the next day in the Glasgow Herald of 1 May 1879

Notice of the death of George Thomson

Glasgow Herald - 1 May 1879

For the census of 1881 the widowed Jane was recorded as living at Victoria Place, Airdrie. Her niece Agnes, now aged 25, is still recorded with her along with a General Servant, Mary Anderson.

1881 Census (4 April) New Monkland, Lanark (651-1) Book: 2 Page: 18

Victoria Place, Airdrie, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Jane A. Thomson Head - Widow 59 Annutant New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Agnes Thomson Neice 25   Logie, Clackmannanshire
Mary Anderson Servant 22 General Servant Bathgate, Linthgowshire

For the census of 1891 Jane was recorded as resident at living at Swiss Villa, Airdrie, with Jessie Dawson, a 21 year old servant listed in her household.

1891 Census (6 April) New Monkland, Lanark (651-1) Book: 20 Page: 13

Swiss Villa, Airdrie, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Jane A. Thomson Head - Widow 69 Living on Private Means Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Jessie Dawson Servant 21 General Servant - Domestic New Monkland, Lanarkshire

Jane Alexander Hendrie died on 6 December 1900 in Clydesdale Bank House, Airdrie, Lanarkshire.Will details from ScotlandsPeople website - THOMSON JANE ALEXANDER 22/01/1901 OR HENDRIE, SOMETIME RESIDING AT SWISS VILLA, THEREAFTER AT THE CLYDESDALE BANK HOUSE, AIRDRIE, D. 06/12/1900 AT AIRDRIE, TESTATE. AIRDRIE SHERIFF COURT WILLS SC35/33/1. Although Jane died testate it would seem their was some dispute as to who should inherit the estate, her next of kin, or her husband's next of kin. This resulted in her brother John issuing an "ACTION OF MULTIPLEPOINDING". (For further details of this action - Click Here)

A notice of Jane's death was carried the next day in the Glasgow Herald of 7 December 1900

Notice of the death of Jane A. Thomson, nee Hendrie

Glasgow Herald - 7 December 1900


James Henry born \ baptised 05 June 1825, New Monkland, Lanarkshire, son of Charles Hendrie and Barbara Clydesdale.

James, an Iron Founder, married Janet Motherwell daughter of John Motherwell and Agnes Thomson on 15 August 1846 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire New Monkland, Lanarkshire. I believe that Janet Motherwell was born 1 February 1825 and 13 February 1825 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire to John Motherwell and Agnes Thomson. I believe that John Motherwell and Agnes Thomson were married May 1808 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire.

James and Janet had the following children:

For the census of 1851 James was recorded at the Byers Foundry in Kilwinning along with his wife, Janet and their three young daughters Agnes, Barbara and Jessie. He was descrtibed as a master Iron Founder employing 14 men.

1851 Census (31 March) Ayr (599) Book: 10 Page:16

Byers Foundrie, Kilwinning, Ayrshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendrie Head 26 Iron Founder Master Emp 14 Men Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Janet Hendrie Wife 26   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Agness Hendrie Daughter 3   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Barbra Hendrie Daughter 2   Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Jessie Hendrie Daughter 1 month (under 1 month)   Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Margaret Baillie Servant 17 House Servant Kilwinning, Ayrshire

For the census of 1861 James was recorded as resident at Meadow Bank Cottage, Kilwinning alnong with Janet and their seven children. Again he was described as an Iron Founder Master but now employing 8 men and 11 boys

1861 Census (3 April) Kilwinning (599) Book: 12 Page:11

Meadow Bank Cottage, Kilwinning, Ayrshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendrie Head 35 Iron Founder Master employing 8 men and 11 boys Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Janet Hendrie Wife 36 Iron Founder's wife Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Agness T. Hendrie Daughter 13 Scholar Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Barbara C Hendrie Daughter 12 Scholar Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Charles Hendrie Son 8 Scholar Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Jane A.Hendrie Daughter 6 Scholar Kilwinning, Ayrshire
John Hendrie Son 3   Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Jessie B. M. Hendrie Daughter 1   Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Margaret A Hendrie Daughter 4 months   Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Margaret Camfield Servant 20 Domestic Servant Kilwinning, Ayrshire

For the census of 1871 the family were still at Meadow Bank Cottage with James recorded this time round as a Farmer as well as an Iron Founder. Unfortunately the transcription from Ancestry fails to decipher meaningfully that additional comments against James's ocupation. The family has grown with the additions of James born in 1865 and Christine Elizabeth born 1868. Agnes, the eldest daughter was transcribed as a "Diary Superintendent" which I assume to be a"Dairy Superintendent" for the farm.

1871 Census (3 April) Kilwinning (599) Book: 12 Page:18

Meadow Bank Cottage, Kilwinning, Ayrshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendrie Head 45 Iron Master & Farmer .....????? Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Janet Hendrie Wife 45   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Agness Thomson Hendrie Daughter 23 Dairy Superintendant Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Barbara Elizabth Hendrie Daughter 22   Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Charles Hendrie Son 18 Apprentice Engineer Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Jane Alexander Hendrie Daughter 16 Scholar Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Janet Bell Marshall Hendrie Daughter 11 Scholar Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Margaret Aitchison Hendrie Daughter 10 Scholar Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Mary Motherwell Hendrie Daughter 6 Scholar Kilwinning, Ayrshire
James Hendrie Son 5   Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Christine Elizabeth Hendrie Daughter 2   Kilwinning, Ayrshire<

Shortly after this census in the August of 1872 James sailed to America along with his brother John on board the Cunard steamship "Russia" in the company of a Mr. John Watson. Fortunately Mr Watson published a diary of his trip which includes mention of John and his brother during the outward voyage to America.

Souvenir of a Tour in the United States of America and Canada. in the Autumn of 1872 by John Watson (Author)

Chapter One

Page One - August 23 - August 24

Having taken an affectionate farewell of my dear wife and children at Glencairn, I left Motherwell by train at half-past two o'clock en route for Liverpool, accompasnied by Mt. John Hendrie, of Scotstoun House, and "convoyed" as far as Carlisle by my great friend Cheif-Constable McKay. We remained for a night in the great commercial port, staying at the well-known Washingtom Hotel, where we were made very comfortable.

This morning we were joined at breakfast by Mr. Hendrie's brother James, proprietor of a large iron foundry at Kilwinning, who is likewise to proceed with us to the New World. My friend, Mr. A. H. Simpson, came to see me off and wish us God-speed. We had secured berths in the splendid steamship "Russia", one of the celebrated Cunard liners, commmanded by Captain Cook, and, at half-past twelve o'clock, we started our voyage, enjoying a very pleasant run to Queenstown.

Page Two August 26

Looking around me at intervals, I observed some "kent faces;" among the passengers from Scotland being - Mr. and Mrs. Moore, of Park Circus, Glasgow, Mr. Galbraith, a brother of ex-Lord Provost Galbraith of Glasgow, Mr. McEwan, of Park Terrace, Glasgow; Mr. Moffat, of Ardrossan; Mr. Stott, agent for the Scottish Amicable Assurance Company, Glasgow; Mt. and Mrs. Arthur, of Barshaw, and their Master Tom, a nice lad,fourteen or fifteen years of age; also Mr. Richard Kidston, of Newton, and his brother, Captain Kidston, of the gallant 42nd Highlanders. Occasional conversations with the above, and with my two travelling companions, Mr. John Hendrie and his brother James, served to while away the time and keep me from wearying.

Page Four August 29

My bulletin of to-day must record that I passed a very bad night. The ship rolled about dreadfully; so much so that once or twice I was nearly pitched out of my berth. The berths (29 and 30) which Mr. John Hendrie and I occupy are near the stern of the vessel, and in consequence are affected by all the movements of the ship.

Again for the census of 1881 James, Janet and six of their children were recorded at Meadow Bank Cottage. James was no longer recorded as an Iron Founder but simply as a Farmer of 42 acres, employing a man and a woman.

1881 Census (4 April) Kilwinning (599) Book: 12 Page: 17

Meadow Bank Cottage, Kilwinning, Ayrshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendrie Head 55 Farmer Of 42 Acres Employing Man & Woman Airdie, Lanarkshire
Janet Hendrie Wife 56   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Agnes T. Hendrie Daughter 33   Airdie, Lanarkshire
Barbara C. Hendrie Daughter 32   Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Jane A. Hendrie Daughter 26   Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Jessie B. M. Hendrie Daughter 21   Kilwinning, Ayrshire
James (Jr) Hendrie Son 15 Scholar Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Christina E. Hendrie Daughter 12 Scholar Kilwinning, Ayrshire

James Hendrie died on 22 January 1887 in (Meadow Back Cottage) Kilwinning, Ayrshire. Will details from ScotlandsPeople website - HENDRIE JAMES 02/05/1887 MEADOWBANK, KILWINNING, D. 22/01/1887 AT KILWINNING, TESTATE WILL AYR SHERIFF COURT WILLS SC6/46/18

A notice of James's death was carried two days later in the Glasgow Herald of 24 January 1887

Notice of the death of James Hendrie

Glasgow Herald - 24 January 1887

For the census of 1891 the widowed Janet was still living at Meadow Bank Cottage, described as Living on Private Means along with her three unmarried daughters.

1891 Census (6 April) Ayr (599) Book:?  Page:?

Meadow Bank Cottage, Kilwinning, Ayrshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Janet Hendrie Wife 66 Living on Private Means Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Barbara C Hendrie Daughter 42   Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Jane A Hendrie Daughter 36   Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Jessie B M Hendrie Daughter 31   Kilwinning, Ayrshire

Janet Hendrie, nee Motherwell, died on 18 September1900 in (Meadow Back Cottage) Kilwinning, Ayrshire. Will details from ScotlandsPeople website - HENDRIE JANET 14/01/1901 OR MOTHERWELL, WIDOW OF JAMES HENDRIE, IRONFOUNDER, MEADOWBANK, KILWINNING, D. 18/09/1900 AT KILWINNING, TESTATE WILL AYR SHERIFF COURT WILLS SC6/46/28

A notice of Janet's death was carried the next day in the Glasgow Herald of 19 September 1900.

Notice of the death of Janet Hendrie, nee Motherwell.

Glasgow Herald -19 September1900


William Henry born \ baptised 18 June 1827, New Monkland, Lanarkshireson of Charles Hendrie and Barbara Clydesdale.

William married Ann Jane Kennedy circa 1855 in America. Ann was born about 1834 in Alabama, probably in Magnolia Springs.

William and Ann had the following known children.

It looks as though William may have emigrated to America at the same time as his brother Alexander. Certainly William was recorded in the US 1850 census resident in Harrison county, Harrison, Mississippi. He was recorded as "William A Hendrie, 23, a Watchmaker, born in Scotland."

However by 1855 William would seem to have settled in Chicago where he had established himself as a "Steeple and Locomotive Clock and a Watchmaker", and was included in the publication "The Fourth annual review of the commerce, railroads, and manufactures of Chicago" as such for that year.

Andre´ Arnal. Fourth annual review of the commerce, railroads, and manufactures of Chicago, for the year 1855

W. A. Hendrie, Steeple and Locomotive Clock and Watchmakers, 39 Wells street.

There have been turned out of this establishment several steeple clocks, among which is the one in the North Market steeple. During the past year there has been manufactured a locomotive clock for the new passenger engine " Grey-Hawk," built in the works of the Chicago and Galena U. R. R- Co. It is something entirely new in this country, aud is destined to become general.

For the US census of 1860 William was recorded aged 30 as resident in Chicago with his wife Ann Jane, and their two young children, Mary aged 4 and Charles aged 2.

United States Census, 1860

6th Ward Chicago City, Cook, Illinois, United States

Name Age Birthplace
Wm A Hendry 30 Scotland
Ann Jane Hendry 27 Alabama
Mary Hendry 4 Illinois
Charles Hendrie 2 Illinois

The Annual Directory of Chicago for 1869-1870 contained a listing for William's business.

Annual Directory of Chicago 1869-1870

For the census of 1870 William and his family were recorded still resident in Chicago, with William described as a Watchmaker. The youngest child probably born on 17 April of that year was recorded without a name so one assumes they had not decided on what to call him. He was to be Theodore Kennedy. There was also a Domestic Servant recorded in the household, a C Enhansen from Sweden.

United States Census, 1870

Illinois, United States

Name Age Occupation Birthplace
William H Hendrie 40 Watchmaker Scotland
Ann Hendrie 36 Keeps House Alabama
Mary Hendrie 13   Illinois
Charles Hendrie 11   Illinois
Jessie Hendrie 10   Illinois
Geo. F. Hendrie 5   Illinois
Arthur B. Hendrie 2   Illinois
No Name Hendrie 2 Months   Illinois
C Enhansen 21 Domestic Servant Sweden

It would seem that William premises was involved in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 which destryed his entire stock, (and presumably his premises!). - "William Hendrie - Watchmaker, Franklin street, loss of entire stock in the Chicago fire. - Ref: The Scottish American History Club and Museum - Arts and Culture Division of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society.The fire burned from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871, and killed up to 300 people, destroying roughly 3.3 square miles of Chicago, Illinois, and leaving more than 100,000 residents homeless

No trace of the family has been found in the 1880 census but it would seem that they were resident in Chicago around this time as according to the later census record of 1900 William and Ann had a daughter Olive born in the February of that year.

The next record we have for William is an article in the New York Times, from May 1899 which states that William's wife had died in the autumn of the previous year, i.e. 1898, and it would seem that this and the frailities of old age were catching up on poor William.

The New York Times from New York, New York · May 11, 1899 - Page 2

HENDRIE BOUND FOR GLASGOW. CHICAGO, May 10

William A. Hendrie, the Chicagoan who was found by the police in New York City yesterday wandering around apparently insane, is a jeweler, with a store and residence at 3.718 State Street, and is seventy-two years old. Monday morning he started for New York over the Pennsylvania Road, and was to have been met at the station in New York by his daughter, Olive Hendrie. The first his familiy knew that anything was wrong was a telegram from Miss Hendrie to the effect that he had not arrived. A little later it was learned that he was in the hands of the police, and the daughter got word to this effect. Mr. Hendrie was on his way to Glasgow, Scotland, to visit his brothers, and the news of his condition caused great surprise to four of his children, who are living at home. Arthur Hendrie, who is a member of the First Regiment, and recently returned from the Cuban war, said his father's determination to go to Scotland was hastily formed. The old man came home Saturday, and said he had purchased his ticket, and was going to leave Monday, the family was unable to persuade him to remain at home. Mrs. Hendrie died last Fall, and since that time Mr. Hendrie has been lonesome for a sight of his relatives in Scotland. He has lived In Chicago for over forty years. He is one of the most famous steeple clock makers in the country.

For the census of 1900 the widowed William was recorded in Precinct 26 South Town Chicag along with his two sons Arthur and Theodore and his daughter Olive.

United States Census, 1900

Precinct 26 South Town Chicago city Ward 4, Cook, Illinois, United States

Name Relationship Birth Date Age Occupation Birthplace Father Birthplace Mother Birthplace
William H Hendrie Head May 1827 73 Watchmaker Scotland Scotland Scotland
Arthur Hendrie Son September1867 33 Salesman - Hardware Scotland Alabama Illinois
Theodore Hendrie Son April 1870 30   Scotland Alabama Illinois
Olive Hendrie Daughter February 1880 20   Scotland Alabama Illinois

Four years after this census on 7 December 1904 William passed away. There is a record of his death in the Illinois, Cook County Deaths, which identified him as William Alexander Hendrie born about 1826 in Scotland with both parents being born in Scotland, who died aged 78, retired and widowed, on 7 December 1904 in Cook, Illinois, United States. He was buried on 9 December 1904 in Rose Hill Cemetry, Illinois.


John Henry born \ baptised 27 September 1829, New Monkland, Lanarkshire, son of Charles Hendrie and Barbara Clydesdale.

John a Coal Master married Agnes Galloway Henderson daughter of Robert Henderson and Mary Hay on 19 September1855 in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. Agnes was born on 4 June 1829 in Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire. She was christened on 21 June 1829 in Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire.

John and Agnes had the following children:

For the 1861 census John and Agnes were visiting Anes's sister Mary who had married Archibald Smith, Sewed Muslin Manufacturer, on 25 September1860 in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. John was described as a Farmer and a Coal Master, the farm being Kirwood Farm and the colliery being Kirkwood Colliery.

1861 Census (8 April) Blythswood (644-6) Book: 39 Page: 18

39 Scott Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Archibald Smith Head 32 Sewed Muslin Manufacturer Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire
Mary Smith Wife 24   Cumbernauld
John Hendrie Visitor 31 Farmer \ Proprietor of Coal Mine New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Agnes Hendrie Visitor 31 Proprietor's Wife Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire
Bridget Docherty Servant 28 Domestic Servant Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire

Their children were recorded back in Old Monkland, at the family home, Kirkwood Farm, being looked after by the housekeeper Elizabeth McIntyre. Their daughter Mary May born in 1856 is not included in the household.

1861 Census (8 April) Old Monkland (652-02) Book: 9 Page: 17

Kirkwood Farm, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Henrietta C. Hendrie Daughter 2   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jessie Agnes Hendrie Daughter 1   Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth McIntyre Servant 50 Housekeeper Kilieman, Argyle
Helen Henderson Servant 23 Domestic Servant Stirling
Agnes Frew Servant 22 Nursery Maid Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John Irwin Servant 23 Shepherd Ireland

For the 1871 John and Agnes were recorded at Scotstoun House, Renfrew with all their children with the exception of Mary May born 1856, who it is assumed had probably died in infancy. Along with the 5 Domestic Servants listed in the household, there was also a Governess, Isabella Addison, employed no doubt to look after the seven children. John is again described as a Farmer as well as a Coal Master, with the farm consisting of "380 acres all arable". He was also "employing 8 Labourers 2 boys and 5 women", although it does not specify in which capacity, farming or Coal Mining.

1871 Census (3 April) Renfrew (575) Book: 2A Page: 21

Scotstoun House, Renfrew, Renfrewshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Hendrie Head 41 Coal Master and Farmer - 380 acres all arable employing 8 Labourers 2 boys and 5 women New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Agnes G. Hendrie Wife 41   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Henrietta C. Hendrie Daughter 12 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jessie A. Hendrie Daughter 11 Scholar Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Catherine J. Hendrie Daughter 9 Scholar Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Charles Hendrie Son 7 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jane R. Hendrie Daughter 5 Scholar Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Robert J. Hendrie Son 2   Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Alfred J. Hendrie Son 1   Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Isabella Addison Governess 33 Governess Carnock Parish, Fife
Margaret Orr Servant 50 Servant Kilbarchan Parish, Renfrewshire
Isabella Shaw Servant 27 Servant Craignish, Argyle
Margaret Muir Servant 20 Servant Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Rachel Gemmel Servant 17 Servant Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Margaret Howey Servant 32 Servant Old Monkland, Lanarkshire

Shortly after this census in the August of 1872 John sailed to America along with his brother James on board the Cunard steamship "Russia" in the company of a Mr. John Watson. Fortunately Mr Watson published a diary of his trip which includes mention of John and his brother during the outward voyage to America.

Souvenir of a Tour in the United States of America and Canada. in the Autumn of 1872 by John Watson (Author)

Chapter One

Page One - August 23 - August 24

Having taken an affectionate farewell of my dear wife and children at Glencairn, I left Motherwell by train at half-past two o'clock en route for Liverpool, accompasnied by Mt. John Hendrie, of Scotstoun House, and "convoyed" as far as Carlisle by my great friend Cheif-Constable McKay. We remained for a night in the great commercial port, staying at the well-known Washingtom Hotel, where we were made very comfortable.

This morning we were joined at breakfast by Mr. Hendrie's brother James, proprietor of a large iron foundry at Kilwinning, who is likewise to proceed with us to the New World. My friend, Mr. A. H. Simpson, came to see me off and wish us God-speed. We had secured berths in the splendid steamship "Russia", one of the celebrated Cunard liners, commmanded by Captain Cook, and, at half-past twelve o'clock, we started our voyage, enjoying a very pleasant run to Queenstown.

Page Two August 26

Looking around me at intervals, I observed some "kent faces;" among the passengers from Scotland being - Mr. and Mrs. Moore, of Park Circus, Glasgow, Mr. Galbraith, a brother of ex-Lord Provost Galbraith of Glasgow, Mr. McEwan, of Park Terrace, Glasgow; Mr. Moffat, of Ardrossan; Mr. Stott, agent for the Scottish Amicable Assurance Company, Glasgow; Mt. and Mrs. Arthur, of Barshaw, and their Master Tom, a nice lad,fourteen or fifteen years of age; also Mr. Richard Kidston, of Newton, and his brother, Captain Kidston, of the gallant 42nd Highlanders. Occasional conversations with the above, and with my two travelling companions, Mr. John Hendrie and his brother James, served to while away the time and keep me from wearying.

Page Four August 29

My bulletin of to-day must record that I passed a very bad night. The ship rolled about dreadfully; so much so that once or twice I was nearly pitched out of my berth. The berths (29 and 30) which Mr. John Hendrie and I occupy are near the stern of the vessel, and in consequence are affected by all the movements of the ship.

According to "The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry by John Buchanan et al." published in 1878 John Hendrie purchased Caldr Park estate in 1875 and this is echoed in in the "Hisory of Calderpark Zoo" available on the web, although the circumstances of the actual purchase vary. The "Hisory of Calderpark Zoo" item also gives the price paid as £35,000, which if accurate is a huge sum in the region of £2.8 million today.

Hisory of Calderpark Zoo

The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry

by John Buchanan et al. published in 1878

In 1875, Mr Reid Stewart sold his estate for £35,000 to Mr John Hendrie, a Glasgow coalmaster. A few years later, Mr Hendrie sold part of the land to the " Hamilton, Bothwell and Coatbridge Railway Company. Upon Mr. (Theodore) Walrond's death Calder Park was sold to Mr. James Reid Stewart of Glasgow, by whom it was recently sold to the Hamilton and Bothwell Railway Company. This Company, after retaining a small part of it for their own uses, resold it to Mr. John Hendrie, who is the present proprietor.

According to the "Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4) - F.H. Groome", it would seem that in addition to purchasing the Calder Park estate John also purchased Larbert House and its adjoining lands in the following year, 1876! This was confirmed by a reference to Larbert House in the "The History of Stirlingshire by William Nimmo published 1880" which also has a brief description of the property

Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4)

F.H. Groome

The History of Stirlingshire

by William Nimmo published 1880

Larbert House, 5 furlongs NW of the village, was purchased from G. Stirling, Esq., in 1876 by John Hendrie, Esq. (b. 1829), who holds 899 acres in Stirling and 85 in Lanark shire, valued at £1611 and £1406 per annum. Larbert house, for many years the residence of the Stirling-Chalmers family, lies concealed on the north. The estate, though small, is finely wooded and a really pleasant loophole of retreat, and was lately the property of Mr. John Hendrie, coalmaster, Glasgow.

John's obviously wealthy and comfortable lifestyle was light years away from that of those who toiled underground to produce the coal which provided his wealth. The Scottish Mining website lists some of the accidents that happened in the mines, including the Kirkwood Colliery during this time. Click here to visit the list of Old Monkland Mining Accidents 1870-1899

In 1878 the City of Glasgow Bank failed causing causing widespread financial hardship throughout Scotland.  In a brief biographical sketch of Mabel Quin Hendrie, the wife of Robert John Henderson Hendrie, John and Agnes's second son it is stated that - Mabel married Robert Henderson Hendrie, the son of wealthy Scottish landowners. Unfortunately, his family lost their fortune with the collapse of the Bank of Glasgow, so he moved to Australia, then later New Zealand, to manage Mount Pisa Station." John Hendrie does not appears a a shareholder in the list of shareholders I have, but I am not certain how comprehensive that list is so I would be wary of discounting this possibility completely. However even if John was not a shareholder the general downturn in trade that this catasrophe caused, along with the number of business that would have gone into liquidation potentially owing John money, would it is likely that the finances of the family would have been severely affected.

Despite John's purchases of Calder Park and Larbert House it was at Scotstoun House that all the family was again recorded for the 1881 census, with John recorded simply as a "Coal Master". However the Post Office Directory for 1880-1881 listed John's address as both Scotstoun House and Larbert House..

1881 Census (4 April) Renfrew (575) Book: 9A Page: 8

Scotstoun Lodge House, Renfrew, Renfrewshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Hendrie Head 51 Coalmaster Lanarkshire
(Mrs) Hendrie Wife 51   Dunbartonshire
(Miss) Hendrie Daughter 19   Lanarkshire
Charles Hendrie Son 17   Lanarkshire
Jane Hendrie Son 15   Lanarkshire
Robert Hendrie Son 12 Scholar Lanarkshire
Alfred Hendrie Son 11 Scholar Lanarkshire
Margt. McKellar Servant 36 Domestic Servant Dunbartonshire
Catherine Ross Servant 29 Domestic Laundress Ross and Cromarty
Jane Henderson Servant 25 Domestic Dressmaker Lanarkshire
Sarah Murray Servant 23 Domestic Servant Aberdeenshire
Jessie Kean Servant 21 Domestic Servant Ireland

The Glasgow Post Office Directory for the following year 1881-1882 listed John address as simply Larbert House. However within a couple of years John had sold Larbert House to John Hatt Noble Graham as referenced in the "Lands and lairds of Larbert and Dunipace parishes by Gibson, John Charles - published 1908 ".

Lands and lairds of Larbert and Dunipace parishes

by Gibson, John Charles - published 1908

Gilbert Stirling Chalmer Stirling ...... sold the estate in May, 1876, to John Hendrie, of Calder Park, coalmaster in Glasgow, who sold it in 1883 to the present proprietor, John Hatt Noble Graham, merchant in Glasgow, who was created a baronet in 1906.

Having sold Larbert House John moved to Thornwood House, Uddingston.

The 1888 Index of firms included mention of "John Hendrie & Co, Coalmasters" refering to them as "one of the most influential firms engaged in this business in Glasgow".

Index of Firms - 1888   (http://www.glasgowwestaddress.co.uk/1888_Book/Index_of_firms_1888.htm)

John Hendrie & Co., Coalmasters, 74, Bath Street.—

Amongst the many large and influential firms extensively engaged in the coal business of Glasgow, the well-known house of Messrs. John Hendrie & Co. has for a great number of years occupied a very prominent position. Established in the year 1861 at Kirkwood, the office being at 82, West Regent Street. Mr. John Hendrie is the sole proprietor.

The house deals extensively in all kinds of coals, as gas, splint, household, &c., and in addition to their extensive house connection, Messrs. Hendrie & Co. ship immense quantities of coal from all the principal ports of Scotland to every quarter of the world. The house is one of the most influential firms engaged in this business in Glasgow.

For the 1891 census John and Agnes were recorded at Thornwood House, Bothwell, Lanarkshire. Their youngest daughter, Jane, and youngest son, Alfred, were still recorded in the family household along with two servents. servants.They have a visitor in the shape of Isabella Addison the children's Governess from the 1871 census twenty years previously. John was listed not only as a Coal Master but also as a J.P.

1891 Census (6 April) Bothwell ( ) Book: 8 Page: 2

Thornwood House, Bothwell, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Hendrie Head 61 J.P. and Coalmaster Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Agnes G. Hendrie Wife 61   Dunbartonshire
Jane R. Hendrie Daughter 24   Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Alfred J. Hendrie Son 21 Accountant Clerk Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Isabella Addison Visitor 53   Carnock, Fifeshire
Bessie R. Kirkpatick Servant 28 Domestic Servant Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Isabella McPherson Servant 24 Domestic Servant Hamilton, Lanarkshire

For the 1901 census John and Agnes were living in Edinburgh at 7 Murrayfield Avenue. John was recorded as having been a Coal Master bit now retired, possibly explaining the move to Edinburgh. There is only the one servant in residence, Sally Smith aged 31, described as a General Domestic Servant.

1901 Census (1 April) St George Edinburgh (685-1) Book: 86 Page: 8

7 Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Hendrie Head 71 Coal Master - Retired Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Agnes G. Hendrie Wife 71   Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire
Sally Smith Servant 31 General Domestic Servant Strachan, Kincardineshire

It would seem that after the death of his sister Jane Alexander Thomson, nee Hendrie, on 6 December 1900 in Clydesdale Bank House, Airdrie, Lanarkshirethere, there was some dispute of her will, which resulted in John issuing an "ACTION OF MULTIPLEPOINDING". I am not entirely sure what this involved but would seem to have been an action to decide whether the legacy of £2,173 should be divided between the "Next-of-Kin of the said deceased George Thomson or amongst the Next-of-Kin of the said Wife" (Jane). In it are named all the surviving next of kin of Jane. i.e. her two surviving brothers, John, and "William Alexander Hendrie, of State Street, Chicago, Illinois", plus the children of her deceased brother Alexander: "Margaret Aithchison Hendre, Walnut Street, Owensborough, Kentucky; Charles Hendrie, Colliery Manager, Benin Kentucky; John and Alexander Hendrie, both of Rockport, Kentucky"; along with the widow and children of Robert A. Hendrie who are supposed to reside in Central City, Kentucky.

New York Herald 14 June 1902 - EUROPE

INITIMATION IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an ACTION OF MULTIPLEPOINDING and EXONERATION AHAS BEEN RAISED BY THE Lords OF council AND Session AT EDINBURGH (First Division - Lord Low, Ordinary, Mr Veitch, Clerk) at the instance of JOHN HENDRIE, sometime Coal master residing at Kirkwood, Coatbridge, now residing at Davidson Main's, and WILLIAM JACKSON ANDREW, Solicitor, Coatbridge, the survivng Trustee's and Executors of the late GEORGE THOMSON, Banker, Airdrie and his Wife, JANE ALEXANDER HENDRIE or THOMSON, his wife, acting under their mutual Trust Disposition and Settlement against WILLIAM THOMSON 34 Princes Street, Pollokshields, and others the Next-of-Kin of the said deceased GEORGE THOMSON and against JOHN JAMES MACDONALD, Armadale, Armadale,Howard Road, South Norwood, Surrey, executor of Mrs AGNES FRASER HENDRIE or SHAW, sometime residing at Alderwood, Helensburgh, and others, the Next-of-Kin of the deceased Mrs JANE ALEXANDER HENDRIE or THOMSON and including amongst last named Next-of-Kin the following parties resident in America, vis, :- WILLIAM ALEXANDER HENDRIE, State Street, Chicago, Illinois; MARGARET AITCHISON HENDRIE, Walnut Street, Owensborough, Kentucky; CHARLES HENDRIE, Colliery Manager, Benin Kentucky; JOHN HENDRIE and ALEXANDER HENDRIE, both of Rockport, Kentucky; and the widow and children of ROBERT A. HENDRIE who are supposed to reside in Central City, Kentucky; the purpose of which action is to have determined inter alia whether the sum of £2,173, or thereby, in the hands of said Trustees falls to be divided amongst the Next-of-Kin of the said deceased George Thomson or amongst the Next-of-Kin of the said Wife, , and in which action Lord Low has pronounced the following interloquter; - "13th of May, 1903. The Lord Ordinary finds the pursuers liable only in once and single payment of the fund in medio, and appoints claimants on said fund to lodge their Condescendencies and Claims within One Month. Further, appoints intimation of the dependence of this process to be made by advertisement twice at an interval of a week in each of the "New York Herald"; "Chicago Tribune" (Illinois); "Louisville Courier Journal" (Kentucky;, and Jersey City Journal" newspapers, and once in each of the "London Times" and "Scotsman" newspapers.

(signed) "A. LOW"

Of all which intimation is hereby given.

MACPHERSON & MACKAY, S.S.C.

Agents of the Pursuers

16 Duke Street, Edinburgh. 16th May, 1902

Agnes Hendrie, nee Henderson died on 22 March 1903 in Barnton Gardens, Cramond, Midlothian. A notice of Agnes's death was carried the next day in the Glasgow Herald of 23 March 1903.

Notice of the death of Agnes Hendrie, nee Henderson.

Glasgow Herald - 23 March 1903

Shortly after his wife's death On 27 August 1903 John Hendrie sailed from Glasgow for New York on board the SS. Furnessia to visit his nephew, Charles Hendrie in Louisville, Kemtucky. (Son of his brother Alexander). No doubt they would have been in contact over John's challenge to his sisters will, and possibly after the death of his wife a trip abroad would have seemed a welcome distraction. Another passenger on the ship was a Bessie Kirkpatrck, who had been employed as a "domestic servant" in John's household in the 1891 census. Whether this was a conincidence that the pair were on the same ship, or whether Bessie was travelling as an unofficial "carer" is not known. Certainly John was recorded in the Ellis Island records as going to visit his nephew in Kentucky, whereas Bessie was recorded as going to visit a William Allison at 23 W Steet East Orange New Jersey, which would suggest they certainly had different reasons for the voyage. However whatever the circumstances it would seem that a relationship developed and the following year on 5 April 1904 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky the couple were married.

Elizabeth was Elizabeth Kennedy Rankine Kirkpatrick, born 7 June 1861 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the daughter of David Kirkpatrick and Helen Clark.

There is a record of the coup[le returning to the UK on the Lusitania on 20 December 1907 but whether this was their first time back in the UK after their marriage is unknown.>

Three years later the couple returned to America to visit Charles Hendrie, John's nephew, now resident in Central City, Kentucky. They sailed on the SS Columbia from Glasgow on the 29 October 1910. The couple were accompanied by Annie Dennison aged 8 who was Elizabeth's niece, the daughter of Elizebeth's sister Sarah and her husband Edmund Dennison. (Sarah and Edmund married in 1900 in Edinburgh - Annie's was born in Ibstock a village in North West Leicestershire and the birth was registered in the Oct-December quarter of 1901 in the Market Bosworth district). All three's last place of residence was York, in England a their "contact" back in England was given as E. Dennison, Survey Office, York, presumably Annie's father. The ships manifest has descriptions and places of birth for the three of them viz: John Hendrie was 5' 10" with a ruddy complexion, fair hair and blue eyes, born in Airdrie, Scotland. Elizabeth Hendrie was 5' 5" with a dark compexion, black hair, and black eyes!, born in Hamilton, Scotland. Annie Dennison was 5' 5" with a fair compexion, fair hair, and blue eyes, born in Ipstock, Scotland. (Should be Ibstock, England.)

Six years later back in York, England, on 7 September 1916, aged 86, John Hendrie died. A notice of his passing was carried in the Glasgow Herald of 11 September 1916

Notice of John Hendrie's death

Glasgow Herald - 11 September 1916

Elizabeth was recorded making at least two more trips to the US again in the company of Annie Dennison.

The first was on board the Missanabie arriving in New York on 6 August, having left the UK on 25 July 1918. On the ships manifest Elizabeth, aged 50, and Annie, aged 16, both gave their last residence in England as 13 Charnwood Grove, West Bridgeford, Nottingham, the house of E. Dennison. (Identified as Annie's father and Elizabeth's brother.) Elizabeth's place of birth was given as Hamilton, Scotland and Annie's as Ibstock, England. (Not Ipstock, Scotland as in the 1901 manifest which was patently wrong). Again documentation contains a physical description of the pair with Elizabeth as being 5' 5" with a dark complexion, with dark hair, and grey eyes, and Annie as being 5' 4" with a fair complexion, with fair hair, and grey eyes. They were both travelling to Glen Jean, in Fayette County, West Virginia, to visit a Thomas Nichol.

The second trip was on board the Caledonia sailing from Glasgow on 9 October 1926 arriving in New York on 18 October 1926. Elizabeth was listed as 58, a housekeeper, born in Hamilton, Scotland with her nearest relative being her sister, Ellen Kirkpatrick of 2 Bothwell Road, Hamilton. She was recorded as going home to 375 Park Avenue, New York CXity, and as being 5' 5" with a dark complexion, with dark hair, and grey eyes. Annie was listed as being 24, a Children's Nurse, born in Ibstock, England, with her nearest relative being Edmond Dennison, 13 Charnwood Grove, Nottingham. She was recorded as going to stay with Mrs Evelyn Paterson, 39 East 83rd Street, New York, and as being 5' 4" with a fair complexion, with brown hair, and grey eyes. On the outbound documentation their address was given as Miller Road, Ayr, with their country of "Last Permanent Residence" being "Foriegn Countries" and their ""Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence" as "Foriegn Countries".

Shortly after this the couple were back in Scotland having sailed from New York back to Glasgow arriving on the 11 July 1927 on Board the SS Cameronia. Elizabeth was described as a Domestic aged 60 and Annie as a Nurse aged 25. Both gave with their "Country of Last Permanent Residence" being "USA". However Annie gave her ""Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence" as "Scotland", whereas Elizabeth gave hers as "Foriegn Countries" suggesting perhaps a return to the USA? The UK address listed for both was Meadowbank, Kilwinning, the family home of Elizabeth's deceased brother in law James Hendrie.

It would seem that at sometime Elizabeth did return to Scotland as she died on 16 November 1940 at New Street, Slamannan, Stirlingshire, aged 79. She was identified as the widow of John Hendrie, Coal Owner, and the daughter of David Kirkpatrick, a Coal Miner, and Helen Kirkpatrick, maiden surname Clark, (both listed as deceased). The informant was Bessie Murphy, niece, Drummond Arms Hotel, Muthill, Stirlingshire.


Margaret Aitchison Henry born \ baptised 13 November 1831, New Monkland, Lanarkshire, daughter of Charles Hendrie and Barbara Clydesdale.

Margaret married William Jack on 17 November 1859 in Airdrie House, New Monkland, Lanarkshire. Margaret was identified as a 28 year old spinster, resident at Airdrie House, and the daughter of Charles Hendrie, Coal Master, and Barbara Hendrie, maiden surname, Clydesdale, (neither identified as deceased). William was recorded as a 38 year old batchelor and Manager of an Iron Works, resident at Carnbroe Iron Works. His parents were identified as William Jack, a merchant, and Janet Jack, maiden surname Cherrie, (both listed as deceased). William was born on 1 May 1820 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire.

Tragically Margaret died aged only less than a year after her marriage, on 10 October 1860 in Carnbroe Iron Works, Bothwell, aged only 28. She was recorded as the wife of William Jack, Manger of Iron Works, and the daughter of Charles Hendrie, Factor of Airdrie Estates, and Barbara Hendrie, maiden surname, Clydesdale, (neither identified as deceased). Margaret was buried in New Monkland Church yard and the informant was Mary Johnston, servant of the deceased. The cause of death was given as "Congestion of the Brain - about 30 hours". It is believed that William and Margaret had no offspring.

The Glasgow Herald carried a notice of her sudden demise two days later.

Notice of the death of Margaret Jack, nee Hendrie

Glasgow Herald - 12 October 1860

William Jack re-married to Jessie Forrest 6 December 1864, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, and William and Jessie had two known children: Jessie Clark Jack born 27 November 1865, and Mary Frederick Clark born 1882. Although both births were recorded in Bothwell, according to later census records Jessie would seem to have actually been born in Coatbridge. William Jack died 12 August 1894, at Craigend, Bothwell, Lanarkshire. Jessie Jack, nee Forrest died 8 October 1904, at Craigend, Bothwell, Lanarkshire. The couple were buried in Bothwell Park Cemetery.

Their daughter Jessie Clark Jack, married Thomas Anderson Purdie on 29 June 1892 in Burma, Bengal, India, and they had at least one child, Thomas Anderson Purdie who lost his life in World War One, killed in action on 10 July 1916, aged only 19 years and 6 months. Jessie Clark Purdie, nee Jack, died on 18 March 1908 at Craigends, Bothwell, and her husband Thomas Anderson Purdie, Shipbuilder of Purdie, Glen & Co., died 8 February 1919 in London.

William and Jessie's younger daughter Mary Frederick Jack died 17 April 1953.


Agnes Hendrie born \ baptised 03 July 1836, New Monkland, Lanarkshire , daughter of Charles Hendrie and Barbara Clydesdale

Agnes married John Shaw, a Clothier and latterly a Coal Master, on 5 March 1858 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire. I believe that John Shaw was born 26 November 1833 and baptised 12 December 1833 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire to John Shaw and Margaret Henderson. I believe John Shaw and Margaret Henderson were married June 1831 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire.

Agnes and John had the following children:

For the census of 1861 Agnes was visiting her parents at the Airdrie estates factor's house, along with her two young children Agmes and Henrietta.

1861 Census (8 April) New Monkland (651-02) Book: 12 Page: 11

Factor's House, Airdrie House, Airdrie, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Hendrie Head 69 Provost of Airdrie J.P. New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Barbara C. Hendrie Wife 60   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Jane A Hendrie Daughter 36   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Bethia P. Hendrie Daughter 25   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Agnes H. Shaw Visitor 23   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Henrietta Shaw Visitor 1   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Agnes McMath Servant 26 House Maid Colmonell, Ayrshire

Her husband John was recorded back home at Willow Bank Cottage along with his two step brothers, Peter and Robert Gourlay.

1861 Census (8 April) New Monkland (651-01) Book: 8 Page: 25

Alexander Willow Bank Cottage, Airdrie, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Shaw Head 27 Clothier Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Peter Gourlay Step Brother 18 Apprentice Draper Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Robt Gourlay Step Brother 16 Apprentice Draper Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Marion Steele Servant 19 Servant hryston
Elizabeth Sword Visitor 13   Airdrie, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1871 John and Agnes were recorded together with their five daughters at 10 Victoria Place in Airdrie with John recorded as a Cloth Merchant. Sadly their only son John born in 1863 is missing from this census and it is believed he died in infancy in the year of his birth.

1871 Census (3 April) Airdrie (651-01) Book: 2 Page: 17

10 Victoria Place, Airdrie, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Shaw Head 37 Cloth Merchant Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Agnes H Shaw Wife 34   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Henrietta C Shaw Daughter 11 Scholar Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Margaret H Shaw Daughter 6 Scholar Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Jane H Shaw Daughter 4 Scholar Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Agnes Shaw Daughter 3   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Catherine Shaw Daughter 5 months   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
James McCall Servant 19 Servant Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth McDonald Servant 17 Servant Airdrie, Lanarkshire

For the 1881 Census the family had moved from Airdrie and were resident in Carmyle Woodend, Old Monkland. John's occupation has also changed from Cloth Merchant to Coal Master.

1881 Census (4 April) Old Monkland (652-1) Book: 3 Page: 22

Carmyle Woodend, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Shaw Head 47 Coalmaster Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Agnes Shaw Wife 44   Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Henrietta C. Shaw Daughter 21   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Margaret R. Shaw Daughter 16   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Jane R. Shaw Daughter 14   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Agnes H. Shaw Daughter 13   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Catherine Shaw Daughter 10 Scholar Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Rachel Prentice Servant 23 Domestic Servant - Cook Larkhall, Lanarkshire
Janet Prentice Servant 15 Domestic Servant - Housemaid Larkhall, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1891 the family had relocated yet again. However this time they had moved a bit further, to England, to Leamington in Warwickshire with John now seemingly retired as he was described as "Living on Own Means". All five daughters were still unmarried and listed in their partents household.

1891 Census (6 April) Leamington (RG 12/2472) Page: 40

28 Binswood Avenue, Leamington, Warwickshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Shaw Head 57 Living on own means Scotland
Agnes Shaw Wife 54   Scotland
Henrietta C. Shaw Daughter 31   Scotland
Margaret H. Shaw Daughter 26   Scotland
Jane H. Shaw Daughter 24   Scotland
Agnes Shaw Daughter 23   Scotland
Kate Shaw Daughter 20   Scotland
Emily Fleckett Servant 20 General Domestic Servant Bascote, Warwickshire

John Shaw died on 12 March 1892 at the Limes, Beauchamp Square, Leamington, Warwickshire, England. A notice of his death was carried two days later in the Glasgow Herald of 14 March 1892

Notice of the death of John Shaw

Glasgow Herald - 14 March 1892

For the census of 1901 the widowed Agnes was still living in Binswood Avenue, Leamington but with only her daughter Margaret included in the household.

1901 Census (1 April) Leamington (RG 13/2931) Page: 24

34 Binswood Avenue, Leamington, Warwickshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Agnes Shaw Head 64 Living on own means Scotland
Margaret H. Shaw Daughter 36   Scotland
Elizabeth M. Redpath Visitor 42 Hospital Sick Nurse Scotland
Nellie Chilton Servant 20 General Domestic Servant Bascote, Warwickshire

Agnes Shaw, nee Hendrie, died on 22 June 1901 in Mayville, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, the house of her son in law, as reported in the intimation of her demise carried two days later in the Glasgow Herald of 24 June 1901. (The son in law was Thomas Scott Redpath son of Adam Redpath and Ann Bell who Agnes and John's daughter, Jane Hendrie Shaw had married on 27 September1892 in All Saints, Leamington, Warwickshire.

Notice of the death of Agnes Fraser Shaw, nee Hendrie,

Glasgow Herald - 24 June 1901