Details of John Hendry\Hendrie and Agnes Fraser and their children where known.

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There is a possibility that this family link to my Williamson tree on the basis that this couple had a daughter Agnes born on 6 April 1784 in New Monkland who would fit as the Agnes Hendry who married Alexander Williamson (my ggg grandfather) in the January of 1804 in New Monkland. For further details - Click Here. Certainly her age would be appropriate and the Agnes who married Alexander Williamson is named on her headstone in Airdrie as Agnes Hendry . The family of John Hendry and Agnes Fraser also seem to have used the"d" although also being recorded as Hendrie on some occasions.


Details of John Hendry\Hendrie and Agnes Fraser

No marriage date has been found for John and Agnes but I suspect it would have been in the 1770's making their respective births likely to be circa 1745.

John and Agnes had the following children recorded as born to them in the New Monkland Old Parish Register

Nothing is known of John and Agnes other than the births of their children, so should anyone be able to supply further information, or possibly prove that their daughter Agnes was not the lass who married Alexander Williamsom, this would be appreciated. Please use the contact form available at the top of this page.


Their Children

Alexander Hendrie born about 1781 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire

Alexander Hendrie born about 1781 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, the son of John Hendry, a Farmer, and Agnes Hendry, maiden surname Fraser, as identified on his later death certificate.

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: (For further details of these children where known - Click here)

For the census of 1841 Alexander was farming at Westmuir Farm, Shettleston. It is assumed that the Janet aged 55, and the two girls Janet and Elizabeth aged 15 (ages rounded down to the nearest 5) included in the household, are in fact his wife, Janet, and their two younger daughters, Janet and Elizabeth. However the Alexander aged 12 is almost certainly his grandson, son of his eldest boy, John, and his wife, Agnes Duncan.

1841 Census (7 June) Barony (622) Book: 12 Page: 27

Westmuir, Shettleston, Lanarkshire

Name Age Occupation Born in County
Alexr. Hendry 55 Farmer Yes
Janet Hendry 55   Yes
Janet Hendry 15   Yes
Elizth.Hendry 15    Yes
Alexr. Hendry 12 Agricultural Labourer Yes

For the census of 1851, Alexander was recorded at London Road, Springbank, Calton, Lanarkshire, having given up farming, and instead working as a Night Watchman. Also included in the household were his wife Janet, and a daughter Janet aged 28, and a son Charles aged 26. Although Alexander did have a daughter Janet and a son Charles, their ages should be 32 and 30, not 28 and 26. However there is a 2 year gap which is correct! The Janet Faulds, aged 18, identified as granddaughter was the daughter of Alexander's daughter Margaret and her husband Andrew Faulds. Janet was born 26 June 1832 and baptised 2 September 1832, Barony, Lanarkshire

1851 Census (31 March) Barony (622) Book: 46 Page: 21

London Road, Springbank, Calton, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander Hendry Head 70 Night Watchman Lanarkshire
Janet Hendry Wife 69   Lanarkshire
Janet Hendry Daughter 28 Printfield Worker Lanarkshire
Charles Hendry Son 26 Blacksmith Lanarkshire
Janet Foulds Granddaughter 18 Printfield Worker Lanarkshire

For the census of 1861 Alexander was recorded as aged 80, a Widower, living at 5 Morrison Place, Calton, working as a Gatekeeper in an Engineering Works. A search of the BMD Indexes for 1855 - 1861 for the death of a Janet Hendry\Hendrie\Henry, maiden surname Bell did not find any entries which suggests that Janet had passed away sometime between the census of 1851 and the start of Statutory Registration in 1855. Although not entirely legible Alexander's surname does seem to be written as Alexander Handen . However it is actually confirmed as Alexander Hendrie by the presence of Alexander's married daughter Janet H. Kelly and her husband Thomas Kelly. Janet had married Thomas Kelly 23 November 1860, High Church, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, and their their one and only known child, Janet Hendry Kelly born the year before this census on 21 March 1860 in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, was also included in the household.

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 Gatekeeper 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

Alexander Hendry died aged 85 on the 5 November 1866 at 6 Morrison Place, Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. The death certificate recorded him as a Farmer, the widower of Janet Bell and the son of John Hendry , a Farmer, and Agnes Hendry, maiden surname Fraser, both identified as deceased. The informant was James Hendry, Grandson. The Glasgow Herald of 6 November 1866 carried a notice of Alexander's passing.

Death of Alex. Hendry - Glasgow Herald 6 November 1866

Agnes Hendry born 6 April 1784 in Shankly Farm, New Monkland, Lanarkshire.

There is a possibility that this Agnes was one and the same as the Agnes Hendry who married Alexander Williamson in the January of 1804. Certainly her age would be appropriate and the Agnes who married Alexander Williamson is named on her headstone in Airdrie as Agnes Hendry . The family of John Hendry and Agnes Fraser seem to have also used the"d" although also being recorded as Hendrie on some occasions. If you believe you may be able to provide further information, please get in touch using the Contact Form which can be accessed via the top of the page. For further details of the Agnes Hendry who married Alexander Williamson - Click Here.


Margaret Hendry born 6 June 1786 in Shanks Farm, New Monkland, Lanarkshire.

Nothing more currently know. If you believe you may be able to provide further information, please get in touch using the Contact Form which can be accessed via the top of the page


Charles Hendrie born 10 April 1791 in Bankhead Farm, New Monkland, Lanarkshire

The birth of Charles Hendrie to John Hendrie and Agnes Frazer was recorded in the New Monkland Old Parish Register on 10 April 1791 at Bankhead Farm, New Monkland, Lanarkshire. Although the later death certificate of the Charles Hendry documented hereafter does not supply his parents names, I am confident they are one and the same, due to his age and place of birth on the various censuses plus his naming a daughter Agnes Fraser Hendry.

Charles Henry married Barbara Clydsdale in 01 May 1819, New Monkland, Lanarkshire. It is believed that Barbara was born on 18 Mar 1801 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, the daughter of Gavin Clydsdale and Margaret Thomson. Charles and Barbara had the following known children: (For further details of these children where known - Click here)

For the 1841 Census Charles was recorded at Airdrie House, in Airdrie along with his wife Barbara and their children. The whereabouts of Jane who would have been aged 19 and James who would have been aged 16 is currently unknown. His occupation is given as "Overseer" which was on behalf of Robert Sproul Crawford Aitcheson Alexander, the owner of Airdrie House itself and much of the surrounding land, and one would imagine would have made Charles an important person locally. Although his address is given as Airdrie House, this would not have been the main house but an adjunct to it.

1841 Census (7 June) New Monkland (651) Book: 1A Page: 10

Airdie House, Airdrie, New Monkland, Lanarkshire

Name Age Occupation Born in County
Cherls Hendry 45 Overseer Yes
Alex Hendry 20 Carpenter Yes
William Hendry 14   Yes
John Hendry 11   Yes
Margret Hendry 9   Yes
Bethey Hendry 7   Yes
Agnes Hendry 5   Yes
Helen Nicol 15 House Servent No
David Herper 20 Gardner No
James Shaw 35 Ferm Servent Yes

Around 1850 Charles made a trip to Western Kentucky in the USA seemingly at the behest of his employer, Robert Sproul Crawford Aitcheson Alexander, to join his eldest son Alexander, to explore the surrounding countryside looking for deposits of Iron ore. It appears that with in a few months they had accomplished this, and Charles returned to Scotland. Alexander remained in Kentucky, having married a local girl. Maria.

Extracts from  A History Of Muhlenberg County Chapter 20  Paradise Country And Old Airdrie relevnt to Charles Hendry and his son Alexander and their relationship with Robert Sproul Crawford Aitcheson Alexander.
Alexander Hendrie was Alexander's geologist (Robert Sproul Crawford Aitcheson Alexander) . 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.

Certainly Charles was back in Scotland by the April of 1851 as he was recorded along with his family again at Airdrie House for the 1851 census. Jane missing from the 1841 census was recorded in the household this time around, but his sons Alexander, James and William were not. As already stated Alexander had emigrated to the USA. William had also emigrated to the USA, according to later census records in 1849. (Possibly with his brother?) James was somewhat closer to home having married and set up as a Iron Founder in Byers Foundrie, Kilwinning, Ayrshire.

1851 Census (31 March) New Monkland (651) Book: 1 Page: 15

Airdie House, Airdrie, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Hendrie Head 59 Factor New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Barbara Hendrie Wife 49   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Jane Alexrt Hendrie Daughter 25   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
John Hendrie Son 20 Factor New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Margret Hendrie Daughter 17 Printfield Worker New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Bethua Hendrie Daughter 15   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Agnes Hendrie Daughter 13   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Ann Shaw Servant 11   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
John Shaw Servant 17 Draper Assistant New Monkland, Lanarkshire

In 1856 there is a record of Charle Hendrie, a Land Steward, being a Town Councillor, with a further record three years later with him becoming Lord Provost. (http://www.scottishfamilyheritage.co.uk/list_airdriemagistrates.shtml)

For the 1861 census James and Barbara were again recorded at Airdrie House, but specifically identified as residing in the "Factor's House". Charles's occupation was listed as Provost and J.P. which surely must have ranked him as a "Prominent Citizen" if not a "VIP"! His eldest daughter Jane and second youngest Bethia were recorded in his household, along with two "visitors" Agnes H. Shaw aged 23 and Henrietta Shaw aged 1. These individuals were in fact his youngest daughter Agnes, who had married a John Shaw on 5 March 1858 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, and her infant daughter, and his granddaughter, 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

Barbara Hendrie, nee Clydesdale, died on 15 January 1866 at Victoria Place, Airdrie. The Glasgow Herald of the following day carried a notice of her passing.

Death of Barbara Hendrie - Glasgow Herald 16 January 1866

Charles Hendrie died in the same year on 13 November 1866 aged 76 at 12 Victoria Place, Airdrie. He was identified on his death certificate as formerly a Factor and Coal Master and the Widower of Barbara Clydesdale. The names of his parents were not recorded although the informant was James Hendrie, son. The couple were commemorated on a headstone in New Monklands Cemetry. The Glasgow Herald of 15 November 1866 carried a notice of Charles's passing.

Death of Alexander Hendry - Glasgow Herald 15 November 1866

Charles Hendrie his wife Barbara Clydesdale, his daughters Bethia Pearson Hendrie, Margaret A Hendrie, and Jane A Hendrie, along with Jane's husband George Thomson, were all commemorated on a headstone in New Monkland churchyard, Glenmavis.

Hendrie Headstone in New Monkland Churchyard, Glenmavis
In Rememberance of Bethia Pearson
Daughter of Charles Hendrie, Factor Airdrie House
Born 1834 Died 1863
His Wife Barbara Clydesdale Born 1802 Died 1866
The Above Charles Hendrie born 1790 Died 1866
His Son in Law George Thomson born 1813 Died 1879
Jane A Hendrie Wife of Above George Thomson
Born 1821 Died 1900
________________________
Margaret A Hendrie Wife of William Jack Carnbroe
Born 1832 Died 1860

Robert Hendrie born 2 June 1793 in Gartmillan Farm, New Monkland, Lanarkshire

The birth of Robert Hendrie to John Hendrie and Agnes Frazer on 2 June 1793 in Gartmillan Farm, New Monkland, Lanarkshire was recorded in the New Monkland Old Parish Register. Tthe later death certificate of Robert confirmed him as the son of John Hendrie, a Labourer, and Agnes Hendry, maiden name, Fraser.

Robert Henry married Janet Ritchie July 1813 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire. Janet was probably one and the same as the Janet Ritchie born 26 March 1792 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire to James Ritchie and Janet Mcintosh. James Ritchie and Janet McIntosh were married in the April of 1776 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire. Robert and Janet had the following known children: (For further details of these children where known - Click here)

Going by the places of birth of the children of Robert and Janet, the family seem to have moved from Airdrie to Edinburgh around 1831. Robert also seems to have changed occupation over the years being identified as "Weaver" on the birth entry for his son Hugh in 1821 in New Monkland, then as a "Shopman" on the birth entry for his son Charles in 1834 in Edinburgh, and latterly as "Police Officer" recorded in the 1841 census.

For the 1841 census Robert, was recorded "on duty" in the Police Station at Hamilton Place, St Cuthberts, Midlothian. Edinburgh was in fact one of the first towns in the country to create a Police force following the passing 1805 Edinburgh Police Act, allowing uniformed dedicated police force to be created to patrol the streets of the town. (Long before Sir Robert Peel founded the Metropolitan Police Force in London.)

1841 Census (7 June) St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh (685) Book: 17 Page: 1

Police Station Hamilton Place, St Cuthbert's, Midlothian

Name Age Occupation Born in County
James McKenzie 45 Police Officer No
Alexander Smith 45 Police Officer Yes
William Downie 35 Police Officer No
Donald Henderson 25 Police Officer No
Edward Nairn 30 Police Officer Ireland
John Gregory 40 Police Officer Yes
James Kay 40 Police Officer No
Robert Hendry 40 Police Officer No

His children were recorded living at 6 New Street, Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian. However the mother Janet is missing from the census which would suggest she had passed away sometime between the birth of their daughter Ann in the November of 1836 and the date of this census. Their son Charles whose birth was recorded in the April of 1834 is also not recorded in the household which again might suggest his death in infancy.

1841 Census (7 June) Canongate, Edinburgh (685) Book: 34 Page: 2

6 New Street, Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Name Age Occupation Born in County
James Hendrie 20 Clerk No
Hugh Hendrie 20 Apprentice Carver No
Janet Hendrie 15   No
Agnes Hendrie 15   No
Robert Hendrie 13   No
Alexander Hendrie 11   No
Ann Hendrie 4   Yes

For the census of 1851 Robert was recorded with his family living at 7 St Marys Wynd, Edinburgh, Midlothian still employed as a Police Officer. The Robert and James Halady (Halliday) listed as "Grandsons" were in fact the children of his unmarried daughter Janet by a Robert Halliday. This relationship was recorded on both the later marriage (1870) and death (1919) certificates of Robert Halady the elder of the two children where his parents were identified as Jessie or Janet Hendry and Robert Halliday, Police Officer \ Letter Press Printer (not married). The father Robert is recorded as "deceased" on his 1870 marriage whereas his mother, Janet, is not.

1851 Census (31 March) Edinburgh (685) Book: 9 Page: 5

7 St Marys Wynd, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Hendrie Head 57 Police Officer New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Robert Hendrie Son 23 Gilder Apprentice New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Alexander Hendrie Son 21 Warehouseman Apprentice New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Agnes Hendrie Daughter 25 Milner Assistant New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Ann Hendrie Daughter 14   Unknown
Janet Hendrie Daughter 27 General Servant Edinburgh, Midlothian
Robert Halady Grandson 4   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
James Halady Grandson 1   Edinburgh, Midlothian

A year and a half after this census Robert Hendrie re-married. His second wife was an Alison Thomson the daughter of John Thomson whom he married on 16 November 1852, Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian

For the census of 1861 Robert was recorded living wih his new wife at 166 High Street, Edinburgh. What is almost certainly Robert's daughter Agnes is living alongside her father despite the age being incorrect . (It should be 35). She was however recorded as in a seperate household, hence the classification - "Head"

1861 Census (8 April) Edinburgh (685-04) Book: 23 Page: 13

166 High Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Hendrie Head 64 Gardener New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Alison Hendrie Wife 50   Inveresk, Midlothian
Edward Stars Boarder 29 Police Constable Ireland
James Reilly Boarder 26 Miller Ireland
Agnes Hendrie Head 29 Milner New Monkland, Lanarkshire

Robert Hendrie died aged 72 on 4 Mar 1865 in 166 High Street, St Giles Edinburgh. His death certificate recorded him as a Gardener, the widower of Alison Thomson, previously married to Janet Ritchie, and the son of John Hendrie, a Labourer, and Agnes Hendry, maiden name, Fraser, both identified as deceased. The informant was J. Hendrie, Tobacconist, Son, 1 Arthur Street, Pilrig, Edinburgh.