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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:


James Henry born \ baptised 10 November 1816, New Monkland, Lanarkshire, son of Robert Hendrie and Janet Ritchie.

James Hendrie married Isabella Ingram, the daughter of John Ingram and Mary Noble, on 1 Aug 1848 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian. Isabella was born on 17 Dec 1816 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian. She was christened on 28 Dec 1816. James and Isabella had the following known children all born in Edinburgh:

James is consistantly listed in the Edinburgh PO Directories 1851-1898, although the addresses vary. However with the exception of the 1862-1863 edition where he was listed simply as a "Merchant" he is listed throughout as a "Tobacconist" or "Tobacco Manufacturer". The Directory of 1851-52 has James listsed as a "Tobacconist" at 4 Catherine Street and 2 Baker Place

The Edinburgh Post Office Directory of 1851-52

It was at the Catherine Street address, in the district of St. Cuthbert's that James was recorded for the census of 1851, identified as a "Tobacconist". Included in the household were his wife Isabella and their children, two year old Robert and 9 month old baby John.

1851 Census (31 March) (685) St Cuthbert's Edinburgh Book: 63 Page: 8-9

4 Catherine Street, St Cuthbert's Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendrie Head 32 Tobacconist Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Isabella Hendrie Wife 31   Edinburgh, Midlothian
Robt Hendrie Son 2   Edinburgh, Midlothian
John Hendrie Son 9 months   Edinburgh, Midlothian

In the Edinburgh PO Directory for 1854-1855 there is an additional address listed for James along with the 4 Catherine Street and 2 Baker Place addresses of 292 Canongate and this would remain as part of the listing up to the 1867-1868 Directory.

The Edinburgh Post Office Directory of 1855-56

For the census of 1861 James and Isabella were still in Catherine Street, with James now described as a "Grocer and Tobacco Manufacturer employing 3 men and 7 boys". (I suspect the number change does not necessarily mean a different property.)  Their son Robert who would have been 12 is not included in this census as he had died aged 6 in 1856 with the death registered in the Calton district of Edinburgh. The index confirms this as it gives the mother's maiden surname as Ingram.

1861 Census (8 April) St Cuthbert's Edinburgh (685-2) Book: 74 Page: 3

3 Catherine Street, St Cuthbert's Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendrie Head 44 Grocer and Tobacco Manufacturer employing 3 men and 7 boys Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Isabella Hendrie Wife 44   Edinburgh
John Hendrie Son 10 Scholar Edinburgh
William Hendrie Son 8 Scholar Edinburgh
Mary Hendrie Daughter 5 Scholar Edinburgh
John Soutar Shopman 21 Grocer's Shopman Arbroath, Forfarshire
Jessie Reid Servant 23 Domestic Servant Edinburgh

From 1863-1867 the 2 Bakers Place address disappears and and address for the family house, in Arthur Street, appears (No 1 for 1863-1866 & No 9 for 1866-1867.) However this address for the house is replaced in 1867-1868 edition of the directory by 17 Union Street, which it was to reamin until James's demise in 1897. The following year in the 1868-1869 directory the 292 Canongate address was to disappear, leaving just the original Catherine Street address and the house at 17 Union Street.

Interestingly there is also an additional entry in the Edinburgh PO Directories from the 1862-1863 edition to the 1870-71 editon for a "Hendrie J. & H., Provision Merchants, Quality Court, Leith". I suspect that this may have been a secondary business for James and his brother Hugh, given James listing in the 1861 census as "Grocer and Tobacco Manufacturer employing 3 men and 7 boys" plus his listing in the 1862-1863 directory as a "Merchant" rather than simply a  "Tobacco Manufacturer", and Hugh's earlier listing in the Post Office Directories 1852-1856 as a "Grocer etc." from 1852-1856 and 1861 census as "Commercial Traveller - Provision Lines". This is however speculative.

The Edinburgh Post Office Directory of 1865-66

For the census of 1871 the family had relocated to 17 Union St, Edinburgh, although the business premisses was still listed as 4 Catherine Street, in the Ediburgh street Directory of 1870-1871. James is now identified as a "Tobacco Manufacturer" with his two sons employed in the family business as "Clerks".

1871 Census (3 April) St Cuthbert's Edinburgh (685-2) Book: 62 Page: 6

17 Union Street, St Cuthbert's Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Henry Head 54 Tobacco Manufacturer Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Isabella Henry Wife 54   Edinburgh
John Henry Son 20 Clerk with Father Edinburgh
William Henry Son 18 Clerk with Father Edinburgh
Mary Henry Daughter 15 Scholar Edinburgh
Ann German Servant 14 Doeestic Servant Tranent, Haddington

Along with the 4 Catherine Street and house at 17 Union Street, the 1871-1872 Edinburgh PO Directory includes premises at 36 Whitfield Place, but the following year this was replaced with 99 Leith Walk, Leith. The listing remained 4 Catherine Street and 99 Leith Walk, with the house at 17 Union Street, until 1877-1878 when the Leith Walk number changed to 96.

The Edinburgh Post Office Directory of 1877-78

For the census of 1881 James and Isabella were recorded as resident at 17 Union Street, still in the district of St Cuthbert's. James was again identified as a "Tobacco Manufacturer" with his two boys recorded as "Tobacconists", again no doubt working in the family business.

1881 Census (4 April) St Cuthbert's Edinburgh (685-2) Book: 50 Page: 12

17 Union Street, St Cuthbert's Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendrie Head 66 Tobacco Manufacturer Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Isabella Hendrie Wife 64 Tobacco Manufacturer's Wife Edinburgh
John Hendrie Son 30 Tobacconist Edinburgh
William Hendrie Son 28 Tobacconist Edinburgh
Mary Hendrie Daughter 25   Edinburgh
Margaret Lauder Visitor 36   Dunfermline, Fife

I believe Isabella Hendrie, nee Ingram, died 1887 with the death recorded in St Andrew, Edinburgh, Midlothian

For the census of 1891 James was yet again recorded at 17 Union Street, in Edinburgh, identified as a "Tobacconist". Only his eldest son John, also identified as a "Tobacconist", and a Domestic Servant, Janet Thomson, 60 and from Leith were included in the household.

1891 Census (6 April) St Cuthbert's Edinburgh (685-2) Book: 76  Page: 11

17 Union Street, St Cuthbert's Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendrie Head 74 Tobacconist New Monkland, Lanarkshire
John Hendrie Son 40 Tobacconist Edinburgh
Janet Thomson Servant 60 Domestic Servant Leith

For the 1893-1894 edition of the Edinburgh PO Directory, 4 Catherine Street is no longer listed and a Leith address re-appears but this time 98 Leith Street and the listing remain as that along with 17 Union Street up to the 1898-99 edition when there are no listings for a Hendrie, a "Tobacco Manufacturer".

The Edinburgh Post Office Directory of 1896-97

James Hendrie died on 12 April 1897, aged 80, at 17 Union Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian. His death certificate recorded him as a Tobacconist, the widower of Isabella Ingram, and the son of Robert Hendrie, Woollen Weaver, and --------- Hendrie, Maiden Surname McGlashan, (both identified as deceased). The informant was William Hendrie, son, 17 Union Street. I am confident that the Maiden Name of the mother of James given as McGlashan is incorrect and should have been Janet Ritchie. The fact that Janet died at least 8 years prior to her son's marriage and therefore none of the his children would have met their paternal grandmother may go some way to explaining this anomaly.


Hugh Henry born \ baptised 08 April 1821, New Monkland, Lanarkshire, son of Robert Hendrie and Janet Ritchie.

Hugh Henry married Janet Mitchell, the daughter of Robert Mitchell, a Cabinet maker, and Barbara Simpson, on 26 Aug 1846 in St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian. Janet was born about 1822 in Edinburgh, Midlothian.

Hugh and Janet had the following known children:

For the census of 1851 Hugh was residing at Abbey Hill, Ironside Place in the St Cuthbert's district of Edinburgh. His wife Jessie (Janet) and his young family, Barbara aged 3, Robert aged 2 and the infant John aged only 2 months were also listed in the household, and Hugh was identified as a "Master Wood Carver" employing 2 apprentices.

1851 Census (31 March) St Cuthbert's Edinburgh (685) Book: 65 Page: 9

Abbey Hill, Ironside Pl., St Cuthbert's Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Hugh Hendry Head 30 Wood Carver, Mstr Employ. 2 Ap Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Jessie Hendry Wife 29   Edinburgh, Midlothian
Barbara Hendry Daughter 3   Edinburgh, Midlothian
Robt Hendry Son 2   Edinburgh, Midlothian
John Hendry Son 2 months   Edinburgh, Midlothian"Nwext Dooer"

"Next door" in the 1851 census were Hugh's in laws, Robert Mitchell and Barbara Simpson. (They were also at this address for the 1841 census)

1851 Census (31 March) St Cuthbert's Edinburgh (685) Book: 65 Page: 9

Abbey Hill, Ironside Pl., St Cuthbert's Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Mitchell Head 64 Cabinet Maker (Empl. One Man) Fife
Barbara Mitchell Wife 68   Edinburgh, Midlothian

It would seem that at some point shortly after this census Hugh gave up on the Wood Carving as the The Post Office Directories 1852-1856 listed him as a "Grocer etc.", initially at 137 Grassmarket (1852-1854), and latterly at 10 West Adam Street (1854-1856). However his career as a grocer seemes to have been short lived as the 1856-1857 Directory listed him as a "Commercial Traveller", still at the West Adam Street address although now shown as number 4.

The Edinburgh Post Office Directory of 1852-53 &1853-54

The Edinburgh Post Office Directory of 1854-55 & 1855-56

The Edinburgh Post Office Directory of 1856-7

For the census of 1861 Hugh, Janet Jessie), and their family were recorded as resident at 4 Arthur Street, Edinburgh with Hugh listed as a "Provisions Commercial Traveller". There were two children missing from the census Charles born in the November of 1855, who died before his first birthday in 1856 and a second Charles born in the February of 1857, who died some time after his first birthday in 1858.

1861 Census (8 April) St Cuthbert's Edinburgh (685-3) Book: 58 Page: 2

4 Arthur Street, St Cuthbert's Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Hugh Hendry Head 39 Commercial Traveller - Provision Lines Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Jessie Hendry Wife 39   Edinburgh, Midlothian
Barbara Hendry Daughter 13   Edinburgh, Midlothian
Robert Hendry Son 12   Edinburgh, Midlothian
John Hendry Son 10   Edinburgh, Midlothian
Janet Hendry Daughter 8   Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hugh Hendry Son 7   Edinburgh, Midlothian
Elizabeth Hendry Daughter 2   Edinburgh, Midlothian
Robert Mitchell Father in Law 78   Kilrenny, Fife
Agnes Smart Servant 17 Domestic Servant Strathmiglo, Fife

Interestingly there is also an additional entry in the Edinburgh PO Directories from the 1862-1863 edition to the 1870-71 editon for a "Hendrie J. & H., Provision Merchants, Quality Court, Leith". I suspect that this may have been a secondary business for Hugh and his brother James, given Hugh's earlier listing in the Post Office Directories 1852-1856 as a "Grocer etc." from 1852-1856 and 1861 census as "Commercial Traveller - Provision Lines", and his brother James's listing in the 1861 census as "Grocer and Tobacco Manufacturer employing 3 men and 7 boys" plus his listing in the 1862-1863 directory as a "Merchant" rather than simply a  "Tobacco Manufacturer". This is however speculative.

The Edinburgh Post Office Directory of 1865-66

I believe Janet Hendrie, nee Mitchell, died 1869 with the death recorded in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian.

For the census of 1871 the widowed Hugh was recorded still living with his children at 4 Arthur Street, Edinburgh again listed as a "Commercial Traveller".

1871 Census (3 April) St Cuthbert's Edinburgh (685-3) Book: 48 Page: 1

4 Arthur Street, St Cuthbert's Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Hugh R. Hendry Head 49 Commercial Traveller Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Barbara Hendry Daughter 23   Edinburgh
Robert Hendry Son 22 Railway Clerk Edinburgh
John Hendry Son 20 Mercantile Clerk Edinburgh
Janet Hendry Daughter 18   Edinburgh
Hugh Hendry Son 17 Mercantile Clerk Edinburgh
Elizabeth Hendry Daughter 12 Scholar Edinburgh
Alexander Hendry Son 7 Scholar Edinburgh

For the census of 1881 Hugh was recorded at 19 Roxburgh Street in the St Cuthbert's district of Edinburgh. His occupation was now listed as "Commercial Traveller In Wine & Spirits", a fairly dramatic shift for his original occupation as a Master Wood Carver. Also recorded in the household were his two older daughter's Barbara and Janet, and two of his sons John Ritchie and Alexander.

1881 Census (4 April) St Cuthbert's Edinburgh (685-5) Book: 4 Page: 14

19 Roxburgh Street, St Cuthberts, Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Hugh R. Hendrie Head - Widower 60 Commercial Traveller In Wine & Spirits Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Barbara S. C. Hendrie Daughter 33 Housekeeper Edinburgh
John R. Hendrie Son 30 Commercial Clerk Edinburgh
Janet Hendrie Daughter 28   Edinburgh
Alexander Hendrie Son 17 Outside Worker Edinburgh

Hugh Ritchie Hendrie died on 16 October 1883, aged 61, at 19 Roxburgh Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian. His death certificate recorded him as a Commercial Traveller, the widower of Janet Mitchell, and the son of Robert Hendrie, Weaver, and Janet Hendrie, Maiden Surname Ritchie, (both identified as deceased). The informant was Robert Hendrie, son, present.


Janet Henry born \ baptised 9 March 1823, New Monkland, Lanarkshire, daughter of Robert Hendrie and Janet Ritchie.

For the census of 1851 Janet was recorded with her widowed father living at 7 St Marys Wynd, Edinburgh, Midlothian. The Robert and James Halady (Halliday) listed as "Grandsons" were in fact Janet's children of by a Robert Halliday. It would seem the couple never married but their 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).

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

Janet is not identified as "deceased" in the record of her son Robert Halliday's 1870 marriage. However currently no other obvious census records nor any obvious record of Janet's later marriage or death have been found.


Agnes Henry born \ baptised 15 May 1825, New Monkland, Lanarkshire, daughter of Robert Hendrie and Janet Ritchie.

Agnes Hendrie married John Baptie on 5 June 1863, Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian. It is believed the couple had no children.

For the census of 1871 Agnes and her husband John Baptie were recorded lodging at 166 High St, Edinburgh with John listed as a "Bookbinder". Her youner sister Ann and her husband Thomas, a "Confectioner", along with their three children were lodging with them.

1871 Census (3 April) Edinburgh High Church (685-04) Book: 22 Page: 12

166 High St, Edinburgh High Church, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Baptie Head 34 Bookbinder   St Cuthberts, Edinburgh
Agnes Baptie Wife 38   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Thomas McCourt Lodger 34 Confectioner Canongate, Edinburgh
Ann McCourt His Wife 34   Canongate, Edinburgh
Janet McCourt His Child 11   St Giles, Edinburgh
Catherine McCourt His Child 7   St Giles, Edinburgh
Robert McCourt His Child 4   St Giles, Edinburgh

For the census of 1881 John and Agnes were living at 333 High St, Edinburgh High Church, Edinburgh with John recorded as a "Bookbinder". I believe the couple had no children of their own, but their niece Jessie McCourt, daughter of Agnes's sister, Ann and her husband Thomas McCourt, was recorded in the household, recorded as a "Bookfolder".

1881 Census (4 April) Edinburgh St Giles (685-04) Book: 15 Page: 7

333 High St, Edinburgh High Church, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Baptie Head 44 Bookbinder   Edinburgh
Agnes Baptie Wife 53   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Jessie McCourt Niece 21 Bookfolder Edinburgh

For the census of 1891 Agnes and John were still recorded at 333 High St, Edinburgh High Church, with John still working as a "Bookbinder". Also included in the household along with a lodger James Budds, a 21 year old "Jeweller", was a Janet Ramsay. This was again in fact their niece Jessie McCourt, who had married Simon Ramsay in 1882 in the St Giles district of Edinburgh. She was listed along with her husband Simon, an "Engineer's labourer", and their two children George, aged 8, and Catherine aged 2.

1891 Census (6 April) Edinburgh St Giles (685-04) Book: 9 Page: 6

333 High St, Edinburgh High Church, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Baptie Head 55 Bookbinder   Edinburgh, Edinburghshire
Agnes Baptie Wife 60   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
James Budds Boarder 21 Jeweller Edinburgh, Edinburghshire
Sanson Ramsay Nephew 39 Labourers Engineer Edinburgh, Edinburghshire
Janet Ritchie Ramsay Wife of Nephew 31   Edinburgh, Edinburghshire
George Ramsay Son of Nephew 8 Scholar Edinburgh, Edinburghshire
Catherine M. Ramsay Daughter of Nephew 2   Edinburgh, Edinburghshire

John Baptie, died on 29 August 1900 at 333 High Street, Edinburgh, aged 63. He was identified a Bookbinder, married to Agnes Hendrie, the son of David Baptie, Wood carver, and Janet Baptie, Maiden Surname Thomson, (both identified as deceased). The informant was Thomas McCourt, Brother in Law, 104 High Street.

Agnes Baptie, nee Hendrie, died on 3 November 1900 at 333 High Street, Edinburgh, aged 64 (according to her death certificate!). She was identified as the widow of John Baptie, a Bookbinder, the daughter of Robert Hendrie, a Police Constable, and Janet Hendrie, Maiden Surname Ritchie, (both identified as deceased). The informant was ?Alis? Smith, Niece. (at this moment in time this individual is unknown.


Alexander Henry born \ baptised 28 March 1830, New Monkland, Lanarkshire, son of Robert Hendrie and Janet Ritchie.

Alexander Hendrie married Agnes McIntosh, the daughter of Henry McIntosh, a Shoemaker, and Elizabeth Stevenson on 12 Oct 1855 in Edinburgh, Midlothian. Agnes was born about 1832 in Edinburgh, Midlothian.

Alexander and Agnes had the following known children:

For the 1861 census Alexander, identified as a "Warehouseman" and Agnes were recorded at 40 North Richmond Street, Edinburgh with their two children, Robert, aged 2, and the baby Henry, aged 2 months.

1861 Census (8 April) St Cuthberts6(685-5) Book: 14 Page: 5

40 North Richmond Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alex. Henry Head 31 Warehouseman Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Agnes Henry Wife 29   St Cuthberts Edinburgh
Robert Henry Son 2   St Cuthberts Edinburgh
Henry M. Henry Son 2 months   St Cuthberts Edinburgh

Alexander Hendrie died on 14 August 1863 at 9 Henry Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, aged 34. The was recorded as a Publisher's Warehouseman, married to Agnes McIntosh, and the son of Robert Hendrie, Weaver, and Janet Hendrie, Maiden Surname Ritchie, (deceased). The informant was J. Hendrie, brother, present.

For the 1871 census the widowed Agnes was recorded living at 43 Whitfield Place, South Leith, Edinburgh, working as a "Draper", with her young sons all listed as "Scholars".

1871 Census (3 April) South Leith (692-02) Book: 7 Page: 6

43 Whitfield Place, South Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Agnes Hendrie Head - Widow 39 Draper Edinburgh
Robert Hendrie Son 12 Scholar Edinburgh
Harry Hendrie Son 10 Scholar Edinburgh
Alexander Hendrie Son 8 Scholar Edinburgh

For the 1881 census the widowed Agnes was recorded living at 9 Elmwood Terrace, South Leith, working as a "Shirtmaker". Her three adult sons were all recorded in her household with Robert identified as a "Telegraph Clerk", Harry identified as a "Lithographer" and Alexander as an "Auxilary Carrier".

1881 Census (4 April) South Leith (692-02) Book: 4 Page: 19

9 Elmwood Terrace, South Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Agnes Hendrie Head - Widow 49 Shirtmaker Edinburgh
Robert Hendrie Son 22 Telegraph Clerk Edinburgh
Harry Hendrie Son 20 Lithographer Edinburgh
Alexr. Hendrie Son 18 Auxileary Carrier Edinburgh

I believe Agnes Hendrie, nee McIntosh, died the year after this census in 1882 with the death recorded in St George, Edinburgh, Midlothian.


Ann Hendrie born 1 November 1836 and baptised 11 December 1836, Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, daughter of Robert Hendrie and Janet Ritchie.

Ann Hendrie married Thomas McCourt on 11 October 1859 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Thomas and Ann had the following known children:

For the census of 1871 Ann was recorded lodging at 166 High St, Edinburgh with her husband and young family with Thomas was recorded as a "Confectioner". They were actually living in the household of her older sister Agnes and her husband John Baptie, There are two children missing from their household, Henry born in 1862 who died the following year, and a second Henry, Henry Cleland, born in 1869 who died in 1871, probably just prior to this census.

1871 Census (3 April) Edinburgh High Church (685-04) Book: 22 Page: 12

166 High St, Edinburgh High Church, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Baptie Head 34 Bookbinder   St Cuthberts, Edinburgh
Agnes Baptie Wife 38   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Thomas McCourt Lodger 34 Confectioner Canongate, Edinburgh
Ann McCourt His Wife 34   Canongate, Edinburgh
Janet McCourt His Child 11   St Giles, Edinburgh
Catherine McCourt His Child 7   St Giles, Edinburgh
Robert McCourt His Child 4   St Giles, Edinburgh

For the census of 1881 Ann and Thomas were recorded in their own household at No 1 Craigs Close 265 High St, Edinburgh, with Thomas still working as a "Confectioner". Again there are two children missing from their household, Agnes born in 1871 who had died the following year, and Alexander, born in the September of 1873 who was recorded as a patient, aged 7, in the "New Royal Infirmary" in the St Cuthbert's district of Edinburgh.

1881 Census (4 April) Edinburgh High Church (685-4) Book: 16 Page: 8

No 1 Craigs Close 265 High St, Edinburgh High Church, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas McCourt Head 40 Confectioner Edinburgh
Ann McCourt Wife 42 Confectioners Wife Edinburgh
Robert McCourt Son 30 Confectioner Edinburgh
Catherine McCourt Daughter 28 Bookfolder Edinburgh

For the census of 1891 Ann and Thomas were living at Strichen's Close, 104 High St, Canongate, Edinburgh. Thomas was still working as a "Confectioner", and only their youngest son Alexander was recorded in the household with them employed as a "Apprentice Clerk". They have however a boarder William Fell, aged 46, a "House painter" from Forfar.

1891 Census (6 April) Edinburgh Canongate (685-3) Book: 101 Page: 2

Strichen's Close, 104 High St, Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas McCourt Head 50 Confectioner Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ann McCourt Wife 52 Confectioners Wife Edinburgh, Midlothian
Alex McCourt Son 17 Appreentice Clerk Edinburgh, Midlothian
William Fell Boarder 46 House Painter Forfar

For the census of 1901 Ann and Thomas were living 104 High St, Canongate, Edinburgh, which could well be the same premises as ten years previously. As with 1891 Thomas was still working as a "Confectioner", and their youngest son Alexander was recorded in the household although his occupation has changed to "French Polisher".

1901 Census (1 April) Edinburgh Canongate (685-3) Book: 98 Page: 3

104 High St, Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas McCourt Head 69 Confectioner Sugar Boiler Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ann McCourt Wife 69   Edinburgh, Midlothian
Alex McCourt Son 27 French Polisher Edinburgh, Midlothian

Thomas McCourt died on 6 November 1905 at 104 High Street, Edinburgh, aged 64. Midlothian. He was recorded as a Confectioner, married to Ann hendrie, and the son of John McCourt, Tailor, and Catherine McCourt Maiden Surname Clelland (both identified as deceased). The informant was Robert McCourt, son, 4 Middle Arthur Place.

Ann McCourt died on 14 March 1915 at Queensberry House, 64 Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, aged 75. She was recorded as the widow of Thomas McCourt,Confectioner, and the daughjter of Robert Hendrie, Farmer, and Janet Hendrie, Maiden Surname Ritchie (both identified as deceased). The informant was W. Cloonan, Clerk, Queensberry House