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Alexander married Agnes Hendry in Jan 1804 in New Monklands. Agnes was born before 1789.


Janet Williamson born 7 Nov 1804 in Airdrie.

Janet Williamson was born on 7 Nov 1804 in Airdrie. Janet married William Brown, a Spirit Merchant, son of ?????? Brown and Catherine ?Carlin? on 18 Jan 1826 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. William was born about 1795 in Ireland. William and Janet had the following children:

For the census of 1841 Janet and her husband were living at High Street, Airdrie, with their four children.

 

1841 Census (7th June) Airdrie (651) Book 16. Page 3.

High Street, Airdrie

Name

Age

Occupation

Born in County
William Brown 45 Merchant Ireland
Janet Brown 36   Yes
Alexander Brown 12   Yes
Catherine Brown 10   Yes
Agnes Brown 7   Yes
William Brown 2   Yes
Elizabeth Philips 15 Female Servant Ireland

 

For the census of 1851 Janet and her husband were living at 69 East George Street, Coatbridge. Their eldest daughter Catherine was living next door with her husband of four months Hugh O'Hagan who is recorded as a "Doctor of Medicine".

 

1851 Census (31st. March) Coatbridge (652) Book 49 Page 19

69 East George Street, Coatbridge.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Brown Head 55 Spirit Merchant Ireland
Janet Brown Wife 46   New Monklands, Lanarkshire
Agnes Brown Daughter 18 At Home Airdrie, Lanarkshire
William Brown Son 12 Scholar Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Mary Brown Daughter 8 At Home Airdrie, Lanarkshire
James Brown Son 6 Scholar Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Charles Brown Son 4   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Catherine Gillan Servant 21 House Servant Ireland

 

1851 Census (31st. March) Coatbridge (652) Book 49 Page 19

70 East George Street, Coatbridge.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Hugh O'Hagan Head 27 Doctor of Medicine Ireland
Catherine O'Hagan Wife 24   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Margaret Mulholand Servant 17 House Servant Ireland

For the census of  1861 Janet, William and their family were living on the corner of the main Edinburgh - Glasgow road and John Street, Brown's land. This seems to have been a substantial accommodation, 9 rooms with at least one window. Mary O'Hagan recorded as niece was almost certainly William's granddaughter by his daughter Catherine and Hugh O'Hagan.

1861 Census (8th April) Coatbridge (652-2) Book 17 Page 20

Edinburgh & Glasgow Road, Coatbridge.(9 Rooms with 1 window of more)

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Brown Head 65 Spirit Dealer Ireland
Janet Brown Wife 56   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Alexander Brown Son 30 Baker Journeyman Barony, Lanarkshire
Agnes Brown Daughter 25   Stepps, Lanarkshire
James Brown Son 15 Scholar New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Charles Brown Son 12   New Monkland,, Lanarkshire
Mary O'Hagan Niece 9   Calder, Lanarkshire
Mary McCall Servant 25 Domestic Servant Old Monkland, Lanarkshire

Next door in Johns St, Brown's Land their daughter Catherine was recorded with her daughter Catherine, but widowed and working as a grocer. Her husband Hugh had died the previous year.  (For the census of 1881 Catherine was still at this address working as a grocer, and living with her two daughters Mary and Kate.(1881 Census (3rd April) Old Monkland (652-2) Book 25 Page 9))

1861 Census (8th April) Coatbridge (652-2) Book 17 Page 20

End of John Street - Brown's Land cont'd, Coatbridge.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Mrs O'Hagan Head - Widow 28 Grocer Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Catherine O'Hagan Daughter 1    Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
Agness McColl Servant 23 Domestic Servant Ireland

Janet Brown, nee Williamson, died on 8 Aug 1866 at Main Street, Coatbridge. The informant on the death certificate was her husband William Brown and she was recorded as the daughter of Alexander Williamson, Farmer, and Agnes Hendry, married to William Brown, Contractor, and aged 61 at the time of her demise.

For the census of 1871 the widowed William and his family were still living on the corner of John Street and Main Street. Mary O'Hagan, was William's granddaughter by his daughter Catherine and Hugh O'Hagan, was still recorded in the household of her grandfather.

1871 Census (2nd April) Old Monkland (652-2) Book 16/2 Page 29

John Street, Brown's land, Gartsherrie, Airdrie (8 rooms with at least one window)

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Brown Head 75 Spirit Dealer Ireland
Agnes Brown Daughter 33 Housekeeper Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary Brown Daughter 25   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
James Brown Son 23 (Imbecile) Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Charles Brown Son 21 Church Student Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Mary O'Hagan Grandchild 17 Scholar Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
Catherine McKinley Servant 17 General Servant Ireland

William Brown died in in 16 Feb 1878. The death certificate recorded him as the widower of Margaret Williamson, aged 83, the daughter of -- Brown, a farmer, and Catherine Brown, maiden surname Carlin both deceased. He was recorded as dying at Brown's Buildings, St John Street, Coatbrdge, and the informant was Charles Brown, son, of Duntocher.

Agnes Williamson born 25 Sep 1806 in Airdrie.

Agnes married Robert Brash, a Master Cooper, on 21 Feb 1830 in Cadder, Lanarkshire.  According to his age given in census returns and his later death certificate Robert was born about 1807 in Moodiesburn, Lanarkshire, and according to the later death certificate he was the son of Robert Brash and ??????? McLachlan.  Robert and Agnes had the following known children: 

For the 1841 census Robert was living with his family in South Street, Airdrie. James born 1838 is not recorded with the family but re-appears in the 1851 census so may simply have been missed off.

1841 Census (7th June) New Monkland (651) Book 3 Page: 14.

South Street, Airdrie

Name

Age

Occupation

Born in County
Robert Brash 30 Cooper  Yes
Agnes Brash 30   No
Robert Brash 10   Yes
Alexander Brash 8   Yes
Agnes Brash 6   No
Janet Brash 4   Yes
Isabel Brash 1   Yes
James Hastie 15 Apprentice Cooper No
Margaret McArter 15 Female Servant No


For the 1851 census Robert and his family were recorded still in South Street, Airdie, with Robert recorded as employing 4 men. Neither the Isabella aged 1 in the 1841 census nor the Isabella born in 1846 are recorded in this census and it would seem that they had died in infancy.

1851 Census (31st. March) New Monkland (651) Book 15 Page 2

14 & 16 South Street, Airdrie.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Brash Head 43 Cooper Employs 4 Men Moddiesburn, Lanarkshire
Agness Brash Wife 43   New Monklands, Lanarkshire
Agness H W Brash Daughter 16   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Janet C Brash Daughter 14 Night Scholar Airdrie, Lanarkshire
James C Brash Son 12 Scholar Airdrie, Lanarkshire
John B Brash Son 7 Scholar Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Margret W Brash Daughter 1   Airdrie, Lanarkshire

For the 1861 census Robert, his wife and this three youngest children were still recorded at South Street, Robert is recorded as employing "1 Man & 2 Boys". Presumably this includes his sons. I am not entirely sure what the mood would have been in the household as the next day the Edinburgh Gazette contained a notification "The Estates of ROBERT BRASH, Senior, Cooper, sometime in Glasgow, now in Airdrie, in the County of Lanark, were sequestrated on the 6th day of April 1861, by the Sherriff of the County of Lanark."  

Notice in the Edinburgh Gazette 9 April 1861

1861 Census (8th April) New Monkland (651) Book 11 Page 15

16 South Street, Airdrie

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Brash Head 54 Master Cooper Employs 1 Man & 2 Boys Moodiesburn, Lanarkshire
Agnes Brash Wife 54   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
James Brash Son 23 Cooper Airdrie, Lanarkshire
John Brash Son 18 Cooper Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Margaret Brash Daughter 12   Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Robert Brash Grandson 10 Scholar Airdrie, Lanarkshire
John George Visitor 23 House Paid Clerk ?Killiedichaw? Renfrewshire

For the 1871 census only John the youngest son is recorded with his parents, although the family are still in South Street and one assumes have survived the financial difficulties of a decade ago.

1871 Census (2nd April) New Monkland (651) Book 11 Page 1

14 South Bridge St

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Brash Head 63 Cooper Moodiesburn, Lanarkshire
Agnes Williamson Wife 63   New Monkland, Lanarkshire
John Brash Son 25 Cooper Airdrie, Lanarkshire

Agnes Williamson died on 6 Oct 1879. The death certificate recorded her as aged 59 married to Robert Brash, a Cooper, and the son of Alexander Williamson, a farmer, and Agnes Williamson, maiden surname Hendry, (both deceased). She was recorded as dying at 11 South Bridge Street, Airdrie, and the informant was Robert Brash, widower - present.

For the 1881 census

1881 Census (3rd April) New Monkland (651-1) Book 19 Page 7

13 South Bridge St, Airdrie

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Brash Head 71 Master Cooper Moodiesburn, Lanarkshire

Robert Brash died on 2 Mar 1882. The death certificate recorded him as a Cooper, aged 74, widower of Agnes Williamson, the son of Robert Brash, and ??????? Brash, maiden surname McLachlan, (both deceased). He was recorded as dying at 11 South Bridge Street, Airdrie, and the informant was Robert Brash, son, 50 Surrey Street, Glasgow.

Margaret Williamson born 20 Sep 1810 in Airdrie

Margaret Williamson was born on 20 Sep 1810 in Airdrie. Margaret married John Craig on 24 Jul 1832.  John and Margaret had the following known children:

For the census of 1841 Margaret and John were living in Argyle Street, Glasgow with their two children John and Alexander.

1841 Census (7th June) Glasgow (644/01) Book 264/1. Page 3.

Argyle Street, Glasgow

Name

Age

Occupation

Born in County
John Craig 35 Provision Dealer Yes
Margaret 30   No
John Craig 3   Yes
Alexander Craig 1   Yes
John Stirling 15 Provision ?Shop Assistant? No
Robert Stevenson 15 Provision ?Shop Assistant? Yes
Mary Arron 20 Female Servant Yes

Sadly John Craig John died on 28 May 1846 in Argyle Street, Glasgow leaving Margaret a widow aged 35 with four young children. For the census of 1851 the widowed Margaret was living with her children at 246 Argyle Street, Glasgow

1851 Census (31st. March) Glasgow (584) Book 11 Page 10

246 Argyle Street, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Mrs John Craig Head 37 Victualler & Grocer - employing 2 men Monklands, Lanarkshire
John Craig Son 13 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alexander Craig Son 11 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Margaret Craig Daughter 8 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas Craig Son 6 Scholar (At home) Glasgow, Lanarkshire
James Muir Servant  24 Servant  Paisley, Renfrewshire
Mary Thomson Servant  23 Servant  Arran, Argyllshire
Mary Wilkinson Servant  16 Servant  Kilbride, Lanarkshire

For the 1861 census Margaret was listed as a Provisions Dealer resident at 357 Argyle Street. Her three sons are also listed in the household with John the eldest recorded as a Corn Factor, and Alexander and Thomas as General Clerks, presumably working in the family business. Margaret missing from this census married Robert Young on 11 Jun 1860 in Clyde, Glasgow.

1861 Census (8th April) Glasgow (644/5) Book 55 Page 2

357 Argyle Street, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Margaret Craig Head 50 Provisions Dealer New Monkland, Lanarkshire
John Craig Son 23 Corn Factor Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alexander Craig Son 20 General Clerk Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas Craig Son 16 General Clerk Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes Bryson Servant  29 Servant  Eaglesham, Renfrewshire

 For the census of 1871 Margaret was visiting the in-laws of her niece, Agnes Williamson. This was of course Ebenezer Hendry and Isabella Thomson at the Station Hotel in Stirling.

1871 Census (3rd April) Stirling ( ) Book Page

Station Hotel, 54 Murray Place, Stirling.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Ebenezer Hendry Head 65 Hotel Keeper Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Isabella Hendry Wife 64   Stirling, Stirlingshire
Margaret Hendry Daughter 19   Stirling, Stirlingshire
Margaret Craig Visitor 61 Independent New Monklands, Lanarkshire
George Holms Lodger 51   England
Jane Holms Lodger 38   England
William McRay Lodger 43 Merchant England
Dan Asher Lodger 36 Joiner/Builder Crail
Robert McKenzie Servant 17 Boots Stirlingshire
Euphemia Low Servant 26 Cook Aberdeenshire
Ann McGruther Servant 24 Laundrymaid Blackford
Janet McGregor Servant 22 Housemaid Stirlingshire

For the census of 1881 the widowed Margaret was living alone at 66 St Vincent Crescent, Glasgow.

1881 Census (3rd April) Barony, Glasgow (644-10) Book 70 Page 2

66 St Vincent Crescent, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Margaret Craig Head 70 Bond Holder New Monklands, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Leslie Servant  23 Servant  Lossiemouth, Elgin

For the census of 1891 Margaret was still at 66 St Vincent Street, Glasgow. She was listed as "Living on Private Means", and had a servant Catherine McLellan from Duirinish, Ross-shire in her household.

1891 Census (6th April) Barony, Glasgow (644-10) Book 70 Page 3

66 St Vincent Crescent, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Margaret Craig Head 80 Living on Private Means New Monklands, Lanarkshire
Catherine McLellan Servant  26 General Servant  Duirinish, Ross-shire

Margaret Craig, nee Williamson, died on 23 Mar 1892, at 66 St Vincent Crescent, Glasgow. The informant on the death certificate was John Craig her son of 9 Broompark Terrace, Glasgow, and she was recorded as the widow of John Craig, a provision Merchants, the daughter of Alexander Williamson, a farmer, and Agnes Hendry, and aged 81 at the time of her demise.

James Williamson born 28 Aug 1812 in Airdrie

Nothing more known at this time

Alexander Williamson born 2 Oct 1814 in Airdrie

Next Generation in our Family History - See main text

John Williamson born about 1818 in Airdrie

Identified as son of Alexander and Agnes on the basis of his death certificate which gives his parents as Alexander Williamson and Agnes M.S. unknown, and the various censuses which give his place of birth as Airdrie \ New Monkland. The ages given on later censuses records and his death certificate give a date of birth circa 1818.

For the 1841 census what is assumed to be "our" John was lodging at with the Lee family.

1841 Census (7th June) Barony Glasgow (622) Book 41. Page 5.

North Street, Glasgow

Name

Age

Occupation

Born in County
Thomas Lee 35 Warehouseman Yes
Ann Lee 25   No
Thomas Lee 5   Yes
Charles Lee 3   Yes
Agnes Lee 1   Yes
John Williamson 20 Victualer Shop Apprentice No

He is marked as "not born in the county", which is obviously wrong, but his age and profession I think are sufficient to believe this is our John Williamson. With Ann Lee also marked as not born in the county and a daughter Agnes one could speculate as to whether Ann could possibly have been a relation of John's, possibly even a sister?

Note - After the death of John Craig, Provision Merchant and Victualler, husband of Margaret Williamson, John's sister, the Inventory which included the valuation of the stock of his three shops - Cumberland Street, North Street, and Argyle Street, was carried out by John Williamson and John Wallace. Given John's residence in 1841 with the Lee's of North Street, it is possible that he was working for his brother in law John Craig in his shop in North Street at the time of the 1841 census.

In 1849 it would seem that John opened his own grocery business as in a "Review of Businesses" dated 1888 there is an article referring to the his establishment, (481-483 Sauchiehall Street by that date), which states that "the business is of considerable antiquity dating back to 1849 when it was founded by its present proprietor John Williamson"

It was about this time or possibly a few years earlier that John married Janet Craig Bunting, the daughter of John Craig, a grocer, and Annabella Craig. Janet was born on 21 Jul 1825 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

John and Janet had the following known children:

For the census of 1851 John and Janet were living at 9 Richard Street in Glasgow with their baby daughter Helen. John was now recorded as a Victualler in his own right.

1851 Census (31st. March) Barony Glasgow (622) Book 35 Page 4

9 Richard Street, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Williamson Head 32 Victualler Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Janet Williamson Wife 25   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Helen Williamson Daughter 4mnths   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Margaret Kirkwood Servant 20 House Servant Glasgow, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1861 John and his family were living at 8 St Georges Road, Glasgow. John is listed as a grocer. Annabella Buntin Janet's younger sister was recorded with the family for this census.

1861 Census (8th April) Blythswood Glasgow (644-6) Book 33 Page 5

8 St Georges Road, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Williamson Head 43 Grocer New Monklands, Lanarkshire
Janet B. Williamson Wife 34   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Helen Williamson Daughter 10 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes Williamson Daughter 8 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Margaret Williamson Daughter 6 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janetta B. Williamson Daughter 2   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alexander Williamson Son 3 weeks   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Annabella Buntin Sister in law 25   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary Ann Linelair Servant 21 Domestic Servant Glendevon, Perthshire

For the census of 1871 John and his family were living in Blythswood, Glasgow. John is listed as a Merchant rather than a simple Grocer and was employing 10 men and 6 boys..

1871 Census (3rd April) Blythswood Glasgow (644-6) Book 47 Page 3

284 Bath Street, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Williamson Head 53 Merchant employing 10 men and 6 boys Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janet B. Williamson Wife 44   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Helen Williamson Daughter 20   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes Williamson Daughter 18   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Margaret Williamson Daughter 16   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janetta B. Williamson Daughter 12 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alexander Williamson Son 10 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Annie M. Williamson Daughter 7 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John J. Williamson Son 3   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes McLean Servant 24 Domestic Servant Dolraine, Dumbartonshire
Eliza Robertson Servant 26 Domestic Servant Hagge, Stirlingshire

On 6 May 1880 in 13 Queens Crescent, Glasgow, John and Janet's daughter Helen Williamson married John Craig, a master mariner. John was born on 7 Oct 1845 in Hutchesontown, Glasgow and baptised on 21 Dec 1845 in Hutchesontown Relief Church, Glasgow. Helen was recorded as aged 29, a spinster residing at 13 Queens Crescent, Glasgow, the daughter of John Williamson, Grocer, and Janet Carrick Williamson, maiden surname Bunting. John was recorded as a bachelor, aged 33, a Master Mariner, residing at 7 Holland Place, Glasgow . His parents were recorded as John Craig, Master Plasterer (deceased), and Jean Craig, maiden surname Kilpatrick (deceased). The witnesses were F.E. Skinner and Maggie Williamson. (For further details of John Craig's ancestry - Click here)

For the census of 1881 John and three of his children were living at 13 Queens Crescent, Glasow with John recorded as a "Family Grocer",

1881 Census (3rd April) Barony, Glasgow (644-9) Book 59 Page 2

13 Queens Crescent, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Williamson Head 63 Family Grocer New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Janet C. Williamson Wife 55 Wife Of Family Grocer Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Margaret Williamson Daughter 25 Daughter Of Family Grocer Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jannette Williamson Daughter 22 Daughter Of Family Grocer Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alexander Williamson Son 20 Grocer's Assistant Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Catherine Reid Servant 27 Domestic Servant Strachan, Argyllshire
Annie McKenzie Servant 20 Domestic Servant Ballachulish, Argyllshire

Helen missing from this census was living at 181 West Regent Street, Glasgow with a household servant Agnes Wilson.  John, her husband, the master mariner, was presumably at sea. 

1881 Census (3rd April) Barony Glasgow (644-7) Book 71 Page 11

181 West Regent Street, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Helen Craig Wife 29 Sailors Wife Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes Wilson Servant 22 Domestic Servant Denny, Stirlingshire

Agnes, John James and Anna Mary missing from this census were recorded in a household along with Annabella Bunting, Head and Housekeeper at 10 Crichton Street, Millport, Cumbrae, a house which sits on the shorefront looking across to Millport Harbour. Although the children are recorded as visitors, one assumes that this Annabella was in fact the sister of Janet as per the 1861 census, and therefore Agnes, John James and Anna Mary were actually her nephew and nieces.

1881 Census (3rd April) Cumbrae (552) Book 2 Page 12

10 Crichton Street, Cumbrae, Bute

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Annabella Bunting Head 45 Housekeeper Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Aggie. Williamson Visitor 28   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Anna M. Williamson Visitor 17 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John J. Williamson Visitor 13 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire

On 23 Sep 1885 in 13 Queens Crescent, Glasgow, John and Janet's daughter Margaret Williamson married David Hardie. Margaret was recorded as aged 31, a spinster residing at 13 Queens Crescent, Glasgow, the daughter of John Williamson, Grocer and Wine Merchant, and Janet Williamson, maiden surname Bunting. David was recorded as a bachelor, aged 34, a Commercial Traveller, residing at 306 Bath Street, Glasgow. His parents were recorded as James Hardie, a Master Mariner (deceased), and Lilias Hardie, maiden surname Bowden. The witnesses were F.W. Hardie and Janetta Williamson. (For further details of David Hardie's ancestry - Click here)

In 1888 the business was mentioned in the "1888 Business Reviews"

John Williamson, Grocer and Wine Merchant

481 and 483, Sauchiehall Street

The establishment of this business is of considerable antiquity, dating back to the year 1849, when it was founded in the present premises by Mr. John Williamson. In 1865 the style of the firm was changed to Williamson & MacLeod. In 1870 Mr. John Williamson became the sole proprietor.

The business is carried on in extensive and commodious premises, comprising a large double shop devoted to the grocery and Italian goods, with an additional shop for the wine and spirit department. There is also on the premises a very large area of cellarage, well stocked with a choice selection of wines and spirits of the best brands and finest vintages.

The business of this firm receives in every department the personal supervision of the proprietor, and is conducted with marked ability, energy, and enterprise. There are few, if any, houses more fully representative of all the best features of the various lines engaged in. Mr. Williamson possesses the advantage of long and thorough mercantile experience, and the connections of the firm are well founded upon the eminent reputation it has so long enjoyed.

On 29  January 1891 Janet Williamson, nee Bunting passed away. The death certificate recorded her as aged 65, married to John Williamson, a grocer, the daughter of John Bunting, a callendar, and Annabella Bunting, maiden surname Craig. She was recorded as dying at 13 Queens Crescent, Glasgow, and the informant was John Williamson, widower, who was present at her demise.

For the census of 1891 the widowed John was living in 13 Queens Crescent, Kelvin, Glasgow. listed as a Grocer. 

1891 Census (6th April) Kelvin Glasgow (644-9) Book 64 Page 4

13 Queens Crescent, Kelvin, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Williamson Head 73 Grocer Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes Williamson Daughter 38   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janetta B. Williamson Daughter 32   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alexander Williamson Son 30   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Anna M. Williamson Daughter 27   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John J. Williamson Son 23   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Isabella Montgomery Servant 20 Servant - Cook Australia
Catherine McMillan Servant 18 Servant - Housemaid Glasgow, Lanarkshire

John's eldest daughter Helen was still living at 181 West Regent Street, and, as ten years previously, her husband was absent but she had the company of a servant Margaret Boyd.

1891 Census (6th April) Barony Glasgow (644-7) Book 63 Page 24

181 West Regent Street, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Helen Craig Wife 40 Sailors Wife Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary Boyd Servant 27 General Domestic Servant Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

His other married daughter, Margaret, was living at 51 Great Western Road, Glasgow, with her husband David, and two children James aged 4 and Janet under 1 month. Also in the household was Margaret Wood, a general Domestic Servant and Elizabeth Stevenson, a Lady's Nurse, obviously in the household to care for Margaret and her new baby.

1891 Census (6th April) Kelvin Glasgow (644-9) Book 60 Page 24

51 Great Western Road, Kelvin, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
David Hardie Head 40 Chemical Salesman Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Margaret Hardie Wife 36   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
James Hardie Son 4   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janet Hardie Daughter Under 1 Month   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Stevenson Nurse 43 Lady's Nurse Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Margaret Wood Servant 19 General Domestic Servant Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Sadly the Hardie family seem to have been dogged by disaster. Janet Bunting Williamson, the baby in this census, died on 21 April 1892 of Whooping Cough. The death was recorded at the family home at 51 Great Western Road, Glasgow.  This tragedy was compounded within days by the death of their son James who also died of Whooping Cough 5 days later on 26 April 1892. The death was recorded at 13 Queens Crescent, his grandfathers house, although his usual place of residence was given as the family home at 51 Great Western Road, Glasgow. Almost a year to the day later Margaret herself died on 27 Apr 1893. The death certificate recorded her as aged 38, married to David Hardie, a chemical salesman, the daughter of John Williamson, a grocer, and Janet Williamson, maiden surname Bunting (deceased). The informant was David Hardie, widower, who was present at her demise, and the place of her demise as 51 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. She seems to have died due to complications during labour as the cause of death was listed a "Nervous prostration. Obstructed labour. Exhaustion and evidence of septic exhaustion". Whether the baby survived is unknown but the odds would seem to have been against it.  Assuming this to be the case I believe that there were no surviving children from the marriage to David Hardie .

The widowed David died 7 years after the death of his wife, on 1 Mar 1900. The death certificate recorded him as aged 48, a Drysalter's manager, widower of Margaret Williamson, the son of James Hardie, a Master Mariner (deceased), and Lilias Hardie , maiden surname Bowden. He was recorded as dying at 5 Melrose Street, Glasgow, and the informant was Thomas Hardie, nephew, 19 Afton Crescent, Glasgow. 

On 29 Nov 1898 James John Williamson, John and Janet's youngest son, died. The death certificate recorded him as a mercantile clerk, aged 30, unmarried, the son of John Williamson, a grocer and wine merchant, and Janet Carrick Williamson, maiden surname Bunting both deceased. He was recorded as dying at 25 Lynedoch Street, Glasgow, and the informant was Alexander Williamson, brother, of the same address.

For the census of 1901 John and his remaining children were living in 25 Lynedoch Street, Kelvin, Glasgow. John is listed as a retired grocer, with his son Alexander now listed a grocer in his own right.

1901 Census (1st April) Kelvin Glasgow (644-9) Book 43 Page 9

25 Lynedoch Street, Kelvin, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Williamson Head 83 Grocer - Retired Chryston, Lanarkshire
Agnes Williamson Daughter 45   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janetta B. Williamson Daughter 39   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alexander Williamson Son 37 Grocer Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Anna M. Williamson Daughter 34   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Henrietta Wheatley Servant 24 General Servant Fort George, Invernessshire

John Williamson died on 16 Jun 1902. The death certificate recorded him as a licensed grocer, widower of Janetta Bunting, aged 85, the son of Alexander Williamson, a farmer, and Agnes Williamson, maiden surname unknown, (both deceased). He was recorded as dying at 23 Napiershall Street, Glasgow, and the informant was Alexander Williamson, son.

The whereabouts of the John's remaining children for the 1911 census has not been found as of yet although they should be resident in Woodend Drive, Glasgow.

Jannette Bunting Williamson died, unmarried, on 28 Oct 1916.  The death certificate recorded her as aged 57, unmarried, the daughter of John Williamson, a grocer, and Janet Carrick Williamson, maiden surname Bunting, (both deceased). She was recorded as dying in a nursing home at 121 Hill Street, Glasgow with her usual place of residence being 89 Woodend Drive, Glasgow, and the informant was Alexander Williamson, brother, of 89 Woodend Drive, Glasgow.

Alexander Williamson died on 8 May 1922. The death certificate recorded him as a licensed grocer, aged 61, unmarried, the son of John Williamson, a licensed grocer, and Janet Williamson, maiden surname Bunting, (both deceased). He was recorded as dying at 483 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow - Usual Res: 89 Woodend Drive, Glasgow, and the informant was Agnes Williamson, sister, of 89 Woodend Drive, Glasgow. The address his demise was recorded at was the family's grocer shop and the cause of death Myocarditis, so it seems he died of a heart attack at his place of work. His demise signalled the winding up of the Grocery business in Sauchiehall Street as notified in the Edinburgh Gazette of June 1922.

Edinburgh Gazette of June 1922

Helen Williamson died on 16 Jan 1931 . The death certificate recorded her as aged 80, widow of John Craig, Master Mariner, the daughter of John Williamson, a grocer, and Janet Carrick Williamson, maiden surname Bunting, ( both deceased). She was recorded as dying at 30 Kersland Street, Glasgow, and the informant was Chas. A. Craig, brother in law, Belgians, Craignethan Road, Whitecraigs. I suspect that John her husband died about 1927. It is believed that she and her husband John had no children.

Anna Mary Williamson died on 28 Dec 1935. The death certificate recorded her as aged 71, unmarried, the daughter of John Williamson, a grocer, and Janet Carrick Williamson, maiden surname Bunting, ( both deceased). She was recorded as dying in Western Infirmary, Glasgow with her usual place of residence being 89 Woodend Drive, Glasgow, and the informant was J. W. Hendry, cousin once removed of 4 Boleyn Road, Glasgow - my grandfather.

Agnes Williamson died on 26 Jan 1936.  The death certificate recorded her as aged 83, unmarried, the daughter of John Williamson, a grocer, and Janet Carrick Williamson, maiden surname Bunting, ( both deceased). She was recorded as dying in Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital with her usual place of residence being 89 Woodend Drive, Glasgow, and the informant was J. W. Hendry, cousin once removed of 4 Boleyn Road, Glasgow - my grandfather.

If I am correct in my assumption that there were no surviving children from the marriage of Margaret Williamson and David Hardie, and that Helen Williamson and her husband John Craig had no children this particular Williamson branch ended with the demise of Agnes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NOTE 1

John Craig's father John Craig snr. was born about 1813 in Inverkip. Renfrewshire. He had married John's mother Jean Kilpatrick on 3 Aug 1843 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. and as well as John they had at least one other child, James born on 16 Mar 1847, and baptised on 4 Apr 1847, Hutchesontown Relief Church, Glasgow.

It would seem that Jean died about 1848 in Glasgow, and after Jean's death John Craig re-married to Janet Skinner. The marriage took place on 3 Jul 1849, Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Janet was born about 1826 in Belhaven, East Lothian.  John and Jean had the following children:

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David Hardie's father James Hardie was the son of Thomas Hardie, a master mariner, Janet McKie. A master mariner like his father James was initially married to Janet Morrison. James and Janet were married on 19 Nov 1829 in Barony, Glasgow. Janet was born about 1805 in Lanarkshire and she would have seem to have died in 1842/1843 in Glasgow. John and Janet had five known children: 

After Janet's death James married Lilias Bowden. Lilias was born on 5 Aug 1814 in Grangemouth, Stilingshire, the daughter of Richard Bowden and Lillias Wyse. James Hardie and Liias Bowden were married on 14 Nov 1843 in Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. She died in 1900 in Kelvin, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. 

As well as David, born abt 1851 , James and Lilias had a further seven known children: 

James died on 16 Dec 1861 in 145 Paisley Road, Glasgow. The entry in the indeex of wills and testan=ment ins=dentifies him as Commander of the Steamship "Lynx" and residing ar Grenlaw Place, paisley Road, Glasgow.

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