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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
|Born in County|
|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.
|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.
|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)
|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.
|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)
|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
|Born in County|
|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.
|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
|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
|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
|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
|Born in County|
|John Craig||35||Provision Dealer||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
|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
|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.
|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|
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
|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
|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
|Born in County|
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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.
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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