Further details of the children of Elizabeth Adam and David Younger

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Further details of the children of Elizabeth Adam.
(For further details of the parents of Elizabeth Adam - click here)

Elizabeth was baptised on 7 April 1811, Newton on Ayr, Ayrshire. She married David Younger, a blacksmith, on 2 Jan 1837 in Glasgow. David was born 27 Apr 1814 in Cockpen, Midlothian, the son of. John Younger, a Paper Maker, and Mary\Marion Lourie. Elizabeth Adam/Younger died on 2 Nov 1851 in Glasgow. After Elizabeth's death David married for a second time to Jessie Provan. By her, he had another daughter, Agnes Elspie, born 25 Jan 1853, Barony, Glasgow.

Elizabeth and David had the following known children:

Margaret, Younger born 22 Oct 1837, Barony, Glasgow.

Margaret married Robert Ogg Gunn, a Sailmaker, son of William Gunn, a Sailmaker, and Mary Nicol on 12 Jul 1861 in Blythswood, Glasgow. Margaret was recorded on the marriage certificate as a Power Loom Weaver, aged 23, resident at 15 Cranston Street, Glasgow, and the daughter of David Younger, a Blacksmith, and Elizabeth Younger, maiden surname Adam, (deceaesed). Robert was recorded as a Sailmaker, aged 24, resident at 15 Catherine Street, Anderston, Glasgow, and the son of William Gunn, a Sailmaker, and Mary Gunn, maiden surname Nicol. The witnesses were ?? Connochie and William Kewmp. Robert was born on 9 Dec 1836 and baptised on 1 Jan 1837 in Gorbals, Glasgow. Margaret and Robert had the following known children:

Margaret Gunn, nee Younger, died aged 72 on 17 Feb 1913 in 116 Norfolk Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. She was recorded on the death certificate as married to Robert Ogg Gunn, a retired Waste Merchant, and the daughter of David Younger, a Blacksmith, and Elizabeth Younger, maiden surname Adam, both identified as deceased. The informant was Robert Gunn, widower, who was present.

Robert Gunn died aged 89 on 6 May 1926 in 116 Norfolk Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. He was recorded on the death certificate as a Sailmaker (retired) the widower of Margaret Younger, and the son of William Gunn, a Sailmaker, and Mary Gunn, maiden surname, Nicoll, both identified as deceased. The informant was Mary Nicol Gunn, his daughter, who was present.

Elizabeth Younger born 9 Aug 1839, in Barony, Glasgow.

Elizabeth married Matthew Muir,an Engine Smith, son of John Muir, a Tailor, and Ann Burns on 14 Jul 1864 in Barony, Glasgow. Matthew was born on 7 Apr 1842 in Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Elizabeth and Matthew had the following known children:

Matthew Muir died on 15 Sep 1916 in Glasgow. Larkshire. He was identified in the Index of Wills as "Matthew Wilson Muir - 11 Albert Road, East, Crosshill, Glasgow, d. 15/09/1916 at Glasgow, testate."

Elizabeth Muir, nee Younger, died on 4 Aug 1917 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. She was identified in the Index of Wills as "Elizabeth Muir or Younger - 11 Albert Road East, Crosshill, Glasgow, widow, d. 04/08/1917 at Glasgow, testate."

Both deaths occurred at 11 Albert Road east, Crosshill, Glasgow, and announcements of both deaths were carried in the Glasgow Herald newspaper.

Matthew Muir
Glasgow Herald 16 September 1916

Elizabeth Muir, nee Woodburn
Glasgow Herald 6 August 1917

Caroline Younger, born 26 May 1841, Barony, Glasgow.

Caroline married William Smith on 12 Jul 1861 in Glasgow. Caroline was recorded on the marriage certificate as aged 21, a Boot ?Cinder?, resident at 15 Cranston Street, Glasgow, and the daughter of David Younger, a Blacksmith, and Elizabeth Younger, maiden surname Adam (deceased). William was recorded as a House Painter, aged 22, also resident at 15 Cranston Street, Glasgow, and the son of William Smith, a Letter Carrier, and Jane Smith, amiden surname Grant. The witnesses were Matthew Adam and Anne Hunter. William was born about 1839 in Edinburgh, Midlothian. Caroline and William had the following known children:

William Smith died aged 40 on 24 Mar 1879 in Ardnadam, Dunoon, Argyll. He was recorded on the death certificate as a House Painter, married to caroline Younger, and the son of William Smith, a Soldier, and Jane Smith, maiden surname Grant, both identified as deceased. The informant was Caroline Smith, wife, who was present.

Caroline Smith, nee Younger, died on 6 Mar 1919 in 34 Nelson Street, Tradeston, Glasgow. She was identified in the Index of Wills as "Caroline Smith or Younger - 34 Nelson Street, Tradeston, Glasgow, widow, d. 06/03/1919 at Glasgow, testate."

An announcement of both her death and that of her husband William were carried in the Glasgow Herald newspaper.

William Smith
Glasgow Herald 24 March 1879

Caroline Smith, nee Younger
Glasgow Herald 6 March 1919

John Younger, born 19 Jun 1848, Barony, Glasgow.

John Younger married Elizabeth Gordon McKay on 2 July 1874, at 1 Bridge Street, Partick, Glasgow. John was recorded on the marriage certificate as an Iron merchant, aged 26, resident at 6 Vulcan Street, Springburn, Glasgow, and the son of David Younger, a Blacksmith, and Elizabeth Younger, maiden surname Adam,(deceased). Elizabeth was recorded as aged 22, resident at 1 Bridge Street, Partick, Glasgow, and the daughter of Daniel Gordon McKay, a Watchmaker, and Christian McKay, maiden surname Allan (deceased). The witnesses were David Younger and Eleanor Hay Davidson. John and Elizabeth had one known child:

Sadly Elizabeth died the day after giving birth to Daniel on 7 May 1875 at 30 Paterson Street, Glasgow. She was recorded on the death certificate as aged 23, married to John Younger, an Iron Merchant, and the daughter of Daniel Gordon McKay, a Watchmaker, and Christian McKay, maiden surname Allan (deceased). The informant was John Younger widower, who was present. The birth of his son and the death of his Elizabeth, the following day were announced in the Glasgow Herald.

Death of Elizabeth Younger, nee McKay and the birth of her son Daniel Gordon Younger - Glasgow Herald 10 May 1875

For the 1881 census John was recorded as aged 32, a widower, resident at 604 Eglinton Street, Glasgow, identified as an Master Iron Merchant Employing 10 Men and as born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Also recorded in his household were Jessie Smith, his niece, aged 18, born in Glasgow, employed as his houskeeper, and a Helen Edmonson, aged 15, a visitor, a General Domestc Servant, born in England. (Jessie was the daughter of his sister Caroline and her husband William Smith and was born 23 Jun 1862, Anderston, Glasgow - see prebvious.

The year following this census John married Georgina Torrance Woodburn on 15 Jun 1882 in Springvale House, St Rollox, Glasgow. John was recorded on the marriage certificate as an Iron merchant, a widower, aged 33, resident at 51 Cumberland Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, and the son of David Younger, a Foreman Blacksmith, and Elizabeth Younger, maiden surname Adam,, both identified as deceased. Georgina was recorded as aged 23, resident at Springvale House, Glasgow, and daughter of George Torrance Woodburn, a Wine and Spirit Merchant, and Agnes Woodburn, maiden surname Govan, both identified as deceased. Georgina was born on 16 Sep 1859 in Anderston, Glasgow. John and Georgina had the following known children:

The Post Office Directory of 1890-1891 carried an advert for John Younger's Metal Merchants business - John Younger & Co of 20 Cook Street..

The Post Office Directory 1890-1891
Advertisement for John Younger & Co

John Younger died on 8 Dec 1904 in Overbridge, Ibrox, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. (NOTE : This address was also given as a previous residence of John's cousin, Ebenezer Kemp.) He was identified in the Index of Wills as "John Younger - Overbridge, Ibrox, Glasgow, d. 08/12/1904 at Glasgow, testate." An announcement of his demise was carried in the Glasgow Herald.

John Younger
Glasgow Herald 9 December 1904

Georgina Younger, nee Woodburn, died on 9 Dec 1926 in Pollokshields, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, probably at 17 Fotheringay Road.

There is a headstone in Glasgow's Cathcart cemetery, recording not only the death of John Younger and Georgina Torrance Woodburn, and their children but also their parents David Younger and Elizabeth Adam. The architect of this very impressive monument was James Miller with bronzes by Kellock Brown and granite work by J & G Mossman. Although images of this as it is todays are availabe below, sadly the bronzes have all gone. However images of what the original monument looked like are available at www.glasgowsculpture.com.

The Younger Family Memorial - Cathcart Graveyard

Transcript of the detail from the Younger Headstone in Cathcart cemetery

THE FAMILY BURYING GROUND OF JOHN YOUNGER OVERBRIDGE IBROX

ERECTED BY
John and David Younger, Iron Merchants, Glasgow
In Loving Memory of their father
DAVID YOUNGER
Foreman Blacksmith Hyde park Locomotive Works
Born 27th April 1814 - Died 1st November 1876
and their mother
ELIZABETH ADAM
Born 5th April 1811 - Died 3rd November 1851
Both Interred in North Street Burying Ground, Anderston, Glasgow.
*********
In Loving Memory of
JOHN YOUNGER
Beloved Husband of
GEORGINA T WOODBURN
Died at Overbridge 8th Decr 1904
aged 56 yrs.
The Above
GEORGINA TORRANCE WOODBURN
Died Dec 9th 1926.
and their family
DAVID GEORGE Lt 17th H.L.I.
Killed in Action 1st July 1916 buried
Lonsdale Cemetery Albert, Belgium
ROBERT GOVAN L-Corp 3/5 Lancashire Fusiliers
Died Prisoner of War April 3rd 1918.
AGNES GOVAN YOUNGER
Died 7th Nov 1961.
MARGARET GOVAN YOUNGER
Died 19TH June 1972.
*********
JOHN WOODBURN YOUNGER
Died Aug 1st 1978.

From what is known there would seem to be no descendants from this line.

David Younger born 14 Apr 1850 in Barony, Glasgow.

David, an Iron and Metal Merchant, married Sarah Watts daughter of Richard Watts and Jane Webb on 20 Jul 1881 in Monksland church in the parish of Stradbally, Ireland. Sarah was born Sarah was the tenth child of of Richard and Jane born about 11861 in Bonmahon, County Waterford, Ireland. her family would seem to have been prosperous local property owners and further details of her parents and sibling are available on the web courtesy of Hector Davie here. It is said that David was in Bonmahon to buy machinery from a closing copper mine when he met Sarah, some ten years younger, tham himself. The story goes that they were driving in David's private jaunting car when he proposed.

David and Sarah had the following known children:

David Younger died aged 43 on 17 May 1893 in Birchbank, Albert Road, Crosshill, Glasgow. He was recorded on the death certificate as an Iron and Metal Merchant, married to Sarah Watts, the son of David Younger, a Blacksmith, and Elizabeth Younger, maiden surname Adam, both identified as deceased. The informant was Sarah Younger, widow, who was present. He was identified in the Index of Wills as "David Younger - Metal Merchant, Cook Street, Glasgow, residing at Birch Bank, Albert Road, Crosshill there, d. 17/05/1893 at Crosshill, testate" An announcement of his demise was carried in the Glasgow Herald.

David Younger
Glasgow Herald 18 May 1893

According to the information on Hector Davie's web page David's demise was as a consequence of a boating accident, which resulted in pneumonia. According to the self same source David's brother, John, was unwilling to give Sarah and her three children their share of the business, and Sarah had to pursue her case in court. She was successful, but "had spent so much on legal fees and travel to the courts (that she) only received a tenth of what she should have had".

Although Sarah and David Younger had houses in both Glasgow and in West Kilbride, for the census of 1901 after David's death she was living in Rothesay, Bute.

Sarah Younger, nee Watts remarried on 18 March 1914 to the Reverend John Alexander Kelly of Dunmurry, Belfast, County Antrim. The marriage was announced in the Glasgow Herald of the 20th of that month, with Sarah identified as being resident at Clydeview cottages, Seamill, Ayrshire, at the time. I believe according to the 1911 census John was a widowed minister of "the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland", living at Dunmurry, in County Antrim.

Sarah Younger m. John Alex. Kelly
Glasgow Herald 20 March 1914

I believe Sarah Kelly died in 1928.