Further details Thomas Adam Mathieson and Marion Gilchrist Harper and their children (where known)

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Further details Thomas Adam Mathieson and Marion Gilchrist Harper and their children (where known)

Thomas Adam Mathieson born\baptised 28 July 1822, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Thomas  married Marion Gilchrist Harper on 14 June 1859 in Leith, Midlothian. Marion was born 16 February and baptised on 5 April 1835 in South Leith, Midlothian, the daughter of James Harper and Barbara Peddie. 

Thomas Adam Mathieson and Marion Gilchrist Harper had the following known children: 

For the census of 1861 Thomas and Marion were living at 329 Bath Street in Glasgow, along with their baby daughter Barbara. They have two servants in their household and it would seem that the business he had inherited from his father almost ten years ago had grown substantially being recorded as employing 95 men & 30 boys as opposed to 8 men recorded in 1851 census.

1861 Census (8th April)  Glasgow (644/6)  Book 47. Page 8.

329 Bath Street, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas A Mathieson Head 38 Tool Manufacturer employing 95 men & 30 boys Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Marion Mathieson Wife 26   Leith, Edinburgh
Barbara Mathieson Daughter 7 Months   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Christina McGilvray Servant 20 General Servant Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
Mary McFarlane Servant 35 General Servant Kincardine, Perthshire

By the birth of the couple's next child Alexander Sutherland Mathieson, born on 13 October 1862, the family had moved to Westercraigs Street, Springburn. Sadly it was at this address that Thomas and Marions daughter Barabara died on 11 March 1864. Three months after the loss of Barabara, the couple had a second daughter, Jane Adam Mathieson, born 28 July 1864 followed three years later by a second son James Harper Mathieson born 23 March 1867. Both births occurred at Westercraigs, and it was a Westercraigs that the family were recorded or the census of 1871. Again the business was prospering and growing now recorded as employing 200 mens. 

1871 Census (3rd April) Springburn (644/2) Book 100  Page 4.

Westercraigs Street, Springburn, Glasgow (7 Rooms with 1 or more widows)

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas A Mathieson Head 48 Tool Manufacturer Employing 200 Men Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Marion G Mathieson Wife 36   Leith, Edinburgh
Alexander Mathieson Son 8 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jane A Mathieson Daughter 6 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
James H Mathieson Son 4   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Helen Houston Servant 24 Domestic Servant - Nurse Campsie, Stirlingshire
Ann McKenzie Servant 22 Domestic Servant - Housemaid Fort William, Inverness-shire
Jane Sharp Servant 22 Domestic Servant - Cook Ballingray Fife-shire

Eight months after this cenesu Thomas and Marion's final known child and third son Thomas Ogilvie Mathieson was born 24 November 1871 again at Westercraigs.

By the time of the 1881 census the family were recorded at 3 Grovesnor Terrace in Kelvinside. This move to a better part of Glasgow and a bigger house (13 rooms with more that one window), reflects the continuing expansion o the the family's tool making business now employing 300 men.

1881 Census (4 April) Govan (646/2) Book 34a.  Page 1.

3 Grovesnor Terrace, Kelvinside, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas A Mathieson Head 58 Tool Manufacturer Employing 300 Men Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Marion G Mathieson Wife 43   Leith, Edinburgh
Alexr Mathieson Son 19   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jane Mathieson Daughter 16   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas O Mathieson Son 9 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary McMillan Servant 30 Cook - Domestic Servant Gigha, Argyll
Mary A Mcbain Servant 21 Tablemaid - Domestic Servant Grantown, Elgin
Mary Thomson Servant 24 Housemaid - Domestic Servant Carmichael, Lanarkshire

James Harper Mathieson not included in this census would seem to have been boarding at Carrington House, Fettes in Edinburgh with the house master William Augustus Heard a Classics Master - M A Oxon. (Volume 685-1- EnumDist 8 - Page 22)

For the census of 1891 Thomas wwho would seem to have been plagued with ill health latterly was recorded at Swanston Hill Hydropathic, Bute no doubt or his health.

1891 Census (6 April) North Bute (557) Book 1.  Page 41.

Swanston Hill Hydropathic, Bute

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas A Mathieson Visitor 68 Tool Manufacturer Glasgow, Lanarkshire

His wife and two younger boys along with four servants were recorded at the family home at 3 Grovesnor Terrace. His daughter Jane had married John Hay Wilson on 3 April 1889 and was living in London and his eldest son Alexander was recorded in nearby in Kelvinside at 28 Hamilton Drive, unmarried but in his own household.

1891 Census (6 April) Govan (646/3) Book 44.  Page 1.

3 Grovesnor Terrace, Kelvinside, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Marion G Mathieson Wife 52   Leith, Edinburgh
James H Mathieson Son 24 Machine & Tool Maker Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas O Mathieson Son 19 Student Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes Brown Servant 32 Cook - Domestic Servant Kilbirnie, Ayrshire
Jessie McKinnon Servant 30 Laundress - Domestic Servant Tobermory, Mull
Mary McCall Servant 25 Housemaid - Domestic Servant Lochgilphead, Argyllshire
Isabella Milne Servant 26 Tablemaid - Domestic Servant Huntly, Aberdeenshire

Thomas Adam Mathieson died 10 March 1899, at Coulter Maynes, Coulter, near Biggar. I believe this was a substantial property and Thomas's country residence, with 3 Grovesnor Terrace, being his town house in Glasgow. His estate was valued at £142,764 - approximately £15,321,361 today). He was commemorated on the family headstone in Glasgow Necropolis.

For the census of 1901 it would seem that Marion was still resident at 3 Grovesnor Terrace but away from home with only Thomas and a couple of servants recorded. in the family home. He is recorded as "son" with the annotation "Head absent" i.e. Marion. I have been unable to find an obvious record of Marion anywhere in the UK for this 1901 census, Equally I have not been able to find a record of her son James or her widowed daughter Jane Hay Wilson, nee Mathieson., although there is a record of the eldest son Alexander Sutherland recorded with his wife of 4 years in London.

1901 Census (1 April) Govan (646/3g) Book 12.  Page 1.

3 Grovesnor Terrace, Hillhead, Kelvinside, Glasgow (13 Rooms with 1 or more widows)

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas O Mathieson Son - Head Absent 29 Tool Manufacturer Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jessie Smith Servant 29 Cook - Domestic Servant Kildalton, Argyll - Gaelic & English
AnnieMcFadyen Servant 30 Tablemaid - Domestic Servant Kilmichael, Argyll - Gaelic & English
Hellen Kennedy Servant 30 Housemaid - Domestic Servant Southness, Inverness-shire - Gaelic & English

 

For the census of 1911 the widowed Marion was recorded at 6 Park Circus Place in the household of her youngest son James Harper Mathieson. The dwelling was recorded as having 17 rooms with one or more windows and 7 servants were recorded in the household.

 

1911 Census (2 April) Glasgow (644/12) Book 5 Page 5-6

6 Park Circus Place, Glasgow, (17 Rooms with one or more windows)

Name Relationship Age

Duration of

Marriage

No of

Children Born

No of Children

Surviving

Occupation Where Born
James H Mathieson Head 43       Machine Tool Manufacturer Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Marion G Mathieson Mother 71         Leith, Edinburgh
Jane Christie Servant 39       Cook - Domestic Cruden, Aberdeenshire
Margaret McLean Servant 21       Kitchen maid - Domestic Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire
catherine Brown Servant 20 House maid - Domestic Kilmaddon, Perthshire
Julia Graham Servant 32 House maid - Domestic (Gaelic & English) Ardrishaig, Argyll
Elizabeth Richardson Servant 30 House maid - Domestic Cove, Dunbartonshire
Barbara Imlach Servant 39 Table maid - Domestic Gamrie, Banff
Mabel Moore Servant 23 Ladies maid - Domestic England

Marion Gilchrist Mathieson, nee Harper died 2 November 1922, 6 Park Circus Place, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. She was commemorated on the family headstone in Glasgow Necropolis.

 

MATHIESON Family Headsone in Glasgow Necropolis

Once again my thanks to www.memento-mori.co.uk for providing the transcription and images

In Memoriam

ALEXANDER MATHIESON, Tool Manufacturer Died August 1851 aged 59

JANE ADAM his wife died February 1849 aged 55

JANE OGILVIE their daughter Died March 1855 aged 23

Their remains were transferred from Anderson Burying Gound, March 1864

BARBARA PEDDIE Daughter of Thomas A. Mathieson Died March 1864 aged 3½

THOMAS ADAM MATHIESON Died 10th March 1899 aged 76

MARION GILCHRIST HARPER his wife Died 2nd November 1922 aged 84 

JAMES HARPER MATHIESON, D.L.,

Deacon Convenor of the Trades House of Glasgow 1923 – 1925

Died 15th April 1926 aged 59 years

Son of Thomas Adam Mathieson


Further details of the childrenThomas Adam Mathieson and Marion Gilchrist Harper 

Barbara Peddie Mathieson, born 16 August 1860, Blythswood, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. 

Barbara died in infancy on 11 March 1864, Westercraigs, Dennistoun, Glasgow. Barbara was commemorated on a headstone in Glasgow Necropolis.

Alexander Sutherland Mathieson born 13 October 1862, High Church, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Alexander had moved out of the family home by the census of 1891 and was living nearby in Kelvinside at 28 Hamilton Drive.

1891 Census (6 April) Govan (644/3) Book 43.  Page 52.

28 Hamilton Drive, Kelvinside, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander S Mathieson Head 28 Edge Tool manufacturer Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary MacFadyen Servant 32 Housekeeper - Domestic Kilfinnan, Mull
Elizabeth Graham Servant 14 Maid - Domestic Maryhill, Lanarkshire

Six years after this census Alexander married Alice Maud Simkins in the April-June quarter of 1897 in Marylebone, London (Ref: Marylebone Vol 1a Page 1296), and for the 1901 census Alexander and Alice were recorded at 52 Endlesham Road, Wandsworth, London, with Alexander recorded as a Superintendent in a Tea Bonded Warehouse. 

1901 Census (1 April) Streatham (473) Book ?.  Page 1 Folio 60

52 Endlesham Road, Streatham, London

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander Mathieson Head 37 Superintendent in a Tea Bonded Warehouse -  Glasgow, Scotland
Alice M. Mathieson Wife 39   Marylebone, London
Ethel Naish Servant 18 Cook - Domestic Hammersmith, London

Alexander Sutherland Mathieson died at 408 Twynham, Christchuch Road, Bournemouth on 27 March 1903. For 1911 census the widowed Alice was recorded at Edlestowe, 12 Blyth Road, Bromley, Kent, aged 40 and head of the household. Also recorded in the household was Janie Adam Hay Wilson, recorded as "Visitor" who as actually Alice's sister in law, being the younger sister of Alexander Sutherland Mathieson. Janie was also widowed having been married to John Hay Wilson who had died in 1892. There were also three servants listed and the dwelling was identified as having 10 rooms.

1911 Census (2 April) Bromley, Kent

Edlestone, 12 Blyth Road, , Bromley, Kent (10 Rooms with more than 1 window)

Name Relationship Age

Duration of

Marriage

No of

Children Born

No of Children

Surviving

Occupation Where Born
Alice Maud Mathieson Head - Widow 40         London, Middlesex
Janie Adam Hay Wilson Visitor - Widow 40          Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Martha Naish Servant - Widow 63   2 1 Housekeeper Stockton, Wiltshire
Daisy Annie Ralph Visitor 21       Parlourmaid Orpington, Kent
Mary MacFadyen Visitor 52       Lady's Maid Kilfinnan, Argyll

Alice Maud Mathieson, nee Simkins, died on 6 February 1945,  at Belstone, Bromley, Kent..

Jane Adam Mathieson born 28 July 1864, High Church, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Jane married John Hay Wilson on 3 April 1889 at 3 Grovesnor Terrace, Kelvinside, Glasgow. Jane was identified as aged 24, a spinster, resident at 3 Grovesnor Terrace, Kelvinside, Glasgow, the daughter of Thomas Adam Mathieson, a Tool Manufacturer, and Marion Gilchrist Mathieson, maiden name Harper. John Hay Wilson was identified as aged 37, bachelor, an East India Merchant, resident at 15 Adam Street, Portman Square, London, son of George Wilson. a farmer (deceased), and Isabella Wilson, maiden name Thom. The witnesses were Isabella A. Brodie and Peter Wilson. I believe John Wilson was born 7 February 1852, baptised 26 February 1852, in Linlithgow, West Lothian. 

Two years after their marriage for the census of 1891 the couple were recorded at 14 Lexham Gardens, Kensington, with both identified as born in Scotland, and aged 39 and 26 respectively. John is again described as an East India Merchant, and there are three servants in the household.

1891 Census (6 April) Kensington (34) Book ? Page 15 Folio 130

14  Lexham Gardens, Kensington, London

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Hay Wilson Head 39 East India Merchant Scotland
Jane A Hay Wilson Wife 26   Scotland
Elizabeth Coker Servant 36 Cook Maldon, Essex
Sarah Montague Servant 21 Parlourmaid Maldon, Essex
Ellen Joslin Servant 19 Housemaid Bradwell on Sea, Essex

There is a record of a J. Hay Wilson aged 38 and his wife Mrs Wilson aged 26, on board the SS Aracia which sailed from London on 10 October 1891, en route to Wellington, New Zealand, which I would assume John Hay and Jane Adam Wilson. It would seem that John Hay Wilson died in Denver, Colorado, on 15 October 1892 as there is an announcement in the Glasgow Herald of 22 October 1892 to this effect. However what he was doing there, whether Jane was with him, and the circumstances surrounding his demise are currently unknown. John's death is confirmed with Jane being described as "widow of John Hay Wilson, Merchant in London" in her father's will of 1899 .

I have been unable to locate Jane in the 1901 census and the next record  is of the widowed Jane is the 1911 census. She was recorded as Janie Adam Hay Wilson, a widow aged 40, in the household of her sister in law Alice Maud Mathieson (nee Simkins) at Edlestowe, 12 Blyth Road, Bromley, Kent. Alice also recorded as a widow. She had married Alexander Sutherland Mathieson Jane's older brother in 1897 but Alexander had died in 1903. Also recorded in the household are three servants and the dwelling is identified as having 10 rooms.

1911 Census (2 April) Bromley, Kent

Edlestone, 12 Blyth Road, , Bromley, Kent (10 Rooms with more than 1 window)

Name Relationship Age

Duration of

Marriage

No of

Children Born

No of Children

Surviving

Occupation Where Born
Alice Maud Mathieson Head - Widow 40         London, Middlesex
Janie Adam Hay Wilson Visitor - Widow 40          Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Martha Naish Servant - Widow 63   2 1 Housekeeper Stockton, Wiltshire
Daisy Annie Ralph Visitor 21       Parlourmaid Orpington, Kent
Mary MacFadyen Visitor 52       Lady's Maid Kilfinnan, Argyll

 Janie Adam Wilson nee Mathieson died aged 85 on 23 Sep 1949 in 4 East Castle Road, Morningside, Edinburgh. She was identified as the widow of John Hay Wilson, merchant, and the daughter of Thomas Adam mathieson, Machine Tool manufacturer, and Marion Mathieson, maiden name Harper, both deceased. The death was registered by a lawyer.

James Harper Mathieson born 23 March 1867, High Church, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

I have been unable to locate James in the 1901 census however in the 1911 census James was recoded with his mother, Marion, at 6 Park Circus Place in Kelvinside, Glasgow.

1911 Census (2 April) Glasgow (644/12) Book 5 Page 5-6

6 Park Circus Place, Glasgow, (17 Rooms with one or more windows)

Name Relationship Age

Duration of

Marriage

No of

Children Born

No of Children

Surviving

Occupation Where Born
James H Mathieson Head 43       Machine Tool Manufacturer Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Marion G Mathieson Mother 71         Leith, Edinburgh
Jane Christie Servant 39       Cook - Domestic Cruden, Aberdeenshire
Margaret McLean Servant 21       Kitchen maid - Domestic Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire
catherine Brown Servant 20 House maid - Domestic Kilmaddon, Perthshire
Julia Graham Servant 32 House maid - Domestic (Gaelic & English) Ardrishaig, Argyll
Elizabeth Richardson Servant 30 House maid - Domestic Cove, Dunbartonshire
Barbara Imlach Servant 39 Table maid - Domestic Gamrie, Banff
Mabel Moore Servant 23 Ladies maid - Domestic England

James Harper Mathieson married Louise Victoria MacMahon 10 May 1923 in St Martin, London. Louise was the widow of Claude Cambridge Fenner who she had married in 1899 in London. Claude had been killed, aged 47, in the first year of WW1 on 23 November 1914 whilst serving with the 59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force) as a Lieutenant Colonel.

James was the Deacon Convenor of the Trades House in Glasgow 1923-1925. 

James Harper Mathieson died 15 April 1926 at 6 Park Circus, Glasgow. Commemorated on a headstone in Glasgow Necropolis.

After James's death Louise was to marry or a third time. This marriage was to a Anson Hugh McCleverty and was recorded in the July-September quarter of 1930 in Chelsea, London (Ref: Chelsea Vol 1a Page 1150).  Louise McCleverty, nee Nacmahon, passed away on 12 Mar 1950 in Fleet, Hampshire aged 70 (Ref: Jan-Mar 1950 Aldershot Vol 6b Page 20). The death of Anson Hugh McCleverty, aged 86, was recorded in the July-September quarter of 1965 in Aldershot, Hampshire (Ref: Aldershot Vol 6b Page 36).

Thomas Ogilvie Mathieson born 24 November 1871, High Church, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. 

Thomas Ogilvie Mathieson was married to Mary Connel Cargill,, the youngest daughter of David Sime Cargill, East India Merchant, (deceased) and Connel Elizabeth Auld, 9, Park Terrace, Glasgow. on the 8 November 1905 at the Park Church, Glasgow, by the Very Rev. Donald Macleod. D.D,. One of His Majesty's Chaplains for Scotland. assisted by the Rev. James Murray, M..A., Kilmacolm. Mary was born in 1880.

Thomas and Mary had at least three children:

For the census of 1911 Thomas was living at 1 Park Gardens, with his wife and his two young children, Connel aged 4, and Thomas aged 2. A substantial house of 24 rooms with more than one window and a retinue of 12 servants reflect the continuing success of the family business.

1911 Census (2 April) Glasgow (644/12) Book 5 Page 1

1 Park Gardens, Glasgow (24 Rooms with 1 or more windows)

Name

Relationship

Age      

Duration of

Marriage

No of

Children Born

No of Children

Surviving

Occupation

Where Born

Thos O Mathieson Head 39       Tool Manufacturer Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Connel M Mathieson Wife 30 5 2 2   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Connel A Mathieson Daughter 4         Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thos A S Mathieson Son 2         Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary B Dingwall Servant 44       Cook - Domestic Gareloch, Ross-shire
Olivia Nicol Servant 39       Nurse - Domestic Tain, Ross-shire
Katherine Macintosh Servant 39       Lady's maid - Domestic Inverness, Inverness-shire
Eliza MacKenzie Servant 37       Tablemaid - Domestic Ferintosh, Ross-shire
Elixabeth M Wallan Servant 31       Housemaid - Domestic Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Ellen P Kennedy Servant 24       Laundress - Domestic Carmunnock, Lanarkshire
Mary rae Servant 20       Housemaid - Domestic Ayr, Ayrshire
Lily C Campbell Servant 19       Housemaid - Domestic Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Isabella M McKellar Servant 19       Nurse - Domestic Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Barbara Robertson Servant 27       Kitchen maid - Domestic Strath, Inverness-shire
Elizabeth Grant Servant 18       Kitchen maid - Domestic Lochboisdale, Inverness-shire
John Grant Servant 25       Footman - Domestic Lochboisdale, Inverness-shire

Mary Connel Cargill died on 9 Oct 1918. The death itself occurred in Royal Asylum, Edinburgh. However her usual residence was 1 Park Gardens, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

After Mary's death Thomas married Ethel Seymour daughter of David Thomson Seymour and Caroline Matilda Brown on 15 Jul 1920 in St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London. Ethel was previously married to Boyd Dunlop Morehead son of Robert Archibald Alison Morehead and Helen Buchanan Dunlop on 3 Apr 1895. It is not known if there was any issue from this second marriage but it seems unlikely.) Boyd was born on 24 Aug 1843 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and had died on 30 Oct 1905 in Gregory Terrace, Brisbane, Australia. Boyd Dunlop Morehead had been the premier of Queensland from 1888 to 1890. It is believed that Ethel had a daughter with Boyd Dunlop Morehead.

Thomas Ogilvie Mathieson died on 24 May 1948 in 1 Park Gardens, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Ethel Mathieson, nee Seymour, died on 30 Apr 1951 in 1 Park Gardens, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.