Children of William Allison and Christina Allison

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Children of William Allison and  Christina Allison.


Andrew Todd Allison, born about 1854 in Mearns.

Next Generation in The Family History

Margaret Allison born on 27 February 1861, Malletsheugh, Mearns.

Margaret, a Dairymaid aged 26, married William Hamilton on 8 September 1887 Malletsheugh, Mearns. William, a Farmer, was identified as the son of James Hamilton, a Farmer (deceased), and Elizabeth Wilson (deceased) and according to his age given as 33 he was born about 1854. Margaret's parents were identified as William Allison, a Farm Servant, and Cristina Allison m.s. Allison. Both William's and Margaret's' addresses were given as Nethershields Farm, Parish of Glassford. The witnesses were Gavin Barrie and Jane Allison.

Margaret and William had the following known children:

For the census of April 1891 Margaret and William were living at Nethershields farm, Glassford, Lanarkshire with their two young sons, James, aged 3,  and William, aged 2.  Note that one of the general servants, Christina MacDonald, from Stornaway, spoke Gaelic as well as English, and the farm servant John Hendry is no relation - as far as I know!

1891 Census (6th  April)  Glassford (645)  Book 4. Page 2.

Nethershields farm, Glassford, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Hamilton Head 37 Farmer Glassford, Lanarkshire
Maggie Hamilton Wife 30 Farmer's wife Mearns, Renfrewshire
James Hamilton Son 3   Glassford, Lanarkshire
William Hamilton Son 2   Glassford, Lanarkshire
William Allison Father-in-law 66 Visitor Mearns, Renfrewshire
Christina MacDonald Servant 24 General servant Stornaway, Lewis**
James Willie Servant 19 General servant England
John Hendry Servant 14 Farm servant Glassford, Lanarkshire

Sadly only four years after this census Margaret died on 3 October 1895 at Nethershields of acute peritonitis, aged 34. The death record confirms her parents as William Allison, a farmer and Christina Allison, nee Allison (deceased). The informant was her husband William Hamilton. Two years after her death the widowed William re-married. His bride second time round was Margaret's youngest sister Agnes whom he married on 26 February 1897 (See details for Agnes Allison).

Janet Allison born on 2 December 1862, Malletsheugh, Mearns.

Janet, a Domestic Servant aged 20, married Hugh Cunningham on 13 May 1884 in Niddrie Mains, Liberton, Midlothian. Hugh, a Ploughman, was identified as the son of Colin Cunningham, a ?Boner of Cows?, and Janet Sinclair and according to his age given as 22 he was born about 1862. Janet's parents were identified as William Allison, a Byreman, and Cristina Allison m.s. Allison. Both Janet's and Hugh's addresses were given as Cumnock House, Mearns. The witnesses were John Sinclair and Margaret Allison.

Prior to this marriage Janet had a son Hugh Allison born born 29 October 1881, Malletsheugh Inn, Mearns. No fathers name was declared on the birth record so int is uncertain if Hugh was or was not his father. The fact that Hugh is recorded in the 1891 census as "Hugh Allison" and not "Hugh Allison Cunningham" and Janet and Hugh have named their son born circa 1888 Hugh Cunningham suggests that perhaps Hugh Cunningham was not his father. For the 1891 census Hugh and Janet were living at Newfarm Cottages, Midcalder where Hugh was working as a Ploughman.

1891 Census (6 April) MidCalder (694) Book 3. Page 12.

Newfarm Cottages, Midcalder. (2 Rooms with at least 1 window)

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Hugh Cunningham Head 29 Ploughman (Employed) Dunbarton, Dumbartonshire
Janet Cunningham Wife 28   Mearns, Renfrewshire
Hugh Allison Son 9 Scholar Mearns, Renfrewshire
Christina Cunningham Daughter 6 Scholar Liberton, Midlothian
Janet Cunningham Daughter 4   Mearns, Renfrewshire
Hugh Cunningham Son

2

  Old Monklands, Lanarkshire

For the 1901 census Hugh and Janet were living at Muirside Farm Cottages, Carmunnock where Hugh was working as a Ploughman

1901 Census (1st April) Carmunnock (631) Book 3 Page 7

Muirside Ploughmans Cottage, Carmunnock (2 Rooms with at least 1 window)

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Hugh Cunningham Head 38 Ploughman (Employed) Dunbarton, Dumbartonshire
Janet Cunningham Wife 38 Ploughman's Wife Paisley, Renfrewshire
Janet Cunningham Daughter 14 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
William Cunningham Son 5 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Hugh Cunningham Son

12

Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Janet Allison died 6 March 1944 aged 81, at 120 Main Street, Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire, although her usual address in given as 81 Main Street, Newton Mearns. Janet outlived her husband as the death record lists her as "widow of Hugh Cunningham, a retired road foreman, and it also confirms her parents as William Allison, a ploughman (deceased) and Christina Allison, nee Allison (deceased). The informant was Hugh Cunningham of 2 County Cottages, Whitecraigs.

Christina Allison born on 23 February 1867 Malletsheugh, Mearns.

Christina, aged 37, married John Crawford, a Contractor's Carter on 23 February 1905 in 50 Nicholson Street, Gorbals, Glasgow. John was a widower and the marriage was by declaration, witnessed by John Frew, Carting Contractor, and Mary Crawford or Frew. John's parents were identified as Thomas Crawford, a Dairyman, and Janet Crombie (deceased), and according to his age given as 35 he was born about 1870. Christina's parents were identified as William Allison, a Ploughman (retired), and Cristina Allison m.s. Allison (deceased). John's address at the time of the marriage was given as Gateside, Mearns, and Christina's as the Malletsheugh Inn.

Janet died on 10 January 1953 in Dykebar Hospital, Paisley, Renfrewshire. She was recorded as the widow of John Crawford, Carter, aged 85, with her usual Residence as 2 Ashtree Grove, Newtown Mearns. Her parents were confirmed as William Allison, a Ploughman, and Cristina Allison m.s. Allison both deceased. The informant was John Crawford of 2 Ashtree Grove, Newtown Mearns, identified as son. Whether he as her actual son or stepson by her husbands previous marriage is uncertain.

Jane Allison born on 12 December 1868 Malletsheugh, Mearns.

Jane aged 21, married James Kerr on 4 November 1890 Malletsheugh, Mearns, Renfrewshire.. James, a Farmer, was identified as the son of John Kerr, a Farmer, and Catherine Scott and with his age given as 32 this matches with a birth in the IGI of son James to a of John Kerr, a Farmer, and Catherine Scott on 25 May 1857 in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire. Jane's parents were identified as William Allison, a Feuar, and Cristina Allison m.s. Allison (deceased). Both Jane's and James's addresses were given as Easter Culmore, Gargunnock. The witnesses were William King and Christina Allison.

Jane and James had the following known children:

For the census of 1901 James and Jane were living at Easter Culmore Farm, Gargunnock, Stirlingshire.

1901 Census (1st April) Gargunnock (481a) Book 3a Page 4

Easter Culmore, Gargunnock (5 Rooms with at least 1 window)

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Kerr Head 42 Farmer (Employer) Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire
Jane Kerr Wife 32 Farmer's Wife Mearns, Renfrewshire
John Kerr Son 10 Scholar Gargunnock, Stirlingshire
Christina Kerr Daughter 8 Scholar Gargunnock, Stirlingshire
Catherine Kerr Daughter 5   Gargunnock, Stirlingshire
Jane Kerr Daughter 2   Gargunnock, Stirlingshire
Alice McDonald Servant 18 General Domestic Servant Gargunnock, Stirlingshire
Robert Bell Servant 21 Farm Servant Gargunnock, Stirlingshire

Jane Allison died 6 September 1938, aged 69, at Easter Culmore, Gargunnock, Stirlingshire. Jane outlived her husband as the death record lists her as "widow of James Kerr, farmer, and it also confirms her parents as William Allison, a fuear (deceased) and Christina Allison, nee Allison (deceased). The informant was John Kerr, son, of Easter Culmore.

James Allison born on 5 January 1871 Malletsheugh, Mearns.

James, a Carter aged 25, married Lizzie Brown on 6 December 1895 in Millburn House, Townmill Road, Dennistoun, Glasgow. Lizzie, a Domestic Servant, was identified as the daughter of James Brown, a Farmer, and Catherine Risk and according to her age given as 24 she was born about 1870. James parents were identified as William Allison, a Ploughman, and Cristina Allison m.s. Allison (deceased). Lizzie's address was given as Garlocharn, Kilmarnock and James's as Duncanrig, East Kilbride. The witnesses were James McKeir and Christina Brown.

They had the following known children:

For the 1901 census James and Elizabeth were living at Littlehill Farm Cottages, Bishopbriggs, Cadder where James was working as a Ploughman

1901 Census (1st April) Bishopbriggs Cadder (626a1) Book 2a1 Page 7

Littlehill Farm Ploughman's Cottage, Bishopbriggs, Cadder (2 Rooms with at least 1 window)

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Allison Head 30 Ploughman (Employed)  Mearns, Renfrewshire
Elizabeth Allison Wife 30   Balfron, Stirlingshire
William Allison Son 5.5   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
James Allison Son 3.3   Cadder, Lanarkshire
Catherine Allison Daughter 2   Cadder, Lanarkshire
Christine Allison Daughter 5 weeks - Twin   Cadder, Lanarkshire
Andrew Allison Son 5 weeks - Twin   Cadder, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth F. Campbell Visitor 49 (Gaelic Speaker) Portree, Inverness-shire

James died on 26 January 1937 at Chapel Street, Airdrie, although his usual address was given as 347 Bank Street, Airdrie. He was recorded as aged 66, a farm worker, married to Elizabeth Brown, and the son of William Allison, ploughman, and Christina Allison, (both deceased). The informant was William Allison, his son, who gave his address as Craigielinn Boys Home, Paisley. Craigielinn Boys Farm was situated on the Gleniffer Braes, about two miles south of Paisley. Started in 1923 its purpose was to train boys for work on farms in what was then “the Dominions”. I guess William was involved in this training although his employment at Craigielinn at least was about to end as the centre was to close later in 1937 due to a lack of employment opportunities in farming work. Elizabeth Allison, nee Brown died in 1964 aged 93 (Ref: Coatbridge, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire - 652/02 0157)

Elizabeth Allison born on 23 June 1874 Malletsheugh, Mearns.

Elizabeth married James Steel, a Farm Servant, son of John Steel and Mary McPherson on 14 June 1893 Malletsheugh, Mearns, Renfrewshire. James was born on 15 August 1868 in Houston, Renfrewshire. He died in 1953.

Elizabeth aged 18, married James Steel on 14 June 1893 Malletsheugh, Mearns, Renfrewshire. James, a Farm Servant, was identified as the son of John Steel, a Farmer, and Mary McPherson and with his age given as 29 this matches with a birth in the IGI of son James to a John Steel and Mary McPherson on 15 August 1868 in Houston, Renfrewshire. Elizabeth's parents were identified as William Allison, a Feuar, and Cristina Allison m.s. Allison (deceased). James's addresses were given as West Glen, Langbank, and Elizabeth's as Malletsheugh, Mearns. The witnesses were Matthew Steel and Christina Allison.

For the 1901 census James and Elizabeth were living at Brucefield Farm Cottages, Dunfermline where James was working as a Cattleman and Shepherd

1901 Census (1st April) Dunfermilne (424) Book 13 Page 46

Brucefield farm Cottages, Dunfermline, West Fife. (3 Rooms with at least 1 window)

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Steel Head 32 Cattleman & Shepherd  (Employed) Houston, Renfrewshire
Elizabeth Steel Wife 26   Mearns, Renfrewshire
Christina Steel Daughter 7 Scholar Mearns, Renfrewshire
Mary Steel Daughter 5   Dunfermline, Fifeshire
John Steel Son 4   Dunfermline, Fifeshire
William Steel Son 1   Dunfermline, Fifeshire

Elizabeth died on 8 August 1953 in Stoneyholm Farm, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire. She was recorded as the widow of James Steel, Farmer, aged 79, with her usual Residence Mid Gavin Farm, Howood, Renfrewshire. Her parents were confirmed as William Allison, a Feuar, and Cristina Allison m.s. Allison both deceased. The informant was John Steel identified as son.

Agnes Allison born on 10 September 1878 Malletsheugh, Mearns.

For the 1891 census Agnes was away from the family home and her father William and was recorded in the Malletsheugh Inn in the household of her first cousin Janet Munro nee Wilson. Janet was the daughter of Janet Allison and John Wilson, Janet Allison being the sister of Agnes's father William.

1891 Census (6 April) Mearns (571/02) Book 5/2 Page 1

Malletsheugh Inn, Mearns, Renfrewshire. (5 Rooms with at least 1 window)

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Janet Munro Head - Wife 35 Commercial Traveller's Wife Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Archibald Munro Son 15 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Janet Munro Daughter 14 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Duncan Munro Son 12 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Emily Munro Daughter 10 Scholar England
Maud Munro Daughter 8 Scholar England
Flossie Munro Daughter 1   Neilston, Renfrewshire
Agnes Allison Relative 12 Scholar Mearns, Renfrewshire

Agnes, a Dairymaid aged 19, married William Hamilton on 26 February 1897 in 37 West George Street, Glasgow. William was the widower of Agnes's eldest sister Margaret who I believe has died the previous year. (See details for Margaret Allison). The marriage was by declaration, witnessed by James Young, a Bootmaker, Chapelton, Parish of Glassford, and Charles Cook Thomson, Commission Agent, Grant Street, Glasgow. William, a Farmer, was identified as the son of James Hamilton, a Farmer (deceased), and Elizabeth Wilson (deceased) and according to his age given as 43 he was born about 1854. Agnes's parents were identified as William Allison, a Farm Servant, and Cristina Allison m.s. Allison (deceased). Both William's and Margaret's' addresses were given as Nethershields Farm, Parish of Glassford. Agnes and William had the following known children: · Lizzie Hamilton born about 1897, Glassford, Lanarkshire. · Andrew Hamilton born about 1898, Glassford, Lanarkshire.

Agnes and William had the following known children:

For the census of 1901 Agnes was living with her husband of four years William Hamilton on his farm ar Shawtonhill, Chapelton. William had previously been married to Agnes's eldest sister Margaret who had died in 1896. The three elder children in the census, James aged 13, William aged 12, and Christina aged 10, were the children of William and Margaret Allison. The younger two children, Lizzie aged 4 and Andrew aged 2, were the children of William and Agnes.

1901 Census (1st April) Glassford (645) Book 4 Page 3

Shawtonhill farm. Chapleton, Lanarkshire. (6 Rooms with at least 1 window)

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Hamilton Head 47 Farmer (Employer) Glassford, Lanarkshire
Agnes Hamilton Wife 22   Mearns, Renfrewshire
James Hamilton Son 13   Glassford, Lanarkshire
William Hamilton Son 12   Glassford, Lanarkshire
Christina Hamilton Daughter 10    Glassford, Lanarkshire
Lizzie Hamilton Daughter 4   Glassford, Lanarkshire
Andrew Hamilton Son 2   Glassford, Lanarkshire
Malcolm McColl Servant 32 Ploughman East Kilbride, Lanarkshire
James Wilson Servant 18 Milkman Biggar, Lanarkshire
Thomas Cahill Servant 20 Farm servant Ireland
Jeanie Rooney Servant 20 General Domestic Servant Slamannan, Linlithgowshire
Hebion Rooney Servant 17 Byreman Slamannan, Linlithgowshire

There is a death recorded in the index for 1963 of an Agnes Hamilton, "othername" Allison, aged 84 in Avondale And Glassford which I would assume is "our"Agnes Hamilton, nee Allison.