Two possible additional children of John Hendry and Margaret Neil

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Two possible additional children of John Hendry and Margaret Neil - Mary Henry born 1772 and John Henry born 1773.

These are two possible additional children of John Hendry and Margaret Neil not recorded in Old parish Register but born in the gap between their marriage in 1769 and their first recorded child in 1776. If you have any additional information on these individuals or their descendents which may help prove or disprove their patentage  please get in touch with me using the contact form.


 Mary Henry - possible child of John Henry and Margaret Neil - born about 1772

Mary Hendry married William Dempster, a Slater, on 15 June 1794 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. William Dempster was born about 1775 in Clackmannanshire.  From the date of her marriage it is likely  that Mary was born about 1772 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. This date of birth would fit with her being a potential daughter of John Hendry and Margaret Neil born in the gap between their marriage in 1769 and their first recorded child in 1776.

William and Mary had the following known children:

For the census of 1841 William was recorded as resident in Broad Street, Alloa. As far as I can establish the Ferguson family in residence in the same household were not direct family Elisabeth's maiden name I believe being Elizabeth Robertson. As his wife Mary Henry is missing from this census it is assumed that she had died pre the census of 1841.

1841 Census (7 June) Alloa, Clackmannanshire (465) Book: 4 Page: 31

Broad Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Name Age Occupation Born in County
William Dempster 65 Slater Yes
John Ferguson 45 Ships Carpenter Yes
Elisabeth Ferguson 40   Yes
John Ferguson 10   Yes
Alexander Ferguson 8   Yes
Henry Ferguson 6   Yes
Margaret Ferguson 12   Yes

It is assumed that William Dempster died between the cenusus of 1841 and the census of 1851. It is probable that both his and Mary Henry's deaths occurred in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.


Mary Dempster born 27 Feb 1799, baptised 28 Feb 1799, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Mary Dempster married Thomas Kinghorn, a Sailor, on 15 Jan 1830 in Inveresk With Musselburgh, Midlothian.  Thomas was born on 5 Nov 1809 and baptised on 19 Nov 1809 in Inveresk With Musselburgh, Midlothian, the son of William Kinghorn, a labourer, and Christian Scott. Thomas and Mary had the following known children:

Mary Kinghorn was born about 1830 in Midlothian?.

For the census of 1841 the couple were living in Broad Street, Alloa. Margaret Dempster is assumed to be Mary's sister born 6 Feb 1809, and baptised on 19 Feb 1809 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.

1841 Census (7 June) Alloa, Clackmannanshire (465) Book: 4 Page: 36

Broad Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Name Age Occupation Born in County
Thomas Kinghorn 32 Merchant Seaman No
Mary Kinghorn 38   No
Mary Kinghorn 10   No
Elizabeth Kinghorn 9   Yes
Christian Kinghorn 2   Yes
Marg't Dempster 30   Yes

For the census of 1851 Mary was living at 6 Shore in Alloa. Her husband was not recorded in the household and as a sailor it is assumed he was on a ship somewhere.

1851 Census (31 March) Alloa (359) Book 7 Page 51

6 Shore, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Mary Kinghorn Wife 48 Sempstress Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Eliza Kinghorn Daughter 18 Stay Maker Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Thomas Kinghorn died aged 51 on 30 or 31 October 1855, Fisherrow, High St, Inveresk, Midlothian. His death certificate recorded him as a Sailor, married to Mary Dempster, and the son of William Kinghorn, a Labourer, and Christian Scott.  He was listed having been resident at Fisherrow, Inveresk, for three days and as having two living children, Mary aged 24 and Elizabeth aged 21. His of death was recorded as drowning in Boness harbour, and his place of burial as Boness churchyard.   The informant was James Watson P.F. (?Procurator Fiscal?)

For the census of 1861 Mary was recorded in West Vennel, Alloa. Listed in the household with her was a Thomas Kinghorn identified as grandson. This Thomas was born 29 May 1855, Alloa, Clackmannanshire and was the natural son of Elizabeth Mc Farlane Kinghorn, Mary's daughter. No father's name was given on the certificate. However for the 1871 census he was recorded with his mother and her husband Alexander McDougall and identified as son, therefore it may well be Alexander was the father.

1861 Census (8 April) Alloa (465) Book 6 Page 24

West Vennel, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Mary Dempster Head 66 Formerly Domestic Servant Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Thomas Kinghorn ** Grandson 5 Scholar Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Mary Kinghorn, nee Dempster, died on 25 Sep 1868 at Alloa, Clackmannanshire aged 53. Her death certificate recorded her as the widow of Thomas Kinghorn, a Seaman, and the daughter of William Dempster and Mary Dempster, maiden surname Henry, both listed as deceased. The informant was Elizabeth McDougall, her daughter.


 Elizabeth McFarlane Kinghorn born circa 1832 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Elizabeth is recorded as having a son Thomasd born 29 May 1855, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. No father's name was given on the certificate. However for the 1871 census he was recorded with his mother and her later husband Alexander McDougall and identified as son, therefore it may well be Alexander was the father.

Elizabeth married an Alexander McDougal on 18 Feb 1859 in Bathgate, Linlithgowshire. The marriage certificate recorded Elizabeth as a 24 year old spinster resident in Alloa, and the daughter of Thomas Kinghorn, a seaman, and Mary Kinghorn, maiden surname Henry, neither marked as deceased. (Mary Kinghorn's Maiden Surname should be Dempster NOT Henry).  Alexander was recorded as a 22 year old bachelor, a Boiler Maker, resident in Alloa, and the son of Alexander McDougal, a journeyman Sailmaker, and Mary Pratice, neither marked as deceased.  The witnesses were Alexander Douglas and Mary Kinghorn.

Elizabeth and Alexander had the following known children:

For the census of 1861 the recently married couple were resident at West Vennel, Alloa, with their son Alexander born on 31 Jul 1859.

1861 Census (8 April) Alloa (465) Book 6 Page 20

West Vennel, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander McDougall Head 24 General Labourer Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Elizabeth McDougall Wife

24

Dress Maker Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Alexander McDougall Son 1   Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Sometime between Jan 1868 and July 1870 the family moved to  from Alloa to Glasgow and it was in Glasgow at Back Land Entry By Stirling Street, Tradeston that they were recorded for the census of 1871. Alexander was recorded as a Foundry Labourer with six children listed in the household - Thomas aged 15, Alexander aged 11, William aged 9, Christina aged 7, Eliza aged 5, and James aged 3. As already stated Thomas was recorded as born to Elizabeth Kinghorn on 29 May 1855, in Alloa, Clackmannanshire prior to her marriage to Alexander and no father's name was given on the certificate. However as in this census he was identified as a "son" as opposed to "step-son", it may well be Alexander was the actually father.

1871 Census (3 April) Tradeston (644-9) Book 17 Page 1

Back Land Entry By Stirling Street, Tradeston, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander McDougall Head 34 Foundry Labourer Alloa, South
Elizabeth McDougall Wife

34

Labourer's Wife Alloa, South
Thomas McDougall**

Son

15 Rivetter Alloa, South
Alexander McDougall Son 11 Scholar Alloa, South
William McDougall Son 9 Scholar Alloa, South
Christina McDougall Daughter 7 Scholar Alloa, South
Eliza McDougall Daughter 5 Scholar Alloa, South
James McDougall Son 3   Alloa, South

For the census of 1881 the family were still resident in Glasgow and were identified living in Govan at 18 Vermont Street. The family had grown with the additions of Edward and Walter. Edward was born in 1872 although there is a record of an earlier Edward Morrison McDougall born to the couple on 18 Jul 1870 in Tradeston, Glasgow. It is assumed this Edward had died in infancy. Walter was born Walter Stewart McDougal on 9 Mar 1877 in 2 Anderson Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow and his aged should be 4 NOT 11.

1881 Census (4 April) Govan (644-14) Book: 49 Page 1

18 Vermont Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexr. McDougal Head 44 Quay Labourer Alloa, Kincardine
Elizth. McDougal Wife 44   Alloa, Kincardine
Alexr. McDougal Son 20 Quay Labourer Alloa, Kincardine
William McDougal Son 18 Quay Labourer Alloa, Kincardine
Christina McDougal Daughter 17 Grandson Alloa, Kincardine
Elizth. McDougal Daughter 15 Grandson Alloa, Kincardine
James McDougal Son 13 Scholar Alloa, Kincardine
Edwd. McDougal Son 9 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Walter McDougal Son 11**   Glasgow, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1891 Elizabeth and Alexander were recorded still in Govan but at 12 Keyden Street, Kinning Park. Only their sons Edward aged 18 a Carter and Walter aged 14 a Grocer's Assistant are still included in the household.

Census 1891 (6 April) Govan (644-14) Book: 48 Page 8

12 Keyden Street, Kinning Park, Govan, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander McDougall Head 55 Labourer Alloa, Stirlingshire
Elizabeth McDougall Wife 56   Alloa, Stirlingshire
Edward McDougall Son 18   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Walter McDougall Son 14 Grocer Assistant Renfrewshire

For the census of 1901 Elizabeth was again recorded in Keyden Street, Kinning Park. However her youngest son Walter is now recorded as the Head of the household, with Elizabeth recorded as his mother. Alexander her husband was not recorded in the household and currently his whereabouts is unknown. He was certainly alive as his demise was recorded a further 9 years later in 1910. Also recorded is a Thomas Hendry, a Ship's Cook,  aged 22. I am confident that this Thomas was in fact Thomas Hendry born to Jessie Hendry in . This Thomas has previously been identifed as a great grandson of John Hendry and Margaret Neil. (Son of Jessie Hendry, grandson of James Hendry and Jean Bell, great grandson of James Hendry and Jane Donaldson, great great grandson of John Hendry and Margaret Neil.) As such he and Walter Stewart McDougall, head of the household in this census would have been third cousins.

1901 Census (1 April) Govan (644-14a) Book: 7 Page: 7

12 Keyden Street, Kinning Park, Govan, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Walter McDougall Head 24 General Labourer Lanarkshire
Elizabeth McDougall Mother 70   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
James Milligan Boarder 40 Storeman Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas Hendry Visitor 22 Ship's Cook Bowling, Dunbartonshire

Alexander McDougall died on 18 July 1910 aged 72 at 167 Renfrew Road, Govan, (the Govan Poorhouse), former address 12 Keyden Street, Kinning Park. His death certificate recorded him as a Quay Labourer, married to Elizabeth Kinghorn, and the son of Alexander McDougall, a Rope and Sailmaker, and Margaret McDougall, maiden surname Petrie, both listed as deceased. The informant was his son J. McDougall of 7 Anderson Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow. I would presume Petrie as Alexander's mother's name was "best guess"!!

For the census of 1911 the widowed Elizabeth was yet again recorded at 12 Keyden Street, Kinning Park. Her widowed son Alexander, aged 49, a Steam Craneman, and a Granddaughter Lizzie Herbertson, aged 17, a Fur Sewer, were listed with her along with a boarder John Newlands aged 47 a general Labourer. I believe Lizzie was the daughter of Lachlan Herbertson and Christina McDougall. I believe Alexander married an Agnes Young born 1862 in Glasgow Lanarkshire. The date of the marriage and when Agnes passed away are unknown.

1911 Census (2 April) Kinning Park - 644/18 Book 33, Page 6

12 Keyden Street, Kinning Park, Govan, Glasgow

Name

Relationship

Age      

Married

No of

Children Born

No of Children

Surviving

Occupation

Where Born

Elizabeth McDougall Head 78  Married - Widow       Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Alexander McDougall Son 49  Married - Widow     Steam Craneman Alloa, Clackmannanshire
John Newlands Boarder 47 Married     Labourer Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lizzie Herbertson Granddaughter 17  Single       Fur Sewer Glasgow, Renfrewshire

Elizabeth McDougall died 1 February 1917 aged 83  at 167 Renfrew Road, Govan, (the Govan Poorhouse), former address 15 Anderson Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow.   Her death certificate recorded her as the widow of Alexander McDougall, a Quay Labourer, and the daughter of Thomas Kinghorn, a Master Mariner, and Mary Kinghorn, maiden surname Dempster, both listed as deceased. The informant was her son Alexander McDougall of 16 Anderson Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow.



John Henry - possible child of John Henry and Margaret Neil - born about 1773

John Henry and Margaret McArthur \ McCarter \ McArter were married 18 Dec 1793 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.

John and Margaret had the following known children:

For the census of 1841 John Henry was recorded in the household of his married daughter Ann. I have not viewed the original census and the transcriptions used mis-name Ann as Jean. I am not sure if this is a mis-transcription or if the original also has her as Jean. I am however certain, this is the household of John Congdon who married ANN Henry on 3 November 1830, Alloa, Clackmannanshire.

1841 Census (7 June) Alloa, Clackmannanshire (465) Book: 3 Page: 33

Candle Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Name Age Occupation Born in County
John Congdon 35 Taylor Shopman England
Jean Congdon 30 Ships Carpenter Yes
John Congdon 9   Yes
Margaret Congdon 7   Yes
James Congdon 5   Yes
Ann Congdon 3   Yes
William Congdon 1   Yes
John Henry 60 Shoemaker Yes

John was stiil resident in the Congdon household for the census of 1851 with his daughter, John's wife, correctly idenified as Ann. His age given in this census would make him born circa 1773. This date of birth plus his occupation would fit with him being a potential son of John Hendry and Margaret Neil born in the gap between their marriage in 1769 and their first recorded child in 1776.

1851 Census (31 March) Alloa (359) Book 5 Page 14

Mill Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Congdon Head 45 Tailor Employing 1 Apprentice Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ann Congdon Wife 39   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
John Congdon Son 19 Tailor Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Margaret Congdon Daughter 18 Milliner Alloa, Clackmannanshire
James Congdon Son 16 Tailor (Apprentice) Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Ann Congdon Daughter 15 House Servant Alloa, Clackmannanshire
William Congdon Son 12   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Richard Congdon Son 9   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
David Congdon Son 7   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Helen Congdon Daughter 1   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
John Henry Father-in-Law 78 Shoemaker Alloa, Clackmannanshire

No obvious record of John's demise has been found in the 1855 on onwards statutory BMD index, so itv assumed that John died sometime between 1851 and 1855.


 Robert Henry born\baptised on 3 Jan 1799 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.

It is believed that Robert Henry married Janet Kelly on ???? probably in Alloa. Certainly a Robert Henry married a Janet Kelly as there are death records for two individuals, Ann Hendry and Robert Hendry, whose parents are given as Robert Hendry, a Shoemaker, and Janet Hendry, maiden surname Kelly. The Ann Hendry died 18 July 1865 aged 36 making her born circa 1829 and the Robert Hendry died on 28 August 1864 aged 26 making him born circa 1838. These dates of birth match with the ages of the children Ann and Robert in the household of Robert and Janet for the 1841 census and with the forenames of the father and mother and the father's occupatioins matching I believe it is reasonable to assume this is the same family.

Therefore Robert Hendry and Janet Kelly had the following known children:

For the census of 1841 Robert and his family were recorded as resident in Old Town, Alloa with Robert employed as a Shoeemaker. Why is he recorded as not born in Alloa if he is one and the same as the Robert born\baptised on 3 Jan 1799 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.

1841 Census (7 June) Alloa, Clackmannanshire (465) Book: 1 Page: 15

Old Town, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Name Age Occupation Born in County
Robert Hendry 40 Shoemaker Journeyman No
Janet Hendry 40   Yes
Ann Hendry 12   Yes
John Hendry 10     Yes
Margret Hendry 7   Yes
Robert Hendry 3   Yes

For the census of 1851 Robert was lodging in the household of Isabella McRobbie in Feus, Auchterarder, Perthshire. It isd assumed that Janert had passed away in the intervening 10 years.

1851 Census (31 March) Auchterarder (329) Book 7 Page 3

Feus, Auchterarder , Perthshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Isabella McRobbie Head 72 Winder of Yarn Blackford, Perthshire
James McRobbie Nephew 50 Chelsea Pensioner Blackford, Perthshire
Robert Hendry Lodger 52 Shoemaker Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Thomas Pettie Lodger 24 Milliner Elie, Fife
James Nicol Lodger 20 Tailor (Apprentice) Montrose, Angus
Mary Graham Orphan 11 Scholar Auchterarder , Perthshire

It is assumed the Robert Hendry died between the 1851 census and the start of statutory BMD recording in Scotland in 1855, as no obvious record of his death has been founfin the the statutory BMDs.

Ann Henry born\baptised 18 Mar 1810 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Anne Henry married John Congdon on 3 November 1830, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

NOTE John Congdon was born about 1805 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, the son of John Congdon, a Sailor, and Robina Rhymer who were married on 27 Apr 1804 in Edinburgh, Midlothian. Robina Rhymer was christened on 16 Jul 1781 in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Walter Rhymer and Robina Bayne who were married on 16 Dec 1776 in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire. Congdon is a name predominately found in Devon and Cornwall and I would suspect that John Congdon, John's father may well have come from there or there abouts with his "ending up" in Edinburgh explained by his profession "SAILOR". This may also explain John's place of birth being given in the 1841 census as England. This was incorrect, however with an English father, his nationality would be English.

John and Anne had the following known children

Note - There is the burial recorded in Edinburgh on 29 Dec 1829 of John Congdon the 9 month old son of John Congdon a Tailor of Regue Street, Edinburgh. This would seem almost certainly to be a further child of "our" John Congdon.. However no mother's name is given so it is unknown whether this was a child of John and Ann prior to their actual marriage or a child by a different women.

For the census of 1841 John and his family were recorded as resident in Candle Street, Alloa. As already mentioned  John's place of birth being given as England was incorrect. However if my assumption that his father was from England, his nationality would have been English, which would explain this anamoly. A further anomaly is his wife being identified as Jean when she was in fact Ann, nee Henry.  As already stated I have not viewed the original census and the transcriptions used mis-name Ann as Jean and I am not sure if this is a mis-transcription or if the original also has her as Jean..

1841 Census (7 June) Alloa, Clackmannanshire (465) Book: 3 Page: 33

Candle Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Name Age Occupation Born in County
John Congdon 35 Taylor Shopman England
Jean Congdon 30 Ships Carpenter Yes
John Congdon 9   Yes
Margaret Congdon 7   Yes
James Congdon 5   Yes
Ann Congdon 3   Yes
William Congdon 1   Yes
John Henry 60 Shoemaker Yes

For the census of 1851 John and his family were recorded as resident in Mill Street, Alloa. John's place of birth is correctly identified as Edinburgh and his wife's name as Ann. As with the previous 1841 census a John Henry is also included in the household. However with this census he is identified as "Father-in-Law" and his age is given (one presumes) more caccurately as 78.

1851 Census (31 March) Alloa (359) Book 5 Page 14

Mill Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Congdon Head 45 Tailor Employing 1 Apprentice Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ann Congdon Wife 39   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
John Congdon Son 19 Tailor Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Margaret Congdon Daughter 18 Milliner Alloa, Clackmannanshire
James Congdon Son 16 Tailor (Apprentice) Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Ann Congdon Daughter 15 House Servant Alloa, Clackmannanshire
William Congdon Son 12   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Richard Congdon Son 9   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
David Congdon Son 7   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Helen Congdon Daughter 1   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
John Henry Father-in-Law 78 Shoemaker

Alloa, Clackmannanshire

 

For the 1861 census John and Ann were again recorded in Mill Street, in Alloa. Their three older sons John, James Hunter and William are no longer recorded in the household. Their two elder daughters, Margaret and Ann, are both listed with the occupation of as Milliner. Their daughter Helen. aged 1 in the 1851 census is not included in the household for this or any later census, which may signify her death in infancy.

 

1861 Census (8 April) Alloa (465) Book 5 Page 1

Mill Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Congdon Head 55 Tailor Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ann Congdon Wife 50   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Margaret Congdon Daughter 28 Milliner Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Ann Congdon Daughter 24 Milliner Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Richard Congdon Son 18 Baker Alloa, Clackmannanshire
David Congdon Son 19 Tailor Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Mary Falconer Lodger 15   Edinburgh, Midlothian

 

For the 1871 census John and Ann were again recorded in Mill Street, at number 36, in Alloa. Only their youngest daughter was recorded with them, still employed as a Milliner.

 

1871 Census (3 April) Alloa (465) Book 5 Page 14

36 Mill Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Congdon Head 66 Tailor Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ann Congdon Wife 60 Milliner Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Ann Congdon Daughter 33 Milliner Alloa, Clackmannanshire

 

Their daughter Margaret was boarding in London, workiing as a Milliner.

 

1871 Census (3 April) St Andrew by the Wardrobe (427) Book: 3 Page: 11

10 Wardrobe Place, St Andrew by the Wardrobe, Castle Baynard, London (Boarding House)

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Barbera Cooper Boarder 31 Milliner Edinburgh, Scotland
Lititia Morrison Boarder 27 Milliner County Derry, Ireland
Alice W Mathie Boarder 22 Milliner Leith, Scotland
Maggie M Congdon  Boarder 32 Milliner Alloa, Scotland

 

Sometime after this census Margaret seems to have returned from London and set up a Millinery and Baby Linen business with her sister at 13 Mar Street in Alloa, as advertised in the 1877 Lothian Annual Register for the County of Clackmannan.

 

Advert for Margaret and Ann's

Millinery and Baby Linen business in Ayr

From the 1877

Lothian Annual Register for the County of Clackmannan

In the same year as this advertisement John and Ann's son William lost his life on the other side of the world off the coast off Tasmania whilst serving on Her Majestys Coastguard surveying sloop Victoria. He drowned on the 22 April 1877 as was reported in the Melbourne Argus of Monday 9th July of that year.

The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria., Australia) - Monday 9 July 1877

For the 1881 census John, Ann, and their two daughters were recorded at Mar Street in Alloa. John was still listed with the occupation of Tailor, with the two daughters listed as Milliners. One would assume this address was were their Millinery business was run from.

 1881 Census (4 April) Alloa (465) Book 2 Page 48

Mar Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Congdon Head 74 Tailor Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ann Congdon Wife 70   Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Maggie M. Congdon

Daughter 47 Milliner Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Ann Congdon Daughter 43 Milliner Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Ann Congdon nee Hendry died aged 70 on 10 March 1882 at Mar Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. She was recorded as married to John Congdon, a Tailor, and the daughter of John Henry, a Shoemakeer and Margaret Henry, maiden surname McArthur, both identified ad deceased. The informant was David Congdon - not present. John Congdon died aged 76 on 7 July 1887 at Mar Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. He was recorded as a Tailor, the widow of Ann Henry and the son of John Congdon, a Ships Carpenter and Robina Congdon, maiden surname Rymer, both identified as deceased. The informant was Maggie Congdon, daughter.


David Congdon born 11 April 1844, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

David Congdon married Mary Falconer in 1880 in London. Marriages Jul-Sep 1880 Ref: Marylebone Vol 1a Page 1125

David and Mary had ther following known children:

For the census of 1881 the young couple were recorded at 21 Orwell Place, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, in Edinburgh with David employed as a Tailor. At the time Mary was "with child" with their firstborn John arriving 3 months later on 30 Jul 1881 in Edinburgh.

1881 Census (4 April) Edinburgh St Cuthberts (685-1) Book 39 Page 13

21 Orwell Place, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
David Congdon Head 36 Tailor Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Mary F Congdon Wife 34   Edinburgh, Midlothian

Sometime after the birth of David the family moved to London as it was there that their next child a daughter Ann was born in the Oct-Dec quarter of 1882. Foir the census of 1891 the family were recorded at 21 Carfax Street, Clapham, London with David still working as a Tailor, and with five children listed - John, Ann, David R. , Margaret M., and William W., all born in London with the exception of Jon, their eldest child.

1891 Census (6 April) Clapham (444) Book ? Page ?

21 Carfax Street, Clapham, London

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
David Congdon Head 46 Tailor Scotland
Mary F Congdon Wife 45   Scotland
John Congdon   Son 9   Scotland
Ann H Congdon   Daughter 7   Camden Town, London
David R Congdon Son 5   Camden Town, London
Margaret M. Congdon  Daughter 3   Battersea, London
William W Congdon Son 1   Camden Town, London

For the census of 1901 the family were still resident in London, recorded at 14 Parker Street, Westminster, London. The two eldest sons were not recorded in the household, and David was still identified as a Journeyman Tailor and confirmed as born in Alloa, Scotland.

1901 Census (1 April) Westminster (94) Book ? Page 20

14 Parker Street, Westminster, London

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
David Congdon Head 51 Journeyman Tailor Alloa, Scotland
Mary F Congdon Wife 50   Edinburgh, Scotland
Ann H Congdon   Daughter 18 (has suffered from Fits since childhood)  London
Margaret M. Congdon  Daughter 15 (has suffered from Fits for 4 years)  London
William W Congdon Son 11   Battersea

David Congdon died in the Oct-Dec quarter of 1906 in London aged 55. (Ref: Chelsea Vol 1a Page 276)

For the census of 1911 the widowed Mary was recorded as resident at 89 Edith Grove, London. Her two younger sons David and William are included in the household. She was identified as a widow, having been married (would have been married) for 30 years, and having had 5 children two of whom were deceased. The two deceased children were Annie who had died in the Jul-Sep quarter of 1905 aged 22 in London. (Ref: Romford Vol 4a Page 264), and Margaret who had died in the Apr-Jun quarter of 1909 aged 22 in London. (Ref: Uxbridge Vol 3a Page 31).

1911 Census (2 April) ????? (???) Book ?, Page ?

89 Edith Grove, London

Name

Relationship

Age      

Married

No of

Children Born

No of Children

Surviving

Occupation

Where Born

Mary Congdon Head 64  Married -  30 years  5 3   Edinburgh, Scotland
David Congdon Son 27  Single     Billiard Marker Regents Park, London
William W Congdon Son 21  Single     Electric Wire Fitter East Battersea, London

It is possible that Mary died in the Jan-Mar quarter of 1933, as there is a record of the death of a Mary Congdon in the BMD index for that quarter in Dartford (Ref: Vol 2a Page 1234). However the age is given as 81 where "our" Mary would have been aged 90.

NOTE: There are four children born with the surname Congdon and the mother's name Davies which are likely to be children of either William Worthington Congdon and Lilian M Davies or David Richard Congdon and Ethel E. Davies. I am reasonabley confident that....

David Richard Congdon married Ethel E. Davies had three known children:

Richard George Congdon born quarter of Apr-Jun 1920 Ref: Bromley Vol 2a Page 1241. Possibly married Gladys M Hodder in the Jul-Sep quarter of 1945 Ref: Weymouth Vol 5a Page 1059, with two possible children identified - Linda M. Congdon born in the Oct-Dec quarter of 1952 Ref: Surrey N. Vol 5g Page 319; Shirley A. Congdon born in the Oct-Dec quarter of 1956 Ref: Surrey N. Vol 5g Page 363. It is possible Gladys Mary Congdon died in 1976 registered in Kingston on Thames, Surrey, and Richard George Congdonin 1991 registered in Hastings and Rother, East Sussex.

Kathleen E Congdon born quarter of Jul-Sep 1921 Ref: Bromley Vol 2a Page 1049. Possibly married Richard Woods in the Oct-Dec quarter of 1951 Ref: Surrey N. Vol 5g Page 506, with three possible children identified - David R Woods born in the Jan-Mar quarter of 1953 Ref: Surrey N. Vol 5g Page 382; Karen E Woods born in the Jul-Sep quarter of 1956 Ref: Surrey N. Vol 5g Page 342; Brian J Woods born in the Apr-Jun quarter of 1960 Ref: Surrey N. Vol 5g Page 413

Leonard D Congdon born quarter of Jan-Mar 1923 Ref: Bromley Vol 2a Page 938. Possibly Kathleen Brown in the Jan-Mar 1945 Ref: Battersea Vol 1d Page 429, with one possible child identified - Sandra K Congdon born in the Jul-Sep quarter of 1946 Ref: Battersea Vol 5c Page 41. It is possible that Leonard David Congdon died in 1994 registered in Kingston on Thames, Surrey, and Kate Congdon died in 2006 in Worthing. West Sussex.

William Worthington Congdon and Lilian M Davies had one known child:

Edith D Congdon born quarter of Oct-Dec 1914 Ref: Willesden Vol 3a Page 541. Possibly married John A Eggler in the Jul-Sep quarter of 1941 Ref: Edmonton Vol 3a Page 2579, with one possible child identified - Alan J Eggler born in the Oct-Dec quarter of 1943 Ref: Brixworth Vol 3b Page 207. Its is possible that Edith Doreen Eggler died in 1999 registered in Thanet with Dover, Kent and John Adolf Eggler died in 2001 registered in Thanet with Dover, Kent.