Further details of the children of Ebenezer Hendry and Isabella Thomson

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Further details of the children of Ebenezer Hendry and Isabella Thomson

Elizabeth born 22 Nov 1838, Stirling 

On 11 Oct 1859 in Star Inn, Stirling  Elizabeth married John Rogerson  son of James Rogerson and Mary Johnston, born on 20 Apr 1821 in Johnston, Dumfrieshire. John was a merchant with Alexander Paton & Co., soft goods merchants, the company Elizabeth's little brother Ebenezer was later to be apprenticed to as a clerk.

Sadly, on 30th January 1860, after only three months of marriage, Elizabeth died of jaundice. She was living at the time at 101 St. Georges Road, Glasgow, and was buried in the Glasgow Necropolis on 2nd February. A few years after the death of Elizabeth John remarried. His second wife was an Agnes Anderson with whom he had four children. John died on 17 Apr 1879 in Ashfield House, Bothwell, Lanarkshire  For further details of John Rogerson, his ancestry and his life after the death of Elizabeth - See Appendix C.

Ebenezer born 17 Sep 1840, Stirling

Ebenezer died on 16 Aug 1841 in Stirling and was buried in the graveyard of Stirling Church of the Holy Rude alongside his siblings, Robert and John who also died in infancy. The tombstone has fallen over and is lying face down.

Robert born 16 Sep 1842, Stirling 

Robert died on 15 May 1845 in Stirling and was buried in the graveyard of Stirling Church of the Holy Rude, alongside his siblings, Ebenezer and John who also died in infancy. The tombstone has fallen over and is lying face down.

Ebenezer born 21 Aug 1844, Stirling. 

Ebenezer married Agnes Williamson on 17 Dec 1867 in Helensburgh. Ebenezer died on 2 Apr 1914 in Dumfries. Agnes died on 11 Oct 1891 in Stirling. Next Generation of our family History - For further details see main text.

John born 26 Nov 1846, Stirling 

John died on 18 Jun 1848 in Stirling and was buried in the graveyard of Stirling Church of the Holy Rude, alongside his siblings, Robert and Ebenezer who also died in infancy. . The tombstone has fallen over and is lying face down.

Alexander born 22 Jan 1849, Stirling 

It would seem that Alexander became a clerk in the drapery business, perhaps with the same company as his older brother, Alexander Paton & Co. There is a n 1871 census record of what is almost certainly "our" Alexander lodging at 1 Anigua Place in Glasgow and recorded with the occupation "drapery clerk".

1871 Census (3rd April)  Glasgow (644-1) Book 007/01 Page 18

Antigua Place, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Grace Stronach Head - Widow 35 HouseKeeper Glasgow, Lanarkshire
David Stronach Son 15 Silverplate - Apprentice Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jessie Stronach Daughter 13   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Annie Stronach Daughter 8   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Grace Stronach Daughter 6   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas Moss Lodger 27 Silverplater England
Jane Moss Lodger's Wife 26   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas Moss Son 3   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Moss Daughter 1   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alexander Hendry Lodger 22 Draper's Clerk Stirling, Stirlingshire
William Cassell Lodger 18 Draper Carluke, Lanarkshire

Sadly Alexander commited suicide on 6 Aug 1878 in the Stirling Station Hotel, Stirling. Why is currently unknown

Margaret born 4 Feb 1852, Stirling. 

The Family Bible of Charles H. Reynolds and Margaret Hendry

Dedication in the front of the bible

Presented to Margaret Hendry

on the occasion of her marriage

by Mr McLuckie -  Stirling 27th January 1875

On 27 Jan 1875 in Glasgow, Margaret married Charles Hercules Reynolds, a naval architect \ ship building manager. Margaret was recorded as aged 22, resident at 54 Murray Place, Stirling, the daughter of Ebenezer Hendry, an innkeeper (deceased), and Isabella Thomson. Charles was recorded as an engineer, aged 28, resident at 6 Radnor Terrace, Sandyford, Glasgow, the son of Charles H. Reynolds, a hotel keeper, and Charlotte Hands. The witnesses were John F. Miller and John Rogerson. (See Note on Charles and Charlotte other family and ancestry below)

At the time of their marriage Charles and Margaret were presented with family bible by Mr  McLuckie of Stirling. This bible is still in the family as sadly Charles and Margaret never had any children. (As far as I am aware).

For the census of 1881 Margaret was living with her husband at 9 Broomhill Terrace, Govan, Glasgow. From the Glasgow Post Office directories from this time it would appear that Charles was employed at the ship building firm of D & W Henderson's and at the Meadowside Works in Partick.  His address at the start of the 80's is also listed Cupraim House, Broomhill Terrace, Partick.

1881 Census (5th April) Glasgow (646-2) Book 17 Page 68

9 Broomhill Terrace, Govan, Glasgow.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Charles H. Reynolds Head 34 Ship Builder Englander
Margaret Reynolds Wife 29   Stirling, Stirlingshire
Agnes Lamb Servant 20 General Servant Carmichael, Lanarkshire

It would seem that circa 1888 Charles left the employ of D & W Hendersons as he is long longer listed in the Glasgow Post Office directory after the 1888-89 edition. It would seem he and Margaret had moved south of the border, to Tyneside, as for the census of 1891 he and Margaret was  living at Long Benton, on the outskirts of Newcastle on Tyne. Charles is still working as a Naval architect, I suspect for the Walker Shipyard of Sir W. G. Armstrong, Mitchell & Co. As mentioned the couple seem not to have had any children but have Charles's elderly father was also recorded in the household. Margaret has her niece Isabella Hendry visiting from Stirling and there is a second visitor from Scotland an Ella Boston. Ella would seem to have been born in Bonhall, Dumbarton, the daughter of Thomas Boston, a tea merchant, and his wife Margaret. 

1891 Census (3rd April)  Long Benton, Northumberland (RG12/4232) Book 8 Page 30

The Villas, Longbenton

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Charles H. Reynolds Head 44 Naval Architect Lambeth, London
Margaret Reynolds Wife 39   Scotland
Charles H. Reynolds Snr Father - Widow 78   Birmingham, Warwick
Ella Boston Visitor 20   Scotland
Isabella T. Hendry Visitor 19   Scotland
Mary Riddle Servant 24 Cook & Domestic Servant Kibblesworth, Durham
Isabella Potts Servant 22 Housemaid S. Benwell, Northumberland

Certainly for by 1893 Charles was working at the the Walker Shipyard as the as in the April 1893 edition of the "The Marine Engineer - A Monthly Journal of Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding, Steam Navigation & Electrical Engineering", his name was included amongst the company present on Saturday, 18th March at the launch of the James Brand, built at the Walkers yard viz Charles H Reynolds, Manager.


James Brand. On Saturday, March 18th, there was launched from the Walker Shipyard of Sir W. G. Armstrong, Mitchell & Co., a large steel screw steamer, built to the order of Mr. Alfred Suart, of London, and intended for the carriage of petroleum in bulk. The vessel has been constructed on Swan's patent system, and to the highest classification of Lloyd's Registry. Her principal dimensions are : Length, 352 ft. ; breadth, 44 ft. ; depth, moulded, 31 ft. She is capable of carrying over 5,000 tons deadweight on a moderate draught of water. For dealing with her cargo, she will have a complete pumping and piping installation. Her deck machinery is all supplied by Messrs. Clarke, Chapman, A Co., which firm will also fit the electric light installation throughout the vessel. The vessel was named the James Brand by Mrs. Tomlinson. After the launch, the vessel was taken to the works of the Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Co., where she will be fitted with triple-expansion machinery, embracing all the latest improvements. Amongst the company at the launch were Mr. Fowler, Mr. Denny, Mr. Eldridge, under whose supervision the vessel has been constructed; Captain Masters; Mr. Eeles, the owner's consulting engineer; Mr. H. F. Swan, director; Mr. Charles H. Reynolds, manager ; Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Orde, Ac.

No trace can be found of Margaret or Charles H. in the 1901 census, however  for the 1911 census Margaret and Charles, now retired, were living in Hampstead, London. The address and the presence of two maids suggest a comfortable lifestyle!

1911 Census (2nd April) Hampstead London

97 Alexandra Road, Hampstead, London NW

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Charles H. Reynolds Head 65 Retired Lambeth, London
Margaret Reynolds Wife - 36 years 59   Stirling, Scotland
Ida Siemsen Servant 39 Servant Copenhagen, Denmark
Edith Watson Servant 33 Servant Peterborough, Northamptonshire

Rogerson - Hands Gravestone in the Mar Cemetery, Stirling 

The greater part of the inscription is illegible so reconstruction is best guess from known dates of death etc.

To the memory of
Mary Hands
Widow of the late
Charles Hands
Died at Dollar
28th January 1860 aged 63
Their eldest daughter
Charlotte wife of
Charles Reynolds
Died 9 August 1887 aged 69
and her husband
Charles Reynolds
Died 16th August 1895, Aged 84
Charles Hercules Reynolds
Died 11th November 1920
Margaret Hendry or Reynolds
Died 20th March 1923

Charles Hercules Reynolds died on 11 November 1920 at 97 Alexandra Road, South Hampstead, Middlesex. His estate was valued at 2295 16 shillings and 4 pence.  Margaret only outlived her husband by a few years, dying on 20 March 1923 at the same address. The executor was named and Elizabeth Hendry or Anderson, wife of Andrew Anderson, her niece who was resident in Croydon at the time.

Both Charles and Margaret were commemorated on the stone erected in memory of Charles's grand-mother Mary Hands in Stirling Cemetery, Stirling. However according to the cemetery records only Margaret was actually interred within the plot it marks. The stone is not too far from the main Hendry stone.



Charles Hercules Reynolds was born on 29 Apr 1812 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, the son of William Reynolds and Elizabeth ???????. He was christened on 6 May 1813 in Saint Phillips, Birmingham, Warwick. Charles married Charlotte Hands in Jan 1846 in Lambeth, London (Lambeth 4 39). Charlotte was  born on 7 Aug 1818 in Birmingham, Warwickshire the daughter of Charles Hands, a publican, and Mary Ward. She was christened on 26 Aug 1818 in Saint Phillips, Birmingham, Warwick. Charles and Charlotte had the following children:

For the census of 1851 Charles would seem to have been the licensee of the Duke of York pub, in York Road, Lambeth. Included in the household was his son Charles and what I assume was his sister in law Fanny Hands (born on 24 Feb 1824 in Birmingham).


1851 Census (31 March) Lambeth All Saints Piece 1570 Page 1

42 Commercial Place, York Road, Lambeth, London (Duke of York)





Where Born

Charles Reynolds Head 38 Licensed Victualler Birmingham, Warwickshire
Charles Reynolds Son 4   Lambeth, Surrey
Fanny Hands Servant 25   Birmingham, Warwickshire
Charles Dointon Servant 19   London, Middlesex
Betsey English Servant 28   Brighton, Sussex
John Buttler Visitor 41 Gentleman Birmingham, Warwickshire

Charles's wife, Charlotte, and their children, Thomas and baby Charlotte, were staying with his wife's sister Harriet (born on 15 Dec 1819 in Birmingham) and Harriet's husband Thomas Ash, at Murray Place, Stirling. Thomas and Harriet were married in Birmingham in 1846 (Ref: Oct-Dec 1846 Ref West. Bromwich Vol 18 Page 767). Also recorded in the household was Mary Hands, Charlotte's mother.

1851 Census (31 March) Stirling 490 Book 7 Page 16

Murray Place, Stirling





Where Born

Thomas Ash Head 28 Railway Agent England
Harriet Ash Wife 31   England
George Ash Cousin 16 Scholar England
Mary Hands Mother in Law 55   England
Charlotte Reynolds Sister in Law 32   England
Thomas Reynolds Nephew 2   England
Charlotte Reynolds Niece 9 months   England
Christina McAnsh Servant 19 House Servant Comrie, Perthshire


Charlotte's mother, Mary Hands nee Ward, died on 28 Jan 1860 aged 65 at Cairnpark Street, Dollar. She was recorded as a widow, the daughter of James Ward and  Elizabeth Hopkins. A stone in her honour was raised over 2 lairs (28 & 29) in Section U in the Mar Cemetery in Stirling which were purchased by her son in law Thomas Ash in 1860. There is no record of her interment in either of these lairs but it seems quite a co-incidence that the lairs were purchased by Thomas the year of his mother in laws death? 


Advertisement in the 1861 Edition of Cook's 

Scottish Tourist - Official Guide

 by Thomas Cook

From the Glasgow Post Office Directory 1864-65

Charles, Charlotte and their family have not yet been identified in the 1861 census but in that year there is an advertisement in the "Cook's Scottish Tourist - Official Guide" by Thomas Cook for the Reynolds's Hotel at 9 Dundas Place, in Glasgow. There are subsequent Glasgow Post Office directory entries for Charles at 9 Dundas Street going forward from 1861-62, and it was in Glasgow that Charles and Charlotte's youngest daughter, Harriet, was born 25 Oct 1862.  


It was at the Dundas Street address that they were recorded for the census of 1871.


1871 Census (3 April) St George Glasgow 644-1 Book 2-1 Page 12

9 Dundas Street, Glasgow (Reynolds Hotel) (24 rooms with 1 or more windows)





Where Born

Charles Reynolds Head 58 Hotel Proprietor Birmingham, Warwickshire
Charlotte Reynolds Wife 52   Birmingham, Warwickshire
Charles Reynolds Son 24 Marine Draughtsman Birmingham, Warwickshire
Thomas Reynolds Son 22 Commercial Traveller Birmingham, Warwickshire
Charlotte Reynolds Daughter 20 Hotel Proprietor's Daughter Birmingham, Warwickshire
Arthur Reynolds Son 15 Apprentice Pattern Maker Birmingham, Warwickshire
Minnie Reynolds Daughter 14 Scholar Birmingham, Warwickshire
Emilly Reynolds Daughter 11 Scholar Glasgow
Harriet Reynolds Daughter 8 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
William Stevenson Boarder 52 Inspector of Police Ireland
Magdelene Stevenson Boarder 29 Governess Ireland
Mary Blair Anderson Servant 28 Waitress Dalry, Ayrshire
Jessie Kay Servant 22 Housemaid Carmichael, Argyllshire
Catherine Beaton Servant 28 Cook Isle of Mull, Argyllshire


It would seem that shortly after the 1871 census Charles retired from the hotel in Glasgow. This is extrapolated from the Glasgow Post Office Directories which show Charles at the Hotel from 1862\63 until 1871\72.


For the 1881 census Charles his wife and their younger daughter were recorded at Wellington Road, Edgbaston, Warwickshire.


1881 Census (4 April) Edgbaston Piece 2954 Folio 71 Page 8

81 1/2 Wellington Road, Edgbaston, Warwickshire





Where Born

Charles Reynolds Head 68 Wine Merchant Birmingham, Warwickshire
Charlotte Reynolds Wife 53   Birmingham, Warwickshire
Harriet Reynolds Daughter 18   Birmingham, Warwickshire


Whether Charles and Charlotte had moved back to the West Midlands is unclear. However sadly the next record we have of the couple is that of the death of Charlotte on 9 Aug 1887 in Scotstounhill, Renfrew, Renfrewshire. It would seem that either Charles himself or possibly his son Charles Hercules jnr. purchased the lair in Mar Cemetery, Stirling, owned by his brother in law Thomas Ash, in this year (1887), and this is where Charlotte was laid to rest, possibly along side her mother Mary Hands. 


As recorded in the section above Charles seems to have moved in with his son after the death of his wife and was recorded in his son's household at The Villas, Long Benton for the 1891 census. It would seem likely that he was residing with his son at the time of his demise as his death aged 83 on 16 August 1895 was registered in the Tyneside district. (Ref: Aug-Sep 1895 Tynemouth Vol 10b Page 155)

Charles was also laid to rest in the Mar Cemetery grave alongside Charlotte. Both he and Charlotte were commemorated on the stone which as has been already stated is not too far from the main Hendry family grave.

Charles Hands and Mary Ward and their family

Charles Hands was born about 1795 in England. 

Charles married Mary Ward daughter of James Ward and Elisabethg Hopkins on 6 Mar 1816 in Saint Martin, Birmingham, Warwick. Mary was born about 1795 in England. 

They had the following children:

Charles probably died between 1841/1851. Mary  died on 28 Jan 1860 in Cairnpark Street, Dollar, Clackmannanshire. She was buried in New Cemetry, Stirling.