James Hendry born 1779 in Alloa the son of James Hendry and Margaret Neil

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I believe that the James Hendry born on 14 January 1779 in Alloa to John Hendry and Margaret Neil was one and the same as the James Hendry who was married Jane Donaldson and who was resident in in Alloa for the 1841 census. This is based on .....

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Descendents of the aforementioned James Henry and Jane Donaldson

FIRST GENERATION

James Hendry married Jane Donaldson on 2 June 1799 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Jane was born on 26 November 1780 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, daughter of Peter Donaldson, a labourer, and Helen Philp. I believe that James was born on 14 January 1779 in Alloa son of John Hendry and Margaret Neil (as pre previous). James and Jane had the following known children:

Why there is a gap of nearly ten years between Jean and the next known child Jessie is unknown, but I suspect there were other children born and either the record lost or possibly they were never registered.

For the census of 1841 James was living along with his wife and their two youngest children William and James in New Entry, Alloa.

1841 Census (7 June) Renfrew (465) Book 3 Folio 1 Page 26

New Entry, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Name Age Occupation Born in County
James Henry 60 Shoemaker Journeyman Yes
Jane Henry 55   Yes
James Henry 14 Shoemaker Apprentice Yes
William Henry 12 Shoemaker Apprentice Yes

James died pre-1851 as for the census of 1851 Jane was recorded as a widow living with her widowed younger daughter, Jessie Robertson in Edinburgh. According to her later death certificate Jessie was the widow of James Robertson, a jobbing gardener. Also in the household was Jessie's daughter Helen, hence the identification of Jane as "grandmother", instead of more correctly "mother".

1851 Census (31 March) St Cuthberts, Edinburgh (685/02) Book 133/02 Page 3

126 Causwayside, St Cuthberts, Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Jessie Robertson Head (Widow) 34 Laundress Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Helen Robertson Daughter 12 Scholar Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Jane Hendrie Grandmother (Wid) 73 Formerly Shoebinder Alloa, Clackmannanshire

For the census of 1861 Jane was back in Alloa residing at New Entry, Alloa, in the household of her widowed daughter-in-law, Margaret Taylor, widow of her son William.

1861 Census (8 April) Alloa (465) Book 5 Page 36

New Entry, Alloa

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Margaret Taylor Head (Widow) 30 Mangler Cambus, Clackmannanshire
Barbara Hendry Daughter 10 Scholar Alloa, Clackmannanshire
James Hendry Son 6 Scholar Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Jane Donaldson Mother in law (Wid) 81 Pauper Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Jane died on 18 October 1863 at New Entry, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. The death certificate described her as the widow of James Hendry, Master Shoemaker, daughter of Peter Donaldson, a labourer, and Helen Philp, with the informant being James Hendry, son, present.


SECOND GENERATION

Jessie Hendry born about 1813 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.

Jessie Hendry married ?James? Robertson circa 1835. Jessie and ?James? had one known child:

There is some uncertainty about the detail of Jessie's marriage as no record of either the marriage of a Jessie Hendry\Hendrie\Henry to any Robertson has been found, nor any record of the birth of a daughter to such a couple circa 1839. A search of the 1841 census also failed to find the family in any shape or form. However on her daughter Helen's later marriage and death certificates her parents are given as "James Robertson, Jobbing Gardener (deceased) and Jessie Robertson, subsequently Fife M.S. Hendrie (Deceased)". Whether the father's name and occupation are 100% accurate is unknown, and this detail should be treated with caution.

The first actual record we have of Jessie is in the 1851 census with the surname Robertson living in Edinburgh with her daughter Helen recorded as aged 12 (born circa 1839) in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. She was working as a Laundress and was identified as a widow. We can be confident it is "our" Jessie Hendry with the inclusion of Jane Hendrie her mother (see previous). The designation of widow would suggest Jessie’s husband had died prior to 1851 and possibly prior to 1841 as there are no other children recorded in the 1851 census as born after Helen?

1851 Census (31 March) St Cuthberts, Edinburgh (685/02) Book 133/02 Page 3

126 Causwayside, St Cuthberts, Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Jessie Robertson Head (Widow) 34 Laundress Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Helen Robertson Daughter 12 Scholar Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Jane Hendrie Grandmother (Wid) 73 Formerly Shoebinder Alloa, Clackmannanshire

On 12 July 1860 at Comely Green Crescent, Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Jessie re-married to a James Fyfe. Jessie was identified as Jessie Hendrie, aged 47 , a widower, the daughter of James Hendrie, Shoe Maker, and Jane Donaldson, resident at 1 Duke Street, Edinburgh. James was identified as a carter, aged 60, a widower, the son of Andrew Fyfe, a carter, and Janet Kippen, resident at Bridge Street, Portobello. There is a record of the marriage of a Andrew Fyfe and Janet Kippen on 22 Jan 1791 in Duddingston, Midlothian, and a subsequent birth of a son James baptised on 28 June 1793 in Duddingston, Midlothian, which would suggest that James was not being entirely accurate about his advancing years! The witnesses were John Ormiston and Isabella Shiells.

For the 1861 census Jessie was recorded living in with her husband James Fife at 7 Bridge Street, in Portobello, Edinburgh

1861 Census (8 April) Duddingston, Portobello (684/01) Book 6/01 Page 9

7 Bridge Street, Duddingston, Portobello

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Fife Head 60 Carter & Contractor Duddingston, Edoiburgh
Jessie Fife Wife 43 Scholar Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Sadly just over a three and a half years after her own re-marriage and a year after seeing her daughter married Jessie died on 20 December 1863 in Bridge Street, Portobello. Her name was given as Jessie Hendray and she was identified as aged 50, married to James Fife, a Road Contractor, and as the daughter of James Hendray, Shoe Maker - Master, and Jean Donaldson. The informant was James Fife her husband.


Peter Hendry born about 1815 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Peter, a Road Labourer, married Janet Nicol, daughter of Alexander Nicol and Jean Watson on 3 May 1841 in St Cuthberts, Edinburgh. Janet was born about 1805 in Montrose, Forfar. I believe Janet had been married previously to Charles Elder, on 20 June 1824 Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian. In both the record of her marriage to Peter Hendrie and the earlier record of her marriage to Charles Elder her father is identified with the forename as Alexander. Peter and Janet had one known child:

For the 1841 census Peter was living with his new bride at Lady Lawson's Wynd, St Cuthbert's , Edinburgh. There are two children in the household with the surname Elder. One or both may have been children of Janet by her first husband but as no relationships are given this would be speculative.

 

1841 Census (7 June) St Cuthbert's , Edinburgh (685) Book 66 Folio: 66 Page: 9

Lady Lawson's Wynd, St Cuthbert's , Edinburgh.

Name Age Occupation Born in County
Peter Hendry 25 Labourer No
Janet Hendry 25   No
John Elder 8   Yes
Elizabeth Elder 8   No

For the 1851 census Peter and Janet were still living at Lady Lawson's Wynd, St Cuthbert's , Edinburgh. There is still a John Elder in the household. He is described as a Lodger but this does not preclude him being a child of Janet by her first husband Charles Elder.

1851 Census (31 March) St Cuthberts, Edinburgh (685/02) Book 066/02 Page 21

Lady Lawson's Wynd, St Cuthbert's ,Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Peter Henry Head 43 Road Labourer Alloa, Stirlingshire
Jessy Henry Wife 46   St Cyrus, Fofarshire
James Henry Son 9   Edinburgh, Midlothian
John Elder Lodger 18 Road Labourer Edinburgh, Midlothian
James Fraser (blind) Lodger 22 In Blind Asylum Edinburgh, Midlothian
James Forth Lodger 25 Road Labourer Edinburgh, Midlothian

 

For the census 1861 Peter and Janet were recorded at Dicksons Close, Tron, Edinburgh

 

1861 Census (8 April) Tron, Edinburgh (685/03) Book 022/03 Page 9

Dicksons Close, Tron, Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Peter Henry Head 46 Road Labourer Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Janet Henry Wife 53   Montrose, Fofarshire

For the census of 1871 Peter and Janet were still at  Dicksons Close, Tron, Edinburgh. There was a Janet Hendry, grandchild, also included in the household. This Janet was the daughter of their son James and Ann Ford.

1871 Census (3 April) Tron, Edinburgh (685/03) Book 014/03 Page 14

31 Dicksons Close, Tron, Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Peter Hendry Head 57 Road Labourer Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Janet Hendry Wife 67   Montrose, Fofarshire
Janet Hendry Grandchild 10 Scholar Edinburgh, Midlothian

I am fairly certain that Janet Nicol died on 13 December 1879 in 7 Canon Street, Edinburgh. However the death certificate for this Janet Hendrie identifies her as being aged 76, the wife of James Hendrie, Road Labourer, and the daughter of John Nicol, a Woollen Weaver, and Janet Watson,(both deceased). This on the face of it does not fit with "our" Janet Hendrie nee Nicol as there are a number of anomalies  -

However I suspect it is the last anomaly that holds the explanation for the other inaccuracies. The marriage certificate of John Urquhart and Jessie Elder identifies Jessie Elder as the daughter of John Elder and Mary Fraser. The subsequent death certificate of her father John Elder (1880) identifies him as being the son of Janet Elder, ms Nicol, subsequently Hendrie and John Elder, a mason. Although the father’s name is problematic, the mother’s name certainly identifies this John, Jessie’s father, as “our” Janet’s son, (born 1832 - in 1841 census). This means that John Urquhart the informant was in fact the husband of her granddaughter (grandson in law??) . Both the errors with Janet's husband and her parentage can be explained by the fact that the informant was therefore a fairly remote relation. It may however also suggest that Peter and Janet were living apart by the time of her death as if he was about on a regular basis one would expect John Urquhart to get his forename right and possibly that Peter himself would have registered the death of his wife.

For the census of 1881 what is almost certainly Peter Hendry was living in lodgings in the household of the widowed Jemima Weir. Unfortunately it  would seem that the enumerator has erroneously appended Peter with the household surname of Weir, thereby creating a element of doubt!

1881 Census (4 April) Canongate, Edinburgh, (685-3) Book 81 Page 10

13 Campbells Close, Canongate, Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Jemima Weir Head (Wid) 58   Thurso, Caithness
Benjamima Weir Daughter 21 Field Worker Canongate, Edinburgh
Peter Hendry Weir Boarder (Widow) 60 Labourer Alloa, Clackmannanshire
William Weir Grandson 2   Canongate, Edinburgh

For the census of 1891 Peter would seem to have fallen on hard times as he was recorded as an inmate in the the City of Edinburgh Poorhouse, Craiglockhart, Slateford, Edinburgh

1891 Census (6 April) Canongate, Edinburgh, (677/00) Book 008/00 Page 010

The City of Edinburgh Poorhouse, Craiglockhart, Slateford, Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Peter Hendry Inmate (Widow) 70 General Labourer Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Peter died on 29 December 1899 aged 79 in Craigleith Poorhouse but with his usual residence given as 9a Greenside Place, Edinburgh. He was identified as Peter Hendry, widower of Janet Nicol, aged 79, a Pauper formerly a Labourer, the son of James Hendry, a Shoemaker, and Jane Donaldson,(both deceased). The informant was the Robert Robertson, assistant poorhouse governor.


William Hendry born about 1820 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire

William, a shoemaker, married Margaret Taylor on 13 November 1845 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Margaret was born about 1831 in Cambus, Clackmannanshire. William and Margaret had the following known children:

William was included in the household of his mother and father in Alloa 1841 census. For the 1851 census he was still living in New Entry, Alloa in what may well be the same house but now with his wife and daughter.

1851 Census (31 March) Alloa (465) Book 4 Page 62

New Entry, Alloa

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Hendry Head 24 Shoemaker Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Margaret Hendry Wife 23 Housekeeper Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Barbara Hendry Daughter 2 Months   Alloa, Clackmannanshire

William died on 13 August 1859 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. William was identified as a shoemaker, married, aged 39, son of James Hendry, Shoemaker, (deceased) and Janet Donaldson (living), with the informant being James Taylor, brother in law. William was buried in the Churchyard of Alloa..

For the census of 1861 Margaret was living in New Entry, Alloa along with her two surviving children Barbara and James. Also in the household is her mother in law Jane Donaldson. Margaret would seem to be supporting herself working a mangle.

1861 Census (8th April) Alloa (465) Book 5 Page 36

New Entry, Alloa

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Margaret Taylor Head (Widow) 30 Mangler Cambus, Clackmannanshire
Barbara Hendry Daughter 10 Scholar Alloa, Clackmannanshire
James Hendry Son 6 Scholar Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Jane Donaldson Mother in law (Wid) 81 Pauper Alloa, Clackmannanshire

For the 1871 census Margaret was living in Alloa still in New Entry, and still earning a living with her mangle! Included in the household was her son James, an apprentice bookseller. Her daughter Barbara had gone into service in Glasgow.

1871 Census (3 April) Alloa (465) Book 5 Page 1

New Entry, Alloa

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Margaret Taylor Head (Widow) 41 Works a Mangler Cambus, Clackmannanshire
James Hendry Son 16 Apprentice Bookseller Alloa, Clackmannanshire

For the 1881 census Margaret and James had also moved to Glasgow and the family were living together at 46 Houldsworth Street, Glasgow, with James working as a Book Keeper and Barabara as a dressmaker.

1881 Census (4 April) Barony, Glasgow (644/10) Book 39 Page 27

46 Houldsworth Street, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Margaret Taylor Head (Widow) 52   Cambus, Clackmannanshire
Barbara Hendry Daughter 31 Dressmaker Alloa, Clackmannanshire
James Hendry Son 26 Book Keeper Alloa, Clackmannanshire

For the 1891 census Margaret was living at 63 Finlay Drive, St Rollox, Glasgow, with her son recorded as a visitor, and therefore presumably living normally "elsewhere". James seems to have described himself as a Litteraterur, suggesting some occupation linked to his description as an "Apprentice Book Seller" in the 1871 Census.

1891 Census (6th April) Springburn, Glasgow (644/3) Book 36/03 Page 23

63 Finlay Drive, St Rollox, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Margaret Taylor Head (Widow) 63   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
James Hendry Visitor (Unmrd Son) 36 Litteraterur Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Margaret Hendry, nee Taylor, died on 21 July 1892 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. She was identified as aged 63 the widow of James Hendry, Shoemaker, and the death was recorded at 63 Finlay Drive, St Rollox, Glasgow, with the informant being James Hendry, son. Her parents were given as John Taylor, a Carrier, and Barbara Taylor, ms Taylor (both deceased). No record of a birth of a Margaret Taylor to a John Taylor and a Barbara Taylor has yet been identified.

As previously mentioned the fate of their only son James is unknown as despite some searching he can not be found in the 1901 census nor has any obvious record of his death prior to 1901 been found.


James Hendry born about 1823 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire 

James a seaman married Jane Bell on 1 March 1844 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Jane would seem to have been born about 1821 in Forgandenny, Perthshire. James and Jane had the following known children:

James was included in the household of his mother and father in Alloa 1841 census. For the 1851 census his wife Jane was living with their two children Isabella and George in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. One would assume that James was missing from this census as he was "at sea".

1851 Census (31 March) Alloa (465) Book 4 Page 7

Greenside Place, Alloa

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Jane Bell Head (Married) 32 Housekeeper Forgandenny, Perthshire
Isabella Hendry Daughet 6 Scholar Alloa, Clackmannanshire
George Hendry Son 1   Alloa, Clackmannanshire

For the 1861 census James and Jane were living with their five children at 1 Barton Court, Broad Street. This would seem likely that this is the James Hendry referred to in the advert place by "our" Ebenezer Hendry selling his property in Broad Street Alloa in 1855 - i.e.

Advert from the Alloa Advertiser of November 1855

HERITABLE PROPERTY IN ALLOA FOR SALE 

ALL AND WHOLE, the just and equal half, pro indiviso, of the SUBJECTS situated on the West side of BROAD STREET, Alloa, belonging to Mr. EBENEZER HENDRY, Innkeeper in Stirling, and occupied by James Hendry and others.

Rental, £40 ; Feu Duty, Four Merks Scots, or 4s. 4d. Sterling or thereby. 

Offers to be lodged with, and information given by, JOHN WATSON, Writer, No. 7 March Street, Alloa, in whose hands are the title deeds of the property.

  Alloa, 17th November

 

1861 Census (8 April) Alloa (465) Book 7 Page 25

Bartons Close, Broad Street, Alloa

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendrie Head 36 Saeman Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Jane Hendrie Wife 37   Forgandenny, Perthshire
Isabella Hendrie Daughter 16   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
George Hendrie Son 12 Scholar Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Jessie Hendrie Daughter 5 Scholar Alloa, Clackmannanshire
James Hendrie Son 1   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Jane Hendrie Daughter 9 Scholar Alloa, Clackmannanshire

A the time of the census of 1871 James was living still in Broad Street in Alloa along with his wife and four children.

1871 Census (3 April) Alloa (465) Book 7 Page 9

Wide Close, Broad Street, Alloa

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendry Head 49 Seaman Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Jane Hendry Wife 50   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
George Hendry Son 20 Labourer Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Jane Hendry Daughter 18 Mill Worker Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Jessie Hendry Daughter 13 Scholar Alloa, Clackmannanshire
James Hendry Son 10 Scholar Alloa, Clackmannanshire

For the census of 1881 James had moved to Dumbarton and was recorded as a "Yacht Keeper". The granddaughter Jane Smith included in this census was the daughter of his daughter Jane and her husband Thomas Smith. I suspect she was with her grandparents because her father had died. The parentage of James Holms born according to the census circa 1878 in Old Kilpatrick, is currently a mystery.

1881 Census (4 April) Old Kilpatrick (501) Book 2 Page 30

Lord Blantyre's land, Old Kilpatrick

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendry Head 56 Yacht Keeper Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Jane Hendry Wife 50 Yacht Keeper's wife Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Jessie Hendry Daughter 23 At Home Alloa, Clackmannanshire
James Hendry Son 20 Apprentice Carpenter Alloa, Clackmannanshire
James Holms Grandson 3   Old Kilpatrick, Dunb'shire
Jane Smith Granddaughter 3   Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Jane Bell died aged 62 on 29 March 1882 in Blantyre's Land, Bowling, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire. She was identified as married to James Hendry, Yacht Keeper, and as the daughter of George Bell, Toll-Keeper, and Margaret ????? (both deceased), with the informant being her widowed husband James Hendry. I suspect she may actually have been the Jane Bell born to George Bell and Jane Cameron on 26 July 1818 in Forgandenny, Perthshire.

For the census of 1891 James was still in Old Kilpatrick but living with his daughter Jane who had married a James Hair, a mason.

1891 Census (6 April) Old Kilpatrick (501) Book 2 Page 15

Scotts Land, Old Kilpatrick

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hair Head 38 Mason Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Jane Hair Wife 39 Mason's Wife Clackmannan, Clackman'shire
Jane Hair Daughter 12 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
James Hair Son 6 Scholar Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire
James Hendry Father in law 66 Seaman Clackmannan, Clackm'nshire
Elizabeth Hair Daughter 1   Bowling, Dunbartonshire

James Hendry died on 11 June 1909 whilst resident at 11 Station road, Dumbarton. The informant was James Hare - son in law who was present.. According to his death certificate he was the widower of Jane Bell, aged 89 and his parents were recorded as James Hendry, a shoemaker, and Jane Donaldson (both deceased).


THIRD GENERATION

Helen Robertson born about 1839, Alloa Clackmannanshire 

Helen Robertson married William Gallie, a plumber, on 10 October 1862 in Bridge Street, Portobello, Midlothian. William was identified as a journeyman plumber and a bachelor, aged 25, the son of William Gallie, a cotton weaver (living) and Marion Robertson (deceased), and resident at 16 Renfrew Court, Glasgow. Helen Robertson was identified as a domestic servant and a spinster, aged 22, the daughter of James Robertson, a Jobbing Gardener (deceased) and Jessie Fife, formerly Robertson, ms. Jessie Hendrie (living), and residing at 36 Berkley Terrace, Glasgow,. The witnesses were Hugh Stewart and Mary Morrison

William and Helen had the following known eleven children:

For the census of 1881 Helen was living with William and their nine children at Hillside House, Largs, Ayrshire.

1881 Census (4th April) Largs (602) Book 1 Page 18

Hillside House, Largs, Ayrshire.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Gallie Head 44 Master Plumber employing 1 man and 2 boys Govan, Lanarkshire
Hellen Gallie Wife 40   Edinburgh, Edinburgh
William Gallie Son 17 Apprentice Plumber Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Charles Gallie Son 15 Apprentice Plumber Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Henry G. Gallie Son 13 Scholar Largs, Ayrshire
Walter S. Gallie Son 11 Scholar Largs, Ayrshire
George A. Gallie Son 9 Scholar Largs, Ayrshire
Jessie H. Gallie Daughter 7 Scholar Largs, Ayrshire
Robert H. Gallie Son 5 Scholar Largs, Ayrshire
Marion R. Gallie Son 4   Largs, Ayrshire
Hanorah S. Gallie Son 2   Largs, Ayrshire
Mary Elder Visitor 20 General Domestic Servant Govan, Lanarkshire

For the 1891 Helen was still at Hillside with her three sons, George, Robert, and John, and two daughters Marion and Elenora. William her husband is absent from this census but Helen describes herself as married so it would seem that he was alive but elsewhere.

1891 Census (7th April) Largs (602) Book 1 Page 23

Hillside House, Largs, Ayrshire.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Hellen Gallie Head (marr) 40 Plumber's wife Edinburgh
George Gallie Son 17 Plumber's Apprentice Skelmorlie, Ayrshire
Robert K. Gallie Son 15 Plumber's Apprentice Skelmorlie, Ayrshire
Marion R. Gallie Daughter 13 Scholar Skelmorlie, Ayrshire
Elenora S. Gallie Daughter 11 Scholar Skelmorlie, Ayrshire
John Gallie Son 9 Scholar Skelmorlie, Ayrshire

For the 1901 census Helen was living with her son Walter and a grandson Walter T Gallie, aged 9, born in England. As previously mentioned this was almost certainly the son of Helen's eldest son William and his wife Elizabeth Ann Clockson born Walter Tubman Gallie in Ulverston (Ref Vol 8e Pgae 796) in the quarter July-September 1891 . I believe Elizabeth was originally from Whitehaven about 40 miles up the coast from Ulverston.

1901 Census (1st April) Largs, Skelmorli (602/02) Book 001/02 Page 29

Hillside House, Skelmorlie, Largs, Ayrshire.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Hellen Gallie Head (Widow) 60 Living on Own Means  Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Walter S. Gallie Son 30 Structural Engineer Skelmorlie, Ayrshire
Walter T. Gallie Grandson 9 Scholar England

Helen died on 12 February 1933 in the Schoolhouse, Kingsford, Stewarton, Ayrshire. She was identified as the widow of Walter Gallie, Master Plumber, aged 94, the daughter of James Robertson, Jobbing Gardener, and Jessie Robertson, subsequently Fife, ms Hendrie, (both deceased), and the informant was her son, Walter S. Gallie of the Tower, Lenzie.. As of yet no record of the death of her husband William has been located but he would seem to be missing from the 1891 census suggesting he died between 1881 and 1891.

NOTE - GALLIE ANCESTRY

As stated William Gallie was born on 5 February 1836 in Govan, Lanarkshire, the son of William Gallie, a cotton weaver and Marion Robertson. William and Marion were married on 15 July 1831 Govan, Lanarkshire. William was one of six known children of Marion and William: -

For the 1841 census he and his parents and siblings were living in Renfrew in the High Street.

1841 Census (7th June) Renfrew (575) Book 1 Folio 1 Page 13

High Street, Renfrew, Renfrewshire

Name Age Occupation Born in County
William Gallie 35 Cotton Hand Loom Weaver No
Marion Gallie 35   No
Marion Gallie 9   No
Mary Gallie 8   No
William Gallie 5   No
Janet Gallie 1   No

It would seem that Marion Robertson died sometime between 1842 and 1850 as for the 1851 census his father William had remarried to a Jean Paterson and the family included a stepdaughter Elizabeth Dykes presumably the daughter of his Jean's earlier marriage to a Mr Dykes . As of yet no record of either the marriage of William to a Jean Robertson (or Dykes) or a marriage of a Jean Robertson to a Mr. Dykes. Also in the household is a son John, born earlier in 1851 the son of William and Jean. Again no record of this birth has yet been identified.

1851 Census (31st March) Renfrew (575) Book 1 Folio 476 Page 8

High Street, Renfrew, Renfrewshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Gallie Head 48 Cotton Weaver Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jean Gallie Wife 29   Ireland
William Gallie Son 14 Cotton Weaver Govan, Lanarkshire
Agnes Gallie Daughter 9 Not at School Renfrew, Renfrewshire
John Gallie Son 3 months   Renfrew, Renfrewshire
Elizabeth Dykes Stepdaughter 9 Not at School Renfrew, Renfrewshire

William Gallie died on 27 July 1870. He was identified as married to Jean Robertson, and his parents were given as William Gallie, a weaver, and Ann Kelly (both deceased). The informant was William and Jean's son, John Gallie. No marriage of a William Gallie and an Ann Kelly has yet been identified, nor the births of any children to such a union.

James Hendry born about 1842 in Edinburgh, Midlothian.

James, a Stone Breaker, married Anna Ford, on 25 November 1878 in St Marys Chapel, Broughton Street, Edinburgh, although they had been together for at least 17 years and their family all seem to have been born prior to the marriage. Anna was born 13 February 1838 and baptised 25 February 1838 in St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh. Her baptismal certificate names her as the legitimate daughter of Hugh Ford and Helen Lyon, and this was confirmed by her later marriage certificate. It is also significant that Ann was baptised a Roman Catholic and her eventual marriage to James was according to the forms of the Roman Catholic church. I believe that James was raised within the Church of Scotland. I believe it was this religious "difference" that would have proved the stumbling block to their marriage. James and Anna had the following known children:

James died on 6 June 1913 in Winchburgh, West Lothian. He was identified as a Shale Miner married to Catherine Walker aged 46, the son of James Hendry, a Labourer, and Ann Ford (both deceased). with his usual residence being 117 Abercorn Place, Winchburgh, West Lothian. The informant was Andrew Turnbull, brother in law of 35 Oakbank Place, Winchburgh., Catherine died on 29 October 1943 at 68 Midhope Place, Winchburgh. She was recorded Catherine Drysdale Scoular Walker, widow of James Hendry a Shale Miner, aged 72, daughter of James Walker, a Boiler Fireman, and Janet Scoular (both deceased) with her usual residence being 117 Craigton Place, Winchburgh, West Lothian. The informant on Catherine's death certificate was her son John Hendry of 77 Castle Terrace, Winchburgh.

Hugh died on 3 February 1940 in 1 Glenlochhart Rd, Edinburgh. He was identified as aged  69, a Pavior married to Mary McEwan, and the son of James Hendry, a Stone Breaker, and Ann Ford (both deceased). His usual residence was given as18 Middle Arthur Place, Edinburgh. The informant was his son Hugh Hendry of 100 Canongate, Edinburgh. Mary died on 20 March 1941 in 18 Middle Arthur Place, Edinburgh. She was identified as aged  69, the widow of Hugh Hendry, a Pavior, the daughter of John McEwan, a Pavior, and Margaret Mulligan (both deceased). The informant was her daughter Mary Begg, of 3 Loganlea Gardens, Edinburgh.

James and Ann had already become an item by the time of the 1861 census as there is a record of them as visitors in the household of John Dimby at 271 Bell Close, Old Church, Edinburgh. They are recorded as married but the birth record of their daughter Janet, records her as "illegitimate".

1861 Census (8th April) Old Church, Edinburgh (685/03) Book 042/03 Page 007

271 Bell Close, Old Church, Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Dimby Head 30 Wire Worker St Cuthberts, Edinburgh
Jane Dimby Wife 27   St Giles, Edinburgh
Peter Dimby Son 9 Scholar Old Grayfriars, Edinburgh
John Dimby Son 6 Scholar Tron, Edinburgh
Jane Dimby Daughter 3   Old Grayfriars, Edinburgh
James Hendry Visitor (Married) 19 Stone Breaker Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Ann Hendry Visitor (Married) 22   Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Janet Hendry Visitor (unmarried) 1 month   Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Currently no record of James and Ann has been found in the 1871 census but their daughter Janet was living with James's parents at 31 Dicksons Close, Tron, Edinburgh

1871 Census (3rd April) Tron, Edinburgh (685/03) Book 014/03 Page 14

31 Dicksons Close, Tron, Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Peter Hendry Head 57 Road Labourer Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Janet Hendry Wife 67   Montrose, Fofarshire
Janet Hendry Grandchild 10 Scholar Edinburgh, Midlothian

As already alluded to on 25 November 1878 at St Mary's Chapel, Broughton Street, Edinburgh, James and Ann married (somewhat belatedly). The belated marriage took place according to the forms of the Roman Catholic Church which I believe suggests James had "converted".  James was identified as James Hendry, a plaster's labourer, a bachelor aged 37, of 259 Canongate, Edinburgh, the son of Peter Hendry, a Road Labourer, and Janet Nicol (both living). Ann was recorded Ann Ford, a spinster aged 38, also of 259 Canongate, Edinburgh, the daughter of Hugh Ford, a fish dealer, and Helen Lyons (both deceased). The witnesses were James ?Donley? and Maggie McCulloch.

For the 1881 census James and Ann were living at 116 Cowgate, Edinburgh with their 4 children

1881 Census (4th April) New North, Edinburgh (685/04) Book 3 Page 6 

116 Cowgate, Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendry Head 40 Stone Breaker Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Ann Hendry Wife 41   Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Janet Hendry Daughter 19 Machinist Edinburgh, Edinburgh
James Hendry Son 14 Scholar Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Hugh Hendry Son 10 Scholar Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Peter Hendry Son 8 Scholar Edinburgh, Edinburgh

For the 1891 census James and Ann were living along with their sons Hugh and Peter at Bennet's Land, 189 Causwayside, Edinburgh.

1891 Census (6th April) St Cuthberts, Edinburgh (685/05) Book 71/05 Page 5

Bennet's Land, 189 Causwayside, Edinburgh

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendry Head 50 Stone Breaker Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Ann Hendry Wife 50 Stone Breaker's Wife Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Hugh Hendry Son 19 Moulder Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Peter Hendry Son 17 Moulders Apprentice Edinburgh, Edinburgh

James died 27 December 1892 at 4 Mowats Place, Causewayside, Edinburgh. He was identified as James Hendry, Labourer, aged 49, married to Ann Ford, the son of Peter Hendry, Labourer (living), and Janet Nicol (living). The informant was his widow, Ann Hendry. Ann herself died on 21 July 1894 at 196 Causewayside, Edinburgh. She was identified aged 54, the widow of James Hendry, labourer, and the daughter of James Lyons, a Labourer, and Margaret Ford (both deceased). The informant was James Hendry, her son. The parentage on this death certificate contradicts her parentage on her previous marriage certificate.

Jane Hendry born 5 January 1852, baptised on 24 February 1852 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.

Jane firstly married Thomas Smith, a plasterer, in 1876 in St Rollox, Glasow. Thomas and Jane had one known child:

Thomas Smith would seem to have died pre 1883 as in 29 June 1883 in Bowling, Old Kilpatrick, Dumbarton Jane re-married to a James Hair. Jane was identified Jane Hendry or Smith , a widow aged 30, a Domestic Servant, the daughter of James Hendry, a Yacht Keeper (living), and Jane Bell, (deceased), and resident in Scott's Land, Bowling, Old Kilpatrick. James was identified as a Journeyman Mason, a bachelor aged 26, son of John Hair, a Journeyman Mason (living), and Elizabeth McCreadie, (deceased), and resident in 10 Levenford Place, Dumbarton. The witnesses were James Hendry and Sarah Paton. Jane and James had the following known children:

For the census of 1891 Jane was living with her husband James and their two children James and Elizabeth. Also in the household is her father, James , and her daughter by her first marriage Jane Smith (named Hair in this census).

1891 Census (6th April) Old Kilpatrick (501) Book 2 Page 15

Scotts Land, Old Kilpatrick

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hair Head 38 Mason Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Jane Hair Wife 39 Mason's Wife Clackmannan, Clackman'shire
Jane Hair Daughter 12 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
James Hair Son 6 Scholar Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire
James Hendry Father in law 66 Seaman Clackmannan, Clackm'nshire
Elizabeth Hair Daughter 1   Bowling, Dunbartonshire

 

For the census of 1901 Jane was living with her husband James and their two children James and Elizabeth. Again in the household is her father, James.

 

1901 Census (1st April) Old Kilpatrick (496) Book 13 Page 19

3 College Park Street, Dumbarton

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hair Head 44 Mason Foreman Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
James Hair Son 1 6 Apprentice Joiner Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire
J Hair Wife 46   Alloa, Clackman'shire
Elizabeth Hair Daughter 11 Scholar Bowling, Dunbartonshire
James Hendry Father in law (Wid) 78 Retired Seaman Alloa, Clackm'nshire

Jane died on 24 November 1932 at ?Jeamar?, Colquhoun Street, Dumbarton, but her usual residence was given as 7 College Park Street, Dumbarton. She was identified as aged 81, the widow of firstly Thomas Smith, a Foreman Plasterer, and secondly James Hare, an Engine Works Labourer, and the daughter of James Hendry, a Master Mariner, and Jane Bell with the informant being Robert Elder, son in law.

It is believed James, her husband died in 1921 in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire.

Jessie Hendry born 12 May 1856 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.

Jessie married John Fleming, on 14 July 1882 in Alexandria, Bonhill, Dunbartonshire. Jessie was identified as a Domestic Servant, a spinster aged 27, the daughter of James Hendry, a Sailor, and Jane Bell, (both living). resident in Bowling, Old Kilpatrick. John was identified as a Joiner, a widower aged 49, son of William Fleming a Draper, and Christina Thomson, both recorded as deceased, resident in Balloch, Dunbartonshire The witnesses were James Hendry and Alice Glen.  John had originally been married to Elizabeth Thomson the daughter of David Thomson, a ploughman, and Helen ?Ainslie? on 31 Mar 1849 at Clackmannan, Clackmannan. (Click here for details of this earlier marriage),

Jessie and John had the following known children:

For the census of 1891 John and Jessie were recorded as resident in Galashiels in the Scottish Borders at 135 High Buckholmside. Also recorded in the household was a Thomas Hendry, identified as John's "stepson".  Thomas was in fact Jessie's "natural" son, born 2 July 1878, Blantyre's Land, Bowling, Dunbatonshire. No fathers name was given on the birth certificate. I suspect that Thomas may be recorded in the 1881 census with his mother in her father's household but listed as "James Holm aged 3 grandson". If this is correct one might suspect that his father might just have been a James Holm??) For further details of Thomas Hendry and his later life - Click here

1891 Census (6th April) Melrose (776b) Book 6 Page 13

135 High Buckholmside, Galashiels, Selkirkshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Fleming Head 50 Joiner Stirling, Perthshire
Jessie Hendry Wife 39 Joiner's Wife Alloa, Clackman'shire
James Fleming Son 7 Scholar Galashiels, Roxburghshire
Robert Fleming Son 5   Galaashiels, Roxburghshire
Jane Bell Fleming Daughter 3   Galashiels, Roxburghshire
George Fleming Son 1   Galaashiels, Roxburghshire
Thomas Hendry Stepson 12   Bowling, Dunbartonshire

 

For the census of 1901 Jessie was still living with her family at Highbuckholmside, Galashiels. Thomas Jessie's "natural" son was missing from this census and was recorded in Glasgow as a "visitor" the household of an Elizabeth McDougall. Elizabeth McDougall was born about 1832 in Alloa, Clackmaannanshire, the daughter of Thomas Kinghorn and Mary Dempster and the granddaughter of William Dempster and Mary Henry (or Hendry). William Dempster and Mary Henry were married on 15 June 1894, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, with both identified as being from Alloa. It would therefore seem likely that Mary was born in Alloa, and around about 1773.  This could fit with her being an unregistered child of John Hendry and Margaret Neil, as there is a gap of six years between the marriage of John and Margaret in 1769 and their first registerd child born in 1776, after which the children appear every two years or so - 7 in 14 years. This would then mean Thomas was visiting his 2nd cousins 1 time removed.  For further details of this Mary Henry and her descendants - Click here.

 

1901 Census (1st April) Largs, Galashiels (775) Book 25 Page 9

Highbuckholmside, Galashiels

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Fleming Head 75   Stirling, Stirlingshire
Jessie Fleming Wife 42   Alloa, Clackmannanshire
James Fleming Son 17 Mill Worker / Machinist Galashiels, Selkirkshire
Robert Fleming Son 15 Bakers Apprentice Galashiels, Selkirkshire
Jane Fleming Daughter 13 Scholar Galashiels, Selkirkshire
George Fleming Son 11 Scholar Galashiels, Selkirkshire
Christina Fleming Daughter 9 Scholar Galashiels, Selkirkshire
Jessie Fleming Daughter 7 Scholar Galashiels, Selkirkshire
Frederick Fleming Son 1   Galashiels, Selkirkshire

John Fleming died 17 Jan 1905 at Galashiels aged 84. This names both his wives, and Jessie also gave his parent details as John Fleming, merchant and mother Christian Thomson. However when John Fleming married Jessie Hendry the marriage certificate gave his parents as William Fleming, a draper, and Christian Thomson. On balance I would be inclined to take the earlier marriage certificate which would have been done while John was alive as correct, and there is a marriage 26 June 1811 between a William Fleming, a merchant of West Wemyss and a Christian Thomson daughter of James Thomson, a gardener of Leith Walk in the old parish records for the parish of St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh. Unfortunately there is no record of a John Fleming born to them and in fact there is only one obvious child found recorded to the couple i.e. Mary Fleming born 18 April 1812 and baptised 8 May 1812 in Wemyss, Fife.

Jessie died on 23 January 1936 in 148 Kilbowie Road, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire. She was identified as aged 79, the widow of John Fleming, a Joiner, and the daughter of James Hendry, a Master Mariner, and Jane Bell, (both deceased). The informant was Robert McDermott, son in law.

James Hendry born 18 June 1860 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.

James married Hannah McCourtnay Anderson on 28 December 1883 in Bowling, Dunbartonshire. James was identified as a Ships Carpenter, resident in Bowling, Old Kilpatrick, a bachelor, aged 23, the son of James Hendry, a Sailor (living), and Jane Bell, (deceased). Hannah was identified as a Domestic Servant, resident in Dumbarton, a spinster aged 24, son of George Anderson, a Calico Printer, and Mary Gallacher, (both living). The witnesses were William Anderson and Elizabeth Boyd. Hannah was born on 2 June 1859 in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire. James and Hannah had the following children:

For the census of 1891 James and Hannah were recorded as resident in Scott's Land Bowling, Old Kilpatrick, in Dunbartonshire, with James identified as a ships carpenter.

1891 Census (4th April) Bowling, Old Kilpatrick (501) Book 2 Page 14

Scotts Land, Bowling

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendry Head 30 Ship's Carpenter Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Hannah Hendry Wife 31 Ship's Carpenter's Wife Bonhill, Dumbartonshire
James Hendry Son 6 Scholar Bowling, Dumbartonshire
George Hendry Son 6 months   Bowling, Dumbartonshire
Mary Hendry Daughter 4 Message Girl Bowling, Dumbartonshire
Jeanie Hendry Daughter 2 Scholar Jamestown, Dumbartonshire

 

For the census of 1901 James and his family were still resident in Scott's Land Bowling and with James identified as a Shipwright. Their eldest son James is also identified as working as a labourer in the shipyard.

 

1901 Census (1st April) Bowling, Old Kilpatrick (501) Book 2 Page 12

Scotts Land, Bowling

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Hendry Head 40 Shipwright Alloa, Clackmannanshire
Hannah Hendry Wife 41 Shipwright's Wife Bonhill, Dumbartonshire
James Hendry Son 16 Shipyard Labourer Bowling, Dumbartonshire
Mary Hendry Daughter 14 Message Girl Bowling, Dumbartonshire
Jeanie Hendry Daughter 12 Scholar Jamestown, Dumbartonshire
William Hendry Son 9 Scholar Bowling, Dumbartonshire
David Hendry Son 6 Scholar Bowling, Dumbartonshire
John Hendry Son 3   Bowling, Dumbartonshire
Hannah Hendry Daughter 1   Bowling, Dumbartonshire

James died on 6 November 1933 in Anderson Place, Bowling, Dunbartonshire. He was identified as aged 73, a Carpenter married to Hannah McCourtnay Anderson, the son of James Hendry, a Sailor, and Jane Bell, (both deceased). The informant was Thomas Kelso, son in law. Hannah died on 9 November 1943 also in Anderson Place, Bowling, Dunbartonshire. She was identified as aged 84, the widow of James Hendry, a Ships Carpenter, daughter of George Anderson, a Letterpress Printer, and Mary Gallacher, (both deceased). The informant was James Hendry, son, of 243 Dumbarton Road, Old Kilpatrick.