Children of Georgina MacDonald and John MacLennan married 5 January 1844, Inverness

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Children of Georgina MacDonald and John MacLennan married 5 January 1844, Inverness


Alexander MacLennan, born 13 April 1845, in Inverness, Inverness-shire.

Alexander McLennan, a Silk merchant, initially married Eliza Mare, the daughter of Nathan Mare and Mary Ann Licence with the marriage recorded in the January-March quarter of 1872 in the registration district of Hackney, London. Alexander and Eliza had a daughter, Eliza, born on born on 25 January 1873 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Sadly Eliza, the mother, died on the same day, with the death listed at Willowbank Crescent, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, and the baby Eliza died a few weeks later on 24 Febuary 1873 at 48 Windsor Terrace, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Alexander latterly married Jessie Anne Gardner, the daughter of Thomas Rankine Gardner and Eliza Glasgow Mitchell with the marriage recorded in 1877 in the registration district of Kinning Park, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Alexander and Jessie had the following children:

For the cenus of 1881 the family were recorded at Glenagle, Off Knockbuckle Road, Kilmalcolm, with Alexander listed as a Silk Merchant.

1881 Census (4th April) Kilmalcolm (569) Book 2 Page 20

Glenagle, Off Knockbuckle Road, Kilmalcolm

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander McLennan Head 35 Silk Merchant Inverness, Inverness-shire
Jessie A. McLennan Wife 24   Ibrox, Renfrewshire
Alexander McLennan Son 2   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Eliza H. McLennan Daughter 16 months   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary Carnegie Servant 22 Servant-domestic Ireland
Alice Glover Servant 15 Nurse Maid Glasgow, Lanarkshire

For the cenus of 1891 the family had moved into the southside of Glasgow and were recorded at 8 Battlefield Ave, Langside, Glasgow, with Alexander still listed as a Silk Merchant.

1891 Census (6th April) Cathcart (560) Book 7 Page 12

8 Battlefield Ave, Langside, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander McLennan Head 45 Silk Merchant Inverness, Inverness-shire
Jessie A. McLennan Wife 34   Ibrox, Renfrewshire
Alexander McLennan Son 12 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Eliza H. M. McLennan Daughter 10 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Roderick G. McLennan Son 9 Scholar Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire
William D. McLennan Son 7 Scholar Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire
Charles E. McLennan Son 5   Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire
Lily McFarlane Servant 15 Servant-general Pollokshaws, Renfrewshire

Alexander McLennan died on 6 December 1892 at Marchmont Terrace, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. For the 1901 census the widowed Jessie was recorded with her children at 92 Grange Road, Langside, Glasgow. She and her daughter Eliza, were both listed as a "Teacher of English & Music" no doubt to help supplement the family income.

1901 Census (1st April) Cathcart (560) Book 17 Page 7

92 Grange Road, Langside, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Jessie A. McLennan Head Widow 44 Teacher of English & Music Ibrox, Renfrewshire
Alexander McLennan Son 22 Silk Merchant Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Eliza H. McLennan Daughter 21 Teacher of English & Music Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Roderick G. McLennan Son 19 Silk Merchant Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire
William D. McLennan Son 17 Unemployed Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire
Charles E. McLennan Son 16 Calico Printer's Clerk Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire

For the census of 1911 Jessie had moved again to 74 Terreagles Avenue in Pollokshields, Glasgow. Only her daughter Elizabeth and her on Roderick were recorded in the household, along with a domestic servant Agnes McNeill.

1911 Census (2 April) Glasgow - 644/18 Book 20, Page 4

74 Terreagles Avenue, Pollokshields, Glasgow, Lanarkshire (4 Rooms with 1 or more windows)

Name

Relationship

Age      

Duration of

Marriage

No of

Children Born

No of Children

Surviving

Occupation

Where Born

Jessie Ann McLennan Head - Widow 54       Private Means Ibrox, Renfrewshire
Elizabeth H.M. McLennan Daughter 30       Teacher of Pianoforte Glasgow, Lanarkshireshire
Roderick G. McLennan Son 29       Warehouseman Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire
Agnes M. McNeill Servant 22       General Servant Blantyre, Lanarkshire

Jessie Ann MacLennan, nee Gardner, died on 21 October 1944 at 7 Darnley Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Elizabeth MacLennan, born 1850, in Inverness.

For the 1881 census Elizabeth was living at 12 St James Street, Govan, Glasgow, working as a housekeeper for her brother John. (See John MacLennan).

It is believed that Eliza married Charles Stone between 1881 and 1896 but as of yet no record of the marriage has been found.

For the census of 1901 Elizabeth was possibly working at 12 Onslow Square, Kensington, London, as a Housemaid in the household of John George Moore, a retired H.M. Indian Civil Servant. Elizabeth was identified as married although no husband is present.

1901 Census (1st April) Kensington RG13/35 Folio 66 Book 9 Page 31

12 Onslow Square, Kensington, London

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Eliz. Stone Servant 50 Housemaid Scotland

Elizabeth appears in Glasgow in the 1911 census as a visitor in the household of her younger sister Margaret, but no record of her demise has yet been unearthed.

A son  MacLennan, born in Inverness.

Died in infancy

Robert MacLennan, born 1852, in Inverness.

Robert married Mary Ann MacLean daughter of Charles MacLean, an asylum worker, and Betsy McMillan on 27 Dec 1878 in 60 Upper Kessock Street, Inverness. Mary was born about 1857 in Inverness.

Robert and Mary had the following known seven children:

For the census of 1881 Robert and Mary were living in Inverness with their infant daughter Elizabeth.

1881 Census (4th April) Inverness (98) Book 16 Page 17

60 Upper Kessock Street, Inverness

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert McLennan Head 28 Joiner Inverness, Inverness-shire
Mary Ann McLennan Wife 26   Inverness, Inverness-shire
Eliza McLennan Daughter 1   Inverness, Inverness-shire

 

Sometime around 1883 Robert moved south to Aintree, in Lancashire close to Liverpool. Presumably the move was prompted by the availability of work. It is in Walton on the Hill that we find Robert his now somewhat larger family, for the cesus of 1891. Also in the household is Robert's mother Georgina, presumably helping to look after the children.

 

1891 Census (6th April) Walton on the Hill, Lancashire RG12/2974 Folio 90 Book 30 Page 8

Walton on the Hill, Lancashire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert McLennan Head 38 Joiner Inverness, Scotland
Margy Ann McLennan Wife 36   Inverness, Scotland
John McLennan Son 9 Scholar Inverness, Scotland
Chas Lamond Mclennan Son 7 Scholar Aintree, Lancashire
Robert Alex'r Mclennan Son 4 Scholar Aintree, Lancashire
Elizabeth McLennan Daughter 11 Scholar Inverness, Scotland
Catherine Ann Mclennan Daughter 1   Aintree, Lancashire
Georgina Mclennan Mother 67   Dingwall, Scotland

 

For the census of 1901 Robert is at 43 Rapport Road, Poulton-cum-Seacombe.

 

1901 Census (1st April) Wallasey RG13/3404 Folio 128 Book 26 Page 10

43 Rapport Road, Poulton-cum-Seacombe, Wallasey

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Maclennan Head 48 Joiner Journeyman Scotland
Mary A Maclennan Wife 44   Scotland
Elizabeth Maclennan Daughter 22   Scotland
John Maclennan Son 19 Joiner Scotland
Charles Maclennan Son 17 Flour Merchants Sampler Aintree, Lancashire
Robert Maclennan Son 14   Aintree, Lancashire
Kate Maclennan Daughter 10   Aintree, Lancashire
Georgina Maclennan Daughter 8   Aintree, Lancashire
Margaret Maclennan Daughter 6   Aintree, Lancashire

I believe that Robert died Oct-Dec 1908 as there is a death of a Robert MacLennan aged 56 registered in Birkenhead (8a 343), during that quarter. Certainly for the census of 1911 Mary is recorded as a widow, living at 31 Rivington Road, Seacombe, Cheshire. No doubt the inclusion of a couple of boarders help to boost the family's income.

1911 Census (2 April) Wallasey

31 Rivington Road, Seacombe, Cheshire.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Mary MacLennan Head - Widow 54   Inverness, Inverness-shire
Elizabeth MacLennan Daughter 32 Seamstress - Ship's linen Inverness, Inverness-shire
Charles Lamond MacLennan Son 27 Shipping Clerk Liverpool, Lancashire
Robert Alex MacLennan Son 24 Joiner Liverpool, Lancashire
Georgina MacLennan Daughter 18   Liverpool, Lancashire
Margaret F. MacLennan Daughter 16   Liverpool, Lancashire
James Fisher Boarder 27 Chemist Ringley, Lancashire
Herbert Booth Boarder 30 Ironfounder's Salesman Prestwich, Lancashire

Mary Ann MacLennan died aged 70 on 1 June 1925 at 4 Ireland Street, Carnoustie. She was identified as the widow of Robert MacLennan, a joiner, and the daughter of Charles Lamond McLean, a gas Worker, and Elizabeth McLean, maiden surname MacMillan, both listed as deceased. The informant was D.J. Butchart, her son in law, husband of her daughter catherine Ann Maclennan.

John MacLennan, born 11 Aug 1855, Edwards Crt Inverness.

For the census of 1881 John was listed living with his mother and his sister Eliza at 12 St James Street, Govan, Glasgow, recorded aged 25 and a yarn salesman.

1881 Census (4th April) Govan (644-14) Book 14 Page 4

12 St James Street, Govan, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John McLennan Head 25 Yarn Salesman Inverness, Inverness-shire
Eliza McLennan Sister 30 Housekeeper Inverness, Inverness-shire
Georgina Mc McLennan Mother 60 Housekeeper Dingwall, Rossshire
John MacLean Boarder 24 Forwarding Clerk Confectionary Calgill, Inverness-shire
Hugh Wilson Boarder 20 Salesman - Grocery Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary A. Baird Visitor 40 Housekeeper Glasgow, Lanarkshire

John married Jessie Rothwell daughter of Joseph Rothwell, a printer pressman, and Jessie Davidson on 12 March 1891 in The Albert Hotel, Hanover St, Edinburgh. Jessie was born about 1857.

1891 Census (6th April) Glasgow (644-9) Book 50 Page 15

286 West Princes Sreet, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John McLennan Head 35 Silk Merchant Inverness, Inverness-shire
Jessie McLennan Wife 34   Edinburgh, Midlothian

For the census of 1901 Jessie was recorded as resident in the family home at 3 Westbank Quadrant, Glasgow, although John was not at home at the time. Currently no record has been identified.

1901 Census (1st April) Govan (646-3a?39) Book 1 Page 20

3 Westbank Quadrant, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Jessie McLennan Wife  44 Living on own means Edinburgh, Midlothian

John MacLennan died on 8 January 1902 at 3 Westbank Quadrant, Hillhead, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Jessie died less than 5 months later on 21 June 1902 also at 3 Westbank Quadrant, Hillhead, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Margaret Georgina MacLennan, born on 12 November 1857, Edward Court Inverness

Margaret married William MacLeod, the son of William MacLeod and Isabella MacKenzie, on 29 August 1878 in Inglefield St Glasgow. William was born in 1857 in Elgin, Moray.

Margaret and William had the following known two children:

For the census of 1881 the family were recorded at 99, St Leonards Street, Newington, Edinburgh.

1881 Census (4th April) Edinburgh St. Cuthberts (685-5) Book 69 Page 17

99, St Leonards Street, Newington, Edinburgh, Midlothian.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William MacLeod Head 23 Print Compositor Elgin, Elgin
Margaret G. MacLeod Wife 23   Inverness, Inverness-shire
William MacLeod Son 2   Glasgow, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1891 William and margaret were recorded at 15b Hill Street, Glasgow. Included in the household was margaret's father John Maclennan, identified as aged 69, a "Retired Potato Merchant", born in Beauly, Inverness-shire.

1891 Census (6th April) Glasgow (644-7) Book 45 Page 7-8

15b Hill Street, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William MacLeod Head 33 Print Compositor Bishopmill, Elgin
Margaret G. MacLeod Wife 33   Inverness, Inverness-shire
William MacLeod Son 12   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John McLennan Father in law 69 Retired Potato Merchant Beauly, Inverness-shire

William MacLeod died on 10 April 1899 in 76 John Knox Street, Glasgow.

For the census of 1901 the widowed Margaret was recorded living with her son William at 100 Banack Street, Glasgow. It would seem likely that the Mary MacKinnon listed in the household as a visitor was in fact Margaret's second cousin, born in about 1877 in Dingwall, Rossshire, the daughter of Donald McKinnon and Christina McLean.

1901 Census (1st April) Glasgow (644-3) Book 2 Page 17

100 Banack Street, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Margaret MacLeod Head 43   Inverness, Inverness-shire
William MacLeod Son 22 Clerk (General) Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary MacKinnon Visitor 22 Servant (Domestic) Dingwall, Ross-shire

For the census of 1911 Margaret and her son William were listed as resident at 38 Craigmore Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Again they have a visitor in the household, this time Elizabeth Stone, nee MacLennan, Margaret's elder sister, recorded as a Domestic Servant and widowed.

1911 Census (2 April) Glasgow - 644/2 Book 33, Page 8

38 Craigmore Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire (3 Rooms with 1 or more windows)

Name

Relationship

Age      

Duration of

Marriage

No of

Children Born

No of Children

Surviving

Occupation

Where Born

Margaret G. McLeod Head - Widow 53         Inverness, Inverness-shire
William McLeod Son - Single 32       Milk Salesman Glasgow, Lanarkshireshire
Eliza Stone Visitor - Widow 60       Domestic Servant Inverness, Inverness-shire

Margaret died on 28 December 1928 in 133 Balornock Road, Glasgow - Usual residence: 38 Craigmore Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.