Mathieson Families in Dalkeith, Midlothian in 1811 1821 and 1834

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There is a population listing availabe for Dalkeith for 1811, 1821, and 1834. The objective of these "Pre-1841" censuses was simply to determine population numbers and trends but the information recorded did vary from parish to parish. Many have been lost but the Dalkeith one does survive and the enumerators recorded the principal owners of a property, the number of families occupying the property, the classification of the occupations of theses families, and the number of males and females living in the property.

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Transcription of Mathieson (and other spellings) found in the 1811 Population listing for Dalkeith, Midlothian. (Transcribed from the booklet of Population listings prior to 1841 for Dalkeith compliled by Bruce B. Bishop FSA Scot.)

David Mathieson

1811 "Census" for Dalkeith, Midlothian

Page 5 - between William Dowie and Geeorge Forbes

Name of Person No of Inhabited Houses No of Families No of Families employed in Agriculture No of Families employed in a Trade No of Families employed in Other Occupation No of Males No of Females Total Number of Persons
David Mathieson 1 5 0 4 1 7 11 18

For further possible details - See Donald Mathieson - 1821 population listing


??????? Mathieson

1811 "Census" for Dalkeith, Midlothian

Page 15 - between Thomas Sanderson and David Clark

Name of Person No of Inhabited Houses No of Families No of Families employed in Agriculture No of Families employed in a Trade No of Families employed in Other Occupation No of Males No of Females Total Number of Persons
??????? Mathieson 1 2 0 1 1 5 2 7

I have been unable to identify this ??????? Mathieson.


Lindsay Mathewson

1811 "Census" for Dalkeith, Midlothian

Page 25 - between George Stenhouse and Malcolm Bennet

Name of Person No of Inhabited Houses No of Families No of Families employed in Agriculture No of Families employed in a Trade No of Families employed in Other Occupation No of Males No of Females Total Number of Persons
Lindsay Mathewson 1 3 1 0 2 6 10 16

I have been unable to identify this Lindsay Mathewson but Lindsay would appear to be a relatiely uncommon first name and there are only six recordes that I can find which may be or relate to this Lyndsay Mathewson.

There is a burial on 12 November 1832 of a Lindsay Matheson, aged 67, of High Street, recorded in the parish register of Edinburgh, Midlothian. (There is a record of the birth\baptism of a Lindsay Lindsay on 14 August 1763 recorded in the parish register of North berwick which would seem possible to be one and the same as this Lindsay Matheson.)

There are the births \ baptisms of the following chidren whose father's name was identified as Lindsay Mathieson -

Lindsay Mathison and Ann Kilgower - Recorded in the parish register of Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian. **

  • Mary daughter to Lindsay Mathison, a Coach Driver, and Ann Kilgower, his spouse, had a daughter, born 5 June 1791 and baptised 7 June 1791, Witnesses: David and Peter Murray, both Masons.
  • Lindsay Mathison and Christian Murray - Recorded in the parish register of Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian. **

  • John Mathison born baptised 17 December 1792, the son of Lindsay Mathison and Christian Murray, recorded in the parish register of Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian.
  • Lindsay Mathison, a Coach Driver, and Christian Murray, his spouse, had a daughter born 21 January 1795 and baptised 29 January 1796, named Janet. Witnesses: David Murray and Peter Young.
  • Lindsay Mathewson and Mary Cunningham - Recorded in the parish register of Currie, Midlothian.

  • Lindsay Mathewson in Currie and Mary Cunningham had a son born 22 October 1803 and baptised 4 November 1803, named William before witnesses William Mathewson and Will. White.
  • Lindsay Mathewson in Currie and Mary Cunningham had a daughter born 3 March 1805 and baptised 19 March 1805, named Helen before witnesses: James Denholm and Robert Neal.
  • ** NOTE - As the Lindsay Mathison spouse of Ann Kilgower, and the Lindsay Mathison, spouse of Christian Murray was recorded in all three records as a Coach Driver and that all three records were listed in the Canongate OPR it is tempting to presume this was one and the same Lyndsay Mathison, whose first wife had died in 1791-2. However no supporting evidence for this suposition has yet been found. It is also tempting to assume that the Lindsay Mathewson, spouse of Mary, Cunningham, was again one and the same Lyndsay Mathison, whose second wife had died circa 1800. However again no supporting evidence for this suposition has yet been found. It is interesting that the Lindsay Mathewson in Currie 1803 and 1806, and the Lindsay Mathewson in Dalkeith in 1811, both are recorded with the spelling Mathewson, but with spelling being somewhat fluid at this time, this may be a co-incidence.


     

    Transcription of Mathieson (and other spellings) found in the 1821 Population listing for Dalkeith, Midlothian. (Transcribed from the booklet of Population listings prior to 1841 for Dalkeith compliled by Bruce B. Bishop FSA Scot.)

    Donald Mathieson - 1821.

    1821 "Census" for Dalkeith, Midlothian

    Page 2 - between John McMillan and Mr. Alexander McDonald (11 household away from the Poor house on one side and 21 households away from Dalkeith Croft on the other side.)

    Name of Person and\or house No of Inhabited Houses No of Families No of Families employed in Agriculture No of Families employed in a Trade, Manufacture and Handicraft No of Families employed in Other Occupation No of Males No of Females Total Number of Persons
    Donald Mathison 1 1 0 1 0 4 3 7

    I believe this Donald Mathison was one and the same as the David Mathieson named in the 1811 population listing between William Dowie and Geeorge Forbes.

    I believe this David Mathieson probably the David Mathieson who was buried on 7 August 1822, described as "a Portioner and Candle Maker". There was a second David Mathieson who died the previous month of the same year aged 40 and was buried on 4 July 1822, described as "David Mathieson Jun'r and Candle Maker", who one would assume was his son. I would also guess that this dwelling was the the one shown on the 1822 Plan of Dalkeith by J. Wood. identified with the label "Mr Mathieson" in the groupp of houses to the south of the chuch in the angle between the High street and the new road. The fact that there are 5 families under his name suggests a man of some substance. It is unknown if the 5 families are all Mathiesons or Mathieson relations but I would suspect not.

    It is possible that David Matheson was firstly married to Isobel Aitken with marriage\banns recorded on the 25 June 1765 in the parish register of Dalkeith, Midlothian. There are records of 2 children recorded as born to this couple

    I believe David Mathieson then married Isobell Swinton with marriage\banns recorded on the 21 January 1774 in the parish register of Dalkeith, Midlothian. There are records of 6 children recorded as born to this couple.

    I believe Isobel Matheson, nee Swinton died in 1794 as there is a record of the burial on 9 December 1794 of an Isobel Matheson associated with a parent\other name of Swinton\David Mathewson in the parish register of Dalkeith, Midlothian, who I believe is one and the same.

    I believe David Mathieson latterly married Agness Richardson with the marriage\banns recorded on the 2 September 1796 in the parish register of Dalkeith, Midlothian. I believe Agnes Matheson, nee Richardson died in 1816 as there is a record of the burial on 13 May 1816 of an Agnes Richardson associated with a parent\other name of Mathieson\David Mathieson in the parish register of Edinburgh, Midlothian, who I believe is one and the same.

    I believe David Mathieson finally married Jessie Kay with the marriage\banns recorded on the 11 February 1817 in the parish register of Dalkeith, Midlothian. (Named in David Matheson's later will.)

    I believe David Matheson died in 1822 as there is a record of the burial on 7 August 1822 of an David Matheson, who I believe is one and the same.

    I believe Jessie Matheson, nee Kay died in 1823 as there is a record of the burial on 1 November 1823 of a Jesie Kay associated with a parent\other name of Matheson\David Matheson in the parish register of Dalkeith, Midlothian, who I believe is one and the same.


    Mr. Mathison

    1821 "Census" for Dalkeith, Midlothian

    Page 28 - between Mr. Paterson and Mr. Mclain (9 households away from Barley Mill of J. Wright with Lugton Toll, with Wash House, and Waulk Mill listed beyond on one side. 3 households away from Bathgate with Mill Green beyond that on the other side.)

    Name of Person and\or house No of Inhabited Houses No of Families No of Families employed in Agriculture No of Families employed in a Trade, Manufacture and Handicraft No of Families employed in Other Occupation No of Males No of Females Total Number of Persons
    Mr. Mathison 1 1 1 0 0 2 5 7

    I believe this Mr. Mathieson is the same as the Alexander Mathieson listed in the 1834 population listing.


    James Mathison

    1821 "Census" for Dalkeith, Midlothian

    Page 58 - between James Gray and D Johnston

    Name of Person and\or house No of Inhabited Houses No of Families No of Families employed in Agriculture No of Families employed in a Trade, Manufacture and Handicraft No of Families employed in Other Occupation No of Males No of Females Total Number of Persons
    James Mathison 1 1 0 1 0 3 4 7

    I believe this is the same as the James Mathieson listed in the 1834 population listing.


     

    Transcription of Mathieson (and other spellings) found in the 1834 Population listing for Dalkeith, Midlothian. (Transcribed from data on the FindMyPast website which is from an initial transcription compliled by Bruce B. Bishop FSA Scot.)

    Alexander Mathieson

    1834 "Census" for Dalkeith, Midlothian

    Bridgend - House Number 168

    Name Age Occupation Place of Worship
    Alexander Mathieson   Gardener 2nd Associated Church
    Mrs Mathieson     2nd Associated Church
    Margaret Mathieson 17    
    Mary Mathieson 16    
    Sara Mathieson 2    
    Rachel Robertson   Servant Established Church
    William Russell   Servant Established Church

    I believe this Alexander Mathieson to be the same as the Alexander Mathieson as listed in the 1821 population listing. i.e. the 2 males in the 121 listing were - Alexander Mathieson, the father, and A. N. Other and the 5 females in this listing were - Margaret Mathieson, nee Simpson, Isobel Mathieson (b. 1814), Margaret Mathieson (b. 1815, Mary Simpson Mathieson (b.1816), and A. N. Other.

    Included in the "household" are what would appear to be family - a Margaret Mathieson aged 17, a Mary Mathieson aged 16, and a Sarah Mathieson aged 2. There is also a Rachel Robertson and a William Russell, both servants.

    I have pieced together a potential identification of this family being Alexander Mathieson who married a Margaret Simpson and had 3 daughters Isobel Mathewson born\baptised 31 July 1814, Margaret Mathewson born\baptised 20 November 1815, and Mary Simpson Mathewson born\baptised 22 December 1816, all recorded in the Parish Record of Dalkeith, Midlothian.

    There is a record of the burial on 23 October 1824 of a "Margaret Simpson, wife of Alex'r Matheson, Gardener, died of an Inflamation in the Lungs." Five years later there is a record in the Dalkeith parish register dated 23 June 1829, of "Alexander Mathieson, Gardener, and Mary Woodhouse, both of this parish entered their names for proclamation in order to be married" which I suspect the was the same Alexander remarrying, explaining the presence of a "Mrs Mathieson". I assume that Sarah, aged 2, was a product of this second marriage.

    There is a record of the burial of the burial on 7 November 1833 of "Alexander Mathenson, Gardener, Bridgend, died 4 November 1833, suddingly of ..... aged ..." which would seem likely to be the aforementioned Alexander but for this to be the case it would mean the information in the 1834 list was actually compiled pre November 1833, or at least from pre 1833 information. However for examination of other records I believe this may be the case.

    I suspect the Rachel Robertson also included in the household was actually a Rachel Mathieson, who had married a John Robertson, on 28 June 1805, and who died on 14 July 1834 and was buried on 17 June in Dalkeith Old Burial Ground, recorded as "Rachel Mathenson, wife of John Robertson, Tin Plate Worker". This Rachel Mathieson would seem likely to be one and the same as the Rachel Matthewson whose birth\baptism was recorded on 16 August 1783 in Dalkeith, the daughter of Robert Matthewson and Margaret Young, and as this couple also had a son Alexander whose birth\baptism was recorded on 11 September 1785 in Dalkeith, it would seem possible that Rachel was Alexander's sister?

    Alexander Mathieson married Margaret Simpson on 13 November 1813, Dalkeith, Midlothian

    Alexander Mathieson married Mary Woodhouse on 23 June 1829, Dalkeith, Midlothian


    Alexander Mathieson

    1834 "Census" for Dalkeith, Midlothian

    Dr Scotts Close - House Number 979

    Name Age Occupation Place of Worship
    Alexander Mathieson   Labourer Established Church
    Mrs Mathieson     Established Church
    Violet Mathieson 8    
    Helen Mathieson 5    
    Isabell Mathieson 1    

    Alexander Mathieson and Mrs. Mathieson are Alexander Mathieson and Isabella Mathieson, nee Twilts. Named children are Violet Mathieson (b. 1826), Helen Mathieson (b. 1828), and Isabella Mathieson (b. 1833).

    Alexander married Isabella Bell Twilt, daughter of Francis Twilt and Violet Bell on 11 December 1825 in Dalkeith, Midlothian. They had the following children:

    For the 1841 census...

    1841 Census (7th. June) Dalkeith (683) Book 8 Page 14

    High Street, Dalkeith, Midlothian

    Name Age Occupation Where Born
    Isabella Matheson 36 Pauper Yes
    Helen Matheson 15   Yes
    Susan Matheson 5   Yes
    Catherine Mathieson 3   Yes
    Alex Matheson 6 months   Yes

    James Mathieson

    1834 "Census" for Dalkeith, Midlothian

    Wilsons Close - House Number 1116

    Name Age Occupation Place of Worship
    James Mathieson   Mason Established Church
    Alexander Mathieson   Labourer  
    Mrs Mathieson     Established Church
    Euphemia Mathieson 16    
    Violet Mathieson 14    
    John Mathieson 10    
    William Mathieson 7    

    I believe this James Mathieson to be the same as the James Mathieson as listed in the 1821 population listing. i.e. the 3 males in the 1821blisting were - James Mathieson, the father, and Alexander Mathieson (b. 1809), and James Mathieson (b. 1811) and the 4 females in this listing were - Margaret Mathieson, nee Smith, the mother and Helen Mathieson (b. 1816) Euphemia Mathieson (b. 1818), and Violet Mathieson (b. 1820). (This is my gggg grandfather and his family. Further information about him and his decendants can be found by clicking here.)

    James Mathieson and Mrs. Mathieson are James Mathieson and Margaret Mathieson, nee Smith. Named children are Euphemia Mathieson (b. 1818), Violet Mathieson (b. 1820), John Mathieson (b. 1822), and William Thomson Mathieson (b. 1826). The adult Alexander Mathieson is assumed to be a relative and seem most likely to be James's eldest son, Alexander Mathieson (b. 1809) but could also be a brother, or even "et alia"?

    James Mathieson married Margaret Smith

    James Mathieson married Margaret Smith on 12th November 1808 in Dalkeith, Midlothian. They had the following children:

    For the census of 1841, back in Midlothian, James Mathieson I seems to have moved from Dalkieth itself, and was recorded resident at Sandy Dean, Lasswade Parish. (Just "next door" to Dalkeith.) He was recorded as aged 50, an independent (self-employed?) Mason. and his two younger sons John Mathieson, aged 15, and William Mathieson, aged 14, are included in the household, both identified as labourers. The Rabennay Mathieson, aged 30, listed in the household was James's second wife Robina Adam, whom James had married on 18 August 1840 in Lasswade parish. It would appear, therefore, that his first wife, Margaret Smith, had passed away. There is a record in the Dalkeith parish register of the burial on 13 March 1835 in the "New graveyard of Dalkeith" of a JEAN Smith. She was recorded as aged 54, the wife of James Mathieson, mason, and to have died on 11 March 1835 of consumption and I would surmise that despite the forename being recorded as Jean, this was in fact Margaret Smith, James Mathieson's mother. This would also be consistant with her being included as "Mrs Mathieson" in the 1834 household listing referred to earlier. Also included in the household was a further child, Robert Mathieson. Assuming that it was James's first wife Margaret who died in 1835 then it would seem that Robert, born about 1837, was either the son of James Mathieson I and Robina Adams, the marriage happening after the birth, (not uncommon), or he was the son of Robina Adams from a previous marriage or "relationship". Unfortunately neither a birth record or a death record has been found to ascertain which of the two is correct. However on all of his three later marriage certificates Robert is recorded as the son of James Mathieson and Robina Adams and also for the census of 1851 he is recorded as Robina’s son, not step-son which would make the former possibility "best" guess. NOTE: There is a record of what would appear to be Robina Adam in the 1834 Dalkeith listing, although with the surname listed as Adams not Adam. She was identified as Reubina Adams, resident at West Wynd Shoemakers Close, in Dalkeith, working as a "Hat Picker". Also included in the household was Margaret Brown, with no age or occupation given, and a Margaret Ross aged 1 1/2.

    1841 Census (7th. June) Lasswade (691) Folio 10 Book 10 Page 6

    Sandy Dean, Lasswade Parish

    Name Age Occupation Where Born
    James Mathieson 50 Mason I. Yes
    John Mathieson 15 Labourer Yes
    William Mathieson 14 Labourer Yes
    Robert Mathieson 4   Yes
    Rabennay (Robina) Mathieson 30   Yes
    Alexander Dickson 17 Labourer Yes

    William Mathieson

    1834 "Census" for Dalkeith, Midlothian

    Petigrew Close - House Number 770

    Name Age Occupation Place of Worship
    William Mathieson   Labourer Established Church
    Mrs Mathieson     Established Church
    Jess Mathieson 8    

    For the census of 1841 what is assumed to be the same family were recorded in Newbattle, Midlothian.

    1841 Census (7th. June) Newbattle (695) Book 6 Page 13

    Common, Newbattle, Midlothian

    Name Age Occupation Where Born
    William Matheson 30 Stone Mason Yes
    Mary Matheson 30   Yes
    Jessie Matheson 15   Yes

    No obvious other records have been found for this family.