The Hunter Family
An historical and photographic perspective

James Hunter & Jannet Atchison | James Hunter & Jean Hastie | John Hunter & Catherine Brockie
William Robert Hunter & Mary Bell | Agnes Effie Fortune Hunter & Robert Russell

William Adam Hunter & Margaret Elizabeth Copland in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
James Hunter & Jean Hastie in Racine County, Wisconsin, USA

The Atchison Family | The Welsh Family

Index of Official Parish Registries and Statutory Registries for Births, Marriages and Deaths

Dumfriesshire - W. Crawford Map Graphic, 1804

The Waugh Family Library

A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, Vol 5., by Robert Chambers, 1856 (6.3 Mb pdf)
A History of Peebleshire by William Chambers, 1864 (15 Mb pdf)
Hunter Family Records, An Account of the First American Settlers by William Clemens, 1914

The Scottish Railway Strike, 1891, A History and Criticism by James Mavor (1.7 Mb pdf)

Folkestone During the War, Edited by J. C. Carlile, D.D.  (11 Mb pdf)
The Welsh Family, an excerpt from The Tweedie Family - A Genealogy, by McNichols, Tweedie & Wyckoff, 2005 (4.7 Mb pdf)

A traditional ancestor of the Hunters was with Rollo, a Viking, at the sack of Paris in 896.[4] He was appointed as a huntsman to one of Rollo's descendants.[4] The Hunters later followed Matilda, queen of William the Conqueror, to England and as a result their name is not included amongst those who accompanied William.[4] It is likely that the Hunters came to Scotland with David I of Scotland upon his invitation and were given lands named Hunter's Toune.[4] In 1296 Aylmer le Hunter of the county of Ayr appears on the Ragman Rolls submitting to Edward I of England.[4] A charter signed by Robert II of Scotland on 2 May 1374 has survived that confirmed a grant of land to William Hunter for his faithful service rendered and to be rendered to us in return for a silver penny payable to the Sovereign at Hunterston on the Feast of Pentecost.[4] To this day the Laird of Hunterston, chief of Clan Hunter keeps silver pennies, minted in the reigns of Robert II and George V in case of a royal visit on the day appointed for payment of his rent.[4] The William Hunter who received this charter is reckoned to have been the tenth Hunter of Hunterston.[4] In earlier records both William Hunter and Norman Hunter appear using the Latin form of the name, Venator.[4] - Wikipedia

Another very old family connected with Dumfries, the Hunters, trace their origin to Norman the Hunter, designated in the Notes on the Ragman's Roll as proprietor of Hunterston. John, the eleventh baron, by marrying the daughter of Drumlanrig, strengthened the relationship of his family with the district. - from History of the Burgh of Dumfries By William M'Dowall, 1867

 

James Hunter &

Janet Atchison
Born: about 1763 Born: April 29, 1764
Place: Duncow, Kirkmahoe (?) Place: Moffat, Dumfriesshire
Married: April 20, 1793
Place: Applegarth, Dumfriesshire
Died: Aug 28, 1829 (MI) Died: Sept 18, 1846 (MI)
Duncow, Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire  Place: Place:  Duncow, Kirkmahoe (?)
Buried: Kirkmahoe Buried: Kirkmahoe

John Hunter & Jean Broadfoot | James Hunter & Jean Hastie | Agnes Hunter & John Swan
Adam Hunter & Margaret Grindle | William Hunter & Mary Kerr

DNA: We have a FTDNA match with Beverley Rodan who goes back to Rodan and Corrie families in Duncow, Kirkmahoe. We also have an Ancestry.com match with C.K. who goes back to James Hunter & Janet Atchinson through William Hunter & Mary Kerr's son John. We also has an Ancestry.com dna match with DAKWelsh who has George Welsh and Janet Welsh in his tree. We also have an Ancestry DNA match with rabni who has an Isabela Tait (b.1819 in Traquhair, Peebleshire whose father was John Tait) although we have not been able to make the connection from her to "our" Adam Tait and Ann Welsh.

James Hunter may have been a shepherd who drowned while herding his sheep (from Commemorative biographical record of prominent and representative men of Racine and Kenosha counties, Wisconsin, containing biographical sketches of business and professional men and of many early settled families - J.H Beers and Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1906 http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.Commemorative). James may have had a sister Margaret who married John Smith on Dec 4, 1807, in Lochmaben. John Smith was living with James' son James in Racks, Torthorwald, in the 1851 Scotland Census.

Margaret Hunter & John Smith

"James Hunter and Janet Aitcheson were also this day rebuked for their irregular marriage"


"James Hunter and Janet Aitcheson were also this day rebuked for their irregular marriage, and absolved from the Scandal."
- Old Parish Register, Applegarth, April 20, 1793

James Hunter and Janet Atchison had eight children who survived infancy: John Hunter (born May 24, 1795), James Hunter (born July 2, 1797), Agness Hunter (born Oct 27, 1799), Adam Hunter (born Nov 22, 1801), William Hunter (born Dec 9, 1805), Thomas Hunter (born Aug 1, 1808), and Janet Hunter (born Oct 13, 1816).

James Hunter & Jannet Atchison

Children Born Place Died Place
John March 24, 1795 Duncow, Kirkmahoe July 8, 1818 Duncow, Kirkmahoe
JAMES July 2, 1797 Duncow, Kirkmahoe Nov 29, 1872 (MI) Wisconsin, USA
Agness Oct 27, 1799 Duncow, Kirkmahoe Sept 23, 1884 Kirkton, Kirkmahoe
Adam Nov 22, 1801 Duncow, Kirkmahoe Jan 30, 1853 (MI) Kerricks Gate, Kirkmahoe
Jean 1804 Duncow, Kirkmahoe March 12, 1819 (MI) Kirkton, Kirkmahoe
William Dec 9, 1805 Duncow, Kirkmahoe Aug 11, 1895 Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire
Margaret July 12, 1807 Kirkmichael July, 1807 Kirkmichael
Thomas Aug 1, 1808 Duncow, Kirkmahoe Oct, 1810 (MI) Kirkton, Kirkmahoe
Thomas Oct 6, 1811 Kirkmichael Oct, 1811 Kirkmichael
Jannet Oct 13, 1816 Duncow, Kirkmahoe April 11, 1819 (MI) Kirkton, Kirkmahoe

Janet Atchison's brother John was living in Kirkmichael with his wife Jane "Jean" Thomson

 

Memorial Inscriptions - Kirkmahoe Churchyard, Kirkton
from HunterMIKirkmahoeCemetery.PDF

ERECTED
to
 the MEMORY of

James Hunter in Duncow, who died Aug the 28th 1829 aged 66 years
John Hunter his son, died July the 8th 1818 aged 23 years
& Jean Hunter his daughter, died March the 12th 1819 aged 15 years
Thomas died Oct 1810 aged 2 years.
Jannet died April the 11th 1819 aged 2 years.
Susan & 2nd Thomas & Margaret died a few days after their birth.
Also Catherine infant daughter of the above John Hunter
Also Jannet Atchison Spouse of The above James Hunter
who died 18th Sept 1846 aged 74 years.
Also James son of William Hunter and Grandson of the above
who died 17th Jan 1838 aged 3 years.

IN MEMORY OF

Adam Hunter who died in Kerricks Jan 30th 1853 aged 51years
Henry his son died Feb 9th 1853 aged 25years
Margaret Smith Hunter his daughter died May 19th 1851 aged 17years
Robert Hunter who died at Lochthorn 2nd August 1855 aged 29years
& Margaret Grindall wife of the above Adam Hunter
who died at Locharbriggs November 19th 1870 aged 71years
& Thomas Hunter their son who died in Liverpool 7th August 1865 aged 27 years
James their son died 15th May 1884 and Anne Moffat his wife died 4th Nov 1883

 

 

Kirkmahoe Parish Cemetery Photo, 2010

See also Hunter M.I.'s in Kirkmahoe

 

Duncow, a village, a burn, and a barony of Kirkmahoe parish, Nithsdale, Dumfriesshire. The village, on the burn's left bank, 5 miles N by W of Dumfries, took its name from a round hill or 'dun' adjacent to it, and retained down to 1804 a large stone marking the site of the cottage in which James V. is said to have passed the night preceding his visit to Amisfield. It now has a post office under Dumfries, a public school, and a parochial library. The burn, rising within the S border of Closeburn parish, runs 8 miles south-by-eastward through Kirkmahoe parish, and falls into the Nith 3 miles N by W of Dumfries. The barony, mainly consisting of the burn's basin, belonged to the Comyns, the ancient competitors for the Scottish crown. Forfeited by them, along with the neighbouring barony of Dalswinton, and given to the Boyds, at the accession of Robert Bruce, it afterwards passed to the Maxwells, Earls of Nithsdale, and about 1796 was sold in sections to various purchasers.—Ord. Sur., sh. 9, 1863.

James Hunter's parents may be (but, probably unlikely) James Hunter and Anna Rodan. James Hunter and Anna Rodan were married on July 1, 1736. They had at least six children: James (born May 2, 1739); David (born Aug 30, 1741); Margaret (born Feb 20, 1744); Janet (born April 3, 1746); Mary (born May 8, 1755); and William (born Jan 29, 1758); all in Duncow, Kirkmahoe. - Scotland's People It's possible that the first James died and another James was born to them about 1763 or that the common ancestor goes further back to Hunters, Rodans and/or (possibly) Corries in Duncow.

There was also a William Hunter, in Kirkmahoe, who married Mary Corrie on July 23, 1771, in Holywood, Dumfriesshire (Scotland's People), but their marriage is probably too late to be the parents of James.

There was also a John Hunter who married Margaret Corrie on Dec 1, 1763, in Duncow who may be James' parents (and may work with the Scottish naming pattern). There was a John Hunter born Nov 9, 1739, in Holywood, Dumfriesshire, with Thomas Hunter as father (no mother given). Thomas Hunter had at least three children; No Name (born Nov 28, 1728); James (born Oct 13, 1734); and John (born Nov 9, 1739). - Scotland's People

Margaret Hunter & John Smith | James Hunter & Janet Achison

 

The Atchison Family

Adam Atchison & Margaret Welsh

"Moffat April 11th, 1760.... The moderator represented to the permanent members that Adam Atchison, servant to George Welsh tenant in Corehead had this day told him that  he is clandestinely married to Margaret Welsh daughter to the said George Welsh..."

Janet Atchison's parents may have been Adam Atchison and Margaret Welsh. Adam Atchison and Margaret Welsh (daughter of George Welsh, tenant of Corehead) were "clandestinely" married on Oct 23, 1759, in Moffat and they had at least three children: John (born May 23, 1760); George (born Oct 18, 1761); and Janet (born April 29, 1764), all in Moffat, Dumfriesshire. The age of Janet Atchison on her memorial inscription (died 1846, age 74, or born in 1772) may be incorrect. Following the Scottish naming pattern John would be Adam's father, George would be Margaret's father and Janet would be Margaret's mother (John Atchison, George Welsh and Janet Welsh works). See The Welsh Family

John Atchison & Jean Thomson | Janet Atchison & James Hunter

Corehead has great cultural and historical significance. It is most famous for its association with William Wallace, whose sister married the laird of Corehead Tower, Sir Thomas Halliday. Wallace is reputed to have gathered men from the Ettrick Forest and the Border clans at Corehead and from the Tower led his first attack against the English in 1297. The Border clans of the Ettrick Forest and Corehead area include Armstrong, Douglas, Kerr, Oliver, Moffat and Graham. - from The Borders Forest Trust

 

John Atchison & Margaret Telfer

Adam Atchison's parents were John Atchison and Margaret Telfer. They were married on Dec 29, 1727, in Moffat, and had at least three children: Bessie (born Sept 25, 1728); Adam (born Feb 21, 1731); and Isobel (born Feb 24, 1734); all in Moffat. John Atchison may have been born on Aug 17, 1701, in Kirkpatrick Juxta (the parish next to Moffat) and his father may have been John Acheson. There were two John Acheson's having children in Kirkpatrick Juxta at this time and between the two of them they had at least eleven children. - Scotland's People

 

John Atchison & Jane "Jean" Thomson


July 22nd, John Atchison, wright in Moffat & Jean Thomson his wife had a son baptized called Adam
See original document

Adam's birth was also registered in Kirkmichael on June 30, 1790. Janet Atchison had two children born in Kirkmichael: Margaret (born July 12, 1807); and Thomas (born Oct 6, 1811).

Adam Aitchison & Isabel Martin

 

Adam Aitchison & Isabel Martin

Adam Aitchison (son of John Atchison and Jean Thomson) married Isobel Martin in Moffat on Dec 9, 1814, and they had at least eight children all born in Moffat: John (born April 9, 1815); Isobel (born  Nov 3, 1816, died Jan 29, 1860); George (born April 25, 1819); Margaret Welsh (born Oct 6, 1821, died Sept 5, 1893); David, (born June 27, 1824); Jean (born Feb 28, 1827); Elizabeth (born Aug 30, 1829, died Sept 1, 1866); and Alison (born Nov 12, 1832, died July 23, 1859). - Scotland's People

Margaret Welsh Aitchison & Robert Wiliamson | David Aitchison & Jane Dunwoodie Calingan

1841 Scotland Census - Moffat, Dumfriesshire
John Atchison & Jean Thomson and Adam Atchison & Isabel Martin

Name: John Airtchesen
Age: 80
Estimated birth year: abt 1761
Gender: Male
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Civil Parish: Moffat
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Well Str
Occupation: Joiner
Parish Number: 842
Household Members:
Name Age
John Airtchesen 80
Jean Aitchesen 70
Adan Aitcheson 56
Isabella Aitcheson 45
Isabella Aitcheson 20
Margaret Aitcheson 15
David Aitcheson 15
Elis Aitcheson 11
Alison Aitcheson 8
Patrick Sheriff 45
Dorothea Sheriff 60
John Campbell 60
Jane Campbell 80

Source Citation Parish: Moffat; ED: 6; Page: 12; Line: 740; Year: 1841 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.  

Margaret Welsh Atchison was born on Oct 6, 1821

 

1851 Scotland Census - Moffat, Dumfriesshire
Adam Atchison & Isobel Martin
 

Name: Adam Aitchison
Age: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1811
Relationship: Head
Spouse: Isabella Aitchison
Gender: Male
Where born: Moffat, Dumfries
Parish Number: 842
Civil Parish: Moffat
Town: Moffat
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: One Union Labitad House
Occupation: Joiner (master Employing 4 Men)
ED: 6
Page: 16
Household schedule number: 77
LINE: 2
Roll: CSSCT1851_209
Household Members:
Name Age
Adam Aitchison 40
Isabella Aitchison 58
David Aitchison 26
Alison Aitchison 18
Samuel Edgerly 14
John Martin 69

Source Citation Parish: Moffat; ED: 6; Page: 16; Line: 2; Roll: CSSCT1851_209; Year: 1851 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Adam's age should be 60. John Martin is Adam's brother-in-law

 

Adam Aitchison

Adam Aitchison (son of John Atchison and Jean Thomson and widower of Isobel Martin) died on April 28, 1872, at the age of 82 and is buried in the Moffat Cemetery.

Adam Atchison died April 28, 1872, aged 82
Isabella Martin Spouse of Adam Aitchison who died December 20th, 1853, aged 61
Also Isabella their eldest daughter who died January 29th 1860 aged 42
Also Alison their youngest daughter who died July 23rd 1859 aged 26
Elizabeth their daughter died 1st Sept 1866 aged 37
The above Adam Atchison died April 28, 1872, aged 82
Photo courtesy Peter Cox, Findagrave

 

The Welsh Family

Upper Minzion, Carterhope, and Fruid, Tweeedsmuir & Corhead, Dumfriesshire

Map showing Earlshaugh, Carterhope, Fruid and Upper Minzion, Tweedsmuir Parish, Peebleshire, and Corhead in Moffat
Map showing Earlshaugh, Carterhope, Fruid and Upper Minzion, Tweedsmuir Parish, Peebleshire, and Corhead in Moffat
Mostyn Armstrong, 1775

 

The Corehead Farm

Map showing Corheade, R.B. Armstrong's facsimile of Aglionby Platt
Map showing Corheade (upper left), R.B. Armstrong's facsimile of Aglionby Platt, 1590

Tradition starts by going back to the days of King Duncan
and to his grant to the Hallidays of the Corehead estate...

Tradition...
Halliday of Corehead
From Dumfriesshire - The Corehead Period 1039-1453

Dumfriesshire - The Corehead Period 1039-1453
The Escape from the Devil's Beef Tub | Corehead - Borders Forest Trust | Corehead Archeology

Corehead has a rich historical past and features many archaeological sites. William Wallace's sister married the Laird of Corehead, Thom Halliday and in 1297 Wallace is reputed to have gathered men from the Ettrick Forest and Border Clans at Corehead Tower. It is from here he led his first attack against the English. The tower no longer exists and its exact location is still uncertain. Wallace used the area as a base and in 1298 was made Guardian of Scotland at Kirk of the Lowes overlooking St Mary's Loch.

"Syne to Gilbank he passed or it was nycht,
Apon the morn, with hys four men, him dycht;
To the Cor-hed without restng he raid,
Quhar his neve Thom Halliday him baid."
from a poem by "Blind Hary" c. 1490

In other words, Wallace rode all night with his four men past Gilbank to Corhead where his brother in law lived.

Corehead Farm is at the heart of Reiver territory where Border clans such as the Armstrong, Johnstone, Douglas, Maxwell, Kerr, Oliver, Moffat and Graham families fought fiercely to defend their land, kin and livestock. The deep hollow of the Devil's Beef Tub is where many of the stolen cattle were hidden. The landmark’s unusual name is derived from its use as the hiding place for cattle stolen by the notorious Border Reivers, otherwise known as the Johnstone clan, who were commonly referred to by their enemies as "devils".

"Within the bounds of Annandale
The gentle Johnstones ride,
They have been there a thousand years,
A thousand years they'll bide."
from a poem by Sir Walter Scott

In 1684 the estate was held by James Johnston of Corehead. In 1707, Walter Johnstone, "surgeon's first mate in the service of the Company of Scotland trading to Africa and the Indies, in their expedition to Darien, brother german of William J., of Corehead" filed a "Testament Dative and Inventory" with the Edinburgh Commisary Court (ref # CC8/8/83).

 

1684

"Corehead had a history of hiding fugitives"

The said Colonel James Douglas and his party, shot to death John Hunter for no alleged cause but running out from the house at Corehead, the fame year, 1685.

"The said Col. James Douglas and his party, shot to Death John Hunter for no alledged cause but running out from the House at Corehead, the same year, 1685"

His death was first recorded by Alexander Shields in 1690: ‘Item, the said Col: James Douglas and his party, shot to Death John Hunter for no alledged Cause, but running out from the house at Corehead, the same year, 1685.’ (Shields, A Short Memorial, 35.) The officer held responsible for Hunter’s death by the Society people was Colonel James Douglas, the commander of His Majesty’s Regiment of Foot Guards... The estate was held by James Johnston of Corehead. In 1678, he was appointed a commissioner for raising the Cess Tax. In 1689, he was commissioned as a captain of the militia to defend the Revolution. (RPS, 1678/6/22; 1689/3/82.) Corehead had a history of hiding fugitives. A ‘George Hunter, in Corehead’ was listed under Peeblesshire on the published Fugitive Roll of May 1684 for resetting fugitives. It is possible that John Hunter and George Hunter were kin. (Jardine, ‘United Societies’, II, 223.) The meeting point of the boundaries of Dumfriesshire, Lanarkshire and Peeblesshire lies a little way to the north-west of Corehead.

"Welsh got out... making his way to his aunt's home at Carterhope"

In the nineteenth century, local traditions were recorded by Simpson and Thomson which interwove Hunter’s story with that of a companion, ‘——’ Welsh, the ‘Babe of Tweedhopefoot’. The traditions were primarily about the story of Welsh, rather than that of Hunter. How reliable a guide they are to the history of John Hunter’s death is not known. Simpson’s tradition claimed that Hunter was a ‘native of the same place’ as Welsh, i.e., that he was a resident of Tweedsmuir parish. An ‘Adam Hunter, in Fingland’, Tweedsmuir parish, was listed under Peeblesshire on the published Fugitive Roll of 1684. (Jardine, ‘United Societies’, II, 223; Simpson, Traditions, 113.) ‘Welsh got out through the Skail Step, otherwise named Coolin Pass, and on to the moor above, where for a time he was master of the situation, for the ground being rough with moss and hay, a hardy peasant could easily outstrip the best mounted trooper. On he flew past Earlshaugh, making for his aunt’s home at Carterhope, which he at length reached in safety.’ (Thomson, Martyr Graves, 448-9.)

- from The Escape from the Devil's Beef Tub

 

1720

"John Welsh in Corehead"

John Welsh, in Corehead, and his wife may have had at least four children: Elizabeth, Isobel, James and Janet

Elizabeth Welsh & John Murray | Isobel Welch & John Hope | James Welsh & Isobel Leethon | Janet Welsh & George Welsh

Elizabeth Welsh & John Murray

John Murray... in Castlegill & Eliz Welsh Daughter to John Welsh in Corhead were proclaimed for the last time
John Murray... in Castlegill & Eliz Welsh Daughter to John Welsh in Corhead were proclaimed for the last time
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Elizabeth Welsh and John Murray were married in Moffat on April 17, 1720. They had at least nine children (all born in Moffat): Rachel (born April 27, 1724); John (born Dec 13, 1725); William (born Feb 8, 1727); Isobel (born Sept 7, 1728); Robert (born Oct 28, 1729); David (born July 16, 1732); Archibald (born Dec 27, 1732); Isobell (born Aug 22, 1734); Mary (born July 4, 1737); and James (born Feb 2, 1743). - Scotland's People

 

1723

Isobel Welsh & John Hope

I have recently discovered that my 6xggrandparents, Isabella WELSH & John HOPE, may have been buried in Tweedsmuir. Little is known of them by me other that I'm guessing that they would have been born approx 1700. Isabella's father was John Welsh of Corehead. - from Bill, houseofbrown, on Rootschat.com

Isobel Welsh and John Hope were married on Aug 11, 1723, in Moffat, and may have had at least two children: John (born about 1727, died Dec 17, 1781, in Troloss, Crawford and buried in Tweedsmuir); and James (born about 1732, died Aug 1, 1793. - from Descendants of John Hope of Tweedsmuir

James Hope & Jane Proudfoot

 

James Welsh & Isobel Leethon

James Welsh and Isobel Leethon were married on Oct 20, 1723, and had at least four children: Thomas (born Dec 21, 1724 in Corehead); David (born March 6, 1729 in Meikleholmeside); Jean (born Jan 13, 1731, in Meikleholmeside);  James (born Sept 24, 1732, in Meikleholmeside); Andrew (born May 6, 1734, in Meikleholmeside); Isobel (born Sept 5, 1737, in Meikleholmeside); another Andrew (born July 28, 1740, in Granton); and Mary (born May 19, 1742, in Granton. Meiklehomeside is located just south of Corehead and Granton is just between the two.

 

1733

Janet Welsh & George Welsh

March 25, 1733... George Welsh in Frood and Janet Welsh in Corhead were proclaimed for the third and last time.
March 25, 1733... George Welsh in Frood and Janet Welsh in Corhead were proclaimed for the third and last time.
See original document

James Welsh & Hannah Fletcher | Robert Welsh & Margaret Scott | Ann Welsh & Adam Tait
William Welsh & Marion Waugh | William Welsh & Sarah Ballantyne | William Welsh & Marion Tweedie
David Welsh & Margaret Welsh | Christian Welsh & James Tod |Mary Welsh & William Tod
Margaret Welsh & Adam Atchinson

George Welsh (of Fruid, Tweedsmuir, Peebleshire, born about 1707) and Janet Welsh (of Corehead, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, born about 1710) were married on March 25, 1733, in Moffat and they may have had at least ten children born in Tweedsmuir: John (born Jan 2, 1735, witnesses James Welsh and Alexander Tweedie); Jean (born Feb 11, 1736, witnesses James Welsh and Robert Welsh); James (born May 28, 1737, witnesses John Welsh and James Welsh, died March 15, 1799 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England); Robert (born July 25, 1739, witnesses John Welsh and Robert Welsh); George (born Sept 15, 1741, witnesses John Welsh and James Welsh); Wallam (born June 2, 1743, witnesses John Welsh and James Welsh); David (born April 21, 1745); Ann (born May 25, 1747, witnesses John Welsh and Robert Welsh); twins Christian and Mary (born Feb 17, 1752, witnesses James Welsh in Fruid and John Welsh in Over Minzion).

Janet Welsh died in Carterhope, Peebleshire, (in Feb 1753) when his brother "was too young to remember it". See Letter from James Welsh to his brother, May 6, 1780 The family probably moved to Corehead shortly after her death. George died on Feb 25, 1771 at Corehead. Both are buried in the Tweedsmuir parish churchyard (from The Welsh Family in The Tweedie Family - A Genealogy).

1742

William Johnstone of Corehead

Caledonian Mercury, Monday 08 January 1742

Caledonian Mercury, Monday 08 January 1742

 

1752

Mary & Christian Welsh

February 17, 1752 was Baptized Mary & Christian Welch lawful daughters to Gorg Welch in Carterhope
February 17, 1752 was Baptized Mary & Christian Welch lawful daughters to Gorg Welch in Carterhope
the witnesses James Welch in Fruid & John Welch in Over Minzion
See original document

 

1753

Janet Welsh

Janet Welsh (of Corehead), wife of George Welsh (of Fruid) died at Carterhope in February, 1753, and is buried in the Tweedsmuir parish churchyard.

 

1759

"Adam Atchison, servant to George Welsh tenant in Corehead"

Margaret Welsh & Adam Atchison

Adam Atchison, servant of George Welsh of Corehead, and Margaret Welsh, daughter of George Welsh, tenant of Corehead, were "clandestinely" married on Oct 23, 1759, in Moffat: "Moffat April 11th, 1760.... The moderator represented to the permanent members that Adam Atchison, servant to George Welsh tenant in Corehead had this day told him that  he is clandestinely married to Margaret Welsh daughter to the said George Welsh..."

 

1767

Ann Welsh & Adam Tait

This day Adam Tate late servant at Corehead and Ann Welsh his Masters daughter was proclamed the third and last time
This day Adam Tate late servant at Corehead and Ann Welsh his Masters daughter was proclamed the third and last time
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Ann Welsh and Adam Tait had at least seven children: John (born June 14, 1767, in Moffat); David (born March 5, 1769, in Ettrick); Janet (born June 3, 1771, in Tweedsmuir); Mary (born March 24, 1774, in Tweedsmuir); Christian (born April 29, 1776, in Tweedsmuir); George (born March 30, 1779, in Tweedsmuir); and Adam (born April 20, 1781, in Tweedhopefoot, Tweedsmuir).

John Tait & Jean Renwick | Janet Tait & Thomas Martin | Mary Tait & Thomas Borthwick | George Tait & Fanny Little
above marriages from Stevend ~ Nicholson Family Tree on Ancestry

 

1771

George Welsh

1771 Feb 25th Died at Corehead and was buried in the church yard here George Welsh Widower Tenant in Corehead aged 64 years
1771 Feb 25th Died at Corehead and was buried in the church yard here George Welsh Widower Tenant in Corehead aged 64 years
See original document

 

1772

Christian Welsh & James Tod

This day James Tod in Recox and Christian Welsh daughter to the deceased George Welsh of Corehead
This day James Tod in Recox and Christian Welsh daughter to the deceased George Welsh of Corehead
was proclaimed the third and last time
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1773

James Welsh & Hannah Fletcher

James & Hannah Welsh, married Tuesday 31 of August 1773
James & Hannah Welsh, married Tuesday 31 of August 1773 (in Lancashire, England)
From Welsh Family Bible, Welsha Family Tree, DAKWelsh, Ancestry.com

 

David Welsh & Margaret Welsh

Sept 5th, 1773, David Welsh in this parish and Margaret Welsh in the parish of Drumelzier was proclaimed the third and last time
Sept 5th, 1773, David Welsh in this parish and Margaret Welsh in the parish of Drumelzier was proclaimed the third and last time
See original document

 

1775

William Welsh & Marion Waugh


June 10th 1775 Mr. William Welsh, Minister and Miss Marion Waugh their names were up and after were married
See original document

Marion Waugh died on Feb 28, 1780.

From The Welsh Family in The Tweedie Family - A Genealogy

 

Mary Welsh & William Tod

William Tod in the parish of Kirkpatrick Juxta and Mary Welsh in this parish
William Tod in the parish of Kirkpatrick Juxta and Mary Welsh in this parish
See original document

 

1780

"the long but not forgotten death of our own Mother"

...the long but not forgotten death of our own Mother not unsimilar to your loss. I believe impressions made in early life are more durable than when advanced in years, at least that circumstance affected me more & has continued fresher in my memory than any event in my whole life. The last visit that I made her was by the desire of Dr. Hunter who told her end was near. When I got to Carterhope she expressed her satisfaction that I had walked there being a great fall of snow on the ground, & to pay me a Compt rose that evening to Tea & seemed in better spirits than for many days before...

Letter from James Welsh to his brother, May 6, 1780

 

1784

Robert & David Welsh in Corehead

From Caledonian Mercury, Saturday 17 January 1784
Caledonian Mercury, Saturday 17 January 1784

 

William Welsh & Sarah Ballantyne

William Welsh & Sarah Ballantyne were married Feb 16, 1784.

Sarah Ballantyne died on April 8, 1795.

From The Welsh Family in The Tweedie Family - A Genealogy

 

1790

Ann Welsh

Also Ann Welsh his Wife who died at Greenhill July 20th 1790 aged 43 years
In Memory of Adam Tait who died Nov 5, 1821 aged 78 years
Also Ann Welsh his Wife who died at Greenhill July 20th 1790 aged 43 years
Photo courtesy Peter Cox, Findagrave

 

1794

"I was sorry to hear by a letter from our Brother David of the great loss of sheep"

I was sorry to hear by a letter from our Brother David of the great loss of sheep by the farmers in general in the late storm and that you had been one of the greatest sufferers. From the prosperity in that line for years past I thought it a safe business but I find its like every other precarious. However our losses are increased or diminished by comparison. When the war broke out I had a concern in three Ships then on voyages. Two got safe to market and did very well. The third was taken, by which I lost the profit of the voyage but luckily she was retaken, and if she had been carried into a french port I should have lost £500 – as I was insured and underwriters to that amount became Bankrupts – by this & the late failures so universal all over Britain I lost about £600 – but then when one saw many of their neighbours, not only people in business, but those who had their money lodged in Banks totally ruined , we think of ourselves well of in such general havock – and how much deplorable are they in France – thousands not only stripped of their whole property but themselves thrown into dungeons to abode the distant trials of partial judges and Juries – their King, Queen, Priests, Nobles and plebeians guillotined – towns that resist the present rulers burnt and the men women and the children massacred in cold blood...

Letter from James Welsh, Liverpool, to Robert Welsh, Corehead Feb 26, 1794

 

1798

William Welsh & Marion Tweedie

William Welsh married Marion Tweedie on Oct 15, 1789.

From The Welsh Family in The Tweedie Family - A Genealogy

 

David Welsh, Braefoot & Robert Welsh, Corehead
Braefoot is also known as Erikstane and is located just to the south of Corehead

1797-1798 Farm Horse Tax, Moffat, Dumfrisshire
1797-1798 Farm Horse Tax, Moffat, Dumfrisshire
There was also a Wallam Welsh at Chapelhill with three horses

Map showing Braefoot. The farm just to the north is Corehead and just to the south is Meikleholmeside.
Map showing Braefoot. The farm just to the north is Corehead and just to the south is Meikleholmeside.
William Crawford, 1804

David Welsh was born on the 11th December 1793 at Braefoot

David Welsh was born on the 11th December 1793 at Braefoot

The Reverend Dr. David Welsh | Significant Scots - David Welsh

A monument (in St. Cuthbert's Churchyard) commemorates the Rev. David Welsh, D.D. This eminent divine was son of a farmer at Moffat; he was born in that parish on the llth December, 1793. Educated at the University of Edinburgh, he was licensed to preach in 1816. In March, 1821, he was ordained to the pastoral charge of Crossmichael; he was subsequently translated to St. David's Church, Glasgow; and was, in 1831, appointed to. the Professorship of Church History in the University of Edinburgh. In 1842 he was chosen Moderator of the General Assembly. At the opening of the Assembly the following year, he announced the determination of a large number of his brethren to leave the Establishment and constitute the Free Church. Dr. Welsh died suddenly on the 24th April, 1845. He several years held the secretaryship of the Scottish Bible Board. For a time he edited the North British Eeview. - from Monuments and monumental inscriptions in Scotland

St. Cuthbert's Parish Churchyard, Edinburgh

Sacred To The Memory of David Welsh, D.D.
Photo by Stephen C. Dickson

David Welsh died April 24, 1845
From Scottish Record Society, Monumental Inscriptions in St. Cuthbert's Churchyard, Edinburgh, James Balfour, 1915

The Waugh Family Library

A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, Vol 5., by Robert Chambers, 1856 (6.3 Mb pdf)

David Welsh was born on the 11th December 1793 at Braefoot
Where Dr. Welsh's father, leaving the neighbouring parish of Tweedsmuir...
From Sermons by the Late Reverend David Welsh (DD) with memoire by A. Dunlop Esq., 1846
David Welsh married Mary Hamilton around 1820

Where Dr. Welsh's father, leaving the neighbouring parish of Tweedsmuir...

 

The Welsh Family of Tweedsmuir

Map showing Corehead, Cartrope (Carterhope), Frood and Minion (Minzion)
Map showing Corehead, Cartrope (Carterhope), Frood and Minion (Minzion)
William Edgar, 1741

The Carterhope farm laid on the south side of the valley and some walls and sheep pens can still be seen today in the higher unflooded slopes. It was on this farm that Ann Welsh was born in 1747. Her parents were George Welsh and Janet Welsh. Ann married Adam Tait in the spring of 1767. Adam was born over the hills as Roundtstonefoot in 1742. Thier oldest son John was born at Shortwoodend but we know that by the time their third child Mary was born the family were living back at Carterhope where Adam was now the Shepherd. Adam died in 1821 and his wife Ann died in 1790 aged only 43. It is their daughter Mary (1775-1853) who was my great x 5 grandmother. - from Andrew's Family Website

John Welsh

George Welsh (of Fruid and Corehead)'s father was John Welsh (born June 27, 1667, in Over Menzion, Tweedsmuir, died April 16, 1711). John Welsh and his wife had at least three children all born in Over Menzion: John (born about 1703); George (born about 1707); and Robert (born about 1709). John Welsh's father was Johne "Black" Welsh. John "Black" Welsh and his wife had at least two children: John (born June 27, 1667); and Rev. James Welsh (born Aug 27, 1671); both in Over Menzion, Tweedsmuir. - from The Welsh Family of Tweedsmuir & DAKWelsh Family Tree on Ancestry.com

John Welsh & Mary Welsh | George Welsh & Janet Welsh | Robert Welsh & Grizel Burnet

Map showing Corehead, Earlshaugh, Kartrop (Carterhope), Fruidd and Minno (Minzion)
Map showing Corehead, Earlshaugh, Kartrop (Carterhope), Fruidd and Minno (Minzion)
Timothy Pont and Joan Blaeu, 1654

In May, 1684, a royal proclamation was issued denouncing those charged with rebellion, who had fled from justice, but declaring that if they should present themselves 'betwixt and the first of August next ensuing' and shew to any justices of the peace that 'they they had taken the bond or test in due time', they would be 'relaxed gratis'. The proclamation terminates with a long roll of fugitives, among whom the following is the list belonging to Peebleshire, all seemingly in humble life:

George Hunter in Corehead, Adam Hunter in Fingland,
James Welsh in Fingland, John Welsh in Minzien


From A history of Peebleshire by William Chambers, 1864

"Running out from the house at Corehead"

The said Colonel James Douglas and his party, shot to death John Hunter for no alleged cause but running out from the house at Corehead, the fame year, 1685.

On he flew past Earlshaugh, making for his aunt’s home at Carterhope, which he at length reached in safety

His death was first recorded by Alexander Shields in 1690: ‘Item, the said Col: James Douglas and his party, shot to Death John Hunter for no alledged Cause, but running out from the house at Corehead, the same year, 1685.’ (Shields, A Short Memorial, 35.) The officer held responsible for Hunter’s death by the Society people was Colonel James Douglas, the commander of His Majesty’s Regiment of Foot Guards... The estate was held by James Johnston of Corehead. In 1678, he was appointed a commissioner for raising the Cess Tax. In 1689, he was commissioned as a captain of the militia to defend the Revolution. (RPS, 1678/6/22; 1689/3/82.) Corehead had a history of hiding fugitives. A ‘George Hunter, in Corehead’ was listed under Peeblesshire on the published Fugitive Roll of May 1684 for resetting fugitives. It is possible that John Hunter and George Hunter were kin. (Jardine, ‘United Societies’, II, 223.) The meeting point of the boundaries of Dumfriesshire, Lanarkshire and Peeblesshire lies a little way to the north-west of Corehead. In the nineteenth century, local traditions were recorded by Simpson and Thomson which interwove Hunter’s story with that of a companion, ‘——’ Welsh, the ‘Babe of Tweedhopefoot’. The traditions were primarily about the story of Welsh, rather than that of Hunter. How reliable a guide they are to the history of John Hunter’s death is not known. Simpson’s tradition claimed that Hunter was a ‘native of the same place’ as Welsh, i.e., that he was a resident of Tweedsmuir parish. An ‘Adam Hunter, in Fingland’, Tweedsmuir parish, was listed under Peeblesshire on the published Fugitive Roll of 1684. (Jardine, ‘United Societies’, II, 223; Simpson, Traditions, 113.) ‘Welsh got out through the Skail Step, otherwise named Coolin Pass, and on to the moor above, where for a time he was master of the situation, for the ground being rough with moss and hay, a hardy peasant could easily outstrip the best mounted trooper. On he flew past Earlshaugh, making for his aunt’s home at Carterhope, which he at length reached in safety.’ (Thomson, Martyr Graves, 448-9.)

According to Simpson, at Carterhope, Welsh made one of those cunning escapes which are found in many later traditions about the Covenanters:

‘He arrived at the house without having been seen by the troopers, and placed himself by the fire, to wait the result. The soldiers, though they did not see him enter, had nevertheless followed in the track in which he had fled, and at length came to the place. They entered in their usual uproarious manner, while Welsh was sitting apparently unconcerned before the fire. The soldiers not expecting, perhaps, to find the object of their pursuit in the hut, and having no personal knowledge of him, did not seem to notice him. The mistress of the house, however, fearing lest a discovery should by some means be made, resorted to a kind of stratagem to prevent suspicion. She approached Welsh, who appeared to be carelessly dozing over the fire, and giving him a heavy slap between the shoulders, commanded him to rise and to proceed to his work, chiding him for his slothfulness in sitting all day cowering by the hearth, while his proper business was neglected. He took the hint, and withdrew from the apartment. The soldiers naturally conceived that he was a person belonging to the house, and consequently made no inquiries. He often remarked, that the kindest cuff he ever received was from the gudewife of Carterhope, whose presence of mind, at that critical moment, was in all likelihood the means of saving his life.’ (Simpson, Traditions, 114.)

According to the 1892 letter’s version of his escape:

‘Here his aunt made him strip and put on old working clothes, and then said, Sit ye doun by the fire. By and bye the soldiers came to the door and demanded the fugitive. She told them to search the house, and at the same time called out to Welsh, Get up and haud the sodgers horses. He did as he was bid. They searched the house in vain, then came out, mounted, and rode off, leaving Welsh exactly as they found him.’ (Thomson, Martyr Graves, 449.)

- from The Escape from the Devil's Beef Tub

The Rev. James Welsh

From 1721 to 1754 the minister of Tweedsmuir was James Welsh, the first and only native of the parish to become its minister. He was born at Over Menzion and after graduating at the University of Edinburgh became a probationer assistant to William Higgins – the minister from 1698 to 1718. The congregation wished James Welsh to succeed Mr Higgins when the latter died, but initially this was opposed by the heritors, who had their own favoured candidate. However, in 1721 the synod ordered the presbytery to proceed with the appointment. During his time as minister Mr Welsh had a long fight to keep the kirk in repair and to make his manse habitable. In 1732 he chose as his assistant Christopher Cairns, a young man with a similar background to his own. Mr Cairns succeeded in 1755, but only lived on for six years as minister.

- from Upper Tweed, Tweedsmuir Parish: The 2nd Hundred Years

 

1300 ..........

- The Hunter Family -

Caerlaverock Castle

Surrounded by a double moat and hundreds of acres of flat marshy willow woods (known in Scotland as a "moss"), Caerlaverock was built to control the South-West entrance to Scotland which in early times was the waterway across the Solway Firth. Building began in about 1277, and by 1300 it was besieged by Edward I during his war against the Scottish king John (Balliol), a war still remembered for the brave resistance put up by the Scots under Sir William Wallace. Its triangular plan is unique in Scotland, and during the seige of 1300 it was noted as being "so strong a castle that it feared no siege... in shape it was like a shield for it has but three sides round it, with a tower at each corner... And I think that you will never see a more finely situated castle, for on one side can be seen the Irish Sea, towards the west and to the north the fair moorland, surrounded by an arm of the sea, so that no creature born can approach it on two sides without putting himself in danger of the sea. On the south side it is not easy, for there are many places difficult to get through because of woods and marshes and ditches hollowed out by the sea where it meets the river." From CaerlaverockCastle.pdf

Caerlaverock Castle c 1797
Caerlaverock Castle c 1797

 

1306 ..........

"The estates and castle at Dalswinton belonged to the Comyns of Badenoch and was their key southern base. The castle was in their possession by 1212 and it was from Dalswinton that the Red Comyn set off for his final meeting with Bruce on Thursday, February 10, 1306 at the Greyfriars Kirk in Dumfries. The castle was siezed by Bruce shortly after the murder but it was soon back in the hands of the Comyns courtesy of Edward I. It was part of a key defensive line, along with Caerlaverock, Dumfries, Tibbers and Buittle, stretching across the south west. Dalswinton castle was held for Edward by John Comyn, probably son of the John Comyn, slain by Bruce. It was recaptured by Bruce before 1313. In the 1320s the lands were divided between Robert Boyd and Walter the Stewart. Nothing now remains of the castle which was apparently built on the site of a Roman Fort. Parts of the walls were standing as late as 1792. They were said to be 12 feet, and in some places 14 feet, thick."
http://www.brucetrust.co.uk/places-events.html

 

1684 ..........

 

The Killing Time - The Suffering Covenanters
From The County Histories of Scotland - A History of Dumfries and Galloway,

"But towards the end of 1684 the authorities began to realise that the bulk of the population of Galloway would have to be driven into exile before Nonconformity could be stamped out. The law was now enforced in all its terrible severity, with such lasting impression on the minds of the people that some of the details must be enumerated here.

James Graham, tailor in Crossmichael, was taken by a party of dragoons early in December, and, refusing to abjure the Apologetical Declaration, was taken to Edinburgh, tried, and  executed.

On December 18 Claverhouse in person apprehended six men at Auchencioy in Girtbon. Four of these — Robert Fergusson, John McMichan, Robert Stewart, and John Grierson — were summarily shot. Their bodies were buried in Dairy by their friends, but the law required that the bodies of traitors should be exposed after execution, so Claverhouse ordered them to be exhumed for that purpose. It may readily be supposed how great was the horror aroused by this proceeding, interpreted by Wodrow and other writers as a piece of diabolical spite on the part of Claverhouse. 5 It was, however, like the other acts of that unflinching commander, merely literally carrying out the letter of the law of the day. The two other prisoners taken at Auchencioy — William Hunter and Robert Smith — were taken to Kirkcudbright for trial, hanged, and afterwards beheaded.

... John Gibson, Robert Grierson, Robert Mitchell, James Bennoch, and John Edgar were hiding in a cave at Ingleston in Nithsdale. Andrew Watson betrayed their refuge to Colonel Douglas or one of his officers, and they were summarily shot So was John Hunter at Corehead in Moffatdale, and Andrew Macquhan at New Galloway. Grierson of Lag put five men to death in Tongland parish on one day in 1685.

... It fared as hardly with the Covenanters of Dumfries in these terrible times as with those who sought refuge among the hills and moors of Galloway. Bailie Muirhead, of Dumfries, died in prison at Leith ; James Glover, who was wounded and taken in Tinwald woods, expired in Edinburgh Tolbooth ; Andrew Hunter, an aged burgess, in that of Dumfries. Twenty-nine inhabitants of Dumfries and neighbourhood, men and women, were transferred in the summer of 1685 from Dumfries jail to the " Whigs' Vault " at Dunnottar, where several of them died while awaiting transportation.

The repressive measures were in full force when the Duke of York ascended the throne as James the Second of England and Seventh of Scotland, and the Nonconformists had not much cause to look for alleviation of their lot at the hands of that devoted Catholic. The Earl of Argyll perished on the scaffold in June 1685, and numbers of humbler victims suffered in the south and west At this time the Privy Council had suspended the freedom of the royal burghs until the king's pleasure should be made known. No magistrates were permitted to be elected in Dumfries in 1686; and in 1687 John Maxwell of Barncleuch, a relative of the Catholic Earl of Nithsdale, was appointed provost by Act of the Privy Council. The following year Maxwell was re-appointed by the same authority, and a number of magistrates, councillors, and deacons known to have prelatic sympathies were named as his colleagues."

 

1745 ..........

 

The Shire of Dumfries or Nithisdale, Herman Moll, 1745
The Shire of Dumfries or Nithisdale, Herman Moll, 1745
Showing Dumfries, Caerlaverock and Blackshaw

 

1776 ..........

The Road from Elvanfoot to Dumfries
G Taylor and A Skinner's Survey and maps of the roads of North Britain or Scotland, 1776

 

1788 ..........

On October 14, 1788, the first steamboat experiment was held on Dalswinton Loch. Robert Burns was farming at Ellisland, just outside Dumfries, when he was invited by his landlord, Patrick Miller, to go out in a small experimental steamboat. The boat, which was fitted with an engine designed by William Symington, was the first paddle-propelled steamboat in the world, and Robert Burns was one of its first passengers.

Ellisland Farm at the time of Robbie Burns, c. 1790
Ellisland Farm on the River Nith at the time of Robbie Burns, c. 1790

Map showing Dalswinton, 1804
Map showing Dalswinton, 1804, by William Crawford
Dalswinton House was built by the entrepreneur Patrick Miller (1731-1815),
landlord of Robert Burns (1759-1796) who farmed at Ellisland just across the river from Dalswinton from 1788-1791.
See more from the Burns Encyclopedia at Ellisland.pdf

 

1793 ..........

James Hunter & Jannet Atchison

"James Hunter and Janet Aitcheson were also this day rebuked for their irregular marriage"


"James Hunter and Janet Aitcheson were also this day rebuked for their irregular marriage, and absolved from the Scandal."
- Old Parish Register, Applegarth, April 20, 1793

James Hunter and Janet Atchison had eight children who survived infancy: John Hunter (born May 24, 1795), James Hunter (born July 2, 1797), Agness Hunter (born Oct 27, 1799), Adam Hunter (born Nov 22, 1801), William Hunter (born Dec 9, 1805), Thomas Hunter (born Aug 1, 1808), and Janet Hunter (born Oct 13, 1816).

 

1795 ..........

John Hunter born March 24, 1795, in Kirkmahoe.

 

1797 ..........

JAMES HUNTER, Jr. born July 2, 1797, in Kirkmahoe.

 

Patrick Miller, Esquire, 14 horses, James Hunter, Townhead, 1 horse

Excerpt from Farm Horse Tax 1797-1798, Volume 02, Kirkmahoe
Excerpt from Farm Horse Tax 1797-1798, Volume 02, Kirkmahoe, July 29, 1797
James Hunter of Townhead owned one horse
Also recorded is a John Smith from Kerricks owning six horses.
There's a John Swan with two horses who may be the father of the John Swan who married Agnes Hunter.
There is also a William Waugh, Forestrigg with four horses.

 

1799 ..........

Agness Hunter born October 27, 1799, in Kirkmahoe.

 

1801 ..........

Adam Hunter born November 22, 1801, in Kirkmahoe.

 

1805 ..........

William Hunter born December 9, 1805, in Kirkmahoe.

 

1807 ..........

Margaret Hunter & John Smith

Margaret Hunter, in the Parish of Kirkmahoe (James Hunter's sister born about 1771 and possibly the daughter of John Hunter and Margaret Corrie) married John Smith, in the Parish of Lochmaben (born about 1766 in Lochmaben) on Dec 4, 1807, in Lochmaben. They had at least two children born in Dunscore: James (born Jan 21, 1801, in Whitdedykes); and John (born about 1803) (and perhaps another James in 1805). John Smith is identified in the 1851 Census as the uncle of James Hunter, Jr. John Smith, Jr. died on March 13, 1871, in Dumfries at the age of 70. His parents were given as John Smith and Margaret Hunter.

John Smith & Martha Aiton

 

1808 ..........

Thomas Hunter born on August 1, 1808, in Kirkmahoe.

 

1810 ..........

Thomas Hunter died sometime in October, 1810 (MI), in Kirkton, Kirkmahoe.

1816 ..........

Janet Hunter born October 13, 1816, in Kirkmahoe.

 

James Hunter (son of James Hunter and Jannet Atchison) married Jean Hastie (born in Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire c. 1796) sometime around 1817. Jean's father was Andrew Hastie (born about 1756) and her mother may have been Mary Moffat and they may have had at least three other children born in Kirkbean (Simon Hastie b Aug 9, 1787, another Simon born Aug 15, 1788, and Margaret Hastie b. May 3, 1789, - Scotland's People, OPRs Kirkbean, Kircudbrightshire).

James Hunter & Jean Hastie

 

1818 ..........

John Hunter & Jean Broadfoot

John Hunter died on July 8, 1818, in Duncow, Kirkmahoe, at the age of 23 and a few weeks after the birth of his daughter Catherine. He was married to Jean Broadfoot. 

 

1819 ..........

Jannet Hunter died on April 11, 1819 (MI), in Kirkton, Kirkmahoe, at the age of 2.

Jean Hunter died on March 12, 1819 (MI) in Kirkton, Kirkmahoe, at the age of 15.

These deaths (John, Jannet and Jean) may have been a result of the global cholera epidemic of 1818-1826.

Cholera spread rapidly throughout the world after the 1817 epidemic (in India), largely due to the inadvertent transport of bilge water, mainly from British ships, but others too, acquired in the Bay of Bengal that contained the organisms. Dumping the contaminated water into their own port cites upon arrival home seeded the local waters with it and insured the eventuality of an outbreak. - from Cholera.pdf

Agnes Hunter & John Swan

Agnes Hunter married John Swan probably sometime in 1819. They had at least seven children: Janet (born Feb 27, 1820); John (born Dec 20, 1821); William Robson (born March 24, 1824); Jean (born June 4, 1826); James (born Sept 27, 1828); Robert (born Sept 20, 1830); and James Hunter (born Sept 12, 1836) - OPR, Kirkmahoe, Scotland People.

Janet Swan & George Smith | John Swan & Margaret Craig | William Robson Swan & Agnes Turnbull | Jean Swan & Charles William Brown
Robert Swan & Jane Thornburn | Robert Swan & Mary Sharp

Family Group Sheet for Agnes Hunter and John Swan | Family Group Sheet for William Robson Swan and Agnes Turnbull

 

1821 ..........

Adam Hunter & Margaret Grindle

Adam Hunter married Margaret Grindle on June 28, 1821, in Killylung, Holywood, Dumfriesshire. Adam and Margaret had at least seven and maybe nine children: Robert (born about 1826); Elizabeth (born about 1823 - Census); Henry (born June 8, 1828*); Janet (born April 4, 1830*); James (born June 10, 1832*); Margaret Smith (born May 18, 1834*); Thomas (born about 1838 - MI); Adam (born March 28, 1839); George (born June 19, 1841); and William (born March 4, 1845). *from Troqueer, Kircudbrightshire OPR, Scotland's People

Robert Hunter & Mary Smith | James Hunter & Anne Moffat

 

1829 ..........

James Hunter

James Hunter died August 28, 1829, in Duncow, Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire (MI).


Map showing Duncow, John Thomson's Atlas of Scotland, 1828

 

Memorial Inscriptions - Kirkmahoe Churchyard, Kirkton
from HunterMIKirkmahoeCemetery.PDF

ERECTED
to
 the MEMORY of

James Hunter in Duncow, who died Aug the 28th 1829 aged 66 years
John Hunter his son, died July the 8th 1818 aged 23 years
& Jean Hunter his daughter, died March the 12th 1819 aged 15 years
Thomas died Oct 1810 aged 2 years.
Jannet died April the 11th 1819 aged 2 years.
Susan & 2nd Thomas & Margaret died a few days after their birth.
Also Catherine infant daughter of the above John Hunter
Also Jannet Atchison Spouse of The above James Hunter
who died 18th Sept 1846 aged 74 years.
Also James son of William Hunter and Grandson of the above
who died 17th Jan 1838 aged 3 years.

IN MEMORY OF

Adam Hunter who died in Kerricks Jan 30th 1853 aged 51years
Henry his son died Feb 9th 1853 aged 25years
Margaret Smith Hunter his daughter died May 19th 1851 aged 17years
Robert Hunter who died at Lochthorn 2nd August 1855 aged 29years
& Margaret Grindall wife of the above Adam Hunter
who died at Locharbriggs November 19th 1870 aged 71years
& Thomas Hunter their son who died in Liverpool 7th August 1865 aged 27 years
James their son died 15th May 1884 and Anne Moffat his wife died 4th Nov 1883

 

 

Kirkmahoe Parish Cemetery Photo, 2010

See also Hunter M.I.'s in Kirkmahoe

 

1831 ..........

William Hunter & Mary Kerr

William Hunter (b. Dec 9, 1805) married Mary Kerr (daughter of James Kerr and Isabella Hunter) on June 10, 1831, in Dunscore, Dumfriesshire. They had at least eight children: Isabella (b. March 26, 1832, in Dunscore); James (b. May 8, 1834, in Dunscore); John (b. Aug 12, 1836, in Dunscore); Isabella (b. Oct 11, 1839, in Dunscore); James (b. Feb 21, 1843, in Dunscore); William Adam (b. June 17, 1845, in Dunscore); Adam (b. May 26, 1848, in Dunscore); and Mary Janet Aitcheson (b. Nov 21, 1854, in Dunscore). - OPR, Scotland's People

James Hunter & Margaret Dodds | John Hunter & Jessie Dixon | William Adam Hunter & Margaret Elizabeth Copland

William Adam Hunter died on the Llewellyn Farm near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, on Sept 12, 1894. - from AncestorsofRuthHunterEwen.pdf

 

From the Memoirs of Barbara (Hunter) Anderson

Grandfather William Hunter, Sr. was a Scotch Presbyterian known as a Covenantor, who in former times had signed an oath or covenant not to countenance the tenets of the Anglican Church, which the King and Government of England had tried to force them to do. He was a man of stern qualities and was never very close to his family. His wife, Mary Kerr, was a woman of gentle and kind disposition... Shortly before she died, she told William, my father, that their father had backed a note for a friend and that had kept them all in poor financial circumstances all their lives, for it was for a large amount and Grandfather had to pay it all off by himself. Grandfather's brother James, had married a woman of another faith and had gone to America to live in a place called Wisconsin. My grandmother wished her children to look up Uncle James if they should ever come to America, as she did not think it right to keep spite against relations.

The family was compelled to work for others at a very early age and my father's first job was herding cows for a neighbor, in the early morning and for this was paid as much yarn as he could knit into sox... Then he hired with a farmer and at 16 was plowing all winter, rain or shine... Their food at this place was poor, mostly brose and porridge, and the meat they used was usually heads and feet of the pigs they sold - this along with the skim milk , was not very satisfactory, so he decided to learn a trade. He chose to be a miller and served seven years at it before he had a mill of his own as Miller. It was a new mill run by water power and he was very proud of it all...

He was at McKees Mill in Kircudbright when he met Margaret Copland whom he married on December 22nd, 1870...

- from Two White Oxen, A Perspective of Early Saskatoon, 1874-1904, from the Memoirs of Barbara Elizabeth (Hunter) Anderson, published a sold by Dr. R.N. Anderson, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1972

 

1832 ..........

Cholera in Dumfries

A large proportion of those who died in Dumfries were buried in a plot of St. Michael's churchyard set apart for the purpose. Here gangs of gravediggers were busy for weeks together piling the coffined dead tier above tier, and before the pit was finally covered over, it had received at least 350 bodies within its dark embrace. The Cholera Mound, as this vast charnel-house is popularly called, lies along the west side of the burial ground; and a neat cenotaph tells the fate of those who sleep below, and of their fellow-sufferers, in the following words:


In this Cemetery,
and chiefly within this enclosure,
lie the mortal remains
of more than 420 inhabitants of Dumfries,
who were suddenly swept away
by the memorable invasion of
Asiatic cholera,
A.D. MDCCCXXXII.
That terrific Pestilence
entered the town on 15th September,
and remained till 27th November;
during which period it seized
at least 900 individuals,
of whom 44 died in one day,
and no more than 415 were reported
as recovered.
That the benefit of this
solemn warning
might not be lost to posterity,
this Monument
was erected, from collections made in
several churches in this town.

Ps. xc.-Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest,
Return, ye children of men. Thou carriest them away as with a flood.
Mat. xxv. 13.-Watch therefore; for ye know neither
the day nor the hour.


 

Cholera in Dumfries 1832

 

1834 ..........

In 1834, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland passed the Veto Act, removing the absolute right of landowners to appoint ministers to their parish. The Act gave male heads of families who were communicants with the parish the right to veto the appointment of a new minister if a majority of them objected. To this end, the Assembly instructed kirk sessions to draw up rolls of the male heads of families in each parish. We have transcribed the surviving rolls, and are publishing them here. They are significant as they pre-date the earliest nominal census, which took place in 1841.

Kirkmahoe Parish Records

 

1834 ..........

John Smith & Martha Aiton

John Smith (son of John Smith & Margaret Hunter) married Martha Aiton Sept 12, 1841. They had at least four children: Mary (born about 1835); John (born about 1836); Margaret (born Sept 5, 1842, in Dunscore); and Helen (born about 1845).

Helen Smith & Thomas Maxwell

 

1841 ..........

1841 Scotland Census - Whitedyke, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
Margaret Hunter (sister of James) & John Smith
 

Name: John Smith Sen.
Age: 75
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1766
Gender: Male
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
   
Civil Parish: Dunscore
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Whitedykes
Occupation: Farmer
Parish Number: 822
Household Members:
Name Age
John Smith Sen. 75
Margret Smith 70
James Smith 35

Source Citation: Parish: Dunscore; ED: 2; Page: 4; Line: 1070; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

1841 Scotland Census - Whitedyke, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
John Smith & Martha Aiton
 

Name: John Smith
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1805
Gender: Male
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Civil Parish: Dunscore
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Whitedykes
Parish Number: 822
Household Members:
Name Age
John Smith 35
John Smith Jun. 5
Mary Smith 5
Martha Aston 20

Source Citation Parish: Dunscore; ED: 2; Page: 4; Line: 1270; Year: 1841 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

John Smith died on March 13, 1871, in Dumfries at the age of 70.
His parents were given as John Smith and Margaret Hunter.

Map showing location of Whitedykes Farm
Map showing location of Whitedykes Farm
Dumfriesshire, Sheet XL (includes: Closeburn; Dunscore; Glencairn; Keir)
Survey date: 1855 Publication date: 1861

1841 Scotland Census - Carzield, Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire
Janet Hunter

Name: Janet Hunter
Age: 65
Estimated birth year: abt 1776
Gender: Female
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
   
Civil parish: Kirkmahoe
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Carzield
Occupation: Lab
Parish Number: 835
Household Members:
Name Age
Janet Hunter 65

Source Citation: Parish: Kirkmahoe; ED: 1; Page:  11; Line: 1030; Roll   ; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

Ordnance Survey, One-inch to the mile maps of Scotland - 1861
Ordnance Survey, One-inch to the mile maps of Scotland - 1861
Showing location of Carzield House. Note Kerrick's Gate to the north. The Church to the southeast is Kirkton.

1841 Scotland Census - Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire
James Hunter & Jean Hastie & Family

Name: James Hunter
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1800
Gender: Male
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Civil Parish: Torthorwald
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Racks
Occupation: Ag Lab
Parish Number: 850
   
Household Members:
Name Age
James Hunter 41
Jean Hunter 41
James Hunter 15
William Hunter 12
Adam Hunter 10
Mary Hunter 7
Robert Hunter 4
Andrew Hastie 85
Robert McDonald 30

Source Citation: Parish: Torthorwald; ED: 7; Page: 4; Line: 310; Roll: CSSCT1841_145-0613; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841.

Andrew Hastie (Jean's father) was living with them at this time.

1841 Scotland Census - Quarrelwood, Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire
Adam Hunter & Family
 
Name: Adam Hunter
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1806
Gender: Male
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
   
Civil parish: Kirkmahoe
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Quarrelwood
Occupation: Farm Servt
Parish Number: 835
Household Members:
Name Age
Adam Hunter 35
Janet Hunter 35
Elizabeth Hunter 18
Janet Hunter 10
James Hunter 8
Margaret Hunter 6
Thomas Hunter 4
Adam Hunter 2

Source Citation: Parish: Kirkmahoe; ED: 7; Page:  2; Line: 590; Roll:  ; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

Elizabeth and Janet are daughters of John Hunter and Jean Pagan of Kirkmahoe. This John may be the son of William Hunter and Janet Wilson who was born on June 24, 1800 (see bottom of OPR). William may be a brother of James Hunter.

John Hunter and Jean Pagan had at least four children: Margaret (born Dec 12, 1821); Elizabeth (born June 22, 1824); Jean (born June 4, 1826); and Janet (born Oct 24, 1830) all born in Kirkmahoe. - Scotland's People

In memory of Jean Pagan spouse to John Hunter who died in Kirktown 10th August 1834 aged 35 years. Also a son and daughter who died in infancy. Also the said John Hunter who died at Maxwell Town 12th March 1847 aged 52 years. Also Jane Hunter their daughter who died in Maxwell Town 6th May 1851 aged 25 years. - MI Kirkmahoe Parish Church Graveyard

1841 Scotland Census - Mosshead, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
William Hunter & Mary Kerr and family in Dunscore
 

Name: William Hunter
Age: 30
Estimated birth year: abt 1811
Gender: Male
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
   
Civil parish: Dunscore
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Mosshead
Occupation: Ag Lab
Parish Number: 822
Household Members:
Name Age
William Hunter 30
Mary Hunter 30
John Hunter 4
Isabella Hunter 1
John Swan Lodger 35

Source Citation: Parish: Torthorwald; ED: 7; Page: 4; Line: 310; Roll: CSSCT1841_145-0613; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841.

Mosshead is located at the entrance to Ellisland (where Robbie Burns lived)

Map showing Mosshead and Ellisland
Map showing Mosshead and Ellisland
Dumfriesshire, Sheet XL (includes: Closeburn; Dunscore; Glencairn; Keir)
Survey date: 1855 Publication date: 1861

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1841 Census - Dalswinton Village, Kirkmahoe
William Hunter's Family
Uncertain family connection

Name: Janet Hunter
Age: 30
Estimated birth year: abt 1811
Gender: Female
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
   
Civil parish: Kirkmahoe
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Dalswinton Village
Parish Number: 835
Household Members:
Name Age
Janet Wilson 70
Janet Hunter 30

Source Citation: Parish: Kirkmahoe; ED: 9; Page:  2; Line: 1095; Roll   ; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

1841 Census - Newmains, Kirkmahoe

Name: Margret Hunter
Age: 38
Estimated birth year: abt 1803
Gender: Female
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
   
Civil parish: Kirkmahoe
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Newmains
Occupation: F S
Parish Number: 835
Household Members:
Name Age
John Fead 50
Samuel Fead 46
William Fead 45
Margret Hunter 38
Leady Craig 20

Source Citation: Parish: Kirkmahoe; ED: 3; Page:  2; Line: 490; Roll   ; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

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1845 ..........

William Adam Hunter was born on June 17, 1845, in Dunscore.

 

1846 ..........

Janet Atchison

Janet Atchison Hunter died September 18, 1846, in Kirkton (Kirkmahoe) (MI).

1848 ..........

Robert Hunter & Mary Smith

Robert Hunter (son of Adam Hunter and Margaret Grindle) married Mary Smith on Sept 24, 1848, in Dumfries. They had at least three children: Margaret (born about 1849); Catherine (born about 1851); and Mary (1853-1855). - Glenda Waugh

 

1851 ..........

1851 Census - Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire
James Hunter & Jean Hastie with Uncle John Smith

Name: HUNTER , James
Address: Racks(850)
Parish: Torthorwald
Relationship: head of household
Marital Status: married
Occupation: LABOURER farm
Age: 55
Born: born Kirkmahoe Dms
Household No: 7/25
Name: HUNTER , Jane (Jean Hastie)
Address: Racks(850)
Parish: Torthorwald
Relationship: wife of James Hunter
Marital Status: married
Occupation:
Age: 56
Born: born Kirkbean Kbt
Household No: 7/25
Name: HUNTER , Robert
Address: Racks(850)
Parish: Torthorwald
Relationship: son of James Hunter
Marital Status:
Occupation: SCHOLAR
Age: 15
Born: born Torthorwald Dms
Household No: 7/25
Name: SMITH , John
Address: Racks(850)
Parish: Torthorwald
Relationship:
uncle of James Hunter
Marital Status: widower
Occupation: WEAVER woollen
Age: 85
Born: born Lochmaben Dms
Household No: 7/25

 

1851 Census - Whitedyke, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
John Smith (son of John Smith & Margaret Hunter) & Martha Aiton

Name: John Smith
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1803
Relationship: Head
Spouse's Name: Martha Arton
Gender: Male
Where born: Dunscore, Dumfries
Parish Number: 822
Civil Parish: Dunscore
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: White Dyke
Occupation: Farmer Of 40 Acres
ED: 2
Household Schedule Number: 8
Line: 7
Roll: CSSCT1851_206
Household Members:
Name Age
John Smith 48
Martha Arton 36
Mary Smith 16
Margt Smith 8
Hellen Smith 5

Source Citation: Parish: Dunscore; ED: 2; Page: 3; Line: 7; Roll: CSSCT1851_206; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1851 Census - Whitedyke, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
James Smith (son of John Smith & Margaret Hunter)

Name: James Smith
Age: 46
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1805
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Dunscore, Dumfries
Parish Number: 822
Civil Parish: Dunscore
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: White Dyke
Occupation: Ag Lab
ED: 2
Household Schedule Number: 3
Line: 8
Roll: CSSCT1851_206
Household Members:
Name Age
James Smith 46

Source Citation: Parish: Dunscore; ED: 2; Page: 3; Line: 7; Roll: CSSCT1851_206; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

We have no further information on James Smith

1851 Census - Kerricks Gate, Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire
Adam Hunter & Family

Name: HUNTER , Adam
Address: Kerricks Gate(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: head of household
Marital Status: married
Occupation: SERVANT farm
Age: 51
Born: born Kirkmahoe Dms
Household No: 3/7
Name: HUNTER , Margaret (Grindall)
Address: Kerricks Gate(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: wife of Adam Hunter
Marital Status: married
Occupation:
Age: 54
Born: born Tinwald Dms
Household No: 3/7
Name: HUNTER , James
Address: Kerricks Gate(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: son of Adam Hunter
Marital Status: unmarried
Occupation: SCHOLAR
Age: 18
Born: born Troqueer Kbt
Household No: 3/7
Name: HUNTER , Thomas
Address: Kerricks Gate(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: son of Adam Hunter
Marital Status:
Occupation: SCHOLAR
Age: 14
Born: born Troqueer Kbt
Household No: 3/7
Name: HUNTER , Adam
Address: Kerricks Gate(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: son of Adam Hunter
Marital Status:
Occupation: SCHOLAR
Age: 12
Born: born Troqueer Kbt
Household No: 3/7
Name: HUNTER , George
Address: Kerricks Gate(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: son of Adam Hunter
Marital Status:
Occupation: SCHOLAR
Age: 8
Born: born Kirkmahoe Dms
Household No: 3/7
Name: HUNTER , William
Address: Kerricks Gate(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: son of Adam Hunter
Marital Status:
Occupation: SCHOLAR at home
Age: 6
Born: born Kirkmahoe Dms
Household No: 3/7
   

 

It appears that the Hunter family suffered from the cholera outbreak of 1853.
 


Memorial Inscriptions - Kirkmahoe Churchyard, Kirkton
from KirkmahoeMI.pdf

IN MEMORY OF

Adam Hunter who died in Kerricks Jan 30th 1853 aged 51years
Henry his son died Feb 9th 1853 aged 25years
Margaret Smith Hunter his daughter died May 19th 1851 aged 17years
Robert Hunter who died at Lochthorn 2nd August 1855 aged 29years
& Margaret Grindall wife of the above Adam Hunter
who died at Locharbriggs November 19th 1870 aged 71years
& Thomas Hunter their son who died in Liverpool 7th August 1865 aged 27 years
James their son died 15th May 1884 and Anne Moffat his wife died 4th Nov 1883

 

 

1851 Scotland Census - Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire
William Hunter (son of James Hunter and Jannet Atchison) & Mary Kerr and family in Kirkmahoe

Name: William Hunter
Age: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1811
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name: Mary Hunter
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirkmahoe, Dumfries
Parish Number: 835
Civil parish: Kirkmahoe
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Forest Rigg Cottage
Occupation: Labourer
ED: 6
Household schedule number: 21
Line: 6
Roll: CSSCT1851_208
Household Members:
Name Age
William Hunter 40
Mary Hunter 40
John Hunter 13
Isabella Hunter 11
James Hunter 8
William Hunter 5
Adam Hunter 2

Source Citation: Parish: Kirkmahoe; ED: 6; Page:  6; Line: 8; Roll  564; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

ED. NOTE: William Waugh (1746-1808) buried in Dunscore Old Churchyard, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. William WAUGH, farmer in Forest-Rigg of Dalswinton, who died 26th Aug 1808 aged 62 years Erected by R. R. & J. WAUGH. Y-DNA 67 (and P109) match between Thomas Waugh and Jeff Waugh link Robert Waugh of Lochmaben to William Waugh of Forest Rigg.

William Hunter (son of James Hunter, Jr. and Jean Hastie) and his wife Ann Boyd were living in Dalswinton at the time of the 1851 Census. Also living in Dalswinton were (uncertain family relationship) Janet Hunter with daughters Margaret and Janet. This Janet may be Janet Wilson who was the wife of a William Hunter who may be James, Sr.'s brother. See birth of Margaret Hunter in Kirkmahoe Jan 27, 1795.

1851 Census - Dalswinton, Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire
William Hunter & Ann Boyd
(also duplicated below)

Name: HUNTER , William
Address: Village of Dalswinton(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: head of household
Marital Status: married
Occupation: PLATELAYER
Age: 22
Born: born Torthorwald Dms
Household No: 9/4
Name: HUNTER , Ann
Address: Village of Dalswinton(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: wife of William Hunter
Marital Status: married
Occupation:
Age: 20
Born: born [Kirborock] Dms
Household No: 9/4
 
Name: HUNTER , Janet (Wilson?)
Address: Village of Dalswinton(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: head of household
Marital Status: widow
Occupation:
Age: 82
Born: born Kirkmahoe Dms
Household No: 9/13
Name: HUNTER , Margaret
Address: Village of Dalswinton(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: daughter of Janet Hunter
Marital Status: unmarried
Occupation: SEWER
Age: 50
Born: born Kirkmahoe Dms
Household No: 9/13
Name: HUNTER , Janet
Address: Village of Dalswinton(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: daughter of Janet Hunter
Marital Status: unmarried
Occupation: DRESSMAKER
Age: 40
Born: born Kirkmahoe Dms
Household No: 9/13

Map showing Dalswinton c 1851
Map showing Dalswinton c 1851
The Glasgow and South Western Railway ran by Dalswinton
William Hunter was a Platelayer with the railway

1852 ..........

Robert Swan & Jane Thorburn

Robert Swan (son of Agnes Hunter and John Swan) married Jane Thorburn (daughter of James Thorburn and Agnes Ferguson) on June 4, 1852, in Holywood, Dumfriesshire. They may ahve had at least four children: William (born July 18, 1852, in Kirkton, Kirkmahoe); Agnes (born Sept 25, 1854, in Carnsallock Lodge, Kirkmahoe); Jane (born about 1858); and Margaret (born about 1861).

Agnes Swan & James Walker

 

1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire
Daughters of William Hunter and Janet Wilson
Uncertain Family Relationship
 
Name: Margaret Hunter
Age: 62
Estimated birth year: abt 1799
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 835
Registration district: Kirkmahoe
Civil parish: Kirkmahoe
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Dalswinton Village
Occupation: Day Labourer
ED: 9
Household schedule number: 13
Line: 9
Roll: CSSCT1861_144
Household Members:
Name Age
Margaret Hunter 62
Janet Hunter 52

Source Citation: Parish: Kirkmahoe; ED: 9; Page:  3; Line: 9; Roll  CSSCT1861_144; Year: 1861. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Janet Hunter's occupation was listed as "sempstress" (seamstress?)

1861 Scotland Census - Whitedyke, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
John Smith & Martha Aiton
 

Name: John Smith
Age: 60
Estimated birth year: abt 1801
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Martha Smith
Gender: Male
Where born: Dunscore, Dumfries
Registration Number: 822
Registration district: Dunscore
Civil Parish: Dunscore
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: White Dykes
Occupation: Farmer 24 Acres
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 23
LINE: 9
Roll: CSSCT1861_143
Household Members:
Name Age
John Smith 60
Martha Smith 45
John Smith 25
Margt Smith 19
Hellen Smith 16

Source Citation Parish: Dunscore; ED: 2; Page: 6; Line: 9; Roll: CSSCT1861_143 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith (daughter of John Smith and Martha Aiton) died of Typhus on July 10, 1861, at the age of 18.

 

1861 Census - Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire
William Hunter & Mary Kerr and family in Dunscore

Name: William Hunter
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1811
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Hunter
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 822
Registration district: Dunscore
Civil parish: Dunscore
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Kilstacks
Occupation: Ag Lab
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 29
Line: 19
Roll: CSSCT1861_143
Household Members:
Name Age
William Hunter 50
Mary Hunter 50
William Hunter 15
Adam Hunter 12
Mary J Hunter 6

Source Citation: Parish: Kirkmahoe; ED: 9; Page:  3; Line: 9; Roll  CSSCT1861_144; Year: 1861. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

William Adam Hunter was 15 years old.

 

1864 ..........

James Hunter & Margaret Dodds

James Hunter (son of William Hunter and Mary Kerr) married Margaret Dodds on May 27, 1864, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland. They had at least nine children: Mary Jane (born Jan 13, 1866); Margaret (born Nov 24, 1867); Isabella (born May 10, 1870); Agnes (born April 21, 1872); James (March 3, 1875 - 1947); Janet (born March 3, 1877); Nicholas Kerr (born June 7, 1884); Robina Dodds (Nov 13, 1886 - 1914); and Wilhelmina (Sept 25, 1888 - 1890). - from Wyatt - Holmes Family Tree on ancestry.com and Scotland's People

Mary Jane Hunter & William McKie | Margaret Hunter & George Graham | Isabella Hunter & James Campbell
Agnes Hunter & John Mundell | James Hunter, Jr. & Janet Hunter McKie | Janet Hunter & Robert Black Carson
Nicholas Hunter & William Telfer | Robina Dodds Hunter & John Black Kennedy

 

1866 ..........

Mary Kerr

Mary Kerr (wife of William Hunter and daughter of James Kerr and Isabella Hunter) died on Dec 5, 1866, in Dunscore at the age of 55.

 

1869 ..........

Helen Smith & Thomas Maxwell

Helen Smith (daughter of John Smith and Martha Aiton) married Thomas Maxwell (son of Robert Maxwell and Christina Laurie) on Feb 15, 1869, at White Dykes. They had at least ten children: Christian (born Nov 28, 1869); Maggie (born Oct 20, 1871); Helen Smith (born Oct 21, 1873, died June 24, 1949); Grace (1875-1878); John (born Oct 16, 1877); Jessie (born Nov 2, 1879, died June 26, 1980, in Lochmaben); Tom (born Jan 5, 1882, died April 29, 1945); Robert (born Nov 18, 1883, died Jan 31, 1972, in Lochmaben); Hamilton (born Feb 19, 1886, died Feb 18, 1976, in Dumfries); and Gracie (born Dec 28, 1887). - 1891 Scotland Census

Maggie Maxwell & John Corson | Helen Smith Maxwell & David James Maxwell | Jessie Maxwell & Daniel Moffat Broatch
Tom Maxwell & Maggie Waugh | Hamilton Maxwell & Helen Hepburn McLachlan

 

1870 ..........

 

Obituary

On the 19th ultimo, at Locharbriggs, Margaret Grindel, widow of Mr. Adam Hunter, Kirkmahoe, deeply regretted.

Dumfries and Galloway Standard, December 10, 1870

 

William Adam Hunter
William Adam Hunter c. 1870
Photo courtesy Tracie McDougall
From
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/24887253/person/1575401159

William Adam Hunter & Margaret Elizabeth Copland

William Adam Hunter (son of William Hunter and Mary Kerr) and Margaret Elizabeth Copland were married on Dec 22, 1870, in Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire. Margaret was the daughter of James Copland (deceased grocer) and Barbara Boyes.
 
They had seven children: Mary Kerr Hunter (b. Sept 17, 1871, in Hamilton, Ontario, d. 1956); Barbara Elizabeth Hunter (. April 9, 1872, in Cayuga, Ontario, d. Sept 19, 1951); Margaret Isabella Hunter (b. May 27, 1877, in Cayuga, Ontario, d. Nov 7, 1931); Janet Nicholas Hunter (b. Aug 31, 1880, in Cayuga, d. Aug 7, 1962); Ellen Agnes Copland Hunter (b. Aug 9, 1882, in Cayuga, Ontario, d. Aug 7, 1960); and twins James Copland Hunter and William Adam Hunter (b. June 27, 1887, in Camp Hill Farm north of Saskatoon). William Adam Hunter, Jr. drowned in the North Saskatchewan River on Aug 12, 1906, and James Copland Hunter died on April 5, 1979, in Saskatoon).
 

From the Memoirs of Barbara (Hunter) Anderson

He was at McKees Mill in Kircudbright when he met Margaret Copland whom he married on December 22nd, 1870. Then the question of a future home came up and Grandma Copland lent her persuasion to emigrating to Canada. For the two sons were already there. So in April, 1871 they took a ship at Glasgow, bound for Hamilton, Canada, on the steamship Ottawa.

- from Two White Oxen, A Perspective of Early Saskatoon, 1874-1904, from the Memoirs of Barbara Elizabeth (Hunter) Anderson, published a sold by Dr. R.N. Anderson, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1972

A year later they emigrated to Canada, settling first in Cayuga, Ontario. In 1883 Margaret's brother, Thomas Copland, encouraged them to move west with the Saskatoon Temperance Colonization Society and they built a home at Llewellyn. Margaret and William had 7 children; their two oldest daughters, Mary Kerr Hunter and Barbara Elizabeth Hunter, married brothers from the Anderson family – Burpee James Anderson and Newton Joseph Anderson, respectively. Margaret's brother, Thomas Copland, was one of the first settlers in Saskatoon, and was trained as a chemist and druggist. The University of Saskatchewan is located on his original homestead. - From University of Manitoba Archives
 

Illustration copied from Temperance Colonization Society pamphlet showing idealized future city of Saskatoon
Illustration copied from Temperance Colonization Society pamphlet showing idealized future city of Saskatoon

William Adam Hunter & Margaret Elizabeth Copland in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

 

1871 ..........

John Smith

John Smith (son of John Smith and Margaret Hunter) died on March 30, 1871, in Dumfries at the age of 70. Mary Smith, daughter, was the informant.

 

1871 Census - Whitedyke, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
Martha Aiton and children

Name: Martha Smith
Age: 60
Estimated birth year: abt 1811
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire
Registration Number: 822
Registration district: Dunscore
Civil Parish: Dunscore
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: White Dykes
Occupation: Farmer
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 18
LINE: 10
Roll: CSSCT1871_183
Household Members:
Name Age
Martha Smith 60
John Smith 40
Hellen Smith 25
Thomas Maxwell 31
Christian Maxwell 1
Marian Mcallister 14

Source Citation Parish: Dunscore; ED: 2; Page: 4; Line: 10; Roll: CSSCT1871_183 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1871 Census - Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire
James Hunter and family in Kirkgunzeon

Name: James Hunter
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Margaret Hunter
Gender: Male
Where born: Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 872
Registration district: Kirkgunzeon
Civil parish: Kirkgunzeon
County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Address: Congeith Cottage
Occupation: Farm Serv
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 33
Line: 18
Roll: CSSCT1871_187
Household Members:
Name Age
James Hunter 27
Margaret Hunter 24
Margaret Hunter 6
Margaret Hunter 5
Isabella Hunter 4 MO

Source Citation: Parish: Kirkgunzeon; ED: 3; Page:  8; Line: 18; Roll: CSSCT1871_187; Year: 1871. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1876 ..........

Catherine Hunter (daughter of Robert Hunter and Mary Smith) married William Kennedy on Dec 1, 1876, in Canonbie, Dumfriesshire. The had at least one child: James (born Nov 8, 1877).

 

1879 ..........

Agnes Swan & James Walker

Agnes Swan (daughter of Robert Swan and Jane Thorburn) married James Walker (son of John Walker and Margaret ?) on June 20,  1879, at Carnsalloch Lodge in Kirkmahoe. They had at least four children: Jane (born about 1881); Margaret (born about 1884); Robina (born about 1886); and Agnes (born about 1888). James Walker, Railway Engine Driver, died on Jan 21, 1888, in Dumfries.

Agnes Swan (married to James Walker) had a child out of wedlock after he died. May Corrigan Swan Walker was born May 13, 1898 in Dumfries. That was the name on her birth record, but obviously not really a Walker. No father listed (perhaps Corrigan??). On the 1911 census, Agnes Walker says she had given birth to 6 children with 4 living. Robina died at 10 years old, but I can't find child #6. - Glenda Waugh

 

 

1881 ..........

1881 Census - Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire
James Hunter and family in Kirkgunzeon

Name: James Hunter
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Margaret Hunter
Gender: Male
Where born: Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 872
Registration district: Kirkgunzeon
Civil parish: Kirkgunzeon
County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Address: Kenmore
Occupation: Gamekeeper
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 17
Line: 18
Roll: cssct1881_330
Household Members:
Name Age
James Hunter 37
Margaret Hunter 34
Maggie Hunter 13
Isabella Hunter 10
Agnes Hunter 8
James Hunter 6
Janet Hunter 4
Alexander Dick 6 MO

Source Citation: Parish: Kirkgunzeon; ED: 3; Page:  4; Line: 18; Roll: cssct1881_330; Year: 1881. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Alexander Dick is their adopted son.

 

Mary Jane Hunter & William McKie

Mary Jane Hunter (daughter of James Hunter & Margaret Dodds) married William McKie (son of John McKie & Jessie Johnstone) on Dec 2, 1881, in Kirkgunzeon.

 

 

1884 ..........

Martha Aiton

Martha Aiton (daughter of Robert Ayton and Helen Haddon and wife of John Smith) died on May 11, 1884, in Dunscore at the age of 72. Thomas Maxwell, son-in-law was the informant.

 

Agnes Hunter

Agnes Hunter (daughter of James Hunter and Jannet Atchison) died on Sept 23, 1884, in Kirkton, Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire, at the age of 85.

 

1887 ..........

Margaret Hunter & George Graham

Margaret Hunter (daughter of James Hunter and Margaret Dobbs) married George Graham (son of John Graham and Henrietta Lamont) on Dec 2, 1887, at Bargrug Cottage, Kirkunzeon.

Map showing location of Bargrug Cottage
Map showing location of Bargrug Cottage
OS One Inch 1885-1900, National Library of Scotland

 

1891 ..........

1891 Census - Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire
William Hunter  in Dunscore

Name: William Hunter
Age: 85
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1806
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 822
Registration district: Dunscore
Civil parish: Dunscore
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Killslacks Cottage
Occupation: General Labourer
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 21
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1891_394
Household Members:
Name Age
William Hunter 85

Source Citation: Parish: Dunscore; ED: 3; Page:  6; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1891_394; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

His son, James, lived in Kirkgunzeon.

1891 Census - Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire
James Hunter and family in Kirkgunzeon

Name: James Hunter
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Margaret Hunter
Gender: Male
Where born: Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 872
Registration district: Kirkgunzeon
Civil parish: Kirkgunzeon
County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Address: Bargrug Cottage
Occupation: Game Keeper
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 12
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1891_402
Household Members:
Name Age
James Hunter 48
Margaret Hunter 46
Agnes Hunter 18
James Hunter 16
Janet Hunter 14
Nicholas Hunter 7
Robenia D Hunter 4
Alexander Dick 10
William Hamilton 18

Source Citation: Parish: Kirkgunzeon; ED: 3; Page:  4; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1891_402; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1891 Census - Whitedyke, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
Helen Smith & Thomas Maxwell
 

Name: Thomas Maxwell
Age: 52
Estimated birth year: abt 1839
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Helen Maxwell
Gender: Male
Where born: Keir, Dumfries
Registration Number: 822
Registration district: Dunscore
Civil Parish: Dunscore
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Whitedyke
Occupation: Farmer
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 30
LINE: 11
Roll: CSSCT1891_394
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Maxwell 52
Helen Maxwell 44
Maggie Maxwell 19
Helen Maxwell 17
John Maxwell 13
Jessie Maxwell 11
Tom Maxwell 9
Robert Maxwell 7
Hamilton Maxwell 5
Gracie Maxwell 3
Gearge Kimm 20

Source Citation Parish: Dunscore; ED: 2; Page: 6; Line: 11; Roll: CSSCT1891_394 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1892 ..........

Agnes Hunter & John Mundell

Agnes Hunter (daughter of James Hunter and Margaret Dodds) married John Mundell (son of Duncan Mundell and Mary Wallace) on Jan 15, 1892, in Bargrug Cottage, Kirkgunzeon.

 

1894 ..........

William Adam Hunter

William Adam Hunter (son of William Hunter and Mary Kerr) died on Sept 12, 1894, and is buried in the Llewellyn Cemetery north of Saskatoon.

In Loving Memory of William Hunter
In Loving Memory of William Hunter

 

1895 ..........

William Hunter

William Hunter (son of James Hunter and Jannet Atchison) died on Aug 11, 1895 in Bargrug Cottage, Kirgunzeon, Kircudbrightshire, at the age of 90. His son, James, was living in Kirkgunzeon.

 


James Hunter, son of William and brother of William Adam Hunter, and "Gamekeeper"
in Lochfern Cottage, Kirkgunzeon, Kircudbrightshire c. 1900
From http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/24887253/person/1575401159
 
James Hunter, Jr.
James Hunter, Jr.
 

 

1898 ..........
 
 
Janet Hunter
Janet Hunter
Photo courtesy of Sarah Davies
 
Janet Hunter (daughter of James Hunter and Margaret Dobbs) married Robert Black Carson (son of John Carson and Agnes McWhipp) on Nov 10, 1898, at Bargrug Cottage, Kirkgunzeon.

 

1901 ..........

1901 Census - Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire
James Hunter and family in Kirkgunzeon

Name: James Hunter
Age: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Margaret Hunter
Gender: Male
Where born: Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 872
Registration district: Kirkgunzeon
Civil parish: Kirkgunzeon
County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Address: Bergrug Cottage
Occupation: Gamekeeper
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 21
Line: 12
Roll: CSSCT1901_438
Household Members:
Name Age
James Hunter 58
Margaret Hunter 55
Isabella Hunter 30
Nicholas Hunter 16
Robina Hunter 14
Alexander Dick 19

Source Citation: Parish: Kirkgunzeon; ED: 3; Page:  6; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1901_438; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

Janet Hunter McKie and Family at Glenlaugh, c 1905
Janet Hunter McKie and Family at Glenlaugh, c 1905

1901 Census - Whitedyke, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
Helen Smith & Thomas Maxwell
 

Name: Thomas Maxwell
Age: 62
Estimated birth year: abt 1839
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Helen Maxwell
Gender: Male
Where born: Reiv, Dumfriessh
Registration Number: 822
Registration district: Dunscore
Civil Parish: Dunscore
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Whitidyke
Occupation: Farmer
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 7
LINE: 1
Roll: CSSCT1901_430
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Maxwell 62
Helen Maxwell 54
John Maxwell 23
Jessie Maxwell 21
Robert Maxwell 17
Hamilton Maxwell 15
Gracie Maxwell 13

Source Citation Parish: Dunscore; ED: 2; Page: 2; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1901_430 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1906 ..........

Nicholas Hunter & William Telfer

Nicholas Hunter (daughter of James Hunter and Margaret Dobbs) married William Telfer (Gamekeeper and son of Janet Telfer, "now wife of Matthew Lamb") on Dec 28, 1906, at Bargrug Cottage, Kirkgunzeon.

 

1907 ..........

Isabella Hunter & James Campbell

Isabella Hunter (daughter of James Hunter and Margaret Dodds) married James Campbell (son of Archibald Campbell and Sarah Murray) on Jan 4, 1907, in Kirkgunzeon.

 

Robina Dodds Hunter & John Black Kennedy

Robina Dodds Hunter (daughter of James Hunter and Margaret Dodds) married John Black Kennedy (son of William Kennedy and Janet Black) on June 7, 1907, at Bargrug Cottage, Kirkgunzeon.

 

James Hunter & Janet Hunter McKie

James Hunter, Jr. (son of  James Hunter and Margaret Dodd) married Janet Hunter McKie on Dec 6, 1907, at Glenlaugh Farm, Keir Parish, Dumfriesshire. They had at least six children: Catherine Agnes (April 11, 1909 - Aug 28, 1969); James (May 3, 1910 - 1966); Margaret Dodds (June 28, 1911 - Dec 19, 1967); Constance Jessie (June 19, 1912 - April 25, 1999); David (1912-1912); and Joseph Hunter (June, 1920 - Feb, 2006). - Wyatt-Holmes Family Tree & Edwards Family Tree on ancestry.com

Catherine Agnes Hunter & Leslie Maurice Wyatt

Joseph Hunter

Joseph Hunter (1920-2006)
Joseph Hunter (1920-2006)
Photo courtesy of Sarah Davies

 

1911 ..........

1911 Census - Whitedyke, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
Helen Smith & Thomas Maxwell


Thomas Maxwell (73), Helen (64), John (33), Robert (27), Jessie (31) and Grace (23)
See original document
 

 

1913 ..........

Margaret Dodds

Margaret Dodds (wife of James Hunter, Jr. died on Nov 21, 1913, in Lochfern Cottage, Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire at the age of 68.

In Memory of Margaret Dodds, beloved wife of James Hunter
In Memory of Margaret Dodds, beloved wife of James Hunter
Who died at Lochfern Cottage, Kirkgunzeon, 21st November 1913
Aged 68 years
Wilhelmina their daughter, who died at Barcrug Cottage
9th December 1890 aged 2 years and 2 months
Robina Dodds Hunter, their daughter, beloved wife of John Kennedy
who died at Lochfern Cottage 24th September 1914 aged 27 years
The above James Hunter who died at Lochfern Cottage 29 December 1918 aged 75 years

 

1916 ..........

James Hunter

James Hunter (son of William Hunter and Mary Kerr) died on Dec 29, 1916, at Lochfern Cottage, Kirkgunzeon, Kirkudbrightshire, at the age of 73.

 

1920 ..........

Janet Hunter McKie

Janet Hunter McKie
Janet Hunter McKie

Janet Hunter McKie died on June 24, 1920

Jim, Margaret (Daisy), Connie and Katie Hunter, c. 1920
Jim, Margaret (Daisy), Connie (Constance) and Katie Hunter, c. 1920
This photo was takenshortley after Janet Hunter Died in case the children were taken into care.
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/13050904/person/-133419929/media/1?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid|pgNum

I came across your website quite accidentally today. I was looking at old photographs of my grandmother with my mum. The next thing I looked up Bargrug Cottage nearr Kirkgunzeon when I found your website. We had almost no information on the Hunter side (mum's grandfather) then lo and behold I'm looking at the same photographs on your website of family that mum was showing me earlier. Thank you for such amazing work. We also were looking at a photo of the Hunters waving goodbye to family sailing on the Columbia to America. My grandmother was Constance Jessie Hunter 1912-1999. - Kind Regards Sarah McNeill Davies, March 1, 2017.

Map showing location of Bargrug Cottage and Loch Fern
Map showing location of Bargrug Cottage and Loch Fern
National Library of Scotland, OS One-inch "Popular" edition, Scotland, 1921-1930
 

 

1922 ..........

 


Dunscore Parish Church & Graveyard

Erected by Thomas Maxwell
In Memory of Grace his daughter
who died at Whitedyke 29 December 1878 aged 3 years
Also the above Thomas Maxwell
who died at Whitedyke 8th June 1922 aged 84 years
Also Helen Smith wife of the above
who died at Whitedyke 28th November 1926 aged 80 years

From Dunscore Village Graveyard Memorial Inscriptions
 

 

1938 ..........

Catherine Agnes Hunter & Leslie Maurice Wyatt

Catherine Agnes Hunter (daughter of James Hunter and Janet McKie) married Leslie Maurice Wyatt) in Dumfries on July 15, 1938. They had at leats four children: Leslie Maurice Wyatt (1940-2001); James Hunter Wyatt (1942-2007); and two other children still living.

 

 

James Hunter &

Jean Hastie
Born: July 2, 1797 Born: about 1796
Place: Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire Place: Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright (source: 1851 Census)
Married: about 1817
Place: Dumfriesshire
Died: November 29, 1872 (MI) Died: February 11, 1867 (MI)
Place: Union Grove (or Yorkville), Wisconsin, USA   Place: Union Grove (or Yorkville), Wisconsin, USA
Buried: ? Buried: United Presbyterian Cemetery, Racine County Section 5

John Hunter & Catherine Brockie | Jane Hunter & Thomas Easton | James Hunter & Amanda Graves Hotchkiss
William Hunter & Ann Boyd | Adam Hunter & Charlotte Whitcher| Mary Hunter & John Brice

The Hunter Family in Racine County, Wisconsin, USA

DNA: We have Ancestry.com DNA matches (with that Joan Poulson, vyvyjim and N.F) that confirm James Hunter and Jean Hastie as common ancestors through Agnes Hunter (daughter of William Hunter and Ann Boyd) and John Vyvyan.

James Hunter (son of James Hunter and Jannet Atchison) married Jean Hastie (born in Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire c. 1796) sometime around 1817. James Hunter and Jean Hastie had at least seven children: JOHN (born 1819 in Caerlaverock), Jane, (born May 2, 1823); James (born Nov 22, 1826), William (born Aug 18, 1828, in Racks, Torthorwald), Adam (born Oct 4, 1830, in Racks, Torthorwald), Mary (born March 27, 1833, in Racks, Torthorwald), and Robert Hill (born July 20, 1835, in Racks, Torthorwald).

Children Born Place Died Place
JOHN about 1819 Caerlaverock Aug 27, 1895 Bankend, Caerlaverock
Jane about 1823 Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire March 29, 1903 Racks, Torthorwald
James Nov 22, 1826 (MI) Caerlaverock? Aug 21, 1904  (MI) Wisconsin, USA
William Aug 18, 1828 Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfries. Dec, 1917 (MI) Wisconsin, USA
Adam Oct 4, 1830 Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfries. July 22, 1905 (MI) Wisconsin, USA
Mary March 27, 1833 Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfries. Oct, 1862 (MI) Wisconsin, USA
Robert Hill July 20, 1835 Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfries. Sept 2, 1898 (MI) Wisconsin, USA

Note: A James Hunter and Jean Hastie were living at the Merkland Farm, Ruthwell, less than a mile from Bankend, Caerlaverock. They had at least two children there: Jane (born May 2, 1823) and John (born July 5, 1828).  Our Jane Hunter married Thomas Easton (born 1825 in Moffat, Dumfriesshire) on January 7, 1848, in Torthorwald. The 1828 birth of "John" doesn't fit with William's birth in 1828 or with James Hunter's Last Will and Testament in which he identifies his living children with John as his eldest son and  Jane Easton as his daughter. I did find a James Hunter (50) with children Jean (20) and John (13) living in Tynron, Dumfriesshire in the 1841 Scotland Census.

Map of Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire, showing Torrorie (lower left) c 1797
Map of Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire, showing Torrorie (lower left) c 1797

Andrew Hastie & Mary Moffat

Jean's father was Andrew Hastie and her mother was Mary Moffat. Andrew Hastie and Mary Moffat had at least  three other children born in Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire: Simon (born Aug 9, 1787); another Simon (born Aug 15, 1788); and Margaret (born April 26, 1789, in Torrorie, Kirkbean). - Scotland's People, OPRs Kirkbean, Kircudbrightshire.

Simon Hastie & Agnes Nancy McGhie

 

Simon Moffat & Jane Smith

Mary Moffat parent's were Simon Moffat and Jane Smith. Simon Moffat and Jane Smith had at least four children: James (born Sept 12, 1762); Mary (born Jan 6, 1765); Sarah (born June 7, 1767); and Jane (born April 1, 1770); all in Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire. Mary Moffat died on Feb 13, 1835, in Carse, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire, at the age of 70.

 

Alexander Hastie

Andrew Hastie's father may have been Alexander Hastie. Alexander Hastie and his wife (not identified) had at least three children: James & Peter (twins born Aug 26, 1754); and Andrew (born Sept 12, 1760); all born in Knockreoch, Kells, Kirkcudbrightshire.

 

Andrew Hastie may have been born Nov 16, 1755, in Calton, Lanarkshire and his parents may have been James Hastie and Elizabeth Graham (unconfirmed information). According to his grandson Adam Hunter in Commemorative biographical record of prominent and representative men of Racine and Kenosha counties, Wisconsin, containing biographical sketches of business and professional men and of many early settled families - J.H Beers and Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1906, (http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.Commemorative ), Andrew Hastie was a weaver. Calton was a famous weaving center just outside of Glasgow. See The Calton Weavers for more information.

 

1819 ..........

JOHN HUNTER born in Caerlaverock.

Map of Caerlaverock c 1826
Map of Caerlaverock c 1826

 

1826 ..........

James Hunter born Nov 22, 1826, in Caerlaverock.

 

1828 ..........

William Hunter born August 18, 1828, in Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire.

 

1830 ..........

Adam Hunter born in Oct 4, 1830, in Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire.

 

1833 ..........

Mary Hunter born on March 27, 1833, in Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire.

 

1835 ..........

Robert Hill Hunter born on July 20, 1835, in Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire.

 

1841 ..........

In the 1841 Scotland Census, James Hunter (41) and Jean Hastie (41) were living in Racks, Torthorwald, with 5 of their children. James occupation was "Agricultural Labourer". John Hunter was about 22 at the time and apparently living elsewhere. Jean's father, Andrew Hastie (85), was also living with them as was a Mr. Robert McDonald. Andrew Hastie had worked as a weaver.

1841 Scotland Census - Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire

Name: James Hunter
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1800
Gender: Male
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Civil Parish: Torthorwald
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Racks
Occupation: Ag Lab
Parish Number: 850
   
Household Members:
Name Age
James Hunter 41
Jean Hunter 41
James Hunter 15
William Hunter 12
Adam Hunter 10
Mary Hunter 7
Robert Hunter 4
Andrew Hastie 85
Robert McDonald 30

Source Citation: Parish: Torthorwald; ED: 7; Page: 4; Line: 310; Roll: CSSCT1841_145-0613; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841.

 

Map showing Dumfries, Racks, Caerlaverock, Ruthwell, Mouswald and Tothorwald, c 1841
Map showing Dumfries, Racks, Caerlaverock, Ruthwell, Mouswald and Tothorwald, c 1841

 

1847 ..........

John Hunter & Catherine Brockie

John Hunter and Catherine Brockie were married March 12, 1847, in Lochmaben. They had six  children: Mary (born 1847 in Dunscore), Margaret (born 1850, in Holywood), Jean (born 1852 in Dunscore), William Robert (born Feb 3, 1855, in Dumfries), Robina Grace (born Aug 8, 1858, in Dumfries), and James (born May 13, 1863, in Dumfries).

John Hunter & Catherine Brockie

 

1848 ..........

Jane Hunter & Thomas Easton

Jane Hunter (daughter of James Hunter and Jean Hastie) married Thomas Easton on Jan 7, 1848, in Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire. They had at least eight children, all born in Racks, Torthorwald: James Hunter (born May 7, 1850); Robert (born Feb 6, 1852); Thomas (born Feb 14, 1854); Peter (born Jan 6, 1856); Un-named (June 3, 1857); Adam (born May 29, 1859); Margaret Jane Hutchinson (born May 28, 1863); and William John (born March 4, 1866).

James Easton & Mary Roddick | Peter Easton & Grace Brown | Robert Easton & Mary Clark | Robert Easton & Clarinda Elizabeth Keyes
Thomas Easton & Jane Wilson | Maggie Jane Hutchinson Easton & David Cranston

 

1850 ..........

From Raymond Township Biographical Sketches
As published in "The History of Racine and Kenosha Counties" (Chicago: 1879), pages 664-668:

"JAMES HUNTER, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Raymond; born in Scotland, in 1826; came to Wisconsin in 1850, and located in Raymond. Married Margaret Stubbs, in 1856. She was born in Scotland; died Dec. 5, 1858. In 1861, he married Mrs. Amanda Hotchkiss. They have five children. Mr. and Mrs. H. are members of the Congregational Church. In 1862, Mr. H. enlisted in the 1st Wis. Heavy Artillery, Co. K.; mustered out in 1864. When he came to Wisconsin, he worked out as a farm hand, since which time he has accumulated a competency, being the owner of 100 acres in Sec. 22."

The 1st Wis. Heavy Artillery, Co. Battery K was stationed at Fort Lyon, Virginia. See more at The Hunter Family in Racine County, Wisconsin, USA

1850 United States Federal Census - Kenosha County, Wisconsin
 

Name: James Hunter
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
Birth Place: Scotland
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Wheatland, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Household Members:
Name Age
John Burshback 28
Nicholas Hayes 38
James Hunter 23
Jess McWhorter 35
Thomas McWhorter 40

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Wheatland, Kenosha, Wisconsin; Roll: M432_1000; Page: 320; Image: 622. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls. Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States.

William Hunter & Ann Boyd

William Hunter and Ann Boyd were married in about 1850. They had at least nine children: Agnes (born about 1852); Jane (born about 1855); James (born about 1856); Mary (born about 1859); William Wallace (born about 1862); Walter (born about 1863); George (born about 1867); Robert Bruce (born about 1867); and Bruce (born about 1870).

The Hunter Family in Racine County, Wisconsin

 

1851 ..........

Racks, Torthorwald

Map showing Collin, Racks and Elizafield, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire
Map showing Collin, Racks and Elizafield, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire

In the 1851 Scotland Census James Hunter, Sr. and Jean Hastie are living with their son Robert in Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire. Also living in the household is John Smith (born about 1766), "uncle of James Hunter". Adam Hunter of Kerrick's Gate (the brother of James Hunter) daughter was named Margaret Smith Hunter. There was a John Smith who married Margaret Hunter (of Kirkmahoe) Dec 4, 1807, in Lochmaben.

1851 Census - Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire
James Hunter & Jean Hastie

Name: HUNTER , James
Address: Racks(850)
Parish: Torthorwald
Relationship: head of household
Marital Status: married
Occupation: LABOURER farm
Age: 55
Born: born Kirkmahoe Dms
Household No: 7/25
Name: HUNTER , Jane (Jean Hastie)
Address: Racks(850)
Parish: Torthorwald
Relationship: wife of James Hunter
Marital Status: married
Occupation:
Age: 56
Born: born Kirkbean Kbt
Household No: 7/25
Name: HUNTER , Robert
Address: Racks(850)
Parish: Torthorwald
Relationship: son of James Hunter
Marital Status:
Occupation: SCHOLAR
Age: 15
Born: born Torthorwald Dms
Household No: 7/25
Name: SMITH , John
Address: Racks(850)
Parish: Torthorwald
Relationship: uncle of James Hunter
Marital Status: widower
Occupation: WEAVER woollen
Age: 85
Born: born Lochmaben Dms
Household No: 7/25

In 1851, Mary Hunter was living in the Boyd household at Baillie Knowe, Caerlaverock. The Boyd's daughter, Ann (born June 6, 1830, died January 17, 1896), was married to Mary's brother William.

1851 Scotland Census - Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire
Jane Hunter & Thomas Easton

Name: Jane Easton
Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1823
Relationship: Wife
Spouse: Thomas Easton
Gender: Female
Where born: Ruthwell, dumfries
Parish Number: 850
Civil Parish: Torthorwald
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Racks
ED: 7
Page: 2
Household schedule number: 9
LINE: 15
Roll: CSSCT1851_210
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Easton 27
Jane Easton 28
Janes H Easton 10 Mo

Source Citation Parish: Torthorwald; ED: 7; Page: 2; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1851_210; Year: 1851 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1851 Census - Dumfriesshire - Caerlaverock
Note: Italics indicate uncertain relationship

Name: HUNTER , Mary
Address: Baillie Knowe(815)
Parish: Caerlaverock
Relationship: household of James Boyd
Marital Status: unmarried
Occupation: SERVANT house
Age: 18
Born: born Torthorwald Dms
Household No: 2/56
Name: BOYD , James
Address: Baillie Knowe(815)
Parish: Caerlaverock
Relationship: head of household
Marital Status: married
Occupation: FARMER of 127 acres
Age: 36
Born: born Caerlaverock Dms
Household No: 2/56
Name: BOYD , Ann
Address: Baillie Knowe(815)
Parish: Caerlaverock
Relationship: wife of James Boyd
Marital Status: married
Occupation:
Age: 46
Born: born Caerlaverock Dms
Household No: 2/56
Name: HUNTER , James
Address: Conheath Cottage(815)
Parish: Caerlaverock
Relationship: head of household
Marital Status: married
Occupation: SERVANT farm
Age: 30
Born: born Caerlaverock Dms
Household No: 5/27
Name: HUNTER , Agnes
Address: Conheath Cottage(815)
Parish: Caerlaverock
Relationship: wife of James Hunter
Marital Status: married
Occupation:
Age: 20
Born: born Dalton Dms
Household No: 5/27
Living next door  to James and Agnes Hunter in household 5/28 was Thomas Boyd and his wife Elizabeth and their five children.

 

Map showing Conheath Cottages & Bankend, Caerlaverock, c 1851-1900
Map showing Conheath Cottages & Bankend, Caerlaverock, c 1851-1900

Map showing location of Baillie Knowe in relation to Conheath
Map showing location of Baillie Knowe in relation to Conheath

1851 Census - Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire& New Abbey, Kircudbrightshire

Name: HUNTER , Janet (Wilson?)
Address: Village of Dalswinton(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: head of household
Marital Status: widow
Occupation:
Age: 82
Born: born Kirkmahoe Dms
Household No: 9/13
Name: HUNTER , Margaret
Address: Village of Dalswinton(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: daughter of Janet Hunter
Marital Status: unmarried
Occupation: SEWER
Age: 50
Born: born Kirkmahoe Dms
Household No: 9/13
Name: HUNTER , Janet
Address: Village of Dalswinton(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: daughter of Janet Hunter
Marital Status: unmarried
Occupation: DRESSMAKER
Age: 40
Born: born Kirkmahoe Dms
Household No: 9/13
Name: HUNTER , William
Address: Village of Dalswinton(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: head of household
Marital Status: married
Occupation: PLATELAYER
Age: 22
Born: born Torthorwald Dms
Household No: 9/4
Name: HUNTER , Ann (Boyd?)
Address: Village of Dalswinton(835)
Parish: Kirkmahoe
Relationship: wife of William Hunter
Marital Status: married
Occupation:
Age: 20
Born: born [Kirborock] Dms
Household No: 9/4
Name: HUNTER , Adam
Address: Corbelly(877)
Parish: New Abbey
Relationship: household of Isaac Graham
Marital Status: unmarried
Occupation: SERVANT farm
Age: 19
Born: born Torthorwald Dms
Household No: 2/19

In the 1851 census, Isaac Graham's occupation is listed as "FARMER of 136 acres employing 5 labourers". Adam Hunter was one of these farm labourers. New Abbey Parish is just to the north of Kirkbean Parish and south of Holywood and Kirkmahoe parishes.

William is listed as a platelayer which is a railway worker who lays and repairs rails.

"In early life William Hunter began work on the railroads and when but eighteen years of age had risen to the position of foreman in connection with the Glasgow & Southwestern Railroad in Scotland. He proved his ability and fidelity, which qualities won him advancement from time to time, and on one occasion he came within a single vote of being chosen assistant superintendent of the road. He was but twenty-four years of age when he bade adieu to Friends and native land and sailed for the new world, becoming a resident of Racine County." - excerpt from William Hunter of Racine County, Wisconsin.

 

1853 ..........

William, his wife Ann, Adam and Mary Hunter emigrated to Racine County, Wisconsin, around 1853, and their parents, James Hunter and Jean Hastie, along with Robert Hunter, followed in 1858.  William and Ann first settled in Yorkville Township where William worked as a farm labourer. The 1860 United States Federal Census lists James Hunter (65), Jane Hunter (65), Adam Hunter (30) and Robert Hunter (23) as living in Yorkville in one household and William Hunter (30), Ann (Boyd) Hunter (28), Agnes Hunter (8), Jane Hunter (5), James Hunter (4) and Mary Hunter (1) in another household.

The Hunter Family in Racine County, Wisconsin

 

1860 ..........

1860 United States Federal Census - Racine County, Wisconsin, USA

Name:

James Hunter

Age in 1860:

65

Birth Year:

abt 1795

Birthplace:

Scotland

Home in 1860:

Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin

Gender:

Male

Post Office:

Yorkville

Household Members:

Name Age
James Hunter 65
Jane Hunter 65
Robert Hunter 23
Adam Hunter 30

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1427; Page: 932; Image: 547.

Name: William Hunter
Age in 1860: 30
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1860: Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Post Office: Yorkville
Household Members:
Name Age
William Hunter 30
Ann Hunter 28
Agnes Hunter 8
Jane Hunter 5
James Hunter 4
Mary Hunter 1

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls.

In 1862, Wiliam Hunter and Ann Boyd moved to Raymond Township, borrowed $500 and purchased a farm on a quarter section of land (160 acres). After James Hunter's death in 1873, Adam sold his portion of the family farm and moved to Yorkville Township, section 35, where he had 80 acres. James Hunter, Jr. died Aug 21, 1904 (MI). Adam died July 22, 1905. William died in 1917.

 

1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire
Jane Hunter & Thomas Easton

Name: Jean Easton
Age: 36
Estimated birth year: abt 1825
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : Thos Easton
Gender: Female
Where born: Ruthwell, Dumfries
Registration Number: 850
Registration district: Torthorwald
Civil Parish: Torthorwald
Town: Dumfries
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: (private House)
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 30
LINE: 20
Roll: CSSCT1861_145
Household Members:
Name Age
Thos Easton 30
Jean Easton 36
James Easton 11
Robt Easton 9
Thos Easton 7
Peter Easton 5
Adam Easton 2

Source Citation Parish: Torthorwald; ED: 4; Page: 5; Line: 20; Roll: CSSCT1861_145 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

Mary Hunter & John Brice

Marry Hunter married John Brice sometime in April, 1861, in Wisconsin. They had one child: John (1862-1937). Mary died in Sept, 1862.

JOHN BRYCE, farmer; P.O. Union Grove; was born near Glasgow, Scotland, January, 1822; came to Wisconsin in 1847, and settled on 160 acres in town of Dover, and now, through industry, has as fine a farm as is in Dover. He married Mary HUNTER in April, 1861; she died in September, 1862. He again married, Elizabeth ORMISTON, in Chicago, in May, 1866. By first wife had one child - John, born in 1862, and is now at home with his father. By second wife, had two children - Elizabeth, born May, 1867, Gracie, born January, 1871. Mrs. Grace ORMISTON, mother of the present Mrs. BRYCE was born near Glasgow, Scotland, November, 1809; is the widow of Samuel ORMISTON; her maiden name was Grace COLEWELL; she was married in 1827; they came to Wisconsin about 1839; settled on eighty acres, and afterward bought 200 acres. He was a hard-working and frugal man, and gained means; moved to Union Grove about 1867. Died Aug. 1, 1876, leaving his widow in comfortable circumstances. - From The History of Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin, Publ. 1879 by Western Historical Company, Chicago - Under heading "Dover Township".

Editor's Note: See http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=bryce&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=51&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=41517455&df=all&

 

James Hunter, Jr. & Amanda Graves Hotchkiss

James Hunter, Jr. married Margaret Stubbs in 1856. She was born in Scotland; died Dec. 5, 1858. In 1861, he married Mrs. Amanda "Minnie" Hotchkiss. They had at least five children: Frank Fremont Hunter (b. Jan 6, 1862, d. Sept 4, 1933), Mary Hunter (b. Dec 11, 1864, d. Oct 12, 1945), Henry Sidney Hunter (b. July 19, 1866, d. Nov 25, 1951), Clara E. Hunter (b. Jan 29, 1870, d. 1952); and  Myron Edgar Hunter (b. April 17, 1872, d. Dec 12, 1942). See more about James Hunter and Amanda Graves Hotchkiss (pdf). - from Hunter Family Tree on ancestry.com

Frank Fremont Hunter & Harriet "Hattie" Roskilly | Mary Jane Hunter & Thomas Cadwallader Roberts
Henry Sidney Hunter & Ruth Rebecca West | Myron Edgar Hunter & Matilda Louisa Anderson

The Hunter Family in Racine County, Wisconsin, USA

 

1867 ..........

Jean Hastie

 

Obituary

On the 11th ultimo, at Union Grove County, Wisconsin, US, America, the wife of Mr. James Hunter, late of Racks, Torthorwald, much regretted by all who knew her. Friends at a distance please accept this intimation.

Dumfries and Galloway Standard, March 13, 1867.

 

Jane, wife of James Hunter, Feb 11, 1867
Jane, wife of James Hunter, Feb 11, 1867
United Presbyterian Cemetery, Racine County, Section 5
Photo courtesy Whitney Gulbrandson

 

1869 ..........

Adam Hunter & Charlotte Whitcher

Adam Hunter married Charlotte Whitcher (born December 10, 1837, died March 26, 1925) on April 10, 1869, in Yorkville, Wisconsin, USA. (MI) - also see Sylvania Cemetery, Yorkville Township, Racibe County, Wisconsin

The Hunter Family in Racine County, Wisconsin, USA

 

1871 ..........

1871 Scotland Census - Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire
Jane Hunter & Thomas Easton

Name: Jane H Easton
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: abt 1826
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : Thomas Easton
Gender: Female
Where born: Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 850
Registration district: Torthorwald
Civil Parish: Torthorwald
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Old Miltary Road
Occupation: Ag Labourer's Wife
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 46
LINE: 16
Roll: CSSCT1871_185
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Easton 41
Jane H Easton 45
Adam Easton 12
Maggie Easton 7
William Easton 5

Source Citation Parish: Torthorwald; ED: 3; Page: 9; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1871_185 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1871 Scotland Census - Troqueer, Kircudbrightshire
Robert Easton

Name: Robert Euston
[Robert Easton] 
Age: 20
Estimated birth year: abt 1851
Relationship: Servant
Gender: Male
Where born: Torthwald, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 882
Registration district: Troqueer
Civil Parish: Troqueer
County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Address: Laneside
Occupation: Farm Servant
ED: 8
Household schedule number: 40
LINE: 18
Roll: CSSCT1871_188
Household Members:
Name Age
James Hogg 24
Janet Hogg 25
Robert Hogg 2
Grace L Scott 28
Robert Euston 20
John Mcnish 14

Source Citation Parish: Troqueer; ED: 8; Page: 9; Line: 18; Roll: CSSCT1871_188 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

James Easton (son of Thomas Easton and Jane Hunter) married Mary Roddick / Riddick (daughter of James Roddick and Margaret Graham) on Nov 21, 1871, in Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire. They had at least five children: Elizabeth (born about 1875, in Collin); James (born May 3, 1877, in Hoddom); Mary J. (born about 1884, in Glasgow); and Maggie (born about 1887, in Glasgow); and Annie and Angus (born about 1892, in Gorbals, Glasgow).

 
 
 
 
Robert Easton (son of Thomas Easton and Jane Hunter) married Mary Clark (daughter of William Clark and Elizabeth Farrell) on June 23, 1871, in the Central District of Glasgow. They had at least nine children: Thomas (born about 1872); Eliza (born about 1873); Mary Jane (born about 1874, died July 18, 1943 in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin); Maggie (born about 1877, died June 11, 1961 in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA); Catherine (born about 1879); Isabella (born about 1880); Isabella (born May 10, 1883, in Frontenac, Ontario); Anne Hunter (born Feb 26, 1885, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died Dec 4, 1965, in Milwaukee); and Helen "Nellie" (born April 12, 1889, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died Oct 15, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois).

Thomas Easton & Theresa Kemp | Elizabeth Easton & John Trotter | Mary Jane Easton & Albert William Gill
Margaret "Maggie" Easton & George Frederick Piercy | Catherine Easton & Charles Bolton Hayes | Anne Hunter Easton & Roy Bradley Bowers
Helen "Nellie" Easton & Foster Franklin Martin

 

1872 ..........

Petition for Proving Will


From the Will of James Hunter

Last Will and Testament of James Hunter

From the Will of James Hunter
"First I give and bequeath to my oldest son John Hunter the sum of one hundred dollars"
From the Will of James Hunter


"I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane the sum of one hundred dollars"
From the Will of James Hunter

 

1873 ..........

James Hunter

 

Obituary

On the 29th November at Union Grove, Wisconsin, US America, Mr. James Hunter, aged 76 years, formerly of Racks, Torthorwald. Friends at a distance will please accept this intimation.

Dumfries and Galloway Standard, January 1, 1873

 

 
Map of Raymond Township, 1873, showing land owned by William and James Hunter
Map of Raymond Township, 1873, showing land owned by William, James and James Hunter
Courtesy University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
See original document
 

The Hunter Family in Racine County, Wisconsin, USA

 

1874 ..........

Thomas Easton & Jane Wilson

Thomas Easton (son of Thomas Easton and Jane Hunter) married Jane "Mary" Wilson (daughter of William Wilson and Mary Wright) on Nov 27, 1874, in Collin, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire. They had at least four children: William (born about 1875) and Thomas (born about 1879) both born in Collin; and Maggie (born about 1882); and Mary (born about 1885), both born in Dumfries.

William Easton & Mary Agnes Rice

 

1875 ..........

Peter Easton & Grace Brown

Peter Easton (son of Jane Hunter and Thomas Easton) married Grace Brwn (daughter of James Brown and Margaret Kelly) in Dalmellington, Ayrshire on Jan 1, 1875.

 

1881 ..........

1881 Scotland Census - Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire
Jane Hunter

Name: Jane Easton
Age: 56
Estimated birth year: abt 1825
Relationship: Wife
Gender: Female
Where born: Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 850
Registration district: Torthorwald
Civil Parish: Torthorwald
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Racks
Occupation: Shepherd'S Wife
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 23
LINE: 15
Roll: cssct1881_327
Household Members:
Name Age
Jane Easton 56
William Easton 15
Jessie J McCall 4

Source Citation Parish: Torthorwald; ED: 4; Page: 6; Line: 15; Roll: cssct1881_327 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Jessie Jane McCall ("illegitimate" daughter of Eliza McCall) was born on May 1, 1876, in Penpont Village

1881 Scotland Census - Blythswood, Glasgow
Robert Easton & Mary Clark with Robert's brother Adam and sister Margaret "Maggie" Easton

Name Robert Easton
Age 28
Estimated Birth Year abt 1853
Relationship Head
Spouse's Name Mary Easton
Gender Male
Where born Forthald, Dumfrieshire
Registration Number 644/7
Registration district Blythswood
Civil parish Glasgow Barony
County Lanarkshire
Occupation Carter
ED 64
Household schedule number 109
Line 17
Roll cssct1881_231
Household Members
Name Age
Robert Easton 28
Mary Easton 26
Thomas Easton 9
Catherine Easton 2
Isabella Easton 5 Months
Eliza Easton 8
Mary Jane Easton 6
Maggie Easton 4
Adam Easton 21
Margaret Easton 18
Wm Baxter 28
Robert McDonald 30
Joseph Moran 20
James Sinclair 40

Source Citation Parish: Glasgow Barony; ED: 64; Page: 15; Line: 25; Roll: cssct1881_231 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1882 ..........

Maggie Jane Hutchinson Easton & David Cranston

Margaret Jane Hutchinson Easton (daughter of Thomas Easton and Jane Hunter) married David Cranston (son of Charles Cranston and Margaret Graham) on May 2, 1882, in Racks, Dumfriesshire. They had at least eight children: Charles (born Feb 11, 1883, in Terregles, Kircudbrightshire, died Nov 4, 1958, in Carlisle, England); and Jane Hunter (born Nov 30, 1884); Maggie (born July 23, 1886); and Thomas (born July 5, 1888, died Jan 9, 1898), born in Torthorwald; and William Gordon (Sept 4, 1891 -1892); Robert (born Oct 19, 1893, died Aug 15, 1920, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada); David (born Oct 29, 1895); James (March 1, 1907 -1907) in Annan.

Charles Cranston & Isabella Stephenson | Jane Hunter Cranston & John Lauder

Family Group Sheet for Maggie Hutchinson and David Cranston

 

Quebec, Canada

Robert Easton and Mary Clark and children arrived into Quebec, Quebec, Canada aboard the Dominion on June 7, 1882.


S.S. Dominion


Robert Easton (29), Mary (27), Thomas (10), Eliza (8), Mary Jane (7), Maggie (4) and Catherine (3)
See original document

Robert Easton and Mary Clark had three more children together (Isabella born May 10, 1883, in Frontenac, Ontario; Anne Hunter born Feb 26, 1885, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died Dec 4, 1965, in Milwaukee; and Helen "Nellie" born April 12, 1889, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died Oct 15, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois) before Mary Clark died (June 8, 1892). Elizabeth and Isabella were living in Racine, Wisconsin in the 1900 US Census. In the 1910 US Census Robert Easton was living in Chicago with Clarinda Elizabeth Keyes (his second wife). Robert Easton (son of Jane Hunter and Thomas Easton) died on Sept 17, 1913, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

 

1891 ..........

1891 Scotland Census - Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire
Jane Hunter & Thomas Easton

Name: Jane Easton
Age: 67
Estimated birth year: abt 1824
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : Thomas Easton
Gender: Female
Where born: Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 850
Registration district: Torthorwald
Civil Parish: Torthorwald
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Racks
Occupation: Railway Labourer Wife
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 4
LINE: 16
Roll: CSSCT1891_398
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Easton 66
Jane Easton 67
William Easton 25
Jessie J Easton 15

Source Citation Parish: Torthorwald; ED: 4; Page: 1; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1891_398 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Jessie J. Easton was Jessie J. McCall in the 1881 Scotland Census

Map showing Collin and Racks, Torthorwald
Map showing Collin and Racks, Torthorwald

1891 Scotland Census - Glasgow Govan, Lanarkshire
James Easton & Mary Roddick

Name: James Easton
Age: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1851
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Easton
Gender: Male
Where born: Dumfriess, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 644/12
Registration district: Gorbals
Civil Parish: Glasgow Govan
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 140 Hospital St
Occupation: Lorryman
ED: 43
Household schedule number: 89
LINE: 2
Roll: CSSCT1891_291
Household Members:
Name Age
James Easton 40
Mary Easton 40
James Easton 13
Mary J Easton 7
Maggie Easton 4
Mary MacRae 30
Robert Stewart 21
Peter Wilson 19
David Irvine 17

Source Citation Parish: Glasgow Govan; ED: 43; Page: 15; Line: 2; Roll: CSSCT1891_291 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1891 Scotland Census - Dumfries, Dumfriesshire
Thomas Easton & Mary Wilson

Name: Thomas Easton
Age: 37
Estimated birth year: abt 1854
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Easton
Mother's name: Mary Wilson
Gender: Male
Where born: Racks, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 821
Registration district: Dumfries
Civil Parish: Dumfries
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Oakbank Cottage
Occupation: Agricultural Labourer
ED: 20
Household schedule number: 132
LINE: 10
Roll: CSSCT1891_393
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Easton 37
Mary Easton 43
William Easton 16
Thomas Easton 12
Maggie J Easton 9
Mary Easton 6
Mary Wilson 63
Georgina Geddes 1

Source Citation Parish: Dumfries; ED: 20; Page: 27; Line: 10; Roll: CSSCT1891_393 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1891 Scotland Census - Annan, Dumfriesshire
Maggie Easton & David Cranston

Name: Maggie Cranston
Age: 27
Estimated birth year: abt 1864
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : David Cranston
Gender: Female
Where born: Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 812
Registration district: Annan
Civil Parish: Annan
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Croftheads Cottages
Occupation: Railway Surfaceman Wife
ED: 10
Household schedule number: 35
LINE: 9
Roll: CSSCT1891_390
Household Members:
Name Age
David Cranston 28
Maggie Cranston 27
Charles Cranston 8
Jane H Cranston 6
Maggie Cranston 4
Thos Cranston 2

Source Citation Parish: Annan; ED: 10; Page: 10; Line: 9; Roll: CSSCT1891_390 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Map showing Croftheads Cottages c 1891
Map showing Croftheads Cottages c 1891

 

1892 ..........

Elizabeth Easton & John Trotter

Elizabeth Easton (daughter of Robert Easton and Mary Clark) married John Trotter in about 1892. They had three children: Herbert (born about 1894); Dorothy (born about 1896); and John (born about 1898).

 

Mary Jane Easton & Albert William Gill

Mary Jane Easton (daughter of Robert Easton and Mary Clark) married Albert William Gill on May 24, 1892, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They had at least four children: Beatrice M. (born April 3, 1893, in Milwaukee, died July 18, 1984, in Milwaukee); William Albert (born Oct 15, 1894, in Milwaukee, died Nov 14, 1961, in Milwaukee); Hazel Louise (born April 21, 1898, in Milwaukee, died Oct 8, 1995, in Milwaukee); and Robert Steffen (born Sept 2, 1917, in Milwaukee, died Aug 28, 1981, in Milwaukee).

Beatrice Gill & Walter Frank Kemp | William Albert Gill & Edna Behling
Hazel Louise Gill & Frank Lawrence Jenske | Robert Steffen Gill & Harriet Ann Krythe

 

Mary Clark

Mary Clark (wife of Robert Easton) died on June 8, 1892, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

1893 ..........

Thomas Easton & Theresa Kemp

Thomas Easton (son of Robert Easton and Mary Clark) married Theresa Kemp(f) on Feb 2, 1893, in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. They had at least four children: William John (born Dec 15, 1893 in Milwaukee, died Aug 4, 1977, in Porter, Michigan); Ethel Henrietta (born June 7, 1896, in Chicago, died Oct 10, 1976, in Algoma, Wisconsin); Jeanette (born June 29, 1901, in Chicago, died Feb 21, 1986, in Chicago); and Lucille (born June 20, 1904, in Illinois, died Nov 11, 1989, in Chicago).

William John Easton & Marguerite Miller | Ethel Henrietta Easton & Henry Mickelson | Lucille Easton & Edgar J. Rauch

 

Margaret "Maggie" Easton & George Frederick Piercy

Margaret "Maggie" Easton (daughter of Robert Easton and Mary Clark) married George Frederick Piercy on Sept 18, 1893, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They had at least four children: George Frederick, Jr. (born April 13, 1891, in Milwaukee, died March 4, 1960 in Oak Forest, Illinois); Howard William (born Oct 29, 1895, in Milwaukee, died Jan 1961 in Gibsonton, Florida); Ralph James (born Dec 23, 1897); and Florence (born July 10, 1908, in Milwaukee, died Dec 30, 1929, in Milwaukee).

 
George Frederick Piercy, Jr. & Gertrude Amanda Kreider | Howard William Piercy & Ethel Schuwin | Ralph James Piercy & Clara Piercy (?)

 

1900 ..........

1900 United States Federal Census - Ahnapee, Kewaunee, Wisconsin
William John & Ethel Henrietta Easton (children of Thomas Easton & Theresa Kemp) in the home of their grandparents

Name: William Easten
[William Easton
Age: 6
Birth Date: Dec 1893
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1900: Ahnapee, Kewaunee, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Grand Son
[Grandson] 
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Household Members:
Name Age
William Kempf 61
Henrietta Kempf 55
Albert Kempf 19
Henry Kempf 16
Agusta Kempf 14
Otto Kempf 12
William Easten 6
Ethel Easten 3

Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Ahnapee, Kewaunee, Wisconsin; Roll: 1794; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0053; FHL microfilm: 1241794 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. Description This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.

1900 United States Federal Census - Racine Wisconsin
Elizabeth Easton & John Trotter

Name: Elizabeth Trotter
Age: 26
Birth Date: Feb 1874
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1900: Racine Ward 6, Racine, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1882
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John Trotter
Marriage Year: 1892
Years Married: 8
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother: number of living children: 3
Mother: How many children: 3
Household Members:
Name Age
John Trotter 31
Elizabeth Trotter 26
Herbert Trotter 6
Douty Trotter 4
John Trotter 2
Bella Easton 17

Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Racine Ward 6, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: 1814; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0043; FHL microfilm: 1241814 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. Description This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.

Bella is Isabela Easton (daughter of Robert Easton and Mary Clark) born in Frontenac, Ontario in 1883.

1900 United States Federal Census - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mary Jane Easton & Albert Gill

Name: Mary J Gill
Age: 26
Birth Date: Sep 1873
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1900: Milwaukee Ward 6, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1884
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Albert Gill
Marriage Year: 1892
Years Married: 8
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother: number of living children: 3
Mother: How many children: 3
Household Members:
Name Age
Albert Gill 32
Mary J Gill 26
Beatrice Gill 7
William Gill 5
Hazel Gill 2
Neelie Easton 11

Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Milwaukee Ward 6, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: 1801; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0043; FHL microfilm: 1241801 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. Description This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.

"Nellie" Easton is Mary Jane's sister Helen

1900 United States Federal Census - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Margaret Easton & George Frederick Piercy

Name: Margaret Pierc*
[Margaret Pierce] 
Age: 23
Birth Date: Feb 1877
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1900: Milwaukee Ward 12, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1883
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Geo F Pierc*
Marriage Year: 1894
Years Married: 6
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother: number of living children: 3
Mother: How many children: 3
Household Members:
Name Age
Geo F Pierc* 30
Margaret Pierc* 23
George F Pierc* 6
Howard Pierc* 4
Ralph Pierc* 2

Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Milwaukee Ward 12, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: 1803; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0099; FHL microfilm: 1241803 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. Description This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.

 

1901 ..........

1901 Scotland Census - Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire
Jane Hunter & Thomas Easton

Name: Jane Easton
Age: 77
Estimated birth year: abt 1824
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : Thomas Easton
Gender: Female
Where born: Ruthwell, dumfrieshsire
Registration Number: 850
Registration district: Torthorwald
Civil Parish: Torthorwald
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Hollandbush
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 18
LINE: 23
Roll: CSSCT1901_435
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Easton 73
Jane Easton 77
Jessie Easton 24

Source Citation Parish: Torthorwald; ED: 4; Page: 3; Line: 23; Roll: CSSCT1901_435 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1901 Scotland Census - Annan, Dumfriesshire
Maggie Easton & David Cranston

Name: Maggie Cranston
Age: 37
Estimated birth year: abt 1864
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : David Cranston
Gender: Female
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Thorthorwald
Registration Number: 812
Registration district: Annan
Civil Parish: Annan
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Croftheads Cottage
ED: 10
Household schedule number: 53
LINE: 19
Roll: CSSCT1901_427
Household Members:
Name Age
David Cranston 38
Maggie Cranston 37
Robert Cranston 7
David Cranston 5

Source Citation Parish: Annan; ED: 10; Page: 13; Line: 19; Roll: CSSCT1901_427 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1901 Scotland Census - Glasgow
Mary Riddick (wife of James Easton) and family

Name: Mary Easton
Age: 49
Estimated birth year: abt 1852
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Dumfries, dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 644/12
Registration district: Gorbals
Civil Parish: Glasgow Govan
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 140 Hospital St
ED: 42
Household schedule number: 83
LINE: 23
Roll: CSSCT1901_315
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary Easton 49
James Easton 23
Elizabeth Easton 26
Mary Jane Easton 17
Margaret Easton 14
Angus Easton 9
Annie Easton 9
Robt Mcclelland 23
Patrick Keavney 23

Source Citation Parish: Glasgow Govan; ED: 42; Page: 15; Line: 23; Roll: CSSCT1901_315 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 
Elizabeth Easton will marry Robert McClelland
 
 
James Hunter Easton
 
James Hunter Easton (son of Thomas Easton and Jane Hunter) died on Nov 3, 1901, in Glasgow at the age of 50. James Easton, son, was the informant.

 

1901 Scotland Census - Dumfries, Dumfriesshire
Thomas Easton & Jane "Mary" Wilson
 

Name: Thomas Easton
Age: 47
Estimated birth year: abt 1854
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Easton
Mother's name: Mary Wilson
Gender: Male
Where born: Torthorwald, dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 821
Registration district: Dumfries
Civil Parish: Dumfries
Town: Dumfries
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Isle Of Man Road Oak Bank
Occupation: Masons Labourer
ED: 19
Household schedule number: 67
LINE: 12
Roll: CSSCT1901_430
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Easton 47
Mary Easton 53
Mary Wilson 73

Source Citation Parish: Dumfries; ED: 19; Page: 13; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1901_430 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb

 

 

1902 ..........

 

Elizabeth Easton (daughter of James Easton and Mary Riddick) married Robert McClelland (son of Robert McClelland and Annie Sharpe) on April 11, 1902, in Gorbals, Glasgow.

 

1903 ..........

Jane Hunter

Jane Hunter (daughter of James Hunter and Jean Hastie) died on March 29, 1903, in Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire at the age of 80. Her son Thomas was the informant and it seems he misidentified Jane's mother as "Margaret". Jane's parents were James Hunter and Jean Hastie and her husband was Thomas Easton.

 

1904 ..........

Robert Easton & Clarinda Elizabeth Keyes

Robert Easton (son of Thomas Easton and Jane Hunter) married Clarinda Elizabeth Keyes in May, 1904, in Chicago, Illinois.  They had at least one child: Clarinda Esther (born Nov 27, 1905, in Illinois). - lace8282 Family Tree on Ancestry.com

Clarinda Esther Easton & Louis Herman Luehring

 

1905 ..........

1905 Wisconsin State Census - Kewaunee, Wisconsin
Theresa Kemp (wife of Thomas Easton) with children

Name: Theresa Easton 
Census Date: 1 Jun 1905
Residence County: Kewaunee
Residence State: Wisconsin
Locality: Ahnapee
Birth Location: United States
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Female
Estimated birth year: abt 1877
Race: White
Relation: Mother
Father's name: Christian Ebert
LINE: 2
Roll: CSUSAWI1905_15
Household Members:
Name Age
Theresa Easton 28
Wm Easton 11
Jeanette Easton 4
Lucille Easton 1
Henry Kassow 37
John Kassow 49
Christian Ebert 44

Source Information Ancestry.com.. Wisconsin, State Censuses, 1895 and 1905 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Census, 1895 Microfilm, 10 reels. Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Census, 1905. Microfilm, 44 reels. Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin. Description This database contains an index to the 1895 and 1905 Wisconsin state censuses. Both censuses cover all counties that existed at the time. Information listed includes: name of individual, and place of enumeration. The 1905 census also includes relationship to head of household, race, gender, age, marital status, and birthplace.

 

1908 ..........

Thomas Easton

Thomas Easton (widower of Jane Hunter) died on May 6, 1908, in Annan, at the age of 81.  D. Cranston, son-in-law, was the informant.

 

1909 ..........

Mary Jane Easton & George Peacock

Mary Jane Easton (daughter of James Easton and Mary Riddick) married George Peacock (son of David Peacock and Pamela Kirk) on Jan 29, 1909, in Gorbals, Glasgow.

 

1910 ..........

1910 United States Federal Census - Chicago, Illinois
Robert Easton & Clarinda Elizabeth Keyes

Name: Robert H Easton
[Robert Easton] 
[Robert H Caston] 
Age in 1910: 56
Birth Year: abt 1854
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 31, Cook, Illinois
Street: 61st St
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1884
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Clarinda Easton
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Native Tongue: English
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Farm or House: House
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 6
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert H Easton 56
Clarinda Easton 46
[40] 
Clarinda Easton 4
Mary Smith 36
[26] 
Jane Smith 2

Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Chicago Ward 31, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T624_276; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 1324; FHL microfilm: 1374289 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Description This database is an index to the head of households enumerated in the 1910 United States Federal Census, the Thirteenth Census of the United States. In addition, each indexed name is linked to actual images of the 1910 Federal Census. The information recorded in the census includes: name, relationship to head of family, age at last birthday, sex, color or race, whether single, married, widowed, or divorced, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, and more

1910 United States Federal Census - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mary Jane Easton & Albert Gill

Name: Mary J Gill
Age in 1910: 35
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1910: Milwaukee Ward 6, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Street: Second St
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1882
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Albert Gill
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Native Tongue: English
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 17
Number of Children Born: 3
Number of Children Living: 3
Household Members:
Name Age
Albert Gill 42
Mary J Gill 35
Beatrice M Gill 17
William A Gill 15
Hagel L Gill 11

Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Milwaukee Ward 6, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1722; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0055; FHL microfilm: 1375735 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Description This database is an index to the head of households enumerated in the 1910 United States Federal Census, the Thirteenth Census of the United States. In addition, each indexed name is linked to actual images of the 1910 Federal Census. The information recorded in the census includes: name, relationship to head of family, age at last birthday, sex, color or race, whether single, married, widowed, or divorced, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, and more.

"Hagel" is Hazel

1910 United States Federal Census - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Margaret Easton & George Piercy

Name: Margrete Piercy
Age in 1910: 34
Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1910: Milwaukee Ward 12, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Street: So Bay St
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1884
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: George F Piercy
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Native Tongue: English
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 17
Number of Children Born: 4
Number of Children Living: 4
Household Members:
Name Age
George F Piercy 43
Margrete Piercy 34
George F Piercy Jr. 16
Howard Piercy 14
Ralph Piercy 12
Florence Piercy 1
[1 9/12] 

Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Milwaukee Ward 12, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1725; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0123; FHL microfilm: 1375738 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Description This database is an index to the head of households enumerated in the 1910 United States Federal Census, the Thirteenth Census of the United States. In addition, each indexed name is linked to actual images of the 1910 Federal Census. The information recorded in the census includes: name, relationship to head of family, age at last birthday, sex, color or race, whether single, married, widowed, or divorced, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, and more.

 

 

1911 ..........

1911 Scotland Census - Annan, Dumfriesshire
Maggie Easton & David Cranston


David Cranston (48) and Maggie (47)
See original document

 

1913 ..........

Robert Easton

Robert Easton (son of Jane Hunter and Thomas Easton) died on Sept 17, 1913, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at the age of 59 and is buried in the Mount Auburn Memorial Park Cemetery, Cook County, Illinois. - Cook County, Illinois, Deaths Index, 1878-1922,  Ancestry.com

 

1914 ..........

First World War
1914 - 1918

William John Easton (son of Thomas Easton and Theresa Kemp) registered for the draft.

William John Easton (son of Thomas Easton and Theresa Kemp) registered for the draft.

 

1920 ..........

1920 United States Federal Census - Memphis, Tennessee
Thomas Easton & Theresa Kemp

Name: Thomas Easton
Age: 48
Birth Year: abt 1872
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1920: Memphis Ward 17, Shelby, Tennessee
Street: North Tucker Street
House Number: 18
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1883
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Tressie Easton
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Native Tongue: English
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Stenotypier
Industry: General work
Employment Field: Wage or Salary
Home Owned or Rented: Own
Home Free or Mortgaged: Mortgaged
Naturalization Status: N.
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Easton 48
Tressie Easton 43
William Easton 26
Jeanette Easton 18
Lucell Easton 15

Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Memphis Ward 17, Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1764; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 165; Image: 532 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City). Description This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parents’ birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.

1920 United States Federal Census - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Elizabeth Easton & John Trotter

Name: Elizabeth Trotter
Age: 46
Birth Year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1920: Milwaukee Ward 22, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Street: 38 Street
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1879
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John A Trotter
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Native Tongue: Scotch
Able to Speak English: Yes
Naturalization Status: Papers Submitted
Household Members:
Name Age
John A Trotter 51
Elizabeth Trotter 46
Dorothy Trotter 24

Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Milwaukee Ward 22, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2005; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 269; Image: 899 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City). Description This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parents’ birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.

1920 United States Federal Census - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mary Jane Easton & Albert Gill

Name: Mary Jane Gill
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1920: Milwaukee Ward 6, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Street: 2nd Street
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1893
[1883] 
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Albert Gill
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Able to Speak English: Yes
Naturalization Status: Alien
Household Members:
Name Age
Albert Gill 51
Mary Jane Gill 45
Wm Albert Gill 25
Robert Steffen Gill 2
[2 3/12] 

Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Milwaukee Ward 6, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1999; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 81; Image: 449 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City). Description This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parents’ birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.

Bob (dark shirt in between two little ones) with mother Mary Jane Easton Gill (b. 7 Sept 1874 Collin, Torthorwald, Scotland d. 18 July 1943 Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) right behind him in the white dress. The person to the left (looking at the picture) of Bobby is his older sister Hazel Louise Gill Jenske (b 21 April 1898 Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) with, I'm thinking, her little boy also named Bob (Robert Francis Jenske b. 11 July 1922 - died of polio in Hawaii during WW II). The person to the right with the curly haired little one is his older sister Beatrice Matilda Gill Kemp (b 3 April 1893 Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I don't know who the child is, nor anyone else in the picture. - from http://karenjeangill.blogspot.ca

1920 United States Federal Census - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Beatrice Gill & Walter Kemp with Beatrice's sister Hazel

Name: Beatrice Kemp
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1894
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1920: West Allis Ward 2, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Street: 63th Ave
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Walter Kemp
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Household Members:
Name Age
Walter Kemp 26
Beatrice Kemp 26
Hazel Gill 21

Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: West Allis Ward 2, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2006; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 328; Image: 1047 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City). Description This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parents’ birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.

1920 United States Federal Census - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Margaret Easton & George Piercy

Name: Margaret Piercy
Age: 42
Birth Year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1920: Milwaukee Ward 12, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Street: Kenesow
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: George P Piercy
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Native Tongue: English
Able to Speak English: Yes
Naturalization Status: Naturalized
Household Members:
Name Age
George P Piercy 49
Margaret Piercy 42
Howard Piercy 24
Ethel Piercy 20
Florence Piercy 11

Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Milwaukee Ward 12, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2002; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 153; Image: 356 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City). Description This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parents’ birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.

Ethel is a daughter-in-law

 

1921 ..........

U.S. Passport Application for Beatrice Kemp


See original document

 

1922 ..........

William Albert Gill & Edna Behling

William Albert Gill (son of Albert William Gill and Mary Jane Easton) married Edna C. Behling (daughter of Charles and Lizzie Bahling) on April 22, 1922.

 

Beatrice Gill and Walter Kemp arrived into New Orleans from Havana, Cuba, aboard the Heredia on May 17, 1922.

Heredia
Heredia

 

1930 ..........

1930 United States Federal Census - Memphis, Tennessee
Thomas Easton & Theresa Kemp

Name: Thomas Easton
Birth Year: abt 1872
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Scotland
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
Street address: N. Tucker
Ward of City: 17 Pt
Block: 753
House Number in Cities or Towns: 18
Dwelling Number: 16
Family Number: 19
Home Owned or Rented: Owned
Home Value: 4500
Radio Set: Yes
Lives on Farm: No
Age at First Marriage: 21
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Language Spoken: English
Immigration Year: 1886
Naturalization: Naturalized
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Typer
Industry: Newspaper
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker
Employment: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Easton 58
Theresa K Easton 53
Lucille H Easton 25
Clara L Easton 6

Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: 2275; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0224; Image: 138.0; FHL microfilm: 2342009 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Description The 1930 Census contains records for approximately 123 million Americans. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.

Clara Easton is a grandchild (daughter of William Easton and Marguerite Miller)

1930 United States Federal Census - Norway, Racine, Wisconsin
Elizabeth Easton & John Trotter

Name: Elizabeth Trotter
Birth Year: abt 1875
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Scotland
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Homemaker?: Yes
Home in 1930: Norway, Racine, Wisconsin
Street address: Road
Dwelling Number: 151
Family Number: 156
Age at First Marriage: 19
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Language Spoken: Scotch
Immigration Year: 1881
Naturalization: Naturalized
Able to Speak English: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
John A Trotter 61
Elizabeth Trotter 55

Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Norway, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: 2607; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 18.0; FHL microfilm: 2342341 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Description The 1930 Census contains records for approximately 123 million Americans. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.

1930 United States Federal Census - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Margaret Easton & George Piercy

Name: Margaret Piercy
Birth Year: abt 1878
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Scotland
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Homemaker?: Yes
Home in 1930: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Street address: 10th St.
Ward of City: Fourth
Block: 362
House Number in Cities or Towns: 179
Dwelling Number: 16
Family Number: 36
Age at First Marriage: 16
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Language Spoken: English
Naturalization: Naturalized
Able to Speak English: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
George F Piercy 61
Margaret Piercy 52
Betty Bauers 25

Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: 2586; Page: 28B; Enumeration District: 0044; Image: 486.0; FHL microfilm: 2342320 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Description The 1930 Census contains records for approximately 123 million Americans. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.

 
Betty Bauers is a niece

 

1936 ..........

Thomas Easton

Thomas Easton (son of Robert Easton and Mary Clark) died on Feb 22, 1936, in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 64 and is buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

Easton, Theresa K. 1876-1962, Thomas 1871-1936
Easton, Theresa K. 1876-1962, Thomas 1871-1936

 

George Frederick Piercy

George Frederick Piercy (husband of Margaret Easton) died on Sept 26, 1936, in Milwaukee at the age of 68 and is buried in the Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Father, George Piercy, 1868-1936
Father, George Piercy, 1868-1936

 

1940 ..........

1940 United States Federal Census - Chicago, Illinois
Theresa Kemp (wife of Thomas Easton) with daughter

Name: Teresa Kemp
Age: 63
Estimated birth year: abt 1877
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Home in 1940: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Street: West 66 Street
Inferred Residence in 1935: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 24B
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Jeannette Easton 38
Teresa Kemp 63

Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T627_956; Page: 24B; Enumeration District: 103-1153 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls. Description The 1940 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1940, with details about a household’s occupants that include birthplaces, occupations, education, citizenship, and income.

1940 United States Federal Census - Norway, Racine, Wisconsin
Elizabeth Easton & John Trotter

Name: Elizabeth Trotter
Age: 68
Estimated birth year: abt 1872
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Scotland
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home in 1940: Norway, Racine, Wisconsin
Inferred Residence in 1935: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence in 1935: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Citizenship: 4
Sheet Number: 14B
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Woman Marriages: No
Woman Age at First Marriage: 19
Number of Children Ever Born: 3
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 3rd grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: No
Native Language: English
Veteran: No
Usual Occupation: Housework
Usual Industry: Home
Usual Class of Worker: Unpaid family worker
Household Members:
Name Age
John A Trotter 71
Elizabeth Trotter 68

Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Norway, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4515; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 51-16 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls. Description The 1940 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1940, with details about a household’s occupants that include birthplaces, occupations, education, citizenship, and income.

1940 United States Federal Census - Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mary Jane Easton

Name: Mary Jane Gill
Age: 66
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Scotland
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Patient
Home in 1940: Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
House Number: 8844
Inferred Residence in 1935: Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Citizenship: Alien
Sheet Number: 56A
Institution: Milwaukee Chronic Insane Asylum
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 4th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 3

Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4503; Page: 56A; Enumeration District: 40-80 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls. Description The 1940 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1940, with details about a household’s occupants that include birthplaces, occupations, education, citizenship, and income.

 

1940 United States Federal Census - Chicago, Illinois
William Easton (son of Thomas Easton and Theresa Kemp) & Marguerite Miller

Name: William J Easton
Age: 46
Estimated birth year: abt 1894
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
House Number: 1237
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 1B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 22
Occupation: Mechanic
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 2700
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 2nd year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 3500
Income Other Sources: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
William J Easton 46
Margeurite Easton 32
Clara Easton 16
Robert Easton 2

Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T627_927; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 103-189 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls. Description The 1940 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1940, with details about a household’s occupants that include birthplaces, occupations, education, citizenship, and income.

 
1940 United States Federal Census - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Margaret Easton
 
Name: Margaret Pearcy
Respondent: Yes
Age: 63
Estimated birth year: abt 1877
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Scotland
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Street: West Kilbourne Avenue
House Number: 1317
Inferred Residence in 1935: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Citizenship: Naturalized
Sheet Number: 20B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 755
Occupation: Housewife
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 55
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 4th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Margaret Pearcy 63
Mildred E Lust 28

Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4544; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 72-71 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls. Description The 1940 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1940, with details about a household’s occupants that include birthplaces, occupations, education, citizenship, and income.

 
Mildred Lust is a lodger

 

1941 ..........

Second World War
1939 - 1945

Robert S. Gill

Enlisting at the age of approximately 24 on April 22, 1941, Robert S Gill was a private in the Air Corps branch of the Regular Army during World War II. At the time of enlistment, Robert S Gill was single, without dependents, stood 71 inches tall, weighed 168 pounds, and had an education level of 4 years of high school. Robert S Gill was born in 1917 in Wisconsin, and identified as white. - from MooseRoots.com

 

William John Easton registered for the World War II draft.
 
William John Easton registered for the World War II draft.

 

1943 ..........

Mary Jane Easton

Mary Jane Easton (daughter of Robert Easton and Mary Clark) died on July 18, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the age of 68. She is buried in the Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee.

Mother, Mary Jane Gill, 1875 - 1943
Mother, Mary Jane Gill, 1875 - 1943
Photo courtesy Nadeen Sobottka

 

1961 ..........

Margaret Easton

Margaret Easton (daughter of Robert Easton and Mary Clark) died on June 11, 1961, in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the age of 84. She is buried in the Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Mother, Margaret Piercy, 1877-1961
Mother, Margaret Piercy, 1877-1961

 

1981 ..........

Robert Steffen Gill

Robert Steffen Gill (son of Mary Jane Easton and Albert Gill) died on Aug 29, 1981, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Robert Steffen Gill born September 2, 1917 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died August 29, 1981 in West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Married Harriet Ann Krythe March 28, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri
Father of Tom, Barbara, Bob, Fred, Carolynn
Grandfather of Laura, Jacob, Jessica, David, Ben, Emily, Josie, Maria, John, Paul, Nick, Adam, Matt and Jared

Photos of Robert Steffen Gill's Youth

 

1984 ..........

Beatrice Gill

Beatrice Gill (daughter of Mary Jane Easton and Albert Gill) died on July 18, 1984, in Milwaukee at the age of 91 and is buried in the Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Kemp, Walter F. 1893-1946 & Beatrice Gill 1893-1984
Kemp, Walter F. 1893-1946 & Beatrice Gill 1893-1984

 

The Hunter Family in Racine County, Wisconsin, USA

 

John Hunter &

Catherine Brockie
Born: about 1819 Born: Born: Oct 7, 1824
Place: Caerlaverock Place: Burnside, Lochmaben
Married: March 12, 1847
Place: Lochmaben
Died: Aug 27, 1895 Died: May 23, 1899
Place: Bankend, Caerlaverock   Place: Place:  Bankend, Caerlaverock
Buried: ? Buried: ?

Mary Hunter & Walter Blackstock | Margaret Hunter & William Murray | Jean Hunter & James Cunningham | William Robert Hunter & Mary Bell

Catherine Brockie's parents were John Brockie (born 1791, in Applegarth) and Mary Green (born Aug 6, 1796, in Northholm, Applegarth).  See The Brockie Family.

John Hunter and Catherine Brockie were married March 12, 1847, in Lochmaben. They had six  children: Mary (born 1847 in Dunscore), Margaret (born 1850, in Holywood), Jean (born 1852 in Dunscore), William Robert (born Feb 3, 1855, in Dumfries), Robina Grace (born Aug 8, 1858, in Dumfries), and James (born May 13, 1863, in Dumfries).

Children Born Place Died Place
Mary 1847 (Census) Dunscore, Dumfriesshire 1931** South Shields, Durham, England
Margaret 1850 (Census) Holywood, Dumfriesshire Jan 1, 1875 Dumfries, Dumfriesshire
Jean 1852 (Census) Dunscore, Dumfriesshire July 7, 1929 New Kilpatrick, Dumbarton
WILLIAM ROBERT Feb 3, 1855 Dumfries, Dumfriesshire Jan 8, 1891 &
Corrected entry
Glasgow
Robina Grace Aug 8, 1858 Dumfries, Dumfriesshire aft 1861  
James May 13, 1863* Dumfries, Dumfriesshire June 13, 1863* Dumfries, Dumfriesshire

* Statutory Registers, Dumfries
** England & Wales Death Index

John's aunt and uncle (Mary Kerr and William Hunter) were also living in Dunscore at the time of John's marriage and the birth of Mary and Jean.

Dumfries market, c 1846
Dumfries market, c 1846

John Hunter in the Parish of Dunscore and Catherine Brockie in this Parish had the Banns of Marriage three times regularly proclaimed
"John Hunter in the Parish of Dunscore and Catherine Brockie in this Parish had the Banns of Marriage three times regularly proclaimed
before the Congregation, and no objections being offered they were married accordingly on 12th March 1847." - OPR Lochmaben, March 12, 1847
See original document

 

1847 ..........

Mary Hunter born in Dunscore, Dumfriesshire.

 

1850 ..........

Margaret Hunter born in Holywood, Dumfriesshire.

 

1851 ..........

1851 Census - Dumfriesshire - Holywood

Name: HUNTER , John
Address: Burnside(830)
Parish: Holywood
Relationship: head of household
Marital Status: married
Occupation: TAILOR
Age: 32
Born: born Caerlaverock Dms
Household No: 7/5
Name: HUNTER , Katherine (Catherine Brockie)
Address: Burnside(830)
Parish: Holywood
Relationship: wife of John Hunter
Marital Status: married
Occupation:
Age: 25
Born: born Lochmaben Dms
Household No: 7/5
Name: HUNTER , Mary
Address: Burnside(830)
Parish: Holywood
Relationship: daughter of John Hunter
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Age: 2
Born: born Dunscore Dms
Household No: 7/5
Name: HUNTER , Margret
Address: Burnside(830)
Parish: Holywood
Relationship: daughter of John Hunter
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Age: 7 months
Born: born Holywood Dms
Household No: 7/5
 
Map showing Dalswinton and Kerricks Gate, Kirkmahoe Parish, and Burnside, Holywood Parish c 1851
Map showing Dalswinton and Kerricks Gate, Kirkmahoe Parish, and Burnside, Holywood Parish c 1851
John and William's Uncle Adam is living nearby at Kerrick's Gate and their (possible) Aunts Margaret and Janet are living with their mother (Janet Wilson - not Aitchison) at Dalswinton.
 

 

1852 ..........

Jean Hunter born in Dunscore.

 

1855 ..........

WILLIAM ROBERT HUNTER born on February 3, 1855, in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire.

 

1858 ..........

Robina Grace Hunter born on August 8, 1858, in Dumfries.

 

1860 ..........

John Brockie died on July 16, 1860, at the Burnside Farm, Lochmaben. Mary Green died on August 14, 1862.

 

1861 ..........
1861 Census - Dumfries, Dumfriesshire
(Where's John?)
Name: Catherine Hunter
Age: 34
Estimated birth year: abt 1827
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 821
Registration district: Dumfries
Civil parish: Dumfries St Mary
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Gasstown Village
ED: 20
Household schedule number: 23
Line: 8
Roll: CSSCT1861_143
Household Members:
Name Age
Catherine Hunter 34
Mary Hunter 14
Margaret Hunter 12
Jean Hunter 9
William Hunter 6
Robina G Hunter 3

Source Citation: Parish: Dumfries St Mary; ED: 20; Page:  4; Line: 8; Roll  CSSCT1861_143; Year: 1861. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1863 ..........

James Hunter born on May 13, 1863, in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire and died on June 13.

 

1871 ..........
 
1871 Scotland Census - Dumfries, Dumfriesshire
John Hunter & Catherine Brockie
 
Name: John Hunter
Age: 52
Estimated birth year: abt 1819
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Catherine Brookie
Gender: Male
Where born: Canlaonock, Dumfries
Registration Number: 821/1
Registration district: Dumfries Burgh
Civil parish: Dumfries
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: 13 Loreburn Street
Occupation: Faiter
ED: 9
Household schedule number: 40
Line: 8
Roll: CSSCT1871_183
Household Members:
Name Age
John Hunter 52
Catherine Brookie Hunter 44
William Hunter 15

Source Citation: Parish: Dumfries; ED: 9; Page:  8; Line: 8; Roll  CSSCT1871_183; Year: 1871. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.  Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1871 Scotland Census - Dalton, Dumfriesshire
Jean Hunter

Name: Jane Hunter
Age: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relationship: Serv (Servant)
Gender: Female
Where born: Dunscore, dumfriessh
Registration number: 818
Registration District: Dalton
Civil Parish: Dalton
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Rammascales House
Occupation: House Maid Serv
ED: 1
Household Schedule Number: 9
Line: 22
Roll: CSSCT1871_182
Household Members:
Name Age
George Johnstone 47
Agness Johnstone 52
Jane Per Johnstone 23
Sarah I Pinkney 4
Hannah Pinkney 2
Jessie Cuthbertson 25
Jane Hunter 18

Source Citation: Parish: Dalton; ED: 1; Page: 2; Line: 22; Roll: CSSCT1871_182. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1872 ..........

Mary Hunter & Walter Blackstock

Mary Hunter married Walter Blackstock (born about 1851 in Moffat, Dumfriesshire) on Oct 11, 1872, in Dumfries. They had at least six children: John (born June 21, 1873); Maggie Robina (born about 1877); Annie (born about 1879); Jeannie (born about 1880); Walter James Hunter (born about 1882, died 1884); and Catherine (born about 1887).

John Hunter Blackstock & Alice Jefferson

 

1873 ..........

Margaret Hunter & William Murray

Margaret Hunter married William Murray (born about 1849) on Dec 5, 1873, in Dumfries. They had one child: William (born Dec 28, 1874 and died 1875). Margaret Hunter died on Jan 1, 1875. - Scotlands People

 

1878 ..........

William Robert Hunter & Mary Bell

William Robert Hunter and Mary Creighton Bell were married (against her father's wishes) on May 17, 1878 in Wamphray, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. William worked in the Wamphray railway station where Mary's father was stationmaster. They had seven children: Janet (Jenny Bell) Hunter (born July 5, 1878), John (born Aug 1, 1880), Maggie Robina (Ina) Hunter (born March 2, 1882), Agnes Effie Fortune Hunter (aka Ethel and Nana) (born May 18, 1884), Catherine Isabel (Kit) Hunter (born May 19, 1887), William Robert (born April 15, 1889), and Williamina Jane (Jean) Hunter (born May 4, 1891). The two boys both died in infancy.

William Robert Hunter & Mary Bell

 

1881 ..........

Jean Hunter & James Cunningham

Jean "Jeannie" Hunter married James Cunningham (son of John Cunningham and Mary Squire) at 40 Muir Street, Motherwell (home of William Robert Hunter and Mary Bell) on April 22, 1881. They had at least six children: James (1882-1882); James (1884-1886); Laura Catherine (born about 1886); Mary Squire (1887-1889); John (born 1890) and Wilhelmina (born about 1893).

Laura Catherine Cunningham & Robert Bennet

 

High Street, Dumfries c 1890

1881 Census - Dumfries, Dumfriesshire
John Hunter & Catherine Brockie
 
Name: John Hunter
Age: 62
Estimated birth year: abt 1819
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Catherine
Gender: Male
Where born: Carlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 821
Registration district: Dumfries
Civil parish: Dumfries
Town: Dumfries
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: 139 High Street
Occupation: Tailor
ED: 6
Household schedule number: 54
Line: 9
Roll: cssct1881_322
Household Members:
Name Age
John Hunter 62
Catherine Hunter 54
John McNaught 19
John Richardson 16

Source Citation: Parish: Dumfries; ED: 6; Page:  13; Line: 9; Roll  cssct1881_322; Year: 1881. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1881 Census - Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
Mary Hunter & Walter Blackstock and their family

Name: Mary Blackstock
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : Walter Blackstock
Gender: Female
Where born: Dunscore, Dumfrieshire
Registration number: 821
Registration district: Dumfries
Civil parish: Dumfries
Town: Dumfries
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: 24 Friars Vennel
Occupation: Market Gardiner Master Wife
ED: 5
Household schedule number: 18
Line: 5
Roll: cssct1881_322
Household Members:
Name Age
Walter Blackstock 32
Mary Blackstock 32
John Blackstock 7
Maggie Robenia Blackstock 4
Annie Blackstock 2
Jeannie Blackstock 1

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1881 Distribution of Surname Hunter

 

1891 ..........

Parish of Caerlaverock showing Bankend from Ordnance Survey Map 1903-1912
Parish of Caerlaverock showing Bankend from Ordnance Survey Map 1903-1912

1891 Scotland Census - Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
John Hunter & Catherine Brockie

Name: John Hunter
Age: 73
Estimated birth year: abt 1818
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Catherine
Gender: Male
Where born: Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 815
Registration district: Caerlaverock
Civil parish: Caerlaverock
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Bankend
Occupation: Tailor
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 16
Line: 8
Roll: CSSCT1891_391
Household Members:
Name Age
John Hunter 73
Catherine Hunter 65
Annie M Blackstock 11
Mary A Jessiman 5
Mary Rawline 51

Source Citation: Parish: Caerlaverock; ED: 3; Page:  4; Line: 8; Roll  CSSCT1891_391; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description:
The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Annie Blackstock is the daughter of Mary Hunter and Walter Blackstock.

1891 England Census - Ellengrove, Crosscanonby, Cumberland
Mary Hunter & Walter Blackstock and three of their children

Name: Mary Blackstock
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: Walter Blackstock
Gender: Female
Where born: Scotland
   
Civil parish: Crosscanonby
Ecclesiastical parish: Crosscanonby
Town: Ellengrove
County/Island: Cumberland
Country: England
   
   
Registration district: Cockermouth
Sub-registration district: Maryport
ED, institution, or vessel: 8
Piece: 4308
Folio: 111
Page Number: 6
Household Members:
Name Age
Walter Blackstock 40
Mary Blackstock 42
John Blackstock 17
Janenie Blackstock 11
Catherine Blackstock 4

Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 4308; Folio: 111; Page: 6; GSU roll: 6099418. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1891. Data imaged from The National Archives, London, England. 2,131 rolls. The National Archives gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU. Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1891 Census for England. The census contains detailed information on each individual who spent the night in each household including name, relationship to the head of the family, marital status, age at last birthday, gender, occupation, and birthplace. Additional information about the dwelling and property was collected. Each name in this index is linked to actual images of the 1891 England Census.

Walter is a "gardener" and John is a "carpenter's apprentice". Mary's brother William Robert Hunter was killed in a train accident in Glasgow on Jan 8, 1891. John Blackstock would later name one of his children "William Hunter Blackstock" after his uncle.

1891 Scotland Census - Shettleston, Barony, Lanarkshire
Jean Hunter & James Cunningham
 

Name: Jane Cunningham
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : Jas Cunningham
Gender: Female
Where born: Denscore, Dumfrieshire -
Registration number: 622/2
Registration District: Shettleston
Civil Parish: Barony
County: Lanarkshire
Address: East Lodge
ED: 11
Household Schedule Number: 14
Line: 8
Roll: CSSCT1891_222
Household Members:
Name Age
Jas Cunningham 38
Jane Cunningham 37
Laura Cunningham 5
John Cunningham 1

Source Citation: Parish: Barony; ED: 11; Page: 4; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1891_222. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1895 ..........

John Hunter

John Hunter (son of James Hunter and Jean Hastie) died in Bankend, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire on Aug 27, 1895 at the age of 76.

 

Obituary

On the 27th instant, of Crofts Cottages, Bankend, John Hunter, tailor and clothier, aged 76 years, much respected and deeply regretted.

Dumfries and Galloway Standard, August 28, 1895

 

1897 ..........

John Blackstock & Alice Jefferson

John Hunter Blackstock (son of Mary Hunter and Walter Blackstock) married Alice Jefferson in Sunderland, England, about 1897. They had at least three children: William Hunter (1899-1979); Dorothy Jane (born about 1901); and Gordon Moffat (born about 1909). - Glenda Waugh

Dorothy Jane Blackstock & Ernest Golledge

 

1899 ..........

Catherine Brockie

Catherine Brockie (daughter of John Brockie and Mary Green) died in Bankend, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire on May 23, 1899 at the age of 73. Her granddaughter Anne Blackstock was the informant on her death certificate.

 

Obituary

On the 23rd instant, at Bankend, Caerlaverock, Catherine Brockie, widow of the late John Hunter, tailor, in her 73rd year. Much respected and deeply regretted.

Dumfries and Galloway Standard,
May 24, 1899

 

1901 ..........

1901 England Census - Moor Lane, Whitburn, Durham
Mary Hunter & Walter Blackstock and their daughter Catherine

Name: Mary Blackstock
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: Walter Blackstock
Gender: Female
Where born: Scotland
   
Civil parish: Whitburn
Ecclesiastical parish: Whitburn
Town: Moor Lane
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
   
   
Registration district: South Shields
Sub-registration district: South Shields
ED, institution, or vessel: 86
Household schedule number: 12
Piece: 4738
Folio: 104
Page Number: 3
Household Members:
Name Age
Walter Blackstock 54
Mary Blackstock 54
Kate Blackstock 14

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives, 1901. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The National Archives gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU. Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1901 Census for England. The census contains detailed information on each individual including name, relationship to the head of the family, marital status, age at last birthday, gender, occupation, and birthplace. Additional information about the dwelling and property was collected. Each name in this index is linked to actual images of the 1901 England Census.

1901 England Census - Sunderland, St. Thomas, Durham
John Hunter Blackstock & Alice Jefferson and their family

Name: John H Blackstock
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1874
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Alice Blackstock
Gender: Male
Where born: Dumfries, Scotland
   
Civil parish: Sunderland
Ecclesiastical parish: St Thomas
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Registration district: Sunderland
Sub-registration district: North Bishopwearmouth
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Household schedule number: 48
Piece: 4705
Folio: 9
Page Number: 9
Household Members:
Name Age
John H Blackstock 27
Alice Blackstock 23
William H Blackstock 2
Dorothy J Blackstock 5 Mo
Jane Jefferson 49
Thomasina Jefferson 17

Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 4705; Folio: 9; Page: 9. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives, 1901. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The National Archives gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU. Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1901 Census for England. The census contains detailed information on each individual including name, relationship to the head of the family, marital status, age at last birthday, gender, occupation, and birthplace. Additional information about the dwelling and property was collected. Each name in this index is linked to actual images of the 1901 England Census.

 
John's occupation is "Ship Wright".
 
Tyne Dock Transport, South Shields c 1900
Tyne Dock Transport, South Shields c 1900
 
Tyne Dock, South Shields c 1900
Tyne Dock, South Shields c 1900
 
1891 Scotland Census - New Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire
Jean Hunter & James Cunningham
 
Name: Jane Cunningham
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : James Cunningham
Gender: Female
Where born: Dunscore, dumfriesshire
Registration number: 500
Registration District: New Kilpatrick
Civil Parish: New Kilpatrick
County: Dumbartonshire
Address: 1 Kirk Pl
ED: 2
Household Schedule Number: 72
Line: 3
Roll: CSSCT1901_171
Household Members:
Name Age
James Cunningham 47
Jane Cunningham 44
Laura Cunningham 15
John Cunningham 11
Mina Cunningham 8
Robert K Craig 30

Source Citation: Parish: New Kilpatrick; ED: 2; Page: 15; Line: 3; Roll: CSSCT1901_171. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Mina is Wilhelmina

 
 
1911 ..........

1911 Scotland Census - New Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire
Jean Hunter & James Cunningham


James Cunningham (57), Jane (56), John (21), Laura (25) and Wilhelmina (18)
See original document

In the 1911 England Census, Kate Blackstock is a servant in the Wood household, 11 Park Terrace, South Shields, Durham. - 1911Census.co.uk

1911 England Census - 32 West Wear Street, Sunderland, St. Thomas, Durham

Jane Jefferson (59), John Hunter Blackstock (37), Alice Blackstock (32), William Hunter Blackstock (12), Dorothy Jane Blackstock (10)
Jane Jefferson (59), John Hunter Blackstock (37), Alice Blackstock (32),
William Hunter Blackstock (12), Dorothy Jane Blackstock (10), Gordon Moffat Blackstock (2).
See original document

 
1913 ..........

Laura Cunningham & Robert Bennet

Laura Catherine Cunningham married Robert Bennet, draughtsman (son of Robert Bennet and Elizabeth Smith) on Aug 8, 1913, at the Lesser Public Hall, Bearsden, New Kilpatrick, Dumbarton.

 

 
1929 ..........

Jean Hunter

Jean Hunter (widow of James Cunningham and daughter of John Hunter and Catherine Brockie) died on July 7, 1929, in Whitehurst at the age of 77. Her daughter Laura Bennet was the informant.

 

Mary Hunter Blackstock died in South Shields, Durham, England in 1931, at the age of 84, and Walter Blackstock died there in 1933 at the age of 82. - England & Wales Death Index

Gordon Moffat Blackstock died in Sunderland, England, in 1940 and William Hunter Blackstock died in Sunderland, England, in 1948. - England & Wales Death Index

Dorothy Jane Blackstock & Ernest Golledge

Dorothy Jane Blackstock (1900-1976) married Ernest Golledge. They had at least on child: Dorothy Jane Golledge (1925-1985). - Spedders Family Tree on ancestry.com

 

William Robert Hunter &

Mary Creighton Bell
Born: February 3, 1855 Born: December 10, 1855
Place: Gastown, Dumfries, Scotland   Place: Graitney,  Scotland
Married: May 17, 1878
Place: Wamphray Station, Wamphray
Died: January 8, 1891 & Corrected entry Died: September 10, 1916
Place: Glasgow, Scotland Place:  72 Arklay St., Dundee, Scotland
Buried: ? Buried: ?

Janet Hunter & Jack Pennycook | Agnes Hunter & Robert Russell
Catherine Isabel Hunter & James Mitchell | Catherine Isabel Hunter & John Stewart
Jean Hunter & Jack Drury

Agnes, Mary Bell, Janet, Maggie and William Hunter
The Hunter Family c. 1884
(Agnes, Mary, Janet, William & Maggie)

Mary Creighton Bell's grandparents were Robert Jardine and Agnes Richardson and Andrew Bell & Margaret Angus.

Mary Creighton Bell and William Robert Hunter were married on May 17, 1878 in Wamphray, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. William Hunter and Mary Bell were married against her father's wishes. William at the time worked in the Wamphray railway station where Mary's father was stationmaster.

They had seven children: Janet (Jenny Bell) Hunter (born July 5, 1878), John (born Aug 1, 1880), Maggie Robina (Ina) Hunter (born March 2, 1882), Agnes Effie Fortune Hunter (aka Ethel and Nana) (born May 18, 1884), Catherine Isabel (Kit) Hunter (born May 19, 1887), William Robert (born April 15, 1889), and Williamina Jane (Jean) Hunter (born May 4, 1891). The two boys both died in infancy.

Children Born Place Died Place
Janet (Jenny Bell) July 5, 1878 Wamphray, Scotland June 10, 1921 Falkirk, Scotland
John Aug 1, 1880 Motherwell, Scotland May 10, 1881 Motherwell, Scotland
Maggie Robina (Ina) March 4, 1882 Edinburgh, Scotland June 11, 1964 Oakland, California
AGNES EFFIE FORTUNE (Ethel) May 18, 1884 Bishopton, Scotland Feb 7, 1976 Vancouver, BC
Catherine Isabel (Kit) May 19, 1887 Bishopton, Scotland March 17, 1971 Oakland, California
William Robert April 15, 1889 Bishopton, Scotland April 20, 1889 Bishopton, Scotland
Williamina Jane (Jean) May 4, 1891 Bishopton, Scotland July 27, 1976 Los Angeles, California

Wamphray Parish showing Newton-Wamphray on the rail line, 1885-1900
Wamphray Parish showing Newton-Wamphray on the rail line, 1885-1900

 

1878 ..........

Janet "Jenny" Hunter born July 5, 1878, in Wamphray.

 

1880 ..........

John Hunter born August 1, 1880, in Motherwell.

 

1881 ..........

1881 Scotland Census - Dalziel, Lanarkshire
(40 Muir Street, Motherwell)

Name: William R Hunter
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary C
Gender: Male
Where born: Gasstown, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 639
Registration district: Dalziel
Civil Parish: Dalziel
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 40 Muir Street
Occupation: Railway Reliefman
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 12
Line: 19
Roll: cssct1881_212
Household Members:
Name Age
William R Hunter 27
Mary C Hunter 26
Janet Hunter 3
John Hunter 8 Mo

Source Citation: Parish: Dalziel; ED: 4; Page:  3; Line: 19; Roll: cssct1881_212; Year: 1881.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881.

Baby John Hunter died on May 10, 1881.

Map of Dalziel c 1885 showing Motherwell
Map of Dalziel c 1885 showing Motherwell

Caledonian Railway
Caledonian Railway Locomotive

 

1882 ..........

Maggie Robina "Ina" Hunter born March 4, 1882, in Edinburgh.

 

1884 ..........

"NANA"

AGNES EFFIE FORTUNE "ETHEL" HUNTER born May 18, 1884, in Bishopton.

Bishopton and the Caledonian Railway lines c 1885
Bishopton, Erskineville and the Caledonian Railway lines c 1885

 

1887 ..........

Catherine Isabel "Kit" Hunter born May 19, 1887, in Bishopton.

 

1891 ..........

 

St. Enoch's Station, Glasgow, c 1890
St. Enoch's Station, Glasgow, c 1890

William Robert Hunter was the Station Master at Bishopton, Renfrewshire. He was killed in a train accident on Jan 7, 1891, leaving Mary to raise their five children.

"Mr. Hunter, who leaves a widow and five children to mourn his loss, joined the service of the Caledonian Railway in January, 1871 and has gone through the various grades from boy-porter to stationmaster. He was for some time in the Parcels Department, and subsequently a relief signalman, and in that capacity his duty was sometimes to act as guard, so that he was well acquainted with the road and all the signals. He was also a man full of courage. At the time of the riots at Motherwell on Monday, he was on the spot. When the signal-cabin at Clyde Bridge was smashed to atoms as the bridge, no one could be got to enter it for some time. Hunter volunteered to go, and worked the handles till the place was boarded up, in the face of a hail of whipstones. He was also the first to enter the Muir Street wrecked signal station after it had been  smashed by the rioters."

For more information on the train wreck see the transcripts from The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, January 8, 1891, Disastrous Collision on Caledonian Railway, Man Killed - Blocking of Buchanan Street Tunnel and the Glasgow Evening News, Thursday, January 8, 1891, The Railway Strike, Collision at Buchanan Street Station and the article from the Dumfries and Galloway Saturday Standard, January 10, 1891 (pdf).

The Railway Board Report of the time indicates:

"763. Collision between a Mineral Train and Goods Train at West end of Buchanan Street Tunnel, Glasgow, 7th January. It was reported that William Hunter, Station Master, Bishipton, who was acting as Conductor of the Mineral Train was fatally injured and it was reported to the General Manager to ascertain particulars as to circumstances of family left by deceased with a view to making some provision for them."

"74. Collision between a Mineral Train and Goods Train at West end of Buchanan Street Tunnel, Glasgow, 7th January. The General Manager reported particulars as to the circumstances of the family of the late Wm Hunter, Station Master, Bishipton, in obedience to Board request of 20th January. Grant sum of £52 per annum for 10 years and then to cease and authorize the General Manager to make the necessary arrangements."

In the 1891 Scotland Census (April 5-6), Mary Bell and her four children were living with her brother Andrew (who was Station Master at the Bishopton Railway Station, Erskine) and his family.

1891 Scotland Census - Erskine, Renfrewshire

Name: Andrew Bell
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Maggie
Gender: Male
Where born: Gretna, Dumfries
Registration Number: 563
Registration district: Erskine
Civil Parish: Erskine
County: Renfrewshire
Address: Station Ho
Occupation: Railway St Master
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 64(a)
Line: 15
Roll: CSSCT1891_178
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Bell 37
Maggie Bell 38
Maggie B Bell 17
Janet J Bell 10
John M Bell 8
Andrew Bell 6
Elizabeth Bell 3
Mary C Hunter 35
Janet Hunter 12
Maggie Hunter 9
Agnes Hunter 6
Catherine Hunder 3

Source Citation: Parish: Erskine; ED: 1; Page:  16; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1891_178; Year: 1891.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891.

 

1891 ..........

Mary Bell's fifth daughter, Williamina Jane "Jean" Hunter, was born on May 4, 1891. Sometime between 1891 and 1901 Mary Bell (Hunter) and her five children had moved from the Bishopton / Erskine area to Dundee.

 

1895 ..........

John Hunter died on August 27, 1895, and Catherine Brockie died on May 23, 1899, both at Bankend, Caerlaverock.

 

1897 ..........

John Bell (Mary's father) died Jan 20, 1897, in Wamphray.

 

1901 ..........

 1901 Scotland Census - St. Andrew, Dundee, Angus
Mary Bell Hunter and Family

Name: Mary Hunter
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Gretna, Dumfriesshire
Registration Number: 282/4
Registration district: St Andrew
Civil Parish: Dundee
County: Angus
Address: 4 C Kings Street
Occupation: Living On Own Means
ED: 15
Household schedule number: 169
Line: 19
Roll: CSSCT1901_100
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary Hunter 42
Janet Hunter 22
Maggie R Hunter 19
Agnes E Hunter 16
Catherine I Hunter 13
Williamina J Hunter 9

Source Citation: Parish: Dundee; ED: 15; Page:  30; Line: 19; Roll: CSSCT1901_100; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901.

Janet's occupation was "waitress", Maggie's occupation was "Cardboard Box Maker", Agnes' occupation was "Waitress Restaurant", Catherine's occupation was "Paper Ruler Printie Worker", and Williamina was a "scholar".

1901 Census Mary Bell Hunter
A James Mitchell (not this one) would later marry Catherine "Kit" Hunter
See original document

The King Street Neighbourhood, Dundee

North side of King St. looking east towards the factory (far right) c 1892
North side of King St. looking east towards the factory (Dens Works - far right) c 1892

Map of Dundee showing King Street (upper right) c 1901
Map of Dundee showing King Street (upper middle) c 1900

Royal Bank of Scotland, 3 Kings Street, Dundee, c 1900
Royal Bank of Scotland, 3 King Street, Dundee, c 1900

The Hunter's neighbourhood on King Street, Dundee, c 1901
The Hunter's neighbourhood on King Street, Dundee, c 1900
The Royal Bank of Scotland is on the far left

Cowgate Public School, Dundee, c 1900
Cowgate Public School, Dundee, c 1900
Photo by Alexander Wilson

 

1904 ..........

Janet Hunter & Robert Pennycook

Janet "Jenny" Hunter married Robert Pennycook (born about 1882) on September 28, 1904, in the St. Clement District, Dundee. They had at least one child: Robert John "Jack" Pennycook (born July 15, 1907, in Dundee). Janet "Jenny Bell" Hunter died on June 10, 1921 in Falkirk, Scotland, at the age of 43.

Robert John Pennycook & Doris Maud

 

1906 ..........

Janet Dinwoodie Jardine (Bell) (Mary's mother) died on Aug 26, 1906, in Wamphrey, Dumfriesshire, at the age of 88.

 

1908 ..........

Agnes (Ethel) Hunter, c 1908
Agnes (Ethel) Hunter, Dundee, Scotland, c 1908

Janet (Jean) and Agnes (Ethel) Hunter, c 1909
Williamina Jane (Jean) and Agnes (Ethel) Hunter, Dundee, Scotland, c 1909

 

1909 ..........

Agnes Hunter & Robert Russell

Robert (Bob) Russell married Agnes (Ethel) Effie Fortune Hunter on April 12, 1909, at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Dundee, Scotland. They had three children: Ronald (born November 27, 1910), Winifred (born April 7, 1913), and Violet Joyce (aka Joy / Bunty) (born August 8, 1922).

Agnes Effie Fortune Hunter & Robert Russell

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Dundee, c 1909
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Dundee, c 1909
Photograph by Alexander Wilson

 

1911 ..........

Maggie Robina "Ina" Hunter, c 1911
Maggie Robina "Ina" Hunter, c 1911

1911 Scotland Census - Perth

Robert Pennycook, Janet Hunter and Jack Pennycook
Robert Pennycook, Janet Hunter and Jack Pennycook
Robert was a "cinematograhy manager" at the Picture Palace
See
original document


John Pennycook (grocer) and family in the 1911 Scotland Census, 4 Wellington Street, Dundee
Robert John "Jack" Pennycook was enumerated twice
See original document

Mary Bell Hunter and her other daughters probably moved to England sometime in 1911 (or they may have just been visiting).

1911 Census - England and Wales - Lydenberg, Butterhill, Carshalton Parish

Mary Creighton Bell Hunter was living next door to her daughter Agnes
Mary Creighton Bell Hunter and three daughters were living next door to Agnes Russell outside of London, England
Mary was a "housekeeper" and the girls were "Chocolate Coverers" in a Confectionary.
See
original document

1911 Census - England and Wales - Milton, Kent, Sittingbourne Parish

John Drury (Jean's future husband) was living with his uncle in Kent, England
John Drury (Jean's future husband) was living with his uncle in Kent, England
Frederick Drury's occupation is listed as "Paper Maker"
John Drury and his brother William were "Lloyd's Mill Labourers"
Both John and William were born on Milton Road, Sittingbourne, Kent
See
original document | See also the 1901 Census

Paper manufacture started in Sittingbourne in 1708, when Peter Archer was recorded as a Paper Maker. Sittingbourne Mill existed from circa 1769, which by 1820 had grown and was owned by Edward Smith. The Daily Chronicle owner Edward Lloyd bought the site in 1863. Using pulped straw from the local farmers and esparto (imported from Algeria and Southern Spain) as a replacement for expensive cotton rag which was becoming more expensive; the output supplied newsprint his mills in Bow. To speed production, in 1904 Lloyd built a wharf on the tidal inlet at Milton Creek, and a horse-drawn tramway to carry materials to the mill. On what is now known as the Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway, in 1906 the first of three steam locomotives, Premier, came into service, all 0-4-2 Brazil type tank engines sourced from Kerr Stuart. In 1913 the railway was extended to the new dock built at Ridham. In 1912, Sittingbourne Paper Mill was the largest producer of newsprint in the world, with its 1,200 employees using 17 machines to make over 2000 tonnes per week, supplying the demands of Fleet Street. In 1924, Lloyd's son built a new factory at Kemsley, together with a model village for employees. He died in 1936, when the Lloyd group was taken over by Sir William Berry, who in 1936 formed the Bowater-Lloyd Group. After both plants were acquired by Metsa Serla in 1998, the decision was made to close the Sittingbourne Mill in October 2006, with the last reel produced on the 23rd January, 2007. - Wikipedia

 

1914 ..........

First World War
1914 - 1918

Robert "Bob" Pennycook, c 1914
Robert "Bob" Pennycook, c 1914
C.H. Knight & Co., 69 Wellington St., Woolwich, S.E., England

 

1915 ..........


Mary Bell (Hunter) and Grandchildren
Ron Russell, Mary Bell, Winifred Russell and Robert John (Jack) Pennycook
Jack was the son of Janet Hunter and Robert Pennycook
J. Jolly Studios, Carnoustie, Scotland, c 1915

 

Catherine Isabel Hunter & James A. Mitchell

Kathleen (Catherine) I. Hunter married James A. Mitchell in Elham, Kent, England, on Sept 22, 1915. Both of them were living in Folkestone at the time of their marriage. James Mitchell was with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was stationed at Ceasar's Camp near Folkestone. Kit was living at 16 St. John's St. Folkestone.

Ron & Winnie Russell c. 1915
Ron & Winnie Russell c. 1915
Valentine's Studios, Folkestone, England

 

Folkestone During the War
From Folkestone During the War

James Agnew Mitchell was born on Dec 27, 1887, in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, but was in the Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force at the time of their marriage. On his attestation papers dated Dec 30, 1914, Medicine Hat, Alberta, he states his occupation as machinist. He was a Private and "Railway Engineer" in the 3rd Canadian Mounted Rifles at the time of their marriage and indicated that his father was James Mitchell, Coal Merchant. He would eventually make it to the rank of Sergeant.

3rd Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles (3 CMR) was authorized on 5 November 1914 to mobilize at Medicine Hat and to draw its recruits from Calgary, Edmonton and Medicine Hat. The Regiment actually began recruiting in mid-December 1914 and had obtained the majority of its men by the end of January 1915, although the last two recruits were attested on 7 and 8 June respectively at Sewell Camp, Manitoba en route to the embarkation port of Montreal. The Regiment sailed for England on 12 June 1915 and arrived in England seven days later as part of 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles Brigade, along with 1 CMR recruited in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and 2 CMR from Vernon and Victoria, British Columbia. The Brigade went to France as infantry on 22 September 1915 but mounted rifles regiments had an establishment that amounted to about 60% of the strength of infantry battalions, and were therefore a poor fit in the tactical situation. Consequently, on 1 January 1916, 3 CMR was disbanded and its men apportioned to 1 and 2 CMR to increase the strengths of those regiments to that of infantry battalions. - from Alberta Family Histories Society

The 3rd Regiment received it's order to move at 9:30 AM on Sept 22 and left camp at 5:20 PM. James married Kit that day. The 3rd regiment shipped out of Folkstone at 6:40 PM for Boulogne, France. - from War Diaries of the First World War, 3rd Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, Sept 20-24, 1915

The 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (CMR) formed the main part of the 3rd Division, 8th Infantry Brigade.  The 3rd CMR was absorbed into the 1st and 2nd CMR and the 6th CMR was absorbed into the 4th and 5th CMR, so in essence to 1st to 6th CMR all became part of the 3rd Division 8th Infantry Brigade.  For further details on each of these units, please refer to the unit pages at the 8th Infantry Brigade. Chris Wight summarized for us that originally when recruited as mounted rifles, all units were known as "x" Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles. The name change, for all C.M.R. units came in December 1915 when these units were redesignated as infantry which necessitated their complement of men being increased to that of an infantry battalion. Accordingly, two C.M.R. Regiments were dissolved (3rd and 6th), the men being separated between units; in the case of the 5th C.M.R., they received men from the 6th C.M.R. (the 4th C.M.R. received the other half). - from Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group

James Mitchell would have fought with the 3rd Division, 8th Infantry Brigade at Mount Sorrell, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Amiens and Vicq.

The 8th Brigade had the unfortunate honour of taking the brunt of the German artillery attack at Mount Sorrel during the infamous battle of June 2nd 1916.  The trenches and garrisons of the 4th C.M.R. were annihilated, with 89 percent casualties.  Brig.-Gen. Williams was captured and the commander of the 3rd Division (General Mercer) was killed. The 8th Brigade saw significant action later in the year during the attack on Regina Trench in the Battle of the Somme, once again taking a terrible tool, nearly wiping out a company of the 4th C.M.R. - from Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group

 

1916 ..........

Mary Bell

Mary Bell (Hunter) died in Dundee, September 10, 1916, at the age of 60.


Dundee People's Journal - Saturday 16 September 1916

HUNTER -- At 72 Arklay Street, Dundee, on the 10th Sept. (while on holiday). Mary Creighton, aged 59, widow of William Hunter, stationmaster, Bishopton.-- Inserted by her sorrowing daughters.

 

Ron Russell, Agnes Ethel Hunter Russell (Nana) and Winnie Russell c 1916
Ron Russell, Agnes Ethel Hunter Russell (Nana) and Winnie Russell c 1916

Jack, Robert and Jenny Hunter Pennycook
Jack, Robert and Jenny Hunter Pennycook

 

1917 ..........

Folkestone During the War
From Folkestone During the War

Folkestone During the War
From Folkestone During the War

Folkestone During the War, Edited by J. C. Carlile, D.D.  (11 Mb pdf)

 

Jack Drury and Jean Hunter c 1918
Jack Drury and Jean Hunter c 1918

 

1918 ..........

Edinburgh Gazette, Aug 19, 1918
Edinburgh Gazette, Aug 19, 1918

The Royalty Kinema in Dundee was purchased by the Pennycooks sometime between 1919-1926
The Royalty Kinema in Dundee was purchased by the Pennycooks sometime between 1919-1926
Robert had been manager of the cinema before purchasing it
Robert's two youngest brothers Thomson and William operated the cinema
It was sold to JB Milne in 1965

 

1920 ..........

On Feb 18, 1920, Margaret Robina (Ina) Hunter filled out the form for entry into Canada through Halifax, Nova Scotia, with destination her brother-in-law James Mitchell at the Tacoma Hotel in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She and Kathleen I. (Kit) Mitchell arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, aboard the Royal George on May 14, 1920. They probably would have traveled on the Canadian Pacific Railway from there to Medicine Hat. - ancestry.com

R.M.S. Royal George c 1920
R.M.S. Royal George c 1920

R.M.S. Royal George c 1920
R.M.S. Royal George c 1920

Medicine Hat, Alberta c. 1920
Medicine Hat, Alberta c. 1920

Mitchell, James rancher h 504 1st St. Medicine Hat, Alberta
Mitchell, James rancher h 504 1st St. Medicine Hat, Alberta
This James Mitchell may have been a relative but wasn't James father
From Henderson's Medicine Hat and Redcliff directory, 1919
Courtesy University of Alberta

James Mitchell (General Delivery, Calgary) returned to England and then came back to Canada in Sept, 1920. From Medicine Hat, James Mitchell and Kit Hunter may have continued on together to Vancouver, B.C.

John "Jack" Harold Drury & Jean Hunter

John (Jack) Harold Drury and Williamina Jane (Jean) Hunter were probably married in Portsmouth, Southampton in early 1920 (from England and Wales, Marriage Index at Ancestry.com) and made their way to Powell River, British Columbia, where Jack worked in the pulp mill. Their son Roy Creighton Drury was born in Vancouver, B.C.  in 1921. Roy married Margaret Blanche McLachlan (from Vernon, B.C.) sometime during WW II. Roy was in training at the Vernon Camp when they met. They had three children: Don; and twins Barry and Wayne. Roy Drury died on Dec 25, 1995, and Peggy on Dec 24, 2009. - from Susan Drury

Roy Creighton Drury & Margaret Blanche McLachlan

 

1921 ..........

SS Albania
SS Albania

On Jan 1, 1921, John "Jack" Harold Drury arrived in Canada aboard the Albania "to work in factory with brother-in-law" and his destination was "Kathleen Hunter, sister-in-law, 1638 6th Avenue East, Grand View, Vancouver, B.C." and his intended occupation was "chocolate manufacturer". See original document

Jack must have returned home between January and March. On March 13, 1921, Jack and Jean arrived into Halifax, Nova Scotia aboard the Albania. See original document

1921 Canada Census - Vancouver, B. C.
Maggie Robina, Catherine & Jean Hunter and Jack Drury
(very poorly transcribed - the original is clear)
 

Name: Margaret Gunter
Gender: Female
Marital status: Single
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1891
Birth Place: Sweden
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father Birth Place: Scotland
Mother Birth Place: Sweden
Year of Immigration: 1920
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Province or Territory: British Columbia
District: Vancouver Centre
District Number: 22
Sub-District: Ward 1
Sub-District Number: 29
City, Town or Village: Vancouver
Street or Township: 1246 Bidwell St
Municipality: Ward 1
Occupation: Restaurant
Household Members:
Name Age
Margaret Gunter 30
Kathleen Gunter 26
Joane Drury 24
John Drury 24
Lucy Kennard 24

Source Citation: Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 7. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description: Find your Ancestors in the 1921 Canadian Census. Canada added 1,581,840 new residents between 1911 and 1921. The Prairie Provinces were the big gainers, with Alberta and Saskatchewan each growing by more than 50 percent

Margaret, Kathleen, Jean and John appear to have owned their own restaurant

 

Robert Pennycook and Jenny Hunter (back row) with Jack Pennycook
Robert Pennycook (back row) and Jenny Hunter(?) with Jack Pennycook (with dog)
Photo by Thomson Pennycook

 

Janet Hunter

Janet "Jenny Bell" Hunter died on June 10, 1921 in Falkirk, Scotland, at the age of 43.

 

1922 ..........

The Pennycook Circuit purchased the BB Cinerama (Tay Street, Dundee) in 1922
The Pennycook Circuit purchased the BB Cinerama (Tay Street, Dundee) in 1922
See more about the BB Cinerama

1923 ..........

Kathleen Isabel (Kit) Hunter entered the USA in Seattle (from Vancouver) in July, 1923.


See original document

 

1924 ..........

Jack Drury, Jean Hunter Drury and Roy Drury c 1924
Jack Drury, Jean Hunter Drury and Roy Drury c 1924

John H. Drury, Labourer, is listed in the Wrigley Henderson Amalgamted BC Directory living at 111 Maple Ave, Powell River.

 

1925 ..........

James Agnew Mitchell worked as the "3rd Engineer" aboard the Canadian Seigneur that sailed from Vancouver, B.C. arriving into San Francisco, California on May 10, 1925.

 

1927 ..........

James Mitchell married Mary Clare Woolsey (b. April 13, 1898, in Somerset, Manitoba) in Vancouver, B.C. on Oct 1, 1927. They are both listed in the 1940 British Columbia and Yukon Directory living at 81 Boundary, Vancouver. James Agnew Mitchell died in Vancouver, B.C. on March 23, 1957, and Clare died on June 14, 1986, in Comox, B.C. - Glenda Waugh

 

1928 ..........

Roy Drury & Joy Russell c. 1928
Roy Drury & Joy Russell c. 1928
Powell River, B.C.

 

1937 ..........

According to the Polk Oakland City Directories and the Oakland telephone books, Kit Hunter had an antique store located at 15 Grand Ave from 1937 to 1941. In 1937, her residence was listed as 605 29th St., Oakland, and in 1938 at 3652 Grand Ave., Oakland. From 1943-1950, her store was located at 2085 Broadway, Oakland, and her residence at 3931 Grand Ave., Oakland. In 1951, the store was at 2135 Broadway, Oakland. - Glenda Waugh

Editor's note: Joy Russell's address on her US Social Security card was 3931 Grand Ave., Oakland 10, Calif.

1954-5 (approximately): I remember visiting Kit at her house in Mountain View. I think the house was attached to an antique store. I remember the gravel driveway, the chain-link fence, and the smell of alyssum. I remember having milky, sugary, coffee with Nana and Kit.
1964 (approximately) I think Kit lived with Jean on Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles for a few years. I remember sending cards to her at that address.
1967 phone book: no listing for Kit.
1968-9 (approximately): I remember visiting Kit at her house on Claremont Ave, just west of Ashby in Berkeley.  The house was full of furniture and she asked if I would like to pick out a piece. Having nowhere to put furniture, I told her I would choose later.
1969 phone book: 201 E 12th Street, Apt 301, Oakland.
1971: I visited Kit at the 12th Street address.  I think Jean was living with her.
- Glenda Waugh

 

1938 ..........


Drury, J H r 840 Ocean View Ave, 3306
From the Powell River Telephone Directory, December, 1938

Winnie Russell and her husband Jock Waugh (married June 29, 1938) were living at 941 Ocean View Ave. They traveled to California on their honeymoon (along with Agnes Ethel Hunter Russell and Joy Russell and Jock's mother Christina Orr), and in all likelihood visited Kit in Oakland.

 

1939 ..........

Robert John "Jack" Pennycook and his wife arrived into New York City aboard the SS Mauretania from Southampton, England, on July 25, 1939, for a stay of 10 days.
 


Pennycook, Robert John, 31, Cinema Proprietor
From SS Mauretania passenger list
 
RMS Mauretania c 1939
RMS Mauretania c 1939
 

Jack Drury

Jack Drury died on Nov 6, 1939, in Vancouver, B.C. - from Susan Drury

Jack Drury Passes Away After Short Illness

Jack Drury Passes Away After Short Illness

Following an illness of several weeks, death claimed John Harold (Jack) Drury in Vancouver General Hospital last Monday afternoon, where he had been taken Sunday night from Powell River. Mr. Drury was a native of Sittingbourne, Kent, Eng., and was 43 years of age. He had lived in Powell River with his family since 1922. Four years overseas, from 1914 to 1918, membership in Loyal Order of Moose, the Ex-Servicemen's Association, and several other fraternities gained for him a well-thought-of-place in the community. A few years ago he was prominent in local soccer circles. Bereaved are his wife, one son, Roy, his parents and one brother in England, and a brother in Toronto. Funeral services were held at St. John's Union Church at 3:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, when pallbearers were chosen from the L.O.O.M. and the Ex-Service Men's Association. The Last Post was sounded at the grave side.

 

 
 
1942 ..........

Pennycook's Cinema Circuit

Pennycook's Cinema Circuit, Prprietors R. & R.J. Pennycook
Pennycook's Cinema Circuit, Proprietors R. & R.J. Pennycook
From The Kinematograph Year Book, 1942


Tonic Cinema (BTH), Battlefield Road, Kangside - Props R. & R.J. Pennycook
From The Kinematograph Year Book, 1942
See more  on the Tonic Cinema

See more in Glasgow Demolished Cinemas

Dundee

Royalty Kinema, Baffin Street. Prop., W. Pennycook
Royalty Kinema, Baffin Street. Prop., W. Pennycook
From The Kinematograph Year Book, 1942
See more on the Royalty Kinema

Cinerama, Tay Street, Prop., John Pennycook
Cinerama, Tay Street, Prop., John Pennycook
From The Kinematograph Year Book, 1942
See more about the
BB Cinerama

See more in Dundee Demolished Cinemas

See the Scottish Screen Archive for the Pennycook Family Film


Jack Pennycook, 19 Chesterfield Ave., Kelvinside, Glasgow
From Jock Waugh's "little black book".

 

1944 ..........

Jean Wilhelmina Drury, Jan 6, 1944, Blaine, Washington
Jean Wilhelmina Drury, Jan 6, 1944, Blaine, Washington
Sister Ethel Russell, 351 3rd St., Powell River, B.C.
Sister Mrs. John D. Stewart, 272 9th Ave., San Francisco, Cal.
See original document

John D. Stewart

Mrs. John D. Stewart would be Catherine "Kathleen" Hunter. In the 1940 US Federal Census there was a John D. Stewart (59) living at 270 9th Ave., San Francisco, with his brother Thomas (41). Both were born in Ireland. See original document

 

 

- Roy Drury -

Roy Drury

Drury, R. (Roy) – Private Canadian Army Overseas

- May/44, p.3 – (K-65599) B. Coy., Westminster Regt. CA CMF
- Jul/46, p10 - “From the beaches of Pachino to the Po valley, with interim stops at the Hitler and Gothic lines, at Cassino, at the Morro and a score of other natural obstacles, Powell River was always there…with the Westminsters (was)…Roy Drury.”

- from Powell River Museum - A Record of Service


K 65599 Pte. Drury, R.C. "B" Company, Westminster Regt.
Canadian Mediterranean Forces Overseas
From Jock Waugh's "little black book".

HMT Andes
HMT Andes

The Westminster Regiment: The unit was converted to a motor battalion and designated The Westminster Regiment (Motor) in early 1941. On May 27, 1941, the unit entrained at the CPR station in Vancouver for deployment to Camp Borden. At Borden the unit became part of the 1st Armoured Brigade, 1st Armoured Division. The regiment sailed from Halifax on HMT Andes for Great Britain on November 13, 1941, exactly 26 years from the day that the 47th Battalion CEF had sailed for Europe from the same port. The unit disembarked in Liverpool on November 24, 1941. On May 11, 1944, the attack on the Gustav Line and the Hitler Line commenced with the Westminsters and the 5th Armoured Division forming the exploitation force, hoping to break into the Liri Valley and the assault on Rome. The advance through the Liri valley included the Westminster's most famous action, the assault water crossing at the Melfa River. The Officer Commanding, "A" Company at the Battle of the Melfa River, Major Jack Mahony, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry and leadership under fire during that action fought in conjunction with the tanks of Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians). This action cemented a friendship between the two regiments that has endured since the Second World War. The entire division was relieved from the line on May 30, 1944, and carried out "rest and refit" duties near the villages of Baia and Latina. By August 1944 the Anzio Bridgehead force had broken out, Rome had fallen and the advance to the Po River commenced. The Westies joined the fight on August 6, 1944, at Montefalco in the advance to the next German defensive position, the Gothic Line which the regiment engaged starting on August 26. The unit was involved in the crossing of the Fogia River and the Conca River. The unit completed the action on September 5, 1944. - from Wikipedia

 

Roy Drury
Roy Drury

 

1945 ..........

San Francisco, Tuesday, Aug 7, 1945
San Francisco, Tuesday, Aug 7, 1945

Winifred Russell Waugh crossed the border from Canada into Detroit on Dec 4, 1945, with destination to the home of Uncle John Stewart (husband of Catherine Isabel Hunter) in San Francisco, California.

 

1947 ..........

Jack Drury, unidentified children & Jean (Hunter) Drury
Mr. Watson (?), unidentified children & Jean (Hunter) Drury
Douglas Bay near Powell River, B.C., Canada, c 1947

 

1951 ..........

Joy Russell, California c 1950
Joy Russell, California c 1950

Maggie Robina (Ina) Hunter, Agnes "Ethel" Russell (Hunter), Glenda Waugh & Catherine (Kit) Hunter
Maggie Robina (Ina) Hunter, Agnes Effie Fortune "Ethel" Russell (Hunter), Glenda Waugh & Catherine (Kit) Hunter
Oakland, California, 1951

 

1953 ..........


Donald Drury, Glenda & Jeff Waugh, Roy Drury (?) & Joy (Bunty) Russell, 
Douglas Bay, 1953

 

1958 ..........

 

Application for Social Security (or Replacement of Lost Card) for Katherine Isabel Hunter, April 8, 1958
Application for Social Security (or Replacement of Lost Card) for Katherine Isabel Hunter, April 8, 1958

 

1961 ..........

Robert John Pennycook (son of Janet Hunter and Robert Pennycook) died on July 13, 1961, in Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire at the age of 53.

 

1964 -1976


Agnes Ethel Hunter Russell
Mother's Day, 1964

Jean and Kit, c 1968
Jean and Kit, c 1968

Catherine "Kit" is said to have been married four times, although some family members did not believe she had ever been legally married. As long as I remember her, she was a widow with the last name of Stewart. Kit owned an antique store in Oakland, California at about Grand Avenue and Broadway. After retiring she moved to Mountain View and then back to Oakland. In about 1969 she lived on Claremont Avenue just below Ashby, then moved to an apartment on Lakeshore Drive in Oakland. I think Kit's last husband/boyfriend had been a man named Charles. - Glenda Waugh

Kit had no children.

Jean Hunter Drury Watson received her naturalization for US citizenship on Dec 22, 1967, indicating that she was "residing at 504 S. Bonnie Brae Ave., Room 307, Los Angeles, California".

Maggie Robina "Ina" Hunter died June 11, 1964, in Oakland, California, Catherine Isabel "Kit" Hunter died on March 17, 1971, in Oakland, California, Agnes Effie Fortune Hunter died on February 7, 1976, in Vancouver, B.C. and Williamina Jane "Jean" Hunter died on July 27, 1976, in Los Angeles, California.

 

1975 ..........

Robert Pennycook (widower of Janet Hunter) died in 1975 in Glasgow at the age of 93.

 

2011 ..........

This Robert is probably the son of one of Robert John "Jack" Pennycook's brothers...

Former Ritz Cinema manager Robert Pennycook
Robert Pennycook, the last manager of the Ritz Cinema in Dundee, has died at the age of 88.
By Stefan Morkis
Published in the Courier : 28.01.11
Published online : 30.01.11 @ 12.16pm
 
The Pennycook family owned a number of cinemas in Dundee - including the State, which is now the Whitehall Theatre, the Royalty in Baffin Street, the Cinemarain in South Tay Street and the Ritz in Morgan Street. He was born and raised in Dundee, where he attended Glebelands Primary School and Stobswell Secondary. After leaving school, he helped his family run their cinemas. He joined the RAF during the second world war and served in Egypt and Canada. Upon his return to civilian life, he became manager of the Ritz until it closed in 1959. Mr Pennycook then worked at NCR before becoming warehouse manager with William Low, where he worked until his retirement. Predeceased by his wife Dorothy, he is survived by his daughter Pamela and granddaughters Lee and Perii.

 

Agnes Effie Fortune Hunter & Robert Russell

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