The Jardine Family
An historical and photographic perspective

Muirhousehead Farm, 2010

Muirhousehead Farm, 2010

Muirhousehead was the home of David Jardine (brother of Dr. William Jardine of Jardine Matheson & Co.) and Rachel Johnson and their children Jessie, James, Robert and Rachel. Robert Jardine would later become head of Jardine Matheson.

1841 Census - Moorhousehead, Applegarth, Dumfriesshire
Rachel Johnstone Jardine at Moorhousehead with daughter Rachel and son James and his wife Jessie Johnstone

Name: Rachel Jardine
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1791
Gender: Female
Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Civil parish: Applegarth
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Moorhousehead
Occupation: Ind
Parish Number: 813A
Household Members:
Name Age
Rachel Jardine 50
Jessie Jardine 25
James Jardine 25
Rachel Jardine 13
Elisabeth Johnstone 20
Sophia Kennedy 20
Mary Shields 55

Source Citation: Parish: Annan; ED: 3A; Page:  4; Line: 17; Roll  494; Year: 1851. Source Information: 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 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.

Mary Shields occupation was listed as "stranger". The only other people living at Moorhousehead in the 1841 Census were Robert Hastie (15) and James Lockerbie (14) at the Moorhousehead Outhouse.

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