Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2.3.6.4.2. Frank Riddell Frame (1930- )

Frank Riddell Frame was born on 15 February 1930 at his parents' home on 36 Scott Street in Hamilton to William Murray Graham and Jessie Kerr (Riddell) Frame. His father was a school teacher. Frank was named for his maternal grandfather Francis Riddell, which could mean he was the couple's second son if they followed the traditional Scottish naming conventions.

He married June Marie Douglas in 1917 in Glasgow. She was born in 1943 in the Bridgeton district of Glasgow. Nothing more is known about the couple after their marriage.

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Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Births in Scotland (1930 Frame, Frank Riddell)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1943 Douglas, June Marie (644/02 0555)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1971 Frame, Frank - Douglas, June Marie (645/03 0667)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Children of William Murray Graham and Jessie Kerr (Riddell) Frame

2.3.6.4.1. John Frame (unknown- )

All that is known about John Frame is that he was the informant listed on the registration of his father's death in 1959. My assumption is he was born after their marriage but before their second known son, who was born in 1930. There were six children born in Hamilton during that time period named John Frame. The only way to know for sure is to wait until the digital images are available or purchase the birth registrations for each possible child named John Frame.

2.3.6.4.2. Frank Riddell Frame (1930- )

The lives of Frank Riddell Frame and his wife, June Marie Douglas, will be covered in a future post.

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Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1959 Frame, William Murray (Statutory Deaths 647/00 0010)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

2.3.6.4. William Murray Graham Frame (1891-1959)

William Murray Graham Frame was born on 17 December 1891 at 5 Leechlee Street in Hamilton to John and Margaret (Graham) Frame. His father was an engine keeper at a colliery. In 1901 the family lived at 53 Argyle Buildings and William attended school. When the 1911 census was enumerated, William and his family still lived at the same address and he worked as a house joiner.

He married Jessie Kerr Riddell on 6 August 1924 at her home, Gertrude Cottage, according to the forms of the Christian Brethren. He was 32 years old, lived at home at 53 Argyle Buildings and worked as a school teacher. The couple had two known children.

William Murray Graham Frame died on 11 January 1959 at his home on 36 Scott Street in Hamilton of coronary thrombosis. He was 67 years old and had retired from teaching. His wife lived until 1984.

36 Scott Street, Hamilton; photograph courtesy of Google Maps

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"36 Scott Street, Hamilton," Google Maps
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Hamilton; ED: 21; Page: 35; Line: 3; Roll: CSSCT1901_338
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Frame, William (Census 1911 647/00 001/00 008)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1891 Frame, William Murray (Statutory Births 647/00 1250)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1924 Frame, William - Riddell, Jessie Kerr (Statutory Marriages 647/00 0171)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1959 Frame, William Murray (Statutory Deaths 647/00 0010)

2.3.6.4. Jessie Kerr Riddell (1896-1984)

Jessie Kerr Riddell was born on 3 March 1896 at 28 Woodside Walk in Hamilton to Francis and Jessie (Kerr) Riddell. She was their fourth child and her father drove a van for a bakery. When the 1901 census was enumerated the family still lived at 28 Woodside Walk. By 1911 they had moved to Gertrude Cottage on 7 Scott Street.

Jessie married William Murray Graham Frame on 6 August 1924 at her parents home, Gertrude Cottage, according to the forms of the Christian Brethren. Jessie was 28 years old, lived at home, and worked as an assistant to her father in the fruit and confection business. She and her husband had two known children.

Jessie's husband died in 1959. She died on 21 January 1984 at Auchlochan House in Lesmahagow of left ventricular failure, myocardial degeneration, and renal failure. She was 87 years old at the time of her death. Auchlochan is still a retirement village today.

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1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Hamilton; ED: 14; Page: 32; Line: 10; Roll: CSSCT1901_338
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Riddell, Francis (Census 1911 647/00 014/00 014
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1896 Riddell, Jessie Kerr (Statutory Births 647/00 0297)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1924 Frame, William Murray - Riddell, Jessie Kerr (Statutory Marriages 647/00 0171
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Deaths in Scotland 6513111 CE

Saturday, March 28, 2015

2.3.6.3.1. David Paterson (1927- )

David Paterson was born on 6 August 1927 at 14 Grieg Crescent, Armadale, County of West Lothian. He was the only known son and most likely the oldest child of Alexander and Maggie Kerr (Riddell) Paterson. His father was a master baker.

Nothing more is known about the life of David Paterson.

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Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Births in Scotland (1927 Paterson, David)

Friday, March 27, 2015

2.3.6.3. Alexander Paterson (1898-unknown)

Alexander Paterson was born on 30 June 1898 at 30 Brown Street in the village of Newmains in Cambusnethan parish. Newmains. Alexander's parents were David and Jessie (Moffat) Paterson and his father was a coal miner. In 1901 the family lived 17 Lochview Cottage in Cambusnethan. Ten years later they lived on Parkview in the village of Newmains and Alexander attended school.

He married Maggie Kerr Riddell on 18 August 1926 at her parents home, Gertrude Cottage, on Scott Street in Hamilton according to the forms of the Christian Brethren. Alexander was 27 years old, 5 years his bride's junior, lived at 9 Watt Avenue in Armadale, which was in the county of Linlithgow, and worked as a master baker. The couple had one known son.

I have not learned when or where Alexander Paterson died.

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1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Cambusnethan; ED: 4; Page: 18; Line: 7; Roll: CSSCT1901_253
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Paterson, Alexander (Census 1911 628/00 003/00 016)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1898 Paterson, Alexander (Statutory Births 628/00 0492
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1926 Paterson, Alexander - Riddell, Maggie Kerr (Statutory Marriages 647/00 0176)

2.3.6.3. Maggie Kerr Riddell (1894-1997)

Maggie Kerr Riddell was born on 15 February 1894 at 28 Woodside Walk in Hamilton. Her parents were Francis and Janet (Kerr) Riddell and her father drove a van for a bakery. When the 1901 census was enumerated the family still lived at the Woodside Walk address and Maggie attended school.

Ten years later Maggie lived with her family at Gertrude Cottage on 7 Scott Street and worked with her sister, Martha, as an assistant at a fruit produce shop. She married Alexander Paterson on 18 August 1926 at her parents home, Gertrude Cottage, according to the forms of the Christian Brethren. She was 32 years old and worked as a shop assistant in her father's confection shop. They had at least one son.

Maggie Kerr (Riddell) Paterson died in 1997 in Lesmahagow, a district of Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Hamilton; ED: 14; Page: 32; Line: 9; Roll: CSSCT1901_338
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Riddell, Francis (Census 1911 647/00 014/00 014)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1894 Riddell, Maggie Kerr (Statutory Births 647/00 0268)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1926 Paterson, Alexander - Riddell, Maggie Kerr (Statutory Marriages 647/00 0176)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1997 Paterson, Maggie Kerr (585/00 0023)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

2.3.6.2. Arthur Craig (1894-1968)

Arthur Craig was born on 30 June 1894 at Letterick Farm in Cambuslang, Scotland, to Peter and Agnes (Watt) Craig. His father was a farmer. In 1901 the family, which was quite large, lived at Mid-Letterick Farm and Arthur attended school.

By 1911 Arthur's Father, Peter, had died but several of his sons and daughters, including Arthur continued to work on the farm. Mid Letterick farm had been leased by the Craig family since at least 1885 from the Duke of Hamilton's estate. The property included a house, grazings, woodlands, and farm land.

Arthur married Martha Muir Riddell on 30 December 1924 at her parents home, Gertrude Cottage, on 7 Scott Street in Hamilton. He was 30 years old, two years younger than his bride, and lived and worked on the family farm in Camsbuslang.

Arthur's brother, James, bought Mid Letterick farm from the duke's estate sometime between 1920 and 1925. It is unknown if Arthur and Martha lived at the farm. She died about six months after their marriage and Arthur never remarried.

He died on 2 August 1968 at Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride of hypostatic pneumonia, and cerebral atherosclerosis. He was 74 years old, was a retired farmer and lived at Bardykes Farm in Hamilton.

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1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Cambuslang, ED: 6; Page: 57; Line: 23; Roll: CSSCT1901_252
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Craig, Arthur (Census 1911 627/00 009/00 047)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1894 Craig, Arthur (Statutory Births 627/00 0352)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1925 Craig, Arthur - Riddell, Martha (Statutory Marriages 647/00 0004)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Deaths in Scotland 6496697 CE

2.3.6.2. Martha Muir Riddell (1892-1925)

Martha Muir Riddell was born on 17 May 1892 at 6 Brown Street in Hamilton, Scotland. She was the second child of Francis and Janet (Kerr) Riddell. In 1901 she lived with her parents and older sibling at 28 Woodside Walk in Hamilton and her father was transitioning into the bakery business.

When the 1911 census was enumerated Martha was living with her parents and siblings at Gertrude Cottage on 7 Scott Street in Hamilton. Her father would later buy that property becoming one of the few descendants of Robert and Henrietta (Brown) Muir to own property at that time. Martha worked as a shopkeeper in the fruit business.

Martha married Arthur Craig on 30 December 1924 at her parents home according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland. She was 32 years old. Arthur was a farmer.

The couple was married less than 6 months when Martha died on 14 June 1925 of phthisis pulmonalis, or tuberculosis. According to her death registration, she had suffered from the disease for two and a half years. She died at Gertrude Cottage and was 33 years old. Arthur Craig never remarried.

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1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Hamilton; ED: 14; Page: 32; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1901_338
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Riddell, Francis (Census 1911 647/00 014/00 014)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1892 Riddell Martha Muir (Statutory Births 647/00 0635)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1925 Craig, Arthur - Riddell, Martha (Statutory Marriages 647/00 0004)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1925 Riddell, Martha Muir (Statutory Deaths 647/00 0240)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Children of George and Jane Laidlaw (Riddell) Muat

2.3.6.1.1. George Muat (1921- )

George Muat was born on 8 April 1921 at 18 Argyle Place in Rothesay in the County of Bute, Scotland. His parents were George and Jane Laidlaw (Riddell) Muat and his father was a master baker. George boarded the S/S Andania with his parents and younger brother on 20 July 1929 in Greenock to immigrate to Canada. They arrived in Montreal on 27 July and were headed to their father's friend in Toronto. They settled at 616 Bloor Street, West, in Toronto. His mother died at their home in 1933 of tuberculosis.

S/S Tuscania; image courtesy of Simplon Postcards

George's father and his two young sons returned to Scotland the next year. They crossed into the U.S. at Niagara Falls and boarded the S/S Tuscania in New York City, arriving in Glasgow on 9 January 1934. They were going to visit their maternal grandfather, Francis Riddell. Sometime before 1938 George's father moved the family to England and he remarried in 1938. Nothing more is known about young George Muat's life after the move to Yorkshire, England.

2.3.6.1.2. Frank Riddell Muat (1924-2006)

Frank Riddell Muat was born on 18 April 1924 at 18 Argyle Place, Rothesay, to George and Jane Laidlaw (Riddell) Muat. His immigrated to Canada with his parents and older brother in 1929 and returned to Scotland in 1934, the year following his mother's death. He died sometime between July and September 2006 in Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England. It is not known if he married or had children.

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"S/S Andania," Simplon Postcards
Canada, Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, 1929 Muat, Frank Riddell
Canada, Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, 1929 Muat, George
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Births in Scotland (1921 Muat, George)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Births in Scotland (1924 Muat, Frank Riddell)
UK, England & Wales Death Index, 1916-2007, 2006 Muat, Frank Riddell
UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, 1934 Muat, Frank Riddell
UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, 1934 Muat, George
UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960, 1929 Muat, Frank Riddell
UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960, 1929 Muat, George
US, Border Crossings (from Canada), 1895-1956, 1934 Muat, George
US, Border Crossings (from Canada), 1895-1956, 1934 Muat, George Junior

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

2.3.6.1. George Muat (1893-1981)

George Muat was born on 10 July 1893 at 24 Lockhart in Motherwell, Scotland, to John and Ann (Philip) Muat. His father was a journeyman pastry baker. By 1901 the family had moved to 54 Orbiston Street in Motherwell and by 1911 they were living at 6 Airbles Street in Motherwell. George was 18 years old and worked as a pastry baker like his father.

On 8 October 1918 George Muat married Jane Laidlaw Riddell, who went by Jeanie, at the Abbotsford Parish Church in the Gorbals district of Glasgow. he was 25 years old and worked as a cook in the merchant service aboard the S/S Emperor, a freighter built in 1916. The couple had two known sons.

S/S Emperor, photograph courtesy of Wreck Site

On 21 May 1927 George returned to Scotland from Montreal, Canada aboard the S/S Metagama. He had last permanently resided in Canada but intended to settle at 13 Lathom Road in Strathaven, Scotland. Two years later the entire family immigrated to Canada, leaving Greenock aboard the S/S Andania on 20 July and arriving in Montreal on 29 July 1929. They were headed to a friend of George's who lived in Toronto.

Five years later George's wife died of tuberculosis. George and his two sons crossed into the United States at Niagara Falls, New York on 9 January 1934. They were headed to New York City to board a ship in order to return to Scotland. They sailed at noon on 13 January aboard the S/S Tuscania and arrived in Glasgow on 22 January. Their destination was George's father-in-law, Francis Riddell, who lived in Hamilton.

It is not known if George ever returned to Canada. He married Kathleen Mary Gill in 1938 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. She was 28 years old at the time of their marriage. Both George and Kathleen died in 1981 in Cleveland, England.

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"S/S Emperor," Wreck Site, http://www.wrecksite.eu/wrecksite.aspx
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Dalziel; ED: 27; Page: 30; Line: 21; Roll: CSSCT1901_261
Canada, Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, 1929 Muat, George
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1893 Muat, George (Statutory Births 639/00 0694)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1918 Muat, George - Riddell, Jane Laidlaw (Statutory Marriages (644/17 0327)
UK, England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007, 1981 Muat, Kathleen
UK, England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007, 1981 Muat, George
UK, England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005, 1938 Muat, George - Gill, Kathleen M
UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, 1927 Muat, George
UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, 1934 Muat, George
UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960, 1929 Muat George
US, Border Crossings (from Canada), 1895-1956, 1934 Muat, George

2.3.6.1. Jane Laidlaw Riddell (1890-1933)

Jane Laidlaw Riddell was born on 27 July 1890 at 11 Hallcraig Street in Airdrie, Scotland, to Francis and Jessie (Kerr) Riddell. She was their eldest child and was named for her maternal grandmother, but went by the nickname Jeanie. At the time of her birth, her father worked as a lorry man. The family was at the same address the next year when the 1891 census was taken.

By 1901 they had moved to Hamilton and in 1911 were living in Gertrude Cottage, a home purchased by her father. Jeanie worked as a shopkeeper in a bakery, likely run by her father who had worked as a confectioner for some time.

On 8 October 1918 Jeanie married George Muat at the Abbotsford Parish Church in Glasgow according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland. She was 28 years old, lived at 3 Maxwell Place in Glasgow and worked as a baker's shop woman. The couple had two known children.

Abbottsford Parish Church, Glasgow, c1970; image courtesy Urban Glasgow

On 10 July the family boarded the S/S Andania in Greenock, Scotland and immigrated to Canada, arriving in Montreal on 27 July 1929. Their destination was to a friend of George's, named Jack Gardner, who lived at 9 Tacoma Avenue in Toronto.

Jeanie died four years later on 24 September 1933 at the family home on 616 Bloor Street, West, in Toronto of pulmonary tuberculosis. She was 43 years old and left her husband with 12-year-old and 9-year-old boys. She was buried on 27 September at Prospect Cemetery in Toronto.

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"Abbottsford Parish Church, Glasgow, c1970," Urban Glasgow
1891 Scotland Census, Parish: New Monkland; ED: 24; Page: 27; Line: 11; Roll: CSSCT1891_314
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Hamilton; ED: 14; Page: 32; Line: 7; Roll: CSSCT1901_338
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Riddell, Francis (Census 1911 647/00 014/00 014)
Canada, Ontario Deaths, 1869-1938, 1933 Muat, Jean
Canada, Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, 1929 Muat, Mrs. Jean
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1890 Riddell, Jane Laidlaw (Statutory Births 651/01 0745)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1918 Muat, George - Riddell, Jane Laidlaw (Statutory Marriages 644/17 0327)
UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960, 1929 Muat, Jean

Monday, March 23, 2015

Children of Francis and Jane (Kerr) Riddell

2.3.6.1. Jane Laidlaw Riddell (1890-1933)

The lives of Jane Laidlaw Riddell and her husband, George Muat, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.6.2. Martha Muir Riddell (1892-1925)

The lives of Martha Muir Riddell and her husband, Arthur Craig, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.6.3. Maggie Kerr Riddell (1894-unknown)

The lives of Maggie Kerr Riddell and her husband, Alexander Paterson, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.6.4. Jessie Kerr Riddell (1896-1984)

The lives of Jessie Kerr Riddell and her husband, William Murray Graham Frame, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.6.5. John Kerr Riddell (1900-1991)

The lives of John Kerr Riddell and his wife, Mary Jane Neill Walker, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.6.6. Henrietta Riddell (1903-1959)

The lives of Henrietta Riddell and her husband, Alexander Anderson Arbuthnot, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.6.7. Francis Riddell (1906-2000)

The lives of Francis Riddell and his wife Henrietta Geddes McGregor Buchanan, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.6. Janet Kerr (1865-1927)

Janet Kerr was born on 29 April 1865 in Bothwell parish, Lanarkshire, to John and Jane (Laidlaw) Kerr. Her father was a coal miner. When the 1871 census was enumerated the family lived in Carluke parish and Janet, who went by Jessie, attended school. She was not living with her parents in 1881 and likely worked outside the home as a servant, but she has not been found in the census taken that year.

She married Francis Riddell on 23 December 1887 at her home on 39 Ross Street in Fernigair, a small hamlet about a mile away from the town of Hamilton. She was 22 years old and worked as a farm servant. Francis and Jessie had seven children during their married life.

In 1891 the family lived at 11 Hallcraig Street in New Monkland parish. By 1901 the family had moved to Hamilton parish where they remained for the rest of their lives. Jessie's husband became a property owner sometime before 1915 and the family lived in Gertrude Cottage on 7 Scott Street for several years.

Jessie died on 23 November 1927 at her home on 13 Scott Street, Hamilton, of fatty degeneration of her heart. She suffered from fainting spells brought on either by low blood pressure or insufficient blood flow to her brain before her death. He husband lived for another 15 years but did not remarry.

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1871 Scotland Census, Parish: Carluke; ED: 4; Page: 21; Line: 11; Roll: CSSCT1871_120
1891 Scotland Census, Parish: New Monkland; ED: 24; Page: 27; Line: 10; Roll: CSSCT1891_314
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Hamilton; ED: 14; Page: 32; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1901_338
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Riddell, Francis (Census 1911 647/00 014/00 014)
Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, 1865 Kerr, Janet
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1865 Kerr, Jane (Statutory Births 625/02 0196)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1887 Riddell, Francis - Kerr, Jessie (Statutory Marriages 647/00 0199)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1927 Riddell, Jessie (Statutory Deaths 647/00 0432)
Topographical Dictionary for Scotland, (Baltimore:Clearfield Co., Inc., 2002)

2.3.6. Francis Riddell (1866-1942)

Francis Riddell was born on 8 March 1866 in the village of Kirkton in East Kilbride Parish. His parents were John and Martha (Muir) Riddell and his father was a cement miner. He was Robert and Henrietta (Brown) Muir's 16th grandchild and was born three years before his grandfather's death.

In 1871 the family lived on Main Street in the village of East Kilbride. Francis' mother, Martha, died in 1876 and her husband never remarried. By 1881 Francis lived at home in East Kilbride and worked as a railway laborer.

He married Janet Kerr, who when by Jessie, on 23 December 1887 at 39 Ross Street in Hamilton. He was 21 years old, lived at the Royal Hotel on Bank Street in Airdrie and worked as a lorry driver, which hauled heavy goods. The couple had seven children over the course of their marriage.

In 1891 the family lived on 11 Hallcraig Street in New Monkland and Francis worked as a potato salesman. By 1901 the family had relocated to Hamilton where Francis would live for the remainder of his life. They lived at 28 Woodside Walk and Francis was a baker's van man, or delivery driver. Woodside Walk was street that terminated at the gates to the open woodland.

By 1901 the family had moved to Gertrude Cottage at 7 Scott Street in Hamilton and Francis' occupation was listed as confectioner. The valuation rolls for 1915 indicated Francis owned the cottage on Scott Street and a stable as well as two other houses, which he rented, at the same address. He was doing well for himself as he rented each of the two houses for 25 pounds annually, and the annual value of his home and stable was 30 pounds. By 1920 he had sold his two rental properties but remained at Gertrude Cottage.

1910 Ordnance Survey of Scott Street in Hamilton; map courtesy of
ScotlandsPlaces

His wife, Jessie, died in 1927. Francis lived another 15 years and died on 9 February 1942 at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow of pulmonary tuberculosis. He was 75 years old and had lived at 10 Scott Street in Hamilton before his death.

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1871 Scotland Census, 02/04/1871 Riddell, John (Census 1871 643/00 001/00 016)
1871 Scotland Census, Parish: East Kilbride; ED: 1; Page: 16; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1871_122
1881 Scotland Census, 03/04/1881 Riddell, Henrietta (Census 643/00 001/00 019)
1881 Scotland Census, Parish: East Kilbride; ED: 1; Page: 19; Line: 9; Roll: CSSCT1881_213
1891 Scotland Census, Parish: New Monkland; ED: 24; Page: 27; Line: 9; Roll: CSSCT1891_314
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Hamilton; ED: 14; Page: 32; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1901_338
1910 Ordnance Survey of Scott Street in Hamilton, ScotlandsPlaces
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Riddell, Francis (Census 1911 647/00 014/00 014)
1915 Scotland Valuation Rolls, 1915 Riddell, Francis (Valuation Rolls VR38 / 28 / 243)
1920 Scotland Valuation Rolls, 1920 Riddell, Francis (Valuation Rolls VR38 / 33 / 266)
1925 Scotland Valuation Rolls, 1925 Riddell, Francis (Valuation Rolls VR38 / 38 / 317)
Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, 1866 Riddell, Francis
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1866 Riddell, Francis (Statutory Births 643/00 0032)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1887 Riddell, Francis - Kerr, Jessie (Statutory Marriages 647/00 0199)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1942 Riddell, Francis (Statutory Deaths 644/19 0140)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

2.3.5.8.1. Robert Forsyth McInally (1924-2010)

Robert Forsyth McInally was born in 1924 in the Gorbals district of Glasgow to Thomas and Annie (Forsyth) McInally. He was their only known child. He married Catherine McKay Liddell in 1954 in Glasgow.

In 1987 Robert was the informant listed on his mother's death registration and lived at 7 Johnstone Road in Gartcosh, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He died in 2010 in Dunblane, Perth, Scotland. His wife may still be living. It is not known if the couple had children.

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Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1924 McInally, Robert Forsyth (644/17 0525)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1954 McInally, Robert Forsyth - Liddell, Catherine McKay (644/01 0757)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 2010 McInally, Robert Forsyth (399/00 0042)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

2.3.5.8. Thomas McInally (1903-1971)

Thomas McInally was born on 24 January 1903 at 92 Burnside Street in the Milton district of Glasgow. He parents were James and Marion (Murray) McInally and his father was a cab driver. When the 1911 census was enumerated, Thomas was an "inmate" at the Ruchill Fever Hospital in the Possilpark district of Glasgow.

On 27 April 1923 he married Annie Forsyth at her home on 47 Clarence Street according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. He was 20 years old, also lived on 47 Clarence Street, and worker as a carter like Annie's father. He was almost 4 years younger than Annie. They had one known son.

Thomas McInally died on 16 June 1971 at the Hawkhead Hospital in Paisley of respiratory infection, chronic bronchitis, and pulmonary infiltration. He was 68 years old, lived at 288 Kintyre Avenue in Linwood, Renfrewshire, and was a retired engineer's store man.

Hawkhead Hospital; photograph courtesy of the Burrell Company

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"Hawkhead Hospital," The Burrell Company, http://www.theburrellcompany.co.uk/
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 McInally, Thomas (Census 1911 644/07 023/00 012)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1903 McInally, Thomas (Statutory Births 644/08 0204)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1923 McInally, Thomas - Forsyth, Annie (Statutory Marriages 644/17 0149)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Deaths in Scotland 6512926 CE

2.3.5.8. Annie Forsyth (1899-1987)

Annie Forsyth was born on 6 June 1899 at 35 Sunnybank Street in the Bridgeton district of Glasgow. She was the youngest known child of Robert and Elizabeth (Riddell) Forsyth. Her father was a carter.  Strangely, when the 1901 census was enumerated Annie was not living with her family. No Ann, Anna, Anne, or Annie Forsyth listed in the 1901 census was the Annie Forsyth for which we were searching.

In 1911 she lived with her family at 230 Holm Street in Glasgow. She married Thomas McInally on 27 April 1923 at her parents home on 47 Clarence Street according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. She was 22 years old, lived with her parents and worked as a shirt machinist, or someone who operated a machine in a shirt factory. She and Thomas had one known son.

Annie (Forsyth) McInally died on 24 August 1987 at Johnstone Hospital, which was a nursing home, of acute myocardial infarction and cerebra-vascular disease. She was 88 years old.

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1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Forsyth, Robert (Census 1911644/10 019/00 017)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1899 Forsyth, Annie (Statutory Births 644/01 0974)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1923 McInally, Thomas - Forsyth, Annie (Statutory Marriages (644/17 0149)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Deaths in Scotland 6512925 CE

Friday, March 20, 2015

2.3.5.7.1. John Forsyth Johnston (1937-1995)

John Forsyth Johnston is the only known son of Joseph and Ellen (Forsyth) Johnston. He was born in 1937 in the Pollok district of Glasgow.

He lived on 96 Elder Street in Glasgow in 1956 when his father died and on 32 Mumbles Road in Glasgow in 1982 when his mother died. It is not known if he married or had children.

John Forsyth Johnston died in 1995 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1937 Johnston, John Forsyth (644/18 0844)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1995 Johnston, John Forsyth (301/00 0128)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

2.3.5.7. Francis McDade (1895-before 1982)

Francis McDade was born on 23 May 1895 at 55 Unity Street in Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland, to Robert and Annie Buchanan. His father was a cabinet maker. Francis was baptized on 20 June of the same year. Between 1879 and 1895, the family bounced back and forth between Belfast and Glasgow. However, by 1901 Annie McDade was a widow and had moved her family to Glasgow. They lived on 48 South Coburg Street in the Govan district. Francis attended school. In 1911 they lived on 115 Thistle Street in the Hutchesontown district. Francis worked as a French polisher, who was someone who brought a fine finish to wooden furniture using oils.

Francis McDade married Ellen Forsyth in 1949 in the Hillhead area of Glasgow. He was 54 years old and had not previously been married. He lived at 61 Oran Street in Glasgow and still worked as a French polisher. He signed the marriage registrations as Francis McDade Ballantine and listed his parents names as Robert McDade (deceased) and Annie Ballantine (previously McDade), maiden name Buchanan (deceased). This would lead one to believe Francis' mother had remarried, but I do not believe that to be the case. She died in 1933 and her name was recorded as Annie McDade, widow of Robert McDade, cabinet maker.

Ellen's death registration indicated she was a widow. She died in 1982 so Francis likely died before then; however, I have been unable to find a death registration.

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1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Govan; ED: 9; Page 17; Line 2; Roll: CSSCT1901_313
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 McDade, Annie (Census 1911 644/15 006/00 003)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Marriages in Scotland 6945134 CE

Joseph and Ellen (Forsyth) Johnston Divorce

I have found divorce unusual in Scotland even after World War II and was a bit surprised when I learned Joseph Johnston died after Ellen had married Francis McDade Ballantine until I discovered this record after looking more closely at their marriage registration.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2.3.5.7. Joseph Johnston (1896-1956)

Joseph Johnston was born on 26 August 1896 in Orchardhead, Blantyre, Scotland, to John and Margaret (Dickie) Johnston. Joseph's father was a coal miner. In 1901 the family remained in Blantyre parish as they did in 1911 when Joseph was 15 years old. At that time he worked as a pit head worker and lived with his parents at 54 Watson Street.

On 31 October 1919 he married Ellen Forsyth, who was known as Helen, at her parents' home on 47 Clarence Street in Glasgow according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. Joseph was 23 years old, worked as a coal miner and lived at 191 Main Street in Blantyre. They had at least one son.

In 1925 Joseph and Ellen lived at Joseph's home on 191 Main Street for which he paid 12 pounds, 15 shillings in annual rent and he worked as a miner.

Ellen initiated a divorce action against Joseph that was final on 17 June 1949. She married again later that same year. At the time of their divorce Joseph lived at 100 Cooper Street in the Towhead area of Glasgow.

On 24 June 1956 Joseph Johnston died of a skull fracture and multiple bodily injuries at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow. He was 59 years old and had previously worked as a laborer in a cleansing department. Before his death his usual residence was Gartloch Hospital in Glasgow. Gartloch was a National Health Service mental hospital.

Gartloch Hospital; photograph courtesy of Wikipedia

I have some questions about Joseph. How did he come to be in Gartloch? Was it also why Ellen divorced him? How did he sustain the terrible injuries from which he died?

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"Gartloch Hospital," Wikipedia
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Blantyre; ED: 3; Page: 37; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1901_245
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Johnston, Joseph (Census 1911 624/00 003/00 031)
1925 Scotland Valuation Rolls, 1925 Johnston, Joseph (Valuation Rolls VR107 / 400 / 283)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1896 Johnston, Joseph (Statutory Births 624/00 0396)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1919 Johnston, Joseph - Forsyth, Helen (Statutory Marriages 644/17 0418)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1919 Johnston, Joseph - Forsyth, Helen (Statutory Marriages 644/17 0418) (RCE)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1956 Johnston, Joseph (Statutory Deaths 644/12 0760)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1956 Johnston, Joseph (Statutory Deaths 644/12 0760) (RCE)

2.3.5.7. Ellen Forsyth (1896-1982)

Ellen Forsyth was born at 19 London Road in the Camlachie district of Glasgow to Robert and Elizabeth (Riddell) Forsyth. Her father was a carter. In 1901 the family lived on 14 Margaret Street and by 1911 they lived at 230 Holm Street. Ellen was 15 years old and worked as a message girl for a picture frame maker. Two of her sisters also worked at the picture frame factory. Ellen appeared as Helen occasionally on records.

On 31 October 1919 Ellen married Joseph Johnston at home according to the forms of the United Free Church. She was 22 years old, lived at 47 Clarence Street, and worked as a machinist in a shirt factory. She and Joseph had at least one child, John Forsyth Johnston.

Ellen brought a divorce action against Joseph, which was finalized on 17 Jun 1949. She lived on 5 Mingarry Street, Glasgow, at the time. She married Francis McDade Ballantine on 27 September 1949 in the office of the Registrar for the district of Hillhead in Glasgow. She was 53 years old and lived at 5 Mingarry Street in Glasgow.

She died on 3 July 1982 at Stobhill Hospital of a cerebro-vascular accident, alimentary hemorrhage, and congestive cardiac failure. She was 85 years old at the time of her death and lived on 64 Hathaway Lane in Glasgow. Her son was the informant listed on her death registration.

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1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow St David; ED: 16; Page: 37; Line: 20; Roll: CSSCT1901_291
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Forsyth, Robert (Census 1911 644/10 019/00 017)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1896 Forsyth, Ellen (Statutory Births 644/02 1762)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1919 Johnston, Joseph - Forsyth, Helen (Statutory Marriages 644/17 0418)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1919 Johnston, Joseph - Forsyth, Helen (Statutory Marriages 644/17 0418) (RCE)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Deaths in Scotland 6513145 CE
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Marriages in Scotland 6945134 CE

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2.3.5.5.1. William Gemmell (unknown- )

William Gemmell was the only known son of John Duffy and Elizabeth (Forsyth) Riddell. I have been unable to find a birth, marriage or possible death registration for William.  All I know is that he was the informant listed on both his parents' death registrations and at the time of his father's death in 1954 lived at 5 Mitchell Street in Rutherglen, Glasgow.

2.3.5.5. John Duffy Gemmell (1884-1954)

John Duffy Gemmell was born on 2 August 1884 at 25 Montgomery Street in the Bridgeton district of Glasgow to William and Margaret (Duffy) Gemmell. His father was a laborer in a tube works, which was a manufacturing plant that made iron tubes. In 1891 the family lived on 130 Bernard Street in Glasgow.

On 24 May 1907 John and a cousin named William Duffy boarded the Allan and State Line's S/S Sarmatian in Glasgow and sailed for the United States. At the time of his journey he was 22 years old and worked as a threader, a person who made thread. They arrived in Boston on 10 June and told immigration officials they were headed to their friend, Robert Coverley, who lived on 208 Randolph Street in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Pawtucket had been a manufacturing center of cotton textiles since the Industrial Revolution began.

S/S Sarmatian; photograph courtesy of ClydeSite

When the 1910 U.S. federal census was enumerated, John was living at a large boarding house on 61 Waterman Avenue in North Providence, Rhode Island, run by Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Wallworth. He was a weaver at a woolen mill.

For some reason, John returned to Scotland in 1911. He sailed from New York City aboard the Anchor Line's S/S Columbia and arrived in Glasgow on 29 January 1911.

S/S Columbia; image courtesy of Clyde Site

He married Elizabeth Forsyth on 27 October 1916 at 47 Clarence Street in Glasgow according to the forms of the Congregational Union Church. He was 32 years old, worked as a picture frame mount cutter and lived at 120 Linden Road in the Gorbals district of Glasgow. Perhaps he met Elizabeth at the picture frame factory? They had at least one son, William Gemmell.

John Duffy Gemmell died on 31 May 1954 at the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow of coronary thrombosis, small bowel obstruction, and multiple cerebral hemorrhages. He was 69 years old, a retired engine fitter's helper and had lived with his wife at 11 Hamilton Street in Rutherglen.

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1891 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Barony; ED: 68; Page: 3; Line: 24; Roll: CSSCT1891_241
1910 US Census, Place: North Providence, Providence, Rhode Island; Page 5B; ED: 0112; Roll: T624_1437
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1884 Gemmell, John Duffy (Statutory Births 644/01 1192)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1916 Gemmel, John Duffy - Forsyth, Elizabeth (Statutory Marriages 644/17 0307)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1954 Gemmell, John Duffy (Statutory Deaths 644/06 0593)
UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, 1911 Gemmell, John
UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960, 1907 Gemmell, John
US, Massachusetts Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1963, 1907 Gemmell, John

2.3.5.5. Elizabeth Forsyth (1892-1968)

Elizabeth Forsyth was on 16 January 1892 at her parents' home on 165 Brook Street in Glasgow. Her parents were Robert and Elizabeth (Riddell) Forsyth and her father was a carter. By 1901 the family lived on 14 Margaret Street. In 1911 Elizabeth lived with her family at 230 Holm Street and worked as a picture frame finisher. Two of her sisters also worked at the picture frame factory.

On 27 October 1916 she married John Duffy Gemmell at 47 Clarence Street in Glasgow according to forms of the Congregational Union Church. She was 24 years old, lived at 47 Clarence Street, and still worked as a picture frame finisher. The couple had at least one son, William Gemmell, who was the informant listed on both his parents' death registrations.

Elizabeth (Forsyth) Gemmell lost her husband in 1954. She died on 18 January 1968 at 90 Westmoreland Street, Rutherglen, Scotland. The address appears to be a private residence. Her usual address at the time of her death was 266 Main Street, Rutherglen, which was about 3 miles from where she died. She was 76 years old and died of congestive cardiac failure and hypertension.

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1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow St David; ED: 16; Page: 37; Line: 18; Roll: CSSCT1901_291
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Forsyth, Robert (Census 1911 644/10 019/00 017)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1892 Forsyth, Elizabeth (Statutory Births 644/02 0124)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1916 Gemmel, John Duffy - Forsyth, Elizabeth (Statutory Marriages 644/17 0307)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, Extract of an entry from the Register of Deaths in Scotland 6513141 CE

Monday, March 16, 2015

2.3.5.4.2. Phoebe Kinghorn Spence (1924- )

Phoebe Kinghorn Spence was born in 1924 in the Gorbals District of Glasgow. In 1950 she married John Chalmers Forsyth in the Cathcart district of the same city.

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Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1924 Phoebe Kinghorn Spence (644/17 0770)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1950 Forsyth, John Chalmers - Spence, Phoebe Kinghorn (644/19 0154)

2.3.5.4.2. John Chalmers Forsyth (1922-2001)

John Chalmers Forsyth was born in 1922 in the Hutchesontown district of Glasgow to William and Sarah (Chalmers) Forsyth. He was named for his maternal grandfather.

He married Phoebe Kinghorn Spence in 1950 in the Cathcart district of Glasgow.

In 1974 John was the informant for his father's death. His address at that time was 64 Wingate Drive, East Kilbride.

He died in 2001 in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire Scotland.

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Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1922 Forsyth, John Chalmers (644/15 0453)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1950 Forsyth, John Chalmers - Spence, Phoebe Kinghorn (644/19 0154)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1955-2013, 2001 Forsyth, John Chalmers (575/00 0349)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Children of William and Sarah (Chalmers) Forsyth

2.3.5.4.1. Robert Forsyth (1914- )

Robert Forsyth was born on 17 March 1914 at 141 Waddell Street in the Hutchesontown district of Glasgow to William and Sarah (Chalmers) Forsyth. He is believed to be their oldest child. I have been unable to learn anything more about Robert Forsyth's life.

2.3.5.4.2.  John Chalmers Forsyth (1922-2001)

The lives of John Chalmers Forsyth and his wife, Phoebe Kinghorn Spence, will be covered in future posts.

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Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1914 Forsyth, Robert (Statutory Births 644/15 0389)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

2.3.5.4. Josephine Livingston Anderson (1901-1972)

Josephine Livingston Anderson was born at 15 Corn Street in the Milton district of Glasgow to Daniel and Margaret (Livingston) Anderson. Her father was a blacksmith. When the 1911 census was enumerated the family lived at the same address and Josephine was attending school.

She married Robert Muir Thorrat on 24 September 1920 at 50 Wellington Street in Glasgow by declaration in the presence of two witnesses. She was 19 years old, lived with her parents at the Corn Street address, and did not work. Robert was also 19 years old, worked as an apprentice boilermaker, and lived at 116 North Frederick Street in Glasgow. I do not know if they had children.

Robert died on 10 October 1955 of natural causes either in the ambulance or at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow. Josephine was 54 years old at the time of his death and lived at 25 Preston Street in Glasgow.

She married William Forsyth, a widower, in 1963 in the Cathcart district of Glasgow. She died nine years later in 1972 in Glasgow. She was 71 years old at the time of her death.

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1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Anderson, Josephine (Census 1911 644/09 020/00 005)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1901 Anderson, Josephine Livin (Statutory Births 644/08 1104)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1920 Thorrat, Robert Muir - Anderson, Josephine L (Statutory Marriages 644/10 2720)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1963 Forsyth, William - Anderson or Thorrat, Josephine (644/12 0282)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1972 Forsyth, Josephine (607/00 0361)

2.3.5.4. Sarah Chalmers (1890-1961)

Sarah Chalmers was born on 12 November 1890 at 60 McNeil Street in Hutchestown, Lanarkshire, to John and Jessie (Hopkinson) Chalmers. Her father was an iron borer. The family was still at the same address when the 1891 census was taken and by 1901 had moved to 64 McNeil Street. In 1911 the family lived at the same address and Sarah worked as a hand reeler in a carpet factory. Her older sister worked as a clerk at the same factory.

Sarah married William Forsyth on 4 April 1913 at William's parents' home on 230 Holm Street in Glasgow according to the forms of the United Free Church. Sarah was 22 years old, lived with her parents at the McNeil Street address and was a machinist in a carpet factory. The couple had at least two sons.

Sarah died on 23 December 1961 at an infirmary in Glasgow of hypernephroma and secondary neoplasm, which is renal cancer and tumors. She was 71 years old and had lived with her husband at 56 Boyd Street in Glasgow before her death.

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1891 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Govan; ED: 64; Page: 20; Line: 20; Roll: CSSCT1891_287
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Govan; ED: 58; Page: 21; Line: 21; Roll: CSSCT1901_310
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Chalmers, Sarah (Census 1911 644/15 046/00 017)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1890 Chalmers, Sarah (Statutory Births 644/11 2342)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1913 Forsyth, William - Chalmers, Sarah (Statutory Marriages 644/10 0399)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1961 Forsyth, Sarah (Statutory Deaths 644/12 1385)

2.3.5.4. William Forsyth (1889-1974)

William Forsyth was born on 11 November 1889 at his parents' home on 165 Brook Street in the Camlachie district of Glasgow. His parents were Robert and Elizabeth (Riddell) Forsyth and his father was a carter. When his father registered his birth later in November 1889, he registered his hame as William John Riddell Forsyth. This was changed on 4 February 1890 in a register of corrected entries to William Forsyth under the authority of Reverend John Jenkins, minister of the Great Hamilton Street Congregational Church in Glasgow.

In 1891 William lived with his family at the home where he was born on Brook Street. Ten years later the family lived on 14 Margaret Street in the St. David district of Glasgow and by 1911 the family lived on 230 Holm Street also in Glasgow. William, like his father, was working as a carter.

On 4 April 1913 he married Sarah Chalmers at his parents home on Holm Street according to the forms of the United Free Church. He was 23 years old and worked as a carter. The couple had at least two sons.

Sarah (Chalmers) Forsyth died in 1961 and William married Josephine Livingston (Anderson) Thorrat, a widow, in 1963 in the Cathcart area of Glasgow.

Thomas died on 17 April 1974 at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow of renal failure. He was 84 years old and a retired haulage contractor's foreman. His usual residence was 56 Boyd Street in Glasgow.

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1891 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Camlachie; ED: 45; Page: 20; Line: 21; Roll: CSSCT1891_245
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow St David; ED: 16; Page: 37; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1901_191
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Forsyth, Robert (Census 1911 644/10 019/00 017)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1889 Forsyth, William (Statutory Births 644/02 1558)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1889 Forsyth, William (Statutory Births 644/02 1558) (RCE)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1913 Forsyth, William - Chalmers, Sarah (Statutory Marriages 644/10 0399)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Deaths in Scotland 6512924 CE
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013 1963 Forsyth, William - Josephine Livingston Anderson (644/12 0282)


Friday, March 13, 2015

2.3.5.3.1. Thomas Crawford Gray (1902-1982)

Thomas Crawford Gray was born on 17 March 1902 on Shanter Farm in Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, to William and Jeannie (Crawford) Gray. His father was a farmer. In 1911 Thomas lived with his family, which included four brothers on the family farm.

Thomas married Helen Walker Hunter in 1942 in the Kelvingrove district of Glasgow. It is not known whether the couple had children.

Thomas died in 1982 in Ayr, Scotland.

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1911 Scotland Census, Gray Thomas C (1911 Census 601/00 003/00 010), pages 1 and 2
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1902 Gray, Thomas Crawford (Statutory Births 601/00 001)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1942 Gray, Thomas Crawford - Hunter, Helen Walker (644/09 0374)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1982 Gray, Thomas Crawford (680/00 03344)

2.3.5.3.1. Helen Walker Hunter (1918- )

Helen Walker Hunter was born in 1918 in the Rutherglen area of Glasgow to David and Agnes (Forsyth) Hunter. She married Thomas Crawford Gray in 1942 in the Kelvingrove area of Glasgow. No information about children or her death have been located.

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Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1918 Hunter, Helen Walker (654/00 0057)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1942 Gray, Thomas Crawford - Hunter, Helen Walker (644/09 0374)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

2.3.5.3. David Hunter (1885-1972)

David Hunter was born on 27 February 1885 at Mary Place in the Cathcart district of Renfrewshire, which later became part of Glasgow. His parents were David and Helen (Walker) Hunter and his father was a journeyman dyer. By 1901 the family lived at 37 Carntyne Road in the Dennistoun district of Glasgow and David was an apprentice iron molder, molders worked in a foundry and poured molten iron from the furnace into molds.

David married Agnes Forsyth on 23 December 1910 at her parents home on 230 Holm Street in Glasgow according to the forms of the United Free Church. He was 25 years old, lived at 714 Pollokshaw Road, and was a journeyman iron molder.

When the 1911 census was enumerated David and Agnes lived at 50 Cramond Street in the Govanhill area of Glasgow and David was still working as an iron molder. At the time they had no children, but did have at least one daughter later.

By the time Agnes died in 1965, David had retired. He died in 1972 in the Rutherglen area of Glasgow and their daughter Helen Walker (Hunter) Gray was the informant for both of her parents deaths.

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1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Dennistoun; ED: 26; Page: 19; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1901_273
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Hunter, David (Census 1911 644/15 038/00 010)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1885 Hunter, David (Statutory Births 560/00 0064)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1910 Hunter, David - Forsyth, Agnes (Statutory Marriages 644/10 1570)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1972 Hunter, David (572/00 0301)

2.3.5.3. Agnes Forsyth (1887-1965)

Agnes Forsyth was born on 17 August 1884 at her parents home on 19 London Road in the Camlachie district of Glasgow. Her parents were Robert and Elizabeth (Riddell) Forsyth and her father was a carter. In 1891 the family lived on 165 Brook Street in Glasgow, and in 1901 they lived on 14 Margaret Street.

On 23 December 1910 Agnes married David Hunter at her parents home on 230 Holm Street according to the forms of the United Free Church. She was 23 years old, lived at home with her parents, and worked with two of her sisters polishing picture frames.

When the census was enumerated in April 1911 David and Agnes lived at 50 Cramond Street in the Govan ward of Glasgow. The couple had no children at that time, but did have at least one known daughter.

Agnes died on 16 April 1965 at the General Hospital in Cleland, Lanarkshire, of cerebral thrombosis and arterio-sclerosis. She was 77 years old and lived with her husband at 34 MacCallum Avenue in Rutherglen. Her daughter was the informant listed on her death registration.

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1891 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Camlachie; ED: 45; Page: 20; Line: 20; Roll: CSSCT1891_245
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow St David; ED: 16; Page: 37; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1901_291
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Hunter, David (Census 1911 644/15 038/00 010)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1887 Forsyth, Agnes (Statutory Births 644/02 1103)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1910 Hunter, David - Forsyth, Agnes (Statutory Marriages 644/10 1570)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Deaths in Scotland (1965 Hunter, Agnes)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

2.3.5.2.3. Mary Elizabeth Cram (1927-1996)

Mary Elizabeth Cram was born on 21 May 1927 in Spennymoor, County Durham, England, to John Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Kelly) Cram. Her father was an engine man for a coal mine.

According to her son she married Robert Forsyth Sproull in 1946. They had at least one son. The family lived in Scotland after their marriage but in 1968 moved to County Durham.

Mary Elizabeth (Cram) Sproull died in January 1996 in Durham County.

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UK, England and Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007, 1996 Sproull, Mary Elizabeth

2.3.5.2.3. Robert Forsyth Sproull (1919-2005)

Robert Forsyth Sproull was born on 25 April 1919 at 13 Couper Place in the St. Rollox district of Glasgow. He was the son of Martha Muir (Forsyth) Paton and her second husband, James Sproull. His father worked as a carter.

According to Robert's son, he married Mary Elizabeth Cram in 1946 in Bishop Auckland, England, which is in County Durham. The couple and their children lived in Scotland until 1968 when they moved to England. They had at least one son.

Robert Forsyth Sproull died in January 2005 in Darlington, Durham, England.

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Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an Entry from the Register of Births in Scotland (1919 Sproull, Robert Forsyth)
UK, England and Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007, 2005 Sproull, Robert Forsyth

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2.3.5.2.2.1. Johnette Finlay (unknown- )

Johnette Finlay was the only known daughter of John Houston and Elizabeth Riddell (Paton) Finlay and was the informant on her mother's death registration. It is not known when she was born.

She married Geoffrey Hird in 1961 in the Blythswood district of Glasgow. He was born in 1940 in Perth, Scotland.

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Scotland, Statutory Registrations, Index, 1855-2013, 1940 Hird Geoffrey (387/00 0091)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, Index, 1855-2013, 1961 Hird Geoffrey - Finlay, Johnette (644/06 0007)

2.3.5.2.2. John Houston Finlay (1905-1984)

John Houston Finlay was born on 18 April 1905 at 5 Elphinstone Street in the Govan district of Glasgow. His parents were James and Mary (Houston) Finlay and his father worked as a wire weaver.

On 26 June 1931 John married Elizabeth Riddell Paton at the MacLeod Church in Glasgow according to the forms of the Church of Scotland. He was 26 years old, lived at 439 Govan Road in Glasgow and worked as a tire maker. He and Elizabeth had one known daughter.

John Houston Finlay died at the Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasgow of prostate cancer. He was 79 years old, a retired rubber worker and lived at 14 Borland Street in Bearsden, Dunbartonshire, Scotland before his death.

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Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1905 Finlay, John Houston (Statutory Births 646/02 0752)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1931 Finlay, John Houston - Paton, Elizabeth Ridde (Statutory Marriages 644/08 0085)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Deaths in Scotland 6512901 CE

2.3.5.2.2. Elizabeth Riddell Paton (1909-1991)

Elizabeth Riddell Paton was born on 1 April 1909 at 55 Cedar Street in the Kelvin district of Glasgow, Scotland, to Alexander and Martha Muir (Forsyth) Paton. She was born four months after her parents'  marriage and was their only known daughter. When the 1911 census was enumerated she and her parents lived at 10 Silvergrove Street in the Calton burgh ward.

Her father, Alexander Paton, died in 1915 when Elizabeth was 6 years old. Her mother married James Sproull in 1916.

On 28 June 1931 Elizabeth Riddell Paton married John Houston Finlay at the MacLeod Church in Glasgow according to the forms of the Church of Scotland. She was 22 years old, lived at 60 Couper Street with her mother and step-father and worked as a book binder. They had at least one daughter, as she was the informant on her mother's death registration.

Elizabeth Riddell (Paton) Finlay died on 21 June 1991 at the Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasgow of a cerebrovascular accident, congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive airways disease. She was 82 years old and lived at 54 Borland Road in Bearsden, which was the address of her daughter Johnette Hird.

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1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Paton, Alex (Census 1911 644/03 048/00 018)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1909 Paton, Elizabeth Ridde (Statutory Births (644/13 0415)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1931 Finlay, John Houston - Paton, Elizabeth Ridde (Statutory Marriages 644/08 0085)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Deaths in Scotland 6512902 CE

Monday, March 9, 2015

2.3.5.2.1.1. Henry George Brawley (1924-1998)

Henry George Brawley was born in 1924 in the Springburn district of Glasgow. He married Martha Forsyth Johnston in 1951 and died in 1998 in Renfrew, Scotland. He was 74 years old at the time of his death. It is not known whether Henry and Martha had children.

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Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1924, Brawley, Henry George (644/06/0478)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1951 Brawley, Henry George - Johnston, Martha Forsyth (644/00 0005)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1998 Brawley, Henry George (643/00 0240)

2.3.5.2.1.1. Martha Forsyth Johnston (1930-2013)

Martha Forysth Johnston was born in 1930 in Renfrew, Scotland, to Neil and Robina (Forsyth) Johnston. She married Henry George Brawley in 1951 in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, Scotland. She died in 2013 at the age of 83 in Renfrew. It is not known if Henry and Martha had children.

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Scotland Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1930 Johnston, Martha Forsyth (575/00 0072)
Scotland Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1951 Brawley, Henry George - Johnston, Martha Forsyth (566/00 0005)
Scotland Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 2013 Brawley, Martha Forsyth (643/00 0133)

Sunday, March 8, 2015

2.3.5.2.1. Neil Johnston (1902-1962)

Neil Johnston was born on 16 March 1902 at 49 Nelson Street in Glasgow to Allan and Margaret Beith (Atkinson)  Johnston. He was their youngest child and his father was a tinsmith, a person who makes or repairs tinware or items of other light metals.

In 1911 Neil lived with his family at the Nelson Street address and attended school.

On 29 November 1929 Neil married Robina Forsyth at the MacLeod Parish Church. He was 27 years old, a journeyman plumber and lived with his widowed father at 49 Nelson Street. He and Robina had at least one known daughter.

Neil died on 30 January 1962 at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow of carcinoma of the bladder. The was 59 years old, worked as a journeyman plumber's welder and lived at One Millburn Street with his wife before his death.

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1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Johnstone, Neil (Census 1911 644/17 039/00 022)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1902 Johnston, Neil (Statutory Births 644/13 0195)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations,  1855-2013, 1929 Johnston, Neil - Forsyth, Robina (Statutory Marriages 644/08 0207)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations,  1855-2013, 1962 Johnston, Neil (Statutory Deaths 644/07 0199)

2.3.5.2.1. Robina Forsyth (1905-1987)

Robina Forsyth was born on 18 December 1905 at 222 Holm Street in the Blythswood district of Glasgow. Her mother was Martha Muir Forsyth; she was 20 years old and not married. No father is listed on the birth registration for Robina.

Her mother married in 1909 but Robina remained at the home of her grandparents, who listed her as their daughter when the 1911 census was enumerated. At that time Robina was attending school.

She married Neil Johnston on 29 November 1929 at the MacLeod Parish Church in Glagow according to the forms of the Church of Scotland. Robina was 23 years old, lived with her mother and step-father at 60 Couper Street, and worked as a hardware sales woman. Robina and Neil had at least one daughter.

MacLeod Parish Church, Glasgow, circa 1965; photograph courtesy of
ScotlandsPlaces

Robina (Forsyth) Johnston died on 10 November 1987 at the Royal Alexandria Hospital in Paisley, Renfrewshire, of acute myocardial infarction and a fractured femur. She was 81 years old and lived at One Millburn Drive in Renfrew.

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"MacLeod Parish Church, Glasgow," ScotlandsPlaces
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Forsyth, Robert (Census 1911 644/10 019/00 017)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1906 Forysth, Robina (Statutory Births 644/07 0010)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1929 Johnston, Neil - Forsyth, Robina (644/08 0207)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Deaths in Scotland 6512927 CE


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Children of Martha Muir (Forsyth) Paton Sproull

Martha Muir (Forsyth) Paton Sproull had more than one child by her second husband, James Sproull. A "T. Sproull, Son" was listed as the informant on her death registration, but without more information I cannot trace him at this time.

2.3.5.2.1 Robina Forsyth

The lives of Robina Forsyth, and her husband, Neil Johnston, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.5.2.2. Elizabeth Riddell Paton

The lives of Elizabeth Riddell Paton and her husban, John Houston Finlay, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.5.2.3. Robert Forsyth Sproull

The lives of Robert Forsyth Sproull and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Cram, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.5.2. James Sproull (1877-1957)

James Sproull was born on 8 January 1877 at 15 Clyde Street in the Milton district of Glasgow. His parents were Thomas and Mary (Thomson) Sproull, and he was the older brother of Thomas Bannatyne Sproull, who married Martha Muir Forysth's older sister, Jane. James grew up in Glagow and by 1891 lived on 52 Water Street and worked as a stable boy. Ten years later, he was a carter like his father.

In 1911 James lived at home with his widowed mother and several siblings on 9 Milton Street. He continued working as a carter, a profession he held until his death.

On 7 April 1916 he married Martha Muir (Forsyth) Paton, a young widow, at their home on 47 Clarence Street in Glasgow according to the forms of the Original Secession Church. Martha had two children, one who lived with Martha's parents and the other, who lived with her.

James and Martha had at least one known son, Robert Forsyth Sproull, though there may have been more children.

James Sproull died on 24 April 1957 at Stobhill Hospital of arterio-sclerotic valvular disease of heart, congestive cardiac failure. He was 80 years old and had lived with his wife, Martha, at 60 Couper Street in Glasgow before his death.

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1881 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Milton; ED: 74; Page: 7; Line: 20; Roll: CSSCT1881_234
1891 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Barony; ED: 70; Page: 5; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1891_273
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Port Dundas; ED: 47; Page: 3; Line: 4; Roll: CSSCT1901_288
1911 Scotland Census 02/04/1911 Sproull, Thomas (Census 1911 644/00 034/00 015)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1877 Sproul, James (Statutory Births 644/08 0122)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1916 Sproull, James - Forsyth, Martha (Statutory Marriages 644/17 0103)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013 1957 Sproull, James (Statutory Deaths 644/04 0479)

2.3.5.2. Alexander Paton (1884-1915)

Alexander Paton was born on 22 October 1884 at 39 Carrick Street in Ayr, Scotland, to Matthew and Helen (Davidson) Paton. Matthew's father was a forester, employed to guard the forest and its game against poachers and trespassers. Alexander's mother died in 1890 of a bilious fever. The next year when the census was enumerated Matthew Paton's family lived on 38 Fort Street in Ayr. He was a 34-year-old widower with three children under the age of 6. Agnes Watson was a servant in the home and worked as a housekeeper. Matthew Paton died in 1895 of phthisis pulmonalis, or tuberculosis, leaving his children orphans.

In 1901, Alexander and his siblings were living with Alexander Davidson, his mother's brother, and his family in Ayr on 11 Carrick Street. Alexander was an apprentice upholsterer. By 1909 he had moved to Glasgow and married Martha Muir Forsyth on 8 January 1909 at her home on 230 Holm Street in Glasgow according to the forms of the Church of Scotland.

They had a daughter, they named after Martha's mother, Elizabeth Riddell Paton, in 1909. They called her Lizzie. In 1911 the family lived on 10 Silvergrove Street in the Calton district of Glasgow. Alexander was an upholsterer.

He died on 17 March 1915 at Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow of tuberculosis of the lungs. He was 30 years old and had lived with Martha at 222 Holm Street before his death.  He was also a member of the 1/5th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry, which shipped out to Gallipoli, Turkey, two months after Alexander's death.

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1891 Scotland Census, 05/04/1891 Paton, Alexander (Census 1891 578/00 009/00 018)
1901 Scotland Census, 31/03/1901 Paton, Alexander (Census 1901 578/01 007/00 004)
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Paton, Alex (Census 1911 644/03 048/00 018)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1884 Paton, Alexander (Statutory Births 578/00 0707)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1909 Paton, Alexander - Forsyth, Martha Muir (Statutory Marriages 644/10 0068)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1915 Paton, Alexander (Statutory Deaths 644/06 0120)

Friday, March 6, 2015

2.3.5.2. Martha Muir Forysth (1885-1975)

Martha Muir Forsyth was born on 26 March 1885 at 25 London Road in the Camlachie district of Glasgow. She was the second child of Robert and Elizabeth (Riddell) Forsyth. Her father worked as a carter at the time of her birth.

In 1891 Martha lived with her family on 165 Brook Street in the same district of Glasgow. In 1901 the family lived on 14 Margaret Street in the St. David district of Glasgow. Martha worked as a laundry girl.

In 1905 Martha gave birth to an illegitimate daughter she named Robina Forsyth. Four years later she married Alexander Paton at her home on 230 Holm Street in Glasgow according to the forms of the Church of Scotland. Alexander was a journeyman upholsterer and Martha was not working at the time of her marriage.

In 1911 Alexander and Martha lived 10 Silvergrove Street in the Calton district of Glasgow. Martha's daughter Robina was not living with them, but they did have a 2-year-old daughter they called Lizzie. Alexander Paton died on 17 March 1915, leaving Martha a young widow.

She married James Sproull on 7 April 1916 at 47 Clarence Street in the Gorbals district of Glasgow according to the forms of the Original Secession Church. James Sproull was the brother of Martha's sister, Jane's husband -- two brothers married two sisters.

Martha and James had a son they named Robert Forsyth Sproull in 1919. James Sproull died in 1957; Martha lived another 18 years. She died at her home on Millburn Drive in Renfrew, Scotland, on 12 May 1975 of myocardial degeneration and cerebra-vascular accident. She was 90 years old.

Interestingly enough, the informant on Martha's death registration was T. Sproull, Son. He did not include Martha's first husband, Alexander Paton, on the registration, which is typically done in Scotland.

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1891 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Camlachie; ED: 45; Page: 20; Line: 19; Roll: CSSCT1891_245
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow St David; ED: 16; Page: 37; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1901_291
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Paton, Alex (Census 1911 644/03 048/00 018)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1885 Forsyth, Martha Muir (Statutory Births 644/02 0438)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1909 Paton, Alexander - Forsyth, Martha Muir (Statutory Marriages 644/10 0068)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1916 Sproull, James - Forsyth, Martha (Statutory Marriages 644/17 0103)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Deaths in Scotland 6512900 CE

Thursday, March 5, 2015

2.3.5.1.1. Elizabeth Riddell Sproull (1912-1915)

Elizabeth Riddell Sproull was born on 24 August 1912 at 62 Cramond St in the Govanhill district of Glasgow. She was the only known child of Thomas Bannatyne and Elizabeth (Forsyth) Sproull. She was named for her maternal grandmother.

Elizabeth Riddell Sproull died on 1 March 1915 at the home of her birth of bronchitis and whooping cough. She was not quite three years old.

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Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1912 Sproull, Elizabeth Ridde (Statutory Births 644/16 0784)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1915 Sproull, Elizabeth Ridde (Statutory Deaths 644/16 0093)

2.3.5.1. Thomas Bannatyne Sproull (1884-1973)

Thomas Bannatyne Sproull was born on 5 March 1884 at 47 Water Street in the Milton district of Glasgow. His father was a lorry man for a railway. In 1891 he lived with his family on 52 Water Street and in 1901 he lived with them on 4A Bank Street in Glasgow. He worked as a warehouse porter.

In 1911 Thomas and his widowed mother lived at 9 Milton Street and Thomas worked as a picture packer at a frame warehouse. He married Jane Forsyth on 20 October 1911. He still lived with his mother on 9 Milton Street and continued to work as a warehouse packer. I believe he met Jane at the picture frame company as she worked at such a place with two of her younger sisters.

The couple had one known daughter, Elizabeth Riddell Sproull, who was born in 1912.

In 1915 Thomas rented a home on 26 St. Andrew Square from the St. Andrew Parish Church and paid an annual rent of 4 pounds, 10 shillings. His occupation was listed as porter.

When his wife, Jane, died in 1956, the couple lived at 61 Ashcroft Drive in Glasgow and Thomas was retired stationery warehouse man. He died in 1973 in the Martha St. district of Glasgow.

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1891 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Barony; ED: 70; Page: 5; Line: 7; Roll: CSSCT1891_273
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Port Dundas; ED: 47; Page: 3; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1901_288
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Sproull, Thomas (Census 1911 644/00 034/00 015)
1915 Scotland Valuation Rolls, 1915 Sproule, Thomas (Valuation Rolls VR102 / 1066 / 244)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1884 Sproul, Thomas Bannatyn (Statutory Births 644/08 0377)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1911 Sproull, Thomas Bannatyn - Forsyth, Jane (Statutory Marriages 644/10 1505)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1973 Sproull, Thomas (613/00 0088)

2.3.5.1. Jane Forsyth (1882-1956)

Jane Forsyth was born 3 December 1882 at 84 Henderson Street in the Kelvin district of Glasgow. Her parents were Robert Forsyth and Elizabeth Riddell, who did not marry until the month after her birth. Jane lived with her family on 165 Brook Street in Glasgow in 1891.

By 1901 the family lived at 14 Margaret Street in the same city and Jane was working as a picture frame finisher.  By 1911 Jane and her family had moved to 230 Holm Street. She still worked as a picture frame finisher. Her younger sisters, Elizabeth and Ellen, also worked with her.

On 20 October 1911 Jane married Thomas Bannatyne Sproull at her home on Holm Street, according to the forms of the United Free Church. I believe Jane met Thomas at work as he was a picture packer at a frame warehouse when the 1911 census was enumerated.

Jane and Thomas had at one known daughter in 1912.

Jane (Forsyth) Sproull died on 28 July 1956 of myeloid leukemia at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow. She was 73 years old at the time of her death and lived with her husband at 61 Ashcroft Drive in Glasgow. Her husband died in 1973.

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1891 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Camlachie; ED: 45; Page: 20; Line: 18; Roll: CSSCT1891_245
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow St David; ED: 16; Page: 37; Line: 14; Roll: CSSCT1901_291
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Forsyth, Robert (Census 1911 644/10 019/00 017)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1882 Forsyth, Jane (Statutory Births 644/00 1733)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1911 Sproul, Thomas Bannatyn - Forsyth, Jane (Statutory Marriages 644/10 1505)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1956 Forsyth, Jane (Statutory Deaths 644/12 0854)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Children of Robert and Elizabeth (Riddell) Forsyth

2.3.5.1. Jane Forsyth (1882-1956)

The lives of Jane Forsyth and her husband, Thomas Bannatyne Sproull, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.5.2. Martha Muir Forsyth (1885-1975)

The lives of Margaret Muir Forsyth and her husbands, Alexander Paton and James Sproull, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.5.3. Agnes Forsyth (1887-1965)

The lives of Agnes Forsyth and her husband, David Hunter, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.5.4. William Forsyth (1889-1974)

The lives of William Forsyth and his wife, Sarah Chalmers, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.5.5. Elizabeth Forsyth (1892-1970)

The lives of Elizabeth Forsyth and her husband, John Duffy Gemmell, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.5.6. Henrietta Forsyth (1894-1917)

Henrietta Forsyth was born on 23 April 1894 at 165 Brook Street in the Camlachie district of Glasgow to Robert and Elizabeth (Riddell) Forsyth. She was their sixth child. In 1901 she lived with her family on 14 Margaret Street and in 1911, on 230 Holm Street -- both addresses in Glasgow. In 1911 she was 17 years old and did not work or attend school.

Henrietta Forsyth died on 25 September 1917 at the Govan Poorhouse hospital in the Merryflatts area  of Glasgow of paraplegia and bed sores. She was 23 years old.

I have always been curious if the paraplegia was a long-term condition and this is why she was not working in 1911 or if she was involved in some sort of an accident.

2.3.5.7. Ellen Forsyth (1896-1982)

The lives of Ellen Forsyth and her husbands, Joseph Johnston and Francis McDade Ballantine, will be covered in future posts.

2.3.5.8. Annie Forsyth (1899-1987)

The lives of Annie Forsyth and her husband, Thomas McInally, will be covered in future posts.

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1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow St David; ED: 16; Page: 37; Line: 19; Roll: CSSCT1901_291
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Forsyth, Robert (Census 1911 644/10 019/00 017)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1894 Forsyth, Henrietta (Statutory Births 644/02 0676)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1917 Forsyth, Henrietta (Statutory Deaths 644/21 1060) 

2.3.5. Robert Forsyth (1860-1940)

Robert Forsyth was born on 13 February in Dumfries, Scotland, to William and Jane (McLean) Forsyth. His father was a journeyman tailor. The family moved to St. Michael by 1861 and ten years later were living in Ruthwell village. In 1881 Robert was a farm servant on a 307-acre farm in Cummertrees, Dumfries.

Robert and Elizabeth Riddell had a child together in December 1882 and a month later they married on 19 January 1883 at 19 London Road in Glasgow, which was their home. They were married according to the forms of the Congregationalists. Robert was a carter, his occupation until his death. The couple would have seven more children together.

Dumfries in 1867; image from History of Dumfries

In 1891 the couple lived at 165 Brook Street in the Camlachie district of Glasgow. In 1901 they lived at 14 Margaret Street in the St. David district of the city, and in 1911 they lived at 230 Holm Street in the Blythswood district.

Elizabeth died in 1926 and Robert Forsyth died on 2 April 1940 at the Foresthall Hospital, which was located on 654 Edgefauld Road, of cardio vascular degeneration. He was 80 years old. The hospital was on the site of the old Barnhill Poorhouse.

Aerial view of Foresthall Hospital c1960; photograph courtesy of
Heatherbank Museum of Social Work

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"Aerial view of Foresthall Hospital c1960," Heatherbank Museum of Social Work
1861 Scotland Census, Parish: Dumfries St Michael; ED: 17; Page: 15; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1861_143
1871 Scotland Census, Parish: Ruthwell; ED: 2; Page: 4; Line: 13; Roll: CSSCT1871_185
1881 Scotland Census 03/04/1881 Forsyth, Robert (Census 1881 817/00 001/00 007)
1891 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow Camlachie; ED: 45; Page: 20; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1891_245
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Glasgow St David; ED: 16; Page: 37; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1901_291
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Forsyth, Robert (Census 1911 644/10 019/00 017)
McDowell, William. History of Dumfries, (Edinburgh: Adam Black and Sons, 1867)
Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, 1860 Forsyth, Robert
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1860 Forsyth, Robert (Statutory Births 821/00 0073)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1883 Forsyth, Robert - Riddle, Elizabeth (Statutory Marriages 644/02 0065)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1940 Forsyth, Robert (Statutory Deaths 644/04 0481)