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James GILCHRIST

Male Abt 1800 - Aft 1851  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name James GILCHRIST 
    Born Abt 1800  Coupar-Angus, Present-Day Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Plowman 
    Died Aft 31 Mar 1851 
    Notes 
    • (1) According to the 1851 census of Scotland, James GILCHRIST was born in the parish of Coupar-Angus in about 1800. He was probably either (a) the James GILCHRIST, son of John GILCHRIST and Margaret SCOTT, who was christened in that parish on 1 December 1799, or (b) the James GILCHRIST, son of John GILCHRIST and Christian SCOTT, who was christened in that parish on 27 June 1800. (See the information about those two James GILCHRISTs elsewhere in this database.)

      (2) Until the reorganization of parish boundaries in 1891, 184 acres of Coupar-Angus lay in Angus and 4515 acres in Perthshire; thereafter, Coupar-Angus lay entirely in Perthshire.

      (3) In the record of his marriage to Ann "STUBBLES," James GILCHRIST is described as a "plowman in Wellbank." There were two communities named Wellbank in Scotland - one in Aberdeenshire, and the other in Angus. The compiler believes that this James GILCHRIST was from the Wellbank in Angus.

      (4) 1841 Scotland Census [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006:

      A household headed by James GILCHRIST is listed in the 1841 census of Arbroath, Angus, Scotland.

      Following is information relating to James GILCHRIST in the 1841 census:

      Name: James GILCHRIST
      Age: 40
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1801
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Scotland
      Civil parish: Arbroath
      County: Angus
      Address: Salt Bork
      Occupation: Labourer
      Parish Number: 272

      Following is a list of persons reported in James GILCHRIST's household in the 1841 census:

      James GILCHRIST, age 40
      Ann GILCHRIST, age 40
      David GILCHRIST, age 12
      Robert GILCHRIST, age 2
      Margaret GILCHRIST, age 10
      Ann GILCHRIST, age 7
      Agnes GILCHRIST, age 4
      Jean GILCHRIST, age 3 mo

      As of the time this information was viewed by the compiler, Ancestry.com had not obtained permission from the General Register Office of Scotland to display the images of the 1841 census.

      About the 1841 Scotland Census:

      The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested:

      • Place (name of village, street, square, close, etc.)
      • Name of each person that had spent the night in that household
      • Age*
      • Sex (indicated by the column in which the age is recorded)
      • Profession or occupation
      • Where born**

      *The ages of people over 15 years old were usually rounded down to the nearest 5 years. Therefore, someone who was actually 24 years would have their age listed as 20, and someone who was actually 27 years old would have their age listed as 25. If people lied about their ages, or if their real ages were not known or reported correctly, the gap between the rounded age recorded on the census and their actual age may be quite significant.

      **The "Where Born" column only asked two questions - (1) whether born in same county, and (2) whether Foreigner or whether born in England or Ireland. Possible answers and abbreviations to question #1 include: Yes (Y), No, (N), or Not Known (NK). For question #2, the following abbreviations were used: England/Wales (E), Ireland (I), and Foreign Parts (F).

      Enumeration forms were distributed to all households before the census night and the complete forms were collected the next day by the enumerators. All responses were to reflect the individual's status as of 6/7 June 1841 for all individuals who had spent the night in the house. People who were traveling or living abroad were enumerated at the location where they spent the night on census night. All of the details from the individual forms were copied into enumerators' books and sent to the Registrar General's office in London. These copies are the records we can view images of today. The original householders' schedules were destroyed.

      The clerks who compiled and reviewed the census data made a variety of marks on the returns. Unfortunately, many of these tally marks were written over personal information and some fields, such as ages, can be difficult to read as a result. More useful marks include a single slash (/) between households (families) within a building and a double slash (//) separating households in separate buildings.

      (5) 1851 Scotland Census [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006:

      A household headed by James GILCHRIST is listed in the 1851 census of Arbroath, Angus, Scotland.

      Following is information relating to James GILCHRIST in the 1851 census:

      Name: James GILCHRIST
      Age: 51
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1800
      Relationship: Head
      Spouse's Name: Ann Gilchrist
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Couper Angus, Forfarshire [now Perthshire]
      Parish Number: 272
      Civil parish: Arbroath
      County: Angus
      Address: Salt Works
      Occupation: Carter
      ED: 9
      Page: 5
      Household schedule number: 16
      Line: 10
      Roll: CSSCT1851_57

      Following is a list of persons reported in James GILCHRIST's household in the 1851 census:

      James Gilchrist, age 51
      Ann Gilchrist, age 50
      Agnes Gilchrist, age 15
      Robert Gilchrist, age 13
      Jean Gilchrist, age 10
      George Gilchrist, age 8

      As of the time this information was viewed by the compiler, Ancestry.com had not obtained permission from the General Register Office of Scotland to display the images of the 1851 census.

      About the 1851 Scotland Census:

      The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested:

      • Place (name of street, place, or road, and name or number of house)
      • Name of each person that had spent the night in that household
      • Relation to head of family
      • Marital Status
      • Age
      • Sex (indicated by the column in which the age is recorded)
      • Profession or occupation
      • Birthplace
      • Whether blind, or deaf and dumb

      Enumeration forms were distributed to all households before the census night and the complete forms were collected the next day by the enumerators. All responses were to reflect the individual's status as of 30/31 March 1851 for all individuals who had spent the night in the house. People who were travelling or living abroad were enumerated at the location where they spent the night on census night. All of the details from the individual forms were copied into enumerators' books and sent to the Registrar General's office in London. These copies are the records we can view images of today. The original householder's schedules were destroyed.

      The clerks who compiled and reviewed the census data made a variety of marks on the returns. Unfortunately, many of these tally marks were written over personal information and some fields, such as ages, can be difficult to read as a result. More useful marks include a single slash (/) between households (families) within a building and a double slash (//) separating households in separate buildings.
    Person ID I19127  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Family Ann STIBBLES,   b. Bef 6 Apr 1800, Liff Benvie and Invergowrie, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 31 Mar 1851  (Age > 51 years) 
    Married 9 May 1825  Longforgan, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Robert GILCHRIST,   b. 6 Jul 1838, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Agnes GILCHRIST,   b. 7 Feb 1836, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. George GILCHRIST,   b. 15 Jan 1843, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Jean Harris GILCHRIST,   b. 15 Feb 1841, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. David GILCHRIST,   b. 3 Mar 1829, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. James Stibbles GILCHRIST,   b. 16 Apr 1827, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Anne GILCHRIST,   b. 6 Nov 1833, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Margaret Stibbles GILCHRIST,   b. 21 Apr 1831, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F8540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910: groom's name:James Gilchrist groom's birth date: groom's birthplace: groom's age: bride's name: Ann Stubbles bride's birth date: bride's birthplace: bride's age: marriage date: 09 May 1825 marriage place: Longforgan, Perth, Scotland groom's father's name: groom's mother's name: bride's father's name: bride's mother's name: groom's race: groom's marital status: groom's previous wife's name: bride's race: bride's marital status: bride's previous husband's name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11377-7 system origin: Scotland-ODM source film number: 1040128 reference number:.