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James GILCHRIST

Male 1799 - 1871  (72 years)


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  • Name James GILCHRIST 
    Born 2 Feb 1799  Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 17 Feb 1799  Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died May 1871  Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950:

      Name: James Gilchrist
      Gender: Male
      Baptism/Christening Date: 17 Feb 1799
      Baptism/Christening Place: , CARLUKE, LANARK, SCOTLAND
      Birth Date: 02 Feb 1799
      Birthplace:
      Death Date:
      Name Note:
      Race:
      Father's Name: James Gilchrist
      Father's Birthplace:
      Father's Age:
      Mother's Name: Margaret Hamilton
      Mother's Birthplace:
      Mother's Age:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11629-2
      System Origin: Scotland-VR
      Source Film Number: 1042969
      Reference Number: 2:15JWBR7

      (2) The birth and christening record of James GILCHRIST which the compiler has obtained from the ScotlandsPeople website <http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/> reads as follows:

      1799 . . .

      James Son to James Gilchrist and Margarett Hamilton in Scoularhall born the 2d and Baptized the 17th February.

      (3) A household headed by James GILKREST is listed in the 1841 census of Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      James is listed in the 1841 census as a joiner who was then 38 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, he was born in about 1803. According to the 1841 census, he was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Listed with James is his wife, Martha, who was then 36 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, she was born in about 1805. According to the 1841 census, she was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his daughter, Martha, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, she was born in about 1828. According to the 1841 census, she was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his son, James, who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, he was born in about 1829. According to the 1841 census, he was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his son, Andrew, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, he was born in about 1831. According to the 1841 census, he was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his son, William, who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, he was born in about 1837. According to the 1841 census, he was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his son, John, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, he was born in about 1833. According to the 1841 census, he was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his daughter, Margaret, who was then 5 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, she was born in about 1836. According to the 1841 census, she was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his daughter, Agness, who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, she was born in about 1839. According to the 1841 census, she was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      About 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.

      (4) A household headed by James GILCHRIST is listed in the 1851 census of Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      James is listed in the 1851 census as a farmer who was then 52 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, he was born in about 1799. According to the 1851 census, he was born in Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Listed with James is his wife, Martha, who was then 50 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, she was born in about 1801. According to the 1851 census, she was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his son, James, a laborer who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, he was born in about 1830. According to the 1851 census, he was born in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his son, Andrew, a laborer who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, he was born in about 1832. According to the 1851 census, he was born in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his son, William, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, he was born in about 1838. According to the 1851 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his son, Agnes, who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, she was born in about 1839. According to the 1851 census, she was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his son, Charles, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, he was born in about 1842. According to the 1851 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his son, Thomas, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, he was born in about 1844. According to the 1851 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      About 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.

      (5) A household headed by James GILCHRIST is listed in the 1861 census of Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      James is listed in the 1861 census as a wright who was then 62 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, he was born in about 1799. According to the 1861 census, he was born in Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Listed with James is his wife, Martha, who was then 60 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, she was born in about 1801. According to the 1861 census, she was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his daughter, Margaret, a servant who was then 25 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, she was born in about 1836. According to the 1861 census, she was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his son, William, a laborer who was then 23 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, he was born in about 1838. According to the 1861 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his daughter, Agnes, a servant who was then 22 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, she was born in about 1839. According to the 1861 census, she was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his son, Charles, a laborer who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, he was born in about 1842. According to the 1861 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his son, Thomas, a laborer who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, he was born in about 1844. According to the 1861 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his grandson, James, who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, he was born in about 1859. According to the 1861 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with James is his daughter, Martha, a servant who was then 33 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, she was born in about 1828. According to the 1861 census, she was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      About 1861 Scotland Census

      The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. 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 7/8 April 1861 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.

      (6) Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010:

      Name: James Gilchrist
      Death Date: May 1871
      Death County or District: Renfrew
      Age: 73
      Gender: Male
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1798
      Birth Location: Lks, Scotland
    Person ID I19168  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 

    Father James GILCHRIST,   b. 1768,   d. 1842  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret HAMILTON,   b. 1772,   d. 1841  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F8549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha SCOULAR,   b. Abt 1800, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1887, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 7 Jul 1827  Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Agnes GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1839, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. William GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1837, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Thomas GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1844, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Charles GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1842, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844  (Age ~ 2 years)  [natural]
     5. Margaret GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1836, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. James GILCHRIST,   b. 6 Jul 1828, Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1920, Clinton County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
     7. Martha GILCHRIST,   b. 24 Dec 1827, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. John GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1833, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Andrew GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1831, Lanark or Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1900, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 09:46:38 
    Family ID F12282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910: Groom'sName: James Gilchrist Groom's Birth Date: Groom's Birthplace: Groom's Age: Bride's Name: Martha Scoular Bride's Birth Date: Bride's Birthplace: Bride's Age: Marriage Date: 07 Jul 1827 Marriage Place: Lesmahagow, Lanark, 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: M11649-7 System Origin: Scotland-ODM Source Film Number: 1066598 Reference Number:.