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Sommerville GILCHRIST

Male 1811 - Aft 1861  (> 50 years)


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  • Name Sommerville GILCHRIST 
    Born 30 Sep 1811  Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 13 Oct 1811  Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Somerville GILCHRIST 
    Died Aft 7 Apr 1861 
    Notes 
    • (1) Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950:

      Name: Sommervel Gilchrist
      Gender: Male
      Baptism/Christening Date: 13 Oct 1811
      Baptism/Christening Place: , LESMAHAGOW, LANARK, SCOTLAND
      Birth Date: 30 Sep 1811
      Birthplace:
      Death Date:
      Name Note:
      Race:
      Father's Name: John Gilchrist
      Father's Birthplace:
      Father's Age:
      Mother's Name: Janet Meikle
      Mother's Birthplace:
      Mother's Age:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11649-4
      System Origin: Scotland-VR
      Source Film Number: 1066597
      Reference Number: 2:15M2G8N

      (2) A household headed by Sommerville GILCHRIST is listed in the 1841 census of Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Sommerville is listed in the 1841 census as a mason who was then 25 years of age [as rounded down to the nearest 5 years]; therefore, according to the 1841 census, he was born in about 1816 [after such rounding]. According to the 1841 census, he was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland. [See "About 1841 Scotland Census," below.]

      Listed with Sommerville is his wife, Barbara, who was then 25 years of age [as rounded down to the nearest 5 years]; therefore, according to the 1841 census, she was born in about 1816 [after such rounding]. According to the 1841 census, she was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland. [See "About 1841 Scotland Census," below.]

      Also listed with Sommerville is his daughter, Janet, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, she was born in about 1835. According to the 1841 census, she was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Sommerville is his son, Robert, 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 Sommerville is his son, William, who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, he was born in about 1839. According to the 1841 census, he was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Sommerville is his son, John, who was then 11 months old; therefore, according to the 1841 census, he was born in about 1840. According to the 1841 census, he 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.

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

      Sommerville is listed in the 1851 census as a mason and farmer who was then 39 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, he was born in about 1812. According to the 1851 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Listed with Sommerville is his wife Barbary STEEL, who was then 39 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, she was born in about 1812. According to the 1851 census, she was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Sommerville is his daughter, Janet, who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, she was born in about 1835. According to the 1851 census, she was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Sommerville is his son, John, who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, he was born in about 1836. According to the 1851 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Sommerville is his son, Robert, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, he was born in about 1841. According to the 1851 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Sommerville is his daughter, Cathrine, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, she was born in about 1843. According to the 1851 census, she was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Sommerville is his son, Sommerville, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, he was born in about 1845. According to the 1851 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Sommerville is his daughter, Margaret, who was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, she was born in about 1848. According to the 1851 census, she was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Sommerville is his son, David, who was then 6 months old; therefore, according to the 1851 census, he was born in about 1850. 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.

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

      Somerville is listed in the 1861 census as a farmer who was then 49 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, he was born in about 1812. According to the 1861 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Listed with Somerville is his wife, Barbray, who was then 49 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, she was born in about 1812. According to the 1861 census, she was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Somerville is his son, William, a mason 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 Somerville is his son, Robert, a mason who was then 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, he was born in about 1841. According to the 1861 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Somerville is his daughter, Katren, who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, she was born in about 1843. According to the 1861 census, she was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Somerville is his son, Somerville, a mason who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, he was born in about 1845. According to the 1861 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Somerville is his daughter, Margaret, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, she was born in about 1848. According to the 1861 census, she was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Somerville is his son, David, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, he was born in about 1851. According to the 1861 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Somerville is his son, Bartrim, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, he was born in about 1855. According to the 1861 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Somerville is his grandson, Thomas LANG, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, he was born in about 1854. According to the 1861 census, he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Somerville is a boarder, Marion ANDERSON, who was then 83 years of age; therefore, according to the 1861 census, she was born in about 1778. According to the 1861 census, she was born in Douglas, 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.
    Person ID I28180  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2017 

    Father John GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1789, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 7 Apr 1861  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Janet MEEK,   b. 11 May 1786, Carnwath, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 7 Apr 1861  (Age > 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 13 Oct 1810  Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara STEEL,   b. Abt 1812, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 7 Apr 1861  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1833  Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1848, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Sommerville GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1845, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Bertram GILCHRIST,   b. 29 Mar 1855, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. David GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1850, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Cathrine GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1843, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. William GILCHRIST,   b. 6 Mar 1838, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Janet GILCHRIST,   b. 23 Aug 1834, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Robert GILCHRIST,   b. 5 Jul 1840, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. John GILCHRIST,   b. 25 Mar 1836, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2017 15:39:31 
    Family ID F12273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart