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Sommerville GILCHRIST

Male Bef 1761 - Aft 1841  (> 80 years)


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  • Name Sommerville GILCHRIST 
    Born Bef 2 Apr 1761  Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Aft 6 Jun 1841 
    Christened 2 Apr 1861  Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Somerville GILCHRIST 
    Name Sommerville GILCHRISTSON 
    Notes 
    • (1) Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950:

      Name: Somervel Gilchristson
      Gender: Male
      Baptism/Christening Date: 02 Apr 1761
      Baptism/Christening Place: , LESMAHAGOW, LANARK, SCOTLAND
      Birth Date:
      Birthplace:
      Death Date:
      Name Note:
      Race:
      Father's Name: John Gilchristson
      Father's Birthplace:
      Father's Age:
      Mother's Name: Mary Hamilton
      Mother's Birthplace:
      Mother's Age:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11649-2
      System Origin: Scotland-VR
      Source Film Number: 1066597
      Reference Number: 2:15LZJ9T

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

      Somerville is listed in the 1841 census as a farmer who was then 80 years of age [as rounded down to the nearest 5 years]; therefore, according to the 1841 census, he was born in about 1761 [after such rounding]. According to the 1841 census, he was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland. [See "About 1841 Scotland Census," below.]

      Listed with Somerville is his wife, Dorothy Gilchrist, who was then 79 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, she was born in about 1762. According to the 1841 census, she was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Somerville is his granddaughter, Isabella GILCHRIST, who was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, she was born in about 1838. According to the 1841 census, she was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Somerville is his granddaughter, Agnes HAMILTON, who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, she was born in about 1825. According to the 1841 census, she was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

      Also listed with Somerville is his granddaughter, Mary STEWART, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1841 census, she was born in about 1831. 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.
    Person ID I28192  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 

    Father John GILCHRISTSON 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary HAMILTON 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 21 Nov 1758  Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F12277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy RUSSELL,   b. 25 Jul 1761, Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Mar 1851  (Age > 90 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1783  Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Robert GILCHRIST,   b. 8 Oct 1798, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Margaret GILCHRIST,   b. 21 Apr 1802, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Mary GILCHRIST,   b. 28 Jul 1793, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1866, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     4. Robina GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1787, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. John GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1789, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 7 Apr 1861  (Age ~ 72 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 13:23:14 
    Family ID F12276  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910: Groom'sName: John Gilchristson Groom's Birth Date: Groom's Birthplace: Groom's Age: Bride's Name: Mary Hamilton Bride's Birth Date: Bride's Birthplace: Bride's Age: Marriage Date: 21 Nov 1758 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: M11649-2 System Origin: Scotland-ODM Source Film Number: 1066597 Reference Number:.

    2. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910: Groom'sName: Sommerviel Gilkerson Groom's Birth Date: Groom's Birthplace: Groom's Age: Bride's Name: Dorothea Russell Bride's Birth Date: Bride's Birthplace: Bride's Age: Marriage Date: 14 Mar 1783 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: M11649-2 System Origin: Scotland-ODM Source Film Number: 1066597 Reference Number:.