Monday, December 15, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #49 Marion Service

This is my forty-ninth posting for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge

This posting is about my great-great-great grandmother, Marion Service. Her first name is sometimes written/indexed as Marrion.

Using calculations based on the 1851 and 1861 census, Marion was born about 1790. in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland. If that information is correct, she was most likely the daughter of James Service and Agnes Cunningham. Their daughter Marion was born 23 February 1790 and baptized 28 February 1790.


She married Adam Hamilton on 2 October 1813, in  Kilwinning Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland. They had nine children. 


The first born was John who was born the 6 July 1814 in Kilwining, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was baptized 31 July 1814. 


The rest of the children were baptized in the Parish Church of Ardrossan. Next came, James who was born 15 April 1816 and was baptized 28 April 1816. Next they had another son, Adam. He was born 14 July and baptized the 20th July 1817.



Their first daughter was Agnes, my great-great grandmother. She was born 14 July 1819 and baptized 1 August of that year. Next came another son, also named James. He was born 4 May 1821 and baptized on the 13th. Their second daughter was Marion born 16 August 1823 and baptized 30 August 1823. 
Their seventh child and another daughter was Barbara. She was born 18th August 1825 and baptized 4 September 1825. Child number eight was Thomas. He was born 28 July 1827 and baptized on 12 August. Their last child was Robert who was born and baptized 18 October 1829.

Marion outlived her husband. Ancestry only has the index and extractions from the census. In 1841, she and five of the children were living on Montgomery Street Lane in Ardrossan. The census listings give them as follows: Marion 50 (50-54), Agnes 20 (20-24), James 20 (20-24), Marion 20 (age 20-24), Thomas 13 and Robert 11. 


In 1851, it looks like Marion, aged 61. She has living or visiting with her, her daughter, Marion and family. The family is living on Glasgow Street. In the Ancestry index her surname has been transcribed as Hamitton. Marion (the daughter) is 28 and her husband Robert Dempster is 28. There are two children William, 3 and Adam, 1. There is a marriage of Marion Hamilton and Robert Dempster 19 July 1847 in Ardrossan. 


In 1861, Marion, aged 72, was either living with or visiting another of her sons. James was living in Dalry. James is 40. His wife, Margaret is 44 and born in Saltcoats. The children are Adam 17, Helen 15, Agness 11, James 9 and Margaret 3. There is also a nephew of James, John Reid, aged 25. 


Sources



Several years ago when I was in Salt Lake City, I looked at parish records. For some reason, I don't have photos of several. Perhaps, the copies were not readable in the photos that I took. For those, I have shared the information from Family Search indexes.

"Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTVY-WVT : accessed 15 December 2014), Marrion Service, 23 Feb 1790; citing , reference 2:16FGL4M; FHL microfilm 1,041,389.

John Hamilton 31 July 1814 Kilwinning. Ayrshire Scotland [#1041389] "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTVB-962 : accessed 12 December 2014), John Hamilton, 06 Jul 1814; citing , reference 2:16FHX23; FHL microfilm 1,041,389.

 James Hamilton 28 April 1816 born 15 April 1816 Ardrossan [#1041327] "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTVQ-FP1 : accessed 12 December 2014), James Hamilton, 15 Apr 1816; citing , reference 2:16BZSF9; FHL microfilm 1,041,327.

Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Ardrossan (Ayrshire). Parish registers for Ardrossan 1734-1854, entry for  Adam Hamilton, microfilm 1041327, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Ardrossan (Ayrshire). Parish registers for Ardrossan 1734-1854, entry for Agnes Hamilton , microfilm 1041327, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Ardrossan (Ayrshire). Parish registers for Ardrossan 1734-1854, entry for James Hamilton, microfilm 1041327, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

"Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTV3-TJF : accessed 15 December 2014), Marion Hamilton, 16 Aug 1823; citing , reference 2:16C0KNM; FHL microfilm 1,041,327.

Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Ardrossan (Ayrshire). Parish registers for Ardrossan 1734-1854, entry for Barbara Hamilton, microfilm 1041327, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Ardrossan (Ayrshire). Parish registers for Ardrossan 1734-1854, entry for Thomas Hamilton, microfilm 1041327, Family History Library, Salt Lake City Utah

Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Ardrossan (Ayrshire). Parish registers for Ardrossan 1734-1854, entry for Robert Adam Hamilton , microfilm 1041327, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

1841 Census Scotland, Aryshire, Ardrossan, Parish #576, ED: 4; Page: 10; Line: 320 entry for Marion Hamilton and family; index, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 10 December 2014)

1851 Census Scotland, Ayrshire,  Ardrossan  ED: 11; Page: 11; Line: 1; entry for Robert Dempster household Roll: CSSCT1851_128; index, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 10 December 2014).

"Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910," index, FamilySearch  https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTRY-79V : accessed 15 December 2014), Robert Dempster and Marion Hamilton, 19 Jul 1847; citing Ardrossan, Ayr, Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,041,327.

1861 Census Scotland, Ayrshire, Dalry   ED: 2; Page: 17; Line: 14; Roll: CSSCT1861_84, entry for James Hamilton; index, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 10 December 2014) 

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2 comments:

  1. I read this with great interest because I live near Kilwinning. My daughter lived in Ardrossan until recently, she now lives in Saltcoats. My late in-laws lived in Kilwinning too so I've had reason to visit the town often in the past. Because most of my forbears haled from Scotland I use the Scotlands People website, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, to track down certificates, census, etc. You're so very nearly at the end of your personal challenge and I have enjoyed reading all your posts too. Thank you for sharing. Elizabeth

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  2. Thank you Elizabeth for stopping by and leaving your comment. I haven't yet used the Scotlandspeople site. I should investigate what is available. On Ancestry, we are limited in what we get of Scottish records.

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