Lookup Request - 1861 Census

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Lookup Request - 1861 Census

Post by Jim McCreadie » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:09 am

A relative, new to genealogy, is attempting to trace a common ancestor (below). The following data is all he holds.

MURRAY Michael, 1861, M, 7, 651/2 19/ 6, New Monkland Landward, Lanark

As I know Michael’s family, my ancestors, lived in Saltcoats (or Old Ardrossan as it then was), I am attempting to determine why Michael was recorded in Lanark. He later married in Glasgow, before returning to Saltcoats.
What I wish to know from the 1861 Census is:
a. In whose household was Michael resident, and
b. What relationship to the householder was noted (eg. Lodger, nephew, grandson, etc).

The complete entry for the household would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks and STAY SAFE!
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Re: Lookup Request - 1861 Census

Post by hahaya2004 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:40 am

Hi Jim
Here's the information you're looking for:
a & b. Michael was with his widowed mother and siblings.
Here's the full entry:
Janet Murray W (widow), age 42, born Lanark New Monkland
Michael Murray Son, age 7, born Lanark (can't read the town, there's a fold in the paper)
Catherine Murray Daughter, age 5, scholar, born Lanark New Monkland
William Murray Son, age 1 1/2, born Lanark New Monkland

I also found a Michael Murray, age 5, at Stevenston. Maybe he's the one your relative is looking for?

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Re: Lookup Request - 1861 Census

Post by hahaya2004 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:52 am

Jim, I forgot to add:
Stevenston is the parish. He could well have lived in the Saltcoats part. I didn't look.
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Re: Lookup Request - 1861 Census

Post by Jim McCreadie » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:16 am

Many thanks Irene. It would appear the info we hold is incorrect then. Back to the drawing board.

Jim

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Re: Lookup Request - 1861 Census

Post by Jim McCreadie » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:19 am

Irene, I believe the Michael Murray we are interested in is the one aged 5 years you found in Saltcoats (Ardrossan/Stevenson).
May I request the full Census entry please?
Jim

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Re: Lookup Request - 1861 Census

Post by hahaya2004 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:43 pm

Jim, the family lived in Harbour Street Saltcoats at the time:

John Murray, Head, Married, age 40, Fruit Merchant, born Ireland
Margaret Murray, Wife, age 34, born Ireland
Agnes Murray, Daughter, age 15, Hand Sewer, born Ayr(shire) St. Quivox
John Murray, Son, age 13, Labourer, born Ayr(shire) St. Quivox
William Murray, Son, age 8, Scholar, born Ayr(shire) St. Quivox
Michael Murray, Son, age 5, Scholar, born Ayr(shire) Stevenston (parish)
Patrick Murray, Son, age 1, born Ayr(shire) Stevenston (parish)

Happy hunting
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Re: Lookup Request - 1861 Census

Post by Jim McCreadie » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:35 pm

MANY thanks Irene

Jim

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