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Henderson from Wick, Caithness

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In the Caithness paper - Northern Ensign 29 March 1922
HENDERSON At Sibster Burn, Halkirk on the 24th inst, Sinclair Campbell, relict of James Henderson, Kilmster, Wick. American and Australian papers please copy.

James and Sinclair had several children in Kilmster, Wick

John 1868, Elizabeth 1870, James 1873, George 1881, William 1883, Margaret 1885, Donald 1887 and Annie 1890

I know what happened to Donald as he is my line and Annie I have found married to David Malcolm and dying in Edinburgh in 1961 but can anyone help me find some of the older children who were supposed to have gone to Australia. Obviously some may have gone to America. I have looked at Trove but not finding anything whereas I thought perhaps the copy of the Northern Ensign might be in an Australian paper somewhere for a clue?

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Hi Barbara

Maybe worth a thought for starters..

Queensland, Australia, Passenger Lists, 1848-1912
John Henderson
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1868
Place of Origin: Caithness, Scotland
Ship Name: Jumna
Port of Arrival: Brisbane
Arrival Date: 13 Oct 1888

I notice he has an older bro., David but I can's see him after 1881...

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Hi Barbara

Maybe worth a thought for starters..

Queensland, Australia, Passenger Lists, 1848-1912
John Henderson
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1868
Place of Origin: Caithness, Scotland
Ship Name: Jumna
Port of Arrival: Brisbane
Arrival Date: 13 Oct 1888

I notice he has an older bro., David but I can's see him after 1881...

Geoff
Not sure about this one, have now found a couple of possibles for 1891 Scotland and I can't see a death in Australia with those parents :rolleyes:

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Ah!

John Henderson
Birth Year: abt 1869
Birth Place: Scotland
Marriage Date: 7 May 1892
Marriage Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Age at Marriage: 23
Father: James
Mother: Sinclair
Spouse: Annie L Moher
Spouse Birth Place: Nova Scotia
Spouse Age at Marriage: 22
Spouse Father: David
Spouse Mother: Annie
[Image has occ. as blacksmith]

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This looks like them in 1900

1900 United States Federal Census
Home in 1900: Boston Ward 16, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immigration Year: 1889
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Married
Spouse's Name: Annie Henderson
Marriage Year: 1891
Years Married: 9
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland

John Henderson 31 [b. Scotland, Aug 1868. Blacksmith]
Annie Henderson 26 wife
John Henderson 7 son
Edward Henderson 5 son
Annie Henderson 4 dau
[Wife and offspring all b. Massachusetts]

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Edit: The're still around in 1910
 

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Looks like them in 1920, no John Sr... must have died between 1910-1920

Annie Henderson
Home in 1920: Somerville Ward 5, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Street: Saugana Ave
House Number: 11
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Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
In rented accomm.

Annie Henderson 47 [b. Massachusetts]
John Henderson 25 son [Blacksmith]
Edward Henderson 24 son [Machinist]
Cora Henderson 26 D-i-L wife of Edward [Stitcher, shoe factory]
Annie S Henderson 22 dau [Stenographer]
[All b. Massachusetts]

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This is a likely death for John, they were in Somerville in 1910 and Annie is there in 1920..

Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980
Name: John Henderson
Death Date: 1912
Death Place: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Volume Number: 88
Page Number: 189
Index Volume Number: 61
Reference Number: F63.M363 v.61

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The reason i asked earlier if the kids had second names is there supposedly a James Sinclair Henderson in VIC. His wife died in 1903. The article has James S Henderson but someone has tagged it as James Sinclair Henderson. Might not even be a connection but could be worth a look at. No age is given to help.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/9823112?

edited.. i dont think its the right family.
 

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The reason i asked earlier if the kids had second names is there supposedly a James Sinclair Henderson in VIC. His wife died in 1903. The article has James S Henderson but someone has tagged it as James Sinclair Henderson. Might not even be a connection but could be worth a look at. No age is given to help.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/9823112?

edited.. i dont think its the right family.
Residence was named "Bridge of Allan" so that indicates a Stirling origin.
 

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Thanks all for working on this while I was lying in my bed:2fun:

I have exact dates of birth for them all if it helps at all and no word on middle names Gibbo but will re check.

thanks Geoff, I now have Donald, my husbands direct line, Annie and John. Sure some of the others will turn up somehow. There were Davids in the family a generation back but he died in Montrose Asylum so not sure if they would carry the name down or not.

There are so many of them in the ships it is so hard to tie them down. The biggest clue should be Sinclair but they don't 'seem to be using the naming patterns, customs had changed by then, i suppose.

I wonder how many Australians know their Henderson came from Scotland but not where and would love to know that they are part of this family. Sad.

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Very difficult Barbara without knowing what state in Australia. A copy of that notice was the clue needed.

No deaths in NSW or Qld. to 1984 with mother = Sinclair.
 
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No will for Sinclair (Sinclairina was her proper name) nor her husband James. They were very poor crofters I would think and thus all their children moved to find work. As Sinclairina died away from the family home at Kilmster I must look and see if I can find who was living there around that time. Maybe another child?

Never mind, something will appear and I will find them eventually.

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I checked the Australian military records as the boys would have been the age to join up for WW1. Even tho there are a few with the same name born in Scotland none seem to fit, wrong father's name for next of kin, age way out etc.
 
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