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James Graham JACK


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James Graham JACK b. 6 Feb 1829 Paisley

Piece: SCT1841/573 Place: Paisley -Renfrewshire Enumeration District: 14
Civil Parish: Paisley High Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 0 Page: 24
Address: 17 Castle St
Surname First name(s) *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
JACK Alexander M 45 Cotton Hand Loom Weaver Renfrewshire
JACK Isabella F 45 Renfrewshire
JACK Alexander M 14 Drawboy Renfrewshire
JACK John M 12 Drawboy Renfrewshire
JACK James M 10 Drawboy Renfrewshire
JACK Grahame M 8 Renfrewshire
JACK William M 6 Renfrewshire

James JACK & Martha MORRISON
10 March 1863 Bridgeton, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

Married at 18 Newhall tce ? ** I hope this is the address in 1861

Martha b. abt 1834 (from age at death) - parents on death reg John & Elizabeth

I'd like a look up please for James and Martha in 1851 and 1861.

looks like Martha too

JACK, Robert Head Married M 52 1799 Thread Manufacturer (Employing 5 Men And 11 Women)
Oldmachar, Aberdeenshire N/A
JACK, Christiana Wife Married F 50 1801
Balmore, Stirlingshire N/A
JACK, Robert Son Unmarried M 25 1826 Assistant Manager
Paisley, Renfrewshire N/A
JACK, Thomas Son Unmarried M 23 1828 Assistant
Paisley, Renfrewshire N/A
JACK, Margaret Daughter Unmarried F 19 1832
Paisley, Renfrewshire N/A
JACK, James Nephew Unmarried M 22 1829 Servant In Chs Work
Mcduff, Aberdeenshire N/A
MASSON, Martha Servant Unmarried F 8 1843 House Servant
Paisley, Renfrewshire N/A
Piece: 573
Folio: 17
Page: 4
Registration District:
Civil Parish: Greenock
Municipal Borough:
Address: 36, Causeyside, Causeyside, Greenock
County: Renfrewshire
Or maybe not, just noticed this one was born Aberdeen. I also am having trouble finding him in 61 Dave.

Hello Barbara,

Thanks for looking. I had no luck in 1851 with FreeCEN.

I think you probably have a different James born Mcduff. ?

Not many ways you can mess up JACK. :)

I'd expect to see him in Paisley or Glasgow 1851 and probably Glasgow in 1861.
All Scotland in 1841 Martha MORRISON b. 1834 +/- 5 years 9 hits and none seem to fit.

If mother on death reg is wrong:

Piece: SCT1841/644 Place: Gorbals -Lanarkshire Enumeration District: 22
Civil Parish: Gorbals Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Gorbals
Folio: 22 Page: 2
Address: Commerce Street
Surname First name(s) *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
MORRISON John M 35 Joiner Journeyman Outside Census County (1841)
MORRISON Martha F 35 Outside Census County (1841)
MORRISON Grace F 15 Dress Maker Outside Census County (1841)
MORRISON John M 15 Ship Carpenter Apprentice Outside Census County (1841)
MORRISON Martha F 10 Outside Census County (1841)
MORRISON Alex M 5 Lanarkshire
HANNAH Alex M 25 Blacksmith Journeyman Outside Census County (1841)

but there are these two marriages:

John Morrison
marriage: 9 October 1831 Cadder, Lanark
spouse: Elizabeth Smith

John Morrison
marriage: 18 October 1828 Gorbals, Lanark
spouse: Elizabeth Craig
According to a tree Alexander senior & Isabella in the 1841 census in post #1 both died in 1861.

I can't find deaths in 1861 to fit.

I have not found them yet in 1851.
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Hi Dave

Another easy one then.. NOT :2fun: :biggrin:
Far North Queensland, Australia, Pioneers & Settlers Registers, 1825 -1920
Martha Morrison
Birth Date: 5 Oct 1838
Birth: Glasgow, Scotland
Marriage Date: 10 Mar 1863
Marriage Place: Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Death: 23 Nov 1897
Place: Herberton
Family Members:
Martha Morrison
John Morrison
Elizabeth Reid
James Graham Jack
Elizabeth Jack
Mary River Jack
James Jamieson Jack
Mary Agnes Jack

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It looks as though the 1841 census in post #6 is incorrect, wrong mother and Martha age 10y should be abt. 3y and should be b. in county..

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Just realised it states Martha's parents are John and Elizabeth Reid, perhaps suggesting John Reid - I suppose Elizabeth could be Martha's mother and remarried another John (Reid). There is a John Morrison listed among the family members, Martha's brother?

Do the brackets around Reid indicate something?

Oh! Maybe John and Elizabeth did marry, this could be her death...
Elizabeth Morrison
Date: 31 May 1868
Place: Queensland
Reg Year: 1868
Place: Queensland
Registration number: 000958
Page Number: 10517

Thanks Geoff.

I posted the 1841 census because it was the only one I could find and suggested mother's name might have also been Martha after naming pattern. Later I found another tree with parents as John and Elizabeth REID and realised it was not the right Martha.

Yes, the name as (REID) indicates maiden name.

From another tree:

elizabeth reid

Died: the old country

Don't think Australia is " the old country" :2fun:

Ok, old in geological terms.
Yeah, I found a few of trees, a couple grossly out, one having Elizabeth R as a convict, clearly she came out with the family..
Death 1897/C01919 Jack Martha - John Morrison - Elizabeth

Bit unusual it does not have a '-' after Elizabeth to indicate maiden name unknown. Qld. BMD list the maiden names when known.

Jack Martha 23 Nov 1897 63y Watsonville Pioneer

The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954) - Saturday 5 March 1898 p.2
At the Supreme Court this morning (says Friday's "Townsville Star") on the application of Messrs Roberts, Leu and Barnett, probate in the will of Martha Jack, late of Watsonvilie, storekeeper, trading under the style or firm of Mrs J. G. Jack, was granted to John Cairns, of Cairns, auctioneer, and James Robertson Alison, of Herberton, bank manager. The estate was sworn at under £860.
No luck with censuses for any of them :confused:

No, I had tried with William previously and now with some known brothers tried again without success. We could look at another brother.

Hard to know if parents Alexander and Isabella died before 1851 or not.
Piece: SCT1851/573 Place: Paisley -Renfrewshire Enumeration District: 1
Civil Parish: Paisley Low Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 465 Page: 14 Schedule: 56
Address: 1 Neilson St
Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
BUCHANAN Margaret Head W F 52 House Proprietor Renfrewshire - Paisley
PARKHILL Agnes Lodger W F 52 Washerwoman Ayrshire - Ayr
JACK Alexander Lodger U M 26 Hand Loom Weaver Renfrewshire - Paisley

Please see if you can find Alexander in 1861.

1868/C958 Morrison Elizabeth - - ** aged about 23

I would say Elizabeth nee REID died in Scotland and perhaps not 1868.