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Who was MC Hinshelwood? - the mystery has been solved
« on: Sunday 14 September 08 09:43 BST (UK) »
Hello,

As some will be aware I'm trying to get as much information as possible on a Henry Richardson Lawrie who was a schoolteacher/headmaster  in the village of Eckford for over 50 years in the 1800's.  A distant relative of my wifes lines who he is in, forwarded me the poem below from Canada recently.  I'd imagine it'd have been written in the late 1880's.   I also don't know if it's been amended from another poem.  If it was written by MC Hinshelwood I applaud him/her.

My request is - can anyone find  MC Hinshelwood on census records in Roxburghshire in the late 1800's or know anything about the individual. 

Thanks very much.  Regards,   Steve   :O)

The poem below has been cut and pasted from the message received.

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Poem  "A TRIBUTE OF RESPECT' to H.R. LAWRIE, ECKFORD.
From an old pupil on hearing of his approaching Jubilee.


Instructor of my thoughtless youth,
Revered and honoured still,
Twas thou who trained my youthful mind,
And bent my stubborn will.
Twas thou who poured the golden drops
From out thy precious store
Of knowledge o'er my childish heart,
So ignorant before.
The best instruction I received,
Beneath thy gentle rule,
The happiest days I ever knew
Were those I spent at School.
Thy honoured name can still recall,
Bright days, remembered well;
Can turn the key in Memory's ward
Of each forgotten cell.
Revealing with a golden gleam,
Like yonder sunny ray,
Familiar faces one beloved,
Now long since passed away.
Illuming with the mellow light,
Which o'er the past doth shine,
Each thoughtless act, each foolish word,
and careless task of mine.
Each time my heedlessness annoyed,
Thee, deeply I regret,
And bless thee for my counsels wise,
Which I can ne'er forget.
Thy pupils dwell in many lands,
In many a distant spot,
They teach their children precepts they
Dare never to forget
Full fifty years thou has bestowed
Instruction on the young,
Well may we now extol thy name
Well may thy praise be sung
May thy declining years be spent,
In perfect rest and peace,
And as death's shadow dim thy sight,
May heavenly light increase
Farewell - thy labour soon must close,
they work be laid aside,
But while I live thy precepts still,
Shall be my strength and guide.

M.C. Hinshelwood.  Granetary?  Cottage, Jedburgh.

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Re: Who was MC Hinshelwood?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 14 September 08 10:49 BST (UK) »
Hi

I have found in the 1881 Scotland Census at Cemetry House in Jedburgh

Margaret C Henshelwood b abt 1851 wife of Thomas who is a mason.

ED: 2.   Household schedule number: 34.   Line: 22.   Roll: cssct1881_318 

Does this seem likely?

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Re: Who was MC Hinshelwood?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 14 September 08 10:50 BST (UK) »
Hi

I've found some Hinshellwoods or Henshellwoods living at Cemetry house Jedburgh in 1881 They are
Margaret C Henshelwood age 30
Thomas Henshelwood age 39
Lizzie Henshelwood age 11
Agnes Henshelwood age8
archd. age 13 (Hinshelwood)
georgina age 3 (Hinshelwood)
thomas age 1            "
william age 15           "
william age 4             "


As you will See the name spelling is different but this might just be the M C Hinshelwood you are looking for.

Good luck Regards Lesley
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Re: Who was MC Hinshelwood?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 14 September 08 11:08 BST (UK) »
Excellent Wendy/Lesley,

I think you've found the poet/ess.

The fact that you've got the initials, the surname spelling isn't too critical as you know - more than near enough.  The address in the poem is as far as I know transcribed from the written one - it's near enough as well.  Have contacted my contact in Canada to find out if she has the original - or a copy.

I'll go now and look for a marriage of a Thomas H to a Margaret? in the area on the IGI.

Thanks again.  Regards,   Steve   :O)

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Thomas Hinshelwood married Margaret Charters on 11 June 1869, Eckford, Roxburgh

I think that the odds are in favour of this lady being the author of the poem above.

(I will at some stage obtain their marriage entry to confirm that Thomas was a mason).
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Shall close this tomorrow in absence of any further posts   :O)


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Re: Who was MC Hinshelwood?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 14 September 08 14:38 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I thought you might be interested in this which i came across on the jedburgh on line web site http://www.jedburgh-online.org.uk/genealogy.asp?offset=120

From: Margaret Cay 
 
date posted
25/09/2002    Message: I would like to hear from anyone with the name Hinshelwood from Jedburgh - my ggrandmother, ggrandather and family migrated to Australia in 1883. Thomas Hinshelwood and Margaret Charters were their names.   (Ref: 32) 

lesley
 
 
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Re: Who was MC Hinshelwood?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 14 September 08 15:24 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much for that Lesley.

Much appreciated.  Shall drop the poster a line.  Regards,   Steve :O)


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Re: Completed - Who was MC Hinshelwood?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 21 October 08 19:22 BST (UK) »
Hello there, I hope I'm using this site correctly.I live in Australia and was browsing on the computer at 4am (husband is a dreadful snorer) and came across your enquiry about the author of a poem. The lady is in fact Margaret Charters Hinshelwood (Charters was her maiden name) Margaret was student of Mr Lawrie and apparently held him in very high regard. The copy I have says she wrote it in1880 to celebrate his jubilee. Margaret
emigrated to Australia in 1883 and died in Melbourne1918. She was a prolific writer and I have other poetry she wrote and a diary that she kept of their journey to Australia. I believe this was printed in the Jedburgh Gazette.
Margaret was my husband's gt grandmother. I hope this is of interest and some help to you Cheers

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Re: Completed - Who was MC Hinshelwood?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 21 October 08 19:54 BST (UK) »
Really pleased to get a reply and delighted to have confirmation.  It is a lovely poem and Margaret deserves to be remembered for it.

If you have a copy of the poem I'd really appreciate a scanned copy.  I'll send a pm with my e-mail address.  I'll also send you as a matter of interest what i've written to date about HR Lawrie - it's not much.  If you haven't transcribed the diary - you should.  :O)  If this was printed in the Jedburgh Gazette - it's something else for me to chase up on.

Once again, many thanks for replying to the post.  Regards,   Steve...     

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Re: Who was MC Hinshelwood? - the mystery has been solved
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 04 February 12 05:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi I know this is way later than you expected, but Margaret C. Hinshelwood is my great, great, great grandmother. I would love to hear what you have learnt about her.

-Annabelle Sawyer