Andrew Hamilton, born 1831, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, in both the 1861 & 1871 Scotland census is described as being a pensioner. Anyone know what this phrase means-is it the modern meaning, that he did not need to work because he was in receipt of a pension, rather like an annuitant?
I have linked Andrew into a family of Hamilton's including a William Hamilton and his wife Mary, and family including, John his younger brother who is boarding with the Irvine family in 1871-Andrew again being shown as a pensioner.
The reference for the 1871 census is: Glasgow Barony; ED: 76; Page: 15; Line: 10; Roll: CSSCT1871_138;
My interest lies with his sister Jane, who married John Irvine. John Hamilton, Andrew's brother is shown as being a painter. William Hamilton, Andrew's father, in the census goes from being a Brewer's servant in 1841, a Journeyman Brewer in 1861 to a Brewer in 1871. So Andrew's pension cant come from the death of his father.