Author Topic: King Street, Castle Douglas  (Read 29286 times)

Offline Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 47,374
    • View Profile
Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 29 June 08 18:25 BST (UK) »
In 1891, he was in Staffordshire:

60 Victoria Road, Horninglow (?), Burton on Trent
RG12/2204 Folio 135 Page 10

in the home of William Proudman, a brewer's labourer:

David Williamson, boarder, 22, Engine Fitter, b. Kirkcubrightshire


He likely travelled around as an engine fitter  :)



Gadget
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline amccd

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 39
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 29 June 08 18:52 BST (UK) »
That makes perfect sense as Burton (Horninglow) is exactly where he should be!!!

But the mystery deepens as I have just re discovered a copy of  his marriage certificate which my grandma(his  daughter) gave to me and on it his father is named as David Williamson-deceased-engine fitter which complicates things.

Once again many thanks

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 47,374
    • View Profile
Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 29 June 08 19:02 BST (UK) »
He's still in Staffordshire in 1901

60 Smithfield Chapel (?), Horninglow, Burton on Trent, Derby/Staffs
RG13/2646 Folio 83 Page 27

Boarding with William Proudman:

David Williamson, boarder, 32, Engineer (?), b. Scotland



I wouldn't worry too much about father's name on marriage cert. My granddad, b. illegitimate, also put his own name for father on his marriage cert. He might have been embarrassed or who knows  :-\

Thinking about the Margate address - could he have put that in case he thought he might have been liable for anything - just speculation  :-\


Gadget
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Offline Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 47,374
    • View Profile
Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 29 June 08 19:07 BST (UK) »
Here's a view of King Street, Castle Douglas that I took 3 years ago  :)

My 3 x great Aunty had some property there - they were into spirits  :D

I've got some more that I took last year, if you're interested!


Gadget
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Offline amccd

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 39
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 29 June 08 19:28 BST (UK) »
Thanks for all of this, I would love to see some more photos, a scottish friend
of mine did say it was the posh bit of scotland!!!!

David Williamson continued to live in Burton, dying in 1950. He married in1901 and the address on the marriage certificate is 60 victoria rd, dont know what the chapel address is.

Have looked up Thomas Easton on IGI and his mother is named as Isabella Easton which might need further research.

Offline Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 47,374
    • View Profile
Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 29 June 08 19:57 BST (UK) »
I'll dig out the photos later tonight - going to cook now. Castle Douglas is a lovely town - really worth a visit if you can.

I'm just thinking that Isabella's mother, Margaret,  might have been and Easton and Isabella could have been an Easton. Again, worth checking. I'll have a look at this later on as well.

What fun families we have  :D


Gadget  :)
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Offline Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 47,374
    • View Profile
Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 29 June 08 21:12 BST (UK) »
Just to complete David's stay in Scotland, here they are in 1881:

160 High Street, Castle Douglas
869 ED 2 Household No.42

Isabella Williamson, 36, Laundress, b.New Abbey
David, 12, scholar, b. Castle Douglas

Uncle/brother John:

7 Glen Road, Buittle
859 ED 2 Household No. 59

a boarder in with William Halliday:

John Williamson, 25, Engine(stationary) driver, b. Kelton

I wonder if this was an influence on  David's future career?

No real sighting of Thomas  :-\


Gadget
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Offline Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 47,374
    • View Profile
Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 29 June 08 21:41 BST (UK) »
Found the death of John Williamson, Isabella's father  :)

18 June 1866, Castle Douglas: John Williamson, Horse breaker, aged, 38. Married to Margaret Connel/Cinnil (? - I'll put this up - very difficult to read!- see below )

Parents - John Williamson (deceased) and Margaret Brown. Cause- chronic bronchitis. Informant - Isabella Williamson, daughter


Gadget
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Offline Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 47,374
    • View Profile
Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 29 June 08 21:48 BST (UK) »
It appears to be Conolly:

Margaret Williamson died 18 January 1869, King Street, Castle Douglas, aged 43. Widow of John Williamson, horse breaker. Parents - David Conolly, tailor (dec)  and <unknown>. Cause - chronic laryngitis. Informant - John Williamson, son.

So your David might have been named for his maternal great grandfather  :)

Gadget
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk