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Re: Can anyone find Margaret McHardy, nee Bennie?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 30 December 08 00:13 GMT (UK) »
The 1900 Census is free if you want to take a look -  http://labs.familysearch.org/

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Re: Can anyone find Margaret McHardy, nee Bennie?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 30 December 08 00:53 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, everyone, for your help. Finding the 1900 census online is a real bonus :-)

LissaM, sorry I misunderstood your reply. It looks like George died before 1900 and probably after 1895 if that is when they emigrated. I guess another possibility is that Margaret emigrated as a single woman and married in New York.

Plenty to think about - not sure where to go next.  :-(

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England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
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Re: Can anyone find Margaret McHardy, nee Bennie?
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 08 September 18 07:06 BST (UK) »
An update to my search :-)

Taking advantage of the FindMyPast free weekend, I found this marriage:

Margaret Bennie married George McHardy on 1 May 1873 in Manhattan. (FamilySearch film number 001671678)

I suspect the Margaret McCardy mentioned previously in the 1910 census for Manhattan Ward 9 (widowed, aged 61, born Scotland, living with the Cornell family in Manhattan Ward 9) might be the one I'm after.

The immigration year on the 1910 census is given as 1861 but I can't find a record for a Margaret Bennie arriving in that year. Her parents were Robert Bennie and Mary Stewart, who married in Barony Scotland in 1842.

Can anyone help?

Jan
England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
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Re: Can anyone find Margaret McHardy, nee Bennie?
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 08 September 18 14:53 BST (UK) »
I'm not sure what the record you found shows on the marriage, but Family Search has it too - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:244T-S2K

castlegarden.org and familysearch.org have New York passenger records from that era.  The earlier passenger records don't give much in the way of detail, unfortunately. 

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Re: Can anyone find Margaret McHardy, nee Bennie?
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 08 September 18 16:30 BST (UK) »

Margaret Bennie married George McHardy on 1 May 1873 in Manhattan. (FamilySearch film number 001671678)

I suspect the Margaret McCardy mentioned previously in the 1910 census for Manhattan Ward 9 (widowed, aged 61, born Scotland, living with the Cornell family in Manhattan Ward 9) might be the one I'm after.


Possible death record for George. Margaret was listed as widowed in 1900 & 1905 census
Age matches marriage record, as well as location on marraige &  other records.

New York City Death Index

                  
Last/Given Name Age     Date   Year   CertNbr   Town/County

McHardy   Geo   32 y   Feb 18   1878   284908   Manhattan

http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/records-search/deaths.php

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Re: Can anyone find Margaret McHardy, nee Bennie?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 09 September 18 01:01 BST (UK) »
Shellyesq, Thanks,  I did find the marriage on FamilySearch. Interestingly it was indexed twice, the second one has the bride's name as Margaret Cassells Bernice!

I just noticed that the 1900 census has her immigration date as 1895. Perhaps she went back to Scotland after her husband's death and then returned. I'll see what I can find on the sites you mentioned.

RJ137, Thanks for finding George's death. So soon after their marriage - how sad.

That site is great - do you know if there's a similar one for New Jersey?

Jan
England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Can anyone find Margaret McHardy, nee Bennie?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 09 September 18 14:21 BST (UK) »
There is a death index for New Jersey that recently came online, but some of the years are missing - https://www.newjerseydeathindex.com/

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Re: Can anyone find Margaret McHardy, nee Bennie?
« Reply #16 on: Monday 10 September 18 00:19 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that, I'll check it out for Margaret's death.
England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk