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Re: Thomas Capie 1818
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 31 January 19 13:10 GMT (UK) »
This appears to be him in 1841 in Lesmahagow;
Abbey Green, Lesmahagow
John Capie, 70, Flesher
Margarete Capie, 60
Lemuel*** Capie, 25, Wright
FreeCEN transcribes him as Samuel. Check the original on SP.
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Re: Thomas Capie 1818
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 31 January 19 16:30 GMT (UK) »
There is a death on SP of Margaret Pate or Capie in Lesmahagow in 1857. Her mother's maiden surname was Porteous. You can download a copy of the certificate from www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk at modest cost.

The 1841 census lists at Abbeygreen, Lesmahagow John Capie, 70, flesher; Margaret Capie, 60; and Samuel Capie, 25. That's from the FreeCEN transcription, so it would be advisable to check the original on SP to see if John is a mistranscription or error and should read Thomas.  By 1851 there is only Margaret Capie, widow, 72, washerwoman, born Lesmagahow in that household. However there are households in Lesmahagow headed by Thomas Capie, 33 and by John Capie, 48 and William Capie, 51. Also a widowed Elisabeth Capie, 31. Have a look at it for yourself at https://freecen1.freecen.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

According to Sheila Scott's book of Monumental Inscriptions for the Upper Ward of Lanarkshire, there are 7 stones in Lesmahagow churchyard that mention the name Capie but, none of them have a Thomas. The widowed Elizabeth Capie aged 31 will probably be the wife of Samuel Capie who died 21st June 1846 aged 31 years, Elizabeth Carmichael his widow died 24th July 1858 aged 38 years.

There is an 1821 census for Lesmahagow, taken by the Church of Scotland which may or may not be complete. There is only one household with Capie (Cappie), it is in Abbey Green and consists of John Cappie and M. Pate, with a total of 6 males and 2 females in the house.

There is also an incomplete 1783 census for that parish, it only mentions part of Abbey Green and there is no mention of the name Cappie/Capie/Kapie.

I have a little booklet, printed in 1914 entitled "Lesmahagow Inhabitants of Fifty Years Ago". It is in rhyme (of sorts) and was composed by "Mr Thomas Thomson of Ohio USA, late of Craighead Mill, Lesmahagow".
One mention of the butcher, "Flesher Capie" and also "Kate McGhie that married John Capie".
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