John Stewart1,2,3,4

(circa 1852 - 8 December 1929)
FatherWilliam Stewart4 (Apr 1805 - Apr 1895)
MotherIsabella Miller4 (Nov 1807 - Dec 1852)

BMDB data

     John Stewart was born cir. 1852 Wick, CAI, SCT, (his marriage cert. and the 1881 census both imply 1852/3, but if mother's burial correctly identified, the date has to be prior to 26 Dec 1852.)4,5,6 Some sources believe John Stewart was born cir. 1855 Wick, CAI, SCT.7 Other sources indicate John Stewart was born cir. 1856 Thurso, CAI, SCT.8
     John Stewart married Matilda Stabalina Sinclair Bain, daughter of William Bain and Jessie Davender (aka Bain), on 21 Dec 1883 Wellington St, Pulteneytown, Wick, CAI, SCT, Dist 043 #74 cert reads: John Stewart, 30, fisherman, bachelor, s/o William Stewart, fisherman and Isabella Miller, dec, married Matilda Stablina Sinclair Bain, 18, spinster, d/o William Bain, general labourer & Jessie Bain, 21 Dec 1883, Wellington St, Pulteneytown Wick, according to the forms of the Ch of SCT. Wit: William MILLER and Sydney STEWART, reg. 24th Dec.4,9,10,2,11
     John Stewart died on 8 Dec 1929 33 Barrogill St, Wick, CAI, SCT; a most uninformative dth cert, no parents listed. John died 4pm of ?? ulcer (looks like Rodent??!!) of 5 yrs duration and is shown as a 76 yr old fisherman, widower of Matilda Sinclair BAIN, inf. son Donald B STEWART of 5 Saltoun St, Wick, present. No parents listed.12,13 He was buried on 18 Dec 1929 Wick, CAI.3

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     John Stewart appeared on the census of 3 Apr 1881 Sarclet, Par. of Wick, CAI, SCT, in the household of William and Catherine Stewart as son of William.6 John Stewart was a fisherman Thrumster, CAI, SCT, in Dec 1883.4,14
     John Stewart was shown as the head of the household in the census of 5 Apr 1891 2 Wellington St, Pulteneytown, Wick, CAI, SCT, with Matilda enumerated as entry reads: John Stewart, head, mar, 36, fisherman, wife Matilda Bain, 25. Children: Wm, 4; Jessie, 2; Bella, 1. All b Wick. 2 rooms with 1 or more windows.
Address very hard to read, looks like 1 Anneglow St !! Census taker went from #1 to #2 then to Murchison St. Might be Barrogill as 1901 census has them at 33 Barrigile St, which I'm assuming is the current Barrogill, but that doesn't connect to Murchison in present day Wick, more likely Wellington.7 John Stewart was a fisherman when son John born Pulteneytown, Wick, CAI, SCT, in Sep 1899.15
     John and Matilda Stewart appeared on the census of 31 Mar 1901 33 Barrigile St (?now Barrogill), Wick, CAI, SCT, as John Stewart, 45, fisherman, worker, b Thurso, wife Matilda Stewart, 35, b "Pulty". Children: William, 14; Jessie, 12; Isabella, 11; Donald B, 8; Maggie J, 6; all scholars; Alexander, 4; Matilda, 2. All b Pulty. 3 rooms with 1 or more windows.16,8 John Stewart was described as a fisherman when dtr Matilda married in Sep 1919 Wick, CAI, SCT.17

Names

     John was also known as Alexander Stewart as descendants of Matilda consistently refer to her husband as Alexander, not John (based on the belief that that their son Alexander was named after his father) but records do not bear this out.

All the other info

     John Stewart was the informant for the death of his wife Matilda Stewart on 8 Apr 1915 33 Barrogill St, Wick, CAI, SCT.18

Family

Matilda Stabalina Sinclair Bain (Jan 1865 - Apr 1915)
Children
  • William Stewart16,7,8,19 (Jul 1885 - aft. 1901)
  • Jessie Stewart16,7,8 (Jul 1888 - aft. 1901)
  • Isabella Stewart16,7,8 (Mar 1890 - 1952)
  • Donald Bain Stewart16,8 (Feb 1893 - aft. 1929)
  • Maggie Jane Stewart16,8 (Jan 1895 - aft. 1901)
  • Alexander Stewart16,8 (Jun 1896 - aft. 1938)
  • Matilda Bain Stewart9,8,17 (Aug 1898 - Jun 1983)
  • John Stewart3,20 (Sep 1899 - bef. Oct 1899)
ChartsBAIN
TAYLOR
Last Edited2 Dec 2006

Citations

  1. Existance inferred from Matilda's married name on photo and confirmed from Wick Lairs by Robert B.
  2. George ROSIE, "EM ROSIE, George, desc. Hughina B," e-mail to (1), from 7 sisters photo Nov 2002.
  3. Letter, Robert B to Lorna Henderson, From Wick Lairs Nov 2002.
  4. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Marriage 1883 Matilda BAIN to John STEWART, trans. Robert McC Dec 2002.
  5. A S COWPER & I ROSS, MIs: CAI Thrumster Vol 2 pt 3, MILLER/STEWART h/stones (#62), searched Feb 2004.
  6. 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, FHL Film 0203403 GRO Ref Volume 043 EnumDist 12 Page 18, extracted Nov 2002.
  7. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, 1891 Census Search Nov 2002: Dist 043 006 Page 43 #220 Pulteneytown, Wick, p/copy held by L McIntosh.
  8. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, 1901 Census Search Nov 2002: Dist 043 007 Page 63 #360 Pulteneytown Wick p/copy held by L McIntosh.
  9. Letter, Robert B to Lorna Henderson, from Iain SUTHERLAND Nov 2002.
  10. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Mar. Index Search Nov 2002.
  11. Carol MARTIN, "EM CAI families ex Carol MARTIN," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), Mar. cert 1883 Matilda Stablina Sinclair BAIN and John STEWART, copy rcvd Nov 2004.
  12. Letter, Robert B to Lorna Henderson, Jun 2003.
  13. Carol MARTIN, "EM CAI families ex Carol MARTIN," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), Dth 1929 John STEWART, copy rcvd Jan 2006.
  14. Letter, Robert B to Lorna Henderson, May 2003.
  15. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Birth 1899 John STEWART, checked by Alastair C, rcvd Mar 2003.
  16. Letter, Robert B to Lorna Henderson, From 1901 census Nov 2002.
  17. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Marriage 1919 Peter BAIN to Matilda STEWART, trans. Robert McC Dec 2002.
  18. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth cert 1915 Matilda STEWART nee BAIN, trans. Stuart H Jul 2003.
  19. Carol MARTIN, "EM CAI families ex Carol MARTIN," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), Birth 1885 William STEWART, p/copy rcvd Mar 2004.
  20. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Birth 1899 John STEWART, checked by Alastair C Mar 2003.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.