Margaret Henderson (W5a2)1,2

(21 September 1808 - 1 November 1886)
FatherArchibald Henderson1,3 (say 1780 - Feb 1826)
MotherMargaret McEwan (W)1,3 (cir. Dec 1782 - aft. Mar 1828)
Relationship3rd great-aunt of Lorna Henderson

Intro

     How absolutely fantastic to be contacted by (the wife of) a descendant of Margaret after all these years of not knowing a single thing about what happened to any of my 2*great grandfather James' siblings. Thank you for contacting me Linda, what a wonderful exchange of information we continue to have.4,2

BMDB data

     Margaret Henderson (W5a2) was born on 21 Sep 1808 Bridge of Allan, Lecropt, STI, SCT, NB Bridge of Allan swtiches merrily between Perthshire and Stirling.1,5,6 She was baptized on 2 Oct 1808 Lecropt, PER, SCT; Wit. John Dawson, David Henderson (who just has to be some relation.)1
     Margaret Henderson (W5a2) married Duncan McGregor, son of Daniel McGregor and Margaret Carmichael, in May 1828 FIF & PER, SCT, 18 May Dunfermline, FIF 23 May Logie, PER.2,3,7
     Margaret McGregor died on 1 Nov 1886 in the Poorhouse, Dunfermline, FIF, SCT; cert #131 shows Margaret McGregor (widow of Duncan McGregor general labourer) died at midnight aged 78 of cardiac dropsy 15 mths. Father Archibald Henderson blacksmith Mother Margaret m.s. McEwan, both dec. Inf. John Devlin, Governor Poorhouse, reg. 2nd.3
     Jean Oswall (W5a2b) is likely to be the family matriarch for the families of Margaret Henderson (W5a2). Jean is the earliest identified, however tentatively, maternal ancestor of Margaret McEWAN, wife of Archibald HENDERSON.
A direct maternal line descendant of Margaret's has tested mtDNA and is shown to be haplogroup W5a2, now changed with build 17 of the mtDNA tree Mar 2017 to W5a2b.
Family Tree DNA tell us W originates approximately 25,000 years ago from the N superhaplogroup, which dates to approximately 65,000 years ago. Mainly found distributed in west Eurasia (or Europe).
For those interested in such things, Wikipedia provides articles on both W and the progenitor haplogroup N - which, if you were introduced to the fun of dna by Bryan Sykes' "Seven Daughters of Eve" as I was, is Naomi, but she wasn't one of the original seven, but one of those added to the list with subsequent discoveries.8

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Margaret Henderson (W5a2) appeared on the census of 1841 Maygate St, Dunfermline, FIF, SCT, in the household of Archibald Henderson.9,10
     The census of 1851 showed Margaret with her husband Duncan, their sons William and Archibald, their dtrs Janet, Mary, Helen and Kitty Bowershall, Dunfermline, FIF, SCT, household enumerated as McGREGOR: Duncan 46 laborer b Dollar, Kinross; wife Margaret 42 b Bridge of Allan, STI; Children: William 27 (sic), blacksmith; Janet 13 scholar; Mary 9 scholar; Helen 7 scholar; Kitty 4; Archibald 1, all b Dunfermline FIF.11
     Margaret McGregor appeared on the census of 1861 Dunfermline, FIF, with Duncan McGregor, enumerated as McGREGOR: Duncan 52 laborer b Bridge of Allan, STI; wife Catherine (sic) b Dollar, Kinross (sic); Children: Catherine 14, Archibald 11, both b Dunfermline FIF. I think the census taker got a tad confused here as I can't find Margaret elsewhere as yet, the birthplaces of Duncan and wife "Catherine" are right, albeit transposed, and both ages and relative ages of children Catherine and Archibald fit.12,4
     The census of 1871 showed Margaret, with her dtr Mary, Kirkgate St, Dunfermline, FIF, SCT, enumerated as McGREGOR: Margaret 61 widow midwife b Bridge of Allan, Perthshire; Dtr Mary 30 b Bowershall, FIF 3 rooms with 1 or more windows.13
     Margaret McGregor appeared on the census of 1881 44 Carnegie St, Dunfermline, FIF, SCT, enumerated as McGREGOR: Margaret widow 69 midwife & nurse b Beckrup (?Lecropt), STI; Dtr Mary unm, 40 b Dunfermline.14

Names

     Margaret Henderson (W5a2) has also been shown (incorrectly) in records as Catherine McGregor in 1861.15,4

All the other info

     Margaret outlived her husband Duncan McGregor who died on 24 Nov 1867.16,5,15,17,14
     Margaret Henderson (W5a2) and John McGregor Buchanan, STI, SCT, were possibly related however, if the dates from the extracted record on the IGI are right, he's a tad young to be Margaret's son, albeit possible (born 1821 to a Duncan McGregor and Margaret Henderson in Buchanan Stirling). Intriguing that there's a John McGregor born c 1826, in the same Canadian census town as Margaret's son William.4

External links

     Click here to see Margaret's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.18
     Margaret Henderson (W5a2) belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.

Family

Duncan McGregor (Apr 1803 - Nov 1867)
Children
  • Daniel McGregor2,19 (May 1828 - Jul 1897)
  • William McGregor+20 (Mar 1830 - Sep 1901)
  • Margaret McGregor20 (Apr 1832 - Feb 1918)
  • Duncan McGregor21,22 (Jul 1834 - Jul 1899)
  • Janet McGregor23 (Dec 1838 - aft. 1861)
  • Mary McGregor14 (Apr 1840 - aft. 1881)
  • Helen Margaret Dewar McGregor23,24 (Jul 1842 - Jul 1871)
  • Catherine McGregor21,25 (Oct 1846 - Dec 1913)
  • Archibald McGregor2,23 (Aug 1849 - aft. 1871)
  • Anne McGregor23 (Nov 1851 - May 1854)
ChartsAncestors & siblings of Les Henderson
HENDERSON
Henderson/McEwan lines represented by atDNA tests
Descendants of William McEWAN and Margaret GRAY
Last Edited3 May 2014

Citations

  1. Births marriages: Lecropt, PER, Bap. 1808 Margaret HENDERSON, extracted Sep 1994.
  2. Linda HANKS, "EM HENDERSON/McGREGOR ex Linda H," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Rcvd May 2006.
  3. Linda HANKS, "EM HENDERSON/McGREGOR ex Linda H," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Dth 1886 Margaret McGREGOR nee HENDERSON, reg. Dunfermline pg 131 #391, copy rcvd May 2006.
  4. "Lorna's Family History Musings", May 2006.
  5. Census image, SCT, Census 1851 Dunfermline FIF: Dist 424 ED 18 Folio 2 Pg 20 Sched 68, hsehold of Duncan & Margaret McGREGOR, copy d/loaded May 2006.
  6. Linda HANKS, "EM HENDERSON/McGREGOR ex Linda H," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Dth 1886 Margaret McGREGOR nee HENDERSON, extract rcvd May 2006.
  7. Linda HANKS, "EM HENDERSON/McGREGOR ex Linda H," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Marr. 1808 Duncan McGREGOR & Margaret HENDERSON, ex Noreen's McGREGOR report, rcvd Sep 2007.
  8. FamilyTree DNA, "FamilyTree DNA", mtDNA Full sequence results and matches, rcvd Nov 2012.
  9. 1841 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Sct index, hsehold of Archibald HENDERSON, Dunfermline, FIF, extracted Sep 2006.
  10. Census image, SCT, 1841 Census: Dunfermline, FIF Dist 424 ED 1 Pg 19 hsehold of Archibald HENDERSON, copy d/loaded Sep 2006.
  11. Census image, SCT, 1851 Census Dunfermline FIF: Dist 424 ED 18 Folio 2 Pg 20 Sched 68, hsehold of Duncan & Margaret McGREGOR, copy d/loaded May 2006.
  12. Census image, SCT, 1861 Census Dunfermline FIF: Dist 424/2 ED 8 Folio 2 Pg 16 Sched 55, hsehold of Duncan & Catherine (sic) McGREGOR, copy d/loaded May 2006.
  13. Census image, SCT, 1871 Census Dunfermline FIF: Dist 424 ED 7 Pg 19 Sched 98, hsehold of Margaret McGREGOR, copy d/loaded May 2006.
  14. 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, Dunfermline, FIF: FHL Film 0203520 GRO Ref Volume 424 EnumDist 3 Page 16, hsehold of Margaret McGREGOR, extracted May 2006.
  15. Census image, SCT, Census 1861 Dunfermline FIF: Dist 424/2 ED 8 Folio 2 Pg 16 Sched 55, hsehold of Duncan & Catherine (sic) McGREGOR, copy d/loaded May 2006.
  16. Linda HANKS, "EM HENDERSON/McGREGOR ex Linda H," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Dth 1867 Duncan McGREGOR, reg. Dunfermline pg 79 #236, copy rcvd May 2006.
  17. Census image, SCT, Census 1871 Dunfermline FIF: Dist 424 ED 7 Pg 19 Sched 98, hsehold of Margaret McGREGOR, copy d/loaded May 2006.
  18. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Nov-12.
  19. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Chr 1828 Daniel McGREGOR, Logie, PER, batch C113746, extracted May 2006.
  20. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth/christenings 1830-1851, Dunfermline, FIF to Duncan McGREGOR and Margaret HENDERSON, batch C119504, extracted May 2006.
  21. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth/christenings 1830-1851, Dunfermline, FIF to Duncan McGREGOR and Margaret HENDERSON, batch C119505, extracted May 2006.
  22. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 1889 Duncan McGREGOR, reg. Dunfermline Dist 424 Pg 89 #266, copy d/loaded May 2006.
  23. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth/christenings 1830-1851, Dunfermline, FIF to Duncan McGREGOR and Margaret HENDERSON, batch C119506, extracted May 2006.
  24. Linda HANKS, "EM HENDERSON/McGREGOR ex Linda H," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Marr. 1869 Helen McGREGOR and John BLAIR, reg. Par. of Dunbar, Cty of Haddington, SCT, Dist 706 Pg 13 #25, copy rcvd Sep 2006.
  25. Linda HANKS, "EM HENDERSON/McGREGOR ex Linda H," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Dth 1913 Catherine COUSIN nee McGREGOR, Inverkeithing, FIF Dist 432 pg 24 #70, extracted from Linda's Rootsweb db (http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi) Sep 2006.

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.