Archibald Henderson1

(20 September 1815 - 11 January 1869)
FatherArchibald Henderson1,2 (say 1780 - Feb 1826)
MotherMargaret McEwan (W)1,2 (cir. Dec 1782 - aft. Mar 1828)
Relationship3rd great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Archibald Henderson was born on 20 Sep 1815 Bridge of Allan, Lecropt, STI, SCT.1 He was baptized on 8 Oct 1815 Lecropt, PER, SCT; Wit William Simson, Archibald Galloch.1
     Archibald Henderson married Margaret Cowper, daughter of Donald Cooper and Janet Stevenson, on 13 Nov 1841 Dunfermline, FIF, SCT, The Dunfermline cert. dated 13th Nov reads: "Archibald Henderson Grocer Dunfermline and Margaret Cowper residing in Kincardine gave in their names for proclamation in order to marriage, having three banns proclaimed and no objections made their certificate to that effect was granted"
(the IGI also has an entry for 13 Nov Tulliallan, Perth.)3,4,5,6
     Archibald Henderson died on 11 Jan 1869 25 East Clyde St, Clyde, Glasgow, LKS, SCT; cert. #37 shows Archibald as a provision merchant married to Margaret Aitken Cooper, died 9:30am aged 53 of bronchitis, dis. of heart and liver (cert. by A Morton, Surgeon); Son of Archibald Henderson, blacksmith (master) and Margaret m.s. McEwan, both dec. Inf son Donald C Henderson, present. Reg. 13th Jan at Glasgow.2
     Well I never. I'd given up on trying to find the siblings of my 2xgreat grandfather James Henderson. I obviously just didn't try hard enough, or look East towards Fife instead of SE to Lanark once I'd exhausted the Stirling/Perth/Clackmannan area. Thank you, again, Linda. That 1841 census for sister Margaret under the wrong surname was a great find. So far descendants have been found in Fife, Nairn, and California (again), with evidence of some of them passing through Arizona, West Lothian, and Lanarkshire at various points of their lives. Guess I'd better concentrate a bit harder and find the youngest brother, John now.
Aug 2010: Found. Love to hear from any descendants, particularly any with early photographs, or anyone willing to add to our knowledge of the HENDERSON dna.7

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Archibald Henderson appeared on the census of 1841 Maygate St, Dunfermline, FIF, SCT, as HENDERSON: Archibald 25 grocer; Margaret 30, neither b cty; Margaret 9; Duncan 6; Janet 3; Mary 1 all b cty; (found with great glee by Linda as being only match she could find for the missing in action Margaret McGregor nee Henderson and the rest of her family - and I can imagine an enumerator assuming her surname if told she was Archibald's sister. Margaret's husband and 2 eldest children were working in Beath) (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)8,9 He lived in Jan 1849 Castle Barns, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, MLN, SCT, when dtr Lidias/Lillias died of whooping cough, at age 11 mths.10
     The census of 1851 showed Archibald with his wife Margaret, their sons Archibald and Donald, their dtr Janet on Merchant Lane, Glasgow, LKS, SCT, household enumerated as HENDERSON: Archibald 35 grocer & provision merchant b Lecropt, PER; wife Margaret 34 b Dunfermline, FIF (next page) Children: Archibald 8, Janet 6 both scholars b Auchterderran, FIF; Donald C 11mths b W Calder MLN; Lodger: William M COWPER unm 22 grocer & provision merchant b Dunfermline, FIF (there was no place detail on the page for Archibald and Margaret, the next entry, after their children on the next page, was at Merchant Lane 9 - this address being very close to both Clyde St and Stockwell St on a modern map.)3
     The census of 1861 showed Archibald with his wife Margaret, their sons Archibald, Donald, William and James, their dtr Janet 127 Bridgegate St, Clyde, Glasgow, LKS, SCT, household enumerated as HENDERSON: Archibald 45 grocer emp 1 boy, b Lecropt, STI; wife Margaret A 44 b Dunfermline, FIF; Children: Arch'd 18 grocer, Janet 16 both b Auchterderran, FIF; Donald C 10 scholar b W Calder Edinburghshire; Wm 7, James C 3 both b Glasgow, LKS; Boarder: Andrew? Gillespie 21 marine engineer b Kirkaldy, FIF.11 Archibald Henderson was a provision merchant, deceased, when son Donald Cowper married in Nov 1871.12

Family

Margaret Aitken Cooper (cir. 1817 - Mar 1869)
Children
  • Archibald Henderson13 (Oct 1842 - aft. 1861)
  • Janet Henderson13,14 (Mar 1844 - Jun 1923)
  • Margaret Henderson15 (Apr 1846 - bef. 1851)
  • Lillias Henderson16 (Feb 1848 - Jan 1849)
  • Donald Cowper Henderson+17,3,12 (Apr 1850 - Jul 1912)
  • Mary Henderson18 (May 1852 - bef. 1861)
  • William Henderson19 (cir. 1854 - aft. 1891)
  • James Cooper Henderson19 (May 1857 - aft. 1871)
ChartsAncestors & siblings of Les Henderson
HENDERSON
Henderson/McEwan atDNA tests - wanted
Descendants of William McEWAN and Margaret GRAY
Last Edited12 Dec 2016

Citations

  1. Births marriages: Lecropt, PER, Bap. 1815 Archibald HENDERSON, extracted Sep 1994.
  2. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 1869 Archibald HENDERSON, Glasgow, LKS, copy d/loaded Sep 2006.
  3. Census image, SCT, 1851 Census: Glasgow, LKS Dist 644/1 ED 309 Folio 2 Pg 11 hsehold of Archibald & Margaret HENDERSON, copy d/loaded Sep 2006.
  4. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Marr. 14 Nov 1841 Archibald HENDERSON and Margaret COWPAR, batch M100121, Dunfermline, extracted Sep 2006.
  5. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Marr. 13 Nov 1841 Archd HENDERSON and Margaret COOPER, batch M113978, Tulliallan, PER, extracted Sep 2006.
  6. Robert COOPER, "EM HENDERSON/COUPER ex Robert C," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Marr. 13 Nov 1841 Archibald HENDERSON (grocer, Dunfermline) & Margaret COWPER (Kincardine), Dunfermline, FIF, 424/00 0160 0554, copy rcvd Nov 2012.
  7. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Sep 2006, updated Aug 2010.
  8. 1841 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Sct index, hsehold of Archibald HENDERSON, Dunfermline, FIF, extracted Sep 2006.
  9. Census image, SCT, 1841 Census: Dunfermline, FIF Dist 424 ED 1 Pg 19 hsehold of Archibald HENDERSON, copy d/loaded Sep 2006.
  10. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 15 Jan 1849 Lidias d/o Archd HENDERSON, aged 11 mths, d. Castle Barns, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, MLN 685/02 0540 0012, copy rcvd from Robert C, Dec 2012.
  11. Census image, SCT, 1861 Census Clyde, Glasgow, LKS Dist 644/5 ED 28 Folio 2 Pg 72, Sched 34, hsehold of Arch'd & Margaret HENDERSON, copy d/loaded Sep 2006.
  12. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Marr. 1871 Donald Cowper HENDERSON and Margaret BROWN, Dist 644/5 #166, Glasgow, transcr by Stuart H, rcvd Oct 2006.
  13. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, 1851 Census: Glasgow, LKS Dist 644/1 ED 309 Folio 2 Pg 11 hsehold of Archibald & Margaret HENDERSON, copy d/loaded Sep 2006.
  14. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Marr. 1871 Janet HENDERSON and William STRANG, Dist 644/5 #162, Glasgow, transcr by Stuart H, rcvd Oct 2006.
  15. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth 1846 Margaret to Archibald HENDERSON and Margaret COUPER, batch C114055, extracted Sep 2006.
  16. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Chr 1848 Lillias to Archibald HENDERSON and Margaret COOPER, batch C119889, extracted Sep 2006.
  17. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth 29 Apr Bap. 24 May 1850 Donald Couper to Archibald HENDERSON and Margaret COUPER, West Calder, MLN (sic), from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C117014 film 1067793, extracted Sep 2006.
  18. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth 1852 Mary to Archibald HENDERSON and Margaret COOPER, batch C119753, extracted Sep 2006.
  19. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, 1861 Census Clyde, Glasgow, LKS Dist 644/5 ED 28 Folio 2 Pg 72, Sched 34, hsehold of Arch'd & Margaret HENDERSON, copy d/loaded Sep 2006.

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