William McGregor1

(13 March 1830 - 22 September 1901)
FatherDuncan McGregor1 (Apr 1803 - Nov 1867)
MotherMargaret Henderson (W5a2)1 (Sep 1808 - Nov 1886)
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     William McGregor was born on 13 Mar 1830 Dunfermline, FIF, SCT.1
     William McGregor married Mary Edwards say 1853 ?SCT or ?CAN.2
     William McGregor remarried on 27 Oct 1868 Grey Co., ONT, CAN, to Mary Anderson, daughter of Robert Nicol, William aged 38 Mary 46. Ancestry adds: both Mary & William were b. Scotland and resident Galt. Mary the d/o Robert Nicol and Margaret Geddes, William s/o Duncan McGregor and Margaret Henderson. NB there's also an index entry for a 23 Dec 1868 marriage for the same couple, same details other than giving Mary's parents as Robert Nicol and Ellen Beattie.3,4
     William McGregor was assumed to have died on 22 Sep 1901 reg. Bamore, Waterloo Co., ONT, CAN, cert shows a 72 yr old blacksmith died 22 Sep 1901 Bamore, Waterloo, ONT and although there aren't any parents or identifiable family on the certificate, he is the right age, occupation and county to be this William.5

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     William McGregor appeared on the census of 1841 Braes of Lassodie, Beath, FIF, SCT, in the household of Duncan McGregor.6,7
     The census of 1851 showed William and Archibald and their sisters Janet, Mary, Helen and Kitty in the household of their parents Duncan and Margaret McGregor Bowershall, Dunfermline, FIF, SCT, 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.8
     William McGregor appeared on the census of 1861 Galt, Waterloo Sth, ONT, CAN, enumerated as Wllm McGREGOR, 30, blacksmith b SCT, Presby, widowed; Isabella HENDERSON, unm, 18 b SCT; Hsehold 1 male, 1 female resid; Dths during 1860, 1 female "childbed 25"; Frame house, 1 storey, 1 family ( Isabella HENDERSON turned out to be a great find and led to another branch of the HENDERSON family being found.)9,10
     William McGregor appeared on the census of 1871 Galt, Waterloo Sth, ONT, with Mary McGregor, enumerated as McGREGOR: William 40, head, blacksmith, b Sct (Also in Galt is a John McGregor b SCT, aged 45, labourer): Hsehold is: William 40 blacksmith, marr; Mary 48, marr., both b SCT; William 12, Mary 9 both b ONT and "going to school"; ANDERSON: Walter 21 spinner, Andrew 20 boiler maker, John 18 blacksmith, Mary Jane 16 all b ONT; All Presby.11,12
     The census of 1881 showed William with his wife Mary Galt, Waterloo Sth, ONT, household enumerated as McGREGOR: William 50, blacksmith; Mary 59, both b Scotland; Mary Jane 26 b ONT; GEDDES: Maggie 3 b ONT. All Scottish and Presby.13,14
     William McGregor was shown as the head of the household in the census of 2 May 1891 3 2/12, Galt, Waterloo Sth, ONT, CAN, with Mary enumerated as McGREGOR: William 59 blacksmith, marr; Mary 68 both b SCT F/M b SCT; Mary 25 (assumed to be Wm's dtr Mary b1860) F/M b SCT, Maggie 14 F b ONT M b SCT (assumed to be the Maggie GEDDES from 1881), both b ONT, both relationships presumed to be "D", but looks much more like a "W"; William 33 safe maker "S"(on) b ONT; Ellen 29 relationship "W" but marr/single column blank, both F b ONT M b SCT; Mary E 6 "D" b ONT F/M b ONT; (assumed to be wife and child of William Jr.)15
     William McGregor appeared on the census of 8 Apr 1901 Galt, Waterloo Sth, ONT, with Mary McGregor, enumerated as McGREGOR: William 71 blacksmith b 13 Mar 1829; wife Mary 80 b 20 Nov 1820, both b Scotland.16

All the other info

     William outlived his first wife Mary Edwards who died in 1860.9,2

Family 1

Mary Edwards (cir. 1835 - 1860)
Children
  • William McGregor15 (Aug 1856 - Oct 1928)
  • Mary McGregor11 (1860 - aft. 1871)

Family 2

Mary Nicol (cir. 1822 - aft. 1901)
ChartsHENDERSON
Descendants of William McEWAN and Margaret GRAY
Last Edited4 May 2014

Citations

  1. 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.
  2. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 22nd Bur. 24th Oct 1928 William s/o William McGREGOR & Mary EDWARDS, Galt, Waterloo Sth, ONT, from Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1936, extracted Aug 2010.
  3. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Marr. 27 Oct 1868 William McGREGOR (38 s/o Duncan McGREGOR/Margaret HENDERSON) and Mary ANDERSON (46, d/o Robert NICOL/Margaret GEDDES), batch M541662, Grey Co, ONT, extracted May 2006.
  4. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 1868 William McGREGOR and Mary ANDERSON, Grey Cty, from Ontario, Canada Marriages 1857-1992, FHL film 1030057, extracted May 2006.
  5. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 1901 William McGREGOR, Waterloo Cty, from Ontario, Canada Deaths 1869-1932, extracted May 2006.
  6. Linda HANKS, "EM HENDERSON/McGREGOR ex Linda H," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Rcvd May 2006.
  7. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, 1841 Census index: Beath, FIF Dist 410 ED 3 Pg 3, extracted Sep 2006.
  8. 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.
  9. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1861 Galt, Waterloo, Canada West; Roll: C-1077; Page: 64, hsehold of William McGREGOR, extracted Aug 2010.
  10. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Aug 2010.
  11. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1871 Galt, Waterloo South, Ontario; Roll: C-9943; Page: 4; Family No: 21, hsehold of William & Mary McGREGOR, extracted Aug 2010.
  12. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1871 ONT index: Galt, Waterloo Sth, Div 3 M'film roll C-9943 Pg 4, hsehold of William McGREGOR, searched May 2006.
  13. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1881 Galt, Waterloo Sth, ONT Roll: C_13264, Page 83, Family No: 404, hsehold of William & Mary McGREGOR, extracted Aug 2010.
  14. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), 1881 Canadian Census, FHL film 1375900 NA Film C-13264 Dist 161 D Div 2 Pg 83 hsehold 404, William & Mary McGREGOR, extracted May 2006.
  15. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1891 Galt, Waterloo South, Ontario. Roll: T-6375, Family No: 655, hsehold of William & Mary McGREGOR, extracted Aug 2010.
  16. Census, CAN, 1901, Galt, Waterloo Sth, ONT; Dist 122 Sub Dist c-11 Archives m'film T-6502, hsehold 75, William & Mary McGREGOR, extracted May 2006.

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