Amelia Millar1,2

(11 February 1817 - 29 April 1894)
FatherJames Millar2 (say 1790 - )
MotherMargaret Chrystal (T2e) (say 1790 - ); Amelia MILLAR's mother's forename of "Margaret" is assumed from naming pattern of James and Amelia's children3
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Amelia Millar was born on 11 Feb 1817 Kippen, STI, SCT, although this is so far unconfirmed other than the year matching Amelia's age given in her death cert. There is no birth obvious in the Kippen records to any James Millar or Miller (Also checked Perth, Kincardine, Stirling and Clackmannan records, to no avail)
There is an entry for the chr. of an Emilia Miller d/o John Miller and Margaret Miller. It is sometimes suggested that this couple, the John and Margaret Miller who married Jan 15 1814 in Kippen are the right parents for Amelia/Emilia, but this doesn't fit either the naming pattern of James and Amelia's children or Amelia's father on her dth cert or grddtr Millie's note that Amelia's mother was a Miss Chrystal.1,2,4,5
     Amelia Millar married James Henderson, son of Archibald Henderson and Margaret McEwan (W), on 2 Dec 1836 St Ninians, STI, SCT, Banns Proclaimed 13 Nov 1836 James Henderson Logie, Amelia Millar St Ninians.6,7,8,2,9
     Amelia Henderson died on 29 Apr 1894 Island Cliff, nr Oamaru, OTG, NZ, at age 77; cert #24 reads: 1894 29th April Island Cliff (probably residence of son John) Amelia Henderson aged 77, of old age, not certified, Father James Millar, (no mother shown on cert), Buried 2nd Mary 1894, Oamaru Cemetery Alexander B Todd, Pres. Minister. Born Kippen Stirlingshire, in NZ 20 years. Married Stirling, SCT at age 20 to James Henderson. Surviving children listed as 5 males: 57 (Archibald),53 (James),51 (David),49 (William),39 (John), and 7 females: 55 (Margaret),47 (Elizabeth),43 (Amelia),40 (Mary),36 (Janet),36 (Isabella),34 (Agnes). Informant Falconer, Undertaker, Oamaru, registered 14th May 1894.2 She was buried with James Henderson Block 49 plot 3, Oamaru, OTG, NZ, H/Stone: Oamaru stone with squarish urn on top 7 feet: Erected by a loving wife I.M.O. her husband James Stuart Campbell (son-in-law of James and Amelia) of Ngapara, native of Muckert (sic), Scotland, died 19 March 1881, aged 39 years, death being the result of an accident. "In the midst of life we are in death." Also James Henderson, died at Oamaru, 19 August 1892, aged 78 years. Also Amelia Miller Henderson died 29 April 1894, aged 78 years.8,2,10

Migration

     James and Amelia Henderson immigrated from Greenock 5 Dec 1873 on the 'Wild Deer' arriving 8 Mar 1874 Port Chalmers,Dunedin,OTG,NZ they then transferred to the 'Samson' to Oamaru, "they" including 5 of their children (Amelia, John, Janet, Isabella & Agnes), David having begun the exodus in 1863, followed by Elizabeth and Mary 1867, James and wife in 1868, then William 1872. Margaret and husband Robert didn't follow until 1880, and Archibald stayed behind.11

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     James appeared on the census of 7 Jun 1841 Cleuch (Cleugh) Burnfoot, Forth, Par. of Carnwath, LKS, SCT, with Amelia Henderson, as HENDERSON: James, 25, blacksmith; Amelia 26; Archibald 4; Margaret 2 (all not born county); James 4 mths born county (NB instructions to the enumerators for this census were to round ages to the nearest multiple of 5, children tended to have their ages accurately recorded - or at least as accurate as such things can be. These instructions were not always followed.)12
     James and Amelia Henderson appeared on the census of 30 Mar 1851 in the Village, Forth, Par. of Carnwath, LKS, SCT, as HENDERSON, James, head, mar, 35, blacksmith b Lecropt, STI; Ameliaa (sic), wife, 34, b Kippen, STI; Children: Archibald, 14, smith's son b Logie, STI; Margreat (sic) 12, b SantNinians (sic); David, 7; William, 5, both scholars b Carnwath, LKS; Elizabeth, 3; Amelia 7 mths, both b Carnwath; Visitor John SMITH, unm, 18, wright b Carnwath, LKS (may possibly be a relative of Margaret's future husband?)
(Prior households had a hand hewer and a range maker in them, so I assume that by 1851 the family had moved from Cleuch Burnfoot into the actual village, rather than the census page "Village" also including the vicinity of Forth.)13,14,15
     The census of 1861 showed Amelia with her husband James, their sons James, David, William and John, their dtrs Margaret, Elizabeth, Amelia, Mary, Janet, Isabella and Agnes in the Village of Forth, Par. of Carnwath, LKS, SCT, household enumerated as HENDERSON: James 46 smith b Bridge of Allan, Stirling; wife Amelia 44 b Kippen, Stirling; Children: Margaret 22 b St Ninians, Stirling; James 20 smith, David 18 wright, William 15 smith, Elizabeth 13, Amelia 10, Mary 8, John 6 all scholars, Janet & Isabel 3, Agnes 1 all b Carnwath.16
     The census of 1871 showed Amelia with her husband James, their dtrs Amelia, Janet, Isabella and Agnes, their son John Beatons, Par. of Lesmahagow, LKS, SCT, household enumerated as HENDERSON: James, 56 blacksmith b Lecropt, PER; wife Amelia 55 wife of blacksmith b Kippen STI; Children (all b Carnwath, LKS): Amelia 20 dom serv; John 16 blacksmith; Janet 13 dom serv; Isabella 13 dom serv; Agnes 11 scholar (the next entry was Woodgate, then "Livery Stables", then Bothie.)17

Wills/bequests

     No probate for Amelia has been found.18

Names

     As of 1889, Amelia was also known as Emilia Henderson.19

All the other info

     James and Amelia Henderson celebrated their golden wedding on 3 Dec 1886 Oldfellows Hall, Coquet St, Oamaru, OTG, NZ, the hall was alongside their home. The occasion was reported (at least as printed in the History of Oamaru20) as "Mr & Mrs John (sic) Henderson, of Coquet St, old and respected residents of Oamaru, celebrated their golden wedding on 3rd Dec 1886; their ages were respectively 72 and 70 years. They had 5 sons, 7 dtrs, all living, 58 grandchildren and 4 ggchildren."21,20 She was not listed OTG, NZ, on the electoral roll of 1893, the first to include women.22
     According to Amelia's grddtr Millie Harbour nee Henderson: the 12 children of this family (that of James and Amelia) "were all privately educated" but this to be taken with a grain of salt - the school was probably miles away.23

External links

     Click here to see Amelia's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.24
     Amelia Millar belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.

Family

James Henderson (Sep 1813 - Aug 1892)
Children
  • Archibald Henderson+25,26 (cir. Mar 1837 - Apr 1911)
  • Margaret Henderson+27 (Jan 1839 - Aug 1923)
  • James Henderson28,29 (Jan 1841 - Sep 1912)
  • David Henderson30,31 (Dec 1843 - Aug 1906)
  • William Henderson32 (Oct 1845 - Jul 1931)
  • Elizabeth Henderson33,34 (Nov 1847 - Dec 1935)
  • Amelia Henderson35 (Sep 1850 - Nov 1937)
  • Mary Henderson36 (Aug 1852 - Feb 1929)
  • John Henderson37 (Dec 1854 - Jun 1925)
  • Janet Henderson38 (Jun 1857 - Sep 1927)
  • Isabella Henderson38 (Jun 1857 - Oct 1945)
  • Agnes Henderson39 (Aug 1859 - Nov 1920)
ChartsMy pedigree chart
Ancestors & siblings of Les Henderson
Paternal ancestors of Lorna
Paternal timeline
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Descendants of William McEWAN and Margaret GRAY
Last Edited6 May 2017

Citations

  1. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, (p2:Amelia HENDERSON born Kippin Stirling, Feb 11, 1817).
  2. Amelia HENDERSON nee MILLAR, DC: HENDERSON, Amelia, Folio 1100/1894: Inspection p/copy dated 1993 held (gives father as James MILLAR, no mother stated).
  3. Letter, Amelia Jane HARBOUR nee HENDERSON to Earl HENDERSON, 22 Jul 1957, "Grandmothers (Mrs James HENDERSON) mother's maiden name was Miss Crystal"..
  4. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), MILLER Batch 7617415, Oct 2001.
  5. Births marriages: Kippen, STI/CLK, Bap. 20 Feb 1815 Emilia d/o John MILLER & Margaret MILLER, Kippen, Par. of Clackmannan, STI, extracted Sep/Oct 1994/5.
  6. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, Marr. 1836 Amelia & James HENDERSON, extracted c 1972, (Aunt Isabel's copy annotated Amelia as nee Miller).
  7. Birth marriage death: St Ninians, STI, Marr. 1836 James HENDERSON and Amelia MILLAR, extracted Sep/Oct 1994/5.
  8. James HENDERSON, DC: HENDERSON, James 1892, Folio #1636/1892 Inspection p/copy held, dated & rcvd Aug 1993.
  9. Ian Aitken-Kemp, "EMail Corres. re HENDERSON/AITKEN between Ian A-K & LornaHen," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Banns 13 Nov 1836 James HENDERSON (Logie) and Amelia MILLAR (St Ninians), copy rcvd Jan 2009.
  10. Oamaru Cemetery transcriptions S01.15, 488-495. , Fiche 489 # 752, extracted pre 1990.
  11. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, Immigration data for James, Amelia & family, extracted c 1972.
  12. 1841 Census, Carnwath, LKS, SCT, Dist 632 EnumDist 6, hsehold of James & Amelia HENDERSON, extracted Sep/Oct 1994/5.
  13. 1851 Census, Carnwath, LKS, SCT, Village, Forth, Carnwath, LKS, EnumDist 8 Entry #38, hsehold of James & Amelia(a) HENDERSON, extracted Sep/Oct 1994/5.
  14. Census image, SCT, 1851 Village of Forth, Carnwath, LKS 632/00 008/00 011, hsehold of James & Amelia HENDERSON, copy d/loaded Aug 2011.
  15. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Aug 2011.
  16. 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Village of Forth, Par. of Carnwath, LKS, Reg 632 ED 9 Pg 8 Sched 37, hsehold of James & Amelia HENDERSON, extracted Aug 2007.
  17. Census image, SCT, 1871 Census: Carnwath, LKS SCT Dist 632 ED 2 Page 19 Schedule #59, hsehold of James & Amelia HENDERSON, copy d/loaded May 2005.
  18. Assorted indexes, NZ Soc. Gen. Index, Probate index, rechecked Apr 2004.
  19. "Birthday book Emilia HENDERSON", Inscription dated 1889 on flyleaf reads "To Emilia Henderson, with love from her cousin(s?)."
  20. W H S ROBERTS, The History of Oamaru and North Otago, p436 (reported as Mr and Mrs John Henderson instead of James).
  21. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, (p6:In 1886 their golden wedding was celebrated in the Oddfellows' hall alongside their home, and there was a large gathering of the family and friends.).
  22. Assorted indexes, NZ Soc. Gen. Index, Electoral Roll (1893) - Women, rechecked Apr 2004.
  23. Letter, Amelia Jane HARBOUR nee HENDERSON to Earl HENDERSON, 22 Jul 1957.
  24. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct 2011.
  25. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, Birth 1837 Archibald HENDERSON, extracted c 1972.
  26. Ian Aitken-Kemp, "EMail Corres. re HENDERSON/AITKEN between Ian A-K & LornaHen," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bap. 8 Mar 1837 Archibald s/o James HENDERSON & Amelia MILLAR, in Craigmill, by Min of Dunblane, Logie, PER, 374/00500049, copy rcvd Jan 2009.
  27. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, Birth 1839 Margaret HENDERSON, extracted c 1972.
  28. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, Birth 1841 James HENDERSON, extracted c 1972.
  29. BDM: NZ Certificates, Dth 1912 James HENDERSON, Folio 2941/12, inspection p/copy dated and rcvd Feb 1995.
  30. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, Birth 1842 David HENDERSON, extracted c 1972.
  31. BDM: NZ Certificates, Death 1906 David HENDERSON.
  32. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, Birth 1845 William HENDERSON, extracted c 1972.
  33. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, Birth 1851 Elizabeth HENDERSON, extracted c 1972, (Mary Dewar nee Miller's copy, from Aunt Isabel, annotated Nov 12 1847, which is born out by parish records).
  34. Birth/baptism: Carnwath, LKS, Birth 12 Nov Bap. 20 Dec 1847 Elizabeth d/o James HENDERSON & Amelia MILLAR, Cleuch Burnfoot, p/copy held.
  35. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, Birth 1851 Amelia HENDERSON, extracted c 1972, (1 year later than actual).
  36. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, Birth 1853 Mary HENDERSON, extracted c 1972, (1 year later than actual).
  37. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, Birth 1854 John HENDERSON, extracted c 1972.
  38. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, Birth 1857 Janet & Isabella HENDERSON, extracted c 1972.
  39. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family, Birth 1859 Agnes HENDERSON, extracted c 1972.

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