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James Henderson

Postby c.thorman » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:56 am

trying to find James Henderson born in Aberdeenshire about 1821-24 he married Catherine Roocroft 1850 in Lancaster, and on marriage said his father was George Henderson. James was a watch maker and died 1865 Preston in a paupers grave and had 6 children.
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Re: James Henderson

Postby elsabels » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:27 pm

One of the witnesses to the 1850 is a John Becket whose name also appears as the witness at other marriages, the other appears to be one of Catherine's Roocroft family members!

In 1851 the couple can be found at Gardeners Arms Stretford Road Hulme
HO107; Piece: 2221; Folio: 845; Page: 4

Have you seen Image
Kendal Mercury 02 July 1859 article headed Stealing Watches, this mentions Glasgow.....Lancashire, England, Quarter Session Records and Petitions Petitions 1859 Midsummer refers.....

Inverness Courier 28 April 1859...states absconded to Dollar

Have you found this child HENDERSON, WALLACE WILLIAM ROOCROFT
GRO Reference: 1858 S Quarter in LANCASTER Volume 08E Page 505

Burial Date: 16 Jun 1859
Burial Place: St. Mary'S, Lancaster
I picked up from an obituary
18 June 1859 - Lancaster Gazette
On the 14th Instant, Wallace William,soa Mr James Henderson, watch and clock maker, Peonystreet, aged 10 months. Lancaster.—

Juist cannot find the article but the preview.....MARRIAGES AND DEATHS.
Southworlh, Old Lancaster-lane, Thornes Hall, Londonroad. 65; Thomas Gardner, Bridge-lane. 66; Margaret Lindsay. Rohert-street. 30; William Gudgeon, Ribbleton lane, ; Jane Taylor, Adelphl street. 8 ; William Slater, Cordon-street, 22; James Henderson, Kilshaw-street
30 September 1865 - Preston Herald - Preston, Lancashire, England
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Re: James Henderson

Postby c.thorman » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:26 pm

thank you
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Re: James Henderson

Postby elsabels » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:08 pm

Just comeback to your post and looked at Scotlandspeople, searched James Henderson 1820-1825 father George, Aberdeenshire. 7 entries came up, it will cost £10 to review all 7 but hopefully one may stand out from the others,

This site may assist https://www.
genuki.org.uk/big/sct/ABD
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Re: James Henderson

Postby c.thorman » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:18 pm

its how james Henderson from
Aberdeenshire became a watch maker in lancaster
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Re: James Henderson

Postby elsabels » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:21 pm

Timeline
1850 on marriage Ironmolder, just spotted the marriage was under licence and not Banns,have you managed to source the Licence?

1851 he appears to be a beerkeeper in Hulme Manchester

1859 per press & death of son William Wallace reports a watch repairer & maker Peony Street Lancaster

1861 census ?watches Park Road Preston

1865 do you have his trade on the death certificate?

1850-1865 what occupation is on the child's birth certificate

You may find James listed in local trade directory
http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine. ... -databases

If James father was an engineer, is watch making etc that far removed from the life of an engineer?
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Re: James Henderson

Postby elsabels » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:24 pm

c.thorman wrote:its how james Henderson from
Aberdeenshire became a watch maker in lancaster


Was JH really a watchmaker his career was quite diverse!

He seems to have left Scotland moved as follows, the GRO records of children births......

1851 he is in Hulme Manchester

HENDERSON, JAMES ROOCROFT
GRO Reference: 1851 S Quarter in LANCASTER Volume 21 Page 561


HENDERSON, CATHERINE ROOCROFT
GRO Reference: 1853 M Quarter in OLDHAM Volume 08D Page 485

HENDERSON, FRANCES ROOCROFT
GRO Reference: 1855 M Quarter in PRESTON Volume 08E Page 391


HENDERSON, JAMES ROOCROFT
GRO Reference: 1851 S Quarter in LANCASTER Volume 21 Page 561

HENDERSON, WALLACE WILLIAM ROOCROFT
GRO Reference: 1858 S Quarter in LANCASTER Volume 08E Page 505

HENDERSON, WALLACE WILLIAM ROOCROFT
GRO Reference: 1861 J Quarter in PRESTON Volume 08E Page 496

HENDERSON, WALLACE ROOCROFT
GRO Reference: 1862 J Quarter in PRESTON Volume 08E Page 537 b
born 25 April 1862

HENDERSON, ELIZABETH JANE ROOCROFT
GRO Reference: 1863 D Quarter in PRESTON Volume 08E Page 435
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