Re: [Peterhead] For Derek Cuthbert
- Dear Jim,
Aren't mailing lists wonderful!!!
My wife's maiden name was Barclay and the trail started from her father
William Barclay then her grandfather George Barclay. The best thing to do is
to reproduce the notes I have about her Great grandfather William which is
what lead me to post on the list. This is the information:
Ward's directory for South Shields 1926 shows a Mrs Sarah Barclay as a
butcher at 49 Westoe Road. This is the address given on the marriage
certificate of William Barclay at his marriage to Eleanor Pyle Wilkinson in
1936 , my wife's parents. There is also a reference to 21 Agnes Street South
Shields and this was followed up in the 1881 Census index. The 1881 Census
showed the following information:
Index Ref 5011/23/40 21 Agnes Street South Shields
William Barclay Head 30 House Joiner Sct
Sarah Barclay Wife 25 Blyth NBL
Phillip Barclay Son 4 Jarrow
Elizabeth Barclay Dau 2 South
Philip Davison B in L 22 Ships Carpenter Blyth NBL
The 1891 Census for the same address showed the following information:
William Barclay Head 40 Joiner Peterhead SCT
Sarah Barclay Wife 35 Blyth Northumberland
Phillip Barclay Son 14 Jarrow
Elizabeth Barclay Dau 12 South Shields
William Barclay Son 9 South Shields
Alfred Barclay Son 7 South Shields
Jemima Barclay Dau 4 South Shields
Issac Barclay Son 2 South Shields
The names of the siblings are the same as the family memories plus the fact
that George the unborn son called his son William all bears out the fact
these are the Great Grand parents of Carole Barclay. The other fact from the
1881 census is that Sarah's maiden name was Davison on the basis that the
Bro in law was her brother.
The dates of birth of the first five children comes from a Census of School
Children in South Shields June to July 1887. The original is in Tyne and
Wear Archive Blanford Street Newcastle upon Tyne.
The 1901 Census gave the following information:
Piece 4726 Folio 43
60 Alma Street South Shields
Barclay William 52 Joiner Carp
Barclay Sarah 44
Barclay Effy 22
Barclay William 19 Joiner
Barclay Alfred 17 Butcher
Barclay Jemima 14 Tailors Machinist
Barclay Issac 12
Barclay George 10
Barclay Joseph 7
Barclay Sarah. E 2
A search of the Free BMD site for marriage for William Barclay came up with
William Lillie Barclay and Sarah Davidson Mar 1876 South Shields. This
needs to be followed up in the PRs at South Shields library.
The above marriage was checked out in the South Shields parishes. It was
found at St Paul's Jarrow.
The grooms fathers name was William and the brides fathers name was Philip
Davison. The details are: 9th March 1876 St Paul's Jarrow
William Lillie Barclay 25 Batchelor Joiner Jarrow William Barclay
Sarah Davison 20 Spinster Jarrow Philip
A search of the IGI Online found WILLIAM LILLY LENDRUM BARCLAY born 1st
November 1849 and christened 12 November 1849. This ties in with the name
in the marriage and the age in the 1901 Census (52). The parents are WILLIAM
LILLY BARCLAY and MARGARET WALLACE. This child was born in Peterhead
Aberdeen which ties in with Census information. Again an IGI online search
found the marriage of WILLIAM LILLY BARCLAY and MARGARET WALLACE on 12 Jul
1849 at Peterhead Aberdeen. As Civil Registration didn't start in Scotland
until 1 Jan 1855 these findings will have to be checked through the
Peterhead Parish Registers.
Wade Buchan in Australia offers look ups in the 1851 Census for Peterhead.
With the information on this family he found the following information.
1851 Peterhead Census
District 12 Page 2 No 10.
1 Thistle Street Peterhead
Margaret Barclay Hd W 22 Cooper's Wid. Peterhead
William Lillie L Barclay Son 1
It appears from this that William Lilly Barclay was married on 12 JUL 1849
and died before April 1851.
In the email from Wade Duncan giving the 1851 information about the family
of WILLIAM LILLY LENDRUM BARCLAY, the following information was given that
suggests these are the parents of WILLIAM LILLY BARCLAY, the father of
WILLIAM LILLY LENDRUM BARCLAY.
1851 Census District 4 Page 17 No.84
George Barclay Head 60 Tailor Cruden
Mary Barclay Wife 66 Cruden
Elizabeth Barclay Dau 29 Peterhead
William Barclay GSon 7 Peterhead
Death No 139 Mary Barclay wife of a Tailor died 27/11/1858 at 6am at
6Charlotte Street female aged 75 years, parents THOMAS LENDRUM, tailor
(deceased) and JEAN LENDRUM ms CASSIE (deceased), cause paralysis for ten
months, informant GEORGE BARCLAY, his mark, husband, present.
I look forward to hearing from you and hopes this ties up some of your
- My apologies to the group for posting that long message. I should of course
just sent it to Jim, a senior moment and excitement!!!