1. McCORMICK, Charles
McCANN, Ann 1 2
- Born: Between 1791 and 1796, County Donegal, Ireland 1
- Marriage (1): McCORMICK, Charles
- Died: 11 June 1855 at 6.00 pm, 64 Govan Street, Hutchesontown, Glasgow, Scotland 1
- Buried: Burial Ground, Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland
Cause of her death was consumption over 6 weeks.1
Other names for Ann were MALLON OR MULLEN, An, McCORMICK, Ann 2 and McCORMICK, Anne.
Ann McCormick was head of a household living at 36 Rose Street in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. She was recorded as a widow of 60 years of age, a washerwoman who had been born in Ireland. Included in the census entry were her four daughters: Sarah, Ann, Jane, and Eliza, as well as a relative Mary McCormick, a lodger, Mary McGee, and a female visitor 'Alias' McGee. The four daughters were aged 24, 22, 20 and 18 years respectively, and all were recorded as being Irish born. Mary McCormick was 18 years old and born in Edinburgh; Mary McGee was born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire and was 22 years old. All these girls were single. All of them were employed, although the nature of their work is not easily legible: Jane was a sweeper and Mary McCormick was a carder, presumably in a cotton mill. The others were either (what looks like) jobbers or loppers and lubers or doublers, also probably jobs in the cotton industry. 'Alias' (probably Alice) McGee was a married woman aged 45 years born in Ireland. She was a dressmaker.
Note: the 1841 census recorded only Sarah McCormick as born in Ireland. It recorded her sisters Ann, Jane and Eliza as having been born in Glasgow.
However the 1861 census recorded Ann and Elizabeth as well as Sarah as born in Ireland
Ann McCann's death certificate of 1855 is the long form typical of the first year of statutory registration. It is in poor condition where the ink has faded, and though every effort has been made to transcribe the details of it accurately, mistakes may have crept in to this account. It has been mainly transcribed from the digital image which can be enlarged and sharpened to some degree. A paper copy is also available. Ann died on 11 June, and coincidentally or not, this transcription was done on 11 June also.
The informant, who would have provided all of the information for the registrar, was Ann's son Hugh. According to the death certificate, Ann was born in the 'Co of Donegal Ireland' and had been in Glasgow 17 years. There is an area of confusion here. The 1841 census recorded all the children from Ann down as born in Glasgow, and she was noted as being 14 years old in 1841. However the 1851 census recorded all the children as born in Ireland, Eliza the youngest then in 1851 being 18 years old at the census.
Ann's father was recorded as a 'farmer' and both of her parents were deceased. Her husband, Charles McCormick was also deceased. He was a 'discharged soldier'. Eight children, are ascribed to Ann, three of whom, Rebecca, Margaret and John, were deceased, dying at a young age. No mention was made of the youngest child, Charles, who was listed as 2 years old in the 1841 census entry, probably because the section for children's names had only eight lines!
Govan Street had a name change, and is now Ballater Street.
Although three of Ann's daughters were recorded in the 1861 census as having been born in Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland, and Ann was recorded in her 1855 death certificate as born in County Donegal, Ireland, these are not incompatible. Strabane, now in the Republic of Ireland, is four miles or so from the UK border. When Charles McCormick and Ann McCann were living, about 1820, there was no Republic. All of the counties of Ireland were part of Great Britain. 3
Ann had no medical attendant.
Hugh McCormick, her eldest son, gave notice of her death on 12 June 1855 at Glasgow.
She was buried on Gorbals Burial Ground Glasgow. 1
Ann married Charles McCORMICK. (Charles McCORMICK was born about 1780 in Urney, County Tyrone, Ireland 4 and died between 1841 and 1851.)