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(About 1765-)
(About 1768-About 1811)
CAIRNEY, Cornelius
(About 1800-)
(About 1789-)


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1. CUMMING, Thomas

CAIRNEY, Helen 1

  • Born: 26 February 1824, Renfrewshire, Scotland 1
  • Baptised: 10 April 1824, St Mirin's RC Parish, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): CUMMING, Thomas on 6 November 1846 in High Church Parish, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

   Other names for Helen were CAIRNIE, Helen, CARNIE, Helen, CUMMING, Ellen, CUMMING, Helen, CUMMINGS, Ellen and KERNEY, Helen.

  General Notes:

Roman Catholic Records
St Ninian's Parish Paisley

"At Paisley this tenth day of April 1824 I the undersigned baptised Helen born on the twenty sixth day of Febry 1824 daughter of Cornelius Cairney and Mary Quigly the sponsors were Henry Carland and Laetitia Carland
(signed) William Caven"

The 1841 census recorded Helen Cairney living with Duncan and Martha McLean, probably as a lodger or boarder, and her father, in Bridge Lane within the Abbey parish of Paisley. Helen was in the 15-19 years age group and had been born in Renfrewshire. She worked as a throwster.

The 1851 census for Abbey Parish, Paisley, recorded Thomas Cumming head of a household of three, himself, his wife and his son. The family lived at 31 Thread Street. His wife was named as Ellen Cumming. She was recorded as 27 years old, a year younger than her husband, and had been born in Paisley.

In 1861 Thomas Cumming headed a household of six people living at 27 Thread Street. As well as himself and his wife, the census recorded Thomas as having three children of his own and one adopted daughter. Helen Cumming, wife of Thomas, was recorded as being 37 years old, the same age as Thomas, and born in Paisley.

Thomas Cummings [sic] was 43 years old when recorded by the census of that year. Born in Paisley, he lived in 20 Orr Street, Bridgeton in Glasgow Calton, Lanarkshire, with his wife Ellen and their two daughters Frances and Jane. Ellen Cummings was recorded as 42 years of age and was Paisley born like her husband. 1

Helen married Thomas CUMMING on 6 November 1846 in High Church Parish, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. (Thomas CUMMING was born about 1824 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.)


1 1841 UK Census, Abbey Parish Paisley 559 en d 37 page 29 Bridge Lane.

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