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HENRY, James
(About 1795-Before 1851)
HENRY, Michael


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1. FEELY, Robert

2. KANE, James

HENRY, Mary 3

  • Born: 1850, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): FEELY, Robert on 10 July 1871 in RC Chapel, Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1 2
  • Marriage (2): KANE, James
  • Died: 9 September 1932 at 7.00 pm, 33 Grieve Street, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland 4 7 8 9

   Cause of her death was bruise of left hip and senility.9

   Other names for Mary were FEELIE, Mary,8 FEELY, Mary,3 7 FEELY, Mary H.,4 FELLY, Mary,5 HENDRY, Mary 6 8 10 and KANE, Mary.8

  General Notes:

Mary Hendry was recorded by the 1861 census for Lesmahagow living as a lodger with her widowed father in New Town. She was recorded as 10 years of age and had been born in Lesmahagow.

Mary Felly [sic] was recorded as 21 years of age by the 1871 census for Lesmahagow.

Mary Feely was the informant of the death of her husband, Robert, at Stonehouse in 1880. She made her X mark.

In 1881 the census for Lesmahagow recorded a widow, Mary H. Feely, with her two sons, a nephew called John Fitzpatrick, aged 3 years and born in Newmains, and an English born servant, Jean Carrie, aged 15 years, all living in Turfholm Village. Mary was recorded as 31 years of age, and had been born in Lesmahagow. She was a hawker of crockery.

The 1891 census for Stonehouse recorded James Kane, Mary's second husband, as head of a household living at Back House, Townhead Street, that comprised himself, his wife, Mary, her son, Robert, two daughters of James and Mary, and three visitors, Ann, Bella and Jane Trotter. Mary Kane was recorded as born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, and as being 38 years of age. Her two daughters by James were recorded as aged 8 years and 5 years, and Robert Feelie, son of her first marriage, was noted as 12 years of age.

Mary's son, Robert, married Agnes McNaughton in Hamilton in 1905. In his marriage certificate, Mary was recorded as 'Mary Kane previously Feelie MS Hendry'.

Mary Kane died in 1932. Her death certificate recorded her as 'widow of 1st Robert Feelie labourer 2nd James Kane labourer'. Her recorded age at death was 81 years. Her parents were deceased. The informant of the death was Mary's son in law, and some of the information, as happens not uncommonly, was incorrect. Her father's name was noted as 'William Henrie' and her mother's as 'Margaret Collins', when in fact her parents were Michael Henry or Henrie and Agnes McFadyen, although Agnes was known sometimes as Margaret. 4 5 6 7 9

  Research Notes:


I would like to thank Liz Winton for her immense contribution to the information published here about this branch of the Feely family.

  Medical Notes:

J. M. Dawn MB ChB certified the causes of death.

Robert Donnelly, son in law of the deceased who was present where her death occurred, gave notice of her death before the registrar, David Watson, at Dunfermline on 12 September 1932. 9

Mary married Robert FEELY, son of James FEELY and Sarah FARREL, on 10 July 1871 in RC Chapel, Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 2 (Robert FEELY was born in 1847 in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland 11 and died 20 November 1880 at 3.00 am in Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland 7.). The cause of his death was bronchitis over 1 year and dropsy over 7 days.9

  Marriage Notes:

The couple were married according to the rites and forms f the Roman Catholic Church by Antony Foxwell RCC. Simon Rooney and Mary Dale were the witnesses.

Robert Feely, who made his X mark, was an earthenware hawker. He was unmarried, aged 23 years, and resident at Turfholm, Lesmahagow.

Mary Henry was an unmarried woman, aged 20 years, who worked as a domestic servant. Her address was the same as that of the groom. She too made her X mark.

The marriage was registered at Strathaven on 31 July, John Barrie being the signing registrar. 2

Mary next married James KANE. (James KANE was born in 1862 in Glasgow, Scotland.)


1 LDS Family Search, IGI.

2 GRO Scotland, Marriage certificate RDS 621 No 23 Avondale 1871.

3 GRO Scotland, Birth Stonehouse 1879 no 69.

4 1881 UK census, Lesmahagow 649 en d 11 page 23 Turfholm village.

5 1871 UK census, Lesmahagow Lanarkshire 649 en d 11 page 26.

6 1861 UK census, Lesmahagow New Town.

7 GRO Scotland, Death Stonehouse 656 no 39 1880.

8 GRO Scotland, Marriage Hamilton 1905 647 No 210.

9 GRO Scotland, Death Dunfermline 1932 no 411.

10 GRO Scotland, marriage cert. of son Robert considered briefly.

11 1861 UK census, Lesmahagow parish Lanarkshire Brocketsbrae.

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