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SHEARER, William
(About 1780-)
NICHELSON, Margaret
(About 1780-)
SHEARER, John
(1815-About 1880)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. McDEDD, Agnes

SHEARER, John 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 23 March 1815, Hamilton parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 4 7 9
  • Baptised: 2 April 1815, Hamilton parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 7
  • Marriage (1): McDEDD, Agnes on 29 September 1833 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1
  • Died: About 1880, Chapelhall, Holytown district, Bothwell parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 10 11

  General Notes:

Old Parish Registers
Hamilton parish Lanarkshire
Baptisms

"1815 Births & Baptisms
Shearer
(Born) March 23 (Baptised April 2) John Steven, son to William Shearer and Margaret Nickolson spouse"

"John Shearer 25 Male born Lanarkshire, Scotland Address Chapelhale Occupation Fur(nace?) Keeper
Agness Shearer 20 born Scotland Address Chapelhale
Elisabeth Shearer 6 born Lanarkshire, Scotland Address Chapelhale
John Shearer 3 born Lanarkshire, Scotland Address Chapelhale
Willm McBeith 20 born Lanarkshire, Scotland Occupation coal miner"

from 1841 UK Census


The 1851 UK Census for Holytown in the parish of Bothwell, Lanarkshire, recorded John and Agnes Shearer living with their six children in "Mrs Pettegrews Rows", Chapelhall. John was recorded as aged 35 years, born in Hamilton Lanarkshire, and working as a furnace keeper. His wife Agnes was 34 years old and had been born in "Stranraer, Galloway". Their children were Elizabeth (16), John (13), Isabella (8), Agnes (5), Alexander (2) and Thomas, aged 6 months. Elizabeth had been born in Hamilton. The other children were born in Bothwell parish. John, younger, was an ironwork labourer; those younger were at day school, apart from the two youngest.

In 1855 John Shearer was recorded as a furnaceman,in the marriage certificate of his daughter Elizabeth.

In 1861 John and Agnes Shearer were living at Carlisle Road, Chapelhall in Bothwell parish, Lanarkshire with five of their children. John was a blast furnace keeper, born in Hamilton. His wife Agnes had been born in Wigtownshire. The children were all born in Bothwell parish.

The 1871 UK census for Bothwell parish recorded John and Agnes Shearer living in Carlisle Road, Holytown with their sons John Alexander and Thomas. John, senior, was a labourer at an iron works. John, junior, was a blastfurnaceman. Alexander and Thomas were coal miners.

In the 1879 marriage certificate of his son John, John Shearer was recorded as a labourer in an ironworks.

John Shearer was recorded in his daughter Elizabeth's death certificate in 1895as a "furnace filler (deceased)". 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 13


John married Agnes McDEDD, daughter of Thomas McDAD and Elizabeth RENKIN, on 29 September 1833 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 (Agnes McDEDD was born in 1815 in Wigtownshire, Scotland 4 9 14, baptised on 22 October 1815 in Kirkcolm parish, Wigtownshire, Scotland 2 14 and died on 22 July 1905 in 122 Dundyvan Road, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland 11 15.). The cause of her death was rodent ulcer and senile debility.


Sources


1 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Marriages.

2 ancestry.co.uk, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.

3 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Births and Baptisms.

4 1861 UK census, Bothwell parish Hamilton; ED: 13; Page: 4.

5 GRO Scotland, Middle District of Shotts Lanarkshire Deaths 1895.

6 GRO Scotland, Holytown District Parish of Bothwell Lanarkshire Marriages 1855.

7 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Hamilton Lanarkshire Baptisms 1815.

8 1851 UK census, Holytown Bothwell parish Lanarkshire 625/23/1.

9 1871 UK census, Bothwell parish Lanarkshire; ED: 13; Page: 6.

10 ancestry.co.uk, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, Poor Law Applications and Registers, 1849-1917.

11 GRO Scotland, Coatbridge district Lanarkshire Deaths 1905.

12 GRO Scotland, Holytown district Lanarkshire Marriages 1879.

13 1841 UK Census, Holytown district Bothwell parish Lanarkshire 625/ 14/ 23.

14 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Kirkcolm Wigtownshire Baptisms 1815.

15 GRO Scotland, Index of Deaths.

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