THOMAS MCWILLIAM - MARGARET THOM

THOMAS MCWILLIAM was born in Rutherglen and baptised on the 5th of April, 1807. (OPR Ref. 654/1, FR197)

Son of John McWilliams and Mary Mathers.

MARGARET THOM was born in Blantyre on the 19th of March, 1810. (OPR Ref. 624/1, FR361)

Daughter of John Thom and Janet Lindsay.

Thomas and Margaret were married in Blantyre on the 14th of August, 1830. (OPR Ref. 624/4, FR885)

Thomas and Margaret are in the village of Lightburn, Cambuslang, on the 1851 census. Thomas' occupation is given as Hand Loom Weaver (Cotton). Margaret is in Hamilton Road, Lightburn on the 1881 census (under her maiden name) and in Cullochburn, Cambuslang, on the 1891 census.

Children:

  1. John McWilliam, born in Glasgow on the 14th of November, 1831. (OPR Ref. 644.1/33, FR4461)

    John presumably died in infancy, as a later son was also named John.

  2. James McWilliam, born in Cambuslang and baptised on the 9th of March, 1834. (OPR Ref. 627/2, FR271)

    James married Janet Murdison (b. Glasgow c.1834) in Cambuslang on the 29th of December 1854. They had at least three children, one of whom (Margaret Thom McWilliams) died young. They are at Lightburn on the 1861 census. James was at one time a Cotton Weaver, but he is working as a Grocer in Cambuslang on the 1881 census, living at 6 Colebrook Street. He died at 21 Clyde Street, Glasgow, on the 25th of February 1893. His occupation was then Pattern Weaver.

  3. Margaret McWilliam, born in Cambuslang and baptised on the 21st of August, 1836. (OPR Ref. 627/2, FR275)

    Margaret married William Boyd (b. Cambuslang c.1832), Cotton Weaver, son of Robert Boyd and Janet McCallum, in Lightburn on the 31st of December 1856. Her occupation is also given as Cotton Weaver. They are in Cambuslang on the 1861 census. Margaret died at 34 Harvie Street, Glasgow, on the 16th of June 1870.

  4. Elizabeth McWilliam, born in Cambuslang and baptised on the 8th of September, 1839. (OPR Ref. 627/2, FR278)

    Elizabeth married William McMillan (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire c.1832), Carter, son of James McMillan and Janet Currie, in Cambuslang on the 13th of December 1860. On the 1881 census, William is now a Fruiterer, and they are living at 125 Norfolk Street, Glasgow. Elizabeth, now widowed, is with her mother and daughter in Cambuslang on the 1891 census. Elizabeth senior's occupation is Fruiterer, and her daughter is a Shop Girl. Elizabeth died at Norfolk Cottage, Farm Road, Blantyre on the 10th of October 1921.

  5. THOMAS BALFOUR MCWILLIAM, born in Cambuslang and baptised on the 9th of January, 1842. (OPR Ref. 627/2, FR281)

    Married Christina Fleming, daughter of James Fleming and Agnes Hamilton.

  6. Janet McWilliam, born in Cambulang and baptised on the 9th of January, 1842. (OPR Ref. 627/2, FR281)

    Janet married Neil McNeil (b. Kingarth, Argyll c.1842), Blacksmith, son of Richard McNeil and Jane Black, in Dalton, Cambuslang on the 15th of June 1866. On the 1881 census they are living at Leaburn, East Kilbride. They had at least seven children. Janet died at Edge Farm, Blantyre, on the 28th of September 1920.

  7. Alexander McWilliam, born in Cambuslang on the 6th of April, 1845. (OPR Ref. 627/2, FR325)

    Alexander is working as a Cow Keeper at Blantyre Works Farm on the 1881 census. He married Elizabeth Gilmour Fleming (b. Hamilton c.1839), daughter of James Fleming and Agnes Hamilton, in Low Waters, Hamilton on the 3rd of November, 1865. They had at least five children. Elizabeth is the sister of his brother Thomas' wife, Christina. Elizabeth died in 1903, and Alexander later remarried (at the age of 77!), to Jessie Cameron, Domestic Servant, (b. c.1886), daughter of James Cameron, Farmer, and Catherine Connell, at 19 Howard Street, Glasgow, on the 9th of February 1922. Alexander's place of residence was Sandyknowes, Blantyre and Jessie's was 81 Cathcart Road, Glasgow. Although described as a Farmer (Retired) on his death certificate, his occupation on Elizabeth's death certificate is 'Butcher'. Alexander died at Pothill, Auchterarder, on the 30th of August 1925.

  8. John McWilliam, born in Cambuslang on the 25th of December, 1847. (OPR Ref. 627/2, FR325)

    John never married. He was killed at the age of 17 when struck by lightning near Hallburn Farm, Avondale, on the 24th of May 1865.

  9. Mary McWilliam, born in Cambuslang on the 20th of May, 1851. (OPR Ref. 627/2, FR325)

    Mary married William Logan (b. Glasgow c.1845), a Journeyman Iron Turner(?), son of David Logan, Tailor, and Hannah McCulloch, at 63 Norfolk Street, Glasgow, on the 28th of December 1872. On the 1881 census they are living at 13 Norfolk Street; William is now an Engine Fitter. They had at least two children. Mary died at 59 Carmichael Street, Govan, on the 13th of June 1928.

  10. William McWilliam, born in Cambuslang on the 15th of July, 1853. (OPR Ref. 627/2, FR326)

    William married Janet Muir Rose, Domestic Servant, (b. Barrhead, Renfrew c.1858), daughter of John Rose, Gardener/Domestic Servant, and Agnes Robertson, at Riddrie Park on the 18th of July 1879. They had at least two children. At the time of his marriage William was living at 125 Norfolk Street in Glasgow. They are at Paterson's Land in Cumbernauld Road, Shettleston, on the 1881 census. William's occupation on his marriage and death certificates is Mason Journeyman, but the 1881 census has his occupation as Ice Salesman. William died at 99 Nozier(?) Street, Partick, Glasgow, on the 10th of December 1924.

  11. John, Mary and William are at Lightburn on the 1861 census.

Thomas died in Lightburn on the 18th of March, 1881.

Margaret died at 125 Norfolk Street, Glasgow, on the 23rd of December, 1891.