DONALD SINCLAIR - ANN HARTFORD

DONALD SINCLAIR was born in Knapdale, Argyllshire, about 1812.

Donald's parentage is unknown.

ANN HARTFORD was born in Argyllshire, about 1824. The 1851 census indicates that she was born in Knapdale, but the 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses all indicate that she was born in Campbeltown.

Daughter of Peter Hartford and Mary Swan.

Ann is probably a shortened form of Rosanne. Her name appears as 'Rosana' on the 1851 census and as 'Rosanne' on the certificate for her second marriage.

Donald and Ann are in Chapelhall on the 1851 census. Ann is at 82 Bernard Street, Glasgow, on the 1881 census, 77 Bernard Street on the 1891 census and at 23 Queen Margaret Street on the 1901 census.

Donald's occupation is given as 'Labourer' on the 1851 census. On his daughter Anne's marriage cerificate his occupation is given as 'Gardener'. On his wife's death certificate his occupation is given as 'Ironworker'.

Children:

  1. ANN SINCLAIR, born in Bothwell about 1842.

    Married Alexander Frood, son of John Frood and Mary McIlquham.

  2. Catherine Sinclair, born in Bothwell about 1845.

    Catherine married John Turnbull (b. Ireland c.1844), Iron Moulder, son of Thomas Turnbull and Margaret Kilpatrick, on the 31st of December 1867. Her mother is indicated as deceased and her maiden name unknown on the register entry. John and Catherine had at least four children. They are at 781 Garscube Road, Barony, Glasgow, on the 1881 census. Catherine died at 47 Raeberry Street, Glasgow, on the 25th of August 1890.

  3. Peter Sinclair, born in Bothwell about 1848.

    Peter worked in the steel industry. He married Ann Paterson (b. Coatbridge c.1851), daughter of John Paterson and Ann Muir, at 35 Cameron Street, Glasgow, on the 17th of June, 1870. They had at least two children. Peter's marriage certificate gives his mother's maiden name as 'Rutherford'. They are at 9 Colebrook Street, Cambuslang, on the 1881 census. Peter's occupation is now Steel Roller (Foreman); he is widowed on the 1901 census. There does not appear to be any record of his death on the statutory registers.

  4. Elizabeth Sinclair, born in Calderbank, Lanarkshire about 1851.

    Elizabeth is with her mother and stepfather at 17 Montgomery Street, Calton, Glasgow on the 1871 census. Her occupation is given as Cotton Winder.

  5. Donald Sinclair, born in Calderbank, Lanarkshire about 1853.

    Donald is with his mother and stepfather at 17 Montgomery Street, Calton, Glasgow on the 1871 census. His occupation is given as Cotton Twister.

Donald died some time before 1862 - he is indicated as 'Deceased' on his daughter Ann's marriage certificate. No entry has been found for him in the statutory registers, so he may have died before 1855. The nature of his final employment (Ironworker) means that he may well have died in an industrial accident.

Ann married Alexander Richardson (b. Moffat, Dumfriesshire c.1825) at 18 Newhall Terrace in Glasgow on the 26th of September, 1862.

Alexander was the son of John and Jane (nee Scott) Richardson. He is described as a 'Foundry Labourer' at the time of his marriage, and on Ann's death certificate his occupation is given as 'Engineer's Labourer'. On the 1871 cenus his occupation is 'Labourer in Iron Works'.

Ann had two children by Alexander - Jane, born in Calderbank on the 26th of March 1857, and John, born at 3 George Street, Glasgow on the 23rd of October 1862. On the 1881 census Jane, although only 24, is also widowed. The census entry also includes an 'Annie Wilson', grand-daughter, born c.1877 - presumably Jane's daughter?

Alexander died some time before 1881.

Ann died at 23 Queen Mary Street, Glasgow, on the 9th of March, 1905. Her son Peter was the informant.