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
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'.
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.