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Margaret MCCLUSKY / MCLUSKY var. Glasgow?

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Potty Report 10 Nov 2012 10:05

familysearch has this marriage:

groom's name: John Mclusky
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Sarah Stevenson
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 24 Sep 1841
marriage place: Lochwinnoch,Renfrew,Scotland
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number:

system origin:

source film number:
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Potty Report 10 Nov 2012 09:58

Same family in 1861: all except John snr b Lochwinnoch:

1861 Scotland Census
about John McCluskie
Name: John McCluskie
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: John McCluskie
Mother's name: Janet McCluskie
Gender: Male
Where born: Lochinough, Renfrewshire
Registration number: 644/3
Registration district: Bridgeton
Civil parish: Glasgow Calton
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 97 Reid St
ED: 105
Household schedule number: 29
Line: 18
Roll: CSSCT1861_101
Household Members: Name Age
John McCluskie 43
Janet McCluskie 44
John McCluskie 12
Mary McCluskie 10
Margaret McCluskie 4
Joseph Kidd 15


Potty Report 10 Nov 2012 09:49

Is this them in 1871:

1871 Scotland Census
about Margaret Mccluskey
Name: Margaret Mccluskey
Age: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Relationship: Daur (Daughter)
Father's Name: John Mccluskey
Mother's name: Janet Mccluskey
Gender: Female
Where born: Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire
Registration number: 644/3
Registration district: Bridgeton
Civil parish: Glasgow Calton
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 38 Rumford St
Occupation: Aci Pacer Cotton Mill
ED: 128
Household schedule number: 62
Line: 9
Roll: CSSCT1871_130
Household Members: Name Age
John Mccluskey 51 b Ireland
Janet Mccluskey 52 b Dalry, Lanarkshire
Mary Mccluskey 20 b Lochwinnoch
Margaret Mccluskey 14


Potty Report 10 Nov 2012 09:44

What address is on Margaret's marriage cert and is her father's occupation given? Where was she married?


SylviaInCanada Report 10 Nov 2012 06:15


remember that the age given on any census can be up to 2 years out ..................

the householder had to give the age in years, the modern-day transcriber then altered that to birth year.

BUT it all depends on the date when the census was taken vs the birth date

Also ................. the 1841 census on England and Wales censuses (I don't know about the Scottish one) was different again.

The enumerators were supposed to round down to the nearest 5 the age of all people over the age of 15 ......

.... thus someone shown as 45 could actually be any age between 45 and 49.



AnnCardiff Report 10 Nov 2012 04:57


Margaret Mclusky
Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
parents: John Mclusky,? Marjory Mcdermid

name: Margaret Mclusky
gender: Female
birth date: 09 Nov 1857
father's name: John Mclusky
mother's name: Marjory Mcdermid
indexing project (batch) number: C11934-1
system origin: Scotland-ODM
source film number: 6035516


Trena Report 10 Nov 2012 02:35

Hope someone can help with this:

On Canadian census, 1891-1911, my great-gran's birth date is down as 27th March 1857, Daughter who was informant on d/c 14th February 1943 Bedford Halifax Co Nova Scotia,, put down same birth date.

1881 census at 193 Castle St Glasgow Scotland, a married Margaret (John WHYATT) gives age suggesting a c1855 birth year. Her widowed father John MCLUSKY is also in household. Margaret states birth place was Glasgow. Think her father says the same.

M/cert at Dennistoun 16th July 1875, [Marget MCLUSKY] gives age which also suggests c1855. Father down as John MCCLUSKY - mother is Jane STEVENSON.

I think I may have found John MCCLUKY / MCLUSKY households in previous census records but am not positive. One (Dumbarton?) is under MCCLUSKIE. I know Margaret had one sister Mary MCLUSKY born c1852. On all of those, parents & at least some children are all born in Ireland. No idea if they are mine or not.

On Mary's m/cert to James MCKENZIE blacksmith, in 1877, parents are John MCLUSKY & Sarah STEVENSON

Mary's d/c January 1881 gives mother as Janet STEVENSON. Daughter born 1879 named Sarah MCKENZIE

Son Robert MCLUSKY born 29th Feb 1877 - came to Canada with WHYATT family in 1887. Name spelt WYATT on maifest; known as Robert WYATT the rest of his life. Shortly before she died, Margaret told him / siblings in Canada his true surname was MCKENZIE.

Margaret's first daughter born 1881 named Janet Stevenson WHYATT (b/c).

TRY as I might, I cannot find Margaret's birth on SP, nor on (can't find Mary's either). Closest is one in Paisley Abbey c1847 (or 1849?). I was leaning toward that one for a long time as there was a marriage for a John MCLUSKY & Sarah STEVENSON which fit in nearby Lochwinnoch. Plus, a marriage for John STEVENSON & Mary WYLIE in Lochwinnoch c1799, listed as Janet's parents on her 1880 d/cert.

Can anyone find Margaret's & Mary's births? How do you feel about any of the pre-1881 census records being my lot? The marriages in Lochwinnoch? Do you think some or all are my family?

Thank you for any help given. Sorry for long post!