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Aikenhead family

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GlitterBaby Report 27 Dec 2012 15:36

1881 just for info

Name: Annie Chamberlain
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Relation: Visitor
Gender: Female
Where born: Scotland

Civil parish: Paddington
County/Island: London
Country: England

Street Address: 144 Clarendon St
Condition as to marriage: Married

Employment status: View image
Occupation: Soldiers Wife

Registration district: Kensington
Sub-registration district: St Mary Paddington
ED, institution, or vessel: 6b
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3
Folio: 77
Page Number: 47
Household Members: Name Age
John Atchison 30
Matilda Atchison 23
Ada Atchison 1
Annie Chamberlain 23
Georgina Chamberlain
Elizabeth C. Phillinger 12

So they could have married abroad


MarieCeleste Report 27 Dec 2012 15:33

Hello BM, it's unlikely that she did actually marry Chamberlain.

If she had, then her 1906 marriage would have been in the name of Chamberlain, not Ai(t)kenhead.

She most likely just lived with him and perhaps used his name. If he acknowledged paternity of the illegitimate children then they may well have been registered with his surname.

ADDED: Just realised you said Chamberlain died 1918, that most definitely suggests that they were never married as divorce was extremely rare back then. (Unless Annie was a bigamist)


GlitterBaby Report 27 Dec 2012 15:32

1861 just for info

Name: Henry Aikenhead
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Charlotte Aikenhead
Gender: Male
Where born: Aberdeen, Aberdeen
Registration number: 168B
Registration district: Old Machar
Civil parish: Old Machar
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: 10 Jacks Brae
Occupation: Basket Maker
ED: 5
Household schedule number: 540
Line: 22
Roll: CSSCT1861_26
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Aikenhead 35
Charlotte Aikenhead 32
Isabella Aikenhead 10
John Aikenhead 8
Ann Aikenhead 3
Alexander Aikenhead 1
Not Bapsired 1 Weeks

1871 poss
Name: Henry Aitkenhead
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Margaret Aitkenhead
Gender: Male
Where born: Aberdeen
Registration number: 685/5
Registration district: Newington
Civil parish: Edinburgh St Cuthberts
County: Midlothian
Address: 7 Hill Place
Occupation: Basket Maker
ED: 63
Household schedule number: 48
Line: 12
Roll: CSSCT1871_165
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Aitkenhead 45
Margaret Aitkenhead 39
Alexander Aitkenhead 11


BM Report 27 Dec 2012 15:24


I have a Scottish relative (Annie Aikenhead b.1857 Aberdeen) who moved to London some time around 1881 when her first child was born (Georgina Chamberlain). She then had another child (John William George Chamberlain b.1890 Kensington) The father is George Chamberlain b.1853 d.1918 but Annie is shown on the 1911 census re married living with her son John who has dropped the John and George from his name. The man Annie re married is Harry Lewsey b.1869 they married in 1906. Harry is probably a nickname because he married Annie as Henry in Fulham 1906. Annie's surname is shown as Aitkenhead not Aikenhead when she re marries in1906.

I know Annie had 1 sister Isabella b.1851 Forfashire (Angus) and 3 brothers John 1853, Alexander b.1860 and an un named son b.1861 I found this on the 1861 Scottish Census.

Annie's parents were Henry Aikenhead b.1826 Aberdeen and Charlotte Lawrie b.1829 Aberdeen. They married in 1849 Aberdeen.

They seem to disappear though, I can't find the parents, siblings or Annie on any census, Scottish or England and Wales until Annie pops up on the 1911 census living in London with her second husband and her son.

So please can I have help in finding the marriage between Annie Aikenhead and George Chamberlain?

I would also like to try and find where the rest of the Aikenheads went after the 1861 census.

Thank you. :-)