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1901 Scotland Census lookup

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Rodney Report 16 Apr 2013 23:13

Not sure if I answered your kind response on finding Robert in the 1901 Census.
Yes I had what you sent but as he was not wife wife and family in 1901 and I have his death certificate for Jan 1902 in the Barnhill Poorhouse have been trying to locate the 1901 for that poorhouse without success.
I am using Find My Past with no success but understand it can be found on Ancestry. Which I wonder if you have, or some means of finding that Census.
Cheers Rod in Hobart


MarieCeleste Report 15 Apr 2013 23:03

Rodney, have you looked at Linda's post timed 10 Apr 2013 17:54 ?

I think she's given you a good option to pursue there - I'm afraid we can't do that for you.

Kind regards, MC

EDIT: One reason why this thread may have gone quiet is that you've marked it as answered so people may think you don't need any further help. You've ticked my post above as answered, probably because you sent me a reply. What happens when you do that is that the thread shows on the front page with a green tick - a lot of people won't look at those for the reason I've stated.

To remove the tick just go to your very first post on the thread and just above it should be a purple button that says something like "mark this as unanswered" - click on that.


Rodney Report 15 Apr 2013 22:33

Just wondering if anyone has managed to find Robert Kennedy in the Barnhill Poorhouse as per my posting on 9 April. I replied to all that kindly responded at the time of posting but it has gone quiet since.

Rodney in Australia


GlitterBaby Report 11 Apr 2013 00:03



MarieCeleste Report 11 Apr 2013 00:01

pms received:

Marie, taking it from 1881 and 1891 Census he was born Partick Renfrewshire.

Have him with wife and family in those Census but not with them in 1901, and from the Barnhill death he was there in January 1902.
I was looking for the Barnhill 1901 Census thinking he would appear in it.


have his marriage Certificate.

Robert’s father Thomas was described as a Cloth Lapper and his mother’s first name was given as Margaret, not Mary. Both parents were deceased. Robert was 19, so was born in about 1853. He was a Bread Van Driver when he married. Mary was a Sewing Machine Worker and was aged 20. This time her father, James, was said to be a Clerk. Both her parents were apparently still alive.

Reference 644/6, Year 1873, Parish Blythswood, Glasgow, Entry 254
Date/Place 9th July 1873, 97 Nile Street, Garnethill, after banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland
Groom Robert Kennedy, Bread Van Driver, bachelor
Groom's Age 19
Groom's Address 188 Cowcadden Street, Glasgow
Groom's Father Thomas Kennedy, Cloth Lapper, deceased
Groom's Mother Margaret Kennedy, maiden surname Kerr, deceased
Bride Mary Cunningham, Sewing Machine Worker, Spinster
Bride's Age 20
Bride's Address 180 Cowcadden Street, Glasgow
Bride's Father James Cunningham, Clerk
Bride's Mother Jane Cunningham, maiden surname Bain
Witnesses William Currie, Mary Jane Anderson
Registered 12th July 1873, Glasgow


Linda Report 10 Apr 2013 17:54

Rodney welcome to the boards :-)

In case you are interested did you know that you can get a copy of the report from when Robert went into the poorhouse?

My 3x GGrandmother also died in Barnhill.

I got in touch with the MItchell Library Archives Dept and they sent me a photocopy of the poorhouse register. There is a charge to cover postage.

If you need their details just click on my name and send me a PM (private message)

I got a lot of useful info from her entry.


Cynthia Report 10 Apr 2013 14:04

Rodney is a relatively new poster. Friendly message sent on how to return to his thread. :-)


GlitterBaby Report 9 Apr 2013 23:30

Barnhill Poorhouse comes under Glasgow Springburn but not found him listed as an inmate


brummiejan Report 9 Apr 2013 23:18

I can't see him. This is Mary:

1901 Scotland Census
Name: Mary Kennedy
Age: 49
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Registration number: 644/7
Registration district: Blythswood
Civil parish: Glasgow St Stephens
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 115 Renfield St
Occupation: Dressmaker

Mary Kennedy 49
James Kennedy 20
William Kennedy 17
Ephriam Kennedy 13
Robert Reid 35
James Findley 22


MarieCeleste Report 9 Apr 2013 23:17

Just to confirm his actual age:

Robert Kerr Kennedy, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Name: Robert Kerr Kennedy
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 28 Dec 1853
Birth Date: 16 Dec 1853
Father's Name: John Kennedy
Mother's Name: Mary Kerr

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11605-4
System Origin: Scotland-ODM
GS Film number: 1041396, 1041397
Reference ID:

Citing this Record

EDIT: Noticed the father's name doesn't match on this. Will leave for consideration.


GlitterBaby Report 9 Apr 2013 23:16

1891 not sure about this family as Mary is head on 1901

Name: Robert Kennedy
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Kennedy
Gender: Male
Where born: Partick, Renfrewshire
Registration number: 644/3
Registration district: Dennistoun
Civil parish: Glasgow Wellpark
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 43 Lady Well St
Occupation: Hackney Carriage Driver
ED: 30
Household schedule number: 92
Line: 19
Roll: CSSCT1891_249
Household Members: Name Age
Robert Kennedy 36
Mary Kennedy 37
James Kennedy 10
William Kennedy 7
Ephriam Kennedy 3


brummiejan Report 9 Apr 2013 23:12

Looks like him 1881:

1881 Scotland Census about Robert Kennedy
Name: Robert Kennedy
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Kennedy
Gender: Male
Where born: Partick, Lanarkshire
Registration number: 644/5
Registration district: Blackfriars
Civil parish: Glasgow Blackfriars
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 32 St Andrew Sq
Occupation: Carrage Driver
ED: 56
Household schedule number: 120
Line: 10
Roll: cssct1881_227
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Kennedy 26
Mary Kennedy 26
Robert Kennedy 4
James C Kennedy 3 Mo

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MarieCeleste Report 9 Apr 2013 23:09

Hello Rod, could you confirm where he was born, please.

When you say unable to access 1901 do you mean you've found a record and can't view it, or you just can't find a record?


Rodney Report 9 Apr 2013 23:03

Can someone please who has access to this census look up for me:-

Robert Kerr Kennedy
He died fairly young, in 1902, 1st January at 6am in the Barnhill Poorhouse aged 48. Death registered by Thos Chisholm Asst. Governor 9th January 1902.

Reference 644/3, Year 1902, Parish Dennistoun, Entry 69
Name Robert Kennedy, Stableman, married to Mary Martin
Date/Place 1st January 1902, 6am, Barnhill Poorhouse, Glasgow
Sex/Age Male, 48
Father Thomas Kennedy, Labourer, deceased
Mother Mary Kennedy, maiden surname Kerr, deceased
Cause Bronchitis & Cardiac Disease
Informant Thos (unclear) Chisholm, Asst,. Governor
Registered 9th January 1902

There is a slight difference in birth year as he was given as 19 when married guessing his birth month could have been after the marriage month of July. There is also a variation in the 81 and 91 census.

Have tried myself but not able to access the information.

Would be great if some could find him for me.
Rod in Australia