Cambusnethan Vital Records - email from Suzanne B Sommerville to Betty Rudolph
Date: 98-01-24 16:40:02 EST
From: email@example.com (Suzanne B Sommerville)
Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org (Suzanne B Sommerville)
To: BRudo1@aol.com (BRudo1)
I am tracing mainly Sommerville, Montgomery, and Walker at this time, but since I have noticed alliances with Brownlie, I have copied some of these in hopes of making connections.
Here's what I can find now. There's a little more, but I haven't gotten caught up on organizing my records since the holiday break.
In Cambusnethan Old parish Records:
1775 Gavin Forrest son of James Forrest in Murdistown, parish of Shotts & Helen Brownlie, born 29???, bapt. 14th of May 1775, their 10th child.
1841 Robert Brownlee and Mary Brownlee, twins, to James Brownlee of Wishawtown & Elisabeth Somervale, b. 28 Dec. 1840, bapt. 7 March 1841
Census 1841 Cambusnethan: District 9, p. 6, Headless Cross:
Archd Watson, 17 Tollkeeper, Yes (born in Lanark)
Mary Hamilton, 20, Yes
Agnes Somerville, 45, No
Thos. Somerville 13, Yes
Alexd Brownlee, 39 Farmer, Yes
Jean, 38, Yes
Alexd, 12, Y
Elisabeth, 10, Y
James, 8, Y
Martha, 7, Y
John, 5, Y
William, 3, Y
Robt, 1, Y
I copied the IGI records for this family, but found no marriage. Wife Jean appears to be a Douglas.
Brownlies appear again in the 1861 Census for Cambusnethan in the same area: District 18, p. 6, Headless Cross
James Brownlie, head, mar, 61, Farmer, Lanark, Cambusnethan
Licia? Brownlie, wife, mar, 60, Farmer's wife, " "
John Brownlie, son, un, 27, Farmer's son, " "
Martha Walker, Grand-daur, 5, " "
Christina Walker, " " , 4, " "
John Watt, Serv. un, 17, Ag. Lab, Shotts
Angus McLeod, Serv, 12, Cow herd, Argyleshire, Islay
Marion Cross ?, Serv, Un 18, Byre? Maid, Shotts
Agnes Cranston, Serv, un, 14, kitchen maid, Cambusnethan
Mary Barrie Head Wid, 42, Annuitant, Cambusnethan
Alexander Brownlee, Head, Mar, 33, Grain Dealer, Cambusnethan
Barbara, wife, mar, 33, Cambusnethan
Barbara Brownlee, Daur, 8, Scholar, "
Alexander Brownlee, Son, 6, Scholar, "
William Brownlee, Son, 2, Cambusnethan
and after a Russell family and a Kerr family
Alexander Brownlee, Head, M. 55, Farmer, Cambusnethan
Jean Brownlee, WIfe, Mar, 57, Farmer's Wife, "
Robert Brownlee, Son, un, 21, Farmer's son, "
Barbara Brownlee, Daur, Un, 18 Farmer's daughter, "
John Brownlee, Son, 14, Scholar, "
Martha Marshall, servt, un, 16 Barn? Serv, Shotts
William Walker, Serv. 13, Servant Boy, Cambusnethan
This appears to be the same family as the 1841 Census.
That's all for now. If you have any Walker or Som(m)erville connections, please let me know.
I have just started to read the 1891 Census for Hamilton. I'll keep your Brownlee name in mind.
Suzanne, in Michigan, USA