Margaret Stevenson

ID# 4417, (16 Jan 1860 - 28 Apr 1942)
Margaret Rennie on the right with Alice Felts
Courtsey of Kellie Rennie - via her Ancestry Tree


Margaret Stevenson was born on 16 Jan 1860 at Whitehills, Banffshire, Scotland ,

Margaret Stevenson
At 8am
(Illegitimate)
Parents: Alexander Stevenson, House Carpenter & Ann Gerrard, Maiden Name, Watt, (Widow)
Informant: Ann Watt, Mother and Alexander Stevenson, Father both signed the birth certificate and Alexander was present at the birth.1,2

She was the daughter of Alexander Steinson and Ann Watt.

Margaret appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of George Stevenson at 5 Loch Street, Boyndie, Banffshire, Scotland ;
STEVENSON George, Head, Widower, 80, Shoemaker formerly, Boyndie Banffshire
STEVENSON Alexander, Son, Mar, 40, House Carpenter, Journeyman, Boyndie Banffshire
STEVENSON Jessie, Grandchild, 4, McDuff Banffshire
STEVENSON Margaret, Grandchild, 1, Boyndie Banffshire
WATT Ann, Servant, Widow, 38, House Keeper, Pennan Aberdeenshire
GERRAN George, Lodger, Un, 9, Scholar, McDuff, Banffshire
ADDISON James, Boarder, Widr, 56, Cooper Journeyman, Boyndie Banffshire.3



Margaret appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of Ann Gerrard at 26 Boyndie Street (McDonalds Clan), Banff, Banffshire, Scotland ;
GERRARD Ann, Head, Widow, 48, Sailors Widow, Aberdour, Aberdeen, 2 rooms with windows and 2 children at school
GERRARD George, Son, Unm, 19, Slaters Assistant, Macduff, Banff
STEVENSON Margaret, Daur, 11, Scholar, Whitehills, Banff
STEVENSON Alexander, Son, 9, Scholar, Whitehills, Banff
STEVENSON Alexander, Boarder, 50, Wright, Whitehills, Banff.4



Margaret witnessed the marriage of George Gerrard and Maggie McKay on 22 Jul 1876 37 High Street, MacDuff, Banffshire, Scotland .1,5
As of 7 Feb 1880,her married name was Rennie.

Margaret Stevenson married George Rennie, son of Robert Rennie and Ann Hatt, on 7 Feb 1880 at 71 Shore, Macduff, Banffshire, Scotland ,

After banns according to the Forms of the Free Church
George Rennie, Blacksmith (Jouneyman), Bachelor, aged 21,
Res Bognhead, Parish of Forgue
Parents: Robert Rennie, Farmer (dec) and Ann Rennie MS Hatt
Margaret Stevenson, Domestic Servant (Spinster) aged 19,
Res Strait Path, Banff
Parents: Alexander Stevenson, Joiner and Ann Watt

Witnesses: Mary Addison and Robert Rennie.1,6



Margaret appeared on the 1881 Census of 3 Apr 1881 in the household of George Rennie at Thornton, Inverkeithny, Banffshire, Scotland ;
RENNIE George, Head, M, 22, M, Blacksmith Journeyman, Old Meldrum, Aberdeen
RENNIE Maggie, Wife, M, 20, F, Banff
RENNIE George, Son, 9m, M, Banff.7



Margaret appeared on the 1891 Census of 5 Apr 1891 in the household of George Rennie at Eden Cottage, King Edward, Aberdeenshire, Scotland ;
RENNIE George, Head, 32, Blacksmith, Meldrum Aberdeen
RENNIE Margaret, Wife, 30, Banff Banff
RENNIE George, Son, 10, Scholar, Banff Banff
RENNIE Jessie A W, Dau, 8, Scholar, Banff Banff
RENNIE Alexander R, Son, 6, Scholar, Banff Banff
RENNIE Maria, Dau, 4, King Edward, Aberdeen
RENNIE Joseph, Son, 2, King Edward, Aberdeen
RENNIE Agnes, Dau, 1, Macduff, Banff
RENNIE Charles J, Son, 1 ½ mths, King Edward, Aberdeen.8



Margaret appeared on the 1901 Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of George Rennie at Birkenhills Smithy, Turniff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland ;
RENNIE George, Head, 41, Journeyman Blacksmith, OldMeldrum Aberdeen
RENNIE Margaret, Wife, 39, Banff Banff
RENNIE Maria, Dau, 14, Dom Servant, King Edward, Aberdeen
RENNIE Joseph, Son, 12, Scholare, King Edward, Aberdeen
RENNIE Agnes, Dau, 11, Scholar, Macduff, Banff
RENNIE Charles J, Son, 9, Scholar, King Edward, Aberdeen
RENNIE Ann, Dau, 1, Rothiemay, Banff.9



Margaret appeared on the 1911 Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of George Rennie at 20 Easter Minworie, Gamrie, Banffshire, Scotland ;
RENNIE George, Head, 51, Mar, Crofter & Blacksmith, employer, Old Meldrum Aberdeen
RENNIE Margaret, Wfie, 49, Mar, Married 31yrs, 19 children born, 7 living, Banff Banffshire
GILL Alexander, Servant, 18, Single, Apprentice Blacksmith, worker, Gamrie Banff.10



Margaret Rennie immigrated on 10 Jun 1912 from UK to Los Angeles, Califronia, USA, also on board were listed George and Agnes

George Rennie
Margaret Rennie
Agnes Rennie
To Brother Joseph Rennie in LA California, via the ship "California."11



Margaret died on 28 Apr 1942 at Santa Barbara, California, USA, at age 82 years, 3 months and 12 days.11


Margaret was buried on 30 Apr 1942 at Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, San Bernardino, California, USA,

MOTHER
Margaret Rennie
1861 - 1942.11


Margaret Rennie Headstone
Courtsey of Kellie Rennie - Ancestry Tree


Margaret and George had 19 children according to the 1911 Census.
Margaret is said to have had 9 sets of twins. We have at this stage been able to identify 11 children, most likely the others died at birth and therefore were not registered.



     Research Note:
The History of the RENNIE family is well documented by Kellie Rennie, via her Ancestry Tree. Please contact Kellie via this site to be invited to view her work on the Rennie family.

Children of Margaret Stevenson and George Rennie

FatherAlexander Steinson (16 Aug 1815 - 11 Aug 1884)
MotherAnn Watt (1820 - 8 Nov 1893)

Citations

  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1860 Boyndie Banff, 149/00 0009. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), 1861 Boyndie Banffshire, Village of Whitehills, 149/00 002/00 016. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  4. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Banff Banff, 147/00 003/000 013. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Banff Banff, 147/00 0022.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Banff Banff, 147/00 0007.
  7. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), FHL Film 0203440 GRO Ref Vol 158 EnumDist 1 Page 2. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.
  8. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 King Edward Aberdeen, ED 2 Page 9 Line 20, Rego No 210A/1 - via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  9. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Turriff Aberdeenshire, ED6 Page 14, Line 25, Rego No 247 - via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  10. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Gamrie Banff, 155/A1 004/00 004. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  11. [S158] Letter or email from Kellie Rennie (California USA - Ancestry Tree - KRennieAZ) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) emails Aug 2012.