William Scott

#377, (2 Jul 1860 - 29 Apr 1909)
     William Scott was born on 2 Jul 1860 at Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

William Scott
at 1pm
Parents: Robert Scott, Ironstone Miner & Agnes Gibson

Robert Scott, Father was present at the birth.1,2,3

He was the son of Robert Scott and Agnes Gibson.

William appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of Robert Scott at Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
SCOTT Robert, Head, Mar, 31, Ironstone Miner, Carstairs, 2 rooms with windows
SCOTT Agnes, Wife, Mar, 26, Miners Wife, Carnwath
SCOTT William, Son, 9 months, Carnwath.4



William appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of Robert Scott at Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
SCOTT Robert, Head, Mar, 41, Coal Miner, Carstairs, Lanark, 1 room with windows, and 2 children at school
SCOTT Agnes, Wife, M, 36, Miners Wife, Carnwath
SCOTT William, Son, 10, Scholar, Carnwath
SCOTT Adam, Son, 8, Scholar, Carnwath
SCOTT Catherine, Dau, 2, Carnwath
SCOTT Marion, Dau, 1 Mth, Carnwath.5



William appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 in the household of Robert Scott at Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
SCOTT, Robert, Head, Coal Miner, M, 51, M, Carstairs, Lanark
SCOTT, Agnes, Wife, M 46, F, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, William, Son, Miner, U,20,M, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, Adam, Son, Miner, U,18, M, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, Catherine, Dau, Scholar, 12, F, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, Marrion, Dau, Scholar,10, F, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, Robert, Son, Scholar, 7, M, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, Agnes, Dau, Scholar, 5, M, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, Janet, Dau, Scholar, 4, F, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, James G, Son, 2, M, Carnwath, Lanark.6



William Scott witnessed the death of Robert Scott on 14 Jun 1882 Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,
Robert SCOTT, Coal Miner, married to Agnes Gibson,
at 9.20am aged 52.
Parentss: William Scott, Tailor (Master), & Marion Watson (deceased).

William Scott, son was present when he passed away.1,7



William Scott witnessed the death of Agnes Scott on 12 Jul 1886 Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,
Agnes SCOTT, widow of Robert Scott, Miner,
at 1.45am, aged 52.
Parents: Adam Gibson, Farmer (dec) & Catherine Smith (dec)

William Scott, son was present at her death.1,8



William witnessed the marriage of Adam Scott and Marion Pickard Fairholm on 23 Mar 1888 Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland .9

William Scott married Janet Hamilton, daughter of John Hamilton and Isabella Waddell, on 26 Mar 1889 at Haywood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland

William Scott, Coal Miner, Bachelor, 28
Usual Res: Forth.
Parents: Robert Scott, Coal Miner (dec) & Agnes Scott MS Gibson (dec)
Janet Hamilton, Domestic Servant, Spinster, 20
Usual Res: Haywood
Parents: John Hamilton, Coal Miner & Isabella Hamilton MS Waddell

Witnesses: George Ross & Maggie Hamilton.1,10



William appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 at 2 Watson Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Janet, Isabella and Robert ;
SCOTT William, Head, M, 30, Coal Miner, employed, Forth, 2 rooms with windows
SCOTT Janet, Wife, M, 22, Larkhall
SCOTT Isabella, Dau, Unm, 1, Hamilton
SCOTT Robert, Brother, Unm, 17, Coal Miner, employed, Forth.11



William appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 at Ann Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Janet, Robert, Isabella, Robert, James, Agnes and Janet ;
SCOTT William, Head, Mar, 40, Coal Miner, Worker, Forth, 3 Rooms with windows
SCOTT Janet, Wife, Mar, 32, Dalsorf
SCOTT Robert, Brother, Single, 28, Coal Miner, worker, Forth
SCOTT Bella, Dau, 11, Scholar, Hamilton
SCOTT Robert, Son, 9, Scholar, Hamilton
SCOTT James, Son, 6, Scholar, Hamilton
SCOTT Agnes, Dau, 4, Hamilton
SCOTT Janet, Dau, 3mths, Hamilton.12



William died on 29 Apr 1909 at Corydene, Anderson Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 48 years, 9 months and 27 days

William Scott, Coal Miner married to Janet Waddell
Found dead at 7.30am, aged 48yrs

Parents: Robert Scott, Coal Miner (dec) & Agnes Scott MS Gibson (dec)

Robert Scott, brother was the informant of his death.1,13



William's cause of death on 29 Apr 1909 was from Asphyxia by hanging (Suicide)

RCE:
Register of Corrected Entries, District of Hamilton, County of Lanark
Vol 10, Page 218

The following report of results of a precognition has been recieved touching the death William Scott, registered under Entry No 267 in the Register Book of Deaths for the Year 1909.

William Scott, 48 years, Male
Found dead on 29 April 1909, Corydene, Anderson Street, Hamilton
Asphyxia by Hanging (Suicide), Dr Andrew Brownlie, Hamilton who examined the body.
Dated 21 June 1909 at Hamilton.

Family history says that William found his brother Robert and his wife Janet in bed together and committed suicide.
Certainly his brother Robert and Janet immigrated not long after to the USA and were recorded as husband and wife on all documents.14



William and Janet had 8 known children.

Father*Robert Scott (7 May 1829 - 14 Jun 1882)
Mother*Agnes Gibson (16 Sep 1834 - 12 Jul 1886)

Children of William Scott and Janet Hamilton

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 Carnwath Lanark, 632/00 0071. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S22] Birth and Marriage Entries, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Genealogical Society of Qld, 1988 Version), C116321/0726.
  4. [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), Surname Index: Carnwath, District 632, Book 9, Page 15. GSQ 11 Jan 2003. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  5. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Carnwath, Lanark, 632/00 010/000 007. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  6. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), FHL Film 0203623, GRO Ref Vol 632 EnumDist 10 Page 7. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, #16698027, GRO Code 1 = 632, 3=42 aged 52.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, #17782564 aged 52.
  9. [S1] Certificate held on file: Obtained 18th April 1990.
  10. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1889 Carnwath Lanark, 632/01 0009.
  11. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Hamilton Lanark, 647/00 019/00 007. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  12. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Hamilton Lanark, 647/00 024/00 037. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  13. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1909 Hamilton Lanark, 647/00 0267.
  14. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1909 RCE 647/00 0267.