William Gillespie was born on 13 Jan 1856 at Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland ,
Parents: Daniel Gillespie & Fanny Gallacher (spelt as Gallocher on Family Search.)1
William and Agnes recorded the birth of Daniel Gillespie on 16 Dec 1882 Kellies Land, Ballieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,
At 6 AM
Parents: William Gillespie, Colliery Labourer & Agnes Laird, Bleacher
Informants were both parents, William Gillespie x His Mark, Father & Agnes Laird x Her Mark, Mother.2,3
William Gillespie married Agnes Laird, daughter of David Laird and Margaret Campbell, on 8 Apr 1889 at St Margarets Church, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland ,
After Banns according to the Forms of the Roman Catholic Church
( X his mark), Agricultual labourer (Bachelor) aged 28yrs.
Usual Res: 29 McDowall St, Johnstone
Parents: Daniel Gillespie, Iron Foundry labourer (dec) & Fanny Gillespie MS Gallacher
( X her mark), Bleacher, (Spinster), aged 27yrs.
Usual Res: 27 Mc Dowall St, Johnstone
Parents: David Laird, Coal Miner (dec) & Margaret Campbell (dec)
Witnesses: William Davidson and Ann Diamond.2,4
William appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 at 29 MacDowall Street, Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Agnes and Daniel ;
GILLESPIE Wm, Head, 30, General Lab, Johnstone, Renfrew
GILLESPIE Agnes, Wife, 30, Stevenston Ayr
GILLESPIE Daniel, Son, 8, Scholar, Johnstone Renfrew
GILLESPIE Fanny, Mother, 60, Annuitant, Johnstone Renfrew.5
William appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 at Crosskeys, 17 Rankine Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Agnes and Bella ;
GILLESPIE William, Head, Mar, 40, Mason's Labourer, Johnstone Renfrew
GILLESPIE Agnes, Wfie, Mar, 37, Dreghorn (sic)
GILLESPIE Bella, Dau, 7, Scholar, Dundee Forfarshire (Angus.)6
William appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 at 18 Dunty Street Back, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Agnes ;
GILLESPIE William, Head, 50, Mar, Masons Labourer, Worker, Johnstone Renfrew
GILLESPIE Agnes, Wife, 52, Mar 29 years, 1 child born and 1 child living, Linen Thread Mill Worker, Worker, Johnstone Renfrew
HENDRY Mary, Niece, 17, Paper Mill Worker, Airdrie Lanark.7
William died in 1936 at Paisley, Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, at age 79 years
(May not be the correct one, but as he had altered his age for Marriage and the Census by about 4 yrs, this would seem to suitable)
Certificate needs to be purchased.8
Children of William Gillespie and Agnes Laird
- [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQTJ-WB2 : 2 January 2015), William Gillespie, 13 Jan 1856; citing ABBEY PAISLEY,RENFREW,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.
- [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
- [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1883 Old Monkland Lanark, 652/1 13. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
- [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1889 Johnston & Elderslie, Renfrew, 559/03 0034.
- [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Paisley Abbey Renfrew, Ed 9 Pg 19 Rego 559/3 - via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
- [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Paisley Renfrew, Ed 2 Pg 19, Rego 573/2 - via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
- [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Johnstone & Elderslie Renfrew, 573/02 007/00 027. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
- [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1936 Paisley Renfrew, 573/01 1202 aged 75.