William Gourlay was born in Feb 1861 at Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland .
He was the son of Peter Brown Gourlay and Elizabeth Gilchrist.
William appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of Peter Brown Gourlay at Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire;
GOURLEY Peter, 29, Head, Marr, Coal Miner, born Dalziel Lanarkshire
GOURLEY Elizabeth, 32, Wife, Hamilton Lanark
GOURLEY James, Son, 3, Larkhall
GOURLEY William, Son 2mth, Larkhall.1
William appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of Peter Brown Gourlay at 93 MacNeill St, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
GOURLAY Peter, Head, 39, Mar, Coal Miner, Dalziel Lanark
GOURLAY Elizabeth, Wife, 43, Hamilton
GOURLAY James, Son, 13, Hamilton
GOURLAY William, Son, 10, Scholar, Dalserf
GOURLAY Elizabeth, Dau, 7, Scholar, Dalserf
GOURLAY Susan, Dau, 5, Scholar, Dalserf
GOURLAY Barbara, Dau, 2, Dalserf
GOURLAY John, Brother, 56, Ag Lab, Cambusenthan Lanark.2
|Father||Peter Brown Gourlay (18 Nov 1831 - 10 Mar 1887)|
|Mother||Elizabeth Gilchrist (2 Mar 1830 - 1873)|
- [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), via Ancestry.co.uk - 1861 Larkhall Dalserf Lanarkshire, ED 3 No 68 Line 8 page 14. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
- [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), via Ancestry.co.uk - 1871 Dalserf, Ed 5 pg 22 Line 5, Reg 638/1. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.