James Buchanan

ID# 6501, (c 1836 - 1906)

James Buchanan was born c 1836 at Scotland

Parents: James Buchanan, Working Engineer (dec) & Helen Swan (dec.)

James Buchanan married Mary Ann Laird, daughter of William Gracey and Mary Willis, on 24 Aug 1883 at The Cottage Dalmuir, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the United Presbyterian Church.

James Buchanan,
Aged 47, Saw-Miller (Foreman), Bachelor
Usual Res: Fullarton, Irvine
Parents: James Buchanan, Working Engineer (dec) & Helen Swan (dec)
Mary G Laird,
Aged 40, Widow
Usual Res: Fullarton Irvine
Parents: William Gracie, Plasterer (dec) & Mary Wright

Witnesses: Hugh Gordon & Kate Crawford.1,2

James appeared on the 1891 English Census of 5 Apr 1891 at 43 James Watt Terrace, Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, England, also listed in the household was Mary, Robert and Charles ;
BUCHANAN James, Head, 54, Timber Clerk, Scotland
BUCHANAN Mary, Wife, 47, Scotland
LAIRD Robert, Son, 28, Army Reserve Man, Scotland
LAIRD Charles, Son, 19, Ship Plater, Scotland
MILLIGAN Peter, Boarder, 35, Engine Fitter
GREIG Charles, Boarder, 25, Marine Engineer, Scotland
CLARK John, Boarder, 38, Engine Fitter, Scotland
ROBERTSON Charles, Boarder, 26, Engine Fitter, Scotland.3

James appeared on the 1901 English Census of 31 Mar 1901 at 11 Abercorn Street, Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, England, also listed in the household was Mary ;
BUCHANAN James, Head, 64, Time Keeper (ship yard) Scotland
BUCHANAN Mary, Wife, 60, Scotland
McKINN Robert, Boarder, 25, Labourer General, Scotland
MURDOCK William, Boarder, 29, Engineer, Scotland.4

James died in 1906 at Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, England,

James Buchanan
aged 69.5

Family: James Buchanan and Mary Ann Gracey


  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, 1883 Old Kilpatrick Dunbarton, 501/00 0030. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S74] 1891 English Census (www.ancestry.co.uk: PRO England, 5 April 1891), 1891 Barrow in Furness Lancashire, RG12/ 3486 Folio 136 Pg 53. Hereinafter cited as 1891 English Census.
  4. [S65] 1901 English Census (www.ancestry.co.uk: PRO England, 31 March 1901), 1901 Barrow in Furness Lanccashire RG 13/4016 Folio 37 Pg 13. Hereinafter cited as 1901 English Census.
  5. [S78] BDM Indexes online: England Civil Registration online, findmypast.co.uk . Online www.findmypast.com/ www.ancestry.co.uk;, 1906 June Qtr, Barrow in Furness Lancashire, 8E 521.