James Oliver was born on 22 May 1827 at Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland ,
Baptised 24 April 1827
Parents: James Oliver and Jane Jamieson.1
James appeared on the 1841 Scottish Census of 6 Jun 1841, at East Side of the Village of Pathhead, Crichton, Midlothian, Scotland ;
OLIVER James Senr, 60, Ag Lab, Scotland
OLIVER Jane, 35, Scotland
OLIVER Agnes, 15, Scotland
OLIVER James Junr, 13, Scotland
OLIVER Thomas, 11, Scotland
OLIVER Elisabeth, 9, Scotland
OLIVER John, 6, Scotland
OLIVER Andrew, 3, Scotland
OLIVER Jane, 1, Scotland.2
James Oliver and Ann Davidson were partners c 1847 Cranston, Midlothian, Scotland ,
Suspect this was just a liaison, no formal marriage located as well as no record of George's birth located at this stage Feb 2008.
James appeared on the 1851 Scottish Census of 30 Mar 1851 at Loanhead, Cranston, Midlothian, Scotland ;
OLIVER Jean, Head, 47, Widow, Farm Servant, Melrose, Roxburgh
OLIVER James, Son, 24, Unm, Ag lab, Melrose Roxburgh
OLIVER Eliza, Dau, 21, Unm, Servant, Melrose Roxburgh
OLIVER John, Son, 15, Unm, Servant, Melrose Roxburgh
OLIVER Andrew, Son, 13, Unm, Servant, Melrose Roxburgh
OLIVER Jane, Dau, 11, Scholar, Crichton Midlothian
JAMIESON George, Grandson, 3, Cranston Midlothian
(Ann and James worked for the same Employer John Otto and lived on the same farm)
This is the best possible for the father of George S Oliver at this stage.3
- [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," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X1Z9-55S : accessed 19 Apr 2014), James Oliver, 24 Apr 1827; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 0844776 IT 1.
- [S82] 1841 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 6 June 1841), 1841 Crichton Midlothian, 681/ ED 1. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Scottish Census.
- [S28] 1851 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 30 March 1851), 1851 Cranston Midlothian, 680/00 001/00 003. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Scottish Census.