Helen Provan

ID# 432, (c 1822 - 10 Jun 1904)


Helen Provan was born c 1822 at New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Birth or Baptism not located as of Nov 2013.

She was the daughter of Andrew Provan and Mary Grinley.

Helen Provan married Alexander Gardner, son of William Gardner and Elizabeth Gilmour, on 5 Mar 1841 at Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Booked and Married in the year 1840 -1

Alexander Gardner & Helen Provan
Booked Feb 13 1841
Married 5 March 1841
Both of Govan Parish.1,2

Homelife in Govan

As of 5 Mar 1841,her married name was Helen Gardner.

Helen appeared on the 1841 Scottish Census of 6 Jun 1841, at Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
McINNES Flora, 18,
GARDNER Helen, 20, Female Servant, Lanark
SHARK William, 20,
SPROULL James, 18

(good possible for Helen at this stage, perhaps until Alexander and herself got settled and Mary was boarded out.)3



Helen appeared on the 1851 Scottish Census of 30 Mar 1851 in the household of Alexander Gardner at Browns Square, Langloan, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
GARDNER, Alexander, Head, Mar, 30, Carter, Barony Lanarkshire
GARDNER, Helen, Wife, Mar, 30, New Monkland Lanarkshire
GARDNER, Mary, Dau, 9, Scholar, Conderit Stirlingshire
GARDNER, Elizabeth,Dau,7, Scholar, Govan Renfrewshire
GARDNER, Helen, Dau, 4, Govan Renfrewshire
GARDNER, Jane, Dau, 2, Barony Lanarkshire.4



As of c 1860,Helen Provan was also known as Ellen Gardner.



Ellen appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of Alexander Gardner at Dykehead, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
GARDNER, Alexander, Head, Mar, 40, Pit Bottomer, Glasgow, Barony
GARDNER, Ellen, Wife, Mar, 39, New Monkland
GARDNER, Jean, Dau, 12, Patrick
GARDNER, Agnes, Dau, 7, Old Monkland
GARDNER, Janet, Dau, 4, Old Monkland
GARDNER, Isabella, Dau, 2, Old Monkland
LAIRD, William, Boarder, Mar, 20, Coal Miner, Old Monkland.5



Ellen appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of Alexander Gardiner at Gatehouses, Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
GARDINER Alexander, Head, Mar, 50, Watchman, Glasgow, Lanark, 2 rooms with windows and 1 child at school
GARDINER Ellen, Wife, 46, New Monkland
GARDINER Elizabeth, Dau, Un, 26, Mill worker, Govan
GARDINER Agnes, Dau, Un, 17, Mill worker, Old Monkland
GARDINER Janet, Dau, Un, 14, Mill worker, Old Monkland
GARDINER Isabella, Dau, 12, Scholar, Old Monkland.6



Ellen appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 at 143 London Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
GARDNER Ellen, Head, W, 70, no occupation listed, New Monkland, Lanark, 1 room with a windows.7



As of c 1892,Helen Provan was also known as Ellen Gardiner.



Ellen appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of Elizabeth Gourlay at 12 Margaret Place, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
GOURLAY Elizabeth, Head, W, 56, no occupation listed, Partick, Lanark, 2 rooms with windows
GOURLAY Nellie P, Dau, S, 20, Silk Weaver, Worker, Larkhall, Lanark
GARDINER Ellen, Mother, W, 80, Visitor, New Monkland, Lanark.8



Helen died on 10 Jun 1904 at 12 Monkland Place, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Helen Gardner
At 4.10pm aged 82yrs.
Widow of Alexander Gardner, Boatman
Parents: Andrew Provan, Ploughman (dec) and Mary Provan MS Grinley (dec)

Thomas Brown, Son-in-Law, Hope Villa, Albert Road, Crosshill, Glasgow was the informant.

No notice in the Glasgow Herald.1,9



Helen's cause of death on 10 Jun 1904 was from Cardiac Disease some years.



Helen and Alexander had 7 Children known.

Children of Helen Provan and Alexander Gardner

FatherAndrew Provan (5 Nov 1784 - )
MotherMary Grinley (22 Apr 1798 - )

Citations

  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S32] GROS, Scottish OPR's (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: pre 1855), 1841 Govan Lanark, 646/0030 0227. Hereinafter cited as Scottish OPR's.
  3. [S82] 1841 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 6 June 1841), 1841 Shettleston Lanark, ED 18, Page 2, Reg No 622, via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Scottish Census.
  4. [S28] 1851 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 30 March 1851), 1851 Langloan Old Monkland Lanark, ED 11 Page 12, Parish No 652 via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Scottish Census.
  5. [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), 1861 Old Monkland Lanark, 652/01 011/01 014 & 015. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  6. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Blantyre Lanark, 624/00 007/000 001. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  7. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Glasgow (Blackfriars) Lanark 644/05 050/000 006. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  8. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Larkhall Lanark, 638/01 006/000 024. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  9. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1904 Larkhall Lanark, 638/01 0082. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.