Person:Charles Cunningham (17)

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Charles Cunningham
m. 20 DEC 1814
  1. John Cunningham1817 - 1845
  2. Mary Cunningham1825 -
  3. Charles Cunningham1829 - 1915
  4. James B. CunninghamBET 1832 AND 1836 -
  • HCharles Cunningham1829 - 1915
  • WMary Milroy1834 - 1895
m. 06 NOV 1885
  1. Charles Cunningham1870 - 1873
  2. Agnes Cunningham1872 - 1957
  3. Charles Cunningham1875 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Charles Cunningham
Gender Male
Birth[1][3][4][5][6][7] 1829 Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland
Census[9] 1841 Inch, Wigtownshire, ScotlandLittle Genoch,
Occupation[3][4] 1851 Teacher of English, Arithmetic and Writing
Census[3][4] 1851 Old Luce, Wigtownshire, ScotlandDrochdool
Residence? 1855
Occupation[10] 1861 an Independent Merchants Clerk
Residence[1][13] 1872 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Residence[3][14] 1875 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Occupation[5] 1881 a Grain Weighers Clerk
Census[5][15] 1881 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBlythswood
Marriage 06 NOV 1885 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland5 Abbotsford Place
to Mary Milroy
Census 1891 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBlythswood
with Mary Milroy
Occupation[7] 1901 a Gramwerghan Clerk
Census[7] 1901 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandAnderston
Death[8][12] 15 APR 1915 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Occupation[8][1] a Grain Weighers Clerk

CHARLES CUNNINGHAM was born in 1829 at Stanraer, Wigtonshire, Scotland. He was Teacher of English, Arithmetic and Writing in 1851, when he was 22. Charles moved from Wigtownshire to Glasgow sometime between 1851 and 1861. He went from living with parents to living with his sister Mary.S10 Charles mother died during this same period. Perhaps they both moved to Glasgow together after her death, although this is not known. Charles switched from teaching to being what was essentially an accountant. He was an Independent Merchants Clerk in 1861. He performed clerking jobs for the rest of his life.

It is not known when Charles first met Mary Milroy Sinclair. In July 1869 the mother of three, became a widow. Five months after her husband's death, Mary was pregnant with Charles' first child. Their son was born in September 1871, and was named Charles after his father.S11 Charles and Mary did not wed. Mary continued to live with her father James Milroy.

Two years later in November 1872, daughter Agnes was born. Charles reported his address as 32 Brown Street, on Agnes' birth certificate.S1 This is now the site of the Glasgow Tobacco Warehouse in central Glasgow, just north of the Clyde. Tragically, his three year old son Charles died a few months later, in August 1873, of measles.S3

Two years later, in 1875, Charles and Mary had a third child, a son, who they again named Charles. Charles the father was still not living with Mary and her children as his address when the younger Charles was born was 72 McAlpine Street.

He was still living separately when he appeared on the census of 1881. He was living at 28 McAlpine and working as a Grain Weigher's Clerk in 1881.

Charles finally married Mary on 6 Nov 1885 at 5 Abbotsford Place, Glasgow. It was at least fourteen years after they met. Mary's children from her first marriage to Peter Sinclair were largely grown, now aged seventeen to twenty. Charles and Mary's daughter Agnes was thirteen and their son Charles was almost ten. Six years later they appeared on the census of 1891 at 142 Holm St, Blythswood, Glasgow. Charles was a Grain Weighers Clerk.

Mary died in 1895. She was 60. The year before, Agnes had married William Black, a young shipyard worker from down the street.S8 They named their son Charles Cunningham Black after his grandfather. Son Charles continued to live with his father at least until 1901. S7

Charles died of Acute Bronchitis on 15 Apr 1915 at 8 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was 86.S8

Census

Charles Cunningham Census
Year Source Image
1841 1841 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Inch
1851 1851 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Old Luce
1861 1861 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow Govan
1881 1881 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow St George
1891 1891 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow Barony
1901 1901 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow St Mark
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Agnes Cunningham Birth Certificate. (Birth Certificate), 1872, Primary quality.
  2. Agnes Cunningham Black Death Certificate. (Death Certificate), 1957, Primary quality.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Val Wilson. Wilson Research Report, Recipient: Scott Black. (Research Report, June 16, 2005), 2005, Primary quality.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1851 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Old Luce; ED: 3; Line: 7; Year: 1851, 1851, Primary quality.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 1881 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow St George; ED: The Model Lodging House; Line: 16; Year: 1881, 1881, Primary quality.
  6. 1891 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow Barony; ED: 41; Line: 22; Year: 1891, 1891, Primary quality.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 1901 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow St Mark; ED: 22; Line: 14; Year: 1901, Primary quality.
  8. 8.0 8.1 William Black & Agnes Cunningham Marriage Certificate. (Marriage Certificate), 1894, Primary quality.
  9. 1841 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Inch; ED: 7; Year: 1841, 1841, Primary quality.
  10. 1861 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow Govan; ED: 71; Line: 1; Year: 1861, Primary quality.
  11.   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. LDS International Genealogical Index: Charles Cunningham Mary Milroy IGI Records. (International Genealogical Index, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah), 2002), Primary quality.
  12. of Acute Bronchitis
  13. when daughter Agnes was born. This is now the site of the Glasgow Tobacco Warehouse in central Glasgow, just north of the Clyde.
  14. when his younger son Charles was born
  15. He was a boarder with the Thomson family.