Person:James Milroy (60)

Watchers
m. 2 Apr 1789
  1. Betty Milroy1789 -
  2. William Milroy1792 - 1847
  3. Hugh Milroy1799 -
  4. Margaret Milroy1800 -
  5. James Milroy1805 - 1888
  6. Robert Milroy1808 -
  7. Robert Milroy1812 - 1896
m. 28 OCT 1828
  1. Andrew Milroy1830 -
  2. Margaret Milroy1832 - bef 1841
  3. Mary Milroy1834 - 1895
  4. Robert Milroy1837 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] James Milroy
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1805 Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire, Scotland
Marriage 28 OCT 1828 Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire, Scotlandby Drunmore
to Mary McMurray
Occupation[1] 1834 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotlanda Porter
Occupation[1] 1841 a Broker
Census[5] 1841 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBridgegate
Census 1841 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBridgegate
with Mary McMurray
Occupation[2] 1851 a Tailor Master Employing 1 Man
Census 1851 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandSt James
with Mary McMurray
Occupation[1] 1861 a Club Agent Beneph Society
Census[6] 1861 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBarony
Census 1861 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBarony
with Mary McMurray
Occupation[3] 1871 a Shop Watchman
Census[3] 1871 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandSt Peter
Occupation[1][4] 1881 a Night Watchman
Census[4][9] 1881 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBlythswood
Death[1][8] 15 MAY 1888 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

JAMES MILROY was born in 1805 at Stoneykirk, Wigtonshire, Scotland. He was the next to youngest son in a family of at least six children.

When he was 23 he married MARY MCMURRAY, daughter of ANDREW MCMURRAY and MARGARET MARTIN, on 28 Oct 1828 at Kirkmaiden by Drunmore, Wigtonshire, Scotland.S7 It was a late marriage for Mary. She was 29, six years older than James. The family moved north from Wigtownshire to Glasgow sometime around 1833. Daughter Margaret was born in Wigtownshire in 1832, daugther Mary in Glasgow in 1834.

It is not known what James did to support the family before moving to Glasgow, but he held a succession of different jobs over the years he was there. He was a Porter in 1834. He was a Broker in 1841. He was a Tailor Master Employing 1 Man in 1851. He was a Club Agent at a Beneph(icence) Society in 1861. He was a Shop Watchman in 1871. He was a Night Watchman in 1881.

His 35 year old daughter Mary became widowed in 1869. A month later James wife Mary died. James took his daughter Mary and her four children in with him. James was 64. Mary had some turbulence in her life. Her relationship with another man after her husband's death brought three more children into the household. Two of her children died young. In the end James spent his declining years with five growing children.S4

He died of bronchitis, valvular disease of the heart, dropsy, on 15 May 1888 at 168 Holm Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was 83 years old.

Census

James Milroy Census
Year Source
1841 1841 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow Bridgegate
1851 1851 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow St James
1861 1861 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow Barony
1871 1871 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow St Peter
1881 1881 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow Barony
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Val Wilson. Wilson Research Report, Recipient: Scott Black. (Research Report, June 16, 2005).
  2. 1851 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow St James; ED: 16; Line: 19; Year: 1851.
  3. 3.0 3.1 1871 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow St Peter; ED: 35; Line: 5; Year: 1871..
  4. 4.0 4.1 1881 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow Barony; ED: 41; Line: 11; Year: 1881.
  5. 1841 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow Bridgegate; ED: 1; Year: 1841, Primary quality.
  6. 1861 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow Barony; ED: 13; Line: 20; Year: 1861, Primary quality.
  7.   LDS International Genealogical Index: Milroy McMurray Marriage. (IGI Reocrds, 1828), Primary quality.
  8. of bronchitis, valvular disease of the heart, dropsy
  9. His daughter Mary and her Sinclair and Cunningham children are living with him.