Person:William Reid (71)

Watchers
William Reid
  1. Margaret Reid1844 -
  2. Michael Reid1846 - 1885
  3. Rosanna Reid1848 - 1938
  4. John Reid1849 - 1928
  5. Maria Reid1851 -
  6. Stephen Reid1853 - 1935
  7. William Reidabt 1858 - 1924
m. 23 Apr 1884
  1. John Joseph Reid1885 - 1913
  2. Michael Thomas Reid1887 -
  3. William Christopher Reid1889 -
  4. Mary Catherine Reid1891 -
  5. Aloysius Joseph Reid1894 -
  6. Stephen Christopher Reid1899 - 1914
  7. Mary Julia Reid1901 -
Facts and Events
Name William Reid
Gender Male
Birth[2] abt 1858 County Armagh, Ireland
Marriage 23 Apr 1884 Monasterevin, County Kildare, IrelandRoman Catholic Chapel
to Elizabeth Mary Bowe
Census[1] 31 Mar 1901 Monasterevin, County Kildare, IrelandMary's Lane
Census[2] 2 Apr 1911 Monasterevin, County Kildare, IrelandMary's Lane
Death[3] 6 Feb 1924 Monasterevin, County Kildare, Ireland

William Reid was born some time around the late 1850s. He consistently claimed to have been born in County Armagh, Ireland, but no birth or baptism record for him has yet been found there or anywhere else in Ireland. However, it is clear from his marriage certificate that he was the son of John Reid, and in 1887 when John died, William was the informant for his father's death. Also, William's son Michael appears in the 1911 census living with a Rosanna Farrell formerly Reid, whose marriage record tells us she was the daughter of John Reid and Julia Hanlon. John Reid and Julia Hanlon are known to have moved around Ireland extensively during the 1840s and 1850s, having their other six children baptised in six different counties, most of which can be linked to locations where the railways were being built, which fits the family tradition that the family worked on building the Irish railways. By the mid-1860s William's parents are known to have settled at 6 Lower Kevin Street in Dublin, where they lived until at least the mid-1870s, so presumably William lived there with them. They later moved to Monasterevin in County Kildare some time in the late 1870s or early 1880s, apparently bringing their sons William and John with them.

William was married at Monasterevin on 23rd April 1884 to Elizabeth Mary Bowe, who was 26 and from Monasterevin. They stayed in Monasterevin and had nine children, although two died as infants and two more died as teenagers. William, Elizabeth and their children appear in both the 1901 and 1911 censuses living at Mary's Lane in Monasterevin, with William working as a bricklayer.

William died at Monasterevin on 6th February 1924 of cancer of the liver, which he had had for six months. Elizabeth survived him by about six years.

References
  1. Census Office. Ireland Census 1901. (National Archives of Ireland), County: Kildare, District Electoral Division: Monasterevan, Parish: Monasterevan, Townland or Street: Marys Lane, Primary quality.

    Form A (about the family):
    Address: Mary's Lane, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare
    William Reid, head of family, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 38 [1862/3], Male, Bricklayer, Married, b. Co. Armagh, speaks English
    Elizabeth Reid, wife, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 36 [1864/5], Female, Housekeeper, Married, b. Co. Kildare, speaks English
    Michael Reid, son, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 12 [1888/9], Male, Scholar, Not married, b. Co. Kildare, speaks English
    William Reid, son, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 10 [1890/1], Male, Scholar, Not married, b. Co. Kildare, speaks English
    Kathleen Reid, daughter, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 9 [1891/2], Female, Scholar, Not married, b. Co. Kildare, speaks English
    Aloysius Reid, son, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, 4 [1896/7], Male, Scholar, Not married, b. Co. Kildare, speaks English
    Stephen Reid, son Roman Catholic, Cannot read, 2 [1898/9], Male, Scholar, Not married, b. Co. Kildare, speaks English
    Form B (about the house):
    Walls of stone, brick or concrete
    Roof of slate, iron or tile
    Four rooms
    Four windows in front of house
    One family in the house
    Outbuildings: 3 (Piggery, Fowl house and Turf house)

  2. 2.0 2.1 Census Office. Ireland Census 1911. (Dublin: National Archives of Ireland), County: Kildare, District Electoral Division: Monasterevan, Parish: Monasterevan, Townland or Street: Marys Lane, Primary quality.

    Form A (about the family):
    Address: Mary's Lane, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare
    William Reid, head of family, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, Male, 52 [1858/9], Bricklayer, Married, b. Co. Armagh
    Elizabeth Reid, wife, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, Female, 50 [1860/1], Married 24 years, 9 children born, 7 still living, b. Co. Kildare
    John J. Reid, son, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, Male, 22 [1888/9], Clerk, Single, b. Co. Kildare
    William C. Reid, son, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, Male, 19 [1891/2], Teacher, Single, b. Co. Kildare
    Kathleen M. Reid, daughter, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, Female, 17 [1893/4], Teacher, Single, b. Co. Kildare
    Aloysius J. Reid, son, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, Male, 15 [1895/6], Scholar, Single, b. Co. Kildare
    Stephen C. Reid, son, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, Male, 10 [1900/1], Scholar, Single, b. Co. Kildare
    Mary J. Reid, daughter, Roman Catholic, Read & Write, Female, 7 [1903/4], Scholar, b. Co. Kildare
    Form B (about the house):
    Walls of stone, brick or concrete
    Roof of thatch, wood or other perishable material
    Four rooms
    Two windows in front of house
    One family in the house
    Outbuildings: 3 (Piggery, Fowl house and Turf house)

  3. Death certificate, in General Register Office of Ireland. Civil Registration, Primary quality.
    Superintendent Registrar's District Athy Registrar's District Monasterevan
    1924. DEATHS Registered in the District of Monasterevan in the Union of Athy in the County of Kildare
    NoDate and Place of DeathName and SurnameSexConditionAge last BirthdayRank, Profession, or OccupationCertified Cause of Death and Duration of IllnessSignature, Qualification, and Residence of InformantWhen RegisteredSignature of Registrar
    2041924 February Sixth
    Monasterevan
    William ReidMMarried64 yearsBrick-
    Layer
    Cancer of Liver
    6 Months
    Certified
    Lucius Reid
    Son
    Present at Death
    Monasterevan
    February Eleventh 1924J. Johnston
    Asst Registrar