Person:Margaret Hagerty (2)

Margaret (Mary) Hagerty
b.ABT 1847 Ireland
m. BEF 1847
  1. Margaret (Mary) HagertyABT 1847 - 1929
  • HMatthew Black1842 - 1889
  • WMargaret (Mary) HagertyABT 1847 - 1929
  1. Robert Black1864 - BEF 1870
  2. Samuel Black1866 - BEF 1871
  3. William Black1868 - 1958
  4. Robert Black1871 - AFT 1894
  5. Martha Jane Black1872 -
  6. Margaret Black1876 -
  7. Samuel James Black1877 -
  8. Matthew Black1879 -
  9. John Black1881 -
  10. Mary Black1884 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Margaret (Mary) Hagerty
Gender Female
Birth[4][5][9] ABT 1847 Ireland
Marriage Banns 22 JAN 1864 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPartick
to Matthew Black
Residence[1][10] 1868 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPartick
Census[6] 1871 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandGovan
Census 1871 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPartick
with Matthew Black
Census[8] 1881 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandGovan
Census 1881 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPartick
with Matthew Black
Census[5] 1891 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPartick
Death[2] 16 DEC 1929 Parish Cambusnethan, Overtown, Lanarkshire, Scotland

MARGARET (MARY) HAGERTY, daughter of JOHN HAGERTY and AGNES PATERSON, was born circa 1847 at Ireland. She is next recorded in Glasgow Scotland in 1864 when she is married at age 17. Obviously some time in-between she came to Scotland from Ireland. Although it is not known what part of Ireland her family came from, as the later family was know to be staunchly ProtestantS7 it is far more likely they were Scots-Irish or from the part of Ireland known as the Pale rather than native Gaelic catholic Irish.

The Irish potato famine occurred from 1845 to 1852 when Mary was aged 2 to 9, so it is possible her family may have emigrated from Ireland to escape it. Margaret's father is listed as dead on her marriage recordS4. It is not known whether he died after bringing Mary to Glasgow, or whether she came with her mother after his death. It is not known if Margaret had any brothers or sisters.

Margaret's mother Agnes Hagerty Paterson was still alive at the time of Margaret's marriage and being just 17, Margaret likely lived with her. Margaret lived a few doors down from her eventual husband Matthew. He was an orphan at that time.S4 It is easy to imagine the two of them meeting living so closely and having so much in common.

Marriage banns for MARGARET and MATTHEW BLACK, son of ROBERT BLACK and MARTHA ROSS, were published according to the ? of the ? Church of Scotland on 22 Jan 1864 at Partick, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.S4 He was 23, she was 17.

They lived at Margaret's residence after marriage, so that means they probably moved in with Margaret's mother. Matthew and Margaret were still living there (166 Castlebank) 4 years later when their eldest surviving child, son William was bornS1 and they were still there fifteen years later for the 1881 census.S8. Margaret lost her first two children, sons Robert and Samuel, before having eight surviving children, five boys and three girls.

Husband Matthew died in 1889 leaving Margaret a 42 year old widow with seven children at home. Youngest daughter Mary was just five. Matthew had introduced eldest son William to working in the shipyards. William was 21 when his father died and was likely working by then. William didn't marry until five years after his fathers death so it is possible he helped his mother support his brothers and sisters.

Margaret died of Myocarditis on 16 Dec 1929. She was living at 40 Greenknowe Street, Parish Cambusnethan, Overtown, Lanarkshire, Scotland when she died.


Margaret Hagerty Census
Year Source Image
1871 1871 Scotland Population Census: Parish Govan, Town Govan, Scotland
1881 1881 Scotland Population Census: Govan, Lanark, Scotland
1891 1891 Scotland Population Census: Govan, Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  1. 1.0 1.1 William Black Birth Certificate. (Birth Certificate), 1868, Primary quality.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Val Wilson. Wilson Research Report, Recipient: Scott Black. (Research Report, June 16, 2005), 2005, Primary quality.
  3. William Black Death Certificate. (Death Certificate), 1958, Primary quality.
  4. Matthew and Margaret Hagerty Black Marriage Record. (Marriage Record), 1864, Primary quality.
  5. 5.0 5.1 1871 Scotland Population Census: Parish Govan, Town Govan, Scotland, 1871, Primary quality.
  6. 1891 Scotland Population Census: Govan, Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 1891, Primary quality.
  7.   William (Bill) Black. William (Bill) Black Interview. (Interviews, 1998-2002), 2002, Secondary quality.
  8. 1881 Scotland Population Census: Govan, Lanark, Scotland, 1881, Primary quality.
  9. Her birth year is either 1845 (she is listed as 19 on her 1864 marriage certificate), 1843, (she is listed as 28 in the 1871 census), or 1847 (she is listed as 34 on the 1881 census and as 44 in the 1891 census).
  10. Matthew and Margaret were still living at 166 Castlebank 4 years later when their son William was born and were still there in the 1881 census.