William and Margaret PETTIGREW

William and Elizabeth PETTIGREW

Parents of:

Patrick and Elizabeth MCCONNOMY

Parents of:


b. 1827 - d. (?)

marriage 5th May 1851


b. 1834 - d. 1902

William Kennedy PETTIGREW

b. 1853 - d. 1942


William and Mary PETTIGREW

b. 1857 - d. 1942


James and Magdalene ROBERTSON

Biographical notes

The records of this family are scant. There is a record of William and Margaret's marriage in the Gorbals (Glasgow) Parish Register on the 5 May 1851 and also a record of the birth of a single son, William Kennedy Pettigrew (probably William after his grandfather's given name and Kennedy after his grandmother's maiden name), in the Glasgow Parish Register of 13 October 1853. A daughter, Magdalene, was born in St Quivox, Ayr, in 1857. The antecedents of Margaret Mconomy have not been located in the surviving Old Parish Registers, but on her death certificate, her father is given as Patrick McConemy (sic) and mother with the forename Elizabeth with a possible surname of Fairey but the surname cannot be deciphered accurately either on the death certificate or on the certificate of her second marriage to William Murray. The latest record of the family is in a letter written by William's brother Andrew Pettigrew (Ref. 2006.008) on the 23 January 1855, to his fiance Agnes McLelland Pettigrew. The address is Guildry Court in Glasgow and the letter states

quote : I'm stop[p]ing with my brother and I can assure you both him and his wife pays every attention to me

The family has not been traced in the 1861 Census apart from William (Kennedy) Pettigrew, aged 7, who is recorded living with his grandparents in Wallacetown, Ayr.

No further record of William (senior) or Margaret has been discovered in the Census returns but Margaret was the informant on her mother's death certificate in 1863. William is recorded as deceased on the marriage certificate of his daughter who married James Robertson in 1878.

Margaret died on the 29 September 1902 where, in the register of deaths, the occupation of her first husband (William) is given as Shoemaker.

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