Margaret KENNEDY (McCrindle)

Born:- 1805, Tarbolton, Ayrshire Died:- 10th September 1884, Dreghorn (Corsehill Road), Ayrshire

Child of: John and Ann KENNEDY

Marriage: Andrew and Margaret MCCRINDLE

Biographical notes

No christening record has been traced for Margaret and surviving records are the OPR's for her marriage and the christening of her children, Census records for the family and Margaret's death certificate.

Margaret married Andrew McCrindle on the 28/06/1833 at Tarbolton, Ayrshire.

First recorded in 1841 Census living at Crawfordston Colliery, Tarbolton; Andrew McCrindle M 30 Coal Miner Ayrshire, Margaret McCrindle F 30 Ayrshire, James McCrindle M 10 Coal Miner Ayrshire, Anne McCrindle F 8 Ayrshire, John McCrindle M 4 Ayrshire, Janet McCrindle F 1 Ayrshire, Janet Kennedy F 35 Embroidery Sewer Ayrshire. Janet Kennedy was Margaret's sister.

In the 1851 Census the family have moved to Burnbrae, Tarbolton; Andrew McCrindle Head M M 43 Engine Keeper Ayrshire - Dailly [Originally: Ayrshire - Daily], Margaret McCrindle Wife M F 46 Ayrshire - Tarbolton, James Son U M 20 Coalminer Ayrshire - Tarbolton, Ann McCrindle Dau U F 21 Hand Sewer Ayrshire - Tarbolton, John McCrindle Son M 13 Ayrshire - Coylton, Jane Kinnedy Lodger U F 49 Hand Sewer Ayrshire - Riccarton, Thomas Balfour Lodger M 4 Ayrshire - Tarbolton. Note that Thomas Balfour was christened Thomas McCrindle Balfour on 05/06/1846 (OPR Tarbolton 619/ 0030 0218 FR615) and was the last child of Isabell Balfour (nee Kennedy), Margaret McCrindle's sister. Jane Kinnedy is almost certainly Janet Kennedy Margaret's sister who was also recorded living with the family in the 1841 Census.

The 1861, 1871 and 1881 Census returns for Margaret have not been examined, but by the time of her death at Corsehill Road Dreghorn, on the 10 September 1884, her husband had pre-deceased her. Given age at death was 74, but from 1851 Census evidence more likely to have been 79. Informant was her son John McCrindle

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