The Descendants of John DAVIDSON born about 1800.


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2. James Hunter DAVIDSON [10769] (John1) was born on 4 Sep 1824 in East Kilbride Lanarkshire Scotland, died in 1871 in Canongate Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland at age 47, and was buried in Scotland.

General Notes: Born in East Kilbride, Lanark, Scotland. He died in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

Was a Coach Builder
House Carpenter (1851 Census)
Married Agnes Cumming McADAM on 14 November 1847 in Glasgow, Lanark,Scotland, and had 9 children, all born in Lanark.
1851 Census film shows he is a House Carpenter, born in 'Caldbride,Lanark', also his brother, Thomas, Labourer, born 'Caldbride'. (I have Kilbride)
In April 1851 they lived at 210 Stirling Road, Glasgow. 26 families also lived at this address - apartment building?
He died before 1878 as wife & children only emigrated in 1878 on the 'Rakaia'.
Son, William McAdam DAVIDSON, died in 1894 & buried at Purewa.

In January 2011 Sylvia [Taylor] Robertson provided the following Census Data for James and his Family:
1861 Census - living 11 Albert St, Glasgow, Lanark:
DAVIDSON James; Head; aged 36; House Carpenter; born East Kilbride, Lanark
DAVIDSON Agnes; Wife; aged 32; born Maybole, Ayrshire
DAVIDSON John; Son, aged 12; Scholar; born Glasgow, Lanark
DAVIDSON William; Son, aged 9, Scholar; born Glasgow, Lanark
DAVIDSON Agnes H; Dtr, aged 6, born Glasgow, Lanark **
DAVIDSON Helen; Dtr, aged 3, born Glasgow, Lanark
DAVIDSON James; Son, aged 1, born Glasgow, Lanark

1871 Census - living 15 Albert St, Glasgow, Lanark:
DAVIDSON James; Head; aged 45; House Carpenter; born East Kilbride, Lanark
DAVIDSON Agnes; Wife; aged 43; Father=William; born Maybole, Ayr
DAVIDSON William; Son; aged 18; Joiner; born Glasgow, Lanark
DAVIDSON Agnes; Dtr; aged 16; Wool Weaver; born Glasgow, Lanark **
DAVIDSON Ellen; Dtr; aged 13; Wool Weaver; born Glasgow, Lanark
DAVIDSON Elizabeth; Dtr; aged 8; at school; (birth place not stated)
DAVIDSON Annie; Dtr; aged 4; born Glasgow, Lanark
DAVIDSON James; Son; aged 1; born Glasgow, Lanark
McADAM William; Father-in-Law; aged 70; formerly Farm Servant; born New Daby, Ayrshire

James married Agnes Cumming MACADAM [10770] [MRIN: 4858], daughter of William MACADAM [15395] and Sussana HAMILTON [15396], on 20 Jun 1890 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand. Agnes was born on 12 Apr 1827 in Maybole Ayrshire Scotland, died on 23 Nov 1891 in Petone Wellington New Zealand at age 64, and was buried on 26 Nov 1891 in Bolton Street Memorial Park Wellington New Zealand.

General Notes: Born in Maybole, Ayr, Scotland.
Married James DAVIDSON in 1847 in Glasgow, Lanark, and had 9 children.
James probably died, and Agnes emigrated on the 'Rakaia' sailing from Plymouth, England to Wellington, NZ, 6 July - 8 October 1878.
She brought with her Agnes (aged 23)married to Walter SCOTLAND (aged 30) of Lanark, Pattern Maker; Helen (Ellen), Elizabeth, Annie & James.
The eldest 2 boys, John & William, did not emigrate with the family, but William came later to NZ.
Agnes died in Wellington on 23 Nov. 1891. Buried 26 Nov. at Bolton St. Cemetery under Agnes McAdam DAVIDSON. Plot disinterred to make way for motorway.
Daughter, Helen Craig DAVIDSON married John PHILPOT.
John died on 19 April 1950 aged 91 years, and Helen died on 15 May 1950 aged 92 years. Both buried in Karori Cemetery, Wellington.
(Also in 1851 Census of Barony Parish, Glasgow - a James McADAM is lodging with them as a Labourer, born Maybole, Ayrshire.)

Noted events in her life were:

Emigration: on board the "Rakaia" with 5 Children and any Spouses, 6 Jul 1878, Plymouth Devon England.

Immigration: on board the "Rakaia" with 5 Children and any Spouses, 8 Oct 1878, Wellington Wellington New Zealand.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 7 M    i. David DAVIDSON [10777] was born in 1848 in Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland and died on 21 Feb 1924 in Mount Eden Auckland New Zealand at age 76.

   8 F    ii. Agnes DAVIDSON [10778] was born in May 1850 in Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland and died before 1856.

+ 9 M    iii. William McAdam DAVIDSON [10779] was born in 1853 in Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland, died on 13 Oct 1894 in Rotarua Bay of Plenty New Zealand at age 41, and was buried in Purewa Cemetery Auckland New Zealand.

+ 10 F    iv. Agnes Hamilton DAVIDSON [10780] was born on 11 Nov 1854 in Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland, died in Mar 1935 in Redfern Sydney NSW Australia at age 80, and was buried on 11 Mar 1935 in Rookwood Cemetery [The Necropolis - Presyterian Section] Lidcombe Colony of New South Wales.

   11 F    v. Helen Craig DAVIDSON [10781] was born on 19 Oct 1857 in Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland, died on 15 May 1950 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand at age 92, and was buried in Karori Cemetery Wellington New Zealand.

Helen married John PHILPOTT [10787] [MRIN: 4861] on 3 Jun 1882 in The Terrace Wellington New Zealand. John was born about 1858 in Wales, died on 19 Apr 1950 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand aged about 92, and was buried in Karori Cemetery Wellington New Zealand.

   12 M    vi. James DAVIDSON [10782] was born on 4 Apr 1860 in Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland and died before 1869 in Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland.

+ 13 F    vii. Elizabeth McGregor DAVIDSON [10783] was born on 4 Oct 1862 in Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland and died about 1930 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand aged about 68.

   14 M    viii. George McAdam DAVIDSON [10784] was born on 7 May 1865 in Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland and died before 1878 in Scotland.

   15 F    ix. Ann DAVIDSON [10785] was born on 22 Dec 1866 in Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland and died in Wellington Wellington New Zealand.

Ann married Charles William McLAUGHLAN [10788] [MRIN: 4862] in 1886 in New Zealand. Charles was born about 1860.

+ 16 M    x. James Hunter DAVIDSON [3181] was born on 24 Sep 1869 in Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland, died on 9 Mar 1931 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand at age 61, and was buried on 11 Mar 1931 in Karori Cemetery Wellington New Zealand.


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