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Renfrewshire, Scotland

Descendants of Unknown Crawford

 

Generation No. 1

1. UNKNOWN 1 CRAWFORDChildren of UNKNOWN CRAWFORD are:

2. i. WILLIAM 2 CRAWFORD , b. 1796, Beith, Ayr , Scotland ; d. Dec 18, 1881 , Lochwinnoch , Scotland . 3. ii. JOHN CRAWFORD , b. 1791.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM 2 CRAWFORD (UNKNOWN 1) was born 1796 in Beith, Ayr, Scotland, and died Dec 18, 1881 in Lochwinnoch, Scotland. He married (1) MARGARET RONALD Jan 09, 1835. She was born 1817 in Beith, Ayshire, and died Jun 07, 1842 in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He married (2) AGNES ORR Dec 13, 1845 in Lochwinnoch, Scotland, daughter of WILLIAM ORR and JANET BRODIE. She was born 1809 in Lochwinnoch, Scotland, and died Apr 09, 1891 in Lochwinnoch, Scotland.

Notes for WILLIAM CRAWFORD:

William's date of birth is not known. His headstone and various census records give different dates. The year 1796 is used because it appears on two different census records.

William was a wool mill owner at Calder Glen. He was in partnership with his older brother John. According to JT Hepburn he was from Ayrshire and began his working life as an apprentice.

Andro Crawfurd wrote in the Cairn of Lochwinnoch, about June of 1836, (volume 26, page 348);

"The Crawfurds have taken the mill from Colonel Harvey – driven by the Cloke Burn near the millhouse. William goes to collect the raw materiel. Ship it and disembark it at Port Glasgow. Humphray Barbour, Alan Gilmore, Jamie Storie each frequently bring it with their carts up. They sell their yarn to the Kilmarnock carpet manufacturers. They sent their carts every fortnight thither. One of the partners accompany their carts. They employ 22 spinners, piecers, carders, etc forby themselves. Their mill was erected by Mr. Adam in 1814. He sold it to Harvey."

One of the products that his mill produced in later years was blankets, one of which is still in the possession of Jessie (Hepburn) Williams.

More About WILLIAM CRAWFORD: Burial: Auld Simon, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

Notes for MARGARET RONALD:

Andro Crawfurd in the Cairn of Lochwinnoch states; "Died at Lochwinnoch, 7 June 1842, Margaret Ronald, wife of William Crawfurd, woolen manufacturer, in her 25 year."

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM CRAWFORD and MARGARET RONALD:

The 1841 census of Lochwinnoch finds the family listed on Calder Street, William at age 45, Margaret 30 and Mary 6.

More About AGNES ORR: Burial: Auld Simon, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

Child of WILLIAM CRAWFORD and MARGARET RONALD is:

i. MARY 3 CRAWFORD , b. 1835; m. WILLIAM WRIGHT , Jun 11, 1862 , Lochwinnoch , Scotland .

Notes for WILLIAM WRIGHT :
Son of Samuel WRIGHT (an Engineer's manager) and Ann NODDEN.

Marriage Notes for MARY CRAWFORD and WILLIAM WRIGHT : The marriage took place at 111 Calder Street , Lochwinnoch.

Children of WILLIAM CRAWFORD and AGNES ORR are:

ii. UNNAMED 3 CRAWFORD , b. Oct 30, 1846 ; d. 1846.

Notes for UNNAMED CRAWFORD : Twin to William died at birth

iii. WILLIAM CRAWFORD , b. Oct 30, 1846 ; d. Feb 12, 1880 .

More About WILLIAM CRAWFORD : Burial: Auld Simon, Lochwinnoch , Scotland

4. iv. JESSIE BRODIE CRAWFORD , b. Feb 19, 1849 , Lochwinnoch , Scotland ; d. Apr 20, 1941 , Lochwinnoch , Scotland .

3. JOHN 2 CRAWFORD (UNKNOWN 1) was born 1791. He married JANET GILLES. She was born in Beith, Ayrshire.

Notes for JANET GILLES:

Janet Crawford is shown in the 1851 Census on Calder Street Lochwinnoch with her niece Mary (17) and her nephew William Gilles, 18, born in Beith, Ayrshire. It is only supposed that her maiden name was Gilles. Janet, 60, is listed as the Head and as an annuitant. It is assumed therefore that her husband John had died sometime since the last census. In the same house or next door is a Margaret Crawford, 55, Widow, Head, Seamstress, Erskine, Renfrewshire. She is living with her unmarried brother, William Holmes, 53, a Cattle Dealer born in Erskine, Renfrewshire.

Child of JOHN CRAWFORD and JANET GILLES is:

i. MARY 3 CRAWFORD (Source 1841 census) .

Generation No. 3

4. JESSIE BRODIE 3 CRAWFORD (WILLIAM 2, UNKNOWN 1) was born Feb 19, 1849 in Lochwinnoch, Scotland, and died Apr 20, 1941 in Lochwinnoch, Scotland. She married JAMES HEPBURN Aug 01, 1871 in Lochwinnoch, Scotland, son of JAMES HEPBURN and JANE PENNIE. He was born 1842 in Biggar, Lanark, and died Jan 26, 1894 in Glasgow, Scotland.


 
Notes for JESSIE BRODIE CRAWFORD:

Family Tree Notes by J.T. Hepburn – 1962

"Jessie Brodie Hepburn (nee Crawford) the wife of JAMES Hepburn of Biggar and Glasgow, was born at Lochwinnoch in 1849. Her mother, William Crawford's second wife, Agnes Orr of Kaim, and the younger of two of a Crawford family. William Crawford Jr., her brother had died unmarried in 1880 and Jessie had married JAMES Hepburn at Lochwinnoch when 22 years old in 1871. After the death of her husband in Glasgow in 1894 the grain business was sold and she moved with daughter Addie to the Crawford house at Lochwinnoch and twenty-two years later, the old house of eight rooms was sold to the Lochwinnoch Gas Co. and they moved to a cottage at Johnshill which belonged to a cousin, an Orr of Kaim, (later to the Dickie family) and my mother died there in 1941.

My mother's father, William Crawford, had one daughter from his first marriage, namely Mary Crawford, who married a Mr Wright of Manchester who had been a clerk in the wool mill of the Crawford's at Lochwinnoch. After the wedding they moved to Manchester when my mother was a girl and their descendants are mostly there yet. We have lost touch with them principally because Crawford property and belongings was left to my mother."

Notes for JAMES HEPBURN:

Family Tree Notes by J.T. Hepburn – 1962

"JAMES Hepburn, (the writers father) was born at Biggar in 1842, educated at a Biggar school and served an apprenticeship as a salesman in a dry-goods store in Biggar. Next door to this store was a hardware shop run by a Mr. Gladstone, a second cousin of the William Edward Gladstone who later was the Prime Minister of England in London. JAMES Hepburn later worked at the same trade in Lesmahagow and Glasgow. In Glasgow he was with a large company in Argyle St. named Mann, Buyers & Co. Ltd. For several years (which is still flourishing) and in a neighbouring office met a William Crawford Jr. of Lochwinnoch. He was invited to visit the Crawford family there quite a few times who were the owners of the Crawford Wool Mills of Lochwinnoch and was later engaged to be married to Jessie Crawford (sister of William Crawford Jr.) whom he married at Lochwinnoch in 1871. They lived in Biggar near the Hepburn's shop and my sister Agnes and I were born there. We went to Biggar schools until I was ten and Addie was 13, then we moved to Crosshill, Glasgow in 1885, a suburb near the lovely Queen's Park. We had a flat at 20 Dixon Avenue, off Victoria road, then moved to 10 Carrington St., at the west end of the city (off Great Western Rd.) in 1887 to be near a grain store my father had opened in St. George Rd. near St. George Cross, which was carried on until he died in 1894, when 51 years of age. Then mother and sister moved to the old Crawford house at Lochwinnoch which had been left to her on Grandma Crawford's death in 1891. JAMES Hepburn was buried at the old Lochwinnoch graveyard at the foot of Johnshill Road, beside the ruins of the ancient church of the village, a relic of reformation days."

More About JAMES HEPBURN:

Date born: 1842, Biggar, Scotland
Died: 1894, Glasgow, Scotland
Burial: Auld Simon, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

Children of JESSIE CRAWFORD and JAMES HEPBURN are:

5. i. JAMES THOMAS ORR 4 HEPBURN , b. May 19, 1875 , Biggar, Lanarkshire , Scotland ; d. 1967, Vancouver , B.C..

ii. AGNES JANE CRAWFORD HEPBURN , b. 1872, Biggar , Scotland ; d. 1961, Paisley , Scotland .

Notes for AGNES JANE CRAWFORD HEPBURN :

Family Tree Notes by J.T. Hepburn – 1962

"Agnes (Addie) Jane Crawford Hepburn, daughter of JAMES and Jessie Hepburn, born in Biggar, 29 June 1872 . Educated at Miss Ramsay's School at Biggar and Hutchison's Girls School in Glasgow and died at Paisley after a long life in Glasgow and Lochwinnoch, many years with her mother. Not married and died in 1961. "

In Lochwinnoch Addie lived at Braehead, the Crawford family home on Calder Street and later at Sunnyside Cottage Johnshill which belonged to the Orr family.

Generation No. 4

5. JAMES THOMAS ORR 4 HEPBURN (JESSIE BRODIE 3 CRAWFORD, WILLIAM 2, UNKNOWN 1) was born May 19, 1875 in Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and died 1967 in Vancouver, B.C.. He married MARGARET MCLEAN SMITH Apr 14, 1911 in Nanaimo, B.C., daughter of NEIL SMITH and AGNES NELSON. She was born Oct 24, 1880 in Mossend, West Calder, Edinburgh, Scotland, and died Aug 18, 1965 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Notes for JAMES THOMAS ORR HEPBURN:

Family Tree Notes by J.T. Hepburn – 1962

“JAMES Thomas Orr Hepburn, son of JAMES and Jessie Hepburn, born in Biggar, 19 May 1875. Educated at Hutchison's Boys School and Allan Glen's Technical School, Glasgow and graduated in 1890. He served a five year apprenticeship at Watson, Laidlaw & Co's engineering works in Glasgow. Then was twelve years as draughtsman and designer in mechanical engineering work (including latterly, motor car design) in various companies in Glasgow and Coventry. Was a partner for two years in Abbot Engineering Co of Paisley, which was financed by a second cousin, R.B. Dickie of Troon. Sold out share in the Abbot Eng. Co. in 1809 and emigrated to Canada. Worked about 17 years as Chief Engineer to Nanaimo & South Wellington Coal Company with a two year period for a change of occupation to fruit growing in Keating Sannich, near Victoria. Then 18 years as Designing Engineer and Chief Draughtsman for bridges and structures work with the Public Works Department of the B.C. Government at the Parliament Building, Victoria. Retired at 70 on a civil service pension in 1945 to Parksville, Vancouver Island, and later when 80 moved to Victoria, then to North Surrey B.C. in 1959, to be beside our daughter Nancy Vincent. He married, Margaret McLean Smith of Nanaimo in 1911. She had emigrated to B.C. with her family in 1910 from Shettleston, near Glasgow and was the second daughter of Neil McLean Smith who was born at Huntsfield Farm, Biggar in 1854and died in Nanaimo in 1925.”

More About JAMES THOMAS ORR HEPBURN:

Date born 2: 1875, Biggar, Scotland
Died 2: 1967, Vancouver

Children of JAMES HEPBURN and MARGARET SMITH are:

6. i. JAMES THOMAS 5 HEPBURN , b. Mar 12, 1912 ; d. 1973.

7. ii. AGNES NELSON CRAWFORD HEPBURN , b. Mar 02, 1914 ; d. 1992.

8. iii. NELSON SMITH HEPBURN , b. Oct 30, 1917 .

9. iv. JESSIE CRAWFORD HEPBURN , b. Mar 23, 1922 , Cedar Creek , BC .

Generation No. 5

6. JAMES THOMAS 5 HEPBURN (JAMES THOMAS ORR 4, JESSIE BRODIE 3 CRAWFORD, W ILLIAM 2, U NKNOWN 1) was born Mar 12, 1912, and died 1973. He married M OLLY M OYER Oct 18, 1941 in Anglican Church, Victoria, British Columbia.

Notes for JAMES THOMAS HEPBURN:

Family Tree Notes by J.T. Hepburn – 1962

“ JAMES Thomas Hepburn, born 12th March 1912, at Nanaimo, B.C., eldest son of JAMES T.O. and Margaret Hepburn, educated at a Nanaimo school, then at Cedar District School till 1927 when the family moved to Victoria. He graduated from Victoria High School in 1929 and worked as a draughtsman for a patent agent in Victoria till 1932, when he started work as a radio technician with Island Tug and Barge Co. of Victoria till 1940. He married Molly Moyer, the secretary for the Island Tug & Barge Co., in 1941. He became a partner in the Spillsbury & Hepburn Radio Co. of Vancouver in 1941, which developed into the Queen Charlotte Air Lines in 1944. They then sold out to the Pacific Western Air Lines in 1957. JAMES is now the manager of the Radio Telecommunications Council of B.C. and owner of rental property in apartment blocks in Vancouver and a country cottage and acreage at Matsqui which is the headquarters of his radio work. They have two of a family, JAMES Peter Hepburn, born 1943, a college student of the U.B.C. of Vancouver and a future electrical engineer in spaceships probably. Mary Jean Hepburn, born 1946, now at high school in Vancouver.”

7. AGNES NELSON CRAWFORD 5 HEPBURN (JAMES THOMAS ORR 4, JESSIE BRODIE 3 CRAWFORD, W ILLIAM 2, U NKNOWN 1) was born Mar 02, 1914, and died 1992. She married F REDRICK V INCENT Jun 01, 1946 in Parksville, BC. He was born 1904, and died 1981.

Notes for AGNES NELSON CRAWFORD HEPBURN:

Family Tree Notes by J.T. Hepburn – 1962

“Agnes Nelson Crawford Vincent (nee Hepburn), born 2nd March 1914 at Nanaimo B.C. Educated at Nanaimo, Cedar District and Victoria schools and a graduate of Victoria High School in 1931. Married Frederic Vincent of Saskatchewan, at Parksville on July 1, 1946 after several years working during the war in an airplane factory in Vancouver and assistant nurse at the Vancouver General Hospital later. Has three children who were born at Bralorne, B.C. where their father worked in the gold mines there. Douglas S. born in 1947, Margaret and Irene (twins) born in 1948. Moved to Surrey, B.C. (near New Westminster) in 1950, where the family are now at school. Frederic Vincent was born at Earl Grey, Saskatchewan in 1904 and was in the Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.”

8. NELSON SMITH 5 HEPBURN (JAMES THOMAS ORR 4, JESSIE BRODIE 3 CRAWFORD, W ILLIAM 2, UNKNOWN 1) was born Oct 30, 1917. He married JOSEPHINE COOK Jun 01, 1940.

Notes for SMITH HEPBURN:

Family Tree Notes by J.T.Hepburn – 1962

“Nelson Smith Hepburn, born at Nanaimo 30th Oct. 1917. Educated at Cedar District and Victoria schools. Trained as a mechanic and wood turner in Victoria til 2nd World War. He joined the Volunteer Branch of the 9th Coastal Battery, R.C.A. in 1937 and was transferred to the Canadian Army in 1939, at the end of the war in 1945, retired as Lieutenant. Was married to Josephine Cook of Victoria on June 1st 1943. Attended Vancouver University, 1946 to 1950 and graduated as B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and was appointed a member of the Professional Enginees Association of B.C. in 1953. He was a draughtsman with the Highway Department in the Parliament Buildings, Victoria, 1952-1956 and a partner in A.B. Sanderson Co. Consulting Engineers for bridges and structural work from 1957 to date.

They have three of a family, Roberta L. Hepburn, born 1941 now a college student at U.B.C. and in the summer, an expert caterer at the Banff Springs Hotel, Malcolm Bruce Hepburn, born 1945, a future worker in protons and radio active isotopes and Catherine Anne Hepburn, born 1956 and just started school in Vancouver, the youngest and liveliest of her generation and has more electrical energy than her namesake in the theatrical line.”

9. JESSIE CRAWFORD 5 HEPBURN (JAMES THOMAS ORR 4, JESSIE BRODIE 3 CRAWFORD, W ILLIAM 2, UNKNOWN 1) was born Mar 23, 1922 in Cedar Creek, BC. She married JOHN ELLIOTT WILLIAMS Apr 04, 1942 in Victoria, B.C., son of ROBERT WILLIAMS and ANNA MARSHALL. He was born Oct 11, 1916 in Ormond, Ontario, and died Nov 22, 1991 in Brockville, Ontario.

Notes for JESSIE CRAWFORD HEPBURN:

Family Tree Notes by J.T.Hepburn – 1962

"Jessie Crawford Williams (nee Hepburn) born 23 March 1922 at Cedar District V.I. Educated at Victoria and graduated from a Victoria High School, 1940 and from St. Margaret's Business School, 1941. Served one year as teller on the staff of the Fort Street Branch of the Royal Bank of Canada in Victoria. Married John E. Williams, an engineer in a Corvette of the Canadian Navy, serving in the Second World War, on 4th April 1942 at Victoria B.C. They moved to Ontario about Sept 1945 and to London Ontario in 1950 where jack was a power plant engineer in the general Motors Diesel Co. Ltd. In the making of diesel locomotives and since 1961 as Superintendent of Malton Airport on the staff of the Canadian Government Department of Transport at Toronto.

They have four boys, John Patrick, born 23rd April 1943 in Victoria, now at high school in Toronto and a boy to be proud of as he has ability. Robert Nelson, b. 1948 (the survivor of twins) and a lively Williams. David Elliott, b. 1950, the strong one of the family and Thomas Marshall, b. 1952, going to be the tall one of the family (maybe). All except John were born in Ontario but the family should some day come to B.C. for a better climate!"

According to Jessie herself, she went to Oak Bay High School as did her brother Nelson and sister Nancy.

More About JOHN ELLIOTT WILLIAMS:

Burial: Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville, Ontario

 

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Reproduced with permission David Williams, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada