Elizabeth Wright who married Ebenezer Hendry on 7 January 1839 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire
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Further details for Elizabeth Wright who married Ebenezer Hendry.
Elizabeth Wright married Ebenezer Hendry on 7 January 1839 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire as recorded in the Alloa parish register. I believe Ebenezer was baptised on 25 September 1782, as recorded in the Alloa parish register, the son of James Henry, a Weaver, and Margaret Neil. Ebenezer, a Carter, had originally been married to Margaret Donaldson in 1804 as recorded in the Alloa Parish Register, by whom he had five known children - John Hendry born 3rd March 1805, Peter Hendry born on 18th August 1806, Ebenezer Hendry born on 3rd March 1811, Margaret Hendry born on 23rd August 1812, and Mary Hendry born on 1st January 1815, all recorded in the Alloa Parish Register. (For further details on Ebenezer Hendry, Margaret Donaldson, their ancestry and children - Click here)
Marriage Record of Elizabeth Wright and Ebenezer Hendry of 7 January 1839 - the Alloa parish register.
For the 1841 census the couple were recorded together resident at Bridge Street, Alloa. Ebenezer Hendry was recorded as aged 55, an Agricultural Labourer, born in Clackmannanshire, and what is presumed to be his wife Elizabeth Wright aged 40, NOT born in Clackmannanshire. Ebenezer's occupation of Agricultural Labourer does not immediately fit with previously given occupations of Merchant or Carter for the Ebenezer Hendry, husband of Margaret Donaldson, but ...?? Included in the household was a Hugh Drymple, aged 40, a Coal Miner, and an individual whose name was not known, i.e. " N.K.", aged above 20, neither of whom were identified as born in Clackmannanshire.
1841 Census (7th. June) Alloa (465) Book 1 Page 18
Old Bridge, Alloa.
|Name||Age||Occupation||Born in County|
|Ebenezer Hendry||55||Agricultural Labourer||Yes|
|Hugh Drymple||40||Coal Miner||No|
Ebenezer Hendry, husband of Margaret Donaldson, died on 13 January 1849, aged 66. This fact is recorded on a headstone in Sighthill Cemetry in Glasgow, belonging to his son in law Thomas Kirk husband of his eldest daughter Mary. The headstone does not record where he died.
Kirk \ Hendry Grave stone in Sighthill Cemetery
(with grateful thanks to www.memento-mori.co.uk)
To the memory of MARGARET his daughter
Who died October 11th 1845
Aged 9 months
EBENEZER HENDRY his father in law
Died 13th January 1849 Aged 66
WILLIAM KIRK died 17th October 1855
Aged 10 months
ROBERT KIRK his brother
Died 5th December 1860
Aged 49 years
MARY HENDRY his wife
Died 10th February 1865
Aged 50 years
The above THOMAS KIRK
Died 14th June 1882
Aged 75 years
There is an Elizaeth Wright recorded as a widow, aged 73 living in Bridge Sreet, Alloa, born in Alva, Stirlingshire, for the 1851 census, although in theory to be the same Elizabeth Hendry, nee Wright, in the 1841 census she should have been recorded as aged between 50 and 54. However I do believe this is the Elizabeth Hendry, nee Wright, widow of Ebenezer.
1851 Census (31st. March) Alloa (465) Book 5 Pagee 20
Bridge Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire.
|Elizabeth Wright||Head - Widow||73||Alva, Stirlingshire|
My belief that this Elizabeth Wright was in fact Elizabeth Hendry, nee Wright, widow of Ebenezer is based on the death certificate of an Elizabeth Henry whose death was recorded in Alloa on 10 June 1856. This individual was recorded as Elizabeth Henry, a widow and a Pauper, aged 75, recorded as living in Old Bridge Street, Alloa. Although her parents names were recorded as "Unknown" her father's surname was given as "Wright". If I am correct in this assumption that this is Ebenezer's widow then she would have been born about 1778-1781. Obviously this would make her age listed in the 1841 census as wrong as one would expect her to be listed as aged somewhere between 55-65. However the 1841 census lists her as not born in Clackmannanshire which does fit with this 1851 census identifying her as born in Alva, Stirlingshire. The death certificate records that Elizabeth Henry, nee Wright, was buried in the Churchyard of Alloa, but as it also identifies her as a pauper it is highly unlikely that there was ever a headstone marking her place of burial.
Death Record of Elizabeth Henry, nee Wright - died 10 June 1856, Alloa, Clackmannanshire