View Full Version : James MCCAULEY, 1840-1918, LKS, SCT>ON, CAN
16-03-2012, 5:51 PM
Looking for information concerning the parents, possible siblings, and immigration story of James McCauley (variants), son of James McCauley and Jane Crawford, born circa 1840 (possibly February 3 1843) at (likely Glasgow) Lanarkshire, Scotland immigrated to Canada prior to October 1864.
Notation from family bible:
“...the rite of “Holy Matrimony” was celebrated between James McCauley of Mount Pleasant, [Brant County], Ontario and Jemima Hunt of Scotland, [Brant County], Ontario on October 11, 1864 at Scotland, [Brant County], Ontario, by R.B. Montgomery. Witnesses: Robert Anderson; Harriet Gladden”
Marriage register gives parents’ names: James McCauley, Jane Crawford; Cyrus Hunt, Lucinda Rose.
Issue of James McCauley & Jemima Hunt: Lucinda, James, Robert Bruce, Thomas, Jane, John, William Wallace, Eliza, and Janet, all born in Ontario, Canada.
Nothing conclusive so far found among Scottish OPRs or censuses to definitely connect my James to the various McCauleys in Lanarkshire.
James McCauley was known to have lived in Brant County, Oxford County, and Muskoka, Ontario. He died at Gravenhurst, Ontario May 18, 1918.
16-03-2012, 7:08 PM
Hello and welcome.:)
Familysearch have two baptisms for parents James Macaulay and Jane Crawford in Bridgeton Glasgow - Janet in 1856 and Andrew in 1858.
This is after 1855 so you should be able to download their birth records from Scotlandspeople which would give you a little information (if it is the correct family)
17-03-2012, 5:08 PM
Thanks for the welcome and the suggestion.
I have copies of the birth records for both Janet (1856) and Andrew (1858) and the home address is 29 Lylefield St, Bridgeton, Glasgow which has them matching the McCulie/McAulay family as found in the 1861 and 1871 censuses although neither Janet nor Andrew appear...I suspect they may have died in infancy. These are the only children I can find in the OPRs for James and Jane Crawford McAulay despite hours of creative searching. Similarly, there is no marriage for James and Jane...the closest match I can find is for James McAllan & Jean Crawfore at Barony, Glasgow City, December 7, 1839. Unfortunately, I need to order the LDS film or a copy of the register from ScotlandsPeople as the ScotlandsPeople TIFF file is unavailable for download.
According to all census records 1861-1891 for James McAulay (variant spellings) and Jane Crawford (variant spellings) of Lylefield & Crownpoint Streets. Glasgow, their living children were: Jane (1842), John (1847), William (1849), James (1852), Marion (1854).
In addition, I have copies of the death certificates for Jane McAulay of 4 Crownpoint St Glasgow (74 yrs, 1891) wife of James McAulay and daughter of William Crawford and Jane Miller; and James McAulay of 71 East Wilson St Glasgow (80 yrs, 1896) widower of Jane Crawford and son of John McAulay and Margaret Robb. The names, professions, and addresses connect this couple to the 1861-1891 censuses as mentioned above.
This family line seems to be my brickwall!
19-03-2012, 3:09 PM
I can see your problem! If this is your family you would not expect a James b 1852. have you been able to find them - or your James - in 1851 or 1841? Sorry I only have access to freecenand I can't spot them so far. Maybe someone else here will find them.
Scotlandspeople have a baptism in 1852 in Glasgow City, Glasgow district of a James Macaulay in OPRs, obviously not your James, but could be the other one. Father James but no match if you put Jane or Jean as mother's name. But sometimes mother's name is not given.
I suppose it is just about possible that your James was actually some other name but became known as James ( today in Scotland people are often called Jimmy when it isn't actually their name) Or he could have been Alexander James (or some other combination) or may have decided to take on his father's name.. Alternatively could the other James have taken on his brother's name when he left for Canada? Actually sounds very unlikely even as I write it!
On an earlier post elsewhere you said you thought James sailed from Liverpool in 1860. I had a look on the census indexes for Liverpool for 1851 but no luck so far.
Do you know if James travelled alone or with other family members?
I haven't found another James Macaulay/ Jane Crawford marriage so far either. You seem to have been looking very thoroughly and for a long time - sorry I haven't been more help, but will keep thinking.
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