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Dave's Ancestors - McGuinness

McGuinness


The name McGuinness has a variety of spellings on different documents, McGuiness, McGuines, McGinnes, McInnes, Miginess, but, unless quoting a document, I will stick to 'McGuinness'


 

Generation 1.

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McGuinness Family Tree.
Alexander McGuinness (born in the 1770s ) (listed as McInnes on most documents), [husband of Jean Scott (born in the 1770s )]

 

Generation 2.

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McGuinness Family Tree.

Children of Alexander and Jean
All listed as McInnes on the baptism registers:

Marion McInnes, [baptised on 29th January 1792, Glasgow. (Her father documented as a soldier in the 37th Regiment.)]
Jean McInnes, [born on 1st December 1798, Glasgow. (Her father documented as a weaver.)]
Daniel McInnes, [born on 6th December 1802, Glasgow. (His father documented as a weaver.)]
Robert McInnes, [born on 17th April 1805, Glasgow.]
Robert McInnes, [born on 8th September 1806, Glasgow.]
William McInnes, [born on 28th August 1808, Glasgow.]
Edward McGuinness (1810 - 1853),
[husband of Janet Taylor (1811 - ), daughter of James Taylor and Margaret Finlay of Barony, Lanarkshire.]
Other children of James Taylor and Margaret were John Taylor (1801 - ) and William Taylor (1806 - ).
William, who married Mary (1811 - ), and they had two children, Samuel (1839 - ) and Margaret (1841 - ).

 

Generation 3.

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McGuinness Family Tree.

Children of Edward and Janet.

Philip McGuinness (1836 - ),
[married to Ann Brice (1840 - ) in 1858 :- children include Frederick (1858 - ) and Sarah E. (1861 - )].
Elizabeth McGuinness (1838 to 1896),
[wife of William Cherrington (1833 to 1873) and then John Eakin (1844 - 1907)].
Edward McGuinness (1840 - ),
[married to Hannah Clemson (1842 - ) in 1863 at Burley, Leeds].
Alexander Taylor McGuinness (1843 - ),
[married to Jane Hunter, (née Turton), in 1888 at St Catharine, Wigan].
William Taylor McGuinness (1848? - ),
[married to Ellen Holmes in 1876 at Middlesborough].
Mary McGuinness (1850? - ),
[married to James Evans (1847 - ) in 1871 at St John the Baptist, Toxteth].

Generation 4.

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McGuinness Family Tree.

Children of Elizabeth and William

Edward Cherrington (1861 to 1924).
Mary Cherrington (1864 to 1919).
Jennet Cherrington (1870 - ).
Mary Ann Cherrington(1874 - ).
Joanna Cherrington (1874 - ).

Children of Elizabeth and her second husband John Eakin:

Rebecca Eakin (1879 - ),
[Married to Joseph Smith Deam Twist on 12th June 1898].
William John Eakin (1881 - ).



Further details of Dave's direct McGuiness ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.



 

Alexander McGuinness (1774? - ), [written as McInnes on most documents].



Alexander's Birth.

Alexander was born about 1774, (based on the 1841 census and being at least 16 at the time of his marriage).

Alexander's Marriage.

Alexander McInnes, soldier in Captain Grant's Independent Company, married Jean Scot(t) on 28th November 1790 in Stirling.

Alexander's Career.

At the baptism of his first child, Marion, in Glasgow, in 1792, Alexander was a soldier in the 37th Regiment. By 1798, at the baptism of the second child, Jean, Alexander was a weaver, and remained so, at least until 1810 at the baptism of his youngest son, Edward.

1841 Census
This is a possible, (unproven), reference to Alexander, presumably widowed,
living with the Crawford family,
Gartcraig, Shettleston, Lanarkshire.

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Google map showing general location of Shettleston in 1841. Google map showing general location of Shettleston in 1841.
Alexander Crawford, age 50.
Margaret Crawford, age 30.
Isabella Crawford, age 15.
James Crawford, age 7.
James Barr, age 65.
Alexander Mcinnes, age 65.

Edward McGuinness (1810 to 1853).



In Brief:


In detail:

Edward's Baptism.

2nd September 1810, to Alexander McInnes, weaver, and Jean Scott, Glasgow.

Edward's Marriage.

To Janet Taylor at Barony, Lanark, Scotland.

From the Proclamation of Banns and Marriages for the Parish of Barony, Lanark:
1st July 1832,
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McGinnis;  "Edward McGinnis,   Glassblower,  Finnieston, and Janet Taylor, residing there."


1841 census. Colbournbrook, Amblecote, Staffordshire.

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Edward McGuiness, age 30, Glass Maker, born Scotland.
Jennett McGuiness, age 30, born Scotland.
Philip McGuiness, age 5.
Elizabeth McGuiness, age 2?

1851 census.
Campbell Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, Staffs.

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Edward McGinnes, age 39, Glass Maker, born Lanark, Scotland.
Jennet McGinnes, age 39, born Scotland.
Phillip McGinnes, age 15, Glass Maker, born Manchester, Lancs.
Elizabeth McGinnes, age 12, born Manchester, Lancs.
Edward McGinnes, age 11, born Staffordshire.
Alexander McGinnes, age 7, born Staffordshire.
William McGinnes, age 3, born Staffordshire.
Mary McGinnes, age 1, born Staffordshire.

Edward's Death.

Edward died in 1853 in Dudley, Staffordshire.

GRO Reference: 1853, September Quarter, DUDLEY. Volume 06C Page 72.

Janet Taylor, wife of Edward McGuinness.



In Brief:


In detail:

Janet's Birth and baptism:
From the register of the parish of Barony, Glasgow, for September 1811.

Taylor: James Taylor, Coalier, Parkhead, and Margaret Finlay, had their 7th child born 11th, baptised 29th, named Janet.
Chas. and Robt. Taylor wit.



Janet's Marriage.

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To Edward McGinnis, at Barony, Lanark, Scotland.

From the Proclamation of Banns and Marriages for the Parish of Barony, Lanark:
1st July 1832.
McGinnis:  "Edward McGinnis   Glassblower,  Finnieston, and Janet Taylor, residing there."


1841 census. Colbournbrook, Amblecote, Staffordshire.

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Edward McGuiness, age 30, Glass Maker, born Scotland.
Jennett McGuiness, age 30, born Scotland.
Philip McGuiness, age 5.
Elizabeth McGuiness, age 2?

1851 census.
Campbell Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, Staffs.

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Edward McGinnes, age 39, Glass Maker, born Lanark, Scotland.
Jennet McGinnes, age 39.
Phillip McGinnes, age 15, Glass Maker, born Manchester, Lancs.
Elizabeth McGinnes, age 12, born Manchester, Lancs.
Edward McGinnes, age 11, born Staffordshire.
Alexander McGinnes, age 7, born Staffordshire.
William McGinnes, age 3, born Staffordshire.
Mary McGinnes, age 1, born Staffordshire.

Widowed.

Janet's husband, Edward, died in 1853, in Dudley.


1861 census.
Mamble, Dudley, Staffs.

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Janet McGinnis, widow, age 47, House Servant, born Scotland.
Alexander McGinnis, age 16, Iron Puddler, born Stourbridge, Staffs.
William McGinnis, age 12, born Stourbridge, Staffs.
Mary McGinnis, age 10, born Dudley.

1871 census.
60 Raglan Street, Garston.

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Map showing Raglan Street, Garston Map showing Raglan Street, Garston.
Janet McGuinness, age 60, born Glasgow, Scotland.
Alexander McGuinness, age 28, Puddler, born Stourbridge, Worcestershire.
William McGuinness, age 21, Puddler, born Stourbridge.
Mary McGuinness, age 19, Servant Domestic, born Dudley, Worcestershire.
Joseph Smith, (boarder), age 24, Puddler, born Wolverhampton.
Thomas Bridgeins? (boarder), age 30, Puddler, born Dudley, Worcestershire.

Janet's Death.

Janet McGuinness, died age 60, on 1st December 1871.
She was buried at St Augustine, Grassendale, Liverpool, on 3rd December 1871.


 

Elizabeth McGuinness.



In Brief:


In detail:


Elizabeth's Birth.

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Elizabeth McGuinniss (sic), was born on 17th June 1838. Her father was Edward McGuinniss, a glassmaker. Her mother, Jane McGuinniss (sic), of Medlock Street, Hulme, registered the birth on the 9th July.

1841 census. Colbournbrook, Amblecote, Staffordshire.

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Google map showing location of Coalbournbrook, Amblecote Google map showing location of Coalbournbrook, Amblecote.
Edward McGuiness, age 30, Glass Maker, born Scotland.
Jennett McGuiness, age 30, born Scotland.
Philip McGuiness, age 5.
Elizabeth McGuiness, age 2?

1851 census.
Campbell Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, Staffs.

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Edward McGinnes, age 39, Glass Maker, born Lanark, Scotland.
Jennet McGinnes, age 39.
Phillip McGinnes, age 15, Glass Maker, born Manchester, Lancs.
Elizabeth McGinnes, age 12, born Manchester, Lancs.
Edward McGinnes, age 11, born Staffordshire.
Alexander McGinnes, age 7, born Staffordshire.
William McGinnes, age 3, born Staffordshire.
Mary McGinnes, age 1, born Staffordshire.

Elizabeth's Marriage, (from certificate).

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Google map showing parish church, Dudley. Google map showing parish church Dudley.
William Cherrington married Elizabeth Miginess at The Parish Church, Dudley, on 21st July 1861.
William, of full age, was a Puddler. His father was Robert Cherrington, also a Puddler.
Elizabeth's father was Edward Miginess (dead), a glass blower.
The witnesses were William Burton and Drucilla Warrington.

Notes:
William Burton and Drucilla Warrington, (born 4th May 1842), both lived in Old Cross Street, Tipton, in 1861. Drucilla was at number 32, with parents John and Hannah, while William Burton (1839 - ), unmarried, was lodging at number 34. He was a puddler.

First child.

Elizabeth's first child, Edward, was born on 21st December 1861 at Willow Street, Burley, Leeds. The birth certificate shows his mother as Elizabeth Cherrington, formerly McGuiness.

Link to Cherrington family page.

1871 census.
56 Raglan Street, Garston.
RG10 3853.

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Map showing Raglan Street, Garston. Map showing Raglan Street, Garston
William Cherrington, age 38, Puddler, born Tipton, Staffs.
Elizabeth Cherrington, age 30, born Manchester.
Edward Cherrington, age 8, born Leeds, Yorks.
Mary Cherrington, age 6, born Tipton, Staffs.
Jennet Cherrington, age 9 months, born Garston, Lancs.

NB. At number 60 Raglan Street was Janet McGuinness, Elizabeth's mother, and her family.

Widowed.

Elizabeth's husband, William, was admitted to Prestwich Lunatic Asylum on 20th December 1872.
He died on 15th July 1873.
The cause of death was "Exhaustion termination General Paralysis."
William was buried on 19th July 1873, at St Mary the Virgin, Prestwich.

Elizabeth after William's death:


On 19th May 1874, Elizabeth had two daughters baptised at St Augustines Roman Catholic Church in Cressington, near Garston.

Anno 18__ die__ mensis__ nata et anno 1874 die 19 mensis Maii baptizat a est Maria Anna Cherrington filia Gulielmi et Elizabeth Cherrington (olim McGuiness) conjugum: a me Jacobo Hegarty CSSR.
Patrinus fuit__ Matrina fuit Joanna Lawton.
also,
Anno 18__ die__ mensis__ nata et anno 1874 die 17 mensis Maii baptizat a est sub conditione Joanna Cherrington filia Gulielmi et Elizabeth Cherrington (olim McGuiness) conjugum: a me Jacobo Hegarty CSSR.
Patrinus fuit__ Matrina fuit Helena Witten.


Second marriage.

Elizabeth seems to have remarried, (or at least engaged in partnership), to John Eakin. I still have not been able to find this marriage in the the index, but these are the census references from which the notion arises, and which are fairly conclusive:

1881 census
19 Window Lane, Garston
RG11 3719

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Map showing Window Lane, Garston. Map showing Window Lane, Garston
John Eakin, age 40, General Labourer, born Ireland.
Elizabeth Eakin, age 42, born Manchester.
Edwin "Derrington", (stepson of John, therefore Elizabeth's son), age 21, born Staffs, Dudley.
This, surely, is Edward Cherrington, William and Elizabeth's son?
Mary "Derrington", (stepdaughter of John ), age 19, Dom. Servant, born Staffs, Dudley.
Similarly, I believe this is Mary Cherrington, William and Elizabeth's daughter.
"Jane Derrington", (stepdaughter of John ), age 7, born Garston.
Similarly, I believe this is Jennet Cherrington, William and Elizabeth's daughter.
Rebecca Eakin, age 2, born Garston.
Wm. John Eakin, age 2 months, born Garston.

1891 census.
19 Window Lane, Garston.
RG13 3004.

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Map showing Window Lane, Garston. Map showing Window Lane, Garston.
John "Haken", (Eakin), age 50, Labourer, Iron Foundry, born Ireland.
Elizabeth "Haken", age 50, born Manchester.
Rebecca "Haken", age 13, born Garston.
Edward Cherrington, "son", age 32, Labourer Iron Foundry, born Yorks, Leeds.

In 1892, Elizabeth's daughter, Janet, taking the name of her stepfather, 'Eakins', married Thomas Abbott (1866 - ), at St Catherine's Edge Hill. Thomas was brother to Richard Edward Abbott (1858 - 1897), husband of Elizabeth's daughter, Mary Cherrington (1864 - 1919).



Elizabeth's Death.

Elizabeth Eakin, (née McGuinness, formerly Cherrington), was buried at St Michael's, Garston, on 9th November 1896.
In the register, her age is given as 55 yrs, and she was living at 16 Window Lane, Garston.


1901 census.

By 1901, John Eakin was on his own, age 57, at 16 Window Lane, with daughter Rebecca, (now Twist), and her husband Joseph and their son John, aged 3 months).
[Rebecca and husband were still at the same address in 1911, but son John had died. They had a daughter, Elizabeth, aged 7.]
[Joseph Smith Deam Twist was brother of John Twist, who was married to Sarah Cherrington Abbott (1882 - 1944), daughter of Mary Cherrington (1864 - 1919), who then married in 1884 to Richard Edward Abbott (1858 - 1897).]


John Eakin's death.

John Eakin died age 65, at 16 Window Lane, Garston. He was buried on 16th November 1907 at St Michael, Garston.