Table of Contents

1      Letter to the Family....................................................................................................... 3

2      Alexander Family History............................................................................................ 4

3      Alexander Paul and Euphemia Alexander Marriage Record............................... 6

3.1   Alexander Paul Alexander Death Record......................................................... 7

3.2   Euphemia Alexander Death Record.................................................................. 8

4      Family Event Location Maps....................................................................................... 9

4.1   Birth Locations Map of Coatbridge.................................................................... 9

4.2   Birth and Death Locations Map of Glasgow................................................... 10

5      History of the Quarrier Children.............................................................................. 11

5.1   Quarrier Village is located in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, Scotland.... 11

5.2   Scotland Map Quarriers Homes........................................................................ 12

5.3   Quarriers Researcher Information Provided................................................. 12

5.4   Bridge of Weir Journal Entry Page 88............................................................ 13

5.5   Bridge of Weir Journal Entry Page 89............................................................ 15

6      Agnes Barbour Alexander (Nessa)........................................................................... 17

6.1   Agnes Barbour Alexander Birth Record......................................................... 18

7      Sarah Stewart Alexander (Sadie).............................................................................. 19

7.1   Sarah Stewart Alexander Birth Record.......................................................... 20

7.2   Sarah’s Husband Edwin Bourne Family Census Record 1901.................. 21

8      Mary Eliza Alexander................................................................................................. 22

8.1   Mary Eliza Alexander Birth Record................................................................ 23

9      William Murray Alexander........................................................................................ 24

9.1   William Alexander Birth Record...................................................................... 24

9.2   William and Paul Jr. Birth Record Large View............................................ 25

9.3   William Alexander Death Record..................................................................... 26

9.4   Bridge of Weir William Alexander Grave Information............................... 27

10    Paul Alexander Jr........................................................................................................ 28

10.1 Paul Alexander Jr. Birth Record...................................................................... 28

10.2 Paul Alexander Jr. Death Record..................................................................... 29

11    Janet “Jennie” Murray Alexander  1897................................................................. 30

11.1 Janet Murray Alexander Birth Record........................................................... 32

11.2 Janet Murray Coates Death Records............................................................... 33

11.3 Cemetery Plot Location Belmont Park Cemetery........................................ 33

11.4 Belmont Park Cemetery Map............................................................................ 34

11.5 Janet Murray Coates Obituary Youngstown Vindicator............................. 35

12    Alexander Family Pedigree....................................................................................... 36

13    Mc Innes Family Pedigree.......................................................................................... 38

14    Notes:............................................................................................................................... 39

15    Suggested Readings for Home Children.................................................................. 40

 

 


 

1         Letter to the Family

By: James David Coates  Sugar Land, Texas - May 2005

 

To all of the Alexander family ancestors this document is a special gift to all. I would like to share my research to date.  I began accumulating information when my children had family tree projects in elementary school.  Unfortunately many years have past and until just recently I again was asked about our heritage.  Well not knowing enough about our past and having limited personal references I felt the need to find out just where did we come from?

 

I hope you will take the time to not just read about the Alexander’s but to embrace your heritage.  In our fast paced lives we have forgotten about the inner-fiber that we are woven from.  Those generations before us have endured the toughest of times and in the world that we live in today we cannot even begin to comprehend how they managed to survive.  I realize that as every generation passes it will be harder and harder to look back, however as additional data becomes available our children can continue digging deeper into our history which will certainly enrich their lives. 

 

The information I have assembled came from our family members, friends, The Quarrier Children’s Orphanage, Databases on the Internet - Scotland vital records http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ , Canada Genealogy http://www.collectionscanada.ca./archivianet/020110_e.html , the United States Census records though our public library system.  Many dates and descriptions listed on these archives, and census records have been the method to verify and to form leads for additional research.  As you study the content of these documents you will see how they tie together when, where and why everyone fits into our family tree.

 

Fortunately the resources that are on the Internet today have allowed me to obtain documents that would have been completely un-obtainable just 10 years ago without spending thousands of dollars and probably hundreds of hours researching old papers and public archived records.   The agencies and government documents that I managed to obtain would have never happened if it had to be done manually in my lifetime, and the sad truth is our heritage would have been erased. Other than my time I have spent less than $100 obtaining these documents.  I know that would please our ancestors knowing how poor they once were.

 

I have provided the story of the Quarrier Home Children as a reference so that we may understand where Alexander children they were raised along with maps to give us an idea where they were born and died in Scotland.  Records for births, deaths and, marriages are priceless.  It giving us the ages and parents of each family allowing us to spread our research out even farther then you could have expected.

 

Consider this document a basis for you own journey into Genealogy. As you read and research on your own  you can add your information to the notes section of this document and when any of us find additional data please forward it to me and I will continue to update our family tree in a PAF Personal Ancestry File filed with the LDS http://www.familysearch.org  noting your contribution.

Jim Coates  2005


 

2         Alexander Family History

 

The Alexander family roots go well back to the 1600’ in Ireland and 1880’s in Scotland, however my detailed research has only reached back to about 1855 to the Township: Holestone, County: Antrim, Country: Ireland where Andrew Alexander and his wife Eliza Picken had a small farm.   They may have had several children however Paul Logan Alexander was born 1854 is our direct line and where my research is focused. Paul would be 5 generations deep by 2005.

 

Paul Logan Alexander 1st of 3 marriages was to Agnes Sarah Wilson the daughter of David Wilson and Mary Todd.  They were married January 20, 1873 in the town of: Carrickfergus in the county of Antrium, in the country of Ireland.   They had 2 sons Andrew Alexander September 9, 1873 and John Alexander December 14, 1874.  I have not found a record for the death of Agnes Sarah; however they were only married a few years before Paul was widowed.

 

Paul Logan Alexander 2nd of 3 marriages was to Mary Margaret Graham.  They were married   May 18, 1877 in the town of Nandulstown, Drummal in the county of Antrium in the country of Ireland. There was 1 daughter Eliza Alexander March 2, 1878.  I have not found a record for the death of Mary Margaret; however they were only married also a few years before Paul was widowed again.

 

Paul Logan Alexander and his 3 children left Ireland for unknown reasons and came to Scotland to the town of Old Monkland / Coatbridge in Lanark County. He is now listed in all of the official Scottish documents as Alexander Paul Alexander. Paul then married his 3rd Wife Euphemia McInnes.  They were married on March 8th, 1887 in the town of Coatbridge / Old Monkland, in the county of Lanark, in the country of Scotland. Euphemia was the daughter of Robert and Margaret McInnes (which is listed on her death record but her marriage record lists William McInnes and Agnes Downie).  At the time of their marriage the parents from both sides were already deceased.  They began their family of 6 children: Agnes Barbour 1888, Sarah Stewart 1890, and Mary Eliza 1892, Twin boys William Murray, and Paul 1894, and Janet Murray 1896.

 

Paul worked as a labor in the coal mines, a railway porter, a stableman, and margarine maker at Neil’s bakery in Glasgow. Euphemia did not have a work record.  They lived in Coatbridge and Glasgow until their father Alexander Paul died of alcohol poisoning due to excessive drinking in October 8, 1897 at age 43 and then their mother Euphemia passed away 5 months later in February 23, 1898 of heart disease at age 41.  The children without adult care were referred to the Quarrier Home Children Association by a local clergyman after the families of the first two marriages would not take them in.

 

During the 1800’s Scotland was a developing industrialized country that changed the demographics of its citizens.  Many country peasants and farmers moved to larger villages or cities to find work in the factories, mines, etc.  Unfortunately a lot of these people lived in deplorable ghetto conditions, some starving and many developing communicable health issues.  Many of these people suffered terribly at the hand of the wealthy.  They were forced to work long hard hours and many had to have their children exploited as workers in the textile mills and coal mines.  Eventually the government made laws to protect the children.  The counties, townships, or shires that they lived were required to provide suitable living conditions for the children.  The laws provided an avenue for the local government officials to take control of orphans and extreme poverty cases from their parents and put them into facilities to protect, educate, or institutionalize. 

 

Five of the Alexander children were put into this system, and it turned out to be a blessing for them.  They were sent to the Quarrier home orphanage in the Bridge of Weir where they were cared for, and educated. They were residence of the orphanage between 7 to 9 years they were sent to Canada during the home children program to populate Canada.  Their brother William died at age 6 and is buried in the Bridge of Weir cemetery.  The other brother Paul died at age 2 prior to this event.

 

Each has a unique story and I have created a chapter honoring each of them.  You will see how they grew into adulthood to had their own families.  They all continued giving back to society and to the generations they have preceded.  We are blessed to be a part of their heritage.

 


 

 

3         Alexander Paul and Euphemia Alexander Marriage Record

 

 


 

3.1    Alexander Paul Alexander Death Record

 

 

Son John Alexander was the person who identified and the death which occurred at 20 William St. Glasgow.


3.2    Euphemia Alexander Death Record

 

 

Stepson Andrew Alexander was the person who identified and the death which occurred at 11 Moore St. Coatebridge.


4         Family Event Location Maps

 

4.1    Birth Locations Map of Coatbridge

  • Address at birth Agnes Barbour- 325 Bank St.
  • Address at birth Sarah Stewart -  4 Hutton St. cannot find map of location
  • Address at birth Mary Eliza- 170 Bank St.
  • ½ brother Andrew on 11 Lang-Loan when he signed children in to Bridge of Weir

 

 

 

 


 

4.2    Birth and Death Locations Map of Glasgow

  • Address at birth Twin William Murray, Paul - 31 E. Crawford St.
  • Address at birth Janet Murray - 25 E. Crawford St.
  • Address at death Paul Jr., Paul Sr. and Euphemia - 25 E. Crawford St.

 


5         Quarriers Canadian Family LogoHistory of the Quarrier Children

The facility named after William Quarrier, a Scottish businessman who himself, as a young child experienced extreme poverty, dedicated his life to improving conditions for all those needing help. Starting by providing young street-boys with shoe shine kits, which funding had to be repaid, he eventually raised money throughout Scotland to build a village where children in need could be housed in conditions close to a home environment. Each cottage housed up to thirty children under the care of a "father and mother". Children were taught self-reliance and were well educated in the village school.

From 1870 to 1936 the Orphan Homes of Scotland founded by William Quarrier participated in the British child relocation program sent more than 7,000 young people to Canada where they were employed, as farm laborers, domestic servants or factory labors.

 

5.1    Quarrier Village is located in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Aerial View of Quarriers Village Bridge of Weir Scotland

 

Internet link to village map http://www.quarrierscanadianfamily.com/qvillage/mvillage.html

 


 

5.2    Scotland Map Quarriers Homes

 

5.3         Quarriers Researcher Information Provided

From: Helpline@Quarriers.Org.UK  Pam Barr: Aftercare Worker

 

Records of transport for the Alexander children as they were all immigrated to Canada.

 

Agnes, Sarah, Janet and Mary Alexander are listed on the Canadian register.  This means that there is some family background information in the relevant history book.

 

From a microfilm that we have at our Genealogical library I did find four Alexander children who came out in 1905 and 1906. They all sailed on the S.S. Corintian but at three different voyages.

 

Quarrier Organization Bridge of Weir Journal entries stating the reason why they were placed there.


 

5.4    Bridge of Weir Journal Entry Page 88

 

Page 88

1898                                       Alexander                             William

March 7                 William Murray Born 31 E. Crawford St Glasgow 13 Nov 1894

                                Mary Elijah Born 170 Bank St. Coatbridge 5, May 1897

                                Sarah Stewart Born 4 Hutton St. Coatbridge 15, April 1890

                                Agnes Barbour Born 325 Bank Street Coatbridge 27, March 1888

                               

                                Children’s troubles Mr. Timmer

                                father Paul a Stableman in Neils Bakery

                                died 5 months ago at 31 E. Crawford St. of Alcoholic

                                poisoning  caused by excessive drinking.

               

                                Mother Effie M.S. Mc Innes died last month

                                at same address of heart disease

               

                                Father was married three times, families

                                of first and second marriages are all doing for

                                themselves but none of them able to help

                                with children.

 

                                Rev. J.A. Drine 154 Gimley Park St. he called about

                                case, on his advise children were placed

                                in Barnhill P. House until he could arrange

                                for their caring here.

                               

                                Half brother (by first marriage) Andrew Alexander

                                11 More St. Lang-Loan Coatbridge, Removed children

                                from P. House and brought them here, signs form

                                and fives full control.

 

Janet 9 months old still in Barnhouse being ill

                                could not be removed meantime.

 

March 8                 All to Bridge of Weir

 

Sept 10                   Janet brought in from Barnhill today seems

                                she is in pretty good health now.  She is dis-

                                covered to have itch, she is 2 years May 5th

 

Sept 16                   To Bridge of Weir

 

1901

July 14                    William Died in Royal Infirmary today of Bone Disease

 

1904

March 31               Agnes to service with Mrs. Kennedy Central Building Waged

                                10 lbs a month

1905

July 8                      Mary  to Canada

 

1906

June 9                     Sarah to Canada

June 9                     Janet to Canada


 

5.5    Bridge of Weir Journal Entry Page 89


 

Page 89

                                                                                                                                                                                89

                                                                Mary                      Sarah                     Agnes, & Janet

 

1906

Aug 18                   Agnes to Canada.  She paid her own passage    R 37/15, 61/43

 

2/6/09                     Jennie  R 1/22  34/38  13/45

                                Mary R 63/43

 

1915 March          Sarah writes a long cherry letter from Royal England Hospital

                                Kamloops  B. C.  Where she is a nurse in training

                                She mentions that Agnes hs finished her training

                                Janet is also doing well, also Mary who has also gone in

                                For nursing is nearly finished

 

1919

August 1st              Jennie writes from Lansdowne, Ontario R.R.3. Canada and

                                Sends following addresses.  Mary % Mrs. Lamont Steen 716 Thron St.

                                Youngstown, Ohio U. S. A.   Sarah % Mrs. Edwin Bourne 1720 6th

                                Avenue, RN Lethbridge, Alta (Alberta)

               

 

                               


 

6         Agnes Barbour Alexander (Nessa)

Born March 27, 1888 Coatbridge Scotland

Sailed on the S.S. Corintian August 18, 1906 from Glasgow, Scotland arriving August 1906 Canada

Agnes was the oldest and during her stay at the Bridge of Weir was a paid employee.  She saved her money and eventually paid her own passage.  In 1915 she was in nursing school.

 

Agnes was married to Paul Irwin and had 1 daughter Barbour

 

Settled in Vancouver 

 

 


 

6.1    Agnes Barbour Alexander Birth Record

 

 

 


7         Sarah Stewart Alexander (Sadie)

Born April 15, 1890 Coatbridge Scotland

Sailed on the S.S. Corintian June 9, 1906 from Glasgow, Scotland arriving June 19, 1906 to Fairknowe Home, Brockville, Ontario Canada

 

Age:

16

Sex:

F

Year of arrival:

1906

Microfilm reel:

T-487

Ship:

Corinthian

Port of departure:

Glasgow

Departure Date:

9 Jun 1906

Port of arrival:

Quebec

Arrival Date:

19 Jun 1906

Party:

Quarrier\rquote s

Destination:

Brockville, Ont

Reference:

RG76 C 1 a

 

 

 

Sarah was adopted/fostered  along with sister Janet by Dr. Fredrick and Jennie Hagar. In 1915 she was attending nursing school at the Royal England Hospital in Kamloops B.C. After completing her nurses training she married Edwin Bourne and moved to Lethbridge, Alberta.  They had a son Steward and lived in Vancouver until her death.


 

7.1    Sarah Stewart Alexander Birth Record

 

 


 

7.2    Sarah’s Husband Edwin Bourne Family Census Record 1901

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah and Edwin were married and eventually settled in Vancouver, British Columbia.


 

8         Mary Eliza Alexander

 

Born May 5, 1892 Coatbridge Scotland

Sailed on the S.S. Corintian July 8, 1905 from Glasgow Scotland arriving July 17 1905 to Fairknowe Home, Brockville, Ontario Canada .

 

Age:

13

Sex:

F

Year of arrival:

1905

Microfilm reel:

T-485

Ship:

SS Corinthian

Port of departure:

Glasgow

Departure Date:

8 Jul 1905

Port of arrival:

Quebec

Arrival Date:

17 Jul 1905

Party:

Mr. Quarrier's

Destination:

Brockville, Ontario

Comments:

84 children from the Orphan Houses of Scotland going to `Fair Knowe', Brockville, Ontario. Mr. Quarrier's Party. Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Findley of Lanark and Mr. George Roberts, a widower from England, in charge of the party.

 

 

1920 Census Record 

Married to Lamont Steen (born in Erie PA Parents from PA) Settled in Youngstown, Ohio.

Thorne St. Mahoning Co 9- WD Youngstown Series T625 Roll 1415 Page 135

 

Divorced Lamont Steen and took back her adopted name “Gareaux”. 

 

Mary died March 3, 1953 of Mercury poisoning self inflicted drank the mercury from thermometer suicide after her divorce.  Mary is at rest in an unmarked plot next to Ellen A. Coates Belmont Park Cemetery in the Evergreen Section.


 

8.1    Mary Eliza Alexander Birth Record

 

 


9         William Murray Alexander

William was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the first born son of the twins to Alexander Paul Alexander and Euphemia Mc Innes.

 

Died in July 14, 1901 Age 6 of Tuberculosis, and Meningitis at the Royal Infirmary Glasgow.

 

9.1    William Alexander Birth Record

 

 


 

 

9.2    William and Paul Jr. Birth Record Large View

 


9.3    William Alexander Death Record

 

 


9.4    Bridge of Weir William Alexander Grave Information

Buried in the Bridge of Weir Cemetery

Cemetery Section 9

Graves in Section 4

Grave Number 2

 

 


 

10   Paul Alexander Jr.

Paul was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the second born son of twins to Alexander Paul Alexander and Euphemia Mc Innes.

 

Died in November 24, 1896 Age 2 of Measles and Diphtheria.

10.1   Paul Alexander Jr. Birth Record

 

See William and Paul Jr. Birth Record Large View for better detail

10.2   Paul Alexander Jr. Death Record

 

 


11   Janet “Jennie” Murray Alexander  1897

 

Janet Murray Alexander Coates May 5, 1897 to Nov. 26, 1977.  Janet was born in Glasgow, Scotland, a daughter of Alexander Paul Alexander and Euphemia Mc Innes.

 

Janet was only 9 months old when her both parents died.  She and her siblings were put into the custodial care of the Quarrier orphanage by her ½ brother Andrew Alexander who was from her fathers 1st marriage.  The children remained there until arrangements for adoption / relocation in Canada were secured during the British child relocation program from 1870 to 1936

 

Sailed June 9, 1906 from Glasgow, Scotland arriving June 19, 1906 to Fairknowe Home, Brockville, Ontario Canada

 

Age:

8

Sex:

F

Year of arrival:

1906

Microfilm reel:

T-487

Ship:

Corinthian

Port of departure:

Glasgow

Departure Date:

9 Jun 1906

Port of arrival:

Quebec

Arrival Date:

19 Jun 1906

Party:

Quarrier\rquote s

Destination:

Brockville, Ont

Reference:

RG76 C 1 a

 

Janet was adopted/fostered by Dr. Fredric and Jennie Hagar.  This is 1901 census record Janet came to Canada in 1906 and spent 17 years with them in Lansdowne, Ontario.

 

 

The other siblings Sarah, Mary and Agnes went to nursing school were split up and were adopted or fostered by others.  Her twin brothers William died in the orphanage infirmary and Paul’s death is unknown prior to becoming orphans.  Janet was adopted and raised in Lansdowne Ontario Canada and spoke both English and some French.  Janet decided to immigrate in 1923 from Canada to Youngstown, Ohio to attend nursing school.  She was sponsored and lived with her sister Mary and Lamont Stein. 

 

Shortly after arriving in Youngstown she met Clyde Coates Sr. and was married July 9, 1924. 

 

Janet never went to nursing school but her involvement as a past president of the Youngstown Osteopathic Guild she was involved in many projects and fund raising efforts for Cafero Osteopathic hospital.  She was an active member of the Internal Order of the Odd Fellows Lodge on Glenwood Avenue, a member of the Dames of Malta, the Royal Neighbors, the Daughters of Scotia and various other Scottish organizations.  

 

Janet was the mother to 2 children Dora 1925 and Clyde Jr. 1926.

 

She and her children was Presbyterian and they attended South United Presbyterian, John Knox United Presbyterian and Foster Memorial United Presbyterian Church on Glenwood for Sunday services.

 

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) is a Fraternal Non Profit Organization made up of men and women organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind.  Odd Fellows is known as "The Three Link Fraternity" which signifies Friendship, Love and Truth

 

Janet certainly lived by these values and those around her were blessed by her kindness.

 


 

11.1   Janet Murray Alexander Birth Record

 

 


11.2   Janet Murray Coates Death Records

 

 

Ohio Online Death Certificate Index

Last Name

First Name

Middle
Initial


COATES

 JANET

 Murray

County Name: MAHONING

 Date of Death: 1/14/1978    81 Years old Born 1897

Volume Number: ____________

 Certificate Number: _____________

 

11.3   Cemetery Plot Location Belmont Park Cemetery

 


 

11.4   Belmont Park Cemetery Map

 


 

11.5   Janet Murray Coates Obituary Youngstown Vindicator

 

Rites Wednesday for Mrs. Coates

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Thompson Funeral Home for Mrs. Janet M. Coates, 80, of 55 E. Dewey Ave., who died of kidney failure at 10:20 p.m., Saturday in Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital, where she had been a patient for five weeks.

 

Mrs. Coates was born May 5, 1897, in Glasgow, Scotland, a daughter of Alexander Paul Alexander and Euphemia McInnes Alexander, coming to America and Youngstown in 1923.  She was a member of Foster Memorial United Presbyterian Church, and was past president of the Youngstown Osteopathic Guild, a member of the Dames of Malta, the Royal Neighbors, the Daughters of Scotia and various other Scottish organizations.  Her husband, Clyde Sr., whom she married July 9, 1924, died Nov. 26, 1977.

 

She leaves a son, Clyde Jr. of Youngstown; a daughter, Mrs. Dora Sefcik of Cleveland; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the Daughters of Scotia will hold services at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Printed 1/16/1978 Youngstown Vindicator

 

 

 

 


 

12   Alexander Family Pedigree

The information for this pedigree tree is the trail that I followed though Latter Day Saints website

http://www.familysearch.org  

 

James Alexander   Born about 1696 Town: Antrim County: Antrim, Country: Ireland  

Wife: Isabell Irvin 

Married August 27, 1721 Millrow Presbyterian Church, Antrim, Ireland       

Son: James Alexander about 1725 Broughshane, Ballymena, Antrium, Ireland

Other children unknown

 

James Alexander about 1725 Broughshane, Ballymena, Antrium, Ireland

Wife: Mary Peden

Marriage 1753 Atrim Co, Ireland

Children:

Thomas Alexander about 1762 Antrim, Ireland

William Alexander about 1764 Antrim, Ireland

Alexander Alexander about 1766 Antrim, Ireland

Sameul Alexander about 1768 Chester, South Carolina

Katherine Alexander about 1770 Chester, South Carolina

Mary Alexander about 1772 Chester, South Carolina

Margaret Alexander about 1774 Chester, South Carolina

Jane Alexander about 1776 Chester, South Carolina

 

 

William Alexander   Born about 1764 County: Antrim, Country: Ireland  

Wife: Eleanor McRae 

Marriage: March 11, 1789     

Son: William Alexander     Born about 1799 Town: Holestone, County: Antrim, Country: Ireland

Other children unknown

 

 

William Alexander   Born about 1799 Town: Holestone, County: Antrim, Country: Ireland

                                    Died: January 27, 1887

Parents: Father: William Alexander   Mother:  Eleanor McRae

Wife: Margaret Beatty       Born about 1803 Holestone, County: Antrim, Country: Ireland  

                                    Died: unknown

Parents: Father: __________ Mother: ___________

Son: Andrew Alexander February 7, 1829 Holestone, County: Antrim, Country: Ireland  

Other children unknown

 

 

Andrew Alexander February 7, 1829 Town: Holestone, County: Antrim, Country: Ireland

Wife Eliza Picken

Children: Alexander Paul Alexander DOB 1854 - Died November 1897 age 43

Other children unknown

 

 

 

 

Alexander Paul Alexander

Note: that he is listed as Paul Logan Alexander

1st Wife Agnes Sarah Wilson         Parents - Father:  David Wilson   Mother:  Mary Todd

Married: January 20, 1873

Town: Carrickfergus County: Antrium Country: Ireland

Children:

Andrew Alexander       September 9, 1871    Antrim Ireland

John Alexander             December 14, 1874   Ballynure, Antrim Ireland -  May 28, 1960

 

Alexander Paul Alexander

Note: that he is listed as Paul Logan Alexander

2nd Wife Mary Margaret Graham    Parents - Father:  ___________    Mother: ___________

Married:  May 18, 1877

Town: Nandulstown Drummal County: Antrium Country: Ireland

Children:

Eliza     March 2, 1878   Antrim, Ireland

 

 

Alexander Paul Alexander

3rd Wife Euphemia Mc Innes DOB 1857 - Died February 23, 1898 age 41

Married: March 8th, 1887 Town: Coatbridge/Old Monkland, County: Lanark County: Scotland

 

Children:

 

Child Name

Date of Birth

Town/City Country Born

Agnes  Barbour (Nessa)

March 27, 1888

Coatbridge (Old Monkland), Scotland

Sarah Stewart (Sadie)

April 15, 1890

Coatbridge (Old Monkland, Scotland

Mary Eliza

May 5, 1892

Coatbridge (Old Monkland, Scotland

William Murray (Twin)

November 13, 1894

Glasgow, Scotland

Paul (Twin)

November 13, 1894

Glasgow, Scotland

Janet Murray

May 5, 1897

Glasgow, Scotland

 

Note: This will explain how the names line up with their roots.

Typically the Scottish named their children in this order:

 

 


 

 

 

13   McInnes Family Pedigree

 

 

Euphemia Marriage Record Lists

Father: William McInnes

Mother: Agnes Downie

 

Euphemia Death Record Lists

Father: Robert McInnes

Mother: Margaret Logan

 

I would go with the marriage record since she probably provided that information.

 

Children: Euphemia McInnes DOB 1857 - Died February 23, 1898 age 41

 

 

 

Euphemia McInnes

Spouse: Alexander Paul Alexander DOB 1854 - Died October 8, 1897 age 43

Marriage: March 8th, 1887

 

Children:

 

Child Name

Date of Birth

Town/City Country Born

Agnes  Barbour (Nessa)

March 27, 1888

Coatbridge (Old Monkland), Scotland

Sarah Stewart (Sadie)

April 15, 1890

Coatbridge (Old Monkland, Scotland

Mary Eliza

May 5, 1892

Coatbridge (Old Monkland, Scotland

William Murray (Twin)

November 13, 1894

Glasgow, Scotland

Paul (Twin)

November 13, 1894

Glasgow, Scotland

Janet Murray

May 5, 1897

Glasgow, Scotland


 

14   Notes:


 

15   Suggested Readings for Home Children

 

BARNARDO, Gillian Wagner, London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1979

 

BANARDO CHILDREN IN CANADA -by Gail H. Corbett. Author unmasks the greatest human interest story in Canadian History-- the pilgrimage of thousands of dependent children. The book sensitively and accurately records the largest and most successful child emigration into the emerging nation. The author records first hand accounts of child emigration, archival materials never before released, directions for genealogical research and more. 133pgs/appendix and bibliography/softcover.CAT #220-001, Peterborough, Woodland Pub. 1981 (available from the author, 256 Woodward Ave, Peterborough K9L 1J7, Tel: 705-745-2874)

 

BLACK BOOTS AND SHORT TROUSERS, Life at Fegan's in the 1940's, Syd Sharp, (ISBN 0-9525281-0-X)

 

CELTIC ODYSSEY, Bill Price's autobiography of a Barnardo Boy in the Ottawa Valley, William R. Price, Dorrance & Co., Philadelphia, 1970, [Out of Print]

 

CHILD APPRENTICES in America From Christ's Hospital, London, 1617-1778. By Peter W. Coldham.

 

CHILDREN OF THE EMPIRE, Gillian Wagner, London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1982

Christ’s Hospital, (not a hospital in the contemporary sense) was established in 1553 for the benefit of orphaned children or those made homeless by impecunious parents. If they were legitimate children of free men of the City of London, over four years of age and free from obvious infirmity, they were to be educated and prepared either for entrance to a university or apprenticeship to a trade. From the late 17th century, up to 150 children were admitted annually to "Bluecoat School" on recommendation of their parishes, and a further ninety or so under the terms of charitable endowments. But as early as 1617 large numbers of these scholars took "articles" and left England to serve apprenticeships in America. Beginning with those children apprenticed to the Virginia Company in 1617, about 1,000 Christ’s Hospital students left England to take up such apprenticeships. The "Children's Registers" are housed in the manuscript department of the London Guildhall, and it is from these that Mr. Coldham has extracted data on child emigrants. The entries are in chronological order and in a slightly abbreviated form. Given are the name of the child, his date of birth or baptism, date of admission, native parish, the name and occupation of his father, date of discharge, the name of the person to whom he was apprenticed, and the place in America where he was to serve his apprenticeship. This is the first time all of this information has been made available to the genealogist. 164 pp., indexed. Balto., 1990.CAT #218-1114

 

 

 

EMPTY CRADLES - One Woman's fight to uncover Britain's Shameful Secret, Margaret Humphreys.

EUGENICS & CHANGING IDEAS ABOUT CHILDREN:The following are but two books that give background information that is important in understanding the Home Child story.

OUR OWN MASTER RACE, EUGENICS IN CANADA, 1885-1945, Angus McLaren, McClelland and Stewart Inc., Toronto, 1990

CHILDREN IN ENGLISH-CANADIAN SOCIETY, Neil Sutherland, U of T Press, 1976 & 1978 (ISBN 0-8020 & 0-6345-4 pa)

FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILDREN (Inside Barnardos), June Rose, Futura, London, 1989 (ISBN 0-7088-4245-3)

One of the newest books available on the "Home Children" the author gives an alternate view of the "good deeds" of the Banardo Homes. She offers the opinion that the children were often deported illegally and given false information on families and siblings, the families themselves often told lies about the children themselves. The Author also contends that the children were not always treated well and suffered horrendous abuse by host families.

333pgs/index/hardcover/pub 1996 CAT #222003

333pgs/index/softcover/pub 1996 CAT #222003 S

 

HOME CHILD,Barbara Haworth-Attard, (a fictional account for your readers) ISBN 1-800184-18-0

"A Bushel of Light [Fictional Account]", Troon Harrison, Stoddart of Toronto, ISBN: 0-7737-6140-3

 

In SEARCH OF YOUR ROOTS (Canadian) and IN SEARCH OF YOUR BRITISH AND

IRISH ROOTS, by Angus Baxter are invaluable aids in genalogical research. Try Inter-Library Loan.

 

LABOURING CHILDREN - British Immigrant Apprentices to Canada 1869-1924 -by Joy Parr. Between 1868 and 1924, 80,000 British Children, most of them under 14, came to Canada to be apprenticed as labourers and domestic servants. The Authors study of these children, first published in 1980 became a significant resource for family immigration and labour history. Out of Print for several years, this book is now published with a substantial new introduction. 224 pgs/6" x 9"/extensive notes/paperback, London, Croom Helm, pub 1980,reprinted 1994. CAT #203-044

LOST CHILDREN OF THE EMPIRE, Philip Bean, London, Unwin-Hyman, 1989

 

THE HOME CHILDREN: BRITISH JUVENILE IMMIGRATION TO CANADA 1868-1924, Joy Parr, Ann Harbor: London University Microfilms, 1982: Thesis, Ph.D. Yale 1977

 

THE HOME CHILDREN -by Phyllis Harrison. More than 100,000 British children came to Canada to be indentured to farmers between 1869 and 1939. In their own words, some of the survivors recall the circumstances that separated them from their families and the reality of loneliness, hard work and discrimination in a vast new country. Phyllis Harrison is a former social worker and journalist. Her book documents a major, but little known event in Canadian History., 272 PGS/40 black and white photos/index/6"x9" Winnipeg, Watson and Dwyer 1979, Paperback. CAT #203-050P

 

 

 

THE LITTLE IMMGRANTS -Kenneth Bagnell , Between 1870 and the Depression, more than 80,000 impoverished children from the British Isles journeyed to Canada. Known as the "home children" they were sent overseas by well-meaning philanthropists to solve the farm labour shortage. Here is a heart rending story of youngsters to many of whom a new life in Canada meant only hardship and abuse. 270 pgs/index and bibliography/paperback. Toronto, Macmillan, 1980, CAT #213-010

 

THE SCHEME, Barry Coldrey, (of interest only to those whose RC siblings were sent to Australia because it lists all their names), ISBN 1-86307-027-3

 

THE VILLAGE, History of Quarrier's, Anna Magnusson, Bridge of Weir (of interest to Scottish Home Children

"Neither Waif Nor Stray: The Search for a Stolen Identity", Perry Snow, Universal Publishers, ISBN: 1-58112-758-8, http://www.upublish.com/books/snow.htm