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Robert Gardiner
(-Bef 1915)
Mary McQueen
(-Bef 1915)
Robert Gardiner
(ca. 1834-1915)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Margaret Napier

Robert Gardiner

  • Born: ca. 1834, Ceres, Fife, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Napier on 31 Mar 1854 in Lecropt, Stirling, Scotland
  • Died: 19 May 1915, 150 Raeberry St, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland aged about 81

bullet   Cause of his death was Senility, Heart Failure.

bullet   Another name for Robert was Robert Gardner.

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bullet  General Notes:

I can't find a birth/baptism record for him despite most census documents recording he was born around 1834 in Ceres, Fife. It is possible his parents were not married: on his death certificate his mother is recorded as "Mary McQueen" NOT "Mary Gardiner, M.S. McQueen" which was the convention used by the Registrar for other entries on the page. He and Margaret have possibly adopted the traditional naming conventions as the first born daughter was named after Margaret's mother and the second born son after her father. This would suggest that Robert's parents were Robert and Elizabeth..

I can not find a definitive record for him in the 1841 Census. If there was an issue with his birth he may have been living in a household and being raised under a different surname. There is only one 6 year old Robert Gardiner in Fife at that time, in Dunfermline, but he is recorded as the son of Alexander G and Mrs G (no forename) along with a number of other children.

At the time of the 1851 Census he appears to have been living in the large household of John Irvine Boswell, a Landed Proprietor & Deputy Lieut[enant?] & J.P. of the County of Kincardine. He was recorded as 18 years of age, a Groom, birthplace Ceres, Fifeshire.

Robert was described as "from this parish" (ie Lecropt, Perthshire), Margaret from "the parish of St Mary's Edinburgh" on their marriage record in 1854. They paid 4 shillings "to the poors funds". According to daughter Isabella's & son James' birth certificate they were married 15th April 1854 at Calderbank, and according to daughter Mary Ann's birth certificate they were married 18th April 1854 at Calderbank.

At the time of the 1871 Census the house in which he and his family lived at 417 Parliamentary Rd Glasgow housed a total of 18 people in various rooms. His part of it had 2 rooms with windows. He was a Wood Sawyer, aged 37, born in Ceres, Fifeshire. Living with him were his wife Margaret, 41, daughter Margaret, 17, daughter Elizabeth, 12, son William, 11, daughter Isabella, 8, daughter Marion, 7, son George, 3. He is also recorded at this address in the 1865 Valuation Rolls, occupation "Guard" (he was a Railway employee according to other documents). His surname is spelled "Gardner". The property was owned by one William Anderson and the rent paid was 14 pounds per year.

At the time of the 1881 Census he lived with his family (except Robert jnr who had married and obviously moved out by that time) at 33 Russell St, Glasgow. He was 47 years of age and a Sawyer. Also living with the family was a boarder, Maggie Milne aged 17, a Printing Machine worker, and unmarried. The following year she married Robert's son, William. The household had 2 visitors - John McLuskie and Elizabeth McLuskie (nee Gardiner, Robert's daughter) who had been married a year earlier.

At the time of the 1891 Census he was at 28 Abercorn Pl, Glasgow living with his widowed daughter Elizabeth and her son James.

bullet  Medical Notes:

The informant on his death certificate was his son Robert.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a Groom at the time of the Census in 1851 in Kinglands House, Maryculter, , Kincardine, Scotland.

He worked as a Railway Pointsman at the time of his son Robert's birth on 11 Jan 1857 in Stirling, , Stirling, Scotland.

He worked as a Railway Servant at the time of the Census in 1861 in Bonnyridge, Falkirk, , Stirling, Scotland.

He resided at the time of the Census in 1861 in 91 Greenhill (Saver?), Bonnyridge, Falkirk, , Stirling, Scotland.

He worked as a Railway Guard at the time of his daughter Isabella's birth on 25 Jan 1863 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

He worked as a Railway Guard at the time of daughter Mary Ann's birth on 18 Dec 1864 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

He worked as a Machinist at the time of the 1871 Census in 1871 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

He worked as a Wood Sawyer at the time of son James' birth on 12 Jul 1871 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

He worked as an Engineer's Engine Keeper at the time of his wife Margaret's Death on 30 Oct 1873 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

He worked as a Hall Keeper at the time of his son's wedding on 12 Jul 1878.

He worked as a Sawmill's Engine Keeper at the time of his daughter Elizabeth's marriage to John McLuskie on 19 Mar 1880 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

He worked as a Sawyer at the time of the 1881 Census in 1881 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

He worked as an Engineers Engine Keeper at the time of daughter Isabella's Marriage on 28 Sep 1883 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

He worked as a Planing Machineman at the time of daughter Mary Ann's marriage on 31 Dec 1885 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

He worked as a Saw Mill Labourer at the time of the Census in 1891 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

He worked as a Wood Planing Machinist at the time of his daughter Margaret's death on 7 Oct 1898 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

He worked as a Wood Sawyer according to daughter Isabella's death cert.

He worked as a Wood Sawyer at the time of his daughter Elizabeth's death on 30 May 1907 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

He worked as a Sawmiller at the time of his death on 19 May 1915 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

He resided at the time of the Census in 1851 in Kinglands House, Maryculter, , Kincardine, Scotland.

He resided at the time of the Census in 1871 in 417 Parliamentary Rd, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland.

He resided at the time of his wife Margaret's death on 30 Oct 1873 in 417 Parliamentary Rd, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland.

He resided at the time of the Census in 1881 in 33 Russell St, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland.

He resided at the time of the Census in 1891 in 28 Abercorn Pl, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland.


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Robert married Margaret Napier, daughter of William Napier *** and Margaret Fairweather, on 31 Mar 1854 in Lecropt, Stirling, Scotland. (Margaret Napier was born on 24 May 1829 in Fetteresso, Kincardine, Scotland and died on 30 Oct 1873 in ?? Fever Hospital, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland.). The cause of her death was Smallpox 13 Days.


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Robert was described as "from this parish" (ie Lecropt, Perthshire), Margaret from "the parish of St Mary's Edinburgh". They paid 4 shillings "to the poors funds".According to daughter Isabella's & son James' birth certificate they were married 15th April 1854 at Calderbank, and according to daughter Mary Ann's birth certificate they were married 18th April 1854 at Calderbank.

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