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James Bennie (1803-1877)

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James Bennie (1803-1877) of James Bennie and Co

1803 Born the son of George Bennie (1779-1866) and his wife Jane Buchanan

Married Elias (Lilias) Wilson[1]

1824 Birth of son George Bennie

1829 Birth of son Robert Bennie

1834 Birth of son James Bennie in Ireland

1839 Birth of son Thomas Newton Bennie

1841 James Binnie 35, iron moulder (b. Lanarkshire), lived in Gorbals, with Lilias Binnie 35, George Binnie 15, Robert Binnie 13, Lilias Binnie 10, (b.Ireland), James Binnie 7 (b.Ireland), John Binnie 5, Thos N Binnie 1[2]

1851 Living at Duke street, Dunoon: James Bennie (age 48 born Rathmell, Lanarkshire), Iron Founder. With his wife Lilias Bennie (age 45 born Shotts, Lanarkshire) and their four children; Robert Bennie (age 22 born Glasgow), Iron Founder; Thomas N. Bennie (age 11 born Glasgow); Jane Bennie (age 11 born Glasgow); and Eliza Bennie (age 6 born Glasgow). One servant.[3]

1861 Living at South Eldon Cottage, Govan, Glasgow: James Bennie (age 58 born Bothwell, Lanarkshire), Iron Founder employing 60 men and 11 boys. With his wife Lilias Bennie (age 55 born Glassford, Lanarkshire) and their three daughters; Jane Bennie (age 19 born Glasgow); Elizabeth Bennie (age 16 born Glasgow); and Lilias Bennie (age 11 born Glasgow). One servant.[4]

1863 of 110 West street, Glasgow

1865 James Bennie, of 80 Paterson St, a founder[5]

1870 James Bennie, Senior, of 106 Paterson street, a founder[6]

1871 James Bennie 68, "master paint and color mam" (sic), lived in 106 Paterson St, with Lillias W Bennie 65[7]

1877 Died at Strathbungo; executors included his sons James, engineer of Glasgow, and Thomas Newton, auctioneer and valuer of Glasgow[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birth of son Thomas
  2. 1841 census
  3. 1851 Census
  4. 1861 Census
  5. Electoral register
  6. Electoral register
  7. 1871 census
  8. National probate index