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James Young (1810-1891)

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1810 Born in Kilmalcolm, Renfrew

1841 James Young 30, mason, lived in Cadder with Janet Young 20, Jean Young 3 James Young 2, Archibald Young 1 Month[1]

1861 James Young 31 (sic), Railway Contractor, Farmer Of 140 Acres, Employing 5 Labourers, lived in New Kilpatrick, with Janet Young 43, Jane Young 23, James Young 21, mason, Archibald Young 19, Williams Young 17, John Young 15, Jessie Young 13, Mary Young 10, Margret Young 8, Agnes Young 6, David Young 3[2]

1871 James Young 61, railway contractor, lived in Largs, with Janit Young 53, Archibald Young 29, iron merchant, Jessie Young 23, Mary Young 20, Maggie Young 18, Agnes Young 16, David Young 13[3]

Early 1870s, James Young, with his son James junior, were contractors for two sections of the Glasgow, Hamilton, and Bothwell Railway which required a considerable amount of earth cutting. They went to see one of the new American steam diggers when it first arrived in England and eventually procured one which they placed on this contract.[4]

1891 Railway contractor, died in Skelmorlie, Ayrshire[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1871 census
  4. The Engineer 1900/03/09
  5. Scottish probate index