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William Henderson (1826-1895)

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Engineer and Shipbuilder

c. 1826 Born in Pittenweem, Fifeshire[1], presumably the brother of David Henderson, Senior, and Thomas and John Henderson (who made their careers in managing shipping services).

1861 William Henderson 35, "Ship Accut Merchant And Ship Owner", lived in Govan with Williamina A Henderson 35, William G Henderson 7, Janet Henderson 5, Elizabeth Henderson 4, Russell H Henderson 3, Christina Henderson 2, Isabella Henderson 14 Days[2]

1871 "King Merchant & Ship Servan", 45, living in Partick with William G Henderson 17, Janet Henderson 15, Elizabeth Henderson 14, Christina Henderson 12, Isabel Henderson 10, Isabell G Russell 52[3]

c.1874 with his brother David, acquired the old Tod and McGregor yard from Handyside and Henderson, establishing D. and W. Henderson and Co

1880 Elected Member of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders

1881 William Henderson 55, ship builder and marine engineer, lived in Partick with Christina Henderson 22, Isabella Henderson 20[4]

1891 William Henderson 65, engineer and ship builder, lived in Govan with Isabel Henderson 30, Isabel G Russell 71[5]

1895 Died in Glasgow; confirmation was granted to his son Frederick Ness Henderson, engineer and ship builder, Isobel Glen Russell, his sister in law, and others[6]

1895 Obituary [7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1871 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. 1891 census
  6. National Probate Index
  7. Engineering 1895 Jan-Jun: Index: General Index