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Mary Hunter McHardy

F, #1366, b. 4 July 1868
Last Edited: 5 Jun 2020

Parents:

Father*: Alexander McHardy grocer's porter b. c 1840
Mother*: Agnes Finlayson b. c 1842
  • Birth*: Mary Hunter McHardy was born on 4 July 1868 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; First name(s)     Mary Hunter
    Last name     McHardy
    Gender     Female
    Birth year     1868
    Birth place     Dundee,Angus,Scotland
    Baptism year     -
    Baptism date     -
    Baptism place     -
    Father's first name(s)     Alexander
    Father's last name     McHardy
    Mother's first name(s)     Agnes
    Mother's last name     Finlayson
    Place     Dundee
    County     Forfarshire (Angus)
    Country     Scotland
    Record set     Scotland Births & Baptisms 1564-1950
    Category     Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Subcategory     Parish Baptisms
    Collections from     Scotland, Great Britain.1
  • She was the daughter of Alexander McHardy grocer's porter and Agnes Finlayson.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Mary Hunter McHardy married Alexander Fairweather Nicolson, son of Robert Davidson Nicolson blacksmith and Janet Worrel, on 23 March 1888 at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1888 marriages in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee; page 47 # 93; 1888 on the 23rd day of March at 3 Crescent Street Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland; Alexander Fairweather Nicolson factory mechanic bachelor aged 22 residing at 3 Crescent Street Dundee; father Robert Nicoslon engine fitter journeyman and mother Jessie Nicolson ms Worral deceased; Mary Hunter McHardy domestic servant spinster aged 19 residing at 38 Hill Street Dundee; father Alexander McHardy street dealers porter and mother Agnes McHardy ms Finlayson; signed Archibald Bell Chapelshade ..; witnesses David Hunter and Susan McHardy; registered 1888 March 26th at Dundee... Birrell assistant registrar.2
  • Divorce*: Mary Hunter McHardy and Alexander Fairweather Nicolson were divorced in 1895 at Court of Session, Edinburgh, Scotland, .3
  • Marriage*: Mary Hunter McHardy married William Strachan lorry driver, son of Charles Strachan labourer and Bridget Reilly mill worker, on Saturday, 1 October 1898 at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1898 on the First day of October at St Mary Magdalene's Church Dundee, after banns according to the Scottish Episcopal Church; signed William Strachan lorry driver bachelor aged 31 residing 31 Dallfield Walk Dundee, parents William Strachan farmer (dec) and Bridget Strachan ms Chelson (dec); signed M H J McHardy or Nicolson widow aged29 residing 31 Dallfield Walk Dundee, parents Alexander McHardy spirit dealer's porter (dec) and Agnes McHardy ms Findlayson; signed Fras Buidon priest, Thos McHardy, Georgina McHardy witnesses; registered 1898 October 5th at Dundee signed Thos Meek assist registrar.4
  • Marriage*: Mary Hunter McHardy married Jacob Erikson on Monday, 6 August 1917 at St Luke's Church, St Jean, Acadia, Nova Scotia, Canada, ; info from SG - he is only 28 while she is 46!!!
    Why did she marry this young man? Ancestry.com has the marriage record. I haven’t found a death record or divorce record yet.5
  • Marriage*: Mary Hunter McHardy married William Schofield on Thursday, 3 November 1927 at Court House, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, ; info from SG - he is 56 and she is 59. He was married before and had 11 children. 
    I’m in contact with William’s grandson, RS who contacted me because he had the marriage record for his grandfather and I had record for her 1st marriage.5
  • Married Name: As of 23 March 1888, her married name was Nicolson.
  • (Informant) Birth: Mary Hunter McHardy registered the birth of Agnes Finlayson Nicolson on 11 August 1890 at 51 William Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1890 births in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 1167; Agnes Finlayson Nicolson born 1890 August Eleventh 1hr 0m am at 51 William Street ... Dundee, female parents Alexander Fairweather Nicolson factory mechanic and MAry Hunter Nicolson ms McHardy married 1888 March 23nd at Dundee; signed Mary H Nicolson mother, registered 1890 August 29th at Dundee signed F MacDiarmid registrar.6
  • Married Name: As of 1 October 1898, her married name was Strachan.4
  • Emigration*: William Strachan lorry driver emigrated with Mary Hunter McHardy on an unknown person in 1905 at Scotland to New Brunswick Canada, .5
  • Married Name: As of 1914, her married name was Warden.5
  • Married Name: As of 6 August 1917, her married name was Erikson.5
  • Married Name: As of 3 November 1927, her married name was Schofield.5
  • (Spouse) Death: Their spouse Alexander Fairweather Nicolson died on 31 May 1941 at Maryfield Hospital, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1941 deaths in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 474; Alexander Fairweather Nicolson machine fitter married to 1st Mary McHardy 2nd Jane Hunter 3rd Jane Ann Ogilvie or Louden, 1941 May thirty first 4h 45m pm Maryfield Hospital Dundee usual residence 41 Cowgate, male aged 74 years, parents Robert Davidson Nicolson machine fitter (dec) and Jessie Nicoson ms Worrall (dec), cause carcinoma oesophegus as cert by Muriel Mackenzie MBChB, signed Jane Ann Nicolson her x mark widow 28 Rosebank Strreet Dundee signed Norman Steele registrar witness, registered 1941 June 2nd at Dundee signed Norman Steele registrar.7

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of Alexander McHardy grocer's porter and Agnes Finlayson in the 1881 census at 27 Hill Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Alexander     McHardy     Head     Married     Male     54     1827     Grocer's Porter     Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Agnes     McHardy     Wife     Married     Female     39     1842     -     Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland
John F     McHardy     Son     Unmarried     Male     16     1865     Dyer     Mains, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Susan     McHardy     Daughter     -     Female     14     1867     Piecer In Factory     Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Mary H     McHardy     Daughter     -     Female     12     1869     Scholar     Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
James     McHardy     Son     -     Male     7     1874     Scholar     Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Thomas A     McHardy     Son     -     Male     2     1879     -     Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Jessie     McHardy     Daughter     -     Female     0     1881     -     Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Jemima     McHardy     Daughter     -     Female     0     1881     -     Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland.8
Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of Alexander Fairweather Nicolson in the 1891 census at 51 William Street Forebank, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Alexander Nicolson head married aged 25 mechanic employed born Forfarshire Dundee; Mary Nicolson wife married aged 21 born Forfarshire Dundee.9
Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed as a member of the household of Agnes Finlayson in the 1901 census at Doig's Entry, 164 Overgate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Agnes     McHardy     Head     Widow     Female     59     1842     Housekeeper     Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland
Jessie     McHardy     Daughter     Single     Female     22     1879     Jute Weaver     Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Georgina     [Jemima?] Strachan     Daughter     Single     Female     20     1881     Jute Weaver     Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Mary     Strachan     Daughter     Married     Female     33     1868     Soldier's Wife     Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
James     Strachan     Son     -     Male     7     1894     Scholar     Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Georgina     Strachan     Daughter     -     Female     5     1896     -     Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Alexander     Strachan     Son     -     Male     1     1900     -     Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland.10

Family 1:

Alexander Fairweather Nicolson b. 20 Jan 1866, d. 31 May 1941
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Mary Hunter McHardy married Alexander Fairweather Nicolson, son of Robert Davidson Nicolson blacksmith and Janet Worrel, on 23 March 1888 at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1888 marriages in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee; page 47 # 93; 1888 on the 23rd day of March at 3 Crescent Street Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland; Alexander Fairweather Nicolson factory mechanic bachelor aged 22 residing at 3 Crescent Street Dundee; father Robert Nicoslon engine fitter journeyman and mother Jessie Nicolson ms Worral deceased; Mary Hunter McHardy domestic servant spinster aged 19 residing at 38 Hill Street Dundee; father Alexander McHardy street dealers porter and mother Agnes McHardy ms Finlayson; signed Archibald Bell Chapelshade ..; witnesses David Hunter and Susan McHardy; registered 1888 March 26th at Dundee... Birrell assistant registrar.2
  • Divorce*: Mary Hunter McHardy and Alexander Fairweather Nicolson were divorced in 1895 at Court of Session, Edinburgh, Scotland, .3

Children:

Robert Davidson Nicolson+ b. 11 Sep 1888, d. 13 Sep 1970
Agnes Finlayson Nicolson+ b. 11 Aug 1890

Family 2:

William Strachan lorry driver b. 20 Jul 1867, d. 1912
  • Marriage*: Mary Hunter McHardy married William Strachan lorry driver, son of Charles Strachan labourer and Bridget Reilly mill worker, on Saturday, 1 October 1898 at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1898 on the First day of October at St Mary Magdalene's Church Dundee, after banns according to the Scottish Episcopal Church; signed William Strachan lorry driver bachelor aged 31 residing 31 Dallfield Walk Dundee, parents William Strachan farmer (dec) and Bridget Strachan ms Chelson (dec); signed M H J McHardy or Nicolson widow aged29 residing 31 Dallfield Walk Dundee, parents Alexander McHardy spirit dealer's porter (dec) and Agnes McHardy ms Findlayson; signed Fras Buidon priest, Thos McHardy, Georgina McHardy witnesses; registered 1898 October 5th at Dundee signed Thos Meek assist registrar.4

Children:

James McHardy Strachan5 b. 22 Nov 1894, d. 14 Sep 1943
Georgina Strachan5 b. Apr 1896
Alexander Strachan5 b. 29 Aug 1897
William Wright Strachan5 b. Sep 1903

Citations

  1. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    Scotland Births & Baptisms 1564-1950 [May 2020].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland).
  3. [S41] Website National Archives of Scotland online (http://195.153.34.9/onlinecatalogue/) CS247
    Court of Session: Unextracted processes,
    2nd arrangement, Outer House, Potts office
    1807-1911
    Country code GB
    Repository code Repository 234
    National Records of Scotland Reference CS247/4673
    Title Alexander F. Nicolson v McHardie or Nicolson: Divorce
    Dates 1895
    Access status Open [June 2020].
  4. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Stautory Marriiage 1898 Dundee St Mary ref 282/21 188 [May 2020].
  5. [S40] Email from SG [Jun 2020].
  6. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Marriage 1890 Dundee St Andrew ref 1167 image held [Jan 2005].
  7. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Death 1941 Dundee St Andrew ref 474 image held [Dec 2004].
  8. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census
    27, Hill Street, Dundee, St Clement, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland [May 2020].
  9. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Census 1891 parish etc of Dundee burgh ward IV 282/04 book 39 page 12; 51 William Street, Forebank, Dundee.
  10. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census
    Overgate Doig's Entry, 164, Dundee, St Mary, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland [May 2020].