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James Conway

M, #522, b. 1837, d. 27 June 1923
  • Occupation*: James was a carter / van driver.
  • Birth*: He was born in 1837 at Down, Ireland; Date estimated from other records.
  • He was the son of John Conway and Jane Waugh.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: James Conway married Agnes McKenzie Fisher, daughter of William Fisher and Marion McKenzie, on 7 June 1861 at Dundonald, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1861 marriages in the parish of Dundonald in the county of Ayr, ref 8; 1861 June Seventh, Troon, after banns according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland; signed James Conway masons labourer bachelor, 24, ur Monkton, parents John Conway masons labourer and Jane Conway ms Waugh; signed Agnes Fisher domestic servant spinster, 19, us Troon, parents William Fisher lumper at Troon and Marion Fisher ms McKenzie (dec); signed A H Cowan minister, A T McClenaghan, Eliza Jane Kean, witnesses; registered 1861 June 12th at Dundonald, David Halbert registrar.1,2
  • (Informant) Birth: James Conway registered the birth of Marion McKenzie Conway on 12 April 1862 at Dundonald, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1861 - 1965 Extract of an entry in a Register of Births; Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 ref 022812 # 54; Marion Mckenzie Conway 1862 April 12th 11h 10m PM Troon female Father James Conway, carter Mother Agnes Conway ms Fisher married 1861 June 7th Troon signed James Conway Father present registered 1862 April 22nd at Dundonald signed David Halbert registrar.3
  • (Informant) Birth: James Conway registered the birth of John Conway on 10 December 1863 at Dundonald, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1863 births in the parish of Dundonald in the county of Ayr; ref 145; John Conway; 1863 December tenth 4h 45m pm Troon; m; James Conway carter, Agnes Conway ms Fisher, 1861 June 7th Troon; James Conway father; 1863 December 15th at Dundonald David Herbert registrar.4
  • (Informant) Birth: James Conway registered the birth of William Fisher Conway on 13 October 1865 at Byres, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1865 births in the parish of Kilwinning in the county of Ayr; ref 274; William Conway; 1865 October thirteenth 2h 0m am, Byres Kilwinning; m; James Conway railway porter, Agnes Conway ms Fisher, 1861 June 7th Troon; James Conway father present; 1865 October 13th at Kilwinning John Service registrar.5
  • (Informant) Birth: James Conway registered the birth of Jeannie Conway on 30 January 1868 at Byres, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1868 births in the parish of Kilwinning in the county of Ayr; ref 25; Jeannie Conway; 1868 January Thirtieth 8h 45m pm, Byres Kilwinning; f; James Conway railway porter, Agnes Conway ms Fisher, 1861 June 7th Troon; James Conway father present; 1868 February 7th at Kilwinning John Service registrar.6
  • (Informant) Birth: James Conway registered the birth of Elizabeth Conway on 12 March 1870 at Station Cottage, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1870 births in the parish of Kilwinning in the county of Ayr; ref 54; Elizabeth Conway; 1870 March Twelfth 5h 45m am, Station Coittage Kilwinning; f; James Conway railway porter, Agnes Conway ms Fisher, 1861 June 7th Troon; James Conway father present; 1870 Mary 15th at Kilwinning John Service registrar.7
  • (Informant) Birth: James Conway registered the birth of Agnes Fisher Conway on 4 September 1872 at Station Cottage, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1872 births in the parish of Kilwinning in the county of Ayr; ref 212; Agnes Fisher Conway; 1872 September Fourth 11h 0m am, Station Coittage Kilwinning; f; James Conway railway porter, Agnes Conway ms Fisher, 1861 June 7th Troon; James Conway father present; 1870 September 14th at Kilwinning John Service registrar.8
  • (Informant) Birth: James Conway registered the birth of James Conway on 22 September 1874 at Main Street, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1874 births in the parish of Kilwinning in the county of Ayr; ref 285; James Conway; 1874 September Twenty-second 8h 0m am, Main Street Kilwinning; m; James Conway iron borer, Agnes Conway ms Fisher, 1861 June 7th Troon; James Conway father; 1874 September 30th at Kilwinning John Service registrar.9
  • (Tenant) Valuation Roll: James Conway was a tenant at 102 Rosebank Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland... rent £8/-/- per annum between 1876 and 1877.
  • (Informant) Birth: He registered the birth of Janet Meney Conway on 24 February 1877 at 104 Rosebank Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1877 births in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee; ref 201; 1877 February Twenty Fourth 11h 45m am, 104 Rosebank Street Dundee; f; James Conway bakers' vanman, Agnes Conway ms Fisher, 1861 June 7th Monkton; James Conway father; 1877 March 1st at Dundee; Dav Scott registrar.10
  • (Informant) Birth: James Conway registered the birth of Mary Fisher Conway on 13 April 1879 at 7 Kinloch Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1879 births in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee; ref 294; Mary Fisher Conway; 1879 April Thirteeth 8h 20m am, 7 Kinloich Street Dundee; f; James Conway bakers' van driver, Agnes Conway ms Fisher, 1861 June 7th Troon; James Conway father present; 1879 April 29 at Dundee Dav Scott registrar.11
  • (Informant) Birth: James Conway registered the birth of Samuel Meney Conway on 19 August 1881 at 4 Rosebank Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1881 births in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee; 360; Samuel Meney Conway, 1881 August nineteenth 11h 0m pm 4 Rosebank Street Dundee, m, James Conway bakers vanman Agnes Conway ms Fisher 1861 June 7 Troon, James Conway father present; 1881 August 31 at Dundee, Dav Scott registrar.12
  • Newspaper Article*: James Conway was mentioned in a newspaper article FIFESHIRE; Blebo-Craigs - Furnished house, for summer months, 1 sitting-room, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, garden. Apply Conway, Blebo-Craigs, Cupar-Fife on 30 May 1913.13
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article FIFESHIRE; Blebo-Craigs - Furnished house, for summer months, 1 sitting-room, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, garden. Apply Conway, Blebo-Craigs, Cupar-Fife on 31 May 1913.14
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article FIFESHIRE; Blebo-Craigs - Furnished house, for summer months, 1 sitting-room, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, garden. Apply Conway, Blebo-Craigs, Cupar-Fife on 2 June 1913.15
  • (Tenant) Valuation Roll: He was a tenant at House, House & Garden, Blebo Craigs, Cupar, Fife, Scotland, 1920 Valuation Roll, County of Fife, Parish of Kemback, Year 1920-1921
    refs 204&5, house, & house and garden, Blebo Craigs; proprietrixes Misses Mary F. and Jeanie Conway, per John Pearson, 37 Castle Street, Tayport; tenant and occupier James Conway (retired); yearly rent or value £1/10/- and £3 in 1920.16
  • Newspaper Article*: He and Agnes Fisher Conway were mentioned in a newspaper article A DIAMOND WEDDING.
    Mr and Mrs James Conway, of Blebo Craigs, Cupar, in Scotland, are proud recipients of a congratulatory letter from the King on the occasion of their diamond wedding. The happy couple, who still enjoy the best of health, were married in Troon, Ayrshire, on June 7, 1861. Me and Mrs Conway have a family of nine, one of whom, the Rev. John Conway, is the minister of Cranbrook Road Presyterian Church, Redland. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Mr and Mrs Conway number 29, and at a family gathering to mark the occasion on Wednesday last the parents were presented witha wallet of Treasury notes. on 14 June 1921.17
  • (Deceased) Death*: James Conway died on 27 June 1923 at Blebo Craigs, Kemback, Fife, Scotland, 1923 Deaths in the Parish of Kemback in the County of Fife, # 6; James Conway, Farm Overseer (retired) married to Agnes Fisher 1923 June 27th 6h 0m PM Blebo Craigs, Kemback male aged 88 years Father John Conway, mason (deceased) Mother Jane Conway ms Waugh (deceased) intestinal obstruction 2 days as certified by J Macdonald MB & CM Informant James B D Duncan neighbour, Blebo Craigs Kemback registered 1923 June 28th at Kemback A J C Provan registrar.18
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article DEATHS.
    CONWAY - At Blebo Craigs, on June 27th, James Conway, beloved husband of Agnes Fisher, in his 88th year. Funeral private. This the only intimation. on 29 June 1923.19
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: He and Agnes McKenzie Fisher was mentioned in a newspaper article about Jeannie Conway on 23 May 1938. CONWAY - At Dundee, on 21st of May, Jeannie, daughter of Agnes Conway and the late James Conway, Blebo Craigs. Funeral private, no flowers.20
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Agnes McKenzie Fisher died on 14 December 1938 at 11 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; 1938 Deaths in the District of Broughty Ferry in the County of Angus, # 112; Agnes Conway widow of James Conway, Commercial Traveller 1938 December 14th 8h 0m AM 11 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry female aged 96 years Father John Fisher (sic), carpenter (deceased) Mother Marion Fisher ms McKenzie (deceased) senility - age 96 9/12 cardiac failure as certified by David Mann MB, FRCS Ed informant Mary Conway daughter present registered 1938 December 14th at Broughty Ferry John R Dryden registrar.21
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher was mentioned in a newspaper article about Agnes Fisher Conway on 13 February 1939. CONWAY - Suddenly, on 12th February, Agnes Fisher Conway, daughter of the late James and Agnes Conway, Blebo Craigs, Cupar.22
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher was mentioned in a newspaper article about Agnes Fisher Conway on 15 February 1939. CONWAY - Suddenly, on 12th February, Agnes Fisher Conway, daughter of the late James and Agnes Conway, Blebo Craigs, Cupar.23

Census Events

Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed as a member of the household of John Conway and Jane Waugh in the 1851 census at Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland. James Conway, son, unmarried, aged 14, Handloom Weaver (cotton), born Ireland; John Conway, head, married, aged 48, Handloom weaver (cotton), born Ireland; Jane Conway, wife, married, aged 38, Weaver's wife, aged 38, born Ireland.24
Monkton Village [c2002]
Member of Household7 April 1861He was listed as a member of the household of Hugh Conway and Marion Ralstone in the 1861 census at 11 Welbeck Crescent, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland. James Conway, brother, unmarried, 25, day labourer, Ireland; Hugh Conway, head, married, 27, carter, born Ireland; Marion Conway, wife, married, 21, Ayrshire Tarbolton.25
Wellbeck Crescent, Troon, Ayrshire in 2002
Wellbeck Crescent, Troon, Ayrshire [from Old Troon, ed Ian MacPherson, pub Stenlake Publishing, nd]
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household along with spouse Agnes McKenzie Fisher in the 1871 census at Rail Gate House, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland. James Conway, head, married, aged 35, Rail Porter, born Ireland; Agnes Conway, wife, married, aged 29, born Ayrshire, Prestwick; also in the household were Marion McKenzie Conway, John Conway, William Fisher Conway, Jane Conway, Elizabeth Conway, Alexander Hamilton and John McCue.26
Kilwinning Station [c2002]
Head of Household3 April 1881He was listed as head of household along with spouse Agnes McKenzie Fisher in the 1881 census at 7 Kinloch Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Conway, head, married, aged 45, Van Driver, born Ireland; Agnes Conway, wife, married, aged 39, born Ayr, Scotland; also in the household were Marion McKenzie Conway, William Fisher Conway, Jeannie Conway, Elizabeth Conway, Agnes Fisher Conway, James Conway, Janet Meney Conway, Mary Fisher Conway and John Conway.27
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household along with spouse Agnes McKenzie Fisher in the 1891 census at 11 Dons Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Conway, head, married, aged 55, Vam Driver,m employed, born Ireland, Co Down; Agnes Conway, wife, married, aged 49, born Ayrshire, Prestwick; also in the household were Jeannie Conway, Elizabeth Conway, Agnes Fisher Conway, James Conway, Janet Meney Conway, Mary Fisher Conway, Samuel Meney Conway and Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway.28
Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed in the 1901 census at 119 1/2 Hilltown, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; James Conway, head, married, aged 66, Lodge Keeper (night), working, born Ireland.29
Head of Household31 March 1911He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census at 19 Union Place, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Conway, head, 69, mar, retired mill night watchman, Ireland; 2 rooms with windows; also in the household was Agnes Fisher Conway.30
Last Edited: 8 Nov 2016

Parents:

Father*: John Conway b. b 29 Aug 1802, d. 29 Aug 1890
Mother*: Jane Waugh b. 1812, d. 12 Jul 1873

Family:

Agnes McKenzie Fisher b. 14 Mar 1842, d. 14 Dec 1938
  • (Groom) Marriage*: James Conway married Agnes McKenzie Fisher, daughter of William Fisher and Marion McKenzie, on 7 June 1861 at Dundonald, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1861 marriages in the parish of Dundonald in the county of Ayr, ref 8; 1861 June Seventh, Troon, after banns according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland; signed James Conway masons labourer bachelor, 24, ur Monkton, parents John Conway masons labourer and Jane Conway ms Waugh; signed Agnes Fisher domestic servant spinster, 19, us Troon, parents William Fisher lumper at Troon and Marion Fisher ms McKenzie (dec); signed A H Cowan minister, A T McClenaghan, Eliza Jane Kean, witnesses; registered 1861 June 12th at Dundonald, David Halbert registrar.1,2

Children:

Marion McKenzie Conway+ b. 12 Apr 1862, d. 15 Feb 1918
John Conway+ b. 10 Dec 1863, d. 17 Nov 1949
William Fisher Conway+ b. 13 Oct 1865, d. 21 Jan 1941
Jeannie Conway b. 30 Jan 1868, d. 21 May 1938
Elizabeth Conway b. 12 Mar 1870, d. 17 Oct 1903
Agnes Fisher Conway b. 4 Sep 1872, d. 12 Feb 1939
James Conway+ b. 22 Sep 1874, d. 15 Sep 1962
Janet Meney Conway+ b. 24 Feb 1877, d. 28 Jan 1946
Mary Fisher Conway b. 13 Apr 1879, d. 1 Jan 1962
Samuel Meney Conway+ b. 19 Aug 1881, d. 20 Dec 1940
Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway+ b. 30 May 1883, d. 24 Aug 1947

Citations

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