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John Conway

M, #524, b. 10 December 1863, d. 17 November 1949
7 June 1911 Golden Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher
8 June 1921 Diamond Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher
8 June 1921 Diamond Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher [16 Sept 48]
  • Occupation*: John was Minister Church of Scotland, Bristol.
  • Birth*: He was born 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.1
  • He was the son of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: John Conway married Mary McCulloch Alexander, daughter of John Alexander and Isabella McCulloch, on 16 April 1889 at 25 Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; 1889 marriages in the district of Newington in the City of Edinburgh; ref 151; 1889 on the sixteenth day of April at 25 Gillespie Crscent Edinburgh after publication of banns according to the forms of the Free Church; John Conway minister Presbyterian Church in England bachelor, 25, 25 Gillespie Crescent Edinburgh, James Conway baker, Agnes Conway ms Fisher; Mary McCulloch Alexander spinster, 27, 25 Gillespie Crescent Edinburgh, John Alexander accountant (dec), Isabella Alexander ms McCulluoch; signed James H Wilson minister, A S A Bishop, J M Alexander witnesses; registered 1889 April 17 at Edinburgh R W Charlton assit registrar.2
  • (Officiating Clergy) Marriage: John Conway officiated at the marriage of Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison on Wednesday, 29 August 1906 at Mather's Hotel, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1906 marriages in the district of St Mary in the Burgh of Dundee, ref 251; 1906 on the twenty-nineth day of August at Mather's Hotel Dundee after publication according to the forms of the English Presbyterian Church; signed Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dental operator bachelor, aged 23 residing 5 Rustic Place Dundde; parents James Conway jute mill night watchman and Agnes McKenzie Conway ms Fisher; signed Elizabeth Miller Morrison antique dealer's assistant spinster, aged 23 residing 11 Reform Street Dundee; parents Richard Russell Morrison antiquarian and Elizabeth Morrison ms Miller; signed Rev John Conway Hammersmith Presbyterian Church of England assisted by T W Lister minister of Frederick Baptist Church Glasgow, signed James Conway, Jessie Miller, Janet Conway witnesses; registered 1906 August 31st at Dundee John K Stirten assit regsitrar initialled TM (Thos Meek registrar.)3
  • (Officiating Clergy) Marriage: John Conway officiated at the marriage of Robert Neill and Agnes Fisher Miller on Wednesday, 17 July 1907 at 132d Nethergate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1907 marriages in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 208; 1907 on the seventeenth day of July at 132d Nethergate Dundee after publicatoin according to the forms of the English Presyterian Church; signed Robert Neil watchmaker master bachelor, aged 24, residing 24 Thomson Street Dundee, parents John Neill watchmaker foreman and Catherine Carstairs Neill mss Corsar; signed Agnes Fisher Miller baker's saleswoman spinster, aged 22, residing 13 Rosefield Street Dundee; parents William Miller powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway; signed John Conway St Andrews Presbyterian Church Hammersmith London, signed George Whitton witness, Wm Miller witness, Marion Miller witness; registered 1907 July 18th at Dundee Thos Meek regsitrar.4
  • (Officiating Clergy) Marriage: John Conway officiated at the marriage of James Gibson and Janet Meney Conway on Wednesday, 7 June 1911 at Mathers Hotel, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; 1911 on the 7th day of June at Mathers Hotel Dundee after banns and publication according to the forms of the Presbyterian Church of England James Gibson slater master bachelor, 30, 76 Main Street Kilwinning, fath James Gibson insurance agent, moth Agnes Gibson ms McPhail (dec), and Janet Meney Conway housekeeper spinster, 34, 20 Bank Aveue Downfield, fath James Conway jute mill night watchman, moth Agnes Conway ms Fisher, signed John Conway, S M Conway, A H Charlton ministers Dundee, wit Janie Conway, Mary F Conway, James F Conway, reg 1911 June 9th at Dundee Thos Meek registrar.5
  • (Witness) Photograph: John Conway is in this photograph taken in 1929 at Blebo Craigs, Cupar, Fife, Scotland, along with Agnes McKenzie Fisher, William Fisher Conway, James Conway, Samuel Meney Conway and Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway.6
    Agnes McKenzie Fisher Conway with all her sons; sitting left John Conway, sitting right William Fisher Conway, standing left-right Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway, James Conway, Samuel Meney Conway; 1929, Blebo Craigs
  • Photograph*: John Conway and James Conway are in this photograph taken in 1929 at Wonacy, Blebo Craigs, Cupar, Fife, Scotland, along with Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway, Samuel Meney Conway, William Fisher Conway, Jane Hutchison Wilkie, Johnann Ford, Jane Lamberton, Florence Annie Fisher Conway, Samuel Lamberton Conway, Mary McCulloch Alexander, Janie Stewart Conway, Esther Agnes Ford Conway and James Eric Arbuckle Binnie.6
    "Wonacy" (anagram of Conway), Blebo Craigs
    "Wonacy" (anagram of Conway), Blebo Craigs
    People standing at back : John Conway, Samuel Meney Conway, [Florence Conway?], [Johnann Ford Conway or Jane Lamberton Conway?]
    Sitting in the middle row : Robert Fisher Conway, James Conway, [?], [Samuel Lamberton Conway "Young Sam"?] [Jane Hutchison Wilkie Conway?], [Esther Agnes Ford Conway?], [James Eric Arbuckle Binnie?], [Janie Stewart Conway?], hiding behind the trellis [?]
    Front : [?], William Fisher Conway
  • (Officiating Clergy) Marriage: John Conway officiated at the marriage of Joseph Stanley Andrews and Hope Myra Morrison Conway on Monday, 21 June 1937 at Baptist Church, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland; 1937 marriages in the district of Hamilton in the county of Lanark, ref 162, 1937 on the Twenty-First day of June at Baptist Church Hamilton after banns according to the forms of the Baptist Church, signed Joseph Stanley Andrews Baptist Church Minister bachelor aged 25, 18 Mount Stewart Street Carluke, parents James Smith Andrews Baptist Church minister and Janet Andrews ms Lees; signed Hope Myrra Morrison Conway chiropodist spinster aged 22, 13 Bent Road Hamilton, parents Robert Fisher Conway Baptist Church minister and Elizabeth Miller Conway ms Morrison; signed John Conway minister emetrius Free Church of England Bristol, signed Ruth Fisher Conway Chrystal Bank Hamilton, Douglas Cameron Smith 5 Manse Crescent Stirling witnesses; registered 1937 Jane 22nd at Hamilton James Frame registrar
    [and from photograph provided by their grand-daughter].8,9
    Hamilton Baptist Church June 1937
  • (Deceased) Death*: John Conway died on 17 November 1949 at Dundee, Scotland, at age 85.10
  • Obituary: The obituary of John Conway was was published on 18 November 1949 at 4 Cardross Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Obituary in Dundee "Courier" Friday Nov 18th 1949 reads : Minister Came From Family of Eleven; Rev. John Conway died suddenly at his home yesterday. He had lived in Dundee since retiring 20 years ago. Mr Conway, in his 86th year, had been out as usual the day before.
    He was the oldest of a family of eleven. Born in Kilwinning, he came to Dundee as a child. He ministered in Presbyterian churches in Wooler, Hammersmith, and latterly in St James' and Trinity Church, Bristol. For the past year he lived at 4 Cardross Street with his cousin, Mrs Dargie. Mr Conway was to have preached in Ward Road Baptist Church on Sunday. He was predeceased by his wife and daughter.10

Census Events

Member of Household2 April 1871They was listed as a member of the household of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher in the 1871 census at Rail Gate House, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland. John Conway, son, aged 7, scholar, born Ayrshire, Troon; James Conway, head, married, aged 35, Rail Porter, born Ireland; Agnes Conway, wife, married, aged 29, born Ayrshire, Prestwick.11
Kilwinning Station [c2002]
Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of John Conway and Mary Carson in the 1881 census at 30 Northburn Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. John Conway, nephew, unmarried, aged 17, Student of Arts, born Troon, Ayr, Scotland; John Conway, head, married, 29, Coal Master's Clerk, born Monktown, Ayr, Scotland; Mary Conway, wife, married, 35, born Ireland.12
Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of Robert C Hutton and Margaret Isabella Alexander in the 1891 census at The Manse, Congregational Church, High Street West, Rothbury, Northumberland, England. John Conway, visitor, mar, 27, Presbyterian minister, Scotland; Robert C Hutton, head, mar, 29, Congregational minister, Scotland; Margaret Isa, wife, mar, 34, Scotland.13
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household along with spouse Mary McCulloch Alexander in the 1901 census at 1 Ravenscourt Square, Hammersmith, London, Middlesex, England. John Conway, head, mar, 37, Presbyterian minister, Scotland; Mary M, wife, mar, 39, Scotland; also in the household were Monica I M Conway and Esther May Cook.14
Head of Household31 March 1911He was listed as head of household along with spouse Mary McCulloch Alexander in the 1911 census at The Manse, 1 Ravescourt Square, Hammersmith, London W, England. John Conway Head Married Male Minister Presbyterian 47 1864 Troon Ayrshire
Mary Conway Wife Married 22 years 1 child born, 1 child living, Female aged 49 1862 Comburgh Midlothian; residence of 7 rooms; also in the household were Monica I M Conway and Isabella Anderson.15
Last Edited: 8 Nov 2016

Parents:

Father*: James Conway b. 1837, d. 27 Jun 1923
Mother*: Agnes McKenzie Fisher b. 14 Mar 1842, d. 14 Dec 1938

Family:

Mary McCulloch Alexander b. 11 Oct 1861, d. a 8 Jun 1921
  • (Groom) Marriage*: John Conway married Mary McCulloch Alexander, daughter of John Alexander and Isabella McCulloch, on 16 April 1889 at 25 Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; 1889 marriages in the district of Newington in the City of Edinburgh; ref 151; 1889 on the sixteenth day of April at 25 Gillespie Crscent Edinburgh after publication of banns according to the forms of the Free Church; John Conway minister Presbyterian Church in England bachelor, 25, 25 Gillespie Crescent Edinburgh, James Conway baker, Agnes Conway ms Fisher; Mary McCulloch Alexander spinster, 27, 25 Gillespie Crescent Edinburgh, John Alexander accountant (dec), Isabella Alexander ms McCulluoch; signed James H Wilson minister, A S A Bishop, J M Alexander witnesses; registered 1889 April 17 at Edinburgh R W Charlton assit registrar.2

Child:

Monica I M Conway b. c 1892, d. bt Jul 1939 - Sep 1939

Citations

  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory births 590/00 0145 [Jul 2010].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory marriages Newington, Edinburgh 685/05 0151 [Jul 2010].
  3. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory marriage 1906 Dundee St Mary ref 251 image held [June 2004].
  4. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory marriage 1907 Dundee St Mary ref 208 image held [July 2004].
  5. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory marriage 1911 Dundee [Jun 2004].
  6. [S43] PCC - AC photograph album.
  7. PCC - AC photograph album
  8. [S40] JF [Oct 2010].
  9. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory marriage Hamilton 1937 647/00 0162 image held [Aug 2011].
  10. [S20] Unknown author, 'article', Dundee Courier & Advertiser, unknown date (DC Thomson, unknown repository reference) Obituary Friday Nov 18th 1949.
  11. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1871 Civil Parish & Town of Kilwinning, Ayrshire; Rail Gate House; [Jun 2004].
  12. [S30] LDS 1881 Census Film 0203657 GRO ref vol 644-8 EnumDist 23 page 8.
  13. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 4272; Folio 72; Page 19; GSU roll: 6099382. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1891. [Aug 2011]
  14. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 50; Folio: 177; Page: 33. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives, 1901. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The National Archives gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU. [Aug 2011]
  15. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1911%2frg14%2f00252%2f0477%2f1 [Nov 2016].