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James Conway

M, #529, b. 22 September 1874, d. 15 September 1962
James Conway
7 June 1911 Golden Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher
8 June 1921 Diamond Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher
  • Occupation*: James was Office Clerk / Commercial Traveller / Lay Preacher.
  • (Child) Birth*: He was born 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.1
  • He was the son of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: James Conway married Margaret Tees on 1 June 1900 at Tradeston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.2
  • (Informant) Birth: James Conway registered the birth of Janie Stewart Conway on 24 July 1901 at Herriot Hill Terrace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; 1901 births in the distrtict of St Andrew in the burgh of Edinburgh, ref 898; Janie Stewart Conway; 1901 July twenty-fourth 1h 20m pm Herriot Hill Terrace Edinburgh; female; parents James Conway mercantile clark and Margaret Conway ms Tees m 1900 June 1 Glasgow; signed James Conway father; 1901 August 9th at Edinburgh John J Bellford registrar.2
  • (Informant) Death: James Conway registered the death of Margaret Tees on 21 August 1901 at 9 Herriothill Terrace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; 1901 deaths in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Edinburgh, ref 562; Margaret Conway married to James Conway mercantile clerk; 1901 August twenty-first 9h 0m am 9 Herriothill Terrace Edinburgh; female aged 29 years; parents Joseph Tees shoemaker and Isabella Tees ms Tees; typhoid fever - confinement 1mo hyperpyrexia 2 days as cert by A T Sloan MD; signed James Conway widower present; 1901 August 22 at Edinburgh Joseph J Anderson asst registrar.3
  • (Witness) Marriage: James Conway witnessed 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.)4
  • Occupation: Between 1910 and 1925 at Ward Road Baptist Church, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, James was Lay Preacher.5
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Johnann Ford, daughter of John Ford and Agnes Bennett, on 25 November 1910 at Edengrove, 20 Bank Street, Downfield, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1910 marriages in the parish of Mains & Strathmartine in the county of Forfar, ref 24; 1910 on the twenty-fifth day of Novemebr at Edengrove, 20 Bank Avenue, Downfield after publication according to the forms of the Baptist Church; signed James Conway mercantile clerk widower, aged 36, residing 21 Union Place Dundee, parents James Conway jute mill nightwatchman and Agnes Conway ms Fisher; John Ann Ford certified fever nurse spinster; aged 29, residing 204 Lochee Road Dundee; parents John Ford painter journy (dec) and Agnes Ford ms Bennett; signed S M Conway minister Bowhill Baptist Church, signed James F Conway witness, Bella Ford witness; 1910 November 26th at Mains & Strathmartine Joseph Dickson registrar.6
  • Address*: As of 1920, James Conway lived at 2 Haldane Street, Downfield, Angus, Scotland; Conway, James, Commercial traveller, 2 Haldane Steet, Downfield.7
  • Occupation: Between 1925 and 1928 at Rutherglen Baptist Church, James was Lay Preacher.5
  • Occupation: Between 1928 and 1931 at Ward Road Baptist Church, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, James was Lay Preacher.5
  • (Witness) Photograph: He is in this photograph taken in 1929 at Blebo Craigs, Cupar, Fife, Scotland, along with Agnes McKenzie Fisher, John Conway, William Fisher Conway, Samuel Meney Conway and Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway.8
    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.8
    "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
  • Occupation: Between 1931 and 1934 at St Andrews Baptist Church, James was Lay Preacher.5
  • Occupation: Between 1934 and 1939 at Cupar Baptist Church, James was Lay Preacher.5
  • (Witness) Marriage: He witnessed 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].10,11
    Hamilton Baptist Church June 1937
  • Occupation: Between 1939 and 1962 at Ward Road Baptist Church, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, James was Lay Preacher.5
  • (Informant) Death: He registered the death of William Fisher Conway on 21 January 1941 at 39 Dundonald Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1941 deaths in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 75; William Conway miilk salesman retired married to Jane Wilkie; 1841 January twenty-first 2h 30m am 39 Dundonald Street Dundee; male aged 75 years; parents James Conway baker's vanman (dec) and Agnes Conway ms Fisher (dec); cardio-vascular depreciation, bronchial asthma, influenza as cert by J Wright Duncan MBChB; signed James Conway brother 18 Sherbrook Street Downfield; 1941 January 21st at Dundee Norman Steele regsitrar.12
  • (Deceased) Death*: James Conway died on 15 September 1962 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, at age 87.13
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: He is commemorated on the headstone erected in 1962 at Western Cemetery, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Inscription reads In loving memory of James Conway died 15th Sept 1962 in his 88th year; and his beloved wife Annie Ford died 8th Feb 1969 in her 88th year.14
    Headstone Western Cemetery James Conway 1962
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Johnann Ford died on 8 February 1969.15

Census Events

Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher in the 1881 census at 7 Kinloch Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Conway, son, aged 7, scholar, born Kilwinning, Ayr, Scotland; James Conway, head, married, aged 45, Van Driver, born Ireland; Agnes Conway, wife, married, aged 39, born Ayr, Scotland.16
Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher in the 1891 census at 11 Dons Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Conway, son, aged 16, Clerk - apprentice, employed, born Ayrshire, Kilwinning; James Conway, head, married, aged 55, Vam Driver,m employed, born Ireland, Co Down; Agnes Conway, wife, married, aged 49, born Ayrshire, Prestwick.17
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household along with spouse Margaret Tees in the 1901 census at 9 Herriot Hill Terrace, St Andrew, Edinburgh, Midlotian, Scotland. James Conway Head Married Male 26 1875 Commercial Clerk Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland
Margaret Conway Wife Married Female 30 1871 - Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.18
Head of Household31 March 1911He was listed as head of household along with spouse Johnann Ford in the 1911 census at 52 Mount Pleasant, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Conway, 3 in household, head, aged 36, married, cashier and bookkeeper at dentists, worker, born Ayrshire Kilwinning; John Ann Conway, wife, 30, married under 1 year, no children, born Forfaarshire, Dundee; also in the household were Janie Stewart Conway.19
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 1:

Margaret Tees b. c 1872, d. 21 Aug 1901
  • (Groom) Marriage*: James Conway married Margaret Tees on 1 June 1900 at Tradeston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.2

Child:

Janie Stewart Conway+ b. 24 Jul 1901, d. 1995

Family 2:

Johnann Ford b. 10 Feb 1881, d. 8 Feb 1969
  • (Groom) Marriage*: James Conway married Johnann Ford, daughter of John Ford and Agnes Bennett, on 25 November 1910 at Edengrove, 20 Bank Street, Downfield, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1910 marriages in the parish of Mains & Strathmartine in the county of Forfar, ref 24; 1910 on the twenty-fifth day of Novemebr at Edengrove, 20 Bank Avenue, Downfield after publication according to the forms of the Baptist Church; signed James Conway mercantile clerk widower, aged 36, residing 21 Union Place Dundee, parents James Conway jute mill nightwatchman and Agnes Conway ms Fisher; John Ann Ford certified fever nurse spinster; aged 29, residing 204 Lochee Road Dundee; parents John Ford painter journy (dec) and Agnes Ford ms Bennett; signed S M Conway minister Bowhill Baptist Church, signed James F Conway witness, Bella Ford witness; 1910 November 26th at Mains & Strathmartine Joseph Dickson registrar.6

Children:

Esther Agnes Ford Conway+ b. 1911, d. 20 Aug 1992
Florence Annie Fisher Conway b. 2 Jan 1916, d. Sep 1998

Citations

  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory births 599/00 0285 [Jul 2010].
  2. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory births 1901 Edinburgh ref 685/02 0898 [Aug 2011].
  3. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory death [June 2004].
  4. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory marriage 1906 Dundee St Mary ref 251 image held [June 2004].
  5. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , In the effects of Florence Annie Fisher (Conway) Miller (his daughter) after her death

    Annotation on back
    Mr James Conway
    1910 - 1925 Ward Road Baptist Church
    1925 - 1928 Rutherglen Baptist Church
    1928 - 1931 Ward Road Baptist Church
    1931 - 1934 St Andrews Baptist Church
    1934 - 1939 Cupar Baptist Church
    1939 - 1962 Ward Road Baptist Church.
  6. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory marriage Mains & Strathmartine 1910 ref 24 image held [Jun 2004].
  7. [S37] Directory Dundee (Dundee:. Hereinafter cited as Dundee Directory.
  8. [S43] PCC - AC photograph album.
  9. PCC - AC photograph album
  10. [S40] JF [Oct 2010].
  11. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory marriage Hamilton 1937 647/00 0162 image held [Aug 2011].
  12. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory death St Andrew Dundee 1941 [Jul 2004].
  13. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory death 1962 Dundee West ref 282/02 0839 [Aug 2011].
  14. [S43] PCC photo [June 2006].
  15. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory death 1969 Dundee ref 282/02 0125 [Aug 2011].
  16. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), FHL Film 0203484 GRO ref vol 282-3 EnumDist 20 page 45.
  17. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1891 Civil Parish of Dundee, Parish of Rosebank, 6th Burgh Ward of Dundee; 11 Dons Road; [Jun 2004].
  18. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 19901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1901%2f0038141883 [Nov 2016].
  19. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 Dundee 282/1 6/19 [Nov 2016].