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Hugh Conway

M, #535, b. 1836, d. 16 March 1919
7 June 1911 Golden Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher
  • Birth*: Hugh Conway was born in 1836 at Ireland.
  • He was the son of John Conway and Jane Waugh.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Hugh Conway married Marion Ralstone, daughter of James Ralstone and Janet Murdoch, on 9 December 1859 at Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1854 marriages in the parish of Tarbolton in the county pf Ayr, ref 21; On the nineth day of December 1859 at Tarbolton marriage after banns was solemnized between us according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland; signed Hugh Conway, 24 years residing Monkton, ploughman bachelor, parenst John Conway mason's labourer and Jane Conway ms Waugh; for Marion Ralstone David Ritchie, 20 years, residing Fairfield, domestic servant spinster; parents James Ralston ... labourer and Janet Ralston ms Murdoch; signed David Ritchie minister of Tarbolton, signed John Dunlop witness, signed William Duthie witness; the above marriage was registed by me at Tarbolton on the 12th day of December 1859 Andrew Dunlop registrar.1,2,3
  • (Informant) Death: Hugh Conway registered the death of Marion Ralstone on 24 November 1872 at Railway Station, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1872 Deaths in the Parish of Beith in the County of Ayr, # 106; Marion Conway married to Hugh Conway Railway Carter; 1872 November 24th 5h 20m PM Railway Station Beith; Female aged 32 years; Father James Ralstone Agricultural Labourer, Mother Janet Ralstone ms Muirdoch; Diseases of her Liver, Stomach, Bowles and head accompanied with convulsions 2 weeks as certified by Thos Miller CM; Informant Hugh Conway widower present; Registered 1872 November 27th at Beith William Duff Registrar.4
  • (Informant) Death: Hugh Conway registered the death of Jane Waugh on 12 July 1873 at Railway Station, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1873 deaths in the parish of Beith in the county of Ayr, #79 Jane Conway married to John Conway labourer, 1873 July twelfth 7h 30m pm Railway Station Beith, f, 61 years, James Waugh farmer (dec) Jane Waugh ms Carson (dec), apoplexy 8 hours as cert by Thos Miller CM, Hugh Conway son present; registered 1873 July 19th at Beith William Duff registrtar.5
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Hugh Conway married Annie Mackie on 30 January 1874 at Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1874 marriages in the parish of Beith in the county of Ayr, ref 11; 1874 on the thirtieth day of January at Beith after banns according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland; signed Hugh Conway pit head man widower, 39, Railway Station Beith, parents John Conway engineer's labourer and Jane Conway ms Waugh (dec); signed Annie Mackie spinster, 36, Cross of Beith, parents David Mackie miner (dec) and Janet Mackie ms Barclay (dec); signed Hector Hall minister, signed John Laird witness, Anne Hamilton witness; 1874 February 2nd at Beith Wm Duff registrar.6,7
  • Newspaper Article*: Hugh Conway was mentioned in a newspaper article Ogilvie Free Church Vacancy - Induction Soiree - A social meeting of the congregation and friends of Ogilvie Free Church was held in the church last night to welcome their new pastor, the Rev. Henry F Henderson, who has just been inducted to the charge. The Church was crowded with and enthusiastic audience. The Rev. John Macpherson occupied the chair, and there were also on the platform Rev. H.F. Henderson, Rev. J.C. Sutherland, Glaston; Rev. J.T. Ferguson, Cupar; Rev. W. Patrick, Rev. A.C. Mackenzie, Rev, Jas. George, Park Place U.P. Church; and Rev. J.M. Campbell, Wallacetown Established Church, Dundee; Messers W. Henderson, Glasgow, brother of the new minister; O,J, Row, and W. Reid, Dunfermline; T. Mitchell, Hugh Conway, J Amderson, and H. Brown, Beith; D. Aird, Broughty Ferry; Dr Young, W.D. Latto, J.C. Robertson, J.G. Blakenry. J.C. Reid, D.P. bachelor, &c. After tea, purveyed by the Messers Lamb, Rev. Mr Macpherson made a few remarks. He said the "Ogilvie ship," when he took the temporary command of her, had gone forth on the voyage of discovery. They had a little breeze, but, for the most part they had very calm weather, and now they were about to set sail again under a new pastor to do business "in the great waters," and he wished them God-speed. (Applause.) Mr J.C. Robertson, convener of the Vacancy Committee, in the ... of a very appropriate speech, presented Mr Henderson with a handsome pu;pit gown, subscribed for by the ladies of the congregation. Mr Henderson donned the gown, and was received with loud and enthusiastic applause. He thanked the ladies for their gift, and the congregation for the splendid welcome they had given him that evening. (Applause.) In beginning his work in Ogilvie Church he would not endeavour to lay out a programme, but would rather allow time to present the opportunities for work. (Applause.) Mr J.C. Reid, one of the officebearers, presented the Rev. John Macphersaon with a silver tea kettle as a testimonial from the congregation for his services as interim moderator to the kirk session during the vacancy. Mr D.P. bachelor foloowed with a presentation to the Rev. R.M. Stephen, who had acted as assistant minister to the congregation for the last eight months. The testimonial consisted of a handsome "despatch box," on which was a suitable inscription, and a purse containing twenty sovereigns. Dr Young next presented Mr J.C. Robertson with a drawingroom cabinet as a testimonial from the congregation, through the Committee, for his services as convener of the Vacancy Committee. The proceedings, which were very enjoyable, were brought to a close with the usual votes of thanks abd the benediction. in 1893.8
  • (Deceased) Death*: He died on 16 March 1919 at 25 Crummock Street, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland, Parish of Beith, County of Ayr; Hugh Conway, Grocer (Retired), married 1st Marion Ralston, 2nd Annie Mackie; 1919, March sixteenth, 3h 35m PM, 25 Crummock Street, Beith; Male aged 85 years; Father John Conway, Agricultural Labourer (deceased); Mother Jane Conway ms Waugh (deceased); Senile enfeeblement as cert by S W Stolthen MBChB; Informant D M Conway, son, present, 34 Wilson Street, Alexandria; Registered 1919 March 17th at Beith M Gilmour registrar.9
  • Obituary: The obituary of Hugh Conway was was published on 21 March 1919. Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 21 March 1919; Deaths; At Crummock Street, Beith, on the 16nd March, Hugh Conway, retired grocer, aged 86 years. Funeral private.10

Census Events

Member of Household30 March 1851He was listed in the 1851 census at 21 Kirk Street, Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland; Parish of Monkton and Prestwick, Village of Prestwick, 21 Kirk Street
William Robertson, head, married, 65, Farmer (20 acres) employing man, boy, woman, born Arran Kilmory & Bute; Elizabeth Robertson, wife, married, 70, Farmer's Wife, born Arran Kilmory & Bute; John Morgan, Servant, unmarried, 16, Labourer on Farm, born Ayr, Prestwick; Janet Mc..., Servant, unmarried, 18, Servant, born Ayr, Monkton; Hugh Connaway, Servant, unmarried, 15, Farm boy, born Ireland.11
Head of Household7 April 1861He was listed as head of household, along with spouse Marion Ralstone in the 1861 census at 11 Welbeck Crescent, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland. Hugh Conway, head, married, 27, carter, born Ireland; Marion Conway, wife, married, 21, Ayrshire Tarbolton; also in the household were James Conway.12
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 Marion Ralstone in the 1871 census at G&SW Railway Station, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland. Hugh Conway, head, married, 37, Carter, Ireland; Marion Conway, wife, married, 30, Ayrshire Tarbolton; also in the household were John Conway, Janet Meney Conway and Jane Conway.13
Site of Beith Station (left of photo, past the bridge) in 2002
Beith Station Road [from Old Beith, ed Donald L Reid, pub Stenlake Publishing, nd]
Head of Household3 April 1881He was listed as head of household along with spouse Annie Mackie in the 1881 census at 34 Main Street, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland. Hugh Conway, head, 47, grocer, Ireland; Annie Conway, wife, 43, Kilbirnie; also in the household were John Conway, Jane Conway, David Mackie Conway, Hugh Conway and Jane Johnstone.14
Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of John Conway and Mary Carson in the 1891 census at 547 New City Road, Maryhill, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Hugh Conway, brother, 56, Grocer, employer, born Ireland; John Conway, head, married, 40, Coal Depot Clerk, employed, born Ayrshire, Monkton; Mary Conway, wife, married, 42, born Ireland.15
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household along with spouse Annie Mackie in the 1901 census at 36 Main Street, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland. Hugh Conway, head, married, aged 66, Grocer, Shopkeeper, employer, born Ireland; Annie Conway, wife, married, aged 64, born Ayrshire, Kilbirnie; also in the household were David Mackie Conway and Hugh Conway.16
Last Edited: 17 Aug 2012

Parents:

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

Family 1:

Marion Ralstone b. 12 Apr 1840, d. 24 Nov 1872
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Hugh Conway married Marion Ralstone, daughter of James Ralstone and Janet Murdoch, on 9 December 1859 at Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1854 marriages in the parish of Tarbolton in the county pf Ayr, ref 21; On the nineth day of December 1859 at Tarbolton marriage after banns was solemnized between us according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland; signed Hugh Conway, 24 years residing Monkton, ploughman bachelor, parenst John Conway mason's labourer and Jane Conway ms Waugh; for Marion Ralstone David Ritchie, 20 years, residing Fairfield, domestic servant spinster; parents James Ralston ... labourer and Janet Ralston ms Murdoch; signed David Ritchie minister of Tarbolton, signed John Dunlop witness, signed William Duthie witness; the above marriage was registed by me at Tarbolton on the 12th day of December 1859 Andrew Dunlop registrar.1,2,3

Children:

Janet Conway b. 22 Mar 1862, d. 4 Nov 1863
John Conway b. 28 Feb 1864
Janet Meney Conway b. 17 May 1866
Jane Conway b. 28 Jul 1868, d. 8 Jun 1870
Jane Conway+ b. 27 Dec 1870, d. 5 Feb 1948

Family 2:

Annie Mackie b. 1843
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Hugh Conway married Annie Mackie on 30 January 1874 at Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1874 marriages in the parish of Beith in the county of Ayr, ref 11; 1874 on the thirtieth day of January at Beith after banns according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland; signed Hugh Conway pit head man widower, 39, Railway Station Beith, parents John Conway engineer's labourer and Jane Conway ms Waugh (dec); signed Annie Mackie spinster, 36, Cross of Beith, parents David Mackie miner (dec) and Janet Mackie ms Barclay (dec); signed Hector Hall minister, signed John Laird witness, Anne Hamilton witness; 1874 February 2nd at Beith Wm Duff registrar.6,7

Children:

David Mackie Conway b. 1875
Hugh Conway+ b. 1878, d. 1964

Citations

  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), 7011809.
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), M116191.
  3. [S64] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), GROS statutory marriages 1859 Tarbolton ref 21 image held [Jul 2004].
  4. [S50] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), 1872 Beith # 106 [Jun 2004].
  5. [S50] International Genealogical Index (IGI), GROS statutory death 1873 Beith, ref 79 [Jun 2004].
  6. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), M115811.
  7. [S64] International Genealogical Index (IGI), GROS statutory marriages 1874 Beith ref 11 image held [Jul 2004].
  8. [S32] Newspaper Article, Dundee.
  9. [S50] International Genealogical Index (IGI), 1919.
  10. [S32] Intimation : Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 21 March 1919.
  11. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1851 Monkton & Prestwick [Jun 2004].
  12. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1861 [Jun 2004] Parish of Dundonald, Village of Troon 11 Welbeck Crescent.
  13. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, Civil Parish of Beith; G&SW Railway Station, image held [Jun 2004].
  14. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Beith; ED: 3; Page: 8; Line: 7; Roll: cssct1881_180; Year: 1881. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Aug 2011]
  15. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1891 Maryhill Glasgow image held [Jun 2004].
  16. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1901.