Friday, 2 May 2014

1st MAY


On the 1st May 1800 my maternal G-G-G-G-Grandmother was born in Kilmalcolm, Scotland. Ann Wilson was the daughter of John WILSON and Mary (nee SIMPSON) and in 1820 she married Alexander HAMILTON by Banns in Kilmalcolm.

Ann had four children with Alexander; the youngest of these was William Cunningham Bontine HAMILTON, my G-G-G-Grandfather. Alexander was a weaver by trade and on the 1861 census Ann declared herself to be a “silk tambourer” which essentially meant that she embroidered with silk on a tambour, or circular frame.

Ann died of typhus at the age of 64 on the 9th February 1865.


Another celebration on this date is the birth of my paternal G-G-G-G-Aunt in Wellington Shropshire in 1791. Fanny was one of eight children of John SKELTON and Mary (nee PASCALL) and the younger sister of my G-G-G-Grandmother Catherine. 

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