Tuesday 17 October 2017

The Bones and the family Link to south east Scotland and Doncaster

Robert Bone was my 8x great grandfather. On June 28 1677 he married Alison Bell at Oldhamstocks, East Lothian.

Their son Patrick Bone was born in 1690. He married Elspeth Millar on October 26 1718, and she died in childbirth in 1630. He then married Helen Aitcheson (born 1712) on 21 September 1733 at Cockburnspath, East Lothian.

Their son, Peter Patrick Bone was my 6x great grandfather and was born in 1746. He married Elspeth Weatherstone on October 21 1775 at Innerwick, East Lothian, Scotland.

Above: Graves of Peter Patrick Bone and his daughter in law and son Agnes and James.

Above: grave of James and Agnes Bone.

They had at least one child, James, born on November 2 1784. Peter died on May 14 1807 in Haddington, East Lothian and was buried in Innerwick Church graveyard. His wife is in the same plot.

Their son James married Agnes Lidgate (born 1785 at Chirnside, Berwickshire) on May 23 1806 at Innerwick.

In both 1841 and 1851 they were living in Dunbar, East Lothian. Agnes died on September 8 1854 at Haddington. James died the following day on September 9, after 48 years of marriage.

James and Agnes had at least two children - Alison (my 4x great grandmother) and William (born 1828). William married Jane and had at least five children. At least one of their children, Jameson Bone, emigrated to the United States (possibly Massachusetts).

Alison was born around 1815, and married John Davidson (born 1814) on December 31 1840 in Edinburgh. They had four children - Agnes (born October 2 1841 in Edinburgh), Catherine Frances (born March 19 1843, my 3x great grandmother), Margaret (born September 30 1846), and John (born 1851 in Scotland).

On the 1861 Census, John, Alison, Catherine and young John were living in Doncaster. John was a blacksmith, and Catherine a milliner. I have no further record of John but his wife Alison died in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1894.

Catherine Frances Davidson married William Taylor (born 1841) in Leith on August 1 1862. By the time their first child Robert was born on February 19 1869 they had relocated to Liverpool. Robert was my 2x great grandfather.

Their other children were James (born 1871 in Bootle), William (born March 22 1873 in Bootle), daughter Jesse (born November 3 1876 in Liverpool), and John (born March 16 1878 in Liverpool).

William, a boilermaker, was living in Kirkdale in 1881, the year he died. His wife Catherine died on February 18 1900 aged 56 years old.

William and Catherine’s son Robert had two sons with Mary Timmes (1869-1952)- Frederick Timmes Taylor (born October 5 1890, my great grandfather), and James Timmes Taylor (born 1891).

Robert and Mary married on November 12 1892. They had other children - Jesse (born November 3 1893), William (born June 14 1894), and Catherine (born May 16 1896).

A foreman labourer, Robert died on August 11 1912 aged 43 years. Mary died on October 11 1952 aged 83 years.

Their son Frederick married Alice Johnson on 30 October 1913 at St John and St James Church, Litherland. Their youngest daughter Edna was my dad’s mother, my grandma.

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