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David Henderson (1818-1893)

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David Henderson (c1818-1893), shipowner and shipbuilder

c.1819 Born in Pitcairn/Pittenweem, Fife, one of the Henderson brothers - others were Thomas and John Henderson (who made their careers in managing shipping services) and William (who was a partner of David's in shipbuilding).

1861 David Henderson 43, merchant and ship agent, lived in Govan with Jane Henderson 43, Annie Henderson 13, Jessie Henderson 11, Andrew Henderson 9, Jane Henderson 6, Maggie Henderson 1, David Henderson 4, William Henderson 1[1]

1871 Steamship owner, 59, living in Dryman, Stirling, Jane Henderson 53, John Henderson 25, Jenie Henderson 21, Jane Henderson 16, Margaret Henderson 11, David Henderson 8[2]

c.1874 with his brother William, acquired the old Tod and McGregor yard from Handyside and Henderson, establishing D. and W. Henderson and Co

1891 David Henderson 72, shipbuilder, lived in Row with Jane Henderson 73, Andrew Henderson 38, shipbuilder[3]

1893 Died at Row. He was brother of Thomas, shipowner, and William, shipbuilder and engineer, and father of John and Andrew Pitcairn, shipbuilders and engineers who were his executors[4]


1893 Obituary [5]



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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1891 census
  4. National Probate Index
  5. Engineering 1893 Jul-Dec: Index: General Index