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James Bennie (1803-1877)

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James Bennie (1803-1877) of James Bennie and Sons

1803 Born the son of George Bennie (1779-1866) and his wife Jane Buchanan

Married Elias Wilson

1824 Birth of son George Bennie

1829 Birth of son Robert Bennie

1831 Birth of son James Bennie

1839 Birth of son Thomas Newton Bennie

1851 Living at Duke street, Dunoon: James Bennie (age 48 born Rathmell, Lanarkshire), Iron Founder. With his wife Lilias Bennie (age 45 born Shotts, Lanarkshire) ad their four children; Robert Bennie (age 22 born Glasgow), Iron Founder; Thomas N. Bennie (age 11 born Glasgow); Jane Bennie (age 11 born Glasgow); and Eliza Bennie (age 6 born Glasgow). One servant.[1]

1861 Living at South Eldon Cottage, Govan, Glasgow: James Bennie (age 58 born Bothwell, Lanarkshire), Iron Founder employing 60 men and 11 boys. With his wife Lilias Bennie (age 55 born Glassford, Lanarkshire) and their three daughters; Jane Bennie (age 19 born Glasgow); Elizabeth Bennie (age 16 born Glasgow); and Lilias Bennie (age 11 born Glasgow). One servant.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 Census