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    James Hadden Henderson

    Re James
    fact he married Catherine Roocroft 23/5/1850 Lancaster
    she was b 1824 Lancaster d1871 Preston
    James d 1865 Preston
    children James b1851
    Catherine b1853
    Kate b1853
    Fanny Elizabeth b1853
    Wallace William b1861
    Wallace b1862
    Elizabeth Jane b1863
    1851 James was beer seller and iron moulder
    1859 arrested for theft 1 heat prison
    on the run as Ronald McDonaled
    1861 census repairs watches born Aberdeenshire
    cant find a birth or his parents and later in life he was called James Hadden Henderson
    HELP???

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    James Hamden Henderson or James Hadden Henderson???

    You have both names.
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    I've changed the title of the thread for you.

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    The 1851 shows James as Beer seller and Iron moulder as does the marriage.

    The 1861 census appears to be the right one for James Henderson married to Catherine Roocroft. The children have mother's maiden name of Roocroft.

    James Henderson 37 repairs watches b Aberdeenshire.
    Catherine Henderson 37
    James Henderson 9
    Catherine Henderson 8
    Fanny Henderson 6
    Margt Hann Roocroft 20 sister.

    However, The marriage certificate is for James Henderson as is his baptism and death registration. Where did you find the Hadden middle name? I see newspaper reports re that name but are you sure that's him?

    Name: James Henderson
    Gender: Male
    Record Type: Baptism
    Baptism Date: 23 Nov 1821
    Baptism Place: St. John's, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    Father: George Henderson
    Mother: Mary Henderson


    Name
    James Henderson
    Death
    07/1865 Preston Lancashire 8E 366

    Birth reg from Scotlands People:

    Surname Forename ...........Parents/ Other Details........... Gender..... date ......Parish Number..... Ref.....Parish
    HENDERSON JAMES.. GEORGE HENDERSON/MARY TOWER.. M.. 15/10/1821........... 168/B ......... 120 99.. Old Machar
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    This is the marriage cert which shows Father's name as George:

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    Siblings for James:

    JOHN WILSON HENDERSON
    Parents:
    GEORGE HENDERSON/MARY TOWER FR3130 (FR3130)
    M
    10/03/1819
    168/B
    110 61
    Old Machar

    ROBERT HENDERSON
    Parents:
    GEORGE HENDERSON/MARY TOWER
    M
    26/09/1820
    168/A
    110 332
    Aberdeen

    Baptised twice????
    ROBERT HENDERSON
    Parents:
    GEORGE HENDERSON/MARY TOWER
    M
    26/09/1820
    168/B
    120 39
    Old Machar

    ELIZABETH MARY HENDERSON
    Parents:
    GEORGE HENDERSON/MARY TOWER
    F
    26/07/1823
    168/B
    120 231
    Old Machar
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    He could just have adopted it for some reason unknown!!

    Possible reason ............ too many other people with the name James Henderson.


    OH's grandfather was a Welsh Methodist Minister, going to college in Manchester in his 20s after apprenticing as a cabinet maker. At some point between starting college and graduating in 1900 he suddenly has a middle name. I cannot find him with that (or any) middle name before 1900, but there it is on his graduating notice, in the 1901 Census and on every other census, document etc that I've found, up to his death in the 1930s.

    Our assumption now is that there were several other Welsh Methodist ministers with the same name (true), and he decided to add a middle name to distinguish himself.

    What we do not know is why he took that particular name of "Morton" as I can find no relation or apparent connection with that name. It must have had some significance to him!
    My parents at my brother's wedding, March 1952

    Researching Cadd, Schofield, Cottrell in Lancashire, Buckinghamshire; Taylor, Park in Westmorland; Hayhurst in Yorkshire, Westmorland, Lancashire; Hughes, Roberts in Wales.

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    Sylvia

    The early 1900s brought out a rash of middle names in my family, lol,and they were all in Manchester. The one which made me laugh was the Seymour middle name of my great grandfather, my grandfather and my father. My grandmother said it was because we are descended from.Jane Seymour's family. Quite by chance I came across my great grandfather's acceptance into the Congregational church on his 21st birthday. His sponsor was Seymour Mead, a well known Lancashire grocer! Haaaa!

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    Good one, OC!!

    I've been thinking along possible similar relationships for our guy ............... my first thought was actually the man he was apprenticed to as cabinet maker. But no ............ after I'd traced that man through several censuses.

    We have OH's grandfather's apprenticeship paper so that gave me a head start.
    My parents at my brother's wedding, March 1952

    Researching Cadd, Schofield, Cottrell in Lancashire, Buckinghamshire; Taylor, Park in Westmorland; Hayhurst in Yorkshire, Westmorland, Lancashire; Hughes, Roberts in Wales.

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