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Family of Donald CALDER and Margaret NICOLSON

Husband: Donald CALDER (1788-1876)
Wife: Margaret NICOLSON (1791-1882)
Children: William CALDER (1812-1899)
Charles CALDER (1815-1904)
Donald CALDER (1817-1893)
Charlotte CALDER (1820-aft1881)
Anne CALDER (1823-1886)
William CALDER (1824- )
Janet CALDER (1825- )
David CALDER (1828- )
George CALDER (1831-1910)
Marriage 1811

Husband: Donald CALDER

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Donald CALDER, 1876, age 88, Donald Calder and Margaret Nicholson gravestone

Name: Donald CALDER
Sex: Male
Father: William CALDER ( - )
Mother: Catherine SWANSON ( - )
Birth 1788
Occupation Gunsmith and Crofter, Fisherman in 1841 census
Death 15 Nov 1876 (age 87-88) West Dunnet1,2
Burial Dunnet Churchyard, Caithness3

Wife: Margaret NICOLSON

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Margaret NICOLSON, 1876, age 85, Donald Calder and Margaret Nicholson gravestone

Name: Margaret NICOLSON
Sex: Female
Father: Charles NICOLSON ( - )
Mother: Janet LYALL ( - )
Cause of Death: Old Age
Note: She's in the 1841 census as 45!
Birth 1791 Caithness4
Death 6 Dec 1882 (age 90-91) West Dunnet2,5
Cause: Old Age
Burial Dunnet Churchyard, Caithness2

Child 1: William CALDER

Name: William CALDER6
Sex: Male
Spouse: Isabella BREMNER ( - )
Cause of Death: Bronchitis, Apoplexy
Children: Charlotte CALDER (c. 1842- )
Note: Information from FG Anderson - birth from IGI - conflicts with William born 1824.
Informant of death - John Malcolm, Grandson of 38 Marchmont Crescent
Birth 12 Nov 1812 Dunnet Parish, Caithness
Residence 1881 (age 68-69) 86 Prince Alberts Buildings, St Cuthbert District, Edinburgh7
86 Prince Alberts Buildings, Edinburgh
Occupation Mechanic6
Death 7 Feb 1899 (age 86) 34 Marchmont Road, Edinburgh6
Cause: Bronchitis, Apoplexy

Child 2: Charles CALDER

Name: Charles CALDER
Sex: Male
Spouse: Isabella STEPHEN (1814-1887)
Children: Ann CALDER (1841-1909)
Margaret CALDER (1843- )
Donald Robert CALDER (1845-1915)
Janet CALDER (1847- )
Isabella CALDER (1848- )
David CALDER (1851- )
Elizabeth CALDER (1855-1877)
Note: Informant of death, son Donald.
Birth Mar 1815
Christening 4 Mar 1815 (age 0)
Death 22 May 1904 (age 89) Whitegar, Bower

Child 3: Donald CALDER

Name: Donald CALDER
Sex: Male
Spouse: Margaret CALDER ( - )
Note: In the 1841 census as 20! Death informant brother George.
Birth Nov 1817
Christening 11 Nov 1817 (age 0)
Occupation Agricultural Labourer
Death 21 Jun 1893 (age 75) Lochside, Dunnet

Child 4: Charlotte CALDER

Name: Charlotte CALDER
Sex: Female
Spouse: Donald BANKS (1804-1863)
Children: Margaret BANKS (1849- )
Donald BANKS (1851-1892)
George BANKS (1853-1871)
Margaret BANKS (1856- )
Note: Recorded in 1881 census as widowed, crofter in West Dunnet, age 58 - where
It looks like she has a 5 year old adopted child (Jessie Scott) from Edinburgh living with her, recorded as a scholar. There is no sign of her in the 1891 or 1901 census and so far no sign of a death certificate or a definite birth record.

There is a Charlotte Calder recorded as born 19 Apr 1820 in Dunnet to Donald Calder and Margaret Nicolson - but that doesn't fit with being 58 in the 1881 census. It does however fit with her eldest children being called Margaret and Donald (which was also her husband's name) and is therefore a strong candidate.

She is in the 1841 census age 15!

And the 1861 census age 37.
Birth Apr 1820
Baptism 14 Apr 1820 (age 0)
Death aft 1881 (age 60-61)

Child 5: Anne CALDER

Name: Anne CALDER
Sex: Female
Spouse: David CORMACK ( - )
Birth 11 Jan 1823
Christening 18 Jan 1823 (age 0)
Death 22 Nov 1886 (age 63) 12 Union Street, Edinburgh

Child 6: William CALDER

Name: William CALDER
Sex: Male
Note: This could be wrong - need to check my sources
Birth 11 Apr 1824

Child 7: Janet CALDER

Name: Janet CALDER
Sex: Female
Spouse: Robert ELDER ( -1875)
Children: Charlotte Maryann ELDER (1869- )
Note: All 8 children born in Dunnet
Birth Jul 1825
Christening 8 Jul 1825 (age 0)
Occupation Agricultural Labourer

Child 8: David CALDER

Name: David CALDER
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: [unnamed person] ( - )
Spouse 2: Catherine SUTHERLAND ( - )
Birth Jul 1828
Baptism 26 Jul 1828 (age 0)

Child 9: George CALDER

Name: George CALDER
Sex: Male
Spouse: Catherine DUNNET ( -1912)
Children: Donald CALDER (1860- )
Alexander CALDER (1862- )
David CALDER (1865- )
George CALDER (1867- )
Elizabeth CALDER (1871- )
Margaret CALDER (1873-1935)
Catherine CALDER (1875- )
William CALDER (1877- )
Note: In the 1841 census as 9 years old.
Birth 24 Jun 1831
Occupation Shoemaker, fisherman
Death 1910 (age 78-79)

Note on Wife: Margaret NICOLSON

She's in the 1841 census as 45!

Note on Child 1: William CALDER

Information from FG Anderson - birth from IGI - conflicts with William born 1824.

Informant of death - John Malcolm, Grandson of 38 Marchmont Crescent

Note on Child 2: Charles CALDER

Informant of death, son Donald.

Note on Child 3: Donald CALDER

In the 1841 census as 20! Death informant brother George.

Note on Child 4: Charlotte CALDER

Recorded in 1881 census as widowed, crofter in West Dunnet, age 58 - where

It looks like she has a 5 year old adopted child (Jessie Scott) from Edinburgh living with her, recorded as a scholar. There is no sign of her in the 1891 or 1901 census and so far no sign of a death certificate or a definite birth record.

 

There is a Charlotte Calder recorded as born 19 Apr 1820 in Dunnet to Donald Calder and Margaret Nicolson - but that doesn't fit with being 58 in the 1881 census. It does however fit with her eldest children being called Margaret and Donald (which was also her husband's name) and is therefore a strong candidate.

 

She is in the 1841 census age 15!

 

And the 1861 census age 37.

Note on Child 6: William CALDER

This could be wrong - need to check my sources

Note on Child 7: Janet CALDER

All 8 children born in Dunnet

Note on Child 9: George CALDER

In the 1841 census as 9 years old.

Sources

1"Donald Calder sr Death Cert". Cit. Date: 17 January 2005. Assessment: Primary evidence.
2"Photo of Donald Calder and Margaret Nicholson Gravestone".
3Ibid. Cit. Date: 17 January 2005. Assessment: Primary evidence.
4"1841 Census".
5"Margaret Nicolson Death certificate".
6"William Calder Death Certificate".
7"1881 Census".