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Purves William

Male 1815 - 1902  (87 years)


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  • Name Purves William 
    Born 1815  ,Melrose ,Roxburghshire,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1891 Census gives pob as Gattonside Roxb. which is a small village outside Melrose.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Abt 1830  Wilton Path, Wilton, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Apprentice Whipmaker 
    • Served apprenticeship as whipmaker with Mr Ebenezer Robison.
    Occupation 1837  High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Whip and Thong maker 
    Census 1841  High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1841  [4
    Whip thong maker 
    Census 1851  High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Whip manufacturer employing 4 men
    Occupation 1851  [4
    Whip manufacturer 
    Occupation 1852  High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Whip and thong maker 
    Occupation 26 Apr 1859  [7
    Whip maker 
    Census 1861  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Head married 47 Whipmaker, grocer and fruiterer
    Occupation 1863  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Fruiterer and confectioner 
    Residence 1867  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Fruiterer and Confectioner
    Census 1871  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Fruiterer and confectioner
    Census 1881  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Fruiterer and confectioner
    Occupation 1881  ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Fruiterer 
    Residence 1881  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 1891  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Age 76
    Occupation 1891  ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Fruiterer and confectioner 
    Census 1901  10 Leven Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Lodger Age 86 Retired Whipmaker With Grandson John W. Gowans
    Died 28 Nov 1902  10 Leven Street,Edinburgh,,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Cause: Arterial sclerosis, senile degeneration of heart, senile gengrene of foot 
    • 5.00 am
    Buried Aft 28 Nov 1902  Wellogate Cemetery, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Notes 
    • Two sets of potential parents
    Person ID I549  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2018 

    Father Living 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Douglas Christian,   b. 25 Jun 1813, ,Cockpen,Midlothian,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1875, 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Bef 1841  ,,,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Can't find record
    Children 
     1. Purves Isabella Scott,   b. Abt 1844, ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1898, 5 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Apprentice Whipmaker - Abt 1830 - Wilton Path, Wilton, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Whip and Thong maker - 1837 - High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1841 - ,,,Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1841 - High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Whip and thong maker - 1852 - High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1861 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Fruiterer and confectioner - 1863 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1881 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Fruiterer - 1881 - ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Fruiterer and confectioner - 1891 - ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - 10 Leven Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 28 Nov 1902 - Wellogate Cemetery, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S66] 1891 Scottish Census, Parish: Hawick; ED: 1; Page: 23; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1891_384.

      Name: William Purves
      Age: 76
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815
      Relationship: Fa in Law
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Gattonside, Roxb Sh
      Registration Number: 789
      Registration district: Hawick
      Civil Parish: Hawick
      Town: Hawick
      County: Roxburghshire
      Address: 1 High St
      Occupation: Frinterer & Confectioner
      ED: 1
      Household schedule number: 100
      LINE: 15
      Roll: CSSCT1891_384

    2. [S2922] Pigot and Co. Directory 1837.

    3. [S2885] 1841 Scottish Census.
      Age 28 Whip thong maker

    4. [S2885] 1841 Scottish Census.

    5. [S98] 1851 Scottish Census.

    6. [S3018] Slater's Directory, 1852.

    7. [S19] Marriage Certificate.
      Isabella Purves


    8. [S28] Rutherford, (Borders Regional Council, 1990), p 331.

    9. [S130] Book, Rutherfurd's The southern counties' register & directory.
      FHL 941.4 B5r

    10. [S95] 1871 Scottish Census, Parish: Hawick; ED: 14; Page: 1; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1871_179.
      Name: William Purves
      Age: 56
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815
      Relationship: Head
      Spouse's name : Christian Purves
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Melrose, Roxburghshire
      Registration Number: 789
      Registration district: Hawick
      Civil Parish: Hawick
      Town: Hawick
      County: Roxburghshire
      Address: 1 High St
      Occupation: Fruiterer & Confectioner

    11. [S96] 1881 Scottish Census, Parish: Hawick; ED: 17; Page: 1; Line: 10; Roll: cssct1881_317.

    12. [S66] 1891 Scottish Census.

    13. [S65] 1901 Scottish Census.

    14. [S24] Death Certificate.

    15. [S53] Jill Patricia Curry.
      visited and photographed grave