William Wotherspoon, coalminer, marries Janet Keir (date currently unknown, poss. 1800 - 1820ish?, information appreciated!).
Son Robert (b. 1821/22, d. 26/6/1885, Old Monkland) coalminer & later market gardener.Marries Margaret Paterson (b. 1823 in Cambuslang, d. 10/1/1895 Old Monkland, parents David Paterson & Jane or Jeannie Clark, m 1811 Cambuslang) on 29/6/1845.Live Crosshill, Baillieston. Sons William (1848/49, dead before 1918), David (?, later lives in Glasgow), Robert (26/5/1855, mining engineer & colliery manager, moves to Torphichen), John (9/12/1865, tailor/journeyman), Archibald (1867?, miner), daug. Jane (?, later lives in Glasgow).1891 census shows Margaret with John & Archibald living at Crosshill on "Wotherspoon's Land".
William, coalminer & later iron ship caulker,marries Annie Biggar (b. 1852/53, d. ?? after 1918, parents Walter Biggar & Bethya Algie m. 2/11/1844 Eastwood) on 31/12/1873 in Pollockshaws.Living in Alma Street, Govan in Feb 1882 when Robert born.If Commonwealth War Graves website correct in Belfast by 1886/87 when Walter Biggar born.He dies 1918, listed on Merchant Navy memorial at Tower Hill, London.Annie Wotherspoon (nee Biggar) living at Tate's Avenue, Belfast c. 1918.
Robert, labourer, caulker, boilermaker, marries Johanna Smith (b. 1881, father Robert, from Canada) Belfast 26/12/1902.Children:William (1904), Bertha (1906 - 1987?), Annie (1908), Walter Biggar (1910 - 1972), Robert (1912?), George (1914?), Sam (1916?), Agnes (1918) and Jim (1920 - 1989).Johanna dies c. 1922.Robert dies 1948.
Sources: Certificates, Scots Origins, 1881 census extract, LDS, CWGC website and my Dad's memory!Email me if you need more info, or can help with more details (like William & Janet in Old Monkland c. 1800 - 1820??)
Hope it helps someone!