1.ROBERT1 REID (Source: Old Parochial Register of Baptism and Birth for his son.) was born Abt. 1796 (Source: Estimated from Death Certificate (Age 47).), and died 8 January 1844 in Castle Crescent, Kendal, Westmorland, England (Source: Death Certificate.).He met MARGARET DICK (Source: Old Parochial Register for her son.).She was born Abt. 1790 (Source: Estimated from age on 1851 Census.). Notes for ROBERT REID: The book ' Road Transport in Cumbria in the 19th Century ' by L. A. Williams (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1975, ISBN 0 04 385062 6) refers to Robert Reid as the Superintendent Surveyor of the Heron Syke Trust for the period 1837 -1858.There is no other information whatsoever about Robert in the book.The ending date of 1858 is the year when another name appears in the original records as holding that position.The original records from which the information in this book was obtained are held at Kendal Record Office, Cumbria, England. Having obtained a copy of the original records I found that they consist only of a list of approximately fortnightly payments to Robert for the period 1837 - January 1844.See below for a sample of a typical years record (not yet included). January 1844 shows a payment to Robert and then a few days later a payment to Archibald.It was these two entries so close together which led me believe that Robert had ceased employment and the final payment had been made to his son.I followed this possibility up bysearching the Kendal newspaper records (The Kendal Mercury dated Saturday 13 January 1844), at the British Newspaper Library, Colindale, London and found the death notice for Robert, under the surname Read.The informant is Archibald Reid.I also checked with the Kendal Record Office and verified the spelling of Read on the original entry of death.As the occupation on the Death Certificate is Road Surveyor I am confident that he is our Robert. Notes for MARGARET DICK: 1851 Census - England This census shows for the town of Kendal in the county of Westmorland, the following entry for the address Strickland: Margaret Reid H W 60 Lodging House Keeper Scot Jessie Reid D U 31 House Servant Scot James Atkinson Lodge U 21 Cabinet Maker Wes, Kendal Authors note:The name Jessie is a diminutive of Janet.I think this entry is for our Margaret and Janet, although I can not prove it. Marriage Notes for ROBERT REID and MARGARET DICK: 1841 Census - England This census shows for the town of Kendal in the County of Westmorland, the following entry for the address Park and Castle Lands, Castle Crescent: Name Age Occupation Place of Birth Robert Reid 40 Surveyor of Roads Scotland Margret Reid 50 Scotland Janet Reid 15 Scotland Euphemia Reid 15 Scotland Georgina Reid 15 Scotland Authors note:The 1841 Census rounded the age to the nearest 5 or 0, therefore in that census anyone between about 38 and 42 years of age would be shown as 40, which explains the discrepancies in the ages above from their actual known ages. Children of ROBERT REID and MARGARET DICK are:
JANET2 REID (Source: Old Parochial Register - Scotland - Birth and Baptism.), b. Abt. 30 November 1819, Dailly, Ayr, Scotland.
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EUPHEMIA REID (Source: Old Parochial Register - Scotland - Birth and Baptism.), b. Abt. 12 July 1821, Dailly, Ayr, Scotland.
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ARCHIBALD REID (Source: Old Parochial Register - Scotland - Birth and Baptism.), b. Abt. 11 April 1823, Dailly, Ayr, Scotland.
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GEORGINA REID (Source: Old Parochial Register - Scotland - Birth and Baptism.), b. Abt. 3 March 1826, Eaglesham, Renfrew, Scotland.