Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Am looking for the Atkinson family from Hawick, Scotland starting in 1820. Here's what I've got so far:
James Atkinson b. abt 1821 England. I have him in the 1841 census in Hawick as a wool stocking maker. He married Elizabeth Bailey Benson in 1842. According to James' death certificate, his parents were James and Elizabeth Healker (it's hard to read, but something close to that...could be Hialker, Kialker, Kealker, Thalker). I did find a marriage record of James Atkinson to Elizabeth Theaker (Newark, Nottingham, England) for 1817...but I'm not sure that's them.
Anyway...James married Elizabeth Bailey Benson (have no info on her other than b. abt 1826 England). I'm guessing Bailey is her mother's maiden name...but no luck on finding that.
Their children: Rebecca (married William Gladstone)
MaryAnn (m. Peter Henderson)
Sarah (m. John Sharpe)
John (m. Margaret Turnbull)
Samuel Benson Atkinson (m. Mary Ann unknown)
I also found a birth record for Elizabeth Benson Atkinson 17 Dec 1869 Hawick. Mother is listed as Rebecca Atkinson, and no father listed. I really think this must be an out-of-wedlock baby of Rebecca, since it is before her marriage to Gladstone.
Any info on any of these people is greatly appreciated. Reply here or email directly [email protected]