Brockets of Scotland 19to20thC Carnwath - The Broket Archive

Brokets of Scotland 19-20th C: Carnwath

Deficiencies in the records aside, overall Carnwath Brocket statistics read:

  • 1710-1999: 41 births/christenings there, the last in 1939
  • 1705-36 and 1825-1999: 12 marriages, the last in 1935
  • 1855-1999: 16 burials, the last in 1911
  • They are recorded in 19th C censuses in 4 farmsteads: Braehead, Eastsidewood, Greenwell, Stobwood.

Where Lesmahagow had only 1 Brocket family in the 19th C, Carnwath had 6—3 in the 1st half and 3 in the 2nd. The first couple were the parents or grandparents of the other 5:

  1. Robert and Janet SHAW
  2. James and Jean MANN
  3. Thomas and Susan/nah HENDERSON
  4. William and Agnes ERSKINE
  5. James and Janet STEWART
  6. John and Agnes ALLAN
  7. James and Janet Brash MUIR

1. Robert Brocket and Janet SHAW

Robert was the Carnwath Blacksmith, like his father, grandfather and his father before him. Isabella was their first child recorded christened there, so Robert probably married Janet SHAW 1798-9. But the Carnwath Parish Register of marriages 1736-1825 is lost. Robert would have been in his mid 40s; he died 1828 aged 73. It isn’t known when Janet died. Children:

  1. ?Christian, b c 1798. Known only from the 1851 census, when she was residing Braehead, Carnwath, Head, Widow, aged 53, Pauper, formerly a servant, with daughter Janet SCOTT, 10, Scholar, both b Carnwath. Perhaps she wasn’t born a Brocket. To be distinguished from Christian, chr 1795 Lesmahagow.
  2. Isabella, b 11 Nov 1799 Carnwath; d 1863 Carnwath ‘Isobel’. Married 1827, James WILSON, b c 1786.1 They lived all their lives in Carnwath and had 2 daughters and 1 son.
  3. James, b 19 Jun 1801 Carnwath; d 10 Jun 1876, Stobwood. Married Jean MANN.
  4. Janet, b 13 Sep 1803 Carnwath; died of apoplexy 18 Oct 1871 23 North St, Leith, widow of James INGLIS, Spirit Merchant.2 Daughter Joan, b c 1833 Edinburgh3 married William BRUNTON, informant of Janet’s death. Their eldest daughter was Janet Brocket BRUNTON, b 1859 Leith.
  5. Thomas, b c 1808 Carnwath; d 11 Jan 1879 Carnwath. Married Susannah HENDERSON.
  6. William, b 15 Jul 1810 Carnwath; d 1875 Edinburgh. Married Agnes ERSKINE.

2. James Brocket and Jean MANN

1st son of Robert and Janet SHAW, James was born 19 Jun 1801 in Carnwath, and died 10 Jun 1876 of acute bronchitis in Stobwood, Farmer and Widower, aged 75.4 He married Jean MANN 1833 in Carnwath. Theirs was the 2nd of the 6 19th C Carnwath Brocket families—2 sons were born 1834-6. Jean appears to have died by 1841. In son Robert’s MC she was Jane.

Census records for James and family:    Read more


Children:

  1. Robert, b 15 Jun 1834 Carnwath; m 1864 Margaret WHITE; d 1909 E District Shotts, Lanarkshire.
  2. James, b 16 Jul 1836 Carnwath; m 1863 Janet STEWART; d 1904 Carnwath.

3. Thomas Brocket and Susan/nah HENDERSON

2nd son of Robert and Janet SHAW, Thomas was born c 1808 in Carnwath,5 and died 11 Jan 1879, aged 71, in Carnwath, cause of death unknown 2 years.6 He married Susan/nah HENDERSON 23 Jan 1846 in Carnwath. She was born c 1823 in Carnwath.7 Theirs was the 3rd of the 6 19th C Carnwath Brocket families—Susan gave Thomas 3 sons and 5 daughters 1846-63. She died 1901 in Forth, Lanark, aged 77.

Thomas was not recorded in the OPR, however his DC named his parents as Robert, Master Blacksmith, and Janet SHAW and described him as General Labourer.

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Children:

  1. Robert, b 30 Apr 1846, Stobwood, Carnwath. Informant of sister Susan’s death in 1875 and father’s in 1879. He lived with his parents and then mother till she died in 1901. He died 1923 in Forth, Lanark, aged 77 [ie bc 1846].8
  2. John, b 23 Feb 1848, Stobwood. Married Agnes ALLAN. Theirs was the 5th of the 6 19th C Carnwath Brocket families—Agnes gave John 2 daughters and 1 son 1874-90.
  3. Agnes, b 25 Jul 1850, Stobwood. In 1871 Agness Brocket was aged 20, unmarried, a Dairymaid at New Steading, Lanark, the 150 acre farm of Alexander PATRICK, 37, Farmer Of 150 Acres.9 Married 29 May 1877 William PARKER in the Wesleyan Chapel, Workington, District of Cockermouth, Cumberland, she aged 26, Spinster, he 26, Bachelor, Coalminer, both residing Great Clifton.10 They were in Great Clifton in 1881 with two young daughters, aged 3 and 1.11 She may have died 1932 in New Monkland, aged 82 [ie b c 1850],12 see younger sister Isaballa. Or this may have been her first cousin below.
  4. James, b 30 Sep 1852, Stobwood; d 4 Nov 1916, Eastsidewood, Carnwath. Married Janet Brash MUIR. Theirs was the 6th 19th C Carnwath Brocket family—Janet gave James 4 daughters and 6 sons 1880-94.
  5. Janet, b 1 Mar 1855 Carnwath;13 d 1884 Carnwath. For the 1861 census she was living with her parents in Stobwood, described as aged 6, Scholar. She married James BROWNLEE 31 Dec 1872.14
  6. Isabella, b 22 Feb 1857 Carnwath.15 An unnamed boy aged 8 days died 8 Nov 1877 in Stobwood of infantile jaundice, ‘no qualified medical attendant present, illegitimate son of Isabella Brocket, Farm Servant’.16 In the 1881 census she was recorded as an unmarried Dairy Maid, aged 23, at Landward West Farm, Newhouse, Carstairs, the 190 acre arable farm of Gavin and Janet BOYD. She married 1882. She died 1931 in New Monkland, aged 74 [ie b c 1857].17
  7. Jean, b 23 Nov 1859 Carnwath.18 In 1871 probably with her mother in Pettinain, Lanarkshire, visitors at the house of John TODD,19 as Jane Brocket.
  8. Susan, b 11 Aug 1863 Carnwath;20 d 2 Jan 1875 of acute hydrocephalus 14 days, in Stobwood, Carnwath, aged 11.

4. William Brocket and Agnes ERSKINE

3rd and last son of Robert and Janet SHAW, William was born 15 Jul 1810 in Carnwath. Occupation: 1841 Spirit Dealer,21 1851 Sawyer,22 1861 Sawyer and Clerk,23 1886 Grocer deceased.24 He died of cancer of the tongue, Edinburgh 22 Jun 1875 St Giles Edinburgh, aged 64, Tea Merchant, informant daughter Jane ERSKINE.25 He married Agnes ERSKINE 4 Feb 1838 Edinburgh.26 Widow 1881;27 she d 1886 St Giles Edinburgh, aged 77, ie b c 1809.

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Children:

  1. Jane, b 28 Jun 1838 St Cuthbert’s Edinburgh; m 29 Jun 1860 John ERSKINE Newington Edinburgh.28 Parents of Agnes Erskine Brockett, b 1860.29 Widow 1881;30 d 1902 St Giles Edinburgh, aged 63.
  2. Janet, b 6 Nov 1840 St Cuthbert’s Edinburgh; chr 3 Dec;31 m 1863 Thomas HUNTER St George Edinburgh. She died 17 Mar 1886 of apoplexy 5 hours at 9 Wilton St, Kelvin Glasgow, aged 45, informant Thomas HUNTER, Widower, Commercial Traveller.32
  3. Agnes Gray, chr 5 Sep 1850 St Cuthbert’s Edinburgh; m 21 Feb 1873 John DAVIDSON St George Edinburgh.33 She may have died 1932 New Monkland, aged 82 [ie b c 1850],34 or this may have been her first cousin above.

5. James Brocket 1836-1904 and Janet STEWART c 1838- 1916

2nd son of James and Jean MANN, James was born 16 Jul 1836 in Carnwath. He married 31 Dec 1863 Janet STEWART in Carnwath,35 and died there 1904. She was born c 1838 in Liverpool,36 and died 1916 in Carnwath, aged 78 [ie b c 1838].37 Theirs was the 4th of the 6 19th C Carnwath Brocket families—Janet gave James 2 daughters and 1 son 1865-78. From the late 1870s through 1901 there was another, younger James and Janet and family in Carnwath. This James born 1836 was informant of his father’s death in 1876.

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Children:

  1. Janet Stewart, b 14 Sep 1865 Carnwath;38 d 29 Dec 1935 Braehead Mains, Carnwath. Will dated 4 Jan 1917, executor brother James, estate £535 11s 4d.39
  2. Jane Mann, b 7 Oct 1874 Carnwath;40 d 1881 Carnwath, aged 6.
  3. James, b 1878 Carnwath.41 Married 28 Apr 1909 Eva BATES in the Parish Church, W Bridgford, Basford, Nottinghamshire, he aged 30, Bachelor, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, of 1 Bridge St, Stourport, she 28, Spinster, of 59 Gertrude Rd.42 Medical Practitioner, residing Oakleigh, Stourport, Worcestershire 1935. +Census records for James and family:    Read more
    James died 14 Oct 1945 Stourport on Severn, Kidderminster, Worcestershire aged 67 (GRO Q4), estate valued at £5359 18s 11d to Eva Brocket Widow.43 Eva died 14 May 1947 Kidderminster Worcestershire, aged 66, ie b c 1881,44 estate £6792 17s 8d.45 Children:

    1. James Stewart, b 1910 Kidderminster,46 m 1938 Wednesbury, c 7 m NW of Birmingham Q3). Medical Doctor 1980.47 Died 15 Nov 1995, residing Flat 1, Elizabeth Court, The Crescent, Eastleigh, Hants, Will pr Winchester 31 Dec, estate valued at £4,720.48 Children:
      1. Janet M, b and d 1944 Louth, Lincs.49
    2. Robert Basker, b 11 Jul 1911 Kidderminster, Worcs;50 m 1947 Droitwich, Worcs;51 died 1973 Worthing, Sussex, aged 62 [ie b c 1911].52 Apparently no issue.
    3. Elizabeth C, b 1915 Kidderminster;53 m 1940 … SHRIMPTON Kidderminster.54

6. John Brocket and Agnes ALLAN

2nd son of Thomas and Susan HENDERSON, John was born 23 Feb 1848 in Stobwood.55 He married Agnes ALLAN 31 Dec 1873 in Glencorse, Midlothian.56 of son Occupation: Engine Keeper at Colliery 1881 and 82;57 Engine Keeper 1889;58 1910 Cycle Agent.59 John died 1921 in Forth, Lanark, aged 73 [ie b c 1848].60 Agnes died 1919 in Forth, Lanark, aged 65 [ie b c 1854].61

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Children:

  1. Agnes Mitchell, b 19 Oct 1874 Carnwath;62 d 1954, George Sq, Edinburgh.63 Probably a General Servant Domestic at William Brown’s West Side Farm, Symington in 1891, aged 19—actual 17. Child:
    1. James Griffin Brocket, b 13 Jan 1893 Rootpark, Forth, illegitimate, mother Agnes Brocket, Farm Servant, father not mentioned.64 No further record of James surnamed Brocket; took on name RUSSELL?

    Agnes married 1895 James RUSSELL, Forth.65 Her occupation 1895, Farm Servant.66

  2. Susan, b 1877 Carnwath; d 1952, St Andrew, Edinburgh.67 m 1895 Thomas TERVIT, Forth, Susan’s occupation Farm Servant.68
  3. Thomas, b 10 Feb 1882 Stobwood, Carnwath.69 Occupation 1901 Coal Miner.70 Married 1910 St Giles, Edinburgh Mary STEPHEN, she aged 28, he aged 28, occupation Cycle Agent. Mary Steven died 1956 Tarbrax, Lanark, aged 74 [ie b c 1882].71 He died 1959 Tarbrax, Lanarkshire, aged 77 [ie b c 1882].72 Children:
    1. Margaret Stephen, b 1911 Carnwath & W Calder, Lanark; d 1995 Bellshill, Lanark, aged 84 [ie b c 1911].73 Did she marry … MITCHELL 1930 Blythswood Glasgow W74?
    2. Agnes Allan, b 1913; married … FRASER 1935 Carnwath; d 1986 Easter Calder, aged 72 [ie b c 1914].75
    3. ?Jessie Stephen, b 1918 Haywood & T, ?Lanark; d 1942 Tarbrax, Lanark, aged 23.76
  4. Helen / Ellen, b 1886, Forth, Lanarkshire.77 As Ellen, Domestic Servant with grandmother Susan Henderson in 1901.78
  5. Janet, b 17 Apr 1889 Wilsontown, Forth.79. In 1901 census? Probably married 1928 Canongate Edinburgh.80 Probably died 1954 Haymarket Edinburgh, aged 64 [ie b c 1890].81

7. James Brocket and Janet Brash MUIR

3rd and youngest son of Thomas and Susannah HENDERSON, James was born 30 Sep 1852 in Stobwood, Carnwath, and died 4 Nov 1916 in Eastsidewood, Carnwath, aged 64.82 He married Janet Brash MUIR 31 Dec 1878 in Crofthill, Carnwath.83 She was born 20 Oct 1852 in Crofthill, and died 22 Jan 1929 in Eastsidewood. Both lived all their lives in Carnwath and were buried in Carnwath Cemetery.

A picture from c 1900 shows the couple with their 8 surviving children.84

Census records for James and family:    Read more


James’ occupation 1882: Labourer at a Colliery,85 1887 Farm Servant.86 From the late 1870s through 1901 there was also another James and Janet and family in Carnwath.

Janet had a son George MUIR born Crofthill 29 Jan 1873, apparently from a different father. He was not recorded at James and Janet’s home in the 1891 census, when he would have been about 18 years old, however he married in Carnwath as George Brocket in 1897. He died 1952 in Pettinain, Lanark, aged 78 [ie b c 1874];87 Pettinain is c 3 m SW of Carnwath. It isn’t known if he had any children; there are no apparent records for Pettinain.

Children:

  1. Janet Henderson, b 2 Apr 1880, Stobwood; d unm 7 Aug 1941, Braeside, Friarsdene, Lanark, buried Carnwath Cemetery, aged 61, confirmation of [sister] Agnes Brocket spinster, no sum.88 Photo of her c 1900 in D Brocket’s booklet.
  2. Susan, b 27 Aug 1881, Crofthill; d 18 Jun 1884, Stobwood, buried Carnwath Cemetery, aged 3.
  3. Thomas, b 22 Dec 1882, Stobwood.89 He was still at his parents’ home in Carnwath in 1901, aged 18,90 but had emigrated to New Zealand, at least by 2 Apr 1917, when he signed up in Gore. He married Elizabeth Georgina DUNCAN 16 Jul 1930 in North Invercargill, New Zealand. He died 23 Nov 1958, East Gore, NZ. 1 son. Photos of them in Brocket’s booklet.
  4. James Muir, b 11 Apr 1884, Stobwood; died there 10 years later 22 Jan 1894, buried Carnwath Cemetery.
  5. Mary Marshall Muir, b 1 Oct 1885, Stobwood. In 1901 Mary was recorded as a housemaid in the house of English Teacher William Stephen, 21 Merchiston Park, Newington, Edinburgh.91 In 1914 she married John McDONALD from Kirriemuir, issue one son. She died 28 Jun 1915, Canongate, Edinburgh, aged 2992 and was brought back to be buried in Carnwath Cemetery.
  6. Agnes, b 12 Mar 1887, Cleugh Mill, Carnwath; d unm 1961 Lanark, aged 73 [ie b c 1888].93
  7. Robert Archibald, b 14 Aug 1889, Stobwood. Married Hilda JORDAN, nee CUNLIFFE 1917 Chorley, Lancashire.94 Hilda’s first husband, surname JORDAN, and father of Jack, was killed in the Somme. In the GRO Hilda’s surname is Jordan for her marriage and Cunliffe for the birth of her and Robert’s two sons. Robert’s job as an Artesian Driller took the family from Chorley to Maryport, to S Wales, then Ayrshire.
    +Census records for Robert and Hilda:    Read more
    Robert died 18 Jul 1978, Merthyr Tyd. Wales, aged 89 [ie b c 1889].95 residing 20 St Davids Way, Watford Farm Estate, Bryngwyn, Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan, Will pr Llandaff [Cardiff] 13 Nov, estate valued at £10,991.96 Hilda died 6 Jun 1982, Merthyr Tyd, Wales, aged 96 [ie b c 1886], residing 20 Watford Close, Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan, Will pr London 8 Sep, estate valued at £57,370.97 Children:

    1. Jack Jordan, b 1915. Took on the surname Brocket. Married 1944 Barbara JONES, Wallasey, Cheshire.98 He was in the Navy. An Engineer. Did Barbara [Brockett] die 1972, E Glamorgan, Wales, aged 57 [ie b c 1915]99? He died 27 Nov 2009, Harrogate, aged 94 [ie b c 1915].100 1 son.
    2. Robert Muir, b 1920 Chorley, Lancashire;101 m 1947 … …. Bedwellty, Monmouthshire.102 He died 200… 2 daus.
    3. Marshall Muir, b 1922 Chorley, Lancashire;103 m 1944 Mary KING Bedwellty, Monmouthshire.104 He was in the RAF; Flight Lieutenant 1946. A Civil Engineer, and a keen amateur painter. Mary died 1996. Marshall died 200… 2 sons.
  8. John Muir, b 18 Sep 1891, Stobwood.105 Informant of death of brother James Muir in 1913. He married 1931 Bethia FERGUSON Calton, Glasgow.106 +Census records for John and Bethia:    Read more
    Children:

    1. James Muir, b 1931 Carnwath;107 m 1959 Forth & Haywood.108 Dairy farmer. He died 1996 Johnstone, Renfrew, aged 62 [ie b c 1932].109
    2. 1 son, 1 dau living.
    3. Robert F, b 1935 Carnwath;110 d 13 Apr 1959 Canada.111
    4. Janette M M, b 1941 Carnwath;112 m 1958;113 d 22 Mar 2013 Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, buried Carnwath.114

    Both John and Bethia died in Carnwath, he 1 Apr 1973, aged 81 [ie b c 1892],115 she 28 Aug 1979, aged 80 [ie b c 1899]116 and were buried in Carnwath Cemetery. They were the last Brockets to live in Carnwath.

  9. William, b 21 Feb 1893, Stobwood;117 d unm 1980, Canada, without issue. He passed though Ellis Island, USA 1917. Pictures of him in D Brocket’s booklet, where there is a tale of a dispute between William and his brothers over inheritance.
  10. James Muir, b 14 Jul 1894 Forth;118 d 1 Dec 1913, Eastsidewood, Carnwath,119 buried Carnwath Cemetery aged 19—the 2nd James Muir of this family to die before reaching 20.
Three Carnwath Brockets in the OPR have not yet been linked in to the clan: Janet Watson Brocket who married John Gibson there 20 Feb 1846; Susan Brown b 1880 Carnwath, d 1951 Uphall, W Lothian, aged 71 [ie b c 1880]120 (daughter of James and Janet STEWART?); and Margaret Scott married … MILLAR 1936 Carnwath.121 It is also not yet known who the widow Christian, living in Braehead in 1851122 was; entered above as a daughter of Robert and Janet SHAW.

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[1] 1851 census

[2] Death certificate

[3] 1881 census

[4] Death certificate

[5] 1851 census

[6] Death certificate

[7] 1851 census

[8] BMDS

[9] Census

[10] Marriage certificate

[11] Census

[12] BMDS

[13] IGI

[14] IGI

[15] IGI

[16] Death certificate

[17] BMDS

[18] IGI

[19] Census

[20] IGI

[21] Census

[22] Census

[23] Census

[24] Death certificate of daughter

[25] Death certificate

[26] IGI

[27] Census

[28] IGI Vital Records

[29] 1861 census; not in BMDS

[30] Census

[31] IGI Vital Records

[32] Death certificate

[33] IGI Vital Records

[34] BMDS

[35] IGI

[36] 1891 census

[37] BMDS

[38] IGI

[39] Court Books of Commissariot of Lanark 5 Feb 1936

[40] IGI

[41] 1881 census

[42] Marriage certificate

[43] LPR

[44] GRO qtr 2

[45] LPR

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[47] Marriage certificate of son

[48] LPR

[49] GRO qtr 2

[50] GRO qtr 3

[51] GRO qtr 2

[52] GRO qtr 1

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[55] OPR

[56] Birth certificate of son

[57] Census; birth certificate of son

[58] Birth certificate of daughter

[59] Marriage certificate of son

[60] BMDS

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[62] IGI

[63] OPR, aged 75—actual 80

[64] Birth certificate

[65] Marriage certificate

[66] Marriage certificate

[67] OPR, aged 75

[68] Marriage certificate

[69] Birth certificate

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[79] Birth certificate

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[82] Information on this line came from Isobel Brocket, Betty Storry, their family Bible, Monumental Inscriptions in Carnwath Cemetery, Marshall Brockett, D Brocket's book (n d), and the usual BMDs, OPR and censuses.

[83] Birth certificate of son

[84] D Brocket n d, AP/4/6

[85] Birth certificate of son

[86] Birth certificate of daughter

[87] BMDS

[88] BMDS; LPR

[89] Birth certificate

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[96] LPR

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[98] GRO qtr 3

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[100] Obituary

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[111] MI, Carnwath Cemetery

[112] BMDS as Janet

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[114] Obituary Lanark Gazette

[115] BMDS Carluke

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[122] Census