Andrew Hendry 1810-1888

Andrew was born in Prestonkirk, East Lothian in 1810 or 1811 the son of George Hendry and Sybil Jeffrey. His father was a farm steward.

On 30 April 1836 in Gladsmuir, East Lothian, Andrew Hendry a wright of Prestonkirk parish married Elizabeth Walker of Gladsmuir. Elizabeth was born in Pencaitland, East Lothian the daughter of George Walker and Elizabeth Richardson. Her father was a farmer and inn keeper.

Tenon Saw Engraved "Andw Hendry"

They lived all their life in Gladsmuir. Andrew is recorded in the census as a wright until 1861 when, from then on, his occupation is joiner. In 1851 he is also recorded as being a church officer and in 1861 he was the census enumerator for Mackmerry.

Andrew and Elizabeth had one daughter and seven sons, four of whom worked in the family joinery business.

Close Up of Engraving

I do not know which Andrew owned the saw pictured here as his second son was also called Andrew. The name is engraved at the top of the blade in the centre. It is also stamped A. Hendry on the wooden handle.

Until the beginning of the 20th century the Hendrys kept the joiners shop in Gladsmuir making farm carts.

Andrew died at Gladsmuir on 12 April 1888. He had been paralysed for six months. His son George was the informant.

Elizabeth died on 4 November 1895 aged 84 also at Gladsmuir Her son Andrew was the informant.

Their eight children were all born in Gladsmuir:-

  1. George Hendry born 21 August 1836

    He became a joiner. In 1889 at Newington, Midlothian he married Agnes Hewat. She already had a daughter Alison Hewat born 1883 at Butterdean, East Lothian. George died in 1914 at Milton, Pencailtland. Child:-

    • Agnes Hewat Hendry born Gladsmuir 1891
  2. Elizabeth Hendry born 17 November 1838

    She did not marry and became a housekeeper for her brother. In 1881 she was living with her brother John and young family in Leith. She died at Gladsmuir in 1912.

  3. Andrew Hendry Born 18 September 1840

    He became a joiner. Married Christina Robertson in 1867 at Leith, Midlothian. They had two children. Christina died in 1872 and the family moved back to Gladsmuir where he worked in the family business. Andrew died in 1906 and in his will he left the joinery business to his son-in-law, Andrew Smith and a life interest in his estate to his sister Elizabeth and the reside to his grandchildren Christina and Janet Gowans. Children:-

    • Janet Hendry born 1868

      In 1898 she married Matthew Gowans, a mercantile clerk, at Gladsmuir. They had two known children, Christina Robertson Gowans born 1898 Leith, who was living with her grandfather in Gladsmuir in 1911, and Janet Gowan.

    • Andrew Hendry born 1870

      A journeyman joiner, he died at Gladsmuir on 13 January 1895 from diabetes and pneumonia

  4. Thomas Hendry born 21 April 1842

    Thomas became a clerk at the coal mine. In 1875, at Gladsmuir, he married Agnes Duncan. She already had a daughter Catherine Duncan born Leith in 1869. Children:-

    • George Hendry born 1877 Newmains, Lanarkshire

      In 1901 he was an engineer's draughtsman.

    • Elizabeth Hendry born 1879 Newmains.
    • Mary F Hendry born 1883 Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire

  5. Peter Hendry born 13 June 1844

    By 1881 Peter was a Chelsea Pensioner living with his parents in Gladsmuir. He died at Gladsmuir in 1898.

  6. William Hendry born 1 January 1847

    He has his own page.

  7. John Hendry born 6 April 1849 (a)

    He married Margaret Robertson in 1872 at Leith. He was a cellarman and all their children were born in Leith. John had died by 1901 and Margaret together with Andrew, Peter and William emirgrated in 1911 on board Cassandra bound for Montreal. Children:-

    • Andrew born 1873

      In 1916 he was unmarried, a labourer on his brother's farm in Canada

    • Elizabeth born 1874

      She married David Hay. They were both Salvation Army Officers and left from Liverpool for South Africa in 1902 and returned in 1919. Children, born South Africa, Alexander Hay in 1903 and David William Hay in 1905

    • James born 1876
    • Edward born 1877

      He arrived in Canada in 1906 and in 1916 he was a farmer at Kindersley, Saskatchewan, unmarried.

    • Margaret born 1881
    • George born 1883
    • Peter born 1887

      He arrived in Canada in 1906.

    • Phoebe born 1889
    • William born 1892

      He arrived in Canada in 1906.

  8. James Hendry born 16 March 1851

    James became a joiner. He died of smallpox at Gladsmuir in 1872.

  1. Thanks to the grand-daughters of Elizabeth Hendry for supplying the information about John's marriage and descendents.