Notes on the Patrick family of Hamilton, Lanarks

Christina Robertson Rodger (about 1846-1924) was the daughter of Peter Rodger (1804-1888), of Selkirk, solicitor and local government official, and Jane Henderson (about 1806-1869). Christina married 1874, Selkirk, David Patrick, solicitor, of West Croft, Hamilton and they had issue as noted below. The children’ identities are clear, though research for Dr Muir’s diary has been made difficult by the parents’ occasional changes to names – Constance in the birth registration is recorded as Christina by the 1891 Census, the same given name as her younger sister Christina R R Patrick who appears in the same census, and their sister Andrina Edith Patrick was called Alexandria in the same Census

Patrick ‘Rodger’ Patrick (1875-1932), born 21 December 1875 at Woodcroft, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, a solicitor, died 14 February 1932 at Garnicklea, Auchengramont Road, Hamilton, aet 56; married to Hilda Gertrude Wheatley (about 1882-1964)

Jane Henderson Marshall Patrick (1877-1886), born 16 March 1877 at Woodcroft, Hamilton, died 30 July 1886 at Woodview, Hamilton aet 9, of peritonitis

John Herbert Patrick (1878-1878), born 6 June 1878 at Woodview, Burnbank Road, Hamilton, died aged 0 of Scarlatina

Helen Muriel Patrick (1880-1919), born 30 January 1881, died 18 November 1919 at Woodbury, Union Street, Hamilton, aged 39, see Dr Muir’s diary entry for Wednesday 19 November “Got wire [telegram] from Hamilton that Helen Patrick died last night. Wrote all the girls to tell them + also Tina.”

Elizabeth Maud Patrick (1881-1945), born 30 Jan 1881 at Woodview, Burnbank Road, Hamilton, died 17 June 1945, aet 64, buried Bent Cemetery, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire

Constance Mary Patrick ‘Connie’ (1882-1968), born 4 June 1882 at Woodview, Burnbank Road, Hamilton, died 21 April 1968, at 8 Chalmers Crescent, Newington, Edinburgh, aged 85, of “Independent Means”; referred to as Christina in 1891 Census

Andrina Edith ‘Alexandria’ Patrick (1883-1957), born 16 June 1883, at Woodview, Burnbank Road, Hamilton, died 29 October 1957 [Cheltenham 7b 398]; referred to as Alexandria in 1891 Census

David ‘Balfour’ Patrick (1884-1916), born 29 December 1884 at Woodview, Burnbank Road, Hamilton, a solicitor, a partner of Messrs. Moncrieff, Warren, Paterson & Co., Glasgow and seemingly referred to as Balfour in Dr Muir’s diary of Tuesday 22 September 1914, died 18 July 1916, aged 32, Highland Light Infantry, 11th Battalion attd. 28th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), commemorated France, Somme, Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15 C.

Alfred George Patrick (1888-1907), born 20 March 1888 at Woodview, Burnbank Road, Hamilton, lost at sea, July 1907 en route from Newcastle, New South Wales to Iquique, Chile on board Silberhorn, No. 87953, an iron four-masted barque of 1023 gross tons, classed 100 A1 at Lloyd’s Register, built at Port Glasgow in 1884 by Messrs Russell and Co., and is owned by Messrs. C E De Wolf and Co., Captain J B Warren [] “Left Newcastle, NSW, for Iquique with a cargo of coal. A burning wreck, which was later believed to have been the Silberhorn, was observed at the Juan Fernandez Islands by the German barque Anny.” []; there is a fine picture here four-masted iron barque Silberhorn, the Registry of this ship was closed in 1908 []

Christina Robertson Rodger ‘Christy’ or ‘Chrissie’ (1889-1960), born 2 October 1889 at Woodview, Burnbank Road, Hamilton, was at Cheltenham, 1939, died 1960 at Glasgow

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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