Robert Hopkirk of Largs

Robert(3) HOPEKIRK married Mary LAMONT on 19 Oct 1838 in Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland

Robert was born about 1814 in Haddington. Robert was a son of James(2) HOPKIRK and Christian LAURIE.

The following is from the inscription on Robert Hopkirk's tombstone: "in memory of his wife Mary Lamont who died on the 16th July 1865 47 years" and later in the inscription "also his wife Margaret Bruce Miller who died 23 June 1896 73 yrs." plus his own "Robert Hopkirk who died 29th August 1890 age 76 yrs" From the death records of Margaret Bruce Miller HOPKIRK, of 22 Nelson St., Largs, age 73, she died of cirrhosis of liver, dementia, softening of brain, haemiplegia and coma 10 days. The informant was her stepson, Peter Lamont HOPKIRK.

The following is the information from the 1851 Largs Census, thanks to Chris Smith:

     Robert HOPKIRK    fisherman, 39     b. Haddington
     Mary                         wife, 31    b. Largs
     Duncan                      son,  12    b. Largs
     Cristina                      dau,   9     b. Largs
     Mary                         dau,   7      b. Largs
     James                        son,   5      b. Largs
     Robert                       son,   1      b. Largs

They had the following children, all born in Largs:

     Duncan(4) Lamont HOPEKIRK, born 10 Feb 1839. He married Elizabeth Ann Stevens

     Christina(4) HOPEKIRK, chr 12 Sep 1841. She married John Fleck on 22 Mar 1866

     Margaret(4) Blair HOPKIRK, born 10 Mar 1844. She married John Brown on 13 Sep 1866.

     James(4) HOPKIRK, born 1 Nov 1846.

     Robert(4) HOPKIRK, born 2 Sep 1849. He married Janet M. Gutherie on 18 Oct 1872

     Agnes(4) Lamont HOPEKIRK, chr 25 July 1852. (As of the 1881 census, Agnes was a Domestic Servant  in
          the home of James and Maggie Patrick, of 8 Bath St., Largs. James Patrick was a Law Agent and Notary Public)

          (From the 1901 census, Agnes is living at "Woodburn House" on Gogo Street, Largs, where she is letting
          apartments. She has a visitor named Janet Morris, an unmarried governess from Bothwell, Lanark, and John
          Brown, a public schoolteacher aged 27, from Kilmarnock. Agnes has 5 rooms with one or more windows.)

          From her death record, Agnes passed away on 13 March 1933 at "Woodburn" Gogo Street, Largs, at the age of
          80 of age, unmarried, died of senile decay and gangrene of the foot. The informant was Harold Thomason
          acquaintance of "Glenclova" Gogo Street, Largs.

     Mary(4) HOPKIRK, born 10 Jan 1855. (As of the 1881 census, Mary was a Tablemaid Servant in the home of
          William Aitcheson Wilson of 6 Grey Place, West Greenock, Renfrew.  William A. Wilson was an "M D & B M
          Univ Glasgow Fellow Faculty Phys & Surg Glasgow Genl Pract")

     Peter(4) Lamont HOPKIRK, born 27 Dec 1857. (As of the 1881 census, Peter and his wife Sarah Anne
          McCormick Wylie lived at 24 Boyd Street, Largs. Peter was a house painter. His wife Sarah Anne McCormick
          Wylie was aged 25 and born in Glasgow. By the time of the 1891 census, they lived in Camlachie, Glasgow.
          By 1907 they both had died.)

     Deborah(4) HOPKIRK, born 21 Jun 1863. Deborah married Thomas Linklater and they had one son named Tom.
          The whole family was lost in ship sinking in 1912(not the Titanic)

Following is the information from the 1881 Census: Robert Hopkirk(aged 67, born at Haddington, occupation=fish merchant) was living at Gallowgate Sq. #7, Largs, Ayr., along with his wife Margaret Bruce Miller(aged 58, born at Glasgow) and his daughter Deborah(aged 17, born at Largs)  The death record of his son Robert in 1933 lists the elder Robert's occupation as fishmonger.

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