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  • Name Robert Waugh 
    Born 17 May 1828  Moffat, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I1063  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 

    Father William Waugh,   b. 15 Jun 1807, Lochmaben Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1866, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Marion Bell,   b. 13 Sep 1798, Applegarth, Dumfriesshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858, Hamilton, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 30 Nov 1827  Moffat, Dumfriesshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes McVicar,   b. 1829, Blairloyie, Clarkmananshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1851 
    Children 
     1. Agnes McVicar Waugh,   b. 31 Aug 1852, Wilton, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1936, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     2. William E. Waugh,   b. 23 Sep 1853, Wilton, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1939, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 May 1828 - Moffat, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1880 US Census - Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts
    1880 US Census - Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts
    Robert Waugh (52), Agnes (51) and William (26)

  • Notes 
    • Birth: Viewed baptism record in Dryfesdale notes that he was born in Moffat (birth is also registered in Moffat)

      Emigrated on the William Tapscott from Liverpool. Arrived in New York Feb 16, 1856 at Castle Garden (predecessor to Ellis Island).

      The following is from an e-mail from Candace Weatherby, family researcher:

      William Waugh (the one born in Lochmaben, Dumfries, in about 1807), was employed in Hawick as a foreman at Dickinson & Laings, a tweed manufacturing mill. He and his wife, Marian, his
      son, Robert, Robert's wife, Agnes, and his daughter Janet (Jessie on the transcript), a yarn
      spinner, his son, John, and his daughter Mary, and his son William, emigrated to Canada
      aboard the Willliam Tapscott, sailing from Liverpool to New York, USA, arriving on Feb 16, 1856, at Castle Garden. Contemporaneous records of Mormon travelers arriving on the same time span, show the following about the voyage. The Wm. Tapscott was a wooden sailing vessel
      which carried a crew of 19 and 800 passengers. The ship was 195 feet long, 41.3 feet in the beam, and 20.7 feet from the deck to the keel (it was a three decker, so each deck would be
      less than 8' apart). It seems to have been a one-class ship,, with passage being 5 pounds sterling. Passengers had cook their own rations, issued at the beginning of the voyage.
      These consisted of the following (per adult) l lb. each pork and flour, 3/12 lbs ship's biscuit, 1-1/2 lbs each oatmeal, beef, rice and peas, 1 lb. potatoes, 1 lb sugar, 2 oz each tea and salt 1/2 oz each mustard and pepper and 1 gill (4 fl. oz) vinegar (for scurvy, as the peas were probably dried and the beef and pork were undoubtedly salt pork and salt beef, rather than fresh). Each adult was issued 3 quarts of water daily, to be used for cooking , drinking, dishwashing and bathing (must have been precious little bathing). After the voyage (30-42 days, depending on weather), the ship arrived at Castle Garden, predecessor to Ellis Island. There it remained in quarantine (if contagion was found). The Mormon settlers went to Utah via Canada and it is assumed the Waugh family took the same route as they stated their destination was "Canada West." This mean to ride on a boat (by 1859 this would have been steam - previously maybe sail), up the Hudson River to Albany New York, then a train ride to Niagara, crossing into Canada to Windsor, Ontario. William Waugh is shown in the 1861 personal census of Galt (enumeration district 5) as residing at Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, being a 53 year old weaver born in Scotland. He was widowed and living with his daughter, Jannett, who was keeping house. They lived in a two story frame house they shared with three other families. Records of Hamilton Cemetery show William Waugh purchased Lot 4 of Section C-6 on September 27, 1858. His wife was buried there at that time (no first name given) and he died in April, 1866, and was also buried in that cemetery.Family lore has it that William's was the first Masonic funeral in Ontario, but I have been unable to confirm this. - Candy Weatherby