239. Robert7 Calton (Thomas8) was born in Kirkmahoe, Dumfries, Scotland October 1800 (1851 Scotland Census). Robert died 16 March 1877 in Govan Poor House, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, at 76 years of age.

He married Mary MacKenzie 1833/1834. Mary was born 16 November 1811 in Dumfrieshire, Dumfrieshire, Scotland. Mary was the daughter of James MacKenzie and Jean Harris. Mary died 11 June 1891 in Govan, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, at 79 years of age.

Robert Calton and Mary MacKenzie had the following children: (All living at home in the 1851 Census, South Leith, Edinburgh)

child 240 i. Eliza6 Calton was born in London, Middlesex, England 29 December 1834. Eliza died unmarried 13 October 1857 in Glasgow, Scotland.

child 241 ii. Mary Calton was born in London, Middlesex, England 29 April 1835. She was baptized 5 Jun 1836 at St John the Evangelist, Lambeth, Surrey. Her parents resided at Glouster Place at the time. She married James Weaver, Cabinetmaker, Oct/Dec 1878 in Brighton, Sussex.

child 242 iii. Ann Calton was born in London, Middlesex, England 5 May 1838. She was baptized 27 May 1838 at St John the Evangelist, Lambeth, Surrey. Her parents resided at Remington Green at the time.

child 243 iv. Jane Calton was born in London, Middlesex, England 4 November 1839. D: 29 July 1906 Salford, Lancashire. In 1862 she married Alexander Stewart McKenzie (b. 1833 d. 1886) in Oldham, Lancashire, England. They had:

  1. Alexandana Stewart McKenzie b. 29 August 1862 Pendleton, Lancashire, England
  2. Stewart McKenzie b. 9 February 1864 Hollinwood, Lancashire, England
  3. George McKenzie b. abt 1866 Manchester, Lancashire, England
  4. Jane McKenzie b. 25 March 1869 Hollinwood, Lancashire, England
  5. Mary Ann McKenzie b. abt 1873 Manchester, Lancashire, England
  6. Ann McKenzie b. abt 1877 Pendleton, Lancashire, England
  7. Alexander Stewart McKenzie b. 30 May 1879 Salford, Lancashire d. 6 Feb 1940 Salford, Lancashire

child 244 v. James Calton was born in London, Middlesex, England 4 November 1839. He was baptized 15 Dec 1839 at St John the Evangelist, Lambeth, Surrey. His parents resided at Remington Green at the time.

child 245 vi. Ellen Calton was born in London, Middlesex, England 8 August 1841. She was baptized 5 Sep 1841 at St John the Evangelist, Lambeth, Surrey. Her parents resided at Remington Green at the time.

child + 118 vii. Margaret Calton was born 14 March 1844.

child 246 viii. Marion Calton was born in London, London, England 12 February 1847. She married Alexander Murdoch 16 September 1867 in Hutchestown, Glasgow, Scotland. Alexander was born in 1843 in Scotland to James and Rebecca (Gregor) Murdoch. He died 12 Feb 1891 of "Nervous Debility - Pleurisy" at 38 Belgrave Street, Glasgow. Marion died 14 Aug 1909 at 43 Belgrave Street, Glasgow of Dropsy. Her death certificate states that she was the widow of Alexander Gregor Murdoch, Journalist. Witness, Alfred Murdoch. Alexander Gregor Murdoch was born in the northern part of Glasgow in April 1843, After receiving a meagre education he was early apprenticed to the trade of marine engineering and was a period thereafter employed by Messrs Singer. Without outside assistance he developed a literary bent, and contributed many poems - especially humorous ones - to the 'Glasgow Weekly Mail'. He was after a time able to publish a book of his poetry, and by 1879 he had issued three volumes of his poems. In this year he won the medal offered by the committee of the Burns Monument at Kilmarnock for a poem on the Ayrshire Bard. After this he became a member of the staff of the 'Mail' and wrote several serial stories - 'Fire and Sword' 'Sweet Nellie Gray', Bob Allan's Lass', etc besides issuing various other books. including 'Recent and Living Scottish Poets'. It is as a poet, however he will be remembered, as he had the real poetic chord in his nature. He died at his house in Bellgrove Street on 12th February 1901 [he actually died 12 Feb 1891]. - An excerpt from Dennistoun Past and Present by James Baird 1922.

Marion Calton and Alexander Murdoch had the following children:

  1. Alexander Murdoch b. 25 Oct 1867 Hutchesontown, Glasgow, Scotland.
  2. William MacKenzie Murdoch b.13 Sep 1869 Tradeston, Glasgow, Scotland. Baptized 28 Jul 1870 High Church, Glasgow, Scotland. Died 18th April 1923 (see note below)
  3. James Murdoch b. 02 Mar 1872 Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland.
  4. Mary Murdoch b. 15 Oct 1873 Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland.
  5. Rebecca Murdoch b. 1876 Glasgow
  6. Jeanie Murdoch b. 1878 Glasgow
  7. Alfred Murdoch b. 1883 Glasgow. D. 1974 Glasgow at age 91.
  8. John W. Murdoch b. 1887 Glasgow

**William MacKenzie Murdoch was buried at Sighthill Cemetery, Springburn, Glasgow:

"Situated is a simple white granite tombstone in the shape of an Iona cross,
and at one time a metal violin aptly adorned it before being removed by
vandals. The reason for the violin can be readily understood when the well cut
inscription is read."


To the memory of
W. McKenzie Murdoch,
violinist and musical composer
born at Glasgow 28th July 1870
died 18th April 1923
The most renowned interpreter
of the
Soul of Scotland's music in
his day
erected by admirers whom he
by the magic of his bow
unveiled by Sir Harry Lauder 25th
September 1924.

"At the beginning of Mackenzie Murdoch's career he was closely associated
with Sir Harry Lauder and travelled widely with him on concert tours.
He composed the well-known 'Hame O' Mine', and violin solos; 'Culloden,
Waverly [sic], Glencoe and Among the Heather', and was one of the founders
of the Scottish Musical Artists' Benevolent Association.
Murdoch died in Lennoxtown but his home was at 270 Great Western Road,

child 247 ix. James McKenzie Calton was born in South Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland 1 June 1850. He carried on his father's business as a master joiner (cabinetmaker); m. Jeanie Morrison on 27 Dec 1877 at the Dollarie Lodge in in Madderty, Perth, Scotland. Jean was b. 1856 to Andrew Morrison and Margaret McGregor. She died 15 Mar 1920 of senility at 250 Crown Rd in Glasgow. James died 2 Aug 1897 of thyroid cancer. They had the following children:

  1. Roberta Andrea Calton b. 11 Aug 1878 Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland. M. Robert Renfrew, Commercial Traveler, on 5 Sep 1900 at 95 Renfield St, Glasgow. Robert was b. 1870 to Robert Renfrew and Agnes Mitchell. Roberta died 17 May 1960 in Glasgow at 82 years of age.
  2. James McKenzie Calton b. 15 Dec 1879 Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland. M. Charlotte Lillian Stirling Bryson on 16 Jul 1914. She was b. 10 Jun 1881 to Robert Bryson (Florist) and Mary Murino. They immigrated to Oak Park, IL, arriving at the Port of NY aboard the SS Cameronia on 20 Apr 1925. James worked for Crane Mfg. Corp in IL as a draftsman (1930 census). By 1940 they were living in Tampa, FL where he was working as a draftsman for a public utility. He died in Hillsborough, Fl in 1945. Charlotte died May 1961 in Gadsden, FL.
  3. Jeanie Morrison Calton b. 14 Jan 1882 Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland. Bookkeeper. She died of breast cancer 5 Feb 1930 at 24 Alexandria Street, Glasgow.
  4. Henry McGregor Calton b. 9 Dec 1883 Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland. Various occupations: Cabinet Maker, Tramway Motorman, and Bank Messenger. Married Elizabeth Ann Armstrong 25 Dec 1909 in Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Henry died 10 Jan 1951 of Emphysema at 10 Montague St, Rothesay, Bute, Scotland. Elizabeth Calton died 18 Jun 1940 of Mitral stenosis.

child 248 x. Thomas Calton was born in Scotland 13 November 1852. Thomas died young.

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