Willocks family tree
The grandmother of my paternal grandmother, Helen Scorgie, mother was Susan Willocks, born in Lunan, Angus on 5 April 1818. She married Benjamin Smith in 1842 in Inverkeilor, Angus and they had six children between 1844-1857 - my great grandmother, Ann Robert Smith, being the second born. Susan died on 6 February 1890 in St Vigeans and is buried in Arbroath Western cemetery (grave I/62) along with six others including her husband, Benjamin Smith.
Susan’s father was David Willocks (also given as Willox) and her mother was Margaret Hutcheon. They married on 15 February 1817 and had six children between 1818-1835, of whom Susan was the eldest. Margaret’s parents were John Hutcheon and Jean Doig.
Susan Willocks (1818-1880)
The 1841 census for Inverkeillor-Angus, address Bandoch, has the household of David Willocks, aged 45, agricultural labourer with wife Margt (40), and children Susan (20, ag lab), Anne (8), William (6). Two houses further along is Benjamin Smith, aged 20, agricultural labourer, born outwith county - this is the young man who later married Susan.
In the 1851 census for Kirkden-Angus living at Pressock Gardyne is Benjamin Smith, head, 30, ag. labourer, born Aberdeenshire, Banchory; wife Susan, 30, born Forfarshire, Lunnan; children Elizabeth, 7, scholar, born Kirkden; Ann, 5, born Kirkden; and Isabell, 2, born Dunnichen. It looks as though Benjamin worked on the farm of 20 acres belonging to William Guild at Folady Gardyne.
In the 1861 census for Inverkeilor-Angus, 4 Gilakany Cotton (?), is Bengyman Smith, 41, ploughman; wife Susan (43, birthplace given as Farnell); Ann (14, scholar); Isabella (12, scholar); Mary Ann (9, scholar, born Kirkden); Eliza (6, scholar, born Inverkeilor); Alexander (3, ploughman's son, born Inverkeilor). (Daughter Elizabeth, age 17, was a domestic servant in the Schoolhouse at Inverkeilor (head of household was James Bowen).
In the 1871 census for Inverkeilor, is Bengamine Smith, 50, farm labourer, born Banchory; wife Susan, 52, born Farnell; Isabella, 22, farm outworker, born Dunnicehn; and Alexander, 13, farm servant, born Inverkeilor.
In 1881 census for 31 Dishlandtown St, Arbroath is Ben Smith, 60 (1821, Banchory, Aberdeenshire), carter and wife Susan Smith, 62 (1819, Farnell, Angus)
On Susan’s death certificate it says she was married to Benjamin Smith, general labourer and her parents were David Willocks and Mary Willocks Mrs Hutchison.
David Willocks (1795-1883)
David was the father of Susan Willocks and married to Margaret Hutcheon on 15 February 1817. He was born on 10 May 1795 in St Cyrus, Kincardine to William Willocks and Elizabeth Mitchell (married 17 September 1791). David was the second of eight children born between 1794-1808. He died aged 87 on 7 April 1883 in St Vigeans (named Willox on death extract)
He is buried in Arbroath Western cemetery (grave I/635) along with James Willocks and Terrance Cunningham. James may be his younger brother.
The 1841 census for Bandoch, Inverkeillor, Angus has the household of David Willocks, aged 45, agricultural labourer with wife Margaret (40), and children Susan (20, ag lab), Anne (8), William (6). Also in the household is his mother-in-law Jean Doig (aged 65).
The 1851 census for Bandoch, Inverkeilor has David Willocks, 56, ag lab, b St Cyrus, Kincardineshire; wife Margaret (54, born Forfar); daughter Margaret Pebels (20); unbaptized granddaughter aged 3 months; mother-in-law Jane Doig, 78, born Forfar. (Daughter Margaret married Alexander Peebles on 18 November 1850) and the unnamed baby is probably theirs.)
The 1861 census for Inverkeilor living at 1 Philpmarket (?) has David Willocks, 66, Days labourer ag., b St Cyrus, Kincardineshire; wife Margrat, 64, born Forfar; granddaughter Margrat, aged 6, scholar, born Inverkeilor, Forfar. Margaret is possibly the daughter of son William and Jessie Grant.
In the 1871 census for March of Lunan Bank, Inverkeillor is David Willocks, 75, b St Cyrus, former labourer; and wife Margaret Willocks, 74 (1797, b Forfar)
In 1881 census for Inverkeillor is David Willocks, 85 (1796, Montrose), formerly general labourer.
Margaret Hutcheon (abt 1797-1876)
According to her death extract Margaret Hutcheon was 79 when she died at March of Lunan Bank, Inverkeilor on 13 April 1876. This would make her born about 1797 (censuses give place as Forfar) - though records seem to be missing. On her death extract, her parents were given as John Hutchison, ploughman, and Jane Doig - both deceased. On their marriage extract for 18 June 1796 in Forfar, John is named Hutcheon and he was a weaver in Forfar burgh and his wife was Jean Doeg. John and Jean had another daughter, Mary, who died aged four. There is a gravestone in Forfar Parish Churchyard which reads: “1828. John Hutchen. 18.6.1827, age 54. Daughter Mary 19.7.1802, age four. Erected by widow Jean Doig.” Mary would thus have been born about 1798 - but again there are no records.
John’s father was John Hutcheon (born about 1750) and his mother was Ann Cargill, born 9 March 1749 in Forfar to David Cargill. John and Ann married on 18 Dec 1772 in Inverarity & Methy, Angus and had nine children between 1773-1791, John being the eldest.
In the 1841 census for Bandoch, Inverkeillor, Angus, Margaret (40) is the wife of David Willocks, aged 45, agricultural labourer. Also living there are children Susan (20, ag lab), Anne (8), William (6) and her mother Jean Doig (aged 65).
In the 1851 census for Inverkeilor address Bandoch wife Margaret (54, born Forfar) is living with husband David Willocks, 56, ag lab, b St Cyrus, Kincardineshire; daughter Margaret Pebels (20); unbaptized granddaughter aged 3 months; and mother Jane Doig, 78, born Forfar. (Daughter Margaret married Alexander Peebles on 18 November 1850) and the unnamed baby is probably theirs.)
The 1861 census for Inverkeilor has Margrat, 64, born Forfar living at 1 Philpmarket (?) with husband David Willocks, 66, Days labourer ag., b St Cyrus, Kincardineshire; granddaughter Margrat, aged 6, scholar, born Inverkeilor, Forfar. (Margaret is possibly the daughter of son William and Jessie Grant.)
In the 1871 census for March of Lunan Bank, Inverkeillor Margaret Willocks, 74 (1797, b Forfar) is living with husband David Willocks, 75, b St Cyrus, former labourer.
Jean Doig (1793-1855)
Jean Doig was born in Dod, Kinnettles on 1 September 1773. She married John Hutcheon in 1796 in Forfar and she died between 1851-1861. Her father was James Doeg, mason in Forfar burgh. James seems to have been married three times (and daughter Jean twice) with his first wife Margaret Laird being Jean’s mother. He was born in August 1744 in Kinnettles, Angus, dying in Fofrar about 1827; Margaret being born in Kinnettles about 1750 and dying there on 15 March 1786. James was the son of Peter Doig (about 1709-1773) and Margaret Miln (about 1713-1748) who married in 1734 in Inverarity, Angus. They had six children between 1773-1785 of whom Jean was the eldest.
In the 1841 census for Bandoch, Inverkeillor, Angus, Jean Doig (aged 65) is living in the household of daughter Margaret (40) and her husband David Willocks, aged 45, agricultural labourer and their children.
The 1851 census for Bandoch, Inverkeilor has mother-in-law Jane Doig, 78, born Forfar, living in the household of David Willocks, 56, ag lab, b St Cyrus, Kincardineshire and family including wife Margaret (54, born Forfar).
Some of the descendants of the earliest known in this line, William Willocks, are given below for five generations down to my grandmother Helen Scorgie. Following that the descendants of John Hutcheon are also given for six generations.