My EADIE Family Tree (Narrative - as Alan Eadie has recorded in 2012)
The earliest Eadie I have traced is James Eadie (sometimes recorded as Adam or Aidie) who married Christian (sometimes Christina) McLaren (sometimes McLeran) at the end of February 1816 at Aberfoyle, Perthshire. His occupation is recorded as Coal Miner. I have been unable to trace either birth or death of this James Eadie but he must have died in or after 1831 as the birth of his youngest son was on 10.3.1832. As this James Eadie is not shown in the 1841 census it must be assumed he died before then. (I strongly suspect that James Eadie died in a cholera plague that swept Glasgow in the 1830s, most probably in 1832?) Christina McLaren was born in Callander, about 1787. Christina Eadie nee McLaren re-married a George McLuckie, also a Coal Miner, in April 1840 but George McLuckie (not being very lucky) died before the 1851 census. Christina died as a ‘pauper’ on 23rd August 1863, aged 76. Her parents are recorded as Daniel (Donald) McLaren and Janet McNab, who married on 19th August 1782 at Balquhidder, Perthshire.
Occupation: The next two generations of Eadies were also Coal Miners and gradually moved from the outskirts of Glasgow to Hamilton as various mining pits were exhausted and other mines opened up further out.
Family: James and Christina Eadie had at eight children. Birth details of first child is unknown (believed stillborn?). Agnes Eadie was born 8th August 1818; William Eadie was born 2nd December 1819; Jane Eadie born 16th March 1822 (Family Tree of Mary Champagne links to this Jane.); Daniel Eadie born 17th August 1824; Christian Eadie born 14th April 1826 (Family Tree of Eleanor Schroff links to this Christian.) Catherine Eadie was born 11th July 1830 and Andrew Eadie born 10th March 1832 in Old Monkland.
This Andrew Eadie married Agnes Russell on 27th October 1850 at Eastmuir, Shettleston. Agnes Russell was born in 1833. Andrew Eadie died at an early age on 5th February 1867 and Agnes re-married on 16th December 1870 to Alexander Thomson at Shettleston. She died on 1st May 1899 at Macks Land, Baillieston.
Family: Andrew Eadie and Agnes Russell had eight children. Agnes Eadie was born about 1851. (Family Tree of Ian Foster links into this Agnes Eadie.) Christian Eadie was born about 1853. Elizabeth Eadie was born on 1st December 1855. (Family Trees of both Evelyn McVicar and Jean Clark link into this Elizabeth Eadie.) James Eadie was born on 9th February 1857 at Old Monkland. Janet Eadie was born 30th March 1859 (Family Tree of Michelle Payne links into this Janet Eadie.) Jane Eadie was born on 9th May 1861 but died young on 14th April 1867. Andrew Eadie was born on 9th September 1863. Mary Eadie was born on 9th May 1866.
James Eadie married Mary Lang on 6th August 1880. Mary Lang was born on 12th May 1861 at Old Monkland. She died on 21st January 1886 at Hamilton, Lanarkshire. (Family Trees of Marie Weir, Bill Wyper, Annette Strath and Jackie Carpenter link into this Mary Lang.) (James Eadie was a hero being recorded as a Survivor and Explorer (Rescuer) in the Udston Mining Disaster of May 1887.) James Eadie then re-married a Janet Laidlaw on 2nd December 1887. Janet Laidlaw was born about 1858. James Eadie died on 7th October 1926 at Hamilton.
Family: James and Mary Eadie had three children. Andrew Eadie as born 5th April 1879. Agnes Wyper Eadie was born 4th July 1881 - she married George Hunter and emigrated to Guelph, Canada in 1921. (Family Trees of Elizabeth Fryer and Alan Jones link into this Agnes Wyper Eadie.) John Lang Eadie was born 1st July 1883. James and Janet Eadie had four children. James Eadie was born 18th May 1888. Archibald Eadie was born 3rd May 1889. A Janet Eadie was born on 26th February 1892. Janet died about 1894 and another Janet Eadie was born 26th April 1899. This Janet Eadie emigrated to New York City in 1929. She married Goodyear Hodges on 12th February 1931.
Andrew Eadie (Master Hairdresser) married Alice Greenhow Palin on 31st October 1902 at South Shields, Co. Durham. (Andrew Eadie had previously moved from Hamilton to South Shields.) Alice Greenhow Palin was born 16th November 1883 at Sunderland. Andrew Eadie died on 26th May 1951 at Newcastle upon Tyne. Alice Greenhow Eadie died 1st July 1981 at Newcastle upon Tyne.
Family: Andrew and Alice Eadie had two children. James Eadie was born on 3rd April 1903 at South Shields and died 20th April 1961. Andrew Stanley Eadie was born on 23rd April 1908 at Newcastle upon Tyne.
Andrew Stanley Eadie (known as Stan – Master Hairdresser) married Nora Howland on 30th December 1931 at Newcastle upon Tyne. Nora Howland was born 15th September 1906 at Newcastle. She died 26th June 1991 at Newcastle. Stan Eadie celebrated his centenary on 23rd April 2008 but died later that year on 10th September 2008.
Family: Stan and Nora Eadie only had one son, Alan Eadie born 8th July 1936 at Newcastle upon Tyne.
Alan Eadie (a Civil Servant) married Jean Goff 29th September 1962 at Battersea. Jean Goff was born 20th April 1936 at Balham, London. (Alan and Jean Eadie have three children. Alison Carol Eadie was born 12th February 1965 at London. Antony Christopher Eadie was born 9th March 1968 at Dartford. Andrew Colin Eadie was born 25th May 1971 at Longfield.) There are five grandsons and one granddaughter, namely Scott William Lewis born 13th October 1997, Joe Lee Lewis born 13th December 2000, Tony James Eadie born 6th October 1999, Trent Stanley Eadie born 16th May 2002, Trey Rodney Eadie born 15th June 2008 and Thyme Teddy Eadie born 16th September 2010.
At my request Graham Caldwell in Australia commenced researching the birth of James Eadie who married Christian in 1816. Following a logical process he concluded that there were only four possibles, namely:-
1. James Adie born 11th Oct 1787 at Pollockshaws, Eastwood, Renfrewshire.
2. James Eadie born 14th Nov 1784 at Greenloaning, Dunblane, Perthshire.
3. James Eadie born 20th Feb 1787 at Dunblane, Perthshire, and
4. James Eadie born 24th Oct 1784 at Crieff, Perthshire.
Based on the usual naming patterns Mary McIntyre of the Central Scotland FHS thought that No.2 was most likely, though clearly more research is necessary to confirm this. However the Dunblane 1841 Census shows
James Eadie 70 Mason Born in County
Elizabeth Eadie 75 Born in County
This would suggest that the James who married Elizabeth was actually the one born in 1784 thus leaving No.3 James born 20th February 1787 at Dunblane as the most likely? (Not sure that anyone with arithmetic skills would agree with this!)
Since then another Lanarkshire James Eadie born 23rd March 1793 at Glasgow to William Eadie and Agnes Reston has been identified as a possible but this would mean that James Eadie was some 6 or 7 years younger than his bride Christian McLaren, which is thought to be unlikely.