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Re: John Rollison/Rawlinson from Scotland
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: March 18, 2012 at 12:13:49
In Reply to: John Rollison/Rawlinson from Scotland by Marlene Martindale of 11738

Hi. I'm not related to this family. Here is John in 1861:

1861 Census of Canada about J Rollison
Name:        J Rollison
Gender:        Male
Age:        28
Birth Year:        1833
Birthplace:        Scotland
Marital Status:        Married
Home in 1861:        St Catharines, Lincoln, Canada West
Religion:        Baptist
Household Members:        
Name        Age
J Rollison         28 b. 1833 Scotland; Merchant
Elizabeth Rollison 27 -wife- b. 1834 Ont.
Lucy T. Rollison 5 b. 1856 Ont.
Eliza Rollison 3 b. 1858 Ont.

And 1871:

1871 Census of Canada about John Rollison
Name:        John Rollison
Gender:        Male
Age:        38
Birth Year:        abt 1833
Birth Place:        Scotland
Marital Status:        Married
Religion:        Baptist
Origin:        Scottish (Scotish)
Province:        Ontario
District:        Lincoln
District Number:        21
Division:        01
Subdistrict:        St Catharines
Subdistrict Number:        b
Household Members:        
Name        Age
John Rollison         38 b. 1833 Scotland; Town Clerk
Elizabeth Rollison 31 -wife- b. 1840 Ont.
Lucey Rollison         13 b. 1858 Ont.
Elizabeth Rollison 12 b. 1859 Ont.
Augusta Rollison 10 b. 1861 Ont.
Minnie Rollison 6 b. 1865 Ont.
Robert Rollison 5 b. 1866 Ont.
John Rollison         2 b. 1869 Ont.
Wm Rollison        5 months b. 1870 Ont.

There does appear to be an obituary for him:

ROLLISON, John; 67; Edinburg SCT>St Catherines ON; Tonawanda News (NY); 1900-6-18; ckalota

It can be found here: - Search "John Rollison" in quotes and you will find the entire obit, which is rather lengthy. Here is an excerpt:

".. John Rollison was born in Edinburg, Scotland, 67 years ago. When a young man he came with his family to America and located in St. Catharines about the year 1860. He occupied various positions of trust and finally received the appointment as City Clerk on November 2, 1868... Mr. Rollison was a relative of Mrs. A. Calkins of North Tonawanda and was quite well known in the Tonawandas."

There was a Rollison family in Edinburgh in 1851 but none with John:

1851 Scotland Census about Margaret Rollison
Name:        Margaret Rollison
Age:        46
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1805
Relationship:        Head
Gender:        Female
Where born:        England
Parish Number:        685/1
Civil parish:        Edinburgh St Stephen
County:        Midlothian
Address:        Pitt Street No 32
Occupation:        Grocer & Spirit Dealer Michy
ED:        2
Household schedule number:        2
Line:        5
Roll:        CSSCT1851_180
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Margaret Rollison 46 b. 1805 England
Betsey Rollison 17 -dau- b. 1834 Edinburgh, Midlothian; Assistant In Thop House
David Rollison         15 -son- b. 1836 Edinburgh, Midlothian; apprentice to silk mercer

I found no Rawlinson families in that area, however. Hope this helps. Annie

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