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Black Family Genealogy

The Black family was thought to have originated in Scotland, but according to the 1841 Scotland census, Ann Black was born in Ireland. She has only been found on one other record - her daughter Ann Kidd's marriage record. Scottish records at that time normally listed whether or not the parent was deceased, but on this particular record, both Ann and her husband William Kidd appear to be alive.

In the 1851 Scotland census, Ann and William's 13-year-old daughter Ann Kidd was found living as a servant (occupation pirn winder - a Mill worker who threaded yarn on weaving looms) at 15 Abercrombie Street in Calton, Lanarkshire. Why Ann and William Kidd or their other two known children do not appear in any other census records is unknown. Perhaps they returned to Ireland, or immigrated elsewhere. They may also have died, but no death records have been found.

One other reference to the Black family has been found in the 1871 Scotland census. Samuel Black, a 57-year-old unemployed weaver, was listed as living with Ann Black's now married daughter Ann (Kidd) Murray, her husband Alexander Murray and their family at 98 Reid Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, Calton. According to the census record, Samuel's relationship was Uncle, and he was born in Ireland. That would make him Ann Black's brother. Further research on Samuel Black is ongoing. As soon as information on him is found and confirmed, it will be added to this site.

Please use the following link(s) for further information about the Black family and their descendants. Each individual's birth year (or approximate birth year) is in parenthesis.