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The Honeyman /Honyman Family

updated 13 April 2009

On this page you will see family information submitted by researchers and by descendants of the Honeyman / Honyman Family.  I am very grateful for their help in building this page.  If you have any information to contribute, please e-mail Rosie

  • The Family Tree, with notes, of Sir William Honeyman, Lord Armadale, 1756 - 1825

  • The Honyman Family: Notes copied from the Bible of Hannah Honyman (1799-1868), daughter of John Honyman (1771- 1823) and Sarah Bowditch

  • Sir William Honeyman, Lord Armadale, 1756 - 1825: Notes on his parentage

NEW Since I am often asked about other Honeyman / Honyman families, I have decided to include data and contact details of researchers at the bottom of  this page.
 

 

Sir William Honeyman, Lord Armadale, 1756 - 1825

Sir William Honeyman's Family Tree  + Notes

based on research by David Partner, teacher of History in Armadale, 1963 - 1971

We thank David for his generosity in sharing his research with the website.

 

William Honeyman was the son of Patrick Honeyman of Graemsay, Orkney, and Mary Mackay of Strathy.  It was from the estate of Armadale in Strathy, which he inherited from his mother, that Honeyman took his title.

The Honeymans, like a number of other notable Orkney landed families, e.g. Traulls, Balfours, came from Fife.  The first Orkney Honeyman was Bishop Andrew Honeyman who took up his post in 1664.  In 1668, he was in Edinburgh accompanying Archbishop Sharp into a carriage when a Covenanter tried to assassinate Sharp.  The bullet grazed Honeyman's hand and it is said the poison ultimately led to his death in 1676.

The Bishop's grandson, Robert, (1676 - 1737), was Stewart and Sheriff-Depute of Orkney when he became embroiled in the Jacobite and anti-Jacobite factions.  The Moodies of Melsetter in Hoy, neighbours to the Honeymans in Graemsay, were anti-Jacobite and loyal to the Earls of Morton who 'ruled' Orkney on behalf of the Crown.  The Honeymans were also loyal to the Mortons. (Incidentally, Honeyman's mansion at Clestrain in Orphir was sacked by Gow, the famous Orkney 'pirate'.)

Sir James Stewart of Burray was fiercely pro-Jacobite and a quarrel with Captain Moodie of Melsetter ensued.  Honeyman was accompanying Moodie to the Justices in the Cathedral to settle matters when, in Broad Street, one of Stewart's men shot Moodie dead. Subsequently,  Moodie's widow accused Honeyman of not pursuing the murderers enough and, thus, of being an accomplice.  Honeyman was kept for a time in the Tollbooth in Edinburgh, but he was freed when the case was found not proven.

Sir William's father, Patrick, actually gate-crashed himself into Orkney politics.  Although he was a Mortonian, his estate was second in size to the Earl's and he was thus wealthy enough to have become impatient at, and with, the Earl's officials' controls of the islands, especially in electing Orkney's M.P.s.  Along with five others, including one of the Balfours, Honeyman got himself enrolled  on the Electorate.  Morton was alarmed  that his nominee, his relative Sir James Douglas, might not be re-elected.  He challenged the enrolment in the Courts of Session and, in the end, gave more money to the Honeyman faction to ensure their support for Sir James who, as Commodore in the Royal Navy, was serving in the West Indies.  This was towards the end of the 1750s and, eventually,  Sir James became an Admiral.

This was the first challenge to the Morton supremacy, which began to decline, and Patrick Honeyman came to play an increasing role in Orkney affairs.  Morton became President of the Royal Society in London, and, absorbed with its activities, sold his Orkney estates to Sir Lawrence Dundas.  The Honeymans gave their support to the Dundases and the influence of Dundas helped the future Sir William Honeyman.

Sir Lawrence Dundas and his family came to be known as the Dundas of Kerse with a branch at Fingask and they are not to be confused with Henry Dundas of Arniston, the Lord Advocate (1775 - 1783), who became Viscount Melville.  Sir Lawrence was the son of an Edinburgh merchant and he made a fortune as a war contractor.  Although he won the Linlithgow seat in 1747, he was unseated for corruption.  He procured a title for his son (Lord Dundas of Aske) and the Orkney M.P. seat for his elder brother Colonel Thomas Dundas, 1771 -1780 and 1784 - 1790.

During the 1770s, Patrick Honeyman supported Sir Lawrence Dundas and Dundas' influence saw William Honeyman admitted as an Advocate in 1777.  The Dundas influence also saw him made Sheriff-Depute of Lanarkshire in 1786.

The Dundas' ways of dealing with issues over kelp and the tax known as 'scat' disturbed the Orkney heritors.  At the same time, in 1780, Henry Dundas was trying to dislodge the Kerse Dundas' control of seats in Scotland.  Patrick Honeymen challenged Kerse's rights as feudal superior.  From now on, the Honeymans began to move from the Dundas of Kerse to giving support to Henry Dundas.  By 1788, Patrick Honeyman had divested himself of his estate (reserving his vote) in favour of Sir William who then, actively, began to try to unseat Thomas Dundas.

In 1790, he championed the successful election of John Balfour.  Old Patrick Honeyman and William's brother, Robert, were also electors.  John Balfour stood down in 1796.  Sir William would not stand himself as he had ambitions to become a Lord of Justiciary.  He hoped that, two  elections on from 1796, his eldest son would become Member of Parliament.  In the meantime, a holding operation was needed. He put forward  his young half-brother, Lieutenant Robert, R.N..  After much politicking, he was elected.  Of course, all this met with the approval of Henry Dundas, then Secretary of State, and, in 1797, Sir William replaced Lord Alva in the Justiciary and became Lord Armadale.

David Partner acknowledges  "The Orkney Balfours 1747 - 99" by R.P. Fereday for some of the information cited in the Honeyman account.

 

DAVID HONEYMAN of PITLAIRCHNEY, FIFE

David Partner's Notes on Family Tree

1.  EUPHAME CUNNINGHAME was the daughter of Rev. Samuel Cunninghame, the minister of Ferryport-on-Craig.  He died in 1741 and his son-in-law, Andrew Honeyman, succeeded him in the charge.

2.  Rev. GEORGE HONEYMAN was minister for Stromness.  Then he was translated to Livingstone and then to Crail.  His ministry here is interesting.  He was still alive in 1729 - a very old man.

3.  ROBERT HONEYMAN has conflicting facts about him.  One source lists him as a witness to an act of his father at the time Andrew became a bishop.  Another source lists him as the father of ROBERT who married CECILIA GRAHAM.  Robert seems to have married a MARGARET GRAHAM.

3a.  One source says ANDREW was the father of ROBERT HONEYMAN (1676 - 1737).  I don't think so as the parish records show ROBERT (3) as the father, and logic suggests this is the case.  But, for the moment, I have not indicated from which brother ROBERT (4) was descended.

4.  See note on his career in details of Lord Armadale in box above.

5.  One source says CECILIA GRAHAM and ROBERT HONEYMAN had a daughter called EUPHAM who married ANDREW GRAHAM (born 1672).  But Cecilia and Robert were first cousins and Andrew Graham would have been Eupham's uncle.  I rather think that it would have been Eupham, the daughter of Robert Honeyman (3) and Margaret Graham, especially because, after Andrew Graham's early death, she married Patrick Graham of Graemeshall in Orkney, another cousin.

6.  It is difficult to work out if Lord Armadale's father was the son of Robert and Cecilia or of William Honeyman (1704 - 1758) and Margaret Graham.  The  Patrick born in 1711 would have been 45 when Lord Armadale was born and 65 when the youngest half-sibling was born.  this is not impossible since Patrick married twice, and possibly / probably both wives were years younger.  Judging from the large part he played in Orkney politics, and that, at one point, he is described as elderly, it seems very likely that the Patrick born in 1711 was Lord Armadale's father.

7.  ROBERT HONEYMAN (1767 - 1848) became a Captain in the Royal Navy and then an Admiral and was M.P. for Orkney 1796 1806.

8.  JOSEPH HONEYMAN b1775 was a Midshipman in the Royal Navy.

Biographies of the generations of ministers can be found in Ecclesiae Scottica

 

 

Sir William Honeyman, Lord Armadale, 1756 - 1825

Notes on his parentage from Cheryl Anderson

 

I am grateful to Cheryl Anderson for contacting us about the comment [see David Partner's notes] that it is difficult to work out who lord Armadale's father was but that he was probably the son of Patrick Honeyman.
 
'Whilst she does not appear on the family tree on the site,  I am descended from Janet Hon(e)yman, Lord Armadale's sister and according to the information within the family, Lord Armadale and Janet  (and Admiral Honeyman - no name on the copy I have before me and he had a son and a grandson who were knighted) were the children of Margaret Mackay of Armadale (which would be Strathy) and Patrick Honeyman, Esquire of Graemsay. This is not to say they had no other children because as I say this copy is one my four times ago great-grandfather did in 1902 and it just follows the main lines. John Anderson - the father of William, who prepared the copy I am reading from at present -  returned, in early childhood, to live with his grandmother, Janet Honeyman/Grieve, and speaks of  a visit by Lord Armadale to his sister, who lived in Glasgow, "opposite the foot of Glassford Street".
 
Obviously none of this proves anything but it may add weight to the argument that his father was in fact Patrick not Robert....  In the version of the family tree from which I am working - which only follows the main lines and does not include all children -  it has: 
Andrew Honeyman (Bishop of Orkney) = Mary Stuart (Heiress of Graemsay) their son
Robert of Graemsay = Cecilia daughter of Patrick of Graham and their son 
William Honeyman = "the daughter of Graham of Grimanesh", whose name is not listed on this copy -
Patrick being their son and William being Lord Armadale's, father.'

 

 

THE HONYMAN FAMILY

Notes copied from the Bible of Hannah Honyman (1799-1868), daughter of John Honyman (1771- 1823) and Sarah Bowditch

Additional notes: the text appears to be in three different hands,
- from 1699 to 1741 by Unknown
- from 1717 to 1735 by William Honyman
- from 1725 to 1785 by Patrick Honyman

We would like to thank Renaud Olgiati and his family for their generosity in sharing the information gathered from their great great grandmother's Bible with the website.

 

Robert Honyman & Cecilia Grahame were married at Sandwick April 27th 1699

Harry Honyman was born Feby 25th 1700 and was baptized March 7th by Mr Edd Irving Minister at Orphur. Witnesses Hugh Baikie of Burness Mr Alexander Keith Minister at Sandwick and Mr Muir Minister at Hoy – Died Jany 7th 1701

Andrew Honyman was born October 6th 1701 and was Baptized the 16th of said month by Mr Irving. Died Jany 1st 1702

Robert Honyman was born Dec 25. 1703 (sic) and was Batized the said day by Mr Edwd Irving Minister at Orphur, Witnesses were Mr Baikie of Burness Mr Alexr Keith & Duncan Grahame

William Honyman was born Nov 27 1703 was baptized by Mr Irving Minr at Orphur Dec 12th 1703. Witness William Craigie of Gairsay younger William Hidod of Hammer, William Grahame son to Breckness and William Hatenor

Euphan Honyman was born March 3d. 1705 & was baptized by Mr Edwd Irving

Margaret Honyman was born Apl 3d 1706 and was baptized by Mr Irving Apl 18th

Andrew Honyman was born the 23d May 1707

Ann Honyman was born 25th Aug 1708

James Honyman was born Oct 6th 1709

Patrick Honyman was born Aug 9. 1711

Christian Honyman was born June 17th 1713

Robert Honyman was born July 13th 1716

Cecilia Honyman was born Dec 19. 1717

George Honyman was born Jany 16th 1719 – Died March 27th 1720

Margery Honyman was born May 27. 1721 & Died Dec 25th 1722

Robert Honyman died Apl 19. 1737
& Cecilia Grahame in 1741

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William Honyman fourth and oldest surviving son of Robert Honyman & Mary Grahame were married at the town of Crief in Perthshire Aug. 28. 1725 by Mr Walter Anslie

Robert Honyman was born Nov 12th 1727 and was baptized by Mr John Pitcairn Minister of Hoy his God father was Robert Honyman my father, Witnesses were Patrick Grahame of Grahamshall and Harry Grahame Merchant in Stromness

Mary Honyman was born Sept 3d 1729 & was baptized by Mr Pitcairn. Her Godmother was old Lady Graemshall Witnesses were Patrick Graeme of Graemshall and Robt Honyman of Graemsay

Cecilia Honyman was born Apl 15. 1731 was baptized by Mr John Pitcairn Her Godmother was Cecilia Graeme my mother Witnesses were my Father & Brother

Patrick Honyman Jany 25th 1733 was Baptized by Mr Pitcairn His Godfather was Patrick Graeme of Graemshall Witnesses were Andrew Baikie of Hoy & John Mackenzie of Stromness

James Honyman was born May 8th 1734 & was baptized by Mr Pitcairn His Godfather was James Honyman factor to Graemsay, witnesses were Robert Honyman of Graemsay and Andrew Baikie of Hoy

Mungo Honyman was born Dec 13. 1735 & was baptized by Mr James Weir Minister at Orphur His Godfather was Mungoleam Younger of Graemshall witnesses were Andrew Baikie & John Pitcairn of Hoy

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William Honyman and Mary Graeme was married at the town of Crief in pearthshire 28th of August 1725 by Mr Walter Ainslie minister

Robert Honyman was born upon Sabbath day 12th november 1727 and was baptised by Mr John Pitcairn minister of Hoy his Godfather was my Father and witnesses were Patrick Greme of Gremshall and Harry Greme merchant in Stromness

Mary Honyman was born upon Wednesday third of September 1729 betwixt 3 and 4 in the morning and was baptised by Mr John Pitcairn her Godmothers the old Lady Gremshall witnesses were Patrick Greme of Gremshall and Mr Robert Honyman of Gremsay.

Cecilia Honyman was born upon Thursday 15th april 1731 and baptised by Mr John Pitcairn minister of Hoy Her Godmother was Cecilia Greme my mother. Witnesses were My Father and brother.

Patrick Honyman Was born upon Thursday 25th January 1733 between 11 and 12 o Clock at night and was Baptized by Mr John Pitcairn minister of Hoy his Godfathers were Patrick Greme of Gremshall. Witnesses were Andrew Baikie of Hoy and John Mckenzie Waiter in Stromness.

James Honyman was Born upon Wednesday 8th of May 1734 between 5 & 6 Oclock at night and was baptized by Mr John Pitcairn minister of Hoy and Graemsay. His God Father was James Honyman Factor to Gairsay Witnesses were Mr Robert Honyman of Gremesay and Andrew Baikie of Hoy and Patrick third son to the said Gremsay

Mungo Honyman was born upon Saturday 13th day of Decr 1735 by the hour of 4 Oclock att night and was baptized by Mr James Weir minister att Orpher, His Godfather was Mungo Grame Younger of Gremshall witnesses was Mr Robert Honyman of Gremsay and Patrick Honyman his son together with Andrew Baikie of Hoy and Me John Pitcairn minister there.

Euphan Honyman was born upon Tuesday 26th aprill 1737 by the Hours of 3 afternoon and was baptized by Mr James Wier Minister att Orpher Her Godmother was Euphan Honyman Lady Gremshall Witnesses was James Honyman Factor to Gairsay Patrick Honyman son to Mr Robert Honyman of Gremsay and Andrew Baikie of Hoy.

Jean Honyman was born upon Thursday 28th Feby 1740 betwixt the hours of Eight and Nine in the morning and was baptized by Mr James Wier minister att Orpher Her Godmother was Jean Chancelor Lady Gremshall younger Witnesses was Alexr Graham and Robert Graham merchants in Stromness William Johnston officer of Excice there together with Mr Alexr Pitcairn preacher of the gospel.

Margaret Honyman was born upon Munday 8th June 1741 betwixt the hours of four and five in the morning and was baptized by Mr James Wier Minister at Orpher her Godmother was Margaret Honyman relict of Bailie Hary Graham Merchant in Stromness and Andrew Baikie of Hoy.

Barbara Honyman was born upon Tuesday 11th October 1743 betwixt the hours of Eleven & twelve in one of the afternoon and was baptized by Mr James Wier minister at Orpher her Godmother was Mrs Meason in Kirkwall.

Claistrain 16th January 1745 Jean Honyman was born the sixthteenth day of January being wednesday half after four in the morning 1745 and was baptized by Mr Robt Sands minister of Hoy and Gremsay her Godmother was the young Lady Gremshall

Claistrain 12th May 1746. Euphan Honyman was born the twelfth day of may being Munday and was baptized by Mr Robert Sands minister of Hoy and Gremsay.

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Patrick Honyman and Margaret Mc Hay was married at Strathy the 18th November 1755 by Mr Edwd Irvine minister of Walls and Flotay

William Honyman was born the 6th December 1756 and baptized by Mr Hugh Mowat minister of eve & Rendall

Jannet Honyman was born the 25th March 1758 and was baptized by Mr Hugh Mowat.

Mary Honyman was born the 14th August 1759 and was baptized by Mr Mowat & Died February 1760

Margot Honyman was born the Twenty second day of November 1760 and was baptized the Twenty third day by Mr Hugh Mowat minister of eve & died 3rd May 1762.

Barbara Honyman was born on Saturday Twenty Sixth day of February and was baptized the 29th by Mr Hugh Mowat minister of Eve [sic. samedi 26 février 1763]

Margaret Mackay my spouse died at Ackarness saturday the twenty fourth day of September 1763 and was burried the Thirtieth in the Kirk yard of Evie.

Patrick Honyman and Margaret Sinclair Eldest Daughter to James Sinclair of Durran was married at Tister on Tuesday the fourth day of December 1764 by Alexander Oliphant minister of the gospel at Boner

Elizabeth Honyman was born on Sunday the 6th of October 1765 & was baptized the 7th of said month by Mr Hugh Mowat minister of Eve at Ackarness

Patrick Honyman was born at Claistrain the 26th of Septr 1768 and was baptized the 27th of D° by Mr John Reed minister of Orphar at Claistrain

Robert Honyman was born the 11th of Decr 1767 & was baptized the same day by Mr John Reed minister of Orphar at Claistrain

James Honyman was born 11th of Feby 1769 & was baptized the same day by Mr John Reed.

Andrew Honyman was born at Claistrain the 28th of June 1770 and was baptized the 29th d° by Mr John Reed minister of Orpher and died the 29th of July 1791 at Peebles.

John Honyman was born at Tister in Caithness 7th October 1771 and was baptized by Mr Oliphant Minister of Bonsor the 8th Octr 1771

George Honyman was born the Twenty first day of Feby 1773 and was baptized the same day at Claistrain by Mr John reed.

Mungo Honyman was born at Claistrain 25th of May 1774 and baptized the 27th of D° by Mr John Reed minister of Orpher

Joseph Honyman was born at Claistrain 1st of June 1775 and baptized the 2d of D° by Mr John Reed minister of Orpher

Samuel Honyman was born at Claistrain Thirty day of October 1776 and baptized the 31st of D° by Mr Francis Liddle Minister of Orpher

Mary Honyman was born at Hay Lodge Peebles Twenty Sixth day of March 1779 and was baptized by Mr William Dalglish minister of Peebles said day

Catharine Honyman was born at Hay Lodge Peebles Twenty fifth day of February 1781 and was baptized by Mr William Dalglish Minister of Peebles the 26th D°

Maragret Honyman was born at Hay Lodge Peebles the second Day of February 1783 and was baptized by Mr William Dalglish Minister of Peebles The 5th of D°

Cecillia and Ann Honyman Twins was born at Hay Lodge Peebles The 14th of November 1784 and was baptized the 17th D° by Mr William Walsh minister of Munor.

Cecillia the eldest dyed the 29th of March 1785.
 

 

OTHER HONEYMAN / HONYMAN FAMILIES

Bryan Marra of Australia is particularly interested in William Honeyman who was born in 1792.

Contact for more information:

Bryan Marra
3 Cresta St
LEOPOLD VICTORIA 3224
AUSTRALIA

See below for details of the family tree and William Honeyman in particular.

THE LIFE OF WILLIAM HONEYMAN
c1792 – 1821


William Honeyman was born approx 1740 in Larbert, Scotland.

He married Margaret Ogilvie, who was born Glasgow, Scotland.

They had 4 children:
Alexander Honeyman Born 1766 Larbert Scotland
Annie Honeyman Born Larbert Scotland
Jean Honeyman Born Larbert Scotland
Margaret Honeyman Born Larbert Scotland
William Honeyman Born Larbert Scotland

Alexander Honeyman, born 1766 at Larbert, was a Mariner (refer LSD film 0447976).
He married Jean Miller, born 11 August 1771 Larbert Scotland, on 22 May 1791.

They had 4 children:
William Honeyman born 1792 Larbert Scotland
Janet Honeyman born 1794 Larbert Scotland
Alexander Honeyman born 1795 Larbert Scotland
Jean Honeyman born 1805 Larbert Scotland

William Honeyman, born 1792 at Larbert, Refer Baptismal Cert Village of Larbert Stirlingshire 1 April 1792, Old Parish Register Index Larbert No 485/1.
Witnesses to his birth were Alexander Munro & Andrew Melvin (who may have been church elders).
He married Jean Ogilvie, on 20 May 1810. She was born 11 August 1771, Glasgow, Scotland.
William was a Publican at Falkirk, refer OPR Larbert 485-1, and later transported as a Convict.
They lived in the village of Carron on Carron River Scotland. He worked at the Carron ironworks.
William (born 1792) was transported to Sydney as a convict in 1816 -17 and later died at sea in the Bay of Bengal and was buried at sea, on the ship “Amboyna”. More of this story later.

They had 4 children:
Margaret Honeyman born 1811 Larbert Scotland
Ann Honeyman born 1812 Falkirk Scotland
Alexander Honeyman born 1814 Falkirk Scotland
William Honeyman born 1816 Falkirk Scotland

The distance from Larbert to Falkirk is only a few miles.
For details of the history of Margaret (born 1811 and Ann born 1812) see doc Hon 152 &153.

THE CRIME OF WILLIAM HONEYMAN (born 1792)

This is covered fairly extensively by Richard Stone of Canberra as was taken from Ancestral Researcher Vol 18 No 4 Page 194 and titled “The Crime of William Honeyman
Refer attached copy.

A full copy of his Trial has yet to be obtained.

Other information is contained in “The Story of William Honeyman 1792-1821” by Jill Roy, Dip FHS (member) which appears in Descent Vol 26 No 4 Dec 1996.
Refer to copy attached of relevant sections.
Note that Ann Honeyman b 1812 married a Campbell Roy and Jill has an interest possibly as a descendant.

A brief summary of events are:
1815 Robbed Pay Office of Carron Company Scotland on Friday 8th September 1815 of 1,500 pounds. Assisted by seaman John Smith.

1815 Sunday 17th September 1815 Arrested and incarcerated in Tolbooth  at Stirling.

1815 Day after Christmas 1815, guilty verdict handed down.

1816 Sentenced to hang on 31st January 1816. Then commuted to transportation for life.

1816 Rumour that William Honeyman escaped from custody and fathered another son before finally being arrested ready for transportation. We assume this to be William Honeyman who was born 15 November 1816.

1816 On 12 August 1816 the Ship “Sir William Bensley” readied for voyage to Sydney with William Honeyman on board.

1817 “Sir William Bensley” arrives in Sydney 10th March 1817. During the voyage William Honeyman spent stretches of up to 48 hours being handcuffed for possessing knives and razors, and making threats to the sentry. The ship spent Christmas at the Cape on the way out.

1819 William Honeyman recorded in a Muster as being in government employ at Windsor, a town north-west of Sydney in the Blue Mountains. As a bricklayer he assisted with the construction of the St Matthew’s Church Windsor. He may also have assisted with construction of Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney.

1820 William recorded as absconder from the Bricklayers’ Gang.

1820 – 21 Sometime between November 1820 and July 1821 William made his way to India by jumping ship the “Agamemnon” in Sydney.

William failed to escape beyond India and gave himself up to authorities and asked to be returned to Botany Bay.

1822 In January 1822 “Amboyna” arrived in Sydney carrying two convicts from India. The Captain advised of death of two others, one being William Honeyman, William having burst a blood vessel when he fell from his hammock in a gale on 7th July in the Bay of Bengal and died on 16th Aug 1821. He was buried at sea.


WILLIAM HONEYMAN THE MAN

William was born at Larbert, a village close to Falkirk, in 1792.
At his trial he was described as 5ft 6 in tall with a fair complexion.

He was aged 23 at the time of the robbery.

After he was married, he operated a Public House in Falkirk. He was also was a bricklayer by trade and was employed by the Carron Company as such. The Carron Company was the largest ironworks in Great Britain at the time.
He was also referred to as a “change-keeper”.

In mid 1815 William had accumulated debts with the supplier of liquor stocks for his Public House in Falkirk. On 1 September 1815 he promised to pay his supplier within the next 8 - 9 days.

The robbery occurred on 8th - 9th September 1815.
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References:


Descent” December 1996 . Vol 26 No 4, Pages 176-7.
Booklet by Society of Australian Genealogists.

The Ancestral Searcher Vol 18 No 4 Pages 197-

Bothwell Revisited”, Churches Page 133 by Gwen Webb Library No T. L. 994.627 WEB

The Honeyman Saga” by Eileen Elizabeth Farmers

Other documents-
History of Margaret Honeyman (1811-1884) Hon153 by Bryan Marra
History of Ann Honeyman (1812-1828) Hon 152 by Bryan Marra.
Ship “Sir William Bensley” Hon 61 by Bryan Marra
Ship “Amboyna” Hon 101 by Bryan Marra
 

 

Pam Chetland is interested in the Honeyman / Carron Ironworks connection.

email: chetland.pamgooglemail.com

My g-g-g-grandmother was a Margaret Honeyman b abt 1770. I have her parents as William Honeyman and Helen Bryce but this was based mainly on naming pattern as she died before death records came into being and have not found her on OPR deaths.


I am interested in the Honeyman link to Carron Ironworks as my Margaret Honeyman married Alexander Cockburn in 1793 who was the head bricklayer for Carron Iron works so I have been led to believe and they were living in Carron Larbert when she died approx 1810.

 

 

 

 

 

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