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Andrew Philp (abt. 1834 - 1912)

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Andrew Philp aka Philip
Born about in Cupar, Cupar, Fife Scotlandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Saint Andrews, Saint Andrews & Saint Leonards, Fife, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Leith, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
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Andrew Philp was the second of the seven children of Andrew Philp and Janet Kirk. None of the births or baptisms of the children appear to have been recorded in the Old Parish Register of Births & Baptisms.

According to census reports he was born around 1834 in the parish of Cupar, in the county of Fife in Scotland. [1]

He had one sister:

  1. Janet Philp (born 28 June 1835) [2][3]

and five brothers:

  1. William Philp (born 1831) [4][5]
  2. Robert Philp (born 1837) [6]
  3. Captain John Philp (born 1839) [7][8]
  4. Colour Sergeant James Philp of the Black Watch (born ca 18 January 1842) [9] &
  5. Thomas Philp (born 1844). [10]

The census of 06 June 1841 makes no mention of Andrew Philp. [11] This is because the original 1841 census returns for Cupar are believed to have been lost in transit to Edinburgh when a ferry sank in the Firth of Forth. [12]

Andrew Philp first appears in the census of 30 March 1851 where he is described as aged 17 and a baker living at 53 Bonnygate in the town of Cupar in the parish of Cupar in the county of Fife in Scotland.[13]

At the census of 07 April 1861, he is described as aged 26, a baker assistant and living at 4 Buccleuch Street, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He is lodging with Margaret Cunningham along with his elder brother William, aged 29, and younger brother Thomas, aged 17, who are also described as Baker assistants. [14]

On 29 March 1865 Andrew Philp married Jane Eliza Kirk in Saint Andrews, after Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland. The groom was described as aged 28, a baker and living as South Street in Saint Andrews while the bride was described as aged 25 and living at Muttos Lane in Saint Andrews. The ceremony was performed by Alexander Hill, second Minister of Saint Andrews, in the parish church at Saint Andrews, in Fife, Scotland. The witnesses were Thomas Philp, the groom's younger brother, and Sarah Kirk, the bride's younger sister. [15]

He had four children with Jane Eliza Kirk:

  1. Sarah Ann Philp (born 13 May 1867) [16]
  2. Janet Philp (born 04 July 1869) [17]
  3. Andrew Philp (born 04 December 1870) [18] &
  4. Margaret Kirk Philp (born 17 December 1871). [19]

At the census of 02 April 1871, Andrew Philp is described as aged 37, a baker and living a 6 Muttos Lane in Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland. He is living with his wife Jane, aged 28, baker's wife, born England, and two children, Sarah Ann, aged three and Janet, aged one, both born Saint Andrews. [20]

At the census of 03 April 1881, Andrew Philp is described as aged "42", a foreman baker, and living at number 2 Water Street, common stair, 2nd floor, in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland. He was accompanied by his wife Jane, aged 38, born England and their three daughters Sarah Ann aged 13, Janet aged 11 and Margaret aged 9, all scholars and born in Saint Andrews.[21]

At the census of 05 April 1891, Andrew Philp is described as a widower, aged 57, a baker and living at 3 Waddell Place in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland. He is living with his daughters Janet, aged 21, a housekeeper, and Maggie, aged 19, whose occupation appear to be "warehouse first". [22]

At the census of 31 March 1901, Andrew Philp is described as a widower, aged 67, a baker and living at 10 Springfield Street in Leith along with his daughter Sarah Ann Baxter, married, aged 33 and a dressmaker, working at home on her own account.[23]

At the census of 02 April 1911, he is described as Andrew "Philips", a widower, aged 77 and retired baker living at 32 Great Junction Street, Leith, Midlothian, Scotland. The head of the household was his daughter, Janet Bingham, aged 41 and a widow. The household included Janet's three children Jane C, aged 12, Alice M. aged 8, and Andrew aged 6, all scholars, and Andrew's daughter Sarah Ann, aged 43, a monthly nurse. There was also a boarder, Violet Main, aged 43 a shop assistant. [24]

Andrew Philp died on 30 June 1912 at 32 Great Junction Street, Leith, Midlothian, Edinburgh. He was described as Andrew "Philip", aged 78, a baker and the widower of Janet Kirk. His parents were described as Andrew Philp, baker (deceased) and Jane Kirk (deceased). The cause of death was cerebral haemorhage as certified by James Mill, MD. The death was registered in Leith on 01 July 1912 by his daughter, Sarah Ann Philp, who was present when he passed away. [25]

The extended Kirk and Philp families at Muttos Lane, Saint Andrews in 1871

At the census of 02 April 1871, the Philps had extended family living next to them.

At 6 Muttos Lane there was Andrew Philp's maternal half-uncle, David Kirk, aged 55, weaver, along with his "wife", Elizabeth, aged 41 (actually his unmarried sister), and two children, Betsy aged 16, servant, domestic, out of employment and William, aged 9, scholar (both children were Elizabeth's) All four were born at Saint Andrews. [26]

At number 7 Muttos Lane there was John Melville, aged 72, Labourer and his wife Margaret Herd Melville, aged 74, David Kirk's maternal aunt. [27] Margaret was the younger sister of Janet Herd, the second wife of Andrew Philp's maternal grandfather, James Kirk.

Also at number 7 Muttos Lane there was David Kirk's younger brother, Thomas Kirk, aged 43, a mason, along with his wife Margaret, aged 37 and their three children, Thomas, aged five, scholar, Robert, aged three, and James, aged 9 months. [28]

Meanwhile, at 11 Muttos Lane, there is an Alexander Kirk, aged 52, fisherman, along with his wife, Lilias, aged 52, both born Saint Andrews. [29] While their exact relationship is unknown, it would seem likely that they are also related.


  1. 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911 Scottish Census Records
  2. 1851 Scottish Census Records
  3. 1860, 1880 & 1900 USA Census Records
  4. 1851 & 1861 Scottish Census Records
  5. 1870 & 1880 USA Census Records
  6. 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911 Scottish Census Records
  7. 1851 Scottish Census Records
  8. 1860, 1870 & 1880 USA Census Records
  9. 1851 & 1871 Scottish Census Records
  10. 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 & 1901 Scottish Census Records
  11. 1841 Scottish Census Records
  12. National Records of Scotland Missing 1841 census records
  13. 1851 Scottish Census Records
  14. 1861 Scottish Census Records
  15. Statutory Marriage Register
  16. Statutory Birth Register
  17. Statutory Birth Register
  18. Statutory Birth Register
  19. Statutory Birth Register
  20. 1871 Scottish Census Records
  21. 1881 Scottish Census Records
  22. 1891 Scottish Census Records
  23. 1901 Scottish Census Records
  24. 1911 Scottish Census Records
  25. Statutory Death Register
  26. 1871 Scottish Census Records
  27. 1871 Scottish Census Records
  28. 1871 Scottish Census Records
  29. 1871 Scottish Census Records

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