St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, Ireland, where Charlotte was baptised and her parents were married.
Charotte Whiteside was born in St. Anne's Parish, Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland on November 14. 1847 to Isaac Whiteside and Elizabeth Wilson.
County Antrim - Charlotte's birthplace: The first inhabitants
of County Antrim were probably Celtic, but settlers from Denmark and Scotland soon joined them. The name of the area was designated prior to history recorded in the 14th century.
Charlotte was the first of nine children born into the family;
after the birth of their third child in the early 1850's, the Whitesides emigrated to Scotland, settling in the Glasgow area. Her father worked in the mines, which was not uncommon for Irish immigrants. According to Education Scotland's website,
almost a third of Irish immigrants settled in Glasgow to find work in the industries that flourished along the Clyde. In 1851 it was estimated that the majority of dock workers and miners in Britain had been born in Ireland.
Charlotte can be found in
the Scottish Census from 1861 - 1901, In 1861 she is listed, as having the occupation Cotton Mill Worker, living with her mother and three sisters; her father is not listed, but may have been missed if he was away working.
On June 10, 1870, Charlotte
married railway worker Robert Devine (week #13) at Bellshill, Lanarkshire Scotland. Around this time, the Devine name changed to Devon - they and their descendants are recorded in subsequent records with the surname Devon.
Charlotte and Robert
had seven children, one who died in his second year; they raised their family in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Their second daughter, Catherine (week #11), was my maternal great-grandmother, mother of my grandmother Maggie (week #1). Their son,
Robert (week #25) was killed in action in WWl.
On September 3, 1908 Charlotte died at home of "cerebral softening of 6 months"; her husband Robert was present at her death.