John S Elliot, aged 21, lived at 2 Loan, north side, east end, with his elder brother William Elliot , aged 36. He was a Joiners Apprentice, possibly to William, a joiner.
William’s wife Helen, 29 from Hobkirk, had given birth to another son Robert aged 2 months at the time of the census.
Also in the house as a House Servant lived Helen Smith, William’s niece, aged 17 and born in Jedburgh; and William Robson a 17 year old lodger – Writer’s Clerk [a solicitors clerk] born in Lilliesleaf.
[10 years later in 1861, William and Helen are still there, and Helen has another new baby William R Elliot 1 month, along with Helen T 8, Peter S 7, Janet B 5, Elizabeth 3.
Robert should have been there as a 10 year old, but isn’t – and there is a new servant 16 year old Elizabeth Romanes from Ettrick, and a new lodger Crosbie Bowie from Hawick, an unmarried agricultural labourer. ]
John S Elliot has gone – and I can’t find him in the 1861 Hawick Census, so he may have moved from the town.
As an 11 year old though, he was living in the north side, east end of 2 Loan [there were other families living in the ‘back house’ of ” Loan] with his father Robert Elliot [a slater, aged 50 in 1841], and 20 year old Jane Elliot, presumably his sister.
But 26 year old William is not listed in the house , nor his wife Helen, nor John’s mother.
Census Information from http://www.maxwellancestry.co.uk