Saturday, 28 February 2009

Allan Family Genealogy Glasgow Scotland

This evening I visited Cathcart Cemetery Glasgow where I noticed a Allan Family memorial which records the deaths of:

  • May Augusta Fitzgerald, wife of Rev. Alexander Allan, on March 19th 1907.
  • George Alexander, son of above, on Oct 15th 1864. He is buried in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Canada.
  • Rev. Alexander Allan on Feb 11th 1915.
  • Mrs Janet Allan or Simpson on April 6th 1911.
  • Margaret Bowie their daughter on March 13th 1953.
  • William Alexander, their son, on Dec 13th 1959.


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Friday, 27 February 2009

Weir Ancestry Cathcart Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Weir family memorial from Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow.

This is unusual in that most of the family actually died in Belfast, Northern Ireland and hence I don't fully understand the rationale for the memorial in Glasgow. It would appear that the family were involved in the Northern Irish linen industry. Here is a list of the names:

  • Janet Graham, wife of William Weir J.P., Springfield Mills, Belfast who died at Belfast on Nov 10th 1903 age 62 yrs.
  • William weir J.P. who died at Belfast on March 2nd 1906 age 70 yrs.
  • William, son of above, died Oct 13th 1863 (infant).
  • James, son of above, who died at Belfast on Dec 16th 1908 age 37 yrs.
  • Daughter, Agnes Biggar died at Glasgow Oct 5th 1930 age 64 yrs.
  • Daughter, Stella Trevitt Weir, died August 31st 1950 age 78 yrs.


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Thursday, 26 February 2009

Niven Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip and still images of a Niven family memorial located at Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow.

This records the deaths of:
  • John Niven, late of Melbourne, Australia, who died at Rothesay ( Isle of Bute) on July 2nd 1900 age 58.
  • Mary McLachlan Strachan on Feb 4th 1897 (Infant)
  • Margaret Taylor, wife of John Niven, on Nov 17th 1922 age 83 yrs
  • Jane Lyon Strachan, wife of William Strachan, on Aug 4th 1925 age 56 yrs
  • William Strachan on April 29th 1929 age 62 yrs
  • John Niven Strachan, husband of Jessie G Small, on May 7th 1955 age 61 yrs.










Additional comment 30/3/2014 from descendant in Australia:

Mary McLachlan Strachan was the wife and then widow of George Strachan who d. 3 March 1899.  She then died 15 January 1900.  There was the following note in the newspaper: Mary McLachlan, widow of George Strachan, architect, Greenock, died at Glasgow on 15th January 1900 age 70 (Greenock Telegraph 17.1.1900)



Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Duncan Ancestry Cathcart Glasgow Scotland

This morning I visited Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow. Here I discovered an interesting Duncan family monument which records the deaths of:
  • Isabella Wark Pinkerton, wife of Ebenezer Duncan, on July 30th 1917 age 62 yrs
  • Ebenezer Duncan M.D. J.P. on July 5th 1922 age 76 yrs
  • Son of above, Edward Duncan, who died at Nowgong, Assam on March 27th 1927 age 51 yrs.
Sons of Isabella and Ebenezer:
  • Erskine Duncan on April 10th 1939 at Toronto, Canada age 57 yrs
  • Charles Meikleham Duncan on March 15th 1947 age 67 yrs.
  • Dr. John P. Duncan at New Zealand on May 25th 1955
  • Wilfred E. P. Duncan at Toronto, Canada on Jan 27th 1977.



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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Downie Family History Glasgow Scotland

This evening I am posting a video clip of a Downie family memorial from Glasgow's Southern Necropolis, near to the Gorbals.

This records the deaths of:

  • May Downie, wife of Robert Gardner, on Nov 2nd 1885 age 75 yrs
  • George Coats, husband of Janet Downie, who died at Auckland, New Zealand, on Aug 7th 18?0 age (36?). Inscription partly eroded.
  • Isabella Fraser Sept 22nd 1884 age 25 yrs
  • Annie Thomson, Jan 30th 1911 age 29.
  • Janet Aitken Downie on Jan 25th 1912 age (23?)
  • Harriet Irvine on Feb 3rd 1933 age 83
  • Janet Downie on Feb 24th 1940 age 91.



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Monday, 23 February 2009

Cochrane Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video image of a Cochrane family memorial from the Southern Necropolis, near the Gorbals.

This sandstone memorial is some 150 years old and the inscription is partly eroded. It records the deaths of:

  • Archibald Cochrane of Tradeston on Feb 6th ????
  • Helen Neilson Cochrane, wife of A.C., on Oct 26th 1857 age (48?) years.




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Sunday, 22 February 2009

Grandison Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Grandison family memorial situated in Glasgow's Southern Necropolis, close to the Gorbals.

The inscription records the deaths of:

  • James Grandison, boot tree and last maker, on Sept 3rd 1910 age 69 years.
  • Eleanora Reid, wife of J.G., on Nov 19th 1893 age 53 yrs
  • Penelope Charlotte Campbell, daughter of above, who died at Dunoon on Oct 7th 1932 age 71 years.



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Saturday, 21 February 2009

Ross Family History Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Ross family memorial located at Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow.

The inscription records the deaths of:

  • R.G.Ross, writer, Glasgow on Oct 18th 1921 age 71 years.
  • Mary Cochran, wife of RGR, on Dec 24th 1897 age 43 years.


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Friday, 20 February 2009

Robertson Family History Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a short video clip of a Robertson family memorial stone located at Cathcart Old Cemetery, Glasgow.

The inscription records the deaths of:

  • Robert Robertson, Ironfounder of Glasgow, who died Jan 31st 1895 age 58 yrs.
  • R.R's daughter, Lizzie Crombie on Aug 12th 1894 age 25 yrs
  • May Neilson McQueen, wife of R.R., who died Nov 19th 1921 age 82 yrs.


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Thursday, 19 February 2009

Purdie Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Purdie family memorial from Cathcart Cemetery Glasgow.

This stone records the deaths of:

  • Thomas Purdie, Builder, Glasgow on March 23 1903 age 67
  • Margaret Middlemas Grant, wife of T.P. on Jan 5th 1924 age 83 yrs
  • Ann Weir Best, wife of John Purdie, on Oct 1st 1929 age 59 yrs.
  • John Purdie on Feb 17th 1943 age 75 yrs


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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Pinkerton Ancestry Cathcart Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a very interesting Pinkerton family memorial located at Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow and which provides a link with the British Raj (Empire) in India.

The inscription records the deaths of:

  • Surgeon-Major-General John Pinkerton of the Indian Medical Service , 1833-1916.
  • Elizabeth Brown, wife of above, 1833-1908.
  • Son of above, John Pinkerton MB.CM who died and is buried at Erzerum, Armenia on Jan 7th 1878 age 24.
Question arises as to what the son of a senior British military officer was doing in Armenia. There was a Battle of Erzurum 1877-78 during the Russo-Turkish War but it would appear that the British were not involved. The initials MB.CM signify medical qualifications and one would guess that at age 24 John Pinkerton would have just qualified. Maybe a question for the Pinkerton Detective Agency?!




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Tuesday, 17 February 2009

James Stewart Ancestry Gorbals Glasgow

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a very old memorial stone located in the perimeter wall of the Rose Garden in the Gorbals.The inscription is very short and simply states "James Stewart, Vintner in Glasgow 1808"




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Monday, 16 February 2009

William Watson Ancestry Gorbals Scotland

This evening, I am posting a short video clip of a very old family memorial dating back to 1814.

This stone is located in the Rose Garden at the Gorbals, a very old burying ground but which is now used for recreation.

The inscription is basic and just states: "William Watson and Family 1814".


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Sunday, 15 February 2009

Thomson Family History Gorbals Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a memorial stone found in an old Gorbals burying ground which now forms the Rose Garden in centre of the Gorbals.

The inscription records the deaths of:
  • Rev. William Thomson, The Relief Church, Hutchesontown, who died July 26th 184? age 84 years.
  • Rev Thomson's spouse, Janet Gemell who died Feb 26th 1847 age 75.
  • Children of the above:
  • Janet age 22
  • William age 22
  • John age 22
  • Elizabeth age 3
  • James age ?
  • Dr. John Aitken who died Dec 27th 18?? age 71 yrs


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Saturday, 14 February 2009

McKindlay Ancestry Gorbals Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a McKindlay family memorial located in the perimeter wall of a very old burial ground which is now known as the Rose Garden in the Gorbals.

This records the deaths of:

  • Patrick McKindlay LLD, Classical Master, High School, Glasgow. D March 7th 1866 age 55 yrs.
  • James McKindlay, brother of Patrick, died March 24th 1817.
  • Margaret Greg, mother of Patrick, died Jan 23rd 1833.
  • John McKindlay, father of Patrick, died Dec 15th 1847
  • John McKindlay, brother of Patrick, died Aug 19th 1854
  • Jane Morris, sister of Patrick, died Dec 14th 1867.


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Friday, 13 February 2009

Neilson Ancestry Gorbals, Glasgow Scotland


This morning, I visited the Rose Garden in the Gorbals which is a very old burying ground but now a public park with memorial stones embedded in the perimeter walls.

The video clip below shows a memorial erected by John and James Neilson in memory of their father, Walter Neilson, Engineer at Govan Colliery, who died 1821. The inscription also records the death of John Neilson, Engineer at Oakbank Foundry, Glasgow on Oct 10th 1855 age 75 yrs.

Later: March 2nd 2010. I again visited the Gorbals Rose Garden in response to comments made to this posting. I obtained a fresh video (with a better camera) and a still image. The 1821 date adverted to above may or may not relate to the death of the Neilson brothers' father. The inscription reads " Property of John and James Neilson sons of Walter Neilson, Engineer, Govan Colliery 1821. " The date 1821 could relate to the date the burial plot was purchased.



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Thursday, 12 February 2009

Arbuckle Family Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a ( recumbent, i.e. vandalised) memorial stone at Eastwood Old Cemetery which records the deaths of:

  • William Arbuckle on May 26th 1900 age 83 yrs
  • Agnes Connell (presumably wife of W.A.) on May 2nd 1899 age 76 yrs.


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Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Robert Cage Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a gravestone from Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow.

This records the death of Robert Phease Cage who died Nov 13th 1890 age 35 years.

Being mid winter, light conditions were poor.


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Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Younger Ancestry Cathcart Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am presenting a video image of an interesting Younger family memorial from Glasgow's Cathcart cemetery. This records a span of generations from 1811 to 1978, viz;

  • David Younger, Foreman Blacksmith at Hyde Park Locomotive Works. Born April 27th 1814 died Nov 1 1876.
  • Elizabeth Adam, wife of D.Y., born April 5th 1811 died Nov 3rd 1861. Interred at Anderston, Glasgow.
  • John Younger, husband of Georgina T. Woodburn, died Dec 8th 1904 age 56 yrs
  • Georgina Torrance Woodburn died Dec 9th 1926.
  • David George killed July 1st 1916.
  • Robert Govan died April 3rd 1918.
  • Agnes Govan Younger died Nov 7th 1961.
  • Margaret Govan Younger died June 19th 1972.
  • John Woodburn Younger died Aug 1st 1978.


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Monday, 9 February 2009

Lockley Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This morning, I visited Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow where I took short video clip of a memorial to Joseph Lockley who was Cashier at Holm Foundry, Cathcart and who died Oct 30th 1915 age 59 yrs. Holm Foundry was located at 147 Newlands Road (nearby).

The stone also records the death of Catherine Alexander, wife of J.L., who died Aug 2nd 1920 age 63 yrs.


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Sunday, 8 February 2009

Nether Pollock Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This morning, I visited Pollock Park, Glasgow and came across a memorial stone to all the men ( tenants and staff) of Nether Pollock who died during the Great War 1914-1919. Of the 58 who went to war 12 died (about 21pct). Here are the names of the deceased:

J.A. Aitkenhead
R. Dawson
C. Aitken
R. Armstrong
P. Barr
A. Dobbie
T.A.Heron
W.F. Heron
G. Herring
M. Kirkwood
John McKillop
J. Miller

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Saturday, 7 February 2009

Macbeth Family Ancestry Cathcart, Glasgow

This morning, I visited Cathcart Brenfield Road Cemetery, near Linn Park.

Here I found a memorial to:

  • Mary Reid, wife of George A Macbeth, b April 4th 1853 d Dec 9th 1907.
  • George A Macbeth b Jan 18th 1844 d July 27th 1919
  • William Gilchrist Macbeth b May 14th 1882 d Oct 17th 1948. This WGM was husband of Winnifred Emily Morrice who was born Sept 8th 1897 and died Oct 29th 1971.
  • Fiona Macbeth b Aug 20th 1926 d April 15th 1968. This FB was wife of Major Sidney Payne R.A.



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Friday, 6 February 2009

William Shaw Family Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This morning I visited Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow and took a short video clip of a Shaw family memorial stone which records the deaths of:

  • William F Shaw who died at Glenlyon, Pollockshields on April 15th 1887 age 63 yrs
  • James Gordon Shaw (son of William) who died at Glenlyon, Helensburgh on March 22nd 1901 age 35 yrs.
  • Margaret Lambert, wife of William, who died My 31st 1920.


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Thursday, 5 February 2009

Dick Family Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a grave slab at Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow.

This records the deaths of :

  • Louise Revel, wife of David Crawford Dick, on Feb 21st 1900.
  • Mary McIlwraith, daughter of Louise, on Feb 11th 1915.
This video was taken in poor light conditions in midst of winter.

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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

William Law Family Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This morning, I visited Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow and took a short video clip of a gravemarker recording the deaths of:

  • William Law on Dec 28th 1887 age 48 yrs
  • Janet Maconachie Hendrie on Dec 16th 1920 age 75 yrs
  • Archibald Hendrie on May 22nd 1955 age 81 yrs
  • Alexander Macreadie Law. He was a stretcher bearer in the 1st Cameron Highlanders and was killed near Martinpuich on Sept 25th 1916 and buried "somewhere in France" age 28.
This memorial stone has, sadly, been vandalised.

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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Muirhead Family Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a short video clip of a Muirhead-Robertson memorial at Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow.

This records the deaths of:

  • Margaret Robertson on March 31st 1891 age 39
  • Margaret's daughter, Margaret, on Jan 5th 1894 age 18 yrs.
  • James Muirhead on ? Oct 1910 age 61 years.
The video was taken in mid -winter in poor light conditions.

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Monday, 2 February 2009

Stark Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This morning I visited Eastwood Old Cemetery in heavy snow and poor light conditions.

The video clip below is that of a Stark family memorial stone recording the deaths of:

  • Elizabeth Bell, wife of William Stark, on Feb 27th 1908 age 67 yrs.
  • William Stark on March 26th 1915 age 78
  • William, son of William Snr., on Dec 3rd 1937 age 61 yrs
  • John, son of William Snr., on Jan 25th 1949 age 72 yrs.


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Sunday, 1 February 2009

Robert Geates Ancestry Glasgow

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a memorial stone at Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow.

This records the death of:

  • Robert Geates on April 15th 1911 age 83 yrs
  • R.G's wife, Margaret Angus on April 13th 1911 age 81 yrs.
Being mid-winter, light conditions were poor.


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