Thursday, 30 April 2009

Hart Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a very old family memorial stone from the burial ground close to Paisley Abbey. This records:

"Robert Hart & Catharine Campbell his spouse and their children 1799".

The inscription does not assign specific dates to individuals.

Two days ago I posted a video of a memorial to William and John Hart which is located in close proximity to this one. Maybe there is a family connection?


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Wednesday, 29 April 2009

James Park Genealogy Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a very old memorial stone located at the burial ground close to Paisley Abbey. Inscription is faded but it does record the death of:

  • James Park, Cabinetmaker in Paisley, who died (?) July 1806 age 54.


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Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Hart Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening I am posting a video clip of a memorial stone located in the burial ground close to Paisley Abbey.

This stone records the deaths of:

  • William Hart, farmer in Penaly and
  • John Hart, grocer in Paisley
The stone is dated 1829 but it is not clear what this date signifies.


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Monday, 27 April 2009

Lench Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Lench family memorial stone from the burial ground close to Paisley Abbey.

This elongated stone is extremely unusual and may have been intended as a marker of the burial plot. The inscription just records the names "John Lench and Elizabeth Clark and their children". No dates are given but judging from adjacent stones I would guess the date would be around 1810 (plus or minus 15 yrs).


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Sunday, 26 April 2009

Smart Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a very old memorial stone located in burial ground close to Paisley Abbey.

The recumbent stone is over 170 years old with the inscription requiring a clean with brush and water to render it legible.

This stone records the life/death of Reverend William Smart who for 35 years was Minister of (?) Associate Congregation, Abbey Close, Paisley.

Born March 8th 1776

Ordained: Feb 9th 1802

Died July 13th 1837

More cleaning work required to understand remainder of the text on the stone.


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Saturday, 25 April 2009

Peter Coats Family History Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting an image of a statue erected in memory of Sir Peter Coats of Woodside who lived July 18th 1808-March 9th 1890. This statue is located close to Paisley Town Hall (in background) and was erected by public subscription Feb 26th 1898.

Sir Peter Coats was prominent in the local textile industry which helped to drive Paisley to great prosperity in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Thomas Coats Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting an image of a statue in Paisley centre which commemorates one of the key industrialists of the Victorian era, namely Thomas Coats of Ferguslie who lived Oct 18th 1809-Oct 16th 1883. Thomas Coats was one of the key drivers behind the growth of the thread and textile industry in Paisley which in turn generated huge wealth and employment in the era. Sadly the textile industry in Paisley is virtually defunct now although the physical legacy remains as manifested in the mill buildings which have been converted to other uses.

This statue of Thomas Coats was erected by public subscription in 1898.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Clark Family History Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a very old grave marker from a burial ground close to Paisley Abbey.

There is no date and the script is difficult to read but appears to record the deaths of:

Mathew Clark and Ann Clark, spouse and children.

Would guess date of the memorial at around early 1800s. These people were probably important citizens of substance.


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Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Kinloch Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a very old grave marker from the grounds of Paisley Abbey. This is a recumbent stone which records the death of the Rev. Samuel Kinloch, Pastor ordained . Born June 14th 1769 died Nov 21st 1808 age 78 yrs.


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Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Clark Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Clark family memorial located close to Paisley Abbey. This records the deaths of:

  • James Clark, Thread Manufacturer, on Oct 6th 1828 age 83 yrs.
  • His spouse, Margaret Campbell, on Nov 9th 1825 age 75 yrs.
  • James Clark, Chapel House, on Oct 19th 1865 age 82 yrs.
  • Agnes McFarland, wife, on Sept 10th 1836 age 26 yrs.
  • Daughter Jane on April 10th 1836 age 19 months.


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Monday, 20 April 2009

Nitshill War Memorial Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video and still image which record the names of deceased as recorded on Nitshill War Memorial, Glasgow.

This still image is of the reverse of the memorial. It may record the names of those who fell in World War Two:

James Carslaw, John Conlogue, James Goodwin, Gilbert Hotchkiss, Edward Keenan, Robert King, Matthew Kirkwood, Peter McGuire, John Ouigg, James Slater, Robert Stoddart, John White, Frank Wood, Vincent Costello.


The video shows the names of men whoe died in World War One. It should be noted that one of the deceased, John Meikle, was awarded the Victoria Cross which is the highest award for valour in Britain.

John Alexander, John M Alexander, John Armstrong, David Berry, Patrick Berry, David Clark, John R Clark, Robert Clark, Michael Doherty, John Faulds, James Forsyth, William Forsyth, Robert Forrest, David Gilmour, Hugh Halford, James Halford, William Henderson, William Hone, Robert Hunter, Alexander Jarvis, Robert Johnston, Thomas Johnston, James Kelly, Andrew Law, James R Law, Matthew Law, Thomas McBride, Thomas McGoran, James McHaffie DCM, James McKean, James McWilliam, James Malloch, James Maxwell, John Meikle VC MM, James Monaghan, Robert Murray, David Nicol, John Paterson MA, James Rennie, James Roy, Walter Scott, David Steven, Robert Smith, Thomas Strain, Alexander Stirling, George Taylor, John Ware, William Wyllie, William Young.

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Sunday, 19 April 2009

Holding Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This morning I am posting a video clip of a Holding family memorial from Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

  • William Holding 1822-1901
  • Amelia Hudson, wife. 1825-1911
  • George Frederick Holding, Son. 1851-1911


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Saturday, 18 April 2009

Hamilton Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This afternoon, I am posting a video clip of a Hamilton family memorial from Eastwood Old Cemetery. This is particularly interesting because the Hamiltons domicile was Greenbank House, now a Heritage property with a famous garden which featured on my Catswhiskerstours blog of a few days ago. Here is the detail:

  • William Dunlop Hamilton of Greenbank, Mearns, Renfrewshire. Feb 8 1823-July 19 1906
  • Wife, Frances Wallace Murdoch July 29 1839-Jan 28 1910



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Friday, 17 April 2009

Wilson Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This afternoon, I visited Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. Here I spotted this Wilson family memorial which records the deaths of:

  • William Wilson, Iron Merchant of Glasgow. Oct 7 1840-June 3rd 1900
  • His wife, Marion Mitchell Maxwell. Sept 23rd 1844-Oct 8th 1918
  • Son, George Ernest Wilson. March 2nd 1879-April 5th 1943
  • Daughter, May Wilson. Jan 5 1875-April 27th 1961
  • Daughter, Marion Maxwell Wilson. Oct 27th 1869-Aug 11th 1961

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Thursday, 16 April 2009

Higgins Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This afternoon, I am posting a short video clip of a Higgins family grave marker from Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of two sisters:

  • Catherine Higgins on Sept 8th 1896
  • Mary Higgins on March 10th 1902


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Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Carlin Family Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting an video clip of a Carlin memorial from Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This was erected by Peter Carlin and Mary Queen and records the deaths of:
  • Son, Thomas who died Jan 11th 1879 age 20 yrs
  • Mary Queen, wife of Peter Carlin, died Feb 13th 1893 age 57.
  • Peter Carlin died April 7th 1916 age 80 yrs.



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Tuesday, 14 April 2009

McCorry Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a McCorry family memorial located in Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This tells a fascinating story of a Doctor who dies at age 42 yrs and two sons who are both killed in the Great War albeit fighting for separate armies ( Canada and Australia), both in their later 40s.

  • Peter McCorry M.D. Born Aug 15th 1838 Died Nov 28 1880.
  • Son, Peter Born April 28 1879 Died April 5th 1900.
  • Son, James (Australian forces) Born May 16th 1871 Died/Killed July 28th 1916 France.
  • Son, Thomas (Canadian forces) Born Feb 21 1874 Died in hospital in England June 13 1918.
  • Jane Maclurkin (wife of Peter?) Born April 13 1840 Died March 3rd 1927.



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Monday, 13 April 2009

Cochrane Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Cochrane family memorial from Glasgow's Southern Necropolis. This records the deaths of:

  • James Cochrane in 1896 age 36 yrs
  • Elizabeth More on Feb 5th 1932 age 74 yrs
  • Son, John M Cochrane on Nov 6th 1954 age 68 yrs


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Sunday, 12 April 2009

Cherrie Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting an image of a Cherrie family memorial from Glasgow's Southern Necropolis. This was erected by James M Cherrie and records the deaths of:

  • Daughter, Jessie Wallace July 31 1863-Nov 19 1872
  • Daughter, Marion Malcolm- May 29 1871-Jan 24 1873
  • Wife, Grace Wallace Mackie 1846-April 11 1875
  • Wife, Janet Stewart died February 1879


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Saturday, 11 April 2009

McPhie Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a McPhie family memorial from Glasgow's Southern Necropolis. This records the deaths of:

  • Daniel McPhie on May 8th 1901 age 59
  • Daniel McPhie on April 20th 1882 age 70 yrs
  • Ann Rae on Dec 24th 1891 age 74 yrs
  • Robert, son of (Daniel jr ?) on Nov 3 1873 age 14 yrs
  • Jane Arthur, wife of( Daniel McPhee jr?) on Jan 26th 1911 age 69 yrs
  • Annie McPhie on Aug 24th 1916 age 77.



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Friday, 10 April 2009

Risk Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This morning, I visited Glasgow's Southern Necropolis (near to the Gorbals) and took a video clip of a memorial to Christina Risk and her four children. The latter all dying at relatively young ages although not untypical of that period when Glasgow was experiencing a population boom and was rife with disease and poor sanitation.

  • Christina Risk died May 18th 1876 age 74 yrs
  • Daughter, Christina Jan 24th 1837 age 13 yrs
  • Daughter, Elizabeth May 20th 1843 age 11 yrs
  • Son, William Sept 27th 1843 age 9 yrs
  • Daughter, Ann on Oct 28th 1848 age 23 yrs


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Thursday, 9 April 2009

Gray Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Gray family memorial from Glasgow's Necropolis.

This records the deaths of:

  • Walter Gray, merchant of Glasgow, who died Sept 13th 1863 age 59 yrs.
  • His wife, Helen Richardson Wingate, who died March 2nd 1889 age 72 yrs.


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Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Edington Ancestry Glasgow Scotland




This evening, I am posting a video image of a Edington family memorial stone from Glasgow's Necropolis (City of the Dead). This records the deaths of:





  • George Brodrick Edington, Iron founder of Glasgow, on March 23rd 1888.


  • Son, Patrick Fullerton Watt on Sept 2 1907 age 36 yrs


  • Wife, Charlotte Jane Watt on April 3 1918 age 74 yrs.


  • Daughter, Margaret Eleanor on Nov 29th 1935 age 60 yrs (or 58 yrs).


  • Son, George Henry on Sept 24th 1945 age 73 yrs.


  • Mary Ann Clough, his mother's widow of Captain John Edington on Sept 12 1869.


  • Sister, Margaret Eliza on July 13 1890.


NB- Noting comment from Australian descendants, I visited this memorial stone again on the morning of Oct 25th 2009 and took a fresh video with additional still images. It should be noted that the inscriptions on this family memorial are very shallow and hence not easy to read after the extensive lapse of time and effects of the weather at this very exposed position. I do believe, however, that the information provided above is substantially accurate, and can, of course, be checked via official records at Scotland's People or elsewhere. For more information, contact me via the e-mail contacts at catswhiskerstours.co.uk


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Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Cuthbertson Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Cuthbertson family memorial located at Glasgow's Necropolis. This records the deaths of:

  • Marianne Simpson (wife) on Nov 26 1833 age 25 yrs
  • Bethia Cuthbertson (sister) on Dec 18th 1863 age 73 yrs.
  • Son, William Simpson Cuthbertson on Jan 12th 1869 age 35 yrs
  • Thomas Cuthbertson on April 6th 1874 age 32 yrs.
  • Thos William Cuthbertson M.A. Major, 4th V.B. Scottish Rifles, son of Sir S.N. Cuthbertson, died May 7th 1904 age 35 yrs.
  • Sir John Neilson Cuthbertson Knight LLD DL Jan 26th 1905 age 75 yrs.
  • Jane Rodger Cuthbertson on Sept 30 1914 age 83 yrs.
  • Mary A.B.Macdonald, wife of John Neilson Cuthbertson on April 25th 1869 age 26 yrs.




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Monday, 6 April 2009

Strickland Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting an image of a grave marker from Cathcart cemetery, Glasgow. This records the death of:

Elizabeth Lapsley,widow of Esmond Strickland, on Sept 21 1888 age 63 yrs.
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Sunday, 5 April 2009

Barr Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening I am posting an image of a Barr family memorial stone from Cathcart cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

Jean McKersie, mother of James Barr who died July 5 1882 age 64.

George Barr, father of James who died July 20 1886 age 65.

Mary Barr, sister of James died Nov 9 1901 age 42.

James Barr died March 19 1925.

Jessie Rankin Henderson or Barr died Dec 16 1937.Widow of James Barr.
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Saturday, 4 April 2009

Scott Family History Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting an image of a Scott family memorial from Cathcart cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of :

Charles Scott on May 23 1891 age 50
Daughter, Ann Pine on May 3 1887 age 9 months.
Ann Pine on April 28 1930 age 79
Daughter, Ameila Jane Scott on Oct 30 1947 age 69
Daughter, Susan Christie Mackie on Nov 9 1960 age 73.



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Friday, 3 April 2009

Kellock Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting an image of a Kellock family memorial stone from Cathcart Cemetery.

This stone records the deaths of:

Agnes Girdwood, wife of David Kellock on Jan 6th 1887 age 51 yrs.

Ellen McHoul, wife of David Kellock on Jan 16th 1912 age 59 yrs

David Kellock on Feb 15th 1912 age 76 yrs
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Thursday, 2 April 2009

Smith Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting an image of a Smith family memorial from Cathcart cemetery. This records the deaths of:

William Brash Smith 1852-1922
Martha Dow his wife 1858-1895
Son, William Charles 1888-1893
Daughter Martha Dow 1895-1896
Daughter Agnes Andrew 29-5-1924
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Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Fleming Ancestry Cathcart Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting an image of a memorial at Cathcart cemetery.

This records the death of James Fleming of Hazlewood, Bridge of Allan on Dec 21 1908.
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