Saturday, 31 October 2009

Porter Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Porter family history as sourced from a memorial stone in Glasgow's Eastwood Old Cemetery.This stone records then deaths of:

  • Alexander Porter on Feb 1st 1920 age 68 yrs
  • Jane Couper Porter on Dec 12th 1931 age 78 yrs.
  • Janet Couper on Oct 22nd 1900 age 14 yrs.
  • Alexander Porter on June 29th 1898 age 5 yrs.


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Friday, 30 October 2009

Black Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Black family history as sourced from a memorial stone at Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This stone records the deaths of:

  • Alexander Black on March 1st 1900
  • Daughter, Edith on June 12th 1925
  • Edith Sutherst on May 2nd 1958 age 86 yrs.


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Thursday, 29 October 2009

Waterson Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This morning, I am posting information on Waterson family history as sourced from a memorial stone in Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

  • Jean Waterson on May 23rd 1956
  • John Jarvis Brougham on May 2nd 1974
  • Grandfather, Robert G Waterson on Aug 9th 1924
  • Grandmother, Margaret B Waterson on May 23rd 1937
  • Uncle, Robert Waterson on Aug 23rd 1943.


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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

McCabe Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This posting focuses on McCabe family history as sourced from a memorial stone at Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. Deaths of the following are recorded:

  • Thomas McCabe on March 25th 1934
  • Son, Hugh McCabe on July 30th 1920
  • Wee Alick and May who died in infancy.
  • Jessie Mackie, wife of Thomas McCabe, on Jan 31st 1945


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Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Sinclair Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Sinclair family history as sourced from a family memorial stone at Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

  • Jane Forbes, wife of John Sinclair, on Dec 20th 1910 age 73 yrs.
  • James, son, husband of Mary Scott, on Dec 19th 1899 age 35 yrs.
  • John Sinclair on Aug 23rd 1920 age 86 yrs.
  • Daughter, Isabella on Dec 1st 1952 age 92 yrs


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Monday, 26 October 2009

Gemmell Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Gemmell family history as sourced from a memorial stone at Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow, Scotland. This provides information on the following deaths:

  • Janet Calderwood Gemmell, Born Feb 28th 1911 Died Dec 16th 1915
  • Infant son, July 8th 1900.
  • Wife, Ellen Ramsay, Born March 16th 1872 ,Died April 14th 1923.
  • William Gemmill, writer of Glasgow, Born Dec 16th 1863 Died Nov 6th 1948


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Sunday, 25 October 2009

Rodger Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This morning, I visited Glasgow's Necropolis (City of The Dead) where I encountered a magnificent Rodgers family memorial recording the deaths of:


  • Thomas Rodger, Merchant, Glasgow on June 8th 1833 age 51 yrs.

  • Wife, Elizabeth Chalmers on Dec 27th 1828 age 35 yrs.

  • James Moubray, Late Ensign H.M 96 Regiment on Oct 18th 1862, age 21 yrs.

  • James Rodger, Engineer on May 11th 1873 age 58 yrs.

  • Janet Smith, wife, on Aug 31st 1901 age 88 yrs




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Saturday, 24 October 2009

Currie Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Currie family history as sourced from a memorial stone at Eastwood Old cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

  • Malcolm Currie on Sept 6th 1927
  • Wife, Agnes Moir on Sept 8th 1920
  • Son, Archibald on Nov 16th 1906
  • Daughter, Mary Turner MacNab on Nov 13th 1911
  • Daughter, Jean Moir on March 5th 1924


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Friday, 23 October 2009

James McKinlay Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This morning I encountered this unusual memorial at Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. It was set up by the Calico Printers of Thornliebank (a southern suburb of Glasgow) in memory of James McKinlay, their foreman for 41 years. No dates are given but see below for industry background.

According to my research, Thornliebank Printworks was one of the largest calico-printing works in Scotland in the late 19th century. It closed on Dec 24th 1929. Going back further in time, Alexander and James Crum bought a small muslim factory in 1789. Walter Crum pioneered the application of chemistry to calico printing. The business transferred to Calico Printing Association in 1893.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Giffnock War Memorial, Scotland - World War One

This evening, I am following up on yesterday's post and providing information on WW1 casualties. A video of the memorial showing the names from both conflicts can be found here.

Robertson T Anderson, George Beattie, David Willis Binnie, James H Brown, John C. L. Caird, William Weir Cranston, Bertie Cumming, Arthur B Finlinson, Robert Gibson, George Grainger, Jack Gray, David Hay, John Leslie Gray, Dawyck Guthrie, Douglas W Haldane, Robert L Haldane, Charles Stuart Hall, John D Kennedy, David Leed, William J Lindsay, William S McCall, James S MacGregor, James McGregor, Ninian McLachlan, Fred Ross Munro, Ronald G Murray,Wallace C Paterson, Ralph R Scott, R Shirley Scott, William Peach Scott, Herbert M Shearer, Thomas Toshack, David Steel Walker, Thomas White, John Wilson, David Young.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Giffnock War Memorial, Scotland - World War Two

This evening, I am posting details of the WW2 casualties as sourced this morning from Giffnock War Memorial, Glasgow. Tomorrow, I will post the names for WW1.

Aleaxander Aitken, James M Allison, Dean Anderson, Gordon Anderson, Norman McL. Anderson, John G Andrew, James Angus, Harry C Archibald, Wylie Baser, William Bissett, William S Bissett,William McM. Black, David Blair, Joe Blythe, Stanley Bolden, William A Brechin, William B Bremner, William W Britton, Peter B Brough, Richard D Burgoyne, Alexander A Calder, William S Cameron, James L Carswell, Colin E P Castle, Eric A Castle, James Catton, G.B. Cleland, John Clugston, Hugh Conway, Douglas Cooper, Robert S C Craig, Ian Cruickshanks, John M Cruickshanks, T.M. Cruickshank, Gordon Cumming, William Currie, William McL Dalziel, James F Davitt, David A Dick, Roy S Dickens, William Dobie, John R R Donaldson, Kenneth R Douglas, Adam Dunlop, Andrew Eaglesham, John Elder, Stanley R Fenwick, J G S Forrest, Donald A Gillies, Iain F Gow, Thomas Graham, William McL Grant, William Gray, Arthur R Griffiths, Graham A Guthrie, R.C Hamilton, R.B. Hanney, Maurice J Hood, Robert Hall, John B Jarron, George T Kerr, Robert Kilgour, Eric Knox, John S Knox, John G Lamont, John E Ledingham, Angus Leitch, James G Leslie, Sydney Letton, William S Linn, Gavin R Logan, Peter S McCaughey, John W McCulloch, Peter A McCulloch, Ian MacDonald, William S McFarlan, Maurice G McKendrick, Douglas MacLachlan, David R McLoughlin, Ian D MacLean, Robert MacLean, McMillan, John McNamara, Douglas McNaughton, Alexander N MacPherson, William A McVie, Charles W Markham, Douglas W Manney, James Maxton, Kenneth A W Miller, James M Milligan, David C Mitchell, Charles Morrison, Hugh G Morrison, Kenneth B Murray, Joseph Neilson, John Niven, Andrew P Paterson, John W Paterson, George C Paton, Frederick A Pearse, Norman F Peat, Andrew L Peddie, Niels P Pedersen, Joseph Pediani, Jas S Petrie, James Prentice, William Raeside, Cecil J Reeve, Leonard T Richards, Harley Rolland, Thomas W Russell, John M Sayers, Walter Scott, James Smellie, A.G. Steele, James Mcn. Strachan, James Stewart, John D Taylor, John M Taylor, William Taylor, Thomas G Thomson, W.C. Thomson, Edward F Valentine, Gordon B Walker, John R Walker, Eric L C Wallace, John Watson, Norman S Weir, David White, Fred White, James F Wilson, James M Wilson, Dugald G Wood, Douglas G Wood, William H Wylie, James Wyper, John Taylor.


The entire list of names (both wars) can be viewed via this video

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Thornliebank War Memorial, Glasgow ,Scotland- WW2

This afternoon, I am posting information on the casualties from World War Two as sourced from the Thornliebank War Memorial. This records the deaths of:

Jack Macgill Andrew, John Clugston, James Conroy, James Craig, Duncan J Currie, W. Dalziel, Joseph Davidson, Hamilton Durnan, Robert Foulis, Andrew Gavin, Alex Gibson, Alex C Gibson, James Gibson, William Gibson, Peter Gunn, Alan Haddow, James A Haddow, James Hamilton, Douglas William Hogg, James H Hood, Joseph Hughes, Gavin Johnston, John McCabe, Malcolm McLean, John McMillan, William McEwan McNab, Mark Dorrans McNeish, John Hanvidge Moore, Robert Hanvidge Moore, Malcolm Murray, T. Ovens, James Wilson Philp, Charles Robertson, Andrew Ross, John Farrell Shaw, John Sheenan, Alex Slater, William Stevenson, Allan Thomson, Robert F Torrance, William Turner, Charles Henrie Vokins, Alexander Walker, James Watson, Allan Weir, William Henderson.

Belfast 1972: Peter Deacon Sime


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Monday, 19 October 2009

Thornliebank War Memorial, Glasgow, Scotland- WW1


This afternoon, I visited the War Memorial at Thornliebank, Glasgow Southside. This lists the huge number of casualties in both World Wars plus the Northern Ireland 'troubles'.

The list below covers only World War One (1914-1918), I will list the WW2 casualties tomorrow.

William Aiken
James Allan
John Anderson
Robert Andrews
James Armstrong
Robert Armstrong
William Armstrong
James R Blackwood
Herbert C Bow
Joseph Britton
Robert Buchanan
William Cadden
Alexander Cathcart
David Coubrough
Thomas Craig
Alexander Crawford
John Crawford
John Currie
David W Dalglish
John Dalglish
Alexander C Deans
Samuel Dowie
Daniel W Dugan
William Dunlop
James Evans
William Edgar
James Galbraith
Joseph George
Alexander Gilmour
John Gilmour
James Gray
Thomas Hannah
James Hannigan
William Himlin
Francis W Hollis
Joseph Hunter
Thomas A Jackson
David S Johnston
William Johnstone
James Kerr
Arthur Lang
John Love
John McCafferty
George O McCutcheon
Robert McDougall
Bertie McFarlane
David McFetridge
William McKinlay
Daniel McLean
William C Mair
George Marshall
William Meechan
James McM. Millar
David Mitchell
Joseph B Moore
John Morton
George Mosson
George H Muirhead
George Murphy
James E Murray
James S Neil
James Nicholson
Charles Parker
Robert Parker
George M Paterson
Henry P Peachy
Thomas Peters
James Pitt
William P Preston
David M Reid
Thomas D Riley
Samuel Scott
Edward Shields
George Smith
Archibald Stewart
Thomas Stewart
Samuel Stockman
Andrew T Strang
Thomas T Strang
James Surgenor
John Timlin
Hugh Todd
Frank Waterson
Samuel Waterson
Samuel Williams
John Wilson
William Yuill

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Sunday, 18 October 2009

Maley Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Maley family history as sourced from a memorial stone at Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This recumbent stones records the deaths of:

  • Patrick Maley on Feb 7th 1938 age 61 yrs.
  • Mary Lyons on Sept 3rd 1961 age 79 yrs.
  • Son, James on July 25th 1963 age 37 yrs.
  • Martha Legget on June 28th 1981 age 74 yrs.


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Saturday, 17 October 2009

Carlaw Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Carlaw family history as sourced from a memorial stone in Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

  • James Carlaw on Nov 27th 1944 age 83 yrs
  • Agnes Struthers Watson on April 14th 1948 age 86 yrs.


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Friday, 16 October 2009

Morton Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Morton family history as obtained from a memorial stone in Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

  • Sarah Elizabeth Kingston, wife of John Morton, on Feb 22nd 1938.
  • Son, John Thomas Kingston Morton, missing in France July 1st 1916.
  • John Morton on May 18th 1941.
  • Esther M. Kingston on Dec 27th 1949


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Thursday, 15 October 2009

Skinner Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Skinner family history as sourced from a memorial stone at Eastwood Old Cemetery. This records the deaths of:

  • Mary Dempster on Feb 27th 1909
  • Daughters-Catherine Brodie on March 29th 1902 and Jean Dempster on Jan 13th 1926
  • William Skinner on Aug 11th 1930 age 86 yrs.
  • Daughter, Mary McIntosh, wife of James Beaton on June 8th 1946.
  • James Beaton on Sept 6th 1946.


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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Somerville Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Somerville family history from information on a memorial stone at Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. The inscription records the deaths of:

  • George Somerville on Aug 5th 1904 age 85 years
  • Catherine Primrose, who died at London on Feb 11th 1908 age 85 years.


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Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Stevenson Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Stevenson family history as sourced from a memorial stone in Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

  • Alexander D Stevenson on June 24th 1897 age 54 yrs
  • Margaret Cuthill on Dec 1st 1902 age 79 years


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Monday, 12 October 2009

Jack Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Jack family history as sourced from a memorial stone at Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

  • William Somerville Jack on Jan 22nd 1914 age 65 yrs
  • Wife, Jessie Easton on May 26th 1928.
  • Daughter, Catherine Easton Gordon on Oct 12th 1935.


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Sunday, 11 October 2009

Mayors Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening I am posting information on Mayors family history a sourced from a memorial stone at Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

  • George, son of Henry and Eleanor Mayors who while cycling was run into and killed by a motor car June 3rd 1913 age 15 yrs 11months.
  • Eleanor Tully, wife of Henry Mayors, died Nov 25th 1918 age 56 yrs.
  • Henry Mayors died July 27th 1944 age 80 yrs


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Saturday, 10 October 2009

Macquarrie Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on Macquarrie family history as obtained from a (recumbent) memorial stone at Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

Wilhelmina MacCormick Findlay (Mina), wife of John Macquarrie, who died Oct 6th 1923 age 31.

Also, infant daughter.

(Did mother and daughter die during childbirth?)
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Friday, 9 October 2009

McCaig Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This afternoon, I am posting information on McCaig family history as sourced from a memorial stone in Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow.

This records the deaths of:

  • John McCaig on April 4th 1913 age 57 yrs
  • Adelaide Morton on June 2nd 1936 age 76 yrs


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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Hankinson Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This afternoon, I am posting information on Hankinson family history as sourced from a memorial stone in Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

  • Edith Davenport, daughter of Walter D & M.C. Hankinson, Born Aug 22nd 1898, Died March 31st 1914
  • Walter D Hankinson Sept 4th 1867-Dec 27th 1944, Minister of Queen's Park Baptist Church 1914-1927.
  • M. Constance Hankinson June 20th 1873-May 24th 1965




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Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Whitehead Ancestry, Glasgow. Scotland

This morning, I am posting information on Whitehead family history as sourced from a memorial stone at Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

  • John Whitehead on Oct 3 193? age 55yrs, husband of Jeanie Lamont.
  • Son, John Whitehead who was cremated at Linn on March 11th 1969 age 59yrs.


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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Harper Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland.

This morning, I am posting information on Harper family history as sourced from a grave marker in Old Cathcart cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

Marion Walker Gibson on April 22 1900 age 20 yrs.

Elizabeth Cossar on March 1 1917 age 35

James Gray on Jan 22 1922 age 32

Jeanie Weir, wife of James Harper, July 27 1925 age 68

James Harper on Dec 31 1928 age 72
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Monday, 5 October 2009

Alston Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Alston family history as sourced from a grave marker in Old Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of

  • John Alston, son of Gavin Alston, Contractor Glasgow on Dec 3rd 1897 age 62.
  • Thomas Alston, Manufacturer, Glasgow on Oct 7th 1892 age 68 yrs.
  • Margaret Ritchie on March 24th 1901.


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Sunday, 4 October 2009

Simpson Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Simpson family history as obtained from a memorial stone in Old Cathcart Cemetery. This records the deaths of:

  • Mary Porteous Anderson on Nov 26th 1898 age 34 yrs
  • George Simpson on March 25th 1949 age 83 yrs.


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Saturday, 3 October 2009

Glass Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Glass family history as sourced from a memorial stone in Old Cathcart cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

  • Margaret Addie, Nov 1896 age 74 yrs.
  • Elspeth Laidlaw Glass, grandchild, March 1898 age 7 weeks.
  • Elizabeth Reid, daughter, wife of R.L. Glass on May 27th 1914
  • Robert Laidlaw Glass on March 9th 1922.
  • Mary Addie, wife of George Moore, on Jan 26th 1890
  • William George Moore Nov 30th 1821-Nov 29th 1909
  • John R Bird April 26th 1907
  • Jessie Addie, wife of J.R. Bird on Nov 20th 1953.


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Friday, 2 October 2009

Allan Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Allan family history from Old Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow. The following information on family deaths was obtained from a memorial stone:

  • Christina Kennedy McKenzie, wife of E.J.Mozart Allan, on Nov 2nd 1907 age 49 yrs.
  • Son, William Elder Mozart on Oct 30th 1894 age 14 months.
  • E. J. Mozart Allan on Aug 9th 1929 age 72 yrs.
  • Sister, E. A. N. Allan on Nov 9th 1948.


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Thursday, 1 October 2009

Watt Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This afternoon, I am posting information on Watt family history as sourced form a memorial stone in Old Cathcart cemetery, Glasgow. This records the deaths of:

  • John Watt who lived Oct 23rd 1827-March 14th 1906
  • Agnes Fowler who lived Feb 14th 1834-July 4th 1907
  • James Dunn Watt who lived March 27th 1862-March 30th 1937
  • Robert Archibald Watt who lived Jan 23rd 1858-Jan 23rd 1939 NB-Born and died on same date!
  • Henry Erskine Watt, Born Sept 13th 1870 Died Nov 2nd 1943
  • Ernest Watt OBE OPH DSC PRCP 1875-1947
  • Agnes, wife of John B Slimon, died Sept 28th 1897
  • Stewart Gardner Nov 8th 1883-Aug 19th 1899
  • George Edwin Jan 16th 1868-Dec 7th 1934
  • Arthur, Jan 7th 1866-June 17th 1935
  • Hugh Thomson Oct 13th 1872-Dec 12th 1947
  • Margaret Mary July 11th 1878-Oct 19th 1957


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