Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JUNE 1886

AYRSHIRE RAILWAY COMPENSATION CASE

In the Central Station Hotel, Glasgow, yesterday – before Messrs Hew Miller and Robert Millar, arbiters, and Professor Berry, oversman – the arbitration proceedings were resumed regarding Parkend Estate, near Saltcoats.

Mr John Watt, land valuator, Kilmaurs, and others were examined for the claimants, and thereafter proof was led for the company.

The case was again adjourned.
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CASUALTIES OF WAR
2 JUNE 1918

Died on service, Private THOMAS HEWITT, Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – husband of Mrs Hewitt, Canal Street, Saltcoats.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
2 JUNE 1918

Died on service, Sapper ALLAN RAMSAY KERR, (33), Corps of Engineers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Matthew and Christina Kerr, Whiting Bay, Arran; and husband of Mary Harper or Kerr, 20 Sidney Street, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Word has been received by Mrs Kerr, 20 Sidney Street, Saltcoats, that her husband, Lance Corporal Allan R. Kerr, Signalling Section, R.E., was killed in action on 2nd June.

Lance Corporal Kerr was the only son of Mr and Mrs Kerr, Springhill, Whiting Bay. He served his apprenticeship as an architect in the office of Mr Hugh Thomson, Saltcoats, and was well known in the town. Of a bright, likeable disposition, he had many friends in the district, as well as in Arran, and deep regret will be felt at his death, while genuine sympathy will go out to his young widow and his parents.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 JUNE 1879

MARRIAGE

STIRRAT – McMILLAN: At Dockhead Street, Saltcoats, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Doctor Kirk, of Edinburgh, Alexander Stirrat, chief officer, to Kate, third daughter of the late Captain James McMillan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 JUNE 1886

AYRSHIRE RAILWAY COMPENSATION CASE

In the Central Station Hotel, Glasgow, yesterday, before Messrs Hew Miller and Robert Millar, arbiters, and Professor Berry, oversman, with Mr J. O. MacNiven as clerk and legal adviser, proof was resumed and concluded in the reference between Robert Wyllie, engineer, Hartlepool, and the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway Company, regarding the estate of Parkend, near Saltcoats.

Amongst the witnesses examined were Mr Stewart, factor to the Earl of Eglinton; Mr Armstrong, factor to the Earl of Glasgow; Messrs James Drennan, F.G.D. Bryan, valuator, and Allan Stevenson, architect.

The proof having been closed, the case was debated, and the arbiters reserved judgment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 JUNE 1852

BIRTH

At Sandilands, Saltcoats, on the 29th ultimo, Mrs Hugh McDonnell, junior; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 JUNE 1856

DEATH

At the house of her brother-in-law, 51 St. Vincent Crescnet, Glasgow, on the 30th ultimo, Margaret, daughter of the late Robert Workman, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 JUNE 1946

DEATH

KIRKLAND: Suddenly at Auchenharvie House, Stevenston, on 3rd June, 1946, Honorary Sheriff Joseph Kirkland, solicitor and agent of the National Bank of Scotland Limited, Saltcoats, aged 75 years, beloved husband of Agnes Meikle Gebbie.

AYRSHIRE SOLICITOR'S DEATH

Mr Joseph Kirkland, a well-known solicitor, died yesterday at his home, Auchenharvie House, Stevenston, at the age of 75, after a brief illness.

He was an honorary Sheriff-Substitute for Ayrshire, and held appointments as Burgh Prosecutor for Ardrossan and factor for Auchenharvie Estate.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 JUNE 1873

MARRIAGE

At 93 London Street, Glasgow, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. Alexander Oliver, B.A., Mr John Reid, warehouseman, to Maggie, daughter of Mr Daniel Robertson, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 JUNE 1884

SALTCOATS – NARROW ESCAPE

Three of the workmen engaged knocking down a house in Countess Street in connection with the railway alterations had a narrow escape yesterday afternoon.

The house was two storeys high, and a part of the wall at the second floor window had been cut away with the intention of pushing the masonry out, so as to fall in front of the house. Suddenly that part of the wall fell inside, carrying away flooring and joists, on which three men were standing, precipitating them to the ground floor. One of the men was almost buried in the debris.

Fortunately no serious injury was sustained by any of the men.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JUNE 1870

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Saturday, HELEN WALKER, having no fixed place of abode, was charged with malicious mischief, in so far as on the 3rd instant, she broke two panes of glass in the house of James Matthews, hawker, Quay Street, Saltcoats.

She pleaded guilty, and, having been three times previously convicted, was sent to prison for 60 days.

THEFT

At the same court, JAMES CAMPBELL, a hawker, having no fixed place of residence, pleaded guilty to stealing a cloak from the Free Church Schoolhouse, Saltcoats, on the 3rd instant, and was sentenced to 10 days’ imprisonment.

His wife, who pleaded guilty to the same offence, was dismissed with an admonition.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JUNE 1891

AYRSHIRE RIFLE ASSOCIATION

The seventeenth annual prize meeting of the Ayrshire Rifle Association was opened yesterday at Irvine.

Among the prize winners listed on the first day was: -

Andrew Leckie, Saltcoats.
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