Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:25 am

GLASGOW HERALD
13 OCTOBER 1815

GIRVAN BOY’S BODY FOUND AT SALTCOATS

A precognition was taken by the Justices in the neighbourhood of Saltcoats, by Sheriff Depute and Substitute, on the body of the boy mentioned in a former paper, said to have been found murdered at the east end of the town of Saltcoats; and from the investigation it clearly appears that he belonged to Girvan, and was drowned in the river in the late floods, on the afternoon of Tuesday the 26th ultimo, when attempting to catch a stick that was floating down the river.

The injury on the side of his head must have been received while in the water.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 OCTOBER 1876

A NOVEL FERRY

During the heavy rains this week, a burn on the road between Ardrossan and Saltcoats got flooded, covering the roadway to a considerable depth, and rendering walking an impossibility, unless it was done on the top of a wall.

Hearing of the difficulty, an enterprising coach proprietor in Saltcoats sent one of his vehicles to the spot, and contrived for some time to do a good trade in ferrying passengers across the water for a penny a head.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:32 am

GLASGOW HERALD
15 OCTOBER 1863

THEFT

On Monday, before Sheriff Anderson and a jury, ELIZABETH McDONALD or HAMILTON, an old woman from Saltcoats, was charged with stealing, from a house in Countess Street of Saltcoats, a frock or gown and a handkerchief. She had three times been previously convicted, the last time being in May, 1863.

She was found guilty, and sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment in Perth Penitentiary.
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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:26 am

GLASGOW HERALD
16 OCTOBER 1882

DEATH

KELSO: At Ardoch Cottage, Saltcoats, on the 13th instant, aged 71, Margaret Hamilton, wife of William Kelso.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 OCTOBER 1886

SCOTCH BANKRUPT – PETITION FOR CESSIO

JOHN GORDON, ironmonger, Dockhead Street, Saltcoats – to be examined in the Sheriff Court-House, Kilmarnock, 27th October, at eleven o’clock.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:10 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 OCTOBER 1851

BIRTH

At Saltcoats, on the 11th instant, Mrs. David MacNair; a son.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:02 am

GLASGOW HERALD
18 OCTOBER 1873

BOWLING

The bowling green connected with Saltcoats was closed yesterday afternoon by a friendly game.

The usual dinner took place in the evening within the Saracen’s Head Inn when the successful competitors during the season had the prizes presented to them. These were as follows:-

Medal gained by James Campbell, Raise Street; president’s prize, gained by James Campbell, senior, Raise Street; time-piece gained by James Campbell, senior, Raise Street; and a shawl, presented by Mrs. C. Gibson, Paisley, gained by Mr. Alexander Hamilton, grocer.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:53 am

GLASGOW HERALD
19 OCTOBER 1906

DEATH

Suddenly, at 29 Eglinton Street, Saltcoats, on the 16th instant, Matthew Stirrat, shipmaster, aged 66.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:32 am

GLASGOW HERALD
20 OCTOBER 1871

MARRIAGE

At 10 St. Enoch Square, Glasgow, on the 19th instant, by the Rev. David Brown, of St. Enoch’s, Captain James Fullarton, Saltcoats, to Elizabeth Morris, daughter of the late Captain James Barclay.
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