Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:36 am

GLASGOW HERALD
7 DECEMBER 1818

SHIP NEWS

The BETSEY, Hogg, from Belfast to Glasgow, which ran ashore in Saltcoats Bay on Sunday e’nnight, got off the beach on Friday evening, without damage, after discharging her cargo, and is now safe in Saltcoats harbour.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:41 am

GLASGOW HERALD
8 DECEMBER 1937

SALTCOATS BURGH BOUNDARIES

Sheriff-Principal A. P. Duffes, K.C., after an inquiry in Kilmarnock Sheriff Court into a petition by the Provost, magistrates, and councillors of the Burgh of Saltcoats craving for an extension of the existing burgh boundaries, has repelled certain objections thereto by the Town Council of Ardrossan, and has approved and confirmed the extension craved.

Mr John McNay, solicitor and joint Town Clerk, Saltcoats, who appeared on behalf of the petitioners, explained that the extension on the north included 426 acres already partially developed by housing and at present being further developed by housing, for which the burgh had made provision for sewage, cleansing, scavenging, lighting, and other services.

On the east the extension included 105 acres of land, strand, and foreshore, and on the south 174 acres of foreshore, making the total area of the extended burgh 1169 acres, against 464 acres at present.

The whole extension has been approved by the County Council of Ayr.

The Town Council had already erected 558 houses within the existing burgh, and was proceeding with further schemes to relieve overcrowding and to meet a large and growing demand for houses apart from overcrowding.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by George Ardrossan » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:14 am

Penny Tray wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:09 pm
Unfortunately not, George. Dr. Marshall died on the 30th November, 1884, and his obituary in the Glasgow Herald intimated that he was a native of Methwick in Aberdeenshire.
I'm a wee bit puzzled, Penny Tray.

In your post on the death of Charles Marshall at Saltcoats on 30 November 1884, he was described as late schoolmaster of the parish of Ardrossan. It was stated that in 1850, he became a schoolmaster of the parochial school at Saltcoats and was, for three years, a member of Ardrossan School Board, took a great interest in parish affairs and regularly attended meetings of the Parochial Board. He was a good Latin and Greek scholar and his attainments as a teacher were of a high order.

In my post, I indicated that the first registrar of births, marriages and deaths in Ardrossan was called Charles Marshall and suggested that it could be your Charles Marshall. Shortly before compulsory registration started on 1 January 1855, registrars would have been appointed in each town or district. That person would need to be able to read and write and be fairly intelligent. Dr Marshall, the teacher, would have those attributes and may have been the Ardrossan registrar in addition to his other local activities.

I have no evidence but would not be surprised it that was the case.

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Post by Penny Tray » Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:10 pm

George,

My apologies. You're absolutely right, I don't know what I was blethering about. The early signs of something :lol:
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Post by George Ardrossan » Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:27 pm

Okay, Penny Tray. :)

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GLASGOW HERALD
9 DECEMBER 1874

THEFT

At the pleading diet of Kilmarnock Sheriff and Jury Court yesterday, JESSIE WILSON or SMITH, pleaded guilty to the theft of - (1) a pair of boots on the 13th November last, and - (2) two women’s caps, a handkerchief, and a yard of ribbon, on the 14th November, from the lodging-house of Mrs Fleming, Quay Street, Saltcoats.

Having been previously convicted, she was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 DECEMBER 1873

SALTCOATS WEST U.P. CHURCH

On Monday evening, the anniversary soiree of the West U.P. Church, Saltcoats, was held. The Rev. George Fairgrieve, pastor, presided and delivered an excellent address, in the course of which, he stated that the church was entirely free of debt.

The income during the year amounted to £383 14s 8d and the expenditure to £347 16s 8d.

The number of members on the communion roll amounted to 290, and the average attendance was 300.

Interesting addresses were afterwards delivered by the Rev. Mr Goldie, missionary from Old Calabar, the Rev. Mr Ewing, Glasgow, and others.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 DECEMBER 1876

MARRIAGE

At Melbourne Place, Saltcoats, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. George Philp, East U.P. Church, William Hunter, City of Glasgow Bank, Glasgow, and Chapelhill, Ardrossan, to Annie Shank, younger daughter of Captain William Miller.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 DECEMBER 1878

BAKEHOUSE FIRE

About half-pat four o’clock on Saturday morning, when Mr William Brown, baker, Dockhead Street, Saltcoats, arose to prepare for the day’s labour, he discovered that his bakehouse was on fire. He at once raised an alarm, and the town-crier immediately proceeded to summon the inhabitants.

The fire, however, had by this time got a firm hold of the building, and though plenty of willing workers diligently used all the means at their command – the carrying of water and pouring of it on the building – their efforts were all in vain.

The Ardrossan fire-engine was sent for, but arrived too late to be of any use, as the entire building was by this time consumed. The damage done to stock is estimated at £200, and both building and stock belonged to Mr Brown.

The origin of the fire is unknown, as everything seemed alright at ten o’clock on the previous night.

Both building and stock are insured.
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:20 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 DECEMBER 1862

POACHING

At the Justice of Peace Court, Saltcoats, yesterday, ROBERT HOWIE, weaver, Raise Street, Saltcoats, was convicted in absence, on a complaint at the instance of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Eglinton and Winton, with trespassing in pursuit of game on Haplands Moor, in the parish of West Kilbride, on 21st November last.

The Justices inflicted a fine of 30s, with £2 16s expenses, or 30 days’ imprisonment.
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:21 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 DECEMBER 1867

DEATH

At the residence of her son, Mary Street, Dublin, Mrs Gavin Bryan, of Saltcoats.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:03 am

GREENOCK ADVERTISER
18 DECEMBER 1840

MARRIAGE

George Henry Gibson, merchant, Port Glasgow, to Ann, eldest daughter of Hugh McFee, Saltcoats, at Glasgow on the 15th December, 1840.
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