Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:41 am

GLASGOW HERALD
1 MARCH 1966

DEATH

BANNERMAN: At Kilmarnock Infirmary, on the 27th February, 1966, John Bannerman (late of James Morton & Sons, painters, Oxford Street, Glasgow), 35 Springvale Street, Saltcoats, and latterly of 428 Ballater Street, Glasgow, C5, beloved husband of Helen W. Hutcheson.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 MARCH 1966

DEATH

ROUTLEDGE: At 58 Hamilton Street, Saltcoats, on 28th February, 1966, Jeanie Gebbie, in her 97th year, wife of the late Francis Routledge.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 MARCH 1907

DEATH

HUNTER: At Cuban Cottage, Saltcoats, on the 28th February, Margaret Shank, aged 29 years, eldest beloved daughter of the late William Hunter, Chapelhill, Ardrossan, and Mrs Hunter, Cuban Cottage, Saltcoats.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
2 MARCH 1916

Died on home soil, Gunner SAMUEL McFADYEN (sometimes MacFadyen), Service No. 8392, Royal Field Artillery (2nd Ayrshire Battery) – Born Saltcoats; Buried at Chelmsford Cemetery.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
2 MARCH 1917

Died at Maryhill Barracks Hospital, Glasgow, Gunner JOHN ANDERSON, (37), Royal Horse Artillery, husband of Agnes Kennedy or Anderson, Rock Cottages, Kyleshill, Saltcoats; and son of John and Jean Anderson, 90 Canal Street, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 MARCH 1873

SALTCOATS GRAIN AND MEAL MARKET

There was a thin attendance at market on Thursday, and little business was done.

Of 30 bolls of wheat exposed, 25 sold at 20s 6d. There were 24 bolls of beans exposed, of which 16 sold at 24s.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 MARCH 1877

MARRIAGE

At 50 Jane Street, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. Evan Gordon (brother-in-law of the bride), assisted by the Rev. Messrs Cameron and McNaught, Captain John MacKenzie, Hamilton Street, Saltcoats, to Janet, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Peter Davidson, Brodick, Arran.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 MARCH 1839

FATAL OCCURRENCE AT SALTCOATS

On the evening of Thursday, 1st March, ROBERT FULLARTON, sailor, Saltcoats, and his wife, had some high words. She left the apartment and proceeded downstairs, when he lifted a pair of tongs and threw them after her, but which missed her and struck his youngest daughter, aged between four and five, one of the prongs entering her forehead, which caused her death in the course of a few hours.

A precognition was taken on the spot by the Sheriff and Fiscal, and, after undergoing the usual examination, Fullarton has been fully committed for trial at our approaching circuit.

We understand that, about eight years ago, he was convicted of an assault upon his wife, for which he received six months’ imprisonment; and in the month of October last, he was convicted of an assault on Mr Orr, banker, Saltcoats, and was sentenced to thirty days’ imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 MARCH 1917

DEATH ON SERVICE

Killed in action, on 17 February, GEORGE BURNS HAMILTON, Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division, youngest son of the late Elizabeth Eaglesome and William Hamilton, Armorel, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official word has been received that A.B. George Burns Hamilton, R.N.D., was killed in action on 17th February. He was the son of Mr William Hamilton, late of Armorel Cottage, Mitchell Place, Saltcoats, and for some time prior to going on service he lodged with Mrs Chalmers, Raise Street, Saltcoats.

He was educated at Ardrossan Academy, and was prior to the war employed as a striker in the Blacksmith’s department at Nobel’s factory.

He was first attached to the Ardeer Company of Territorials, and saw service in Salonica, but on 6th July last he joined the Naval Division.

His sister, Miss Bessie Hamilton, is a nurse in a Paisley hospital.”
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Post by Penny Tray » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:56 am

GLASGOW HERALD
9 MARCH 1872

SALTCOATS GRAIN AND MEAL MARKET

There was a good attendance at the market on Thursday.

There were 215 bolls of wheat exposed, of which 24 sold at 26s, and 20 at 25s 9d. Of 41 bolls oats exposed, 21 sold at 20s. There were 98 bolls oatmeal exposed, of which 22 sold at 18s. There were 20 bolls of beans exposed of which 12 sold at 24s 6d. There were 10 bolls of rye grass seed exposed, and sold at 22s.
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Post by Penny Tray » Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:00 am

GLASGOW HERALD
10 MARCH 1876

BIGAMY

At the pleading diet of Kilmarnock Jury Court yesterday, before Sheriff Anderson, ALEXANDER WATSON, a pensioner, lately residing at Springvale, Parish of Ardrossan, pleaded guilty to the charge of bigamy, in so far as, at Ardrossan, upon 11th September, 1873, he entered into a matrimonial connection with Hannah Gemmell or Kay, well knowing that Joanna Potter or Porter or Watson, whom he had married at Woolwich in July, 1847, was still alive.

Mr John Sturrock, junior, solicitor, asked mitigation of sentence on the ground that the prisoner’s wife had proved to be a most immoral character, and that in 1866 he had entered into an agreement of voluntary separation with her, which he understood to involve dissolution of marriage; also, that on latterly becoming conscious of his crime, he had voluntarily given himself up to the police.

The Sheriff said it appeared impossible to believe that the prisoner could have misunderstood the effect of the voluntary agreement in the way he was said to have done. He was a man of wide experience who had seen a great deal of the world, and it was almost incredible that he should have been ignorant of the terms of the document he signed.

Still, there was his good conduct in the army, his long and faithful service therein, and his voluntary giving up of himself to justice when he learned of his crime, to speak in his favour; while on the other hand, there were the considerations that he concealed from Mrs Kay the fact of his first marriage, and that her position must have been seriously injured.

On the whole, his Lordship, thought the ends of justice would be satisfied by sentencing the prisoner to four months’ imprisonment.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:43 am

GLASGOW HERALD
11 MARCH 1929

FOOTBALL - WESTERN LEAGUE

Saltcoats Victoria, 3; Bedlay Juniors, 1.
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