Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:07 am

GLASGOW HERALD
9 NOVEMBER 1891

VESSEL ASHORE NEAR ARDROSSAN

About four o’clock on Saturday morning the schooner MARGARET MITCHELL, of Tarbert, light, bound for Ardrossan, ran the south-western point of the Horse Island, close to the pier. A strong breeze was blowing from the south-west at the time.

The captain reports that it was dark, and he did not sight land until a few moments before the vessel struck, and in the heavy swell she nearly rolled over.

Early in the morning the pilots saw the stranded vessel, and reported it to the harbourmaster, who immediately proceeded to the spot with the tug LORD ELGIN and a pilot boat. They found the vessel lying dry on a reef of rocks with the keel broken and rudder unshipped.

The crew, with their effects, were brought ashore.

The tug with towlines on board, again put off to the schooner. After standing by for some time, it was found impossible to get ropes to the vessel, as the sea was breaking heavily over the reefs to windward, and all hope of towing her off was abandoned, as wind and sea increased rapidly.

Yesterday the vessel was driven further on the rocks and she will probably go to pieces.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 NOVEMBER 1892

CHARGE OF SWINDLING AGAINST A WOMAN

A young woman, who is supposed to have carried on an extensive series of swindling transactions with shopkeepers in various points of the country, was apprehended yesterday afternoon at Kilmarnock Railway Station by Captain Willison, of the burgh police.

A description of her had been circulated, and shopkeepers had been warned some time ago, so that her efforts in Kilmarnock were ineffectual, and notice given to the police by merchants from whom she endeavoured to obtain goods led to her apprehension.

She is wanted, it is said, in Rutherglen, Hamilton, Falkirk, Gourock, Port Glasgow, Paisley, Ardrossan, and Ayr, for offences alleged to have been committed over a period of about six weeks.

In Falkirk it is understood she obtained a violin, and in other places gold watches and chains, on several pretences, which were found to be false.

In Ardrossan she is alleged to have attempted to get possession of a sealskin jacket valued at £35, but to have failed.

She is charged with the theft of an opera-glass from a house where she had taken lodgings.

After her apprehension she was seized with a fit.

She gives the name CLARA McGREGOR, and states that she is the daughter of an engine-fitter at Govan. She is of a prepossessing appearance, well dressed, and apparently about 38 years of age.

She was removed to Ayr.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 NOVEMBER 1893

DEATH

MORRISON: At 48 Shore Road, Gourock, on the 7th instant, Janet Carmichael, relict of Captain Morrison, late of Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 NOVEMBER 1894

BIRTH

KERR: At 175 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, on the 7th instant, the wife of Captain Donald Kerr; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 NOVEMBER 1895

MUNICIAL MEETING – ARDROSSAN

Provost Young presiding.

The post of Junior Bailie was vacant through the retiral of Bailie McCarroll.

Bailie Anderson proposed and Provost Young second a motion that Mr. Kirkhope be appointed. Mr. Kirkhope declined.

On the motion of Mr. Bennett, seconded by Bailie Anderson, Mr. George Barrie was appointed Junior Bailie.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 NOVEMBER 1895

ASSAULTING A RAILWAY OFFICIAL AND TRAVELLING WITHOUT A TICKET

At Ardrossan Burgh Court yesterday morning, STEPHEN FEARON, a Glasgow seaman, was convicted of having assaulted James Watt, railway porter, at South Beach railway station.

He was fined 10s 6d or seven days’ imprisonment. A penalty of 2s 6d, or one days’ imprisonment, was imposed for having resisted the police when apprehended.

At a J.P. Court held immediately thereafter Fearon was fined 10s 6d, with an alternative of seven days imprisonment, for travelling on the railway without a ticket.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 NOVEMBER 1896

THEFT

At Ardrossan Burgh Court on Saturday morning a donkeyman on board a steamer was charged with having, on the previous day, stolen a double-breasted jacket, value 25s, from a draper’s shop in Princes Street.

He pleaded guilty, asserting that he was the worse of liquor when he committed the theft.

It appears that accused, who is a Spaniard went into the shop on Friday morning about ten o’clock, and on being shown the jacket offered 10s for it. The offer was refused, and he left the shop.

About four o’clock in the afternoon the jacket was discovered to have been stolen. The police were informed, and the jacket was found in possession of accused on board the steamer.

A fine of 20s or 14 days’ imprisonment was imposed. The fine was paid.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 NOVEMBER 1897

BIRTH

WILSON: At Petteril Villa, Ardrossan, on the 7th instant, the wife of Dr. Wilson; a daughter.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:18 am

GLASGOW HERALD
9 NOVEMBER 1897

BOYS SENT TO REFORMATORY

At Ardrossan Burgh Court yesterday morning – before Provost Young and Bailie Anderson – Alexander Brown, (12), John Daly, (10), and John Brown, (9), were charged with stealing three pairs of woollen pants from a hamper in a waggon in the goods yard of the Glasgow & South-Western station.

Alexander Brown pleaded not guilty, the others guilty.

The evidence showed that the theft had been committed on Sunday week, and that the stationmaster and a goods porter saw the boys on Monday afternoon taking the stolen goods from a hiding place on the Cannon Hill.

John Brown confessed that he and John Daly had pilfered the pants, and afterwards told his brother, who accompanied them when they went back to the place where they were hidden.

The lad Alexander Brown was dismissed. John Brown and John Daly were sentenced to 10 days’ imprisonment, thereafter to be detained in a reformatory school for five years.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by meekan » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:49 am

Penny Tray wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:18 am
GLASGOW HERALD
9 NOVEMBER 1897



The lad Alexander Brown was dismissed. John Brown and John Daly were sentenced to 10 days’ imprisonment, thereafter to be detained in a reformatory school for five years.


Wow no messing about In those days time off for good behaviour I wonder

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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:39 pm

GLASGOW HERALD
10 NOVEMBER 1890

PROPERTY SALE

The two storey tenement of dwelling-houses, forming No. 111 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, was sold by public roup in the Eglinton Arms Hotel on Saturday afternoon.

The property was sold to Mr. Thomas Kirkhope at £470 for a client.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:40 pm

GLASGOW HERALD
10 NOVEMBER 1891

MUNICIPAL MEETING – ARDROSSAN

Provost Hogarth presiding.

Mr. William Young, one of the new members, was unanimously elected Junior Bailie.
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