Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:07 am

GLASGOW HERALD
1 DECEMBER 1875

NOTICE TO SHIPPERS

Ardrossan to San Francisco, SILVERHOW, 1200 tons register.

Apply to Thomas Skinner & Company, 81 Gordon Street, Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 DECEMBER 1876

ARDROSSAN CORN

Thursday – At this market today there was a good attendance, and business seemed to be active.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 DECEMBER 1894

MARRIAGE

McGHEE – THOMSON: At 1 Hill Place, Ardrossan, on the 29th ultimo, by the Rev. Mr. McCall, Daniel McKenzie McGhee, Clydebank, to Mary Aitken, daughter of the late Alexander Thomson.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 DECEMBER 1898

DEATH OF AN EX-MAGISTRATE

The death is announced of Mr. John Boyd, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan.

Mr. Boyd was a native of Kilmaurs. He came to Ardrossan at an early age, and started business as a boot and shoemaker, retiring some six years ago.

Mr. Boyd took an active part in public affairs for many years, serving several terms on the Commission and for a period in the magistracy. In his public career he was prominently identified with the movement which resulted in the Castle Hill being granted to the town by the late Lord Eglinton, to be used as a public park.

He retired from the Commission about two years ago on account of failing health.

He died in his 75th year.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by meekan » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:42 pm

Penny Tray wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:09 am
GLASGOW HERALD
1 DECEMBER 1876

ARDROSSAN CORN

Thursday – At this market today there was a good attendance, and business seemed to be active.
Wondering where they held the corn market?

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GLASGOW HERALD
2 DECEMBER 1892

ORDINATION SERVICES AT ARDROSSAN

Yesterday Rev. R. M. ADAMSON, M.A., was ordained to the pastorate of Ardrossan Free Church. There was a large attendance of members of the Presbytery and congregation. Rev. Mr. Yule, Dunlop, presided and preached, and Rev. Hugh Ross, Kilmarnock, addressed minister and people.

In the afternoon a dinner was held in the Eglinton Arms Hotel – Mr. John Smith, senior, in the chair. The young minister received a warm welcome. Amongst the speakers were Rev. Dr. Addie, Edinburgh; Rev. A. Martin, Edinburgh; Rev. Mr. Adamson; Rev. J. R. Burt, Largo; and Rev. D. Landsborough, Kilmarnock.

A soiree was held in the church hall in the evening, when Mr. Adamson received the usual gifts, and Rev. William McKenzie, West Kilbride, also received a handsome gift as the reward of his services as moderator during the vacancy.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 DECEMBER 1895

MARRIAGE

LAUDER – DUNCAN: At Eldon Vale Ranch, Craven, Quappelle Valley, North-West Saskatchewan, Canada, on the 14th November, by the Rev. J. G. McKechnie, Lumsden, James Lauder, late Duns, Berwickshire, to Janet Elliot, eldest daughter of Thomas Duncan, Nursery Holm, Ardrossan.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
2 DECEMBER 1895

LAD DROWNED IN RESERVOIR

On Friday afternoon about one o’clock a lad named ARCHIBALD MACKENZIE, aged 18 years, son of Captain Malcolm Mackenzie, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, went amissing. Considerable apprehension was felt for his safety. Search parties were organised, but inquiries prosecuted on Saturday were unavailing.

Yesterday morning his body was found floating in Parkhouse Reservoir, one of the reservoirs in connection with the Ardrossan Waterworks, and situated a little over half a mile from the town.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 DECEMBER 1897

DEATH

BROWNE: At Winton Street, Ardrossan, on the 30th ultimo, Agnes (Nancie) King, aged 37, daughter of Alexander King, Ayr, and wife of Captain John E. Browne, S.S. “SOLON”.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 DECEMBER 1898

THEFT BY HOUSEBREAKING

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday PATRICK O’HARE, general dealer, Princes Lane; ARCHIBALD McLEAN, labourer, Winton Street; and PATRICK BOYLE, labourer, Old Shipyard, all of Ardrossan, were charged with the theft of two hens and a cock by housebreaking at Whitlees Farm on the 29th or 30th ultimo.

They pleaded guilty.

O’Hare and McLean, having been previously convicted, were sentenced to 60 days’ imprisonment, and Boyle to 21 days.

They had climbed upon a shed, and the crawled along a stable roof, afterwards obtaining entrance to the hen-loft by breaking a skylight window.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:21 pm

meekan wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Penny Tray wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:09 am
GLASGOW HERALD
1 DECEMBER 1876

ARDROSSAN CORN

Thursday – At this market today there was a good attendance, and business seemed to be active.
Wondering where they held the corn market?
Meekan,

My first thought was Princes Street but most of the farm events recorded there are in the summer months. It's interesting however, that George Ardrossan, with exactly the same date (1 December) but in1893, has previously posted regarding an event at the Mill Farm, quoting - The corn and wheat stacks were at prices £2 to £4 above the estimates made by farmers on the spot before the sale, the corn stacks realising £14 to £16 and the wheat stacks £17 to £20.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:54 am

GLASGOW HERALD
3 DECEMBER 1862

POACHING

Yesterday, at the Justice of Peace Court, Saltcoats, JAMES REID, miner, and JOHN GREEN or GREENAN, dealer, Dalry, were charged at the instance of the Earl of Eglinton, with trespass on his lands at Ardrossan, in search of game.

They appeared and admitted being on the ground and the Justices, considering that they were there undesignedly, dismissed them with an admonition.
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