Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
1 FEBRUARY 1909

MARRIAGE

GOODWIN – COOK: At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Ardrossan, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Alexander Copland, M.A., the rector, Ernest Goodwin, M.A. (Cantab.), Edmonton, London, recently Nobel’s Explosives Works, Stevenston, to Mary, third daughter of James Cook, solicitor, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 FEBRUARY 1927

AN OVERLOADED SHIP

SPATHIOS SPYROS, master mariner, at present residing on board a Greek steamship at Ardrossan Harbour, pleaded guilty at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday to a contravention of the Merchant Shipping Act on January 19, by allowing the vessel to be loaded so as to submerge in salt water the centre of the disc denoting the winter maximum load line applicable to the voyage from Baltimore, U.S.A., to Ardrossan, which the ship had just made.

The Procurator Fiscal stated that the vessel had a cargo on board. A surveyor of the Board of Trade found the ship at Ardrossan Harbour submerged to the extent of over 6 inches above the winter load line, representing an overload of 275 tons. Making allowance for the coal consumed on the voyage, the Board of Trade estimated that the ship must have been overloaded at Baltimore to such an extent as to submerge her to anything from 17 to 20 inches above the winter load line. This represented an overload of roughly 725 tons, and, placing the freightage at the very moderate estimate of £1 per ton, the extra freight secured would be £725. The offence was regarded as a very grave one.

Sheriff Martin Laing imposed the maximum penalty of £100, which was paid at the bar.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 FEBRUARY 1904

COURT OF SESSION – ARDROSSAN DECLARATOR OF MARRIAGE CASE

Lord Low heard proof in an action for Declarator of Marriage instituted by Douglas Sara Murphy or Leask, 9 South Crescent, Ardrossan, against John Robert Tom Leask. Redholm, 7 South Crescent, Ardrossan.

The case was taken in private.

[To prove that you are married by cohabitation with habit and repute, you must bring an action of Declarator of Marriage in the Court of Session. Details of the decree are passed on to the registrar general, who will register the marriage.]
GLASGOW HERALD
2 FEBRUARY 1904

MARRIAGE

LEASK – MURPHY: At Ardrossan, on 26 September, 1903. J. R. Tom Leask, to Douglas S. Murphy.
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ARDROSSAN & SALTCOATS HERALD
7 DECEMBER 1900

BIRTH

BAILIE: At Elliotdene, Ardrossan, the wife of James Bailie; a daughter.

GLASGOW HERALD
2 FEBRUARY 1901

DEATH

BAILIE: At Elliotdene, Ardrossan, on 31st January, Margaret Kerr Boyd, wife of James S. Bailie, shipmaster.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 FEBRUARY 1901

LAUNCH AT ARDROSSAN

Mr. Thomson, boatbuilder, Ardrossan, launched from his yard yesterday a boat built for Mr. Gilchrist, Campbeltown, and intended for the Campbeltown fishing fleet.

She was named the MARY McLELLAN.

Dimensions – 26 feet keel, and slightly over 36 feet overall; 10 feet beam, and 7 feet 2 inches hold.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 FEBRUARY 1905

FACULTY OF PROCURATORS

At a meeting of the Faculty of Procurators yesterday – Mr. J. Pollock Stevenson, Procurator Fiscal, presiding – Mr. David Carruthers, Sheriff Clerk, was appointed Dean for the next three years in room of Mr. Thomas Kirkhope, Ardrossan, whose term of office had expired.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 FEBRUARY 1907

ARDROSSAN HARBOUR STRIKE

There is no change in the state of affairs at Ardrossan Harbour. The Grimsby coal trimmers continue at work. A number of local men have joined the iron ore squads and are engaged at discharging ore.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 FEBRUARY 1862

SHIP FOR SALE

The brig HARRIET JULIA, of Stornaway, presently in the harbour of Ardrossan, will be sold by public roup, at Ardrossan, on Thursday, 6th February, at one o’clock (unless previously disposed of by private bargain). The vessel was built in Inverness-shire in 1855, is strongly built and in good order, is well found in stores, and may be sent to sea at small expense.

Offers will be received by Messrs Jackson and Emslie, writers, Ardrossan, and further particulars and inventories may be had from them; or Mr. James Shearer, shipbuilder, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 FEBRUARY 1864

SHIPPING NEWS

Lamlash, February 1 – The Hamburg barque FIGARO, Rickless, from Glasgow for Hong Kong, which sailed from the Bay on the 28th January, put back on the following morning, with jibboom and bobstay carried away and cutwater damaged, having been in collision with the sloop HANNAH of Liverpool, Wilkinson, from Ardrossan for Morecambe, with pig iron, off Corsewell Point.

The latter vessel sunk immediately after the collision; the master was saved by getting on board the barque, but the two seamen, THOMAS CONNELLY and RICHARD BAKER, natives of Ireland, were drowned.

The FIGARO immediately put about, but nothing could be seen of the men.
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ARDROSSAN & SALTCOATS HERALD
3 FEBRUARY 1877

DEATH

ANDERSON: Drowned at sea of the Copelands, Peter Anderson, of Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 FEBRUARY 1902

PRIVILEGE TICKETS FOR RAILWAY SERVANTS

A largely attended meeting of railway employees was held in Ardrossan yesterday in connection with the railway servants universal privilege ticket movement.

Mr. Lamont, Coatbridge, representing the Northern District Committee addressed the meeting, and explained that the object of the committee was to obtain privilege tickets to any part of Great Britain and Ireland for railway servants when travelling. The committee was in active co-operation with similar bodies in England, which had already obtained important concessions from railway companies in England and Ireland, and their object was to secure the same privilege for Scotland.

It was unanimously agreed to institute a branch in Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 FEBRUARY 1903

MARRIAGE

MURCHIE – BROWN: At the Windsor Hotel, Glasgow, on the 3rd instant, by the Rev. A. William Kennedy, Charles Murchie, Ardrossan, to Annie, youngest daughter of the late John Brown, Shedock, Arran.
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