Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:17 am

GLASGOW HERALD
18 MARCH 1876

GENERAL SHIPPING ITEM

Queenstown, March 17 – The STAGHOUND, from Ardrossan to San Francisco, has put in here with crew refusing duty.
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18 MARCH 1880

DEATH

McDONNELL: On the 16th instant, at 91 Princes Street, Ardrossan, Esther Bailie, relict of Hugh McDonnell, 10 Crescent, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
18 MARCH 1907

DEATH

YOUNG: At Ravenscraig, Ardrossan, on the 16th instant, William Young, J.P., (senior partner, William Young & Sons, engineers), in his 77th year.

OBITUARY

The death occurred on Saturday of William Young, engineer, Ardrossan, who for several terms was Provost of the burgh, and was well known in public life throughout the county.

He was head of the firm of William Young & Sons, but owing to failing strength had not for some time taken any active part in the business.

He was in his 77th year.
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GLASGOW HERALD
18 MARCH 1908

DEATH

CARSON: At Belvidere, on the 17th instant, Helen Allison Carson (Nurse Carson), of 55 Eglinton Road, Ardrossan, daughter of the late William and Helen Carson.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 MARCH 1886

GAS AND WATER – SPECIAL MEETING AT ARDROSSAN

A special meeting of the Police Commissioners was held on Wednesday evening – Provost Hogarth presiding – to consider the Gas and Water Bill now before Parliament.

There was a full attendance, and Mr. J. L. Bailey, writer, agent for the Commissioners, was also present.

In the reading of the minutes, one which bore “Mr. Young had stated that the resolutions passed at the ratepayers meeting should not be acted on,” Mr. Kirkhope objected to this part of the minutes.

Mr. Young, he maintained, had made no recommendation except that the latter part of one of the clauses should not be acted on.

Mr. Kirkhope moved that the matter be referred to Mr. Young.

Mr. Barrie seconded Mr. Mr. Kirkhope’s motion, which, after some discussions, was carried.

Mr. J. L. Bailey read the correspondence between himself and Messrs Robertson & Company, London, the Parliamentary agents for the Commissioners.

A lengthy discussion followed, and it was resolved unanimously, on the motion of Bailie Craig (Provost Hogarth desiring to be neutral) that the company be asked to agree that the first draft agreement as prepared and revised by the respective Parliamentary agents, and the Commissioners’ resolution of 2nd instant, be submitted to Mr. David Brand, Sheriff of Ayrshire, at the joint expense of the company and the Commissioners; for him to settle the agreement in accordance with the Commissioners’ said minute of 2nd instant, his alterations to be binding on the company and the Commissioners.

Commissioner Kirkhope submitted the following motion: -

“The meeting having taken into consideration the resolution of the public meeting of the ratepayers held on the 1st instant, and the report of the law agent as to the failures of the Parliamentary agents to adjust the agreement with the Gas and Water Company and the promoters of the Gas and Water Bill in consequence of the refusal of the agent of the said company and the promoters to insert therein a provision that the company are not to be paid for the rights, powers, privileges, and authorities to be conferred by the Act, now resolve to prosecute the opposition to the bill in both Houses of Parliament, appoint Messrs Kirkhope, Barrie, Boyd (builder), Boyd (shoemaker), Dunwoodie, and McMillan a committee to conduct the said opposition, and to take all necessary steps for that purpose by the employment of counsel, agents, witnesses and otherwise as they may consider necessary; and with powers also to continue negotiations with the said company and promoters, and to conclude an agreement with them – three of the said committee to be a quorum, and Mr. Kirkhope convenor.”

Commissioner Barrie seconded the motion, which was carried.

Provost Hogarth, with Bailie Gilfillan and Craig, handed in a written protest in terms the same as those used at former meetings.

The clerk was instructed to send an extract of the minute to Mr. Bailey.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 MARCH 1900

BIRTH

MacDONALD: At 83 Princes Street, Ardrossan, on the 15th instant, the wife of Doctor J. MacDonald; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 MARCH 1901

DEATH

CRAIG: At Sunnyside, Ardrossan, on the 17th instant, Captain George Craig, aged 78.
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19 MARCH 1902

BIRTH

LAIRD: At May Bank, Ardrossan, on the 17th instant, Mrs. Alexander C. Laird; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 MARCH 1909

ST. JOHN’S UNITED FREE CHURCH – PRESENTATION TO MINISTER

At a meeting of the congregation of St. John’s United Free Church, Ardrossan, the Rev. R. M. Adamson, minister, was presented by them with a purse containing £50 in recognition of his labours in connection with the recent jubilee celebrations of the church.

Bailie Fullerton made the presentation.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 MARCH 1905

BIRTH

GUTHRIE: At Rossarden, Ardrossan, on the 17th instant, the wife of Thomas Guthrie; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 MARCH 1904

DEATH

McDERMAID: Suddenly, at 52 Holmhead Road, Glasgow (the residence of her niece, Mrs. Muggock), on March 20, Agnes Craig or Weir, wife of the late Captain McDermaid, Ardrossan.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:48 am

GLASGOW HERALD
21 MARCH 1904

DISASTROUS COLLISION IN DUBLIN BAY – BRITISH SHIP SUNK – 22 LIVES LOST

Our Dublin correspondent telegraphs: -

A disastrous collision occurred at seven o’clock yesterday morning off the Kish Lightship seven miles outside Kingstown Harbour, in which the LADY CAIRNS, a sailing vessel, was sunk and all on board – 22 officers and men – were drowned.

The colliding vessel was the German barque MONA, 1088 tons, from Ardrossan, owned by Herr Nicholas, of Brake, Prussia.

[The MONA left Ardrossan, in ballast, on the 11th March, under the command of Mr. J. G. Schwarting, and sheltered at Lamlash before moving on to the scene of the collision.]

[It’s also of interest that JAMES JOYCE twice refers to this collision in his novel ULYSSES, giving Ardrossan an indirect link with this famous book.]
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