Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JANUARY 1912

THE AYRSHIRE MINERS – CLOSE OF THE BALLOT

It is certain that in Ayrshire there is a very large majority in favour of stoppage. So far as the returns have been made the proportion in favour of a strike is stated to be seven to one.

In Kilwinning and Stevenston districts the results will show an overwhelming majority in favour of a strike. No figures are given, those being treated as private meantime, but it is calculated that the vote taken in the districts of Kilwinning and Stevenston shows about ten to one in favour of ceasing work in order to have the demands granted.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JANUARY 1913

ARDEER GOLF CLUB

Heys Medal – George McGregor, (4) 84; J. Greenlees, (scratch) 85.

Robertson Medal – Andrew Craig, (14) 86.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JANUARY 1914

DEATH

REID: At 27 Townhead Street, Stevenston, on the 11th instant, Barbara Brown, aged 71 years, wife of Alexander Reid.
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Penny Tray wrote: Fri Jan 12, 2024 10:16 am GLASGOW HERALD
12 JANUARY 1901

COURT OF SESSION – MRS MAXWELL v. YOUNG

Evidence was led before Lord McLaren and a jury in an action by Mrs Mary Gilfillan or Maxwell, 4 Houston Square, Johnstone, against Alexander Young, butcher, 23 New Street, Stevenston.

The pursuer asked for £500 damages in respect of injuries received by the pursuer on 29th May last by falling down a stair leading to premises owned by the defender at 23 New Street, Stevenston.

The pursuer averred that the railing of the stair was in an unsafe condition. The defender denied fault, and contended that the handrail was sufficient for all ordinary purposes.

The case was continued until tomorrow.
GLASGOW HERALD
14 JANUARY 1901

COURT OF SESSION – MRS MAXWELL v. YOUNG

Further evidence was led before Lord McLaren and a jury, and the jury returned a verdict for the defender (Alexander Young, butcher, 23 New Street, Stevenston) by seven votes to five, after an absence of three hours.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 JANUARY 1911

MARRIAGE

ADAM – BINGHAM: At the U.F. Manse, Stevenston, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. A. Morris Moodie, Robert C. Adam, of Clydebank, to Mary, eldest daughter of Mrs Bingham, Stevenston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 JANUARY 1912

ARDEER GOLF CLUB

Heys Medal – William Reid, (2) 78; George McGregor, (8) 82.

Robertson Medal – Carrick Hamilton, (14) 85; George Guthrie, (14) 87.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 JANUARY 1818

COMBINATION OR CONSPIRACY

At the High Court of Justiciary, John Folhouse Wilson, weaver at Westmuir, near Glasgow, and Charles Banks, collier at Stevenston, Ayrshire, accused of illegal combination or conspiracy, were put to the bar. They pleaded not guilty.

Mr Henry Cockburn, for the pannels, and Mr H. Drummond for the Crown, were heard at considerable length on the relevancy of the indictment.

The Court ordered information to be given in on the points pleaded by the counsel.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 JANUARY 1866

STRIKE AT STEVENSTON

A meeting of miners was held on Monday, in the Butter Market at Kilmarnock, but by some mistake, was not so well attended as expected.

The chair having been taken, a report was read from Stevenston, stating that they had been on strike three weeks, and would continue till they got 5s a day; that, because they had beaten their employers, the manager was determined to sacrifice all their leaders – this also, they were resolved to resist.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 JANUARY 1877

STEVENSTON SCHOOL BOARD

The Parish Board met in the New School on Monday – Mr Adam Wilson, and afterwards Mr William Lockhart, in the chair.

The appointment of a member to fill the vacancy in the board was fixed to take place at the next meeting.

A lengthened discussion took place as to what should be done with Kerr’s property and the Old School Buildings. Mr Gemmell suggested that the Old Parish School Buildings should be handed over to the ratepayers at a nominal price as a place of public instruction and recreation; but it was considered by the other members that the board was bound in the interest of the whole of the ratepayers of the parish, and as trustees of the school fund, to get the highest price they could for the buildings; and that there was at present no representative body with whom the board could treat in the matter.

Further consideration of the subject was delayed.

The Clerk reported that there was now an attendance of 90 scholars at the evening classes.

Mr Gemmell made a motion as a reply to a deputation of ratepayers who asked the board to admit the reporters of the press and the public to the meetings; but the motion was not seconded, and it was agreed not to record it in the minutes.
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GLASGOW HERALD
18 JANUARY 1841

MELANCHOLY DEATH

It is with feelings of the most painful kind that we announce the death of Robert Coulter, an unmarried man of thirty-five years of age, belonging to Kilwinning, who lost his life under very melancholy circumstances.

On Wednesday last, he, accompanied by two of his companions, had gone to Stevenston, and subsequently Saltcoats, where they remained until a late hour.

On leaving Saltcoats, having been indulging too freely, he became exceedingly thirsty, and often used snow to quench his thirst. This his companions tried to persuade him from as pernicious.

On arriving at Stevenston he took a hefty draught of water, and immediately afterwards complained that he could not walk, and grew gradually worse. His companions endeavoured to encourage him onwards till he reached Muirside, half-way between Stevenston and Kilwinning, where they were obliged to raise John Troddan, toll-keeper, and request that he would allow him shelter till they went to get some help, as it was impossible he could manage home himself.

The toll-keeper kindly allowed him to remain in his house till morning, hoping a sleep might revive him. But, alas! he had entered upon the sleep of death, for when morning came, all their efforts could not rouse him; and assistance being called, and his friends summoned, it was found that he was literally frozen.

He was taken home about four in the afternoon, when everything was done to restore life, but to no purpose. He breathed heavily, and appeared quite senseless, till twelve on Thursday night, when death relieved him from his sufferings.

The unfortunate deceased was well known as one of the best violin players in Ayrshire.
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GLASGOW HERALD
18 JANUARY 1850

MARRIAGE

ORR – HOWE: At Hullerhirst, on the 15th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Landsborough of the Free Church, Saltcoats, the Rev. George Orr, minister of the Free Church, Symington, to Jessie Hamilton, youngest daughter of the late John Howe, Esquire.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 JANUARY 1869

THEFT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday – before Sheriff Anderson – Jane Black or Osborne, the wife of a collier residing at Stevenston, was charged with having, on the 14th instant, stolen several yards of plaiding and a petticoat from the saleroom of Mr Byrne, pawnbroker, Saltcoats.

She pled not guilty, but was convicted and sentenced to 30 days’ imprisonment.
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