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GLASGOW HERALD
24 NOVEMBER 1834

DEATH

At the Manse of Stevenston, on the 9th current, aged 57 years, Margaret McLeish, wife of the Rev. D. Landsborough, Minister of the parish.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 NOVEMBER 1888

THEFT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday JESSIE BURGESS or McEWAN, wife of a labourer residing in Ardrossan, was convicted of the theft of a pair of boots from a house in Schoolwell, Street, Stevenston, on the 18th instant, and was sentenced to seven days’ imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 NOVEMBER 1887

THEFT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday JOHN REID, a labourer, having no fixed place of residence, was charged with the theft of a gravat at Stevenston on the 23rd instant, aggravated by two previous convictions this year.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 21 days’ imprisonment.



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GLASGOW HERALD
26 NOVEMBER 1894

ASSAULTING A POLICEMAN

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Saturday JOHN WHITE, JOHN MURRAY, and PETER McKECHAN, Miners, Stevenston, were charged with assaulting Constable James Ross while in the execution of his duty on 23rd inst.

They all pleaded guilty. White was fined £5, or 30 days' imprisonment, and the other two were find £3 or 30 days' imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 NOVEMBER 1896

STEVENSTON - APPOINTMENT OF MEDICAL OFFICER

At a meeting of the Parish Council last night - Mr Hugh Thomson presiding - Mr Bicket proposed the appointment of Doctor Fulton as Medical Officer. Mr Taylor seconded.

After a discussion Doctor Fulton was appointed.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 NOVEMBER 1842

STEVENSTON COLLIERS

The colliers here are still standing out for higher wages, and no prospect is apparent of an early resumption of labour.

All is nevertheless quiet. Hunger is silently, but markedly displaying itself in the visages of the turn-outs and their families; indeed prudence, as well as higher motives, plead for settlement, and that as soon possible.

It is awful to contemplate the miserable consequences which must arise from a further prolongation of the differences.
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 NOVEMBER 1873

STEVENSTON PAROCHIAL BOARD

A meeting was held on Wednesday – Mr William Lockhart, Mayfield, presiding.

The meeting was held for the purpose of hearing the appeals of ratepayers in the Saltcoats district of the parish claiming exemption from payment of rates.

After a lengthened and somewhat acrimonious discussion, it was resolved not to relieve any ratepayer of rates payable in respect of ownership. This rule was passed by a majority of one only, and several attempts were made to overturn it in individual cases, but unsuccessfully.
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