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December 1847


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    6th December 1847


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 30 Grafton Square, on the 5th instant, Mrs William G Wilson, a son.

    At 101 Upper Crown Street, Hutchesontown, on the 29th ultimo, Mrs CS Meek, a son.

    At 37 Turner's Court, on the 3d instant, Mrs John Grant, a son.

    At 52(?) Eddleston Place, on the 2d instant, Mrs John Miller, a daughter.

    At Carse House, Argyllshire, on the 16th ultimo, Mrs Campbell of Drimsamuchloch(?), a son.

    At Dalmuir, on the 4th instant, Mrs John Craig, a son.

    At New Market Street, Ayr, on the 3d instant, the wife of Mr Andrew Nicol, wine merchant, a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At North Berwick, on the 1st instant, by the Rev. John Elridge Craven, of the Free Church, Newhills, Mr John Jackson, Western Bank of Scotland, Glasgow, to Ann, daughter of Mr John Craven, North Berwick.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 101 Upper Crown Street, Hutchesontown, on the 30th ultimo, Jessie McFarlane, wife of Mr CS Meek.

    At 22 East Rose Street, on the 5th instant, Mr George McLaren, M.D., aged forty.

    At Nantwick, Cheshire, on the 2d instant, Mr Henry Davison, youngest son of the late Mr James Davison, Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

    At 6 Somerville Place, Monteith Row, on the 4th instant, Frederick James Maxwell, aged three years, son of Mr Alexander McEwan.

    At 204 Duke Street, on the 2d instant, Mr John Pearson sen., late of the Excise, Stirling, aged seventy-eight years.

    At 4 Abbotsford Place, on the 4th instant, Colin, infant son of Mr Robert Jackson, stationer, Glasgow.

    At his father's house, 43 Stirling Street, Airdrie, on the 3d instant, Mr James Thomson, late commercial traveller, Glasgow, in the 27th year of his age.

    At Barrhead, on the 4th instant, of fever, Mr Robert Jaep, surgeon.

    At 17 Thistle Street, on the 4th instant, Alexander McDonald, aged eleven months, son of Mr William Bryan, compositor.

    At Crinagart, near Gartmore, on the 2d instant, at a very advanced age, Mrs Dr. Graham.

    At Montreal, on the 28th October, of thphus fever, Mr George Campbell, son of the late Mr James Campbell, Glent###(?), Argyllshire.

    At 6 Manor Place, Edinburgh, on the 28th ultimo, David Erskine Esq., of Cardross, aged seventy-five years.

    FATAL ACCIDENT: A most distressing accident took place at our railway station on Tuesday last. The goods train, on its route to Glasgow, stopped as usual to lay off the goods addressed to Paisley and the surrounding neighbourhood. This being done, the train was again started, and Alexander Macdougal, one of the guards, whilst in the act of springing up to his place on the truck, lost his balance, and fell before the carriage wheels, the first of which passed over his thigh, turning him over at the same time, and thus the back wheels passed over the other side of his already shattered limbs. Medical aid was immediately obtained, but to no avail. The wheels had passed over his thighs in two places, and exhibited a horrid mass of crushed bones, sinews and flesh, and the blood flowing copiously from the broken arteries. He remained quite sensible to the last, and expired in about forty minutes. His family resides in Glasgow, consisting of a wife and five children, and what adds to the berevement, the mother is at present recovering of fever, of which the remaining children are lying ill. - Renfrewshire Advertiser.

    FATAL ACCIDENT AT STANLEY: On Tueday last week while the planks were shifting above the gullet, or under face, in Stanley cut, one of them accidentally slipped and fell upon James Stirton, a labourer employed below. He was violently forced forward on the handle of his pick by which the lower part of his belly was severely injured. The unfortunate man was taken home, and had prompt medical attendance, but human aid was unavailing - he lingered on in agony until the next evening, when death put a period to his sufferings. We understand that he has left a widow but no family. - Perth Courier.

    DEATH OF MISS E TAYLOR AND OF MRS BLAND: We regret to learn that Miss E Taylor, who has been favourably known for some seasons at our theatre as an accomplished and promising dancer, died in Edinburgh last week. Miss Taylor was not less esteemed as a graceful and natural performer than for her amiable deportment and unblameable character in private. - We are also sorry to observe, from a paragraph in the Boston (U.S.) Daily Times, that Mrs. Bland died in that city on the 5th ultimo. Mrs Bland was a sister of Miss Helen Faucit, and performed for a season here a few years ago. Mrs Bland was an able actress and we believe, a very estimable woman. [01]

    SUDDEN DEATHS: On Thursday evening, a woman named Betty Galt, belonging to Muirkirk, went into the eating house of John McInnis, Candleriggs Street, while somewhat intoxicated, and called for a bowl of tripe and some potatoes, of which she partook. In a few minutes afterwards, she was, however, found to be in a dying state in the box in which she was placed. Dr. Davidson was immediately called in, but life was extinct.
    OTHER [02]
    MORTALITY OF THE EMIGRANTS: The following statement is from the Quebec Chronical. It shows, first, the deaths at Gross Isle for each week in the season, and, adding the deaths in the vessels during the voyage, and while in quarantine, and those in the Marine Hospital, it gives the fearful number of 9,634, at and below Quebec:
    First week, 1; 2d 16; 3d 71; 4th 119; 5th 155; 6th 202; 7th 156; 8th 144; 9th 165; 10th 171; 11th 197; 12th 188; 13th 220; 14th 322; 15th 288; 16th 256; 17th 191; 18th 143; 19th 133; 20th 121; 21st 86; 22d 61; 23d 33; 24th 14.
    Making a total of 3,542
    Add to this the deaths on the pasaage to this date 3,000
    Deaths in vessels during detention at quarantine 2,182
    Deaths at marine Hospital 1,000
    Making a grand total of 9,634

    10th December 1847


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 119 Montrose Street, on the 9th instant, Mrs William Renwick, a daughter.

    At 3 Morris Place, Monteith Row, on the 9th instant, Mrs James Beaton, a son.

    At 9 Bellgrove Street, on the 6th instant, Mrs William Kelly, a son.

    At the Manse of Dalziel, on the 6th instant, Mrs Loudon, a son.

    At Finnieston Store, on the 9th instant, Mrs Thomas Walsh, a daughter.

    At 7 Princes Street, Birkenhead, Mrs William Stevenson, a son.

    At Mount Vernon School, on the 12th ultimo, Mrs Charles Henrie, a daughter.

    At 125 George Street, Edinburgh, on the 6th instant, the Lady of John Campbell Esq., Jura, a daughter.

    At Balachulish, on the 3d instant, Mrs Stuart, a daughter.

    At Sonachan House, Argyllshire, on the 6th instant, the Lady of Richard Jones Congreve Esq., a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 180 Hope Street, on the 5th instant, by the Rev. Allan McLean, Mr John Law, to Ellen, second daughter of Mr James Howlison.

    At 137 Argyll Street, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Taylor, Mr James Moxon to Agnes, only daughter of Mr James Graham, Dundee.

    At 4 Macfarlane Street, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. John Forbes, DD, LLD, Mr James Waddell, portioner, Muirkirk, to Agnes, sixth daughter of Robert Algie Esq., late farmer town of Inchinnan, Renfrewshire.

    At Pollokshaws, on the 9th instant, by the Rev. Alexander R Watson, Mr Hugh Lock Anderson, Glasgow, to Helen, third daughter of John Willox Esq., Wheatholme.

    At Saucel Bank, Paisley, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Alexander Rennison of St. George's, James Sharp Esq., merchant, to Mary, eldest daughter of James Holms Esq, manufacturer.

    At Trinity Church, Paisley, on the 9th instant, by the Rev. Kenneth Mackenzie Pughs, BA., Cambridge, JRG Pattison Esq. of HM 10th Foot, only son of the late Lieutennant-Colonel A Hope Pattison, KH, Commander of the Troops in the Bahamas, to Isabella, eldest daughter of William Lowndes Esq., of Arthurlie.

    At Alloway Place, Ayr, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Hanna, Stirling, the Rev. John Adam of the Free West Church, Alloa, to Charlotte, Chancellor, youngest daughter of the late Daniel Collyer Esq., of Necton, Norfolk.

    At Roan, parish of Kirkmichael, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. John McEwan, Mr John Stewart, farmer, Broadshean, to Rosina, eldest daughter of Mr John Main, Roan.

    At Ballymackey Church, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Robert Gouig, Rector of Templeharry, Captain John Massie(?) Wilson, (late HCS), of Fleetwood, eldest son of GH Wilson Esq., of Church Hall, Essex, and Glasnevin, county of Dublin, to Sarah Emily, second daughter of James Willington Esq., JP, of Castle Willington, county of Tipperary.
    DEATHS [02]
    At sea, on the 8th ultimo, Captain Robert Simpson lochhead, on the barque Semiramia (youngest son of John Lochhead Esq., Ronn Bank, Govan), from Hartlepool to Madras.

    At 141 Garngad Hill, suddenly, on the 8th instant, John Paul, aged fourteen years, son of Mr John McLaren.

    At 1 Ingram Street, on the 8th instant, of scarlet fever, James, aged five and a half years, third son of Mr Robert Osborne.

    At 293 High Street, on the 9th instant, Mr Andrew McKinlay, of Messrs. McKean and McKinlay, provision merchants.

    At 33 Trongate, on the 5th instant, John, aged three years, youngest son of Mr James Black, clothier.

    At 102 Peel Terrace, on the 8th instant, Mrs Young.

    At 27 St. Mungo Street, on the 8th instant, Mary Glen, only daughter of John McAndrew Esq.

    At 8 Buccleuch Street, on the 8th instant, Mr Alexander Mirrlees, aged seventy-two years.

    At 223 Gallowgate, on the 8th instant, of typhus fever, James Henderson jnu., in the eighteenth year of his age.

    At 28 Cochran Street, on the 9th instant, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late Mr Samuel Bennett, Saltcoats.

    At 57 York Street, on the 7th instant, Janet Stephen, wife of Mr Robert Cowan.

    At Brown Street, on the 7th instant, Margaret McNiven, aged eighty years, relict of Mr James McIntosh, leather seller, Glasgow, formerly of Crieff.

    At 24 Newton Place, on the 9th instant, John, eldest son of William Anderson Esq.

    At Glasgow, on the 8th instant, Miss Mary Christie, daughter of the late John Christie Esq., Paisley.

    At Roseneath Cottage, Paisley Road, on the 2d instant, Mrs Dewar, in the eighteenth year of her age.

    On the 7th instant, of inflammation, Margaret Livingston, aged seventeen years and one month, second daughter of John McSymon Esq., Kelvin Bank.

    At 81 London Street, John, aged twenty months, son of Mr Mathew Adam, printer.

    At 3 Park Lane, Calton, on the 7th instant, Mr Thomas Moffat, in the fortieth year of his age.

    At Westfield, Mearns, on the 7th instant, Mr James Alison sen., in the eighty-sixth year of his age.

    At Chapel Street, Airdrie, on the 8th instant, Mr William White, portioner there.

    At Edgehill, Liverpool, on the 6th instant, Mrs Jean Falconer, widow of the late Mr John Thorn, merchant, Glasgow.

    At Coatcraigs, Pollockshaws, on the 6th instant, aged eighty-two years, Archibald Barr Esq., late of Giffnock.

    At Largs, on the 6th instant, Janet Jamieson, aged eighty, wife of Thomas Underwood Esq.

    At 40 New Sneddon Street, Paisley, on the 8th instant, Joseph Twigg Esq.

    At Netherurd House, on the 6th instant, Alison Stoddart, eldest daughter of John White Esq., of Drummelyier.

    At Wattiston, Lochwinnoch, on the 8th instant, John Swan Esq., merchant, Glasgow.

    At Gourock on the 8th instant, Mrs Peacock.

    At Ballochruin, on the 8th instant, Margaret Buchanan, relict of Mr David Thomas.

    At Queen Street, Stirling, on the 3d instant, Catharine, eldest daughter of John McLaurin, WS., Sheriff-Substitute of Argyllshire.

    At Cairo, Egypt, on the 16th ultimo, Mrs Dr. Fleming, late of Linlighgow.

    At Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the 10th ultimo, Isabella Walker, in the seventy-seventh year of her age, daughter of the late Rev. David Walker, minister of the Secession Church, Pollockshaws, relict of the Rev. Thomas McCulloch, DD., President of Dalhoussie College, Nova Scotia.

    DEATH BY LOCK-JAW AT STEWARTON: As David Dunlop, waggon-driver near Dalry, was in the act of hooking on a waggon to the train he was driving on the 13th ultimo, it came more rapidly than he anticipated. His hand was caught between them, and the fixture driven through it. At first no danger was anticipated, till eight days ago, when his arm became swollen, and burst. Lock-Jaw unhappily was the result, and he died on Monday. - Ayr Observer.

    13th December 1847


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 37 Hospital Street, Hutchesontown, on the 12th instant, Mrs Hugh Cameron, a daughter.

    At 4 Crescent Place, on the 11th instant, Mrs Robert Wardrop, a son.

    At 3 Sauchiehall Street, on the 11th instant, Mrs James Rankine, a daughter.

    At 289 Parliamentary Road, on the 10th instant, Mrs Andrew Rae, a son.

    At 10 Sandyford Place, on the 11th instant, Mrs William D'Esterre Roberts, a daughter.

    At Bresdalbane Terrace, Hill Street, Garnethill, on the 12th instant, Mrs John Birnie, a daughter.

    At Newton, Paisley, on the 10th instant, Mrs William Hatrick, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Rockside, Islenad of Islay, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Mr. Dewar, James P Lawrence Esq., Surgeon, R.N., to Annabella Gillies, eldest daughter of Duncan Campbell Esq.

    At Estate Altona, St. Thomas, West Indies on the 8th ultimo, Mr Boschault of Hamburgh, to Adelaide, third daughter of the late Captain Abraham Von Helm.
    DEATHS [02]
    At Bothkennar Manse, on the 4th instant, the Rev. John Caw, and on the 6th instant, his daughter Wilhelmina. Mr Caw has been a minister of the parish for 52 years. He was aged 82 and was for many years the Father of the Synod of Perth and Stirling.

    At Hopehill, North Woodside Road, on the 12th instant, Robina, daughter of Mr Andrew Sclanders, senior.

    At Barbush, Kilbarchan parish, on the 10th instant, Elizabeth Aikenhead, wife of Mr John Colquhoun, Barbush.

    At Bucklyvie, Mrs Drummond aged 87.

    At Bath Street, on the 10th instant, Mary Elliot, widow of the late John McKirdy Esq., of Birkwood, Lanarkshire.

    At 187 Duke Street of croup, Robert, second son of Mr Thomas J West(?), aged two years and four months.

    At 107 Stobcross Street, on the 10th instant, Mr John Hunter, aged 66 years.

    At 29 West Russell Street, on the 10th instant, Mr John Mackie, aged 92.

    At 102 Peel Terrace, on the 8th instant, Penelope Thomson, relict of John Young Esq., of Meadowpark.

    At 48 Port Dundas Road, on the 12th instant, Janet, infant daughter of Mr James Law, ironfounder.

    At Sandyhills, on the 9th instant, John Tennant Esq.

    At 16 Bellevue Place, Garngadhill, on the 11th instant, John, infant son of Mr CS Meek.

    At Clarkston, by Airdrie, on the 9th instant, John M., son of Mr Walter Sloan, grocer, Clarkston.

    At Gowan Bank Cottage, near Maryhill, on the 10th instant, Mrs P Shanks, in the 82d year of her age.

    At Chatelherault, Hamilton, on the 5th instant, Alexander Picken, gardener.

    At Carntyne, on the 11th instant, Anne, aged 3 years, youngest daughter of Mr James Murdoch, farmer, Carntyne.

    At Greenock, on the 10th instant, Miss Christian McNaught, in her 70th year.

    FATAL ACCIDENT ON THE CALEDONIAN RAILWAY: For several months a number of carpenters have been engaged in constructing a wooden bridge or viaduct, requiring for the line across tghe Clyde at Lamington, and so far has their work hitherto proceeded well and with safety. In the immediate neighbourhood, a stone bridge has been erected over the railway, and it being necessary to take down the heavy wooden centre thereof, a young man, while in the act of doing so, on Thursday the 2d instant, was killed on the spot. The individual who thus unfortunately lost his life, was mr Robert Ross, a native of Tarbet, in Easter Ross... the numerous and respectable asemblage accompanied his remains, on Sunday forenoon, to Lamington church-yard... - Communicated.

    MELANCHOLY OCCURENCE: A person, apparently about 30 years of age, named John Lawson, from the county of Sligo, in Ireland, came into the parish of Johnstone, about a fortnight ago, to cut drains on the estate of Annandale, and took up his residence at Widow Brown's, adjoining the parochial schoolhouse. He had occasion to visit Dumfries, along with two of his companions, also Irishmen, on Saturday week last, and on his return on Monday, to his lodgings, he complained that he had been taken ill on the road... wished to be sent to the Infirmary of Dumfries where he knew he would be cared for. While this was being arranged, he hurriedly left his lodgings, and went to the gate at the top of the footpath which leads on the one hand to the Church, and on the other towards Johnstone Bridge, and instantly disappeared... there was some reason to believe that he was at the time under the influence of delirium.. his lifeless bosy was discovered lying in the Annan, a little above the Inch ford, and nearly half a mile below the place where he is supposed either to have gone or fallen into the river. Thew body has been decnetly interred in Johnstone chuchyard. - Dumfries Herald.

    SUDDEN DEATH: Mr David Logan farmer, Largs, on the Carrick shore, was folund lying motionless on the road within ten minutes walk of his house on Sabbath last. He had gone out for a ride, having been complaining for some days previously and on his return was seized with apoplexy. When found his pony was standing quietly by his side and he still retained a firm hold of his bridle. He was taken home, and every assistance rendered, but we are sorry to say, he died on MOnday afternoon. - Kilmarnock Journal.

    17th December 1847


    BIRTHS [02]
    At North Montrose Street, on the 10th instant, Mrs Walter Baxter, a son.

    At 70 Oxford Street, on the 13th instant, Mrs Dixon, a son.

    At 104 North Hanover Street, on the 4th instant, Mrs James Adam, a son.

    At 2 Meadowbank Place, Partick, on the 13th instant, Mrs Robert Fleming, a daughter.

    At 12 Warwick Street, on the 15th instant, Mrs John Gray, jun., a daughter.

    At Hillback House, Govan, on the 14th instant, Mrs Alexander Reid, a daughter.

    At Kilmartin, Argyllshire, on the 11th instant, the lad of Edward James Parry Esq., a son.

    At New Lanark, on the 8th instant, Mrs Dr. Logan, a son.

    At 4 Comely Bank, Dundee, on the 14th instant, Mrs James Ewing, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 149 West Regent Street, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Rodger Moore, Mr Henry Alexander, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr Richard Hubbard, poulterer and green-grocer.

    At Glasgow, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. James Patterson, Mr John Martin, tailor and clothier, to Anne, second daughter of Richard Skilton Esq.

    At Wester Ardoch, parish of Cardross, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. William Dunn, Mr John McColl, to Mary, second daughter of the late Mr William McKinlay, farmer, Wester Ardoch.

    At Tobermory, on the 8th instant, by the Rev. Peter McLean, ames Graham Esq., to Eliza Joan, second daughter of the late Robert Paterson Esq., Glasgow.

    At St. Andrew's Church, Calcutta, on the 11th October, by the Rev. Dr. Charles, Ephraim Gardener Esq., to Charlotte Herriot, daughter of James Inglis Esq., Huntley, Aberdeenshire.

    At Dalrymple, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Mr Wallace, Mr Robert Brown, to Janet, youngest daughter of Mr Samuel Baird, Dalrymple.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 104 North Hanover Street, on the 13th instant, Helen Conta(?) Bowman, wife of Mr James Adam.

    At Glasgow, on the 9th instant, of inflammation of the chest, after a few days illness, aged sixteen years, Marion, fourth daughter of Mr James Bell, farmer, Brandrig, Dumfries-shire.

    At Ascog House, Bute, on the evening of the 14th instant, Robert Thom Esq., C.E., and at his brother's residence on the morning of the same day, William Thom, M.D., of Carlisle.

    At Helensburgh, on the 13th instant, John Cleland Esq.

    At Braehead, Larkhall, on the 13th instant, Robert Grier Esq.

    At Bucklyvie, on the 2d instant, Mrs Drummond, aged eighty-seven.

    At 12 Brandon Place, on the 16th instant, James H Hill Esq., writer, Glasgow.

    At 6 College Street, on the 11th instant, David, aged three years, ands on the 15th, Robert, aged five and a half years, sons of Mr Joseph Kempston.

    At 38 Maxwell Street, on the 15th instant, Mr William Mitchell in the sixty-sixth year of his age.

    At 187 Duke Street, on the 11th instant, of croup, Robert, second son of Mr Thomas Sweet, aged two years and four months.

    At the Buck's Head Hotel, Glasgow, on the 16th instant, of consumption, James, youngest and last surviving son of Mr William Mackie, King's Arms Inn, Hamilton.

    At 18 Sidney Street, on the 5th instant, Isabella, daughter of Mr James Williamson, late of Ayr.

    At 27 Castle Street, on the 13th instant, Jane Anderson, aged two and a half years, only surviving daughter of Mr Daniel T Jackson, bookseller.

    At 89 Drygate, on the 8th instant, John, sixth son of Mr Alexander Ross, aged 21 years.

    At Carmyle, on the 14th instant, Agnes, third daughter of the late Mr Thomas Hall.

    At Stirling, on the 10th instant, Miss Janet Semple, second daughter of the late John Wilson Esq., Glasgow.

    At Uddingston, on the 15th instant, Andrew Jack Esq., of Birkenshaw, aged eighty-six.

    At Drumure, New South Wales, on the 20th June, Isabella Lang, wife ofn Robert Muir Esq.

    At Rock Hill, on the 2d instant, aged eight-eight, Mrs Mary McLachlan, relict of Donald Campbell Esq., of Sonnchan(?).

    At West Lees, Bridge of Allan, on the 14th instant, Mr David Drysdale of 87 Gallowgate, Glasgow.

    At her brother's residence, Belgrave Terrace, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, on the 12th instant, Lelitia, wife of William Johnstone Esq., civil engineer, Glasgow, and eldest daughter of the late Robert Gilmer Esq., merchant, Glasgow.

    At Gareloch Head, on the 14th instant, Angus Gray Esq., late of Jamaica.

    At Renfrew, on the 13th instant, Mrs William Robin, in the 74th year of her age.

    At Edinburgh, suddenly, on the 1st instant, Francis, sixth son of Mr Heorge Porteous, late faremer, Woods, Lesmahagow.

    At Manchester, on the 13th current, Mr William Ritchie, compositor, formerly of Glasgow.

    At Old Kilpatrick, on the 13th instant, Margaret McNeil, aged 64, wife of Mr John McDougall, farrier.

    At Harley Street, London, on the 9th instant, the Hon. Matiana Lady Cockburn, wife of Major-General Sir James Cockburn, Bart., of Langton, and daughter of George, thirteenth Viscount Hereford.

    At Camden Town, on the 7th instant, Dr. Arthur Ladbrooke Wigan, M.D., author of the Work of the Duality of the Mind, &c., in his 61st year.

    MAN DROWNED AT MUIRKIRK: An individual named John Wilson, a collier, lost his life in the river, near Muirkirk, on Monday evening last. The deceased, it seems, had been in company with two or three other men in a public house in the village, and had partaken too freely of liquor. Some altercation took place, and Wilson, afraid, it is said, of a beating, took the road on his way home alone. Having occasion to cross the river, it is conjectured that he stumbled and fell over the wooden bridge at Wellwood. He was carried away, the stream being much swollen from the recent rain. The body was found next morning within a hundred yards where Wilson met his melancholy fate. - Ayr Observer.

    FATAL ACCIDENT AT NEW CUMNOCK: A young man, named John Riggs, met his death under very painful circumstances, in one of the Nithsdale Iron Company's coal pits, at New Cumnock, on Sunday week ... Riggs went down a pit and was watched to the bottom by the pit-head's-man and another person. He got safe down and was seen getting into the bucket to return to the top... his light went out and they heard a plunge in the water. Thinking that he had fallen into the pump, one of the men immediately went down, and found him in a sitting position, and in about two feet of water. He was then, to all appearance, quite dead. It is thought that he died in a convulsion fit, to which he was subkject. Deceased was a native of England, and wa a very steady, industrious young man. - Ayr Observer.

    BODY FOUND: The body of a man apparently bout forth years of age, dark hear, light make, and called Thomas Martin or Thomas Tyman and said to be a railway labourer, was found in a plantation near Auchinleck House, on the morning of Friday last. His first appearance in that quarter was in Cumnock, on Monday evening, where he was found wandering about the streets, and taken to a lodging-house. He appeared, while there, to be wrong in his mind, and left the house about midnight. He was soon found attempting to break open the door of a flesher's shop, and taken into custody, and kept in the lock-up at Cumnock for some time, when he was liberated and escorted out of the district. Afterwards, he came into the miller's house at Auchinleck Mill, near Ochiltree, on Wednesday evening, nearly naked - stating that he had left his clothes on the hedges. He was allowed to warm himself at the kitchen fire, and a pair of trousers given him, when he again took the road, and was not heard of till he was found dead on Friday morning. It is conjectured that he had got into the wood and missed his way, and periched during the severe storm on Wednesday night. His remains have been removed to Auchinleck parish chuirch, but as yet, remain unclaimed. It is supposed that the deceased was a native of the north of Ireland. - Ayr Observer.

    MAN DROWNED AT SEA: We are sorry to have occasion to report the loss of life on this coast during the late gale. As the schooner Jane, of Belfast, McKimmie, master, was on her passage from Belfast to this port, on Saturday night, and between Ailsa Craig and Pladda, one of her hands, Thomas McClymont fell from the top-sail-yard, struck the starboard rail, and went overboard. The wind was heavy, and the sea very rough at the time. The poor fellow naver came to the surface, having been mortally wounded in his fall. He was a native of Bally, Ireland, and has left a wife and four children to mourn his loss. - Ayr Observer.

    20th December 1847


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 11 Woodside Place, on the 19th instant, Mrs Arthur Forbes, a son.

    At Main Street, Pollokshaws, on the 17th instant, Mrs William Henderson, a daughter.

    At Maule Terrace, Partick, on the 18th instant, Mrs Kay, a son.

    At Denny, on the 10th instant, Mrs James Bennie, a daughter.

    At Camstraddan House, on the 16th instant, Mrs Thomson, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 7 Columbia Place, on the 17th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Struthers, Mr Charles Whish, to Elizabeth, third daughter of the late Mr Matthew Brown, merchant, Glasgow.

    At the Manse of Campsie, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. Thomas Monro, the Rev. David Thomson, minister of the parish of Forgan, to Harriet, widow of the late Robert Muir Esq., writer, Glasgow, and third daughter of Charles Monro Esq., of Berryhill, Kincardineshire.

    At Dalkeith, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Brown, Henry Ellis Ebbels Esq., chief clerk of the Post Office, Glasgow, to Miss Jane Stevenson Watt.

    At St James's Church, Sydney, New South Wales, on the 19th July, by special license, by the Lord Bishop of Australia, Robert Reid Cunninghame Robertson Esq., youngest son of the late Colonel Alexander Robertson of Hallcraig, Lanarkshire, to Alfreida Victorine Bernardina Francoise, only daughter of Colonel Nichol Grahame of Jarbruck, Dumfriesshire.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 43 Crown Street, on the 19th instant, Mrs William Whyte.

    At 77 Villafield Place, on the 17th instant, of malignant typhus, Mr John Campbell, bookseller, Glasgow.

    At 64 Charlotte Street, on the 19th instant, James Hedderwick, infant son of Mr. Thomas Davidson.

    At Renfrew, on the 19th instant, Mr Daniel Dow, boot and shoe maker, aged 60 years.

    At 91 Eglinton Street, on the 19th instant, Helen Martin Muir, wife of James Young Esq., Scarlet Hall.

    At St. George's Road, on the 17th instant, Elizabeth Sophia Stewart, wife of Henry Glassford Bell Esq., advocate.

    At 12 Rose Street, Garnet Hill, on the 16th instant, Hugh Fisher Esq.

    At 180 Hope Street, on the 18th instant, Agnes Dunlop, relict of Mr James Henderson, writer, Glasgow.

    At 43 High Street, on the 18th instant, Thomas, aged four years, youngest son of Mr Peter Orr.

    At Old Grammar School Wynd, Glasgow, on the 14th instant, Mr Thomas Calder, late joiner.

    At his residence, Kent Street, Sydney, on the 12th July last, Mr James M Sommerville, late of Glasgow, in the 30th year of his age.

    At Broomhill House, near Glasgow, Margaret, infant daughter of Mr Robert Brownlie, jun.

    At 4 Sommerville Place, Monteith Row, on the 15th instant, James England Esq., late Lieutenant-Colonel 71st Highland Light Infantry.

    At Cathcart House, Renfrewshire, on the 4th instant, the Countess Dowager Cathcart.

    At Greenock, on the 14th instant, Mr Alexander Ross, Superintendant of the Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway.

    At 28 Charles Street, Greenock, on the 15th instant, Mr James Blaik, late of her Majesty's Customs.

    At France, Kilmaronock, on the 10th instant, Jean Telfer, wife of Mr James Blair, sen., aged 77 years.

    At North Berwick, on the 8th instant, Mrs Minchin, widow of the late Rear-Armiral Paul Minchin, of Hollywell House, Hants., aged 83 years.

    At Kilmartin Manse, Argyllshire, on the 10th instant, John Lamont, and on the 13th instant, Hugh, infant sons of the Rev. D Jackson.

    At Inverary, on the 14th instant, Mr Andrew Annan(?), clerk, Chamberlain's Office, Inverary.

    At Auchinloch, on the 16th instant, Mr Alexander Sinclair.

    At Uddingston, on the 17th instant, Elizabeth Wilkie, relict of James Cross Esq.

    DEATH OF THOMAS RODMELL, ESQ., COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, LEITH: On Friday general regret was felt in Leith on recipt of the intelligence that Collector Rodmell had died in the morning at his house, 17 Claremont Crescent, of the prevailing epidemic, influenza, after a short illness of about ten days, in the 56th year of his age. During the four years the deceased occupied the responsible situation of Collector, his courteous and gentlemanly manner made him a general favourite, and his loss is regretted by all who knew him. As a mark or respect to the memory of the deceased, all the vessels in the harbour and docks had their flags hoisted half-mast high during the day. - Courant.

    DEATH OF MR. THOM OF ASCOG: (abbreviated) ...the death of Robert Thom Esq., of Ascog, the ingenious suggester and contriver of the Shaws Water aqueduct, a work which, during twenty years of its existance, through yet but partially developed, has added immensely to the consequence and wealth of Greenock... - Greenock Advertiser
    OTHER [02]
    THE EMIGRANTS TO OTAGO: The following is an extract from a latter received in this city from a passenger who sailed with the "Philip Laing" from the Clyde. It is written from on board at Milford Haven, but by omission the date is not given; it bears date, however, upon the postmark, 16th December:-
    It is with some degree of pleasure that I have this opportunity of informing you of our having got safe this length, Milford Haven (Wales) on our long voyage. W left Greenock on the 27th ultimo, and after getting away for a very short distance we were obliged from contrary winds to run into Lamlash Bay, where we remained about ten days, when we got a fair wind and proceeded, but 24 hours had not elapsed before the weather again changed against us to an increasing gale, and continued very boisterous with but little moderation, which rendered it necessary for us to seek some place of shelter, and this port being our nearest and best, we came in here yesterday morning, after six days tiresome tossing about at sea."
    The passengers had suffered much from seasickness, but were all well, and hopeful, notwithstanding the delays experienced, of making an average passage. - Citizen [ see further article at the end of 24th December below ]

    24th December 1847


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 92 Thistle Street, Hutchesonstown, on the 20th instant, Mrs Henry Wilson, a son.

    At 240 Argyll Street, on the 18th instant, Mrs Charles McLaren, a daughter.

    At Bankhead, Partick Road, on the 18th instant, Mrs Lang, a daughter.

    At 75 Bath Street, on the 17th instant, Mrs William Dick, a daughter.

    At 190 Hope Street, on the 14th instant, Mrs John Pringle, a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Claremont Cottage, Aberdeen, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. WL MItchell, the Rev. James Sutherland, minister of the Free Church, Turriff, to Margaret, only daughter of the late William Adamson Esq., merchant, Glasgow.

    At Monteith Row, on the 21st instant, by the Rev, Dr. Napier of College Church, the Rev. John Reid, minster of Old Kilpatrick, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Lieutenant John Stobie of the late 4th Royal Veteran Battalion.

    At 223 West George Street, on the 23d instant, by the Rev. Dr. McLeod, Thomas Donald Esq., to Frances, daughter of the late William Maxwell Esq., of Dargavel.

    At 154 Cowcaddens Street, on the 22d instant, by the Rev. Dr. Eadie, Mr. AH Crawford, of H.M. Customs, to Helen, eldest daughter of James Steel Esq.

    At Candleriggs, on the 21st instant, the Rev. Robert Rutherford, A.M., of the United Presbyterian Church, Newlands, to Agnes, daughter of Mr William Gunion, merchant, Glasgow.

    At 19 Crown Street, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Runciman, Mr John Beattie, to Maria Wilson, second daughter of the late Mr Edward Money, of the Excise.

    At St. Mary's Episcopal Chapel, Glasgow, on the 22d instant, by the Rev. William Burgh, Mr Henry Charles Lee, teacher of gymnastics in Mr. James Cooke's Circus Royal, to Margaret, second daughter of Mr Thomas Stoker, hardwareman, brazier, and compass maker, North Shields.

    At Alexandria, Dumbartonshire, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. William Campbell of the Free Church, JS Dewar Esq., Edinburgh, to Mari Anne, eldest daughter of the late Malcolm McGilvray Esq., collector of H.M. Customs.

    At Barrhead, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. Alexander Salmond of the Free Church, Mr James Steven Hill Clark, Old Farm, Rutherglen, to janet, second daughter of Mr John Yuile, manager, Crossmill, Barrhead.

    At Glasgow, on the 17th instant, by the Rev. A McLeod, Strathaven, Mr David Brown, merchant, Strathaven, to Agnes, fourth daughter of Mr James Thomson, Galashiels.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 4 Canning Place, on the 22d instant, James, youngest son of the Rev. Dr. Taylor.

    At Broomward House, Bridge of Weir, on the 22d instant, aged sixteen years, james, eldest son of Mr Thomas Buchanan.

    At Fairlie Park, Partick, on the 22d instant, Miss Margaret Gray, eldest daughter of the late Mr James Whyte, jun., cabinet maker, Glasgow.

    At 8 Brandon Place, on the 19th instant, Gideon Thomson Esq., of the firm of Messers. Line & Co., Madras, and second son of Dr. Thomas Thomson, Regius Professor of Chemistry in the University of Glasgow.

    At Union Place, Dunoon, on the 21st instant, Mr William Lang, late printer in Glasgow, in the seventy-sixth year of his age.

    At 255 George Street, on the 23d instant, Eilzabeth, third daughter of the late Mr Peter Fyfe.

    At 6 Saltmarket Street, on the 19th instant, Mr Robert Paterson, shoemaker, Hamilton.

    At Glasgow, on the 20th instant, of typhus fever, Robert, aged sixteen years, second son of Mr Robert Stevenson, late of Paisley. now residing in Glasgow.

    At Whang Street, Beith, on the 21st instant, Mr William Smith, surgeon.

    At Hillock House, Govan, on the 23d instant, the infant daughter of Mr Alexander reid.

    At 43 Kirk Street, Calton, on the 21st instant, Elizabeth Thomson, aged eighty, relict of Mr Alexander Hannah, Calton.

    At 61 Muir's Place, Havannah Street, on the 23d instant, Mary McFarlane, aged two months, infant daughter of Mr Donald McLean, wine and spirit merchant.

    At 27 Charlotte Street, on the 13th instant, Mr William Wylie, late of Paisley.

    At 16 Old Dalmarnock Road, Bridgeton, on the 16th instant, Margaret Hunter, relict of Mr John Donald, wright.

    At 6 Union Street, on the 20th instant, Mr John McFadyen, jun., late music seller, Glasgow.

    At 27 St. Mungo Street, on the 21st instant, John Smith, eldest son of John McAndrew esq.

    At 12 Thistle Street, Hutchesontown, on the 14th instant, Mr William Muirhead.

    At Bluevale, on the 22d instant, Mary, eldest daughter of the late Mr John Know.

    At 49 Kent Street, on the 22d instant, Margaret Dick, relict of Mr John Stewart.

    At sea, on board the brig Robina, on the 2d ultimo, when on his voyage from Berbice to Glasgow, Mr David Brownlie, mate of the said vessel, fourth son of the late William Houston esq., cotton spinner, Blackburn.

    At Stockwell, Surrey, on the 8th instant, Thomas Collins Esq., in the seventieth year of his age.

    At Croftbank, Dumbarton, on the 21st instant, William McAlaster Esq., writer.

    At Kilsyth, on the 13th instant, suddenly, Joh Findlay, aged twenty-eight years, third son of Mr Andrew Findlay, postmaster, Kilsyth.

    At Kinniel, Bo'ness, on the 14th instant, Mr William Ford.

    At Poneil, Douglas, on the 14th instant, James Newbigging Esq., of Nethertown, aged eighty seven.

    At Craighouse, Island of Jura, Argyllshire, on the 6th instant, Patrick Fletcher Esq., aged 73 years.

    SUDDEN DEATH: On Tuesday night, about eight o'clock, as the night-watchmen for the Gorbals District were proceeding to the different stations, one of ther number, Sergeant George Walker became suddebly unwell. He was assisted into the Western Police Office, and Captain Wilson and several medical gentlemen were immediately in attendance, but he became rapidly worse, and expired in a few minutes. The deceased has been thirteen years in the establishment, and was considered a very active and zealous officer.

    VELLSEL AND CREW MISSING: On the afternoon of Monday, the 6th current, the smack Nancy of Belfast, Robert Kerr, master, left our harbour, and has not since been seen or heard of. She was bound for Campbelton with a cargo of coals. During the night of the 6th, the wind blew very strong, and it is strongly surmised that the ill-fated smack must have foundered. The master was accompanied by two inexperienced hands, and all three were in a state of intoxication when the vessel left the port. Their names are Charles Balvaird, coal-trimmer, and Adam Smith, tailor. The master and Balvaird have left wives but no children; Smith's wife is left destitute with three children. The latter, it appears, hearing that there was a store of whisky in the vessel, leapt aboard as the craft was rounding the south pier-head, and at the same time a little boy belonging to the vessel, getting alarmed at the positions of affairs, came ashore. The smack was observed, with evidently no person at the helm, knocking about the bay till nightfall; the sails were unfurled, the cargo untrimmed and the hold uncovered. The supposition therefore is that having been caught in the storm, she filled, and sunk with her wretched crew in deep water. - Ayr Observer.

    FATAL ACCIDENT: On Fridaynight, a woman residing in Hardwell Close, Crosscauseway, named Maria English, met her death under the following circumstances. Hearing a dog barking on the stair, which is a very dark and steep one, she went out of her house to scare it away, when she unluckily missed her footing, and fell down the stair. Her skull was so severly fractured by the fall, that she only survived the accident a short time. [01]
    OTHER [02]
    Margaret Grahame was charged with the crime of falsehood, fraud, and wilful imposition, in so far as on the 7th day of August last she received from the firm of McIntosh, Scouller & Donaldson, drapers, Argyll Street, 24 yards of tartan, under the false and fraudulent pretence that she had been sent by on Mr. John Young, No. 1 Blythswood Square, or by one or more ladies, members of his family, likewise on the 19th August last, she received under the same pretences, two carpet-bags, from Mr John Handley, trunkmaker, Argyll Street, representing that she was sent by Mr Campbell, No. 305 St. Vincent Street, farther upon the 21st August last, she obtained possession of, in the same manner, three travelling bags, from the shop occupied by Andrew Watson, Argyll Arcade, representing that she had been sent by Mr. Wingate, 141 Bath Street, as also on the 6th of September, she received from the shop occupied by the firm of Forresters & Company, Argyll Street, three woollen plaids, one woollen shawl, and thirty-two yards of ribbon, purporting to have been sent by Mr Smith, 163 West George Street, and farther on 20th of September, she received from the shop of Mr Rutherglen, bookseller, Buchanan Street, six copies of the Bible, each copy consisting of 2 volumes, representing that she had been sent by her master, Mr William Corbet, 25 Bath Street. Panel pleaded not guilty, and evidence was led at considerable length, from which it appeared that after the articles ordered had been sent to the families named by her she called for them, stating that they had been left there by mistake. They were of course returned and disposed of by her pawnbrokers and others. The jury found the panel guilty of fraud, with the relative charges of theft. She was sentenced to seven years transportation.

    James Lowrie pleaded not guilty to having, on 21st November last, broken into the house occupied by Thomas McLeod, labourer, situated in Orr's Land, Town's Mill Road, and of having stolen therefrom two bed mats, a coat, two handkerchiefs, a Bible, and a book entitled "A Guide to Family Devotion." aggravated by having habit and repute a thief. The case went to trial, and the jury found the prisoner guilty as libelled. They expressed their disapprobation of pawnbrokers being allowed to keep their shops open till late hours, for in this case the stolen property had been taken by the broker at nearly midnight. Sentenced to seven years transportation.

    James Dewar was accused of having, on 18th November last, felonously broken into the house occupied by Hugh McKay, superintendent of criminal officers, situated in High Street, Glasgow, and stolen therefrom two satin or other gowns, a satin tippet, three shawls, three petticoats, a black veil, a piece of satin, and a silk handkerchief, and of having been previously convicted. Panel pleaded not guilty. The case went to trial and the jury gave in a verdict of guilty as libelled. Sentenced to seven years transportation.

    Daniel Nicol was charged with contravention of the Act 2d Will.IV, cap.34, sec. 7, in so far as on the 26th August, he put off in the shop, situated in Broomielaw Street, occupied by James Bell, publican, a counterfeit half-crown piece, in payment of some drink, also, on 18th September last, he put off in the shop occupied by William Rae McPhun, bookseller, a counterfeit half-crown, in payment of a pass-nook, also, on 25th September last, he put off in the shop occupied by Peter McDonald, Eglinton Street of Laurieston, a counterfeit half-crown piece, being in payment of some ale, and of having been previously convicted. Panel pleaded not guilty, and the case went to trial which the jury found the prisoner guilty of the two last charges. Sentence, seven years transportation.

    Mary McArthur was charged with having on 29th of November last, stolen from the pocket or person of Mary Robertson or Mary McGill, wife of James McGill, miner, residing at Mollon's-burn, parish of Cadder, 15s. in money, aggravated by being habit and repute a thief. Panel pleaded not guilty. After evidence had been heard, the jury found the panel guilty as libelled. She was sentenced to seven years transportation.

    Duncan McGregor was found guilty of having, on the night of the 30th or morning of the 31st October last, broken into the shop occupied by James Anderson, bookseller, situated in Stirling Street, and of having stolen therefrom a quantity of books, aggravated by being habit and repute a thief. Sentence seven years transportation.

    EMIGRANTS TO OTAGO: It will be gratifying to the friends of the emigrants who lately sailed from Greenock in the Philip Laing, and from London in the John Wickliffe, to learn that letters have been received from passengers on board of both ships, dated the 13th and 14th instant, at which dates all the passengers and crews were in good health. Both ships had encountered severe weather, which had proved the excellence of their sailing qualities. They have finally proceeded on their voyage. The Philip Laing from Milford Haven, and the John Wickliffe from Portsmouth, where they had respectively found shelter in the recent storm. [ see article 20th December above ]

    27th December 1847


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 145 West Nile Street, on the 24th instant, Mrs A Stewart Cleland, a daughter.

    At 407 Argyll Street, on the 22d instant, Mrs Nicol, a son.

    At 1 Montague Place, on the 25th instant, Mrs JR Dennistoun, a son.

    At 90 Regent Terrace, on the 23d instant, Mrs RG Finlay, a daughter.

    At 18 Saltmarket, on the 26th instant, Mrs James Frew, a son.

    At Pollokshaws, on the 20th instant, Mrs James Tassie, a son.

    At St. John, New Brunswick, on the 25th ultimo, the lady of WH Street Esq., P. Parliament, a daughter.

    At Mhow, Bengal Presidency, on the 16th October, the lady of Captain GB Reddie, D.A.C.G., a son.

    At Guthrie Castle, on the 22d instant, the wife of John Guthrie Esq., of Guthrie, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Sandyford House, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. John Clark, Mr Robert Ogilvie, from Toronto, Canada West, to Agnes, youngest daughter of William Thomson, sen., Esq.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 84 John Street, on the 26th instant, Mary Lang, aged seventy-three years, wife of Mr John Findlay, late provision merchant, Candleriggs Street, Glasgow.

    At 5 Richmond Street, on the 25th instant, of scarlet fever, George Matthew, youngest son of Mr James Hamilton, jun., writer.

    At Granton House, near Edinburgh, on the 25th instant, Graham Speirs, Esq., advocate, Sheriff of Edinburghshire. [ see below for abbreviated newspaper article ]

    At Roslin Place, Mrs Robert Wilson, in the seventieth year of her age.

    At Govan Street, Hutchensontown, on the 24th instant, Mr William Brocas, musician.

    At 407 Argyll Street, on the 23d instant, the only son of Mr. Thomas Nicol, and on the 26th instant, Mrs Nicol.

    At Glasgow, on the 24th instant, Alexa Campbell, wife of B.C. Pine Esq., Queen's Advocate, Sierra Leone.

    At No. 8 Holland Place, Glasgow, on the 25th instant, John Thomson Esq., late of Northfield, Dumfries-shire, in his eighty-fourth year.

    At 113 King Street, of typhus fever, Margaret, eldest daughter of the late Mr Robert Muirhead, grocer, Glasgow.

    At 80 Thistle Street, on the 26th instant, of hooping cough, Elizabeth Fish, aged six years and a half, daughter of Mr Peter Johnston.

    At Rutherglen, on the 25th instant, Agnes Colquhoun, infant daughter of Mr James Miller.

    At Coats, Cambuslang, on the 21st instant, Mr James Mason, farmer, in the sixty-ninth year of his age.

    At Nether Kirton, on the 23d instant, Miss Sawers.

    At Carse Head, near Dalry, on the 24th instant, Robert, eldest son of Andrew Miller Esq.

    At Edinburgh, on the 23d instant, aged seventeen, James, youngest son of John Frew esq., Garngad Hill, Glasgow.

    At Edinburgh, on the 23d instant, Mary, wife of Thomas James Graham Stirling of Strowan Esq.

    At Birkenhead, on the 23d instant, aged 22 years, Eliza Clephane Paton, wife of Mr Robert Pratt McBrair, agent, Liverpool.

    On the 18th instant, Henry Clinton, aged five years, only son of Henry Clinton Page, of the Prepared marble Works, Bilston, Staffordshire.

    DEATH OF SHERIFF SPEIRS: (abbreviated) We regret to announce the death of Graham Speirs Esq., Sheriff-depute for the county of Edinburgh. This melancholy event took place at Granton House, near Edinburgh, on Saturday morning at five o'clock. Mr. Speirs was in the prime of life, and as the metroploitan sheriff of Scotland he discharged the duties of his important office with great ability... in politics he was a Whig, and in religion he was a Free Churchman... we should have stated that the complaint of which Mr Speirs died was typhus fever. He was in the first instance, affected with the prevailing epidemic, influenza, but having a relapse, the complaint then assumed the form of typhus. [ see above for death notice ]

    MELANCHOLY SHIPWRECK - TWO LIVES LOST: On Tuesday last, while the sloop Pomona, belonging to Mr Alexander Gunn, of this town, was on her way from Aberdeen to Thurso, and while rounding Duncansbay head, with a strong gale of wind and a heavy sea running, a tremendous wave broke over her, washing overboard her whole crew, Donald Calder, George Calder and John Swanson. The latter fortunately got hold of a rope and with the assistance of a passenger (who narrowly saved himself by clinging to the mast), managed to get aboard again. The other two men were never seen more. The same sea carried away her companion, part of her bulwarks, and split her squaresail to tatters. Swanson, as soon as he got aboard, got her head turned to land, and ran her ashore on a sandy beach at Duncansbay. Both of the poor fellows who were lost were natives of Dunnet, but residing in this town. Donald Calder has left a wife and four of a family, and George Calder has left five. It is expected that if the weather proves favourable she will be got off. - Caithness Chronicle.

    31st December 1847


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 121 Montrose Street, on the 27th instant, Mrs Robert Young, a son.

    At 92 Regent Terrace, on the 26th instant, Mrs William Brown, a daughter.

    At 53 Millroad Street, on the 26th instant, Mrs JN Wark, a son.

    At 127 Argyll Street, on the 23d instant, Mrs Charles Douglas, a daughter.

    At 1 Whitevale, on the 29th instant, Mrs Basil Lyon, a son.

    At 79 Quarry Street, Hamilton, on the 26th instant, Mrs James Hamilton, jun., a daughter.

    At Dunbar, on the 18th instant, Mrs Thomson Ingles Gardner, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 27 Port Dundas Road, on the 28th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Beattie, Mr William Clough, to Mary, only surviving daughter of Mr Robert Clough, manager, Glasgow Pottery.

    At 92 Renfield Street, on the 30th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Eadie, Mr. William Anderson, Laurieston Academy, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr Thomas Gray.

    At Budhill, on the 28th instant, by the Rev. Dr. William Symington, reston Mather Esq., to Elizabeth, second daughter of the late John Buchanan Esq., of Provanhall.

    At Campbelton, on the 28th instant, by the Rev. Mr Carmichael, second minister, Mr Piper, second commander of the Torch, to Miss catherine Motley, Campbelton.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 28 Cook Street, Tradeston, on the 29th instant, James Jeffrey.

    At 24 Thistle Street, Garnethill, Glasgow, on the 28th instant, Mr Alexander Morris, aged eighty one years.

    At her aunt's house, 127 Argyll Street, on the 29th instant, Miss Martha maxwell Campbell, and on the evening of the same day, her sister, Mrs Charles Douglas.

    At Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, of fever, on the 10th ultimo, Margaret Ann Fisher, wife of Mr John Campbell, and on the 18th, Mr John Campbell, late of Glasgow.

    At 32 Findlay Street, on the 30th instant, Mr David Middleton, aged thirty-seven years.

    At 132 West Regent Street, on the 27th instant, Margaret, wife of Mr Daniel Macnee.

    At 22 Cumberland Place, on the 30th instant, James Hamilton, youngest son of Mr Alexander Stewart.

    At Glasgow, on the 28th instant, Mrs Agnes Martin or Agnes Dougall, relict of Mr James Dougall, portioner, Great Hamilton Street.

    At 131 Renfield Street, on the 28th instant, Mr William Stirrat, wright, aged fifty-two years.

    At 139 Parson Street, on the 28th instant, Ann Lindsay, wife of Mr George Love, bookseller.

    At 92 Regent Terrace, on the 26th instant, the infant daughter of Mr W. Brown.

    At 1 Kirk Street, Townhead, on the 28th instant, of hooping cough, Margaret Mossiron, aged two years and three months, youngest daughter of Dr. Forman.

    At Meadow vale, Partick, on the 29th instant, James Muir McDougall, third son of Mr Alexander McDougall, 66 Brunswick Street.

    At Rosehall, on the 27th instant, Mrs Douglas of Rosehall.

    At 104 North Hanover Street, on the 28th instant, James Bowman, infant son of Mrf James Adam.

    At 152 Main Street, Bridgeton, on the 23d instant, Catherine Law, wife of Mr David Crawford, colourmaker at Barrowfield Printworks.

    At Glasgow, on the 29th instant, Mr Walter Morrison, wright, George Street.

    At 2 Havannah Street, on the 29th instant, William Stewart Esq.

    At Whitevale, on the 28th instant, Ann Corbet, wife of the late Mr Daniel Chrystie, builder, Glasgow.

    At Tollcross, on the 21st instant, Mr George Preston, aged eighty-two years.

    At Rutherglen, on the 25th instant, Mr William Russell, portioner.

    At Carmunnock, on the 25th instant, of influensa, Mrs Agnes Park, aged eighty-five years, relict of Mr Alexander Connell, wright.

    At Miss Titchie's, Barncluith, Hamilton, on the 27th instant, Elizabeth McCulloch.

    At Paisley, on the 28th instant, Margaret Walker, wife of the Rev. Robert Cairns.

    At Laurel Bank, Kilmarnock, on the 28th instant, Miss Janet Parker, in her seventy-fourth year, daughter of the late Hugh Parker Esq., banker, Kilmarnock.

    At Lochgilphead, on the 23d instant, Margaret Campbell, wife of Mr Peter Ferguson, cattle dealer.

    At Whitehouse, Lamlash, on the 27th instant, Andrew Jack, aged seventeen, fourth son of John Paterson Esq.

    At Lochwinnoch, on the 27th instant, Janet Barr, relict of Mr James Aitken, grocer, there.

    At Millport, on the 29th instant, James Hunter, aged sixteen months, onlyu child of Mr Malcolm Sinclair.

    At Thornhill, Perthshire, on the 7th instant, Mr John Pearson, surgeon, and on the 24th instant, Mrs Margaret McGregor, his wife.

    MELANCHOLY OCCURRENCE: On Friday the 17th instant, two young men belonging to Hopeman left that harbour about five o'clock a.m. for the purpose of piloting a vessel in the offing laden with coals. At the time they put to sea, and for about half an hour thereafter the wind was perfectly calm, but it soon began to blow very strong, and suddenly increased to a perfect hurricane. The unfortunate young men, it appears, had not found out the vessel, and as they have never been heard of since, it is feared that the poor fellows have perished. Their names are, Alexander Fettes, a native of Aberdeen, who had acted for some years as a salmon-fisher in the employment of the proprietor, Rear-Admiral Duff of Drummuir, and during the last season was employed in the same capacity by Mr Hogarth at the salmon fishings at hopeman. He was greatly respected by all who knew him, and his untimely fate is much regretted. The other young man, John Smith, was a native of Hopeman, and also much respected and lamented. They were both unmarried. Since writing the above, we understand that a letter has been received, stating that Smith's body was cast ashore near Lerwick, along with the small boat in which the unfortunate men sailed from Hopeman. His watch and tobacco pipe were found on his person. - Elgin Courant.


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