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April 1848


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    7th April 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 12 Abercromby Place, West George Street, on the 5th instant, Mrs JG Fleming, a son.

    At 11 Pitt Street, on the 5th instant, Mrs Alexander B Glen, a daughter.

    At 207 Duke Street, on the 4th instant, Mrs James Clashan, a son.

    At 4 Meadowside, Woodlands Road, on the 2d instant, Mrs William Hamilton, a son.

    At 1 Crown Street, on the 1st instant, Mrs William Marshall, a daughter.

    At Wilson Street, Hillhead, on the 4th instant, Mrs Andrew Hamilton, a daughter.

    At West Shandon, on the 1st instant, Mrs James Dunlop, a son.

    At Pollockshaws, on the 3d instant, the wife of Mr. John Menzies, surgeon, a son.

    At Dandyvan, on the 3d instant, Mrs William Moore, a son.

    At Calderbank, on the 1st instant, Mrs Thomas Forbes, a daughter.

    At Lennoxtown, on the 4th instant, Mrs William Shoal, a son.

    At Liverpool, on the 1st instant, Mrs Robert Napier, Cunningham, a son.

    At 11 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, on the 3d instant, the Lady of Sir James Gardiner Baird, Bart., of Seaghton Hall, Midlothian, a daughter.

    At Port of Spain, Trinidad, on the 27th February, Mrs James Wilson, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Glasgow, on the 5th instant, by the Rev. John W MacMeeken, Lesmahagow, Mr Alexander Hewison, schoolmaster, Morton, Dumfriesshire, to Miss Elizabeth King, Ballantrae, Ayrshire.

    At North Albion Court, Glasgow, on the 3d instant, by the Rev. Archibald Nisbet, Mr John Gerhard Fichling, to Miss Janet Watson, eldest daughter of Mr Robert McFarlane, calenderer.

    At 357 St. Vincent Street, on the 24th ultimo, by the Rev. AN Somerville, Robert Wallace Esq., late of H.M. Customs, to Margaret Smellie, widow of the late Mr Selkirk.

    At Airdrie, on the 3d instant, by the Rev. Mr. Stirling, Coatbridge, Mr James Leitch, baker, to Margaret Begg, widow of Mr William Chapman, wine and spirit merchant, Airdrie.

    At Quarter, Largs, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. William Steven, James Allan Esq., merchant, Glasgow, to Elizabeth Arsiel(?), third daughter of John Randolph, Esq., surgeon, Westminster.

    At St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, on the 4th instant, by the Right Rev. Bishop Terrot, James Webster Esq., 74 Queen Street, to Jane, eldest daughter of Graham Bisny(?) Esq., W.S..

    At St Saviour's Church, St Saviourgate, York, by the Rev. Joniah Craft, John Brown Esq., sharebroker, to Jeanie, youngest daughter of the late Andrew Gilmour, Esq., Glasgow.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 16 South Portland Street, on the 6th instant, Mr John Gray, confectioner.

    At 90 North Montrose Street, on the 5th instant, Margaret Craig, relict of Mr James Gentle, Glasgow.

    At 84 Crown Street, Hutchesontown, on the 5th instant, Mr Robert Gray, engraver, in the seventy-ninth year of his age.

    At 3 Abercromby Place, on the 3d instant, Janet Merry, wife of John Gilmour Esq.

    At 52 South Coburg Street, suddenly, on the 5th instant, Mr Peter Mackie.

    At 4 Dale Street, Bridgeton, on the 6th instant, Robert, aged eleven months, son of Mr Robert Taylor, wine and spirit merchant.

    At 6 Upper Main Street, Gorbals, on the 3d instant, Mr James Stewart, aged sixty-seven years, formerly of Barsolus, Wigtownshire.

    At 10 Green Street, Calton, on the 2d instant, Mr William Easton, surgeon. [ see article below ]

    At her daughter's house, 19 Duke Street, on the 2d instant, Margaret Seivewright, in the seventy-second year of her age, relict of Mr John Boyd.

    At 10 Great Hamilton Street, on the 2d instant, Ellen Park, aged eleven years, daughter of the late Mr William Strang, sen.

    At 23 Florence Place, Woodlands Road, on the 26th ultimo, Mrs Macnicoll, aged sixty-eight years.

    At Glenduff Hill, Shettleston, on the 4th instant, Agnes, infant daughter of John Todd Esq.

    At Burnbank, Partick, on the 4th instant, George, aged twenty-two, eldest son of Mr James T Wilson.

    At Mavish, Brodick, Island of Arran, on the 1st instant, Mr Donald Fullarton, aged sixty-seven years.

    Drowned at sea, on the 3d ultimo, Mr James Hogarth, mate of the brig "Five Sisters" of Glasgow, youngest son of the late Mr William Hogarth, Glasgow.

    At his house, 56 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh, on the 31st ultimo, Archibald Makellar Esq., MD. (late of Saltoun)

    At 17 East Claremont Street Street, Edinburgh, on the 27th ultimo, Miss Sprot, eldest daughter of the late James Sprot Esq.

    At Rio de Janeiro, on the 13th January, Samuel McClare, a native of Roxburghshire, SCotland, after twenty-two years residence in Brazil.

    DELIBERATE SUICIDE: On Wednesday afternoon, about four o'clock, a man, whose name has not been ascertained, was seen to commit suicide in a very deliberate manner by throwing himself into the Clyde at the springboards, near a part of the river which is known by the name of the Dominic's Hole. The only person who seems to have observed the act was a carter who was engaged in carting smithy ashes on the side of the river opposite to that on which the unfortunate individual was stationed. According to the carter's account, he was an old man with a bald head and wearing an apron. He deliberately laid his hat down on the bank and walked into the river with his clothes on. Before assistance could reach the spot he had disappeared. [From information received yesterday, we think there is every reason to believe that this unhappy man was James Bright, a weaver, residing in Calton. He was in poor circumstances, and had been observed to be in a desponding state. The body has not been recovered. Deceased was middle-aged and has left a widow and child.

    DR. WILLIAM EASTON: On our obituary of today will be found the name of this amiable and talented gentleman, whose decease, after a lengthened illness, will be unfeignedly lamended by a great proportion of the inhabitants resident in the eastern districts of the city, among whom he diligently and indefatigably laboured about a quarter of a century. Dr. W Easton enjoyed, we believe, or rather encountered, a much larger share of arduous practice than any of his medical contemporaries or predecessors in the locality, ever attained to, or engaged in. Few men possessed more the public confidence or that of his professional bretheren, and few men better deserved it. [ see death notice above ]

    SUICIDE: On the 24th ultimo, George Downie, residing in Pollokshaws, destroyed himself by swallowing a quantity of opium. From inquiry, it appeared that Downie had purchased twelve opium pills in one drug shop in Pollockshaws, and four in another, all of which, with the exception of two found in his pocket, he swallowed along with sundry glasses of rum, which he purchased at various times as he procured the opium. The body was inspected by Dr. Corbett and his son, Dr. Robert Corbett of Nitshill, same afternoon, at the request of Downie's relation.

    ACCIDENTAL DEATH: On Tuesday last, Philip McMaster, aged twenty-two, a native of Ireland, employed on the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway, was killed, near Nitshill, by a fall of part of the "face" under which he was employed shovelling away part of the earth. This is the fourth accident of a similar nature on this line, and a medical inspection has been made, under direction of the authorities of the district, and the case reported to the Sheriff, so that further investigation may be made if deemed necessary.

    DEATH OF PETER STILL, THE DEAF POET: We regret to announce the demise of Peter Still, the deaf bard of Buchan, which took place at Blackhouse Toll-bar, near Peterhead, on the 21st ultimo. Mr Bell was in his 35th year, and has left a widow and six children.

    8th April 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At West Russell Street, on the 2d instant, Mrs J Jamieson, a son.

    At 38 West Campbell Street, on the 31st ultimo, Mrs John Steel, a daughter.

    At Birdston, on the 30th ultimo, Mrs Robert Reid, a daughter.

    At 3 Bishop Street, Anderston, on the 23d ultimo, Mrs John Chambers, a son.

    At the Manse of Shotts, on the 30th ultimo, Mrs Watt, a daughter.

    At 13 Moray Place, Edinburgh, on the 30th ultimo, the lady of Sir AC Gobson Maitland, Bart., of Cliftonhall, a son and heir.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Longnor Church, Glamorganshire, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Henry Wyndham Jones, rector, Andrew Thomas Esq. of Glasgow, to Anne Morton, second daughter of Mr Thomas Thomas, Cwm Avon.

    At Allahabad, on the 24th January, John Greig Esq., surgeon, 38th Regiment Bengal Light Infantry, to Jane, widow of Lieut.-Colonel Earle, and daughter of the late Lieut.-Colonel Shadwell.
    DEATHS [02]
    At Greenock, on the 1st instant, Mrs Ninian Bannatyne.

    At the Bridge of Nevis, near Fort William, on the 26th ultimo, William Gray Esq., late of the house of Wighton, Gray & Co., of this city.

    At 223 Gallowgate, on the 2d instant, Jane Smeal, widow of the late James Smeal, surgeon, Glasgow.

    At 120 Main Street, Anderston, on the 31st ultimo, Margaret Young, aged forty-six years, wife of Andrew Newlands, contractor.

    At Rutherglen, on the 1st instant, Janet Miller, aged twenty-two years, wife of Mr John Park, jun.

    At 128 George Street, Paisley, on the 1st instant, of typhus fever, Mr Hugh Brown, in the forty-ninth year of his age.

    At 25 Sandon Street, Liverpool, on the 30th ultimo, Mr Alexander Murdoch, in his twenty-seventh year, son of Mr. William Murdoch, soap manufacturer, Glasgow.

    At Greenock, on the 25th ultimo, John Wilson, aged nine and a half years, son of Mr Thomas Harris, M#### Tavern.

    At Lauriston House, Edinburgh, on the 29th ultimo, Mrs Jane(?) Agnew, sen., of Barabarroch and Sheehan(?), aged eighty-seven.

    At sea, on board her Majesty's ship M##ader, on the 17th February, James Brooke, infant son of William Napier, Esq., Lieutenant-Governor of Lab###, aged five months and twenty four days.

    10th April 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 12 Rose Street, Garnet Hill, on the 9th instant, Mrs David Telfer, a son.

    At 100 South Portland Street, on the 8th instant, Mrs Robert Hood, a son.

    At 27 Abbotsford Place, on the 6th instant, Mrs Joseph Wright, a son.

    At 9 Cambridge Street, on the 5th instant, Mrs Frederick Johnston, a son.

    At North Street, Dalry, Ayrshire, on the 2d instant, Mrs Robert Brown, a son.

    At Southend Village, Kintyre, on the 3d instant, the wife of Mr James Brown, baker, of three children, two sons and one daughter, who, with their mother, are doing well.

    At 6 High Street, Sunderland, on the 31st ultimo, Mrs William Mackie, a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 7 Park Place, Stockwell Street, on the 5th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Paterson of Free St. Andrew's, Captain Colin Turner of the ship Athol, to Margaret Ainslie, second daughter of Mr Robert Thomson, Glasgow.

    At 67 Trongate, on the 3d instant, by the Rev. Dr. Black, Mr B Brookman, to Jane, youngest daughter of Mr Wilson, blacking(?) manufacturer.

    At Lake Field, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. David M Murray of Bonaw Free Church, Mr Archibald M. Calman, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Captain John McCalman of the Condseter(?).
    DEATHS [02]
    At Killermont Court, Port Dundas Road, on the 3d instant, Janet Stewart, wife of Mr Hugh Mactavish.

    At 10 Great Hamilton Street, on the 8th instant, Mary McKinlay, wife of Mr William Ewing.

    At 8 Portland Street, Laurieston, on the 8th instant, Mary Guthrie, relict of John Binnie Esq., of Hangingshaw.

    At 24 Robertson Street, on the 7th instant, Mr Robert Campbell, wood merchant.

    At 2 Old Dalmarnock Road, suddenly, on the 6th instant, Barbary Ogilvie, wife of Mr Donald Smith, spirit merchant.

    At School House, Kilsyth, on the 5th instant, Helen Mitchell, in the seventy-sixth year of her age, relict of Mr William Henderson, portioner, Airdrie.

    At Cumbernauld, on the 8th instant, of apoplexy, Mr John Waddell.

    ACCIDENT: On Monday a young man, Neil McRorie, a waggoner, was killed, near to the paper mill beyond Galston, on the line of railway now making from the town to Newmilns. While stepping from the waggons, to disconnect the horse from them in the customary way when they are about to be emptied, he stumbled and fell, and three loaded waggons passed over and bruised him in so severe a manner that he survived only a few minutes. On Tuesday his body was conveyed to Glasgow, of which town he is a native. - Kilmarnock Journal.

    AWFUL UNCERTAINTY OF HUMAN LIFE: James Jeffrey, a porter, who had been in the employment of Mr Alexander M Dick, grocer and wine merchant, 8 Huntley Street, Canonmills, for upwards of twenty years, having requested leave from his employer for a short time to get his child baptised, and left for that purpose at 3PM, returned in the evening with his wife and child, when, upon entering the door, he fell down and suddenly expired. Medical aid was immediately procured, but all efforts to restore animation were utterly fruitless, life being extinct. The deceased has left a wife and four children, totally destitute, to deplore his loss. - Courant.

    14th April 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 19 Newton Place, on the 13th instant, Mrs Andrew MacEwan, a daughter.

    At Oswald Street, on the 13th instant, Mrs Montgomerie, a daughter.

    At 3 Burnside Street, Garscube Road, on the 8th instant, Mrs James Wilson, a son.

    At Bogton, Cathcart, on the 12th instant, Mrs Armour, a daughter.

    At East Balgrochan, Campsie, on the 9th instant, Mrs David Mitchell, a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 33 West Campbell Street, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Robson, Mr Henry Parsons, house-agent, Nottingham, to Elizabeth Handry, second daughter of Mr. Alexander Miller, baker, Glasgow.

    At 29 College Street, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Nisbet, Lawrence Bolt, Esq., haraldry painter, Glasgow, to Janet, daughter of John Robertson, Esq., Calton.

    At Muirburn, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. Gavin Lang, R.F. Alston Esq., to Anne Craigie, daughter of George Alston, Esq., of Muirburn, Lanarkshire.

    At Cleverton Cottage, Helensburgh, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. John Anderson, William Mirrison, jun., Esq., merchant, Glasgow, to Jumima Margaret, youngest daughter of the late James Ewing Esq.

    At Kilmarnock, on the 5th instant, by the Rev. James Morrison, Mr Daniel Ferguson, box-manufacturer, Glasgow, to Mary Ann, daughter of Mr Cumming, weaver, Kilmarnock.

    At Carmarthen, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. Dr. S Williams of St. David's Church, Mr John McEacheran, Glasgow, to Miss Elizabeth Phillips of the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 59 Abercrombie Street, on the 12th instant, in his eighteenth year, Alexander, son of Mr Alexander Malcolm, baker.

    At George Place, Gourock, on the 11th instant, Elizabeth McNaught, only daughter of William Robertson Esq.

    At 72 Thistle Street, on the 11th instant, Mr William Paterson, aged thirty-two years, and on the 13th instant, John McGarlane, aged six years, only son of the late Mr William Paterson.

    At 98 Montrose Street, on the 12th instant, James Macarthur, youngest son of Mr John Currie, druggist, Glasgow.

    At 24 Wilson Street, on the 11th instant, Alexander, aged five years and four months, son of Mr William McLachlan.

    At 96 Eglinton Street, on the 10th instant, Mr William Caldwell, portioner.

    At Anderston Printworks, Glasgow, on the 10th instant, Jean mcWatt, wife of Mr Alexander McBean.

    At 100 Saltmarket Street, on the 10th instant, William Paterson, fourth son of Mr John Paterson.

    At Glasgow, on the 9th instant, Mr James Pollock, reedmaker.

    At 77 Renfrew Street, on the 7th instant, Mr James Hay, mason, aged forty-two years.

    At 65 Renfield Street, Glasgow, on the 6th instant, Florence, infant daughter of Lieut. H.C. Faulkner, 2d Queen's Royal Regiment of Foot.

    At 9 Mains Street, on the 2d instant, Mr Malcolm Macgregor, cooper, aged thirty-two years, son of the late Mr Alexander Macgregor, Greenock.

    At Tollcross, on the 12th instant, Mr William Leishman, late flesher, Gallowgate, Glasgow.

    At Alexandria, Dumbartonshire, on the 11th instant, Mr William Rodger, machine-printer, aged sixty-eight years.

    At Oban, on the 3d instant, after a long and painful illness, Mr James Miller, bookseller.

    At Quarrelton, near Johnstone, on the 1st instant, Margaret Alexander, relict of James Burnet Esq.

    At Mayence, Germany, on the 22d ultimo, Mr George Loudoun, formerly of the Ship Bank, Glasgow.

    17th April 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 5(?) Morris Place, on the 15th instant, Mrs John Muir, a son.

    At 65(?) Windsor Terrace, on the 14th instant, Mrs James Stewart, a son.

    At Garngad Hill, on the 14th instant, Mrs Hector(?) Finlay, a son.

    At Craigton, on the 7th instant, Mrs Henry Dunlop, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 106 Hospital Street, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. James Taylor, D.D., John Fulton Esq., ironmonger and ship chandler, Glasgow, to Miss Agnes, daughter of the late Arthus Rankin Esq., Glasgow.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 226(?) Renfrew Street, on the 13th instant, Marion, daughter of the late Mr Thomas Gibb of Millwood.

    At 198 St. Vincent Street, on the 14th instant, Isabella, daughter of the late John Muir Esq.

    At 6 Blythswood Square, on the 13th instant, Edward, infant son of B.F. Babcock esq.

    At Glasgow, on the 16th instant, after a short illness, Mr Nathaniel Yabsley, of her Majesty's Dock Yard, Devonport.

    At 42 Bell Street, on the 13th instant, Mrs Peter Dunn, aged thirty-one years.

    At Glasgow, suddenly, on the 11th instant, Robert, fifth and last surviving son of the late Robert Salmon Esq.

    At Townhead, on the 15th instant, Mr James Scott, farmer, late of Balgray.

    At Bridgeton, on the 13th instant, suddenly, of apoplexy, Mr William Haig, portioner there.

    At Fulbar Street, Renfrew, on the 3d instant, Miss Pollock.

    At Far Wood, parish of Kilwinning, on the 3d instant, Mr John Stevenson, sen., aged seventy-three years.

    At Rome, on the 3d instant, John Ker Esq., merchant, Glasgow.

    At Madras, on the 22d February, Lieutenant-Colonel George Dodds, 47th Regiment Native Infantry, late of Saxe Cobourg Place, Edinburgh.

    21st April 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At South Coburg Street, Laurieston, on the 13th instant, Mrs Dempster, a son.

    At 84 South Portland Street, on the 13th instant, Mrs John McCallum, a daughter.

    At Cumnock Park, Govan Road, on the 17th instant, Mrs John Macfarlane, a daughter.

    At Balloch, on the 12th instant, Mrs McFarlane, a daughter.

    At Monte Video, on the 3d February, the lady of H.C. mcLean, a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Randolph Terrace, Garnet Hill, on the 20th instant, by the Rev. Ralph Wardlaw, D.D. James Caldwell Esq., merchant, Glasgow, to Lucy, daughter of the late Charles Cannon(?) Esq., London.

    At 40 St. Andrew Street, by the Rev. John Bonar, Mr John Webster, merchant, Thornhill, to Anne, youngest daughter of Mr Alexander Bryce.

    At Macdonally, Lochwinnoch, on the 18th instant, by the Rev. Robert Smith, D.D. of the Free Church there, the Rev. Joseph Patrick, A.M., of the Free Church O#####ree, to Mary, second daughter of John Barbour, Esq.
    DEATHS [02]
    At Wilson Street, Hillhead, on the 20th instant, Elizabeth, infant daughter of Mr Andrew Hamilton.

    At 9 Hopetoun Place, on the 18th instant, Margaret Galloway, wife of Mr Peter Chapman.

    At Glasgow, on the 18 instant, David Dunn, aged seven years.

    At 12 Oswald Street, on the 17th instant, Mr William Gardner, teacher, Bridgeton.

    At 80(?) Janaica Street, suddenly, on the 15th instant, Margaret Johnstone, aged twenty-nine years, late of Dennayloadhead.

    At Cumberland Buildings, 168 Gallowgate, on the 18th instant, Agnes, aged seventeen years, daughter of Mr Thomas Logan, wine-merchant.

    At 35 Warwick Street, Laurieston, on the 10th instant, Margaret Barrie, relict of Mr William Macfarlane, South Portland Street.

    At the Manse, Inchinnan, on the 17th instant, Mary Veronica, fourth surviving daughter of the Rev. Lawrence Lockhart.

    At Kelso Manse, on the 17th instant, William Henry, aged seventeen years, eldest son of the Rev. James Smith.

    At 110 Thistle Street, on the 19th instant, Mary Morton, aged thirty-three years, wife of Mr William Sinclair, printer.

    At Coatbridge, on the 12th instant, in his eleventh year, Alexander, only child of Mr David Reid, schoolmaster, there.

    At Croftbank, on the 17th instant, Isabella, youngest daughter of the late William McAlister Esq., writer, Dumbarton.

    At Dumbarton, on the 20th instant, James Napier Esq., aged eighty-four years.

    At Ferryfield, Alexandria, on the 20th instant, Mr William Mackinlay, banker.

    At Kayston, East Kilpatrick, on the 15th instant, Mr Robert Weir, sen., farmer, there.

    At New Street, Beith, on the 6th instant, Mr James Howie, carrier, in his fifty-second year.

    At 8 Argyll Place, Rothesay, on the 15th instant, Agnes Marion, fifth daughter of the late Colonel Fullarton of Fullarton.

    At 26 Danube Street, Edinburgh, on the 12th instant, Mrs Mather.

    At Madeira, on the 20th ultimo, William Speir Esq., of East Lodge, Middlesex, eldest son of the late Robert Speir Esq., of Burnbrae, Renfrewshire.

    CALDERBANK - FATAL ACCIDENTS: We regret to learn that two accidents have recently occurred in this neighbourhood which have both resulted fatally. A few days ago, while a shingler, named William Gentles, was following his occupation at the Monkland Works, the staff, with which he was shingling, broke by a joining that had not been sufficiently welded, and caused him to stumble forward. The unfortunate man fell under the hammer, and as his head was caught between the arms of the "calm ring", and the end of the helve, he was almost instantly deprived of life. During the present week, DSincan Douglas, storeman, was driving down the forge road from Chapelhall in a baker's cart, when the horse went off at a furious rate, and the vehicle having canted over a little hillock of stones, he was thrown out, and dashed violently upon the road. He exclaimed to the boy in charge of the cart that he felt dreadfully injured and almost immediately expired.

    A MAN DROWNED: On Monday evening, Alexander Leech, master of the boat Despatch, which is discharging at the Custom House Quay, failed to make apprearance on board. There being nothing seen of him up till midday of Tuesday, inquiries were set afoot, and it was ascertained that he had been observed by some individuals standing at the end of the Broomielaw Bridge about eleven o'clock the previous evening. As there was a probability that he might have fallen over the quay in crossing to his vessel during the night, the grappling irons were put in requisition, and the space between the boat and the breast of the quay carefully dragged. After a considerable lapse of time, the body of Mr. Leech was brought to the surface about five o'clock in the evening, and immediately conveyed down to Greenock in one of the luggage boats. We regret to say, that the unfortunate man has left a wife and family in that town to regret his premature and melancholy death.

    24th April 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 87 Union Street, on the 23d instant, Mrs A.R. Wilson, a son.

    At 6 Lynedoch Crescent, on the 22d instant, Mrs Alexander Anderson, a son.

    At 2 Clifton Street, Somerset Place, on the 22d instant, Mrs John Fraser, jun., a daughter.

    At pinkston, on the 23d instant, Mrs Robert Harvey, a daughter.

    At 40 Oxford Street, on the 18th instant, Mrs J.H. Balfour, a son.

    At the Fruit Market Inn, on the 11th instant, Mrs Robert Russell, a son.

    At Port Glasgow, on the 22d instant, Mrs Thomas Wright, a son.

    At Rothesay, on the 19th instant, Mrs Marshall, a daughter.

    At Cam-Bus-Barron, Stirlingshire, on the 21st instant, Mrs George Whyte, a daughter.

    At 17 Thistle Street, on the 22d instant, Mrs William Bryan, a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Randolph Place, Garnet Hill, on the 18th instant, by the Rev. Dr. King, Mr William Ferguson, engraver, Glasgow, to Eliza Graham, daughter of the late William Lindsay, Esq., Westfield.

    At 93 London Street, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. John Henderson of Carmunnock, Mr James Reid, Glasgow, to Miss Margaret, third daughter of Mr John Brown, late of Cathcart.

    At Glasgow, on the 22d instant, Mr James Dunn, to Miss Sarah Shepphard, both of Busby.
    DEATHS [02]
    At Belfast, on the 21st instant, the Rev. William Cairns, LLD, Professor of Logic and Belles Lettres in Belfast College.

    At Meadow PLace, Edinburgh, on the 17th instant, John Connon Esq., Quarter Master, late of the 35th Regiment and formerly Quarter Master in the 74th Regiment.

    At Garnet Dale, New City Road, on the 22d instant, Janet Dickie, aged six years.

    At 16 Sauchiehall Street, on the 20th instant, Mrs Neil Campbell, aged forty-two years.

    At 80 South Portland Street, on the 20th instant, Charles, son of the late John Findlay Esq., Bridge-of-Weir.

    At 94 North Frederick Street, Miss Clementina Waterson, aged sixty years.

    At 17 Bedford Street, Laurieston, on the 21st instant, Mr Robert Gray, aged seventy-three years.

    At Coshnock Farm, Barony Parish, on the 17th instant, Mr Alexander Baird sen., aged seventy years.

    At Burnhouse, Maryhill, siddenly, on the 21st instant, Mr Duncan Kier sen., cattle-dealer.

    MELANCHOLY AND FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR KILMARNOCK: An accident of very melancholy nature occurred in the parish of Riccarton, on Monday... William Templeton, Braehead Farm, at the request of a friend who was desirous of procuring some feathers for dressing fish-hooks, went out to Riccarton moss for the purpose of shooting some small birds...then went to a cartwright's shop close by, where he had some business to transact, leaving his gun in a whin-bush till his return... on coming back he pulled the gun out of it's hiding place, but while doing so its trigger caught among the twigs and the shot was discharged into his chest, wounding him mortally. Deceased was a young man of much promisem and had not, we believe, reached his twentieth year. - Ayr Advertiser.

    ACCIDENT NEAR KILMARNOCK: On Wednesday, James Blackwood, waggoner, a young man about 20 years of age, while coming down an inclide on the Cumnock Extension Line near to Bonniehill, about a mile from Kilmarnock, the bearer came out of the tree, and, in the act of hooking it on, he fell across the rails, and the first wheel passing over his abdomen, and the second over his chect upwards in an oblique direction, caused instantaneous death. He was a native of Houston.

    28th April 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 109 Renfrew Street, on the 27th instant, Mrs George Sheriff, a daughter.

    At Cumberland Street, on the 27th instant, Mrs Robert Anderson, a son.

    At 15 Wellington Street, on the 25th instant, Mrs McEwan, a daughter.

    At St. Vincent Park, Paisley Road, on the 27th instant, Mrs William Thomson, a daughter.

    At 404 Gallowgate, on the 26th instant, Mrs Walter Smith, a daughter.

    At 41 Cumberland Street, on the 25th instant, Mrs Bryce Rankin, a daughter.

    At Burn-Bank, on the 23d instant, Mrs James Wallace, a son.

    At 61 Alston Street, on the 23d instant, Mrs Wilson, a daughter.

    At 95 North Hanover Street, on the 16th instant, Mrs Archibald Hamilton, a daughter.

    At Milngavie, on the 23d instant, Mrs William Paterson, a daughter.

    At Woodside Terrace, on the 25th instant, Mrs McGrigor, a daughter.

    At 51 Abbotsford Place, on the 25th instant, Mrs Hugh Smith, a daughter.

    At Barrowfield Works, on the 25th instant, Mrs Allan Arthur, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Bothwell, on the 27th instant, by the Rev. Dr. McWilliam of London, Henry Mayne McWilliam Esq., writer, Glasgow, to Sophia Thomson, youngest and only surviving daughter of Frederick James Campbell Esq., of the H.E.I.C.

    At Slit Mills, Partick, on the 27th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Struthers, the Rev. John McColl, minister of the United Presbyterian Church, Partick, to Jane, daughter of the late Alexander Wilson Esq.

    At West Campbell Street, on the 27th instant, by the Rev. Robert McGilvray of Hope Street Free Gaelic Church, Mr Colin Campbell, engineer, to Marion, eldest daughter of the late John McNicoll Esq., surgeon.

    At Carlton Place, on the 27th instant, by the Rev. Mr Anderson, David Wilkie, jun., Esq., writer, to Agnes Graham, eldest daughter of Charles hutcheson esq.

    At 117 West Campbell Street, on the 24th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Meiklam, Mr James Smellie, Bridgeton, to Lillias, youngest daughter of Mr Donald Mackay, grocer, Bridgeton.

    At 48 Maitland Street, Glasgow, on the 25th instant, by the Rev. James Meiklam of Brownsfield, John Douglas Esq., to janet, youngest surviving daughter of the late Mr John Martin of Changue, Mochrum, Wigtownshire.

    At Oxford Street, Glasgow, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. James McBeth, Mr Alexander Florida Cameron, to Margaret Ross, daughter of Alexander Munro Esq., manufacturer, Glasgow.

    At Town Park, Avondale, on the 25th instant, by the Rev. Walter McLay, M.A., Dr. Thomas Thomson to Margaret, daughter of the late James Steel Esq., commission merchant, Glasgow.

    At High Kelly Street, Greenock, on the 26th instant, by the Rev. Alexander C. Rutherford, Joseph Paterson Esq., M.D., Oban, to catherine, youngest daughter of the late Mr John mcDougall.

    At Duke Street, Edinburgh, on the 24th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Harper, Leith, H.H. Munro Esq., secretary, Stock Exchange, Glasgow, to Jane, second daughter of Allan Robertson, Esq., Nassau, New Providence.

    At Edinburgh, on the 25th instant, by the Rev. John Sym, David C McConnel Esq., of Manchester, to Mary, eldest daughter of Alexander Macleod Esq., Edinburgh.

    At 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, on the 25th instant, by the Rev. DTK Drummond, Robert Bruce Esq., of Kesset, to Jane Hamilton, daughter of the late Sir James Ferguson, Bart., of Kilkerran, and the Lady Henrietta Fergusson.

    At 18 South Castle Street, Edinburgh, on the 18th instant, by the Rev. JC Aikman, David Baird Esq., to Ann, daughter of William McLeish Esq., Perth.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 64 King Street, Glasgow, on the 21st instant, Elisabeth McKean.

    At Rothesay, on the 24th instant, Miss Barbara Campbell, daughter of the late Andrew Campbell Esq., Lagwine(?)

    At 15 York Street, on the 19th instant, Margaret McCulloch, relict of Mr James McNiven, Glasgow.

    At Braehead Mains, Cramond, on the 20th instant, Miss Jane Kaltie(?), formerly of Glasgow.

    At Huntley, on the 25th instant, Agnes, only surviving daughter of the Rev. John Hill.

    At Wright-Park, on the 15th instant, William Kay Esq., of Wright-Park &c.

    At Inverary, on the 4th instant, Duncan paterson Esq., Procurator-Fiscal of Argyllshire.

    At Manor House, County Down, on the 14th instant, Mrs Johnston.

    At Bendipine(?), New South wales, on the 27th of November last, James Macpherson Grant Esq., second son of the late Mr. George Macpherson Grant of Ballindalloch, Baronet.

    MAN KILLED: On Monday afternoon, a young man, named David Stewart, farm servant, residing in the parish of Mid-Calder, met with his death... while coming along the turnpike road in the parish of Kirknewton, it is supposed that he had fallen asleep on the top of a cart of which he had charge, and that the reins had got entangled among the horse's feet, the animal, which was young and high spirited, took fright and set off at full speed. Stewart, in attempting to regain his hold of the reins, lost his balance, and falling between the wall at the roadside and the cart, he was so severely bruised, that he died in a few hours afterwards. [01]

    FATAL ACCIDENT AND LOSS OF LIFE: On Monday morning, at two o'clock, eighteen boats went to the fishing, from Footdee, but on returning to the harbour about nine, it was found that there was good deal of sea on the bar, with an outgoing tide, and a heavy ground swell. As is usual when danger is apprehended, the first boat that crosses the bar lies in smooth water until the second is also in safety; the first then proceeds to the shore, while the other takes her place. In this way all the boats except two got well over the bar, but as the "George" was crossing, steered by George Brands, a heavy sea broke astern, and run her down head foremost, when she instantly capsized, and all the crew, six in number, were thrown into the water. George Brands and Alexander Gavin, jun. got hold of the boat as she righted but the other four were lost among the breakers, and perished. The abovementioned two managed to cling to the upset boat and were drifted out to sea, where they were rescued by another of the boats, and landed at the shore. The names of the four men drowned are - Andrew Brand, William Forbes, George Gavin and Alexander Gavin - the ages of the three former average about seventy. Alexander Gavin has left a wife and family, the youngest of which is two years of age, the others have left wives and their families are grown up. This melancholy accident has occasioed deep sorrow among their relatives and friends at Footdee, and should be a warning to the fishermen not to dispose their crews so that too many old men should be in one boat. - Aberdeen Journal.
    OTHER [02]
    AYR CIRCUIT COURT OF JUSTICLARY: The Spring Circuit Court of Judiciary for the counties of Ayr and Wigton was opened in the Court-house, Ayr, on Tuesday...
    Agnes Park - was places at the bar charged with theft. The crime was aggravated by previous conviction of theft. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to seven years transportation.
    Jean Ferguson or McKeller - was charged with theft, she was previously convicted of theft. She pleaded guilty. Sentenced to transportation for seven years.
    John Stevenson, weaver, Samuel Boyd, weaver and John Hammell, weaver, Girvan - were charged with sheep-stealing. Sentences - eighteen months imprisonment in Perth Penitentiary.
    James Todd - was charged with theft by means of housebreaking, and by opening lockfast places. The prisoner pleaded not guilty, and after a jury was empannelled, the case went to trial, after hearing the witnesses. Lord Wood went over the evidence, after which the jury consulted, and returned a verdict of guilty. Mr Cooper of Failford, foreman, declared the panel guilty. Lowd Wood, after commenting on the circumstances of the theft, sentenced Todd to seven years transportation, on the announcement of which Todd exclaimed that "it was neither law or justice."
    Mary Anderson or Sword - was accused of theft. The panel pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 7 years transportation.
    John McLean, tailor, and Bryce McBroom, painter - were indicted for theft my means of housebreaking. The charges were aggravated by previous conviction. The panels pleaded not guilty, and the former Jury having been re-sworn, the case went to trial. After the examination of witnesses, the Jury returned a verdict of guilty against both panels. The Lord Justice-Clerk then passed sentence. Considering that McLean was one of the well-known thieves of Glasgow, and had pursued a reckless career of crime, his Lordship sentenced him to ten years transportation. McBroom was sentenced to seven years transportation.
    John Malone - was accused of theft. The prisoner pleaded not guilty. A Jury was impannelled and the case went to trial. After a brief trial, the Jury found the charge proven, and Malone was sentenced to seven years transportation.


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