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July 1848


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    3rd July 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 119 North Montrose Street, on the 1st instant, Mrs Joseph Murray, a daugher.

    At 23 Melbourne Place, on the 1st instant, Mrs Robert Thomson, a daughter.

    At Coatbridge, on the 29th ultimo, Mrs Connell, a daughter.

    At Dunoon, on the 30th ultimo, Mrs JohnMcLean, a daughter.

    At Orr Street, Calton, on the 25th ultimo, Mrs William Milliken, a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 97 Eglinton Street, Glasgow, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Robert Houston, Mr John Hall, Dumfries, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Mr Richard Bildington, manufacturer, Staffordshire.

    At Glasgow, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Dr. McFarlane, Mr John Brown, shipowner, to Isabella, youngest daughter of the late Mr John Brown, farmer, Cardonald.

    At 29 Stirling Street, on the 29th ultimo, by the Rev. William Anderson, Mr John Young, mechanic, to Jane, youngest daughter of Mr Robert Miller, wine merchant, Glasgow.

    At 106 Thistle Street, Hutchesontown, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Principal Macfarlan Donald Clark Esq., to Christen, youngest daughter of the late Mr Archibald McKinnock, Loch-Awe-Side, Argyllshire.

    At 126 Renfrew Street, on the 29th ultimo, by the Rev. Dr. Eadie, Mr James Alexander, writer, to Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr George Elsten.

    At 89 John Street, Glasgow, on the 23d ultimo, by the Rev. Mr Nisbet, Mr Peter Wright, cabinetmaker, to Isabella, third daughter of Mr Alexander Gunn(?), tacksman, Milton of Halkirk, Caithness-shire.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 9 Fitzroy Place, on the 1st instant, aged ten years, Christina, daughter of Robert Black Esq.

    At 381 Argyll Street, on the 30th ultimo, Mr John Crawford, wine and spirit merchant.

    At 36(?) Duke Street, on the 28th ultimo, Mr Duncan Cameron, spirit merchant.

    MAN DROWNED: On Friday morning, about four o'clock, Mr Duncan, hairdresser, Water Lane, when under the influence of a brain fever, and while his wife and family were asleep, got out of bed, and disappeared. A woman observed a person half-dressed running down Commerce Street about that hour, but imagined that he was some sailor who had almost missed his tide. This led to a search in the Canal in that neighbourhood, and on Saturday evening the body of Duncan was found in the lower lock. We are sorry to hear that he has left a wife and young family, totally unprovided for. - Aberdeen Journal.

    MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT: On Tuesday evening, about six o'clock, Sarah Roxburgh, daughter of a poor widow residing om Mill Brae, Maxwelltown, having been sent by her mother to draw water at the Town Mills, unfortunately lost her footing, and fell into the stream. About an hour after, Mrs Roxburgh becoming uneasy, at her daughters non-appearance, went down to the mills, and, after some search, discovered to her dismay, the lifeless remains of her child. Deceased was about four years of age. Some days ago, another of this poor woman's children, just fourteen month's old, being left by her on the steps leading to the Mill Brae while she filled her cans, slipped and fell to the bottom, and was so much injured that life is despaired of. - Dumfries Herald.

    SUDDEN AND MELANCHOLY DEATH: On Tuesday forenoon a meeting of the Free Church Presbytery of Dalkeith was held in the Free Church Musselburgh, in connection with the schemes of that body. Among the speakers at the meeting was Dr. John Brownie, R.N., Musselburgh who, on resuming his seat at the conclusion of his address suddenly fell from his chair upon the floor, and was immediately expired. Drs. Wilson and Scott were instantly in attendance, but life was found to be quite extinct. - Edinburgh Advertiser.

    JAMES WATT ESQ.: The last surviving son of the celebrated man to whose genius the world is mainly indebted for the powerful development of steam, and its splendid application to mechanical locomotion, died as we have already noticed a short time since, in the eightieth year of his age. He was of an intellect and strength of mind worthy of his sire, and , in union with the late Mr Boulton at Soho, made numerous improvements on preceding inventions, and struck out new applications of the prodigious force which formed the source of the irresistable action thus modified to every useful purpose and manufacturing and commercial agencies... Literary Gazette

    7th July 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 17 Abbotsford Place, on the 3d instant, Mrs Archibald McAllister, a son.

    At Laurel Bank, St. George's Road, on the 6th instant, Mrs Muirhead, a daughter.

    At 32 Macfarlane Street, on the 6th instantr, Mrs Robert Scobie, a son.

    At 26 Cumberland Street, on the 6th instant, Mrs M Anderson, a daughter.

    At 14 George Street, Mile-End, on the 3d instant, Mrs Kenneth MK McLeod, a son.

    At Lancefield Place, on the 2d instant, Mrs James Hardie, a daughter.

    At 406 Parliementary Road, on the 1st instant, Mrs John McLelland, a daughter.

    At 12 South St. Mungo Street, on the 1st instant, Mrs William Metcalf, a son.

    At 11 Stirling Street, on the 28th ultimo, Mrs Alexander Neilson, a daughter.

    At North Haghill, on the 4th instant, Mrs Thomas Brown, a daughter.

    At De##van House, Stirlingshire, on the 5th instant, Mrs James G Adam, a son.

    At Cl###mackrie, on the 1st instant, Mrs Duncan McFadyen, a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 6 Greenvale Place, Woodland Road, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. CP Miles of St Jude's Episcopal Chapel, Glasgow, William Frederick Kenmore Esq., Edinburgh, to Isabella, second daughter of James Dalsell Esq.

    At 151 West Nile Street, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. William Anderson, Robert Hutchison esq., auctioneer, Glasgow, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Mr CB Menzies.

    At 16 Newton Place, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Robson, Captain Alexander Greenhorne, to Jane, daughter of Alexander Allan Esq.

    At 16 Adelphi Street, Hutchesontown, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Black of the B####y, Mr John Frew, jun., Carsgadhill, to Margaret, eldest daughter of the Rev. Robert Lowery, Goodman's Fields, London.

    At 696 Gallowgate Street, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. William Auld of Tollcross, Mr James McCall, spirit merchant, Bridgegate, to Mary, daughter of Mr Alexander Anderson, spirit merchant, Gallowgate.

    At Lawmoor House, East Kilbride, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. William Colville of Eaglesham, John James Alston(?) Esq., to Marianne(?), daughter of William Kippen Esq., of Busbie.

    At Langside Cottage, on the 4th iunstant, by the Rev. James Smith of Cathcart, Mr William Ewing of the National Bank of Scotland, Glasgow, to Jane, only daughter of Robert Thomas esq.

    At Greenhall, Blantyre, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. James Anderson, Free Church, Blantyre, Wilson Struthers Esq., wine merchant, Glasgow, to Mrs Mary Walker Symington, daughter of the late Mr Robert Walker of Colgrain, Dumbartonshire.

    At Paisley, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. Alexander Pollock of the Free South Church, Mr William Reid, jun., plumber, Glasgow, to Eliza, eldest daughter of Mr George Dobie(?), late of the R.N.

    At Chryston, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. James Young, A.M., Mr John Provan, farmer, Chrystom Mains, to Mariam(?), youngest daughter of Mr Alexander Baxter, wright, Chryston.

    At 25 India Street, Edinburgh, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. RH Stevenson, James MacRosty Esq., writer, St. James Square, Crieff, to Lillias Brough, only daughter of John Kay Esq., merchant. [ grave details can be found at www.gravestonephotos.com/public/gravedetails.php?grave=80640 ]

    At Kirkburn(?), on the 3r instant, by the Rev. T Grierson, Mr James Maxwell, bookbinder and stationer, Dumfries, to Marianne, fourth daughter of the Rev. Mr Murray, schoolmaster, Kirkburn(?)

    At Wellpark, on the 28th ultimo, by the Rev. john Forbes, DD, of Free St. Paul's, the Rev. George R Kennedy of the Free Church, Dornoch, Sutherlandshire, to Ann Elisa, eldest daughter of Hugh Tennent Esq., of Wellpark.

    At East Kilbride, on the 28th ultimo, by the Rev. Mr B###r, Captain James Livingston of Dumbarton to Mary, second daughter of William Jackson Esq., East Kilbride.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 24 Dalhousie Street, on the 24th instant, Henry, sixth son of William Millison Esq., aged eleven years.

    At 32 Alva Street, Edinburgh, on the 5th instant, Mrs Katherine Bristow Fraser, relict of the late Richard Landroth Esq., of Grenada.

    At Drungane(?) Lodge, near Bumfries, on the 30th ultimo, Isabella Gordon, wife of Henry Hepburn(?) Dudgeon Esq., of Woodhead.

    At 53 Hope Street, on the 5th instant, Mr John Dove, in the seventy-first year of his age.

    At Langloan, near Coatbridge, on the 1st instant, Mary Paterson, wife of Mr Andrew Brown, road surveyor.

    At North Haghill, on the 5th instant, the infant daughter of Mr Thomas Brown.

    At Blantyre Works, on the 4th instant, Mr William Dunn, Glasgow.

    At Cl###mackrie, on the 1st instant, Susan A McIntyre, aged thirty-three years, wife of Dr Duncan McFadyen.

    At Falkirk, on the 4th instant, Thomas, aged four years, son of Mr L Aitchison.

    At his residence, Pembroke Villa, KIng's Road, Clapham Park, on the 29th ultimo, after a short but very painful illness, the Rev. Isaac Hitsbon(?), MA, late Principal of the Collegiate School, and assistant minister of St. Mary's Glasgow.

    FATAL ACCIDENT ON THE DUNKELD ROAD: On the morning of Thursday week, a melancholy and fatal accident took place on the deviation, presently forming on this turnpike at Downhill, near Luncarty. As some labourers were employed wheeling away the sand from the embankment, which at that place is about fifteen feet high, a land slip took place, burying under it an old amn named Peter McLaren. no time was lost by his comrades in having him disinterred, and afterwards conveyed to his residence at Bankfoot, but so severe were his bruises that he died in the greatest agony the night afterwards. He was 62 years of age, and has left a widow and family to lament his untimely end. - Perth Courier

    GREENLAW - MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT: On Thursday last week, a young man named James Cockburn, a farm servant at Eastfield, after being freed from his work at midday, went, accompanied by a little boy, re refresh himself by bathing in the mill-pond. Whether from ignorance of the nature of the bottom, or inadvertence to the great increase of water which the late rain had occasioned, he soon got beyond his depth, and lost all power of helping himself. An alarm was immediately given, but although the sluice was opened and every exertion made in his behalf fully two hours elapsed before the body was recovered, and when found it was completely imbedded in the mud. - Edinburgh Advertiser

    10th July 1848


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

    At 49 Trongate, on the 9th instant, Mrs John Scott, Olive Brance Tavern, a son.

    At 9 Eglinton Place, on the 7th instant, Mrs John Templeton, a daughter.

    At 38 West Campbell Street, on the 7th instant, Mrs Andrew Alexander, a daughter.

    At 19 Coburg Street, Laurieton, on the 7th instant, Mrs John Ritchie, a daughter.

    At Clyde-Bank, near Renfrew, on the 8th instant, Mrs George Readman, a son, still-born.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 33 Monteith Row, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. David Mitchell, Mr Robert Marshall, portioner, to Janet, only daughter of Mr William McBride, overseer, Bridgeton.

    At 128 North John Street, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. David Russell, Mr Henry Duncan, baker, Airdrie, to Ann, eldest daughter of the late Mr William McKay, paper-ruler, Glasgow.

    At 24 Jamaica Street, on the 8th instant, by the Rev. William Anderson, Thomas Tierman Esq., merchant, Dublin, to Agnes Scot, eldest daughter of John Lockhart Esq.

    At Holy Loch, Argyllshire, on the 3d instant, by the Rev. Dr. Beattie, Patrick B Hislop Esq, M.D., Govan, to Betsy Thomson, daughter of John Smith Esq., Glasgow.

    At Nest Naeton Mearns, on the 3d instant, by the Rev. Mr. M Kellar, Mr James Simpson, Glasgow, to Jane, daughter of RP Pollock Esq., Nest Naeton, Mearns.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 46 Clyde Street, Anderston, on the 7th instant, Mr Charles Ross, wine and spirit merchant, in the forty-sixth year of his age.

    At Glasgow, on the 7th instant, Mr John Callen, second son of the late Mr John Callen, sail-maker, Broomielaw.

    At 6 Upper Main Street, Gorbals, on the 1st instant, Helen Muir, relict of Mr James Stewart, formerly of Barsolas Inch, Wigtownshire.

    At Bridge of Allan, on the 7th instant, Mr James Gray, aged twenty-five years, second son of Mr John Mathieson, Glasgow.

    At Greenhill, Rutherglen, on the 6th instant, Margaret, eldest daughter of the late James Denholm, Esq.

    At the United Presbyterian Manse, Minnyhive, Dumfries-shire, on the 6th instant, Jessie Rankin, aged nineteen, third daughter of the late Mr James Muirhead, merchant there.

    Drowned, whilst bathing in Dixon's Pond, Hutchesontown, on the 4th instant, John, aged twelve and a half years, eldest son of Captain John Kelso of the schooner Columbine, Liverpool trader.

    At Clifton Park, Birkenhead, on the 6th instant, Elizabeth, wife of James Powell esq.

    SUDDEN DEATH; Between nine and ten o'clock on Saturday night last, an elderly man was found reclining in a bent position in an outhouse in Brown Street, Port Dundas, by two police officers. He seemed to be in an in sensible state, and died immediately on being brought out into the open air. In the course of yesterday the deceased was identified as William Jackson, a book-hawker, residing at Springburn. He had been drinking immoderately for some days, and it is believed that this fit of intemperance accounts for his sudden death, The body has been examined by the surgeon of the establishment, and presents no marks of violence.

    MYSTERIOUS DEATH: About six o'clock yesterday morning two of the carters in the employment of Mr. McIlwham(?), contractor for the General Harbour Terminus Railway, proceeded to the stable in Bolton Street, Tradeston, and were surprised to find that the private watchman did not answer to their summons for admission. One of the men effected an entrance from the back part of the building, and having undone the bar of the front door, he found the watchman, whose name is John McLachlan, lying at the foot of one of the stalls apparently asleep. On attempting to lift him up, however, the men discovered that McLauchlan was dead... it may be that, having lain down in the stable he was killed by a stroke from a horse...

    14th July 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 50 Windsor Terrace, on the 12th instant, Mrs Begbie, a daughter.

    At Broomloan Cottage, Govan, on the 11th instant, Mrs Thomas Baird, a son.

    At Keppoch-Hill Cottage, on the 10th instant, Mrs John B Glassford, a son.

    At Row, Dumbartonshire, on the 11th instant, Mrs RW Dalglish of Rio de Janairo, a daughter.

    At 20 Oxford Street, on the 10th instant, Mrs Robert Hutchison, a son.

    At 11 Somerset Place, on the 10th instant, Mrs Ludolph Schwabe, a daughter.

    At 84 North hanover Street, on the 7th instant, Mrs Alexander Smith, a son.

    At Bowling Bay, on the 12th instant, Mrs Thomas Leed, a son.

    At Coatbridge, on the 13th instant, Mrs James Lusk, a son.

    At Montreal, on the 12th ultimo, the wife of Mr Peter McLaren, teacher, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Park Villa, on the 11th instant, by the Rev. Dr. McFarlane, Robert Ballantyre Park Esq., manufacturer, Glasgow, to Julia, second daughter of James Smith Esq., writer.

    At 13 Newton Place, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Barr of St. Enoch's, William Wilson Esq., of Mount Florida, to Elizabeth, daughter of George Salmond Esq., of Newfield, Procurator-Fiscal of Lanarkshire, Glasgow.

    At 18 Monteith Row, on the 11th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Muir, Mr John Douglas, measurer, to Mary Stewart, daughter of A Nish Esq., writer.

    At 98 West George Street, on the 10th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Wardlaw, John Fraser Esq., merchant, Glasgow, to Agnes, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Mitchell Esq.

    At Carsehead, Dalry, on the 11th instant, by the Rev. Robert Stevenson, Alexander Morton Esq., son of Thomas Morton Esq., H.M.R.S.S.A., Kilmarnock, to Janet, daughter of Andrew Miller Esq.

    At 31 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, on the 12th instant, by the Rev. George Coventry, B.D., minister of St. Peter's Episcopal Chapel, Roxburgh Place, Mr David Cree, Leith, to Mary, third daughter of Mr William Macalpine.

    At St. Bees Church, Cumberland, on the 3d instant, by the Rev. Mr Middleton, Mr A.S. Marshall, Glasgow, to Jessie Baillie of St. Bees.

    At Leamington Priors, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. Arthur Buller, M.A., James Douglas Dale Esq., Madras Army, eldest son of the late David Dale Esq., Bengal Civil Service, to Williamine, third daughter of the late David S Buchanan of Cunninghamhead and Knockshinock, Esq.

    At Montreal, on the 22d ultimo, by the Rev. Dr. Mathieson, James Johnstone Esq., to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Gavin Burns Esq., Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

    At Boon-Ville, M.O., United States, on the 28th May last, Dr. George W Main of Lancaster, Schuyier County, to Mrs Jessie Buchanan, eldest daughter of the late Robert Start Esq., merchant, Glasgow.

    At the Cathedral, Jaffna, Ceylon, by special H#####(?), on the 18th April, Frederick Hugh Pearson Campbell Esq., H.M. Customs, son of the late Sir Alexander Campbell, Bart., of Aberochill and Kilbryde, Perthshire, to Mary Spencer, eldest daughter of Joseph Price Esq., District Judge, Ceylon Civil Service - and on the same day, James Matthew Bradley Esq., Ceylon Civil Service, to Charlotte Louisa, third daughter of Joseph Price esq., District Judge, Ceylon Civil Service.
    DEATHS [02]
    At Oatlands, on the 9th instant, Jane Miller, relict of the late William Gilmour Esq., of Oatlands.

    Suddenly, at Gourock, on the 13th instant, Mr James Loudon, merchant.

    At 13 Brown Street, on the 13th instant, Mr Thomas Wingate, youngest son of Mr R Macmair, and grandson of the late Dr. Fraser, minister of Inverary.

    At 425 Argyll Street, on the 11th instant, Mr Charles Gibson, aged thirty-two years.

    At 46 Graeme Street, on the 11th instant, Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr James Rae, Biggar.

    At Inverary, on the 10th instant, Helen, aged nine and a half years, youngest daughter of Mr David Napier, 27 Whitevale, Glasgow.

    At 19 North Portland Street, on the 9th instant, Mr James Thomson.

    At 96 Bell Street, on the 9th instant, Helen Smith, wife of Mr John Mitchell, hosier.

    At 52 Wellington Lane, on the 8th instant, Mary Harley, wife of Mr Edward Greenlees, marble cutter.

    At 21 Normal Place, Garscube Road, on the 8th instant, Mr John Paton, sen., aged eighty-five years.

    At 4 William Street, Calton, on the 8th instant, Elisabeth Auld, relict of Mr David Jack.

    At Columbia Place, on the 6th instant, Margaret Blair, infant daughter of Mr Alexander Strachan.

    Suddenly, on the 11th instant, at the Clarence Hotel, Liverpool, William Alexander East, only son of the Rev. A Thomson of Glasgow.

    At Flowerhill, Airdrie, on the 11th instant, Margaret, aged eleven months, daughter of Mr Robert Baine, architect.

    At Johnstone, on the 10th instant, after a short illness, Mr John Blackburn, aged fifty-two.

    At Falkirk, on the 4th instant, Ellen, wife of Mr Henry Dagger, supervisor of excise.

    At Rio de Janeiro, on the 9th of January last, Peter, sixth son of the late Mr John Proudfoot.

    17th July 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 23 Buccleuch Street, on the 15th(?) instant, Mrs A Maxwell Adams, a son.

    At 106 Hill Street, Garnet-Hill, on the 14th instant, Mrs Brownlie, a daughter.

    At 1 Lynedoch Street, on the 14th instant, Mrs John Reid jun., a daughter.

    At Mount Pleasant, Greenock, on the 14th instant, Mrs William Rodger, a son.

    At Parkhall, Douglas, on the 14th instant, Mrs Thomas Gillespier, a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Glasgow, by the Rev. Mr Paterson, Mr James Cree, to Mary, third daughter of the late John Leslie Esq., Edinburgh.

    At 8 Maxwellton Place, Glasgow, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Robert Bremner(?), A.M., of Gorbals Free Church, Mr James Hunter, late of Dalkeith, to Janet, only daughter of the late Mr David Logan, iron-turner, Glasgow.

    At 44 Cook Street, Tradeston, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Michael Willis, D.D., of Toronto (Canada West), Mr Archibald Johnston, smith, Greenock, to Margaret, second daughter of the late Mr George McN##lge(?), shipmason(?), Greenock.

    At 84 North hanover Street, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Walter Duncan, Mr George Broadfoot, to Janet, eldest daughter of Mr Thomas Mason, Garscube Road.

    At 23 Clyde Place, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Gibson, Mr William D Sutherland, to janet, third daughter of Lieutenant James Connell, Royal Marines.

    At 49 York Place, Edinburgh, on the 12th instant, by the Rev. WK Tweedie, Mr William Drummond, reporter, to Jane, eldest surviving daughter of the late Mr Thomas Gill, builder.

    At Kirk-Bradden, Isle of Man, by the Rev. William Drury, George Wood Esq., of Edgebaston, Birmingham, to Sarah(?) Frances, eldest daughter of H.R.(?) Oswald Esq., surgeon, Douglas.
    DEATHS [02]
    At Inverkip, on the 15th instant, Mrs Susanne(?) Morrison, relict of the late Mr Andrew Ewing(?), Inverkip, aged 81.

    At 93 Great Hamilton Street, on the 14th instant, Mary, third daughter of Mr James Richmond, ###smith and gas fitter.

    At 13 Tobago Street, Calton, on the 13th instant, Janet Hopkins, aged seventy-five years, relict of James Hossack, officer of excise.

    At the house of Mr J Connell, Duntocher, on the 15th instant, Thomas Gelletly, only son of the late Mr T Hunter, London, and grandson of Thomas Chartres Esq., Ayton.

    At Pollockshaws, on the 10th instant, Mr Archibald Macdonald, for nearly fifty years steward to the late Sir John Maxwell of Pollock, Bart.

    At Flowerhill, Airdrie, on the 11th instant, Margaret, aged eleven months, daughter of Mr H##t, architect.

    MELANCHOLY SUICIDE: On Friday morning, a nam named John Lamond, residing in East Preston Street, Edinburgh, committed suicide by throwing himself from a window four stories high into the street. He fell with such violence upon the pavement that his death was almost instantaneous. It is alleged that he was in a desponding state of mind for some time previously. [01]

    21st July 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 3 St. Andrew's Lane, on the 20th instant, Mrs THomas Wishart, a son.

    At 130 Parson Street, Villafield, on the 19th instant, Mrs Thomas, a son.

    At King's Arms Inn, Glasgow, on the 18th instant, Mrs Williamson, a daughter.

    At Neilson Place, Garsgad Hill, on the 17th instant, Mrs John Neilson, a son.

    At 4 Sandyford Place, on the 19th instant, Mrs James Bain, a son.

    At 56 Cadsow Street, Hamilton, on the 14th instant, Mrs William Barr, a son.

    At Bentack(?) Place, Kilmarnock, on the 16th instant, Mrs Duncan Macmillan, a daughter.

    At Alloway Place, Ayr, on the 15th instant, Mrs JF Murdoch, a son, who survived only a day.

    At Whitehills, Wigtownshire, on the 16th instant, Mrs Matthews, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 205 St. Vincent Street, on the 16th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Craik of St. george's, Patrick Brodie Esq., banker, to Mary, daughter of the late John Wilson Esq.

    At Kelvinside Cottage, Hillhead, on the 18th instant, by the Rev. Samuel Miller, Mr William Mollison, jun., dyer, to Mary, third daughter of Mr Andrew Jackson.

    At Hallhill, on the 18th instant, by the Rev. Samuel Connell of the Free Church, Coatbridge, Mr John Murdoch, Rutherglen, to Martha, daughter of Mr Thomas Bowman, Hallhead, Old Monkland.

    At 94 West Regent Street, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Henderson, Captain Horatio Edwards, of the barque "Gwaller", to Helen, youngest daughter of David Crichton Esq., merchant, Glasgow.

    At Milton of Buchanan, by Drymen, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Mr Morton, Mr Thomas Brownie(?) wine and spirit merchant, Glasgow, to Elizabeth, second daughter of the late Mr James Graham, farmer and miller there.

    At Glasgow, on the 18th instant, by the Rev. Mr King, Kilbride, Mr James Robertson, merchant, Glasgow, to Margaret, only daughter of the late Francis Ritchie Esq., of Kirktonhall, West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

    DEATHS [02]
    At 312 St Vincent Street, on the 19th instant, Agnes Stirling, widow of the late Mr Dugald Bannatyne, merchant, Glasgow, in the eighty-sixth year of her age.

    At 127 Argyll Street, on the 19th instant, Mary Martha Maxwell(?), infant daughter of Mr Chareles M Douglas.

    At 188 Broomielaw, on the 17th instant, Janet Ritchie, wife of Mr John Robertson, surgeon.

    At 166 Holme Street, on the 17th instant, Mr Thomas Hardie, sen., in his seventy-first year.

    At 48 Stockwell Street, on the 16th instant, after a short illness, Mr John McCree, late manufacturer.

    At 95 Crown Street, suddenly, on the 18th(?) instant, Mr Thomas Kirkaldie, house-factor.

    At Davidston, on the 18th instant, Miss Calder of Davidston.

    At Millport, on the 17th instant, of hoopong-cough, Joanna Christison, only daughter of RA Bogie(?)

    At Helmsdale Cottage, Sutherlandshire, on the 13th instant, George Alston Esq.

    At Toronto, Canada West, on the 23d ultimo, of fever, Josephine Davidson, aged two years and ten months, daughter of Mr Thomas Henderson, accountant, late of Paisley.

    At the Parsonage, Fogo, Newfoundland, on the 16th May last, Janet Emma, wife of the Rev. WJ Hayles, and daughter of the late David Rennie Esq., of this city.

    MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT AT LEITH - SIX LIVES LOST (from the Edinburgh Advertiser): Great sensation was created in Leith on Sunday morning by the announcement that a small boat with a pleasure party on board, had been upset and six persons drowned... whose names were - James Seeds and James Baxter, both seamen of the sloop Kigour, Catherine Rennie, Jean McLachlan and Mary Leckie... between four and five o'clock in the morning all went on board a boar, with two other men named William Anderson and Archibald Brown... embarked in a small boat not exceeding ten of twelve feet long... rowed out of the harbour and along by the pier, Seeds and Baxter pulling at the oars... the party was very uproarious... the sea was so smooth... rowed fully a mile beyond the Martello Tower... the greater portion of the party had gone to one side of the boat whereby a preponderance was created, by which the little craft was upset and all in it cast into the water. Two of the men, Seeds and Anderson, saved themselves by swimming to land, and Brown was rescued by a boat from a foreign vessel, but Baxter and the five women were hurried into eternity. .. Anderson was quite sober, but all of the rest were evidently the worse of drink.

    BODY FOUND AT PORT-GLASGOW: Upon Saturday morning the dead body of a man was found in the river, off Patton's Quay, Port Glasgow. He appeared to have been only a few hours in the water. His hands and feet were tied - the hands being about a foot apart. He is found to be the son of Andrew Govan, Cross-shore Street, and from the circumstances that have become known, there is no room to doubt that he committed suicide in the manner above described, while in a state of mental aberration. - Greenock Advertiser.

    24th July 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 306 Adelaide Place, on the 23d instant, Mrs Robert Graham, a son.

    At 13 Eldon Place, Kingston, on the 23d instant, Mrs Robert Cook, a son.

    At 78 Abbotsford Place, on the 21st instant, Mrs John Harvey, a daughter.

    At 56 Rose Street, Garnet Hill, on the 17th instant, Mrs P Burn, a daughter.

    At George Place, Paisley, on the 23d instant, Mrs William Hodge, a daughter.

    At Grangehill House, near Beith, on the 20th instant, Mrs John Dunbar, a daughter.

    At 97 Centre Street, on the 23d instant, Mrs William Moors, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 25 Warwick Street, on the 20th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Forbes of St. Paul's Free Church, Mr William Alexander, manufacturer, Glasgow, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Mr James Gilroy.

    At Glasgow, on the 17th instant, Mr William Young, to Catherine, eldest daughter of Mr JC Cooler, Bluevale.

    At 19 Cochrane Street, on the 14th instant, by Mr John Taylor, sen., pastor of the Baptist Church, Paisley, Mr Angus Shaw, to Eliza, daughter of the late Mr John Muir, slater, Paisley.

    At Beaconsfield Church, Bucks, on the 20th instant, by the Rev. A Youldon, M.A., Rector of Hadsor(?), John Rennie Esq., of Auchinloch, Lanarkshire, surviving son of the late Rev. Dr. Rennie, minister of Borrowstouness, to Susanna, third daughter of the Rev. John Gould, B.D., Rector of Beaconsfield, and late Fellow of Magdalene College, Oxford.

    At Beaver Hall Terrace, Montreal, on the 23d ultimo, by the Rev. Dr. matheson, James Johnston Esq., merchant, Montreal, to mary, youngest daughter of the late Gavin Burns Esq., Hamilton.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 52 Taylor Street, on the 23d instant, Mary Glen, youngest daughter of Mr Robert Glen.

    At 47 Garnethill Street, on the 23d instant, Miss Ann Shirra, aged sixty-eight years.

    At 238 Broomielaw, on the 23d instant, Mr James Cumming, aged thirty-two years.

    At 5 Robertson Street, on the 20th instant, Mr Andrew Robertson, aged sixty-seven years.

    At Carmunnock, on the 18th instant, Mr Robert Robertson, in the seventy-first year of his age.

    At Stewart Hall, Bute, the residence of JB McDonald Esq., on the 20th instant, Elizabeth McConechy, wife of Mr John McFarlan, flesher, Rothesay.

    At Kirkintilloch, on the 11th instant, Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late John Freeland Esq.

    At Campbell Street, Riccarton, on the 16th instant, Mr John Manson, wright, aged seventy-six years.

    FATAL ACCIDENT AT FORDEL: We are sorry to have to record another fatal accident at the colliery here on Wednesday evening last. Lawrence Wildridge and his neighbour David Bevewridge, the night relay and sinkers in a shaft closely adjoining that in which John Ramsay was killed, had gone down to see what execution the recent blast had made... when about sixteen fathoms up Lawrence Wildridge came in contact with one of the buntings in the side of the shaft, was pulled out of the hatch, and thrown to the bottom... his companion hear him cry... descended with another to get up to his unfortunate friend whom they found endeavouring as well as he could to keep his head above the water which was rising... medical assistance was obtained... he lingered on, quite sensible, and most earnest about his eternal welfare, and audibly joined in the prayers offered up in his behalf, till ten o'clock on Friday morning, when death ended his sufferings.

    SUDDEN DEATH: On Thursday evening, about seven o'clock, a man, named William Drummond, died suddenly at his own house, 23 Bell Street. No violent marks were found upon his body, and as he was a dissipated character, and had been carried home from the Trongate in a state of insensilility with liquor shortly before, the immoderate use of adrent spitits was likely the cause of his sudden death.

    DISTRESSING EVENTS AT INVERNESS (From the Inverness Courier): On Friday morning, Margaret Scott, aged thirteen years, one of the daughters of the Rev. Mr. Scott, United Presbyterian Church, left home shortly before eight o'clock for a morning walk... by the side of the Ness. When above the mill, she attempted to cross the river, not knowing the strength of the current, lost her footing and was swept down by the current, and drowned in a pool a few hundred yards below the place where she had entered the river. The deceased was a young lady of sweet temper, and constitutionally happy, and on the evening and morning before the melancholy accident she was in the highest spirits.

    Another death from drowning occurred on Saturday last. In the afternoon between five and six o'cloc, a young boy, about twelve years of age, the son of Sergeant Simon Fraser, of the 72d regiment, now here on recruiting service, was fishing below the islands. He had waded into the stream, and missing his footing, fell into the river... the body was immediately carried into the dispensary, and a medical gentleman made strenuous efforts to restore animation, but the humane attempts were from the first hopeless, and were unavailing.

    MELANCHOLY SUICIDE: On Tuesday morning, about nine o'clock, a man named Alexander Howie threw himself over the west parapet wall of the Dean Bridge into the bed of the Water of Leith. The height of the centre arch... is about 120 feet and, as he fell upon a sharp piece of rock in the chennel of the river, his body may have been dashed to pieces. The deceased was about fifty eight years of age, and a person of very sober habits. He resided, in rather comfortable circumstances, with a widow sister, and had supported his aged mother for many years prior to her death. For some time past he had been in a somewhat desponding state of mind on the subject of religion. [01]

    28th July 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 10 Kelvin Terrace, Hillhead, on the 27th instant, Mrs Brown, a daughter.

    At 25 Trongate, on the 25th instant, Mrs E Deans, a son.

    At 52 Renfield Street, on the 24th instant, Mrs Coats, a son.

    At 3 Abbotsford Place, on the 23d instant, Mrs James Craig, a son.

    At West Regent Street, on the 23d instant, Mrs Andrew Moody, a daughter.

    At Rosemount, near Airdrie, on the 25th instant, Mrs John Craig Waddell, a son.

    At 34 Neptune Street, on the 24th instant, Mrs Maryellis, a son.

    At Millbrook, Larne, on the 23d instant, Mrs John Hamilton, a daughter.

    At Ickneld Terrace, Brimingham, on the 17th instant, Mrs Charles Wake, a son.

    At Belize, Honduras, on the 31st May last, the lady of Thomas Syuart Esq., a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Eastfield, Polmadie, on the 25th instant, by the Rev. Robert Pollock, Kingsyon Church, Donald Rose Esq., to Janet, daughter of the late James Young Esq., Fenwick.

    At Westmuir, on the 27th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Auld, Mr James Alexander, merchant, George Street, Glasgow, to Mary Waddel, only daughter of John Marshall Esq., Westmuir.

    At Ferrydyke, Old Kilpatrick, on the 25th instant, by the Rev. Matthew Barclay, John McDougall Esq., surgeon, to Isabella, third daughter of the late Mr Duncan McInnes, coal merchant.

    At Shaw Place, Greenock, on the 25th instant, by the Rev. James R Brown, D.D., Mr George Adam, wood measurer, to Margaret, daughter of the late Mr James Stevenson, merchant there.

    At Woodend Cottage, Rothesay, on the 25th instant, by the Rev. Mr Elder, Andrew Campbell Esq., merchant, Glasgow, to Janet, eldest daughter of John McEwan Esq., commander of the Breadalbane Free Church Yatch.

    At Rothesay, on the 26th instant, by the Rev. J Laurie Fogo of Row, the Rev. J Malcolm Smith, Gareloch-head, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late James Browne Esq, Glasgow.

    At 64 Ann Street, Port Dundas, on the 27th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Eadie, Mr Robert Marshall, engineer, Glasgow, to Jane, eldest daughter of George Bain, Esq., portioner, Glasgow.

    At St George's Chapel, Dublin, on the 19th instant, by the Rev. Richard Barton, M.A., Mr Richard S Harding of Glasgow, to Emily Ann, only daughter of John Kendall Esq., of the former city.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 34 Hill Street, Garnethill, on the 24th instant, Margaret, second daughter of Mr John Graham, manufacturer, Glasgow.

    At Kenmure, on the 26th instant, suddenly, Margaret Hill, wife of William Milne Esq.

    At 256 Duke Street, on the 27th instant, Mr John Neilson.

    At Rothesay, on the 25th instant, Mary, aged five years, and a half, third daughter of Mr John Palmer, parish schoolmaster.

    At Garden Square, Airdrie, on the 26th instant, James Gaff, jun., of water in the head.

    At 37 Buccleuch Street, on the 23d instant, John Thomas, infant son of Dr. Dickson.

    At his residence, on the 20th instant, the Rev. Fergus Jardine, minister of Kinghorn.

    At 7 Egerton Street, Liverpool, on the 22d instant, Edward aged nine years, youngest son of Mr AH Menzies, ship-broker, of scarlet fever.

    At St. John's, Antigua, on the 13th ultimo, John Henderson, Esq., late of Haddington.

    At Batavia, on the 20th May last, Mr John Maxwell, late of Glasgow.

    31st July 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 99 Renfield Street, Glasgow, on the 30th instant, Mrs John Mowat, daughter.

    At Bedford Place, Garnethill, on the 29th instant, Mrs WM Collins, a son.

    At Provanside, on the 29th instant, Mrs Griffin, a son.

    At 74 Abbotsford Place, on the 29th instant, Mrs Alexander Wingate, jun., a daughter.

    At 6 Oswald Street, Glasgow, on the 28th instant, Mrs Donald McIntyre, a son.

    At Johnstone, Renfrewshire, on the 27th instant, Mrs Thomas Porter, a son.

    At Whittinghame House, on the 25th instant, the Lady Blanch Balfour, a son and heir.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 12 Norfolk Street, Laurieston, Glasgow, on the 28th instant by the Rev. Dr. Macfarlane, Mr James Brown, Glasgow, to Janet, second daughter of Mr John mackenzie.

    At Campbeltown, on the 22d instant, by the Rev. Donald Carmichael, Hugh Hunter Esq., Balloch, to Margaret McCulloch, relict of the late Alexander McKenzie, Argyll Inn, Campbeltown.

    At Ferry Road, Renfrew, on the 24th instant, by the Rev. James G Wood, Captain Hendry Morris, to Eliza, youngest daughter of the late John Clark Esq., Clyde Bank.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 10 South Portland Street, on the 24th instant, Robert Wardrop, son of Mr Thomas Corbett, merchant, Glasgow.

    At Barstshields, Kilbarchan, on the 28th instant, Isabella Brown, wife of Robert Douglas Esq., ironmonger, Johnstone.

    At St. Petersburgh, on the 16th instant, of cholera, after eight hours illness, George Millar esq., a native of Glasgow, from whence he had returned only a few days before.

    At Smithfield Plantation Berbice, on the 9th June, Mr James Cumming, eldest son of the late Mr William Cumming, land-surveyor, Inverness.

    EXTRAORDINARY SUICIDE AT ALYTH: It is this week our painful duty to report one of the most extraordinary cases of suicide that has ever come under our notice. On the evening of Thursday week, Alexander Ogilcy, who has for some time past been residing with his grandfather Mr. Ogilvy, farmer, Chapelhill, near this, after taking his supper with the rest of the family went out with one of the servants, a lad of about seventeen years of age, named John McLaggan. About half an hour afterwards the ploughman went out for the purpose of suppering the horses.. found McLaggan sitting in the window-sole sleeping, and Ogilvy about a foot distant from him with his knees on the floor, and his head inclined downwards to within two feet of the floor and suspended by the neck by a plough rein... McLaggan was now with considerable difficulty aroused from his sleep, but could give no account whatever of the matter... McLaggan recollects seeing the plough rein hanging on the hook, and Ogilvy "fingering away at it"... The cause of this extraordinary event must remain a mystery... Every one who knew the boy agrees that he would never have willingly taken away his own life. The most probable conjecture is that either through accident or reckless folly, he had allowed himself to fall from the place where he was sitting, the rope being about his neck, and had by the sudden jerk been deprived of all power to raise his head or help himself in any way. The deceased was about thirteen years of age, of a remarkably lively disporition and very obliging manner. - Dundee Advertiser.

    MAN DROWNED AT LINWOOD: On Monday morning the waterman at Linwood Cotton Mill, who had gone to open the sluce at the Mill-of-Cart Dam, found the dead body of a man floating on the reservoir. From subsequent inquiry, it was discovered that the unfortunate man was Duncan Taylor, lately farmer at Moss Toll, and that on the evening of Friday he had left Johnstone with the intention of reaching Linwood by the water-slide. He was missed from that time till found in the water on Monday.

    WOMAN DROWNED IN THE BEAULY: The body of Catharine Fraser, an aged female belonging to Caplich, in the braes of the Aird, was found drowned on the afternoon of Sabbath last, a little below the Beauly Ferry. She had been amissing since the preceding Sabbath, on which day she attended the Sacrament at the Free Church, Kilmorack. It is supposed that instead of going round by the Beauly Bridge, she had attempted to wade the river, and was carried away by the current. - Aberdeen Journal.

    HURRICANE ON THE WEST COAST - LOSS OF A FISHING BOAT AND CREW: On Thursday the 20th instant, 15 to 20 luggers or large fishing boats left Portnahaven, in the Rhins of Islay, for the fishing ground, which lies between the Island of Tory and Islay, where they had been prosecuting the stanlock fishing with considerable success for some time past. The morning was pretty moderate, but towards eleven o'clock a smart breeze sprung up, with rain from the north... During the gale the luggers had to make the best of their way for any harbour they could catch. They all but one made a port either in Ireland, Port-Ellen or Lochindaul, with most of their tackling in a wretched state. The missing boat had gone ashore on the rocks at Ou(?), close to a farm called Stravnish, which lies between the Mull of Kinuth and Port-Ellen island of Islay. There were seven hands on board, whi, iy is feared, have met a watery grave. Their names were Neil Ferguson, and his son Donald, the latter of whom had left a widow and numerous family, Duncan McArthur, married and left a family, the other names were McDairmid, McMillan, McGilvray and Ferguson... - Greenock Advertiser.

    RAILWAY ACCIDENT - LOSS OF LIFE: On Friday, an accident occurred on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, whereby, we regret to state, one individual lost his life... when the two o'clock luggage train from Glasgow was distant about one mile from Croy station, five men employed on the line, stepped aside to allow it to pass. Unmindfull, however, that the 1 o'clock mail-train from Edinburgh was also due, they went the wrong side, and had to cross over the rails upon which the mail-train was rapidly approaching... one of them, named Robert Gray, tavern-keeper, Croy, was killed on the spot. The other, named James Anderson, had his right foot taken off... Deceased had left a widow and four children to mourn their sad berearement. There is no blame attachable to the engine-drivers, who did everything in their power to prevent the accident. The blame was in the parties themselves not paying proper attention to the company's rules.


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