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March 1848


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    6th March 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 16 Croy Place, on the 2d instant, Mrs James Smith, a son.

    At Moffat Mill, on the 27th ultimo, Mrs Craig, a son.

    At Red Craig, Dumbartonshire, on the 3d instan t, Mrs DA Stuart, a son.

    At Heald Grove, Manchester, on the 1st instant, Mrs John T Price, a son.

    At 12 Moorgate Street, City, London, on the 27th ultimo, Mrs George Grant, a daughter.

    At Ardeer House, on the 26th ultimo, the lady of Patrick Warner, Esq., of Ardeer, a daughter.

    At Tibbermuir Manse, on the 25th instant, Mrs Rovertson, a son.
    MARRIAGE [02]
    On the 29th ultimo, by the Rev. A Salmon, Robert Townsend, pattern-drawer, South Arthurlie, to Margaret, eldest daughter of the late A Watson Esq., Barrhead.

    At Peel Cottage, Adelaide, on the 29th September, by the Rev. Robert Haining, Thomas F Monteith Esq., of the River Light, to Anne Gordon, youngest daughter of the late James Muirhead Esq., of the HEICS, Glasgow.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 6 Carlton Place, on the 4th instant, Mr James Macleod, surgeon.

    At Brockaby, Largs, on the 4th instant, Charlotte Margaret Ann, infant daughter of Matthew Porston(?) Esq.

    At 75 Renfield Street, on the 3d instant, Catherine Berg, youngest daughter of the late John King Esq., of St. Thomas.

    At 17 Buccleuch Street, on the 28th ultimo, George Kaplin Esq., accountant.

    At 56 Great Hamilton Street, on the 5th instant, Mr Allen Young, wine and spirit merchant, Calton.

    At 96 South Portland Street, on the 5th instant, suddenly, Janet, aged twenty-three years, eldest daughter of Mr Andrew Sloane, Garryburn, near Maybole.

    At Hyde Park Place, on the 5th instant, Neil, son of Mr James Taylor, aged twenty-two months.

    At 4 East Russell Street, on the 28th ultimo, Mrs James Ralston, aged seventy-six.

    At Dhu' Crag, Strathaven, on the 4th instant, Walter, aged fifteen months, son of the Rev. W McLey.

    At Main Street, Beith, on the 28d ultimo, Mr Andrew Craig, merchant.

    At Braehead, parish of St. Quivox, on the 28th ultimo, David Reid, youngest son of the late Mr John Reid, former, Torr######(?)

    FATAL ACCIDENT: About half-past eight o'clock on Wednesday evening, as a woman of the name of Anne Dobbie was descending a stair in the Cannongate, after having paid a visit to her sister, who is resident there, she unfortunately missed her footing, and fell down the stairs, whereby her head was so severly fractured, that death ensued shortly afterwards. - Courant.

    FATAL ACCIDENT: On Monday afternoon, while William Thomson, farm servant, Burnieboozie, was riding into town on his cart, the "Lord Forbes" coach overtook him at the Rubislaw toll, when his horse became restive. In pulling him aside, the animal dragged the wheel on to the dyke, which upset the cart, and Thomson was thrown beneath it with such violence that he was taken up speechless. He was taken into the schoolhouse, and the guard of the coach having left notice of the accident at Dr. Keith's and Dr. Balfour's, these gentlemen were speedily on the spot, but in half an hour Thomson died. - Aberdeen Journal.

    WOMAN DROWNED: Last Tuesday morning, about 4 o'clock, a carter informed the watchman in Causeyside Street that there was a woman in the canal near Causeyside tunnel. The body, which proved to be that of Margaret McLean, a remarkably stout, healthy young woman, belonging to the town, but who had been in country service for a number of years. She was about 22 years of age, and both well behaved and industrious. Something was vexing her, as she mentioned on Monday, and she intended to drown herself. On Monday evening, she promised to her mother not to carry that threat into execution, as they went to bed together, but on the mother awaking, at four o'clock, on Ruesday morning, she found her daughter away, just about that time, she shrinks of the latter, when drowning awoke the people who live in the house above the tunnel. Life was totally extinct before the watchman got the boat.

    10th March 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 2 Lyndoch Street, on the 8th instant, Mrs John Monteith, a son.

    At 6 Fitzroy Place, on the 8th instant, Mrs William Archibald Anderson, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Southend, near Campbeltown, on the 8th instant, by the Rev. James Lambie, Mr Walter McFarlane jun., Glasgow, to Margaret, eldest daughter of William Russell Esq.
    DEATHS [02]
    At Oatlands, on the 6th instant, William Gilmour Esq.

    On the 8th instant, Anne Campbell, second daughter of the late Campbell Naismith Esq.

    At 60 St. James' Head, on the 7th instant, Mr William McFarlane, warehouseman.

    At 20 Portugal Street, on the 9th instant, of Typhus fever, Mr David McTurk, sen., aged sixty-two years.

    At 109(?) Graeme Street, on the 7th instant, Mr Adam McCall, aged thirty-seven years.

    At 107 George Street, on the 5th instant, Mr James Finlayson, sen.

    At 40 Cambridge Street, on the 4th instant, James Kerr, Esq., M.D. late of Paisley, in his seventy-ninth year.

    At 54 Maitland Street, Cowcaddens, on the 6th instant, Helen Hosie, relict of Mr Andrew Stevenson, grocer, Hutchesontown.

    At 258 High Street, on the 5th instant, Margaret McKay, wife of Mr Hugh McKay, Inspector of the Detective Police Force.

    At 103 Hutcheson Street, on the 29th ultimo, Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr James Thomson.

    At Burndyke, Govan, on the 8th instant, John, aged six months, son of Mr John Cuthbertson.

    At Rutherglen, on the 5th instant, Christine, aged four years and six months, daughter of Mr John Park, grocer there.

    At High Street, Airdrie, on the 4th instant, Mr John Stevenson, spirit dealer.

    At Whitletts, on the 5th instant, Mr George Manson(?), aged seventy one years.

    At Sydney, on the 24th October last, Elizabeth Adam, wife of Rowand Roland jun., Esq.

    At his residence, in Clarence Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad, on the 29th January, his Honour Thomas B Wylly, Palace(?) Judge, aged sixty-five years.

    SUDDEN DEATH OF AN OLD MAN: Andrew Tyree, weaver, and far advanced in years, expired very suddenly between Thursday night and Friday morning under melancholy circumstances. It appears that he had taken tea with his son, who resides in Alloway Street, on Thursday evening, and left for his own house in High Street, about seven o'clock. On the following morning about five o'clock a neighbour was aroused by hearing beavy moans issuing from the passange to her home. On proceeding to the spot, she recognised the old man, who was in the last stage of existance. Information was immediately conveyed to his son, but before his arrival the old manexpired. It is presumed he died in a fit of apoplexy, to which he was much subject. - Ayr Observer.

    13th March 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 133 St Vincent Street, on the 11th instant, the lady of Dr. Hall, a daughter.

    At 34 Abbotsford Place, Laurieston, on the 11th instant, Mrs Thomas Rhind, a daughter.

    At Westburn Farm, near Cambuslang, on the 6th instant, Mrs John Paterson, a daughter.

    At Helensburgh, on the 10th instant, Mrs Alexander McEwan, a daughter, still born.

    At Boothgreen Cottage, Canonmills, Edinburgh, on the 10th instant, Mrs Thomas Todd, a son.

    At Highfield, Rock Ferry, Cheshire, the lady of James B Miller Esq., a son.

    At Columbia, Tennesee, United States, Mrs Donald McLeod, a daughter.
    MARRIAGE [02]
    At Whitevale, on the 9th instant, by the Rev. John Edwards, Mr James Johnson, to Mary, third daughter of the late Mr Thomas Inglis, merchant, there.

    At 183 Sauchiehall Street, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Lorimer of Free St David's, Mr Robert Paterson, merchant, Glasgow, to Elizabeth Stevens, relict of Mr William Johnstone, merchant, Glasgow.

    At Kilmeny, Islay, on the 24th ultimo, by the Rev. Donald McDonald, Mr Donald McCallum, Glendarach(?), to Jane, fifth daughter of the late Mr George Weir, farmer, Glendarach(?).

    At New York, on the 17th ultimo, by the Rev. Dr. Potts, Alfred Pell(?) Esq., to Eliza G Wood, youngest daughter of the late John Wood Esq., Glasgow.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 55 Bath Street, on the 10th instant, Mr James Dewar, son of the Rev. hugh Dewar of Stoneb####.

    At 27 Cheapside Street, Anderston, on the 10th instant, Mr John Mackie, aged forty-three years.

    At 240 Gallowgate Street, on the 10th instant, John Harvie, son of Dr. William Hunter, aged one year and ten months.

    At Maryhill, on the 8th instant, Christine Blackwood, aged twenty-two.

    At Campbell, on the 11th instant, Robert, son of N### Thomson Esq.

    At Stonehouse, on the 8th instant, in the nineteenth year of his age, James, third son of the late Mr William Alston.

    MELANCHOLY AND FATAL ACCIDENT: On Thursday, Anne Mackintosh, a lame, lone woman, residing in this town, was found dead in her room. Her death seems to have taken place under the following circumstances. On Wednesday a friend from the country had furnished her with a quantity of meal and a sum of money. The neighbours having observed, at an advanced hour of the following day, that she had not been abroad as usual, and that the shutters were still closed, began to feel uneasy on her account, and determined to enter the room. On pushing up the door, something obstructed its opening, when it was discovered that the cause of obstruction was the dead body of the poor woman, which was denuded of every particle of clothing (and quite black), except her cap. Her crutch and staff were beside her. Several bank notes were found in the room, and some silver scattered on the floor. It is supposed that her clothes had caught fire on the previous evening, and that her attempt to procure assistance, she had only been able to reach the door of her humble dwelling. - Nairn Mirror.

    ACCIDENTAL DEATH BY HANGING: On Sunday last, the family of Mr. Stroyan, farmer, Mickle Laight, parish of Inch, were alarmed by a child of Mr Stroyan, about two years of age, running into the house, saying that James McKenna, one of the farm servants, was dead in the byre. Some of the family accordingly went to the byre, and found McKenna, with a rope round his neck, suspended from a joist. He was quite dead. From the statement of the child, and other circumstances, it would appear that the deceased, sitting in a noose of the rope, had been swinging in it, and that, in deavouring to leave the swing, he had missed his footing, and the noose had slipped up to his neck, and becoming suddenly tightened, had hanged him. The case is not devoid of interest, in a medico-legal point of view, as it adds another to the cases on record of persons hanged where the feet could rest on the ground, fo in this case, the knees of the deceased, and even the lower part of the thighs rested on the ground. McGenna was an orphan, and only sixteen years of age. - Dumfries Herald.

    MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT AT BURNTISLAND: About six o'clock on the morning of Monday last, as some carpenters were on their way to their work, they discovered the body of a man lying in the harbour, close by the side of the east pier. The tide being ebbing at the time, had left the body nearly dry, so that it was got out without much difficulty and was found to be that of Mr. William Logan, son of Mr Logan, tacksman of Dalachy Quarry, in this neighbourhood. He was walking about the shore at three o'clock the same morning, and spoke to by some persons in passing. It appears that he had intended to cross with the steamer at four o'clock for Granton, but missed his way down, from the darkness which prevailed, and had fallen over the pier inseen and unheard into the water and was drowned. - Fife Herald.

    17th March 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 71 Waterloo Street, on the 15th instant, Mrs AH Bald, a daughter.

    At 44 Shamrock Street, Garnet Dale, on the 9th instant, Mrs Robert Forsyth, a son.

    At 12 Newton Place, on the 12th instant, Mrs William Davie jun., a son.

    At Powillimount, Kirkbean, on the 3d instant, Mrs McIntosh, a son.

    At Greenock, on the 14th instant, Mrs James Brown, a daughter.

    At the Breadalbane Arms, Aberfeldy, on the 12th instant, Mrs Archibald Menzies, a daughter.

    At Straiton Manse, on the 13th instant, the wife of the Rev. John Blair, a daughter.

    At Bonhill Crescent, Dumbartonshire, on the 11th instant, Mrs John Stewart, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Glasgow, on the 16th instant, by the Rev. Robert Paton, Dr. O'Neill Ferguson, RN, Kt. IC, FRCL, to Jessie, daughter of the late John Fulton Esq.

    At 140 Stockwell Street, to Margaret, second daughter of the late Mr Gilbert Baxter sen., lead merchant, Glasgow.

    At Kelvinhaugh on the 15th instant, by the Rev. Mr McCall, Partick, Mr James Smith, land-surveyor, to Ann, youngest daughter of John Smith Esq., Kelvinhaugh.

    At Mr Gowan's Inn, Hamilton, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Keith, John Young Cunningham Esq., Saltcoats, to Marion, youngest daughter of John Young Esq., East Newton, by Strathaven.

    At Auchinearn Cottage, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Buchanan of Free Tron Church, James Cleland Esq., yr. of Blairlin parish of New Monkland, to Marion, daughter of Mr Mathew Cleland, Springfield, Cadder.

    At Treesbanks(?) on the 9th instant, James Campbell Esq., fourth son of Colin Campbell Esq., of Jura, to Mary, second daughter of George James Campbell Esq., of C##ock and Treesbank.

    At Manchester, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Alexander Munro, AM., Mr John Parlane, Heathfield, to Miss Jane Munro, Ac### Street, Greenheys.

    At St. Michael's Church, Chester Square, London, by special license, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. W Harrison, Stewart Ker Esq., Liverpool, to Julia Seymour Buccleuch Campbell, widow of the late P Langford Brooks Esq., of Ma#r Hall, Cheshire, and youngest daughter of the late John Campbell Esq., of Islay, and the Lady Charlotte Bury.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 5 Bloomfield Place, Hillhead, on the 11th instant, Anna Young, spouse of Mr David S Hamilton, and on the 14th her infant daughter.

    At Glorat House, Campsie, on the 12th instant, Miss Euphemia Park, youngest surviving daughter of the late Archibald park, Esq., Selkirk.

    At 1 Columbia Place, on the 15th instant, after a short illness, Mr Robert Frame sen., aged seventy two years.

    At 104 Egliston Street, on the 16th instabt, Joh, aged three years, son of Capt. John Wyllie.

    At 97 South Portland Street, on the 9th instant, Mr David L Campbell, CM., surgeon, only surviving son of the late Rev. John Campbell of Nicholson Street Church, Laurieston.

    At the house of her nephew, Mr Andrew Malloch, 100 North Frederick Street, on the 13th instant, Miss Margaret Murray, in the seventy-eight year of her age.

    At 69(?) Main Street, Anderston, on the 14th instant, Mr Henry Sproull, ebgineer, aged thirty-five years.

    At Glasgow, on the 14th instant, Margaret, only child of Mr Archibald Gracie grierson, Abbotsford Tavern, Trongate.

    At sea, on the 6th October last, off the Cape of Good Hope, on board the British Tar, on her passange to the Mauritius, Mr George Wilkie, aged twenty-five years, youngest son of the late Mr John Wilkie, portioner, 28 Crown Street, Hutchesontown.

    At Molinburn, on the 14th instant, of typhus fever, Margaret McLaws, wife of Mr Andrew Wilson.

    At Pittenweem, Fifeshire, on the 11th instant, of typhus fever, Euphemia, wife of Mr Robert Smith, shipmaster, and daughter of the late Alexander Finlay Esq. Glasgow.

    At Lennoxtown, on the 11th instant, Isabella, aged twenty years, daughter of the late Mr James Drysdale, merchant,Campsie.

    At Rothesay, on the 13th instant, Margaret Coulter, wife of Mr Mathew Sharp, ironmonger.

    At 3 Cross Street, Paisley, on the 14th instant, Jane Fleming, aged fifteen years, daughter of Mr James Kent.

    At Burnbrae, Kilmarnock, on the 15th instant, Grisel Buchanan, in the seventy-second year of her age, relict of the Rev. Archibald Murdoch.

    At East Kilbride, on the 12th instant, Miss Bryon, relict of Mr Thomas Bryon, parochial schoolmaster.

    At Falkirk, on the 13th instant, Mr William Niven, merchant.

    FATAL ACCIDENT: About half past eleven o'clock on Monday night, John Jones, pilot on board the steamer Commodore of Glasgow, fell from the gangway, between the vessel and the quay into the water. A young woman, who was alongside, immediately raised the alarm, but though every assistance was rendered, life was quite extinct before he was got out. We understand that the deceased has been above twenty years in the employment of the company, and was highly respected.

    20th March 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 5 Morris Place, Monteith Row, on the 19th instant, Mrs TC Young, a daughter.

    At 79 Hill Street, Garnet Hill, on the 19th instant, Mrs Finlay, a son.

    At 6 North Apsley Place, on the 18th instant, Mrs James Thomson, a son.

    At 448 Argyll Street, on the 16th instant, Mrs D Colquhoun, a daughter.

    At Airdrie, on the 15th instant, Mrs William Gordon, a daughter.

    At Airdrie, on the 14th instant, Mrs Robert Wands, a son, still-born.
    DEATHS [02]
    At Drum House, Easter Road to Leith, on the 12th instant, Miss Agnes Knox.

    At 4 Lyndoch Crescent, on the 17th instant, Alexander Henderson, Esq., writer.

    At Auchinsole, Cardross, on the 18th instant, Mr Allan McCorkle, late rope manufacturer, Glasgow, in the seventy-fourth year of his age.

    At Kirkintilloch on the 16th instant, Charlotte Paul, wife of Mr John Wallace, weaver.

    At 315 Argyll Street, on the 18th instant, of hooping cough, Mary, aged three years and four months, second surviving daughter of Mr. D Carmichael.

    At Gavinburn, Bowling Bay, on the 15th instant, Robert, aged four years and seven months, eldest son of Bryce Wright Esq.

    At Burnbrae, Kilmaronack, Dumbartonshire, on the 15th instant, Grisel Buchanan, in the seventy-second year of her age, relict of the Rev. Archibald Murdoch.

    SUDDEN DEATH: On Saturday last an English labourer, named John Bullamore, died suddenly in Saltmarket Street. The deceased had been ailing for some days previously, and was being assisted by his landlady and a fellow lodger to a doctor's shop, when he became weak, sat down on a barrow, and almost immediately expired. He did not die from any privation, as he had been attended in his own lodgings, and money was found in his pocket after death.

    SAD AND FATAL AFFAIR: On Friday last, John Bladnon(?) and his wife, servants in the employment of Mr McWhinnie, farmer, Airles, parish of Kirkisaer(?) had a dispute in the course of which the husband became very much excited under a charge made against him by his wife, while she was under the influence of jealousy. On retiring to her home he followed her, and is alleged to have used her very cruelly. On hearing the dirturbance, her master went into their dwelling when she is said to have complained of having been maltreated by her husband, and to have acknowledged that, as she could not bear such treatment, she had taken arsenic. Medical aid was seat for but before it could arrive she was no more. The case is in the hands of the authorities, and the husband in the prison. - Ayr Advertiser.

    24th March 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 120 Renfrew Street, on the 22d instant, Mrs Campbell, a daughter.

    At 12 Great Hamilton Street, on the 23d instant, Mrs William Ewing, a son.

    At 83 Abercromby Street, Calton, on the 21st instant, Mrs William Johnstone, a daughter.

    At 29 Paterson Street, on the 23d instant, Mrs D Lindsay, a son.

    At 22 Dundas Street, on the 21st instant, Mrs David Robertson, a son.

    At the Manse of the New Monkland, on the 17th instant, Mrs Archibald, a daughter.

    At Netherdale Cottage, Beauly, on the 18th instant, Mrs David Gordon, a son.

    At Millport, on the 19th instant, Mrs D Waddell, a daughter.

    At Wattiston, Lochwinnoch, on the 19th instant, Mrs John Swan, a daughter.

    At Monzie Castle, on the 21st instant, the lady of Alexander Campbell of Monzie Esq., a daughter.

    At Brixton Hill, Surrey, on the 19th instant, Mrs Edward Koch, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 12 Drury Street, on the 22d instant, by the Rev. Alexander Fraser, Mr Robert Borland, merchant, Glasgow, to Anne Johnstone, only daughter of Mr Campbell Gillespie.

    At 43 Bridge Street, Glasgow, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. A Duncan, Mr Casper Ealin, Glaims(?) Switzerland, to Ann, third daughter of the late George Ronals Esq.

    At 7 Bedford Lane, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. A.S. Patterson, of Hutchesontown Free Church, Mr Andrew Wright, to Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr Angus Stalker, Campbeltown.

    At 38(?) Moray Place, Edinburgh, on the 23d instant, Robert Hindyside Esq., advocate, Sheriff of Stirlingshire, to Helen, eldest daughter of the late Alexander Bruce, Esq., of Kenset(?).
    DEATHS [02]
    At Glasgow, on the 20th instant, Richard Dennistoun Esq., of Ravenswood.

    At Auchenstarry, Kilsyth, on the 21st instant, Robert, third surviving son of the late James Marshall Esq.

    At 136 Renfrew Street, on the 22d instant, Ellen Jane, youngest daughter of Mr Harvey Hillard.

    At 89 Gallowgate, on the 23d instant, of typhus fever, Mr Robert Stewart, merchant, Gorbals.

    At 173 Gallowgate Street, on the 23d instant, Mr William Gilchrist, manager, Claythorn Street Weaving Factory, late of Deanston.

    At 27 Paterson Street, on the 21st instant, William, youngest son of Mr William Maitland jun., spirit merchant.

    At 105 Portland Steet, on the 22d instant, James, aged seventeen years, son of the late Mr Alexander McLauchlan, merchant, Glasgow.

    At 4 Norfolk Street, Laurieston, on the 17th instant, Jane, aged eight years, daugfhter of Mr William Ferguson.

    At 39 Saltmarket Street, on the 21st instant, Mr Robert Bryson, wine and spirit merchant.

    At Millport, on the 22d instant, Mr James Wilson.

    At High Street, Ayr, on the 21st instant, Jean Cowan, aged twenty-one years, wife of Mr Andrew Glass, clothier, and only daughter of A. Cowan Esq., Midsands, near Ayr.

    At 11 King Street, Dundee, on the 20th instant, William Henry, infant son of George thomas Esq.

    FATAL ACCIDENT: On Wednesday evening, the 8th current, while Mr. Samuel Shennan, farmer in Lairdlach, in the parish of Kirkpatrick-Durham, was occupied in his thrashing mill, assisted by his son, a fine youth of sixteen years of age, the lad having missed his footing fell backwards off the stage of the mill, and his head having come in contact with either the wall of the building or with a pail which happened to be standing on the floor underneath, he sustained mortal injury. He was raised in a state of insensibility from the ground and carried home, and, we regret to add, died on Friday last, the 10th current. This is the second fatal accident which has occurred in this parish, from incaution in thrashing mills within the last twelve months. - Dumfries Courier.

    FATAL OCCURRENCE: On Saturday evening, as a fine boy, son of Mr. James Geddes of the Humane Society's House, was amusing himself with several of his companions, on the south side of the river, he fell into a reservior filled with boiling water. The little sufferer secceeded in extricating himself and was immediately taken to his home, where he lingered in a state of insensibility till Sabbath evening, when death put an end to his suffering.

    27th March 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 9 Hopetoun Place, on the 26th instant, Mrs Thomas Alexander, a son.

    At 47 Abbotsford Place, South Portland Street, on the 19th instant, Mrs John Walker, a daughter.

    At 8 East Clyde Street, on the 21st instant, Mrs Cunningham Buchanan, a daughter.

    At 82 West College Street, on the 24th instant, Mrs David Dunn, a son.

    At 322 St. Vincent Street, on the 21st instant, Mrs James Laing, a daughter.

    At Millport, on the 19th instant, Mrs Dr. Waddell, a daughter.

    At Toronto, Canada West, on the 2d instant, Mrs JC Gilmer, a daughter.

    At New York, on the 29th ultimo, Mrs Isaac Buchanan, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Taylor Street, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. Dr. Lindsay, Mr Archibald Brown, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late Mr W Gillies, formerly of Greenock.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 29 Eglinton Street, on the 26th instant, James Maxwell Esq., of Shott.

    At 47 Cochran Street, on the 24th instant, Mr William Todd.

    At 4 Apsley Place, on the 25th instant, Jeanie Hill, Ballantyne, wife of Mr Walter Campbell, lithographer.

    At 11 Kinning Place, Paisley Road, on the 25th instant, Mrs William Brownlie.

    At 55 Garscube Place, on the 24th instant, Mr Robert Wallace.

    At 47 Nelson Street, Tradeston, on the 23d instant, William, aged eight years, eldest son of Mr William Darroch, painter.

    At 15 Nicholson Street, Laurieston, on the 23d instant, Mr Thomas Hamilton.

    At 1 Calton Entry, on the 24th instant, Mrs G Chrystal, aged sixty-eight years.

    At 27 Paterson Street, on the 21st instant, William, youngest son of Mr William Maitland, spirit merchant.

    At Woodside House, on the 21st instant, Helen Hepburn, in the eighty-seventh year of her age, relict of Mr William Strang of Shawton and Westend.

    At Shawburn, near Hamilton, on the 23d instant, Elizabeth Stewart, wife of the late Mr James John Henderson, writer in Hamilton.

    At Carron, on the 19th instant, Edward Banks Esq., aged eighty years, late cashier to the Carron Company, and upwards of sixty years in their service.

    DEATH OF MR. NIXON, ARCHITECT: - We regret to announce the death of Mr William Nixon, Architect and Clerk of her Majesty's Office of Public Works for Scotkand, which took place at his residence, Duncan Street, Newington, on Friday morning, after a protracted illness of nearly six months. Mr Nixon received his appointment under her Majesty's Commissioners of Woods and Forests, about eight years ago, and since that time his zeal and assiduity in the public servces, and kind and courteous demeaneur, aquired for him universal esteem. In his official capacity he designed the splendid drive round Arthus's Seat, now rapidly approaching to completion, and he was besides the architect of several public buildings. Mr. Nixon was only in the 38th year of his age. - Courant.

    31st March 1848


    BIRTHS [02]
    At 30 Robertson Street, on the 29th instant, Mrs James Graham, a son.

    At Tennant Street, Townhead, Glasgow, on the 20th instant, Mrs Dunbar, a daughter.

    At 93 Graham Street, Airdrie, on the 17th instant, Mrs Andrew Lawson, a son.

    At Johnstone, on the 20th instant, Mrs Archibald McLaren, a son.

    At Girvan, Ayrshire, on the 25th instant, the wife of the Rev. P Hately Waddell, a son.

    At Castries, St. Lucia, on the 27th ultimo, Mrs Duncan Ferguson jun., a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 169 Great Hamilton Street, on the 28th instant, by the Rev. Henry Anderson of Partick Free Church, Captain John Anderson of the Lyrs, to Janet, only daughter of the late Mr Thomas Halley.
    DEATHS [02]
    At Old Kilpatrick, on the 26th instant, Agnes park, aged seventy-none, relict of Mr Allan Stirling, builder, Glasgow.

    At Covington Mill, by Lanark, on the 25th instant, Mr Fisher.

    At Glasgow, on the 29th instant, Jane, third daughter of the deceased Robert Graeme Esq., many years Sheriff-Substitute of Lanarkshire.

    At 4 Norfolk Court, Laurieston, on the 29th instant, Mr John Cassels, inspector of the poor, Govan Parish Annexation.

    At 80 Jamaica Street, suddenly, on the 29th instant, Isabella johnston, wife of Mr. George Baird, baker.

    At 21 Clyde Terrace, Gorbals, on the 28th instant, Mr William Linton, draper, aged thirty-seven years.

    At 3 Margaret Street, off Eglinton Street, on the 28th instant, James, second son of John Fraser Esq., merchant.

    At 26 George Street, on the 28th instant, Mr James Palmer, wright, aged sixty-nine.

    At 57 King Street, Tradeston, on the 26th instant, Mr Joseph Hosack, portioner, in the eighty-third year of his age.

    At 65 West Regent Street, on the 27th instant, Mr Charles Wyld.

    At Hamilton, on the 29th instant, William, eldest son of the late Mr Charles Porteous, coach builder, Glasgow.

    At Helensburgh, suddenly on the 27th instant, Captain Robert Turnbull sen., aged seventy-one years.

    At Edinburgh, on the 30th instant, Mrs Whyte of Kilmardinny.

    At Barskimming House, on the 17th instant, Lieutenant-General Sir Jeremiah Dickson, K.C.B., Colonel 61st Regiment, aged seventy-three.

    At Cranberry Moss, parish of Kilwinning, Mrs Adam Ramsay.


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