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3rd November 1848
At Albert Place, Kingston, on the 31st ultimo, Mrs James McGibbon, a son.
At Crescent Place, on the 1st instant, Mrs William Muir of Perth, Canada West, a son.
At 166 Stafford Place, Glasgow, on the 30th ultimo, Mrs Robert Galt, a son.
At 2 Bloomfield Place, on the 30th ultimo, Mrs John Orr, a daughter.
At 27 St Mungo Street, on the 30th ultimo, Mrs McAndrew, a son.
At Stockwell Street, on the 30th ultimo, Mrs Alexander Dallas, a son.
At Dumbarton, on the 30th ultimo, Mrs J McColl, a son.
At Bridge-end, Gourock, on the 29th ultimo, Mrs William Scott, a son.
At Bowmore, Islay, on the 28th ultimo, Mrs James Mutter, a son.
At Kensington, Adelaide, on the 30th June last, Mrs Thomas F Monteith, late of Glasgow, a son.
At Claremont Crescent, Edinburgh, on the 31st ultimo, by the Rev. Dr. John Brown, James Flowers beckett Esq., RN., eldest son of Lieutenant Flowers Beckett, RN., to Margaret, second daughter of Robert Laurie Esq., merchant, Leith.
At Annandale Distillery, on the 25th ultimo, by the Rev. James Monilaws, David McKay Esq., Buckiedale, Cummertrees, to Agnes, eldest daughter of George Donald Esq., distiller, Annan.
At 29 St Andrew Square, Glasgow, on the 31st ultimo, by the Rev. William Anderson, Mr William Brodie, chief mate of the barque Polly of Greenock, to Mary, third daughter of the late Mr Alexander Gilmour, Glasgow.
At the Royal Abbotsford Hotel, Jamaica Street, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Mr Meiklaen, Mr James Grierson, mate of the brig Clifford, to Elizabeth Dawson.
At St Petersburgh, on the 12th ultimo, WM Ellis Esq., 44 Albany Street, Edinburgh, to Emily, youngest daughter of John Anderson Esq., st Petersburgh.
At the Free Church Manse, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, on the 14th June, Captain AJ Elles of the barque Philip La### to Clementina, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Burns, formerly minister of Monkton, Ayrshire, and lately of the Free Church Portobello.
At Killearn, on the 21st ultimo, Mr John McLay, feuar. Friends will please accept of this intimation.
At 121 Montrose Street, on the 31st ultimo, Jeanie, in her fifth year, the fourth and only surviving daughter of Mr David Titchie, ironmonger.
At 20 Abbotsford Place, on the 31st ultimo, John Stirling esq.
At 26 Moore Street, on the 30th instant, Mr John King, Superintendant of Cleansing.
At 32 Great Hamilton Street, on the 1st instant, Mr James Bennie, beadle, St James' Church, aged seventy-three.
At 121 High Montrose Street, Elizabeth Arbuckle, relict of Robert Cross Esq., Glasgow.
At Glasgow, on the 29th ultimo, Mr Andrew Macfarlane, cabinet-maker, aged twenty-one years, eldest son of the late Deacon Macfarlane, Glasgow.
At 279 Duke Street, on the 31st ultimo, after a short but severe illness, Mr Joseph Greer, aged forty-seven years.
At Airdrie, on the 1st instant, Marion hamilton, wife of Mr John Campbell, grocer.
At Blacklandmill, near Paisley, on the 1st instant, Alexander Hamilton Esq.
At Houston School-house, on the 29th ultimo, Mr Robert paterson, in the twenty-first year of his age.
At Muir Street, Hamilton, on the 1st instant, Elizabeth Campbell, relict of the late JP Harrison Esq., Oban.
At Boarding-school, after one day's illness, Amelia, aged fifteen years, daughter of Mrs Meyrick, bookseller, Liverpool.
At Montreal, on the 7th instant, Mathilde Virginia Leprshen(?) wife of Thomas Wallace Esq., merchant there, late of Glasgow.
At Perth, on the 31st ultimo, Mary Macqueen, wife of Mr Daniel Reid, Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
On the 27th ultimo, Jane eldest daughter of the late John MacLaine Esq., of Killundine.
At 9 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, Mrs Boyd, widow of the late William Boyd Esq., WS.
At Kinallan, near Edinburgh, on the 26th ultimo, Sir George Steuart Mackenzie of Coul, Bart.
At Craigentinny House, near Edinburgh, on the 31st ultimo, William Henry Miller Esq., of Craigentinny, and of Britwell House, Buchinghamshire, after a short illness.
MONUMENT OF THE LATE REV. DR. CHALMERS - A monument in memory of the late Rev. dr. Chalmers has just been errected over the grave of that eminent devine in the Southern Cemetery, Grange Loan, by his family. The design of the monument is extremely simple, consisting of three massive slabs of granite, projecting from the northern wall of the cemetery, the one in the centre having the inscription - "Thomas Chalmers, DD, LLD, born 1780, died 1847". The grave is enclosed with an elegant railing in the Gothic style. - Scotsman.
DREADFUL ACCIDENT AND GREAT LOSS OF LIFE [ABBREVIATED] - Moday morning, shortly after seven o'clock, a most awful catastrophe occurred in this city, by the falling of the large sugarhouse belonging to Messrs. Samuel Wilson & Sons, sugar refiners, situated at 71 Alston Street, by which at least eighteen men were suddenly buried in its ruins, of whom five are more or less seriously injured, and the remainder killed.... The following are the names of the unfortunate men believed to be buried, and not recovered up to ten o'clock on Monday night:- Michael King, Robert Bailie (overseer), William Carbrae, Hugh harvey, John Kinnear, Michael Haggarty, Thomas Love, Andrew Bradley, Richard Gage, John McGuire, Charles Gallacher. All, or nearly all, the above have left widows and families.
The names of the three men killed, whose bodies were found on Monday are:
1st. James Doherty, Kirk Street, Calton, who has left a widow and four children - three daughters and a son.
2nd. John Alford or John Helferty, 45 Canon Street, aged fifty years, has left a widow and two children.
3rd. John McLean, New Vennel, a widower, has left one child.
The following are the names and particulars of those still alive, in the order in which they were got out:-
1st. Archibald Campbell, who is married, and has one child. He has only received a few slight bruises, and was able to walk to the infirmary, aided by two women. he was working on the top flat when the accident happened, and came down with the rubbish, which covered him, but not deeply.
2nd. James Miller, Hope Street, has a wife and five children. He was on the fourth floor, along with Love, who is killed. He is bruised about the head, and has his face cut. The floor gave way in that flat, about the south end.
3rd. Peter McPhail, 45 canon Street, is married but has no family. He was on the fifth flat. The roof fell upon his head, and then the floor gave way, and all fell to the bottom. He has one of this thighs broken, and the other leg injured below the knee, and one of his arms broken.
4th. Peter Kildare, Piccadilly Street, has a wife and two children. He was on the seventh or upper flat, managing the preparation of charcoal liquor. The floor gave way, and when falling the buring stuff was strown about him, which scalded him severely. He attributes his not being scalded to death to the circumstances that a quantity of lime water falling along with him neutralised its effects.
5th. John Cunian, resides at 128 Saltmarket Street, and has a wife and three children. he was working upon the ground floor at the time of the crash, but could not understand what was wrong.
Tuesday morning, ten o'clock. The work of removing the rubbish has been most industriously continued during the whole night, and up to this time ten persons have been extracated altogether, namely:
Archibald Campbell, gout out alive, with only a slight sut below the knee. He walked home, but has since been sent to the infirmary.
James Miller, alive - a beam lying across his chest. Sent to the infirmary
James Dougherty - dead
John Alford - dead
John McLean - dead
Peter McPhail - alive, sent to the infirmary
Peter Kildare - alive, sent to the infirmary
John Cunian - got out at half-part four on Monday afternoon, walked out but sent to the infirmary
William carbrae - alive [abbreviated, large description of his ordeal]
The next dead body got out on Tuesday morning was that of Michael Haggarty. Eight persons still remaining in the ruins...
6th November 1848
At 77 Charlotte Street, on the 5th instant, Mrs Jeffrey, a son.
At 51 Main Street, Gorbals, on the 3d instant, Mrs Alexander main, a son.
At Broombank, Port Dundas, on the 30th ultimo, Mrs George Smith, a son.
At No. 75 gallowgate, on the 29th ultimo, Mrs Daniel McGregor, twin daughters.
At sea, on the 28th July, on board the ship Glenhuntly, of Greenock, Mrs Cunningham, a son.
LAMENTABLE OCCURRENCE - Archibald Fisher Esq., lace manufacturer, Exchange Square, was thrown out of a gig on the road from Larkhall to Hamilton on Saturday afternoon; and we are sorry to say that he expired yesterday morning, from the effects of the injuries he received.
At 7 Carnarvon Street, on the 5th instant, Archibald Fisher Esq. Friends will please accept of this intimation.
At 270 parliamentary Road, on the 5th instant, James, youngest son of Mr John Garven. Friends will please accept of this intimation.
At Shettleston, on the 31st ultimo, Elizabeth Strathern, relict of Mr William Charteris, merchant, Glasgow. friends will please accept of this intimation.
At 56 Gordon Street, on the 4th instant, Peter, aged twenty months, only son of Mr Alexander Cochran.
At 17 Bellgrove Street, on the 3d instant, Mr William Baird, grain merchant, aged sixty-eight years.
At 26 Garscube Road, on the 31st ultimo, Jane Thomson, youngest daughter of Mr Archibald McLeish.
At the Royal Hotel, Glasgow, on the 31st ultimo, June Smith, aged ten years and nine months, second daughter of Mr George Cimrie, Royal Hotel.
At 180 St George's Road, Glasgow, on the 30th ultimo, #### Henderson, wife of Mr Henry Jackson.
At Carmyle, on the 30th ultimo, Helen, youngest daughter of the late Mr Thomas Boag, merchant, Greenock.
At Kilwinning, on the 2d instant, in the fifty-ninth year of his age, Mr Hugh Aitken, cloth merchant there, formerly of Johnstone.
At Slatefield House, Dunoon, on the 1st instant, Captain D Robertson.
At Ashton, Gourock, on the 30th ultimo, Lieutenant William Tullie, RN., in command of the coast guard station there.
At High Street, Ayr, on the 30th ultimo, Mr William brown, grain-dealer.
At New York, on the 20th September, Mrs Mary Maclay, wife of the Rev. Dr. Archibald Maclay, and daughter of the late Mr William Brown, seedman, Glasgow.
At Berhampeer(?), after a few days illness, on the 16th ultimo, Brevet-Major William Strathers, 14th Regiment bengal Native Infantry.
FATAL ACCIDENT AT COMRIE - Catherine McPherson, an aged woman belonging to this village, came by her death under the following circumstances on Saturday last. She had gone to Lawer's Wood about 9 in the morning to collect a burden of sticks for firewood, had lost her way in the wood and fallen over a rock into the water of Lednock. Not having returned by evening a general search was made for her, and on Sunday morning her body was found in the river Lednock, Perth Courier.
BLAIRGOWRIE - FATAL ACCIDENT - On Sabbath afternoon last, a number of children strayed from the town to the South Mill Inch. After a considerable time, they discovered that one of their number was amissing - a boy from three to four years, son of Mr James Raknin, baker. After searching for him some time, a little brother of his own discovered him lying in Blairgowrie Spinning Mill lade, but was unable to render him any assistance. His cries brought some people, who were in a garden adjacent, to the spot, who snatched him (but too late) from his watery bed. Every means were tried by Drs. Syme and Mclaren to restore animation, but without effect.- Perth Courier.
10th November 1848
At 42 Hill Street, Garnet Hill, on the 9th instant, Mrs Robert Barr, a daughter.
At 11 Queen Street, on the 9th instant, Mrs RM Steele, a son.
At 53 Buccleuch Street, on the 7th instant, Mrs Andrew Galloway, a son.
At 2 Clifton Gove Crescent, on the 5th instant, Mrs RW Skipway, a daughter.
At 20 Buccleuch Street, on the 4th instant, Mrs Forbes Anderson, a son.
At 66 South St Mungo Street, on the 27th ultimo, Mrs John Lottimer, a son.
At Calcutta, on the 24th August, Mrs R Muirhead Reddie, a son.
At 98 West Nile Street, Mrs John Colquhoun, a daughter, still-born.
At 19 Townhead Street, Hamilton, on the 1st instant, Mrs John Cassels, a son.
At Ayr, on the 7th instant, the lady of the Very Rev. WS Wilson, a son.
At 14 West Regent Street, Greenock, on the 3rd instant,
At 102 Castlemilk Place, Glasgow, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Robert Houston, Captain John Urie, Irvine, to Rebecca, eldest daughter of the late Mr John Ross, Greenock.
At 130 Hope Street, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Forbes, Hugh Robertson Esq. of Gartloch, to Margaret, eldest daughter of John Aitchison Esq., merchant, Glasgow.
At Glasgow, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. James Meiklem, AM., John Collier Esq., iron founder, to Ann Grant, daughter of Mr Peter Grant, Elgin, and relict of Captain John Robson.
At 23 Gloucester Street, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Mr Burgess, Alexander McGavin Esq., to Elizabeth Robertson, eldest daughter of John Harvey Esq.
At Rothesay, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Mr Neilson, Mr Archibald Glass, merchant, Rothesay, to Christina, eldest daughter of William Kilpartick.
At Irvine, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Andrew Brown, George Wanlees Esq., merchant, Edinburgh, to Elizabeth, second daughter of the late William Gillies Esq., banker there.
At Ayr, on the 9th instant, by the Rev. Mr Stuart of Newton, John Gemmell HOuston Esq., Glasgow, to Agnes Robertson, daughter of the late Hugh Douglas Esq., Greenock.
At Ayr, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. James Knox, Mr John Ross, Commercial Inn, Glasgow, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr John Hutchison, merchant, Ayr.
At Springside, Ayrshire, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. Mr King of West Kilbride, John Ritchie Esq., Sea Mill, to Margaret Blair, only daughter of the late John Hyndman Esq., of Springside.
At Rothesay, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Mr Nelson, Mr Archibald Glass, merchant, Glasgow, to Christina, eldest daughter of William Kilpatrick Esq., Rothesay.
At Glasgow, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. Principal Macfarlan, Mr William Cook of the Albert Tavern, Wilson Street, to Jessie, eldest daughter of Mr Matthew Semple, Superintendent of the Asylum for the Blind.
At Pittenweem, on the 4th instant, by the Right Rev. the Bishop of Ross and Moray, the Earl of Norbury, to Stewart Lindsay, second daughter of Major-General Sir Henry Bethune of Kileonquhar, Bart.
At Becks, Dumfriesshire, on the 31st ultimo, by the Rev. WBS Paterson of Kilmaronock, the Rev. John Hart, Hamilton, to Charlotte, daughter of the late Walter Beaty Esq.
FATAL ACCIDENT - On Saturday afternoon, while a boy eight years of age, named Hugh Munro, was amusing himself about Mr Cochrane's thrashing mill, at Roslin, he was caught up by the wheels and before he could be rescued, was crushed in such a shocking manner that he immediately expired. - COURANT
A vacancy has occurred in the Seventh Ward, on account of the lamented demise of Mr John Stirling, but as it took place subsequent to official declaration of vacancies, the place will be filled up for the year by the Town Council.
At 66 South St Mungo Street, on the 9th instant, Mrs John Lottimer. Friends will please accept of this intimation.
At 12 Monteith Row, on the 8th instant, Mr Andrew Mitchell, grocer, aged forty-nine years. Friends will please accept of this intimation.
At 2 Brandon Place, West George Street, on the 8th instant, Archibald Edmiston Esq.
At Crawford Place, on the 9th instant, of scarletina, William, aged seven years and three months, youngest surviving son of Mr John Cunningham.
At 158 Hope Street, on the 8th instant, Alexander, aged three and a half years, son of Alexander Smith, baker.
At 70 Great Hamilton Street, on the 7th instant, of scarlet fever, after three day's illness, Mary Jane, aged five and a half years, only surviving child of the Rev. Robert Smith, City Missionary.
At Maryhill, on the 7th instant, Helen Bell, only daughter of Mr David Swan jun.
At Calder-Bank, on the 7th instant, Mary, aged three years and nine months, second daughter of Mr James Rankin, grocer.
At 52 Glassford Street, on the 6th instant, Mr Peter Williamson, clotheir.
At 20 Buccleuch Street, on the 6th instant, the infant son of Mr Forbes Anderson.
At 315 Argyll Street, on the 5th instant, Mrs Alexander Davidson.
At Kirkcaldy, on the 5th instant, John Thomson, aged six years, youngest son of Mr Walter Alexander, 9 Apsley Place, Glasgow.
At Barcaldine, on the 7th instant, Donald C Cameron Esq., of Barcaldine and Foxhall.
On the 4th instant, of scarlet fever, William Macfarlane, aged three months, only son of Mr James Maitland, Balgrochan, parish of Campsie.
At Helensburgh, on the 3d instant, CB Walton, aged twenty-three years, second son of the late Captain Robert Walton.
At Whitevale, on the 4th instant, Janes, youngest daughter of the late Murdoch McLean Esq., of Kilmorry, Argyllshire.
At 43 Norfolk Street, on the 4th instant, Robert, eldest son of the late Robert McGregor Esq., Milngavie.
At Pollokshaws, on the 7th instant, Elizabeth Yuill, aged nineteen months, only daughter of Mr Robert Menzies, cabinet-maker, Glasgow.
On the 4th instant, at A###lee Cottage, Dunoon, Mr Andrew McLure, senior.
At Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on 1st October, Alexander Caldwell, Esq., merchant, Mr Caldwell was a native of Glasgow and had been upwards of twenty years in the island.
At Berhampoor, after a few day's illness, on the 18th September, Brevet-Major William Struthers, 14th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry.
At Green Street, Park Lane, London, on the 3d instant, James Stewart Alson, Captain, 27th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry, and second son of the late James Alston Stewart Esq., of Urrard, Perthshire.
At Mount Berel(?), Jamaica, on the 27th instant last, the Rev. James Caldwell, minister of that place.
DUNDEE - BOT DROWNED - The Elizabeth Lewis, Captain Lewis, arrived here on Friday morning from Archangel. When about 280 miles north-east of Shetland, during a heavy gale and showers of sleet, an apprentice, named William Brough, while assisting in close reefing the main top-sail, was thrown overboard. Nothing could be done to save the unfortunate youth.
ALSTON STREET SUGAR HOUSE - ANOTHER DEATH - We learn that Peter Kilday, one of the men dug alive out of the ruins of the sugar=house has expired. The unfortunate man, of whose recovery but little hopes were from the first entertained was, in addition to the external injuries which he sustained, severly burned with the boiling sugar which fell about him. This makes fourteen deaths in all.
13th November 1848
At 164 Hope Street, on the 12th instant, the wife of John Findlay Esq., MD., a son.
At 5 Bloomfield Place, Glasgow, on the 11th instant, Mrs Henry Constable, a daughter.
At 5 Spring Place, on the 11th instant, Mrs T Ramsay, a son.
At 34 Pollock Street, on the 9th instant, Mrs Robert Jack, a daughter.
At Hurlet, on the 10th instant, Mrs John Neilson, a daughter.
At Hamilton, on the 7th instant, Mrs Dr. Thomson, a son.
AN ANCIENT [ABBREVIATED] - Died, at 27 causeyside, Paisley, on the 30th ultimo, Catherine Reid, widow of James Furie, aged 96 years. Mrs Durie was born in the parish of Drymen, in 1752 and was baptised by the father of the Very Rev. Principal Macfarlan. At an early age she exhibited evidences of piety and when about 16 years of age became a communicant, so that she has been a full member of the Church during the long period of 80 years. Before coming to Paisley she resided in Kilpatrick, on leaving which in 1781, she took up her abode in the Laigh parish, and continued in the same to the date of her death..... Renfrewshire Advertiser.
BODY FOUND - On Friday morning, the body of a young man of the name of David Demmis, who was employed as a ticket-collector at the Granton terminus of the Edinburgh and Granton Railway, was found in the sea close by the new slip, on the west side of Granton Pier. The deceased had been amissing since Tuesday, was seen slightly the worse of drink, and he is supposed to have fallen into the water and been drowned. - Courant.
At 49 Renfield Street, Glasgow, on the 12th instant, aged twenty-four years, Mr George Turnbull, youngest son of the late Hector Turnbull Esq., Claverhouse, Dundee. Friends will please accept of this intimation.
At 324 Parliament Road, on the 11th instant, Eliza, youngest daughter of Dr. Hanna, Governor of the Town's Hospital. Friends will please accept of this intimation.
At 46 Whitevale, on the 15th instant, Mr Robert Bain. Friends will please accept of this intimation.
At Portobello, on the 9th instant, Eliza Anne, aged thirteen, daughter of Mr Alexander Downie. Friends will please accept of this intimation.
At 6 Stanley Place, on the 12th instant, Agnes, youngest daughter of Mr John Buckie.
At 108 Eglinton Street, on the 12th instant, James, infant son of Mr RobertKirkland.
At Hillside House, Partick, on the 12th instant, of scarlet fever, James, aged seven years, third son of Mr James Finlayson, writer, Glasgow.
At 9 Buchananan Court, Eglinton Street, on the 12th instant, Mrs John Norris.
At 19 Wellington Street, on the 10th instant, Janet Fouler, relict of Mr Alexander Paton, spirit merchant.
At 30 Lyndoch Street, on the 10th instant, John Ferguson Sharpe Esq., of Orchardton.
At Green Street, Calton, on the 10th instant, suddenly, Mr David Dick, formerly farmer, High Borland, Eaglesham.
At 58 Clyde Street, Anderston, on the 7th instant, Mr Allan Davidson, late provision merchant, Glasgow.
At Broomfield Cottage, Ayr, on the 3d instant, Mary Stuart, youngest daughter of the late George Chapman, LLD, of Edinburgh, and wife of Mr John Ritchie, South Portland Street, Glasgow.
At Montreal, on the 18th ultimo, Mr William Smith, merchant.
SUDDEN DEATH AT GREENOCK - On Friday afternoon, a very sudden death occurred here. Captain Hugh McGregor and his wife were on their way to visit the grave of a lately deceased daughter, who is interred in the Cemetery, when, in passing along Roxburgh Street, Mr McGregor felt his lady make, as he thought, a false step, and on looking on her, she was falling on the ground. He took hold of her, but after a sigh or two she expired. Medical aid was got, but of course it was on no avail. She seemed to be in perfect health till the moment of her death. - Greenock Advertiser.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT - On Monday, while Mr William Kirk, contractor, with his wife and family, was proceeding with a cart and furniture from Cumnock to Craigmark, near Dalmellington, the horse became restive and unmanageable, In endeavouring to curb it, Kirk was struck by the shaft of the cart, and knocked down. One of the wheels came with such force against his body as he lay on the ground that the cart was updet, hurling mother and child, who were seated on the top of the furniture, to the road. The child unfortunately fell under the mother, and sustained some bruises. Both parents were also injured. When their misfortune was known, every assistance was rendered, and they were speedily conveyed to Macknaight House, where they now lie. - Kilmarnock Journal.
MELANCHOLY CATASTROPHE AT CELLARDYKE [ABBREVIATED] - This place has been plunged into a ste of extreme grief and woful excitement by the loss of another boat with eight of a crew. Friday morning was very stormy, the wind prevailing from the north-east...the crew returned without attempting to work lines...the gale was heavy, but whether the boat had been overset in a squall or some other unforseen accident happened the boat no one can say. One of the sufferers was saved about six years ago when all the crew were drowned.... the following are the names of the sufferers with their widows and families:- John Smith, master, a widow and four children; Thomas Fleming, a widow and six children; John Fleming, unmarried, son of former; James Fleming, a widow with child and seven children; David Birrell, a widow with child; Henry Reid, a widow and seven children; James Dick, a widow and two children; James Dixon, unmarried. This dreadful calamity has thrown six widows an twenty-seven fatherless children to the care of the benevolent. - Fifeshire Journal.
17th November 1848
FATAL ACCIDENT [ABBREVIATED] - On Tuesday night, an accident of a painful nature occurred to a seaman, named John Stewart, while making his way on board the brig Packet of Greenock, now lying at the south side of our harbour...walked along to the vessel's side, the plant unfortunately slipped from the side of the pier, and rising at the end on which Stewart was standing, threw him with considerable viloence on the deck....the body was brought back to the Clyde Police Office and ultimately removed to the parents in Rothesay.
ARBROATH - FAAL ACCIDENT [ABBREVIATED] - An accident took place here on Saturday, on the line of the Aberdeen Railway, by which a man named David Ferrier was killed... the unfortunatel man was a gate-keeper at a street crossing which the line passes.... opened the gates for an approaching down goods train, was standing rather close to the up line, and did not observe and engine and tender coming slowly up behind him...The tender struck him on the side, when he fell across the rails, and the wheel of the tender passed over his body, almost cutting it in two.... has left three young children...
MELANCHOLY EVENT - On Monday last, a respected and well-known citizen, Mr Alexander Reid, stabler in Harriot Street, met with his death very suddenly. He had either fallen, or been thrown down in some manner that has not yet been properly explained, and received such injuries as immediately proved fatal. There was, on Tuesday, an inquiry and a post mortem examination of the body, but the result has not yet transpired. - Aberdeen Journal.
EDZELL - DEATH FROM HYDROPHOBIA [ABBREVIATED] - ... a dreadful malady has occurred in this parrish to an old woman named Ann Milne, wife of JOhn Balfour, residing at Latch. On the 17th of august last, she was severly bitten by a rabid dog, of the Newfoundland breed... on the 1st November she evinced several symptoms of incipient hyrdophobia, and became gradually worse wintil the 3d when she died...the owner of the dog is unknown, but in travelling northwards, he went into a dwelling house at Homehead, and was shot there. - Aberdeen Journal.
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT AT ST ANDREWS [ABBEVIATED] - On the morning of Friday last our fishing boats proceeded to sea long before dayling had dawned...about half-past five o'clock one of the boats had nearly gained the spot, where they intended to shoot their lines...two young fishermen, Henry Duff and Charles Lindesay, commenced sky-larking with one another when Duff missed his footing and having a hold of Lindesay, both went overboard and met with a watery grave... neither of them exceeded twenty-five years of age. Lindesay has left a widow with one child to lament his loss and Duff was just about to be married... the bay has been dredged for their remains, but still their bodies lie in the deep. - Perth Courier.
20th November 1848
At 45 John Street, on the 18th instant, Mrs William Coulter, a son.
At the Ayrshire Tavern, 35 Clyde Place, on the 19th instant, Mrs James Orr, a son.
At 45 Buccleuch Street, on the 18th instant, Mrs William Speirs, a daughter.
At 150(?) Holland Street, Elgin Place, on the 18th instant, Mrs Dr. Crawford, a son.
At 18 Burrell's Lane, High Street, on the 18th instant, Mrs Robert McCallum, a daughter.
At Castlemilk Place, on the 17th instant, Mrs William Glen, a daughter.
At the Manse, Kilmarnock, on the 17th instant, the wife of the Rev. JB Hamilton, a son.
At the Terrace, her Majesty's Dock-Yard, Devonport, on the 11th instant, the lady of John Reid Esq., RN., a son.
At Moss House, Govan, on the 17th instant, by the Rev. David Buchan Douie of Largs, Robert Douie Esq., Glasgow to Eliza, eldest daughter of Robert Urquhart, Esq., of Moss.
At Thistle Street, Hutchesontown, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Mr Runciman, Mr John Graham, wine and spirit merchant, Glasgow, to Margaret, daughter of Mr William Jardine, clothier.
At 100 Brunswick Street, Glasgow, on the 15th instant, by the Rev. Mr Noble, Mr Donald McColl, Glasgow, to Isabella, second daughter of Alexander McInnes, builder, Tobermory.
At 18 Norfolk Street, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. Mr Houston, Mr David Ainslie, merchant, Gorbals, to Isabella Bremmer, relict of Mr Thomas Buchanan.
At Bailleston, on the 17th instant, by the Rev. Mathew Graham, Mr Gavin Ferguson, late coach-proprietor, to Margaret, only daughter of Thomas Naisbet Esq., merchant, Baillieston.
At Barrhead, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Mr Low, Mr George Marchall, Liverpool, to Jeanie, eldest daughter of the late Mr William Walker.
At Dundee, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. William Reid of Maryton, Mr John Brown, ship-builder, to Catherine, youngest daughter of W.O. Taylor Esq., ship-owner.
At Moy, near Campbeltown, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Duncan McNab, Mr Peter Hunter, distiller, Campbeltown, to Janet daughter of Mr Andrew Smith, Moy.
At Stumperland, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. Mr Smith Hugh Becket, Esq., to Elizabeth, daughter of Mr John Stevenson.
At Banff, on the 16th instant, by the Rev. Francis William Grant, James Walker esq., merchant, Aberdeen, to Isabella, second daughter of Alexander Little Esq., Banff.
MARRIAGE REJOICINGS - On Wednesday last, there was a gay display of flags from the vessels in the lower part of the harbour, and at the Vulcan, Lancefield, and Govan engineering establishments of Mr Napier, in honour of the nuptials which were on that day celebrated in London of Mr James Napier (eldest son of Robert Napier Esq.), to Miss Twentyman. In the evening the Vulcan and Lancefield works were brilliantly illuminated. We understand that preparations are making to welcome the young couple to Glasgow by an illumination at the works and a brilliant pyrotechnic display, which is to be set off from a high platform in the centre of the Lancefield works. The very numerous artisans in Mr Napier's establishments, with their wives and families, intend turning out to welcome home Mr Napier and his bride.
Suddenly, at Gallowgate, on the 18th instant, Mr William Steel, spirit-merchant. Friends will please accept of this intimation.
At Greenhead, on the 19th instant, aged five years and four months, Flora, youngest daughter of Duncan McPhail Esq.
At 23 Graeme Street, on the 19th instant, Mr Peter Cameron, bleacher, aged seventy eight years.
At 11 Ure Place, Montrose Street, on the 18th instant, Mr James Faichney.
At his house, 49 Oxford Street, on the 18th instant, Mr Lachlan Maclean, sometimes hosier in Glasgow.
At 58 Charlotte Street, Glasgow, on the 18 instant, of scarlatina, Margaret McWhinnie, aged eight years, only surviving child of Mr Alexander Lindsay, writer, Glasgow.
At 41 North Albion Street, on the 17th instant, of scarletina, Margaret, aged eight years, daughter of the late Mr William Renfrew.
At Carronside, on the 16th instant, Mrs James Webster, relict of the late Mr James Webster, manager of the Carron Company's coal work.
At Simonland, on the 16th instant, John, eldest son of the late James Paterson Esq.
At 79 Cowcaddens Street, Glasgow, on the 13th instant, Christina Dunn, wife of Mr William Coubrough, victualler.
At Cambuslang, on the 18th instant, Mrs Andrew Orr, daughter of Mr Robert Hood, Stonelaw Cottage, Rutherglen.
At Glenloin, Dumbartonshire, the residence of his brother-in-law, on the 14th instant, James Low Esq., RN., surgeon of HMS San Joseff, the flag ship at Plymouth.
At Canonmills Cottage, Edinburgh, on the 13th instant, Miss Ann Muter, daughter of the deceased Rev. Dr. Thomas Muter, formerly Minister of St Michael's Church, Dumfries.
At Tynepark, Haddington, on the 9th instant, the Rev. Robert Lorimer, LLD., in his eighty-fourth year, the Father of the Free Church of Scotland.
At the house of his sister, Mrs DFr. McKellar, Lochgilphead, on the 14th instant, Mr John M Kelvin, jun., merchant, Greenock.
FATAL ACCIDENT - On Wednesday last week, a poor widow woman while engaged in feeding a thrashing-mill belonging to Thomas Ritchie Esq., Bowhouse near Alloa, was deprived of life in a very awful manner, by getting entangled in the machinery, one of her arms and part of the brest of the corresponding side was literally torn off. - Stirling Journal.
DEATH BY BURNING - Al old woman named Janet Brown, residing alone, near the Auld Brig, Alloa, met her death on Friday evening last, from the cause above stated. It is supposed that while sitting too close to the fire her clothes had become ignited by a spark or otherwise, and it was only from the smell of burning perceived outside, that neighbours were attracted to the house when it was too late. - Stirling JOurnal.
GATEHOUSE - DEATH FROM EXCESSING DRINKING [ABBREVIATED] - On the 12th curt. a well-known but eccentric individual, named Edwards Doyle, commonly called Ned Doyle, died at Gatehouse. On the day previous, being the fair day, he met with several individuals (horse jockies) who, with the view of having what is vulgarly called "fun", treated him to strong drink, and they further demeaned themselves by asking him to carry them on his back....he consented and more drink was freely given...he was carried away in a state of utter insensiblity, and next day he breathed his last... The deceased, who was a native of Ireland, was apparently about 50 years of age... - Dumfries Herald.
24th November 1848
At Athol Place, Glasgow, on the 23d instant, Mrs Merry, a son.
At 2 Monteith Row, on the 22d instant, Mrs Carrick, a daughter.
At 51 Canning Street, Calton, on the 22d instant, Mrs James Welsh, a daughter.
At 9 Adelphi Street, on the 21st instant, Mrs John Goldie, a daughter.
At Morrison's Court, 108 Argyll Street, on the 21st instant, Mrs John Williamson, a son.
At 64 Oxford Street, on the 20th instant, Mrs John Strathern, a daughter.
At South Coburg Street, on the 20th instant, Mrs John Aitken, a son.
At 17 High Street, Johnstone, on the 18th instant, the wife of Mr William Jeffrey, builder, a daughter.
At Letham Hill, on the 23d instant, by the Rev. Dr. Barr, John Raphael Esq., Galgorm, Ballymena, to Jessie, second daughter of Robert Walker Esq., of Letham Hill.
At 300 Greenhill Place, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. John Bonar of Renfield Free Church, the Rev. Archibald McDougall of Argyll Free Church, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Steel Esq.
At 106 Cowcaddens Street, on the 23d instant, by the Rev. Dr. Miller of Free St Matthew's, Mr Andrew Clow, to Jeannie Gourlay, eldest daughter of William McCallum Esq., merchant.
At Eaglescairnie, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. the Lord Charles Hervey, the Right Rev. George Tomlinson, DD, Bishop of Gibraltar, to Louisa, eldest daughter of Lieutenant-General the Hon. Sir Patrick Stuart, GCMG.
At St George's, Hanover Square, London, on the 16th instant, by the Rev. George Robinson, rector of Bisley, brother of the bride, William Leslie Esq., of Drumrossie, and younger of Warthill, Aberdeenshire, to Matilda Ross, second daughter of the late William Ross Robinson Esq., of Clermiston, Sheriff of Lanarkshire.
At Waithamstow Church, Essex, on the 15th instant, by the Rev. Henry Melvill, BD., Principal of Hayleybury College, and Chaplain of the Tower, London, James R Napier Esq., of Glasgow, to Emma Mary, eldest daughter of Lawrence Holme Trwntyman Esq., of Walthamstow.
At Sydney, Cape Breton, on the 28th ultimo, by the Rev. Charles Ingles, Henry Granville Downes Esq., Medical Staff, son of the late Major Charles Downes of Edinburgh, to Annie Maclean Leonard, third daughter of Charles E Leonard Esq., of Sydney, Cape Breton.
DEATH BY BURNING - about nine o'clock on Saturday evening a fire was discovered in the village of Slateford in the house of an old woman of the name of Margaret McCall or Margaret Smith, seventy-four years of age, and upon the entrance of the neighbours the unfortunate woman was found lying upon the floor quite dead, and her body scorched in a dreadful manner. The fire had communicated to the furnature, and had apparently burned for some time but it was speedily extinguished, without much damage. The origin of the fire is at present unknown, and as the old woman lived alone, the precise manner in which she met her death has not been ascertained. - Courant.
At Douglas' Buildings, Main Street, Bridgeton, on the 21st instant, Hugh Douglas Esq., surgeon. Friends are requested to accept of this intimation.
At 60 Oswald Street, on the 23d instant, the infant daughter of Mr James Minto.
At Mill of Balloch, Dumbartonshire, on the 22d instant, the Rev. William Gregor, minister of Bonhill, in his eightieth year of his age, and the fortieth of his ministry.
At Strathleven Place, Dumbarton, suddenly, on the 20th instant, Mr James Lambie, aged twenty-two years, son of the late Mr John Lambie, builder there.
At Campbeltown, on the 20th instant, Mr Archibald McMurchy, writer.
At Oban, on the 10th instant, Donald MacNeill Esq., of Canna, Argyllshire.
At Cumnock, Ayrshire, on the 20th instant, John Stewart Esq., surgeon.
At the Manse, on the 17th instant, William, eldest son of the Rev. George Gray, minister of Rothes.
At 34 Moray Place, Edinburgh, on the 16th instant, Miss Hume of Ninewells.
At 23 Deanside Street, on the 18th instant, of croup, Alec, aged two and a half years, son of Mr Alexander Lyon, compositor.
At the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, on the 13th instant, Mr Robert Harvey, jun., mate of the Pekin of Ardrossan, from the effects of injuries received in that vessel on her late voyage to Quebec.
At his residence, Westmoreland, near Cheraw, South Carolina, on the 20th ultimo, John Taylor Esq., in his eightieth year.
On the 9th ultimo, en route from Poonah to the Mahabulesh war Hills, Sir William Cornwallis Harris, Kt., Major, Engineers, on the Bombay Establishment of the Honourable the East India Company.
Drowned, on the 6th ultimo, en route to Bombay, in the Kulnar Rover, near Baltaic, below the Ram Ghaut, Ensign W Goldie, 27th NI., son fo William Goldie Esq., Dumfries.
At the Cottage, Cardoness, Anwoth, on the 3d instant, Mr John Cowan, in his ninety-ninth year. His wife, with whom he lived seventy years, died a few years ago, aged ninety three.
DEATH OF MR. CHARLES HEATH, THE ENGRAVER - This gentleman, whose name has been so long familiar to the public as an artist of no common genius, died on Saturday last, after n illness of some duration. He was the son of Mr James Heath, a celebrated engraver of his day. - Globe.
27th November 1848
At Montego Bay, Jamaica, on the 8th instant, the wife of the Rev. John Scott, a son.
At 17 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, on the 22d instant, by the Rev. Mr Almond, Thomas Somerwell Esq., Glasgow, to Miss Jane Fetheringham.
At Sunnyside, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. William Begg of Falkirk, William Fulton Esq., of Sunnyside, to Janet, eldest daughter of David Shaw Esq., Upper Thomaston.
At Longcroft Cottage, Renfrew, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. Dr. Macfarlane, Mr Adam Houston, to Margaret, second daughter of James Dunlop Esq.
At Newry, on the 9th instant, Mr William Bergan, who boasts of having survived eight general engagements, to Margaret Down, who has been five times led to the altar. The bridegroom, who lost his right eye at Salamanon, is eighty-five years of age, and the bride, who lost her left eye at Vinegar Hill, is 75.
Suddenly, at Hamilton, on the 19th instant, Janet Cunningham, aged eighteen years. Friends will please accept of this intimation.
At 2 Edwin Street, Laurieston, on the 26th instant, Mr James Grandison, machine-maker, aged sixty-two years.
At Dunchattan Buildings, 229 Duke Street, on the 26th instant, Margaret Smith, aged seven months, only daughter of Thomas Kirk, engineer, Glasgow.
At 37 Cathedral Street, suddenly, on the 25th instant, Margaret Stewart, wife of Mr James Ewing.
At 252 West George Street, on the 24th instant, of water in the head, William Aitken, third son of the late Dr. John Hay Robertson.
At 136 South Portland Street, on the 24th instant, Mr William D Johnston, aged forty-two.
At 81 High John Street, on the 24th instant, George Hugh, youngest son of Mr GH Gibson.
At 59 Maitland Street, Cowcaddens, on the 23d instant, Mr James Brown, aged twenty-seven years, son of the late Mr James Brown, miller.
At Grangemouth, on the 22d instant, David, aged nineteen years, third son of Mr David Robertson, merchant.
At Auchterarder, on the 23d instant, Mr James Phillips, innkeeper.
Suddenly, on the 5th October, at Montreal, David A Nelson, formerly of Glasgow.
At her residence, Whitefriars, Chester, on the 12th instant, in the ninety-third year of her age, Mrs Janet Kinloch, daughter of the late Sir David Kinloch, Bart., of Gilmerton.
At Calcutta, on 24th September last, William Patrick Esq.
THE LATE CASE OF DEATH BY BURNING AT KILWINNING - In a paragraph last week, an account was given of an accident by which a woman named Maria Robertson met her death lately, near Kilwinning. From some expressions made by her, which however varied very much, it was thought necessary to investigate the case, particularly in reference to a man named John Reid, with whom she had maintained an illicit connection. The result was that the case proved to be one of pure accident, and Reid, who had been taken into custody, was liberated. - Ayr Advertiser.