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August 1850


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    2nd August 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At Hillock House, Govan, on the 31st ultimo, Mrs Reid, a daughter.

    At 194 Gallowgate, on the 31st ultimo, Mrs Cunningham Buchanan, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Meriville Cottage, Mid-Calder, on the 1st instant, by the Rev. William Walker, William Russell Esq., writer, Glasgow, to Martha, daughter of the late John Wilson Esq.

    At St Giles’ Church, Camberwell, on the 31st ultimo, by the Rev. Philip Hall, John Mitchell junr., Esq., Glasgow, to Eliza Hardie Veirch, eldest daughter of Henry Bucknall Esq., East Dulwich, London.

    At Haghill, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Andrew Gray of Dumbarton, Robert Kaye Esq., of Mill Brae, to Margaret, eldest daughter of the late Walter Stewart, Esq. of Haghill.

    At 52 Holmhead Street, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Mr Mitchell, Mr John Muir, merchant, Glasgow, to Miss Margaret Gardiner, youngest daughter of the late John Waddell Esq., Parkhead.

    At 98 Fyfe Place, West George Street, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Dr. McLeod, Mr James Williamson, to Margaret, second daughter of Mr Duncan Currie, Campbelltown.

    At No. 9 Oxford Street, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Charles Clarke, Mr Patrick Hamilton Brown, to Elizabeth, eldest surviving daughter of the late Mr Samuel Forrester of the Excise, Glasgow.
    DEATHS [02]
    At Rutland Place, on the 1st instant, Jane Thomson, wife of Mr George Gibson, in the 33d(?) year of her age.

    At 3 South Apsley Place, on the 1st instant, Mr Alexander Lawcock, aged 18 years.

    At 3 Richard Street, on the 31st ultimo, Mary Douglas, only daughter of Mr Charles Park.

    Suddenly, at harmony Place, Govan, on the 31st ultimo, of scarlet fever, Thomas, aged 7 years, eldest son of Mr Bernard Russell, clother, Glasgow.

    At 43 North Street, on the 31st ultimo, mr Daniel Grant, merchant, Glasgow, after a severe and protracted illness.

    At Cart Forge, Crossmyloof, on the 31st ultimo, Isabella Erskine, aged two years, youngest daughter of Mr James Muirhead.

    At Warwick Street, on the 30th ultimo, Margaret Buchanan, aged 63 years, relict of Mr Alexander Keel, merchant, Glasgow.

    At Garnet Bank, 6 Thistle Street, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, on the 30th ultimo, Martha Holmes, relict of Mr David Smith.

    At 47 Norfolk Street, on the 30th ultimo, Mr John Cullen, son of the late Mr Robert Cullen, manufacturer, Glasgow.

    At 27 Montrose Street, on the 29th ultimo, Marida(?) Simpson, relict of John Taylor Esq.

    At 63 Stockwell Street, on the 29th ultimo, Mary, aged five and a half years, eldest daughter of Mr Dugald McPhail.

    At Offerance, near Gartmore, on the 29th ultimo, Mr Andrew Monach, youngest son of Mr George Monach, farmer there.

    At 107 Reid Street, Bridgeton, of measles, Margaret, infant daughter of Mr William McKinnon, grocer there.

    At 56 College Street, on the 29th ultimo, Elisa Black, aged 13 years, only surviving child of Mr John Williamson.

    At Stanley Cottage, Largs, on the 27th ultimo, of scarlet fever, Robert Glasgow, son of Mr RG Thomson.

    At Islay, on the 27th ultimo, Alexander Graham Esq.

    At Lochwinnoch, on the 30th ultimo, Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr William Sloan.

    At Braehead, Douglas, on the 23d ultimo, Janet Bradf##e, wife of Mr David Hamilton.

    COLLISION ON THE EDINBURGH AND GLASGOW RAILWAY – LOSS OF LIFE [abbreviated][02] – Yesterday, an accident occurred on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway near Cowlairs, by which at least 5 persons have lost their lives, and several others have been severely injured... shortly after ten o’clock morning, the eight o’clock train from Edinburgh, consisting of 41 carriages, arrived at Cowlairs, the train was followed by a special train from Perth rid the Scottish Central line... on account of the great numbers that were coming to Glasgow to witness the Highland Society’s Exhibition on the Green... a collision was seen to be inevitable... a number of the passengers leapt out of the sheep trucks and escaped without injury... the second train came up with fearful velocity on the stationary train, smashing two trucks to pieces... Dead: Janet McArthur, Dunblane, Jean Lennox, Cullens, near Dunblane, John Morrison, overseer at Kippencross... Removed to the Infirmary in a dying state: Walter Lennox, Cairnston, near Dunblane (since dead). The sufferers appeared to be chiefly of the agricultural class...

    MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT – On Friday last, as William Anderson, a young lad employed in Black Diamond coal pit, Whitletts, was crossing the shaft, during the ascent of one of the loaded tubs, a piece of coal fell on him from near the top, and literally smashed his head to pieces. – Ayr Observer.

    FATAL ACCIDENT – At the Water of Ayr Hine Quarry, at Dalmore, parish of Stair, on Monday morning, as some men were working at the bottom of the quarry, a quantity of bare fell from the top, a height of from 30 to 40 feet, killing John Brown, and severely injuring James Wilson, two of the quarrymen. Both were unmarried. – Ayr Observer.

    MELANCHOLY CASE OF DROWNING – [abbreviated][02] – On Monday evening last, a very distressing case of drowning occurred whilst bathing in the Clyde at Westhorn Mills, to a Young lad, only son of William Craig of Westhorn Mills... after work he, along with some of the workmen, had gone to the river to enjoy a bath... waded into the water until near the shoulders... approached a whirlpool and was drawn into it...

    FATAL ACCIDENT [02] – On Monday afternoon, as William Purdon, a slater, was on the roof of a house, three stories high, cleaning a rhone, he unfortunately lost his hold, and fell to the ground. The poor fellow, when raised, was found to have received a severe cut on the back of his head and had one of his wrists broken. Two medical gentlemen were early in attendance on him, and rendered him every assistance in their power. He was soon after after removed to his own house where he shortly afterwards expired. We learn that he is married and has a family.

    THE ORION – On Saturday last, 20th instant, the body of a woman, identified by part of the dress as one of the Splatt family (Elizabeth) lost on the Orion, was found floating near the bay of Port Logan, and brought to Port-patrick for interment. One of this family is still missing. A box containing about 600 sovereigns, belonging to Mr Splatt, was recovered from the wreck on same day.
    5th August 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At Dunoon, on the 3d instant, Mrs Richardson, a son.

    At Govan, on the 1st instant, Mrs Alexander Hardie, jun., a daughter.

    At 1 Great Wellington Street, on the 1st instant, Mrs Robert Stewart, a daughter.

    At Rusholme, Oxford Road, Manchester, on the 31st ultimo, Mrs William McNaught, a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 5 Tarbett Street, on the 2d instant, by the Rev. Dr. William Anderson, Mr William Roger, builder, to Mary Ann, daughter of Mr James McInnes.

    At 2 east Newington Place, Edinburgh, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. George Johnston, Mr Richard Huie jun., of the Commercial Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh, to Helen Thomson, second daughter of Mr Hugh Piliana, printer in Edinburgh.

    At 10 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. T Guthrie, DD., William Bennet Clark of Whyteside Esq., advocate, to Georgina Majory Pearson, daughter of George Dalziel Esq., WS.

    At 15 Richmond Place, Edinburgh, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. W Bruce, Alexander Abercrombie Esq., accountant, Paisley, to Elizabeth, third daughter of Mr Robert Hinshelwood.

    At Bombay, on the 15th June, by the Rev. Mr Gibson, Alexander Walkinshaw Esq., of Bombay, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Thomas Bewlay, jun., Esq., York.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 1 Richard Street, Anderston, on the 3d instant, Ann McLeish, wife of Mr David Baird, baker. – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    At Miller’s Buildings, Rutherglen Road, on the 29th ultimo, Margaret Cameron, wife of Mr John Thomas Keeling. – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    At 29 Eglinton Street, on the 4th instant, Janet Hannan, relict of Mr James Manderson of North Berwick.

    At Ivy Bank, Port Glasgow, on the 3d instant, Mrs William Caird.

    At 21 Stirling Street, Airdrie, on the 3d instant, Beatrice Whitelaw, youngest daughter of Mr William Thomson.

    At 23 Graeme Street, on the 1st instant, Agnes, second daughter of the late Mr James Cameron, bleacher.

    At Polton farm, near Lasswade, on the 1st instant, Anne B Johnstone, youngest daughter of the late Mr Robert Johnstone, architect, Kilmarnock.

    PAISLEY – MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT – On Friday, about midday, an accident occurred at the new prison, which proved fatal to one of the workmen named Philip Cox, employed at that building. The deceased was engaged with six or seven other men, in conveying a large stone to one of the cells in the centre of the building. A plank was placed across the top of a cell to allow the deceased to walk by the side of the stone to balance it; while doing so, the board gave way, the unfortunate man fell to the bottom of the cell, and before he could recover himself, the stone from want of being balanced, slipped from the barrow, and fell direct upon his body, crushing him to death in an instant. Cox was a native of Ireland, where he left a wife and five children, he having only arrived in this country a few weeks ago. The stone which killed the poor man weighed about ten or twelve cwt., and the plank which broke was only two inches thick, much worn and there was also a large knot in the wood where it gave way. – Saturday Post.

    SUSPECTED SUICIDE – On Wednesday night, an old man, named Allan Stewart, was found in a field at the foot of Love Street, Paisley. The unfortunate man was immediately conveyed to the Police Office and the officer on duty thinking from his manner, he was either deranged of the worse of liquor, took charge of him, intending to set him at liberty as soon as he was better. On Stewart’s relations being sent for next day, they began to suspect there was something wrong, as Stewart had not yet awoke from his sleep. Medical aid was instantly obtained, but proved of no avail, as the poor man died about midday. A small empty phial was found in his pockets, and as deceased had attempted to destroy his life by taking laudanum about three years ago, it is suspected he had done the same thing this time. We understand the authorities are making an investigation into the circumstances of the case, as Stewart was formerly an inmate of the Abbey Workhouse, and had made his escape from that place about three weeks ago. – Saturday Post.

    DEATH BY DROWNING [02] – About half-part eight o’clock on the evening of Friday, a man named John Kyles lost his life in the Clyde, near Govan. Kyles, it appears, had been engaged at Renfrew in his ordinary trade, scraping vessels, and on the evening in question was returning to Glasgow considerably the worse of liquor. He was observed to take a drink out of the well at Govan, and was afterwards seen going in the direction of the river, into which he leapt with all his clothes on. He had swam nearly half-way across, when he turned upon his back, and sank. He was never again seen in life. In the course of Saturday the body of the unfortunate man was recovered and claimed by the relatives.

    MELANCHOLY RAILWAY ACCIDENT [abbreviated][02] – We regret to state that, on Thursday night, another fatal casualty occurred on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, in the tunnel between Queen Street station and Cowlairs, by which one of the Company’s employees has met an untimely end. The unfortunate sufferer is a man named James Boyd, who had charge if the stationery engine at Cowlairs, where he resided... must have fallen over upon the line...was found on the rails with his right leg completely severed from his body. He was removed to Queen Street station... deceased was a steady, decent man, and a good servant, has left a widow and five children...

    FATAL ACCIDENT IN HIGH STREET [abbreviated][02] – On Friday evening, about six o’clock, and unfortunate man, named James Divine, a gardener, lost his life in High Street, by being run over by a loaded cart, while he was in a state of intoxication. David Scott, carter, was proceeding down this street leading two horses with loaded carts... when he was at Bell o’ the Brae, the deceased suddenly stammered out of a public house and fell before a wheel of the cart...
    9th August 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At 76 Abbotsford Place, on the 8th instant, Mrs John Neilson jun., a son.

    At 130 Hospital Street, on the 8th instant, Mrs Alexander Watt, a son.

    At 48 Bell Street, on the 7th instant, Mrs George Fisher, a daughter.

    At 60 Tobago Street, on the 7th instant, Mrs William Aitken, a son.

    At Hardhill, by Bathgate, on the 6th instant, Mrs John Miller, a son.

    At Newlandsfield, on the 5th instant, Mrs James Fleming jun., a son.

    At 410 Argyll Street, on the 5th instant, Mrs Thomas Walsh jun., a daughter.

    At Corran, Ardgour Inn, Argyllshire, on the 5th instant, Mrs James Murray, a daughter.

    At 15 Richard Street, on the 3d instant, Mrs James Gilmour, a daughter.

    At Santiago, on the 18th May, Mrs Captain William Curphey, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 58 Hill Street, garnet Hill, on the 7th instant, by the Very Rev. Principal McFarlane, James Smith Esq., manager, Northern Assurance Company, Glasgow to Euphemia Anne, daughter of the late Swinton Laurie Esq., surgeon, Edinburgh.

    At Bedford Street, Liverpool, on the 7th instant, Captain James Munro, to Isabella, youngest daughter of the late Robert Taylor Esq., of Corringon, Fifeshire.

    At Whitburgh, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. W Symington DD., Glasgow, the Rev. W Symington, Castle-Douglas, to Christina Elder, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Macritchie Esq., wine merchant, Leith.

    At West Street, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. Robert Bremner, Jessie Maxwell, eldest surviving daughter of Mr William Scott, copper and tinsmith, to George Edward Hadfield, ironmonger, Argyll Street.

    At Barrhead, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. Mr Dick, Mr James Hall, Busby, to Miss Jane Loudan, third daughter of the late Mr William Walker, Barrhead.

    At Trinity Presbyterian church, New Bridge Street, Strangeways, Manchester, on the 5th instant, by the Rev. Alexander Munro, AM., Mr William Freeland, to Martha Ann, third daughter of Mr Thomas Haigh, of Manchester, woollen manufacturer.

    At 80 Muslin Street, Bridgeton, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. John Edwards, Mr Henry Russell, surgeon, Stonehouse, to Elizabeth Hill, only daughter of Mr William Hill, portioner, Bridgeton.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 40 Union Street, Glasgow, on the 8th instant, Nathan Maclachlan Esq. – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    On Thursday morning, the 8th instant, at the house of her son-in-law, 264 Buchanan Street, Jean Scott, aged 72 years relict of Mr William Morison(?). – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    At low waters, near Hamilton, on the 8th instant, Helen Carmichael, aged 14 years, youngest daughter of Mr john Gray, tobacco manufacturer, Argyll Street, Glasgow. – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    At Rothesay, on the 6th instant, in her 88th year, Ann Lyon, relict of William Lyon, merchant, Halifax, Nova Scotia. – Friends at a distance will please accept of this intimation.

    At Rothesay, on the 3d instant, after a protracted illness, Mr James Brownlee, late of Glasgow, aged 65 years. – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    At 168(?) St George’s Road, on the 7th instant, Margaret Bogie(?) Scott, wife of Andrew Galbraith, Dean of Guild, Glasgow.

    At Breahead Cottages, Kirkcaldy, on the 7th instant, Mr John Aitken of the Kirkcaldy Distillery.

    Suddenly, at 39(?) Garngad Road, St Rollox, Jane, aged 19 years, eldest daughter of Mr Hugh Buchanan, spirit Merchant.

    At Sauchfield, Hillhead, on the 8th instant, Robert Malcolm Esq.

    At 80 North Frederick Street, on the 6th instant, Janet, aged two years and one month, daughter of Mr William Buchanan.

    DROWNINGS IN THE CLYDE [abbreviated][02] – we regret to state that on Monday, three casualties occurred in the river in the vicinity of the Green, by which two men and a boy have been drowned; the two former, while in a state of intoxication, and another man had a narrow escape from drowning from the same cause. The first occurred at the Physic Well, above Rutherglen bridge, between one and two o’clock. It appears that James McDougall, calico printer, Rutherglen, and James Mitchell, spirit dealer, Main Street, Bridgeton, who had been drinking together, had gone into the river to bathe... they seemed to struggle and sunk... Whilst Mr Geddes was engaged with the body of McDougall, a message reached him that a stupid old man, sixty years of age, in a state of intoxication, had run into the river, opposite Wellington Place, and was in a drowning condition... another messenger arrived with intelligence that a boy whilst bathing opposite the works of Messrs. Higginbotham... got beyond his depth in one of his sand-pits there... the boy was named William Finlay, about 12 years old, and we understand resided in Union Street...

    FATAL OCCURRENCE [abbreviated] – On Tuesday morning, about one o’clock, a man named Allan Rodger, a cabinet maker, residing in Carrick Street, lost his life... in a public house in Main Street a quarrel arose and they agreed to settle the dispute by a fight with the man named Cairns... the party adjourned to Elderslie Street, near the Partick Road, where the battle ensued... Rodger fell to the ground... – Chronicle
    12th August 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At 48 Abbotsford Place, on the 11th instant, Mrs William Raeburn, a son.

    At 415 Gallowgate Street, on the 11th instant, Mrs John Crawford, a daughter.

    At 10 Guildry Court, on the 6th instant, Mrs James Hall, a daughter.

    At 29 Royal Crescent, Notting Hill, London, on the 3d instant, Mrs Andrew Maclure, a son.

    On the 3d instant, the widow of late Rev. Charles John Champneys, DCL., of Durham and Glasgow, a son.

    At Belmadathy House, on the 5th instant, Lady Mackenzie, junior, of Kilcoy, a daughter.

    At 10 Alloway Place, Ayr, on the 5th instant, Mrs Robert Paton, a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Walton parish church, on the 8th instant, by the Venerable Archdeacon Broughs(?), WG., Cuthbertson Esq., merchant, Glasgow, to Jane Agnes, daughter of James Lister Esq., banker, Liverpool.

    At Glasgow, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Barr, William Howson, Esq., Sheffield, to Jessie, eldest daughter of James Ritchie Esq., Manager of the Gas Works, Glasgow.

    At Springfield House, Glasgow, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. Thomas T Lynch of London, the Rev. ST Porter, to Mary Anne Catherine, eldest daughter of Samuel Higginbotham Esq.

    At Dunfermline, on the 5th instant, by the Rev. James Young, Mr William Garroway, Glasgow, to Catherine Duncan, eldest daughter of James McQueen Esq.
    DEATHS [02]
    At the Star Hotel, Glasgow, on the 10th instant, Malcolm McNeill Esq., Lonalt(?), Islay, in the eighty-second year of his age. – Friends are requested to accept of this intimation.

    At 4 Claremont Terrace, on the 8th instant, Matthew Fleming Esq., of Sawmillfield.

    At 33 Abbotsford Place, on the 11th instant, Robert John, youngest son of the Rev. Robert Houston, minister of Gorbals.

    At Partick, on the 9th instant, Elizabeth Lang, widow of Mr James Paisley, accountant, Glasgow.

    At 58 Taylor Street, on the 9th instant, James, youngest son of Mr James Hair.

    Suddenly, at 283 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, on the 9th instant, Margaret Reid, aged nine months.

    At 8 Dale Street, Bridgeton, on the 8th instant, John, aged 17 months, only child of Mr Robert Taylor, wine and spirit merchant.

    At 16 Maxwellton, Paisley, on the 7th instant, John Thomson, second son of the late Allan Stewart Esq., surgeon.

    At Largs, on the 7th instant, William, aged 14 months, son of Mr William McRae, jun., calenderer.

    Suddenly, at 4 Stobcross Street, Anderston, on the 5th instant, Christina Morris, only daughter of Mr David McLeish, tailor and clothier.

    At Leeds, on the 5th instant, John Longford Pritchard Esq., manager of the York Theatrical Circuit, and late of the Theatres Covent Garden, Drury Lane and Edinburgh.

    At Jordanbank, Edinburgh, on the 4th instant, Charles Fisher, sen., Esq., SSC.

    SUICIDE [02] – Yesterday forenoon, a young man, a compositor, named Lindsay Anderson, committed suicide, by drowning himself in the Clyde, opposite the Physic Well. He deliberately threw off his coat and plunged into the river; and though several people, who were close at hand witnessed the act, they were unable to render any assistance. The body was recovered shortly afterwards by Mr Geddes’ assistants, but life was quite extinct. The deceased was carefully brought up by most respectable patents, but latterly had become very dissipated, and to this cause his sad end may be attributed.

    BOY BROWNED – On Monday, Patrick Rollo, a youth of sixteen years of age, son of JB Rollo Esq., Irvine, having gone to bathe in the river Irvine, was unfortunately drowned. The portion of the stream which he had selected for the purpose is a deep pool, formed by an eddy in the current, under the railway bridge, near to Bogside race-course. What was the cause of the melancholy result which has thrown a highly-respectable family into deep mourning is not known, as the youth was unattended by any one. Some boys observed the clothes lying on the margin of the river, carried them home to the parents, which was the first intimation they received of what had occurred. The body was recovered soon after, but all hopes of revival were precluded by the length of time in which it had been immersed. – Kilmarnock Journal.

    BOY DROWNED – About nine o’clock, on Tuesday morning, a boy about four years of age, son of Mr James Gallacher, collier, Hurlford, fell into the pond south of the Portland furnaces, and was drowned. There is a pretty high embankment around the pond, which is used for some purpose about the furnaces, but the boy had contrived to climb over, and was in a considerable time ere he was missed. Dr. McLetchie being sent for, used such means as were proper under the circumstances, but the vital spark had fled. – Kilmarnock Journal.

    ACCIDENT – On Saturday morning, an accident, which proved instantly fatal, occurred at Ganchalland Coal Pit, in the neighbourhood of Galston. The pit belongs to Messrs. Findlay and Morton, and the unfortunate man, who has come by his death so suddenly, is Stephen Wallace, who was in their employment about the pithead. There are two seams of coal wrought in the pit, and the deceased had gone down to clear away some rubbish in the upper working, and in some way unexplained, fell down from the door of the upper to the lower, and was killed instantaneously. Deceased was but recently married, and leaves a widow and a young child. – Kilmarnock Journal.
    16th August 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At Garthland Place, Paisley, on the 15th instant, Mrs Philips, a son.

    At 58 Cadogan Street, on the 13th instant, Mrs James Miller, a daughter.

    At 130 Great Hamilton Street, on the 13th instant, Mrs John White, a son.

    At Campbeltown, on the 11th instant, Mrs John Kerr, a daughter.

    At Western House, Gourock, on the 8th instant, Mrs William Muir, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At James Street, Greenhead, Glasgow, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. David Brown, Andrew Usher, jun., Esq., merchant, Edinburgh, to Elizabeth Langmuir, daughter of George Miller Esq.

    At 23 Monteith Row, by the Rev. David Mitchell of Free St Luke’s, Mr Duncas McColl, to Catherine, daughter of the late Mr John Livingstone, Stonefield, near ###aw, Argyllshire.

    At Dalsell Toll, on the 12th instant, by the Rev. John Loudon, Mr David Hamilton, toll-keeper, to Mary, only daughter of James Craig Esq., Motherwell.

    At Bridge-End, Inverkip, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. John Anderson, of the Free Church there, Robert Douglas Esq., ironmonger, Johnstone, to Mary, fourth daughter of the late Mr John Tyre, Inverkip.

    At St George’s, Hanover Square, London, on the 12th instant, by the Rev. Lord Charles Harvey, the Viscount Reidhaven, eldest son of the Earl of Seafield, to the Hon. Caroline Stuart, youngest daughter of the late Lord Blantyre.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 14 James Street, Calton, Glasgow, on the 13th instant, Mr Andrew Watters jun., cattle-dealer, aged 27 years. – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    At 5 Charlotte Street, on the 15th instant, Thomas White Esq., merchant, Glasgow.

    At 108 Hospital Street, on the 15th instant, Susan Anderson, wife of Mr Andrew Ramsay, clothier, Glasgow.

    At 4 Calton Entry, Gallowgate, on the 14th instant, Margaret Gibb, relict of Mr John Barr, bricklayer.

    At Hamilton, on the 12th instant, Jane Barr, wife of Mr James Robb, Sheriff-Clerk Depute, Airdrie.

    At 86 Great Hamilton Street, on the 12th instant, Mr Matthew Riddell, spirit dealer.

    At Grangemouth, on the 12th instant, Janet, aged 49(?) years, wife of Mr William Taylor.

    At 8 Crown Street, Hutchesontown, on the 13th instant, Mr Robert Dunlop, in his seventy-sixth year, late grocer and spirit merchant, Causeyside Street, Paisley.

    At St Vincent Park, Paisley Road, on the 13th instant, Agnes, aged 89(?) years, daughter of the late Adam Boyd Esq., of Alton, Ayrshire.

    At 13 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, on the 12th instant, Robert Hagart Esq.

    At the house of her aunt, 27 Renfrew Street, on the 11th instant, Marion Baillie, aged 18 years, only daughter of Mr Alexander King, farmer, Muirhead, Bellshill.

    At 210 Argyll Street, on the 11th instant, Elisabeth Blaikie, wife of Mr William Cameron, smith.

    At Paisley, on the 10th instant, Mr John Riddell of the Railway Arms Inn.

    At Kirkintilloch, on the 10th instant, Mr Gilbert Lang, in the seventy-eighth year of his age.

    At Lochby House, on the 7th instant, Murdoch Maclaine of Lochby.

    At Blackwood, Lesmahagow, on the 6th instant, Euphemia Logan, relict of Andrew Smith Esq., of Birkhill and Ingleston.
    19th August 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At 11 Greenvale Place, Glasgow, on the 18th instant, Mrs James Boyd, a son.

    At Ibroxholm, Paisley Road, on the 17th instant, Mrs George A Tassie, a daughter.

    At 150 Upper Crown Street, on the 17th instant, Mrs William Fyfe, a son.

    At Clippens House, Renfrewshire, on the 18th instant, the wife of John Stirling Napier Esq., a son.

    At 84 Buccleauch Street, on the 18th instant, Mrs William Newlands, a son.

    At 9 Blackfriars’ Street, on the 18th instant, Mrs James Johnston, a son.

    At Rutland Place, Govan Road, on the 15th instant, Mrs RG Chrichton, a son.

    At Easterhouse, on the 15th instant, Mrs Maclurkin, a son.

    At 191 Main Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, on the 14th instant, Mrs Duncan McLean, a daughter.

    At the Manse, Caputh, Perthshire, on the 13th instant, Mrs Campbell, a daughter.

    At New Dalmarnock Road, Glasgow, on the 5th instant, Mrs Alexander Hunter, a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Tarbet Street, on the 16th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Lorimer, Mr Hector(?) Arthur Love, letterpress-printer, to Jean, youngest daughter of Mr David Keddle.

    At Stepney Meeting, on the 15th instant, by the Rev TC Fisch, James Cumming Esq., of Adelaide, to Helen, second daughter of William Spink Cumming, surgeon, Limehouse, London.
    DEATHS [02] At 23(?) Eglinton Street, on the 18th instant, John, aged twenty-two months, son of Mr Andrew Dougall, engraver.

    At Eagle Lane, Maxwell Street, on the 17th instant, Joseph, only son of Mr James Sutherland, lath-splitter.

    At 15 Hill Street, on the 18th(?) instant, Miss MacGill, only surviving sister of the late Dr. MacGill, Professor of Divinity in the University of Glasgow.

    At Rothesay, on the 16th instant, Alexander Duncan, infant son of Mr John Moir, spirit merchant, 54 George Street, Glasgow.

    At Mr Drysdale’s house, Shawfield, on the 16th instant, Mary Galloway, wife of Mr John macfarlane, London Street, Fitzroy Square, London.

    At Robertson Street, Glasgow, on the 14th instant, Mr Robert Brown, in the fifty-ninth year of his age.

    At Hamilton, on the 11th instant, Mr Thomas More, baker, aged 68 years.

    At 10 Cumberland Lane, on the 11th instant, Susan Henderson, wife of Mr John Paterson, Glasgow.

    FATAL ACCIDENT - About two o’clock on Saturday last, an accident of a fatal nature occurred to Janet Ferguson, a girl of 17 years of age, one of the workers at Forth Woollen Mills. The carder, on which it was her duty to attend, was standing at the time for the purpose of being cleaned, and the belt by which it is driven running on the slack pulley. It would appear, from the account given by her neighbour worker, that in some way or other she had taken off the belt, which from her keeping hold of, probably from a desire to rectify the error, it got entangled with her person, carrying her along with it up to one of the drums on the main driving shaft, and thereby causing her death. The machinery was immediately stopped, but too late to be of any avail, as death was instantaneous. When renders the accident more painful is, that the girl’s mother is a widow; both have wrought at the mill for a number of years. We understand that this is the first serious accident that has occurred since the mill was in operation – a period of some 14 years. – Stirling Journal.
    23rd August 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At 50 Charlotte Street, on the 23d instant, Mrs John Millar, a son.

    At 30 George Street, Mile-end, Calton, on the 22d instant, Mrs James Todd, a daughter.

    At 30(?) Abbotsford Place, on the 19th instant, Mrs John Strathern, a son.

    At Dunfermline, on the 21st instant, Mrs William Cooper, a son.

    At Bolton Row, London, on the 19th instant, the Lady Louisa Alexander, a daughter.

    At 52 Buccleuch Street, on the 18th instant, the wife of the Rev. GS Ingram, a son.

    At 47 Grove Street, on the 18th instant, Mrs H McColl jun., a daughter.

    At Bank Top, Johnstone, on the 18th instant, Mrs Andrew Black, a daughter.

    At Cartside, on the 17th instant, the lady of William Goustoun Esq., a daughter.

    At Bridge Street, Alexandria, on the 16th instant, Mzrs John McAulay, a daughter.

    At St Marnock Street, Kilmarnock, on the 15th instant, Mrs Towart, a son.

    At 68 Stevenson Street, on the 13th instant, Mrs William Armour, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At the residence of the bride’s father, on the 22d instant, by the Rev. Dr. Runciman, Mr James Hamilton, architect, Glasgow, to Miss Catherine, second daughter of Mr Donald McKay, merchant, Bridgeton.

    At Berry Burn, on the 20th instant, by the Rev. John McIlraith, of Gourock, John Burns MacBrayne Esq., Glasgow, to Magdalena, daughter of the late William Liddell Esq.

    At 7 Killermont Street, on the 20th instant, by the Rev. TO Prescott, Mr James Fowler, to bethia, youngest daughter of the late Mr Adam Walker.
    DEATHS [02]
    At Helensburgh, on the 21st instant, Agnes McLauchlane, relict of Mr Alexander Adam, surgeon, Glasgow. – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    At the Post Office. Helensburgh, on the 20th instant, Mr James Branigan, aged 70 years. – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    At 30 India Street, on the 23d instant, Rebecca Smith, wife of Mr Patrick Dawson.

    At Garthland Place, Paisley, on the 23d instant, James Findlay Esq., of the Bank of Scotland.

    At Houston Cottage, on the 22d instant, Isabella Weir, in the 71st year of her age, relict of Archibald Maclean, schoolmaster, Houston.

    At Belstane farm, near Carluke, on the 20th instant, John Gibson Esq., in the 78th year of his age.

    At 79 Villafield, on the 20th instant, Agnes, second surviving daughter of the late Mr Angus Macpherson, merchant, Glasgow.

    At 73 John Street, Glasgow, on the 20th instant, Edward, aged thirteen months, youngest son of Mr John McMurchy(?).

    At 286(?) High Street, on the 20th instant, Jean Smith, wife of Mr Alexander Livingstone.

    At 3 St Nicholas Place, on the 19th instant, Mr Walter Meikleham jun., contractor.

    At Dunoon, on the 18th instant, Grace McMerran, relict of A Cunningham Esq., engineer, Glasgow.

    At Kirklee, on the 18th instant, of scarlet fever, Mary, aged nineteen years, second daughter of James Harold, manager, Kelvinside.

    At Campbelton, on the 20th instant, Margaret Harvey, wife of Mr Robert McNair.

    MAN DROWNED AT GRANTON [01] – On Tuesday morning, the body of a man, who had been recently drowned, was found on the sea-beach at Granton. The body was subsequently identified to be that of Mr Robert Crosthwaite, traveller to Mr Joseph Usher (late Mr John Airey), manufacturer of black-lead pencils, Keswick, Vumberland. It was ascertained that the deceased had left the Wardie Hotel at Granton about half-past 10 o’clock on the previous evening to proceed by railway to Edinburgh. Being too late for the train, it is conjectured that, in returning to Granton, he had become confused and wandering upon the pier, had fallen over, and was drowned. He did business in Edinburgh in the course of Monday forenoon; and left his goods and other property in the coffee-house where he lodged in Shakspeare Square, prior to going down to Granton.
    26th August 1850

    DEATHS [02]
    At Rothesay, on the 23d instant, Agnes McFarlane, relict of Mr John Robertson, teacher of music, Glasgow. – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    On the 24th current, Ann, fourth daughter of Mr William Morrison, writer, ## Bradford Street, Glasgow.

    At Holm Street, on the 22d instant, Mr Alexander Paterson, Glasgow, aged twenty-seven years.

    At 20 Blythswood Square, on the 23d instant, Elizabeth Frances, aged three and a half years, daughter of Mr John Harvey.

    At Maybole, on the 23d instant, Janet, eldest daughter of Mr Robert Mitchell.

    At 56 Bath Street, on the 23d instant, Helen Hamilton Wyllie, third daughter of the late Mr William Wyllie, merchant, Glasgow.

    At 10 Wellcroft Place, on the 23d instant, Hope Isabella Stewart, infant daughter of Mr John Jarvie.

    At 18 Great Hamilton Street, on the 23d instant, Ellen, aged eleven months, daughter of Mr Ronald McDougall.

    At Forsyth Street, Greenock, on the 23d instant, John, second daughter of James Miller Esq., formerly of Cumbrae.

    At Bathgate, on the 21st instant, James Wallace, eldest son of Mr William Johnston, writer, aged two years and six months.

    On the 19th instant, Robert Skelly Esq., Drogheda, Ireland.

    FATAL ACCIDENT AT CRIEFF – On Thursday last, a fatal accident happened to Peter Bennet, wright, in this place aged between 60 and 70 years. He had gone into the house of John Ferguson, publican, in company with an acquaintance, both being the worse of liquor, and asked for whisky, which was refused. Fergusson then accompanied Bennet’s acquaintance home, leaving the former behind in the house. Bennet shortly after rose from his chair to leave, and in passing out at the door fell heavily upon the ground, his head coming in contact with a stone. Dr. Gardiner happening to pass at the time, observed the fall, and immediately went to Bennet’s assistance. On being raised and examined, it was found that concussion of the brain had been produced, which terminated in the death of the unfortunate man in two hours after the accident. – Perth Courier.
    30th August 1850

    DEATHS [02]
    At 96 Whitevale on the 28th instant, Mrs James Johnson, a son.

    At Hillhead, on the 27th instant, Mrs Robert Hannah, a daughter.

    At 67 Grove Street, on the 27th instant, Mrs David Morton, a daughter.

    At 26 South Wellington Street, on the 27th instant, Mrs William McPhail, a son.

    At Inverary, on the 27th instant, the wife of Mr Alexander Guthrie, baker, a son.

    At 41 Adelphi Street, onthe 26th instant, Mrs G Dunlop, a son.

    At 72 Waterloo Street, on the 24th instant, Mrs George Burnet jun., a daughter.

    At Udina, Kane County, Illinois, North America, on the 24th pf July last, Mrs John Millie, late of Glasgow, a daughter.

    At New York, on the 15th July, Mrs John Morrison, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Gayfield, New City Road, Glasgow, on the 29th instant, by the Rev. Professor Symington, Paisley, Mr James Daly, merchant to Janet, second daughter of the late Rev. John Fairley.

    At Rothesay, on the 29th instant, by the Rev. Mr McNab, Mr Thomas Ross, steward on board the steamer “Craignish Castle” to Martha, daughter of the late Mr Jno. McMillan, merchant, Rothesay.

    At 19 Gallowgate, Glasgow, on the 29th instant, by the Rev. Robert Gillan, Mr Walter Gibson, to Elizabeth, daughter of Mr A Peffers.

    At St Phillip’s Church, Liverpool, on the 27th instant, Mr Colin Ferguson, chief mate, “Admiral” steamer, to Margaret Reid, second daughter of the late John Scouller Esq., Glasgow.

    At Dundyvan Road, Coatbridge, on the 26th instant, by the Rev. Samuel Connal, Mr David Monteith, Langloan(?) to Margaret, youngest daughter of the late John Horn Esq., portioner, Anderston.

    At Clyde Street Chapel, on the 28th instant, by the Rev. Van Roxburgh of Belgium, Mons. Henri Franconi, son of the celebrated equestrian, to Madlle. Fanny, daughter of Madame Gantier. The ceremony was performed in the presence of Mr Wedderspoon, French Council in Glasgow, Mons. Lonis Chiercellin, Chancellor of the French Consulate in Edinburgh, and the entire corps equeatre of the Cirque Nationale de France.

    At Hazelbank Cottage, Rothesay, on the 24th instant, by the Rev. John Kerr, Mr Daniel Fitzpatrick, to Jeanie, younger daughter of Robert Hay Esq., surgeon, late of Glasgow.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 8 Morris Place, on the 28th instant, in the sixth year of his age, William Hurrier, youngest son of the late David Cunninghame Esq., surgeon, Calton, Glasgow.

    At 39 Bath Street, on the 27th instant, John Douglas Esq., of Barloch, Clerk of the Peace for Lanarkshire.

    At Muirburn, on the 26th instant, George Alston Esq., of Muirburn, Lanarkshire.

    At Glasgow, on the 26th instant, Mr Charles McEachern, late teacher.

    Suddenly, at 132 Gallowgate, on the 24th instant, Mr Charles Alexander, portioner, aged 49 years, brother of John Henry Alexander Esq., of the Theatre-Royal, Glasgow.

    At the Commercial Bank of Scotland, Hamilton, on the 27th instant, Mr Archibald Burns Anderson, aged 22 years.

    At 327 Argyll Street, on the 22d instant, Mr William Hunter, writer, eldest son of the late Rev. Colin Hunter, of the united parishes of Kilninger(?) and Kilmelford.

    Suddenly, at Constantinople, on the 2d instant, from the effects of a fall, Mr John Main, engineer, aged 24 years, son of the late Mr John main, spirit-dealer, Anderston.


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