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May 1850


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    3rd May 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At Cardonald Mill, on the 3d instant, Mrs John Snodgrass, a son.

    At Robertson Street, on the 3d instant, Mrs James Fulton jun., a daughter.

    At Grove park, on the 1st instant, Mrs William Muther, a son.

    At Dunovan House, Stirlingshire, on the 1st instant, Mrs James G Adam, a son.

    At Inverary, on the 30th ultimo, Mrs John Thomson, a son.

    At 275 St George’s Road, on the 28th ultimo, Mrs M Smellie, a daughter.

    At 13 Nicolson Street, on the 27th ultimo, Mrs James Wallace, a son.

    At 19 Rutland Street, Edinburgh, on the 25th ultimo, the lady of George Sutherland Esq., of Forse, county of Caithness, a daughter. MARRIAGES [02]
    At 26(?) Glassford Street, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Dr. McGilvray, Mr James McIntosh, portioner, Main Street, Bridgeton, to Mary, daughter of the late Mr John McCallum, Oban.

    At 11 sauchiehall Street, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Thomas Davidson, Kilmallie, Mr Donald Cameron, to Catherine, fourth daughter of Mr Duncan McNiven, Glenary, Argyllshire. DEATHS [02]
    At Greenbank, on the 29th ultimo, Miss Jane Stewart Blair.

    At Western Bank Buildings, 69(?) Canning Street, Mr Alexander Paterson.

    At 36 West Russell Street, on the 30th ultimo, Mr James Sutherland.

    At Greenbank, Govan, on the 30th ultimo, Jane Stewart, only child of the late William Davidson Blair Esq.

    At Cheltenham, on the 29th ultimo, Sarah, wife of Thomas Clarke Esq., and daughter of Lt.-general Sir George Napier, KCB.

    At the residence of his mother, on the 27th ultimo, the Hon. Russell Byng, Lieutenant of HMS Ocean, fourth brother of Viscount Torrington, in his 27th year.

    Suddenly, at 50 North Hanover Street, on the 24th ultimo, Mr James Chisholm, artist and portrait painter.

    At 52 Maxwell Street, on the 23d ultimo, Mary Connal, relict of Mr James Forrester, tailor and clother.

    At St John, New Brunswick, on the 14th ultimo, James Peters, Esq., aged 73 years.

    At Pernambuco, on the 26th March, Captain John Milligan, of the ship “Fame” of yellow fever.

    FATAL ACCIDENT [02] – On Wednesday night, after the arrival of the train from Barrhead, a man named John Alexander, who had been assisting in placing the passengers luggage on the omnibus in connection with the train, got up on the box of the omnibus, for the purpose of being conveyed across the bridge. The vehicle, however, had not proceeded far, when the man lost his seat, and falling in front of the wheels, the omnibus passed over his body occasioning almost instantaneous death. The unfortunate man was at the time perfectly sober.

    FATAL ACCIDENT – On Saturday afternoon, at 4 o’clock while a number of labourers were dropping work at Redhall Quarry, near Edinburgh, one of them, William Cunningham, went towards the face of a cutting for his jacket which he was in the act of lifting, when suddenly the incumbent earth gave way, and he was immediately buried under it. His companions hastened to rescue him, but when he was extricated he was found quite dead. Deceased was about35 years of age, and has left a widow and two children – Scotsman.
    6th May 1850

    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Argyll Terrace, Rothesay, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. Thomas Neilson, Mr William Wright, merchant, to Jessie, youngest daughter of the late Mr William Ralston, Tolcross.

    At Chalmerston, Dalmellington, on the 23d ultimo, by the Rev. William Gilchrist, Mr Adam Prentice, underground manager of the Dalmellington Iron Company, to Catherine, fourth daughter of Mr James Murdoch, farmer.
    DEATHS [02]
    At Rutland crescent, on the 4th instant, Miss Margaret Baldwin Currie of Broomloan, formerly of the Buck’s Head Hotel, Glasgow – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    At 43 Argyll Street, on the 4th instant, Anne Owen, aged 18 months – and, on the 5th instant, Margaret Caldwell, aged seven years and five months – daughters of Mr John Martin, tailor and clothier.

    At Norton Street, Liverpool, on the 29th ultimo, Mary, wife of Dr. John Craig, of that place, and daughter of the late Capt. William Chaplin - on the 1st instant, at the same place, the infant son of Dr. John Craig – on the 3d instant, at the same place, aged six years, Mary Elizabeth, only daughter of Dr. John Craig.

    At 18 William Street, Mile-end, on the 5th instant, of scarlet fever, Margaret Makinnon, youngest daughter of Mr William Kyle, portioner there.

    At Glasgow, on the 4th instant, Edward, youngest son of the late William Dalglish Esq., Annan, Dumfries-shire.

    At 2 Bothwell Street, on the 4th instant, Margaret Barr, aged five years and nie months, third daughter of Mr William Pollock.

    At 71 St George’s Road, on the 3d instant, Robert MacBrayne Esq., late of Summerlee, in the eighty-second year of his age.

    At 25 George Square, on the 3d instant, Miss Mackenzie, in the seventy-sixth year of her age.

    Suddenly, at Barrachnie House, on the 3d instant, Mr Alexander McCorkindale.

    At Joppa, on the 3d instant, Mr William Ziegier, aged 78 years.

    At Riccarton, Ayrshire, on the 1st instant, after a short illness, William Millar Esq., in the seventy-sixth year of his age.

    At Keith, on the 30th ultimo, the Rev. John Murdoch, AM., aged 82 years, incumbent of Trinity (Episcopal) Church for 50 years.

    DEATH OF MR. OLIVER RINTOUL, MANAGER OF THE EDINBURGH BLIND ASYLUM – We regret to notice the death of this excellent and useful man, which took place at the Asylum on the 24th ultimo. His funeral, which took place on Monday last, was attended by the Directors, office-bearers and inmates. Mr Rintoul id deeply regretted by all who knew him, and his loss is especially lamented by the blind, to whose welfare his life was devoted. The Directors of the Asylum have recorded a minute regarding his decease, in which they say:- “Mr Rintoul, in the important trust committed to him, uniformly displayed great business talents, unwearied application, and strict integrity, In attending to the wants of the inmates, he showed great kindness, and much firmness of purpose, and had uniformly their best interests at heart. – Scotsman.
    10th May 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At #6 West Nile Street, Glasgow, on the 8th instant, Mrs John Colquhoun, a daughter.

    At 15 Oxford Street, on the 8th instant, Mrs Smith, a son.

    At 310 Argyll Street, on the 8th instant, Mrs Robert White, a daughter.

    At 165 Eglinton Street, on the 8th instant, Mrs Angus Chassels, a son.

    At Sunnyside, Coatbridge, on the 8th instant, Mrs Robert Hill, a son.

    At 2 Dalhousie Place, on the 6th instant, Mrs William Stobo, a daughter.

    At 147 West Regent Street, on the 6th instant, Mrs JM Ross, a son.

    At the Free manse of Lesmahagow, on the 6th instant, Mrs Parker, a daughter.

    At Townsend Place, Kirkcaldy, on the 5th instant, Mrs William Elder of the Union Bank of Scotland, a son.

    At Danzig, on the 29th ultimo, Mrs Louis Morris, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Saltcoats, on the 5th instant, by the Rev. James Giffen, Captain William Esdaile, of the brig Lord Montgomerie, to Janet, only daughter of Mr John Robertson.

    At Thornhill, on the 30th ultimo, Gilbert McMiking Esq., Singapore, to Helen, eldest daughter of Alexander Macfarlane Esq., of Thornhill.
    DEATHS [02]
    At Portland Terrace, Kilmarnock, on the 9th instant, Jeanie Howie, infant daughter of Mr James Brown, merchant, Glasgow. – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    At Bridge-of-Allan, on the 8th instant, Mr George Hadfield, ironmonger, Argyll Street, Glasgow.

    At Elgin Place, Pitt Street, on the 8th instant, Mary, eldest daughter of the late Mr George Dick, Hamilton.

    At 53(?) Burnside Street, on the 8th instant, Mr Thomas Grange, bootmaker, aged 53 years.

    At 13(?) Greenhill Street, on the 8th instant, Mrs Jackson, wife of Mr David Jackson, cowfeeder.

    At 46 Graeme Street, on the 8th instant, George Kelly, youngest son of Mr Peter Hough.

    At 129 Ashburton Place, Glasgow, on the 7th instant, Mr Alexander Smith.

    At Darvel, on the 7th instant, the Rev. AM Rogerson, in the sixty-eighth year of his age and fortieth of his ministry there.

    At Allander House, Milngavie, Stirlingshire, on the 7th instant, Mary Long, wife of James Black Esq.

    At 7 Kinning Place, Glasgow, on the 7th instant, Barbara Allan, infant daughter of Mr James Service.

    At 25 Grove Street, Garscube Road, on the 6th instant, Mr James Dalgetty, ship-master.

    Suddenly, at Rutherglen, on the 7th instant, Mr James Russel, portioner.

    At the Manse of Lanark, the residence of his uncle, the Rev. Alexander McGlashan, on the 5th instant, Mr Walter Bain, MD., late of the Royal Lunatic Asylum, Gartnavel, aged 25 years.

    At 26 Duke Street, on the 4th instant, Mr Thomas McNair, aged 57 years.

    At Bent, near Hamilton, on the 3d instant, Mr John Paterson, farmer.

    At Wall House, near London, on the 3d instant, Margaret Arrol, wife of William Anderson Esq., and youngest daughter of William Arrol Esq., Butts House, Renfrewshire.

    At Largs, on the 2d instant, in his nineteenth year, Thomas, youngest son of Matthew Underwood Esq., merchant there.

    At Dunoon, on the 29th ultimo, James, aged 17 years, only son of Mr James Heron, wine and spirit merchant.
    13th May 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At 27 Abbotsford Place, on the 12th instant, Mrs Archibald Clark, a daughter.

    At Cart Bank, on the 11th instant, Mrs Cunningham, a daughter.

    At Albion Court, on the 11th instant, Mrs Alexander Renfrew, a son.

    At 26 Pollok Street, Paisley Road, on the 10th instant, Mrs John Porteous, a son.

    At 3 Brighton Place, New City Road, Glasgow, on the 10th instant, Mrs John Smith, a daughter.

    At St Ann’s Place, 270 Parliamentary Road, on the 10th instant, Mrs John McLelland, a son.

    At the Monkland Iron and Steel Works, on the 9th instant, Mrs Alexander Dunlop, a son.

    At 15 Royal Terrace, on the 9th instant, Mrs James Ritchie, a son.

    At 54 West Regent Street, on the 8th instant, Mrs John Robertson, a son.

    At Dudley House, St Michael’s Hamlet, Liverpool, on the 9th instant, Mrs G Jamieson, a daughter.

    At 43 Trongate Street, on the 10th instant, Mrs M Murphy, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At John Street, on the 10th instant, by the Very Reverend Principal Macfarlan, Mr Alexander Macpherson, spirit merchant, Sauchiehall Street, to Margaret, third daughter of Mr Alexander Gunn, farmer, Milntown of Halkirk, Caithness.

    At Etherley, on the 3d instant, by the Rev. Henry Stobart, MA., the Rev. John Patrick Eden, Rector of Bishop Wearmouth, to Catherine Frances, daughter of Henry Stobart Esq., Etherley.
    DEATHS [02]
    At Milliken House, on the 11th instant, Miss Campbell of Downie.

    At 16 Fitzroy Place, on the 11th instant, Robert Walker, aged 8 months, son of Mr Thomas Falconer.

    At 213 Buchanan Street, on the 11th instant, Betsy, aged 10 months, only daughter of Mr George Stodart.

    At 60 Great Hamilton Street, on the 10th instant, Mrs W Rankine.

    At Milngavie, on the 10th instant, Mr Andrew Neill, pattern-drawer, aged 72 years.

    At 31 Graham Street, on the 6th instant, Ann Murdoch Johnston, wife of Mr James Kelly.
    17th May 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At 5 Greenlaw Place, Paisley Road, on the 16th instant, Mrs James McGibbon, a daughter.

    At 9 Dundas Street, Kingston, on the 16th instant, Mrs Thomson, a daughter.

    At 11 Dundas Street, on the 15th instant, Mrs William Boyle, a son.

    At Moss-side Cottage, Crossmyloof, on the 14th instant, Mrs H Proudfoot, a son.

    At Laurel Bank, Partick, on the 13th instant, Mrs Campbell, a son.

    On the 13th instant, Mrs Robert Edmiston, a son.

    At 104 North Hanover Street, on the 13th instant, Mrs James Dawson, a son.

    At 48 South Coburg Street, on the 13th instant, Mrs William Bryan, a daughter.

    At 24 Rutland Street, Edinburgh, on the 12th instant, Mrs Duncan McLaren, a son.

    At 3 South Apsley Place, on the 12th instant, Mrs John Kirsop, a son.

    At Hutton Park, Alloa, on the 12th instant, Mrs Archibald, a son.

    At 18 Little Hamilton Street, on the 9th instant, Mrs William Kewley, a son.

    At Bordean, Hampshire, on the 3d instant, Mrs Barnard of Bordean, a daughter.

    At Montreal, on the 18th ultimo, Mrs Robert Forester, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Tollcross, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Alexander Lindsay, Mr John Weir, manager, Farme Collieries, to Elizabeth, fifth daughter of the late Mr Thomas Lindsay.

    At Beverly House, near Natches, Mississippi, on the 11th April, by the Rev. Mr Purviance(?), William H Pattison Esq., merchant, of New Orleans, to Miss Laura Helm, second daughter of JN Helm, Esq., of Beverly.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 13 Elmbank Crescent, on the 15th instant, Charles, aged five years, youngest son of the late Mr Thomas Scott Alston. – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    At 17 Buccleuch Street, on the 16th instant, Jane Hewetson, wife of Mr Alexander Kirkland, architect.

    At 10 Coburg Street, Laurieston, on the 16th instant, Mrs John Riddell.

    At 204 Thistle Street, on the 16th instant, Mr William Ritchie, watchmaker.

    At 74 Charlotte Street, on the 16th instant, William, second child of Mr John Gunion.

    At the U.P. Manse of Kilmaronock, on the 15th instant, the Rev. William Morton.

    At 5 Millar’s Place, on the 15th instant, Euphemia Ferguson, aged one year and ten months, only child of Mr Thomas Brodie.

    At 74 Maitland Street, on the 15th instant, Mary, third daughter of the late Mr GB Mylne, Supervisor of Excise.

    At the Manse of the Port-of-Menteith, on the 14th instant, Isabella Laigh, wife of the Rev. Alexander Turner.

    At 106 Crown Street, on the 14th instant, Jessie Anne, aged eight years, youngest daughter of Mr James Lang, calenderer.

    At Oxenford Castle, on the 14th instant, the Right Hon. lady Henrietta Ferguson, widow of the late Sir James Ferguson of Kilkerran, baronet.

    Suddenly, at 193High Street, on the 13th instant, Agnes Sinclair, aged 48 years, wife of Mr William Kent.

    At 29 Waterloo Street, on the 13th instant, Mr Daniel Munro, baker.

    At Glenpark, Duke Street, on the 12th instant, Isabella Frame, wife of Mr James Todd.

    At Hamilton, on the 12th instant, Elizabeth, daughter of Mr James Roxburgh.

    At 22 Cumberland Place, on the 12th instant, Margaret Henderson, relict of James Hall Esq., Dunfermline.

    At Largs, Ayrshire, on the 11th instant, the Rev. William Mackay, late Incumbent of Seremerston, Northumberland.

    At 51 Roe-end Street, Greenock, on the 11th instant, Mrs Marion Walters, aged 25 years, wife of Mr Colin McLeod, shipmaster, Greenock.

    At Campbelton, on the 11th instant, Margaret, wife of John McLean Esq.

    At Ardbeg, Islay, on the 8th instant, Mr John MacDougall, farmer, aged 61 years.

    At Brighton, on the 8th instant, Sir Alexander Gibson Carmichael, of Skirling, Bart., aged 37 years.

    At 12 Archibald Place, Edinburgh, on the 4th instant, Mrs Margaret Johnston, aged 79 years, relict of the Rev. George Paxton, DD.

    At White-Vale, Cincinnati, US., William Smith Esq., formerly merchant in Glasgow.

    At Nussagaweya, America, Mr Robert Moffat, farmer, formerly of Glasgow.

    DEATH OF THOM, THE AYRSHIRE SCULPTOR [abbreviated][02] – We extract the following from the New York Weekly Herald of the 27th ultimo:- “In this city, on the 17th instant, of consumption, Mr James Thom, sculptor, in the 51st year of his age... was a native of Ayrshire... his name celebrated throughout his native country and the British Islands by the production of his famous statues of Tam O’Shanter and Souter Johnny – generally admitted to be one of the happiest illustrations in sculpture, of the poetry of the immortal Burns, that ever appeared... Mr Thom has long been a resident of this city, and his name has become familiar to many of our citizens in connection with Trinity Church...he died suddenly ay his residence here, on the 17th instant, leaving a widow and two children to mourn his loss.
    20th May 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At Dunoon, on the 17th instant, Mrs John McIndoe, a daughter.

    At Torquay, Devon, on the 17th instant, Mrs John Bogie, a son.

    At Dalry, on the 17th instant, Mrs Robert brown, a daughter.

    At 180 West Regent Street, on the 16th instant, Mrs Macbeth, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Ardardan House, on the 17th instant, by the Rev. Mr Dunn of Cardross, Mr John Ritchie, to Janet Hamilton, youngest daughter of the late Mr John Morrison, gardener, Aikenhead.

    MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT – Mr John Miller, a young man in a commercial house in Aberdeen, who had gone up to Banchory on a visit to some friend, on Thursday afternoon, in attempting to cross the Dee at a ford, was carried away by the current and drowned. The body was found on Saturday morning. – Aberdeen Banner.

    SUDDEN DEATH – A most striking and melancholy instance of the uncertainty of human life occurred in Kilmarnock, on Sunday last, to a woman, whose maiden name is Jean Knox, the wife of Mr William Lambie, brass-founder. It appeared that as she was proceeding home from the church in the afternoon, and when passing along Prince’s Street, she was about to speak to a person who had overtaken her, when she suddenly staggered and fell to the ground, and immediately expired. The body was conveyed into the nearest house where Dr. Whitelaw, who had been sent for, arrived five minutes after the melancholy occurrence had taken place, but medical skill was of no avail. The deceased was subject to spasms in her stomach, but the proximate cause of her death was apoplexy, arising from disease of the heart, as was found upon a post mortem examination of the body. Her father, we are informed, also died suddenly. The deceased was a well-doing person, and belonged to the Rev. Mr. Morison’s congregation. She was about thirty years of age. – Kilmarnock Journal.

    MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT – We regret to announce a melancholy and fatal accident which occurred on Wednesday afternoon on board HM steam-ship Stromboli, lying at the Tail of the Bank. In honour of her Majesty’s birthday, the steamer was dressed out with all her colours; and in the evening, as they were being taken down, a young man named John Bridgeman, aged 18, who was engaged in the work, missed his hold and fell upon the deck, which almost instantaneous death ensued. The coffin, wrapped in the Union Jack, accompanied by a number of his mates, a party of marines, and several of the officers of the ship in full uniform, was conveyed ashore on Thursday evening, in five boats which were rowed very slowly to the land, the oars merely touching the water. After landing at Margaret Street, the melancholy procession moved along to St John’s Episcopal Chapel, the coffin still covered by the Union Jack and the marines with their arms reversed. After the usual solemn services had been impressively performed by the Rev. Messrs. Cole and A Wilson of Dumbarton, the funeral, accompanied by the clergymen, proceeded to the cemetery, where the remains were interred with the usual ceremony, the marines firing a parting salute over the grave. – Greenock Advertiser.
    24th May 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At 1 Royal Circus, New City Road, on the 23d instant, Mrs William Anderson, a daughter.

    At 41 London Street, Glasgow, on the 23d instant, Mrs HJ Rosenbaum, a son.

    At Meadowbank Place, Partick, on the 23d instant, Mrs Ralston, a daughter.

    At Nelson Street, on the 22d instant, Mrs John Kean, a daughter.

    At Huntly Cottage, Dunoon, on the 22d instant, Mrs William Sparks, a son.

    At 82 Thistle Street, on the 22d instant, Mrs Robert Leckie, a daughter, still-born.

    At 45 Graeme Street, on the 23d instant, Mrs Duncan McDonald, a son.

    At 97 Eglinton Street, on the 21st instant, Mrs James Broadfoot, a son.

    At 132 South Portland Street, on the 30th instant, Mrs JV Dudley, a daughter.

    At Port Glasgow, on the 20th instant, Mrs Alexander McGaw, a daughter.

    At the School-house of Kilsyth, on the 19th instant, Mrs James Henderson, a son.

    At the Railway Station, Paisley, on the 19th instant, Mrs JK Donald, a son.

    At 27 Taylor Street, on the 16th instant, Mrs H Hutcheson, a son.

    At Fularton, Canada West, on the 27th January last, the wife of Mr Robert bain, late of Murray Place, Glasgow, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At 11 St Andrew’s Square, on the 23d instant, by the Rev. Dr. Runciman, Mr James A Craw, St Andrew’s School, to Jessie, youngest daughter of the late Mr John Wilson, Glasgow.

    At Hamilton, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. William Buchan, mr John rae, tinsmith and gasfitter, to Agnes, second daughter of the late Mr Andrew Robertson.

    At the Parish Church of Cilcain, Flintshire, on the 15th instant, by the Rev. Dunbar Halkett, Henry Romilly Esq., of Liverpool, fourth son of the late Sir Samuel Romilly, to Ross Gardiner, eldest daughter of the late James Pemberton Morris Esq., of Belton, Pennsylvania.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 6 Clyde Terrace, on the 23d instant, Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr James Denny.

    At 187 Hill Street, Garnet Hill, on the 23d instant, of scarlet fever, Thomas, aged six years and eight months, son of Mr Thomas Williamson.

    At 50 Graeme Street, on the 23d instant, Mr Peter MacMillan, of MacMillan & Marshall, stationers, Bell Street.

    At Ann Street, Greenock, on the 23d instant, Miss Mary McLellan, aged 68 years.

    At Calon Street, on the 21st instant, George Wesley Thomas, aged two years, son of Mr A Wilson, clothier.

    At 177 Main Street, Anderston, on the 21st instant, George Gardner, aged two years, youngest son of Mr William Sandilands.

    MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT – On Saturday morning last, a serious and fatal accident occurred at the New Docks, Greenock. As two men were engaged on the top of the frame work which lifts the stones, and conveys them to their bed, the whole suddenly gave way, and precipitated both of them from a height of forty feet to the ground. One of them, a young Irishman, named James Toy, was struck on the head by a portion of the machine and died shortly afterwards. The other, named Thomas Gittins, a native of Wales, who had come thence only two days before, was found to have sustained a most serious injury of the right foot, from having alighted on his feet when he fell. He was conveyed to the infirmary, where it was ascertained, on cutting off the boot and stocking, that ends of the two bones of the right leg which form the ankle joint were thrust through the flesh and skin of the foot in a shocking manner. The limb was immediately set, and a trial is being made to save it; but, from the formidable nature of the injury, it is feared that he will lose the foot. Symptoms as yet, however, are favourable. – Greenock Advertiser.
    27th May 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At 104 Abercromby Street, on the 26th instant, the wife of David Bell, surgeon, a son.

    At 125(?) Hospital Street, on the 26th instant, Mrs James Bow, a daughter.

    At 13 Adelphi Street, on the 24th instant, Mrs James Russell, a son.

    At Mile-end, on the 24th instant, Mrs Robert McGregor, a son.

    At Camelon Park, Falkirk, on the 24th instant, Mrs George Fairbairn, a son.

    At 12 South Kinning Place, on the 23d instant, Mrs Peter Johnstone, a son.

    At Tyne Lodge, Ford, on the 23d instant, Mrs Rolland S Hamilton of 18 North Albion Street, Glasgow, a daughter.

    At Ravelstone, on the 23d instant, Lady Keith Murray, a son.

    At Glasgow, on the 21st instant, Mrs James Allson, a daughter.

    At Aleppo, on the 21st ultimo, Mrs William Riddell, a daughter.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At Edinburgh, on the 18th instant, Mr David Angus, Holytown, to Isabella McCulloch.

    On the 16th instant, the Rev. John Abel, minister of Forgus, to Elizabeth Forsyth, eldest daughter of Hercules Scott, LLD., Professor of Moral Philosophy, King’s College, Aberdeen.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 73 Eglinton Street, on the 26th instant, Agnes, third daughter of the late Mr Angus Sutherland. – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    At Blackburn, on the 21st instant, Mr John Boag, surgeon, Glasgow. – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

    At 11 bath Street, on the 26th instant, John Fleming Esq., writer.

    At 53 North Woodside Road, on the 26th instant, Mr Alexander Kennedy, aged 65 years.

    At 26 Clyde Place, Tradeston, on the 26th instant, Mr James Kerr, senior, aged 86 years.

    At 18 Saltmarket Street, on the 25th instant, Annabella, aged nine months, daughter of Mr James Frew.

    At 28 Graeme Street, on the 26th instant, james, only son of the late Mr Peter Cameron, bleacher.

    At Finnieston, on the 26th instant, Mr Alexander Stenhouse, aged 78 years.

    At Denny-Loadhead Manse, on the 24th instant, the Rev. James Stark, DD., in the seventy-fifth year of his age, and the fifty-third of his ministry.

    At 8 Abbotsford Place, on the 24th instant, Margaret Cook, relict of Adam Cubie Esq., of Comely Park.

    At Ardincapie, on the 24th instant, Mr McGregor, in the eightieth year of his age.

    At Southampton, on the 23d instant, Mr John Rae jun., formerly of Glasgow.

    At Edinburgh, on the 22d instant, the Lady Jane Taylor, wife of Major Taylor, Rothiemay House, Banffshire, and sister of the Earl of Fife.

    At Eaglesham, on the 21st instant, Mr Robert Dunlop, farmer, aged 86(?) years.

    FATAL ACCIDENT [abbreviated] – On Thursday evening last, about 7 o’clock, an accident, which resulted in the death of George Duff, weaver, residing in Tankard Ha’, occurred about two miles from Kilmarnock, on the Glasgow Road. It appears that he had gone to Fenwick for a web, and on his return he got into a cart belonging to Mr Mackie, carrier, for the purpose of a lift home. The pony in the cart was a spirited little animal, was struck till it began to gallop...the bit fell out of it’s mouth... several bags fell off the cart, pony was startled, wheel came into contact with the raised footpath on the road and upset the cart. Duff was thrown violently under the shaft and the horse also fell upon his body when on the ground. After very severe suffering he died on Friday afternoon, leaving a wife and family... we understand that he is an old veteran, having served under Sir John Moore and wellington in the Peninsular war, and was near the former General when he fell at the famous battle of Corunna.... he was also engaged in battle at Vimiera in Portugal in 1808...he was a native of Cumnock. – Kilmarnock Journal.

    DEATH OF SHERIFF DOUGLAS [abbreviated] – We regret to announce the death of our much respected townsman, Lawrence Brown Douglas Esq., advocate, Sheriff-Substitute of the eastern district of Fife, which happened on Friday evening the 17th instant. Mr Douglas had been complaining for eight of ten days previous to his death, but his complaint had not assumed a serious aspect until Tuesday the 14th. Mr Douglas was a son of the late Mr Douglas, WS, and was called to the Scottish bar in the year 1835... - Fifeshire Journal
    31st May 1850

    BIRTHS [02]
    At 9 Ampton(?) Place, Gray’s Inn Road, London, on the 30th instant, Mrs John A Russell, a daughter.

    At 119 Stockwell Street, on the 29th instant, Mrs John Ure, a son.

    At Kirkintilloch, on the 29th instant, Mrs Charles Stuart, a son.

    At 9 Moore Place, on the 29th instant, Mrs Ross, a daughter.

    At 71 Waterloo Street, on the 28th instant, Mrs John Stirling, a daughter.

    At 15 Hill Street, Garnet Hill, on the 27th instant, Mrs Flint, a daughter.

    At Ladyburn, near Greenock, on the 27th instant, Mrs William Clough, a son.

    At Kinnell House, Killin, Perthshire, on the 26th instant, Mrs Finlay Ferrier, a daughter.

    At 2 Huntly Street, Edinburgh, on the 25th instant, Mrs Stewart McGlashen, a son.

    At Charleston, South Carolina, on the 16th(?) ultimo, Mrs James Macleish, a son.
    MARRIAGES [02]
    At St George’s, Hanover Square, London, on the 27th instant, by the Rev. Beilby P Hidgson, Vicar of Hillingdon, Harchent Johnstone Esq, eldest son of Sir John VB Johnstone, Bart, MP., of Hackness Hall, Yorkshire, to Charlotte, second daughter of Charles Mills Esq., of Camelford House.

    At Bellshill, on the 26th(?) instant, Mr John Adair, Bogside Toll, carlike, to marion Gillespie.
    DEATHS [02]
    At 1 Holland Place, on the 23d instant, Lieutenant-Colonel George Dods, late of the 1st Royal regiment.

    At 155 Eglinton Street, on the 30th instant, Mrs Duncan Love.

    At Kirk Close, Main Street, Anderston, on the 29th instant, Mr William Struthers, aged 69 years.

    At 1 Blair Street, Calton, on the 30th instant, Mr William Wilson, portioner, aged 73 years.

    DETERMINED SUICIDE AT LEITH – On Friday afternoon, a man named Jacob Jamieson, who has been well known for many years past about the docks of Leith, and was usually employed as a porter in the discharge of ship’s cargoes, threw himself into the sea nearly opposite to Leith Fort. He was observed by some boatmen from the land, who lost no time in their endeavours to save him. They succeeded in getting the body out, which was taken to a house in the neighbourhood, and a surgeon sent for, who attempted to bleed him. Life, however, was quite extinct. Pecuniary distress is said to have led to the rash act. – Scotsman.

    SUICIDE IN THE CAVALRY BARRACKS [02] – On Sunday morning, a most determined case of self-destruction occurred in the Cavalry Barracks, on the south side of the river. A private, named Joseph Seaton, in the regiment at present stationed here, the 13th Light Dragoons, while in his ward, about the time in question, deliberately took down his carbine and shot himself through the head. The report brought some people immediately to his assistance, but death was found to have been all but instantaneous. No reason can be assigned for the suicide.


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