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I am researching my family and through names in a will I am wanting to find out information about the following families: George Christie Walker may have married Elizabeth C Young, but I am not sure. He was a wine merchant. They had a daughter called Winifred Walker in 1900 she was alive. Anyone have a relation past by that name? The other name is Francis Philip m Ellen Young in 1872 he was a grocer. They had one son Alexander b 1873 He may have died as not mentioned in grandfather's will of 1900. There is also the name Phillip Young that appears in the will. Anyone know of him c 1900James Taylor is listed as being a builder in the Glasgow area. Anyone know of a family of builders back in 1900. Any information about these families would be wonderful. Please e-mail me if know anything that you think may be relevant.

Posted - September 1999

Susan Clarke (Young)
Would anyone know where to go in Glasgow to find reproductions of Mackintosh
furniture available for purchase? Thank you.

Posted - September 1999

Thomas Patterson
I wish to contact Angus Smith who came from Govan, Glasgow. Angie lived at 145 Crossloan Rd and then 29 (?) Kingsland Dr. in Cardonald, before emmigrating to the States about 1947. He lived in Buffalo N.Y. before joining the US Air Force and settled in California after demobilisation. Angie had a sister Ina who lived in the Lake district in England. He also had a cousin George Howard who lived in Mosspark, Glasgow before emmigrating to California. Angie's family were from Stornaway.

Posted - October 1999

Answers???
I am currently doing a project on 'Dixons Blazes'. My parents talk about the phenomenon's beauty in almost mythical terms, and I'm desperate to learn as much about it as I can.
Could you point me in the right direction to any books/pictures on the subject?
I would be most grateful.

Posted - October 1999

rmacniven
Hi,,,I live in the United States,,,I have an old Bible that was printed in Glasgow in 1860. It has a family register listed in it.
In that regester is a family by the name of McCaw. I would like to find someone related to this family, Im sure they would like to see this Bible. I would appreciate any help I can get,,,Thank you!

Posted - October 1999

Cathy Cliff
This is message from Neil MacCormick in Portland, Maine, USA, reaching out to those who, with me, attended Woodside (Sen. Sec.) School around in the mid 1940s. With two others (Hugh Boag and Tom Rowan), I have compiled this list of names. If anyone knows how they can be reached, please email me. The purpose is simply to note the passage of time and establish a link to things past and good (well, mostly good, I hope). Thank you for this fine service, and here's to all Glaswegians, a fortunate bunch of people indeed! Jimmy Donahue - Margaret Henderson - Douglas Watson - Balfour Smith - Farquhar Frazer - Margaret Brown - Donald MacKenzie - Andy Stirling - Margaret MacDonald - John Evans - Margaret Gibson - Margaret Crisp - Jim Christie - Marion Brown - Jean MacDonald - Jewel Bell - Dolores
MacKinnon - Thomas Duff - Tom Geachie - Crawford Keenan - Jack Harris - John Muir - Jim Hepburn - Reggie Castle - John Sams - John Heffernan - Charlie Wilson - Molly Sams - Ernest Sims - Ian Wilson - Violet Moffat - Iris Thomson - Kenneth MacDonald - Jack Milroy - Stuart MacLean - Sheena MacLean - Kathy Rosborough.

Posted - October 1999

Neil MacCormick
Would anyone have information about the William Thomson & Son company on Govan Road in Glasgow. I bought a very old piano which had that name on it as a merchant and have been finding it difficult to find information on the age of my piano. So by tracking down when William Thomson & Son started operating, I hope to follow by finding information about my piano which has Weaber, London marked on it as the maker.
Thanks!!!!
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Posted - November 1999

Sylvain Bélanger
I need help to locate any records you may have of my father-in-law'DOMINIQUE FALLON, ALSO KNOWN AS TOM and know that he was employed by the Glasgow Corporation in 1918 for a few years as an overhead linesman on the tram cars. We have discovered he was born in Ireland, County Slago, I believe , in 1876 and when we inquired in Ireland they advised us all the records were destroyed during the 1939-45 war. He died in 1941 in Glasgow. He also served in the Highland Light Infantry (HLI)in the 1914-18 war

If you are unable to help me can you direct me to any other source for any information.
Do appreciate any help you can give.
Thank you

Posted - November 1999

Mrs Shona Fallon
BATES Robert, born 1835 Barony,Lanark. Mother: Mary BELL, Father:
Robert BATES
Looking for anyone researching this family. Robert Jnr. migrated to
Australia, and married Jane PEACOCK in 1862.

Posted - November 1999

Shirlee Pollard
Hello!
I'd love to hear from, or about, the following friends from my youth in Pollokshields, Glasgow:
Stewart Docherty, Isabel MacGibbon, Cathy Stewart. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Posted - November 1999

Deana Henderson
I wish to contact Angus Smith who came from Govan, Glasgow. Angie lived at 145 Crossloan Rd and then 29(?) Kingsland Dr. in Cardonald, before emmigrating to the States about 1947. He lived in Buffalo N.Y. before joining the US Air Force and settled in California after demobilisation. Angie had a sister Ina who lived in the Lake district in England. He also had a cousin George Howard who lived in Mosspark, Glasgow before emmigrating to California. Angie's family were from Stornaway.

Posted - November 1999

John Milloy
Hi there my name is Bill and I'm looking for any webs that contain photographs of the old Glasgow tenements, any help please. thankyou.

Posted - November 1999

Bill
Hello
Im sorry my English in text is not so good as well but I'm trying.
I was i n Glasgow recently and there I meet a very very nice girl but the only thing I'm having with me home to Denmark in Scandinavia is the name of the girl and maybe she's employment at the Scottish Police. The name of the Girl is Michelle Arnold and I meet her at the Victoria Disco in central Glasgow. Now I have to see Michelle again and after using the telephone for several pounds I'm trying to get some help thru the Internet.

If you can give me some information, phonenumbers address or places who I can make contact to I will be very happy

With kind regards

Posted - November 1999

Lars Romsoe
I was born in 1950 at 83 Elderpark Street, Govan, Glasgow. My parents names, who are now deceased are James Cochrane and Mary Cochrane (Maiden Surname..Mary Smith Brown). They were born sometime in 1908 and 1911 respectively, exact date of birth/place unknown (Govan ?). They married in August 1933 at St, Kiaran's Dean Park Church, Govan, Glasgow. The only information I have is that before marriage my father lived at Burndyke St, Govan, Glasgow and worked at the Shipyards there. My mother before marriage lived at Kintra St, Govan, Glasgow. My grandfathers name on my father's side was George Cochrane date of birth/place unknown (Govan ?)...He was an Upholsterer. My grandmothers name was Helen Cochrane..Maiden Surname..Reeder ..date of birth/place unknown. Grandfather George Cochrane died sometime before 1933, and my grandmother remarried sometime after this to a Mr Clark. ..Christian name/date of birth/place unknown (Govan ?).On my mother's side, my grandfathers name was Thomas Brown, date of birth/place/address unknown (Govan ?)...He was a Trunk Maker. Apparently he was killed, whilst serving as a Soldier in WW1, but I am unable to confirm this. My grandmother remarried sometime after WW1. All I know is that his surname was Connolly (Christian name/date of birth/place unknown) and he was also killed, this time in WW2. My grandmothers name was Catherine Brown..Maiden Surname..Smith, date of birth/place /unknown(Govan?).Can any one help me trace where my parents/grandparents originate from. Govan, Glasgow, or elsewhere. Any relevant information about the above persons would be much appreciated...G.Cochrane.

Posted - November 1999

G.Cochrane
My father was born in Blantyre, Scotland in 1911 and came to the United States in 1925 when he was fourteen years old. He has filled my life with many stories of his life there and the hardships his family suffered as tenement dwellers while my Grandfather worked in the coal mine there, as did other members of the family. I have searched your site for information and history about Blantyre as it is only 8 miles from Glasgow but to no avail. He was born at 10 Cemetery Road, in Blantyre, across from the High Blantyre Cemetery, on whose iron gate he swung many a time, swam in the Calder River as a boy, watched the Tallies troop through town as prisoners. He attended Calder School and dug up potatoes from a farmers field in the dead of night, so as to help feed his family.
Yet I can find no information about Blantyre on the web except the mention that the David Livingston Centre is located there. Is there more information anywhere that will help in my search for historical information about Blantyre and it's coal mines and the lives of the people during the first quarter of 1900?

Posted - November 1999

Sandra Price
I am looking for my cousin Marian (Crane) Murray. The last address for her was 9 Dollar Ave. Bainsford, Falkirk, Scotland. I have written many times getting answers until the answered mail suddenly stopped. Marian's husbands name is James. I am most interested in finding Marian once again and her mother Mary (Coutts) Crane. If anyone can help I would appreciate it.

Posted - November 1999

Sandra Price
My sister and I are trying to find any information on our cousins, Isa and Ruby Houston born in Glasgow in mid-1930s. They grew up in Polmadie, Glasgow. I believe Isa married a naval officer and moved to Plymouth and Ruby married a sailor and emigrated to Africa. Their parents were James (Jimmy) and Rubina (Beenie) they had a brother James who married Irene Grey. Our grandparents were James and Isabella Houston from Croftfoot, Glasgow. Our mother was their Aunt Margaret.

Posted - November 1999

Answers???
I maintain that the lower part of Keppochill Road near the mosshouse was part of possilpark, at least thats what I was told when I went to High Possil school. Please send me an answer, some friends may dump me because of this.

Posted - November 1999

Answers???
St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School is seeking former pupils. If you attended the school could you contact Mr. Lalley at
St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School,
80 Westland Drive
Glasgow
G14 9PG
Scotland UK

He would like to know when you attended the school, what you have done since you left and what you are doing now. It woul help if you gave your full name (and maiden name if appropriate) and perhaps the street where you lived. He is hoping to show current and future pupils the wide range of destinations, achievements and current occupations of the school's former pupils. Unfortunately the school does not yet have a web site or an e mail address. As a member of the school board I do not mind if you e mail me fmurphy@dial.pipex.com a short paragraph which I can pass on to Mr. Lalley.

Posted - November 1999

Frank Murphy
Was there such a shipyard, or something to do with shipbuilding called CAMERON ISHERWOOD? Sometimes I wonder if I picked the name up wrong.

Posted - November 1999

Christine Joudrey
I am researching the family history of the McPhails, and find they came from Barony, Lanarkshire. I don't have a map which shows this town/village. Could you please tell me just where it is, and what it is like?
With thanks,
Jenny Nancarrow in sunny Sydney, Australia

Posted - November 1999

Jenny Nancarrow
Can you help ? I am looking for an old friend of mine called BERNADETTE KELLY, we went to school together at St. Gerards secondary school, Govan. We lost touch after I came to Australia in 1986. I would love to get in touch again and have tried many different ways with no results . Her birthday is on December 31st and would be around 31 years old. She had two brothers, one named Hugh. If anyone can help I would be most appreciative. I would also love to hear from anyone who went to school with me and might remember me.

From Elizabeth Kennedy
Melbourne , Australia.

Posted - November 1999

Elizabeth Kennedy
I have lost Peter Kerr's email address and have been unable to locate. Please get in contact with me.

Posted - November 1999

Fay Hannah
Looking for print of Mary Cassatt's 'The Sisters' which is housed in Glasgow. Can you help? Thank you.

Posted - December 1999

Answers???
My mother is trying to trace family members who are related to her. The family name is Walker and they were living in Doncaster Avenue, Kelvinside, Glasgow mid 1860+. There were a Peter and Mary Walker and they had 5 sons named Alec (believed to have a son called Alistair?), Arthur, Peter, William and Fred. I believe the family also had an Iron
Works or Foundry in St. James Road. I would be pleased to hear from anyone who can be of assistance to enable my Mum to compile a Family Tree. Thank you.

Posted - December 1999

Michael
As a child growing up in Glasgow I remember bits of songs and street games we used to sing. My 1st nephew was born in July and I wanted to make him a book of songs poems games(and the likes) so that his Granny (also from Glasgow) can sing to him, Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted - December 1999

Tracy
I was told that my ancestor worked at the Spritfields of Glasgow in the mid 1800s. Would anyone be able to tell me where they are, if the spelling is correct and what did they actually do there?
Regards
Judy
Australia

Posted - December 1999

Judy
Looking for anybody who attended Waverly Secondary High School during the years of 1975-1977.
My name is Alison Davies, nee Trotter and would like to contact people that I went to school with.
Also looking for anybody researching the name of Trotter from Partick and Drumchapel.
Thanks
Alison

Posted - December 1999

Alison Davies
I am trying to get in touch with an old friend that i have not heard from in many years. his name is william (billy) boyd and we were very good friends when in lived at pollok street in glasgow. i understand that he maybe living in irvine,
ayrshire scotland and that he did try to get in touch with me about 2 years ago but i did not get all the info.
Thanks Peter Sherry

Posted - December 1999

Peter Sherry
I am trying to find any information on the location of two women. Both from Glasgow. Catherine Marie Ross born April 30, 1940, and her daughter Sharon Elizabeth Ross, born Feb 16, 1965. The last know address was at Catherine's parents house at: 1001 Mosspark Drive, Glasgow (circa 1968). Catherine's parents are (were?) William and Christina Ross, she has no siblings. Any information on how to contact one or both of the women would be great.
Tonya

Posted - January 2000

Tonya
I am a doing a piece of course work about this area for my course and I was wondering if there was any interesting facts about the surrounding area. The address of the school is 21 Burnmouth Road, Barlarnak, Glasgow, G33 4SA. If anyone has any information I would be very grateful.

Posted - January 2000

Answers???
I am looking for anybody who attended Scotland Street Primary School during late 60's early 70's.
My name is Angela Byrne, nee Smith and would like to hear from people I went to school with, especially from Mr. Blacks class. My best friend throughout school was Margaret McMenemy.
Anyone who would like to contact me can do so through my e-mail.
Thank you.

Posted - January 2000

Angela
I’m desperately looking for information on the folllowing recent historic incidents. If you can help can you email me please at john_242@hotmail.com
Dumfries, Scotland, and a case of spitting
Some years ago, I saw a BBC TV documentary program about a young lad who used to spit compulsively. To the lament of his mother, he also showed various other disorders, and this occurred in Dumfries. I would like to trace this case as well.
Jimmy Boyle and Barlinnie Prison, Scotland
A famous Scottish criminal whose highly disruptive behaviour, creativity and itelligence caused the prison service problems and got him married to his psychiatrist is also a case I would like to trace.

Posted - January 2000

John Edwards
I am trying to trace relatives of Rosie McFarlane (deceased), who lived at 7 Chancellor st Partick. I know that most of her family emigrated to the USA and Canada in the 60s and 70s. The names I remember are Rosie, Mary, John, Danny, Harry, Janette. They were cousins of my mother Janet Major (nee Farrell). Most of them would now be in their 70s. I think Rosie and Mary went to Chicago, while Danny went to Canada.
Any information on the above mentioned would be greatly appreciated as I am compiling a family tree.
bmajor@one.net.au or
b_major@yahoo.com

Posted - January 2000

Brian Major
I would like to contact old school friends from KINGSRIDGE SECONDARY. I left there in 1968 and I have not lived in Scotland since 1973 but still have family there. Some names I can recall are ; Margaret Tyson, Evelyn Duncanson, Margaret Steven, Irene McClymont, Janice Raeside, Heather Scott and Linda Wilson. My maiden name was Evelyn Wilson, and I would also like to hear from anyone who remembers me!
Any replies would be appreciated!

Posted - January 2000

Evelyn Weaving
I am a student researching the development of Glasgow Mayfest as a large scale cultural event. I am particularly interested in the origins of Mayfest and the reasons behind the development of Mayfest as a large scale cultural event. Any help with this research topic would be very much appreciated.

Posted - January 2000

Susan Balbirnie
Looking for my mother's sister and her family.

Name of family is FOY - mother Hannah (nee Crawford, b.1937'ish!), father James (Jimmy). There were 3 sons, I believe - James, William (?) and I'm afraid I can't remember the name of the youngest. They'd all be in their late thirties/early forties by now. Family were last known to be living in Nitshill or Priesthill in the late 60's.

Hannah's mother was called Henrietta Crawford and her siblings were Sarah (Sally, my mother), Nancy and Haswell.

Thank you

Posted - January 2000

Jane Key
Can anyabody help with any information on the above place. I believe it was located in Canal Street Clydebank across the road from I think John Brown's Shipyard. My Great Grandmother's maiden name was McWhirter and her daughter Elizabeth or Lizzie Lindsay was married there.

Thank you

Posted - February 2000

Douglas Williamson
Looking for a recipe for strawberry tarts found only in Scotland. They are available in most bakeries, including those in Glasgow & surrounds. Can anyone help? The ones here in Aust (or anywhere else for that matter) are just not the same!!

Yours in anticipation
Catherine

Posted - February 2000

Catherine Gallagher
I have found a pair of cast plaques in a small shop located in Ontario Canada..They are of a man using a walking plow behind a large horse,.hey have the words GREENLEES GLASGOW on the reverse as well as some verse by BURNS on the front...Is there a company by that name there or can anyone shed some light as to what they are ? Thanks

Posted - February 2000

David Langley
Hello there,
I hope you can help me.
I am trying to find a photo of Rockvilla School BEFORE it was demolished.
I went to this school, as did my Mum and Dad before me. I transferred to Kippochhill School and then onto High Possil. I am trying to find photos of all these school for a family story that I am doing. Can anyone out there help ??
My maiden name was Rachel Barr. I left Glasgow with my parent to go to Kenya, East Africa. But now live in Australia.

Posted - March 2000

Rae Sherrard-Smith
I am trying to find some information onthe Britannia Pottery Company Limited which, I beleive, manufactured at St. Rollox, Glasgow in the 1920's and part of the 1930's. i am keen to trace this companyand anypeices that are still available today.

Thanks

Posted - March 2000

Graeme
I am seeking information regarding the fate of my ancestors who lived in Glasgow in the 1860's – 70's. I'm particularly intrigued to know if I have any distant relatives still living in the city. My Great Great Grand Parents Thomas & Susan DYNES brought their family to Glasgow from Portadown, Northern Ireland c1868, to obtain better medical treatment for
one of their sons. The family lived in Water St, Port Dundas and worked as tailors. In 1871, their eldest daughter, Teresa, married John FYNN at St Aloysius, Garnethill. They lived at 282 Buchanan St & had two children: Thomas b. 1872 and Susan, b. 1874. Susan moved with her Grandparents family to Liverpool c 1879. What happened to Teresa & her family or her younger brother Felix Henry DYNES, b. Glasgow 1869? There were other DYNES families working in Glasgow at the time – are they connected? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Posted - April 2000

Clare Hughes
Where was the district known as High Church in Glasgow in the nineteenth century ?

Posted - April 2000

Peter Davies
Visiting Glasgow May 2000 - would like information on the Barras. Thanks.

Posted - April 2000

Answers???
I am wondering if anyone can help me to trace my best friend when I was little. Her name is Angela Macintosh and she was born 1974/75. She lived in Linthaugh Road, Pollock before emigrating to South Africa when she was about 6 or 7. If I remember rightly, she had a big sister and I think her father died when he was quite young. We both went to St Monica's primary school in Pollock. My family lived in Whinhill Road, Pollock (which to my horror, as I found out last month, has been demolished!) with my Granny, Isabella Campbell. My mum and dad then brought my brother and I to live in Liverpool when I was 8. I would love to know how Angela is getting on now and it would be fantastic if we could get in touch with each other. If anyone knows of her wherabouts, please contact me at: s.boyd@liverpool.ac.uk

Posted - May 2000

Answers???
I am interested in the history of the WEIR family from Bridgton Glasgow mainly the family of John (died 1848 Hamilton) and Christina Weir (Nee Mcdougall ) who had several children amongst whom were Christina in 1818 ,John 1832 ,Andrew ? and Archibald 1828. Archibald used a coat of arms with a Moto "Nihil Verius" . I wonder if anyone might have furthur information on this coat of arms and why a boy from Barrowfield might be using these arms . His mother was su After leaving Glasgow Archibald qualified as a Doctor and served in the crimea and eventually became a Doctor in Malver Worc where he died in 1894 . I wonder if there are any WEIR relations out there ?

Posted - May 2000

Paul Frayne
G'day
I am trying to trace relatives of my father. His name was Hugh Kerr Major and he lived in Duntocher until he married my mother Janet Farrell in 1940. His fathers name was James Major and his mother was Helen (Ellen?) Kerr.They lived in the Queen Mary buildings before moving to 9 Auchentoshen Avenue. His siblings as far as I know were: James, Mary, Agnes, Ellen, Jean, Bill, Sadie. James married a lady named Jesse and lived in Dumbarton. Mary married a Percy Harrison. Agnes married Tommy Findlay (Finlay?). Ellen never married. Jean married Les ??? and moved to the Isle of Man. Bill married Patsy?? and stayed in Duntocher. Sadie married James Paterson. With the exception of Sadie and Jim Paterson, everyone is deceased. I am trying to contact any of their descendants. Any information would be very much appreciated

Posted - May 2000

Brian Major
My name is Albert Walker born  1941 in Springburn. My father Albert Joseph Wal;ker Died WW2 Merchant Navey 1943. I'm trying to trace Cousin's. Grand father John James Walker married Ada Jones April 19.1897 in Gartcosh. Later lived Petershill Road Springburn. The children were Mary, Jimmy, Ada, Fred, Phoebe and Albert Joseph Looking for children of Jimmy- Olive, Jimmy, and Harry. Also children of Fred- Mary, Jean and Frank. My mother and I came to Canada in 1947 for a holiday and we are still here.

Posted - May 2000

Albert Walker Larsen
Hi,
I am hoping someone can help me find my g.grandfather and or his brothers. I have been told that his family owned Thomson Shipyards in Glasgow Scotland.His name was Joseph Thomson born Glasgow Scotland-died-in San Francisco U.S.A.He had three brothers and was married to a Susan Seymour/ Susan McIlvenie.I been have told that the shipyards still stand today.

Posted - May 2000

Answers???
I am looking for information on a photograph studio that was located at 581 London Road, Bridgeton Cross, Glasgow. I have Pictures of my family that show this as the place of origin. I would like to know if anyone is a distant owner of the studio or would have information as to what would have happened to all the negatives and photographs that would have been there. The name of the studio is"State Studio" Some of the photographs I have are dated 1934,1935,1930, Please contact me thank you.

Posted - May 2000

Answers???
This is a picture of a class at Keppochhill Rd. Primary School between 1948-51...some of the names I remember.. others like time are just a blur..Boys..Matt Fleming..Jack Baird..Andrew Scotland..there's a Lapping..a Moreland..a Weir..a Twaddle..a Russell ....of the Girls...Rita Harris..Wilma Inglis..June Raynes..Agnes Brailsford..a Ferguson..??? ..If anyone recognizes themselves or the names of the others please contact me - it would be wonderful to hear your life stories..One thing I do remember is that myself ..Fleming and Inglis shared the same birth date...28 - 06 -1942.. Awrabest A.N.(Archie) Wallace (Click on the picture for larger image)

Posted - May 2000

A.N.(Archie) Wallace
     
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