Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 1

Dear blog reader

This is the first part in a new series of Shandon hatches, matches and dispatches that have appeared in the newspapers.

I have always found such finds very exciting in my own 30 years of family history research and I hope this helps anyone doing similar Shandon-based research.

Please note that for privacy reasons all entries will be 100 years old and over.

(Glossary: inst/instant means of the present month, ult/ultimo means of last month)

Births

Glasgow Herald 30 August 1864

At the Free Church Manse, Shandon, on the 27th instant, the wife of the Rev A  McCallum; a son.

Glasgow Herald 15 May 1865

At Summerhill, Shandon, on the 13th inst, Mrs Robt McCallum; twin sons.

Glasgow Herald 20 October 1865

At the Free Manse, Shandon, on the 18th instant, the wife of the Rev A M MacCallum, a son.

Glasgow Herald 14 July 1866

At Shandon, Gareloch, on the 12th inst, Mrs Neil Kennedy jun, 42 Kelvingrove Street, Glasgow; a daughter.

Glasgow Herald 20 September 1866

At the Free Church Manse, Shandon, on the 17th instant, the wife of the Rev A Murray McCallum; a son.

Glasgow Herald 21 March 1868

At the Manse, Shandon, on the 19th instant, the wife of the Rev A Murray MacCallum; a son.

Glasgow Herald 24 May 1870

At Greenhill, Shandon, on the 22nd inst, the wife of John B Cowan, MD; a son.

Glasgow Herald 7 February 1871

At Shandon Manse, on the 4th inst, the wife of the Rev A Murray MacCallum; a daughter.

Glasgow Herald 25 June 1872

At Shandon Manse, on the 22nd inst, the wife of the Rev A Murray MacCallum; a son.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 5 September 1898

At Broomfield Cottage, Shandon, Dumbartonshire, on the 1st inst, the wife of Archibald Thomson, gardener, of a daughter.

Marriages

Glasgow Herald 24 August 1849

At West Shandon, Dumbartonshire, on the 22nd instant, by the Rev Dr Napier, William Rigby Esq of Portsmouth, to Jane, second daughter of Robert Napier Esq, of Shandon, engineer, Glasgow

Chester Chronicle 6 May 1854

25th ult, at Shandon by the Rev Dr Napier, Graham Wilkin Esq, to Isabella, third daughter of Robert Napier, Esq, of West Shandon, Dumbartonshire

Caledonian Mercury 13 July 1857

At 2 Carlton Court, Glasgow, on the 16th inst, by the Rev Mr Brodie, Shandon, Mr James Hutchison, New York to Mary Ann, daughter of David Wallace Esq.

Glasgow Herald 21 November 1867

At Shandon, Dumbartonshire, on the 20th inst, by the Rev Alexander McEwen DD, John M Martin, younger, of Auchendennan, Dumbartonshire, to Isabella, second daughter of John Jamieson, Esq, Shandon

The same wedding:

Pall Mall Gazette 25 November 1867

Martin-Jamieson – At Shandon, Dumbartonshire, Mr J M Martin, younger, of Auchendennan, Dumbartonshire, to Isabella, second daughter of Mr J Jamieson, Shandon, 20th inst.

Glasgow Herald 16 September 1869

At Stuckenduff, Shandon, on the 14th inst, bythe Rev John Laurie Fogo, Row, Mr George Harvie, chemist, Helensburgh to Joanna Thomson Hendry, granddaughter of Henry Taylor Esq, Stuckenduff

North British Daily Mail 4 August 1877

Primrose – Taylor – At Stuckenduff, Shandon on the 2nd inst, by the Rev John Lawrie, assisted by the Rev John Webster, Mr Edward Primrose, ironmonger, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late Henry Taylor, Esq, merchant, Glasgow

Glasgow Herald 1 November 1898

McLachlan – At Laigh Bolernick, Shandon, on the 24th Oct., William McLachlan, farmer, in his 78th year – Funeral on Thursday from Laigh Bolernick at 1.30pm, and from the West Free Church, Helensburgh at 2.30, to Helensburgh Cemetery – Friends, kindly accept of this (the only) intimation – Australian and American papers, please copy.

Deaths

Glasgow Herald 26 May 1848

At West Shandon, on the 25th instant, Robert Napier, jun, in his twentieth year

Caledonian Mercury 7 November 1859

At Ballernich Cottage, West Shandon, on the 4th inst, Margaret, only daughter of George Robertson, engineer, Glasgow

Glasgow Herald 21 October 1865

At the Free Church Manse, Shandon, on the 19th inst, the infant son of the Rev A M MacCallum.

Dundee Advertiser 24 October 1865

At the Free Church Manse, Shandon, on the 19th inst, the infant son of the Rev A M MacCallum.

Glasgow Herald 6 January 1873

At Shandon House, Dumbartonshire, on the 4th inst, Agnes Ritchie Miller, widow of John Jamieson Esq, of Shandon – Friends will please accept of this intimation.

North British Daily Mail 28 January 1873

Taylor – At Stuckenduff, Shandon, on the 27th inst, Henry Taylor Esq, aged 89 years – Friends will please accept this intimation.

Glasgow Herald 1 March 1895

Cochrane – At Chapelburn, Shandon on the 27th inst, aged 57 years, Miss Elizabeth Cochrane.

Glasgow Herald 4 March 1897

Baillie – At Shandon Cottage, Shandon, on the 3rd inst, Violet Beith, in her 86th year, relict of John Baillie.

Glasgow Herald 1 November 1898

Mclachlan – At Laigh Bolernick, Shandon, on the 30th Oct, William McLachlan, farmer, in his 79th year – Funeral on Thursday from Laigh Bolernick at1.30pm and from the West Free Church, Helensburgh at 2.30 to Helensburgh Cemetery – Friends, kindly accept of this (the only) intimation – Australian and American papers, please copy.

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