Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 3

Dear blog reader

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

I always find 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, relict means widow, ult/ultimo means of last month)



Morning Post 30 November 1887

Hartley – On the 25th ins., at Craigmore, Shandon, Dumberton-shire the wife of Frank Chisholme Hartley, of a son

Glasgow Herald 30 September 1890

Cunningham – At Broomfield, Shandon, on the 27th inst., the wife of J R Cunningham jun., a son

Northern Whig 7 August 1917

Sillars – On the 2nd August 1917, at 12 Claremont Terrace, Glasgow, the wife of Captain R G Sillars, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, of Ardgare, Shandon, Dumbartonshire – a son

The Scotsman 8 August 1921

Sillars – At Ardgare, Shandon, Dumbartonshire, on the 5th instant, the wife of Ronald Gordon Sillars, a son.


Glasgow Herald 12 December 1872

At Greenhill House, Shandon, on the 11 inst., by the Rev Mr McCallum, James S Scouler, provision merchant, Paisley, to Barbara, third daughter of David Watters, Esq, Thurso

(Also in Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser 14 December 1872)

Dundee Evening Telegraph 13 November 1880

At Weybridge Parish Church, on the 10th inst., by the Rector, the Rev E J Rose, Canon of Winchester, James Walker Hartley, of Letrualt, Shandon, Dumbartonshire, and of the Inner Temple, barrister-at-law, to Laura Blanche, youngest daughter of William Currey, Esq. of The Heath, Weybridge, Surrey

(Also in the Dundee Advertiser 13 November 1880)

Dundee Advertiser 7 July 1882

At Peace Villa, Montrose, on the 6th inst., by the Rev George Jeffrey, DD, Glasgow assisted by the Rev John Elder, Busby, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, Andrew Stewart Bryce, jun., Glenfeulan, Shandon, to  Georgina, daughter of John Robertson, Esq., Montrose

(Also in Montrose Standard 7 July 1882)

St James’s Gazette 14 September 1891

Carden – Johnstone – At the Parish Church of Row, Captain Coldstream J Carden, The Connaught Rangers, son of the late Sir John Carden, Bart., of Templemore Abbey, County Tipperary, to Rose M P, daughter of the late Mr David Johnstone, of Croy, Shandon, Dumbartonshire, NB Sept 9

(Also in Home News for India, China and the Colonies 18 September 1891)

St Andrews Citizen 23 March 1895

At Ardgare, Shandon, on the 14th inst., by the Rev Mr Millar, MA, Adam Vallance, head bathman, Moffat Hydropathic, to Maggie, daughter of the late John Lawson, baker, St Amdrews

The Scotsman 6 August 1908

Watson – Stobo – at Greenhill, Shandon (the residence of the bride’s cousin), on the 5th inst., by the Rev Alex Brunton, Albert Street UF Church, Glasgow assisted by the Rev J Campbell, Trinity Church, Bridge of Allan, and the Rev Andw Watt, St Fergus, George Watson JP, Outhill, Longside, Aberdeenshire and of Melrose, Banffshire, to Catherine, younger daughter of the late Thrift Muldrum Stobo, Green Knowe, Bridge of Allan.  At home, 47 Gray Street, Aberdeen, 24th and 25th September.

(Also in Buchan Observer and East Aberdeenshire Advertiser 11 August 1908)

The Scotsman 5 April 1916

Sillars – Jackson – At Kilmarnock, and afterwards at the Parish Church, Sorn, on 3rd April by the Rev H C Begg, Ronald Gordon Sillars, Lieutenant, 9th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (TF) and Army Signal Service RE, only son of the late Duncan Sillars of Ardgare, Shandon, and of Mrs Sillars, Ardgare, to Alice Muriel, only daughter of John Jackson of Bardykes, Blantyre


London Daily News 10 February 1852

Turner – Feb. 4, at Lagbone, Shandon, Jane McMurrich, relict of Mr D Turner, Bolernick, Dumbartonshire, aged 85

Greenock Advertiser 10 May 1859

At Buccleuch Street, Glasgow, on the 8th instant, Mr William Gunn, of Shandon Bank, aged 76

Glasgow Herald 29 July 1868

At Woodburn Cottage, Shandon, on the 27th inst., Frederick Irwin, infant son of Frederick J Hallows, Esq., 2 North Park Terrace, Glasgow

Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser 24 April 1875

At Woodburn, Shandon, on the 19 inst., in her 81st year, Rebecca, relict of Major William Cunningham, HEICS, of South Lodge, Ayr

Glasgow Evening Post 12 February 1879

Miller – February 11th, suddenly, at Broomfield, Shandon, aged 66, Hugh Miller, MD – friends omitted, are requested to accept of this intimation

Greenock Telegraph and Clyde Shipping Gazette 9 March 1880

This morning, at Croy, Shandon, David Johnstone Esq.

North British Daily Mail 19 June 1880

Gordon – at Broomfield, Shandon, on the 18th inst., Jessie, only surviving child of the late Andrew Gordon, engineer and shipbuilder, Port Glasgow

(Also in Paisley & Renfrewshire Gazette 19 June 1880)

North British Daily Mail 18 August 1880

Auld – At Broomfield, Shandon, suddenly on the 17th inst., Isabella Black Dill, wife of Wm Auld of 4 Park Terrace, Glasgow – friends will please accept of this intimation

Helensburgh News 28 July 1881

At Greenhill, Shandon, on the 20th inst, aged 2 ½ years, James, son of H H O’Bryen

Helensburgh News 25 August 1881

At Summerhill Lodge, Shandon, on the 19th inst., Ann Livingstone, wife of Donald Cameron, gardener

Helensburgh News 30 November 1882

At Aberdeen on the 25th inst., the Rev John Brechin, MA, formerly Free Church Minister of Shandon

Glasgow Evening Post 1 January 1883

MacLellon – December 30th, at Bolernick, Shandon, in his 71st year, George MacLellan, farmer – friends will please accept this intimation

(And the next entry in that newspaper column was ….)

Miller – December 29th, at Broomfield, Dumbartonshire, aged 67 years, Agnes Waddell Taylor, widow of the late Dr Hugh Miller of Broomfield – friends will please accept of this intimation

Glasgow Herald 14 May 1885

Lindsay – At Shandon Bank, Gareloch, on the 12th inst., aged 22, Willie, second son of Robert Lindsay

Helensburgh News 18 June 1885

At Bombay, on the 10 inst. Of dysentery, aged 24 years, W H Stoney Walker, LRCSI etc, late Resident Medical Officer in the Sick Children’s Hospital, Glasgow, younger son of W J Walker, Woodburn, Shandon

Ayrshire Post 10 July 1885

Patrick – At 2 Eglinton Terrace, Ayr, on the 6th July, John Gibson Patrick, of Greenhill, Shandon, aged 63 years

(Also in Ayr Advertiser 9 July 1885)

Glasgow Herald 21 December 1885

Cochrane – At Chapelburn, Shandon, on 18th inst., aged 68, Isabella Cochrane, youngest daughter of the late James Cochrane, farmer, Letrualt

Glasgow Herald 17 May 1893

Patrick – At Dumfries, on the 14 inst., Mrs Janet Craig, relict of John Gibson Patrick, sometime of Greenhill, Shandon

Glasgow Herald 3 October 1893

MacLellan – At East Woodend, Helensburgh, on the 2nd inst., in her 84th year, Ann MacLellan, daughter of the late George MacLellan, Bolernick, Shandon

Glasgow Herald 13 October 1897

MacLellan – At the residence of her son, Auchinvole House, Kilsyth, on the 12th instant, Anna Napier, in the 82nd year of her age, second daughter of the late David Napier and widow of the late D T MacLellan of Craigmore, Shandon – friends will please accept of this (the only) intimation.

(Also in Dundee Courier 15 October 1897 and Edinburgh Evening News 13 October 1897)

The Scotsman 6 February 1911

Addison – At Ardgare, Shandon, on the 4th inst., Helen Addison , beloved sister of Mrs Ruthven

The Scotsman 29 December 1911

Kerr – At Ardgare, Shandon, on27th inst., Margaret Euphemia Kerr, sister of the late John James Kerr, of Robertland.  Funeral private (no flowers).

The Scotsman 16 December 1915

Sillars – At Shandon, Gareloch, on the 15th inst., Duncan Sillars, of Ardgare, Shandon, in his 51st year.  Funeral on Saturday 18th, at 2pm, from St Georges Church, Glasgow to the Necropolis.  Friends desiring to attend will please communicate with Messrs Wylie & Lochhead Ltd, 96 Union Street.  This is the only intimation and invitation.

The Scotsman 16 September 1919

M’Donald – At Belmore, Gareloch, Dumbartonshire, on the 13th inst., Jane Kerr M’Donald, in her 83rd year, eldest daughter and last surviving member of the family of the late John M’Donald, Belmore.  Funeral from Belmore on Wednesday 17th inst., at 2pm, on arrival of the 12 o’clock train from Queen Street Station, Glasgow, to Shandon, thereafter, from Queen Street Station at 4.46pm to the Necropolis.  Friends will please accept this as the only intimation and invitation.  Those intending to be present will kindly send intimation to Messrs Wylie & Lochhead (Limited), 96 Union Street, Glasgow.

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