Hatches Matches and Dispatches part 4

Dear blog reader

This is the fourth 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.

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


Shandon Church


The Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser, 3rd September 1864.

At the Free Church Manse, Shandon, on the 27th ultimo, the wife of the Rev A M MacCallum, a son.

Dundee Advertiser, 21st October 1865.

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

(See Margaret McCallum’s death entry below).

The Evening Telegraph, 11th October 1888.

At West Shandon, Gareloch, Dunbartonshire, on the 10th inst, Mrs Charles Neaves, of a daughter.


The Fife Herald, and Kinross, Strathearn, and Clackmannan Advertiser, 26th June 1851.

At Helensburgh, on the 13th inst, Walter Buchanan, Esq, of Shandon, to Christina Laura, eldest daughter of James Smith, Esq, of Jordanhill.

(Also see Christina’s death in the section below).

The Inverness Courier, 5th February 1852.

At West Shandon, Dumbartonshire, on the 28th ult, A Hastie, Esq, MP for the city of Glasgow, to Anne, eldest daughter of Robert Napier, Esq, engineer, Glasgow.

Dundee Advertiser, 9th October 1863.

At the Free Church Manse, Pitcairngreen, on the 6th inst, by the Rev Dr Grierson, Errol, the Rev A M McCallum, minister of the Free Church, Shandon, to Margaret, second daughter of the Rev J W Thomson, Pitcairngreen (no cards).

(See Margaret McCallum’s death entry below).

The Southern Reporter, 1st December 1892.

At Oswald Bank, Partick, on the 16th ult, by the Rev Dr Hunter, Donald, son of James Donaldson, Argair [Ardgare] Lodge, Shandon, Dumbartonshire, to Annie, eldest daughter of William Armstrong, Glengaber, Yarrow.

The Evening Telegraph, 26th July 1895.

At St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, on the 15th inst, by the Rev J M Webster, MA, Row parish, assisted by the Rev Robert Stevenson, BA Cantab (cousin of the bridegroom), Gargunnock parish, and the Rev Thomas White, MA, Canongate parish, William Mitchell Miller, BSc, mining and civil engineer, Edinburgh, to Jenny, elder daughter of William Wallace, Croy, Shandon.

The Dundee Courier, 13th May 1899.

McNeill – Thom. At St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Loch Street, Aberdeen, on the 12th inst, by the Rev E E Marshall, MA, Thomas McNeill, head gardener, Summerhill, Shandon, Dumbartonshire, to Georgina, eldest daughter of G Thom, foreman boilermaker, G N of S Railway, Aberdeen.

The Courier, 19th March 1909.

Lyon – Scott. At 7 Laverockbank Terrace, Edinburgh, on the 17th inst, by the Rev T Crerar, MA, Thomas Anderson Lyon, stationmaster, Shandon, to Agnes (Nan), youngest daughter of the late William Scott, St Boswells.

The Courier and Advertiser, 23rd May 1945.

Inglis – Fullarton. At the Royal British Hotel, Perth, on May 21 1945, by the Rev A D Alexander, MA BD, Ian, second son of Mr and Mrs J Inglis, Ardgare Cottage, Shandon, Dumbartonshire (late of Taynuilt), to Sadie Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs J R Fullarton, Broomlea, Dunkeld Road, Perth.


Dundee, Perth and Cupar Advertiser, 7th May 1852.

At Glasgow, on the 30th ultimo, Christina Laura, wife of Walter Buchanan, Esq, of Shandon, and eldest daughter of James Smith, Esq, of Jordanhill.

The Dundee Courier and Argus, 26th June 1876.

On the 23rd inst, at West Shandon, Dunbartonshire, Robert Napier, in the 86th year of his age.

The Dundee Courier and Argus, 25th September 1886.

At North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand, on the 4th August, in the 51st year of her age, Margaret Thomson, wife of Rev A Murray McCallum, formerly of Shandon, and daughter of Rev J W Thomson, Pitcairngreen.

The Dundee Courier, 3rd March 1894.

Swan. At Ardchapel, Shandon, on the 1st inst, William Swan, LLD, Emeritus Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of St Andrews, aged 76.

Edinburgh Evening News, 12th August 1896.

At Scone, New South Wales, Australia, on 30th July, George Lyon, eldest son of the late William James Walker, of Garemount, Shandon, Dunbartonshire.

The Dundee Courier, 29th June 1899.

Miller. At Shandon, on the 27th June, James Miller (of Wm McLaren, Sons & Co, Limited, and 21 Woodside Place, Glasgow), in his 81st year.

The Evening Post, 10th July 1900.

Kirkpatrick. At Lagbuie, Shandon, Dunbartonshire, on the 9th inst, Andrew J Kirkpatrick, of 5 Park Terrace, Glasgow.

The Evening Post, 7th March 1902.

Dick. At Shandon, on the 5th inst, Bessie Murray, eldest daughter of the late William Dick, and of Mrs Dick, 16 Hamilton Park Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow.

The Courier and Advertiser, 13th August 1951.

Bruce. At Perth Royal Infirmary, on August 11th 1951, Andrew Bruce, late of Linnburn Lodge, Shandon, Dunbartonshire, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Blyth. Friends wishing to attend kindly meet cortege at Faslane Cemetery at 2pm.

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