Suffragette arson attempt at Shandon

Dear blog reader I’ve chosen to include the details of all the suffragette arson attempts reported at the same time to give an idea of what was happening. Best wishes Jacqueline ********************** STRATHEARN HERALD Saturday 13 December 1913 MORE SUFFRAGIST OUTRAGES DISASTROUS FIRES CLYDESIDE MANSION GUTTED Kelly House, Wemyss Bay, Fifth of Clyde, was completelyContinue reading “Suffragette arson attempt at Shandon”

Reverend John Brechin’s Appeal Part 2

Dear blog reader This is part 2 of a series started last week on the appeal regarding Reverend John Brechin’s intoxication heard at the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland in 1881. Last week we heard up to Reverend John Brechin’s evidence and so we will continue from Reverend John Brechin’s evidence thisContinue reading “Reverend John Brechin’s Appeal Part 2”

Reverend John Brechin’s Appeal Part 1

GLASGOW HERALD MONDAY 23 MAY 1881 THE SHANDON CASE. DISMISSAL OF THE APPEAL. This case came before the Assembly [that is, the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland] in the shape of two protests and appeals – the first being one of a preliminary nature by the Presbytery of Dumbarton against the SynodContinue reading “Reverend John Brechin’s Appeal Part 1”

Character of a Shandon Minister

GLASGOW EVENING POST SATURDAY 19 MARCH 1892 The Rev Neil Brodie, of Pollokshaws Free Church, who died the other day, was succeeded in Shandon Free Church by three or four ministers who all held the fort for very short periods. Mr Brodie’s immediate successor was of an extremely irritable temperament, and immediately after his settlementContinue reading “Character of a Shandon Minister”

Fatal accident at Shandon

GREENOCK TELEGRAPH AND CLYDE SHIPPING GAZETTEWEDNESDAY 5 JANUARY 1859 On the evening of New Year’s Day, Alexander Davidson, gardener with George Martin, Esq., Greenhill, was drowned by the upsetting of the ferry-boat. Davidson, who was not only a total abstainer, but a thoroughly consistent Christian man, attended the prayer meeting in Shandon Free Church inContinue reading “Fatal accident at Shandon”

Farewell Reverend Brodie

PAISLEY HERALD AND RENFREWSHIRE ADVERTISER SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY 1862 FAREWELL SERVICES AT SHANDON, GARELOCH On Sabbath, 9th current, the Rev N Brodie, Shandon, preached for the last time to his present congregation previous to his induction at Pollockshaws. On the evening of Wednesday last week a soiree was held in the Church, which was againContinue reading “Farewell Reverend Brodie”

Ordination of Reverend Hugh Miller

HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 1882 SHANDON FREE CHURCH ORDINATION AT SHANDON The ordination of the Rev Hugh Miller, MA, to the pastoral charge of this Church took place on Tuesday. There was a large congregation, and the Rev John Elder, Arrochar, preached and presided. At the close of service the young minister received aContinue reading “Ordination of Reverend Hugh Miller”

1884 alterations to Shandon Church

HELENSBURGH NEWS THURSDAY 7 AUGUST 1884 SHANDON THE CHURCH – After undergoing considerable alteration and repair, the Free Church here is to be re-opened on Sabbath first by the Rev Dr Marcus Dods, from Glasgow. The work was undertaken with a view to increase the accommodation, but the appearance internally and externally has been completelyContinue reading “1884 alterations to Shandon Church”

Battrum’s Guide and Directory 1875

Dear blog reader, this week a name-rich source for any of you with ancestors from Shandon. Note some slightly different spellings which are exactly as they appeared in the directory. BATTRUM’S GUIDE AND DIRECTORY TO HELENSBURGH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD 1875 SHANDON INCLUDING BLAIRVADDICK AND FASLANE ESTATES Five miles from Helensburgh West. Omnibus leaves Helensburgh at 5pmContinue reading “Battrum’s Guide and Directory 1875”

Death at Ardgare

Strathearn Herald, 30th December 1911 ESTATE FALLS TO THE UNITED FREE CHURCH Miss Kerr, the last member of a well-known family, died at her residence, Ardgare, Shandon, on Wednesday night, at the age of 85. Her father, an Ayrshire man made a fortune as a tobacco merchant in Virginia and on his return to ScotlandContinue reading “Death at Ardgare”