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Re: From Paisley to Glasgow
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 07 September 08 00:41 BST (UK) »
Yes, that's me 3rd in the queue at the ticket office.


In the white dress  :o :o :o

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Re: From Paisley to Glasgow
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 07 September 08 00:44 BST (UK) »
In an earlier re-incarnation!
Enough already  ::)
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FORREST (Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire)
ROONEY (Co Down, Co Antrim) 
BORTHWICK, FORTUNE, BARKER (Lothians)
ANDERSON (Moray, Caithness)

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Re: From Paisley to Glasgow
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 07 September 08 12:51 BST (UK) »
Hi All

many thanks again for all the info. I went to google maps and it did put together what everyone told me about the River Clyde & the location of Goven, Greenock & a few other places. Thanks BB for your note - amazing how many on RC have roots in Scotland!  I have one name query left

The Renfrew Ferry went across The Clyde from Renfrew to Yoker - What/who is Yoker?

In your picture Dave (where you are standing in the queue  :) ) would that be the Vulcan - or similar in the centre left. I am a little amazed that there was a steamship heading down to Liverpool in 1833 (or 1818 as given) when the trip to Australia was still mainly sail until 1870s! Tis my understanding that the Suez Canal had a reasonable say in the end of the sailing ship.


Thanks Myrrdin for the toll road & three mile house info - which Sancti & Dave also discussed. Does anyone know if the toll payment was by weight? These folks had 50cwt (I think 2.5 tons) of luggage!! Must have needed help getting that loaded (now that I remember a few relatives travelled as far as Liverpool with them - probably to help with the luggage!).

Thanks for all the links Sancti - the first one seems to give some good reasons as to why they left Paisley. A couple of relatives came out later, but many stayed behind. The family paid their own fare & had enough money to buy land in Australia & they did quite well. The cartoons are quite amazing (well to me) for 1825. The arrival at Liverpool fits the description as per the diary!

There is actually some family history for a few others in the diary - I perhaps should post some names on another thread - also a few tips for travellers
e.g. I went to the cook and gave him a teacup full of gin and soon got plenty of hot water & cups & soon we had a hearty breakfast

Trish
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Re: From Paisley to Glasgow
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 07 September 08 12:59 BST (UK) »
Hi Trish

Yoker is an area on the outskirts of Glasgow that still exists today

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoker

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Re: From Paisley to Glasgow
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 07 September 08 13:07 BST (UK) »
Hi Trish

Yoker is an area on the outskirts of Glasgow that still exists today

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoker

In my one and only trip to UK, we decided not to visit anything less than 200 years old - cause we started our European origins about 200 years ago over here (have all the modern stuff :D )- sadly I didn't make it to the areas of my roots in Scotland, so next time round we can probably follow the same rules.  From your link

From the 14th century a ferry has linked Yoker with the burgh of Renfrew on the south bank  :o  :o  My folks were probably tripping across the river back around 1373  ;D

Thanks Sancti

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Re: From Paisley to Glasgow
« Reply #32 on: Sunday 07 September 08 13:17 BST (UK) »
Trish, does your diary mention any placenames in Paisley?

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Re: From Paisley to Glasgow
« Reply #33 on: Sunday 07 September 08 13:51 BST (UK) »
Trish, does your diary mention any placenames in Paisley?

Sadly no - the diary is of the voyage & the last mention of Paisley is in the first 3 words "We left Paisley"

The only mention I ever found of the birth/baptism of my gg grandmother (eldest daughter of the trippers) was here
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~patricia/muir_journal_.htm

P171 JANUARY --- 1821.
Saturday, 6th, Mrs R Miller, Paisley, was safely delivered of a Daughter, -- Mary


There are lots of parish names in the journal - not sure if places within Paisley are mentioned.

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Re: From Paisley to Glasgow
« Reply #34 on: Sunday 07 September 08 14:54 BST (UK) »
That diary is a dream come true.  Wish I had something similar.  What a keepsake!
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FORREST (Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire)
ROONEY (Co Down, Co Antrim) 
BORTHWICK, FORTUNE, BARKER (Lothians)
ANDERSON (Moray, Caithness)

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Re: From Paisley to Glasgow
« Reply #35 on: Sunday 07 September 08 15:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Trish,

You probably know this site .... but if not ... you could get a fund of info. at,

http://edina.ac.uk/stat-acc-scot/

For Free Access ... click Browse Scanned Pages
Choose PAISLEY as your parish

Much information on the social/economic conditions etc

I noted ....
Specifically re- Parishes of Paisley ...

Parishes of Paisley from 1781
Low
High
Middle

Parishes of Paisley from 1834 to 1845
Abbey
St George's
High
Middle
Johnston
Gaelic
North
Martyrs
Levern
South

Aye
DDJJAKE
Auchmutie, Ingles, Henderson, Fife, Patrick, Moffat, Collier, Hunter, McLeod, Cassells  in Fife
Henderson, Nicoll, Baxter, Hill in Angus, Nicoll in California USA, Australia
Henderson Cuthbert, Hendry in Perth, and NY State
Telfer, Walker, Rennie, Maclaren in Falkirk, Glasgow, Paisley, USA, Australia, NZ
Rennie in Winnipeg
Richardson in Lochmaben, Dumfries
Kerr in Midlothian, Stirling, Illinois, Ontario, Manitoba
Waddel in West Lothian, Ohio
McMillan in Argyll