Author Topic: Bruce's Land, Mill's West Wind, Dundee?  (Read 1294 times)

Offline jhan

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Re: Bruce's Land, Mill's West Wind, Dundee?
« Reply #45 on: Sunday 09 July 17 12:37 BST (UK) »
Jen,

Thanks for that article! It seems to be the correct combination of names, or a helpful coincidence!

Jenni

Jenni,
There are a multitude of late 19th century newspaper articles which mention Milne's West Wynd most of them involving criminal acts including lots of assaults on women. I was born in Milnbank Road and as a child I would ask my mother to walk up Rosefield Street and down the Blackness Road rather than walk down Larch street or Brooks street into town. I found that whole area totally depressing - it really was grim.
Jen

PS cutting from the Dundee Courier 12 February 1875

Edit:
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/juteworks/interesting/
the above link takes you to photos that link with jute...Milne's East Wynd, Polepark, Brooks St, Douglas St, Edwards St, Guthrie St - all are close to where your relatives lived.

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Re: Bruce's Land, Mill's West Wind, Dundee?
« Reply #46 on: Sunday 09 July 17 13:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks for posting the flicker link Jen I had not seen that particular one before.

It was interesting to see Taylor's Lane as my Gran, her parents and siblings were at Number 40 in the 1911 census. Her youngest brother was born there in 1908.

Thanks again,

Dorrie

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Patrick, Scotland
Easson, Scotland
Small, Co. Antrim
Madden, Co. Westmeath
Dickson, Co. Down

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Re: Bruce's Land, Mill's West Wind, Dundee?
« Reply #47 on: Sunday 09 July 17 13:38 BST (UK) »
Dorrie, have you seen the photos of Dundee from the air in the 1930s? (you need to register (FREE) to zoom in and see the details of the photos). This one is particularly telling of the atrocious living conditions.
https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/SAW014833

Attached photo is of Ann Street where my grandparents lived they were moved out into the (now demolished) multi which you can see in the background . I used to think my Grandparents had a great house as they had a pletty you could play out on :)
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JOLLY, Johnston,Thom, Rae, Davidson, Fielding, Sherret
FEARN, McKenzie, Stirling [brick wall], Robb, Wilson, Stott
RUSSELL, Fullerton, Christie, Cochrane, Davidson, Coutts, Easton, Scott
FRASER, Henderson, Noble, Mundie, Goodall, Thain, Neish, Moir

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Re: Bruce's Land, Mill's West Wind, Dundee?
« Reply #48 on: Sunday 09 July 17 14:04 BST (UK) »
Again, thanks Jen I will register and take a look that site too.

Ann Street up the Hilltown. The lady who is my Avator - Mary Malcolm, my great grandmother was born at the top of the Hilltown and lived all her life in various streets there ending up in Hill Street.

Like you I used to love the old streets in Dundee. My grandparents lived in the Hawkhill and I would visit my great granddad in Isles Lane. I also had a great uncle and aunt who lived in Polepark and had a pletty. Wonderful memories too of the old Overgate - buster stalls and Greenhills.

Happy days.

Dorrie

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Re: Bruce's Land, Mill's West Wind, Dundee?
« Reply #49 on: Monday 17 July 17 13:19 BST (UK) »
I didn't know these existed (but should have!). There are 16 street indexes from the 1861 census that have been digitised and are made available as pdf files. Dundee is included in the list  ;D
Jen

https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/guides/census-records/1861-census
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JOLLY, Johnston,Thom, Rae, Davidson, Fielding, Sherret
FEARN, McKenzie, Stirling [brick wall], Robb, Wilson, Stott
RUSSELL, Fullerton, Christie, Cochrane, Davidson, Coutts, Easton, Scott
FRASER, Henderson, Noble, Mundie, Goodall, Thain, Neish, Moir

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Re: Bruce's Land, Mill's West Wind, Dundee?
« Reply #50 on: Monday 17 July 17 14:43 BST (UK) »
Just to add,

Surname Prenames Date of Birth Birthplace Residence Admission Date Number Father's Name Mother's Name


Morgan Patrick Dundee Land Mills East Wynd.4th Feb 1861 02/0573 Henry Morgan  Mary MacKay or Morgan

Mitchell Hugh Ross 15th Jan 1888 Dundee 6 Milns East Wynd, Dundee 23rd Apr 1897 07/0129 James Mitchell Ann Mitchel

McGregor John Dundee Milne East Wynd, Dundee. 20th May 1878 05/0370 William McGregor Isabellla McGregor

Cannon Patrick 37 Bruces' Land, South Church St. Lochee Dyer County Leitrim Married 3 Mar. 1863 1787

Myles John Dundee Overgate, Bruces Land, Dundee. 1870? 04/1413 Thomas Myles Mary Martin
and just to further confuse the issue,

129 Turnpike Road Bruces land John Russell Head Marr 48 House Joiner Fifeshire Cupar



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Malky