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Re: Hamilton, Scotland death records
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 27 December 17 17:29 GMT (UK) »
Thanks very much for the pdf Forfarin! The pdf is helpful not only for Hamilton but some family in Polmount and Falkirk. Very helpful. One family member is buried in Bent Cemetery but I haven't found a list of burials there. No Barr family members are in the FindaGrave but I know that is reported by people and not an actual list of who is buried there. I have not contacted local council either. Skoosh, thanks for check the trade inc. lists! It sounds like I need to get in touch with the Lanarshire Family History Society. Thanks both of you for reminding me of that and your help!
Carey, McCabe, McKinnon, Barr, Curr, Templeton

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Re: Hamilton, Scotland death records
« Reply #10 on: Friday 29 December 17 21:38 GMT (UK) »
In case you haven't seen it (can be found on line) the entry from "Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1453 to 1850" by John Smith, Edinburgh 1921 reads:

BARR, WILLIAM. Muir Wynd, Hamilton 1808-1837.

   "FIVE GUINEAS REWARD:- Whereas early on
Tuesday morning, the 13th curt., the shop of Wm. Barr,
watch and clock maker in Hamilton, was broken into
and nine watches carried off, makers' names and numbers
as follows:-
     D. Williamson, London, No. 371
     N. Preston, London, No. 6013.
     B. Richardson, London, No. 5577.
     A. Anderson, London, No. 243.
A hunting watch with a small glass by Richardson,
London. A close hunting watch, Wm. Barr, Hamilton;
a new watch, Edmonds, flat chapter dial, and other
two watches, names and numbers unknown.
   This is to give notice that whoever will give such
information to Wm. Barr, in Hamilton, as will lead
to the detection of the above articles will receive five
guineas' reward and no questions asked."

Glasgow Courier, 15th September 1808.


That's all the entry says. It sounds as if this is the earliest mention the author could find as he gives the dates 1808-1837. It is possible that he has found from some source that William Barr senior died in 1837, hence that date.

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Re: Hamilton, Scotland death records
« Reply #11 on: Friday 29 December 17 22:31 GMT (UK) »
That is an interesting find and theory. Thanks very much!
Carey, McCabe, McKinnon, Barr, Curr, Templeton