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Lanarkshire / Re: Chocolate and Biscuit factories in Glasgow in 1919
« on: Monday 02 January 17 17:52 GMT (UK)  »
The biscuit factory was McVities if you can track that one down.
Not sure if the chocolate factory was linked to this or not.

Wilton Endeavour

Lanarkshire / Re: Chocolate and Biscuit factories in Glasgow in 1919
« on: Monday 02 January 17 17:35 GMT (UK)  »
I'm enjoying the discussion anyway folks.

Wilton Endeavour. :)

Lanarkshire / Chocolate and Biscuit factories in Glasgow in 1919
« on: Sunday 01 January 17 21:04 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking on information on either a chocolate factory or a biscuit factory or both that was in Glasgow in 1919.
The girl in question was residing at 21 Possil Road, Glasgow and her occupation was a Chocolate packer.
Her mother in law was a biscuit packer. I was thinking it could have been Tunnocks or Gray Dunn's. So if any one can come up with any factories that existed in 1919.


Wilton Endeavour.

Lanarkshire / Re: James Ralston from Scotstoun
« on: Friday 10 June 16 18:29 BST (UK)  »
Hello Liza,

Was that the same James Ralston who is your great grandfather that married Margaret Epps?

Wilton Endeavour

Perthshire / Re: Welsh family from Crieff
« on: Friday 27 May 16 22:20 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Annette. Looking at the census now, it does read Tarves and not Forres as I was reading it. At least it gives me some more certificates to have a look at. Much appreciated.
And the birth cert for William Thomas Welsh advice. 

Wilton Endeavour

Perthshire / Re: Welsh family from Crieff
« on: Friday 27 May 16 16:49 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Annette for the reply. That would be why I could not find Sidney's parents on SP. It's a shame that there are no links to Scotland. But their Son, Sydney or Sidney does have Scottish links. So he links to Scotland via his wife. He was a cinema operator, age 29, when he married Helen Alexandra Lawson in Glasgow. Helen's parents were Thomas Lawson, Sawmill Labourer and Mary Weir. Thomas Lawson, age 24, married on 27th June 1919, at 21 Possil Road, Glasgow. And he married his neighbour, Mary Weir, age 18, who lived at 21 Possil Road, Glasgow. Thomas was living at 23 Possil Road. Thomas was a Ship Rigger and Mary Weir was a Chocolate Packer. Now if you take their parents one step back in time. You end up with Robert Lawson, Baker and Mary Farrell. And on the Weir side, you have Alexander Weir, Ironmoulder and Mary Knox. Going back to your earlier points on William's and Sarah's deaths. William, died on 14th March 1946 at 3 Craigmount Street, Kirkintilloch. William was aged 82 and a retired Cinema Manager. William's parents were Isaac Welsh who was a farmer and Mary Welsh. Sarah was aged 76 when she died at 3 Craigmount Street, Kirkintilloch. Sarah's parents as you mention were John Kowen, Railway Worker and Mary Ann Stringer. So if anyone can trace Isaac and Mary in the census records.
Going onto another branch of the Weir family. We have Alexander Weir, born Forres, Aberdeenshire and his wife, Jane, born Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire. I cannot find their births on SP. But in 1891, they had made their way down to Glasgow where both were living in Roodspark in Govan. Alexander who was an Iron Driller, age 41 and Jane was age 37. Alexander and Jane have children Jeanie 8, Sarah 6, John 4 and Rachel 2. All the children being born in Govan. Alexander and Jane's birthplace are listed on the census as above. But Jane's maiden surname isn't known. Unless anyone can help me find it. By 1901, they are living in Langlands Road, Govan. Alexander, age 49, Iron Driller Foreman and his wife Jean, age 45. Rachel seems to have disappeared by 1901. But the other children are still around. Jeanie who was a Pupil Teacher, Sarah who was a Scholar and John who was a message boy in a ship yard. Looking forward to the replies if anyone can solve them.

Wilton Endeavour   

Perthshire / Welsh family from Crieff
« on: Thursday 26 May 16 20:44 BST (UK)  »
Looking for some help on this family , please.
I want to trace backwards from Sidney Welsh, born 26th Feb 1917, in Cameron's Buildings, East High Street, Crieff. Sidney's parents were William Thomas Welsh, who was a Cruelty Animal Inspector and Sarah Kowen. I believe this maybe Cowan, but that's how it was written on the cert. William and Sarah were married on 25th Nov 1891 in Norwich. I have some more info on the various Welsh connections who appear to have resided in the Glasgow area.

Wilton Endeavour 

Dunbartonshire / Re: Auchinstarry Row, Cumbernauld
« on: Friday 29 April 16 20:18 BST (UK)  »
Sad to announce that Croy Historical Society has now disbanded.
So any replies will need to come from the rootchatters on this website.
Wilton Endeavour

Lanarkshire / Re: James Buchanan number 16 possible sweetshop
« on: Friday 12 February 16 20:16 GMT (UK)  »
I got a reply back from Zen this afternoon.
Thank you for your enquiry.  Apologies for the delay as I have been off ill for some time.   
I work in Rutherglen Heritage centre, here in Rutherglen Library.
So far I haven't got anything in our Rutherglen Shops folder on the two shops.
However I will try all of our archives for any reference and get back to you.  Also I run a weekly group, so I will ask the 'Ruglonians' there if anyone recalls the name or shops. I will be in touch next week with any results.
Many thanks,

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