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Re: Bleachfields of Paisley
« Reply #9 on: Monday 17 June 13 16:01 BST (UK) »
Hi Falkym,
I checked the will.... dated 1883
It must be the  Globe Hotel at 11 High Street.
Alexander Morrison was the  tenant/proprietor .
His annual rent was 108 which was paid to the deceased's account

This means that Alexander Morrison was still the proprietor at 1884, and the girls were the new owners

I know it was ultimitely, sold in 1914 but have no idea of the vendor or purchaser at the time.
I am guessing that the man's daughter(s) were  still the owners and the the vendors at 1914.

Edit:
Both daughters were still living at 1911  One was single, the other, married.
I can find no trace of the married girl's death
Her own daughter died a few years later and the death was recorded by her maiden aunt... the other owner of the hotel.
Based on timescale, I am certian that when the hotel was sold in 1914, it was this surviving woman who still owned it.

Thankies for looking
Anne

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Re: Bleachfields of Paisley
« Reply #10 on: Monday 17 June 13 16:24 BST (UK) »
The 1851 advert can be seen at
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Re: Bleachfields of Paisley
« Reply #11 on: Monday 17 June 13 23:15 BST (UK) »
Sir Charles Tennant who made a fortune from the bleaching powder which transformed the textile industry. His complex was at Sighthill, Glasgow, the foundation of ICI.  His seated statue sits atop the Necropolis. The family gave a bowling green to the Garngad folk, known as Glenconnor Park, where "Garngad" possibly whiles away the long Summer days?

"Who'd have thought it, bleaching powder bought it!"

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

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Re: Bleachfields of Paisley
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 18 June 13 07:57 BST (UK) »
I have a whole dynasty of bleachers and dyers connected to my East Kilbride Aitkenheads. Isabella Aitkenhead (1821-1902) married William McConnell (1815-1905). William's father Thomas McConnell (c1771-1853) was variously described as weaver, bleacher and merchant. He was born in Ireland.

William had a big bleaching and dyeing business at Dalmarnock Dye Works, and several of his sone were also involved in the business.

William's brother Hugh McConnell (1822-1901) was also a master bleacher, in Neilston, Renfrewshire, and Hugh's son-in-law John Anderson McHaffie (1955-1934) seems to have taken on his father-in-law's business.
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Re: Bleachfields of Paisley
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 18 June 13 14:28 BST (UK) »
  His seated statue sits atop the Necropolis. The family gave a bowling green to the Garngad folk, known as Glenconnor Park, where "Garngad" possibly whiles away the long Summer days?

"Who'd have thought it, bleaching powder bought it!"



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[/quote]Thanks skoosh but unfortunately I now wile away my days under the influence of his other great legacy he left, his golden nectar but glenconner park still gets a visit on my way home.
Henderson
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Re: Bleachfields of Paisley
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 18 June 13 23:45 BST (UK) »
Different Tennants/Tennents Garngad, they're in the Necropolis as well.
Used to drink in the "Garngad" occasionally when it was the "Glen".

Bests,

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Re: Bleachfields of Paisley
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 25 June 13 21:07 BST (UK) »
Skoosh that would be the big Glen then and no the wee Glen which is in Germiston which we still consider the Garngad unless yer a true Garngad man/woman then the square and the big Glen is the Garngad sorry for diversifying the thread hope you`s don`t mind.
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Re: Bleachfields of Paisley
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 25 June 13 21:58 BST (UK) »
It would indeed be the Big Glen Garngad, never been in the Wee Glen but I believe it features on Youtube as the scene of a right set-to.

Bests,
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