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Cotton Mills in Perthshire 1841
« on: Monday 15 March 21 08:43 GMT (UK) »
A female ancestor aged 70 is recorded in the 1841 census as a Cotton Winder at Kinnoul Causeway, Perth.  On the paged either side of this record are many families from infants through to the elderly with those of working age all involved in the cotton industry and all living at Kinnoul Causeway.  I noticed on one internet site that in 1838 there were seven cotton mills in Perth and I am trying to ascertain if there was actually one very close to Kinnoul Causeway and if the workers and their families were all supplied with housing - as was the case at the Stanley Cotton Mill.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.   Maudrine (Western Australia)

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Re: Cotton Mills in Perthshire 1841
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 March 21 09:09 GMT (UK) »
There were 14 textile mills on the river Ericht about mid 19th century, so Blairgowrie/Rattray, jute, flax & cotton.

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Re: Cotton Mills in Perthshire 1841
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 March 21 12:26 GMT (UK) »
Hello..Maudrine

You could also try at
https://maps.nls.uk/towns/perth.html
Some very detailed plans and you can search for mills... and housing

if not in Perth city try county maps at
https://maps.nls.uk/counties/perthshire.html

Alternatively post office directories which would list mills.. and sometimes families usually housing was close to mills.. no buses then..

https://digital.nls.uk/directories/browse/archive/91169409

If Dundee Mill owners are an example they did not provide houses that much.. but cheap two story tenements were available but very poor quality with little water supply and lucky to have more than one or two rooms..

My wife's great x 3 grandparents worked in New Rattray Mills in 1851's  there was 15 in their household.. see attachment..

Good luck with your searches..

Regards
Mark W

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Re: Cotton Mills in Perthshire 1841
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 04:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi Skoosh.  Thank you for your information.  Maudrine.


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Re: Cotton Mills in Perthshire 1841
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 04:05 GMT (UK) »
Hello Mark W.  Thank you for the tips which I will try.  I am very new to Roots Chat so I hope this reply goes in the right place.  Maudrine.

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Re: Cotton Mills in Perthshire 1841
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 13:16 GMT (UK) »
Maudrine
You are most welcome.. good luck with your research... can become a bit of an obsession though or as my daughter calls it ancestor worrier..

Regards
Mark W