Poor Relief at Stevenston



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The following applied for poor relief from the Parish at Stevenston. These were kindly transcribed by Mairi Frew of Stevenston. These are but a few. 

[Adam] [Aitken] [Aitken2] Alexander] [Alexander2] [Allan] [Allardyce] [Allison] [Allison2] [Anderson] [Armour] [Auld] [Auld2] [Auld3]
[Baillie] [Bale] [Ballantyne] [Banks] [Barr] [Barr2] [Barr3] [Bernie] [Beveridge] [Beveridge2] [Beveridge3] [Biggart] [Bigham] [Bigham2] [Binner] [Blair] [Boon] [Bowie] [Boyd] [Boyd2] [Boyd3] [Boyd4] [Boyle] [Brannan] [Brown] [Brown2] [Brown3] [Burns]
[Cairns] [Campbell] [Carle] [Carlin] [Carson] [Clerk] [Clyde] [Conn] [Conn1] [Cosgrove] [Craig] [Craig2] [Craig3] [Crawford] [Crawford2] [Crichton] [Crossley] [Cunningham] [Cunningham2] [Cunningham3] [Currie] [Currie2} [Currie3] [Currie4] [Curry] [Cuthbertson]
[Dadder] [Davidson] [Dean] [Dick]  [Dickson] [Dinning] [Dinning2] [Donald] [Dougal] [Douglas] [Drennan] [Duffy] [Duncan]

[Farrell] [Ferguson] [Findlay] [Findlay2] [Findlayson] [Fleck] [Fraser] [Frazer] [Frazer2] [Frazer3] [Frew] [Frew2] [Frew3] [Frew4] [Frew5] [Frew6] [Frew7] [Frew8] [Frew9] [Frew10] ]Frew11] [Frew12] [Frew13] [Frew14] [Frew15] [Frew16] [Frew17] [Fulton] [Fulton2]
[Galt] [Galt2] [Gilchrist] [Gilchrist] [Gillan] [Glen] [Glen2] [Glen3] [Goldie] [Graham] [Grant] [Grant2]
[Hamilton] [Hamilton2] [Hannah] [Harkley] [Harkley2] [Hartley] [Henderson] [Holmes] [Hughes] [Hughes2] {Hyndman]
[Jackson] [Jamieson] [Jeffrey] [Jeffrey2]  [Jeffrey3] [Johnstone] [Jones
[McKechan] [Keen] [Keir] [Kelly] [Kelso] [Kelso2]  [Kennedy] [Kerr] [Kerr2]  [Kilpatrick] [Lachland] [Lafferty] [Lambert] [Lindsay] [Love] [Magee] [Marshall] [Marshall2] [Marshall3] [Maxwell] [Maxwell2] [Maxwell3] [Mayer] [McAuley] [McClymont] [McCulloch] [McCulloch2] [McCracken] [McCraken] [McDonald] [McDonald2] [McGill] [McGinn] [McGowan] [McGregor] [McGregor2] [McGhie] [McInley] [McInnes] [McIntyre] [McKean] [McKenzie] [McKenzie] [McKillop] [McLachlan] [McLachlan2] [McLachlan3] [McLaughlan] [McLeod] [McLellan] [McLear] [McLesh] [McManus] [McMeechan] [McMillan] [McMurray] [Mitchell] [Miller} [Miller2] [Miller3] [Mooney] [Moore] [Morran] [Morris] [Morrison] [Morrison2] [Muir] [Mullen] [Mullen2] [Murphy] [Murray] [Murry2] [Murray3] [Murray4] [Murray5] [Murray6]
[Nelson] [Nelson2] [Nelson3] [Nevin] [Nicol] [Nixon] [Norwood]
[Park] [Park2] [Paterson] [Paterson2] [Paterson3] [Paterson4] [Patterson] [Paton] [Poland]
[Rae] [Ralston] [Ramsay] [Ray] [Reid] [Reid2] [Reid3]  [Reid4] [Reid5] [Reid6] [Reid7] [Ritchie] [Roadman] [Robb] [Robb2] [Robbins] [Robertson] [Roy] [Roy2] [Russell]
[Scott] [Scott2] [Scott3] [Scott4] [Scott5] [Scott6] [Shanks] [Shields] [Short] [Sloan] [Smillie] [Smillie2] [Smith] [Smith2] [Smith3] [Smith4] [Smith5] [Smith6] [Strain] [Stripling]
[Taggart] [Tait] [Tait2] [Taylor] [Thom] [Thom2] [Thom3] [Thomson] [Thomson2] [Thomson2] [Trodden]
[Wales] [Walker] [Walker2] [Wallace] [Wallace2] [Wallace3] [Wallace4] [Warwick] [Watchman] [Watchman2] [Watson] [Watt] [Watt2] [Weir] [Weir2] [Weir3] [Welsh] [Welsh2] [White] [White2] [White3] [White4] [White5] [Wilson] [Wilson2] [Wilson3] [Wilson4] [Wilson5] [Wilson6] [Woodworth] [Wright] [Wylie]
[Young] [Yuille]

No. 192 Robert Thom, New Street age 30 (1867) single collier suffers from convulsion fits. Lives with mother Widow Jane Reid Thom who has 2 other children. In 1868 he was removed to asylum.

No. 847 William Frew, Schoolwell Street age 73 (1886) weaver wife Jean Paterson 50, with David 17 miner and Helen 16. other child: John weaver, Marion m. Michael McLachlan miner, William m. with 4 children, Jean m. Rich. Maxwell miner, Susan m. James Park. He died 21/4/1889

No. 904 David Frew Townhead Street age 28 (1888) single weaver, son of David Frew weaver and Jean Fulton. Sent to asylum. Died 16/10/1892

No. 1016 Jean Watchman or Frew Schoolwell Street, age 70. Child: James seaman married in London and Arch. a seaman married living in Schoolwell.

No. 1110 Catherine Galt/Frew in George Street. 2/3/1896 sent to Ayr Asylum. She was married to James Frew railway porter. Friends agreed to pay full board in Asylum. She died 18/10/1897

No. 1545 James Frew age 39 iron moulder (10/11/1908) admitted to asylum wife Eliz. Jane Nelson residence Ardoch Crescent. child: Lenora Catherine b. 21/8/1908. Discharged 30/4/1909

No. 482 Susan Auld/Beveridge Main Street age 21 years. Child: Jane 5, Susan 3, James b. 7/1/1877. Deserted by husband. 15/1/1877 husband returned !

No. 180 Agnes Miller wife of Andrew White age 65 (1865) parents James Miller and Helen Baillie. She is an outdoor worker gets 1/6 per week. Children Helen 46 wife of Robert Thomson gamekeeper with 8 children, Margaret 44 widow of W. Watson with 9 children, Mary 42 wife of John Lindsay collier with 4 children, Jane 40 wife of Joe Brown collier with 7 children. Agnes Gilchrist grandd. Stays with her. 1874 gets 5 grant for outfit for New Zealand. 6 June 1874 sailed to New Zealand.

No. 194 William Barr, Fergushill parents James Barr (deceased) and Ann Allardyce now grocer at Fergushill. Age 35 married born Irvine formerly collier now hawker of tea earning 5/6 per week. Wife Marion Bernie? 31, James 9, Mathew 6, John 4 att born Kilwinning. 8/8/1868 child Ann born. May 1867 child Cunningham born.

No. 176 Janet Young wife of Robert Auld age 26 (1864) earns 6d. per week, assisted by brother Adam Young. Husband born Kilwinning a baker age 27, now in America. Children Robert 6, William 3, Marion 1 born Troon. Her parents were William Young (disabled) and Margaret Carson (dead). She is a knitter gets 4/3 per week. 1870 June an illegitimate child born.

No. 245 Jane Yuill Jeffrey widow of Joseph Jeffrey born Stevenston age 75. Child: Janet 47 wife of R. White disabled collier, John 39 a gamekeeper, Margaret 34 wife of Gilbert Dadder? With 3 children. Died 15/10/1874.

No. 399 James White age 66 (1870) born Kilwinning

No. 496 James White jnr. Age 26 (1874) in Corsehill, spinal complaint. He was an engine man, he is assisted by friends. Died 24/1/1875.

No. 490 Robert Ralston age 28 (1874) wife Jane Auld 22, William 1,1/2 born Kilwinning. Iron moulder, insane. 1887 moved to lunatic ward in Poorhouse. D. 7/12/1922.

No. 517 Janet Love Dinning born Stevenston, age 28 widow of David Dinning. Assisted by friends. Child. Eliz 5, Annie 3, Alex 6 mths. In Dec 1875 gets 3/-, 1879 2/- 1880 offered poorhouse.

No. 538 Mary Frew Wilson widow of Thos. Wilson daughter of David Frew and Mary Smith. Assisted by friends. Child: Jane 40 wife of David Jones with 9 children, Mary 37 wife of Robert Wilson quarryman with 5 children, Thos. 3? Miner with 2 children, Eliz 27 wife of John Graham, Agnes 25 wife of James Walker quarryman with 3 children

No. 634 Catherine Muir/Andrew Jeffrey, Grange Street Stev., handsewer, children: Andrew 12, Charles 10, Mary 8, James 5, John 2 mnths. Also Robert 19 collier left home on Monday last and has not returned, he was a wright in the Iron works, Mary 15 is in service in Stevenston. Husband Andrew Jeffrey son of Robert Jeffrey and Isabella left home 1 month ago and is thought to have gone to the Kilmarnock area and might still be there, has not returned. They previously lived in Schoolwell St., and Raise St.

No. 640. David Frew age 20 a collier is living with David Campbell a collier. His father is Muir Frew butcher and Janet Blair. He has never been out of Stevenston. He has a spinal disease but is fit for work. 

No. 644. Robert Thom lives in New Street, age 30 is a collier. Father Alex Thom and Jane Reid whom he stays with. He has been having fits since he was 14 but they are getting more frequent and he becomes violent.

No. 649. Henry Currie age 35 collier. He is a miner out of work. Wife Agnes Findlayson age 37, children: Hendry 12 born Glasgow, James 6, B Kilwinning and William 4 born Glasgow

No. 9. 1874 John Mayer Crawford, from Abbey Paisley, he is age 62 and occupation is musician, his wife is Anne Hughes who is not with him but is travelling around the country. A well known case in Paisley. (Not sure what this means)

No. 10. Martha Wright Cairns widow of James Cairns. age 57 a field worker. Her husband was born Ireland and d. 1870. Children Agnes 35 born Ireland m. W. McLear a carter in Glasgow, Mgt 33 m. Thomas Taylor a moulder in Kyleshill, Sarah 31 m. M. Wylie a carpenter in Windmill Street, also Samuel 29 and John 27. Matha 21 m. D? McKenzie and lives with mother. John pays her rent and all her family do a little for her. Her home is very tidy and comfortable.

No. 700. George Johnstone age 70 a widow. Family: Elizabeth 20 bonnet knitter keeps house for her father, George 18 at service, Robert 15 in coalpit, Agnes 11 a bonnet knitter and Mary 9 at school. Wants assistance to make things easier for his family.


No. 731 Catherine Brown Thom. age 79 a widow (1879) family Mary m. John Thom in Ardrossan, Margaret m. Isaac Park, Elizabeth m. Archibald Tait, Marion lives in America, and Benjzamin who is an engineer.

No. 743. Mary Kelso/Reid widow of Thomas Reid. age 31 her family are John 11, David 7, William 3, Rebecca and Mary 8 mths. Her husband who was born in Ireland had died.

June 1880 till Dec 1881:

James Goldie, New Street, age 48, miner with asthma, wife Catherine Smith age 44, children Margaret 9, Hugh 4, James 2. Also Eliz age 21 a dynamite worker, Ann 15 at service given 2 per half year, Alex 12 works in Foundry earns 3/- per week.

Elizabeth Murphy or Dean age 64, a hawker, widow of Mathew Dean who died 16 years ago. She has two daughter Elizabeth m. to James Burns a labourer, and Mary m. John McKinley a miner in Linwood. She has been in Stevenston 8 years.

Mary Frazer age 61, a washerwoman, children: James Frazer m. a stoker lives in Liverpool has 5 children and Robert who is also m. with 1 child also in Liverpool.

John Mullen, Grange Street age 38 a miner, wife Mary Moore age 29. Children: illeg. child of his wife's Mary Moore age 11, John Mullen b. Stevenston age 9, Catherine 7, James 5, Rebbeca 2. His parents were John Mullen miner (dec) and Rebecca Nixon (dec) he has a brother Peter Mullen 2 years older than him who lives in Airdrie.

Margaret Allison or Morrison, age 30 lives in Kyleshill. Children Isabella b. Dalry age 12, Samuel b. Dalry age 10, Margaret b. Stevenston age 4, James 1. Husband Samuel Morrison, a porter on Arran steamboat was charged with assault at Kyleshill and was jailed for 3 months, he used to earn 18/- per week when in work, now wife keeps lodgers when they are available.

James McMillan, 2 Auchenharvie Row, age 49 born Greece, coal miner with bronchitis, wife Margaret Mooney age 49. children: William McMillan age 26 a ship's carpenter single lodges with Mrs Sinclair, at Bowling, Dumbarton and James married age 24 a seaman in Raise Road Saltcoats with 2 children and Martha age 26 daughter of his wife's.

John McLellan, Boglemart age 41 a miner. wife Jane Hamilton age 41, children: Jeanie age 6 b. Stev., William age 4, Robert 1. Also John age 20 works in pit.

Catherine Welsh age 10 and Stephen Welsh age 5, their parents John Welsh and Mary T???ue, were put in prison about 3 months ago for assaulting the police. Children were abandoned and put in poorhouse.

Margaret Thomson or Cosgrove, lives with John Thomson a miner, in Quay Street. She has Margaret Cosgrove age 9 months who was born Stevenston, her husband whom she married about 2 years ago left her about 2 months ago and she is now destitute. Could not read this entry very well, there were more details of her husband but I could not decipher them.

James Allison, Schoolwell Street, age 42 wife Euphamia Harkley, children: James 11, Euphamie 9, David 7, Robert 5 and William 1.1/2. Also Alex a miner who lives in Schoolwell with 1 child and Janet who is married to Robert McIntyre a miner with 1 child and also Elizabeth age 14 who is at service. He got burnt at pit and is now destitute.

Michael Murray, Quay Street age 33, dock labourer his wife is Jane Miller b.Troon, children Hugh 10, Jeanie 8, Michael 6 and James 1. He has been off work for 10 weeks. 

William Biggart age 37 miner, wife Lilias Kelso age 35 very frail with dropsey, children: Mary 13, Thomson Biggart age 12 he is very frail and looks like he is dying, James 9, Grace 7 and William 6. He has hurt his back and has been off work for 2 weeks.

Margaret Beveridge, New Street, b. West Kilbride age 70. Children: David a miner married with 4 children, lives in Kilwinning, Jeanie widow of Charles Stripling has 2 children, John is married with 4 children lives in Kirkintilloch, and Joan single with 1 illeg. child has delicate health and receives 2/6 per week, and Andrew a miner who is married with 1 child lives in Kilwinning.

Film 2170879 1880-1887
Aug 1886
No. 1576  William Frew, at Schoolwell age 73 weaver.  Wife Jean Paterson age 50. Family  David 17 miner, Helen 16 Additional information:  John a weaver married with no family, Marion m. Michael McLachlan with 1 young daughter, William m. with 4 children, Jean m. Richard Maxwell a miner with no family, Susan m. James Harkley miner, Janet m. Mathew Fraser miner in Muirkirk with 4 young family.

April 1887
No. 1656 April 1887  William Alexander, Robertson Lane, Quay Street, age 60, a labourer.  Wife Sarah McMeechan. Family:  Agnes 40 washerwoman in family, John 38 lab. M. lives in Harbour Street, Janet who is deserted wife of ???Aitken lives in Harbour Street with 5 children.   James lab. a widower with 1 child, Mary Ann m. John Russell a miner in Crosshouse with 2 children.  Sarah m. Edward Ray a seaman lives in Quay Street with 1 child.

No. 1661  Bridget Mullen or Hughes at 87 Ardeer Square.  Age 40 a  house worker. Family:  John 12, Catherine 9, Agnes 3. Also: Mary Ann 16 a Dynamite worker, Frances 14 works in Foundry earns 3/- per week Has had no word from husband or known whereabouts.

No. 1668 William Morran in New Street.  Born West Kilbride age 72 a labourer. Wife Elizabeth Woodworth age 50. Family:  Mary Ann m. Henry Magee with a large family, Agnes m. James Scott a miner at Cannick Lodge with 5 children.  James a miner in America, single, has sent 2 twice for father's rent.  William a carter in America married with 1 child but does not have known address.

No. 1670  Thomas Davidson in Canal Street, age 67, a plasterer labourer. Wife Agnes Smith age 70 who is blind. Family:  John a Master Plaster in Springvale Street who is married with no family.  Robert inspects water pipes and ????? in Dublin, lives in 34 Cork Street Dublin with no family.  Thomas a slater in Coatbridge or Airdrie who is married with 6 children.  Mary m. John Paton a miner in Torranyard Kilwinning with 2 children.  Alexander works in Coalpit lives in Annbank with 6-7 children. John gives them 2/6 per week.

No. 1679 John Barr lodges with Mrs Boyd back of Yelt Lane, Quay Street.  Born Kilbachan married age 69, a weaver.  Wife Isobella Wilson age 68 lives in Kilbachan. Family:  William Barr foreman power loam worker recently in America he is single and helps father and mother.  Annie Barr m. Henry Dickson a miner in Knightswood, Maryhill with no family. Was getting relief from Kilbachan up until 3 months ago.

No. 1682  John Norwood age 57 labourer.  Wife Harriet Weir age 50, dep. Children Samuel 10, Hannah 8. Family : Margaret Jane age 16 not working, James 18 in pit gets 2/- per day. David a slater and jobbing miner lives in Raise Street, Saltcoats.  John a miner married with no family.  Mary Ann m. T McCulloch a miner with 4 children.

June 1887
No. 1696  Jane Morrison or McCraken lives in Gas Works Close age 30 a farm worker who has been neglected has John McCraken age 3 who is delicate. Husband George McCraken age 27 b. Paisley who was a baker, lives in 10m Albert Street, Govan he was born Greenock his father was George McCraken, baker (dec) and mother Janet Lambert from 10 Albert St, Govan. Applicant is seperated by mutual consent 14 months ago, husband has paid her 8/- per week but stopped sending in May.  They were married October 1879 Kinning Park District.

Continued film 2170879. 1887
No. 1698  David Hyndman in Mrs Boyds New Street.  Born Shisken Isle of Arran age 62 a labourer. Parents:  Peter Hyndman a carter and weaver and Margaret Currie both deceased. He was a farmer and quarryman who has not worked for 3 and years. Family:  Peter Boyd joiner married with 1 boy in house.  John a farm servant widow with 1 daughter in Shiskine.  James farm servant single in Kilmore. Mary m. Arch. Findlay a seaman has 4 children in Ardrossan.  Maggie 29, weaver in Kilbachan.

No. 1700  Elizabeth Dougal or Robbins?? B. St Quivex, Ayr, single (no age given) Parents John Dougal and Jane Drennan both dec. First m. Thomas Craig a master plumber who died many years ago.  He was born Helensburgh and lived there until his death.  Second marriage was 5 years ago to Joseph Norris Robins? B. America.  He is at home but cant get a ship. Family:  Jeanie Dougal or Craig illeg. Child age 14 years born Greenock.

No. 1703  Elizabeth McCulloch or Marshall or Findlay, a house worker, widow age 52. Family:  William Marshall coal miner m. with 1 child lives in Ayr Road, Hamilton.  Elizabeth m. Wm. Nevin a Stoker in  steamboat, with 3 children. Catherine m. Wm. Verrier watchmaker and jeweller in Saltcoats with 2 children.  Maggie age 20 dom servant in Sterling.

No. 1705  James Duncan b. Huntley, lives Grange Street, age 25  a labourer. Wife Isabella Currie age 23 b. Carnoustie. Family  Isabella b. Montrose age 5.1/2, James b. Kirkcaldy age 3, John b. Brechin 11 months. Parents:  Peter Duncan coal merchant dec. and Jessie Frazer dec. He was married 6 years ago in Dundee before a J.P.  He was born Huntley and left when he was 5 and went to Brechin with Mother.  He has been out of work for 5 weeks.

No. 1706  Margaret Ferguson or McMurray b. Paisley, a widow age 64.  Parents: Daniel Ferguson, ploughman and Catherine Bale? Both dec.  Wife of John Murray labourer b. Paisley d. June 1887 at Eaglesham age 65.  His parents were William Murray weaver and Elizabeth McLesh (dec) She got relief from Eaglesham and they paid for her husband's burial.

No. 1707  Benzamin Wallace b. Paisley age 73 married to Janet McDonald age 65. Family:  Annie m. Robert Roadman, live in Baillieston with 3 children.


Continued film 2170879. 1888
No. 1708  Agnes Keir or White b. Campleton, Argyle age 24 married.  Husband in prison. Family:  John age 7 born Blantyre, Agnes age 3 b. Blantyre, Isobella age 1.1/2 born Blantyre. Parents:  Alex Keir and Isabella Gilchrist both dec.  She is the wife of Norman White labourer age 29 born Blantyre who is the illeg. Son of Isabella White (dec).  He has been imprisoned for quarelling and received 14 days. They were married in Blantyre 31/12/1879.

No. 1713  Donald Frazer, Grange Street.  Born Inverness a widow age 62.  A gardener.  His parents were Donald Frazer a gamekeekper dec. and Catherine McLeod dec.  His wife died 8 years ago.

No. 1813  John Watt, Quay Street.  Married age 60 he is a coal carrier.  His wife is Elizabeth Roy age 57. Family:  Maggie 37 washerwoman but is not strong, Robert labourer m. with 4 children living in Quay Street.  Mary m. Neil Carle? Miner with 2 children living near Edinburgh.  William 21 labourer single but not known where he is. Janet 18 a bit silly and not very strong.  Also illeg. Child John age 15 and feeble.

No. 1818 Isabella Ritchie or Bigham b. Whittletts a widow age 40 does housework. Family  James 13 b. Galston, Alex 10 b. Galston, Samuel age 8 born Galston, Charles 6 b. Kilwinning and John 1 year 11 months.  Her parents were Alex Ritchie (joiner dec) and Euphia Boyd now married to Robert Lafferty in Braidwood, Illinois, America.  She was married to Alen Bigham a miner afterwards carter 20 years ago in Kilwinning.  He died Kilwinning in 1886 age 39.  She has been resident in Stevenston 4 months before this Kilwinning 6 years.  Her husbands parents were James Bigham ploughman and Margaret Paterson?

No. 1958  Ellen Keen or Allan b. Wigton m. age 42.  Her husband in Jail. Family John b. Green Street age 4, James b. Stevenston 2 months.  Also Mary 23 silly, Ellen 16 field worker, Margaret 14 not working.  William 19 with Militia at Ayr and Jeanie 21 in Quay Street with 1 illeg. Child.

Film 2170885
No. 2183  William Smith in  Farrell's Lodgings Townhead, born India, married age 30, occup. Shoemaker.  Wife is Margaret Anderson age 25 born Coatbridge. He was married 2 years ago in Wigan, Lncs. He has no family.  His parents were Martin Smith Soldier dec. and Agnes Wales dec.

No. 2187  Samuel Bigham, Ardeer Square, b. Dramore Co. Down. Age 30 married, a labourer at Furnace.  Wife Mary Craig age 28 b. Ireland.  Family:  Mary 9, b. Dramore, Elizabeth 8, William 5 b. Stevenston, Ann Jane 4, Margaret 2, Isabella 1

No. 2088  Roseann Strain or Murray widow age 41 does housework. Family Hugh Murray age 11 ill with broch.  Parents James Strain a nailer dec. and Elizabeth Kelly dec.  Husband Thomas Murray b. Ireland.

No. 2112 Mary Jamieson or Robb, Townhead Street, b. Strathaven married age 60.  Parents Alex Jamieson, butcher and Isabella Donald (both dec).  Husband William Robb born Girvan,  his parents Samuel Robb and Margaret Clyde (both dec).  Family William 33 ploughman at Monkton married with family.  Isabella m. Robert Tait  farm servant at Dundonald with 3 children an illeg daiughter of wife's Mary Robb age 15.1/2 lives in house with grandmother. Samuel Robb ploughman married with 11 children in Hurlford. George in America. Alexander is a ploughman in Fenwick and single.  Mary Robb 24 field worker with 1 illeg. Child. Her husband William Robb is in prison for 10 days.

No. 2131 James Craig living with John Conn, Schoolwell.  He was born West Kilbride a widow age 79 a grain miller.  Family Mary Craig m. John Conn with 4 children.  William miner married with a large family about Glasgow.  Robert miner married with large family some working near Coatbridge.  He has been a resident in Stevenston for ?

No. 2253  (1890) Charles Short, b. Parish of Clagher, Co. Tyrone, married age 51.  Wife Agnes Nelson age 48 born Stranraer, married 8 years ago in Paisley.  Parents Charles Short farm lab. and Susan McGinn.  Wife's parents John Nelson and Elizabeth Wallace (both dec).  He came over from Ireland 37 years ago and has also been in the Army for 11 years.No.

 No. 2413  William Walker, Ardeer Square born Glasgow, married age 73.  Wife Isabel Olephant age 73 born Paisley.  Parents Robert Walker soldier and Janet Rae both dec.  Family  David 45 miller married with 6 children living in Parkside.  Robert 53 a seaman not heard of for 18 years.

No. 2417  William Bowie, married age 61 born Paisley, a weaver.  Wife Eliza Murray age 50 born Armagh, Ireland.  Family Alex  11 born Stevenston. Parents William Bowie weaver and Crawford Glen (dec).  He has been in Stevenston for 20 years and has a pension of 12/annum from the Royal Naval Reserve.

No.   John Dinning born Muirkirk, married age 49 a hawker.  Wife Elizabeth Carlin age 39 born Ireland.  Parents Robert Dinning furnace lab. and Jean Thomson (both dec)  He was married 7 years ago in Paisley by Father Chrisholm.  Has had no fixed abode for the passed 7 years previously was in the Navy for 10 years.

No. 2463  Elizabeth Reid/Morris/Miller, widow age 50 born Stevenston.  Family  Elizabeth 10, Catherine 8, James 3.  She is the illeg. Daughter of Ellen Reid from 62 Quay Street.  Husband was James Morris a Dynamite lab. who died 21/11/1891 age 48 he was born in Nottinghill Gate, London the son of William Morris coalheaver and Catherine Poland.  Family Ellen 16 born Kilm a sewer at home.

No. 2464  Ellen McKillop/Reid/McKenzie age 71 a widow born Stevenston. Daughter of Peter Reid weaver and Isobella Glen.  1st husband was John McKillop a weaver and 2nd husband William McKenzie farm servand dec.  Family Elizabeth as above no. 2463

No. 2529 Jean Watchman/Frew widow age 70 born Stevenston.  Parents Archibald Watchman a miner and Jean Marshall.  Husband David Frew died 17 years ago. Family James a seaman in London and Archibald a seaman in Schoolwell Street.

No. 2562  Alex Reid married age 77 born Stevenston a weaving agent.  Wife Janet Clerk age 76 born Stev.  Parents Peter Reid weaver and Isabella Glen. Family Peter married resident Paisley, Alex labourer with 5 children in Townhead, James married with a large family in Renfrew.  Walter warehouseman married with 5 children in Manchester.  Robert a patternmaker married with 5 children in Newton and Margaret a widow living in New Street.

No. 2582 (1893) Janet Dick/Conn widow age 72 born Irvine.  Husband David Conn a miner d. 13 years age age 59.  Family Robert miner married with 11 children, John m. With 4 children, William m. 8 children, Elizabeth wife of Lewis Grant seaman with 5 children in Liverpool, David a seaman in Liverpool. She has been in Stevenston since she got married 50 years ago.

No. 2583  John McGregor, Townhead Street, widow age 49 b. Millport a shoemaker.  Parents Robert McGregor schoolmaster and Janet Shanks (dec)  Wife Elizabeth Marshall who died 6 years ago.  Family James 18 born Stevenston living with an Aunt in Glasgow.

No. 2606  John Frew, in Boglemart b. Stevenston a widow age 63 a miner.  Wife Annie McAuley who died 19 years ago.  Family David Frew insurance agent married with 4 children, Henry Frew miner with 3 children and Mary wife of James Boyd dynamite worker.

No. 2607 Mary and Maggie Robb age 2 and 5 illeg. Children of Mary Robb a dynamite worker who is in prison for 30 days for neglecting her children.

No. 2710 James Cunningham  widow age 50 born Maryhill.  Parents George Cunningham labourer and Eliza Boyle.  His wife was Mary McGill.

No. 2933 Jean Patterson/Frew a widow age 60 born Strathaven, parents William Paterson weaver and Susan Mitchell in America.  Husband William Frew died 6 years ago. Family James married with 6 children, David married no family, Jeenie, m. Richard Maxwell no family, Susan m. James Hartley with 2 children, and Ellen m. Bernard Lachland.

Film 2170885    1894-1899
No. 2630 - 1894 Elizabeth Scott Smillie Adam b. Stev. A widow age 63.  1st husband Robert Smillie seaman d. 20 years ago. 2nd husband George Adam a miner who d. 12 years ago age 45 who was b. Stevenston.  Family Robert Smillie miner, married with 4 children.  Catherine wife of John Shields a lab. whereabouts unknown.

No. 2631 Agnes Douglas Easton b. Bothwell a widow age 51.  Has John (illeg.) born Glasgow and William (illeg) b. Cambuslang.  Her husband Robert Easton miner d. 2 years ago.  Family: Mary married to Edward Gillan? Fireman in Irvine, John a labourer married in Liverpool and Mathew a miner married in 122 Old Square, Annie married to William Binner a miner in Kilwinning , Elizabeth age 21 a servant in West Kilbride and Janet 18 a servant in Fenwich.

No. 2632 Grace Currie McLachlan, Canal Street, Saltcoats a widow age 72.  Her husband was Mathew McLaughlan a weaver who died 1 month ago age 72 he was born Ayr. Family:  Mary m. to John Nicol a miner with 12 children living in The Braes, Janet m. to James Jackson a hawker with 9 children in Quay Street, Jeanie m. to John Scott a miner in Canal Street, Mathew a miner married with 6 children in Uddingston, John a miner married with 6 children and Catherine married to John Hamilton a Dynamite worker in Canal Street.

No. 2665 Catherine Boon or Hannah a widow age 52 born Monkton, depend. Kate 13 b. Chapelhill and Rebecca 11.  Family:  John 30 lab. married with 5 children in Riccarton, Annie m. to Charles Brannan a carter with 4 children in Ardrossan, Andrew a ploughman m. in Chapelhill with 4 children, Margaret a widow in Saltcoats, James a carter m. in Ard. Jeanie a domestic serv. And David a servant in Stewarton. 

No. 2701 1895 John Weir widow age 74 applying for outdoor relief.  Family: Mary Ann m. to James McManus, Isabella m. to William Kerr with 4 children, John a dock worker with 6 children, Andrew furnace feeder m. with 6 children in Kilbirnie.  Watson dealer married in Arran with 8 children. Thomas labourer married. Susanna m. to Thomas Taggart with 5 children separated in Ardeer Square and James a dock worker with 2 children.

No. 2718 Campbell Ballantyne b. Stev. Age 29 an engineer his wife is Jeanie Murray age 23 with Agnes 4, b. Ard. Jeanie 2 g. Glasgow, Jessie 6 mths. B. Stev.  He is the son of John Ballantyne a craneman? And Agnes Frew who res. In Ardrossan.

No. 2920 1895 William Grant married age 65 his wife Jeanie Frew age 63 b. Stev.  Son of Lewis Grant and Margaret McGhie both deac.  Family:  Margaret m. to William Alexander miner with 8 children, Lewis a seaman m. with 6 children in Liverpool, Robert seaman married with 6 children in Liverpool and William a miner with 1 child.

No. 2968 Charlotte Frew or Welsh in Townhead St., a widow age 24. Has John 2.1/2 and Agnes 4 mths.  Daughter of Robert Frew lab. and Mary Weir.  Her husband William Welsh a marine Fireman age 25 b. Stevenston drowned at Genoa on 7/4/1896

No. 2937 Ann Roy or Aitken b. Dalry a widow age 64. Family:  Barbour married with 11 children in Ayr.  John a lab. married in Sydney, James fireman, Andrew fireman married in Sydney, Mary m. to Hugh Wallace a Hotel Keeper in Sydney, Jamie married in Sydney and Annie married with 5 children in Sydney.  Margaret a dynamite worker earns 10/- per week and Joseph a dyn. Worker married with no family.

No. 2941 1896 John Curry b. Beith single age 49.  Son of James Curry a miner deac. And Margaret Wilson in Australia.  Left poorhouse 3 weeks ago.

No. 2947  James Smillie a widow age 58 is wholly insane.  Wife Margaret Trodden died 9 years ago.  Family:  James 31 single, Hugh 29 butcher in Saltcoats, Margaret 25 keeps house and Annie 21 is a servant.  He was sent to Ayr assyl.

No. 2952 John McClymont a widow age 72 b. Cunninghamhead.  Son of John McClymont grocer and Margaret Frew both dead.  His wife Mary Barr died 16 years ago.  Family  John Railway porter married with 2 children.  William an engine driver married with 3 children in Greenock, Elizabeth m. to James Cunningham a gardener in Saltcoats, Margaret m. to James Warwick a quarryman with 3 children, Robert carter married in Springhill and Annie m. to Duncan McInnes a teacher.  He has lived in Dreghorn for 70 years left 12 months ago.

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No. 201 William McGowan, residing with daughter.  Age 78 a weaver his wife was Elizabeth Smith age 80.  Depen: Annie who is married to Alex Brown with no family.  Other children:  Catherine a widow with 2 children, Agnes wife of Edward Armour, a weaving factory worker with 7 children, Jessdie married to Peter Kerr in Bradshaw Street with no family. He was receiving 3/- per week in 1899.

No.  Margaret Duffy or Ramsay age 35 (1904) parents William Duffy quarryman and Catherine McKean both dead.  Her husband John Ramsay  age 40 born in Inverness, left about 1 year ago and is now in America.  He has sent no money for 9 weeks.  Children:  Catherine 5, James 4, Eliz 2, William 4 months.

No. 359  James Frew age 39 an Iron moulder in Ardoch Crescent parents James Frew railway porter and Catherine Galt.  His 2nd wife is Elizabeth Jane Nelson.

Children's Book
William Holmes age 9 an orphan.  Father William Holmes seaman,  he has been living with step mother Margaret Holmes a dressmaker in 14 Princes Street.  Father lost June 1867 .  He has one sister.  He was engaged as a cabin boy 21/2/1870 by Captain Crossley on the Rivala which was bound for Barbados left Feb 1870. He was self supporting in 1870 age 12.

Catherine Wilson in 1867 age 3.  Deserted by her father John Wilson and is staying with Thomas McGregor her maternal Grandfather at Ayr.

Elizabeth Cuthbertson in 1869 age 3,1/2 an orphan.  Her parents were David Cuthbertson a hostlier? and Isabella McDonald from Newton Ayr.  She is living with her sister Agnes Cuthbertson a handsewer in Newton Ayr.  She has one brother age 13 years an app. cork cutter.

Mary Scott in 1870 age 7 years 9 months.  An illeg. child of Marion Scott who d. 23/3/1870  Since her birth she has lived with her grandmother Elizabeth Kilpatrich/Scott in 7 Bridge St Paisley.  Her father is William Henderson a weaver in Glasgow who has been ordered to care for her.

Mary McKechan in 1871 5 year old orphan.  Her parents were James McKechan and Mary Banks.  Living with her uncle Adam Wilson in Townhead Street, she has been with him since her mother died 4 years ago.

James Reid in 1871 age 9, his mother is at service and he has been deserted by father.  Parents James Reid and Mary Scott in Glasgow.  He has lived since birth with his grandfather William Scott late collier in New Street and his brother Robert.  His father returned 1872.

Elizabeth Watt in 1873 age 1 year and 8 months.  Her mother is at service, Elizabeth Watt in Seaview House, Kilcreggan.  Is living with grandmother Mrs Watt in Kilmarnock.

Andrew Cunningham in 1876 age 8 years and 11 months.  Mother Margaret Jeffrey or Cunningham in Breck plough Stevenston.  Is living with grandmother Mrs Jeffrey in Dreghorn.  Also Mary Cunningham age 8 with John Crichton a Blacksmith in Kilmarnock but returned to Janet Sloan in Stevenston.

Thomas Robertson age 12, Samuel 10, Robert 8, Jane 4, deserted (1907) Parents William Robertson and Catherine Fulton whereabouts unknown.  In 1908 all the children were sent to Quarries Home in Bridge of Weir at the cost of 2/- per week each.