David Gillespie - When Did He Move & What Was His Occupation ?

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David Gillespie - When Did He Move & What Was His Occupation ?

Post by darylrodger » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:58 pm

Hi,

I'm trying to find my 3 x great grandfather David Gillespie's address from 1856 in Cross Keys, Doune, Stirlingshire (when his wife died) till 1861 in Cowane St, Stirling. I think he was a miller, or agricultural labourer/farmer by trade. I'd like to know when he moved, if possible.

Are there any directories for Stirlingshire circa 1856-61 available ?

Daryl

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Re: David Gillespie - When Did He Move & What Was His Occupation ?

Post by WilmaM » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:34 pm

That's quite a tight time scale, the valuation rolls on SP only cover one of those years, and he had died by the census in 1861 hadn't he?

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Re: David Gillespie - When Did He Move & What Was His Occupation ?

Post by darylrodger » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:45 pm

Hi Wilma,

Yes, David died a month before the 1861 census unfortunately. I think I may have found him in the poor registers for Callander in 1860, its dated 22 Nov and mentions him as a widower. Hid address at 70 Cowane St. may have been a lodging house or possibly a boarding house I'm not sure. I'd like to find records for his poor relief application to see if it has any other details about him which may confirm a few things.

Daryl

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Re: David Gillespie - When Did He Move & What Was His Occupation ?

Post by WilmaM » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:52 pm

Cowane's hospital may be a clue for you. I think it was the parish relief/poorhouse type of place. I did visit it some years ago before I started family the hunting in earnest.
They had all sort of records available.
I think though it was shut though for some building reason.
Do a Google and maybe they can help.

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