1881- Census, Blackfriars District- 71 Duke St, Glasgow

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1881- Census, Blackfriars District- 71 Duke St, Glasgow

Post by anniebrigadoon68 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:04 am

Hi, new to the site, hoping someone can assist with info as I no longer live in Scotland.
I have my G Grandfather listed on 1881 Census-21 yrs old- (From Tarbat- Fearn Penninsula previously) living in "Model Lodging House" @ 71 Duke St Glasgow, Parish of Blackfriars.
I see in various mentions of this address (71 Duke St. Glasgow) it was known as the North Prison. Would this be the same one?
How can I find out if this is the same address &if indeed the prison- details of his crime/incarceration?
Thanks in advance. :D

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Re: 1881- Census, Blackfriars District- 71 Duke St, Glasgow

Post by frances » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:41 pm

There is a good entry in Wikipedia on Duke Street, it mentions the prison 1798 - 1955 and also a common lodging house. It looks to me as if they were separate establishments, might be worth a read.

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Re: 1881- Census, Blackfriars District- 71 Duke St, Glasgow

Post by garibaldired » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:53 pm

There is an interesting discussion here:

http://discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk/Glasg ... 13104.html

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Re: 1881- Census, Blackfriars District- 71 Duke St, Glasgow

Post by Currie » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:36 am

The 1881 Glasgow Directory has the prison at 71 Duke Street and the Model Lodging House at 77 Drygate. https://archive.org/stream/postofficean ... 4/mode/2up

Drygate was at the back of the prison. http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/recor ... 8&layers=B

Have you seen the original census document from ScotlandsPeople or only a transcription? There could be an error.

Glasgow Herald, Thursday, February 2, 1871;
Erected by the City Improvement Trustees.
This New and Commodious LODGING-HOUSE (for MALES only) will be OPENED for receiving LODGERS on TUESDAY. 7th FEBRUARY.
The House contains 150 Beds (each separately enclosed). Together with a large Dining and Sitting Hall, Kitchen (with Hot-Plate), Cooking Utensils. Lavatories, &c., &c.
Lodgers will be received either for a Single Night or for a Week.
There will be Two Scales of Charges. For one part of the House the Charge will be Threepence per Night, and One Shilling and Sixpence per Week: and for the other part of the House, Fourpence per Night, and Two Shillings Per Week. Payment must be made on Admission.
The By-Laws and Regulations will be seen on a visit to the House.
WM. RAE ARTHUR, Lord Provost,
City Chambers. 23d January, 1871.


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