Gayfield Street, Glasgow

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Gayfield Street, Glasgow

Post by Norman Downs » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:21 am

Can anyone tell me where Gayfield Street in Glasgow was. It's shown as the residence of an ancestor in 1896, but does not appear to exist now.

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Re: Gayfield Street, Glasgow

Post by momat » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:18 am

What district was this Residence ?
There is a GARFIELD Street of Duke Street
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Re: Gayfield Street, Glasgow

Post by WilmaM » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:06 am

It was in the Garenthill area of the city, just to the north of the city centre and now under the M8!

An old town plan shows it in 1894
http://www.nls.uk/maps/townplans/view/? ... w_2_centre
about the middle of the very foot of the map.
It's a short street running off Scotia Street, between City Road and Shamrock street.

In modern day terms - to the west of Stow College [on Shamrock Street] underneath the tangle of St Georges Cross/ Great Western road /M8 junctions.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie= ... 19&iwloc=A
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Re: Gayfield Street, Glasgow

Post by nelmit » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:24 am

Glad you found it Wilma - now I can hang my washing out! I've been looking all round Garnethill on that map for the last 30 minutes and couldn't see it - I'd have been there all day!

I'm not too keen on this layers thing when you are looking for a particular street although it's great for a look at how things have changed.

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Re: Gayfield Street, Glasgow

Post by Currie » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:36 am

You’ve already nailed it Wilma but here’s some Glasgow Herald mentions.

1855 – Houses to let Scotia Street and Gayfield Street, New City Road.
1858 – Robbery at Gayfield Street, Cowcaddens.
1884 – “That large corner block, consisting of shops and dwelling houses, forming Nos. 5, 7, and 7A Scotia Street and 7 Gayfield Street, New City Road.
1900 – Address of Mr Foster, factor, Gayfield Street, George’s Cross.

All the best,
Alan

Later: There are no less than 34 BDM notices in the Glasgow Herald from 1856 to 1898. That seems to be a lot for such a short street. (Later Later: on 2nd thought maybe not - Alan)

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Re: Gayfield Street, Glasgow

Post by WilmaM » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:36 am

Good, I wish it was nice enough to hang mine out - maybe it'll clear up?

I don't use the layers, I tend to have a modern google or multi map then the NLS maps open in different windows and compare that way -if I don't have a Glasgow paper map open on my knee!!! :-
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Re: Gayfield Street, Glasgow

Post by Norman Downs » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:45 am

Many thanks to everyone for such an instant response.

Norman

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Re: Gayfield Street, Glasgow

Post by emanday » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:02 pm

Hi Norman,

My Great Grandparents, John Bonner and Martha Bonner (m.s. McAdams) were living in Gayfield Street in 1896. Four of their children were born there, one at number 15 and the other three at number 7.

According to their BC's, it was in the Kelvin registration district.
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Re: Gayfield Street, Glasgow

Post by Norman Downs » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:27 am

Hi Mary.

My wife's great grandparents, Alexander Gay and Elizabeth (maiden name Campbell), were living at number 8, also in 1896 when their son John (my wife's grandfather) was born. It would seem very likely that the families probably knew each other.

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Re: Gayfield Street, Glasgow

Post by emanday » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:24 pm

Isn't it wonderful the way this genealogy stuff makes the world a very much smaller place.

Your wife's rellies and mine very probably did know each other quite well, as communities were far more sociable back then.
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