QUOTE (mlconnelly @ 28th Jan 2012, 05:11pm)
Some of my family came from Tradeston/Plantation and from Govan areas and I'm hoping that someone may be able to help. I'm trying to find out what happened to my Grandfather's uncle and only very recently found out he had a son. Its a long shot but hopefully someone will be able to tell me if I have the right family.
I have Thomas Donachie living @ 812 Govan Rd marrying Sarah McGilvary of 122 Blackburn St on 13/1/1902 in St Margarets RC Church Kinning Park. Thomas was working as a iron rivetter and Sarah as a bolt screwer, so I'm assuming they both worked and probably met in 1 of the many shipyards of the times. They had a son named Alexander McGilvary Donachie, born 1902, and in 1926 he was living @ 96 Queen St? ( which would possably be Neptune St today). On the 30/7/1926 Alexander married Agnes Prentice (675 Govan Rd) @ St Saviours RC Church. Again both probably worked in the shipyards being a rivet heater and a wire winder. By 1933 Alexander and Agnes were possibly living @ 90 George St, off George Square. Both Thomas and Sarah are deceased by the time Alexander gets married. Thomas is listed as being a gold miner on Alexanders marriage certificate but as I can't find any record of their deaths I'm assuming they have left Scotland at some point. Thomas was born the the Trongate/Gallowgate area of Glasgow and had a sister Elizabeth (Lizzie) who lived in Main St Bridgeton and a brother Francis who joined the Argyll & Sutherlands.
Does any of this ring a bell with anyone. Mary
I have an update to this post.
Alexander McGilvary Donachie was born 14/11/1902 @ 54 Eaglesham St., Plantation District, Govan. It appears he had a daughter, Agnes McGilvary Donachie, born the same year as his marriage to Agnes Prentice, 1926. Young Agnes may have married Norman St John Montgomery, who was 24 older than her. Agnes passed away in 1998, while her husband died in 1976. I found this snippet of info on familysearch.org, posted by user subscription in the name of Fraser Hamilton. If anyone recognises any of these names, could you contact me via this site. Mary 😉