William Hamilton of Shuttle Row

William Hamilton married Janet McIntyre on 29th April 1881 at Shuttle Row. He was 25 years old at the time living at Middle Row, Blantyre Works. Janet was 24 years old and the daughter of Duncan and Flora McIntyre.

Janet was a cotton factory weaver and had been living at Shuttle Row up until then with her parents, more recently only with her father as her mother had died by the time she decided to marry. Her father Duncan was a blacksmith.

William was the son of James Hamilton, a gasman and Catherine Ferguson. William when he married at Stonefield Parish Church, Glasgow Road was employed as an iron -moulder working at Hallside Iron Works.

The couple then lived at Shuttle Row.

William died on 20 March 1901, aged just 45 years old at the Royal Infirmity Glasgow after being covered in boiling metal at Hallside, which sounds a particularly nasty way to lose your life. The only saving grace was his mother Catherine did not live long enough to know about it.

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