A lady named Beth asks, “My Grandfather Robert Coats Young, was born at Lindsay’s Land, Stonefield Rd., Blantyre on 16 Feb 1902; His parents Alexander Hamilton Young & Janet Russell Mauchline m there 1 Dec 1893. Any information?”
I was able to answer with:
Here is Robert’s birth certificate, which you may have already.
His ancestry is mapped out here:
Whilst looking at this, photos of your great grandparents were uncovered. Alexander Hamilton Young, a billposter and Janet Mauchline, who was born at Newlands at Blantyre Works.
Alexander Hamilton Young was born on 5 December 1867 in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire. He married Janet Russell Mauchline on 1 December 1893 in Blantyre, Lanarkshire. They had nine children in 19 years. He died on 7 November 1945 in his hometown at the age of 77.
Regarding Lindsay’s Land, it’s my understanding this was an early name for the former 2 storey long tenement building at the bottom of Stonefield Road, which started with Valerios (Mickey’s Cafe). Alexander Young lived in an upper house above a neighbouring shop to Valerios in 1905. The valuation roll of 1905 confirms this. Today, modern homes are on the site, the shops and former houses now long since demolished.
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