Tag: John Welsh

#201-203 Francis, John & James Welsh (all d1877)

Exploring the lives of those men and boys who lost their lives in the Blantyre Disaster. I’ve investigated the tragic story of 3 Blantyre brothers who died in the Dixon’s Pit Disaster on Monday 22nd October 1877. Francis (23), John (22) and James Welsh (15). John Welsh b1824 married Elizabeth Smith b1831 on 5th March […]

McLelland’s Land, Springwell

From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017 Using the 1898 map below for reference, our very first building on Glasgow Road within Blantyre Parish is the former “McLelland’s Land.” McLellan or McLelland’s Land (depending on various census information) was a small, former plot of land about a […]