Tag: john

1978 Glasgow Road near Clark Street

Back to Glasgow Road. This time 1978, a time when huge redevelopment was underway. Blantyre residents go about their daily business, hands full of shopping, for Glasgow Road had just about everything you would ever need at that time. Looking towards Burnbank, the picture is taken near the former junctions of John Street and Clark […]

Blantyre Sneddon , a royal lineage

From time to time, i lend my time to assisting people with ancestry and finding where they originated from. One such enquiry for assistance came from John Sutton, who on New Years Day 2014 wrote to me with the following message. “Hi. I’m trying to trace my grandfathers family. He was John Sneddon b1900. Blantyre. […]

John Jackson’s Will of 1707

Whilst researching the Jackson historical link with my own High Blantyre home, I uncovered various documents that may be of interest to anybody with the surname ‘Jackson’ with links to Blantyre. The ‘Jacksons’ were such an important and prominent family living in the area from the mid 1500’s, their ancestral local home being at Bardykes […]