Tag: Watson street

Robert Smith of Pilot Acre

In April 2016, I received an email from Janet Hogan who said, “My G/grandfather Robert Smith, born 1837 Ireland, moved to Scotland and in the 1901 census he was living at Pilot Acre, Stonefield, Lanarks with niece Maggie Pollock. I believe Robert died between 1901-11 but I have searched and searched on quite a few websites, […]

More of Blantyre Ontario

I wrote last year about a little 19th Century town in Ontario, Canada called “Blantyre”. It had only 50 people living there and in modern times had become a “ghost town”. You can read the article here. https://blantyreproject.com/2015/12/16/the-canadian-blantyre/ I’ve now had a couple of Canadian ex-pats point out this little town to me, but nobody has […]