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From: "Lynn Hamilton" <>
Subject: Re: [SCT-RENFREW] Paisley Poor house/relief records
Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 20:37:43 -0400
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Paisley Museum/Library (Local Studies Dept) has the Poorhouse Records for
Paisley complete. I researched them on site on a recent trip to Scotland
(what a treasure trove -- found more info than anticipated) and also the
staff will do your search for a fee if you contact them by internet, or
better, a Paisley buddy may volunteer to spend an hour or two with the books
to find what you need -- my gggrandfather died at the Poorhouse just after
the 100 bed hospital section was built in 1897 or so -- from that Poorhouse
(or Poor Relief Record) record I found out about his Paisley address (when
he had one), his employer/job, his wife , his parents, his birthplace in
Ireland, his children's names and their spouses and their residences
(including those that had emigrated to OZ and NZ) -- just a wonderful
resource -- good luck

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Wingrove" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2007 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: [SCT-RENFREW] Seedhill Road and School

> Hi Listers
> My great grandfather, John Hunter worked for the Seedhill Cloth Factory on
> Seedhill Rd for many years. On the 1901 census he is listed as Foreman
> Cloth
> Finisher. The family lived at two addresses on Seedhill Rd. over the
> years.
> My grandmother, Mary also worked there before coming to Canada in 1812. My
> 92 year old aunt was born in Paisley and lived on Seedhill Rd until she
> was
> about 6. She returned to Paisley about 1930 and worked at the Seedhill
> Factory until she returned to Canada in 1933 approx. Across the street
> from
> the smaller home John and Euphemia Gatheram Brydson Hunter lived (18
> Seedhill) was an orphanage. I will be calling my aunt shortly and will ask
> her if she remembers a school on Seedhill Rd.
> My great great grandmother, Jane McArthur Hunter (mother of John Hunter)
> died in a Poorhouse in Paisley ,July 1907. On her death certificate it
> states that she had "senile decay". Does anyone know if there are lists of
> the inmates available in the Internet? I have found her death cert on the
> official Scotland People site but am having difficulty reading her
> mother's
> maiden name. Can anyone help?
> Elaine Wingrove
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [mailto:]On Behalf Of Sarah Drain
> Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2007 8:55 AM
> To: Post
> Subject: [SCT-RENFREW] Seedhill Road and School
> HI Listers,
> I would also love to receive any information on Seedhill Road and the
> Seedhill School in Paisley.
> Sally Drain
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