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The Ancestors of John McKaig and Margaret Allan

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5. Agnes2 Cochran

Poor House, Paisley Scotland Statement of Cases #843
Ward No. 2, Date 2nd December 1841

1. Applicant NameMrs. Archibald McKaigAgnes Cochran
2. Present Residence3 Maxwell Street
3. Mar, single, widower or widow.
   If child, orphan deserted or Bastard
was married in 1825; and husband
4. Name of each child living with applicantMargaret 15, John 13, Mary 10, James 5, William 3
5. Appl. ageself 32 years
6. Place of birth " of Old Sneddonhusband of Paisley
7. Trade or occupation " worker in Carlile's millweaver & steam loom dresser
8. If wholly or partially disabledwholly
9. Description of disablementwant of employment
10. Means & Resources
   of applicant besides
   Parochial Relief
when employed, 3/ - she works in her own house - Margaret in Carlile's warehouse and has 6/ - John drawing 3/ - Mary in Carlile's mill 3/ - [ / = shilling]
14. Religious persuasionChurch of Scotland
Residence
InLandStreetFrom-'till
BarrheadNeilston1831-34
Aitken'sMossBurgh1834-35
Wolfington'sOld SneddonBurgh1835-39
Wilson's3 MaxwellBurgh1839-41
Period of Residence in Paisley:Settlement: Paisley

Her husband was some years a steam loom dresser and went out to New York in June, 1840, by aid from some trades union in Glasgow of which he seems to have been a member, - He wrote to petitioner when he landed at New York - and she answering his letter but has never since heard from him - nor has obtained otherwise any intelligence regarding him - Of course, she is ignorant whether he is in life or not, - His father is dead, his mother is Widow McKaig a pauper at 6/- per month. - her parents are dead: She is sister to William Cochran, fisher and weaver.

8th Aug. 1865.  This woman a widow and winder ap. at 36 St. James St.  2 Mar 1868. Ag. ap - says aged about 62 years - millworker - has been disabled by bile last 2 months - 5 chn Margt. widow Rob McGregor resides in Abercorn St. & has 2 chn. is a millworker.  John in America. No word from him in the last 10 years.  Mary md Wm Rodger a slater in Glasgow & has 3 chn.  James - widower, - 1 chd - plasterer presently idle.  William - weaver md 2 chn - he idle left town has wf & fam with him.  Residence 36 St. James St. 4 years - prior Maxwell St. as above.  5 Jun 1871 Paralytic one side. Sept 1871. This person on Roll at 1/ weekly - admitted to Poorhouse today.  20 Sept 1871 Died in Poorhouse today.

[The Carlile family was prominent in both the textile and municipal history of Paisley from at least as early as the end of the 18th century.  William Carlisle was the owner of Paisley's first big powered threadworks, at Carlile Quay, New Sneddon.

[Aitken's Land in Moss Street, Wolfington's land in Old Sneddon and Wilson's land at 3 Maxwell Street are probably the addresses.  'Lands' were usually tenement properties, and the proper names attached to them were usually those of the original 'feuar', proprietor, or landlord.

[Barrhead was an important centre of the textile industry. They probably went there seeking work.]

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9. Mary3 Beith

Poor House, Paisley Scotland Statement of Cases #1352
Ward No. 3, Date 13 July 1843

1. Applicant NameWidow John McKaig
2. Present Residence10 Shuttle Street
3. Mar, single, widower or widow.
   If child, orphan deserted or Bastard
was married in 1797; Husband died in Paisley September 1824
4. Name of each child living with applicantnone
5. Appl. age75 years
6. Place of birthCampbelton
7. Trade or occupationjust any employmenthusband a weaver
8. If wholly or partially disabledvery infirm
9. Description of disablementinability to work
10. Means & Resources
   of applicant besides
   Parochial Relief
12. Names, ages, & weekly earnings
   of children not living with
   applicant & wheather married &
   number of children
Archibald   abroad
James   a soldier
15. If ever chargeable before5/- and 6/-
Residence
She has resided in Causeyside and Shuttle Streets for the last 30 years
InLandStreetFrom-'till
Muir's10 ShuttlePaisley1843

[No. 10 Shuttle Street was changed to No. 12 Shuttle Street as a result of the renumbering in January 1923.]

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