Finding Out More – John Brawley 1857-1892

I have previously written about John Brawley and the circumstances surrounding his death. At the time of writing all I knew about him was that he died young and that made him seem a tragic figure. Of course, one event cannot tell us everything there is to know about a person. From newspaper reports and … Continue reading Finding Out More – John Brawley 1857-1892

Stories From The Poorhouse (Part 3) – My Granda Brawley

Finding my grandfather, Hugh Brawley on the Poor Law records for North Lanarkshire made me feel really sad. I didn't get to meet him but he is not someone from the dark and distant past so knowing that his family was struggling so badly is really quite hard. Again I have found information on these … Continue reading Stories From The Poorhouse (Part 3) – My Granda Brawley