Born On This Day – Daniel Brawley 1864-1935

Today I’m thinking of my great grandfather who was born on 1 May 1864 in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. You can read a bit more about him by clicking here. I have just one photograph of him which was taken in 1912. I thought I would try the picture animation on the My Heritage site. They … Continue reading Born On This Day – Daniel Brawley 1864-1935

Breach of the Peace

In a previous post I told of how my great grandfather, Patrick Cosgrove and his friend , Edward Cooper appeared in court on a charge of serious assault. You can read about that here. I found this newspaper article from May 1896 where it was the wives who were in trouble with the law. Good … Continue reading Breach of the Peace

Born On This Day – Jessie Armit 1887-1968

Jessie Armit was the first cousin of my maternal grandfather, Hugh Brawley. Her mother Elizabeth Keenan and Hugh’s mother Ellen were sisters. Jessie was born on 1 November 1887 at 10 Hope Street, Newmains. There were eight Keenan sisters all close in age but when Elizabeth married John Armit in 1887 it caused a falling … Continue reading Born On This Day – Jessie Armit 1887-1968