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City of Glasgow Police 1800 - 1975 Senior Officer's Medals

Superintendent Andrew Gow Lindsay City of Glasgow Police

Medals to Superintendent Andrew Gow Lindsay, A (Central) Division and Head of CID City of Glasgow Police, 1911 - 1915.

 

City of Glasgow Police

Superintendent Andrew Gow Lindsay  

 

King Edward VII Police Medal (Scotland) 1903

King George V Coronation (Scottish Police) Medal 1911 (For ‘Long & Meritorious Service’)

 

Introduction

According to the City of Glasgow Police personnel records, Andrew Gow Lindsay was born on 14 March 1856 in the Parish of Eassie and Nevay in the County of Forfar where his father was the Church of Scotland Minister. According to his birth certificate, he was born on 14 March 1855 in Eassie and Nevay.

 

He studied at Madras College in  St Andrew's and was a Legal Clerk before joining City of Glasgow Police on 22 May 1878. He was posted to D (Southern) Division. On 17 May 1880, he was promoted to Detective Officer and transferred to A (Central) Division. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1 November 1883 and transferred to F (St Rollox) Division. He was then transferred to B (Western) division, still as Lieutenant.

 

On 5 January 1900 he was promoted to Superintendent and transferred to B (Western) Division.

 

On 1 May 1911, he transferred to A (Central) Division and became Head of the Criminal Investigation Department as well as Divisional Superintendent.

 

He retired on pension from City of Glasgow Police on 30 May 1915. After 37 years in the City of Glasgow Police, and was said to be of “Good” character.

 

He died in Glasgow in December 1939.

 

These are his only medal entitlements from his police service.

 

What follows is a chronological record, taken from public documents, birth, marriage, census, death and newspapers, of his antecedents before he joined the City of Glasgow Police. There are often discrepancies in dates and spelling of names. In the interests of accuracy,  I have recorded them as they are in each document, but it should be borne in mind when assessing the accuracy of the information. References to the County of Forfar and Angus mean the same geographical location, Angus being the more modern term.

 

The Early Years

The following were recorded living at Kincreich Mill, 2 miles west of Inverarity in the County of Forfar on the night of the Census, 1841.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Andrew Gow, (60)

Farmer

Angus

Janet Gow, (50)

 

 

John Gow, (24)

 

 

George Gow, (20)

 

 

Jessie Gow, (19)

 

 

Thomas Gow, (14)

 

 

William Gow, (11)

 

 

George Cochrane, (50)

 

 

Janet Robb, (25)

 

 

Maryanne Reid, (19)

 

 

 

In the first Census of 1841, it was often the case, as in this group, that the only occupation recorded is that of  the Head of the Household.

 

Jessie (Janet) Gow is the future mother of Andrew Gow Lindsay.

 

The Register of Marriages in the Parish of Inverarity, 1844

In an entry in the Parish Register dated 15 November 1844, it is stated that; 

 

“1844, Nov. 15th. The Revd. David Lindsay, Minister of the United Parishes of Eassie & Nevay & Miss Jessie Gow of this Parish desired proclamation in order to marriage.”

 

The Register of Marriages in the Parish of Eassie and Nevay, 1844

In an entry in the Parish Register at the Combined Parishes of Eassie and Nevay in November 1844 is the following;

 

“Proclamations A. D. 1844 – Lindsay & Gow – The Revd. David Lindsay of this Parish and Jessie Gow in the Parish of Inverarity were regularly proclaimed in order to marriage on the 17th Nov., being Sunday.”

 

This is the marriage of Andrew Gow Lindsay’s parents.

 

Register of deaths in the Parish of Eassie & Nevay in the County of Forfar, 1849

David Lindsay, born 21 May 1849 in Eassie, died the same day. He is buried in the family grave in Eassie Churchyard. 

 

Census of Scotland 1851

The following were living at the Manse of Eassie, in the County of Angus on the night of the Census, 1851.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

David Lindsay, (43)

Minister of the Parish

Murroes, Forfar

Janet Lindsay,* (29)

Minister’s Wife

Kinnettles, Forfar

Janet S Lindsay, (5)

Daughter, scholar

Eassie, Forfar

Jane Ann Lindsay,** (3)

Daughter

Eassie, Forfar

Barbara Bruce Lindsay,*** (10 months)

Daughter

Eassie, Forfar

Charles Kidd, (36)

Former Merchant

Arbroath, Forfar

Margaret McAndrew, (19)

House Servant

Kingoldrum, Forfar

Margaret Fenton, (22)

House Servant

Brechin, Forfar

George Hogg, (16)

Farm servant

Airlie, Forfar

 

*Janet Gow or Lindsay was born on 7 March 1822 at Kinnettles, Forfar. She died on 17 December 1889 and is buried in the family grave in Eassie Churchyard.

 

**Jane Ann Lindsay, born 17 September 1847, died 15 October 1854 and is buried in the family grave in Eassie Churchyard

 

***Barbara Bruce Lindsay, born on 12 May 1850, died on 5 November 1854 and is buried in the family grave at Eassie Churchyard.

 

Register of Births in the Parish of Eassie and Nevay in the County of Forfar, 1855

According to the Register of Births in the Parish of Eassie and Nevay in the County of Forfar for 1855, Andrew Gow Lindsay was born on 14 March 1855 at Myreside in the parish.

 

His father was David Lindsay, (47), Minister of Eassie. His mother was Janet Gow or Lindsay and his parents were married in 1844 in Inverarity. In 1855, the couple had 2 boys and 2 girls living and 1 boy and 2 girls deceased. Andrew was Janet’s 7th child and she was 33 years old that year. She was born in Kinnettles in Forfarshire.

 

Census of Scotland 1861

The following were living at the Manse of Eassie, in the County of Angus on the night of the Census, 1861.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

David Lindsay,* (53)

Minister of the Parish

Murroes, Forfar

Janet Lindsay, (39)

Minister’s Wife

Kinnettles, Forfar

Janet S Lindsay, (15)

Minister’s Daughter

Eassie, Forfar

Marion Lindsay, (9)

Daughter, Scholar

Eassie, Forfar

David Lindsay, (7)

Son, Scholar

Eassie, Forfar

Andrew Lindsay, (6)

Son, Scholar

Eassie, Forfar

John Lindsay,** (1)

Son, 

Eassie, Forfar

Alexander Lindsay,*** (3)

Son, 

Eassie, Forfar

Charles Kidd, (46)

Retired Merchant

Arbroath, Forfar

Ann Fenton, (24)

Domestic servant

Forfar, Forfar

Betsy Inverarity, (16)

Domestic servant

Forfar, Forfar

Agnes Miller, (15)

Nursery Maid

Glamis, Forfar

 

* The Reverend David Lindsay was born on 19 May 1807 in Murroes, Forfar. He died on 19 May 1877 and is buried in the family grave in Eassie Churchyard.

 

**John Laurenson Gow Lindsay was born on 21 May 1859 in Eassie. He died on 11 November 1868 and is buried in the family grave in Eassie Churchyard.

 

***Alexander Lindsay was born at Eassie on 19 May 1857. He died on 20 September 1922 and is buried in the Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh and commemorated on the family gravestone at Eassie Churchyard.

 

Register of Marriages in the Burgh of Dumbarton in the County of Dunbarton, 1864

Robert Denny Glen, Marine Architect, married Mary Blair Buchanan in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire on 28 April 1864.

 

This is the first marriage of Andrew Lindsay’s first wife, Mary Blair Buchanan or Glen. Mary Blair Buchanan was born on 18 February 1838 in Dumbarton and Baptised there on 28 February 1838. Her father was Duncan Buchanan, a Boat Master, and her mother, Jane Newsham,

 

Census of Scotland 1871

The following were living at 6 Dishland Street, Arbroath in the County of Angus on the night of the Census , 1871.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

George Mill, (68)

Warehouseman

Arbroath, Forfar

Jane Mill, (64)

Wife

Arbroath, Forfar

William Mill, (39)

Son, Labourer

Arbroath, Forfar

Charlotte Mill, (71)

Joint Warper, Hand, (Sister)

Arbroath, Forfar

David Lindsay,*(17)

Boarder, Commercial Clerk Apprentice

Eassie and Nevay, Forfar

Andrew G. Lindsay, (16)

Writer’s Clerk

Eassie and Nevay, Forfar

 

David and Andrew Lindsay are brothers. It is believed that Andrew was a Law Clerk to an Arbroath solicitor at this time.

 

*David was born at Eassie on 30 June 1853. He died on 18 July 1939, and is interred in the Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh.

 

Census of Scotland 1871

The following were living at the Manse of Eassie, in the County of Angus on the night of the Census, 1871.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Revd. David Lindsay, (63)

Minister of the Parish

Murroes, Forfar

Jessie Lindsay, (49)

Minister’s Wife

Kinnettles, Forfar

Janet Scott Lindsay,* (25)

Minister’s Daughter

Eassie, Forfar

Alexander Lindsay, (13)

Son, Scholar

Eassie, Forfar

Robert Archibald Lindsay,** (9)

Son, Scholar

Eassie, Forfar

James Aynsworth Lindsay,*** (8)

Son, Scholar

Eassie, Forfar

Charles Kidd, (55)

Retired Shipowner

Arbroath, Forfar

Margaret Ramsay, (18)

Domestic servant

Murroes, Forfar

Agnes McLean, (16)

Domestic servant

Fencehouses, Forfar

 

*Janet Scott Lindsay born on 20 February 1846, died on 24 March 1918 and is buried in the Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh and commemorated on the gravestone at Eassie.

 

**Robert Archibald Lindsay was born on 25 May 1861 in Eassie. He died on 29 June 1938 and is buried in the family grave in Eassie Churchyard.

 

***James Aynsworth Lindsay was born on 30 January 1863 and died on 19 October 1928. He is buried in the Liberton Cemetery, Edinburgh and commemorated on the family gravestone in Eassie Churchyard.

 

Census of Scotland 1871

The following were living at 12 Carmichael Street, Govan, Lanarkshire on the night of the Census , 1871.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Robert Denny Glen, (35)

Marine Architect

Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

Mary Blair Glen, (33)

Wife

Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

Archibald Glen, (3)

Son

Govan, Renfrewshire

Margaret Denny Glen, (1 month)

Daughter

Govan, Renfrewshire

 

Register of Deaths in the District of Govan Church in the County of Lanark

Robert Denny Glen, (35), a Marine Draughtsman, of 3 Carmichael Street, Govan, Glasgow, died there on 9 April 1871. He was married to Mary Buchanan and was the son of Archibald Glen, Retired Farmer, (Deceased), and Margaret Donald or Glen, (Deceased).

‘G. Eldridge’ registered his death.

 

Register of Marriages in the Burgh of Dumbarton in the County of Dumbarton, 1877

On 13 February 1877, at 2 Church Street, Dumbarton, after Banns according to the Forms of the United Presbyterian Church, Andrew Gow Lindsay, (24), a Law Clerk of that address, married Mary Blair Buchanan Glen, (36), a Spirit Merchant and Widow, also of that address.

 

His parents were David Lindsay, Minister of Church of Scotland and Jessie Gow or Lindsay. Mary’s parents were Duncan Buchanan, a Boat Master, (Deceased) and Jane Newsham or Buchanan, (Deceased).

 

United Kingdom Find a Grave Index, 1300 – Current Day

The Reverend David Lindsay, Parish Minister of Eassie and Nevay, born on 19 May 1807, died on 19 May 1877 and is buried in a family grave within Eassie Churchyard in Angus.

 

Register of Births in the Burgh of Dumbarton in the County of Dunbarton, 1877

Mary Blair Buchanan Lindsay was born on 3 June 1877 in 1 High Street, Dumbarton. Her parents were as shown above. Her father registered her birth.

 

City of Glasgow Police Records, 1878

Andrew Gow Lindsay, born 14 March 1856 (sic) in Nevay, Forfarshire, was appointed to the City of Glasgow Police on 22 May 1878. His previous occupation was a Law Clerk. He was just over 5’ 8” tall and 23 years of age. After training, he was posted to D (Southern) Division.

 

City of Glasgow Police Records, 1880

On 17 May 1880, he became an Acting Detective and was transferred to A (Central) Division.

 

Census of Scotland 1881

The following were living at 382 Mathieson Street, Govan, Glasgow, Glasgow on the night of the Census, 1881.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Andrew G. Lindsay, (27)

General Clerk, Glasgow Police

Eassie, Forfar

Mary Lindsay, (38)

Wife

Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

Mary Lindsay, (3)

Daughter, Scholar

Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

Archibald Glen, (13)

Step-son, Store-Boy in Shipyard

Govan, Renfrewshire

Maggie Glen, (10)

 Step-daughter, Scholar

Govan, Renfrewshire

 

City of Glasgow Police Records, 1883

On 1 November 1883, Andrew was promoted to the rank and pay of Lieutenant in A (Central) Division.

 

Glasgow Lanarkshire, Electoral Registers, 1887 – 1888

Andrew Gow Lindsay, Lieutenant of Police was listed living at 208 Parliamentary Road, Glasgow in the years 1887 – 1888.

 

City of Glasgow Police Records, 1888

On 7 May 1888, Andrew was transferred as a Lieutenant to F (St Rollox) Division.

 

Census of Scotland 1891

The following were living at 91 Kent Road, Glasgow on the night of the Census, 1891.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Andrew G. Lindsay, (35)

Lieutenant of Police

Eassie, Forfar

Mary Lindsay, (48)

Wife

Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

Mary Lindsay, (13)

Daughter, Scholar

Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

Margaret Glen, (19)

 Step-daughter

Govan, Lanarkshire

 

Glasgow Lanarkshire, Electoral Registers, 1892 – 1899

Andrew Gow Lindsay, Lieutenant of Police was listed living at 91 Kent Road, Glasgow in the years 1892 – 1899.

 

City of Glasgow Police Records, 1898

On 1 May 1898, he was again transferred as a Lieutenant to A (Central) Division.

 

City of Glasgow Police Records, 1900

On 5 January 1900, Andrew was promoted to the rank and pay of Superintendent and transferred to B (Western) Division.

 

Census of Scotland 1901

The following were living at 52 St Vincent Street, Glasgow on the night of the Census, 1901.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Andrew G. Lindsay, (46)

Superintendent of Police

Eassie, Forfar

Mary Lindsay, (55)

Wife

Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

Mary Lindsay, (23)

Daughter, Scholar

Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

 

Glasgow Lanarkshire, Electoral Registers, 1903 – 1906

Andrew Gow Lindsay, Superintendent of Police was listed living at 52 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, in the years 1903 - 1906.

 

City of Glasgow Police Records, 1906

On 2 February 1906, Andrew was transferred as Superintendent to D (Southern) Division.

 

Census of Scotland 1911

The following were living at 51 Cumberland Street, Glasgow on the night of the Census, 1911.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Andrew G. Lindsay, (57)

Superintendent of Police

Eassie, Forfar

Mary Lindsay, (66)

Wife

Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

Mary Lindsay, (33)

Daughter, Scholar

Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

 

The census of 1911 was the first to demand that married women state how long they had been married, how many live births they had experienced and how many of those children were still alive on the date of the Census in 1911. Mary Lindsay stated that she had been married 34 years, given birth to one child who was still alive on the date of the Census.

 

Glasgow Lanarkshire, Electoral Registers, 1911

Andrew Gow Lindsay, Superintendent of Police was listed living at 51 Cumberland Street, Glasgow, in 1911.

 

City of Glasgow Police Records, 1911

On 1 May 1911, Andrew was transferred to A (Central) Division as Superintendent and Head of the Criminal Investigation Department.

 

The Weekly Mail, 29 April 1911

The Weekly Mail edition of 29 April 1911 carried the following article under the heading of:

 

“POLICE CHANGES

 

NEW SUPERINTENDENT for GLAGOW CENTRAL

 

In view of Deputy-Chief Constable John Orr of the Glasgow Police, being transferred to the Chief Constable’s Department, Superintendent Andrew Gow Lindsay, of the Southern Division, will take up duty next Week as Superintendent of the Central Division, and will, in addition, take charge of the Criminal department, hitherto in charge of Detective Superintendent John Ord, and that officer will succeed Mr Ord at the Southern.

 

Superintendent Lindsay has had an interesting  career. He was born in the beautiful and historic village of Eassie 55 years ago. He is a son of the manse, his father, the Rev. David Lindsay, having been Minister of the combined parishes of Eassie and Nevay, Forfarshire for the long period of 40 years.

 

Mr Lindsay was educated at home, and afterwards at the Madras College, St Andrews.

He was appointed to the law, and served his time with the late Mr George Mill, Solicitor, Arbroath.

 

In May 1878, he came to Glasgow and joined the police force. He was first employed as Clerk to the late Chief Constable McCall. He was afterwards transferred to Southern Division where he did plain-clothes duty and acted latterly as private clerk to ex-Captain Donald.

 

The work of Mr Lindsay

attracted the attention of his superiors, and on the 17 May 1880, he received the appointment of detective officer and was transferred to the Central district, where he acted first as junior and then senior clerk in that department. During his service there, he dealt with a number of notable cases, particularly that in connection with the dynamite outrage in Tradeston, where the gasometer was blown up. He carried out a number of personal enquiries in connection with this affair for the late Chief Constable Boyd.

 

Promotion again came to Mr Lindsay, and on 7 May 1888, he was transferred to St Rollox Division as Lieutenant.

 

During the period of the first Glasgow Exhibition, Mr Lindsay was transferred to the Western Division, where he remained for ten years. 

 

In 1898 he was again transferred to the Central Division, where he put in some energetic work, and two years later, on 5 January 1900, he was promoted to the rank of Superintendent and put in charge of the Western Division. Five years later, on the retirement of the late Superintendent Strachan, he was transferred to the Southern Division.

 

His name will always be associated in that district with the courageous suppression of the hooligan pest. The improvements in the conditions of the streets and the breaking up of the bands of hooligans has been down to his dogged perseverance and the manner in which he faced a difficult task.

 

He is a popular and able official, and one his first  duties in his new work will be the supervision of the arrangements for the Royal procession in connection with the opening of the Exhibition, in conjunction with Mr Orr and Mr J.V Stevenson.”

 

 

City of Glasgow Police Records, 1915

On 30 May 1915, Superintendent Andrew Gow Lindsay retired on pension from the City of Glasgow Police.

 

The Daily Record & Mail 1 June 1915

The Daily Record & Mail edition of Tuesday 1 June 1915 noted that:

 

“Mr Andrew Gow Lindsay has retired from the Glasgow Police after 37 years’ service. A native of Forfarshire, and a son of the manse, Mr Lindsay was  a Law apprentice in a solicitor’s office in Arbroath.”

 

The Scotsman 1 June 1915

The Scotsman newspaper edition of Tuesday 1 June 1915 carried the following notice:

 

“RETIREMENT OF SUPERINTENDENT LINDSAY OF GLASGOW POLICE:- It was reported in Glasgow yesterday that Superintendent Andrew Gow Lindsay has retired from superintendentship of the Central Division, after thirty-seven years’ service in the city police force. Superintendent Lindsay joined the Glasgow police force in 1878, and in 1880 was promoted to the detective department. Three years later he was appointed Lieutenant and transferred to the St Rollox Division. In 1900 he was appointed Superintendent of the Western Division, and in 1906 was transferred to the Southern. He was appointed Superintendent of the Central Division, with charge of the Criminal Investigation Department in 1911. Superintendent Lindsay who has retired owing to failing health, is a native of Forfarshire.”

 

Glasgow Lanarkshire, Electoral Registers, 1915 – 1922

Andrew Gow Lindsay, retired Superintendent of Police was listed living at 17 Monteith Row, Glasgow, in the years 1915 - 1922.

 

Register of Deaths in the District of Calton in the Burgh of Glasgow, 1925

On 7 December 1925, Mary Blair Buchanan or Glen or Lindsay, (84), died in 17 Monteith Row, Glasgow. She had been married to (1), Robert Denny Glen, Marine Architect and (2), Andrew Gow Lindsay, Police Superintendent. Her husband, Andrew Lindsay, registered her death.

 

Register of Marriages in the District of Partick in the Burgh of Glasgow, 1926

On 20 December 1926, at 41 Apsley street, Glasgow, after Banns according to the Forms of the Congregational Union Church, Andrew Gow Lindsay, (71),  Superintendent of Police, Retired, of 17 Monteith Row, Glasgow, married Jessie Arnott Campbell, (43), a Sports Goods Shop Assistant, of 67 Elderslie Street, Glasgow. 

 

His parents were as listed above and Jessie’s parents were John Campbell, Joiner, Deceased, and Jean Bell or Campbell, Deceased.

 

Glasgow Lanarkshire, Electoral Registers, 1938 - 1939

Andrew Gow Lindsay and Mrs J. a. Lindsay were listed living at 261 Killin Street, Shettleston, Glasgow, in the years 1938 - 1939.

 

Register of Deaths in the District of Shettleston in the Burgh of Glasgow, 1939

On 30  December 1939, Andrew Gow Lindsay, (84), a Retired Superintendent of Police, married to (1), Mary Blair Buchanan or Glen and (2), Jessie Arnott Campbell, died at 261 Killin Street, Shettleston, Glasgow.  His widow, Jessie, registered his death.

 

Like his mother and father, and all his brothers and sisters, Andrew Gow Lindsay was buried in Eassie Churchyard.

 

Register of Deaths in the Burgh of Glasgow, 1975

Jessie Arnott Campbell or Lindsay, (91), whose mother’s maiden surname was Bell, died in Glasgow in 1975. Her death was registered in Martha Street Registrar’s Office  in Glasgow under the reference ‘1975, 613/17 Glasgow, Martha Street’. According to the Lindsay family gravestone in Eassie Churchyard, Jessie is buried in Sandyhills cemetery, Glasgow.

 

The End of the Story

According to a Family Tree on Ancestry.co.uk, Mary Blair Buchanan Lindsay’s half-brother, Archibald Glen, born in 1867, died on 13 June, 1934. Her half-sister, Margaret Glen, born in in 1887, died in Barry, Wales on 15 April 1955. So far, I can find no trace of Mary Blair Buchanan Lindsay either marrying or dying in Scotland or England. 

 

The Lindsay Family Grave in Eassie Churchyard

These are the names of the people buried or commemorated in the Lindsay family grave in Eassie Churchyard in the County of Angus.

 

Name

Year Born/Date of Birth

Year Died

David Lindsay, Minister of Eassie & Nevay Parish

19 May 1807

19 May 1877 (70)

Janet Gow or Lindsay, Minister’s Wife

7 Mar 1822

17 December 1889 (67)

Janet Scott Lindsay

20 February 1846

24 March 1918 (72). Interred Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh

Jane Ann Lindsay

17 September 1847

15 October 1854 (7)

David Lindsay 

21 May 1849

21 May 1849

Barbara Bruce Lindsay

12 May 1850

5 November 1854 (4)

Marion Eliza Loudon Lindsay

21 September 1851

11 April 1867,(16)

David Lindsay

30 June 1853

11 July 1939 (86). Interred Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh

Andrew Gow Lindsay

14 March 1855

30 December 1939 (84)

Alexander Lindsay

19 May 1857

20 September 1922 (65). Interred Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh

John Laurenson Gow Lindsay

21 May 1859

11 November 1868 (9)

Robert Archibald Lindsay

25 May 1861 in Eassie

29 June 1938 (77)

James Aynsworth Lindsay

31 January 1863

19 October 1928 (65). Interred Liberton Cemetery, Edinburgh

Frederick Lindsay

1 May 1868

12 November 1868 (6 months)

 

Inscription on Lindsay Family Gravestone in Eassie Churchyard

 This is the inscription over several sides of the Lindsay family gravestone in the Eassie Churchyard.

 

“Erected by the parishioners of Eassie and Nevay in memory of the Rev. DAVID LINDSAY who was for 33 years, Minister of the Parish 19 May 1807 – 19 May 1877; 

 

also JANET GOW his widow 7 March 1822 – 17 December 1889; 

 

also their son ROBERT ARCHIBALD LINDSAY, S.S.C. Edinburgh 22 May 1861 – 29 June 1938 and his widow CHRISTINA ANN 18 April 1876 – 8 April 1944; 

 

the children of Rev. David Lindsay, a SON (David), 21 May 1849 – 21 May 1849;

 

JANE ANNE 17 September 1847 – 15 October 1854. 

 

BARBARA BRUCE 12 May 1850 – 5 November 1854. 

 

MARION ELIZA LOUDON 21 September 1851 – 11 April 1867; 

 

JOHN LAURENSON GOW 21 May 1859 – 11 November 1868; 

FREDERICK 1 February 1868 – 12 November 1868; 

 

JANET SCOTT 22 February 1846 – 24 March 1918 and ALEXANDER 19 May 1857 – 20 September 1922, interred Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh; 

 

JAMES AYNSWORTH 31 January 1863 – 19 October 1928, interred Liberton Cemetery, Edinburgh; 

 

DAVID 30 June 1853 – 18 July 1939, interred Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh.

 

ANDREW GOW LINDSAY, son 13 March 1855 – 30 December 1939 at Eassie, Sandyhills. JESSIE A. CAMPBELL wife of the above died 5 January 1975

 

 

Please get in touch with the website to correct any factual errors or to add information. Thank you.

 

(The picture of Supt. Lindsay is courtesy of Alastair Dinsmor of the City of Glasgow Police Museum) 

Superintendent Andrew Gow Lindsay, City of Glasgow Police in 1911 on his appointment to A (Central) Division and Head of CID.

Lieutenant William Raitt Matthew City of Glasgow Police

Lieutenant William Raitt Matthew, City of Glasgow Police.

King Edward VII Police (Scotland) Medal 1903

 

City of Glasgow Police 

 

Lieutenant William Raitt Matthew

 

 

William Raitt Matthew served in Leith Burgh Police from 21 August 1893 to 11 August 1897. His uncle was also a Leith Burgh Police officer.

 

He joined City of Glasgow Police and was posted to C (Eastern) Division.

 

He was awarded this medal in 1903 as a PC in C (Eastern) Division.

 

He was Commended on three occasions between1905 and 1907. 

 

Date

Remarks

Disposal

 

September 16, 1905

Apprehended a man in possession of

stolen lead

 

Certificate & 5/- (£0.25p)

January 21, 1906

Apprehended two housebreakers (Burglars)

 

Certificate & 5/- (£0.25p)

July 25, 1907

Apprehending a thief

Certificate & 5/- (£0.25p)

 

May 25, 1909

Sergeant’s Certificate

 

 

May 27, 1909

Inspector’s Certificate

 

 

 

 

On 7 September 1910, he was promoted to Sergeant in A (Central) Division.

 

He was promoted to Inspector on 3 March 1920 and transferred to F (St Rollox) Division.

 

On 1 April 1923, he was promoted to Lieutenant and transferred to B (Western) Division.

 

He retired from City of Glasgow Police as a Lieutenant on 30 April 1929 after 34 years and 184 days service. His conduct was described as “Exemplary”.

 

His name is not on the list of City of Glasgow Police Officers awarded the Coronation Police Medal 1911 and this is only medal entitlement from his police service.

 

To see a biography of Lieutenant Matthew, please click here.

 

Please note, all the images relating to Lieutenant William Raitt Matthew, with the exception of his medal, are due entirely to the kindness and generosity of his grand-son, Alistair Matthew.

 

Alistair sent me images of his grand-father’s birth, marriage, commendations and promotion class certificates and much more for which I am very grateful.

 

Lieutenant William Raitt Matthew's 1903 medal awarded when he was a Police Constable.
PC 133 C William Raitt Matthew's Certificate for his actions on 16 September 1905.

Inspector Alexander McLennan City of Glasgow Police

Inspector Alexander McLennan's 1903 medal.

King Edward VII Police (Scotland) Medal 1903

 

City of Glasgow Police

 

Inspector Alexander McLennan 

 

 

Alexander McLennan was born in Urray near Dingwall in the County of Ross on 15 June, 1853.

 

He was a Labourer before he joined the City of Glasgow police on 17 November, 1874 and was posted to D (Southern) Division.

 

On December 20, 1886, he was appointed Sergeant.

 

He was promoted to Inspector on 29 January 1890.

 

His commendations and awards are shown below:

 

Date

Remarks

 

Disposal

May 26, 1876

Catching a runaway horse

 

Rewarded with 21/- (£1.05p)

February 9, 1888

Obtained a Certificate of Efficiency in Ambulance Instruction

 

 

October 18, 1897

Apprehending two Housebreakers (Burglars)

Rewarded with 7/6d (£0.37.5p)

 

 

Alexander McLennan was a piper and his medal came with two silver medals that he had won in piping competitions. The details are shown below:

 

 

Piping Medals to Inspector Alexander McLennan – City of Glasgow Police

 

 

 The first medal is silver and in a Maltese Cross shape. The obverse is inscribed:

 

“Won by A. McLennan.”

 

 The reverse is inscribed:

 

Glasgow Police Sports 1883 – 2nd Prize – Playing Bagpipes.”

 

  

The second medal is circular and the obverse is inscribed:

 

 “Glasgow Police Sports – 1st Prize – Bagpipe Playing.”

 

 The reverse is inscribed:

 

“Won By – 7th May 1892.”

 

  

Inspector Alexander McLennan resigned and retired on pension “under the Police pensions (Scotland) act, 1890”.

 

In the Census of 1911, he was living at 72 Westmoreland Street, Glasgow with his son Alexander, (29) and his daughters, Grace, (23) and Christina, (14).

 

The medals also came with a 1914-1915 Star, a British War Medal and a Victory Medal to 10478 Lance Serjeant A. McLennan of the Scots Guards.

 

His son, Alexander was wounded by a gunshot wound (GSW) on 21 December 1915 and so seriously injured, he was eventually medically discharged on 12 May 1917. He was awarded a War Badge and Certificate on 11 May 1917 and a King’s Certificate (No. 577), issued on 26 September 1918.

 

His medal entitlement is proved by his Army Records and his Medal Index Card (MIC).

 

Lance Serjeant McLennan gave his next of kin as his father, Alexander McLennan of 72 Westmoreland Street, Glasgow.

 

Alexander McLennan, retired Inspector of Police died on 1 September 1919 at 72 Westmoreland Street, Glasgow. He was 66 years old.

 

Pictures of the medals can be seen below. 

 

Glasgow Police Sports Bagpipes Medal - 1883 - PC Alexander McLennan.
Glasgow Police Sports Medal - Bagpiping - 1892 - Inspector Alexander McLennan.
Medals of 10478 Lance Serjeant Alexander McLennan - Scots Guards, son of Inspector McLennan.

Lieutenant Archibald Ross City of Glasgow Police

Lieutenant Archibald Ross in 1906. (Picture courtesy of Alastair Dinsmor of City of Glasgow Police Museum).
The King Edward VII Police Medal (Scotland) 1903 and King George V Coronation (Scottish Police) Medal 1911 'For Long and Meritorious Service' awarded to Lieutenant Archibald Ross, City of Glasgow Police.

City of Glasgow Police

Lieutenant Archibald Ross

 

King Edward VII Police (Scotland) Medal 1903

King George V Coronation (Scottish Police) Medal 1911 (For Long & Meritorious Service’)

 

Lieutenant Archibald Ross 

According to his police personnel record, Archibald Ross was born in Portree, Isle of Skye on 3 May 1851. His parents were Malcolm and Catherine Ross of Kilmuir in the County of Inverness. He was a Labourer before joining City of Glasgow Police on 30 September 1894 and posted to D (Southern) Division.

 

He resigned from the force on 11 January 1876 but was re-appointed on 3 July that year.

 

He was promoted to Sergeant on 27 March 1882 and on  18 February 1884, he was promoted to Inspector.

 

On 31 March 1885, he was promoted to Lieutenant in D (Southern) Division.

 

On 7 September 1903, he was transferred to A (Central) Division where he worked under Superintendent Andrew Gow Lindsay. The note on his personnel record states that he was ‘to remain at D Division until 28 September 1903’.

 

He retired on pension from the Central Division after 40 years’ service on 28 February 1915 and his conduct was noted to have been “Exemplary”.

 

These are his only medal entitlements from his police service.

 

The Early Years

What follows is taken from public documents and lists the antecedents of Archibald Ross before he joined the City of Glasgow Police. Ages and places of birth for the same person often change over the years and I have quoted both as they are listed, although clearly not accurate in all cases.

 

Census of Scotland, 1841

In the Census of Scotland, 1841, the following were living at Kendram in the Parish of Kilmuir on the north east side of the Isle of Skye in the County of Inverness. Kendram can be seen in the centre of the above picture, just above the A855 road.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Alexander Ross, (50)

Crofter

Kilmuir, Inverness

Ann Ross, (70)

 

Kilmuir, Inverness

Effy* Ross, (45)

 

Kilmuir, Inverness

Malcolm Ross, (20)

 

Kilmuir, Inverness

Christopher Ross, (12)

 

Kilmuir, Inverness

Donald Ross, (8)

 

Kilmuir, Inverness

Ann Ross, (6)

 

Kilmuir, Inverness

 

*’Effy’ is Euphemia Ross, the wife of Alexander and they are Lieutenant Archibald Ross’ Grandparents. I believe Ann Ross, (70), is Alexander’s mother and Archibald’s Great Grandmother.

 

Only the Head of the household’s occupation appears to have been recorded in 1841.

 

Register of Marriages in the District of Snizort in the County of Inverness, 1848

Malcom Ross married Catherine Matheson on 14 June 1848 at Snizort in the County of Inverness. Snizort is in the north west side of the Island of Skye.

 

Census of Scotland, 1851

In the Census of Scotland, 1851, the following were living at Kendram in the Parish of Kilmuir on the north east side of the Isle of Skye in the County of Inverness.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Alexander Ross, (60)

Farmer of 8 Acres Employing no servants.

Kilmuir, Inverness

Euphemia Ross, (60)

Farmer’s Wife

Kilmuir, Inverness

Malcolm Ross, (30)

Farmer’s Son

Kilmuir, Inverness

Catherine Ross, (26)

Farmer’s Daughter-in-law

Kilmuir, Inverness

Donald Ross, (18)

Farmer’s Son

Kilmuir, Inverness

Ann Ross, (16)

Employed at Home

Kilmuir, Inverness

Flora Ross, (1)

Granddaughter

Kilmuir, Inverness

Ann Macdonald, (10)

Granddaughter

Kilmuir, Inverness

 

Malcolm and Catherine Ross are Archibald Ross’ parents and Flora is his elder sister.

Not yet clear who are Ann Macdonald’s parents.

 

Census of Scotland, 1861

In the Census of Scotland, 1861, the following were living at 14 Kendram in the Parish of Kilmuir on the north east side of the Isle of Skye in the County of Inverness.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Alexander Ross, (70)

Farmer of 8 Acres.

Kilmuir, Inverness

Euphemia Ross, (70)

Farmer’s Wife

Parish of Portree, Inverness

Malcolm Ross, (40)

Farmer’s Son

Kilmuir, Inverness

Catherine Ross, (36)

Farmer’s Daughter-in-law

Parish of Snizort, Inverness

Flora Ross, (12)

Granddaughter

Kilmuir, Inverness

Archibald Ross, (10),

Grandson, Scholar 

Kilmuir, Inverness

John Ross, (6)

Grandson, Scholar

Kilmuir, Inverness

Donald Ross, (2)

Grandson

Kilmuir, Inverness

Donald Cameron, (43)

Bookseller, Visitor

Parish of Boleskine, Inverness

 

Census of Scotland, 1871

In the Census of Scotland, 1871, the following were living at 14 Kendram in the Parish of Kilmuir on the north east side of the Isle of Skye in the County of Inverness.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Alexander Ross, (82)

Farmer of 30 Acres, 8 Arable.

Kilmuir, Inverness

Effy Ross, (80)

Farmer’s Wife

Kilmuir, Inverness

Malcolm Ross, (50)

Agricultural Labourer

Kilmuir, Inverness

Catherine Ross, (47)

Farmer’s Daughter-in-law

Parish of Snizort, Inverness

Flora Ross, (21)

Granddaughter

Kilmuir, Inverness

Archibald Ross, (19),

Grandson

Kilmuir, Inverness

Murdoch Ross, (17)

Grandson

Kilmuir, Inverness

John Ross, (15)

Grandson

Kilmuir, Inverness

Donald ross, (12)

Grandson

Kilmuir, Inverness

Alexander Ross, (7)

Grandson

Kilmuir, Inverness

Marion Gordon, (50)

House Keeper

Kilmuir, Inverness

 

Records of City of Glasgow Police, 1874

Record J360 of the City of Glasgow Police show that ‘Archibald Ross, a Labourer, born Portree, Skye on 3 May 1851, joined the force on 30 September 1874.

 

Records of City of Glasgow Police, 1876

The records show that PC Archibald Ross resigned his appointment with the force on 11 January 1876. They also show that he was re-appointed on 6 June 1876.

 

Census of Scotland, 1881

The following were living at 107 Hospital Street, Gorbals, Glasgow on the night of the Census, 1881.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Marion Maclure, (50)

Housekeeper

Strath, Inverness *

Alexander Maclure, (26)

Clerk, Drapery

Portree, Inverness*

Flora Maclure, (23)

Domestic servant

Strath, Inverness*

William Maclure, (19)

Letter Carrier, GPO

Snizort, Inverness*

Donald Maclure, (13)

Scholar

Snizort, Inverness*

William McInnes, (82)

Father, Widower, Annuant

Strath, Inverness*

Archibald Ross, (28)

Police Constable

Kilmuir, Inverness* 

Alexander Ross, (17)

Salesman, Spirit Dealer

Kilmuir, Inverness*

 

*Each of these names has the capital letter ‘G’ after their places of birth which I believe, indicates that they are all speakers of Gaelic and English.

 

I think ‘Alexander Ross’ is Archibald’s younger brother. It is possible that he also served in the City of Glasgow Police.

 

Census of Scotland, 1881

In the Census of Scotland, 1881, the following were living at Kendram in the Parish of Kilmuir on the north east side of the Isle of Skye in the County of Inverness.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Malcolm Ross, (60)

Farmer of 7 acres Arable.

Kilmuir, Inverness

Catherine Ross, (54)

Farmer’s Wife

Parish of Snizort, Inverness

John Ross, (26)

Son, Tailor

Kilmuir, Inverness

Donald Doss, (21)

Son, Tailor

Kilmuir, Inverness

Marion Ross, (19)

Daughter, Tailor

Kilmuir, Inverness

Peggie ? Fell, (19)

Domestic Servant

Stenscholl, Inverness

 

Records of City of Glasgow Police, 1882

Police Constable Archibald Ross was promoted to the rank and pay of 2nd Class Sergeant on 27 March 1882.

 

Register of Marriages in the District of Kinning Park in the County of Lanark, 1883

On 24 July 1883, after Banns according to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland, Archibald Ross, (30), Police Sergeant, of 38 Bedford Street, Glasgow, married Jessie Sutherland, (24), a Milliner, of 34 Shamrock Street, Glasgow.

 

His parents were Malcolm Ross, a Farmer, and Catherine Ross, maiden surname, Mathieson. Jessie’s parents were John Sutherland, a Ship Carpenter and Margaret Sutherland, maiden surname, McLennan.

 

Register of Births in the District of Kinning Park in the County of Lanark, 1883

John Alexander Ross was born on 24 December 1883 at 196, Watt Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow. His father was Archibald Ross, a Police Sergeant and his mother, Jessie Sutherland or Ross.

 

Records of City of Glasgow Police, 1884

Police Sergeant Archibald Ross was promoted to the rank and pay of Inspector on 18 February 1884.

 

Register of Deaths in the District of Kinning Park in the County of Lanark, 1884

Jessie Sutherland or Ross, married to Archibald Ross, an Inspector of Police, died on 11 April 1884 at 196, Watt Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow. She had suffered from ‘Enteric Fever’ (Typhoid) for 65 days as Certified by Dr Edward McMillan. Her husband registered her death.

 

Records of City of Glasgow Police, 1885

Inspector Archibald Ross was promoted to the rank and pay of Lieutenant on 31 March 1885.

 

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday 27 July 1886

Under the heading of “INCREASE OF SALARIES – Recommendations of the Watching and Lighting Committee that the salary of Donald Sutherland, Superintendent of Police of E Division, be increased from £220 to £240; that the salary of Archibald Ross, Lieutenant of Police in D Division, be increased from £110 to £120;…”

 

Register of Marriages in the District of Kiltearn in the County of Ross, 1887

On 9 November 1887, at Drummore, Kiltearn in the County of Ross, after Banns according to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland, Archibald Ross, (36), a Lieutenant of Police of 103, Watt Street, Glasgow, married Catherine Ross, (32), Housekeeper of Drummore, Kiltearn.

 

His parents were Malcolm Ross, a Farmer and Catherine Mathieson or Ross. Catherine’s were John Ross, a Farmer and Jessie Munro or Ross.

 

Register of Births in the District of Kinning Park in the County of Lanark, 1891

John Donald Ross was born on 9 February 1891 at 103, Watt  Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow. His father was Archibald Ross, a Lieutenant of Police and Catherine Ross or Ross. His father registered the birth.

 

Census of Scotland, 1891

In the Census of Scotland, 1891, the following were living at 103, Watt Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Archibald Ross, (39)

Lieutenant of Police

Kilmuir, Inverness

Catherine Ross, (35)

Wife

Kiltearn, Ross

John Donald Ross, 

(2 months)

Son

Glasgow, Lanarkshire

 

Census of Scotland, 1891

In the Census of Scotland, 1891, the following were living at Kendram in the Parish of Kilmuir on the north east side of the Isle of Skye in the County of Inverness.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Malcolm Ross, (70)

Farmer

Kilmuir, Inverness

Catherine Ross, (67)

Farmer’s Wife

Parish of Snizort, Inverness

John Ross, (36)

Son, Tailor

Kilmuir, Inverness

Marion Ross, (28)

Daughter, Dressmaker

Kilmuir, Inverness

Alexander Ross, (26)

Farmer’s Son

Kilmuir, Inverness

John Alexander Ross* (7)

Grandson

Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Ewen Macphie, (19)

Apprentice Tailor

Kilmuir, Inverness

 

*John Alexander Ross is the son of Archibald and Jessie Ross, living with his paternal Grandparents on the night of the Census 1891.

 

Register of Births in the Parish of Cathcart in the County of Renfrew, 1893

Catherine Isabella Ross was born on 19 April 1893 at 12 Battlefield Street, Langside, in the Parish of Cathcart. Her father was Archibald Ross, a Lieutenant of Police and Catherine Ross or Ross. Her father registered the birth.

 

Register of Births in the Parish of Cathcart in the County of Renfrew, 1895

Malcolm Ross was born on 30 July 1895 18 Battlefield Avenue, Langside, in the Parish of Cathcart. His father was Archibald Ross, a Lieutenant of Police and Catherine Ross or Ross. His father registered the birth.

 

Census of Scotland, 1901

The following were living at 55 Smith Street, Govanhill, Glasgow on the night of the Census 1901.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Archibald Ross, (49)

Lieutenant of Police

Kilmuir, Inverness

Catherine Ross, (48))

Wife

Kiltearn, Ross

John Alexander Ross, *(17)

Son, Clerk, (Bank Apprentice)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Catherine Isabella Ross, (7)

Daughter, Scholar

Cathcart, Renfrew

Malcolm Ross, (5)

Son, Scholar

Cathcart, Renfrew

 

*This is Archibald Ross’ eldest son, staying with him on the night of the Census, 1901.

 

Census of Scotland, 1901

The following were living at Upper Park Kiltearn in the County of Ross, on the night of the Census 1901.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Jessie Ross, (70)

Widow, Farmer

Kiltearn, Ross

Belle Ross, (36)

Daughter, General Domestic Servant

Kiltearn, Ross

Alexander Ross, (34)

Son, Manager

Kiltearn, Ross

John Ross, (34)

Farm servant

Rosskeen, Ross

Malcolm Finlayson, (19)

Farm servant

Lochcarron, Ross

John Ross, *(10)

Grandson, Scholar

Glasgow, Lanark

 

*This is John Donald Ross staying with his maternal Grandmother Jessie Ross, on the night of the Census in 1901.

 

Census of Scotland, 1901

In the Census of Scotland, 1901, the following were living at Kendram in the Parish of Kilmuir on the north east side of the Isle of Skye in the County of Inverness.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Malcolm Ross, (80)

Missionary

Kilmuir, Inverness

Catherine Ross, (77)

Missionary’s Wife

Parish of Snizort, Inverness

John Ross, (44)

Tailor

Kilmuir, Inverness

Alexander Ross, (35)

Insurance Agent

Kilmuir, Inverness

Janet Matheson, (18)

General Domestic servant

Stenscholl, Inverness

 

South Africa Biographical Index 1825 – 2005

This record notes that John Alexander Ross, born in Glasgow on 24 December 1884 (sic) (1883) and whose father’s name was ‘A. Ross’, a Banker, had arrived in the Orange River Colony in 1902 and was still there in 1908.

 

Highland News, Saturday 9 April 1910

Under the heading “KILMUIR -  OBITUARY”, the Highland News of 9 April 1910 carried the following:

 

“The other day the grave closed over the remains of Mrs Malcolm Ross, widow of Mr Malcolm Ross, West Coast Missionary, Kilmaluag. Three years ago Mr Ross died full of years and honour, and now his widow has passed away at the age of eighty-seven. She left six of a family, married with one exception, and all occupying responsible positions in life. Her eldest son, Lieutenant Archibald Ross, of the Glasgow Police Force, was chief mourner at the funeral. Mrs Ross was a native of Glenhinisdale, North Snizort, and was one of a race of Mathesons, several of whom displayed considerable ability. The late Reverend Dugald Matheson, Free Church minister, Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty, was her brother. Mrs Ross, like her husband, was a member of the Free Church. She was distinguished by a large hearted Christian charity and by a grace and  kindliness of manner which showed her to be a true gentlewoman. The Reverend Mr Macphail, parish minister, and the Reverend Mr Macdonald, United Free Church minister, Kilmuir, conducted the funeral service. A large concourse of people from Snizort and from all parts of Kilmuir assembled to testify their respect for the deceased and their sympathy with the family.”

 

Census of Scotland 1911

The following were living at 55 Smith Street, Govanhill, Glasgow on the night of the Census 1911.

 

Name & Age

Occupation

Place & County of Birth

Archibald Ross, (59)

Lieutenant of Police

Kilmuir, Inverness

Catherine Ross, (57))

Wife

Kiltearn, Ross

John Donald Ross, (20)

Son, Clerk, (Bank Apprentice)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire*

Catherine Isabella Ross, (17)

Daughter, Scholar

Glasgow, Lanarkshire*

Malcolm Ross, (15)

Son, Scholar

Glasgow, Lanarkshire*

 

The 1911 Census was the first where married woman. Were compelled to state how long they had been married, how many live births they had experienced and how many of those children were still alive at the date of the Census. Catherine Ross stated that she had been married 23 years, given birth to three children, all of whom, were still alive in 1911.

 

*By 1911, Kinning Park and Cathcart were part of Glasgow and that is probably why the places of birth of the children have changed from 1901.

 

Records of City of Glasgow Police, 1915

Archibald Ross retired on pension after 40 years’ service with the City of Glasgow Police on 28 February 1915 and his conduct was noted to have been “Exemplary”.

 

Register of Death in the District of Kilmorack in the County of Inverness

Archibald Ross, (77), retired Lieutenant of Police, married to Catherine Ross, died at Craigmore, Croyard Road, Beauly in the County of Inverness on 23 February 1929. His death was registered by his son Malcolm.

 

Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations & Inventories) 1876 – 1936

The above record records that:

“ROSS, Archibald, Police Lieutenant, retired, Craigmore, Croyard Road, Beauly, died 23 February 1929 at Beauly, testate. Confirmation Inverness, 5 April, to William Campbell, Manager, 2 Norham Street, Crossmyloof, Glasgow, Catherine Ross, Free Church Manse, Mount Vernon Avenue, Blairhill, Coatbridge, widow, and Donald John Matheson, Free Presbyterian Manse, Lairg, Sutherlandshire…”

 

Register of Death in the District of Coatbridge in the County of Lanark

Catherine Ross, (78),  Widow of Archibald Ross, Police Lieutenant, of 21 Mount Vernon Avenue, Coatbridge, died there on 15 January 1933. Her son, Malcolm Ross of 80 Rudgemead, Doxey, Staffordshire.

 

The End of the Story

According to a Family Tree on Ancestry, it is believed that John Alexander Ross died in New Zealand in 1961. His half-brother, John Donald Ross, also died in New Zealand in 1963. His half-brother, Malcolm Ross, died in Surrey, England on 1970 and his half-sister, Catherine Isabella Ross died in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire in 1978.

 

Please get in touch with the website if there are any errors or omissions in the chronological record above. Thank you.

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