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John Paul Glen, born 10 Oct 1803 in Glasgow.

A Surgeon, John P. Glen was named as an executor in father's will.

John Paul Glen married Janet Cairney on 22 June 1837 in Glasgow. It would seem that six months after they were betrothed, on 8 January 1838, the bride and groom entered into a Post Nuptial Contract of Marriage.

For the census of 1841 the couple were recorded at Gallowgate Court, Glasgow.

1841 Census (7th June) Glasgow (644/1) Book 11/01 Page 137

Gallowgate Court, Outer High or St Pauls, Glasgow.

Name

Age

Occupation

Born in County
John Glen 38 Surgeon Yes
Janet Glen 33   Yes
Jean White 19   No

John Paul Glen died on 28 February 1843 in Glasgow, as stated in the inventory on his estate, which was valued at 185 13 shillings. This included a figure of 25 17 shillings and 10 pence being what was deemed recoverable from debts owed to him totalling 50 15 shillings and 9 pence. This was made up from a long list of indiviuals that one assumes were patients. It is believed the couple had no children.

Helen Glen, born 16 Jun 1805 in Glasgow.

Helen Glen married William Elliot son of John Elliot and Margaret Cowan on 15 Sep 1829 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. William was born about 1799 in St Quivox. (For further details of John Elliot and Margaret Cowan and their children - See Appendix F.) William Elliot was an executor in Alexander Glen's will. Helen and William had the following known children:

William Elliot was originally one of the drivers of the Ayr and Glasgow Coach but by 1841 he was being recorded as a vintner at the "Burns Tavern" at 114 Trongate. This is just up the road from where his future brother in law Alexander Williamson was to run the King's Arm's a couple of years on. Intriguingly William has a "Female Servant" working for him called Isabella Williamson, aged 20 and born in Lanarkshire, and in the drinking establishment "next door" at 116 Trongate there is a waiter called Alexander Williamson, aged 24 and born in Lanarkshire. Is the Alexander Williamson "our" Alexander and is Isabella a sister we currently have not identified?

1841 Census (7th. June) Glasgow (644-1) Book 156/1 Page 14

114 Trongate, Glasgow

Name Age Occupation Where Born
William Elliot 40 Vintner No
Helen Elliot 30   No
John Elliot 9   Yes
William Elliot 5   Yes
Jane Elliot 1   Yes
Isobella Williamson 20 Female Servant Yes
Janet Leslie 15 Female Servant Yes
Ann Gardner 20 Female Servant Yes

In 1851 he was stil the landlord of the "Burns Tavern" at 114 Trongate, just up the road from his brother in law Alexander Williamson at the King's Arm's.

1851 Census (31st March) St Davids, Glasgow (644-1) Book 2 Page 16

114 Trongate, St Davids, Glasgow.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Elliot Head 50 Innkeeper St. Quivox, Ayrshire
Helen Elliot Wife 45   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John G. Elliot Son 18 Ship's Broker's Clerk Glasgow, Lanarkshire
William Elliot Son 8 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Andrew Elliot Son 6 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
George Elliot Son 15 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Isabella McCorkindale Servant 20 General Servant Oban, Argyllshire
Elizabeth Drummond Servant 24 General Servant Cambuslang, Lanarksh
Isabella Gough Servant 18 General Servant Edinburgh, Midlothian

For this same census a Margaret Fleet was recorded next door to the Tavern. Margaret, a widow aged 64, born in Greenock, Renfrewshire was living with her daughter Mary Ann Fleet aged 14, born in Edinburgh, Midlothian. What is interesting about Margaret is her occupation which is listed as "Temperance Coffee House Keeper". One wonders at the relationship between the two establishements and there respective owners!

Sometime between this census and the death of Helen Glen on 27 Oct 1857 it would seem that the family moved to Troon, as it is there that Helen's death was recorded. William would seem to have moved to Troon to take up the tenancy of the Portland Arms Hotel in Troon. The Portland Arms still exists although now known as the The Anchorage Hotel, 149 Templehill, Troon. It is the oldest licensed premises in Troon, dating back to 1812 when it was an old coaching inn. It was named after the Duke of Portland. Interestingly although post dating William's tenancy it was at the Portland Arms, on the 16th March 1878, that the Troon Golf Club (Royal Troon as it is known today) was formed.

Sadly on 25 Dec 1860 William also died. His death however was slightly more sensational as he was hit by a train near Prestwick Railway Station. The circumstances of his death were reported in the Ayr Advertiser of the time. Considering the time of year, Christmas day, and his occupation, one cannot help wondering if William was suffering from an excess of hospitality during his trip to Ayr?!

'Ayr Advertiser' 27th December

News Report

FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT. 0n Tuesday, Mr William Elliot, long known and much respected as one of the drivers of the Ayr and Glasgow Coach (before railways were invented), and recently the tenant of the Portland Arms,Troon, was in Ayr, and went to the Railway Station to go home. He missed the 5 p.m. train, and waited for the late train. When it arrived at Prestwick, for reasons which are not known, he left his seat, and was walking along the line, when he was overtaken by the coal train from Ayr to Hurlford, and dashed to the ground. The officials immediately, proceeded to the spot, and found him terribly mutilated and quite dead. He was conveyed to Ayr by, the down late train, and examined by Drs Dobbie and Craig; but life was quite extinct. The fingers were almost severed from the right hand, and the skull was fractured. A telegraphic message was despatched to Troon, informing: his friends of the melancholy accident, and later, same night, his son arrived in Ayr on the mournful errand of conveying home his parent's remains.

The Advertiser also carried a death notice.

Death Notice:

ELLIOTT.- Accidentally killed on the railway at Prestwick, on the 25th instant, Mr William Elliott, of the Portland Arms, Troon - much regretted by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

Alexander Glen, born 17 Mar 1807 in Glasgow.

Alexander firstly married Marjory MacFarlane on 12 August 1837 in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire. Alexander and Marjory had the following known children:

For the census of 1841 Alexander, a Plumber, was recorded with his wife Marjory and their son Robert on the south side of the High Street in Dumbarton.

1841 Census (7 June) Dumbarton (496) Book 1 Page 36

High Street, (Southside), Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

Name Age Occupation Born in County
Alexander Glen 30 Plumber No
Marjory Glen 25   No
Robert Glen 2   No
Grace Andrew 15   No

In 1851 Alexander was still in the High Street although his wife Marjory is not recorded and it would seem reasonable to assume that she died sometime after the birth of John Paul Glen and this census. Alexander is recorded as a Lead Merchant rather than a Plumber and recorded along with him were his three sons Robert Colquhoun, Alexander and John Paul. Also included was a servant Agnes Ford. Agnes Ford was the widow of David Ford. She was born Agnes Ford on 10 October 1829 in Dumbarton, the daughter of John Richmond and Grace Mitchell. Agnes married David Ford on 30 June 1849 in Dumbarton, although she had a daughter Grace by David Ford on 28 January 1849 five months prior. The baby was baptised on 16 July 1849 presumably sanctioned by the marriage a couple of weeks earlier. For this census the baby was recorded as a visitor with her grandparents who were also resident in the High Street of Dumbarton.

1851 Census (31 March) Dumbarton (496) Book 2 Page 16

High Street, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander Glen Head 38 Lead Merchant Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Robert Colquhoun Glen Son 14   Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire
Alexander Glen Son 8   Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire
John Paul Glen Son 5   Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire
Agnes Ford Servant 26 House Servant Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

 

For the census of 1861 Alexander was recorded as living at 19 Strathleven Place in Dumbarton along with his eldest son Robert and youngest son, John Paul. Also in this census is Agnes Ford his housekeeper from 1851 along with her daughter Grace Ford aged 12. Alexander was recorded as a House Proprietor.

 

1861 Census (8 April) Dumbarton (496) Book 7 Page 9

19 Strathleven Place, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander Glen Head 50 House Propretor Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Robert Colquhoun Glen Son 22 Ship ?Ferner? Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire
John Paul Glen Son 14 Scholar Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire
Agnes Ford Servant 36 Housekeeper Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire
Grace Ford Step daughter 12   Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

On 25 April 1864 at 54 West George Place in Glasgow, Alexander, aged 52, married Elizabeth McKechnie. Elizabeth, aged 28, of Rutherglen, was the daughter of Robert McKechnie, an Inn keeper, and Helen Muirhead. Alexander's was recorded as a House Proprietor with his parentage was confirmed as Alexander Glen, an Inn Keeper (deceased) and Margaret Paul (deceased). His son John Paul was one of the witnesses. Seven years later for the census of 1871 Alexander was still recorded as living at 19 Strathleven Place in Dumbarton along with his young wife Elizabeth and youngest son, John Paul, and recorded as a Retired Plumber.

1871 Census (3 April) Dumbarton (496) Book 10 Page 15

19 Strathleven Place, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander Glen Head 59 Retired Plumber Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Glen Wife 36   Drymen, Stirlingshire
John P Glen Son 24 General Law Clerk Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire
Janet Meier Servant 23 General Domestic Servant Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Alexander Glen died on 4 Apr 1876 in 19 Strathleven Plave, Dumbarton. He was recorded as firstly married to Marjory McFarlane and secondly to Elizabeth McKechnie, with again his parentage confirmed as Alexander Glen, a Spirit Merchant (deceased) and Margaret Paul (deceased). The informant was John Paul Glen, his son.

Margaret Glen, born 31 Mar 1809 in Glasgow.

Margaret married Peter McMaster, a baker, on 5 Aug 1832 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Margaret is identified in her father's will as the widow of Peter McMaster, baker, which means Peter almost certainly died between 1835 and 1840. Margaret and Peter had three known children:

1841 Census (7th June) Glasgow (644/1) Book 21. Page 7.

The Old Boot Tavern, 78 Saltmarket, Glasgow.

Name

Age

Occupation

Born in County

Margaret Glen

60

Vintner

Yes

Margaret Glen (McMaster)

25

  Yes

William Glen

20

  Yes

Jane Glen

15

  Yes

Andrew Glen

10

Apprentice Plumber

Yes

James McMaster

4

Grandson

Yes

James appeared in the 1851 census in th household of his Uncle Alexander Williamson, husband of his mother's sister, Jane Glen. He was recorded as aged "15",  "Nephew" and a "Wright Joiner" born in "Govan, Renfrewshire". No obvious record of his mother can be found for the same census. Possibly remarried or died? Nothing further is known of Margaret or James.

Robert Glen, born 1 Jul 1812 in Glasgow.

Glazier identified in father's will. Nothing more currently known.

William Glen, born 16 Oct 1814 in Glasgow.

William probably died in infancy.

William Glen, born 15 Aug 1816 in Glasgow.

Idenfified in his father's will as a plumber. With his mother for the 1841 census.

There is a record in the Old parish Register for Barony, Glasgow of a "William Glen, Plumber, Anderston" marrying a Helen McGuire on 2 February 1843 which one would assume is one and the same as William Glen, son of Alexander Glen and Margaret Paul. The marriage was oficiated over by the Reverend James Gibson of the Kingston quod sacra Church & Parish.

For the census of 1851 it would seem that William was resident at 14 Frederick Lane, St Davids, Glasgow with is wife Helen. He is recorded as a Spirit Dealer's Salesman and there are no children recorded in the household.

1851 Census (31st March) St Davids, Glasgow (644-1) Book 17 Page 13

16 Dempster Street, St Davids, Glasgow.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Glen Head 34 Spirit Dealer's Salesman Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Hellen Glen Wife 26    Glasgow, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1861 William and Hellen were recorded as resident at 14 Frederick Lane, St Davids, Glasgow. Again there are no children recorded in the household. In this census Hellen is recorded as born in Ireland. With the maiden name McGuire this would seem not unlikely.

1861 Census (8 April)  St Davids, Glasgow (644-1) Book 16 Page 2

14 Frederick Lane, St Davids, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Glen Head 43 Plumber Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Hellen Glen Wife 35    Ireland

No other records have been found of the couple in Scotland.  Nothing more currently known.

George Glen, born 7 May 1818, in Glasgow.

Identified in his father's will as a Bricklayer. Almost certainly one and the same as the George Glen, bricklayer, at Surry Street, Gorbals, Glasgow for the 1841 census, as below, although the "not born in census county" is a bit odd. This George Glen married Agnes Robertson on 24th November 1836 in Glasgow and the birth of their daughter Margaret is recorded, also in Glasgow, in the following year on 28th September 1837.

1841 Census (7th June) Glasgow (644/1) Book 45 Folio 44 Page 7

Surrey Street, Gorbals, Glasgow.

Name

Age

Occupation

Born in County
George Glen 20 Bricklayer No
Agnes Glen 20   No
Margaret Glen 3   No

There is a record in the 1851 census of this self same family still in Gorbals  which lists George Glen as born in Glasgow which would seem to confirm him as "our" George Glen.

1851 Census (31st March) Glasgow (644/2) Book 55/02 Page 7 & 8

162 Main Street, Gorbals, Glasgow.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
George Glen Head 32 Brick Layer Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes Glen Wife 30 Brick Layer's Wife Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Margaret Glen Daughter 13   Glasgow, Lanarkshire

I have been unable to find any further records of George and his family in Scotland.

Nothing more currently known.

Jane Glen, born 13 Jun 1820 in Glasgow.

Next generation in Family History

Andrew Bowman Glen born 16 Sep 1822 in Glasgow

Mentioned in father's will with occupation as "Plumber".

With his mother for the 1841 census.

For the 1851 census what would seem to be Andrew was recorded lodging in Quay Street, Dumbarton, in the household of Helen Paxton, a 38 year old, widow. He was recorded as "Andrew Glen, Lodger, unmarried, aged 23, a plumber, born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire". Although the age is 5 years out, the trade and place of birth are correct.

For the 1861 census it is almost certainly himself who is listed at the Queens Hotel, Helensburgh, in the household of his brother-in-law, Alexander Williamson, recorded as "Andrew Glen, single, unmarried, aged 38, a Coachman, born in Lanarkshire"

Currently not identified in the 1871 census.

Andrew died on 5 Oct 1875 in East Clyde Street, Helensburgh. Andrew was identified in the death certificate as aged 52, single, working as a Gardener, the son of Alexander Glen, a Tavern Keeper, and Margaret Glen, maiden surname Paul, both deceased. The informant was Alexander Williamson, brother-in-law, who he may well have been employed by.