I spent this weekend in Dundee. The main purpose of the trip was not family history but since we were there anyway it was much too good an opportunity to miss. I don't have strong family connections to Dundee in that none of my family were born or raised there but it is in Dundee, … Continue reading Family History Field Trip
My grandfather Hugh Brawley died on 4 May 1968 when he was 69 years old. He died at his home address at 32 Crindledyke Crescent, Newmains where he lived with his wife of 48 years, Catherine Cosgrove. His death record shows that he was a retired crane driver. He is buried in Cambusnethan Cemetery. Hugh … Continue reading Died On This Day – Hugh Brawley 1899-1968
Births , deaths and marriage records as well as the census records are probably my main sources of information relating to my family tree. They provide me with the names and dates I need but they don't give me any indication of the type of people my ancestors were. Newspapers are a fabulous source of … Continue reading A Bad Day In Court – September 1891
Catherine Cosgrove was my granny Brawley. She's my mother's mother and the only one of my grandparents still alive when I was born. She was born in Glasgow on 16 July 1900 to Patrick Cosgrove, a labourer, and Sarah Helferty. Patrick was born in Ireland as was Sarah's mother. Catherine was Patrick and Sarah's only … Continue reading My Granny – Catherine Cosgrove 1900-1975
I've recently renewed my subscription to the British Newspaper Archive and today I discovered this article from the Hamilton Herald and Lanarkshire Weekly News dated Friday 20 February 1891. Patrick Cosgrove was my great grandfather. His daughter, Catherine, was my maternal granny. He and Edward Cooper were both born in Ireland but were raised in … Continue reading A Falling Out?