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(About 1790-After 1866)
(About 1790-After 1855)
O'ROURKE, Patrick
(About 1815-Before 1854)
(About 1819-0008/1866)
(About 1850-)


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1. HODGE, Mary Gibson


  • Born: About 1850, Ireland
  • Marriage (1): HODGE, Mary Gibson on 30 Dec 1870 in The Manse, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1 2
  • Died: 3 April 1908 at 6.30 am, 226 Back Street, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland

   Cause of his death was influenza over 2 months and acute bronchitis over 1 month.3

   Another name for James was RORK, James.1

  General Notes:

The 1881 census for Old Monkland recorded this family residing at Bells Land, Langloan. James Rourke, his wife Mary, and their five children lived there. James was Irish born and aged 31 years. He worked as a coal miner.

When he died in 1908, James' death certificate recorded him as a coal miner married to Mary Hodge. His recorded age at death was 58 years. Both of his parents were deceased. 3

  Medical Notes:

J. L. White MB CM certified the causes of death.

M. O'Rourke, widow, who had been present, gave notice of her husband's death before the registrar, Gregor Grant, at Coatbridge on 3 April 1908. 3

  Noted events in his life were:

Census: UK, 1861, Bothwell Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was 13.

James married Mary Gibson HODGE, daughter of Thomas HODGE and Christina Smith BLACKWOOD, on 30 Dec 1870 in The Manse, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 2 (Mary Gibson HODGE was born on 16 Jun 1852 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland 1, baptised on 11 Jul 1852 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland 1 and died after 3 Apr 1908 3.)

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage was celebrated after banns, according to the forms of the Church of Scotland. The minister was P. Cameron Black, minister of Old Monkland.

James Rork, who made his X mark, was an unmarried man of 21 years, of Brown Square, Langloan. He worked as a coal miner. Both of his parents were deceased.

Mary Hodges was also unmarried and was aged 18 years. She too was of Langloan. Both of her parents were alive.

The witnesses were John Lindsay and Jane Morris. The marriage was registered on 2 January 1871 at Coatbridge, James Mitchell being the registrar. 1 2



2 GRO Scotland, marriage certificate RDS Old Monkland Mid 1870 No 4.

3 (, Coatbridge 1908.

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