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McGOWAN, James
(About 1830-After 1880)
O'NEILL, Helen
(About 1830-After 1880)
McGOWAN, Mary Ann
(About 1855-0015/1934)


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1. McGUNNIGALE, Michael Iron puddler & steel worker

McGOWAN, Mary Ann

  • Born: About 1855, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1
  • Marriage (1): McGUNNIGALE, Michael Iron puddler & steel worker on 23 November 1880 in Roman Catholic Chapel, Mossend, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Died: 17 May 1934 at 0.15 am, 85 Clydesdale Street, New Stevenson, Lanarkshire, Scotland

   Cause of her death was senility.

   Other names for Mary were McGONIGALE, Mary A,1 McGONNIGLE, Mary Ellen, McGOWAN, Mary Ellen, McGOWN, Mary Ann, McGUNIGALL, Mary Ann and McGUNNIGALE, Mary Ann.

  General Notes:

Mary A. McGonigale was recorded by the 1901 census for Holytown, Lanarkshire, living with her husband and five children in Clydesdale Buildings. She was recorded as 45 years old and born in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

When she died, Mary Ann was recorded in her death certificate as 'widow of Michael McGunnigale steel worker'. Her age was recorded as 79 years. Her usual residence was noted as 135 Newarthill Road, Carfin. Both of her parents were dead. 1

  Research Notes:


The word 'senility' used here does not seem to be used in its most obvious modern meaning. It means rather 'the weaknesses, frailties and debility of advanced age'.

  Medical Notes:

William C. Sharp MB ChB certified the cause of death.

MJ Hanning (unclear-may be Harvey), Mary Ann's grandson, who was present where her death occurred, gave notice of her death before Gil Hamilton, registrar, at Holytown on 17 May 1934.

Mary married Michael McGUNNIGALE Iron puddler & steel worker, son of Michael McGUNNIGALE Stone mason or farmer and Mary McNULTY, on 23 November 1880 in Roman Catholic Chapel, Mossend, Lanarkshire, Scotland. (Michael McGUNNIGALE Iron puddler & steel worker was born about 1855 in Ireland and died 10 December 1921 at 3.15 am in 100 Clydesdale, Holytown District, Lanarkshire, Scotland.). The cause of his death was acute pneumonia over 4 days.

  Marriage Notes:

Michael McGonigal and Mary Ann McGown (sic) were married after banns according to the rites and forms of the Roman Catholic Church by James Milne CC. The witnesses were Thomas McAnulty and Mary McCarthy.

Michael, who made his X mark, was a bachelor aged 23 years and was an iron puddler. His address was 20 Centre Street. His father was deceased.

Mary Ann, who made her X mark, was also unmarried and aged 24 years. Her address was 12 Centre Street. No employment was noted. Her parents were both living.

The marriage was registered at Bothwell parish on 27 November 1880, William McNab being the registrar.


1 GRO Edinburgh (2002), Holytown Lanarkshire, Clydesdale Buildings, Clydesdale Road.

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