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(About 1820-Before 1869)
McLAUCHLAN, Margaret
(About 1820-Before 1869)
McGUNNIGAL, James (DNA Linked)
HARKEN, Margaret (DNA Linked)
O'DONNEL, Margaret


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1. WELDON, Patrick

O'DONNEL, Margaret 1

  • Born: 12 June 1878, Chapelhall, Bothwell Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 2
  • Marriage (1): WELDON, Patrick on 12 July 1907 in RC Church, Craigneuk, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Died: 14 January 1919 at 11.00 am, 13 Belhaven Buildings, Craigneuk, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland

   Cause of her death was asthmatic bronchitis and heart failure.

   Other names for Margaret were DONNELLY, Maggie, DONNELLY, Margaret, O'DONALD, Maggie,3 O'DONNELL, Margaret,4 WELDON, Maggie and WELDON, Margaret.

  General Notes:

Maggie O'Donald was recorded, by the 1881 census, living at Penman's Land, Biggar Road, in Bothwell parish, the parish where she had been born. She was just 2 years old.

Margaret was recorded by the 1891 census living with her brother, John, and her sister, Mary, in High Rows, Chapelhall. She was aged 12 years and had been born in Bothwell parish..

The 1901 census recorded Maggie and her sister, Mary, living with their mother, Mary, and step father, John McGinley, at 53 Omoa Square, Cleland, in the parish of Shotts. Maggie was single and her age was recorded as 22 years. She was a brick work girl by occupation. Her birthplace was noted as Airdrie.

When Margaret died in 1919 she was recorded as married to Patrick Weldon coal miner. Her age at death was noted as 38 years. Her father was deceased. 1 3 4

  Medical Notes:

Patrick Weldon, widower, who had been present where Margaret's death occurred, gave notice before the registar at Motherwell on 15 January 1919.

Margaret married Patrick WELDON, son of Patrick WELDON and Mary SWIFT, on 12 July 1907 in RC Church, Craigneuk, Lanarkshire, Scotland. (Patrick WELDON was born in 1876 and died 28 April 1926 at 7.30 pm in 13 Belhaven Buildings, Craigneuk, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland.). The cause of his death was pneumonia and cardiac failure.

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage was celebrated, after banns, according to the rites and forms of the Roman Catholic Church. The witnesses were Bernard Breadly and Mary McAvoy.

Patrick Weldon was an unmarried man, of 30 years of age, who worked as a coal miner. His address was noted as Hyndfield Row, Chapelhall. Both of his parents were deceased.

Maggie Donnelly was unmarried too, and was aged 28 years. Her address was 44 United Buildings, Craigneuk. By occupation she was a brickburner. Her mother was still living, but her father was dead.

The marriage was registered in Dalziel parish on 15 July 1907, George Sneddon registrar signing.


1 1891 UK Census, Shotts parish Chapelhall High Rows page 12.

2 Poor Law records, General Register of Poor: Parish of Bothwell Lanarkshire page 691.

3 1881 UK census, Bothwell parish 625-2 en d 13 page 15 Penman's Land Biggar Road.

4 1901 UK Census, Shotts parish 655/3 en d 1 page 12 53 Omoa Square Cleland.

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