The 1881 census for Cleland, in the western district of Shotts parish, recorded Thomas Curran as head of a household living at 4 Omoa Square. Thomas was a coal miner by occupation. He had been born in Ireland, and was recorded as 35 years of age.
Thomas married Mary Jane LAMONT, daughter of Daniel LAMOND and Catherine DARROCH, on 12 February 1872 in RC Chapel, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland. (Mary Jane LAMONT was born in 1845 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1 2.)
The marriage was celebrated, after banns, according to the rites and forms of the Roman Catholic Church. The priest was Father James Gilmour RCC in Wishaw. The witnesses were Edward Rourke, who made his X mark, and Mary Martin.
1 1881 UK census, Shotts west district 655/3 en d 1 4 Omoa Square.
2 GRO Scotland, Marriages Cambusnethan 1872 628 12 February.
3 ancestry.co.uk, Cairney Family Tree owner: mamhtown.
4 GRO Scotland, Marriage 655/3 No 6 West Dist. Shotts 1901.
GRO Scotland, Births Western District of Shotts 655/3 no 23 1882.