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SHEARER, William
(About 1780-)
(About 1780-)
McDAD, Thomas
(About 1790-)
RENKIN, Elizabeth
(About 1795-)
(1815-About 1880)
McDEDD, Agnes
(About 1837-1907)


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1. SHEARER, Agnes Fleming

SHEARER, John 1 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: About 1837, Chapelhall, Bothwell Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 2 3 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): SHEARER, Agnes Fleming on 25 August 1879 in Holytown manse, Bothwell parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1 2
  • Died: 27 July 1907, Chapelhall, Bothwell Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 6

  General Notes:

On 14 June 1906 John Shearer was registered to claim relief in the Register of Other Parish Poor, with settlement by Bothwell parish, Lanarkshire, Poor Law authorities. John's age was noted as 70 years and he lived at Lamont's Land Chapelhall, the village where he was born. John was granted three shillings per week, as he was wholly disabled, that is unable to work, because of an irregularity of his heart action. By occupation he was a labourer, married and Protestant. His parents, John Shearer, a labourer, and Agnes McDade, were both deceased. His wife was Agnes Weir, and details about her life and that of his children, Elizabeth, John, Marion and Gavin were noted. John was recorded as having died on 27 July 1907.

In the 1912 marriage certificate of his son Gavin, John Shearer was recorded as "Furnaceman (Decd)". 6 7

John married Agnes Fleming SHEARER, daughter of William WEIR and Annie STRANG, on 25 August 1879 in Holytown manse, Bothwell parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 2 (Agnes Fleming SHEARER was born about 1844 in Chapelhall, Bothwell Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 2 6 and died on 10 February 1930 in Chapelhall, Bothwell Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 6.)

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage took place after banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland. John Wilkie, Minister of Holytown, married the couple. William A. Notman and Annie Anderson were witnesses.

John Shearer, of Chapelhall, was a blastfurnace-keeper. He was single and aged 41 years.

Agnes Wier (sic) was a widow aged 34 years. She too was of Chapelhall.

The marriage was registered at Holytown on 29 August 1879. 2


1 GRO Scotland, Index of Marriages.

2 GRO Scotland, Holytown district Lanarkshire Marriages 1879.

3 1861 UK census, Bothwell parish Hamilton; ED: 13; Page: 4.

4 1851 UK census, Holytown Bothwell parish Lanarkshire 625/23/1.

5 1871 UK census, Bothwell parish Lanarkshire; ED: 13; Page: 6.

6, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, Poor Law Applications and Registers, 1849-1917.

7 GRO Scotland, Middle District of Shotts Lanarkshire Marriages 1912.

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