George Pringle b. Saracen St Glasgow 1877

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Lorna Allison
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George Pringle b. Saracen St Glasgow 1877

Post by Lorna Allison » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:54 pm

Hello Folks

A Good New Year to you all and success stories galore! I'm trying to fill out my knowledge on the family of John Pringle (the stalwart lad who survived Denny Poorhouse after his father was transported to Australia ). He went from farm servant to coal miner to Inspector of Cleansing in the Sanitary Dept of Glasgow's earliest days - not the nicest job in the world but his family were extremely proud of him and they repaid him by hauling themselves yet further up the ladder. Reading up on "the Sanitary" and "the Cleansing" it would appear that the term "Inspector" was a sight more hands on than would be thought of today. Considering the dunghills outside the tenements could reach first floor level . . . . . . . .

The one member of the family who escapes me is George Pringle b.18 Feb 1877 in Saracen St., Possilpark. He signed his father's DC in Glasgow in 1903 but I can find no trace of him in 1911 census in Scotland or England, neither can I trace a marriage reg or a Death reg for him. I have tried to find trace of him emigrating but am not good at that and have had no luck.

I wonder if someone could give me a suggestion of what trick I am missing - I would be grateful for any help as George has become rather a cause celebre over the last (rather long) while. I have tried using Pring* but nae luck.

Once again all the very best for 2018

Kind regards

Lorna
Researching:

PAUL: Lanarkshire;
TORRANCE: Lanarkshire
CROSGROVE: Ayrshire, Glasgow
ALLISON: Glasgow
PRICE: Monmouthshire
CURZON: Staffs, Monmouthshire
TAIT, HUME, MIDDLEMAS,: Roxburghshire
PRINGLE: Glasgow, Central Belt, Edinburgh

WilmaM
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Re: George Pringle b. Saracen St Glasgow 1877

Post by WilmaM » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:52 pm

What address does George give on his fathers DC?
that could help narrow things down a little.

I tried searching 1911 for a geoge ?rin* aged 30-40 and got a dozen Pringles scattered around the country.

And a very Happy New Year to you & yours too.

nelmit
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Re: George Pringle b. Saracen St Glasgow 1877

Post by nelmit » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:29 pm

He is still at 125 N John Street with his brother William in 1909.

It looks like William marries in 1909 then moves to Walton Street on the south side of Glasgow.

I'm not seeing a likely George after that. I see he was a foreman but do you know what the business was?

There is a death of a George Brown Pringle registered in 1913 have you looked at that? I know he didn't have the middle name of Brown at birth but I wonder if that might be worth a look.

Regards,
Annette

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Re: George Pringle b. Saracen St Glasgow 1877

Post by nelmit » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:20 pm

In 1910 it looks like there are 4 George Pringles living in Glasgow. There is one at Stanhope Street who gives his occupation as a Hoistman. He disappears from the valuation rolls in 1914 so I wonder if this is the one who died in 1913. The only thing putting me off is your George Pringle is transcribed as a Foreman in 1901.

A look at an old Glasgow map shows Stanhope Street is just a few streets away from N John Street.

Regards,
Annette

Lorna Allison
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Re: George Pringle b. Saracen St Glasgow 1877

Post by Lorna Allison » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:14 pm

Hello Wilma and Annette

Thanks so much for looking around for me. I did take up the suggestion of widening the wild card search and looked up Grindley and Pring with no joy.

I had already been into all the likely Pringle deaths with nearish ages. No luck - not even the George Brown which I was sure would be him as his mother's name was Ann Brown.

The Stanhope Street Brown had proved negative too also the Hoistman. The family lived in North Wallace Street and North John Street after Saracen Street (with their first child Margaret being born in Kilmarnock and father saying he is a coalminer, but I thought perhaps mother was staying with her parents for her first confinement).

George's address is not given for his mother's death but he does have his occupation down as Foreman Cleansing Dept. in the 1901 Census. I know from basckground reading that there was a terriffic lot of recording going on from the mid 1970s to early 1900s of the new and extremely active Sanitary Dept which had some oversight of the equally new Cleansing Dept so probably I just might find something at the Mitchell I suppose. That is a possibilty for a springtime day out.

The rest of the family did all gravitate to the south side of the city although Annie has remained out of sight. In 1901 she was a Mother's Help (presumably at home) and I reckon after her mother's death she could have moved anywhere so I haven't pursued her. Maybe she and George both emigrated together once family responsibilities ended. I have had that scenario already in two other unconnected branches of the tree.

I do appreciate your efforts on my behalf. Thanks again.

Lorna
Researching:

PAUL: Lanarkshire;
TORRANCE: Lanarkshire
CROSGROVE: Ayrshire, Glasgow
ALLISON: Glasgow
PRICE: Monmouthshire
CURZON: Staffs, Monmouthshire
TAIT, HUME, MIDDLEMAS,: Roxburghshire
PRINGLE: Glasgow, Central Belt, Edinburgh

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