Friday, 1 May 2015

On This Day - The Leslie Wedding

On this day in 1853 Patrick Leslie and Margaret Galligan, my 3x Great Grandparents were married in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They were both natives of Ireland, but had recently moved to the Tollcross area. The couple went on to have three children; Catherine, John and Charles.

The marriage entry.
This event was the first recorded mention of my Leslie family in Scotland.

Patrick, who was also known as Peter had three known siblings; Edward, Margaret and James

Peter died on 8 January 1896, ending his days in the notorious Barnhill Poorhouse, Glasgow, although sadly it appears no records survive of his stay there. He died of bronchitis. Margaret died on 10 February 1902 at St Joseph's Home for the Poor at Garngadhill, simply of 'debility'. The fact that the couple were both institutionalised speaks for how poor the family were. The couple were buried at Dalbeth Cemetery, in common ground.