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This set of pages is in two parts linked by this contents page. Please note that the site is currently in process of being restructured. This is the 'old' table of contents and gives access to most of the material on the site: as items are updated on a new template, they will be linked from my 'new' table of contents at table-of-contents.html and accessed by my new 'welcome' page. There are already some very new things there, particularly about the Brown Weavers of Glasgow, so please do go and look for them!
So, for new things you'll need to click on these links above to get the new ToC. And, if you're on one of the old pages and click to return to the index, it will take you to the 'new' index and there is a link back to here from there. (Bear with me and we'll get there in the end...)
So here is a beginning, and some developments from it... please check back for more material, over time. And please remember that the original material I wrote was, initially, a paper for post-graduate credit. I hope that you, the readers, may find it useful, persist with reading it, and contribute your comments and, hopefully, further information... you can email me at jenny'AT'wyrdswell.co.uk.
Farmers and craftspeople: the move to industrialisation
New and expanded material since initial writing of the paper.
Copyright © J. Blain 2005-2015
- My mother's family: Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge, the lines of her grandmother Marion Fisher
- My mother's family: The Cassidys and the Lynch family: Ireland to Dundee and Glasgow
- My father's family: Blains in Wigtownshire and Greenock
- Blains in 19th century Wigtownshire and the move to Greenock
- Blain Farmers in Wigtownshire
My father's family: Knaggs, Mushet and Gorrie lines
- the Knaggs and McLachlans
- James Mushet and Helen Gorrie
- Mushets in Ayrshire and Perthshire
- Perthshire Gorrie connections
My father's family: From the Forth to the Clyde: Philip and Bell A speculative link - not mine but retained for interest; Cunningham and Couts in Edinburgh (various files are linked from an index page here) My father's family: tree pages of the ancestors of my grandfather Peter Blain, some of this speculative.
References for the above sections are given on the page where they occur.
Artisans in Industrial Scotland
The original paper with some corrections
Initially submitted to the Advanced Seminar on the Family, January 1988.
Copyright © J. Blain 1988, 2005, 2008Introductory note and acknowledgements
I My mother's family
- Janet Lynch, her parents and siblings and their home life
- The Pendleburys and Fishers
- The Lynch family
II My father's family
- William Blain and his parents and siblings
- The Knaggs line
- The Blain family
III From Glasgow to Dundee: my mother's story
IV Industrialisation and Change
Footnotes (were separate in the original, but are here included with each page)
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