19 Howard St

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19 Howard St

Post by cadmium » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:06 pm

One of the ancestors is listed as being married @

19 Howard St, Glasgow

A google search found another couple who had got married at 19 Howard St five years earlier - does anyone know if this was some kind of registry office, or simply a tenament home?

Cheers,

Miko

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Re: 19 Howard St

Post by nelmit » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:38 pm

mikokunsaki wrote:One of the ancestors is listed as being married @

19 Howard St, Glasgow

A google search found another couple who had got married at 19 Howard St five years earlier - does anyone know if this was some kind of registry office, or simply a tenament home?

Cheers,

Miko
In 1914 - 19 Howard Street held offices and warehouses. Can't see it changing much before 1919.

http://www.theglasgowstory.com/imagevie ... =TGSV10097

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Annette M

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Post by AndrewP » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:41 pm

Hi Miko,

I too have a 1922 marriage in my family tree at 19 Howard Street, Glasgow. My feeling is that this was probably a solicitor's office. The marriage was declared (I am guessing in front of the solicitor) and then registered by warrant of the Sheriff-substitute of Lanarkshire.

In my research I have a number of addresses where these declared marriages took place. My feeling is that they were all solicitor's offices. Some of them come up in more than one marriage.

All the best,

AndrewP

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Post by Rockford » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:45 pm

Hi Miko,

I also have a couple married at 19 Howard Street, in 1925 by Sheriff's Warrant. I don't think it could have been their home, as they both lived and worked in Alloa which is 30 plus miles NE of Glasgow.

It might have been some kind of meeting hall or hotel. The building may have been knocked down now, as the Somerfield supermarket has the address from 12-38 Howard Street.

I hope someone can answer you question, it's been puzzling me too!

Best wishes

Brian

Edited: Nelmit, if you look along the rows at number 19 on the valuation roll you posted the link to, the tenant at numbers 19 and 20 is listed as Kate Speirs, Registry Office Keeper!
SMITH - Luss/Lanarkshire
BURNSIDE - Londonderry/Lothian
SWEENEY - Donegal/Monklands
GILCHRIST - Lanark/Lothians/Peebles
HUNTER/GWYNNE - Monklands/Fife/Stirling
LOGIE/DUNLOP/YOUNG/THOMSON - Lothian

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Post by nelmit » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:52 pm

The Virtuall Mitchell shows some photographs of Howard Street through the decades.

The odd numbers (left hand side of the view looking east from Maxwell Street) haven't changed as much as the evens. There are still offices and shops there.

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Annette M

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Post by AndrewP » Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:01 pm

I looked at the 1913-1914 valuation roll and fouind 19 Howard Street let out as 9 offices, 2 warehouses and a workshop. The offices were let out to various agents and merchants, as follows.

[office] H C McCrea & Co Ltd
[office] Thomas Thornton MacKeith, tea merchant
[office] William B Burns, commission agent
[office] Walter Cowan, warehouseman
[office] William B Macfarlane, agent
[workshop] Dunlop & Sons, printers
[office] V Bernfeld, agent
[warehouse] Charles Faller, watchmaker
[warehouse] Bernard Newman, publisher
[office] Matthew Henry Dodd, commission agent
[office] The Scotish Commerce Coy.
[office] Scott's Central Agency


None of that lot are defined as solicitors, unless they are listed as agents (?)

All the best,

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Post by nelmit » Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:02 pm

Didn't notice her Brian. :lol:

She is entry number 19 & 20 on the schedule with offices at 9 Howard Street. Maybe she had moved by 1919. :lol:

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Post by Rockford » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:53 pm

nelmit wrote:Didn't notice her Brian. :lol:

She is entry number 19 & 20 on the schedule with offices at 9 Howard Street. Maybe she had moved by 1919. :lol:

Annette M
Oops! Read entry number as door number..... :oops: :roll:

Best wishes

Brian
SMITH - Luss/Lanarkshire
BURNSIDE - Londonderry/Lothian
SWEENEY - Donegal/Monklands
GILCHRIST - Lanark/Lothians/Peebles
HUNTER/GWYNNE - Monklands/Fife/Stirling
LOGIE/DUNLOP/YOUNG/THOMSON - Lothian

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Post by cadmium » Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:35 pm

Ahh, thanks! I've found out a bit more about the marriage and a registry office would seem likely - the missus was about five months pregnant when she marriage took place so I can see why they chose it instead of a church!

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howard st

Post by derekfrom france » Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:54 pm

hi it was still functioning in 1931 at this address as my gps were married there.cheers from france
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