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William Miller

M, #443, b. 21 July 1861, d. 8 February 1946
7 June 1911 Golden Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher
8 June 1921 Diamond Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher
  • Occupation*: William was Powerloom Tenter (engineer.)
  • (Child) Birth*: He was born on 21 July 1861 at Louden's Alley, Hawkhill, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; Extract of an entry in the Register of Births, ref 953; William Miller; 1861, July Twenty first 4h 45m pm, Louden's Alley, Hawkhill, Dundee; parents James Miller warper and Janet Miller ms Milne; marriage 1845 December 29th, Dundee; signed James Miller, father present; registered 1861 July 23rd, Dundee, signed Peter Smith asst registrar, initialled A L.1
  • He was the son of James Miller and Janet Milne.
  • Church Records*: William Miller was recorded in Tay Square Church 1876 Communicants record book : First Time April 1882 in April 1882 at 166 Scouringburn, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland.2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Marion McKenzie Conway, daughter of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher, on 21 December 1883 at 4 Rosebank Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; 1883 on the 21st day of December at 4 Rosebank Street, Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland, William Miller powerloom tenter bachelor, aged 22, 166 Scouringburn Dundee, parents James Miller flax warehouseman (dec), Janet Miller ms Mill; Marion McKenzie Conway jute weaver spinster, aged 21, 4 Rosebank Street Dundee, parents James Conway bakers van driver, Agnes Conway ms Fisher; signed Wm Forwell minister Blochaim Free Church, William Conway, Jessie Miller witnesses; registered 1883 December 25th at Dundee Thomas Scott assistant registrar, initialled DS.3
  • (Informant) Birth: William Miller registered the birth of Agnes Fisher Miller on 12 November 1884 at 134 Blackness Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1884 births in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 930; Agnes Fisher Miller, 1884 November Twelfth 5h 45m am 134 Blackness Road, female parents William Miller jute powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway, m 1883 December 21st Dundee; signed William Miller father present; registered 1884 November 26th at Dundee Jas Young registrar.4
  • (Informant) Birth: William Miller registered the birth of Jessie Milne Miller on 7 January 1887 at 159 Scouringburn, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1887 births in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee; #41; Jessie Milne Miller, 1887 January seventh 4h 0m am 159 Scouringburn Dundee; f, parents William Miller powerloom tenter Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway, m 1883 December 21 Dundee; signed William Miller father present; registered 1887 Janurray 19th at Dundee Jas Anderson registrar.5
  • Photograph*: William Miller is in this photograph taken circa 1890.6
  • (Informant) Birth: He registered the birth of Marion McKenzie Miller on 21 June 1890 at 159 Scouringburn, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1890 births in the district of St Mary in the burgh odf Dundee, ref 464; Marion McKenzie Miller, born 1890 June Twenty First at 8h 0m am at 159 Scouringburn Dundee, female, parents William Miller powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway who married 1888 December 21 at Dundee; signed William Milller father present, registered 1890 Jully 8th at Dundee signed Jas Anderson registrar.7
  • (Informant) Birth: William Miller registered the birth of Alexander Miller on 30 June 1893 at 16 Cleghorn Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1893 Births in the District of St Mary in the Burgh of Dundee #469; Alexander Miller, 1893 June Thirtieth 11h 30m PM 16 Cleghorn Street Dundee; Male; Father William Miller Powerloom Tenter; Mother Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway; Married 1883 December 21 Dundee; signed William Miller father present; 1893 July 17th at Dundee John Taylor Assist Registrar.8
  • (Informant) Death: William Miller registered the death of Alexander Miller on 4 September 1893 at 16 Cleghorn Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1893 Deaths in the District of St Mary in the Burgh of Dundee #551; Alexander Miller single, 1893 September Fourth 10h 20m PM 16 Cleghorn Street Dundee, Male aged 3 months, Father William Miller Powerloom Tenter, Mother Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway, Acute Intestinal Catarrh 4 days as certified by C S Young MBCS, signed William Miller father present, 1893 September 5th at Dundee John Taylor Assist Registrar initialled JA.9
  • (Witness) Birth: William Miller witnessed the birth of Alexander Miller on 6 May 1897 at 16 Cleghorn Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; Extract of an Entry in a Register of Births; District of St Mary in the Burgh of Dundee; #329; Alexander Miller; 1897 May Sixth 11h 0m AM 16 Cleghorn Street Dundee; Male; Father William Miller Powerloom Tenter; Mother Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway; Married 1883 December 21st Dundee; signed William Miller father; 1897 May 19th at Dundee JHS Meek Assist Registrar initialled JA.10
  • (Informant) Birth: William Miller registered the birth of Lizzie Conway Miller on 5 May 1899 at 159 Scouringburn, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1899 births in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 325; Lizzie Conway Miller, 1899 May fifth 2h 0m am 159 Souringburn Dundee, female, parents William Miller powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway, m 1883 December 21st Dundee, signed Wm Miller father present, registered 1899 May 18th at Dundee Tho Meek registrar.11
  • (Witness) Marriage: William Miller witnessed the marriage of Robert Neill and Agnes Fisher Miller on Wednesday, 17 July 1907 at 132d Nethergate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1907 marriages in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 208; 1907 on the seventeenth day of July at 132d Nethergate Dundee after publicatoin according to the forms of the English Presyterian Church; signed Robert Neil watchmaker master bachelor, aged 24, residing 24 Thomson Street Dundee, parents John Neill watchmaker foreman and Catherine Carstairs Neill mss Corsar; signed Agnes Fisher Miller baker's saleswoman spinster, aged 22, residing 13 Rosefield Street Dundee; parents William Miller powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway; signed John Conway St Andrews Presbyterian Church Hammersmith London, signed George Whitton witness, Wm Miller witness, Marion Miller witness; registered 1907 July 18th at Dundee Thos Meek regsitrar.12
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: William Miller was present when James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher were celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary on 7 June 1911 at Mathers Hotel, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.13
    Mathers Hotel Dundee
  • Photograph*: William Miller and Marion McKenzie Conway are in this photograph taken say 1918 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland.6
  • (Informant) Death: William Miller registered the death of Marion McKenzie Conway on 15 February 1918 at 9 Forest Park Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; 1918 Deaths in the District of St Mary in the Burgh of Dundee #12a; Marion McKenzie Miller married to William Miller Jute Factory Overseer 1918 February Fifteenth 8h 45m AM 9 Forest Park Road Dundee Female aged 55 years Father James Conway Baker's Van Driver (retired) Mother Agnes Conway ms Fisher Malignant Disease of Liver as certified by H Buist MB signed William Miller widower present 1918 February 16th at Dundee JHS Meek registrar.14
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: William Miller was present when James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher were celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on 8 June 1921 at Masonic Hall, Cupar, Fife, Scotland.13
  • (Groom) Marriage*: William Miller married Ann Wilson on 21 July 1922 at 13 Dudhope Terrace, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1922 marriages in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 292; 1922 on the Twentyfirst day of July at 13 Dudhope Terrace Dundee after publication according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland; William Miller jute factory overseer widower aged 60, 11 Forest Park Road Dundee, James Miller flax warehouseman (dec), Janet Miller ms Mill (dec); Ann Wilson jute weaver spinster aged 46; 7 Mid Wynd Dundee; James Wilson carpet yarn warper (dec) Elizabeth Wilson ms Anderson (dec); signed James Weatherhead, BD minister of St Paul's UF Church Dundee, Alexander Miller 330 Perth Road Dundee, Mina Watson 7 Mid Wynd Dundee witnesses; registered 1922 July 22nd at Dundee, Alex Buchan registrar.15
  • (Informant) Death: William Miller registered the death of Ann Wilson on 19 October 1928 at 11 Forest Park Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1928 deaths in the district of St Mary & St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 331; Ann Miller married to William Miller jute factory overseer; 1928 October nineteenth 11 Forest Park Road Dundee; female aged 52 years; parents James Wilson yarn worker (dec) and Elizabeth Wilson ms Anderson (dec); pulmonary tuberculosis as cert by John Kinnear MD; signed William Miller widower present; registered 1928 October 20th at Dundee Thos Meek registrar.16
  • (Informant) Death: William Miller registered the death of Agnes Fisher Miller on 20 March 1934 at Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; Agnes Fisher Simpson widow of 1st Robert Neill watchmaker, 2nd David Simpson, school janitor; 1934 March twentieth 7h 10m pm Royal Infirmary (ur 11 Forest park Road) Dundee; f, 49 years; William Miller jute factory overseer (retired), Marion McKenzie Miller MS Conway (dec); pernicious anaemia as cert by Stanley F Soutar MBChB; signed William Miller father 11 Forest Park Road; registered 1934 March 21st at Dundee W H Phillip registrar.17
  • Photograph: William Miller is in this photograph taken in 1938.6
  • (Informant) Death: He registered the death of Marion McKenzie Miller on 18 January 1940 at Kings Cross Hospital, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1940 deaths in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 61; Marion Conway Miller home duties single; 1940 January Eighteenth 6h 0m am Kings Cross Hospital (ur 11 Forest Park Road) Dundee; female aged 49 years, parents William Miller jute weaving overseer retired and Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway (dec); arterio sclerosis, chronic venous congestion, chronic bronchitis, emphysema of lungs as cert by William M Jamieson MBChB; signed William Miller father 11 Forest Park Road; registered 1940 January 19th at Dundee R Howden assist registrar initialled WHP.18
  • (Deceased) Death*: William Miller died on 8 February 1946 at 132a Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, at age 84 1946 Deaths in the District of St Andrew in the Burgh of Dundee; # 131, William Miller Jute Mill Overseer (retired) widower of 1) Marion Conway 2) Annie Wilson, 1946 February 8th 4h 0m AM Maryfield Hospital Dundee (UR 132a Nethergate) Male aged 84 years Father James Miller Flax Warehouseman (deceased), Mother Janet Miller ms Mill (deceased) Senility, Cardiovascular Degeneration, Cardiac Failure as certified by Alexander M Mudie MBChB signed K N Miller daughter-in-law 25 Perth Road Dundee 1946 February 8th at Dundee Norman Steele.19
  • Burial*: He was buried after 8 February 1946 at Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.6
  • (Witness) Photograph: He is connected to this photograph taken in September 2017 at Tay Square Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, showing the remains of the building; along with Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson, Elizabeth Anderson Miller, James Milne Miller, Margaret Abercrombie Porter, Charles Milne Miller, Marion McKenzie Conway, James Miller, Janet Milne, Agnes Fisher Miller, Jessie Milne Miller, Marion McKenzie Miller, Alexander Miller, Lizzie Conway Miller, Margaret Ambrose Porter Miller, Kate Nicolson, Catherine Nicolson Miller, Hope Myra Conway Miller and Rhoda Nicolson Miller.20
    Tay Square photos taken Sept 2017 by AD

Census Events

Member of Household2 April 1871They was listed as a member of the household of James Miller and Janet Milne in the 1871 census at 18 Lowden's Alley, Liff & Benvie, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Miller, son, 9, scholar, Forfarshire Dundee; James Miller, head, married, 52, Warehouseman, Forfarshire Dundee; Janet Miller, wife, married, 48, Forfarshire Dundee.21
Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of James Miller and Janet Milne in the 1881 census at 166 Scouringburn, Liff & Benvie, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Miller, son, unmarried, aged 19, Tenter in Jute Factory, born Dundee Forfar; James Miller, head, married, aged 62, Warehouseman in Jute Factory, born Dundee Forfar, Janet Milne (Miller), wife, married, aged 57, Wife to Warehouseman, born Dundee Forfar.22,23
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household along with spouse Marion McKenzie Conway in the 1891 census at 159 Scouringburn, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Millar, head, married, aged 29, Jute Powerloom Tenter, employed, born Forfarshire Dundee; Marion Millar, wife, married, aged 28, born Ayrshire Troon; also in the household were Agnes Fisher Miller, Jessie Milne Miller and Marion McKenzie Miller.24
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household along with spouse Marion McKenzie Conway in the 1901 census at 149 Scouringburn, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Miller, head, married, aged 39, Foreman Jute Weaver, worker, born Forfarshire Dundee; Marion Miller, wife, married, aged 38, born Forfarshire Dundee [?]; also in the household were Agnes Fisher Miller, Marion McKenzie Miller, Alexander Miller, Lizzie Conway Miller and Margaret Ambrose Porter Miller.25
Head of Household31 March 1911He was listed as head of household along with spouse Marion McKenzie Conway in the 1911 census at 13 Rosefield Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Miller, head, 49, mar, foreman, jute weaving, worker, forfars Dundee; Marion, wife, 48, mar 27 years, 7 children born 5 still living, Ayrshire Troon; 3 rooms with windows, 6 people in household; also in the household were Jessie Milne Miller, Marion McKenzie Miller, Alexander Miller and Lizzie Conway Miller.26
Last Edited: 3 May 2018

Parents:

Father*: James Miller b. 23 May 1817, d. 14 Jun 1881
Mother*: Janet Milne b. 22 Dec 1823, d. 6 Jun 1896

Family:

Marion McKenzie Conway b. 12 Apr 1862, d. 15 Feb 1918
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Marion McKenzie Conway, daughter of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher, on 21 December 1883 at 4 Rosebank Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; 1883 on the 21st day of December at 4 Rosebank Street, Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland, William Miller powerloom tenter bachelor, aged 22, 166 Scouringburn Dundee, parents James Miller flax warehouseman (dec), Janet Miller ms Mill; Marion McKenzie Conway jute weaver spinster, aged 21, 4 Rosebank Street Dundee, parents James Conway bakers van driver, Agnes Conway ms Fisher; signed Wm Forwell minister Blochaim Free Church, William Conway, Jessie Miller witnesses; registered 1883 December 25th at Dundee Thomas Scott assistant registrar, initialled DS.3

Children:

Agnes Fisher Miller+ b. 12 Nov 1884, d. 20 Mar 1934
Jessie Milne Miller+ b. 7 Jan 1887, d. a 6 Jan 1957
Marion McKenzie Miller30 b. 21 Jun 1890, d. 18 Jan 1940
Alexander Miller b. 30 Jun 1893, d. 4 Sep 1893
Alexander Miller+ b. 6 May 1897, d. 20 Dec 1978
Lizzie Conway Miller+ b. 5 May 1899, d. 4 Jun 1976
Margaret Ambrose Porter Miller b. 10 Oct 1900, d. 12 Dec 1909
  • (Witness) Residence: William Miller lived; The Gazetteer of Scotland by W Chalmers, published in 1803 gives this description of the Parish of Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie : The united parishes are about 3 miles in length and nearly the same breadth. The surface rises with an easy ascent from the Tay, except towards the south west where it joins to the parish of Dundee. The higher ground forms a ridge, stretching obliquely in a direction from East to West, and behind is an extensive tract of muir, where there are some plantations, but no marks of cultivation. The muir is bounded by the water of the Dichty, which rises in the parish of Lundie, and runs south and east through the valley of Strathmartin. There are several villages, viz, Locheye, Millhouse, Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie: the latter is noted as the site of the first Christian church erected on the north side of the river Tay.
    The first Statistical Account of Scotland for the parish of “Liff and Bervie (sic)” written around 1792 by the then incumbent of the parish church, the Rev. Mr Thomas Constable, describes the parish in great detail. He states that the union of the parishes of Liff and Bervie happened in November 1758 and that Liff comprehended the old parishes of Logie and Invergowrie; both of which, as appears from the records of the kirk-session, were united to it before the middle of last century (which of course was sometime during the 17th century). From his descriptions, it seems that the amalgamated parish included parts of Lochee (written then as Locheye, although the pronunciation probably hasn’t changed) and Balgay Hill. Describing the land to the east of Balgay Hill he says it is either wholly planted or cultivated, and a low narrow dale, extending from thence westward through the village of Bervie …Along this agreeable exposure, are interspersed houses, trees, and fields in culture. Talking of the watercourses in the parish he describes the burn of Invergowrie, and here, in the months of March and April, sea-trout are sometimes found of 4lbs weight.
    Commenting on the population, the Rev Constable notes that in cases of marriage here, it often happens, that the man is far less advanced in life than the woman he marries. The former depends much on the experience of the latter, and generally too on the savings of her industry, to enable him to begin with some comfort a married life: This disparity of years happening on the side of the woman, must needs be a hinderance to population. And in a footnote he continues The register of baptisms … is not to be considered as giving an accurate account of the births in it. Children that are still-born, or die unbaptized are never mentioned in the public register; besides there are parents, who sometimes from neglect, and sometime from parsimony, do not insert in it their childrens’ names, and by Dissenters this duty is often omitted entirely. He is equally critical of the recording of deaths – particularly due to a perceived rivalry over mortcloths with the church at Logie in the neighbouring parish of Dundee!
    There then follows lengthy discourse on the state of the land, the methods employed in the agriculture of the time, the prices paid for horses for the plough and the numbers of “milch cows”. The areas described as Locheye and Milehouse (so called to mark the distance from Dundee) seems to have housed various manufacturers, mainly of the course linens, known from their breadth as “yard wides” and “three quarter wides”.
    Familiar place and road names pop up throughout the text – Pitalpin ; known then as Pitalpie or Pit of Alpin and ascribed to being the scene of a memorable engagement in the 9th century between the Picts and Scots in which the latter were routed and Alpin their king slain. Apparently the king’s head was transported to Abernethy for public viewing, but his body was buried at Pitalpie. On top of a small hill east of Pitalpie there was still visible a stone called the King’s Cross.
    The parochial school averaged 35 scholars, but it was noted that it was extremely difficult for the children to attend during the winter months as the roads were almost impassable. It appears that this was viewed by Mr Constable as a meagre school roll and he states the whole emoluments are too inconsiderable for a teacher of any merit or capacity. And he regarded the five private schools as for the most part indifferently taught. The poor did not seem the cause any major difficulty, seeming to have been provided for in the usual way from the income of the church from mortcloth hiring, proclamations of marriage, rents of a few seats in the church and collections at the church door.

    In the Second Statistical Account written in September 1842 by the Rev. George Addison, DD, minister of the parish of Liff and Benvie we find some clarification (and disagreement with the Gazetteer of earlier years – or maybe there were further boundary changes) of the extent of the parish. He admits that the lands of Logie, Balgay and Blackness are indeed part of the parish and that a considerable portion of the suburbs of Dundee to the west and north is built on these lands. But dismisses unreservedly the inhabitants of the parish of Logie … as … having, from time immemorial, been connected with Dundee, quoad spiritualia, it will not be necessary to take any further notice of this part of the united parish! He also notes that for nearly two centuries the minister of Dundee had received an annual payment of twelve bolls of barley … expressly for the sacraments and marriage to the heritors and inhabitants of the lands of Balgay and Logie, and the lands of Blackness. Mr Addison describes the parish as situated at the south-west corner of the county of Forfar, being bounded on the west by the parishes of Fowlis Easter and Longforgan (both in Perthshire) on the on the South, by the river Tay; on the east, by Dundee and the United parish of Mains and Strathmartine; and on the north, by the Dighty, a small river which divides it from the parishes of Auctherhouse and Lundie. The extent is about 6 miles from east to west, and 4 miles from north to south. … There is no river in the parish. … Near the village of Benvie is a spring strongly impregnated with iron. It was formerly in great repute as a tonic, and was applied externally in cutaneous disorders, but is now entirely neglected.
    There is tremendous discussion of the geology of the area, involving red and gray sandstone and a discovery of fossil organic remains in the den of Balruddery by Mr Webster, the proprietor. It is noted that there is nothing very peculiar or rare in the botany of this parish … but … the romantic dells and glens which abound in this neighbourhood are, in the season, richly clothed with the most beautiful plants and flowers.
    There are four mansion houses briefly described – the House of Gray (owned by the Rt Hon Lord Gray), Camperdown House (the Rt Hon Earl of Camperdown), the mansion house at Invergowrie (Alexander Clayhills, Esq) and Balruddery House (Robert Webster, Esq). Other land-owners are noted as Frederick Lewis Scrimgeour Wedderburn, Esq. of Wedderburn and Birkhill, William Henderson, Esq. Of Mylnefield, Mr Thomas Watson, Liff and Mr James Waddel.
    The population is discussed and from this it is apparent that some form of census was taken at irregular intervals from the middle eighteenth century, if not earlier. Genealogists are aware of nation-wide 10-yearly censuses taken from 1801, but are advised that the first one of any real benefit to them is the 1841 census. But it is interesting to read that the wrangle over the village of Lochee continues … that village now being politically connected with Dundee, or within the Parliamentary boundary, the population at the last census (June 1841) was taken in connection with Dundee, and not with this parish. On that account, the precise amount of the inhabitants of Lochee is not known to me; but it cannot be under 3000 souls. Mr Addison, in his concern with the moral and secular welfare of the parish, notes that seven illegitimate children were born within the parish in the previous three years, but in most cases the parents married afterwards; that three of the patients in the Dundee Lunatic Asylum are parishioners, as is one in the care of a family at the expense of the kirk-session and five by their relations; and that a brother and sister are deaf and dumb. He generously states that the character of the people is by and large peaceable and industrious, and, with a few marked exceptions, sober.
    As to manufacture – Within the last sixteen or seventeen years, three spinning mills have been erected in the village of Lochee, and one at Denmiln, in the parish. Whatever advantages may accrue from these establishments, they have a very unfortunate effect on the morals and pauperism of the community. The chief, if not sole, product was coarse linen, principally for exportation, which had supplanted the weaving of household linen. Hand-spinning was almost obsolete. Many employed in the spinning and weaving found they had to supplement their income with agricultural employment when they could get it, mainly in spring and at the harvest time. Addison estimates that around 2000 folk in Lochee were employed in manufacture at this time and comments … The depressed state of the linen trade, for some time past, has been severely felt by the operatives in this quarter. Many families have, in consequence, been brought to a state of indigence and destitution. But he states elsewhere … At Bullion, near Invergowrie, an extensive work for bleaching and dying yarn and cloth has lately been established. The necessary erections have been made with great care, and at considerable expense. There is on the premises a water-wheel of 14 horses’ power, and a steam-engine of 6. A gasometer has been fitted up solely for the use of the work.
    For the farmers, trade was brisk with near-by Dundee. Weavers and the like were persuaded by low feus to take up Mr Wedderburn of Birkhill’s offer of small portions of land on the turnpike road to Meigle and Coupar-Angus giving them a convenient location for their trade.
    In about 1830, at last the parochial school was moved to a far better, but undisclosed, location (the writer assumes all readers will know where it is (the present spot)!) but it was recognised that having the school at Denmiln was most inconvenient and almost inaccessible in winter. Another school was built, in the questionable Lochee, in 1837. The year before the Account was written, a “school of industry” for young females was initiated under the patronage of Countess of Camperdown. In total, about 500 children were receiving education of some sort in the parish at this time.
    Mr Addison describes his concern over the steep rise in pauperism, with the need in 1841 to recourse to a legal method of assessment. Including the upkeep of the inmates of the Lunatic Asylum and the fatherless babies, he indicates that 49 folk required some sort of aid, with an average of 7 shillings per head per month spent. He is critical of the apparent money-grubbing attitude that prevailed, and in particular, the difficulty of bringing absent fathers to account – nothing in this world is new!
    His last comments support the recurring theme of “bad Lochee”! The number of public-houses in the parish of Liff proper is four, situated generally at considerable distances from each other. In Lochee there are at least twelve, including shops where spirits are sold, both in and out of doors. Poor old degenerate Lochee!27,28,29

Citations

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  7. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Birth 1890 Dundee St Mary ref 464 image held [Jul 2004].
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  13. [S4] James Conway - Agnes McKenzie Fisher, Autograph Book, 7 Jun 1911 & 1921, PC Carson, 2 Gillburn Road, Dundee, Scotland, Golden Wedding & Diamond Wedding Autograph Book.
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  19. [S50] Unknown subject General Record Office of Scotland, GROS Statutory death 1946 St Andrew Dundee, ref 131 [Jun 2004].
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  25. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, 1901 Census 282/02 012/000 025 and 026 St Mary Dundee
    149 Scouringburn, Dundee.
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  30. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, 1891 Census 282/02 021/000 004 St Mary
    159 Scouringburn, Dundee
    William Millar, head, married, aged 29, Jute Powerloom Tenter, employed, born Forfarshire Dundee
    Marion Millar, wife, married, aged 28, born Ayrshire Troon
    Agnes Millar, daughter, aged 6, scholar, born Forfarshire Dundee
    Jessie Millar, daughter, aged 4, born Forfarshire Dundee
    Marion Millar, daughter, aged 9 months, born Forfarshire Dundee.