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Adam McNAUGHTON & Catherine BLACKLEY Marriage


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1864 Marriages in the Parish of High Church in the Burgh of Paisley
No. 93 - 1864 On the Fourteenth Day of October at 57 Broomlands Street Paisley
After Banns according to the forms of the United Presbyterian Church
[Signed] Adam McNaughton Teacher of English Bachelor - 25 - Newarthill Bothwell - Adam McNaughton Carpet Weaver Elizabeth McNaughton M.S. McLean -
[Signed] Catherine Blackley - Spinster - 24 - Newarthill Bothwell - John Blackley (Deceased) Isabella Blackley M.S. McGuire -
[Signed] Jno. Brown Minister
[Signed] Wm. McNaughton Witness, Ann Blackley Witness
1864 October 16th at Paisley Denis ? Hearn ? Registrar
Notation in left margin: Divorce 8 188 ?

Dundee Courier - 4 July 1898
Lord Low heard evidence in an action for divorce by Catherine Blackley or McNaughton, residing at 23 Broomlands Street, Paisley, against her husband, Adam McNaughton, sometime residing at Newarthill, Bothwell, now in America. The action was undefended. The pursuer said she was married to the defender in October, 1864. No children had been born of the marriage. Her husband was a schoolmaster. He was not in very good circumstances. He discovered he had got into debt. He left her in the spring of 1865 and went to America. He had written to her, but had not sent her money to take her out, as he promised. She had supported herself by dressmaking. She was led to believed that her husband was alive. She had received a certificate from the chief of police at Norwood, Connecticut, to the effect that he was living there, and was married and had four children. A witness, when asked if the defender could not keep himself. Asked if he was steady, the witness said he was steady at some things; he was steady in frequenting singing saloons and the like, but he did not think he was steady at work. Decree was given.

Newspaper date 1898. It looks like Divorce 8 188. ? Last figure can't be clearly seen.

So far I can't find the registrar when I google.


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