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Marsilla, Elderslie, Renfrew


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I'm trying to find what 'Marsilla' is in Elderslie. It appears with single quotes when you google it as if it is the name of a house or something and not the name of a street.

My ref is a place of death in 1907.


Hi Dave

You may well be correct on the 'house' thought, but there appears to be businesses operating from it, so it may be an office complex, there is also a house, Helena.

Source, Paisley Directory and General Advertiser 1902/3:
Galbraith, Charles, Wine and Spirit Merchant, 64 and 65 George Street and 19 Maxwellton Street - house Marsilla, Craw Road.

Forrest, William & son, Chemical Manufacturer, Burnbank, Chain Road; Telephone No. 178; Telegrams, "Forrest, Elderslie".

PDGA 1906/7:
Lang, A.B, at H. Noble & son; house Marsilla, Elderslie.

Lang, John, jun., Wine and Spirit Merchant, 20 Broomlands - ho. Marsilla, Elderslie Road, Elderslie.

Source, Slaters' 1907:
Galbraith, Charles, Marsilla, Craw Road, Paisley.

Slaters' 1911:
Forrest, Wm., Marsilla, Ederslie, Johnstone.

Hope there is something here to help.

Hello Geoff,

Spot on. :biggrin: Thanks.

Registration Number: 573/1
Registration district: Paisley
Civil parish: Paisley
County: Renfrewshire
Address: 27 Broomlands
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 98
Line: 5
Roll: CSSCT1901_204
Household Members: Name Age
LANG John head 37 Rothesay, Buteshire, Spirit Merchant
LANG Jessie wife 1862 age 39 England
LANG John son 1888 age 13 Paisley, Renfrewshire
LANG Archd son 1889 age 12 Paisley, Renfrewshire
LANG Jas son 1893 age 8 Paisley, Renfrewshire

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1907 Deaths in the Distrtict of Johnstone and Elderslie in the County of Renfrew
No. 112 Jessie Lang (married to John Lang Spirit Merchant) - 1907 June Twenty-seventh 5h. 15m. P.M. Marsilla Elderslie - F - 45 years - Thomas Blackley Iron Moulder Janet Blackley M.S. Neil (Deceased) - Cancer 8 months as cert. by John Holms M.D. - John Lang, Jr. Widower (Present) - 1907 June 28th at Johnstone Wm. G. Fleming Registrar

Death 1908 John LANG Elderslie, Renfrew Age 44