16 December

Just one today: a Marshall descendant who brings an unusual occupation to my family tree as she married a lace curtain manufacturer.

16 December 1863
Birth of Marion Hughes Jardine at Galston, Ayrshire, daughter of Francis Russell Jardine and Marion Craig Marshall, and granddaughter of my ggg ucle Alexander Marshall and Christina Wallace. Marion’s father was a labourer at the colliery in Galston in 1871, and in 1881 Marion is a domestic servant for a farmer. She married Hugh Morton at Galston in 1890, and they are in Loudon in 1891, Hugh a clerk at a lace company. By 1901 they had had 4 children born at Darvel, but were back in Loudon where Hugh was a lace curtain manufacturer. Marion Hughes Morton ms Jardine died in 1940 at age 76 at Galston.

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