Category Archives: Glasgow

Cathcart, Lanarkshire

This is a map of the location of Cathcart.

Cathcart is an area of Glasgow between Mount Florida, King’s Park, Muirend and Newlands, situated less than a mile from the Scottish national stadium at Hampden Park. The White Cart Water flows through Cathcart, downstream from Linn Park. In 2014, Cathcart was rated one of the most attractive postcode areas to live in Scotland.

Originally part of the Burgh of Govan in Renfrewshire, most of the ancient parish was annexed by the City of Glasgow in 1912, but it retains a distinct local identity. Cathcart is mainly a residential area, containing a mix of tenements, terraces and villas built from red or blonde sandstone. There are some historic buildings, including the Couper Institute (a public hall and library) and the Snuff Mill.

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Janet CONWAY

Janet was born on 7th May 1891 at 16 Lamb Street, Glasgow, to Robert and Annie (née McGunnigal).

I believe that by 1911 she was living south of the border. Having been unable to trace a Janet Conway of the right age either side of the border, there is a Glasgow-born Jenny Conway of roughly the right age listed on the English 1911 in Huddersfield working as a nurse in an asylum.

Janet, who had already fallen pregnant with a baby girl, married David Harrison BRENNAN in Darlington in the first quarter of 1916; and they went on to have another 3 daughters, among them my paternal grandmother.