Catherine Tom Ina Ann Crossan
(eldest now dead)
he had 5 girls all alive although his
wife is dead.
lives in South
Africa with his wife Grace
Brian who is married to
Kim( they live not far from us but they have recently separated they have
1 boy Cameron 22 yr and a girl Candice aged 19) and two daughters
and Monica both are married and have children
Joyce is the youngest
she lives in Adelaide, Australia
2 girls both married.
One is expecting her first baby
has a boy Conor aged 8
and is expecting a second child.
he has one son
Robert who has 2 sons,
Robert and Blair
Don't know whether you have the following cousin Jim sent them to me some
time ago along with a copy of the gravestone of Gran: ALEXANDER died 1907
aged 8 months
GEORGE died 1909 aged 6 weeks MARGARET died 1927 aged 27 MARTHA ALLAN died
1928 aged 82 THOMAS GILCHRIST of 13 Brown St Hamilton died 1934 aged 59
(that was my grandpa (my mum's dad my mum had told me he had died 2 years
before I was born). MARGARET was my mum's sister who I believe because she
became pregnant and was not married (which was a disgrace in those times)
was sent away to relatives in Govan to have her baby and died in childbirth
or soon after I never found out what happened to her child. I only heard
about it as I was eariwigging when I was in my teens. MARTHA ALLAN I take
it was my Gran's sister as my mum was called after her. (I was called after
my gran) My proper name is Catherine Tom Ina Ann (known as Irene from birth
as I believe my mum did not like any of the names I was given) I don't blame
her, I don't like them either. My mum had another brother called JAMES who
married a JEAN BAXTER from Alexandria they (I think) had 3 sons, one I
believe is dead. HARRY LAUDER the famous Scottish singer was I am told
married to one of my mum's cousins, she also had a cousin who married the
author AJ CRONIN who lived for a short time in 'Cat's Castle, Dumbarton.
She also had a cousin called CONNIE GILCHRIST who went to Hollywood and
became an actress (she was mentioned in the book called 'WHO'S WHO' . This
was shown to me by an elderly lady many years ago when I visited my aunt
Chrissie in Clynder however I don't remember the date of the book. My mum
also had an uncle JAMES who was an organist my mum said he played the organ
in the cinema and also church, perhaps cousin Mary could enlighten you in
those areas. My mum had a younger sister called INA she married late in
life to a English man called LESLIE BAKER they had no family.
My maiden name is CROSSAN and I married ISAAC (OWENS) from Bonhill, Alexandria in 12 March 1960. We have 3 children
PAMELA bn 1962 married to KENNETH WOOD (2 children (both girls, LENNOX aged
14 and ELLIOT aged 11) DAVID bn 1964(married and divorced ) one son Zak 12yr
LESLEY bn 1967 (2nd marriage to STEPHEN CAMPBELL )resides in Sydney,
Australia for the past 4 years) has 4 children 3 to her first husband and 1
to her present one) GEORGE DAVID known as GD is 22yr, CANDACE 18 yrs, TONI
(16 yrs)and BONNIE (2 yrs).
I think that's all I can remember for now. Haven't managed to get onto
correct site as yet but will try again later.
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