Daniel Gillespie

ID# 6486, (16 Dec 1882 - 7 Jun 1953)

Daniel Gillespie was born on 16 Dec 1882 at Kellies Land, Ballieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Daniel Gillespie
At 6 AM
Parents: William Gillespie, Colliery Labourer & Agnes Laird, Bleacher

Informants were both parents, William Gillespie x His Mark, Father & Agnes Laird x Her Mark, Mother.1,2

He was the son of William Gillespie and Agnes Laird.

Daniel appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 in the household of William Gillespie at 29 MacDowall Street, Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland ;
GILLESPIE Wm, Head, 30, General Lab, Johnstone, Renfrew
GILLESPIE Agnes, Wife, 30, Stevenston Ayr
GILLESPIE Daniel, Son, 8, Scholar, Johnstone Renfrew
GILLESPIE Fanny, Mother, 60, Annuitant, Johnstone Renfrew.3

Daniel appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 Doctors Land, Main Street, Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
McGHEE Constantine, Head, Mar, 23, Coal Miner, Newton Lanark
McGHEE Julia, Wife, Mar, 19, Lanark
McGHEE Margaret, Dau, 1, Bellshill Lanark
GILLESPIE Daniel, Boarder, Single, 17, Coal Miner, Baillieston Lanark.4

Daniel Gillespie married Emma English in 1907 at Durham, Durham, England.5

Daniel appeared on the 1911 English Census of 2 Apr 1911 at 7 Regent Terrace, Grangetown, Sunderland, England, also listed in the household was Emma and Agnes ;
GILLESPIE Daniel, Head, 26, Mar, Coal Miner Hewer, Worker, Paisley Renfewshire, Scotland (Resident)
GILLESPIE Emma, Wife, 24, Mar, 3 years Married, 2 Children Born, 1 child living, 1 child deceased, Spennymoor Durham
GILLESPIE Agnes, Dau, 2, Sunderland Durham
GILLESPIE Isabella, Dau, 1mth, Durham City Durham (This entry has a red line crossing it out.)6

Daniel Gillespie witnessed the death of Agnes Gillespie on 6 Oct 1951 5 Cartside Avenue, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland ,
Agnes Gillespie
At 4.25 AM aged 89
Widow of William Gillespie, Roadman
Parents: David Laird, Coal Miner (dec) & Margaret Campbell (dec)

Daniel Gillespie, Son, from 63 Kilbarchan Road, Johnstone was present when she passed away.1,7

Daniel died on 7 Jun 1953 at 63 Kilbarchan Road, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland , at age 70 years, 5 months and 22 days

Daniel Gillespie
Cable Layer
Found dead in bed 10.35 AM aged 71 years
Last seen alive, June 6th at 12 PM Midnight
Married to:
1st: Emma English
2nd: Margaret Miller
3rd: Mary Colanhagen Frew Morgan or Gillespie
Parents: William Gillespie, Colliery Labourer (dec) & Agnes Laird, Bleacher (dec)

William Gillespie, Son, 25 Williamson Place, Johnstone was the informant.1,8

Daniel's cause of death on 7 Jun 1953 was from Coronary Thrombosis
High Blood Pressure
Seen after death.

RCE: Procurator Fiscals Office, Paisley
17th June 1953

Daniel Gillespie, aged 71 years, Male
Died between 12 Midnight on 6th and 10.35 AM on the 7th June 1953, at 63 Kilbarchan Road, Johnstone.
Cause of Death: Coronary Thrombosis & High Blood Pressure.

Children of Daniel Gillespie and Emma English

FatherWilliam Gillespie (13 Jan 1856 - 1936)
MotherAgnes Laird (5 Mar 1862 - 6 Oct 1951)


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1883 Old Monkland Lanark, 652/1 13. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Paisley Abbey Renfrew, Ed 9 Pg 19 Rego 559/3 - via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  4. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Bothwell Lanark, Reg No 625/3 ED 5 page 32. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  5. [S78] BDM Indexes online: England Civil Registration online, findmypast.co.uk . Online www.findmypast.com/ www.ancestry.co.uk;, 1907 Dec Qtr, Durham Durham England, Vol 10A Page 752.
  6. [S128] PRO England, 1911 English Census (www.Findmypast.co.uk: National Archives England, 2 April 1911), 1911 Sunderland Sunderland East. Hereinafter cited as 1911 English Census.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1951 Johnstone & Elderslie, Renfrew, 573/02 0188.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1953 Johnston Renfrew, 573/2 116 Plus RCE aged 71.