William George Strathearn

ID# 7196, (3 Oct 1862 - 18 Jan 1901)

William George Strathearn was born on 3 Oct 1862 at Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland ,

William George Strathearn
Parents: Davidson Strathearn & Jane Anderson.1,2

William George Strathearn married Marion Purdie, daughter of Alexander Purdie and Margaret Davidson, on 2 Feb 1888 at 70 Almada Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland

William George Strathearn,
Commercial Clerk, Bachelor aged 25
Usual Res: 36 Bank Street, Hillhead, Partick
Parents: Davidson Strathearn, Grocer (Master) & Jane Strathearn MS Anderson
Marion Purdie,
Spinster, aged 24
Usual Res: 70 Almada Street, Hamilton
Parents: Alexander Purdie, Mason (Foreman) & Margaret Purdie MS Davidson (both deceased)

Witnesses: Robert Anderson Strathearn & Hellen Young.3,4,2

William died on 18 Jan 1901 at Broomhill Home, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland , at age 38 years, 3 months and 15 days

William George Strathearn
Usual Residence: 155 West Princes St, Glasgow
Married to Marion Purdie
At 11.25 AM, aged 38 years
Parents: Davidson Strathearn, Grocer & Jeanie Strathearn MS Anderson (dec)

R J Osborne, Attendant who was present at his death.
(Broomhill Hospital was built by the Association for the Relief of Incurables in Glasgow and the West of Scotland and opened in 1876. It catered for patients suffering from tuberculosis, cancer, chronic rheumatism and other incurable conditions.3,5

William's cause of death on 18 Jan 1901 was from SevcoMotor Ataxia
(similar to Motor Neurone Disease)
12 months
Syncope of Heart

SeveoMotor Ataxia - 12 Months
Syncope of Heart
(similar to what we call today Motor Neurone Disease.)3,6

William George Strathearn's estate was probated on 25 Jan 1901 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

STRATHEARN, William George
155 West Princes Street, Glasgow, died 18 January 1901, at Glasgow, testate.
Confirmation granted at Glasgow, 25 January, to Alexander Beach, Gardener, 23 Argyle Place, Edinburgh, Executor nominated in Will or Deed, dated 1 January 1889, and recorded in Court Books of Commissariot of Lanark, 24 January 1901.

Value of Estate, £210.7

Family: William George Strathearn and Marion Purdie


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  2. [S197] Letter or email from Mary Legarth (New Zealand) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Descandant Tree of John King dated 2008.
  3. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1888 Hamilton Lanark, 647/00 0037. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  5. [S32] GROS, Scottish OPR's (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: pre 1855), 1901 Kirkintilloch Dunbartonshire, 198/17. Hereinafter cited as Scottish OPR's.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1901 Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire, 498/ 17.
  7. [S232] Scotland, National Probate Calendar (Calendar of Confirmations and Investories) 1876-1936, 1901 Scotland National Probate Index, 1876-1836 via Ancestry - Page 544, Ancestry.co.uk.