Introduction

This hand-written diary,  by an elder of Hutchesontown United Presbyterian Church, Glasgow,  covers a period of just over one year from September 1853 until October 1854.  It records the author's thoughts and attitudes as well as giving an account of his pastoral visitations to the members within his district.  Containing as it does many names and addresses and other related family details of the parishioners the diary is not only of interest to Church historians but also offers a potential source for genealogical research.  Its tantalizing brevity equally raises as many questions as it answers and  we therefore welcome contributions from anyone with relevant information - no matter how speculative - so that we can add  more substance and detail to this intriguing snapshot in time.

Navigation of the site is quite straight forward the various sections being briefly.

  • The Diary: A transcript (as best we can) of the original text  on an entry by entry basis along with  a download  facility.

  • The Church: Information relating to Hutchesontown U.P.Church. Information contained in the diary will be in black text - additional information from other sources will be in blue text (see the Other Sources page)

  • Other Sources: Although the main source of information for this site is the contents of the diary itself, many people have since contributed additional information possibly relating to the people, places and events alluded to in the diary. This page details these sources with links to the appropriate pages. Information contained in the diary will be in black text - additional information from these other sources will be in blue text

  • The Streets: An index of the streets mentioned listing the inhabitants on a street by street basis. Information contained in the diary will be in black text - additional information from other sources will be in blue text (see the Other Sources page)

    The Map used in The Streets page shows the layout of Glasgow circa 1843.  Full colour facsimile copies are now available world wide at the special introductory price of 10.00GBP plus postage and packing.  Printed on heavy quality matte paper using fade resistant inks this map, showing clearly the names of all existing streets, is an essential part of genealogical researcher's armoury as well as making a very attractive topic of conversation when suitably framed and displayed.   To order CLICK HERE

  • The People: Family details and histories. Information contained in the diary will be in black text - additional information from other sources will be in blue text (see the Other Sources page)

  • What's New: Details of updates of the site as it develops

  • Open Forum: We regret that this has had to be discontinued due to technical reasons

  • Web Links: Just what it says!

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