Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Alston Auld and the Scottish pension list

Alston Auld receives a pension

The following article appeared in the Dundee Courier on 25 April 1907 which lists Alston Auld as being a successful candidate to receive a £13 pension.

Source: Pensions for Aged Scots. (1907, April 25). Dundee Courier, p. 7. Retrieved January 8, 2014, from

A transcript of the article follows:

At a special court of the Governors of the Royal Scottish Hospital, held for the purpose of electing candidates to fill vacancies in the pension-lists, the following were, at the close of the poll, declared to be the successful candidates:-
Catherine Forrester, spinster, aged 65, at Kincardine, 1041 votes.
Catherine Connan, widow (66), Aberdeen, 988.
Henrietta Laing, spinster (68), Leith, 962.
Wm. Mitchell, unmarried (87), New Monkland, 906.
J. F. Mackenzie, spinster (68), Redcastle, 904.
Janet Cowper, spinster (70), Whitburn, 898.
J. L. Sutherland, widow (77), Paisley, 875.
Jas. Meikle, married (72), West Calder, 790.
John Mackenzie, married (72), Ullapool, 649.
Elizabeth Jack, married (69), Rhynie, 643.
Isabella Conlan, widow (55), Darnaway, 624.
Alston Auld, married (65), West Calder, 609.
John Cullen, married (80), Douglas, 597.
L. P. Chisholm, unmarried (77), Jedburgh, 576.
Vacancies in the £18 pensions-lists were filled by the following promotions from the £13 lists:-
Jean Beardwell (78), or Orkney; Elizabeth Conolly (87), Stromness; Mary Gillies (76), Arbroath; Jas. Ewing (77), Glasgow; Annie Grant (74), Inverness; Jessie Tolmie (75), Black Isle; Elizabeth Sutherland (74), Edinburgh; Margaret Smith (67), Aberdeen.

Scottish key dates and background information

There is also a good breakdown of the English Poor Laws that also provides information on UK poor laws.

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