SALINE PAUPERS 1845-1852
ARNOT, CHARLES: (d 1852): farm servant, residing Fossoway (of which native) aged 60 (in 1849), married with one child (13 years); up until 3 years ago he had resided in Saline from infancy; his consitution seems broken down and, in consequence of hernia, is unable for constant work; his wife is a young able-bodied woman and is employed at the Brickwork or in the fields almost constantly; admitted to the Funds in 1849; died between Aug 1852 and Feb 1853
BOURIE, MAY: (d 1850): aged 75 (in 1845), unmarried, and a native of Tulliallan; has resided In Saline upwards of 36 years; used to be employed in out door work in the fields, but now wholly dependent for support on the Poor Fund; admitted to the Roll in 1817; died between Oct 1850 and Feb 1851
BRAND, BARBARA: in Coallyford, aged 86 (in 1845); a native of saline; has resided in the parish nearly the whole of her life, and has always conducted herself with much propriety; she is now very feeble, but her mental faculties are quite entire; she receives much attention from many families in the parish; is very contented and says she wants for nothing; has been on the Poor Roll since 1817
CAMERON, ISABELLA: widow of William Gray, labourer, Saline; aged 37 in 1845, and native of Dollar; has resided in the parish 15 years; and has been a widow 5 years; she has 4 children to her husband, on whose death in 1840 she was admitted to the Roll; she is a stout healthy woman, and can earn a shilling a day during summer and more during harvest.
DICK. CRAWFORD: in Muttonhole, aged 50 (in 1845), native of saline, unmarried; chiefly employed during the summer and autumn in agricultural work, but from some peculiarities in her temper and disposition she is not much taken on as others.
DRYSDALE, ADAM: aged 9 (in 1845), native of Saline; illegitimate son of Adam Drysdale, labourer, who had acquired a settlement in the parish: child's mother died the day after his birth, and his father deserted him shortly afterwards; several unsuccessful attempts made to trace the father; the child is little for his age, and has never been a thriving child; he resides with the family of Leach Keir in the village, and has always been maintained by the Funds.
EDWARD, ISABELLA (d 1852): unmarried, a native of Saline, where she has resided from Infancy; infirm and unable to work, but still makes somethng from letting out a mangle; admitted to the Roll in 1852; died between Aug 1852 and Feb 1853
FOTHERINGHAM, JANET: (d 1849): in Saline, aged 75 (in 1845), native of the parish; widow of Robert Gibson (50 years); with the exception of 5 years of her married life, has lived in the parish; has only 1 child, who is a housemaid and unmarried; feeble and unable to work, her daughter pays her house rent; has been on the Poor Roll since 1832; d 8 Feb 1849
HOUSTIN, WILLIAM: (d 1849): in Coallyford, aged 78 (in 1845), and native of Saline; he was a day labourer and has resided constantly in the parish upwards of 33 years; from age unable to work; has 2 daughters. both married with families, but unable to assist him very little; admitted to the Poor Roll in 1829; died between Aug 1849 and Feb 1850
HUTTON, MARGARET: (d 1850): widow of Peter Keir, farm servant, Balgonar; a native of Saline, has been a widow 23 years (1845); she has 3 children. her son is also a farm servant in Balgonar (married with 2 children), but has disease of the spine and unable to work much; the elder daughter is married in Dundee and has one child; the younger daughter is lame and has had her breasts amputated for cancer; she is also one of the paupers; Margaret Hutton was admitted to the Poor Roll in 1823; d 11 Nov 1850
KEIR, CHRISTIAN: (d 1854): In Balgonar, aged 40 (in 1845); native of the parish, where she has resided from infancy; lame and unable for constant work; has had both breasts removed for cancer; works in the fields through summer and harvest; died 19 Apr 1854
KEIR, MARGARET: in Balgonar, aged 69 (in 1845), and native of Saline; has scarcely resided out of the parish; unmarried and in good health; able and willing to work when she can procure employment; admitted to the Poor Roll In 1832
KEIR, WILLIAM Jnr.: (d 1847): In Balgonar, farm servant, aged 47(in 1846) a native of the parish, where he has resided through life; married with son and daughter; completely unable for work in consequence of disease of the spine; has saved a few pounds; admitted to the Poor Roll in 1846; died 24 June 1847
KEIR, WILLIAM: in Burnbrae, widower, aged 79 (in 1848), and native of Carnock; unable to work from age; has a free house and garden; his 2 children are unable to assist him; admitted to the Roll in 1848
MAY, SARAH: (d 1853): widow of James Reid, Saline; a native of the parish, aged 70 (in 1851); admitted to the Poor Roll in 1851 on condition that her 2 sons (one named Andrew) repay a moity of whatever sums may be expended on her by the Parochial Board; d 7 July 1853
MERCER, MARGARET: aged 72 (in 1848), native of Saline and unmarried; she was long a servant in Glendevon Manse, where she saved a little money, but says it is all spent now; has resided 18 years in the parish; unable to work; admitted to the Roll in 1848
MONROE, MARY: widow of William Lamb, heckler; a native of Ceres aged 83 (in1845), residing in Clackmannan; admitted to the Roll in 1831, on the death of her husband, who was also long one of the paupers; resided in Saline upwards of 40 years; removed to Clackmannan about 3 years ago; has a son and 2 daughters; her son is blind and itinerates as a teacher of music, and makes enough to maintain himself and assist his mother a little; the daughters are both married and have families.
REID. CHRISTIAN: in Saline, aged 53 (in 1845), a native of the parish, and widow of Henry Gibson in Boreland; has been a widow 12 years, and has resided in the parish nearly all her days; has not been able for constant work for some years in consequence of rheumatic attacks; admitted to the Poor Roll in 1845; has one child, Jean, recently married
RITCHIE, MARGARET: (d 1850): widow of John Norman, lint miller, saline, aged 76 (in1845); a native of Dunning, has resided in Saline 31 years; has been a widow 6 years; admitted to the Roll In 1839 on death of husband, who was also one of the paupers; she has 2 sons and a daughter; one of her sons pays her house rent, and the other occasionally helps her; all her children are married; died between Feb and Aug 1850
SMITH, BRIDGET: in Oakley, widow of Joseph O'Reilly; she says that she was born in County Clare, Ireland, and that she is 48 years of age (1852); has resided continuously in Saline for 7 years; she has 4 children, all boys, residing with her, the eldest earning small wages; she is a stout able bodied woman, and now in good health; has previously received occasional relief in sickness; employed sometime in hawking fish and in washings; admitted to the Roll in 1852
WISHART, HELEN: (d 1847): unmarried, aged 75 (in 1845); born in the parish of Carnock; has resided in Saline upwards of 60 years; very feeble and often troubled with hernia; has only one child (a bastard), who is a baker in Stirling, but unable to assist her, his wages as a journeyman being small and having a family of 8 children; has been on the Roll since 1801; d 9 Jan 1847
WRIGHT. ISABELLA: residing Nearnmills, aged 51 (in 1845), and unmarried; native of saline; of infirm health, she was admitted to the Poor Roll in 1840; admits she receives considerable sums from parish charity, and that she is a good deal employed in sewing.
YOUNG, JEAN: in Balgonar, aged 72 (in 1845), native of Saline; has resided in the parish nearly all her life; is in good health, but is little employed in out-door field work, though apparently able for occasional work; admitted to the Roll in 1830
YOUNG, JEAN: widow of William Gray; aged 80 (in 1845), and native of Saline; has resided in the parish continuously for the last 55 years; has been a widow 17 years; has three sons and a daughter; one of her sons (George) pays her house rent, another gives her a few shillings occasionally, as does her daughter; her youngest son (William) is dead and his family are on the Funds; she was admitted to the Poor Roll in 1834
YOUNG, WILLIAM (d 1854): labourer, Saline, aged 76 (in 1845), and native of the parish; his wife, also a native of the parish, aged 67 (in 1845); unable for constant work; has had 6d a day during summer; he has 3 sons and 3 daughters; one of his sons pays his house rent, and another assists him a little occasionally; admitted to the Poor Roll in 1845; died between Aug 1854 and Feb 1855
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