John Monteith

Male Abt 1827 - 1908  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name John Monteith 
    Born Abt 1827  Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation a canal boatman and ship builder's labourer. This was a time in Scotland when canal boats were a major commercial and industrial mode of travel. A network of canals, completed in the late 1700's, connected Glasgow with Edinburgh (35 miles to the east) for passengers and cargo. For passenger travel, 3 boats made the daily return journey. A total of 20 locks were passed through for the journey. It is not known whether John worked on passenger or cargo boats, but the operations would have been similar to modern transportation systems, with schedules to keep and amenities provided to passengers (books to read, and refreshments to consume).

    Railway development began in the mid 1800's, eventually phasing out canal travel. Today the canal network has been mostly filled in, but some sections have been restored for leisure uses. The typical canal design would have been eight feet deep with a width of 50 feet at the surface, and twenty-five feet at the bottom  [1, 4, 5
    Residence 1881  119 Kennedy Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 09 Jun 1908  94 Glebe Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I1441  McClelland Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2012 

    Father John Monteith,   b. Abt 1800, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Rebecca Kerr,   b. Abt 1801 
    Married Y  [6
    Family ID F453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Janet Aitken,   b. Abt 1827, Slamannan, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1906, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1846  District of Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. John Monteith,   c. 05 Jul 1846, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Mar 1851  (Age ~ 4 years)
     2. Robert Monteith,   b. 07 Nov 1847, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1901, Port Dundas, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. Margaret Monteith,   c. 23 Jun 1850, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. David Monteith,   c. 19 Feb 1854, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James Monteith,   b. 10 Nov 1859, 157 Castle Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Janet Monteith,   b. 04 Sep 1865, 151 Castle Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1827 - Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Nov 1846 - District of Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - 119 Kennedy Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 09 Jun 1908 - 94 Glebe Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    The Scottish Monteith Canal Boatmen
    The Scottish Monteith Canal Boatmen
    Three generations of Monteith men worked on and navigated canal boats in Scotland through the 1800's
    Monteith Descendents
    Monteith Descendents
    Covers the descendents of John Monteith, a canal boatman from Glasgow, Scotland.

    The research shown on the web site is of family members who continued a canal boating tradition, in addition to one descendent who ventured to Canada with her husband and family. A total of five generations are followed, with photos provided where available.

  • Sources 
    1. [S129] 1881 Scottish Census.

    2. [S579] 1851 Scottish Census.

    3. [S921] Scottish Census - 1841, (1841).

    4. [S501] Glasgow - Illustrated Guide, Maurice Lindsay, (Robert Hale Limited, London, England, 1989).

    5. [S922] Birth - Janet Monteith, (1865).

    6. [S573] Death - John Monteith 1908, (1908).

    7. [S112] Scotland OPR's, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1995).

    8. [S346] Scots Origins Database, (1998).