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You will have gathered from the foregoing that the inhabitants of Parkhead in those days were principally of the weaving class, and there were quite a number of highly respectable families among them.
Among the oldest, if not the very oldest of them, was our own family, and as that is the main object of your interest, I shall try and tell you all I know of them.
Much of what I may be able to tell you only came to me in a fragmentary manner, and is only of a traditionary character. Indeed he seems to have been a sort of aristocrat among his class, and as I have been told, was one of four who had a Parliamentary vote in the village, the then whole voting power of the district.
Think of it now, with its many thousand voters. I understand it was quite an event when the old man went to vote. It must have been interesting to see the old gentleman step into the carriage, with blue swallow tailed coat, his knee breeches, and silver buckles on his shoes. This is no figure of imagination; I have heard it hundreds of times, both inside and outside of our own family.
Jeanie married my grandfather, Elizabeth married on William Archer, and one of the other daughters married one of the name of Miller, the other I cannot tell you anything about. Alexander married a girl called White.
He had only one son called William, of whom I lost trace. He went to the north of Ireland, somewhere about Newtonards.
I cannot tell you anything of my grandmother, Jeanie, as she died long before I was born. Elizabeth Leezie whom I knew well, was a bit of a character, and was quite an interesting figure in Parkhead, a tall, muscular woman, as I remember her, thin and wiry, and active to her end.
Everybody knew Leezie Willox, and some of the smart ones who thought to take a rise out of her were often overwhelmed by her ready wit and caustic replies. Poor soul, she had a lifelong struggle with poverty and hardship.
I need not mince matters; her husband was one of the laziest men I ever knew. He did most of the planning for the household, and Leezie did all the prouching foraging or in other words, he made the balls and she fired them.
His family were growing up, and less amenable to parental control, while the domestic expenditure increased, so much so that he was forced to borrow money on security of the title deeds of his property, receiving a back letter from the lender acknowledging the temporary character of the loan.
This is how the property in Burgher Street was lost to the family, and occasioned Leezie a world of trouble in trying to recover it, even through the assistance of the Parochial Board.
Jeanie, my grandmother was a daughter of old William Willox, and she and her husband died within eight days of each other, leaving a young family of four, David, my fatherJames, Alexander and Elizabeth, altogether unprovided for, to the mercy of their friends and the world.
They were brought up in some sort of way, but almost entirely without education. Without the control of parents, they were careless of the education then offered.
My father remained about Parkhead and became a good weaver. James also learned the weaving, but drifted into a seafaring life for some time, but ultimately came back to the loom.
Sandy the youngest of the three brothers went into farm service, but ultimately went into pits as a miner, and settled down in Torphichen, Linlithgowshire. Elizabeth was brought up by a Mrs. McNaught, who resided in Elba Lane, Parkhead.
We are now getting nearer our own day.
My father and mother married young, he about 20, she about My mother had been left parentless also when she was but an infant, her mother dying, you might say, on childbed, the baby my mother being only about eight days old.
Hence, I have never had the felicity of seeing any of my grandparents.
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