James Dalgleish

Male 1819 - 1897  (77 years)


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  • Name James Dalgleish 
    Born 18 Jul 1819  Wilton, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Wilton, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 20y 
    Address:
    Damside 
    Occupation 6 Jun 1841  Wilton, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Stationer 
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 32y 
    Address:
    Allars Crescent 
    Occupation 30 Mar 1851  Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Painter Book Seller & Stationer (Master Employing 1 Apprentice) 
    Census 7 Apr 1861  Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 41y 
    Address:
    15 Allars Crescent 
    Occupation 7 Apr 1861  Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Bookseller Stationer 
    Census 2 Apr 1871  Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 51y 
    Address:
    5 High Street 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1871  Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Stationer Printer & Bookseller employing 5 Men & 3 Boys 
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 61y 
    Address:
    5 High Street 
    Occupation 3 Apr 1881  Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Stationer 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Wilton, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age: 71y 
    Address:
    15 Wilton Hill 
    Occupation 5 Apr 1891  Wilton, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Stationer 
    Died 11 Apr 1897  Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Age: 77y 
    Address:
    5 Beaconsfield Terrace 
    Death James Dalgleish Hawick 1897
    Death James Dalgleish Hawick 1897
    Buried Aft 11 Apr 1897  Wellogate Cemetery, Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gravestone James Dalgleish Elizabeth Nichol Hawick
    Gravestone James Dalgleish Elizabeth Nichol Hawick
    Person ID I3712  Dalgleish Study
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2018 

    Father James Dalgliesh,   b. 1792, Wilton, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, Wilton, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Betty Turnbull,   b. 1791, Wilton, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1812  Wilton, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Family ID F1113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Nichol,   b. 1820, Castleton, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1891, Wilton, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1842  Wilton, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Marriage also listed 11 Jan 1842 Hawick 789/00 0060 0109
    Children 
     1. Mary Dalgleish,   b. 15 Oct 1844, Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1859, Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     2. Elizabeth Dalgleish,   b. 14 Nov 1846, Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Margaret Dalgleish,   b. 1 Mar 1849, Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1852, Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     4. Jane Dalgleish,   b. 15 Oct 1851, Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1852, Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Isabella Nichol Dalgliesh,   b. 1 Aug 1853, Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1874, Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     6. James Dalgleish,   b. 2 Apr 1856, Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1897, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     7. William Nichol Dalgleish,   b. 17 Mar 1860, Hawick, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1933, Edinburgh, Midlothian Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F1111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jul 1819 - Wilton, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 20y - 6 Jun 1841 - Wilton, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Stationer - 6 Jun 1841 - Wilton, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jan 1842 - Wilton, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 32y - 30 Mar 1851 - Hawick, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Painter Book Seller & Stationer (Master Employing 1 Apprentice) - 30 Mar 1851 - Hawick, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 41y - 7 Apr 1861 - Hawick, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookseller Stationer - 7 Apr 1861 - Hawick, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 51y - 2 Apr 1871 - Hawick, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Stationer Printer & Bookseller employing 5 Men & 3 Boys - 2 Apr 1871 - Hawick, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 61y - 3 Apr 1881 - Hawick, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Stationer - 3 Apr 1881 - Hawick, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 71y - 5 Apr 1891 - Wilton, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Stationer - 5 Apr 1891 - Wilton, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 77y - 11 Apr 1897 - Hawick, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 11 Apr 1897 - Wellogate Cemetery, Hawick, Roxburghshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The next Hawick worthy to tackle the industry was James Dalgleish. ‘Auld Velvet Feet’ was born in Upper Damside in 1819. An apprentice printer with the John Kennedy above, he started his own business as a bookseller when only 18, in a shop at the foot of ‘the Tunnel’ close, where he sold bibles…and whisky on the side!

      In 1847, James published The Hawick Advertiser & Repository of Information and Amusement, a pamphlet consisting wholly of ads. Encouraged by the withdrawal of advertisement duty and a cheap postal system, he had another stab with the introduction of Dalgleish’s Circular, an advertising sheet, on September 5, 1853. By November, the name had changed to Dalgleish’s Advertising Circular and around 500 copies were distributed to Ashkirk, Bonchester, Denholm and Wilton. Issue no.5 was to be the last, printed in December that same year.

      However, these failures paved the way for Hawick’s first paper of note, The Hawick Advertiser, published by Dalgleish in January 1854. Consisting of four pages, with five columns each, the first issue focused on New Year festivities in and around the town. The Advertiser was originally printed on the first Saturday of each month by John Brown in Market Street, Gala, and cost 1½d. The unfortunate printing location was remedied in April 1855 with a move to 11 High Street, Hawick, and the publishers relocated next door to no.9. That year also saw the abolition of stamp duty on newspapers, and the paper was renamed The Hawick Advertiser and Roxburghshire Gazette.

      Dalgleish soon left Hawick for Langholm to start a tweed business, and sold his publishing firm to James Haining (but still printed The Advertiser for him). The new venture proved unsuccessful, and following a spell as manager of the Eskdale & Liddesdale Advertiser, Dalgleish returned in 1857 to take over the stationary business from Haining. From thereon in, the paper was published weekly; Thomas Cathrae was appointed editor. Also in 1857, bookseller Robert Black established The Hawick Times at 17 High Street, as a large, four-page sheet with six columns. Priced at 1d, it was printed in Edinburgh and only lasted for twelve issues. Another short-lived effort was The Border Beacon and Advertiser published in Gala, Hawick, Melrose, and Selkirkshire, by A.W. Lyall, in 1863-1864.

      A fresh twist came in 1870 when Haining refused to take on Dalgleish’s son William as a partner, and James’ request for a larger share in ownership was rejected. Messrs Dalgleish decided to publish their own paper instead - enter The Hawick Express and Scottish Border News.

      Extract from article on Hawick newspapers first published in the July 13, 2018 edition of The Hawick Paper, written by Alastair M. Redpath.

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Scotlands People, Wilton 810/00 0060 0014.

    2. [S67] Scotland Births and Baptisms 1564-1950.

    3. [S3341] Census 1841 Wilton, Roxburghshire Wilton ED: 1; Page: 16 (Ancestry transcription), (Wilton ED: 1; Page: 16).

    4. [S3342] Census 1851 Hawick, Roxburghshire Hawick ED: 4; Page: 7 (Ancestry transcription), (Hawick ED: 4; Page: 7).

    5. [S454] Census 1861 Hawick, Roxburghshire Hawick 5/ 8 (Ancestry transcription), (Hawick 5/ 8).

    6. [S455] Census 1871 Hawick, Roxburghshire Hawick 14/ 2 (Ancestry transcription), (Hawick 14/ 2).

    7. [S457] Census 1881 Hawick, Roxburghshire Hawick 17/ 3 (Ancestry transcription), (Hawick 17/ 3).

    8. [S456] Census 1891 Wilton, Roxburghshire Wilton 2/ 25 (Ancestry transcription), (Wilton 2/ 25).

    9. [S34] Scotlands People, Hawick 789/01 86.

    10. [S273] Edinburgh Evening News, Death Of A Hawick Newspaper Proprietor, 12 Apr 1897.
      A well-known Hawick man, Mr. James Dalgleish, retired newspaper proprietor and stationer, died yesterday after a long illness. He was born in 1819, the year of the Queen's birth, and commenced business in 1837, the year of the Queen's accession. In 1854 he started the "Hawick Advertiser", from which he retired in 1870, when he commenced the "Hawick Express". He retired in 1891, after successfully conducting business for 55 years, being the oldest shopkeeper in Hawick. Deceased leaves two sons and a daughter.

    11. [S24] Death certificate.
      Viewed at Hawick Hub July 2017

    12. [S34] Scotlands People, 810/00 0050 0262.

    13. [S34] Scotlands People, Wilton 810/00 0060 0164.