Jean Hamilton, (nee Norris) writes, “Hi to anyone out there that might know something about my family. I was born in Blantyre at 55 Craig Street. My grandmother was nurse macfarlane. My mother passed away recently and over the years alot of information about our family has gone. My great grandfather was Alexander Smillie. I think he built the house in Craig Street and he had a butchers shop and property in Blantyre other than that i’m stuck. If anyone has any info you can contact me on facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org, I would be most grateful for any help.”
I don’t have many notes on the Smellies of Craig Street (I know their name was written as Smillie in the latter 20th Century.) Mr. John F Smellie, together with Mary Smellie, certainly in 1930, owned several houses at Craig Street, including all the odd numbered houses from number 35 to number 55.
They likely inherited them from Alexander Smillie. Nurse MacFarlane is remembered by many people in Blantyre and I have promised to put this post up on the page to see if anybody can add more detail to help Jean. Thanks.
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