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Joseph Smith Burt (b.1834)

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Joseph Smith Burt (c1834- )

1834 Born at Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada, the son of Peter Burt and his wife Lillias Bowes Robertson

1856 January 2nd. Married at Campsie, Stirlingshire, to Barbara Davidson

1861 Living at 48 Abercrombie St., Bridgeton, Glasgow: Joseph Burt (age 27 subject American British), Engine Fitter Journeyman. With his wife Barbra Burt (age 27 born Campsie, Stirlingshire) and their three children; Peter Burt (age 4 born Glasgow); Cathrine Burt (age 2 born Glasgow); and Thomas Burt (age 2 Months born Glasgow).[1]

1871 Living at 48 Abercrombie St., Bridgeton, Glasgow: Joseph Burt (age 37 born 'J, Pictore American B'), Master Engineer 6 Men & 2 Boys. With his wife Barbara Burt (age 37 born Campais, Stirlingshire) and their three children; Peter Burt (age 14 born Glasgow); Lilias Burt (age 8 born Glasgow); and Barbara Burt (age 5 born Glasgow).[2]

1872 August. Advertising an engine for sale - Joseph Burt, 73 Clyde street.[3]

1873 April. Advertising a 4ft dia.pulley for sale - Joseph Burt, 73 and 75 Clyde street.[4]

1877 Globe Works for sale 'GLOBE ENGINE and MACHINE WORKS, with the DWELLING HOUSE. The ground contains 200 Square Yards, or thereby, and adjoins the Railways The Engines, Machinery, and other Fixtures will be sold along with the Property. This offers an excellent opportunity for starting an Engine or Machine Business.'[5]

1878. Bankrupt. 'THE Estates of JOSEPH SMITH BURT, Engineer, Globe Engine Machine Works, Edinburgh Road, Parkhead, near Glasgow, were Sequestrated on 29th January 1878, by the Sheriff of Lanarkshire...'[6]

1891 Living at 151 Sword Street, Denistoun, Glasgow: Joseph Burt (age 57 born Canada), Engineer. No others listed at this address.[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census (Transcription)
  2. 1871 Census (Transcription)
  3. Glasgow Herald - Wednesday 28 August 1872
  4. Glasgow Herald - Friday 25 April 1873
  5. Glasgow Herald - Friday 25 May 1877
  6. The Edinburgh Gazette Publication date:1 February 1878 Issue:8866 Page:88
  7. 1891 Census (Transcription)