George MORIN

Male 1866 - 1938  (72 years)


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  • Name George MORIN 
    Born 4 Feb 1866  Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Info as per Familysearch.org
      Indexing = C70128-1
      Source Film No = 101120
    Gender Male 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Blackfriars, Glasgow St. David, Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Hutchestontown, Govan, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Policeman/Foundry Labourer/Soap Works Machineman 
    • Glasgow Policeman?/Engineer's Labourer/Soap Factory Labourer/Soapwork machineman
    Residence 1930  Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 Jun 1938  Victoria Infirmary Glasgow - Myocardial Degeneration Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 71y 
    Cause: Myocardial Degeneration 
    Address:
    50 Boyd St., Polmadie, Glasgow at 5.00 p.m. 
    • As per copy of death certificate
    Person ID I110  Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 May 2016 

    Father Thomas MORAN OR MORIN,   b. 1836, Curr, nr. Ballymacpherson, Desertmartin, Co.Derry, N. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1906, Londonderry Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Mrs Elizabeth (Eliza) Ann WILSON,   b. Abt 1824,   d. From Apr 1899 to Jun 1899, Magherafelt Londonderry Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1865  Desertmartin Church of Ireland, Londonderry Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District of Magherafelt, Londonderry
      Marriage certificate states he was of "full age" when he married and that he lived in Curr, Parish of Desertmartin. He was able to sign his name in the marriage registry.

      Marriage witnesses were a James Stewart and a Joseph Fulton and the Minister conducting the marriage was Rev. Arthur P. Waring.

      Elizabeth's marriage entry states she was a "widow" by the time she married Thomas, living in Stranagard, Desertmartin. The certificates for some of her children show that she first married a Mr. Hutcheson. She could not sign her name on the marriage registry and "made her mark" instead.
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      Another source = Familysearch.org as follows:
      parents: Johnn Moran
      spouse: Elisabeth Anne Wetson
      groom's name: Thomas Moran
      bride's name: Elisabeth Anne Wetson
      marriage date: 07 Aug 1865
      marriage place: Desertmartin, Derry, Ireland
      groom's father's name: Johnn Moran
      bride's father's name: George Wetson
      groom's marital status: Single
      bride's marital status: Widowed
      indexing project (batch) number: M70234-1
      system origin: Ireland-EASy
      source film number: 101479
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah KERNOHAN,   b. 13 Dec 1869, Ballymena, Ahoghill, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1894, 57 John Knox St., Glasgow, Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1894  34 Abbotsford Place, Glasgow, Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    34 Abbotsford Place, Glasgow 
    • Sarah gave her address as 29 Stirling St., Glasgow and her parents were Henry Kernohan, a Master Draper and Mary Kernohan, ms Walker. Married according to the banns of the Church of Scotland by Rev Andrew Leiper of Gorbals Parish Church. Witnesses were Daniel Duneath and Mary Kernohan.
      George was living at 6 East Clyde St., Glasgow and gave his occupation as a Policeman.
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F1117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane CRUICKSHANK,   b. 13 May 1870, 15 Old Market Place, Banff, Banffshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1946, Glasgow, Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1914  Glasgow, Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    19 Howard Street, Glasgow 
    • Was already a Widower when he married Jane Cruickshanks. George and Jane or Jeanie were married by a "warrant of the Sheriff Substitute" - i.e. an irregular marriage which was unique to Scotland.
      Historically when Scotland became a Protestant nation for various reasons the Church of Scotland was the Established church and anyone marrying outside this was considered to have embarked on an 'irregular' marriage. That is only part of the story though.

      Marriage in Scotland is considered a contract and those who declared their intention to marry before witnesses could be considered married without any religious ceremony or blessing of the clergy.
      A couple who lived together as man and wife and behaved in all ways as a married couple could also be considered as married without any ceremony or formal agreement.
      Naturally the established church did not like it when folks set up house without their approval but the law of the land not only permitted it but also would uphold their rights in a court of law.

      Conclusion is that Jane was living as George's common law wife and then the couple decided to register their living together - hence married under Warrant of Sheriff Substitute. The witnesses to their declaration were Margaret Allison or Gilchrist and Margaret Gray of ?Paul.


      The declaration of marriage certificate states her first name as "Jeannie Cruickshank".
      Jane (Jeanie) Cruickshank was living at 125 Caledonia Road, Glasgow (same address as given on dtr. Annie's marriage cert) when she married George Morin who was also living at the same address at the time. Her parents were recorded as George Cruickshank, Baker, deceased and Margaret Cruickshanks ms Greig, deceased. She was 39 when she got married.

      George Morin was living at 125 Caledonia Road, Glasgow (same address as given on Annie Cruickshank) when he married Jane(Jeanie) who was also living at the same address at the time. He stated he was an Engineer's labourer. His parents were recorded as Thomas Morin a Farmer, deceased and Elizabeth Morin, previously Hutchison, and ms Wilson (his mother must have married twice).
    Children 8 children 
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Feb 1866 - Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address:
    34 Abbotsford Place, Glasgow - 2 Jul 1894 - 34 Abbotsford Place, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 32y - 31 Mar 1901 - Hutchestontown, Govan, Glasgow Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address:
    19 Howard Street, Glasgow - 17 Jan 1914 - Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 63y - 1930 - Glasgow Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jane Cruickshank
1870-1946
    Jane Cruickshank 1870-1946
    Jane Cruickshank daughter of George Andrew Cruickshank & Margaret Greig.
    Wife of George Morin or Moran
    Annie McArthur Cruickshank
1893-1980
    Annie McArthur Cruickshank 1893-1980
    Illegitimate daughter of Jane Cruickshank then
    step-daughter of George Morin.
    Married to Cornelius Maxwell Delaney.
    George Cruickshank then Morin
1897-1949
    George Cruickshank then Morin 1897-1949
    George Morin son of George Morin & Jane Cruickshank.
    Husband of Euphemia Stewart
    Margaret (Maggie) Morin or Cruickshank
1899-1974
    Margaret (Maggie) Morin or Cruickshank 1899-1974
    Margaret (Maggie) dtr. of George Morin & Jane Cruickshank.
    Wife of John Crerar
    William (Billy) Morin or Cruickshank 1913-1992
    William (Billy) son of Geo. Morin and Jane Cruickshank.
    Husband of Jamesina Turner (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Thomas (Tommy) Morin
1904-1972
    Thomas (Tommy) Morin 1904-1972
    Thomas (Tommy) son of Geo. Morin and Jane Cruickshank.
    Husband of Isabella McLeod
    James (Jimmy) Morin or Cruickshank
1910-1972
    James (Jimmy) Morin or Cruickshank 1910-1972
    James (Jimmy) son of Geo. Morin & Jane Cruickshank.
    Husband of Catherine Stevenson Thomason.

  • Notes 
    • George and Jane made a declaration of marriage in front of witnesses on 17 Jan 1914 in Glasgow. However, according to the 1901 census they were living together as man and wife. Therefore Jane became his common law wife, and they were recorded as being married by a Warrant of the Sheriff Substitute which means this was an irregular marriage.

      Irregular marriages were legal in Scotland until 1st July 1940 and could be registered by obtaining a Justice of the Peace's or Sheriff's warrant. These show up in marriage certificates as marriage 'by declaration' or by 'warrant of sheriff substitute'.

      Illegitimate children became automatically legitimate on their parent's marriage, provided the parents had been free to marry at the time of the child's birth.

      The following are the step children of George Morin. Annie McArthur Cruickshanks [illeg]
      George Cruickshanks [illeg]
      Margaret Buntin Cruickshanks [illeg]
      Thomas Cruickshanks [illeg]
      Robert Cruickshanks [illeg]
      John Cruickshanks [illeg]
      James Cruickshanks [illeg]


      All the above adopted the name of "Morin" as can be seen on various marriage and death certificates.

      George Morin, along with his brothers, signed the Ulster Covenant which was part of a response by Ulster Unionists regarding "Home Rule" for Northern Ireland

      George Morin, age 20, was a witness to his brother Robert's marriage in December 1887 in Glasgow, so he must have moved to Scotland sometime around 1883 or 1885.
    • It is possible that George Morin came to Glasgow from ?Londonderry, Ireland sometime during the potato famine. According to Jean Nelson (ms Delaney) her grandfather George, came to Scotland with his brother. George became a Glasgow Policeman, later a foreman with Ogston & Tennent, later ICI, and then according to his death cert was a Soap Factory labourer.
      His father was an Londonderry farmer.

    • OCCUPATIONAL NOTES:
      1866/1867 Born Desertmartin, Co. Derry, Ireland son of Thomas Moran, a farmer and Elizabeth Wilson.
      1871 2 April ?Ireland Census
      1881 3 April ?Ireland Census
      1882 Moved to Glasgow
      1887 19 Oct Joined City of Glasgow Police Force as a probationer - Division 53 (Southern Division), Register No 0/397. Aged 21. Height was 5'11½". Place of Birth given as Desertmartin, Londonderry. Status = Single.
      22 Nov Police - Appointed 4th Class - pay 23/- per wk
      1888 12 July Police - Worse for drink - admonished
      " 19 Nov Police - Appointed 3rd Class - pay 24/-
      1889 18 Nov Police - Appointed 2nd Class - pay 25/-
      1890 17 Nov Police Appointed 1st Class - pay 26/-

      9 Dec was a witness at his brother Robert's wedding in Glasgow
      1891 5 April Census shows him as a Police Constable living at South Albion St., Police Barracks, age 23
      Note - In 1904 the Old Central Police Office in South Albion Street closed

      1891 1 June Police - Pay increased - to 27/4
      1892 13 Mar Police - Worse for drink - fined 5/-
      1894 2 July Living at 6 East Clyde St., Glasgow when he married Sarah Kernohan
      1894 9 Dec Living at 57 John Knox St., Glasgow when his wife Sarah dies. George is recorded as being a Policeman, but her death was registered by her brother James Kernohan.
      1895 15 Apr Police - Pay increased - to 28/6
      " 17 Apr Police - Worse for drink
      " 19 Apr Police - Pay reduced to 27/4d as result of drink [above]
      " 2 Aug Police - Transferred to D Division
      1896 1 Jan Police - Worse for drink - Pay reduced to 26/2d
      " 3 Jan Police - Absent & drunk
      " 4 Jan Police - Pay reduced to 25/- - possibly as result of above, and demoted to 2nd Class
      " 29 July Police - Worse of drink whilst on duty
      " 3 Aug Police - Dismissed the service
      [sgnd] J Boyd CC [?Chief constable]


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