Sidney Wade (Currie)

We have the first of, we hope, many profiles of the people buried in
the Common Ground in the Necropolis. Evelyn M Vernolini sent this
information about her 4th Great Grandmother, Sidney Wade.

Sidney Wade was born around 1795 in Belfast, Ireland. Her parents were William Wade, a Labourer and Jean whose maiden name is unknown.

She was married to Matthew Currie, a Tailor, perhaps in Ireland, as at least one of her children, Jane my 3rd great grandmother was born there. I also guess she was widowed before 1841 as Matthew is not on the census after that.

In 1841 she worked as a Cotton Winder and was living in Marshalls Lane, Glasgow. By 1851 she was a Seamstress and living in Red Row, King Street. Calton. She had at least 14 children but 5 of them were not named on her death certificate which says she was buried in Sighthill Cemetery, as certified by James (Howie) Undertaker. However on checking with the Cemeteries department they told me she was buried in the Glasgow Necropolis in common ground.

She died 31st March 1855 at the age of 60 from Chronic Bronchitis at 104 King Street, Calton, Glasgow at 1.30 pm. She had lived in Glasgow for 30 years.

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