Bagnall

Robert Maughan 1769

Mary Bagnall married Robert Maughan on 3-Nov-1786 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Robert and Mary's offspring include:

  • Richard Maughan 1791 - ?
  • John Maughan 1800 - 1881
  • Richard Maughan

    Richard Maughan was born 5-Nov-1791 and christened at Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Richard married Margaret Fleming 6-Nov-1821 at Baldernock, Stirling, Scotland. Thier offspring include:

  • Robert Maughan born 16-Jun-1824 and christened at Denny, Stirling, Scotland
  • Edward John Maughan born 1827 - ?
  • History of St. Gabriel's Parish, Prestonpans by Father Brendan O'Boyle

    In 1770 Robert Bagnall, an Englishman and a Catholic from Staffordshire, arrived in Glasgow. His trade was pottery. Nine years after his arrival in Glasgow, the Gordon Riots erupted and Robert Bagnall's house, shop and equipment were burned out. His house had been a clandestine centre for Catholic worship. From Glasgow, Robert Bagnall came to East Lothian in 1780. He set up the Westpans Pottery near Levenhall. According to the Statistical History of Scotland Volume 16 of 1795, this Westpans Pottery was situated "in a garden where three score years ago stood the Mansion House of Westpans, then possessed by a family of the name of Joice, now extinct, whose estate was what is now called Drummore in the Parish of Prestonpans."

    In 1792 Robert Bagnall was declared bankrupt. It is interesting to note that the same Robert Bagnall had a son Thomas Peter Bagnall who was ordained a Catholic Priest in 1795. He never lived at Westpans as the family left the area in 1792 after his father's bankruptcy. It is known that the Bagnall's house in Glasgow was a Mass Centre. We can only surmise that his house at Westpans also served the same purpose. Father Bagnall is buried in the cemetery at Sweetheart Abbey, New Abbey, Kirkcudbright which is near Dumfries.

    West Pans Pottery, West Pans (1746-1817)

    Cistercian monks of Newbattle settled in West Pans and probably produced pottery from around 1154, though the first record of clay winning appears in 1754, shortly before William Littler arrived in Prestonpans to launch Scotland's porcelain industry. Littler's wares have a 'novelty' and 'one-off' nature which depended heavily on aristocratic patronage. When this declined, mid-eighteenth century, Littler's ceased trading. Robert Bagnall reopened West Pans in 1784 as a creamware pottery until 1792. Various subsequent owners continued production until final closure in 1817.

    Gordon's Pottery, Bankfoot (1772-1842)

    In 1772, George Gordon began pottery production at Morison's Haven, providing finance and a manager in Rowland Bagnall. In 1774, Gordon personally moved into the pottery with his two sons. The Gordons took over Bankfoot in 1795 and in the early nineteenth century produced a wide variety of good quality domestic earthenware. After suffering substantial losses on the collapse of the East Lothian Bank in 1810, the Gordons went into decline. When the owner of Prestongrange estate began consolidating his lands, he accused Gordon of neglecting buildings, wrongly claiming land, and taking clay intended for bricks and planning a pottery without permission. Litigation concluded in 1836 with Gordon's removal from Morison's Haven. The Gordons continued at Rope Walk, Kirk Street and Bankfoot until sequestration in 1842.

    Maughan, Robert, clerk in the Excise Office, St. Andrew parish Miss Mary, College Kirk parish, daughter of Robert Bagnall, stoneware manufacturer at Prestonpans Payment Date 3 Nov. 1786

    Richard Maughan

    Richard Maughan was born 5-Nov-1791 and christened at Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Richard married Margaret Fleming 6-Nov-1821 at Baldernock, Stirling, Scotland. Thier offspring include:

  • Robert Maughan born 16-Jun-1824 and christened at Denny, Stirling, Scotland
  • Edward John Maughan born 1827 - ?
  • Robert Maughan

    Robert Douglas Maughan was born 22-May-1824 and christened 16-Jun-1824 at Denny, Stirling, Scotland. Robert married Christina Mitchell Herriot on 29-Aug-1847 at Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. Christina was born 02-Nov-1827 and christened 17-Dec-1827 in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland to Robert Heriot and Helen Mathieson. Christina can be found in the Scottish census records as follows:

  • 1851 - Middle Ward, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • 1861 - St Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland
  • 1871 - Kingsbarns, Fife, Scotland
  • 1881 - Dennistoun, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Edward John Maughan

    Edward John Maughan was born 9-Aug-1827 and christened at Caputh, Perth, Scotland. Edward married Sarah Jane Dinnington 7-Dec-1850 at Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland. Sarah was born circa 1832, however a record in the Derryloran Parish Church (Cookstown, Northern Irelend) in the Diocese of Armagh, Counties of Tyrone and Londonderry, Ireland shows a Sarah Jane Dinnington born 3-Nov-1830 to Richard and Jane Dinnington. Edward is shown living in Old Town Kilsyth Above The Cross, Stirlingshire, Scotland at the time of the 1861 census, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland at the time of the 1871 census and Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland at the time of the 1881 census. Their offspring include (all born at Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland):

  • Richard Maughan 7-Feb-1855 - ?
  • Jane Fleming Maughan 27-Nov-1856 - ?
  • Christina Herriot Maughan 3-Dec-1859 - ? married Robert Fleming Watson who was born 25-Jun-1860 at Middle or New Parish, Greenock, Renfrew, Scotland. Robert's parents were Alexander Low Watson (born 15-Dec-1828 in Cruden, Aberdeen, Scotland to Thos. Watson and Isabel Mitchel) and Margaret Fleming. Robert Fleming Watson's siblings were Thomas Watson (b. 29-Jul-1858), Isabella Mitchell Watson (b. 09-Jun-1862) and Marion Jane Alicia Watson (b. 14-Sep-1864). Christina and Robert's offspring include:
  • Robert Fleming Watson born 29-Jun-1881 in Hutchesontown, Lanark, Scotland
  • Richard Maughan Watson born 28-Mar-1891 in Hutchesontown, Lanark, Scotland