Brokets of Scotland 19to20thC - The Broket Archive

Brokets of Scotland 19-20th C

During the 19th C Broket numbers trebled in Scotland and Glasgow became the predominant centre. Numbers in Carnwath also grew, but declined in Edinburgh and Lesmahagow.

Contents of this section (on separate pages):

  1. Penicuik
  2. Carnwath
  3. Carstairs
  4. Glasgow
  5. Knoydart
  6. Lesmahagow
  7. Shotts

18th C  19th C 
BaptismsMarriagesBaptismsMarriages
113Carnwath249
106Edinburgh34
91Glasgow4715
247Lesmahagow65

Censuses show the rise in numbers at the end of the 19th C:
 18811901increase
Scotland598442%
Rest of the UK31537519%

At the beginning of the 20th C there were about 15 Broket households in Scotland, comprising about 22% of UK Brokets as a whole. Through the century nearly all of them were Glasgow families. The conditions some of the poorer families lived in were desperate. Many were Salvation Army people, although some cut themselves off from that, like John. Many of the men worked in the shipyards, and many went to war.

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