Died: 20 Apr 1902, 7 Muirhead Street, Glasgow
Bridget Smith was born in Ireland 1841. She married James McMahon on the 30th of October 1860 in St Andrews Chapel, Clyde, Glasgow; she was 19 and had been living at 80 Bridgegate, Glasgow. *Bridget’s Father was Bernard Smith a Labourer at the time and her Mother was Margaret Meehan from Ireland Roman Catholics.
Bridget and James had six children the 1st being
Margaret Mcmahon born 1864 Glasgow City Poorhouse
Roseanne Mcmahon born 1867 Glasgow City Poorhouse
John Mcmahon born May 28th 1869 at number 94 Saltmarket Glasgow
Annie Mcmahon born May 2nd 1872 at number 94 Saltmarket Glasgow
Bernard Mcmahon born around 1873 at Old Wynd Glasgow
Hugh McMahon born on the 3rd April 1878 at Old Wynd Glasgow
1881 Census records
We know from the 1881 Census records Bridget was living in number 9 Old Wynd Street. Bridget was working as a general Dealer and her eldest daughter Margaret was working as a Rag store worker the other children were all scholars
Poor Relief Records 1884
Bridget applies for her son Hugh’s admittance to the poorhouse her husband had left her 4 or 5 weeks ago and she had not heard from him since. Her son Hugh age 5 was bruised by a van he was certified Meningitis and was admitted to the poorhouse for medical care. Hugh was removed one month later by Bridget
Poor Relief Records 1887
Bridget reapplies from 176 Muir Street Gorbals for schooling for son Hugh age 9, he is to be sent to St Johns R.C School. Her husband James Mcmahon is at present in the poorhouse as unfit to work. Bridget is age 47 and works as a Papergatherer
1891 Census Records
On the 1891 Census Bridget had moved to McLarens Land Burnside
Street Dundee with son Bernard 17 and son Hugh aged 13 were they all worked together in the Jute mills. Bridget’s daughter Roseann was also living in Dundee at this time and married and also working in the Jute Mills with her husband.
Bridget McMahon (smith) died at 0.10am on the 20th of April 1902 at 7 Muirhead Street, Gorbals Glasgow. She had already been widowed by James, the informants signature was her daughter, Margaret Cassidy. Bridget died from Acute Bronchitis, which she had suffered for 8 days.