Euphemia Munro 1863 1940

Name: Euphemia Munro

Father: Alexander Munro

Mother: Euphemia McCallum 1829 - 1904

Born: September 12, 1863 in Row, Dunbartonshire
Baptism: October 26, 1863


Married: Richard Simpson in 1894; He was a bonded storekeeper and a widower with 5 children.

Children: None


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Occupation: Shop Girl (Messenger) 1875, Seamstress 1881 and Mantlemaker 1891



  • 1871

She is with the family At Hillhead, Row, Dunbartonshire.
Alexander Munro head Mar 49 Gardener Argyllshire, Inveraray
Euphemia Munro wife mar 39 Argyllshire, Inveraray
Christina Munro daur 12 scholar Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Catherine Munro daur 10 scholar Row, Dumbartsonshire
Euphemia Munro daur 7 scholar Row, Dumbartsonshire
Janet Munro daur 5 scholar Row, Dumbartsonshire
Census 1871 503/00 002/00 007
The census header suggests there is a significant house called Lettermell, which may be where all the gardeners and agricultural labourers are based.
So far have not found this on google, and have not bought the census pages around this entry.

  • 1881

Queens Buildings, Stevenson Street, Oban in 1881, boarding out with a family called McGillvray.
The head of family is a Commercial Traveller, and Euphemia is working as a seamstress.
John McGillivray 33 Commercial Traveller
Cath McGillivray 33
Cath McGillivray 7
Jane McGillivray 5
Mary McGillivray 3
Annie McGillivray 2
Maggie McGillivray 1 Month
Barbara Campbell 23 dressmaker
Euphemia Munro 19 tailoress, boarder
Parish: Kilmore and Kilbride; ED: 5; Page: 3; Line: 4;

  • 1891

She is back with the family at 10 Kelvin Drive, Maryhill, Glasgow
Alexander was working as a gardener and there were four adult children
Christina Munro 27 dressmaker
Euphemia Munro 24 mantlemaker
Jessia Munro 22 dressmaker
Edward Munro 20 brass moulder
Also living with them was John Harris Jones, a Student of Medicine from South Wales.
GROS 1891 census 644/9 075/00 002

  • 1901
  • 1911

By 1875 Euphemia Munro was employed as a "messenger' (or shop girl) for Messrs. McCallum and Sons, silk mercers and general warehousemen in Clyde Street, Helensburgh. On January 25, 1876 she and two other girls in the employ of McCallums were brought up in Police Court on charges of theft of merchandise valued at £40 and remanded for further examination. Suspicion had fallen on the three when stock was noticed missing and the girls watched and caught with a piece of tartan cloth. A subsequent search of their parents' houses turned up a large quantity of drapery goods. The third girl was not charged however Euphemia and Caroline Sproull were charged with theft and their parents Matthew and Henrietta Sproull and Alexander and Euphemia Munro were charged with reset of theft (receipt of stolen goods).
In their trial in March the girls were unanimously found guilty of theft and in spite of numerous witnesses speaking to the good character of the parents, Matthew Sproull, Henrietta Sproull and Euphemia Munro were found guilty by a majority. The case against Alexander Munro was not proved. When court resumed the next morning the two girls "were liberated and the parents sentenced to three months" which would seem to imply that the parents were held more to blame than the girls.


  • Glasgow Herald January 26, 1876
  • Glasgow Herald March 25, 1876
  • The Northern Warder and Bi-Weekly Courier and Argus, March 28, 1876

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