Coyles Of Kilsyth

Unlike my Father and his family, my Mother and her sisters often discussed family history.   As a young boy I listened their stories about my Grandfather Patrick Coyle’s relatives : The Coyles of Kilsyth. I remember visiting people in Kilsyth in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  At the time it never registered those people…Continue Reading “The Coyles Of Kilsyth – Part One”

Ancestors In Old Newspaper Articles

As a family history addict, I am always looking to find new sources of records to add more flesh to the bones of my ancestors.  Searching old newspaper archives is key to doing this.  I am finding my ancestors in old newspaper articles. My Grandfather Thomas Sherry‘s cousin Michael Sherry (1898-1967) features in lots of…Continue Reading “Finding My Ancestors In Old Newspaper Articles”

Patrick Coyle 1905-1985

During early to mid 1980s, Mum and I always visited 14 Strathord Street, Sandyhills, Glasgow. The home of my Grandparents Patrick Coyle and Christina Toll. My Grandmother Christina Toll/Toal (1910-1991) sat at one end of the living room. Frail but sound in mind with a typical Glaswegian sense of humour. At the other end of…Continue Reading “Patrick Coyle 1905-1985: The Hard Man From Kilsyth”