Stonehouse Heritage Group (SHG) are a small voluntary group and registered charity formed in 1991 responsible for the inputting of census information, school records and other information on the village of Stonehouse (Lanarkshire) into a computer database and evolving search routines so that data could be easily searched for and accessed.   The website offers a fascinating insight to Stonehouse village history, family history research as well as providing a social record of life in the village around the late 1800’s.  If your roots are in Stonehouse you can search our Historical Data pages on our website to help trace your family tree for only £11 per annum or visit our Resources Room at the Community Hall in Stonehouse

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Hi, Im new to the group and have just recently moved into the village. I thought it would be of interest to reflect on my links to the village from long ago. My great aunt Jemima McLaren and her husband William Pearson lived in the village with their daughters at 29, Kirk Street during the 1920s and 30s. William was very active in the Miners Union and the TUC and he went on the serve as the President of the Lanarkshire Miners Union. Heres a picture of Jemima and her daughter Janet at their home in 1935. I have other links through my mothers family and Im currently trying to confirm my ancestral connections to the Barr family in Stonehouse. Cant wait to explore the village, hopefully when the weather improves.😃

Hi, I'm new to the group and have just recently moved into the village. I thought it would be of interest to reflect on my links to the village from long ago. My great aunt Jemima McLaren and her husband William Pearson lived in the village with their daughters at 29, Kirk Street during the 1920s and 30s. William was very active in the Miners Union and the TUC and he went on the serve as the President of the Lanarkshire Miners Union. Here's a picture of Jemima and her daughter Janet at their home in 1935. I have other links through my mothers family and I'm currently trying to confirm my ancestral connections to the Barr family in Stonehouse. Can't wait to explore the village, hopefully when the weather improves.😃 ... See MoreSee Less

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Can't give you any history on your family unfortunately but thought you'd love to see how colourful those dresses probably were.

Just look how clean her steps were !!

Corrin Thomson

Hi, I have links to the Barr family from Stonehouse through my Grandads side. Do Agnes and Tom Barr ring a bell?

I don't know if there is any relation but my grandad was William Pearson (Bill) married to williamina (ina) they had 2 sons (William known as Billy and John known as Iain) x

Hi Julie...here is a few paras I wrote of him some years past....WiLLiAM PeArSon Born in Armadale, west lothian in 1896, william pearson started working as a miner at the age of 14, only six years after the death of his father in a mining accident. when he was 15, his family moved to Coalburn, where he worked in Auchenbeg Colliery, where at the age of 19 he was elected to the Coalburn Miners district Committee. Only four years later he was the colliery delegate to the lanarkshire Miners Council. william then married and moved to kirk Street, Stonehouse where he was elected to the Checkweighman’s post at Canderigg Colliery (Broomfield). Whilst living in Stonehouse he soon progressed through the ranks of the union becoming a member of the Scottish Miners Executive and president of the lanarkshire Miners County union. He later served as interim president of the nuSMw until Abe Moffat was elected, before taking up the position of Secretary/treasurer for the union. A man of great character and respect william represented the Scottish miners on the general Council of the StuC from the 1940s, of which he was to become president in 1950. william was an outspoken opponent of the ‘Atom Bomb’ and the American bases in Britain. He was also greatly responsible for supporting and