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George Peter Burt

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George Peter Burt (c1887-1935) of Acme Wringers

1901 Living at Hollybank, Bothwell: Peter Burt (age 44 born Glasgow), Gas Engine and Machine Maker. With his wife Jeanie Burt (age 44 born Glasgow and their seven children; Joseph Smith Burt (age 19 born Glasgow), Gas Engine Maker Draughtsman; Thomas Wotherspoon Burt (age 17 born Glasgow), Gas Engine Maker Patternmaker; George Peter Burt (age 14 born Glasgow); John Wotherspoon Burt (age 11 born Bothwell); Jeanie Lang Burt (age 8 born Bothwell); Lillias Barbara Davidson Burt (age 4 born Bothwell); and Mary Isabel Wilson Burt (age 2 born Bothwell). One servant.[1]

1934 Listed as 'Burt, George P., (director of Acme Wringers, Ltd, Bridgton, S.E.); ho., The Priory, Uddingston.'[2]

1935 January 20th. Died. 'Well-Known Uddingston Cricketer. Mr George Burt, of the Acme Wringer Company, Ltd., Bridgeton, Glasgow, who resided at The Priory, Uddingston, died a nursing home near Aberdeen last Sunday after a brief illness. Mr Burt, who was a son of ex-Bailie Peter Burt, Hollybank, Bothwell, and 48 years of age, was an enthusiastic cricketer, and for several years was captain Uddingston Cricket club. He was predeceased by his wife. One of the most prominent and popular personalities in Scottish cricket, Mr Burt was stylish batsman, one of the best Scotland has produced, an excellent fielder, and an astute captain. He represented country three times....'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. 1934/35 Post Office Directory of Glasgow
  3. Motherwell Times - Friday 25 January 1935