1869 Dundee Advertiser

Tuesday, 9th November.

ADDITIONS TO THE MARS

The following boys were sent from the Police Court to the Training Ship Mars on Friday:- Colin Harris (13), Hilltown; Peter Potts (12), Dallfield Walk; Henry Warren (12), Overgate; John Sampson (13), Gray’s Square; John Stillie (13), Hilltown; William Sprunt (13), Albert Street; Charles McCabe (12), Scouringburn; John Green (13), Whitehall Close; and Andrew Hood (13), Fish Street.

 

1869 Dundee Advertiser

Tuesday, 16th November.

RECRUITS FOR THE MARS

Five boys were placed under the care of Captain Wake at the Police Court on Friday – William Milne, King Street (13); John Leadingham, Commercial Street (13); John Hall, Ure Street (13); John Grieve, Upper Pleasance (12); William Martin, Overgate.

 

 

 

Boys for the Mars


Friday October 29th 1869

(Dundee Advertiser)

On Tuesday, at the police court, eight boys were placed under the care of captain Wake namely :-

John Small, (12) Doig’s Entry

William Forbes, (12) Meadow Entry.

James Lyons (13) Brown’s Buildings, Blackness Road. The boy made an application of his own accord. He resided in lodgings, and was out of work. Both his mother and father are dead.

Patrick Havlin, (13) Dempster’s Road.

William Rourk, (12) Henderson’s Wynd.

David Hamilton, (12) Maxwelltown.

Charles Dove, (12) Mission School, Tindall’s Lane Wynd.

James Lornie, (13) Scouringburn.

 

1869 Dundee Advertiser

Friday, 29th October.

EIGHT BOYS FOR THE MARS

On Tuesday, at the Police Court, eight boys were placed under the care of Captain Wake, namely –

  John Small (12), residing with his grandmother in Doig’s Entry. It was stated that his father was dead, that his mother had deserted him, and that he was a burden on his grandmother.

  William Forbes (12), residing with his mother in Meadow Entry. His mother has no control over him, and his father is dead.

  James Lyons (13), Brown’s Buildings, Blackness Road, the boy made an application of his own accord. He resided in lodgings, and was out of work. Both his mother and father are dead.

  Patrick Havlin (13), residing with his step-mother in Dempster’s Pend. He was out of employment, and his father and mother are dead.

   William Rourk (12), Henderson’s Wynd. This boy also applied of his own accord. He and his sister, who is a young girl working at the mill, were in lodgings. His mother is dead, and it is understood that his father, who is not known to reside in Dundee, is careless of him.

  David Hathorn (12), residing with his mother in James Street, Maxwelltown. He was stated to be beyond his mother’s control, disinclined to work, and sleeping on stairs at night. His father is dead.

  Charles Dove (12), from Mission School in Tindal’s Wynd.

  James Lornie (13), residing with his father is an old man, and out of employment. The boy was also out of employment, and prowled about the streets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1869 Dundee Advertiser

Tuesday, 30th November.

MUSIC ON BOARD THE MARS

The boys on board the Mars have now been provided with 40 flutes, 9 drums, and 4 fiddles, and it is expected that in the course of a short time the band will be able to discourse music in a worthy manner. Some of the boys show considerable proficiency, and a more agreeable way of spending their spare time on board ship could not have been suggested.

 

 

 

 

1869 December

(Mars Admission Books)

From October to the end of December 1869 103 boys were admitted to the Mars.