Shandon Valuation Roll 1875

Dear blog reader Welcome to the third part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1875. In 1875 Shandon had 32 households, this is the exact same number as the 32 households in 1865 which had been a growth of 4 households fromContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1875”

Mysterious deaths of businessmen

DERBY DAILY TELEGRAPH MONDAY 4 NOVEMBER 1929 BROKER’S TRAGIC END PROMINENT GLASGOW MAN FOUND SHOT PARTNER DROWNED Mr J H Robertson, aged 60, a stockbroker, of Skelmorlie, Ayrshire, was found dead on the lawn in front of his house. His face was blown away and a shot gun was by his side. A few weeksContinue reading “Mysterious deaths of businessmen”

Battrum’s Guide and Directory 1875

Dear blog reader, this week a name-rich source for any of you with ancestors from Shandon. Note some slightly different spellings which are exactly as they appeared in the directory. BATTRUM’S GUIDE AND DIRECTORY TO HELENSBURGH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD 1875 SHANDON INCLUDING BLAIRVADDICK AND FASLANE ESTATES Five miles from Helensburgh West. Omnibus leaves Helensburgh at 5pmContinue reading “Battrum’s Guide and Directory 1875”

Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 1

Dear blog reader This is the first part in a new series of Shandon hatches, matches and dispatches that have appeared in the newspapers. I have always found such finds very exciting in my own 30 years of family history research and I hope this helps anyone doing similar Shandon-based research. Please note that forContinue reading “Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 1”

Shandon architecture

Alt-na-Coille/Woodburn House Earlier 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical house with later 19th century, single storey, canted bay to outer left. Squared and snecked whinstone with sandstone margins and dressings. Base course, eaves band, quoin strips. Originally called Woodburn House. Ardchapel Named after the ancient Chapel which was sited north east of the railway line. BuiltContinue reading “Shandon architecture”