Fatal accident at Shandon

GREENOCK TELEGRAPH AND CLYDE SHIPPING GAZETTEWEDNESDAY 5 JANUARY 1859 On the evening of New Year’s Day, Alexander Davidson, gardener with George Martin, Esq., Greenhill, was drowned by the upsetting of the ferry-boat. Davidson, who was not only a total abstainer, but a thoroughly consistent Christian man, attended the prayer meeting in Shandon Free Church inContinue reading “Fatal accident at Shandon”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1865

Dear blog reader Welcome to the second part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1865. By 1865 Shandon had grown compared to 1855, in 1855 there were 28 households and in 1865 there were 32 households. Hopefully those of you with ancestorsContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1865”

4 Shandon Obituaries

Dear blog reader This week I have decided to combine 4 obituaries dated from 1879 to 1911 for people who lived at Shandon to give you a better idea of the kind of people who lived at Shandon. I do hope you find this interesting. Jacqueline *********** GREENOCK ADVERTISER, THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY 1879 HELENSBURGH, DEATHContinue reading “4 Shandon Obituaries”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1855

Dear blog reader Welcome to the first part in a new series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1855. Hopefully those of you with ancestors from Shandon will find this list useful. ************************************** H BairdW BarrReverend N Brodie, ManseWalter BuchananArchibald CochraneMiss Cullen, ArdchapelJohn DingwallAlexander Fyfe,Continue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1855”

Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 3

Dear blog reader This is the third part in a series of Shandon hatches, matches and dispatches that have appeared in the newspapers. I always find 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 for privacy reasonsContinue reading “Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 3”

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”