Opinion of charitable mansions

Dear blog reader I was fascinated when I discovered a local opinion on the giving of mansions to charity, given that I have published 3 blog posts on Broomfield and Berriedale being handed to charities. I hope you also find this alternative opinion interesting. Jacqueline *************************************** GLASGOW HERALD WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL 1895 FRESH AIR FORTNIGHTContinue reading “Opinion of charitable mansions”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1885

Dear blog reader Welcome to the fourth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1885. In 1885 Shandon had 74 households, a huge increase from 1875 when Shandon had 32 households. The 1875 number was the exact same number as the 32Continue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1885”

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”

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”

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”

Death at Ardgare

Strathearn Herald, 30th December 1911 ESTATE FALLS TO THE UNITED FREE CHURCH Miss Kerr, the last member of a well-known family, died at her residence, Ardgare, Shandon, on Wednesday night, at the age of 85. Her father, an Ayrshire man made a fortune as a tobacco merchant in Virginia and on his return to ScotlandContinue reading “Death at Ardgare”