Shandon Valuation Roll 1920

Dear blog reader Welcome to the eighth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1920. In 1920 Shandon had 76 households listed, a very slight increase on 1915. In 1915 Shandon had 75 households listed, a slight decrease on 1905. In 1905Continue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1920”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1915

Dear blog reader Welcome to the seventh part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1915. In 1915 Shandon had 75 households listed, a slight decrease on 1905. In 1905 Shandon had 82 households listed which was a vast increase on the anomalyContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1915”

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”

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 2

Dear blog reader This is the second 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 2”

Death of a Shandon boy in 1918

Daily Record 9 May 1918 Shandon boy’s sad death Robert Hill (13) succumbed in the Victoria Infirmary, Helensburgh, yesterday, to injuries sustained through the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of a comrade. The boys had been shooting squirrels on Tuesday night and the gun went off, the charge lodging in the rightContinue reading “Death of a Shandon boy in 1918”

Death at Lagbuie

Glasgow Herald 10 July 1900 The announcement of the death of Mr Andrew Jackson Kirkpatrick which appears today in our obituary, will be read with feelings of deep regret by a wide circle of friends. The sad event was not wholly unexpected. About six months ago Mr Kirkpatrick had a paralytic seizure, but he recoveredContinue reading “Death at Lagbuie”

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”