Sale of West Shandon

Dear blog reader I would suggest that the below advert describing West Shandon, the residence of Robert Napier, before it was sold and converted into the Hydropathic Hotel tells us a lot about West Shandon. I hope you also find it interesting. Jacqueline *********************** GREENOCK TELEGRAPH AND CLYDE SHIPPING GAZETTE SATURDAY 7 APRIL 1877 WESTContinue reading “Sale of West Shandon”

Burial Of Mrs Napier

GLASGOW HERALD FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER 1875 THE LATE MRS NAPIER OF SHANDON Yesterday, shortly after noon, the remains of Mrs Napier, wife of Mr Robert Napier, of Shandon, were committed to their last resting place in the family vault in Dumbarton Churchyard. The deceased, who had attained the ripe age of 83 years, died atContinue reading “Burial Of Mrs Napier”

Robert Napier’s Boats

GLASGOW HERALDTHURSDAY 14 OCTOBER 1897 F.C. [Free Church] Manse, Errol, October 12, 1897 Sir. – Would you permit me to supplement the excellent list of Clyde steamers which an ‘Old Coaster’ gives in the ‘Herald’ today? He has altogether omitted Napier’s boats on the Gareloch. They were built – the Duchess of Argyle, 1849; theContinue reading “Robert Napier’s Boats”

Visit of an Abyssinian hero

Field Marshal Robert Cornelis Napier, born 1810 in Colombo, British Ceylon and died 1890 in London, was a very distinguished British Indian Army office. He fought in the First and Second Anglo-Sikh Wars, was the chief engineer during the second relief of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, was a commander during the SecondContinue reading “Visit of an Abyssinian hero”

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”

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”

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”

Robert Napier’s Obituary

DUNDEE COURIER TUESDAY 27 JUNE 1876 DEATH OF MR ROBERT NAPIER Mr Robert Napier, the celebrated engineer, died on Friday morning at three o’clock, at West Shandon on the Gareloch. He had reached a venerable age, having been born on the 18th June, 1791. He was a native of Dumbarton, where his father carried onContinue reading “Robert Napier’s Obituary”

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”