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 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”