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”

Sale Of Shandon House In 1904

Dear blog reader The below ‘for sale ‘ advert from 1904 for Shandon House gives an extremely detailed description of Shandon House and its grounds. I do hope you find it interesting. Jacqueline. **************************** THE SCOTSMAN. SATURDAY 30 JANUARY 1904. DUMBARTONSHIRE – SHANDON HOUSE, GARELOCH. For sale, by private bargain, this beautiful residential property, situatedContinue reading “Sale Of Shandon House In 1904”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1905

Dear blog reader Welcome to the sixth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1905. In 1905 Shandon had 82 households listed. A vast increase on the anomaly of the valuation roll of 1895 when  only 16 households were listed but alsoContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1905”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1895

Dear blog reader Welcome to the fifth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1895. In 1895 Shandon only had 16 households listed, a massive reduction compared to 1885. I suspect, unlike all other valuation rolls so far, only a few ofContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1895”

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”

Sale of the Shandon collection part 5

Dear blog reader Here is the fifth part of the series on the sale of the contents of West Shandon House, also known as the Shandon collection. Enjoy. ********************************* THE SCOTSMAN THURSDAY 17 MAY 1877 THE SHANDON SALE LONDON WEDNESDAY MAY 16 This sale, which has now reached its eleventh day, was better attended thisContinue reading “Sale of the Shandon collection part 5”

Sale of the Shandon collection part 4

Dear blog reader Here is the fourth part of the series on the sale of the contents of Shandon House, also known as the Shandon collection. Enjoy. ********************************* THE SCOTSMAN SATURDAY 19 MAY 1877 THE SHANDON SALE – LONDON, FRIDAY NIGHT The last day’s sale of the second portion of the Shandon collection took placeContinue reading “Sale of the Shandon collection part 4”

Sale of the Shandon collection part 3

Dear blog reader Here is the third part of the series on the sale of the contents of Shandon House, also known as the Shandon collection. Enjoy. ***************************************** THE SCOTSMAN FRIDAY 18 MAY 1877 THE SHANDON SALE LONDON, THURSDAY NIGHT There was a fair attendance at the Shandon Sale today, and some unusually keen competitionContinue reading “Sale of the Shandon collection 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”

Sale of the Shandon collection part 2

Dear blog reader The blog posts on this website started a few months ago with a report on one of the days’ sale of the Shandon collection and, at long last, here is a second part in this series. Enjoy. ************************************************************************* THE SCOTSMAN TUESDAY 15 MAY 1877 THE SHANDON SALE LONDON, MONDAY NIGHT The saleContinue reading “Sale of the Shandon collection part 2”